Business Certificates

Business Administration CertificateBusiness Student

The Business Administration Certificate program provides students with the opportunity to study areas of business such as Accounting, Financial Services, Human Resources Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management and Marketing. Students completing the Business Administration Certificate are able to apply their completed course work towards the Business Administration Diploma and/or the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Some courses are available by distance education.

Graduation from the Business Administration Certificate program requires successful completion of the courses in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%. Successful completion of a course requires a minimum grade of 50%. Some courses may require a higher minimum grade to be acceptable as prerequisites for subsequent courses.

Admission Requirements:

  • BC Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • Students graduating from secondary school in or prior to 2012: Principles of Mathematics 11, or an equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course; or a minimum grade of 70% in Introductory Mathematics 11; or a minimum grade of 60% in Applications of Mathematics 11.
    Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new mathematics curriculum: A minimum of 60% in one of Pre-calculus Grade 11, Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11, or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 11, or the equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course.
  • English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.

Program Outline

12 credits of Business courses at any level
12 credits of Business courses numbered 200 or higher
Six (6) credits of Business or non-Business courses numbered 100 or higher
Business courses include all BUAD courses except BUAD 100 and BUAD 107 which cannot be used for credit in this program
Non-Business courses must be from a diploma or degree program. COSC 122, MATH 111, MATH 120 and MATH 160 cannot be used in this program.

Note: Students admitted to other Business Administration programs who decide to meet the requirements for the Business Administration Certificate instead, must request a program change before completing 18 credits.




Business Studies Certificate

The Business Studies Certificate allows students to focus on specific disciplines. These programs will be of interest to mature students who are already employed. The series will be available in the evening on a two- or three-year rotation depending on the discipline. Some courses are also available by distance education. All programs in the Business Studies Certificate require the use of computers. It is recommended that students without computer experience complete a beginners level computer course before beginning their program or at the beginning of their program.  

Admission Requirements:

  • BC Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • Students graduating from secondary school in or prior to 2012: Principles of Mathematics 11, or an equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course; or a minimum grade of 70% in Introductory Mathematics 11; or a minimum grade of 60% in Applications of Mathematics 11.
    Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new mathematics curriculum: A minimum of 60% in one of Pre-calculus Grade 11, Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11, or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 11, or the equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course.
  • English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.

Options:

Business Studies Certificate for Health Care Professionals

The Business Studies Certificate for Health Care Professionals consists of six courses in Business Administration for graduates of Health and Social Development certificate and/or diploma programs.

This program is designed to provide basic business administration skills to supplement qualifications to Certified Dental Assisting, Early Childhood Education, Home Support/Resident Care Attendant, Human Service Work; Practical Nursing or Therapist Assistant, or equivalent, for application in the various health and social development fields.

Admission Requirements:

  • BC Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • Students graduating from secondary school in or prior to 2012: Principles of Mathematics 11, or an equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course; or a minimum grade of 70% in Introductory Mathematics 11; or a minimum grade of 60% in Applications of Mathematics 11.
    Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new mathematics curriculum: A minimum of 60% in one of Pre-calculus Grade 11, Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11, or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 11, or the equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course.
  • English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.

Program Outline

Required:

BUAD 111 Financial Accounting I
BUAD 195 Financial Management
BUAD 123 Management Principles
BUAD 269 Human Resources Management

Plus 2 of:

CMNS 112 Business Communication I
BUAD 116 Marketing
BUAD 262 Organizational Behaviour
BUAD 272 Business Simulation
BUAD 336 Services Marketing

Post-Diploma Certificate in Business Administration

Business StudentsGraduates with a diploma or degree in Business Administration may receive a post-diploma certificate in Business Administration by completing an additional 18 credit hours (6 courses), of which at least 15 credit hours (5 courses) must be at the second year level or higher. This certificate will be of interest to students who have completed one option and now wish to broaden their studies in a second option. Please contact the Department Chair, Laura Thurnheer at lthurnheer@okanagan.bc.ca for details. Certificates are available in:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management

Office Management Certificate

The Office Management certificate provides graduates of office administration programs with a broad business base that emphasizes managerial aspects of secretarial work. Students will be prepared to write the proficiency exams leading to the Certified Professional Secretary designation. Courses leading to this credential will be offered during the day and evening. Some courses are available by distance education.

Admission Requirements:

  • Students graduating from secondary school in or prior to 2012: Principles of Mathematics 11, or an equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course; or a minimum grade of 70% in Introductory Mathematics 11; or a minimum grade of 60% in Applications of Mathematics 11.
    Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new mathematics curriculum: A minimum of 60% in one of Pre-calculus Grade 11, Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11, or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 11, or the equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course.
  • Successful completion of a ten-month Administrative Assistant program or its equivalent, or permission of the department.

Required:

BUAD 113 Canadian Business
BUAD 116 Marketing
BUAD 123 Management Principles
BUAD 195 Financial Management
BUAD 209 Business Law
BUAD 262 Organizational Behaviour
BUAD 264 Management Accounting
BUAD 269 Human Resource Management
BUAD 279 Industrial Relations
BUAD 283 Management Information Systems