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Business Diploma - Diploma

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Program overview
2 years
Diploma / certificate
Start dates
January 2023

January 2023

January 2024

January 2024

Program description

Business Diploma - Diploma

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. Many of the diploma specialties also provide opportunities for co-op work placements.

Our two-year Business diploma program is offered full-time as follows below.

Admission requirements

  • If you take courses through Flexible Learning, you are not required to apply for admission or meet the requirements. Once you have successfully completed all the courses in the program, simply apply to graduate
  • Year 1 (Business Certificate): Grade 12 or successful completion of at least 15 credit units, from this Business certificate program or the Business diploma (year 1) program
  • Year 2 (Business Diploma): Grade 12 or successful completion of at least 15 credit units, from this program (Year 1 - Business Certificate)
  • English Language Requirement
  • Computer experience using a Windows application is recommended

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school website.

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Program content


Semester 1

  • Introductory Financial Accounting 1
  • Introductory Financial Accounting 2
  • Business Communications
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Statistics

Semester 2

  • Intermediate Accounting 1
  • Cost Accounting 1
  • Auditing
  • Finance
  • Taxation 1

Semester 3

  • Intermediate Accounting 2
  • Taxation 2

Program delivery

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

Note: Students starting the program in January will complete the program in an accelerated format. Students will study semesters 1 and 2 consecutively from January to July and begin their second year in September of the same year.

September and January - Moose Jaw (all specialties)

September and January - Prince Albert (Management specialty option only)

Students may transfer after Year One (32 weeks) to Moose Jaw (all specialties) or Saskatoon (Accountancy) to pursue a Business Diploma with Co-operative Education. Co-operative Education is currently not available to Prince Albert students.

September - Saskatoon (Accountancy and Marketing specialties - delivered via live streaming)

Full-Time students in Saskatoon follow this two-step process:

Step 1: Apply to the full-time Business Certificate program (Year One: 32 weeks). After completing the required courses, move to Step 2;Step 2: Apply to the second year specialty option in the Business Diploma program (through Moose Jaw or Prince Albert) (Year Two: 32 weeks)

Length: Year 1 - 32 weeks; Year 2 - 32 weeks


  • Moose Jaw
  • Prince Albert
  • Saskatoon
  • Online/Distance options available

    Some programs offered online or otherwise by distance (i.e., correspondence) include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. They may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.

    Management is the only specialty available in Prince Albert (first intake of year 1 is September 2019). Accountancy and Marketing are the only specialties available in Saskatoon and are delivered via live stream.

Part-time Delivery

Business Accountancy, Human Resources, and Management - Diploma

Tuition fees

The Tuition fees for 2022/23 Academic Year:

  • Year 1 - $8,700
  • Year 2 (Accountancy) - $8,230
  • Year 2 (Financial Services) - $7,680
  • Year 2 (Insurance) - $9,180
  • Year 2 (Human Resources, Management, Marketing) - $8,480

Please visit the school website for more information about tuition fees.


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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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is recognized around the world for our international engagement and development projects. With campuses located in the province's four largest cities (Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon), and through extensive distance education opportunities, we offer career-focused, applied education...

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

1130 Idylwyld Dr.
S7K 3R5 Saskatoon Saskatchewan

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