Build critical leadership skills with these interactive, workshop-style courses designed for current or aspiring supervisors and managers. You need a minimum of 12 courses and 144 hours to complete this program. Some courses are recognized by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) for the Gold Seal. The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board recognize this program for a Blue Seal designation.
Ideal for aspiring, new and current supervisors or managers, this program will improve your management acumen through practical, skill-oriented business courses. Available through interactive workshop-style classes as well as online courses, our industry-leading instructors will challenge and build your core business, leadership and management skills.
You will gain specific business skill sets through courses like Conflict Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Labour Relations, Performance Management and more. This program is relevant to all industries in both the public and private sectors - and with over 50 courses to choose from, you can tailor your studies to your specific needs and interests.
Convenient scheduling allows you to achieve certification within a year or less, or if you'd prefer, you have the option to work towards your certification over a longer period.
Learn from Industry Experts
SAIT's instructors are specialists with accomplished careers. Our instructors share their valuable first-hand experience with you in small classes where you'll get individualized attention.
"The instructor was great, he gave fantastic examples and the small class size enhanced our learning." Marguerite Sellick, Management Student
"Theory followed by example = excellent" Rubab Sikandar, Management Student
Laddering and Transferability
Courses can be used toward earning your Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal Certificate) from the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board
Admission and Completion
It's a simple process to get started. There are no entrance requirements for this program and you can register for courses at any time by clicking on a course name in the table at the end of this page. You have up to five years to complete the program.
Be sure to have your SAIT student ID number. Need to get your ID number? Call Student Services at 1.877.284.7248.
Business Management Course Selection
Courses for this program are available through our Corporate Training department as one or two-day seminars. Numerous courses are also available through Distance Education (online).
Our courses can be taken in any order that suits you and is scheduled throughout the year. Take only the courses that meet your professional and career needs, or complete a minimum of 12 courses (144 hours) to receive your certificate of achievement.
Online registration closes about one week before the course start date. You can register up to one business day before the start date by calling 403.284.7248 or 1.877.284.7248. Courses do fill up, so it is recommended you register early.
Twelve courses are required (minimum). More than twelve courses may be needed to meet the 144-hour requirement. Choose from the following list:
Course Code Changes
Some course codes for the 2019/20 academic year have changed - for example, PROJ-219 is now PROJ-001. If you have taken a course with the old course code, you will still receive credit for it.
See more course code changes
2018/19 Academic Year
|COURSE NAME||COURSE CODE||OFFERED|
|Accounting and Finance for Non-Accountants||ACCT-104||Classroom or Online|
|Accounting and Finance for Non-Accountants||ACCT-208||Classroom or Online|
|Assertiveness for Personal and Business Success||PERS-139||Classroom|
|Basic Business Law||BLAW-203||Classroom|
|Being a Safety Leader||SAFE-246||Classroom|
|What Generation Gap?||LDSH-229||Classroom|
|Business Writing for Results||WRIT-100||Classroom or Online|
|Business Writing for Results||WRIT-208||Classroom or Online|
|Business Process Management: An Overview||MNGT-203||Classroom|
|Creating Engaged Motivated Employees||SUPV-218||Classroom or Online|
|Communicating Effectively||COMM-218||Classroom or Online|
|Conducting Effective Meetings||PERS-122||Classroom or Online|
|Conflict Management||MGMT-217||Classroom or Online|
|Customer Relations||MGMT-178||Classroom or Online|
|Customer Relations||MGMT-218||Classroom or Online|
|Diversity in the Workplace||HREL-208||Classroom|
|Ethics in Action||ETHI-203||Classroom|
|Human Resources Essentials||HRMT-001||Online|
|Influence Matters||LDSH-008||Classroom or Online|
|Influence Matters||LDSH-242||Classroom or Online|
|Leaders as Coaches||LDSH-206||Classroom or Online|
|Leadership Skills||LDSH-208||Classroom or Online|
|Marketing for Managers||MKTG-218||Classroom|
|Mental Toughness – Take Positive Action||PERS-141||Classroom|
|Mentoring||LDSH-151||Classroom or Online|
|Performance Management||MGMT-228||Classroom or Online|
|Problem Solving and Decision Making||MGMT-236||Classroom or Online|
|Professionalism in Action||ORGB-111||Classroom|
|Project Management Basics||PROJ-150||Classroom|
|Project Management Overview||PROJ-109||Classroom or Online|
|Project Risk Management||RSMG-102||Classroom|
|Social Media Fundamentals for Business||MKTG-123||Online|
|Supervisory Skills||SUPV-208||Classroom or Online|
|Sustainability Management Strategies and Practices||MNGT-201|
|Time Management and Organizational Skills||PERS-121||Classroom or Online|
|Team Building||ORGB-104||Classroom or Online|
|Team Building||ORGB-228||Classroom or Online|
|Understanding Change||ORGB-101||Classroom or Online|
|Understanding Change||ORGB-218||Classroom or Online|
2019/20 Academic Year
- We find that there is a direct correlation between the time and energy invested to the amount of success achieved.
- Remaining focused and diligent with coursework is important for success in completing the program.
- You must be able to read, write, and understand the English language at a level exceeding basic conversational English.
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