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Business Administration Diploma

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  • Location
    North Vancouver Campus
  • Campuses
    North Vancouver


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    City of North Vancouver
  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $4498 Year 1
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $1850 per year
  • Credentials
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

The early application deadline for the fall term is January 31. Letters of acceptance start being issued in February. Late applications will be subject to availability of seats. Interviews for this program are held in January and February

Application Fee: $50

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:
  • BC Secondary School Graduation ( Grade 12) or equivalent
  • Mature Student status (be at least 20 years old)

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C+)
  • English 12 First Peoples (C+)
  • English Diagnostic Test (EDT) with a score of ENGL 100
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test with an essay score of at least 24 and an essay level of at least four

3. Math

One of:

  • Principles of Math 11 (C)
  • Pre-Calculus 11
  • Foundations of Math 11 (C)
  • Applications of Math 12
  • Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 12 (B)
  • Principles of Math 12
  • Foundations of Math 12
  • Pre-Calculus 12
  • BMTH 044 (C)
  • BMTH 048 (C)
  • BMTH 054
  • MATH 096 (C)
  • MATH 097 (C)
  • BTEC 115 (B-)

Admission Advice

If English is not your primary language you must meet one of:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requirement = 560 paper-based or 83 internet-based
  • English Language Assessment (ELA) requirement = 145
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) = 6.5 overall and no score less than 6
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment = 70
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) = 56
  • Capilano University EAP 100 (B+) and EAP 101 (B+)

English Language Requirements


Students must meet one of the following:

  • An English Language Assessment Test minimum score of:
    • TOEFL - 83 (internet based), 560 (paper-based),
    • ELA - 145
    • IELTS - 6.5 overall with no score less than a 6
    • CAEL - 70
    • PTE - 56
  • 6 credits of transferable post-secondary English
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples with a C+ grade (or higher) and two years of high school in Canada
  • Advanced Placement English Language/Composition or English Literature/Composition with a minimum score of 4
  • International Baccalaureate English Language A higher level with a minimum score of 5
  • Language Proficiency Index Level 4 with an essay score of 26
  • Capilano University  EAP 100 and EAP 101  with a minimum mark of B+ (76%) grade in each course
  • At least four consecutive years of full time education in English in Canada or another English speaking country
  • At least four consecutive years of full time education at an English speaking High School in a country where English is not the primary language
  • Graduate from a recognized degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principle language.

Students who do not qualify under one of the above requirements may submit a request for a waiver of the English Language Requirement form to  the attention of Admissions in the Registrar's Office.

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The General Admission Requirements information can be found here:

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Students with BC Secondary School graduation (or equivalent) will enter Capilano University through a Career/Vocational Program or Arts/Science Program.

For full details on the admission requirements for these programs click here.


Students from other provinces must meet the following admission requirements.

BC Transfer Student

Details on Transfer Credit are available here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Details on Transfer Credit are available here.

Mature Student

For details on Mature Student (and Discretionary) Admission click here.

International Student

The general admission requirements for International Students can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

High school students with superior academic records may apply for limited admission which will allow enrollment in one or two university transfer courses while still attending secondary school.

The application must be co-signed by the applicant's parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the school principal or designate, and an official copy of the secondary school academic record. Inquiries should be directed to the Registrar's Office.

How to Apply

For all the details on applying to Capilano University click here.

Block Transfer within Capilano

Graduates can proceed to Capilano's Business Administration Advanced Diploma.

Final Note: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel within the institution.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Introductory Note: One year of post-secondary study is normally equal to 30 credits.

Graduates of the Business Administration Diploma are eligible for the following block transfer:

  • up to 30 credits within the Bachelor of Arts Degree - TRU-OL
  • up to 60 credits within the Bachelor of General Studies Degree - TRU-OL
  • up to 60 credits within the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree - TRU-OL
  • up to 60 credits within the Bachelor of Commerce Degree - UNBC
  • up to 60 credits within the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management Degree - Royal Roads
  • up to 72 credits within the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree - OC

Final Notes: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel at the intended institution.

Students may also wish to refer to the BC Transfer Guide. This website offers complete details about transfer arrangements between post-secondary institutions in BC. This information includes course-to-course transfer opportunities.

Block Transfer out of province

60-credit block transfer arrangements are also in place with Athabasca University (a distance education institution in Alberta) and the University of Lethbridge. For full details contact an educational advisor or program personnel.

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