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From Sherri Bell, President

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Business Administration, Diploma - Marketing Option

Your pathway to business education

Program at a glance



Area of Study


Study options



Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International



Two years

At a glance image

Group of smiling students

Prepare for a career in marketing

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 a range of marketing roles. 

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After graduation

With a Diploma in Business Administration – Marketing Option, you will be prepared to work in entrepreneurial enterprises, business, not-for-profits, government and community tourism environments in areas such as marketing and sales management, public relations, advertising and customer service.

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

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 2021 Summer Information Session PDF with clickable links.

Who can I contact if I want more information?


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, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$6,806 * (domestic)
$8,229 * (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.

Year 1

In the first year, you'll work through introductory–level courses in accounting, finance, economics, and marketing. Exit the program now with a Certificate in Business Administration or continue onto the year 2.

Year 2

In your second year, you'll work through marketing research, creative selling, and entrepreneurship courses. Exit the program now with a Diploma in Business Administration-Marketing 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.

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

Marketing and public relations professionals in BC earn a median annual salary** of $56,900 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:

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

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.

Faculty/staff profile

Glen Allen Instructor, Marketing

Glen Allen


Glen holds an MBA in International Management from the University of Victoria, where he focused his interest in the area of intercultural management a ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Anne Borrowman, Instructor, Marketing

Anne Borrowman

Program Leader

Anne joined Camosun College in 2009 and enjoys teaching a wide variety of business courses. With a history in business development in hospitality, tou ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Siobhan Chandler

Siobhan Chandler


Faculty/staff profile

Larry Chung Instructor, Marketing

Larry Chung


Larry joined Camosun College in 1994 as a co-op coordinator working with the School of Business. After 5 years of teaching part time, he transitioned ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Michelle Clement Instructor, Marketing

Michelle Clement


Michelle joined Camosun in 2005 after 15 years with Procter & Gamble specializing in sales and marketing. She earned both her undergraduate BA and ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Troy Dunning Chair/Instructor, Marketing

Troy Dunning

Recruitment & Retention Program Leader

Troy started teaching with the Camosun College’s School of Business in the fall of 1998 in the Marketing and Management Department, and took on the Pr ... Read more

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Susan Halsall


Faculty/staff profile

Marina Jaffey Instructor, Marketing

Marina Jaffey


Marina has a passion for teaching and learning and has been working with students for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Catherine Mack Instructor, Marketing

Catherine Mack


Catherine has been teaching in the School of Business at Camosun since 2000. She has an MBA from Simon Fraser University and many years’ experience de ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Melissa McLean Instructor, Marketing

Melissa McLean


Melissa first taught for Camosun’s School of Business from the late 1980s through mid 1990s as a part-time instructor in the Tourism Management progra ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Cynthia Wrate Instructor, Marketing

Cynthia Wrate

Department Chair

Faculty/staff profile

Joan Yates

Joan Yates


Joan  has a thirty-plus year career in post secondary education in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.  This has included experience as a Vic ... Read more
Lansdowne Campus, Young Building

Learn more

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


Fax: Fax: 250-370-4104


International students contact Camosun International