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Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Business Leadership British Columbia Institute of Technology - Downtown Campus British Columbia Institute of Technology - Downtown Campus, Canada

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CAD 25446

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 154

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10 months


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Program Overview

Many people are passionate about social and environmental issues and sustainable business practices, but only a relative few are making a career with that passion. With the BCIT Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Business Leadership (SBL), the only program of its kind in BC, you can create a job path that’s fulfilling and rewarding for you, your community, and the planet. SBL students can study full-time and complete the Advanced Diploma in only 10 months with a cohort or take the part-time option for more flexibility.

About the program
Employers value BCIT’s applied, job-ready approach to education and training. It’s the BCIT advantage that sets our graduates apart. In only 10 months, 2 evenings a week, you’ll train in the most up-to-date practices and skills necessary to help organizations in any industry create a better world through their strategy and operations. For more flexibility, you can also study part-time and earn your credential at your own pace.

  • Cohort: study and network with a cohort of aspiring sustainable business leaders
  • Length: complete an accelerated, intensive advanced diploma in only 10 months, 2 evenings a week
  • Industry experience: gain hands-on experience by completing a 24-week capstone project with an industry client during the final two terms of the program (BSUS 5200 Winter and BSUS 5300 Spring)
  • Small class sizes: receive individual attention
  • Industry instructors: benefit from the real-world experience of sustainability practitioners
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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 86 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60.0  Minimum Listening - 60.0  Minimum Reading - 60.0  Minimum Writing - 60.0  Minimum Speaking - 60.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 120.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a diploma or degree at a recognized post-secondary institution including the following course(s):
    • English Studies 12 (67%) or 
    • 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
    • Mandatory International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)

6.5 IELTS Score
86 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
120 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 154

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12000 Per year

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