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Business Administration: Bachelor Degree


Intake
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer

Study Options
  • Co-Op
  • Program Start Date
    September, January, May
  • Campuses
    Vancouver

    Resources

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    120 Credits (4 years full-time; or Varies part-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $4050 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2650 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

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 Langara's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Intake Terms (Start Date)

Application Deadline

Fall (September)

May 31

Spring (January)

October 31

Summer (May)

February 28

Program Options

Application Fee: $40 (for domestic students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

Option A: for entry into Year-One

1. One of:

  • high school graduation (or equivalent)
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old by the first day of classes)
  • completed 24 or more post-secondary credits (2.33 GPA)

2. English

One of:

  • English Studies 12 or equivalent 
  • A post-secondary transferable English or Communications course
  • Langara English Test (LET) = level 2
  • Language Proficiency Index Test (LPI) = level 4 with essay of 24
  • TOEFL (paper-based) = overall score of 550, with an essay score of at least 4
  • TOEFL (internet-based) = overall score of 80; including at least 18 in listening, 20 in reading, 18 in speaking, 20 in writing)
  • IELTS = overall score of 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test = score of 110
  • CAEL = overall score of 60, with essay score of 60
  • Language English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) = level 8
  • Vancouver Community College (VCC) English Language Assessment = 145
  • Vancouver Community College (VCC) English 099

Option B: For entry into Year-Three

1. Satisfy all first-year entrance requirements as outlined above. You must also have completed at least 60 credits (20 courses) of post-secondary studies with at least a 2.33 ("C+") average in one of the following categories:

a. Graduated from one of the following Langara College diploma programs:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Financial Management
  • International Business Management (program discontinued in January 2009)
  • Marketing Management

OR

b. Graduation from another institution's diploma program that is similar to one of the above programs.*

OR

c. Completion of at least 60 credits from Langara or another post-secondary institution in BC. These credits must be eligible to be used towards a Langara diploma or associate degree.*

Footnote (*) If you are applying for 3rd-year entry to the program with one of the above-mentioned diploma/credits under category A (except for Accounting Diploma), B or C, you are required to have a meeting with the department advisor. This is to determine the number of bridging courses that is required for your desired program concentration. A minimum of a 'C' grade is required for all bridging courses. See program curriculum for a list of bridging courses. 

Admission Advice

1. It's a good idea to clarify program admission requirements with a college advisor, especially if you want to directly enter the third year of the program.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

You must possess a level of English proficiency sufficient to support studies at Langara College and meet the appropriate category of English Language Proficiency requirements of your program. Please see Langara's list of programs by category. 

There are three category of English Language Proficiency. Verify with the institution directly.

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (70%)
  • Literary Studies 12 (70%)
  • English First Peoples 12 (70%)
  • Langara English Test (LET) = Level 3
  • ENGL 1107 (S)
  • ENGL 1110 (S)
  • ENGL 1120 (C)
  • a post-secondary transferable English course (C-)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) ENGL A (HS or SL) = 3
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) ENGL LIT & PERFORM (SL) = 3
  • Advanced Placement (AP) ENGL LIT & COMP = 2
  • Advanced Placement (AP) ENGL LANG & COMP = 2
  • GCSE O-Level English, GCSE English Language B = C

 

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (70%)
  • Literary Studies 12 (70%)
  • English First Peoples 12 (70%)
  • Langara English Test (LET) = Level 3
  • ENGL 1107 (S)
  • ENGL 1110 (S)
  • ENGL 1120 (C)
  • a post-secondary transferable English course (C-)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) ENGL A (HS or SL) = 3
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) ENGL LIT & PERFORM (SL) = 3
  • Advanced Placement (AP) ENGL LIT & COMP = 2
  • Advanced Placement (AP) ENGL LANG & COMP = 2
  • GCSE O-Level English, GCSE English Language B = C
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level IV (LEAP 8)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) = 26
  • IELTS Academic = overall score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 
  • TOEFL (IBT) = overall score of 88 with at least 20 in Writing, 20 in Reading, 20 in Listening and 20 in Speaking
  • CAEL = overall score of 70 with no band lower than 60
  • Duolingo = score of 110 (accepted on a temporary basis for applicants applying for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022)
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree or higher from an English speaking country at a recognized institution where institution is the language of instruction

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (50%)
  • Literary Studies 12 (50%)
  • English First Peoples 12 (50%)
  • Langara English Test (LET) = Level 2
  • ENGL 1107 (S)
  • ENGL 1110 (S)
  • ENGL 1120 (C)
  • 3 credits of post-secondary ENGL (D)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) ENGL A (HS or SL) = 2
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) ENGL LIT & PERFORM (SL) = 2
  • Advanced Placement (AP) ENGL LIT & COMP = 2
  • Advanced Placement (AP) ENGL LANG & COMP = 2
  • GCSE O-Level English, GCSE English Language B = D
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level IV (LEAP 8)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) = 24
  • IELTS Academic = overall 6.5
  • TOEFL (IBT) = overall score of 80 with at least 20 in Writing, 20 in Reading, 18 in Listening and 18 in Speaking
  • CAEL = overall score of 60
  • 4 years of full-time secondary or post-secondary study in English
  • Duolingo = score of 110 (accepted on a temporary basis for applicants applying for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022)

 

 
Note:
If you are admitted to a Langara College program on the basis of an English language assessment other than the Langara English Test (LET) or an acceptable grade in English, you may be required to successfully complete ENGL 1107, 1110, or achieve an LET 3, prior to enrolling in ENGL 1100, 1123, 1129, or 1130.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

A. Regular Academic Admission - must be met with one of the following:

  • successful completion of a BC high school (Grade 12) or equivalent
  • be at least 19 years of age by the first day of the first semester of attendance
  • successful completion of an ABE (Adult Basic Education) or GED (General Educational Development) program

B. English Language Proficiency - You must possess a level of English proficiency sufficient to support studies at Langara College and at the level required by your intended program of study. 

Note: If you are admitted to a Langara College program on the basis of an English language assessment other than the Langara English Test (LET) or an acceptable grade in English, you may be required to successfully complete ENGL 1107, 1110, or achieve an LET 3, prior to enrolling in ENGL 1100, 1123, 1129, or 1130.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Admission to Langara requires you to meet the following academic requirements:

  • General College Admission Requirements*
  • English Language Proficiency (at the appropriate level required by your intended program of study)
  • Program-specific Admission Requirements (detailed within each program profile for Langara in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database)

Footnote: The General College Admission requirements can be met in one of the following ways:

  • successful completion of a BC Grade 12 or equivalent
  • be at least 19 years old by the first day of your classes
  • successful completion of an Adult Basic Education (ABE) or General Educational Development (GED) program

Out-of-Province

Admission to Langara requires you to meet the following academic requirements:

  • General College Admission Requirements*
  • English Language Proficiency (at the appropriate level required by your intended program of study)
  • Program-specific Admission Requirements (detailed within each program profile for Langara in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database)

Footnote: The General College Admission requirements can be met in one of the following ways:

  • successful completion of a BC Grade 12 or equivalent
  • be at least 19 years old by the first day of your classes
  • successful completion of an Adult Basic Education (ABE) or General Educational Development (GED) program

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program at Langara College. Please refer to Langara College's Transfer Credit web page. Students transferring between institutions in British Columbia, may refer to the BC Transfer Guide to check course transferability/equivalency. 

Upon student's request, up to 60% of Langara College diploma, certificate, and associate degree program requirements may be transferred from another recognized post-secondary institution. These credits must normally be completed within the first 60% of your program.

To request transfer credit, you must submit a Transfer Credit Request Form (available from the Registrar's Office or on Langara's website), an official transcript from the transferring institution, and the appropriate fees.

The deadline for transfer credit to meet program prerequisites* is 10 weeks before the semester begins; the deadline for transfer credit to meet graduation requirements is January 3rd.

Footnote (*): If you need the credit only to meet prerequisite requirements of a course in your program of study, you may also go to the appropriate department with your official transcript for a "pre-requisite override".

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program at Langara College. Please refer to Langara College's Transfer Credit web page. 

Upon student's request, up to 60% of Langara College diploma, certificate, and associate degree program requirements may be transferred from another recognized post-secondary institution. These credits must normally be completed within the first 60% of your program.

To request transfer credit, you must submit a Transfer Credit Request Form (available from the Registrar's Office or on Langara's website), an official transcript from the transferring institution, and the appropriate fees.

The deadline for transfer credit to meet program prerequisites* is 10 weeks before the semester begins; the deadline for transfer credit to meet graduation requirements is January 3rd.

Footnote (*): If you need the credit only to meet prerequisite requirements of a course in your program of study, you may also go to the appropriate department with your official transcript for a "pre-requisite override".

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old by the first day of your classes, you are considered a mature student. This status enables you to meet Langara's general college admission requirement. In addition, you must also meet the college's English Language Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program. 

Special Note: program-specific admission requirements for Langara's programs are detailed within each program profile for Langara in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

International Student

For complete details on International Student Admission, please check here.

 

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Conditional Admission

Students currently in Grade 12 who are missing only one course for Grade 12 graduation may apply for conditional admission to Langara. To be considered for conditional admission, you must:

  • be currently enrolled in the missing course, maintaining at least a 60% average;
  • complete and submit an 'Application for Admission and Readmission Form', available from the Registrar's Office;
  • submit an interim transcript of the course that you are completing with a grade of at least 60%

Secondary/Post-Secondary Concurrent Studies

BC Secondary students entering or currently in Grade 12 who have demonstrated academic excellence may apply for limited admission to university-transfer or open career courses while attending secondary school.

Enrolment is limited to three credits each semester. Admission is approved on a semester by semester basis until you have met Grade 12 graduation requirements or turn 19 years old.

To apply under this category you must submit:

  • an application for admission, co-signed by a parent or legal guardian;
  • a letter of support from your secondary school principal;
  • an official transcript of your Grade 11 year; and
  • a copy of any interim transcripts of your Grade 12 year (if available).

Appeals for admission and re-admission are accepted at the Registrar's Office up to one week before the first day of classes.

Final Note: Successful registration also depends on you having the required prerequisites for your intended courses or program.

How to Apply

For detailed information on application process, please check here.

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