Business Administration

Executive at work station

Prepare for a world of opportunities!

Open the door to careers in any number of fields from government to the world of finance, hospitality and real estate with Yukon College's Business Administration certificate or diploma.

Program Description

Business Administration delivers a one-year certificate and two-year diploma program that prepares students for administrative and management careers in business and government.

Most courses are accessible on a part-time day or evening basis in Whitehorse. Several courses are available in outlying communities through the community campus network or by distance delivery.

Employment opportunities exist in many administrative areas, such as government, small business, not-for-profit organizations, the investment industry, real estate, banking and the retail and hospitality industries.

Possible positions include those in accounting, human resources, financial management and general management.

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 academic graduation with English 12 and Math 11 (Applications, Principles, Foundations or Pre-Calculus); OR
  • Mature student status with acceptable scores on College Assessments or the GED® test; OR
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who are not Canadian citizens can meet the English language admission requirement by presenting an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.

Part-time students not fully meeting the above criteria may be admitted to individual courses, but must apply for admission to the program - and satisfy the program admission requirements - prior to graduating with either a certificate or diploma in Business Administration.

Students who have not completed the certificate program may register for diploma-level courses, provided they have the prerequisites for these courses. The diploma will not be granted until all certificate-level courses have been successfully completed.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

For details, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency.

Graduation Requirements

Students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or greater in the program - and have met all the program requirements outlined in the Calendar at the beginning of the program - are eligible to graduate with a Certificate and/or Diploma in Business Administration.

Students must complete the requirements for a Certificate in Business Administration within five years of beginning the program. Students must complete the requirements for a Diploma in Business Administration within ten years of beginning the program.


Comprehensive transfer agreements are in place with the following institutions and organizations:

  • Athabasca University
  • Okanagan College
  • Royal Roads University
  • Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
  • Thompson Rivers University/Open Learning
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Northern British Columbia

Many of the courses in the Business Administration program are also listed in the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) Transfer Guide.

Money Matters


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Money Matters for more information.

Some programs and courses have additional fees -  see Ancillary Fees.

Yukon College Student Financial Awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon College is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several Student Financial Awards to help offset your educational and living costs.

Financial Assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See Money Matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867.668.8720 to make an appointment.




First year

Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
ACCT 101 - Introductory Financial Accounting I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
ACCT 102 - Introductory Financial Accounting II
BUS 110 - Principles of Management Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
BUS 111 - Statistics I
BUS 132 - Marketing Management
BUS 172 - Microcomputer Applications 1 - Microsoft Word Unscheduled Online Online/Video
BUS 174 - Microcomputer Applications 3 - Microsoft Excel Unscheduled Online Online/Video
BUS 303 - Organizational Behaviour Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
COMM 192 - Business Communications Not Online, Unscheduled Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut), Online/Video
ECON 100 - Introduction to Microeconomics Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
ECON 101 - Introduction to Macroeconomics

Second year

Title Delivery Campus Scheduled
ACCT 204 - Managerial Accounting I
BUS 260 - Finance I Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
BUS 270 - Business Policy
BUS 281 - Human Resource Management Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
BUS 301 - Land Claims and Community Economic Development Process
BUS 311 - Commercial Law Not Online Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)