Program Highlights

Graduates of the two-year Business Administration diploma program have the skills and knowledge required to be effective managers in a demanding and changing workplace.

The first year of the diploma program provides a solid foundation in general business knowledge with courses in accounting/finance, communications, marketing, computing and organizational behaviour.

The second year offers the opportunity to concentrate (or focus) in a particular area of specialization.

  • Demonstrate ethical, professional, and productive leadership and participation, in teams and individually, in practice-based and / or work integrated learning (WIL) activities.
  • Apply analytical thinking, research methodologies, financial analysis and reflective approaches to identify and analyze business problems.
  • Leverage innovative technologies and techniques to enhance decision-making, collaboration and communication.
  • Apply intercultural knowledge to analyze global, Indigenous and other cultural factors affecting businesses.
  • Produce effective business documents and deliver effective oral business presentations using a variety of appropriate technologies.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverSpringFull-time or part-time
North VancouverSummerFull-time or part-time
North VancouverFallFull-time or part-time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4147 $1638 $5785
Year 2$4147 $1638 $5785
Year 3$0 $0 $0
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$8294 $3276 $11570

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.

First Year

Total credits: 30.00

BADM 101Introduction to Management3.00 credits
BADM 102Quantitative Methods3.00 credits
BADM 106Organizational Behaviour3.00 credits
BADM 107Business Law I3.00 credits
BCPT 123Business Computing Basics3.00 credits
BMKT 161Introduction to Marketing3.00 credits
CMNS 220Advanced Business Writing and Editing3.00 credits
ECON 111Principles of Microeconomic Theory3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
BFIN 141Introductory Accounting I3.00 credits
BFIN 193Compressed Introductory Financial Accounting3.00 credits


Second Year

Total credits: 30.00

BADM 201Business Information Systems3.00 credits
BADM 204Introduction to Strategic Management3.00 credits
BADM 210Business Statistics3.00 credits
BFIN 241Finance for Managers3.00 credits
IBUS 255Cross-Cultural Business3.00 credits
Choose 9.00 credits from the following list:

Business Elective - A course at the 100, 200, or 300-level from the prefixes below, or ECON 210

ECON 210Money and Banking3.00 credits
BADMBusiness Administration
BCPTBusiness Computing
BFINBusiness Finance
BMKTBusiness Marketing
IBUSInt'l Business and Logistics
RMCPRetail Marketing
Choose 6.00 credits of electives:
Breadth Elective - see the Approved Breadth Electives list6.00 credits


Approved Breadth Electives

Choose from the following list:

Unless specific exclusions are listed, all 100-level or higher courses of 3 credits or more outside of the School of Business are eligible. (School of Business courses are BADM, BCPT, BFIN, BMKT, BTEC, IBUS, INMA, NABU, RMCP and SABA). Within the School of Business, only BADM 321, 322, 323, 324, 325 are eligible as breadth.


Faculty of Arts & Sciences none
Faculty of Business & Professional Studies CMNS 100, 131, 133, 152, 154, 159, 174, 305; LAW 101; LGAO 100; LGST 116, 124
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development CLSC 101; EAP (limited to maximum of 3 credits) EAP 100 (min. B+) or EAP 101 (min. B+); HCA 110
Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts AEM 145, 247
Faculty of Global & Community PADM 204, 205, 207, 210, 306; REC (all excluded except REC 152, 252); TOUR (all excluded except TOUR 104, 111, 120, 135, 151, 220, 221, 227, 232, 306, 307, 326, 331, 341, 342, 343, 344, 356, 360, 373, 400, 404, 416, 423, 451, 455, 456, 457)


Total program credits: 60.00

Program Notes

Students planning to concentrate in accounting should take either BFIN 141 and BFIN 142, or BFIN 193 in First Year. Students cannot receive credit for BFIN 141 or BFIN 142 and also get credit for BFIN 193 towards this credential. Students are restricted to credit for only one of BFIN 244 or BFIN 341 towards this credential (students planning to take the Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting Concentration must take BFIN 341).

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Aug 3, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 23, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 2, 2021 - Dec 7, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 15, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 20, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Jun 1, 2021 - May 3, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Mar 7, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

May 2, 2022 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 5, 2021 - Aug 2, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 4, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 22, 2022 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

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