Program Highlights

The Business Administration Certificate Program teaches students basic management skills that have practical value in a wide variety of jobs.

The program requires successful completion of one required business course, two specialty business courses and a choice of three business elective courses (three-credits each) chosen from the School of Business course offerings.

Credit from the certificate program can ladder into the Business Administration Diploma and/or the Bachelor of Business Administration.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverSummerBoth
North VancouverFallBoth
North VancouverSpringBoth
Sunshine CoastFallPart-Time
Sunshine CoastSpringPart-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$2,439 $1,194 $3,634
Year 2$0 $0 $0
Year 3$0 $0 $0
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$2,439 $1,194 $3,634

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

Required Courses

Total credits: 6.00

BADM 101Introduction to Management3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
CMNS 152Business Communications Basics3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits


Required Specialty Courses

Total credits: 6.00

Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
BADM 102Quantitative Methods3.00 credits
BADM 106Organizational Behaviour3.00 credits
BADM 107Business Law I3.00 credits
BADM 268Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management3.00 credits
BMKT 161Introduction to Marketing3.00 credits
BFINBFIN 141 Introductory Accounting I or BFIN 193 Compressed Introductory Financial Accounting3.00 credits


Business Electives

Total credits: 6.00

Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:

Business Elective - A course at the 100, 200, or 300-level from the prefixes below, or RMCP 172 & 173, or RMCP 181.

RMCP 181Strategic Retail Buying3.00 credits
BADMBusiness Administration
BCPTBusiness Computing
BFINBusiness Finance
BMKTBusiness Marketing
IBUSInt'l Business and Logistics
RMCPRMCP 172 & 173


Total program credits: 18.00

Program Notes

Students cannot receive credit for BFIN 141 or BFIN 142 and also get credit for BFIN 193 towards this credential. Students may get credit for only one of BFIN 244 or BFIN 341 towards this credential.

Important Dates

Application Dates

Feb 4, 2020 - Dec 1, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 16, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 21, 2020 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Jun 2, 2020 - May 4, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Mar 8, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Apr 26, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Aug 3, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2021 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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Have questions about this program?

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