About the Program
Students learning in the Business Administration English language pathway combines first year business courses and English as a Second Language courses to help students develop the knowledge and skill they will need to be successful in the Business Diploma.
Students receive extensive English language training in the first 2 weeks of the Business Administration with English Language pathway. Students are immersed in English courses from Monday to Friday: 9:15 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. in their first 2 weeks of studies. Students then take an additional 90 hours of English training in the first 2 terms, followed by an additional 60 hours of English training in the third term.
Terms 1 to 3, each consist of 3 to 4 Business Administration Year 1 courses. Courses in the fall, winter, spring and summer terms are offered Monday to Thursday in the afternoon and evening (times vary per course and per term) .
Note: In order to move into Level 2000 courses, you must successfully pass 8 credit courses, including COMM1101, along with all BUSE (non-credit English Language) courses.
Program Start Dates
- Fall Intake: August 20, 2018 to July 31, 2019
- Winter Intake: January 2, 2019 to December 13, 2020
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $177
Tuition Cap: $1,940
Health & Dental: $132
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.
Entrance Requirements55% in each of:
- Grade 12 English
- Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or 30-2 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
Minimum English Language Requirements
- Successful completion of NAIT ESL Level 4 with a minimum 73% or equivalent or
- Minimum score of Level 5 on NAIT's English Placement Test
- TOEFL, IBT: 74 minimum or
- IELTS, Academic: 5.5 minimum with no specific skill below 5.5 or
- Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 minimum
This program is intended for applicants who do not meet the English Language Proficiency requirements for the Business Administration Year 1 program. Applicants that meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements for Business Administration Year 1 require program approval and are encouraged to contact the program before applying.
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.