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School of Business

Marketing and Sales Certificate



Three semesters

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Abbotsford campus



  • Learn proven marketing and communications techniques from dedicated instructors who have industry experience.


The UFV Marketing and Sales certificate is a part-time program suitable for people who wish to launch a career in the field or for those already employed who want to move their career forward.

The UFV Marketing and Sales certificate provides essential grounding in math, business, marketing, professional selling, advertising, retail management, and public speaking to prepare you to make your mark in the workplace or ladder into a Bachelor of Business Administration with a solid foundation of applied knowledge and skills.

In as little as three semesters, you could complete your certificate and be on your way to a rewarding career with excellent potential for growth. Or if you already work full-time, you may take up to seven years to complete your requirements.

View program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar


Studying marketing and sales can lead to a career as a marketer, sales manager, copywriter, or entrepreneur.

With a UFV Marketing and Sales certificate, you can find employment with a range of employers, including:

  • Marketing agencies
  • Advertising firms
  • Retail companies
  • Market research firms
  • Public relations firms
  • Brand management companies
  • Companies with marketing departments

After completing your certificate, you may choose to apply your credits towards the UFV Bachelor of Business Administration program to increase your expertise and position yourself for further opportunities. 


View the Marketing and Sales 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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