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English Language Foundations and Business Administration Plus

Open for Fall 2021 (International)

Length: 2 years Credential: Diploma Delivery: Classroom

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Overview

English Language Foundations and Business Administration Plus is a new admission option that allows international applicants who meet the academic requirements to the Business Administration diploma but do not meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Qualified applicants will complete the ELF portion of their studies and upon completion of the appropriate ELF level 5 will transition to Business Administration program.

Please note that depending on the ELF level new students are starting at, it may take them longer to successfully meet the required ELF level.

How do I gain admission?

Applicants must meet the published program admission requirements for the Business Administration Diploma program at the time of application. Applicants must present IELTS scores of at least 4.5

Successful applicants will be offered to the Business Administration program for Fall 2021 with the condition that they achieve an ELF level 5.

How do I apply?

Applicants must apply for admission using  ApplyAlberta and choose the “Intl English +Diploma” choice in the application type.

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Career opportunities

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

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

Tuition and fees per year*

Two 8-week sessions: $5,736 + ancillary fee
Three 8 week sessions: $8,605 + ancillary fee 
Business Administration Year One: $18,803 
Business Administration Year Two: $18,803

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

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Requirements

This is a direct entry program. Applicants who meet the admission requirements are offered spots based on first qualified, first acceptance if space is available.

When can you apply?

  • Applications for Winter 2021 open March 30, 2020 until the program start date.
Term Program start
Winter 2021 Jan. 11, 2021
Winter 2021 March 8, 2021

    How to apply

    Why choose SAIT business programs?

    Students in SAIT's School of Business gain practical business knowledge as well as interpersonal, organizational, technological and decision-making skills needed to succeed in today's fast-changing global business environment.

    Admission Requirements

    Admission and Selection

    • Applicants must meet the published program admission requirements for the Business Administration Diploma program at the time of application. Applicants must present IELTS scores of at least 4.5
    • Successful applicants will be offered to the Business Administration program for Fall 2021 with the condition that they achieve an ELF level 5.

    Get your documents assessed for admission

    Applicants who were educated outside of Canada require an international document assessment.

    Please submit your original English tests results and secondary school/ or post-secondary documents with certified English translations. Scan your original documents in colour.

    Please do not send us original documents, for any questions or technical issues when submitting your documents to us please contact inquiry@sait.ca. 

    Submit Educational Documents

    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

    If the student has an IELTS 5 or equivalent score, they will be offered a seat in the January intake for ELF: 

    • Start Date: Jan. 11, 2021

    If the student has and IELTS 5.5 or equivalent score, they will be offered a seat in the March intake for ELF:

    • Start Date: March 8, 2021

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

    Courses

    Program outline

    Qualified applicants will complete the English Language Foundations portion of their studies and upon completion of the appropriate ELF level 5 will transition to Business Administration program in the Fall 2021 term.

    Please note that depending on the ELF level new students are starting at, it may take them longer to successfully meet the required ELF level.

    Course Code Course Name Credits
    COMN-151 Communications 1 3.0
    COMN-152 Communications 2 3.0
    COMN-153 Communications 3 3.0
    COMN-154 Communications 4 3.0
    COMN-155 Communications 5 3.0
    SPCH-151 Speech 1 3.0
    SPCH-152 Speech 2 3.0
    SPCH-153 Speech 3 3.0
    SPCH-154 Speech 4 3.0
    SPCH-155 Speech 5 3.0
    Total Credits 30.0

    Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

    Business Administration outline >

    Progression

    Level 1 (communications and speech) leads to level 2, which in turn leads to level 3, 4 and 5. However, students entering the program with a CLBA may begin at any point between levels 1-4 depending on their score. Students entering with IELTS, depending on their band score, may begin at any point between levels 1-5.

    Costs

    English Language Foundations*

    Sessions Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan
    Three 8-week sessions $8,605 $682 $288 $460
    Two 8-week sessions $5,736 $682 $288 $460

    Business Administration Tuition*

    Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
    1 $17,373 $682 $288 $460 $18,803
    2 $17,373 $682 $288 $460 $18,803

    *For programs maximum see International fee table.

    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

    International Students 

    • Health and Dental Plan: $460
    • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

    Books and supplies*

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

    **Business Administration tuition and fees are not included in the cost for English Language Foundations.

    Have questions about this program?

    Contact us at

    English Language Foundations
    403.210.4045
    english.language@sait.ca

    School of Business
    403.284.8485
    business.advising@sait.ca

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