The Department of Business and Office Administration has been setting students up for success in business for forty years. Our programs are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a business or office setting. We offer a range of academic possibilities: multiple Business and Office Administration certificates, two-year Business Administration diplomas with six different majors, a two-year University Transfer program for business degrees, and a new onsite BBA degree completion program through our collaboration with SAIT.
Bachelor of Business Administration
A partnership with SAIT allows students who complete a Business Administration diploma with an Accounting or Management specialization at GPRC to remain at the Grande Prairie campus to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting or Management major) through a collaboration with SAIT. Students must normally complete all degree requirements within eight years, beginning with the year admission to the program was granted.
- Possible Careers Include: Chartered professional accountant, bookkeeper, auditing clerk, accounts payable clerk
The one-year certificate program introduces students to basic business functions and serves as a foundation for all diploma programs. Diploma students major in their second year, choosing routes in Accounting, Financial Services, General Business, Management, or Marketing. Graduates are well prepared to step directly into the workforce or to pursue additional education by applying to transfer credit towards university degrees at a number of different institutions across Alberta.
- Possible Careers: Accounting assistant, management trainee, not-for-profit coordinator, office manager, retail manager, social media coordinator, entrepreneur, event planner, loan officer, insurance agent
A BComm is an excellent base for many professional designations including the CPA, CPHR, CFP, RPP, and more. GPRC offers up to two years of course work towards the BComm at the University of Alberta or Athabasca University, as well as the Bachelor of Management degree at the University of Lethbridge. Transfers to other institutions, such as the University of Calgary or MacEwan University, are also possible.
- Possible Careers: Accountant, investor relations, investment banking, trading, asset management, marketing, stakeholder engagement, human resource management
Choose from four specialized one-year certificates, all including Microsoft Office Certification. All specializations include a practicum component, providing students with valuable workplace experience before they enter the workforce. Specializations include Basic Bookkeeping, General, Legal Office, and Oil & Gas.
- Possible Careers: Administrative assistant, bookkeeping assistant, accounting technician, receptionist
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