Diploma in Business Administration Practicum

Full-time | Post-Secondary Diploma
Jan, May, Sep, Nov
42 Weeks
Dom. $ Tuition for Domestic Students
Int. $ Tuition for International Students
Full-time | Post-Secondary Diploma
Jan, May, Sep, Nov
Dom.$ Tuition for Domestic Students
42 Weeks
Int.$ Tuition for International Students




Throughout this one-year post-secondary diploma, you will develop skills that are critical to running business operations efficiently and effectively including marketing, finance, organizational behaviour, and business strategy.


Program Description

The Business Administration (Practicum Program) acts as a pathway into employment by teaching students the core skills they need to enter one of the following roles: accounting manager, financial administrator, office services coordinator, financial planning and analysis manager and budget analyst. The program is design for students wanting to boost their career in the business sector and develop skills which are critical to advancing in the industry. Learn and develop your knowledge through a highly practical and dynamic program.


Why study this program?

This diploma will equip you with skills and knowledge needed to kickstart your career in the Business sector teaching you everything from the fundamentals of business process management through to strategic decision-making. By the time you complete this program, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of business administration; utilize process management tool suites; create and maintain business reports; understand strategic planning and much more.



Qualification: Post-Secondary Diploma

Delivery: Monday to Thursday | 20 Hours Per Week | 5 Hours Per Day

Program Duration:

  • Total: 42 Weeks | 600 Hours
  • Academic:  24 Weeks | 480 Hours
  • Placement: 6 Weeks | 480 Hours | Practicum
  • Scheduled Breaks: 12 Weeks


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$13,000 CAD

Fees after scholarship*

$9,000 CAD International students

$6,000 CAD Domestic students

*Additional fees may apply. Textbook costs are not included.



Practicum Experience

The practicum work experience placement represents 20% of the overall program duration. You will get the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills within the industry through an unpaid work experience.


Develop your skills and expertise to advance yourself in a successful career



PTIB Program Approval

The Diploma in Business Administration Practicum program is currently being reviewed for approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.


Diploma in Business Administration Practicum

By the time you complete the diploma program, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of business administration; utilize process management tool suites; create and maintain business reports; understand strategic planning and much more.

Program Courses Include:

Fundamentals of Business Communication

  • This course offers a case-oriented, problem-solving approach to Windows and for learning Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Windows: Students will explore the fundamentals of Windows to develop the skills necessary to work effectively within this operating system.
  • Microsoft Word: Students work with both basic and advanced features while creating a variety of documents such as letters, memos, forms, and reports.
  • Microsoft Excel: Students explore both basic and advanced features while creating a variety of documents such as budgets, marketing and sales reports, forecasts, and statistical tables.

Principles of Accounting

  • In this course, emphasis is placed on analyzing and recording business transactions using the rules of double-entry bookkeeping. In addition, adjusting journal entries and everyday transactions for both service and retail businesses are recorded and coupled with the preparation of basic financial statements. 
  • This course also provides a practical introduction to computerized accounting. Students learn not only how to set up a computerized accounting environment, but also to convert a manual accounting system to a computerized system. Students will be working with a variety of business simulations providing hands-on experience with all aspects of work transactions in the general, payables, and receivable ledgers.

Business Environment

  • The aim of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of different organizations, the influence of stakeholders and the relationship between businesses and the local, national, and global environments. In this unit students will consider how different market structures shape the pricing and output decisions of businesses, as well as other aspects of their behavior.

Managing Financial Resources

  • This course’s aim is to provide learners with an understanding of where and how to access sources of finance for a business and the skills to use financial information for decision making.

Organizations and Behaviour 

  • The aim of this course is to give learners an understanding of individual and group behavior in organizations and to examine the current theories and their application in managing behavior in the workplace.

Marketing Principles

  • This course aims to provide students with an understanding of concepts and principles that underpin the marketing process. Students also explore the impact of the marketing mix elements on marketing decision making and develop marketing strategies based on the marketing objective.

Business Decision Making 

  • This course provides students with the opportunity to develop techniques for data gathering and storage, an understanding of the statistical tools available to create and present useful information, in order to make business decisions. Students also use current technological tools to produce and analyze information.

Research Project

  • In this course students develop skills to independently enquire by designing and conducting a research based on their research proposal relevant to the program and profession. Students also use the relevant research analysis tools and techniques to critically analyze and disseminate the data collected to make relevant recommendations, create report and present their findings.

Check the requirements below to prepare your application to CCTB.


Admission Requirements:

  • Have a Secondary School Diploma or equivalent or be at least 18 years of age 

*For more information on Admission Requirements, please review the CCTB Admissions Policy.


English Language Requirements:

Applicant must attain one of the following English language requirements:

  • Successful completion of CCTB EAP Level 4
  • Have the required IELTS 5.5 score or equivalent 
  • Pass the CCTB English Assessment (written onsite or online with exam proctor)

*For more information on English Language Requirements, please review the CCTB English Language Policy.


Business Administration Career Opportunities 

CCTB is dedicated to providing students with the highest quality training in order to ensure they stand out to today’s employers. Our curriculum has been tailored to your career goals and will be taught using the latest industry tools. You’ll learn in a highly interactive environment, engaging you in a format most companies use to conduct their business.  

CCTB is committed to providing career orientation, guidance and ongoing employment opportunities and support. Throughout your studies, you will learn industry relevant techniques and receive support in securing employment in your desired field. We strive to deliver an outstanding level of support as you enter or re-enter the workforce. 

Studying the Business Administration program will provide you with the skills that you can take into many different roles. Some roles you could consider after your finish the program include:

• Business Manager: These managers will often be in charge of one department in a company and will ensure that all business objectives are being met. 

Project Administration Officer: A Project Officer is responsible for overseeing projects from start to finish. The job role involves developing and managing strategies for projects that will eventually contribute to the business’ overall success.

• Administration Officer: As an Administration Officer, you will be the point of contact for all employees within the organization. You will also be responsible for providing administrative support and managing employees’ queries. 

• Officer Services Coordinator: As an officer in an organization, you will coordinate the various departments, creates schedules and manage other supervising staff members.  

• Financial Administrator: A Financial Administrator is hired to organize the finances of an organization. In addition, financial planners take care of the savings and investments of a company and assist in financial decision-making in order to reach the desired goals and maximize profits. 

• Human Resources Administrator: These administrators develop, put into place and manage HR policies and plans. You will be in charge of people in an organization in a way to help their business gain a competitive advantage.  

• Business Services Officer: Similar to a project officer, business officers provide administrative and project support to particular departments and functions within an organization 

The average Business Administration salary in Canada is $62,907 per year or $32.26 per hour. Entry level positions start at $38,000 per year while most experienced workers make up to $102,969 per year. 

When applying to CCTB, please note that all applications must be submitted online using the Oline Application in the link below:



Employment and Career Highlights



Average annual salary for Business Administrator in British Columbia


People working as Business Administrators in Vancouver


Business Administration job openings (2014-2024) in British Columbia

Student testimonials

“They have helped us to prepare our resumes, prepare for interviews, and we were so confident, we were able to communicate with the people. I have recommended CCTB to many of my friends and in future will continue to recommend.”

Namrata Skang, CCTB student

“The materials and skills gained are really applicable with what I am doing now and I still use them. The materials are precise.”

Galina Kovalenko, CCTB student

“When I joined the orientation sessions, I found it very knowledgeable. The preparation that I had with my instructor was very helpful and that got me my first job."

Saqib Butt, CCTB alumnus

“The environment was very friendly and informative. Instructors conducted mock interviews that helped us later when going for real interviews.”

Stan Yartsev, CCTB alumnus

“The program felt very hands-on, and it helped me to improve my real-world experience. Our classes were international; students were from all over the world, for example, India, Russia, Ukraine, Philippines and Canada. Anybody who wanted to learn was here"

Yulia Terekh, CCTB alumna