Program at a glance
Co-op / internship
Open to International
Area of study
Prepare for a career in business
Start in September, January or May
You'll gain a solid business education and develop the practical skills that you will need to be successful in entry level management careers. This diploma is designed to provide you with maximum flexibility in choosing courses that will be most relevant to your specific goals.
With a Diploma in Business Administration – General Management Option, you are prepared to bring management skills to work in business, not-for-profits, government and entrepreneurial environments.
You will also graduate with credit towards the Bachelor of Business Administration programs at Camosun College. There is also 2-year block transfer credit to degree programs at other institutions including Royal Roads University and the University of Lethbridge. Transfer credit to other post-secondary institutions on a course-by-course basis is available.
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Who can I contact if I want more information?
International students please contact International Admissions
What you'll learn
Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.
For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.
What to expect
The program consists of 20 courses which can be completed in approximately two years if taken on a full-time basis. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus and the program can be taken on a part-time basis.
In the first year, you’ll work through introductory–level courses in accounting, finance, economics, and marketing. Exit the program after one year with a Certificate in Business Administration or continue on to Year 2.
In your second year, you'll work through organizational behaviour, business strategy, and your choice of Business courses. Exit the program after Year 2 with a Diploma in Business Administration - General Management Option.
Co-operative Education Option
Apply your classroom skills in the workplace and bring your workplace skills back to the classroom! A Co-op work term is a great opportunity to gain work experience in your field while enrolled in your academic program.
When you engage in co-operative education, you get an early start on preparing for your career after graduation! You will be joining a growing number of students who choose the opportunity to alternate between full-time studies and full-time paid work where you can bring your applied classroom learning to life.
Co-operative education is a learner-centered model that empowers you, the student, to direct your own learning and to make a valuable contribution in the workplace. Your learning will be guided and supported by both your employer and the School with a faculty member from your program assigned to coach, monitor, and evaluate your work term development.
To participate in Co-operative Education, prior to your first work term you will need to successfully complete
- Eight (8) first year courses, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (C+), and
- the workshop series CDEV-WPS
Talk to your Co-op & Internship Coordinator, or login to the Co-op and Career Portal to book a Co-op Information Appointment with an Employment Facilitator to get more information. Connect with your Academic Advisor to plan your program and how co-operative education can fit.
Together you determine what timeline is most appropriate for you to take the mandatory Career Development-Workplace Preparation Skills (CDEV-WPS) course before your first work term.
Under Canadian Immigration Law, as an international student you are eligible to participate in co-operative education and you can legally work in Canada during specified work terms. The Work Permit Checklist for international students will assist in planning your participation in co-operative education.
A rewarding career
Administrative services managers in BC earn a median annual salary* of $66,500 depending on employer and seniority.
*2018 Job Bank Wage data
Tuition and fees
Effective from September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2024
Tuition estimates are for the entire program
Business Administration, Diploma - General Management Option
Business Administration, Diploma - General Management Option, Internship designation
Business Administration, Diploma - General Management Option, Co-op designation
Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.
For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.
In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.
You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.
Curriculum & courses
When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.
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Program participation requirements
- Many first year Business courses require Math as a prerequisite (e.g. “C” in Pre-calculus 11, Foundations of Math 11, MATH 073, MATH 077, MATH 137, or “C+” in MATH 072, MATH 075, or MATH 135). Students may enter this program without Math but please note, students must complete one of the Math courses as listed above or successfully complete Camosun’s Math assessment in or before their first semester of study.
Our teaching staff
Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys. For more information about our faculty, please visit the School of Business homepage.
For more details, including courses, please see the Program Outline.