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General Business Administration Certificate of Achievement


Credential: Certificate (non-credit)
Available: Continuing Education Classroom or Online

Program Description

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) and are transferable to SAIT's Business Administration diploma. You have up to five years to complete this program.

Program Overview

Laddering and Transferability

You can transfer these General Business Administration courses into the full-time or part-time Business Administration diploma (any major) at SAIT. You must meet the admission requirements for the diploma. You have a maximum of seven years to complete all 20 diploma courses (including the certificate-level). The diploma has degree transfer agreements, enabling you to ladder from certificate to diploma to degree.

Admission and Completion

There are no entrance requirements for this program. Be sure you have your SAIT student ID ready; you can begin registering for courses anytime by visiting our website, SAIT.ca. Need help getting your SAIT student ID number? Call Office of the Registrar at 1.877. 284.7248.

After you have registered for one course, fill out and submit the Program Declaration Form to Office of the Registrar.

You have up to five years to complete all 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).

Course Selection

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

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


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