Continuing Education

Business Foundations

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Your business education starts here

If you do not currently have the prerequisites for NAIT's Business Administration - General diploma program, the Business Foundations program provides a pathway to help you get in. A full-time, one-term program, it provides academic principles to enhance your success in future business courses.

Over the course of the term, you will:

  • Devise individual strategies for academic success
  • Develop a plan for personal and professional growth
  • Integrate appropriate technical and software applications that support academic activities
  • Implement and improve professional communication skills
  • Discover fundamental principles and develop business skills for subsequent course work

 

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills 

The Business Foundations Program consists of four courses including Effective Communications, Mathematics for Business, Introduction to Business and Strategies for Student Success.

Completing and passing all four courses in the program fulfills the entrance requirements for NAIT's Business Administration diploma program and provides you transfer credits for 2 first-year courses. As you refresh your skills and establish a strong academic foundation, you have the added benefit of knowing your course work in this term applies to your diploma program.

Over the course of the term, you will:

  • Devise individual strategies for academic success
  • Develop a plan for personal and professional growth
  • Integrate appropriate technical and software applications that support academic activities
  • Implement and improve professional communication skills
  • Discover fundamental principles and develop business skills for subsequent course work

You will receive advanced standing in:

  • COMM1101: Communications 1
  • FNCE1125: Introduction to Finance

You must obtain at least 55% in all 4 courses to obtain admission to the Business Administration program. It is recommended that prior to starting the Business Foundations program, you meet NAIT’s ELP standards. You will be required to meet NAIT's English Language Proficiency standard prior to being admitted to the diploma program.

Learn more about NAIT Business Administration Learn more about NAIT English Language Proficiency testing

Academic prerequisites

It is recommended applicants have Math 10C and English 10-1 or 10-2.

As English is the language of instruction at NAIT, an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English is a prerequisite for admission. By registering in the program, you are certifying that you have an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English. NAIT has a number of assessments that meet our English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements.

Learn more about English Language Proficiency requirements at NAIT

Fees and books

Program Tuition: $2,163

*Textbooks extra - approximately $560

Disclaimer: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may have additional expenses. All fees are subject to change.

Instructors

Nicola Young

Nicola has over 15 years’ experience as an adult educator. Her passion is learning and this means going the extra mile to create a safe and engaging classroom.

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