Postgraduate Diploma Online

Business Administration

Simon Fraser University

24 months
16800 CAD/year
16800 CAD/year
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The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration offered by Simon Fraser University is a competitive credential that offers the rigour of MBA-level courses with more flexibility.


If you have an undergraduate degree in any discipline, at least two years of full-time professional work experience, and the motivation and self-discipline to learn business in an interactive online setting, the GDBA could be the best next step in your career.

It’s ideal for someone who wants to test business graduate level courses before fully committing to an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and/or who wants the flexibility of an Business Administration online program. Or, if you’ve already decided you want to study for an MBA, the GDBA could be the pathway you’re looking for.

What you’ll learn

Graduate-level courses ground you in business theory and practice. Learn to communicate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds across the functional areas of business as you prepare to move forward into an MBA, a new organizational role or a new career.

Our online learning system is interactive and user-friendly. It’s a collaborative learning space that provides everything you need to succeed as a graduate student, including 24/7 access to educational resources. You can take classes whenever works for you. There’s no need to be online at the same time as your classmates and instructors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Analytics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (3.0 is preferred)
  • A small number of applicants with extensive work experience may be considered without an undergraduate degree. Each applicant under this category will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicants should have a minimum of two years of full-time professional work experience, following completion of an undergraduate degree, although the average is eight years.
  • We take a holistic approach in accepting students for our program. We take into consideration your work and life experiences in addition to your grades and test scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16800 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16800 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    16800 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16800 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • Tuition : $16,800 plus additional costs for textbooks and student fees.
  • Tuition is paid each term depending on the number of credits.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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