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Business Administration Public Relations

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College

Public Relations is a dynamic profession that helps serve and enhance the bottom line of any organization. Just as financial planning is critical to the operation and success of an organization, so too is communications planning. The Business Administration - Public Relations diploma program provides the opportunity for an exciting new career in communications.


Registrar's Office
345-6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4V1, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements: Credit in English 30-1 or a minimum of 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent, credit in Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or equivalent, OR successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test (GED) with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts; Reading and Writing; and 520 in Math, OR satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test. Students may enter Year Two of the Business Administration Diploma upon completion of 30 post-secondary credits from a recognized business program.


English Language Proficiency Requirements: In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following: IELTS score of 6 with minimum band score of 5.5, TOEFL score of 83, BVC Academic English 2 with a grade of ‘B-’, Canadian Language Benchmarks score of 8 in each strand, successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the Career Program, transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction, transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,500.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,600.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $204.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated May 31, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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