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Office Management Certificate

The Office Management certificate provides graduates of applied business technology and administrative assistant programs with a broad business base that emphasizes managerial aspects of secretarial work. Students will be prepared to write the proficiency exams leading to the Certified Professional Secretary designation. Courses leading to this credential will be offered during the day and evening. Some courses are available by distance education.

Admission Requirements

  • Students graduating from secondary school in or prior to 2012: Principles of Mathematics 11, or an equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course; or a minimum grade of 70% in Introductory Mathematics 11; or a minimum grade of 60% in Applications of Mathematics 11.
    Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new mathematics curriculum: A minimum of 60% in one of Pre-calculus Grade 11, Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11, or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 11, or the equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course.
  • Successful completion of a ten-month Administrative Assistant program or its equivalent, or permission of the department.

Program Outline

BUAD 113 Canadian Business
BUAD 116 Marketing
BUAD 123 Management Principles
BUAD 195 Financial Management
BUAD 209 Business Law
BUAD 262 Organizational Behaviour
BUAD 264 Management Accounting
BUAD 269 Human Resources Management
BUAD 279 Industrial Relations
BUAD 283 Management Information Systems

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of the prescribed and elective courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%.

Program Area:


Campus (Intake):

  • Distance (Jan)
  • Vernon (Jan, Sep)
  • Penticton (Jan, Sep)
  • Salmon Arm (Jan, Sep)
  • Kelowna (Jan, May, Jul, Sep)




  • Distance/Online
  • Part-Time
  • Full-Time


2022-23: $5,829.08

  • Fees listed are for 10 courses (the entire program) for a typical, full-time student. Depending on the campus of study and the courses selected fees may vary. 
  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
  • International students will pay International tuition fees


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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/07/2022