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Administrative Information Management

Open for Fall 2020

Waitlisted for Fall 2020 (International)

Open for Winter 2021

Length: 2 Years
Credential: Diploma
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 for a career in administration for organizations in nearly any industry. Gain the skills and knowledge of essential office software — from word processing to database and spreadsheet applications — and practical experience in office administration.

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Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $5,632
Year 2: $5,852

Year 1 (International): $17,856
Year 2 (International): $18,684

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

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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 fall 2020 open Oct. 2, 2019 and are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for winter 2021 open March 30, 2020 and are accepted until the program start date.
Term Program start
Fall 2020 Sept. 8, 2020 
Winter 2021 Jan. 11, 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

Become the backbone of a business with the Administrative Information Management (AIM) diploma. Learn to set the bar in office software, productivity, organizing information and solving problems to help businesses run smoothly. This two-year program has unique benefits and is becoming a preferred credential for employers hiring administrative professionals.

Working in teams, you will hone your professionalism, critical thinking and effective communication skills. You learn to create and manage solutions to business information needs through technology, meetings, office procedures and more. Become an expert in project administration and planning events. You integrate business technology with real office procedures.

You can graduate with several Microsoft Office certifications, demonstrating your advanced skills in word processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation software. Working for a simulated company, you integrate all your skills to manage information and creatively solve office challenges. Your final course is a four-week practicum placement. Apply everything you learned in a real workplace and demonstrate your career readiness.  

Fast facts

  • Two-year diploma
  • Fall start
  • Includes a four-week unpaid practicum placement

Program brochure

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Your career

You graduate with in-demand skills in business technology, problem-solving and organization and are qualified for roles such as: administrative coordinator, business support professional, lead processor, project administrator, executive assistant and many more. You can find work in a variety of industries such as oil and gas, health care, transportation, technology and more.

Student success

To be successful in this program, you should:

  • attend and actively participate in class
  • spend approximately six hours per week on each course outside of regular class time
  • be proficient in the use of a Windows-based computer and Microsoft Office software
  • be prepared to work in teams
  • become familiar with and adhere to SAIT's academic policies.

If you are engaged in campus life and take advantage of SAIT support services, you may have a greater chance of success in SAIT's programs.

Credentials and accreditation

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Administrative Information Management diploma.

Professional Designations and Certifications

You have the opportunity to write several Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams in this program:

  • Word Specialist
  • Excel Specialist
  • PowerPoint Specialist
  • Outlook Specialist
  • Word Expert
  • Excel Expert
  • Access Specialist

Students who successfully complete Word Expert, Excel Expert, PowerPoint Specialist and one additional certification can also earn a Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification.

Transfer options

The opportunity to advance your education through transferring to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:

  • Athabasca University
  • Lethbridge College
  • Red Deer College
  • Royal Roads University
  • SAIT
  • University of New Brunswick, Saint John
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

To learn more, visit transfer options.


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Admission Requirements

Admission and selection

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

Admission requirements

At least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents:

  • Math 10C or Math 20-3 or Pure Math 10 or Applied Math 10, AND
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • All applicants to SAIT must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

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 Administrative Information Management and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

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

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.


Program outline

View additional Administrative Information Management program information including course-specific descriptions and requisites.

First year

Semester 1

Course code Course name Credit
OADM-211 Business Studies 3.0
BCMP-220 Business Software Foundations 3.0
BCMP-270 Presentation Software 3.0
AMAT-240 Applied Mathematics for Business 3.0
COMN-220 Communication and Presentation Skills 3.0
Semester 1 total 15.0

Semester 2

Course code Course name Credit
OADM-257 Office Administration 3.0
BCMP-215 Collaborative Software and Technologies 3.0
BCMP-250 Word Processing Essentials 3.0
BCMP-260 Spreadsheet Essentials 3.0
COMN-280 Communication and Presentation Skills II 3.0
Semester 2 total 15.0
First-year total 30.0

Second year

Semester 3

Course code Course name Credit
BCMP-300 Advanced Word Processing Applications 3.0
BCMP-310 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications 3.0
BCMP-320 Database Software for Business 3.0
BCMP-330 Design Software for Business 3.0
MNGT-250 Organizational Behaviour 3.0
Semester 3 total 15.0

Semester 4

Course code Course name Credit
BCMP-340 Project Management Software 3.0
OADM-355 Meetings and Events 3.0
OADM-375 Industry Studies 3.0
OADM-396 Integrated Business Applications 6.0
Semester 4 total 15.0

Semester 5

Course code Course name Credit
PRCT-365 Practicum 1.5
Semester 5 total 1.5
Second-year total 31.5
Program total 61.5


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 and attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.


Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $4,410 $682 $288 $252 $5,632
2 $4,631 $682 $288 $252 $5,852

International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $16,543 $682 $288 $344 $17,856
2 $17,371 $682 $288 $344 $18,684


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*

* 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

Wednesday, Sept. 2


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.

How to register for classes

You'll follow an adjustable 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.


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

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