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Business Administration: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

  • Program Start Date
    September, January, April
  • Campuses


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    City of Burnaby
  • Length
    12 to 24 months (full-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $7,900 (full-time)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out BCIT's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Full-time: Applications are accepted:
    • First round: January 
    • Second round: February to March

This program has multiple application deadlines and may fill after each deadline date.

Part-time: Applications are accepted throughout the year

Application Fee: $90 (domestic); $154 (international)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Note: the full-time September 2022 intake is now closed for new applications. The September 2023 intake will open for applications on January 4, 2023. Applications for the part-time option may be submitted at any time.

The BBA is a degree program for students who are planning to complete, or have completed, specific BCIT diplomas, and who wish to further their education.


Successful candidates must meet the program’s minimum entrance requirements, and should apply to the BCIT BBA program after completing or when nearing completion of one of the BCIT School of Business diploma programs below.

Entrance requirements

If you meet the minimum entrance requirements listed below, please apply to the program for either full-time or part-time.

 Admission is ranked based on a student's overall and core course grades.

Applicants who are currently enrolled in the final term of their BCIT diploma must be on track to complete their diploma by May. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a full-time BCIT diploma and are applying for the full-time degree may be conditionally accepted pending successful completion of their diploma and any applicable bridging courses.

Part-time: Conditional acceptance into part-time is not granted; applicants must have completed an eligible diploma and met all entrance requirements.


This program has a two-step admission process:

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements
    • Post-secondary education: One of the following BCIT Business Diplomas with a minimum overall average of 70%:
      • Accounting
      • Business Administration (General Option)
      • Business Administration (Global Studies Option)
      • Business Administration (Human Resources Option)
      • Business Administration (Management Option)
      • Business Administration (Marketing Option)
      • Business Information Technology Management (Artificial Intelligence Management Option)
      • Business Information Technology Management (Enterprise Systems Management Option)
      • Business Management
      • Business Management (Advanced Placement - Degree/Diploma Entry)
      • Business Management, Advanced Diploma
      • Business Operations Management
      • Finance
      • Financial Planning
      • General Insurance and Risk Management
      • Human Resource Management
      • Human Resource Management (Advanced Placement - Degree/Diploma Entry)
      • International Business Management
      • International Business Management - Global Supply Chain
      • Marketing Management (Entrepreneurship Option)
      • Marketing Management (Marketing Communications Option)
      • Marketing Management (Professional Sales Option)
      • Marketing Management (Tourism Management Option)
    • The following BCIT diploma programs are acceptable for admission to the BBA program with a minimum overall average of 70% and completion of additional bridging courses. Please contact to confirm which bridging courses are required.
      • Airport Operations Diploma
      • Automotive Services Technician and Operations Diploma
        • Ford ASSET Option
      • Broadcast and Online Journalism Diploma
      • Digital Design and Development Diploma
      • Graphic Communications Technology Management Diploma
      • Sustainable Business Leadership Advanced Diploma
      • Radio Arts and Entertainment Diploma
      • Television and Video Production Diploma
    • Core courses: minimum combined average of 70% across the following five courses*:
      • Business Communications 2
      • Accounting 2 (or Accounting For Management)
      • Essentials of Marketing
      • Macroeconomics
      • Statistics

*Changes to the core course requirement for September 2023 intakes

If you submit your application for admission to a September 2023 or later intake, the following changes will apply:

  • You will be required to achieve a minimum of 65% in each core course as well as a minimum 70% average across the five courses.
  • Microeconomics will be required in place of Macroeconomics.
  • Submit the Online Assessment Formyou will be asked to rank your option choices as part of the online assessment. You will be placed into an option at the discretion on the department and will be notified of your option upon acceptance. 
Step 2: Department Assessment

Complete applications will be reviewed and assessed by the program area. Applications will not be considered complete until the Online Assessment Form has been submitted.

If you do not meet the entrance requirements

If you have completed an eligible diploma but do not otherwise meet the entrance requirements, submit the Online Assessment Form before applying to the BBA program.

If you do not have an eligible diploma please email directly to determine if you may qualify for admission based on non-BCIT credentials and work experience.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy BCIT's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Review the full English Language Requirements policy here.

There are two ways to meet the English requirement:

1. Complete both of the following:


2. Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening:

English 12 and equivalencies

At BCIT, entrance requirements are program-specific. All programs require English 12, but the percentage required varies by program. Be sure to confirm your program’s specific English requirement before applying.

If you do not meet the requirements, BCIT offers several options to help you upgrade your skills. View more here.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English Language Proficiency requirement for studies at BCIT is detailed here.

Applicants to BCIT are also required to have completed two years of full-time study in a high school or post-secondary program in English in an English-speaking country.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For details on BC/Yukon High School credit equivalencies click here

Review BCIT Entrance Requirements and Application priority .


You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

Learn about Canadian high school course equivalencies here.  

For more information about admission, please review BCIT Entrance requirements and Application priority 

BC Transfer Student

For details on how to transfer credits from BC post-secondary institutions to BCIT visit this website.


Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on admission with Advanced Placement into BCIT programs, click here .


Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you may still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience. To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program. Please contact BCIT Admissions to discuss your situation further. 

Note: there are several Upgrading options through BCIT.

For other information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admissions website.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Note: some BCIT programs with a post-secondary entrance requirement will necessitate a comprehensive ICES evaluation for applicants who completed their post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States or the United Kingdom. Please review your program’s entrance requirements and contact BCIT Admissions if you have further questions. 

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

Learn about other BCIT Upgrading options here.



How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs click here.

BCIT’s application website provide a step-by-step process to help you identify the program that is right for you, find the entrance requirements to your program of choice, prepare your application, submit your application in a timely manner, and track your application status online.