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Business Administration Diploma

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with CapilanoU about the learning method.

  • Program Start Date
    September, January, May
  • Campuses
    North Vancouver


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    City of North Vancouver
  • Length
    60 credits (Two Years full-time; or varies part-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5250 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1850 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

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 CapilanoU's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

For the Spring/January 2021 program entry: applications are accepted from February 4, 2020 to December 1, 2020.

For the Summer/May 2021 program entry: applications are accepted from June 2, 2020 to May 4, 2021. 

See Application Details tab of program website for updated deadline information for all future intakes.

Application Fee: $50 (domestic students); $135 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

1. BC high school graduation (or equivalent)

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C+)
  • English Studies 12 (C+)
  • English First Peoples 12 (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 4
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Test = 70

3. Math

One of:

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

Admission Advice

1. If English is not your primary language, you can use one of the following ways to meet the English language requirements for admission:

  • 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 (Academic IELTS) = 6.5 overall and no score less than 6
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment = 70
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) = 56
  • DET (Duolingo English Test) = 110 (note*: DET is accepted on a temporary basis until January 2021)
  • Capilano University EAP 100 (B+) and EAP 101 = (B+)
  • alternative equivalent 

2. Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University.

3. If you do not meet the admission requirements, academic upgrading is available at Capilano University. 


2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

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+ (77%) 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.

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The General Admission Requirements information can be found here:

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

For full details on the admission requirements for these programs, please 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.

International Student

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

For complete details on applying to Capilano University as an international student, please click 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, please click here.

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