Academic Calendar 2024/25


Business Administration (Aviation) diploma

The Business Administration (Aviation) diploma program recognizes Transport Canada aviation licences to meet a portion of the program requirements. This two-year 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.

The cost of acquiring Transport Canada licences 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. A minimum grade of C+ in English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (see Note) .

    Note: Students may also present English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, AP English, or IB English A (standard level or higher level), or out-of-province equivalent.

  3. One of the following: .
    • Pre-calculus 11 or Calculus 12 with a C+ or better.
    • Principles of Mathematics 11 or Pre-calculus 12 with a C or better.
    • Principles of Mathematics 12.

    Note: Students without one of these mathematics courses may present the prerequisite for MATH 140 instead.

Option 2: Transfer applicants

Completion of at least 15 university-level credits with a CGPA of 2.00 or better based on all university-level credits attempted.

Note: Applicants without the high school courses (or equivalents) in Option 1 may need to take courses in addition to those in the program requirements.

When to apply

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

How to apply

  1. Apply online at

    Additional documents required for a complete application:

    • For secondary school entrance, a final official transcript (if graduated). For students currently in Grade 12, see the high school grades and transcripts section of the Admissions website for more information.
    • For university students, official transcripts (or interim transcripts) from all post-secondary institutions attended (excluding UFV) 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 Transport Canada licences 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 can be completed in two years of full-time study. The program can also be completed on a part-time basis.

The program consists of a minimum of 60 credits, including 30 credits applied in recognition of Transport Canada licences.


Most courses are offered in Abbotsford. Courses may also be offered at the Chilliwack campus.

Program outline

Non-Business requirements: 9-12 credits

Course Title Credits
CMNS 125 Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences 3
or ENGL 105 Academic Writing  
ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
or ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics  
MATH 140 Algebra and Functions for Business (see Note) 0-3
or Prerequisite for MATH 141  
Elective One course other than AV, 100-level or higher 3

Note: Students planning to continue on to the BBA (Aviation) should take MATH 141. Students with the prerequisite for MATH 141 are not required to complete MATH 140.

Business requirements: 21 credits

Course Title Credits
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing 3
BUS 145 Introductory Financial Accounting (see Note) 3
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour 3
BUS 247 Introductory Management Accounting 3
or BUS 249 Introduction to Finance  
BUS 261 Business Law 3

Note: BUS 143 and BUS 144 may be taken in place of BUS 145, which will increase the total number of required credits by 3.

Flight training: 30 credits

30 credits will be applied in recognition of Transport Canada licences:

  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL) (6 credits)
  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) (24 credits)

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.

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. If readmitted, students will remain on Academic Warning until their overall CGPA is 2.00.


Students must complete at least 25% of the credits required at UFV. A minimum of five BUS courses must be completed at UFV.

Graduation requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring they are eligible to graduate, and should regularly consult with a School of Business Advisor. To be eligible to graduate, students must achieve a minimum program GPA (PGPA) of 2.00 on all courses applied to program completion as well as a cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.00.

Students must also complete the Transport Canada Private Pilot Licence and Commercial Pilot Licence credentials.

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 from the time of admission to the program.

IATRA examination

Students pursuing a career in aviation as a pilot should also complete Type Rating for Two Crew Aeroplane (IATRA). This is a written examination that entitles the holder of a Commercial Pilot Licence to act as co-pilot of a multi-crew aircraft. Although not a license or a rating on its own, without completion of this exam the holder of a Commercial Pilot Licence is restricted to operating single-pilot aircraft only.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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