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Business Administration Certificate


  • 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 

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: CMTN students may transfer to other post-secondary institutions in BC and around the world. Students should be aware of the receiving institution’s admission and transfer requirements.

Students are encouraged to meet with an Education Advisor to discuss transfer pathways.

First-year certificate

10 courses, two 4-month semesters

ACCT 150Financial Accounting I3
BCPT 150Business Computers3
BENG 150Business Communications3
BLAW 152Canadian Business Law3
ECON 150Micro Economics3
ECON 151Macro Economics3
MARK 150Introduction to Marketing3
MATH 150Mathematics of Finance3
MGMT 150Principles of Management3
3 credits of 100 Level Business Administration or any University Credit Elective 13
Total Credits30

Students wishing to take the Accounting Concentration Diploma in Year 2 must take ACCT 151 as the elective.

Fees Domestic International
Full-time 30 Credits 30 Credits
Tuition $3,146.70 $13,373.40
Student Union fees1 $109.28 $109.28
Mandatory fees $240.00 $290.88
Health Insurance $285.00 $602.04
Tuition total: $3,780.98 $14,375.60
Books & Supplies2 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Total program cost: $4,780.98 $15,375.60

Fees are effective as of August 1, 2024 for the 2024/25 academic year.


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.

The Coast Mountain Students Union (CMSU) is pleased to offer Extended Health and Dental Insurance to all qualifying members. The plan is mandatory for all students enrolled in 6 or more credits or a trades program of 26 weeks or longer. Some students, including those studying overseas and those with existing extended health coverage, are eligible to opt out. Visit to learn more about the plan or request to opt out. You will also receive a detailed introductory email no later than 6 weeks after your semester starts. For any inquiries about the plan, please contact the Students’ Union Organiser : Golnoosh Namazi,

Basic Health insurance is mandatory for all international students. Health insurance costs will be charged every term until students provide proof of MSP.

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.

Career opportunities 

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:

  • Manager
  • Administrator
  • Executive Director
  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Broker 
  • Investment Advisor 
  • Public Relations & Communications Professional
  • Recruiter
  • Trainer
  • 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.