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Bachelor of Business Administration Financial Services

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
The Bachelor of Business Administration - Financial Services major will offer students the opportunity to achieve relevant industry certifications and a solid theoretical knowledge in financial services. This, combined with practical financial services skills, creates sought-after graduates who are industry-ready. Areas of study will include: core business and financial services courses such as Mutual Funds and Securities; client communication courses such as Relationship Selling Financial and Retirement Planning; Ethics; Research; and more. The program is designed to align with both the Certified Financial Planning and Personal Financial Planning professional certifications.

Office of the Registrar
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Bachelor's
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 4 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following (or equivalent), as well as the English Proficiency requirement*:

1. An overall minimum average of 65% where:

  • English 30-1 has to be at least 60%,
  • Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30 have to be at least 60%, or Math 30-2 has to be at least 70%.

The average will be calculated using English 30-1, and Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2, and two courses from Group A and one course from either Group A or B.

Academic (Group A)

Academic courses may include at the Grade 12, 30-level or equivalent:

  • Social Studies 30-1, Math 31, Psychology, Sociology, History, Geography, Political Science, Languages, Philosophy, Business, Management, Marketing, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Indigenous Studies.
  • Other courses may also be considered.

Business-related dual-credit courses taken by high school students may be used for admission purposes.

Other (Group B)

One of the following:

  • Drama 30, Art 30 or 31
  • Music 30 (choral, instrumental, general)
  • Physical Education 30
  • Religion 35 and
  • Social Studies 30-2

Other five-credit grade 12 subjects or a combination of two three-credit grade 12 subjects may be considered.

Five credits of advanced career and technology courses.

Business-related dual-credit courses taken by high school students may be used for admission purposes.  

2. A SAIT Business Administration diploma or a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration or their equivalent from an accredited post-secondary institution, with a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA, (67% or C+).

3. A two-year diploma or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution, with a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA, (67% or C+) and completion of English 30-1 and Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or equivalents**.

* All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

** Admission is determined based on an applicant’s complete academic history, including both high school and post-secondary courses. Post-secondary level courses of similar learning outcomes may be considered for use in meeting admission requirements.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If applicants do not meet the requirements, they may consider Academic Upgrading.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

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 June 20, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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