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Program Planners help you determine your program course requirements based on the year you were admitted to the program. If your Program Planner isn't listed below please contact our  Academic Advisors

Important dates

SAIT accepts applications for each intake up to the class start dates. Some programs have selection dates, which are listed on each program's individual Admissions and Selection page.

All important dates, including when you can add or drop a class are published in the Academic Calendar.

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mySAIT

mySAIT is a student portal where you can review your student record, from application to graduation.

See the remainder of your tuition balance, view your schedule and grades, see your graduation status, order transcripts and print your tax receipt.

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Bachelor of Business Administration diploma/degree program changes

What are the new majors/changes to the program?

The Bachelor of Business Administration now offers a choice of six majors:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Learn more about the degree program, admission requirements, program outline and costs.

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The program has also moved to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for all new students entering — including those who come into advanced standing from the BA diploma.

Learn more about the BYOD program

How often are the intakes for the BBA program?

The intakes for the BBA program run once per year, in September. It's offered through full-time studies only, though students may choose to take a reduced course load. You have ten years in total to complete the program starting from your first course (include BA diploma courses if you are laddering in).

Can I take the BBA program on a part-time or online basis?

Students are accepted to the program on a full-time basis and may choose to reduce their course load during the add/drop period. At this time, classes run during the day only — between the hours of 8 am - 6 pm. 

Please note that by reducing your course load, it will take more time to complete the program and all course requirements must be completed within ten years from the start of your first course.

I'm confirmed in, or waitlisted for the BA diploma and want to switch to the BBA program

If you are confirmed or waitlisted for the BA diploma program and meet the requirements for the BBA degree program, you can contact an academic advisor to discuss your options for switching.

Can I apply to the BBA degree and get credit for my diploma courses?

Graduates of the BA diploma are eligible to apply for advanced standing in the expanded BBA.

Students must meet the BBA admission requirements and admission will be a competitive process. The amount of credit granted may vary based on major and which electives were chosen.

What's the difference between a BA diploma and a BBA degree?

It's important to compare the programs and make the decision that is right for you. You can also contact an academic advisor for more information.

Comparison    BBA degree BA diploma
Length of study Four years of full-time study Two years of full-time study
Majors Accounting, Financial Services, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
First year and choosing a major Common first-year courses with an elective in the second semester. A major is chosen towards the end of the first year. Some majors will have a competitive process, depending on the number of students seeking to enter that major.
Main advantage Longer program with advanced courses gives more in-depth knowledge to prepare for a career. The shorter program gives a good foundation and skills for a career.
Professional accreditation Aligned to many professional designations (agreements in progress for new majors) Aligned to some professional designations. In some cases, a degree or more advanced coursework is required. 
Next level of education Recognized for applying to graduate studies Undergraduate degree transfer options available. Can apply for advanced standing in SAIT's BBA (beginning Sept. 2016; credits granted vary by major)
Employment Degrees in-demand by many employers for great careers. Can get a good job after a diploma. May need a degree for career advancement.
Part-time or online studies Not available at this time Available for some majors and common courses
Cost Please refer to the fee table for the cost of the two programs.

Technical support and resources

Technical support for students is available for general troubleshooting — access to SAIT's wireless network, storage and printing, assistance with anti-virus or hardware issues and resources such as mySAIT, Brightspace (D2L) and more. 

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Additional resources

Managing your course schedule

Changing a course and setting or viewing your schedule

Students are automatically registered into their semester courses. If you wish to make changes to your schedule, add a course or drop a course you must meet with an Academic Chair or Student Services Coordinator — made only with their approval — during the add/drop period at the beginning of the semester to put together a suitable timetable.

You can view your course schedule online at mySAIT:

  • For classes starting in September, your schedule is available at the beginning of August
  • For classes starting in January, your schedule is available at the beginning of December
Academic probation

If you are on academic probation, you will be notified through your SAIT email account. It is your responsibility to check your SAIT email regularly.

Students who fail to achieve the specified minimum semester GPA or cumulative program GPA at the end of a term will be placed on academic probation. The Office of the Registrar will notify each student in writing regarding the terms of their academic probation.

Learn more about academic probation and academic withdrawal

Tuition and financial aid

Tuition, fees, payment options and student loans

Paying for your education can feel overwhelming, but there are resources and programs that can help, including information about your payment options, student loans, grants and scholarships.

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Refunds

Dates are critical in determining whether you receive a fees refund and how much you'll get back, as well as eligibility to receive a refund of your tuition deposit.

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Health and well-being

Counselling, self-help tools and crisis support

School and life are rewarding but can be challenging and sometimes stressful when unexpected concerns interfere with your personal, academic or career goals. Counselling is free and open to all students attending SAIT.

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Academic Coaching and Tutoring

Be proactive about your success at school and enhance your learning, studying and test-taking skills with support from an academic coach. A coach can help you with time management, reading strategies, exam prep and effective note-taking.

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Accessibility services

Accessibility services provides support for students with disabilities within the SAIT community — whether you're studying on campus or off campus, we offer accommodations and services for SAIT students with chronic health conditions and mobility, sensory, learning, attentional, neurological, psychological and temporary disabilities.

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Housing

On-campus housing

SAIT Residence is a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community that welcomes students from all over the world. We offer flexible and affordable accommodations year round or on a short term basis.

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International students

International student housing

Living on SAIT Residence has many advantages when arriving on a new campus in a new country. At SAIT, we strive to create an inclusive and welcoming community that will make your stay a positive one, while also offering a wealth of amenities.

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International Centre on campus

SAIT's International Centre will provide you with a supportive and inclusive environment from arrival to beyond graduation. From admissions assistance to immigration advising to connecting you with academic supports and on-campus activities, we're here to help you succeed.

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Contact the School of Business

business.advising@sait.ca
403.284.8485
N701, Senator Burns Building, SAIT Main Campus

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