Program at a glance
Area of Study
Co-op / internship
Open to International
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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.
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.
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Invest in yourself!
Camosun can prepare you for a career within the business and financial worlds.
Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
$7,207 * (domestic)
$8,631 * (domestic with Co-op)
$33,520 ** (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.
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
Curriculum & courses
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.
- C+ in English 12
- C in English 12 Camosun Alternative
For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.
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.
Recruitment & Retention Program Leader
Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.
School of Business
Contact us to discuss if the program is right for you!
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
Fax: Fax: 250-370-4104
International students contact Camosun International