With appropriate course planning, the Associate of Arts degree will allow the students to enter directly into the 3rd year at the university of their choice in BC or elsewhere. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all prerequisites for upper level courses at the receiving institution have been met, and to note that the credit value for some courses may vary between institutions. Please consult the BC Transfer Guide or see Academic Advising.
International students who wish to remain in Canada after completion of the Associate of Arts (Business) degree are also eligible to apply for a Post Graduate Work Permit. A Post Graduate Work Permit will allow the graduated student to live and work in Canada for a period of up to 3 years. Those who are interested in staying in Canada for a longer period of time will be eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada after completion of their first year of eligible full-time employment.
The Associate of Arts (Business) Degree program consists of 64 credits and is typically completed over a 2 year period. The Associate of Arts (Business) degree is a specialized program focusing on the use of analytical, qualitative, quantitative, and conceptual techniques in business and economics to enable graduates to function effectively in problem solving and critical thinking. They will learn to work independently and cooperatively, to accept and respond positively to feedback, and become familiar with contemporary business issues. Graduates will be well-prepared to enter the world of business directly, and meet an increased demand from employers for entry-level business and marketing people, both in Canada and abroad. While there is a clear focus on business studies, the program also allows students to explore other interests by incorporating electives, arts, and science breadth requirements.
Upon completion of the Associate of Arts (Business) Degree program, students may choose to either begin their career or to continue their studies in pursuit of a bachelor degree. Graduates may choose to transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor degree.
Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students.
The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant.
IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain.
Students must complete a total of 64 term credits of first and second year courses. These must include a minimum of 18 credits in Economics taken at the second-year level. Graduation requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.