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General Business Administration Certificate of Achievement

Length: Up to 5 years Credential: Certificate (non-credit) Delivery: Part Time Classroom or Online

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This certificate of achievement has been suspended and is no longer accepting new students. If you started the program prior to Nov. 30, 2020, you can continue registering in courses; refer to the admission and registration section for more information.

Gain a solid foundation in business to advance your career. Boost your skills in communications, teamwork and problem solving as you apply your knowledge to various business disciplines. You can tailor your choice of electives to meet your career or educational goals. 

Courses are available through part-time studies (evenings, weekends and online). This is a bring your own device program with a  standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our  computers and laptops page

You have up to five years to complete all eight certificate courses. You must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see  AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).

All certificate courses can ladder into the Business Administration diploma, available through full-time or part-time studies. You must meet the admission requirements for the diploma. You have a maximum of seven years to complete all 20 diploma courses, including time spent on the certificate of achievement.


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Career opportunities

Students who complete this program can pursue job opportunities as a(n):

  • management trainee
  • sales representative
  • marketing coordinator
  • customer service representative

Tuition and fees*

The following costs are based on a single 3.0 credit course. Additional fees may be added depending on the delivery of a course and the number of courses taken at a time. 

Credit Course cost
3.0 $490.20

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500.

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There are no admission requirements for this program.

To begin, you'll need to get a SAIT ID number, declare your program and register for courses.

How to get started

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Admission and registration

This certificate of achievement has been suspended and is no longer accepting new students. If you started the program prior to November 30, 2020, you can continue registering in courses by submitting a free application for Open Studies


English Proficiency is an institutional requirement at SAIT. It is a student’s responsibility to ensure that they have the necessary pre-requisites for the courses they want to enroll in. 

  • Minimum of 50% in the following courses or their equivalents: 
  • English Language Arts 10-1 or 10-2, or successful completion of an English placement test. 

How to apply  

Step 1: Ensure that you meet all the admission requirements listed above and you meet the prerequisites for courses. If you do not meet these admission requirements, contact your Academic Chair. 

Step 2: Apply to Open Studies and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.  

Step 3: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.  

Once you have been admitted to Open Studies, you’ll register for your next course by logging into mySAIT.ca and going to myStudent > Search and Register for Classes > Register for Courses.  

Course Selection

Four core courses and four electives are required to complete this program. 

BMAT-230 Business Mathematics Classroom or Online
BCMP-225 Business Productivity Tools and Technology Classroom or Online
COMN-220 Communication and Presentation Skills Classroom, Online, Blended
MNGT-200 Introduction Business Classroom or Online
Electives (Choose 4 of the following courses)
ACCT-215 Introductory Financial Accounting I Classroom or Online
BLAW-300 Business Law Classroom or Online  
BFIN-255 Personal Financial Planning Online
ECON-250 Microeconomics Classroom or Online
ECON-305 Macroeconomics Classroom or Online
MNGT-250 Organizational Behaviour Classroom or Online
MKTG-260 Marketing Essentials Classroom or Online

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