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Dual-Credit Introduction to Business

Closed for Fall 2021

Open for Winter 2022

Length: 1 semester Delivery: Online

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Build foundational knowledge of business functions including management, human resources, marketing and finance. Explore options for starting and growing a business, the importance of business ethics and social responsibility and work through the basic steps of building a business and career plan.

In this course students will learn essential business knowledge, professional skills, and critical thinking. The Introduction to Business course provides you with tools to understand business functions including management, human resources, marketing, supply chain and personal finance. You will explore the Canadian business system and environment, and the importance of business ethics. The course examines strategies for effective teamwork and provides opportunities to practices these strategies.

Students will explore options for starting and growing a business and the importance of business ethics and social responsibility in an increasingly global environment. Students will also have the opportunity to apply creative solutions to real-world problems by working through the basic steps of building a business plan and personal career plan.

As the majority of this course will be completed online, students will require access to a reliable internet connection and a computer.

Is this the right fit for me?

This program is the right fit for students in Grade 11 who:

  • are interested in pursuing further post-secondary education or a career in business and are looking for a broad overview of the areas within business, including human resources, accounting, and marketing;
  • enjoy working in a collaborative group environment;
  • are comfortable completing coursework online (through SAIT's Brightspace platform); and
  • can commit to the duration of the program.


Students who successfully complete this program will earn one course credit in the following SAIT programs:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Business Administration diploma

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Continuing to post-secondary

The skills explored in this program can lead to many different post-secondary pathways, including:

Admission requirements

It is recommended that students interested in this program are entering grade 11 in the same academic year they intend to complete Introduction to Business. It is recommended that the following courses are completed:

  • Social Studies 10-1 or Social Studies 10-2
  • CALM 20

Admission requirements

Program length

  • Introduction to Business is offered over one semester
Term Program start
Winter 2022 Feb. 7, 2022

Get to know SAIT's dual-credit programs

Dual-credit is a unique opportunity for Grade 11 and 12 students to explore post-secondary options and career pathways, while earning course credits, workplace certification or a SAIT credential alongside their high school diploma.

Admission Requirements

Co-requisite requirements

Students should be entering grade 11 in the same academic year as they begin MNGT 200 and should have the following courses completed:

  • Social Studies 10-1 or Social Studies 10-2
  • CALM 20

There may be other pre-requisite or co-requisites required by the school board for admission into this dual-credit program. Check with your local school board for further information.

To qualify for graduation from SAIT, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete the course requirements within the prescribed timelines. 

How to Apply 

Students interested in dual-credit studies should contact their career practitioner, high school counselor or off-campus coordinator.

The selection of high school students for dual-credit programs is determined by each school board. School boards will take into account different criteria, such as attendance, ability to commit to the program, and if the student is on-track to complete the required co-requisite classes.

Prior to the opening of applications for our dual-credit programs, a family information session will be held for eligible schools. At this information session, prospective students and their families have the opportunity to learn more  and ask questions about the dual-credit program in which they are interested.

School boards will provide prospective high school students with deadlines for program application and registration. Once selected by the school board, students will need to register for the dual-credit program with SAIT.

Students who have successfully been selected to participate in dual-credit studies will receive detailed information about the registration process.

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Dual Credit

For more information visit Alberta Dual-Credit

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