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Length: 2 Years Credential: Diploma Delivery: Part Time Classroom or Online

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All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines. Learn more

Overview

Develop in-demand business skills in a collaborative environment at your own pace. Build a career specializing in one of six majors - accounting, financial services, human resource management, management, marketing or supply chain management.

Our part-time Business Administration diploma offers flexible learning through online business courses, evening and weekend classes.

We provide you with practical training to improve your professional skills in business communications, computers, business math, financial accounting, economics and more.

You have the option to specialize in Accounting, Financial Services, Management, Marketing or Supply Chain Management.

Laddering and transferability

Students can ladder into this diploma program from the Accounting, Financial Services, General Business Administration, Management or  Marketing certificates of achievement, as well as the Community Economic Development certificate.

Is this the right fit for me?

We find 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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Career opportunities

Career potential for graduates of this program vary by major. Potential positions include: 

  • Accounting: accountant, accounting clerk, bookkeeper, business analyst, payroll clerk
  • Financial Services: fraud investigator, financial planner, financial services representative, insurance claims representative, mortgage assistant 
  • Human Resource Management: benefits advisor, HR coordinator, payroll coordinator, recruiter 
  • Management: account manager, conference director, management trainee, operations manager, project coordinator 
  • Marketing: advertising coordinator, business analyst, business development advisor, marketing and communications specialist, marketing coordinator 
  • Supply Chain Management: buyer, commodity manager, inventory analyst, logistics coordinator, supply chain analyst 

Tuition and Fees Per Credit*

Domestic: $163.60
International: $579.10

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

Full Costs

Tuition and Financial Aid

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

Admission Requirements

When can you apply?

  • Applications for winter 2021 open March 30 2020 until the program start date
  • Applications for spring and fall 2021 open Oct. 7, 2020, until the program start date
Term Program start
Winter 2021 Jan. 11, 2021
Spring 2021 May 10, 2021
Fall 2021 Sept. 7, 2021

How to apply

Learn from industry professionals

From executives at top corporations to veteran small business owners, our instructors have a broad understanding of business and real-world experience. They combine academic theory with applied learning, helping you develop competencies and skills that can be directly applied in your workplace.

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection 

  • Winter 2021 start: applications are open March 30, 2020 until the program start date but are subject to change.
  • Spring 2021 start: applications are open Oct. 7, 2020 until the program start date but are subject to change.
  • Fall 2021 start: applications are open Oct. 7, 2020 until the program start date but are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

In order to enrol in the program, you need the following admission requirements or equivalents:

  • At least 50% in Pure Math or Math 30-1 or Math 30-2, or at least 60% in Applied Math 30
  • At least 50% in English Language Arts 30-1, or at least 60% in English Language Arts 30-2
  • Students (including those educated in Canada) must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission
  • SAIT accepts  high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider  Academic Upgrading.
  • SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our  international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

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.

Step 3:  Apply to Business Administration and submit your  transcripts and or final anticipated grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Continue to monitor changes to your  application status through mySAIT.ca

Communication during selection

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 business.advising@sait.ca and the sait.ca domain to your safe senders' list or you risk missing critical email messages.

Courses

Twenty courses, including electives, are required to complete this program. You can take up to seven years to complete all 20 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).

A combination of online and on-campus evening or weekend classes may be required to complete any major.

Once you have been accepted into this program, you can register for classes through  mySAIT.ca.

Program outline

This program consists of 60 credits (20 courses). Students take a common first year with an elective option in the second semester. In the second year they specialize in one of the following majors:

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

First year

Semester 1 - Common

Course code Course name Credit
ACCT-215 Introductory Financial Accounting I 3.0
BCMP-225 Business Productivity Tools and Technology 3.0
BMAT-230 Business Mathematics 3.0
COMN-220 Communication and Presentation Skills 3.0
MNGT-200 Introduction to Business 3.0
Semester 1 total 15.0

Semester 2 - Common

Course code Course name Credit
ECON-250 Microeconomics 3.0
MKTG-260 Marketing Essentials 3.0
MNGT-250 Organizational Behaviour 3.0
STAT-270 Quantitative Methods 3.0
Electives (Choose 1 of 5)
ACCT-255 Introductory Financial Accounting II 3.0
BFIN-255 Personal Financial Planning 3.0
MKTG-275 Marketing You 3.0
MNGT-255 Introduction to Management 3.0
SCMT-255 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3.0
Semester 2 total 15.0
First year total 30.0

Accounting major

Second year

Semester 3

Course code Course name Credit
ACCT-315 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3.0
ACCT-338 Introductory Management Accounting 3.0
BLAW-300 Business Law 3.0
ECON-305 Macroeconomics 3.0
MNGT-322 Information Systems  3.0
Semester 3 total 15.0

Semester 4

Course code Course name Credit
ACCT-350 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3.0
ACCT-380 Intermediate Management Accounting 3.0
FNCE-390 Finance Management 3.0
MNGT-395 Managing Strategically 3.0
Electives (Choose 1 of 3)
ACCT-375 Introduction to Taxation 3.0
ACCT-395 Computer Accounting Software 3.0
PHIL-241 Critical Thinking 3.0
Semester 4 - Accounting major -  total 15.0
Second year - Accounting major - total 30.0
Program - Accounting major - total 60.0

Financial Services major

Second year

Semester 3

Course code Course name Credit
ACCT-375 Introduction to Taxation 3.0
BFIN-333 Money and Banking 3.0
BFIN-341 Risk Management and Retirement Planning 3.0
BLAW-300 Business Law 3.0
ECON-305 Macroeconomics 3.0
Semester 3 - Financial Services Major -  Total 15.0

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name Credit
BFIN-356 Mutual Funds and Securities 3.0
BFIN-360 Relationship Selling 3.0
BFIN-380 Financial Planning Process and Estate Planning 3.0
BFIN-386 Integrated Finance 3.0
MNGT-395 Managing Strategically 3.0
Semester 4 - Financial Services Major - Total 15.0
Second Year - Financial Services Major - Total 30.0
Program - Financial Services Major - Total 60.0

Management Major

Second Year

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credit
BFIN-301 Finance for Managers 3.0
BLAW-300 Business Law 3.0
ECON-305 Macroeconomics 3.0
HRMT-320 Human Resource Management 3.0
MNGT-321 Project Management 3.0
Semester 3 - Management Services Major -  Total 15.0

  Semester 4

Course Code Course Name Credit
LDSH-360 Business Leadership  3.0
MNGT-360 International Business 3.0
MNGT-395 Managing Strategically 3.0
Electives (Choose 2 of 4)
ENTR-350 Entrepreneurship 3.0
ECON-355 Economic Development Fundamentals 3.0
MNGT-367 Municipal Structures and Governance 3.0
MNGT-370 Principles of Supply Chain Management 3.0
Semester 4 – Management Major – Total 15.0
Second Year – Management Major – Total 30.0
Program – Management Major Total 60.0

Marketing Major

Second Year

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credit
BLAW-300 Business Law 3.0
ECON-305 Macroeconomics 3.0
MKTG-306 Brand Management 3.0
MKTG-336 Marketing Action 3.0
MKTG-340 Consumer Behaviour 3.0
Semester 3 - Marketing Major - Total 15.0

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name Credit
MKTG-322 Marketing Research 3.0
MKTG-375 Integrated Marketing Communications 3.0
MKTG-380 Strategic Marketing 3.0
MNGT-395 Managing Strategically 3.0
Electives (Choose 1 of 3)
ENTR-350 Entrepreneurship 3.0
MKTG-366 Business Development 3.0
MNGT-370 Principles of Supply Chain Management 3.0
Semester 4 - Marketing Major -  Total 15.0
Second Year - Marketing Major -  Total 30.0
Program - Marketing Major -  Total 60.0

Supply Chain Management Major

Second Year

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credit
BLAW-300 Business Law 3.0
ECON-305 Macroeconomics 3.0
SCMT-300 Operations Planning and Scheduling 3.0
SCMT-310 Logistics I 3.0
SCMT-370 Procurement I 3.0
Semester 3 - Supply Chain Management Major -  Total 15.0

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name Credit
MNGT-395 Managing Strategically 3.0
SCMT-320 Quality: A Supply Chain Perspective 3.0
SCMT-350 Operational Performance Analytics 3.0
SCMT-360 Professional Practice in Supply Chain Management 3.0
SCMT-380 Materials Management 3.0
Semester 4 - Supply Chain Management Major - Total 15.0
Second Year - Supply Chain Management Major - Total 30.0
Program - Supply Chain Management Major - Total 60.0

Progression

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.

Transfer options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available. Visit Transfer Options to learn more.

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $4,908 $682 $288 $252 $6,130
2 $4,908 $682 $288 $252 $6,130

International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $17,373 $682 $288 $344 $18,686
2 $17,373 $682 $288 $344 $18,686

SAIT Fees

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $344
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Find out about tuition and financial aid.
  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.

  • The Business Administration diploma (Financial Services major) has a maximum of three courses that require registration and payment to an external accrediting body of approximately $400 to $700 per course for an industry licensing exam.

*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.

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Fall 2020

Orientation

Orientation for new students will take place online on Sept. 3, 2020.

To find the time and platform, visit our orientation page.

Delivery 

All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

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

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Contact 

For any questions, or to set up a virtual advising appointment, please contact our School of Business Advising Centre

Phone: 403.284.8485
Email: business.advising@sait.ca

Academic chair

Rose Campbell, Academic Chair
Email: rose.campbell@sait.ca

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

School of Business
403.284.8485
business.advising@sait.ca

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