Business Administration | Diploma - General Management
Earn a diploma in 2 years
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
|Winter 2023||Prince Rupert|
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||Terrace|
GENERAL MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION
Completion of a Business Administration Certificate and the following:
|ACCT 252||Management Accounting||3|
|BFIN 250||Business Finance I||3|
|or BPOL 250||Business Policy|
|MGMT 251||Organizational Behaviour||3|
|18 credits of 200 level Business Administration electives. One elective may be a University Credit course (3 credits)||18|
- 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.
Admission to an intake does not guarantee completion in 2 years.
|Full-time||30 Credits||30 Credits|
|Student Union fees1||$87.28||$87.28|
|Books & Supplies2||$1,000.00||$1,000.00|
|Total program cost:||$4,605.38||$14,788.51|
Fees are effective as of August 1, 2022 for the 2022/23 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 https://cmsu.studenthealthbc.ca/ 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.