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.
Our Bachelor of Business Administration Degrees, Business Administration Diplomas, and Business Administration Certificates are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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.
Explore our programs
Bachelor of Business Administration
This four-year degree program is focused on Canadian and International business administration. We also offer an honour's degree for students with an aptitude for research.
Business Administration Diplomas
The two-year Business Administration Diploma and Tourism Management Diploma programs provide a solid foundation in business and tourism management functions.
This one- to two-year program is a great introduction to business administration. The courses you take in this program can be applied to a diploma or degree program.
Office Administration Certificates
We offer a variety of office administration programs including business, bookkeeping, medical, legal, and virtual office assistant programs. Our programs range from five months to two years, and some are offered with a distance education option.
The Okanagan School of Business offers Post-Baccalaureate programs for students who have undergraduate degrees and would like to pursue further knowledge in human resources management, marketing, accounting, and marketing and data analytics.
The Okanagan School of Business has partnered with Southern Interior Flight Center and Okanagan Mountain Helicopters to offer a two-year Commercial Aviation Diploma - Aeroplane and a one-year Commercial Helicopters Pilot Certificate.
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.
Student Teams and Clubs
Enactus is a non-profit students-run organization that develops and implements projects in our communities that improve the quality of life and standard of living across the region.
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.
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.
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.
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Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research
The Centre exists to encourage and support new Okanagan School of Business faculty researchers to engage in applied research, to expand their knowledge base, and to make a significant contribution to economic and social development in the B.C. Southern Interior.
The scope of research is carried out in key areas: rural entrepreneurship and the economics of industry competitiveness, social service non-profit sector sustainability, and social entrepreneurship. The researchers identified with each area are the main points of contact for that research area. They are also prepared to provide advice and guidance to Okanagan School of Business faculty interested in conducting research in that area.
Scotiabank Centre for Non-Profit Excellence
Okanagan College has partnered with Scotiabank Centre to introduce the Scotiabank Centre for Non-Profit Excellence. This project enables Okanagan College students to research and identify strategies to ensure sustainability within all realms of Non-Profit organizations.
The project covers four phases: gap analysis of the training and education needs of the nonprofit sector, curriculum and training development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of training services offered to local agencies, and the provision of an online platform to offer a suite of research and training resources to organizations in the nonprofit sector, irrespective of geographic location.
The Scotiabank Centre for Non-Profit Excellence is a resource to help build organizational capacity and operational excellence to ensure sustainability for the nonprofit industry. We encourage you to utilize the resources available on this site. Explore the research conducted by Honours BBA students on key areas of interest to the nonprofit sector, review the team of student researchers, faculty advisors and community partners who collaborated on this project, and participate in any of the training courses and resources materials provided to you at your convenience and as often as you would like.
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