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Diploma in Business Administration

This program provides knowledge, skills, and competencies to individuals who aspire to work in small to medium-size businesses. The students develop fundamental business administrative skills as well as introduced to concepts in managing business development, operations and human resources. RBCo also offers a Diploma in Business Administration that has a co-op component where students will be able to apply learned skills. To learn more please go to RBCo Diploma in Business Administration with Co-op.

Upon completion of this program, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Effectively communicate in the context of business such as effective presentation and writing skills
  • Understand the core functional areas of business including accounting, economics, finance, marketing and management
  • Apply best practices of business administration in the functional areas of business
  • Analyze, evaluate and interpret information to make reasoned business decisions based on given cases
  • Interpret Canadian business laws and their impact on business decisions
  • Analyze and interpret business statistics concepts in a business environment
  • Demonstrate effective use of IT skills in the areas of information search, word processing, use of spreadsheets, and presentation software
  • Apply learned skills at the real work environments


List the titles of the courses in this program in the order they are provided and the hours of instruction allotted to each course. Each course is worth three credits and 50 hours, offered in five week terms, two classes a term,  three cycles complete a Semester. 3.1 semesters, 50 weeks of study.

ENGL 1177 Academic Writing
BUSA 1065 Introduction to Business
BSYS 1000 Business Information Systems
OPMT 1110 Business Math
FMGT 1105 Accounting 1
MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing
HRMG 2150 Human Resource Management (HRM)
ECON 2100 Microeconomics
OPMT 1130 Business Stats
BUSA 2100 Principles of Management
COMM 1100 Business Communication
FMGT 2105 Accounting 2
FMGT 1810 Personal Financial Planning
ORGB 1100 Organizational Behaviour
ECON 2200 Macroeconomics
OPMT 1198 Operations Management Fundamentals
OPMT 1170 Project Management
BLAW 3100 Business Law
MKTG 3321 Public Relations (PR)
BSYS 2205 Entrepreneurial Management
Total Academic 60 credits (1000 hours)
Program Total 75 credits (2000 hours)

Domestic Student Tuition & Fees

Tuition $15,500
Application Fee (non-refundable) $200
Course Materials Fee $300
Assessment Fee $100

*Assessment fee not mandatory, only for students writing RBCo English Placement Exam
*all prices are in Canadian Dollar

International Student Tuition & Fees

Tuition $19,800
Application Fee (non-refundable) $300
Materials Fee $300
Assessment Fee $100

*Assessment fee not mandatory, only for students writing RBCo English Placement Exam
*all prices are in Canadian Dollar

Career Opportunities

The graduates of this program will be prepared for a variety of administrative positions in a broad range of employment settings. The graduates find employment in entry-level positions in both the private and public sectors, including manufacturing, service, profit, and nonprofit organizations.

Completion Requirements

Must successfully pass all courses with 50% or more grades overall and have an attendance of at least 75% overall.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must be:

1. Applicant graduated from grade 12 or equivalent (B.C. high school diploma, B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma, General Educational Development) or an equivalent secondary school completion from another jurisdiction in Canada.
2. Secondary school completion (equivalent to BC grade 12) from a jurisdiction where English is a primary language, official language and the language used for education.
3. Apply as a mature student who did not graduate from high school but is at least 19 years of age and provide proof of English language proficiency passing one of the following:
*Grade 12 or higher-level English course.
*High School English 12: At least C from an Englishspeaking country
*University or College level English course (non‐ESL): At least C from an institution where English is the language of instruction.
*RBCo English Placement Exam: 75%
*Completion of RBCo ESL Level 5 (minimum 75% marks) or equivalent from a recognized institution in Canada or English-speaking country
*Completion of at least 12 credits from a post-secondary institution in Canada or from a country where English is the primary language, official language, and the language of instruction.
*English Language Test with minimum score as follow: (only valid for two years):
 TOEFL: 60 iBT
 IELTS: 6.0
 Duolingo: 105
 PTE-Academic: 51.6

Countries with English language systems / institutions

Countries with English language systems / institutions (where English is a primary, official language and the language used for education)
American Samoa/ Anguilla/ Antigua/ Australia/ Bahamas/ Barbados/ Belize/ Bermuda/ British Virgin Islands/ Cayman Island/ Canada*/ Dominica/ Falkland Islands/ Fiji/ Ghana/ Grenada/ Guam/ Guyana/ Irish Republic / Jamaica/ Kenya/ Malta/ Mauritius/ Montserrat/ New Zealand/ Seychelles/ Singapore/ South Africa/ St. Kitts and Nevis/ St. Lucia/ St. Vincent/ Trinidad and Tobago/ Turks and Caico Islands/ Uganda/ United Kingdom (England, Scotland,Wales and Northern Ireland)/ United States of America (USA)/ US Virgin Islands

*Applicants educated in Quebec at an institution where the language of instruction was not English, must meet the current English language proficiency requirements.

Program Overview

Full-time Diploma

Length: 12 months

Next Intake Date: December 6th, 2021

BA Without Co-op Intake Dates – 2021

Scholarship and Bursary are available upon request.

Program Duration

Program Length:
1000 hours

Delivery Method:
Blended learning
In-class instruction and online

PTIB Approved

Diploma in Business Administration was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.