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School of Business

Business Diploma



Two years

How to apply

Start date:
January, May, September 

Abbotsford campus



  • Co-op semester(s) provide paid work experience in your field of study
  • Program eligible for financial aid


UFV’s Business Administration diploma is designed to provide you with the solid educational background needed to launch a business career, while also giving you the flexibility to continue your education to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

The Business Administration diploma program provides a strong foundation in principles of marketing, accounting, economics and management, supplemented by a selection of course offerings in in writing, mathematics, and computing.

View program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar.

Additional opportunities

Build on-the-job skills by opting for the Co-operative education option. Combine study semesters with four- eight, or twelve-month paid work terms, offered in regional, national, and global firms. Positions are available in all major/minor specialization areas and in varied industries. These opportunities provide you with valuable experience and boost your career prospects.


Because business skills have a place in nearly every industry, a diploma in business is so flexible it can virtually take you anywhere in the world.

With a UFV Diploma in Business Administration, you can find employment with a range of employers, including:

  • Marketing firms
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Accounting firms
  • Small or large businesses
  • Financial institutions
  • Public relations firms
  • Non-profit organizations

Opportunities also exist to start your own business, earn a professional designation, or pursue further studies to complete a bachelor's degree.


View the Business Administration Diploma 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 diploma 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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