Business Diploma
Accountancy, Human Resources, Management (Part-time studies) 

Program Overview 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business diploma will give you a competitive edge in your career. Business students are tomorrow's accountants, financial officers, marketing managers, insurance brokers, human resources specialists and entrepreneurs.

Our Accountancy, Human Resources, and Management Business diploma programs are offered part-time through flexible learning. Options including online and remote classes are available through the School of Continuing Education.

The Business Certificate program is equivalent to the first year of the diploma program. The first year provides a well-rounded foundation in core business concepts, including accounting, computers, economics, human resources, insurance, organizational behavior, marketing and more. The second year allows you to specialize in one of the following areas of expertise.

You can apply to transfer your Business courses to degree programs at various universities.

Note: Be sure to pay special attention to the Electives that are required for second year specialties (listed at the bottom of the Courses section below).

Course Load

You are not required to take a minimum number of courses per session when you take the courses online. Generally, all requirements must be completed within four years for a certificate, and five years for a diploma. (As per Policy # 114.)

Program Requirements

Important Information for Current Students - Changes to program requirements (PDF)

A certificate from these programs may be obtained given the following: 

A pass mark of at least 50% has been earned in all courses. A grade point average (GPA) of 60% is required to graduate.

If you take courses through Flexible Learning, you are not required to apply for admission or meet the requirements. Once all courses toward a certificate have been completed, it is your responsibility to apply for graduation.  Application for Graduation forms are available on the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website - Application for Graduation. The fee for this evaluation is $75 (fee subject to change).

  • If you wish to pursue the Business Accountancy specialty diploma, you must take ACCT 125 in order to meet pre-requisites for most second year Accountancy courses
  • If you wish to pursue the Business Accountancy specialty diploma, you must take ACCT 136 in order to graduate

Courses

Business Certificate

Introductory Financial Accounting 1 (ACCT-122)
Organizational Behaviour (ADMN-220)
Business Communications (BCOM-105)
Introduction to Business (BUS-104)
Business Solution Software (COMP-120)
Microeconomics (ECON-120)
Introduction to Human Resource Management (HR-120)
Commercial Law (LAW-220)
Business Mathematics (MATH-139)
Marketing (MKTG-120)

Electives (Take 1 of 2)

Introductory Financial Accounting 2 (ACCT-125)
Managerial Accounting (ACCT-225)

Electives (Take 1 of 2)

Automated Accounting (ACCT-136)
Principles and Practices of Insurance (INS-100)

Personal Finance (FIN-100) (Not available online)

Human Resources

Leadership Development (ADMN-206)

Organizational Change (ADMN-209)

Conflict Management (ADMN-255)

Strategic Human Resources Management (HR-225)

Talent Acquisition (HR-230) - Equivalent to HR-226 and HR-227

Training & Development (HR-232) - Equivalent to HR-228 and HR-229

Strategic Compensation (HR-231)

Employee and Labour Relations (HR-233)

Creating Healthy Organizations (HR-234)

Cross-Cultural Management (MGMT-208)

Digital Marketing (MKTG 227)

Plus One Elective:

Entrepreneurship (ADMN-224)

Strategic Management (MGMT-209)

Project Management (MGMT-214) - Equivalent to MKTG 228

Essential Business Skills (IPSK-200)

Relationship Selling (MKTG-221)

Advertising and Marketing Comms. (MKTG-222)

Market Research (MKTG-223)

Macroeconomics (ECON-121)

Finance (FIN-220)

*Automated Accounting (ACCT-136)

*Managerial Accounting (ACCT-225

*Personal Finance (FIN-100)

*Principles and Practices of Insurance (INS-100)

*If not satisfying a first-year requirement.

Please note any students who have completed elective courses prior to June 30, 2021, may use those courses instead of MGMT 208 and MKTG 227. Check with your program for confirmation of course equivalency.

Business Certificate

Introductory Financial Accounting 1 (ACCT-122)
Organizational Behaviour (ADMN-220)
Business Communications (BCOM-105)
Introduction to Business (BUS-104)
Business Solution Software (COMP-120)
Microeconomics (ECON-120)
Introduction to Human Resource Management (HR-120)
Commercial Law (LAW-220)
Business Mathematics (MATH-139)
Marketing (MKTG-120)

Electives (Take 1 of 2)

Introductory Financial Accounting 2 (ACCT-125)
Managerial Accounting (ACCT-225)

Electives (Take 1 of 2)

Automated Accounting (ACCT-136)
Principles and Practices of Insurance (INS-100)

Personal Finance (FIN-100) (Not available online)

Management

Leadership Development (ADMN-206)

Entrepreneurship (ADMN-224)

Conflict Management (ADMN-255)

Finance (FIN-220)

Talent Acquisition (HR-230) - Equivalent to HR-226 and HR-227

Training & Development (HR-232) - Equivalent to HR-228 and HR-229

Cross-Cultural Management (MGMT-208)

Strategic Management (MGMT-209)

Project Management (MGMT-214) - Equivalent to MKTG 228

Advertising and Marketing Comms. (MKTG-222)

Digital Marketing (MKTG 227)

Plus One Elective:

Organizational Change (ADMN-209)

Macroeconomics (ECON-121)

Employee and Labour Relations (HR-233)

Creating Healthy Organizations (HR-234)

Strategic Human Resources Management (HR-225)

Principles and Practices of Insurance (INS-100)

Essential Business Skills (IPSK-200)

Relationship Selling (MKTG-221)

Market Research (MKTG-223)

*Automated Accounting (ACCT-136)

*Managerial Accounting (ACCT-225)

*Personal Finance (FIN-100)

*Principles and Practices of Insurance (INS-100)

*If not satisfying a first-year requirement.

Please note any students who have completed elective courses prior to June 30, 2021, may use those courses instead of MKTG 222, HR 230, and HR 232. Check with your program for confirmation of course equivalency.

Get Credit for What You Know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.  See links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for courses in this program.

Student Awards

  • Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.
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