Welcome to the Department of Business & Office Administration
The Business Mentorship Program encourages strong links between students and the business community
The Department of Business and Office Administration, within the School of Business, has been setting students up for success in business for over
We design our programs to equip students with the required knowledge and skills to succeed in a business or office setting. With several academic possibilities, including our Bachelor of Business Administration degree, students can pursue a diploma or certificate in Business Administration and focus on an area of interest by choosing from various majors.
With different university transfer options available, students pursuing a degree in Commerce can start their studies at NWP and transfer to the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge or Athabasca University, provided they meet the transfer requirements.
For the lifelong learner, we offer a post-diploma certificate geared toward mature students pursuing a career change, in addition to proudly hosting the Master of Business Administration from the University of Northern British Columbia.
Programs We Offer
Get down to business and start on your path to success. Let your entrepreneurial spirit soar as you study accounting, human resource management, economics, marketing and more.
Gain an entrepreneurial edge in the marketplace and build your business expertise. Accelerate your success with skills in accounting, marketing, financial services, economics, and management.
Build your business expertise with contemporary marketing, accounting, communications, human productive energy, and management principles.
This program is ideal for mature students interested in a new career as well as International students looking to enhance and focus their career-ready skills in an international setting.
Calculate your potential for success and manage your future. Increase your business acumen with essential knowledge as you specialize in several areas of commerce.
Excel in the role of an administrator with essential computer and communication skills. Master critical thinking and problem-solving to elevate your office environment expertise.
Set yourself apart with meticulous organization and efficiency. From bookkeeping to the latest office technology, learn how to excel in a dynamic office environment.
Pursue your professional passions for business leadership or entrepreneurship with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Northern British Columbia, hosted by NWP.
Brooklyn Broaders: Finding Her Voice
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 | By Karlee
It took taking a year off from her studies for Brooklyn Broaders to understand what she wanted to pursue as a career. Broaders was the 2022 to 2023 President of Northwestern Polytechnic Students’ Association. In 2022, Broaders completed her Business Administration diploma at Northwestern Polytechnic. Read more about Brooklyn.
Chantal Pearson: A Journey of Growth and Independence
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | By Karlee
Chantal Pearson is a graduate of Northwestern Polytechnic's Business Administration diploma program, where she majored in management. Originally from Jamaica, Chantal moved to Canada in search of new opportunities, and was drawn to the polytechnic's educational track record. Read more about Chantal.
Janelle MacRae: Empowering through Education
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | By Karlee
From her early years growing up in Fort St. John, British Columbia, to her current role as an Office Professional instructor at Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP), Janelle MacRae has always had a passion for learning and helping others. Read more about Janelle
Sarah Bateman: Valuable Connections
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 | By Karlee
Sarah Bateman will be the first to tell you she owes her current success to the Business
Administration's Work Integrated Learning program at Northwestern Polytechnic. Before she
enrolled in the program, Bateman had yet to learn what career opportunities were available for
someone with a business background. Read more about
Lydia Sadiq: Resiliency
Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 | By Karlee
Although she admits that she didn’t have a traditional education pathway, Lydia Sadiq credits her
involvement on campus at Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP) as the catalyst to her now career. Read more about Lydia
Jory Simard: Leveraging Opportunity
Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 | By Karlee
Jory Simard credits Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP) as the roadway that carved the way to his
future successes and entrepreneurial endeavours. As someone who has called Grande Prairie home
his entire life, Simard explained that there is “nothing but opportunity to be leveraged” in the
Peace Region. Read more about Jory
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