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• Two-year diploma with optional Co-op term
• After completion of a common first term, students will focus their studies by selecting a major in one of :
• September and January entry dates, available at some campuses (note that for January entry date, students will attend classes from January to mid-August, enabling students to begin Year 2 at the end of August)
• Offered at the following campuses:
o Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
o Exchange District Campus, Winnipeg
o Portage Campus, Portage la Prairie (offerings of majors for second year may be limited) 
o Winkler Campus, Winkler (offerings of majors for second year may be limited) 
o Steinbach Campus, Steinbach (offerings of majors for second year may be limited)
• International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions.

Undeclared Part-Time Students – An Undeclared Student is an applicant who would like to take courses for professional development or general interest and is not seeking a credential. Students are restricted to taking a maximum of 2 courses per term, and after successfully completing 4 courses they must apply and be admitted to a program before registering for additional courses. If you would like to register as an undeclared student, please click here.


This newly revised program focuses on building the skills needed to succeed in today’s business world. Consider Business Administration if you have want to explore new opportunities for your career in business! 

You will strengthen your understanding of business and be introduced to the digital tools and the skills necessary to succeed in the modern global economy. Through practical hands-on classroom activities, and close interactions with our experienced faculty, and industry partners you will develop communication and critical thinking skills that will prepare you to make a valuable contribution to the industry of your choice. Some courses will focus on theoretical foundations, others will emphasize application of knowledge. Group projects are integral to many courses offered in this program. 

You can build a career in accounting, financial services, human resource management, marketing or logistics and supply chain management. Or you can chart your own path in business and become an entrepreneur. 

Information sessions are occasionally offered to provide information about the BA program and careers related to business administration. Please contact a 1st year coordinator for information about these sessions.

Note: Students on program prior to August 2020, will have five years from the date of admission to complete their studies. Program requirements in effect prior to August 2020 are shown in other information.

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.


Upload Through Your Future Student Account (preferred method)

  • Scan your document(s) and save the file. Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them at any time.
  • Go to www.rrc.ca/apply and log in.
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

Mail or In-Person: Student Service Centre Click here for address and hours of service

E-mail: register@rrc.ca

Fax: 204-697-0584

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math (excluding Accounting 40S)
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Answer this question to determine if you meet this program’s ELRs:
      Have I successfully completed 3 years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
      • If YES, you meet English language requirements.  Apply and then submit your transcripts* for review
      • If NO, submit proof of meeting an ELRs option.  If you choose the English language assessment option, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but you did not graduate high school, submit your transcripts* for review. 
    • * If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  1. Academic Requirement
    • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math (excluding Accounting 40S)
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements for more information.
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
Requirement: Submission of a parchment (certificate) indicating successful completion of the AEPUCE program, including language levels achieved if available.
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)


There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Due to closures related to COVID-19, RRC is temporarily allowing applicants to provide Duolingo English Test results to meet RRC's English language requirements.

Red River College will accept Duolingo assessments up to December 30, 2021. Beginning December 31, 2021 we will no longer accept Duolingo assessments to meet English language requirements.

IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
LSI (Language Studies International)
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.

Who Should Enrol?

Successful careers in business require good communication skills, an aptitude for problem-solving, and the ability to interact effectively with people. The workload in the program is significant and diverse, and effective time management skills are essential.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
Books and Supplies
Year 1
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
1Fees for Term 1 only; see majors for term 2 and onward
2Fees for Term 1 only; see majors for term 2 and onward

Winnipeg Locations

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Jan 04, 2022 Apply Now
Roblin Centre (Prev. PSC) Jan 04, 2022 Apply Now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
Books and Supplies
Year 1
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
3Fees for Term 1 only; see majors for term 2 and onward
4Fees for Term 1 only; see majors for term 2 and onward

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Polytech Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College Polytechnic is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Program Outline

Please click here for the 21-22 Program Outline.

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1071Accounting FundamentalsRPL
More Information

In this course, the student will be introduced to fundamental accounting principles, concepts and techniques. This course will focus on double-entry bookkeeping and the preparation of financial statements focusing on sole proprietorship. Period end processes, such as adjusting accounts and the closing process are also discussed. The result is a complete presentation of the accounting cycle for service and merchandise businesses. Throughout the course, interpreting financial statements from a non-accounting manager perspective will be included.

ADMN-1010Introduction to Canadian BusinessRPL
More Information

This course is designed to introduce the student to the complexities of the Canadian business environment. Exposure to business frameworks, accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resource management and operations management will be provided. Special emphasis is placed on small business; the driver of the economy and creator of most new jobs. The course will include case studies, applications, and analyses of Canadian businesses.

COMM-1173Communication Strategies
More Information

Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

COMP-1255Business ApplicationsRPL
More Information

This course is offered in a blended format featuring online content with in class workshops on current topics in computing. This is a hands-on course where the student will develop skills in the use of Windows, Word, and PowerPoint, advanced skills in Excel and exposure to relational databases. A final project integrates these applications.

MATH-1078Business Mathematics
More Information

This foundational course demonstrates the importance of mathematics in today’s business environment. Through a modular design, the student will explore the terminology, characteristics, and calculations of business measures as they relate to general business skills, accounting, human resource management, logistics, marketing, and financial services

MRKT-1017Marketing Foundations
More Information

This course focuses on the high level role that marketing plays in strategic planning and organizational management. This course takes a student-centred approach to the current customer-focused marketing landscape in today’s digital and global world. The student will gain an in depth understanding of the marketing mix and the impact these elements have on the marketing process. The student will apply the broad framework of market segmentation using the concepts of segmentation, targeting and positioning (STP). The student will segment a market by organizing the market into groups, use targeting to send a message to potential segments, and use positioning to identify how customers view a product or service.

CO-OP/Practicum Information

After you have completed terms 1 and 2 of the Business Administration (BA) program, you may wish to consider applying to the optional BA Co-operative education (Co-op) program.

See the Co-op/Practicum Information tab within the each of the  BA program majors for details.

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs.

Please refer to computer requirements for further information on technology requirements for students at Red River College in generalNOTE That the Business administration program is NOT compatible with MAC.

Please also note that any additional costs for computer equipment is not included in the estimate of Books and Supplies.

Recent Changes

Our newly revised two-year diploma program has been built with extensive industry consultation and will provide you with brand new opportunities for your business career! 

What’s new?
Optional Co-op term to provide you with hands on skills in your chosen field
Intensive study in an international setting to help you build your global business expertise.
New Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Opportunity to explore Social Innovation 
Updated emphasis on the communications skills specific to your chosen field
Emphasis on teamwork in a blended learning environment
Updated courses to prepare you for today’s business environment
More application of knowledge to prepare you for your industry through real-life work-integrated learning 


Transfer Credit Opportunities


You may be eligible for transfer credits based on previous studies at RRC or another recognized post-secondary institution. Please see www.rrc.ca/transfercredit for transfer credit requirements and the procedure to request credit. 


The following post-secondary institutions have articulations to their institutions from the Business Administration program.  In-person information sessions are hosted by RRC early in the calendar year by the following provincial institutions:

  • Booth University College
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Winnipeg
  • Chartered Professional Accountants
For more information regarding credit transfers, please contact the admissions department of these institutions directly.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Other Information

Students on program prior to August 2020, will have five years form the date of admission to complete their studies. Program requirements in effect PRIOR to August 2020 are shown in the following link:

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College Polytechnic surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College Polytechnic.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Graduation Requirements

As of August 2020, to graduate from Business Administration, all students must complete a minimum of 99 credit hours, with some majors requiring additional credits. Students must also have obtained a graduating GPA of 2.0 (Students who apply for the coop option will require 6 additional credit hours, which is provided by the completion of the co-op term.)

Business Administration is comprised of core courses common for all students, as well as required courses and elective courses. Both required and elective courses will vary by major.

Please refer to the Program Outline tab provided for each major. You are responsible for ensuring you take the appropriate courses to meet the graduation requirements of the major you have chosen. The minimum number of credit hours required to graduate in each major is listed below:


Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements


Total Min. Credit Hours (without co-op option)

Total Min. Credit Hours

(with co-op option)




Financial Services



Human Resources






Logistics & Supply Chain Management



General Studies



All students, regardless of when they began their studies, must submit an application to graduate in your final term of study.

Employment Potential

Graduates may find employment in a wide range of careers in business, not for profit and government sectors. 

For more information, see our Graduate Employment Report Tab.

Contact Information

For general information about this program or how to apply, contact Enrolment Services at 204-632-2327. 

International applicants contact RRC's International Education Office at intled@rrc.ca or 204-632-2143 for information on this program and space availability.

For detailed program academic information, contact:

Winnipeg - Notre Dame Campus
1st Year Coordinator
Jeff McMaster

2nd Year Coordinator
Colleen Evans

Winnipeg - Exchange District Campus
1st Year Coordinator
Jennifer Powell

2nd Year Coordinator
Craig Dyer
E-mail: cdyer@rrc.ca

Winkler Campus

Steinbach Campus

Portage Campus

College Support Services

Red River College Polytechnic is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC Polytech.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

Academic Advising Service
Our academic advising service can provide information about our full-time programs, explain program admission requirements, and help you select the right program to meet your career and academic goals. We can also connect you with helpful people, resources, and supports.
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