About the Program
NAIT's Business Administration programs get down to business on Day 1, with in-depth business fundamentals and at least one course in every specialization in the first year. The program is focused and practical, and without the distraction of unrelated subjects or other electives, you can get started on a rewarding career faster without sacrificing opportunities for further education or industry accreditations.
Business Administration – General is a common first year of 10 courses, providing all business administration students with the fundamentals as well as overview of career possibilities related to the JR Shaw School of Business programs. Near the end of semester 2, students select a specialization that best fits their personal interests and career goals in one of the following.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $177
Tuition Cap: $1,940
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $875
Semester 2: $875
Semester 3: $875
Semester 4: $875
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- 55% in Grade 12 English
- 55% in Math 30-1 or 30-2 or Pure Math 30 or Applied Math 30
Completion of NAIT's Business Foundations at 55%
Successful completion of the following business courses through NAIT Open Studies with an overall minimum GPA of 2.0:
- COMM1101 (Communications I);
- ECON1110 (Microeconomics) or ECON1112 (Macroeconomics);
- FNCE1125 (Introduction to Finance)
- ACCT1115 (Introductory Accounting I)
- One of: MGMT1120 (Principles of Management); or MARK1130 (Introduction to Marketing); or ORGB1135 (Organizational Behaviour).
Completion of minimum 24 post-secondary credits with an Admission GPA of 2.0 if the most recent 24 credits were completed at NAIT, or Admission GPA of 2.3 if the most recent 24 credits were completed outside of NAIT. Please refer to this page for information on how to calculate your AGPA.
*Please note that acceptance into the program does not guarantee transfer credits. Transfer credits evaluation will take place after the student is accepted into the program.
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
Accreditation & Industry Certification
The JR Shaw School of Business is a member of AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.