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Business Administration Diploma


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

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

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  • Length
    2 years
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $3,900-$4,200 (Depending on course load)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1,500 - $1,700
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online)
    • Off-site

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 NIC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted starting 11 months before the intended program start date. Early application is recommended. Applications are open on October 1. Students are accepted on a first applied, first qualified basis. Early application is encouraged.

Verify dates and deadlines directly with NIC.

Program Options

Application Fee: $25 (domestic students); $100 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade)

1. English 12 (C+) or equivalent or

2. Math 11 (C+) or equivalent or 


Admission Advice

1. If you are unsure about the level of Math preparation needed for success in business courses, it's a good idea to consult with an Educational Advisor at NIC.

2. It is possible to enter the program with department permission without meeting the admission requirements. You can also take the upgrading courses to help you meet all the prerequisites. 

3. If English is not your first language, you have the option of meeting the English language requirements by having ONE OF the following:

  • IELTS* (6.0 overall, with no band lower than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT* (80 overall, with no section below 19)
  • TOEFL computer-based (213 overall)
  • TOEFL paper-based (550 overall)
  • CAEL* (60 overall, with at least 60 in writing)
  • PET Academic* (54 overall, with no component less than 46)
  • Duolingo English Test (105 taken after January 2020; cannot re-test within 3 weeks between each testing)
  • equivalent as determined by NIC Admissions Department 

Note(*): You are recommended to take ENG 104 during your first semester at NIC. You will be required to take ENG 104 in the first semester, if you do not have the minimum score in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking in one of the following assessment tests:

  • IELTS (6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
  • TOEFL iBT (20 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
  • PET (50 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) 
  • CAEL (60 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) 

4. Students with documented disability are encouraged to contact Assessible Learning Services for a wide range of services, supports and resources.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Courses at NIC are taught in English. To be admitted directly into academic programs, you must meet the specific English proficiency requirements for your type of program. 

If you are applying for Undergraduate Degree, Diploma and Certificate Programs at NVIT, you must have completed one of the following:

  • English 12 (C)
  • English First Peoples 12 (C)
  • NIC ESL 092 (C+) and ESL 095 (C+)
  • Academic IELTS = overall score of 6.0, with no band below 5.5 (note: If you do not have a band score of IELTS 6.0 or higher in Reading and Writing, you will be required to take English 104)
  • TOEFL iBT = 80 overall with no subsection less than 19
  • TOEFL paper-based = 550 (Code 8538)
  • CAEL = 60 overall and writing 60
  • PTE Academic = 54 overall, with no component below 46
  • Equivalency as determined by North Island College Admissions Department

For other type of programs and to verify further details, please click here.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

General Admission - One of:

  • High school graduation
  • Be at least 18 years old within the year you are applying to study
  • If under 18 years old and have not completed high school, NIC's Office of the Registrar may provide an alternative application for you

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program

Program-Specific Requirement - You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for NIC in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

In addition to general admission requirements, you must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program.

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for North Island College (NIC) in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

Out-of-Province

In addition to general admission requirements, you must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program.

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for North Island College (NIC) in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at NIC. Please refer to NIC's Transfer Credit web page. The BC Transfer Guide allows you to check on the transferability of your courses taken at another BC post-secondary institution.

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred. Transfer credit may be used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must apply for transfer credit and submit official transcripts directly from the sending institution to NIC, along with Application for Transfer Credit Form.  A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

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

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred. Transfer credit may be used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must apply for transfer credit and submit official transcripts directly from the sending institution to NIC, along with Application for Transfer Credit Form.  A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

Mature Student

For the purpose of waiving course prerequisite(s) in certain programs at NIC, mature students are defined as students who are at least 23 years old in the calendar year they will be studying and have reasonable potential for success based on previous work experience or other criteria.

Students choosing this option of declaring as a mature student need to meet all of the same academic standards, policies and academic deadline dates as those students who have met the prerequisites.

Students wishing to declare as a mature student for the purpose of waiving prerequisites are strongly encouraged to meet with an educational advisor before registering.

Verify further details directly with NIC. 

 

International Student

For details on International Student admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

You must normally be at least 18 years old to attend North Island College. If under 18 years old, you may be admitted:
  • if you have secondary school graduation and will turn 18 years old before the end of the first calendar year of your post-secondary studies; or
  • by special request and discussion with an NIC counsellor.

How to Apply

For details on applying to NIC, please check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

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