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Administration Certificate



Three semesters

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Abbotsford campus



  • Gain insight into business law, accounting, and industry-leading productivity software under the guidance of experienced instructors.


UFV's Administration certificate is a part-time program that gives you a solid understanding of the fundamentals of business administration. 

The UFV Administration certificate provides essential grounding in business law, accounting, microeconomics, and industry-leading productivity software. A selection of electives allows you the freedom to explore your own areas of interest or specialize in one key field. You may also complete courses in public or municipal administration at other institutions or by correspondence, and transfer your credits to UFV. 

View program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar

In as little as three semesters, you could complete your certificate and be ready to enter the workforce as a skilled administrator. Or if you already work full-time and want to upgrade your credentials, you may take up to seven years to complete your requirements.

The Administration certificate can also open the door to further studies to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration, at UFV or elsewhere.


Studies in administration can prepare you with the skills you need to pursue a career in in the public, private, or non-profit sectors. You can use your administrative expertise in a wide range of fields including marketing, manufacturing, retailing, human resources, management, accounting, banking, logistics, public relations, administration, and more. 

With a UFV Administration certificate, you can find employment with a range of employers, including:

  • Financial institutions
  • Local and global businesses
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Public relations firms
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Sales centres
  • Government offices


View the Administration Certificate entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.


This program is open for international students


Apply to Qualifying Studies if you do not currently meet the BBA entry requirements in order to upgrade your qualifications for future admissions.

To meet the requirements of this program, you will need to meet the prerequisites for Calculus for Business (MATH 141) and Academic Writing (ENGL 105).

Upgrading Math courses

Upgrading options for math include completing two Introduction to College Math courses (MATH 094 and MATH 095) at a C+ grade or higher or, MATH 096. Please speak with a Qualifying Studies advisor to learn more about additional options.

Upgrading English courses

There are several options to upgrade your English, including UFV CMNS 099 or ENGL 099 with a grade of C or better, UFV ENGL 081 or 091 with a grade of C+ or better, or UFV ESL WG84 with a grade of C+ or better. Please speak with a Qualifying Studies advisor to learn more about additional options.


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