Academic Calendar 2023/24


Business Administration (Aviation) diploma

The two-year Business Administration (Aviation) diploma program prepares graduates for a career within the aviation industry by developing core business skills including accounting, communications, human resources, marketing, and management and combining them with advanced training in aviation. Five courses (maximum 15 credits) from the Business Administration diploma program are replaced with aviation training upon presentation of the following Transport Canada approved aviation credentials: Private Pilot's licence, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot's Licence, and Multi-Engine Rating or Instructor Rating. The cost of acquiring the aviation credentials is the responsibility of the student.

Entrance requirements

Option 1: Secondary school (for students with secondary school graduation only)

  1. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  2. Prerequisites for MATH 140.
  3. Prerequisites for ENGL 105.
  4. Prerequisites for PHYS 101.

Option 2: University entrance (for applicants who have completed at least nine post-secondary credits at a recognized institution)

  1. At least nine transferable credits at a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 based on all university-level credits attempted.
  2. Prerequisites for MATH 140.
  3. Prerequisites for ENGL 105.
  4. Prerequisites for PHYS 101.

Students who do not meet these requirements might consider Qualifying Studies.

When to apply

Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall and Winter semesters. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process.

How to apply

  1. Apply online at

    Additional documents required for a complete application:

    • Official transcripts (or interim transcripts) from all post-secondary institutions attended showing grade/course achievement as per entrance requirements. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details.
  2. Applicants will be advised of an admission decision and, if accepted, will be provided with registration information. A deposit is required prior to registration (see the Fees and Other Costs section) and will be applied toward tuition fees.

Basis for admission decision

Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.

Fees and additional costs

The costs of acquiring the aviation credentials and flying lessons are in addition to UFV fees paid and are the responsibility of the student. See the Fees and Other Costs section for information on UFV assessed fees.

Program duration

The Business Administration (Aviation) diploma program is normally completed within two years of study consisting of 61 credits.


Academic courses may be held on all UFV campuses, including Abbotsford, Mission, and Chilliwack.

Program outline

First year

Course Title Credits
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing 3
BUS 145 Introductory Financial Accounting (see Note 1) 3
CMNS 125 Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences 3
ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENGL 105 Academic Writing 3
MATH 140 Algebra and Functions for Business (see Note 2) 3
STAT 106 Statistics I 4

Second year

Course Title Credits
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour 3
BUS 247 Introductory Management Accounting 3
BUS 249 Introduction to Finance 3
BUS 261 Business Law 3
Plus: One additional BUS course, MATH 111, or MATH 141 (see Notes 1 and 2) 3

Note 1: BUS 143 and BUS 144 may be taken in place of BUS 145 and one business elective.

Note 2: Students planning to continue on to the BBA (Aviation) should take MATH 111 or MATH 141.

Students who have completed college or university courses similar to those listed above may be able to transfer credits. See the Transfer credit section of the calendar.

Co-operative Education option

The Co-operative Education option offers students in the Business Administration (Aviation) diploma program the opportunity to obtain paid, career-related work experience in their field of study during their education at UFV. Pilot positions are not included in Co-op employment opportunities. After completing their first year of study, Co-op students alternate between semesters of full-time study and full-time paid employment. See the Co-operative Education section for more details.

Program continuance

Program continuance and probation are governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92). Students must have a CGPA of at least 2.00 to remain in good academic standing. Failure to meet or maintain a 2.00 will result in restrictions on registration and may lead to academic suspension. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar.

Course repetition

See UFV's Course Repeat policy (86).


Students who have been required to withdraw from UFV under the Undergraduate Continuance policy (92) are subject to readmission and continuance requirements as listed in the UFV academic calendar. Students are normally only readmitted once to the same program.

Appeals for readmission

Students who are required to withdraw from the program must submit an appeal for readmission if they wish to resume studies in the program.

In general, students who have been required to withdraw will be advised to complete a further nine credits of academic work, or to repeat a similar amount of academic work taken previously, in order to demonstrate their academic abilities. Appeals must be received at least three months before the start of the semester applied for. Readmission is not automatic.


Students must complete at least 25% of the credits required at UFV.

Graduation requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring they are eligible to graduate, and should regularly consult with an Academic Advisor. To be eligible to graduate, students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.00 on all courses applicable toward the diploma program.

Students must also complete the following Transport Canada approved aviation credentials: Private Pilot's licence, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot's Licence, and Multi-Engine Rating or Instructor Rating.

Students must apply for graduation in the first month of their final semester. Visit the Graduation webpage for more information. The final deadline for students who wish to attend the June Convocation ceremony is April 1 of each year, with all program requirements completed by April 30.

Maximum length of time to complete program

Students are allowed up to seven consecutive years to complete program requirements.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Current Students