Business Administration 1 Year Certificate

What Can I do with a Business Administration Certificate?

The purpose of the Business Administration Certificate program is to provide students with the fundamentals of business administration skills and knowledge which can be applied in a variety of entry level jobs.

Students will learn skills needed in business and industry such as computer literacy, numeracy, and cross-cultural communications as well as develop a basic knowledge of accounting, management, economics, marketing, and organizational structures.

Students who successfully complete the Business Administration Certificate program will have an excellent foundation in business and may be able to further their studies.  Graduates of the Q College Business Administration Certificate will be eligible to apply for direct entry to the 2nd year of the Q College two-year Business Administration, Web Tech Specialty Diploma program which is also being proposed at this time.



Learn the Core Requirements :

Upon completion of this program the successful student will be able to perform basic business functions associated with business administration such as:

  • Demonstrate their knowledge of basic accounting systems, apply accounting principles of accumulation, external reporting and expert uses of financial accounting information.
  • Apply skills to prepare and analyze accounting information for shareholder and management use in partnerships and corporations.
  • Exhibit their familiarity with individual and group behavior in an organization.
  • Show their understanding of basic computer terminology; understand Windows and be able to use Microsoft Office tools including; MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Understand how the economy impacts business, industry and government decisions.
  • Understand the population trends of North America and how from a cross cultural perspective, and the roles culture plays during social and business interaction.
  • Solve practical financial and math problems which are regularly encountered in the business arena.
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the functions of management including, planning, organizing, leading and controlling an organization.
  • Exhibit awareness of the marketing mix; known as the 4 P’s of marketing, product, price, place and promotion.

Admission Requirements:

BC High school graduation or equivalent from other provinces or countries. Students who do not have a grade of C in Math 11, or equivalent, must take a Math upgrading course concurrently with the first course taught in this program.

English 12 with a minimum C grade or equivalent. Students whose English is not a first language and who did not graduate from a school whose curriculum is not delivered in English can meet this requirement with an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band under 5.0; or iBT TOEFL minimum score of 67; or a score based on the Common European Framework of B1.

Program  Details:

This Program is a Full time Certificate program with a total of  ten courses within the program. Each course has 60 hours of instructional contact time plus 20 hours of applied lab supported by an instructor. There are ten courses for a total of 800 hours. The courses are scheduled in 40 weeks over a one-year period with scheduled reading/exam breaks designed to give students time to read comprehensive textbooks and course exam preparation.

Class Schedule 

  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • 12:30 pm – 4:30pm
  • 5:00 pm  – 9:00 pm

Courses within the Business Administration Certificate Program:

  • Intro to Business Computing
  • Management Essentials
  • North American Communications and Culture
  • Business Math
  • Intro to Marketing
  • Accounting 1
  • Understanding North America
  • Accounting 2
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Economics

Tuition & Fees:

Domestic Student

  • Application Fee: $ 150.00
  • Course Materials Fee  $ 100.00
  • Textbooks Fee $ 1,200.00
  • Administrative Fee $ 1,000.00
  • Tuition$ 12,000.00

International Student 

  • Application Fee: $ 150.00
  • Course Materials Fee  $ 100.00
  • Textbooks Fee $ 1,200.00
  • Administrative Fee $ 1,500.00
  • Mandatory Medical insurance $ 750.00
  • Tuition$ 13,500.00

To apply please email our team at Q College.

The Business Administration Certificate program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

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