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Business Administration - Automotive Management

Open for Fall 2020

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

Learn the business, marketing and communications end of the automotive industry and start a career in numerous types of automotive areas including finance, dealerships, manufacturers, supplier companies and more.

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Our new Business Administration Automotive - Online program allows you the flexibility to work while studying.  

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Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $5,838
Year 2: $5,418

Year 1 (International): $18,273
Year 2 (International): $16,742

*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 open for fall 2020 on Oct. 2, 2019 and are accepted until the program start date.
Term Program start
Fall 2020 Sept. 8, 2020 

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Western Canada's only business diploma program designed specifically for the automotive industry. Learn more about this exciting industry - Canada's largest employer - and the opportunities available including dealership operations, aftermarket, manufacturing, insurance, and more.

Program Details

Program Description

This two-year diploma program is Western Canada’s only management-oriented training program designed in cooperation with, and specifically for, the automotive industry. Learn from industry-connected instructors the communications, marketing, management and automotive skills you need to start your career in the business side of the industry. Valuable industry experience will be gained through a paid summer work practicum.

Our blended learning environment includes classroom instruction, collaborative coursework and e-Learning.

Your Career

Graduates may find employment leading to management in automotive dealership operations or management (parts, sales, service and finance), automotive manufacturer entry-level positions, finance companies, aftermarket companies, and insurance or credit companies.

  • Graduates of the Business Administration - Automotive Management program have a 100% employment rate

Student Success

Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT's programs.

Transfer Options

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

  • Athabasca University
  • Georgian College
  • Griffith University
  • Mount Royal University
  • NAIT
  • Northwood University
  • Royal Roads University
  • University of Lethbridge

To learn more, visit  Transfer Options.

Contact

Have questions about this specific program?

School of Transportation
403.284.8471
transportation.info@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

Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 50% in Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Pure Math 30, 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.
  • All applicants 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 Business Administration — Automotive 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.

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 transportation.info@sait.ca and the sait.ca domain to your safe sender's list or you risk missing critical email messages. 

Courses

Program Outline

View additional Business Administration - Automotive Management program information including course-specific descriptions and requisites.

First Year

Semester 1 

Course Code Course Name Credit
BMAT-230 Business Mathematics 3.0
COMP-220 Computer Fundamentals 3.0
ECON-250 Microeconomics 3.0
INRY-206 Introduction to Automotive Technology 1.5
MKTG-206 Concepts of the Automotive Industry 1.5
MKTG-260 Marketing Essentials 3.0
Semester 1 Total 15.0

Semester 2 

Course Code Course Name Credit
ACCT-215 Introductory Financial Accounting I 3.0
COMM-256 Professional Communication and Presentation Skills 3.0
MKTG-306 Brand Management 3.0
MNGT-250 Organizational Behaviour 3.0
STAT-270 Quantitative Methods 3.0
Semester 2 Total 15.0

Semester 3 (May - August)

Course Code Course Name Credit
PRAC-284 Automotive Industry Work Term 3.0
Semester 3 Total 3.0
First Year Total 33.0

Second Year

Semester 4 

Course Code Course Name Credit
BFIN-301 Finance for Managers 3.0
BLAW-300 Business Law 3.0
FNCE-207 Leasing, Finance and Insurance 1.5
MKTG-216 Canadian Auto Aftermarket 1.5
MKTG-336 Marketing Action 3.0
MKTG-375 Integrated Marketing Communications 3.0
Semester 4 Total 15.0

Semester 5 

Course Code Course Name Credit
ECON-305 Macroeconomics 3.0
FNCE-205 Introduction to Fixed Operations 1.5
HRMT-320 Human Resources Management 3.0
PROJ-365 Automotive Management Capstone 3.0
PRTS-302 DMS - Parts and Service 1.5
SELL-315 Automotive Business and Sales Management 3.0
Semester 5 Total 15.0
Second Year Total 30.0
Program Total 63.0

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.

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $ 4,616 $682 $288 $252 $ 5,838
2 $ 4,196 $682 $288 $252 $ 5,418

International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $16,843 $682 $288 $460 $18,273
2 $15,312 $682 $288 $460 $16,742

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 are approximately $1,500 per year. 

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

Friday, Sept. 4

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.

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

Other requirements

A driver's license, the ability to maneuver vehicles in tight spaces and operate a manual transmission vehicle is highly recommended for success in this program and industry. 

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 

Phone: 403.284.8471 
Email: transportation.info@sait.ca

Academic chair

Matt Carpenter, Academic Chair
Email:  matt.carpenter@sait.ca

Inspiring Stories

Carter's family is in the auto industry and he worked as a technician before he recognized he wanted to be on the other side of the business. Searching SAIT's website, he found exactly what he was looking for.

Carter Clark
Business Administration - Automotive Management | 2017

"It's tailored to exactly what I wanted," he says, adding it was an efficient program that gave him the tools and skills he needed.

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