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Business Administration Diploma Financial Services

Red Deer College

Red Deer College
This two-year program provides a broad background in accounting, finance, human resource management, information technology, marketing, economics, statistics, management, law, and policy. Four majors are offered: Accounting, Financial Services, General and Marketing. The Program: The Business Administration Diploma may be completed in two years if a student proceeds through their program of study by completing five (5) courses per semester, as set out under "Program Content" below. Alternatively, students may choose to take fewer (from one to four-courses per semester) in order to accommodate other obligations, such as work, family or a slower academic pace. Transfer features: RDC has agreements with the following groups regarding course credits toward these programs: Purchasing Management Association of Canada Mount Royal University - Graduates of RDC's Business Administration diploma with a major in Accounting, Financial Services, General, or Marketing can transfer into the Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in General Management. Years three and four of the BBA degree are completed at RDC. Athabasca University - Bachelor of Management (Post Diploma): Graduates of RDC Business Administration Diploma Program receive up to 50 credits towards the degree program. Students may complete the program in one year of full-time study or may progress at their own pace on a part-time basis. Athabasca University - Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma): Students with approved two-year college diplomas in business or a closely related field will receive a block transfer award of 60 credits towards the first two years of the Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) General Degree. University of Lethbridge - Business Administration Diploma graduates may complete the Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management Degree which is offered in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge. A 3.0 GPA is required for admission. Okanagan College - Business Administration Diploma graduates will receive 2 years of credit toward the 4- year Bachelor of Business Administration degree. NAIT, SAIT, Grant MacEwan University, Mount Royal University - Business Administration graduates may receive up to two years credit towards the Bachelor of Applied Business Administration degree.

Registrar's Office
Red Deer College
100 College Boulevard
Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N5H5, Canada

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

Minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in:

  1. ELA 30-1
  2. Math 30-1


Minimum average of 65% with no mark below 50% in:

  1. ELA 30-2
  2. Math 30-2


Minimum average of 62.5% with no mark below 50% in one of the following combinations:

  1. ELA 30-1 and Math 30-2 OR
  2. ELA 30-2 and Math 30-1


Successful completion of RDC's Management Certificate

Note: Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency in addition to the program admission requirements.


Application Deadline

Applications open October 1st for the following September.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2021/08/01 to 2022/07/31*.

  • Tuition $5,280.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $2,131.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,050.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid 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) 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 July 06, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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