Business Administration Certificate
In Fall 2020 we offer this program via Distributed Learning where we use various tools that may include email, web-conferencing platforms, online videos, social media, textbooks, print modules, local contexts and experiential tasks. Learn more about Distributed Learning at CMTN.
Earn a certificate in 1 year
CMTN’s Business Administration program gives you the credentials and expertise to get ahead in today’s competitive workplace. Whether you want to work as an administrator in an office, pursue a specialized career in business and finance, or start your own company, CMTN offers one-year certificates or two-year diplomas that can help take you where you want to go.
The Business Administration program has concentrations in:
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Dates and locations
Some courses are available online.
*Diploma completion may take longer than two years depending on second-year core course offerings and concentration requirements. For more information please contact the Program Coordinator.
|Faculty Member||Campus Location|
|Seth Downs, Program Coordinator||Terrace|
|Evan van Dyk||Terrace|
|Kristi Farrell||Prince Rupert|
|Mahesh Gautam||Prince Rupert|
|Dave McKeever||Prince Rupert|
|Christopher Try||Prince Rupert|
|Scott van Dyk||Prince Rupert|
- Grade 12 recommended
- English Studies 12 or First People's English 12 or equivalent AND
- Foundations of Math 11 OR Principles of Math 11 OR Applications of Math 12 or equivalent OR
- Office Assistant Certificate plus Accounting Certificate, both with a "B" average, from CMTN's Applied Business Technology Program OR
- Canadian Achievement Test (CAT)
English proficiency is required for all students entering CMTN programs. Please visit our English Language Alternatives page to see how this requirement can be met.
Prospective students who do not meet the program requirements are encouraged to speak with the Program Coordinator as you may be considered for admission based on other criteria.
Note: Students planning to transfer to university or enter into professional accounting programs should have Math 12. All Bachelor of Commerce programs in B.C. have a Calculus graduation requirement. Other post-secondary institutions may additionally require high school graduation for admission, (E.g. CMTN Business Diploma without high school graduation and pre-requisites may not be sufficient for subsequent admission to other post-secondary institutions for further studies (3rd & 4th Year).
10 courses, two 4-month semesters
|ACCT 150||Financial Accounting I||3|
|BCPT 150||Business Computers||3|
|BENG 150||Business Communications||3|
|BLAW 152||Canadian Business Law||3|
|ECON 150||Micro Economics||3|
|ECON 151||Macro Economics||3|
|MARK 150||Introduction to Marketing||3|
|MATH 150||Mathematics of Finance||3|
|MGMT 150||Principles of Management||3|
|3 credits of 100 Level Business Administration or University Credit Elective 1||3|
Students wishing to take the Accounting Concentration Diploma in Year 2 must take ACCT 151 as the elective.
|Full-time||30 Credits||30 Credits|
|Student Union fees1||$83.84||$83.84|
|Books & Supplies2||$3,000.00||$3,000.00|
|Total program cost:||$6,151.28||$16,033.86|
Fees are effective as of August 1, 2020
Student Union fees are term-based and may vary due to the length of the program.
Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken.
University transfer agreements
Start here, finish anywhere!
Diploma graduates are able to move onto university degree completion at a number of institutions. The majority of courses within the program transfer directly to colleges and universities in British Columbia. The BC Transfer Guide is the main resource to look up the transfer of courses between institutions within the province. Learn more about University Transfer opportunities at Coast Mountain College.
The Business Administration program also has specific transfer agreements with Royal Roads University that facilitate a seamless transfer between programs. In addition, more general agreements exist for degree completion within Canada and internationally. Check out the Degree Partnerships page for details and consult with the Business Administration Program Coordinator to plan your pathway.
There is a myriad of educational opportunities for Business Administration certificate and diploma holders following graduation. Visit our University Transfer and Degree Partnerships sections to learn more.
Another major advantage of the program is the flexibility of employment opportunities. Past experience has demonstrated that graduates with aptitude and ability have a wide range of employment possibilities. A career in Business Administration can lead you down many professional paths, including working as a:
- Executive Director
- Financial Analyst
- Investment Advisor
- Public Relations & Communications Professional
- Customer Service Representative
- Sales and Marketing Manager, and more
Almost any type and size of organization is a possible employer, including business firms, accounting firms, self-employment, government, and not-for-profit organizations. There is a significant demand for professionals who are proficient in business skills. The Business Administration program allows you to acquire the education necessary to meet your specific needs.