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Bachelor of Business Administration

Open for Fall 2020

Length: 4 Years
Credential: Bachelor Degree
Available: Full Time Classroom

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.

Program Highlights

Prepare to make your mark in the business world with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Gain the practical experience through applied learning in one of six majors — accounting, financial services, human resources, management, marketing or supply chain management — with optional practicum courses and minors.

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Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $7,358
Year 2: $7,358
Year 3: $7,358
Year 4: $7,358

Year 1 (International): $21,515
Year 2 (International): $21,515
Year 3 (International): $21,515
Year 4 (International): $21,515

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

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Requirements

This is a competitive program. If applicants meet the admission requirements they will be assessed based on additional criteria. Applicants will be offered admission to this program if they’re qualified through the competitive process and space is available.

When can you apply?

Applications for fall 2020 open Oct. 2, 2019 and are accepted until the program start date.

Term Program start
Fall 2020 Sept. 8, 2020 

Why choose SAIT Business

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.

Under the guidance of instructors with real-world experience, students learn to apply theory in actual business situations through simulations, case studies, team projects and hands-on training. They develop an essential understanding of core business topics such as accounting, economics, management, marketing, organizational behaviour, productivity tools and technology, and communication skills.

Program Details

Program description 

Make your mark with the industry-recognized Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. You can stand out in the job market with a wealth of business knowledge and skills - and a more in-depth level of relevant business coursework than graduates from other business degrees.

Engage in small classes with active, collaborative coursework — learning from faculty with real business experience. Work in teams to deliver projects, present strategies and meet business goals. The BBA ensures you develop the business acumen, technical knowledge, and soft skills employers are looking for — leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, decision-making, problem-solving and communication. Our close industry partnerships ensure that your learning is directly linked to the business community and real-world experiences.

You'll begin the program with a common first year to build core business skills. In year two, choose from one of six majors:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resource (HR) Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management.

The BBA also offers two majors to help enhance your industry literacy with an optional minor in,

  • Construction Project Management
  • Energy, Oil and Gas.

Complete your degree with a Integrated Work Experience course. You will have the opportunity to apply learned knowledge and skills to real-world business situations, while further developing critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication capabilities.

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Majors

Accounting

Understand the strategic role of accounting in measuring financial performance. Gain advanced knowledge in core accounting topics and quantitative skills. You graduate with all the courses you need to directly enter the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) program and earn your designation.

Careers:  Accountant, Actuary, Auditor, Consultant, Forensic Accountant, Financial Analyst, Joint Venture Analyst, Procurement Officer, Tax Advisor

Financial Services

Study for a career in financial advising, banking, investing, or insurance for personal or corporate clients. The unique Financial Services major lets you complete exams for key industry certifications (IFIC, CSC). You can graduate with in-demand financial credentials already in hand.

Careers: Asset Manager, Financial Advisor, Investment Consultant, Premium Banker, System Branch Manager

Human Resource Management

Graduate ready to add strategic value to organizations in recruitment, compensation, employee training and development, change management or navigating diversity. In this Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA)-accredited program, you are exempt from writing the national exam for your Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.

Careers:  Change Management Specialist, Health and Wellness Advisor, Labour Relations Advisor, Learning and Development Specialist, Talent Acquisition Specialist

Management

Open the door to a diverse career with effective skills in managing people, processes and projects. In Management, you learn about projects, operations, change and conflict through practical classes. Specialize your electives and learn the language of industry with a minor in energy or construction.

Careers: Business Development Advisor, Business Owner, Management Consultant, Operations Manager, Project Manager

Marketing

Learn to create and innovate to grow a business, launch new products and build brands - sometimes for actual clients. Master the marketing mix, embrace the latest trends and blend theory with real-world scenarios. Graduate with a professional portfolio and prepared for exciting careers.

Careers:  Account Manager, Business Development Advisor, Digital Marketing Specialist, Entrepreneur, Event Coordinator, Merchandising Analyst

Supply Chain Management

Learn to effectively manage supply chains using examples from real companies. You delve deeply into procurement, logistics, transportation, inventory and warehouse management, supplier relations, contracts and performance analytics. You graduate ready to excel with unique skills from the only Supply Chain Management degree major in southern Alberta.

Careers:  Buyer, Category Manager, Commercial Analyst, Contracts Specialist, Inventory Manager, Logistics and Materials Planner, Procurement Specialist, Supply Chain Coordinator, Transportation Manager

Minors

Construction Project Management Get the inside track for a business role in the robust Canadian construction industry. You learn the process of managing large capital construction projects including risk and conflict on construction sites, design considerations and more.
Energy, Oil and Gas Prepare to work in Alberta's dynamic energy industry with courses from the state-of-the-art MacPhail School of Energy. You learn the language of the industry with insights into technical, regulatory and economic factors and more.

Student success

To be successful in this academically-rigorous program, you should:

  • Attend and actively participate in all classes
  • Spend six to nine hours per week on each course outside of regular class time
  • Be proficient in Windows and Microsoft Office
  • Be prepared to work in teams
  • Be prepared for an academically rigorous program and increasing level of difficulty each year
  • Become familiar and adhere to SAIT's policies and procedures
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills

If you are engaged in campus life and take advantage of SAIT services and resources, you may be more likely to experience success in SAIT's programs.

Credentials and accreditation

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Professional designations and certifications

When you graduate, you can pursue different professional designations, depending on your major. In some cases, we have formal agreements with professional associations to recognize BBA coursework for their educational requirements. You may need additional exam, education, or work requirements to earn a designation.

  • Accounting: Graduate with all pre-requisite educational requirements needed to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Professional Education Program.
  • Financial Services: You have the opportunity to complete the Investment Funds in Canada (IFIC) and Canadian Securities Course (CSC) exams in the program. You can graduate with your Personal Financial Planner (PFP) designation in hand by passing the necessary exams. The Financial Planning Standards Council recognizes the program as meeting the Core Curriculum requirements for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification..
  • Human Resource Management: This program is accredited by the Human Resources Insitute of Alberta, exempting you from writing the national knowledge exam for your Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. You can also pursue designations including: Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR), and Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP).
  • Management: you can pursue the Certified in Management (CIM) designation.
  • Marketing: you can pursue the Certified Sales Professional (CSP) designation.
  • Supply Chain Management: you can pursue several designations including Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), Professional Logistician (P.Log), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

Transfer options

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

Contact

Have questions about this specific program?

School of Business
403.284.8485
business.advising@sait.ca

Admission Requirements

Admission and selection

  • Fall 2020 start: applications open Oct. 2, 2019 and are accepted until the program start date.

Admission requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following (or equivalent), as well as the English proficiency requirement*:

1. An overall minimum average of 65% where:

  • English 30-1 has to be at least 60%
  • Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30 have to be at least 60% or Math 30-2 has to be at least 70%

The average will be calculated using English 30-1, and Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2, and two courses from Group A, and one course from either Group A or B**.

Group A (academics)

Academic courses may include Grade 12, 30-level or equivalent: 

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Languages
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics 31
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Sociology

Note:

  • Business-related dual-credit courses taken by high school students may be used for admission purposes.
Group B (other)

One of the following:

  • Art 30 or 31
  • Drama 30
  • Music 30 (choral, instrumental, general)
  • Physical Education 30
  • Religion 35
  • Social Studies 30-2

OR

  • Other five-credit Grade 12 subjects or a combination of two three-credit Grade 12 subjects may be considered.
  • Five credits of advanced career and technology courses.
  • Business-related dual-credit courses taken by high school students may be used for admission purposes.

2. A SAIT Business Administration diploma or a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration or their equivalent from an accredited post-secondary institution, with a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA, (67% or C+).

3. A two-year diploma or a bachelor's degree from an accredited post-secondary institution, with a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA, (67% or C+) and completion of English 30-1 and Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or equivalents**.

*All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

**Admission is determined based on an applicant's complete academic history, including both high school and post-secondary courses. Post-secondary level courses of similar learning outcomes may be considered for use in meeting admission requirements.

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. 

Competitive entry: seven-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: Review the selection information to understand the process and deadlines 

  • Applications and proof of the admission requirements ( transcripts and/or anticipated final grades) along with all supporting documents must be submitted to be included in selection. 
  • There will be 240 seats offered in the fall intake for year one, and 240 seats for advanced standing applicants.

Early admission for first-year applicants

Early admission will be offered to qualified applicants based on the following criteria.

  • An overall minimum average of 75% where English 30-1 and Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30 have to be at least 60%. The average will be calculated using English 30-1, and Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, and two courses from Group A, and one course from either Group A or B, OR,
  • Applicants who have achieved, or will achieve, a minimum GPA of 2.7 in the SAIT Business Administration diploma or equivalent. 

Early admission will be offered until Dec. 15 or until the program is full.

In the selection process, applicants will be assessed on the following criteria and seats will be offered accordingly.

Selection criteria

First-year applicants

  • Applicants who do not qualify for early admission, or who qualify after the early admission deadline has passed, will be placed in selection and academically ranked according to the admission requirements.
  • Selection will begin on Dec. 18 and be done on a continuous basis until the program has been filled.
  • Interviews may also be required as part of the selection process.
  • Applicants will then be offered a seat or waitlisted, based on ranking and seat availability.

Third-year applicants

  • Selection will begin on Dec. 18 and be done on a continuous basis until the program has been filled.
  • Applicants will be placed in selection and academically ranked according to their GPA in the SAIT Business Diploma or equivalent.
  • Interviews may also be required as part of the selection process.
  • Applicants will then be offered a seat or waitlisted, based on ranking and seat availability.

Failure to meet anticipated final grades may result in offers being rescinded.

Step 4: Apply to Bachelor of Business Administration and submit your transcripts.

Step 5: Log in to mySAIT.ca to check your admission status. If eligible, your status will indicate that you're "in selection."

Step 6: Complete the interview, if required.

Step 7: 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

Program outline

The Bachelor of Business Administration requires 120 credits (39 courses) for completion, including at least 72 credits at the senior level. All courses are 3 credits, except for the six-credit Integrative Experience. Junior-level courses are indicated by * — all others are senior-level.

The program consists of:
  • Business core courses - 45 credits (14 courses)
  • Complementary core courses - 18 credits (6 courses)
  • Complementary elective courses - 12 credits (4 courses)
  • Major courses - 45 credits (15 courses)
    • Accounting
    • Financial Services
    • Human Resource Management
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Supply Chain Management
Minors - 12 credits:
  • Construction Project Management
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
Other course options:

Students take common first-year courses, then move into open-registration for year two. The first semester is common for all majors: Accounting, Financial Services, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Students declare a major in the second semester, subject to a competitive screening process.

Year One

Course Code  Course Name
Semester One
ACCT-1010 Introductory Financial Accounting I
BCMP-1225 Business Productivity Tools and Technology
BMAT-1040 Business Mathematics
ECON-1010 Microeconomics 
MNGT-1200 Introduction to Business 
Semester Two
COMM-1070 Communication and Presenation Skills
ECON-1110 Macroeconomics
STAT-2040 Quantitative Methods
Choose one of two
ACCT-2010 Accounting for Managers
or
MKTG-1060 Marketing Essentials
Choose one of five electives 
ACCT-2110 Introductory Financial Accounting II
BFIN-1255 Personal Financial Planning 
MKTG-1275 Marketing You
MNGT-1255 Introduction to Management
SCMT-1255 Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Business core (45 total credits)

Course code Course name
ACCT-1010 Introductory Financial Accounting I*
BCMP-1225 Business Productivity Tools and Technology*
BLAW-2030 Business Law
BMAT-1040
Business Mathematics*
ECON-1010 Microeconomics*
ECON-1110 Macroeconomics*
MKTG-1060 Marketing Essentials*
MNGT-1200 Introduction to Business*
MNGT-2250 Organizational Behaviour
MNGT-2360 International Business
MNGT-4050 Strategic Management
Business core elective one (choose one of two)
ACCT-2010 Accounting for Managers
ACCT-2110 Introductory Financial Accounting II*
Note: Accounting majors must take ACCT 2110 - Introductory Financial Accounting II*.
Business core elective two (choose one of two)
BFIN-2301 Finance for Managers
FNCE-3060 Finance Management
Note: Accounting majors must take FNCE 3060 - Finance Management.
Business core Integrative Experience elective (choose one of two)
ACWE-4990  Business Practicum
MNGT-4990 Business Capstone

* Junior courses


Complementary core (18 total credits)

Course code Course name
COMM-1070 Communication and Presentation Skills*
COMM-3310 Presentations
PHIL-1011 Critical Thinking*
PHIL-3010 Ethics
STAT-2040 Quantitative Methods*
STAT-4010 Research Methodologies

* Junior courses


Complementary elective courses (12 total credits)

Course code Course name
Junior science elective (choose one of four)
BIOL-2220 Organisms and their Relationships*
ENVS-2010 Environmental Science for Sustainability*
SCIE-2230 Science of Health and Wellness*
SCIE-2240 Science: Past Present Future*
Junior humanities elective (choose one of five)
ARCH-1010 History of Architecture*
ENGL-1010 Critical Reading and Writing*
HUMN-2010 Introduction to Humanities*
PHIL-1030 Ethics in Technology*
PHIL-1040 Introduction to Philosophy*
Junior social sciences elective (choose one of three)
ANTH-2230 Aboriginal Studies*
PSYC-1010 Introduction to Psychology*
SOCI-2010 Introduction to Sociology*
Senior complementary elective (choose one of five)
Senior humanities elective
COMM-3300 Intercultural Communications
ENGL-3370 Comparative World Literature
Senior social sciences elective
SOCI-3060 Technology and Society
SOCI-3340 Society and the Workplace
SOCI-3380 Conformity and Deviance in the Workplace

* Junior courses


Major Courses (45 total credits)

Accounting major (45 credits)
Course code Course name
ACCT-2020 Introductory Management Accounting
ACCT-3010 External Auditing
ACCT-3020 Personal and Corporate Taxation
ACCT-3120 Intermediate Management Accounting
ACCT-3210 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACCT-3310 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACCT-4020 Accounting Theory
ACCT-4140 Internal Auditing and Controls
ACCT-4220 Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT-4410 Advanced Financial Accounting
MNGT-2322 Information Systems
MNGT-4070 Operations Management
Accounting electives (choose two)
ACCT-4110 Advanced External Audit
ACCT-4130  Advanced Information Systems
ACCT-4150 Advanced Taxation
FNCE-4120 Advanced Corporate Finance
Business elective ( see list)
Financial Services major (45 credits)
Course code Course name
ACCT-2375 Introduction to Taxation
BFIN-1255 Personal Financial Planning*
BFIN-2333 Money and Banking
BFIN-2341 Risk Management and Retirement Planning
BFIN-2360 Relationship Selling
BFIN-2380 Financial Planning Process and Estate Planning
BFIN-2386 Integrated Finance
BFIN-3010 Intermediate Finance I
BFIN-3020 Intermediate Finance II
BFIN-4010 Client Advice
BFIN-4020 Advanced Finance I
BFIN-4030 Advanced Finance II
MNGT-4070 Operations Management
Financial Services certification elective (choose one)
BFIN-2356 Mutual Funds and Securities
BFIN-4040 Applied Client Planning
 or  senior business elective
Business elective ( see list)
Human Resource Management major (45 credits)
Course code Course name
ELAW-2350 Employment Law
HRMT-2300 Talent Management I: Recruitment and Selection
HRMT-2310 Technical Skills for HR Professionals
HRMT-2320 Human Resource Management
HRMT-2350 Human Resource Information Management
HRMT-2360 Talent Management II: Training and Development
HRMT-3010 Health, Safety and Wellness
HRMT-3020 Talent Management III: Total Rewards
HRMT-4010 Labour Relations
LDSH-3050 Leadership
MNGT-1255 Introduction to Management*
MNGT-3020 Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills
MNGT-4010 Change Management
MNGT-4040 Human Resource Management
MNGT-4070 Operations Management
Senior business elective ( see list)
Management major (45 credits)
Course code Course name
HRMT-2320 Human Resource Management
MNGT-1255 Introduction to Management*
MNGT-2321 Project Management
MNGT-3020 Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills
MNGT-4010 Change Management
MNGT-4020 Project Management II
MNGT-4070 Operations Management
Management major electives (choose eight without minor or choose four with minor)
ECON-2355 Economic Development Fundamentals
ENTR-2350 Entrepreneurship
LDSH-3050 Leadership
MNGT-2367 Municipal Structure and Governance
MNGT-2370 Principles of Supply Chain Management
MNGT-3010 Continuous Improvement
MNGT-3365 International Management
 or  senior business elective(s)
Management minor (four courses) - Construction Project Management or Energy, Oil and Gas
Marketing major (45 credits)
Course code Course name
MKTG-1275 Marketing You*
MKTG-2306 Brand Management
MKTG-2322 Marketing Research
MKTG-2336 Marketing Action
MKTG-2340 Consumer Behaviour
MKTG-2366 Business Development
MKTG-2375 Integrated Marketing Communications
MKTG-2380 Strategic Marketing
MKTG-3020 Innovation and Design
MKTG-4020 Public Relations
MKTG-4040 Advertising
MNGT-4070 Operations Management
Marketing elective one (choose one)
MKTG-3359 International Marketing
MKTG-4010 Digital Marketing
Marketing elective two (choose one)
MKTG-4030 Go To Market
 or senior business elective
Business elective ( see list)
Supply Chain Management major (45 credits)
Course code Course name
LDSH-3050 Leadership
MNGT-2321 Project Management
MNGT-3020 Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills
MNGT-4010 Change Management
SCMT-1255 Introduction to Supply Chain Management*
SCMT-2300 Operations Planning and Scheduling
SCMT-2310 Logistics I
SCMT-2320 Quality: A Supply Chain Perspective
SCMT-2350 Operational Performance Analytics
SCMT-2360 Professional Practice in Supply Chain Management
SCMT-2370 Procurement I
SCMT-2380 Materials Management
SCMT-4010 Procurement II
SCMT-4020 Logistics II
Senior business elective ( see list)

Construction Project Management minor (12 credits)

Course code Course name
CPMT-2030 Construction Management Overview*
CPMT-3060 Project Risk and Conflict Management
CPMT-4060 Scope and Design Management
Construction Project Management elective (choose one)
CIVL-2110 Project Delivery Systems
SCMT-2320 Quality: A Supply Chain Perspective
SCMT-2370 Procurement I

Energy, Oil and Gas minor (12 credits)

Course code Course name
PTPR-1255 Overview of the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry*
Energy, Oil and Gas electives (choose three)
ENVS-3370 Regulatory, Environment and Sustainability
MNGT-3310 Petroleum Management
PTOP-3350 Technology and Canadian Oil and Gas Operations
SCMT-2320 Quality: A Supply Chain Perspective

Business electives and senior business electives

Course code Course name
Business electives
LDSH-3050 Leadership
HRMT-2320 Human Resource Management
Senior business electives
ACCT-2375 Introduction to Taxation
BFIN-2333 Money and Banking
ECON-2355 Economic Development Fundamentals
ELAW-2350 Employment Law
ENTR-2350 Entrepreneurship
HRMT-2300 Talent Management I: Recruitment and Selection
HRMT-2350 Human Resource Information Management
HRMT-2360 Talent Management II: Training and Development
HRMT-3010 Health, Safety and Wellness
HRMT-3020  Talent Management III: Total Rewards
HRMT-4010 Labour Relations
LDSH-3050 Leadership
MKTG-2306 Brand Management
MKTG-2336 Marketing Action
MKTG-2340 Consumer Behaviour
MNGT-2321 Project Management
MNGT-2367 Municipal Structure and Governance
MNGT-2370 Principles of Supply Chain Management
MNGT-3010 Continuous Improvement
MNGT-3020 Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills
MNGT-3365 International Management
MNGT-4010 Change Management
SCMT-2300 Operations Planning and Scheduling
SCMT-2310 Logistics I
SCMT-2320 Quality: A Supply Chain Perspective
SCMT-2350 Operational Performance Analytics
SCMT-2370 Procurement I
SCMT-2380 Materials Management
MNGT-395 Managing Strategically
Note: SAIT BA graduates who enter into the BBA may use this course as a senior business elective

* Indicates a junior-level course. All other courses are senior-level.

Full course list

To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our course finder based on the desired area of study below:

Note: Not all courses will run every year or every semester.

View additional Bachelor of Applied Business Administration program information including course-specific descriptions and requisites.

Contact an academic advisor to discuss your individual learning plan at  business.advising@sait.ca or 403.284.8485.

Progression

Students must attain a PGPA and/or 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 the course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $6,136 $682 $288 $252 $7,358
2 $6,136 $682 $288 $252 $7,358
3 $6,136 $682 $288 $252 $7,358
4 $6,136 $682 $288 $252 $7,358

International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $20,085 $682 $288 $460 $21,515
2 $20,085 $682 $288 $460 $21,515
3 $20,085 $682 $288 $460 $21,515
4 $20,085 $682 $288 $460 $21,515

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

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies cost approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year. 
  • Financial Services major has a maximum of six courses that require registration and payment to an external accrediting body of approximately $400 to $700 per course for a industry licensing exam.
  • Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* 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 date

Thursday, Sept. 3

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.

Practicum 

A work integrated learning practicum is possible. Most students will complete this by working remotely, however, some may work on-site at a employer facility following sector specific guidance.

How to register for classes

You'll follow a fixed block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

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

Schedule changes

First-semester students can’t make changes to their schedule until the first day of classes. The add/drop period, when changes can be made to registration and schedule, is from Tuesday, Sept. 3 to Friday, Sept. 13 for full-time students.

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 Fall 2020 booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start. We recommend you wait to buy your books until your first few days of classes and speak with your instructors.

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

Dr. Ross Humby, Academic Chair
Email: ross.humby@sait.ca

Inspiring Stories

Liz, who already holds an Accounting degree in her home country of the Philippines, was happy to find a program designed for students with prior post-secondary and work experience. She plans to pursue her CPA designation, which the BBA program prepared her for. 

Myles always had an interest in banking and confirmed it was the career path for him after taking his first finance course several years ago. He was happy to find SAIT's Bachelor of Business Administration program, which he felt was an entire program designed for the field he was interested in. 

Shannon is the third generation of her family to choose SAIT, following in the footsteps of both her father and grandfather.

Though technology has changed since they attended, one thing hasn't: programs are still focused on applied learning - something Shannon says has made her confident moving ahead with her career.

Jeromy is an active member of the SAIT community and dedicates countless hours to volunteering and extracurricular activities. During his time volunteering with children in Nepal, Jeromy realized he wanted to go back to school for business. His favourite course so far was project management, where he participated in a real-world fundraising project. 

As the founder and President of SAIT Management Society, Jeromy's vision is to shape young leaders and managers to deal with complex business situations.

Before beginning the Bachelor of Business Administration degree at SAIT, Vanessa graduated from the Business Administration diploma program. She is president of the Marketing Society at SAIT, where she takes on planning events and many other initiatives for the benefit of business students. This position has allowed Vanessa to apply learned concepts from the classroom to many of her club events and activities.

Vanessa's success in the classroom is just one of her many accomplishments at SAIT. Last year, she was awarded the Industry Engagement award from SAITSA for her outstanding involvement with industry in the Calgary community.

Liz Cabezas
Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting major) | 2018

"The idea that within one classroom, there's only up to 40 students, so the interaction between the students and teachers was very appealing and that's what I was looking for." 

Myles Martin
Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Services major) | 2018

"Anyone who is interested in banking and finance, I think this program is a great match for them." 

Shannon Brinton
Bachelor of Business Administration | 2017

"It really prepares you for real life, for your future career."

Jeromy Deleff
Bachelor of Business Administration, Management | 2018

"At SAIT you practice hands-on skills and not just theory. I chose SAIT for my business education because they turn knowledge into skills to help you work towards goals in a sustainable way". 

Vanessa Morin
Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing | 2019

"I encourage future SAIT students to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way — it will open doors".

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