Career Paths

  • Decisions, decisions 

    Because our Business and Professional Studies offer such a varied selection of programs and courses, a business education at Capilano University can translate into a surprising array of career choices. In fact, with so many options to choose from, it can be tough to decide just what to take. It’s like making a tough business decision, except in this case you can’t lose. Here are only a few of the possible career paths a Business & Professional Studies student can look forward to:

    School of Business programs

    • Payroll Administrator
    • Marketing Manager
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Advertising Executive
    • Sales Coordinator
    • Operations Manager
    • Multi-unit Account Executive
    • Project Manager
    • Accountant
    • Human Resources Coordinator
    • Event Manager

    Accounting Assistant and Accounting Support programs

    • Accounting Clerk
    • Accounting Technician
    • Accounting Assistant
    • Accounting Administrator
    • Junior Accounting Clerk
    • General Accounting Clerk
    • Bookkeeper
    • Accounts Receivable Clerk
    • Accounts Payable Clerk

    Continue studies in at Capilano University’s School of Business to work toward Business Administration diploma, Bachelor of Business Administration, or professional accounting designation.

    Paralegal programs

    Paralegal careers with (for example, in the areas of personal injury, corporate and commercial, family law, wills and estates, insurance law, collections, aboriginal law, or intellectual property):

    • Private law firms ranging in size from large international or national firms to medium-sized firms to small firms and sole practitioners
    • Corporate legal departments including BC Hydro, telecommunications companies and mining companies
    • Government offices such as the federal Department of Justice and BC's Ministry of Attorney General
    • Non-profit agencies and societies

    Paralegal-related careers in:

    • Insurance (as adjusters or brokers)
    • Human resources and office management
    • Legal recruitment
    • Legal publishing and software
    • Policing
    • Private investigation

    Legal Administrative Assistant program

    Legal Administrative Assistant careers with (for example, in the areas of corporate and commercial, family law, wills and estates, aboriginal law, and civil litigation):

    • Private law firms ranging in size from large international or national firms to medium-sized firms to small firms and sole practitioners
    • Corporate legal departments including BC Hydro, ICBC, telecommunications companies and mining companies
    • Government offices such as the federal Department of Justice and BC's Ministry of Attorney General
    • Non-profit agencies and societies
    • Enrolment in the Paralegal Studies certificate, diploma or degree programs

    Administrative Assistant careers in:

    • Insurance (as adjusters or brokers)
    • Human resources and office management
    • Legal recruitment

    Retail Marketing program 

    • Retail Buyer
    • Merchandiser
    • Fashion Sales
    • Event Manager
    • Visual Marketing Coordinator