May 25, 2024  
PUBLISHED 2024-2025 Credit Catalog 
    
PUBLISHED 2024-2025 Credit Catalog

Business Administration - Management

Location(s): In Person (Main Campus), Online


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Have you ever thought about running your own business or helping one to succeed? 

Are you fascinated by business, leadership, finance, making organizations work better, and planning strategies for companies?  

We crafted the Business Administration - Management program to give you a solid understanding of essential business ideas and the skills you need to succeed in today’s competitive business world. 

You’ll learn: 

  • the basics of entrepreneurship and strategies to make it happen 
  • how to promote products and services effectively, including how to create robust marketing strategies 
  • how to run businesses efficiently by understanding operations, supply chain and business management theories and practices 
  • how to plan, execute, and oversee projects of all sizes using project management theories and tools 
  • how to use human resources practices in real workplace situations.  

Plus, you’ll pick up the skills to manage and support a workforce effectively, preparing you for human resource management. 

Get ready to tackle the global market by understanding the principles of international business. 

After completing this program, you’ll be set for various business management opportunities in human resources, administration, operations, and project management. 

With this major, you will qualify for corporate management trainee programs. You can even pursue a Certified in Management (CIM) designation to boost your management skills. 

Traits, skills and aptitudes


Those working in management tend to be innovative, directive, and social.  

You need:  

  • intellectual and emotional maturity 
  • control over their emotions and behaviour 
  • independence and objectivity 
  • energy, confidence, and creativity 
  • tact 
  • good listening and communication skills 
  • problem-solving skills 
  • project-management skills 
  • the ability to learn quickly and easily and share knowledge, teach, and train people 
  • the ability to work effectively as part of a team 
  • perceptiveness, to recognize an organization’s dynamics and politics 
  • persuasiveness, and the ability to motivate others. 

You should enjoy conducting research, taking charge, and providing constructive advice to others.  

Academic path


You will meet the admission requirements for this program if you already have a SAIT certificate in Accounting, Business and Entrepreneurship, Management and Leadership, Marketing, or Community Economic Development.

Graduates of this program with a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA (67% or C+) may be eligible to enter the Bachelor of Business Administration and earn their degree with an additional two years of study. 

Practicum, co-op and work integrated learning opportunities


You’ll have the option to participate in an integrative experience capstone project in your final semester.  

If you choose a capstone project, you’ll work collaboratively with students from other majors to address a challenge faced by a local business or organization. You’ll work together as a team to investigate and analyze the challenge or problem before presenting a solution to company representatives. 

Accreditations, designations or certifications


Once you’ve graduated, you’ll be prepared to complete the following certifications:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management certification (CAPM)
  • Canadian Institute of Management designation (CIM)

Credential


Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll receive a SAIT Business Administration diploma with a major in Management.

Program length


2 years

Accepts international applicants - PGWP-eligible


This program accepts international applicants and meets the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program, as long as the student is registered in on-campus classes or completes more than 50% of the courses on campus (for blended options). 

International students attending all classes online will NOT be eligible for a Post-Graduate Work Permit. International students are responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies. 

Not eligible for CAJG


This program is not eligible for the Canada Alberta Job Grant

Related careers


Our graduates may work in the following occupations. Some careers require additional experience and education.

Potential careers (NOC):

  • Other administrative services managers (10019)
  • Other business services managers (10029)
  • Administrative officers (13100)
  • Administrative assistants (13110)
  • Other customer and information services representatives (64409)

Admission requirements - Applicants educated in Canada


Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency and meet all of the following requirements or equivalent:

  • at least 50% in Math 30-1 or Math 30-2, and
  • at least 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 60% in English Language Arts 30-2.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission for applicants educated outside Alberta.

Admission requirements - Applicants educated outside of Canada


All applicants who were educated outside of Canada must demonstrate English language proficiency and provide proof they meet the program admission requirements with an international document assessment. Find accepted educational documents and assessment options

SAIT may also accept courses completed at certain international post-secondary institutions.

Application process


When applying in the application portal, select Business Administration. You will declare your major before your second year of the program.

Program outline


The Business Administration - Management diploma requires 60 credits (20 courses) to complete. 

The program spans two years, with two semesters each year. 

Required courses


You must take all of the following courses to complete this program.

Elective courses


You will choose courses from the following lists. 

Elective courses - Business core integrative experience (choose one)


Suggested schedule of study


We recommend you complete the courses in the order listed below.

Progression


You must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better each semester and pass the prerequisite courses to progress through the program.

To qualify for graduation, you must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Review our grading and progression procedure > 

Books and supplies


Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.

This is a bring-your-own-device program with standard hardware and software requirements. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.

Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore’s website. The booklist will be available close to your start date. Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn’t receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you’re in luck; no textbook purchase is required for that term.

Business program advising


For any questions or to set up an advising appointment, please get in touch with our School of Business.

Phone: 403.284.8485
Email: business.advising@sait.ca

Program outcomes


Core program outcomes


  1. Strategy - Incorporate strategy into business knowledge and practice.
  2. Team - Achieve project goals through teamwork.
  3. Economic theory - Apply economic theory in the business environment.
  4. Professional behaviours - Develop appropriate personal skills and professional behaviours to uphold general management practices.
  5. Financial principles - Use basic financial and accounting principles in a business setting.
  6. Mathematics - Apply mathematical formulae and statistical calculations to support basic business functions
  7. Legal - Explain key legal principles of the Canadian legal system and the basic laws governing business ownership and transactions.
  8. ICT - Integrate information and communication technology to achieve efficient business practices.
  9. Marketing - Apply marketing theory and processes in a business environment
  10. Organizational behaviour - Comprehend organizational behaviour and theory as applied in the business setting.

Accounting major program outcomes


  1. Accounting - Apply financial and management accounting principles in a business setting.
  2. Tax - Apply tax calculation formulae to solve a variety of business-related problems.
  3. Finance - Apply finance concepts and practices in a business setting.
  4. Management information systems - Adopt Management Information Systems practices to achieve efficient business practices.
  5. Ethics - Model the ethical expectations of the accounting profession.

Financial Services major program outcomes


  1. Financial principles and theories - Interpret and use financial concepts, theories and tools and effectively present findings.
  2. Financial planning - Apply personal financial planning concepts.
  3. Analyze and understand client needs:
    • Assess the client’s financial needs and the mechanisms to fulfill those needs.
    • Apply effective selling principles.
  4. Knowledge of the financial services sector - Investigate the Canadian financial system.

Human Resource Management major program outcomes


  1. HR functions - Apply HR management theory and practice to support HR functions.
  2. HR professional skills - Demonstrate leadership capabilities and HR professional skills to evolve and grow in dynamic business environments.
  3. Employment law - Explain employment law, regulations and standards applicable in the HR setting.
  4. Technical/analysis - In support of organizational effectiveness, use technical knowledge and skills to compile and retrieve data and create reports relating to further Human Resource Management.

Management major program outcomes


  1. Human resources - Apply human resources management theory in the workplace.
  2. Entrepreneurship and small business - Apply entrepreneurship and small business theory.
  3. Marketing - Apply marketing theory and marketing processes.
  4. Operations management - Explain the theories and practices of operations and supply chain management.
  5. Project management - Apply project management theories and tools.
  6. International business - Explain the principles of international business.

Marketing major program outcomes


1. Brand management

  • Develop products to satisfy organization objectives.
  • Develop pricing strategies to fit the organizational objectives.
  • Determine optimal distribution channels to support planning objectives.
  • Develop promotion strategies to optimize planning objective

2. Strategy and planning

  • Conduct an environmental scan.
  • Identify relevant market segments.
  • Develop products to satisfy organization objectives.
  • Develop pricing strategies to fit the organizational objectives.
  • Determine optimal distribution channels to support planning objectives.
  • Develop promotion strategies to optimize planning objectives.

3. Research insights and analytics

  • Conduct an environmental scan.
  • Identify relevant market segments.
  • Develop products to satisfy organization objectives.
  • Develop pricing strategies to fit the organizational objectives.
  • Determine optimal distribution channels to support planning objectives.
  • Develop promotion strategies to optimize planning objectives.

4. Product

  • Conduct an environmental scan.
  • Identify relevant market segments.
  • Develop products to satisfy organization objectives.
  • Develop pricing strategies to fit the organizational objectives.
  • Determine optimal distribution channels to support planning objectives.
  • Develop promotion strategies to optimize planning objectives.

5. Business development, consumer behaviour, applied psychology

  • Determine optimal distribution channels to support planning objectives.
  • Develop promotion strategies to optimize planning objectives.

Supply Chain Management major program outcomes


  1. Supply chain functions
    • Apply SCM theory and practice in the workplace, including the support of critical supply chain functions, to enable organizational strategy.
    • Utilize appropriate regulatory guidelines, ethical practices, and industry and corporate standards to support supply chain activities.
  2. Data analysis
    • Summarize data used to inform decision-making for supply chain functions.
    • Differentiate between various supply chain technology management systems and processes to support business performance.
  3. Professional and leadership
    • Demonstrate professional accountability, responsibility, change management and leadership skills within supply chain management.

Graduate outcomes


A. Safety - awareness of safety standards relevant to the workplace.

  • Safety awareness

B. Responsible leadership - personal, ethical and respectful behaviour within the workplace and global community.

  • Teamwork and multi-disciplinary collaboration
  • Self-initiative
  • Ethical reasoning and action
  • Global awareness
  • Sustainability

C. Communication - the exchange of information professionally and effectively.

  • Language skills
  • Interpersonal skills

D. Information literacy - the strategies used to become informed, from recognizing an information need to accessing and evaluating information and using it effectively and ethically.

  • Problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Quantitative literacy
  • Technological literacy

E. Technical knowledge, skills and abilities - technical competence specific to the discipline or industry.

  • Specialized technical skill set

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