Okanagan School of Business
Okanagan College’s School of Business has a national reputation for excellence in shaping future accountants, financial planners, HR advisors, managers, pilots, administrators and marketing experts.
The comprehensive business degree, diploma and certificate programs allow you to grow and hone your skills and prepare you for success in the fast-paced and ever-changing world. Each program combines theory and hands-on applied practices from instructors who are experts in their fields.Student associations, clubs and competition teams provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations.
Why did you choose to study at Okanagan College?
I chose to study here because the program is flexible with my schedule while playing Junior Hockey and gives me a healthy balance to continue to work on mental health awareness.
What are your biggest passions in life?
I’m passionate about hockey and mental health advocacy. I’ve been playing hockey since I was five and my dream is to play in the NHL. I’ve also been a mental health advocate since age 14 and it’s the most amazing and fulfilling work I’ve ever done. I also think education is power and know that if hockey doesn’t work out for me or say I got an injury and couldn’t play anymore, I need a solid education to fall back on. I want to set myself up for success.
What has been your favourite achievement in your life so far?
I was in Grade 9 when I did my first presentation on mental health and for the first while, nobody really took me seriously. I’ve come a long way since then and have really developed my voice. I’ve proudly presented at Rogers Arena in Vancouver in front of 1,500 students, been a Jack Talks speaker and I recently received recognition for my work on mental health advocacy from the Prime Minister. It’s so rewarding to see the work I’m doing is making a difference for mental health.
How has your experience been at OC?
It’s truly been great and I want to encourage any athlete who is pursuing their sport to attend OC to get an education while following their passion at the same time.
The learning is flexible and you can definitely find a healthy balance without having
to compromise on education or training. This is a quality institution and every single professor is willing to go the extra mile to support you.
I heard great things about the College and that the transition from high-school to post-secondary learning was smoother – and it was.
|Myles Mattila I Bachelor of Business Administration
Kelowna Chiefs junior hockey player and mental health advocate
Bachelor of Business Administration
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma (Accounting, Marketing or Human Resources Management)
Degree and diploma students can choose from six specialty areas: Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management, Management, Marketing or Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Legal Administrative Assistant (Corporate/Conveyancing or Litigation)
Medical Administrative Assistant
Post-Diploma Certificate in Business Administration
Join Enactus OC, the Okanagan Business Students’ Association, Accounting Club, Human Resources Management Club or the Marketing Club.