The Okanagan School of Business offers students practical and applied business education to prepare them for employment in the workplace. The School has three departments: Business Administration, Office Administration and Commercial Aviation.
The Business Administration department offers a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree focused on business in the Canadian and international context; a two-year Diploma in Business Administration with options in Accounting, Financial Services, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resources Management, Management, Marketing, and General Studies; and various certificate programs to serve the needs of part-time students who wish to obtain training and certification in specific areas of business.
Business Administration diploma and degree programs have a co-operative education component, which provides students with the opportunity for work-related experiences to enhance their education. The co-op work terms also ensure that the programs continue to meet workplace requirements.
The Okanagan School of Business believes in life-long learning and strives for laddering opportunities for all learners. Course offerings are available to full-time and part-time students on campus or by distance delivery. Prior learning assessment (PLA) is available for those with previous education, training or work experience. Bridging opportunities exist for students from Office Administration and other departments to move into the Business Administration program. Graduates of the Business Administration program benefit from extensive transferability to various professional associations.
All professors and instructors in the faculty are dedicated to student success and ensuring that the program meets the needs of students and employers. Faculty members set a high standard on expected performance - both for their students and for themselves. They remain current in their field through professional development activities and various research activities. All faculty members have work experience that qualifies them to be the experts in the field in which they are teaching.
Office Administration Program: Graduates of Office Administration programs have excellent communication skills, are proficient in a variety of software programs and possess a good knowledge of the business environment. Office Administration graduates are key members of business organizations, have up-to-date skills, are able to solve problems and exercise good judgement. Students can choose from entry-level programs to specialty programs. This program ladders from one certificate to another as well as to other programs within Okanagan College and other institutions.
Commercial Aviation Program: Okanagan College offers a Commercial Aviation diploma with Southern Interior Flight Centre - Kelowna. This program is designed for men and women who are interested in pursuing a career in aviation. The program provides students with academic experience in conjunction with the aviation training required by Transport Canada. In addition to receiving aviation experience, graduates are prepared to enter into the field of commercial aviation. Careers include piloting for charter companies, regional carriers and private corporations, and may lead to job opportunities with major airline companies.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 11/20/2019