On-Campus Day* - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 6 PM.
On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in person on weekdays from 6 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
Online Day* - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 6 PM.
Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 6 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
Blended Delivery - Both On-Campus and Online - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on-campus and some will be done online.
* There may be circumstances that require some day delivery of classes to be scheduled into the evenings.
Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these delivery options may shift from term to term. Please consult your program for details on delivery options.
Estimated program length is based on the recommended course load per semester as outlined in the Courses tab.
Actual program length will vary based on the number of courses/credits successfully completed per semester.
This program meets the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program for international students as long as the student is enrolled in the on-campus delivery mode or completes more than 50% of the courses on campus (for the blended option).
International students attending all classes online will NOT be eligible for a Post-Graduate Work Permit. International students are responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies.
This program is available to international students, however, program availability may be limited. This program does not meet the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program.
Discover how business and creativity collide as you develop fundamental skills in communications, marketing, business development, project management and more.
Blending theory with real-world scenarios and projects, led by industry-experienced instructors, you’ll learn to apply savvy marketing strategies and tactics to entice new customers and drive brand loyalty. You’ll also learn about the complete customer journey and how it’s supported across traditional and digital marketing tools and technology.
You'll finish the program with a capstone course that enables you to apply your abilities in a work-integrated learning project, further developing critical thinking, communication, collaboration and organizational capabilities. When you graduate, you will be ready to enter the field as a marketing or communications assistant, marketing coordinator, social media specialist, or event coordinator.
You’ll have up to five years to complete this certificate.
When you complete this program, you have the opportunity to ladder into higher credentials at SAIT. Up to 24 credits from this certificate can be applied to our Business Administration diploma or Bachelor of Business Administration programs (varies by major). Both programs have additional admission requirements and your timeline to complete a diploma or degree begins when you start the first certificate course.
Is this the right program for me?
To achieve success in this program, students should:
- be proactive, independent, and resourceful
- have strong written and oral communication skills
- be prepared to work in teams
- be proficient in the use of a Windows-based computer and Microsoft Office software
- spend 9-12 hours per week on each course, including in-class hours
- actively participate in all classes and activities
- become familiar with and adhere to SAIT’s academic policies.
- be ready for a challenge and committed to keeping yourself on schedule
Also, students who are engaged and take advantage of SAIT services and resources usually experience more success in SAIT’s programs.
After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Marketing certificate.
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Graduates can pursue job opportunities as a(n):
- marketing assistant, associate, lead or coordinator
- proposal coordinator
- digital marketing assistant
- web marketing manager
Related careers include:
- sales coordinator
- product specialist
- administrative assistant
Tuition and fees*
- Year 1: $7,139
Final costs are dependent on the number of course credits a student takes per semester.
This program is eligible for Canada Alberta Job Grant funding.
You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.
This program may not have an intake every semester. See available intakes above.
This program does not accept international applicants.
|Intake semester||Semester begins||Applications open||Domestic applications close*|
|Winter 2023||Jan. 9, 2023||March 30, 2022||Oct. 27, 2022|
|Spring 2023||May 8, 2023||June 13, 2022||Feb. 24, 2023|
|Summer 2023||July 4, 2023||Oct. 5, 2022||April 28, 2023|
|Fall 2023||Sept. 5, 2023||Oct. 5, 2022||June 28, 2023|
|Winter 2024||Jan. 8, 2024||March 29, 2023||Oct. 26, 2023|
|Spring 2023||May 6, 2024||June 12, 2023||Feb. 23, 2024|
*In some instances, domestic applications will be accepted after the application deadline. In that case, the program's intake status will remain open.
All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
There are no additional entry requirements for this program.
Direct entry: four-step process
Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.
Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.
Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.
You must submit final transcripts/grades to show you have completed the courses and met the minimum admission requirements by the transcript deadline or your seat will be rescinded.
Communication during admission
Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications. We recommend you add the email@example.com domain to your safe senders' list or you risk missing critical email messages.
When do classes start?
Classes for this program adhere to the following year start and end dates based on the semester the student begins their program.
|Classes begin||Year start date||Year end date|
|Fall 2022||Sept. 6, 2022||April 28, 2023|
|Winter 2023||Jan. 9, 2023||Aug. 18, 2023|
|Spring 2023||May 8, 2023||Dec. 15, 2023|
|Fall 2023||Sept. 5, 2023||April 26, 2024|
Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue
Open Studies courses available
Some courses in this program are available through Open Studies.
Open Studies is a great way to explore a certain subject before diving into the full program. See what courses are offered by finding this program on the Open Studies courses tab.
This program consists of 30 credits (10 courses). MNGT 257, Business Certificate Capstone, should be taken only after all other required courses and two elective courses have been completed.
It is recommended that you complete the courses in the order that they are listed below.
|Course code||Course name||Credit|
|MNGT-200||Introduction to Business||3.0|
|COMN-220||Communication and Presentation Skills||3.0|
|MKTG-265||Digital Marketing Foundations||3.0|
|MKTG-366||Business Development and Customer Relationship Management||3.0|
|MKTG-375||Integrated Marketing Communications||3.0|
|MNGT-257||Business Certificate Capstone||3.0|
Elective courses (choose one)
|Course code||Course name||Credit|
|BCMP-225||Business Productivity Tools and Technology||3.0|
|DATA-410||Business Context for Data Analysis||3.0|
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.
The opportunity to advance your education by transferring in, within or on from SAIT is available.
Learn more about program and institution partnership agreements.
Domestic tuition and fees
Cost per credit: $189
|Year||Number of semesters||Tuition fees||SAIT fees||Saitsa fees*||Total|
Domestic cost per course
|Course credits||Course cost|
*Maximum fee. Actual fees may be less and are based on the number of credits a student takes per semester and whether they opt-out of health and dental benefits.
This program is eligible for Canada Alberta Job Grant funding.
- Campus athletic and recreation fee: $196
- Universal transit pass (Upass): $320
- Student support fee: $200
- Student technology fee: $200
The above fees are based on a course load of nine (9) or more credits per semester. Students taking less than nine (9) credits per semester do not qualify for the UPass. Other fees will be adjusted based on reduced credit load.
Student Association fee
- Maximum: $291
This is the maximum amount the student will pay. Actual fees may be less and are based on the number of credits the students take per semester.
Health and dental fees
- Health plan: $127
- Dental plan: $135
Students with existing health and/or dental plans can opt-out. Please refer to Saitsa's website for information.
Students taking less than nine (9) credits per semester do not qualify for health and dental benefits.
Books and supplies*Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 – $1,500 per full-time year.
For an estimate of the costs associated with purchasing a computer that meets the program's hardware and software requirements, see our computers and laptops page.
Learn more about tuition and financial aid.
*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
Next steps for incoming students
Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.
Program orientation for students beginning in Winter 2023 will take place online on Friday, Jan. 6. Look for ORNT 118 in your schedule in mySAIT for the time and exact location.*
You can also prepare by attending the Big SAIT Welcome, online information sessions, international or Indigenous orientation, and completing the preparation courses below.
*If your orientation takes place on the first day of classes, you will not see a separate ORNT 118 in your schedule. Students registering in classes via open registration will need to enroll themselves in ORNT 118.
How to register for classes
Course registration opens on Tuesday, Nov. 15 for Winter 2023.
You’ll receive an email from us indicating what registration process you’ll use to enroll in your classes.
Learn more about how to register and the different registration methods used at SAIT.
Computers and laptops
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.
To support your success, short courses are available to you to help prepare you for the academic year:
PERS 050: Student Rights and Responsibilities
This course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You will learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. PRES-050 must be completed within 30 days from the start of the semester.
PREP 100: The SAIT Experience
Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. Course completion is recommended by the end of your first semester.
Both courses can be accessed through Brightspace (D2L) before the first day of classes.
Students taking a full-time course load, or more than nine (9) credits per semester, will be automatically enrolled in these courses.
They are optional for students taking a part-time course load (9 or fewer credits per semester). Part-time students can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any questions, or to set up a virtual advising appointment, please contact our School of Business Advising Centre
Grace McKenna, Academic Chair
Next steps for all students
Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!
Important dates and deadlines
Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.