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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:

Business Administration courses can be used as credit towards many professional associations and designations, such as the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

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Dates and locations 

Intake Location
Fall 2024 Prince Rupert
Fall 2024 Terrace
Spring 2024 Smithers
Spring 2025 Smithers

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.


Completion of a Business Administration Certificate and the following:

ACCT 252Management Accounting3
BFIN 250Business Finance I3
BSIM 2503
or BPOL 250 Business Policy
MGMT 251Organizational Behaviour3
18 credits of 200 level Business Administration electives. One elective may be a University Credit course (3 credits)18
Total Credits30
  • 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. 

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,

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.