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Business Administration

School of Business and Leadership
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Program Description

Business Administration delivers one-year certificate and two-year diploma programs that prepare students for administrative and management careers in business and government. Most courses are accessible on a part-time day or evening basis in Whitehorse. Several courses are available in outlying communities through the community campus network or by distance delivery.

Employment opportunities exist in many administrative areas, such as government, small business, not-for-profit organizations, the investment industry, real estate, banking and the retail and hospitality industries. Possible positions include those in accounting, human resources, financial management and general management.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 academic graduation with English 12 and Math 11 (Applications, Principles, Foundations or Pre-Calculus); OR
  • Mature student status with acceptable scores on College Assessments or the GED® test; OR 
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who are not Canadian citizens can meet the English language admission requirement by presenting an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.

Part-time students not fully meeting the above criteria may be admitted to individual courses, but must apply for admission to the program - and satisfy the program admission requirements - prior to graduating with either a certificate or diploma in Business Administration.

Students who have not completed the certificate program may register for diploma-level courses, provided they have the prerequisites for these courses. The diploma will not be granted until all certificate-level courses have been successfully completed.

Other Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or greater in the program - and have met all the program requirements outlined in the Calendar at the beginning of the program - are eligible to graduate with a Certificate and/or Diploma in Business Administration.
Students must complete the requirements for a Certificate in Business Administration within five years of beginning the program. Students must complete the requirements for a Diploma in Business Administration within ten years of beginning the program. 

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations. For details, please see www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/yfnccr.


Comprehensive transfer agreements are in place with the following institutions and organizations:

  • Athabasca University
  • Okanagan College
  • Royal Roads University
  • Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
  • Thompson Rivers University/Open Learning
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Northern British Columbia

Many of the courses in the Business Administration program are also listed in the BCCAT Transfer Guide - www.bctransferguide.ca


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

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Course Repeats

A student may register for a course in the Business Administration program a maximum of three times.