Okanagan School of Business

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The Okanagan School of Business provides a career-oriented and innovative approach to education so that learners of various ages, experience levels, and cultures succeed. Our unique business programs have a strong focus on integrating theory and subject-matter knowledge with practical applications through business competitions, community-based course projects and work experiences.

OC alumni honoured for community impact

Bree Cawley graduated from the Bachelor of Business Administration program in 1999 since then has made her mark in communications, marketing and non-profit leadership for a host of organizations.

Prof leads the way in developing new open educational resources

In a challenging time when nearly every post-secondary institution has made the move from in-person to online classes, an Okanagan College Business professor is working to develop and put free online textbooks in the hands of students.

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Bachelor of Business Administration

This four-year degree program is centralized on Canadian and International Business application. After two years of foundational business studies, students will be able to delve extensively into a chosen designation specialty: accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, or tourism and hospitality management. Completing a Bachelor of Business Administration will provide students with the hands-on business skills sought by industry recruiters.

Business Administration Diplomas

This two-year diploma program provides a foundation in general business knowledge with the option to specialize in one of the following designations: accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, or tourism and hospitality management. From classroom simulations to industry application, the Business Administration Diploma serves as a valuable asset to prospective students interested in exploring foundational business practices and can lead to further studies in the degree program.

Business Certificates

This one- to two-year program is a natural fit for students interested in exploring business courses. This program is a great introduction that can be laddered into the diploma or degree at a later time. Choose a general studies option or one of our specialities, including accounting, computer applications, entrepreneurship and small business management, financial services, human resources, management, or tourism and hospitality.

Office Administration Certificates

Choose from entry-level to specialty programs with timelines ranging from five months to a year. Options for Office Administration Certificates include the following: accounting/bookkeeping, office assistance, administrative assistance, legal litigation or legal corporate/conveyancing, as well as medical administration. Most programs include a practicum portion to increase transferability of skills and employability.

Post-Baccalaureates

The Okanagan School of Business offers four Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas. Areas of study include: Accounting, Marking, HR Management and Marketing and Data Analytics. These two-year programs are designed for students that have already completed an undergraduate degree in an area other than Business or Commerce.

Commercial Aviation

This two-year program consists of two distinct and separate areas of study; Okanagan College has teamed up with the Southern Interior Flight Centre (1993) Ltd.  to complete both flight training and business studies consistent with Transport Canada requirements. Graduates of the Commercial Aviation Diploma are prepared for careers as pilots with charter companies, regional carriers and private corporations as well as additional job opportunities with major airline companies.

Study Abroad

Okanagan College students are eligible to participate in Study Abroad semesters. Okanagan School of Business has negotiated Study Abroad agreements with many partner institutions around the world which mean you can spend one or two semesters at an international partner school, and as long as your courses are pre-approved by Okanagan College; all credits earned during your semester(s) away will apply towards your Okanagan College Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.

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Student teams and clubs

Enactus

Enactus is a non-profit student-run organization that develops and implements projects in our communities that improve the quality of life and standard of living across the region.

Learn more about Enactus

Okanagan Business Students’ Association

The OBSA provides a means for students to gather the kind of real world business experience and involvement that distinguishes them when they graduate or for further studies.

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Accounting Club

The Okanagan College Accounting Club (OCAC) is a student run not-for-profit organization that aims to enhance students' campus life and connect them with local accounting professionals.

Learn more about the OCAC

Human Resources Management Club

The HRM Club is a student run organization that aims to connect students with real life HR experiences and professionals through fun learning experiences. The club is open to Human Resource Management specialty students or anyone interested in learning more about Human Resources at Okanagan College. 

Learn more about the HRM Club

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