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    Business Administration

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    Program length  

    4 or 5 terms



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    Total: $11,126.00

    Total: $36,026.00

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    • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or completion of ESLG 1898 with a minimum 50% or equivalent
    • 65% in Mathematics 20-1 or Mathematics 20-2 or equivalent, or 50% in Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 or equivalent
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    Further Opportunities

    Explore all the possibilities your future holds with a NorQuest education.


    Internal transfer credit may be available from NorQuest’s Administrative Professional, Accounting Technician, and Hospital Unit Clerk programs. A request form is not required for internal transfer credit. Students can contact to inquire.

    Visit Transfer Credit for information about receiving credit for business courses you have completed at another institution. You may also consult with the department to inquire about receiving credit through challenge exams or prior learning assessment and recognition.

    Many professional organizations and post-secondary institutions recognize and provide credit for the Business Administration diploma.

    Through the provincial Business Administration pathway, students who complete Business Administration coursework at NorQuest College may be eligible for transfer credit at Bow Valley College, Grande Prairie Regional College, Keyano College, Lakeland College, Lethbridge College, MacEwan University, Medicine Hat College, NAIT, Northern Lakes College, Olds College, Portage College, Red Deer College, SAIT or Athabasca University.

    Following graduation, students may also have the opportunity to work towards a professional designation, such as an accounting designation.

    Additional Certification

    All students currently enrolled in the Human Resources specialization are eligible for reduced Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) Alberta annual student membership dues as an Accredited Student Member.

    Students who graduated from the pathway since May 2018, and who meet the necessary GPA requirements, are eligible to waive the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) requirement towards obtaining the CPHR designation. Once your NKE waiver is approved, you become a CPHR Candidate and can start earning the required professional level experience to earn your CPHR designation. Learn more

    Career Potential

    Graduates of the Business Administration program may find employment in the private or public sector, in small business, government, banking, insurance, not-for-profit organizations, retail, hospitality, oilfield, construction, and other industries.

    Accounting graduates may find careers as accounting technicians, accounting clerks, bankers, business analysts, bookkeepers, audit administrators, accounts payable or accounts receivable administrators, office managers, billing supervisors, business managers, credit and collections officers, inventory control officers, payroll accountants, and data entry professionals.

    Human resources management graduates are able to apply their skills in a variety of career opportunities such as HR generalists, recruiter, HR coordinator, trainer, consultant, HR manager, or compensation/benefits specialist.

    Management graduates have a broad understanding of various business concepts and applications, and as such, may find careers as general managers, operations managers, sales managers, account managers, branch managers, or business managers in retail, financial services, insurance, human resources, not-for-profit, sales, or marketing industries.

    • Entrepreneurship graduates may want to start their own business or help build new businesses, but their training can be applied to any industry. With their entrepreneurial skill and strong, general business foundation, they can focus on the bigger picture. Graduates may also find work as marketing coordinators, project managers, business administrators, product managers, or sales account managers.
    • Business operations management graduates will possess a highly transportable set of skills applicable to a variety of service and manufacturing industries, in both business improvement and supply chain roles. Project management, business analysis, purchasing, improvement specialist, quality control, and consulting roles would be examples of potential career paths.

    Finance graduates may find careers as customer service representatives in banks, personal financial services specialists, Qualified Associate Financial Planners Level 1, or insurance sales representatives.

    • Financial Services graduates will most often find themselves in roles at Canadian banks and financial institutions. With their learning in this program they will be ready to enter roles that focus on helping customers with savings and borrowing needs.
    • Financial Planning graduates be fully prepared and qualified to write the Qualified Associate Financial Planner exam offered by FP Canada. Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, experience and ethics to provide holistic financial planning strategies and solutions for clients who have less complex financial planning needs.

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