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General Business Administration Certificate of Achievement


Credential: Certificate (non-credit)
Available: Continuing Education Classroom or Online

Program Description

Gain a solid foundation in business to advance your career. Boost your skills in communications, teamwork and problem solving as you apply your knowledge to various business disciplines. You can tailor your choice of electives to meet your career or educational goals. Courses are available through part-time studies (evenings, weekends and online) and are transferable to SAIT’s Business Administration diploma. You have up to five years to complete this program.

New for part-time students: You are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop to all evening and weekend on-campus classes. This will enable you to better apply your learning and practice your skills through classroom activities and examples, and make effective use of time allocated to working on group or individual assessments. Visit the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) page for standard laptop requirements, and contact business.advising@sait.ca if you have any questions.

Program Overview

Laddering and Transferability

You can transfer these General Business Administration courses into the full-time or part-time Business Administration diploma (any major) at SAIT. You must meet the admission requirements for the diploma. You have a maximum of seven years to complete all 20 diploma courses (including the certificate-level). The diploma has degree transfer agreements, enabling you to ladder from certificate to diploma to degree.

Admission and Completion

There are no entrance requirements for this program. Be sure you have your SAIT student ID ready; you can begin registering for courses anytime by visiting our website, SAIT.ca. Need help getting your SAIT student ID number? Call Office of the Registrar at 1.877. 284.7248.

After you have registered for one course, fill out and submit the Program Declaration Form to Office of the Registrar.

You have up to five years to complete all certificate courses; you must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see AC. 3.1.1 Grading and Progression).

Course Selection

Four core courses and four electives are required to complete this program. 

BMAT-230 Business Mathematics Classroom or Online
BCMP-225 Business Productivity Tools and Technology Classroom or Online
COMN-220 Communication and Presentation Skills Classroom, Online, Blended
MNGT-200 Introduction Business Classroom or Online
Electives (Choose 4 of the following courses)
ACCT-215 Introductory Financial Accounting I Classroom or Online
BLAW-300 Business Law Classroom or Online  
BFIN-255 Personal Financial Planning Online
Econ-250 Microeconomics Classroom or Online
ECON-305 Macroeconomics Classroom or Online
MNGT-250 Organizational Behaviour Classroom or Online
MKTG-260 Marketing Essentials Classroom or Online


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