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Management 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.

Learn what it takes to become a successful manager. Develop essential management skills through courses in leadership development, project management, organizational behaviour, financial management and more. Courses are transferable to SAIT’s Business Administration (Management) diploma. 

Our management training program is all about equipping you with skills that are in-demand for today’s rapidly changing business world. The business management courses in this program lay the foundation for success as a manager, covering business communications, human resources management, financial accounting and project management training.

We know you’re busy. Enjoy the flexibility and convenience offered in this management certificate program. Choose from a variety of classes that best suits your availability and interests. 

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 (Management major), 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 may find jobs as a(n):

  • human resource assistant
  • project administrator
  • sales associate
  • retail manager
  • office manager

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.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

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

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There are no admission requirements for this program.

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

How to get started

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SAIT’s School of Business is one of three Canadian schools to make the top 100 of CEOWORLD Magazine’s Best Business Schools in the World for 2021.

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.

Required Courses: 
BMAT-230 Business Mathematics Classroom or Online
COMN-220 Communication and Presentation Skills Classroom, Online, Blended
ACCT-215 Introductory Financial Accounting I Classroom or Online
MNGT-255 Introduction to Management Classroom or Online
Elective Courses (choose four):
BFIN-301 Finance for Managers Classroom or Online
ECON-250 Microeconomics Classroom or Online
HRMT-320 Human Resource Management Classroom or Online
LDSH-360 Business Leadership Classroom or Online
MNGT-200 Introduction to Business  Classroom or Online
MNGT-250 Organizational Behaviour Classroom or Online
MNGT-321 Project Management Classroom or Online

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