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.

  • Work collaboratively in diverse groups by engaging in team-building, problem-solving, and self-management.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in a variety of organizational settings.
  • Demonstrate intercultural skills that support effective and appropriate interactions and assessment in diverse cultural and business contexts.
  • Use technology appropriately to inform and support decision-making in business settings.
  • Describe, explain, and apply fundamental theories and concepts of accounting, finance, communication, marketing, and organizational behaviour.
  • Interpret and apply quantitative and qualitative data to support strategic and operational decisions.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverSpringBoth
North VancouverSummerBoth
North VancouverFallBoth

First Year

Total credits: 30.00

BADM 101Management3.00 credits
BADM 102Quantitative Methods3.00 credits
BADM 106Organizational Behaviour3.00 credits
BADM 107Business Law I3.00 credits
BCPT 123Business Computing Basics3.00 credits
BMKT 161Marketing3.00 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
BADM 101Management3.00 credits
BADM 102Quantitative Methods3.00 credits
BADM 103Supervisory Skills3.00 credits
BADM 106Organizational Behaviour3.00 credits
BADM 107Business Law I3.00 credits
BADM 201Business Information Systems3.00 credits
BADM 202People Management3.00 credits
BADM 203Introduction to Strategic Management Concepts3.00 credits
BADM 204Introduction to Strategic Management3.00 credits
BADM 206Directed Study I3.00 credits
BADM 207Employment Law for Business3.00 credits
BADM 210Business Statistics3.00 credits
BADM 218Leadership in Teams3.00 credits
BADM 225Leading with Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace3.00 credits
BADM 268Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management3.00 credits
BADM 270Business Administration Current Issues I3.00 credits
BADM 274Business Administration Special Topics I3.00 credits
BADM 301Operations Management3.00 credits
BADM 302Human Resources Management3.00 credits
BADM 303Industrial Relations3.00 credits
BADM 305Leadership3.00 credits
BADM 306Directed Study II3.00 credits
BADM 307Advanced Business Law II3.00 credits
BADM 310Quantitative Methods III3.00 credits
BADM 318Project Management3.00 credits
BADM 320Special Topics in Business Administration I3.00 credits
BADM 321Special Topics in Business Administration II3.00 credits
BADM 322Current Issues in Business Administration I3.00 credits
BADM 323Current Issues in Business Administration II3.00 credits
BADM 324Current Issues in Business Administration III3.00 credits
BADM 325Special Topics in Business Administration III3.00 credits
BADM 329Performance Management3.00 credits
BADM 332Managing Not-for-Profit Organizations & Social Enterprises3.00 credits
BADM 335Workplace Learning, Development and Design3.00 credits
BADM 382Case Analysis and Decision Making in Human Resources Management3.00 credits
BADM 406Directed Study III3.00 credits
BADM 460Business and Society3.00 credits
BADM 465Management Decision Making3.00 credits
BADM 466Managing Change3.00 credits
BADM 469Applied Understanding of Indigenous Entrepreneurship3.00 credits
BADM 470Business Policy and Strategy3.00 credits
BADM 475Negotiation Skills3.00 credits
BFIN 141Introductory Accounting I3.00 credits
BFIN 142Financial Accounting I3.00 credits
BFIN 193Compressed Introductory Financial Accounting3.00 credits
BFIN 241Finance for Managers3.00 credits
BFIN 244Managerial Accounting3.00 credits
BFIN 246Financial Accounting II3.00 credits
BFIN 249Accounting Microcomputer Applications3.00 credits
BFIN 286Personal Financial Planning3.00 credits
BFIN 321Fundamentals of Investments3.00 credits
BFIN 331Assurance & Auditing I3.00 credits
BFIN 341Cost Accounting I3.00 credits
BFIN 342Cost Accounting II3.00 credits
BFIN 347Financial Accounting III3.00 credits
BFIN 348Accounting Information Systems3.00 credits
BFIN 350Advanced Financial Management3.00 credits
BFIN 351Taxation I3.00 credits
BFIN 353International Finance3.00 credits
BFIN 386Insurance for Financial Planning3.00 credits
BFIN 391Contemporary Issues in Finance and Investment3.00 credits
BFIN 411Advanced Financial Accounting3.00 credits
BFIN 412Assurance & Auditing II3.00 credits
BFIN 431Advanced Management Accounting3.00 credits
BFIN 441Investment Strategies3.00 credits
BFIN 451Taxation II3.00 credits
BFIN 486Intermediate Personal Finance3.00 credits
BMKT 161Marketing3.00 credits
BMKT 260Social Media Marketing3.00 credits
BMKT 261Advertising3.00 credits
BMKT 262Event Marketing3.00 credits
BMKT 263Professional Selling Skills3.00 credits
BMKT 315e-Business Analysis and Administration3.00 credits
BMKT 316Branding and Innovation3.00 credits
BMKT 317Introduction to Mobile App Marketing & Commercialization3.00 credits
BMKT 360Marketing Research3.00 credits
BMKT 364Consumer Behaviour3.00 credits
BMKT 365Marketing Strategies and Decisions3.00 credits
BMKT 366Professional Sales and Management3.00 credits
BMKT 367Promotion Strategy and Analysis3.00 credits
BMKT 369Digital Marketing3.00 credits
BMKT 370Social Media Marketing3.00 credits
BMKT 401Applied Marketing Methods3.00 credits
BMKT 405Marketing Projects in Industry3.00 credits
BMKT 408Product Development3.00 credits
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 1, 2019 - Aug 4, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 6, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM

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

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Admission Requirements

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