*90% of current Business Administration students would recommend this program to a friend—Selkirk College Student Engagement Survey, 2022.
Get the knowledge and skills required for a high-paying and dynamic career in Business. Specialize in either Professional Management or Accounting & Finance. All courses transfer directly towards a Bachelor's Degree in BC Colleges and Universities.
The Selkirk Advantage:
- Affordable, quality instruction
- Flexible, full or part-time studies
- Small class sizes and personalized attention
- Veteran instructors still working in their industry
- Career Launch integrated career planning and preparation modules
- Real-world work experience through Co-op and integrated learning
- All courses fully recognized and transferable to BC universities (Did you know that acceptance rates to university vastly improve when applying into second or third year?)
Professional Management - Diploma
This concentration provides students with the tools to function competently in the management environment.
This concentration provides students with a solid background in the financial structure of business.
The Diploma in Business Administration consists of 60 credits. All students take 30 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.
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
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%.
- 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.
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.
In order to receive your credential in your program you must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
ADMN170 - Introduction to Business
ADMN 170 Introduction to Business is a course that introduces students to the management and operation of business, including the principles, concepts, ideas and tools used by managers. In addition, the course exposes students to international and local business issues, and to large companies as well as to smaller, entrepreneurial firms. This course also provides an introduction to Career exploration and preparation
COMM240 - Financial Accounting I
COMM 240 Financial Accounting I is an introductory course in accounting from the basic accounting equation to the preparation of the income statement, statement of owner's equity and balance sheet. This course covers merchandise operations, valuation and control of cash, temporary investments and receivables, inventories and cost of goods sold, principles of internal control and capital assets. Includes important accounting principles and concepts as well as the classification of accounts. The use of special journals, worksheets and computerized accounting is also covered.
ECON106 - Principles Of Macroeconomics
ECON 106: Principles of Macroeconomics covers: national income accounts, national income determination model, monetary system, monetary and fiscal policy, problems with the Macro System, inflation, unemployment, etc.; international trade - balance of payments, exchange rates, capital flows.
MATH125 - Business Mathematics
MATH 125: Business Mathematics is intended for first year students enrolled in the Business Administration program. It stresses the mathematics required in financial processes. The course starts with a review of basic arithmetic and algebra. With these skills the student will solve several practical business problems. Topics include (but are not limited to) ratio and proportion, merchandising, break-even analysis, simple interest and promissory notes, compound interest and effective rates, equivalent payment streams, simple and general annuities, annuities due and deferred annuities, amortization of loans and payment schedules.
TWC164 - Business Communications I
TWC 164 Business Communications I is an introduction to the fundamentals of effective written business communication and their application to workplace communication. Additionally, students will solidify and advance their skills in researching and presenting ideas and reports.
ENGL110 - College Composition
ENGL 110: College Composition is about thinking and writing. You will learn how to develop and express informed opinions on issues that matter. You will also learn about research, editing, and expository and persuasive academic writing forms.
ADMN181 - Marketing
ADMN 181: Marketing introduces students to basic concepts and principles of marketing. Topics include Canadian entrepreneurship, small business management, evaluation of business opportunities, and marketing management. Market planning will be emphasized as well as practical decision making in regards to evaluating the business environment, market segmentation, market research, and strategy choices. The marketing mix or product, price, place of distribution, and promotion will be discussed in depth.
COMM241 - Financial Accounting II
COMM 241 Financial Accounting II is the second financial accounting course, reviewing and enlarging upon concepts and principles, their application to and effect upon financial statements. Topics include: capital and intangible assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnership accounting, accounting for corporate transactions, notes and bonds payable, the cash flow statement, and financial statement analysis.
ECON107 - Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 107: Principles of Microeconomics usually taken following Economics 106: Principles of Macroeconomics. Topics covered include: supply and demand - price supports, the agricultural problem, value theory, theory of the firm - competition, pollution, industrial organization - monopoly, public utilities, advertising, income distribution - labour unions, productivity.
STAT105 - Introduction To Statistics
STAT 105: Introduction to Statistics is intended for social, environmental science, and business students, or others who would benefit from a one-term statistics course. Topics include estimation of means and hypothesis testing. Applications are explored.
TWC165 - Business Communications II
TWC 165 Business Communications II is a continuation of TWC 164 and focuses on complex oral and written communication. Material covered includes how to conduct research; how to use graphics; how to write formal business documents; how to give informative and persuasive oral presentations; and writing for digital platforms.
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