Business Administration, Diploma - General Management Option

Your pathway to business education

Program at a glance

Credential

Diploma

Area of Study

Business

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

Two years

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Prepare for a career in business

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.

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After Graduation

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.

Information Sessions

No sessions are scheduled at this time.

The School of Business Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.

Missed the live Information session?

If you missed the live session we've got you covered. Download the 2020 Fall Information Session PDF with clickable links.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

Contact business@camosun.ca

Invest in yourself!

Camosun can prepare you for a career within the business and financial worlds.

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Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

$7,066 * (domestic)
$8,462 * (domestic with Co-op)
$32,740 ** (international)

*Tuition fees vary depending on course selection. Figures listed here are approximate.
**Tuition is based on 5 academic courses per term (Two terms per year)

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.

Year 1

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.

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 CO-OP WEP

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 Workplace Preparation course COOP WEP before your first work term.

International students

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

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

Admission Requirements

One of:

  • C+ in English 12 
  • C in Camosun Alternative

Program Participation Requirements

One of:

  • C in Math 11 
  • C in MATH 077 
  • C in MATH 137
  • C+ in MATH 072 
  • C+ in MATH 075 
  • C+ in MATH 135

Many first year Business courses require Math as a prerequisite. 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.

Faculty/staff profile

Allison Betton

Allison Betton

Instructor (On Leave)

Allison Betton joined Camosun College in 2016 as a term instructor and became a full-time instructor in 2017.  Allison teaches in the Bachelor of ... Read more

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Odette Coccola Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Odette Coccola

Instructor

Odette joined Camosun in 2007, teaching Business Law part-time and continuing her law practice in Victoria.  In 2013 she moved to full-time teach ... Read more

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Coralee Czinkota

Instructor

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Carole Gosse Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Carole Gosse

Instructor

Carole Gosse joined Camosun College in 1999 as the Co-op Coordinator for the Hotel and Restaurant Management program. She became a fulltime business i ... Read more

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Jason Johnson

Program Leader

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Timothy Kemp Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Timothy Kemp

Recruitment & Retention Program Leader

Timothy Kemp trained as a policy analyst and worked for the federal and provincial governments in a variety of roles, including strategic planner, pro ... Read more

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Sonja Kennedy

Instructor

Sonja started teaching Labour Relations part-time at Camosun in 2017 while working full-time in Labour Relations in the Public Sector. Sonja moved to ... Read more

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Shelaina Postings

Instructor

Shelaina Postings joined Camosun College in 2019 as a term instructor and became a full-time instructor in 2021. Shelaina teaches in the Bachelor of B ... Read more

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Dale Samsonoff

Dale Samsonoff

Program Leader

Dale Samsonoff joined Camosun College in 2019 as a term instructor and became a full-time instructor in 2020. Dale teaches in the Bachelor of Business ... Read more

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Stephen Scott Program Leader/Instructor, Hospitality, Tourism, & Golf Management

Stephen Scott

Department Chair

Stephen Scott is a Chartered Professional Accountant who began teaching at Camosun College in 2012 after working in senior finance roles in the hospit ... Read more

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 Karen Stephens Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Karen Stephens

Instructor

Karen has been with Camosun College in various capacities for 31 years. She began her career in Continuing Education where she developed adult learnin ... Read more

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Halinka Szwender Instructor, Management & Human Resource Leadership

Halinka Szwender

Instructor

Halinka joined Camosun College in 1996 in the Cooperative Education Department. Upon completion of her MBA in 2007, she has been teaching full time in ... Read more

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Susanne Thiessen

Susanne Thiessen

Instructor

Gasán uu dáng gíidang? Camosun College campuses are located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. I would like to a ... Read more
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Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

School of Business

Contact us to discuss if the program is right for you!

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Campus map

250–370–4565

business@camosun.ca

Fax: Fax: 250-370-4104