UFV
School of Business

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.  UFV's 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 UFV or elsewhere. 

Career Outlook

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. 

According to Employment and Social Development Canada, between 2011 and 2020, professional occupations in business and finance are expected to grow at a rate of 2.49%, well above the average of 1.4%.

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

British Columbia's Fraser Valley is one of Canada's fastest-growing, most ethnically diverse regions. Our communities are welcoming, our scenery breathtaking, and we're within minutes of Metro Vancouver and the U.S. border. Whether you wish to get a university education, learn a trade, retrain or upgrade, study in Canada, take a course for fun, hire a student, or work with friendly, dedicated people, check out UFV.
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