BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

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Program Description

If you’re looking for a career in the business world, SIIT’s Business Program will get you started!

The Business Program will provide a general overview of the major business functions within small, medium and large companies or organizations. It is a full time program with options to graduate after year one with a certificate, a two year diploma- or transfer directly into a degree program- with partnering institutions such as the University of Saskatchewan Edwards School of Business, University of Lethbridge, or the First Nations University of Canada. The Business Program is available at our campuses in Prince Albert, Saskatoon, and Regina, and in select community locations.

Completing this program will allow you to begin your career as a business professional in a wide range of sectors and in specialized fields such as: Accounting, Finance, HR, Management, Marketing, or Entrepreneurship.

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • One of the following: Grade 12, Adult 12 or, GED
  • One of the following or equivalent:
    • Math: Workplace and Apprenticeship 30
    • Math: Foundations 30
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Mature Admission

  • 21-years-of-age or older
  • CAAT Assessment
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2nd Year (Business Diploma) Pre-Requisites

Successful completion of the one-year Business Certificate.

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

English Language Benchmark

SIIT is not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).

Courses

Year One – Certificate
  • ACCT 115-Accounting I
  • ACCT 125-Accounting II
  • BCMP 115-Business Competencies
  • BCOM 120-Communications
  • BFIN 115-Mathematics of Finance
  • COMP 120-Management
  • ECON 115-Microeconomics
  • ECON 125-Macroeconomics
  • HRMT 125-Human Resource Management
  • MKTG 125-Marketing
  • STAT 125-Statistics
Year Two – Diploma
  • BCMP 215-Business Competencies II
  • BFIN 225-Finance
  • CLAW 215-Commercial Law
  • CXMT 215-Customer Experience Management
  • EBUS 215-E-Business
  • LSET 215-  Leadership & Ethics
  • MACC 215-Managerial Accounting
  • OPMT 215-Operations Management
  • ORGB 215-Organizational Behaviour
  • PFIN 215-Personal Finance
  • SBUS 225-Small Business Management
  • Optional: MATH 300 -Applied Calculus for Business
  • CNRE 215:  Conflict Resolution

Tuition and Fees

Year One
Tuition Textbook Compulsory
Fees
Total*
$3,850 $1,900 $535 $6,545
Please note: All tuition and fees are subject to change.
*Total amount does not include the required U-Pass Transit Bus Pass for Saskatoon & Regina students.
*Compulsory fees may include: student fees, field trip and/or practicum fees, laboratory fees, apprenticeship fees, PPE & other equipment, exam fees, online fees, consumables, safety and first aid training, and tools.
Year Two
Tuition Textbook Compulsory
Fees
Total*
$3,850 $1,450 $535 $6,095
Please note: All tuition and fees are subject to change.
*Total amount does not include the required U-Pass Transit Bus Pass for Saskatoon & Regina students.
*Compulsory fees may include: student fees, field trip and/or practicum fees, laboratory fees, apprenticeship fees, PPE & other equipment, exam fees, online fees, consumables, safety and first aid training, and tools.
Additional Fees- U-Pass - Saskatoon and Regina Transit Bus Passes
UPass
$260 per year

$130 per semester

The U-Pass is a City Transit bus pass for students that allow you to save on transportation costs. The U-Pass fee is provided at a reduced cost compared to a standard monthly City Transit pass and is mandatory for most SIIT students in Saskatoon and Regina. You may use the U-Pass as many times as you would like during the academic term. Students who meet certain requirements can opt-out of the U-Pass. Please contact the Admissions department for more information.
Please note: U-Pass fees are subject to change.
Funding

Depending on your status, different forms of financial assistance are available to you. Please click here to explore options for funding. If you require assistance finding funding, please contact supportservices@siit.ca.

What to Expect

Day to Day

Delivery Method
  • Primarily in-class instruction, Monday to Friday, 6 hours per day.
  • 5-10 hours per week of independent (homework learning) and group learning.
  • (Optional) Co-op Program

You will gain practical knowledge and theory, while applying what you have learned to group and individual assignments. These projects influence change at SIIT and in the community, and have included: student leadership governance development, pay it forward campaigns, installation of environmentally friendly water bottle refill stations, and the construction of a Pride Centre.

Work Integrated Learning

An optional Co-op program is available for SIIT Business students.

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is essential for academic success. Each program has specific attendance requirements that must be adhered to in order to graduate.

If you have been approved for funding, you must maintain the attendance required by your sponsoring agency to remain eligible to receive payment.

Graduation Requirements and Credential

You must maintain a GPA of 60% to graduate with a Business Certificate (Year One) or a Business Diploma (Year Two). Graduates will receive a Business Certificate or Diploma, and an SIIT Transcript.

Career Path

Career Opportunities & Salaries

Completing the Business Certificate or Diploma program at SIIT will allow you to begin your career as a business professional in a wide range of sectors and in specialized fields such as: Accounting, Finance, HR, Management, Marketing, or Entrepreneurship.

Depending on your desired career path and previous experience, there are a broad range of NOC codes that describe a career suitable for business graduates. In Saskatchewan, average salaries for business, finance, administrative, and management occupations range from $28,000 – $155,000 per year (https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/hire-train-and-manage-employees/labour-market-information).

For assistance finding employment, please contact your local SIIT Career Centre.

Additional Post-Secondary Opportunities & Credit Transfer

To explore further education at SIIT, click here. You can also explore four year degree options at universities, including partnering institutions that offer direct entry (such as: University of Saskatchewan Edwards School of Business, University of Lethbridge, University of Regina, or the First Nations University of Canada).

If you have a specific program or career path in mind, it is a good idea to check the prerequisites required. Our Academic Advisors can help you plan for further education.

Fall 2020 - Business 1 - Regina

Program Length: 9 months
Start Date: 09/01/2020
Division: Business & Information Technology
Campus: Regina
Location: Regina Campus
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Requirements: Regular Grade 12, Adult 12 or GED. Subject requirement: One of the following or equivalent: Math: Workplace & Apprenticeship 30, Math: Foundations 30, Math: Pre-calculus 30.

Fall 2020 - Business 2 - Regina

Program Length: 9 months
Start Date: 09/01/2020
Division: Business & Information Technology
Campus: Regina
Location: Regina Campus
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Must have successfully completed SIIT Business certificate requirements.

Fall 2020 - Business 2 - Saskatoon

Program Length: 9 months
Start Date: 09/01/2020
Division: Business & Information Technology
Campus: Saskatoon
Location: Saskatoon Campus
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Must have successfully completed SIIT Business certificate requirements.

Fall 2020 - Business 2 - Prince Albert

Program Length: 9 months
Start Date: 09/01/2020
Division: Business & Information Technology
Campus: Prince Albert
Location: Prince Albert Campus
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Must have successfully completed SIIT Business certificate requirements.

Fall 2020 - Business Year 2 - Balcarres

Program Length: 9 months
Start Date: 09/01/2020
Division: Business & Information Technology
Campus: Other
Location: Balcarres
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Must have successfully completed SIIT Business certificate requirements.

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