Business Certificate


Discover more with a business certificate.

Welcome to the exciting world of business! Whether you want to operate your own business or climb the corporate ladder, your future success in business starts here. This Sask Polytech program will give you a strong foundation in core business concepts, including accounting, economics, organizational behavior, computers, marketing, human resources, and more.

After completing the certificate, you can pursue the Business Management Diploma or transfer to a university program. Courses are transferable to the Edwards School of Business, University of Regina, and several other institutions.

Why Parkland College?

“I chose Parkland College because they offered Business Administration year one, and this is a course that I have always wanted to take. The location is great because I live in Fort Qu’Appelle and I didn’t have to drive far or relocate.

The best thing about Parkland College is the staff, they work with you one on one. I have recommended Parkland College to others, because of the staff. The teachers take the time to help you learn and if you were ever in need they were there to help come to a solution.”

– Amy Sinclair


Tuition & Course Info

Tuition: $4,643.60
**International students: Please refer to International Student Admissions for tuition information.
Books, Materials: Approx. $2,100.00
Approx. $352.00
Dates: August 28, 2023 – April 29, 2024
Length: 32 weeks
Location: Yorkton, SK

*Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.*

Business Certificate Courses

Semester 1

ACCT 122 Introductory Financial Accounting I
ADMN 220 Organizational Behaviour
BCOM 105 Business Communications
COMP 120 Information Systems
ECON 120 Microeconomics
BUS 104 Introduction to Business

Semester 2

ACCT 125 Introductory Financial Accounting II
ACCT 136 Automated Accounting
HR 120 Introduction to Human Resource Management
LAW 220 Commercial Law
MATH 139 Business Mathematics
MKTG 120 Marketing

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Did You Know?
When you complete the Business, Office Administration, or Continuing Care Certificate at Parkland College your certificate will be issued by Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

When can I apply?
You can apply anytime for SaskPolytech certificate programs at Parkland College. However, please note that applicants are accepted on a first come/first qualified basis. Original transcripts are required for acceptance into a program. Applications can be sent without the original but will not be officially considered until all entrance requirements are met (original transcript included).

If a program runs full-time can I still take it on a part-time basis?
Yes, most of the programs are available on a class by class basis (for domestic students only). If you are interested in taking a program but can only do a few classes per semester we can create a schedule that will suit your needs. Some classes do have a prerequisite requirement and need to be taken in a certain order. We can help guide you through the process!

How do I apply for a program as an International Student?
Students can complete the online application form and pay the $140.00 processing fee. Applications must include secondary and post-secondary transcripts and documents. English proficiency results must also be attached.

Are there English language requirements for International Students?
All programs require an IELTS minimum 6.5 with no bands less than 5.5.

Will there be assignments and homework as part of the program?
Students will cover several courses in each semester and are responsible for assignments and studying. This will definitely require homework outside of class time.

Career Opportunities

When you graduate you will have the knowledge and practical skills for a wide variety of administrative and supervisory jobs in many types of organizations. Or you can apply what you have learned to grow your own business. Sample job titles may include:

  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Contract Administrator
  • Financial Officer
  • Management Trainees
  • Sales Representatives

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12, or successful completion of at least 15 credit units, from this Business certificate program or the Business diploma (year 1) program.
  • English Language Requirement
  • Computer experience using a Windows application is recommended
  • Access to a computer and internet is essential
  • Special Admission is available
  • Non-refundable application fee: $60.00 (online) OR $90.00 (paper)
  • International students: please refer to the International Application and Admission Process for more information


International students please email



Last Updated: October 13, 2022