About the Program
The Bachelor of Applied Business Administration – Finance is a post-diploma applied degree. This degree offers graduates of eligible diploma programs the opportunity to develop the combination of advanced financial expertise and management skills needed in the expanding and demanding field of financial services. As well, the program assesses individual international educational credentials for entry into this degree.
Following completion of a 2-year diploma, students will complete an additional 2 levels (4 terms) of studies to obtain a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration – Finance degree. The program starts at Level 3 with 2 consecutive academic terms, followed by 2 work experience terms, called Directed Field Studies (DFS). Level 4 of Field Studies in Finance I & II is taken via online education while the student is employed.
Flexible course options
Students can meet the credential requirements while still maintaining work-life balance. This program has full-time and part-time evening and weekend options. See courses for more details.
The JR Shaw School of Business
It's business learning from day 1 at the JR Shaw School of Business. Our hands-on technology-based business education equips students with the essential skills to make a difference in Alberta, across Canada and beyond. Employers recognize the real-world skills our graduates have to offer – more than 90% are employed shortly after completing their studies. With more than 30,000 graduates since its inception in 1972, NAIT's School of Business helps people find their professional business career path.
We have more than 100 full-time faculty members, with qualifications that include PhDs and professional designations, who bring their industry experience to the classroom. Our commitment to teaching business in every term means our students have increased access to business-focused faculty who can share their diverse experience and perspectives.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $180
Tuition Cap: $1,940
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $900
Semester 2: $900
Semester 3: $900
Semester 4: $900
Semester 5: $900
Semester 6: $900
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.
There are two pathways for admission into this program:
Pathway A: Successful completion of a NAIT Business Administration - Finance diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.0
Pathway B: Successful completion of any accredited two-year Business Administration diploma or accredited degree in Business, Commerce, or Economics with a minimum GPA of 2.3 AND completion of these two required bridging courses through Open Studies. Please note, both required prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C+ prior to the start date of the program and may be taken concurrently with program permission (email@example.com). Please review the course offering dates prior to applying to ensure you select the program start date on your application accordingly.
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
In Level 4, the Field Studies in Finance I & II are 4 months each. During Level 4 of field studies, the student must also be employed on a full-time basis in a paid finance-related job. The student is responsible, with advice from the program and NAIT Student Recruitment, for procuring employment in the finance field during these terms.
You must provide the following employment information to us by email
- name and address of employer
- name and position of supervisor
- your position
- telephone, fax and email addresses for you and your supervisor
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.