School of Business

Move up the ladder with strong administrative skills

Move up the ladder with strong administrative skills

Administrative processes are key to the smooth functioning of any business. Employers everywhere are on the lookout for savvy administrative staff who have the skills and know-how to support and enhance business functions.  51's Business Administration certificate is a part-time program that gives you a solid understanding of the fundamentals of business administration. 

In addition to providing you with a solid grounding in business principles, the program also equips you with broad insight into business law, accounting, and state-of-the-art productivity software. 

A selection of electives allows you the freedom to explore your own areas of interest or specialize in one key field. You may also complete courses in public or municipal administration at other institutions or by correspondence and transfer your credits to UFV. 

This certificate is perfect if you are already in the workplace and want to upgrade your credentials. It can also open the door to further studies to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration, at 51 or elsewhere. 

Career Outlook for Administration

Studies in administration can prepare you with the skills you need to pursue a career in in the public, private, or non-profit sectors. You can use your administrative expertise in a wide range of fields including marketing, manufacturing, retailing, human resources, management, accounting, banking, logistics, public relations, administration, and more. 

Experienced administrators can expect to take increasing levels of responsibility to manage staff or resources and play an active role in reaching business goals. 

WorkBC reports that there will be 9,720 job openings for administrative assistants in BC by 2028.

Once you complete the Business Administration certificate, you can easily ladder into a Bachelor of Business Administration program at 51 or elsewhere to gain further skills and enhance your career.