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Open Concentration

Business AdministrationOpen Concentration

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Start Date:
2 Years
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Burridge Campus (classes in Burridge Campus) • Yarmouth Full time • In-class
Burridge Campus (classes at Digby Learning Centre) Full time • In-class
Cumberland Campus (classes at Amherst Learning Centre) Full time • In-class
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class
Kingstec Campus • Kentville Full time • In-class
Lunenburg Campus • Bridgewater Full time • In-class
Marconi Campus • Sydney Full time • In-class
Online Part time • Online
Pictou Campus • Stellarton Full time • In-class
Strait Area Campus • Port Hawkesbury Full time • In-class
Truro Campus • Truro Full time • In-class

Concentration Overview

The Open concentration is a second year option of the Business Administration diploma program.

This concentration is ideally suited for students who want flexibility to choose a variety of courses in their second year of study – to meet personal interests and career goals – and can be a dynamic way to gain a wide breadth of skills to meet employer needs.

The range of available courses varies by campus. Courses are delivered through a combination of in-class, online and/or video conferencing instruction. Your Faculty Advisor and Academic Chair are available to assist you in the selection of second year courses, to ensure all graduation requirements and criteria are met.

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Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of Business Administration – Year 1 or Advanced Standing.
  • Advanced Standing – To be considered, you must apply to and meet the Admission Requirements for the Business Administration program. Advanced Standing is based on academic credits (certificate/diploma/degree) completed from a recognized public institution within the past ten years that meet the Academic Requirements of the full first year of the program. Advanced Standing is subject to seat availability.

Choose NSCC

  • Faculty maintain strong industry connections and are proactive in finding out what today's employers want. Graduates are well prepared to provide a broad range of services to businesses of any size.
  • Learn in small classes, from experienced instructors. With our small class sizes, you get lots of one-on-one attention from our very supportive faculty. We are here to help you succeed.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

  • As part of your program, you will participate in a work term. This hands-on practical experience is your key to employment opportunities, as employers prefer to hire well-trained, experienced personnel.
  • Upon completion of the program, you are qualified to accept an entry-level position in a variety of business fields.
  • Graduates may also choose to start their own businesses.


  • You can complete the Business Administration – Open Concentration online.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
BUSI 3005   Contemporary Business Issues
BUSI 4995   Work Experience
COMM 2215   Communications - Workplace Applications
    Directed elective course requirement. Seven units/credits.
    In addition to their required courses, learners will complete two (2) units (120 hours) of open elective credit that are consistent with the goals outlined in their portfolios.
    Prescribed elective course requirement. One unit/credit.

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development

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