Academic Calendar 2023/24

School of Business

Business Analytics Post-baccalaureate diploma

With the growing importance of technologies in our economy, the increasing usage of big data in business practices will be a continuing reality in the future. Business analytics combines a large range of skills allowing professionals to use data in a corporate context and how to make practical and data-driven business decisions. This program prepares students to succeed in a big data environment by providing opportunities to collect, treat, and analyze data in business settings. By combining social responsibility, sustainability, and economic and managerial aspects, this diploma equips learners with the valuable and timely core skills required by a growing number of companies in need of meaningful and responsible solutions for their data-based business domains.

Graduates of this program will be well positioned to meet local, regional, and national demand for experts able to assess and solve challenges in all business areas including agriculture, aerospace, retail industries, housing, integration of suburban communities, and support for Indigenous communities.

Entrance requirements

  1. Completion of a 3- or 4-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a non-business or management field of study, with a minimum 60% (C) average in the last two years of study.
  2. Applicants must meet the Degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar.

Note: Additional courses or waivers may be required to meet course prerequisites. Students should contact an advisor with questions and to discuss their options.

When to apply

Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall semester only. 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.
    • Applicants whose previous degree is not from an English speaking education system must provide evidence that they have met the Degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement.
  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 are considered once their application is complete. As space in the program may be limited, applicants may be ranked based on their grade point average in their last two years of study.

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section.

Program duration

The post-baccalaureate diploma is four semesters in duration and is completed in a full-time capacity.

Program outline

Course Title Credits
BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing 3
BUS 202 Contemporary Management 3
BUS 226/ ECON 226 Economic and Business Statistics 3
BUS 320 Business Research Methods 3
BUS 349/ ECON 349 Financial Management I 3
BUS 384 Data-Driven Business Decisions 3
BUS 424 Customer Intelligence 3
BUS 449/ ECON 449 Financial Management II 3
COMP 150 Introduction to Programming 4
COMP 230 Databases and Database Management Systems 3
COMP 331/ STAT 331 Data Quality 3
STAT 106 Statistics I 4
STAT 271 Introduction to Data Analysis and Statistical Modeling 3
STAT 272 Statistical Graphics and Languages 3
STAT 307 Data Visualization 3

Note: Additional courses or waivers may be required to meet course prerequisites. Students should contact an advisor with questions and to discuss their options.

Program continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or higher) must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV's Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).

Course repetition

Students may not register for a course more than twice without permission of the department head or designate for the discipline. Where a course has been repeated, only the higher grade is counted in the GPA calculation.


As this is a cohort program, readmission following a stoppage in studies is at the discretion of the dean and dependent on space in the appropriate semester of registration.


Students must complete at least 50% of the course work at UFV. Courses taken at partnering universities through an approved Study Abroad student exchange may be used to meet residency requirements.

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 cumulative GPA of 2.00 on all courses (47 credits) required to complete the program.

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.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Current Students