Business Administration

Get down to business.

Many courses in this program fill up quickly. Enrol early to avoid disappointment!

Employers tell us that their most successful employees communicate well and understand how their organization works. They know how the functions of marketing, finance and operations connect and how human behaviour impacts the effectiveness of an organization.

Whether you are mid-career or beginning your career, the Business Administration program at McMaster, developed in collaboration with the DeGroote School of Business, will help you develop the skills and knowledge that employers are
looking for.

The Business Administration program has three options:

  • Certificate – 5 core courses; 
  • General Diploma – 5 core courses plus any three electives from the various concentration areas, excluding Project Management and Business Analysis; or,
  • Diploma with a concentration – 5 core courses plus the applicable concentration courses.

Courses can be taken as part of the certificate, diploma or individually. A Business Administration Diploma can be earned in as few as 8-12 months with a higher course load.

Areas of Concentration:

Who should take this program?

  • Anyone working in business;
  • New and current managers;
  • Anyone looking to enter the field of business;
  • Recent college/university graduates;
  • Professionals pursuing designations.