About the Business Administration Certificate


Designed to be completed over a two to four year time frame, the purpose of the BAC program is to introduce students to the business environment and provide fundamental business knowledge in the areas of marketing, human resources, financial management, strategy, and more. Through the comprehensive core course load BAC students are taught analytical techniques and practical management skills to assist them in becoming effective managers.

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The Business Administration Certificate will:

  • Provide you with the latest in business knowledge
  • Enhance your business decision making skills and professional expertise
  • Advance your career potential through the acquisition of a business credential
  • Broaden your understanding of management
  • Expand your professional network and increase your confidence in a variety of business situations
  • Provide you with the tools and techniques to tackle business issues and engage opportunities
“The BAC program has been a wonderful journey for me.  What I’ve learned has been relevant to my work, and has sparked a new interest in business, as well as a more in depth awareness of local and global business issues. I have only one regret with this program – that I didn’t do it sooner!”
-Tracey L. Howell-Perret, Financial Services Division, U of S


The Business Administration Certificate (BAC) was first introduced in 1970 and has over 2000 alumni across Saskatchewan and throughout the world. This part-time program acquaints participants with the contemporary business environment, language, concepts, and types of situations commonly encountered in organizations. Courses in the program meet certain requirements for professionals programs, including the Canadian Institute of Management, the Credit Union Institute if Canada, the Insurance Institute of Canada, and the Purchasing Management Association of Canada.

Faculty & Staff

The Edwards faculty and staff are hired specifically to serve your academic needs in the most efficient and professional manner.  BAC program instructors bring a balanced combination of academic and business experience into the classroom. Faculty, consultants and business people who are experts in their fields are drawn from the community to generate a teaching staff that is well-rounded and effective.