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Business Administration Year One Requirements

Program Details

Length: 2 years

Total Credits: 60

Intake Terms: Fall

Campus: Castlegar

Student Loans: This program is eligible for Student Loans - details here

Credential Received

Diploma in Business Administration Accounting and Finance

Diploma in Business Administration Professional Management


Program Summary

The Diploma in Business Administration consists of 60 to 66 credits. All students take 33 credits in core business foundation courses plus first-year courses in English, Mathematics, Economics and Statistics.
In the remaining credits of the program, students select their specialization in either Accounting & Finance or Professional Management, and complete a specific set of courses for either.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, learners will be able to:

  • explain terms, concepts, and theories relevant to Canadian business.
  • demonstrate developing critical and creative thinking skills.
  • apply problem solving skills.
  • communicate effectively in various formats to a variety of stakeholders.
  • demonstrate developing collaborative skills.
  • outline the importance of ethical and professional behaviour.
  • demonstrate developing business skills.
  • apply numerical analysis and calculation to business related operations.
  • demonstrate literacy skills required in the Canadian business environment.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the general entrance requirements for admission to Selkirk College, applicants must meet the following Business Administration requirements:

  • English Studies 12 or equivalent with a minimum of 60% or higher required. For international applicants, IELTS 6.0 overall band score with no band below 5.5, or equivalent on other internationally recognized English Language Proficiency Tests.
  • Any Math 11 with a minimum of 60%. Note that students who may pursue a university degree in Business should complete a pre-calculus course.

Additional Requirements

The deadline for receiving required documentation is stated in the student’s admissions letter.

An interview (in person or by telephone) with the Program Advisor may be required before entry to the program.

Students are required to complete an orientation at the beginning of the program.

Where space permits students may be admitted up to the end of the first week of the semester.

The program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.


Program Courses

Students entering the Business Administration Professional Management or the Business Administration Accounting Finance Programs have a common first year. Once you have completed your common first year courses the second year course are:

Professional Management

Accounting and Finance

The courses listed below are suggested terms for full-time students typically starting in the Fall Term

Term 1

Required first year courses

ADMN 171Management Principles


COMM 240Financial Accounting I


ECON 106Principles Of Macroeconomics


MATH 125Business Mathematics



TWC 164Business Communications I



ENGL 110English Composition


Students who may pursue a university degree should take ENGL 110 instead of TWC 164.

Term 2

Required first year courses

ADMN 181Marketing


COMM 241Financial Accounting II


ECON 107Principles Of Microeconomics


STAT 105Introduction To Statistics


TWC 165Business Communications II