The world of business is a dynamic and creative one, and offers career opportunities in every part of the world.   If you are interested in accounting, finance, business management, event management or office administration, we have a program for you.   You can obtain a certificate or diploma credential and get a job immediately, or use the diploma to enter a university program in the third year. Our classes are small and allow for individualized attention that helps you to succeed.

All programs have an optional work experience component arranged by the Business Department, so that every graduate has Canadian work experience upon leaving the program. To learn more about these programs and other programs in the Business and Administration area, please visit: Chiu School of Business at Bow Valley College.


Business Administration Diploma

Our Business and Administration Diploma is among the top two-Year business programs offered in Canada. The program is designed to provide students with the skills, abilities, and knowledge of business to enable them to be successful in a variety of roles, including that of accountant, financial services specialist, manager and entrepreneur. The first year provides a solid base from which to pursue a specialization in the second year. Specializations include:

  • Accounting
  • Event Management
  • Financial Services
  • General Business
  • Global Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Risk Management

Business Administration Certificate

(Accounting and Financial Management)

The financial management sector is a large and important part of Canadian and international economies. Demand for accounting and financial management skills exist in all parts of the economy, and employers are in need of qualified representatives. In the Business Administration Certificate program you will learn the techniques of financial management, financial planning, and financial controls. This one year full-time certificate program provides you with the practical skills and knowledge to succeed.

Human Resources Certificate

Become part of one of the most essential departments in any organization and discover the many sides of human resources. The Human Resources Certificate gives students the practical skills and experience they need to succeed as recruiters, salary administrators, and human resources coordinators. The human resources field is growing rapidly. Expand your career horizons and grow your career.

Administrative Professional Certificate

Be the glue that holds the office together. The role of Administrative Assistants is growing more complex. Their ability to multi-task, develop strong interpersonal relationships, and their sharp eye for detail make them an invaluable asset to the office environment. Students in the Administrative Professional Certificate learn the practical skills they need to be an effective member of any office environment. As such, employability upon graduation from this program is high.