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Saskatchewan Polytechnic Diploma in Business
Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Diploma in Business

64 Weeks


Full time

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Sep 2024

CAD 18,103 / per year *

Distance Learning, On-Campus

* for Year 1 and Year 2: $18,102


Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business Diploma will give you a competitive edge in your career. Business students are tomorrow's accountants, financial officers, marketing managers, insurance brokers, human resources specialists, sports managers, municipal administrators, and entrepreneurs. Many of the diploma specialties also provide opportunities for co-op work placements.

The Business certificate program is equivalent to the first year of the diploma program. The first year provides a well-rounded foundation in core business concepts, including accounting, computers, economics, human resources, insurance, organizational behaviour, marketing and more.

The second year allows you to specialize in one of the following areas of expertise: accountancy, financial services, human resources, insurance, management, marketing, municipal administration and sport management.


Accounting is about more than numbers; it's about conducting audits, doing business analyses and presenting financial information so managers and investors can make informed decisions. Accounting is often called the language of business. If you want to be one of the people at the table when critical business decisions are made, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business Accountancy specialty will appeal to you.

Financial Services

If you're interested in a career that combines working with money and working with people, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business Financial Services specialty diploma is a great choice. Financial services is more than banking - it's loans, mortgages, investment products, financial planning and advising, money management, insurance, risk management and more. Essentially it's helping people with their financial health from the cradle to the grave. With so many services and an aging workforce, it's also an industry with exceptional potential for career growth and mentorship.

Human Resources

Human resources offers the best of two career paths; working with people and working in a business environment. On a day-to-day basis, you might be dealing with benefits, payroll, labour relations or recruitment issues. But you'll also be involved in the bigger picture - designing competitive employee packages, supporting a productive work environment and creating a healthy organizational culture. Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business human resources specialty provides the broad-based training you need to work in any sector.


Insurance is big business in Canada. People, businesses, and organizations rely on insurance professionals to help manage risk and protect against loss. With more than 25 percent of the current workforce* expected to retire in the next few years, now is a great time to start a career in insurance. Insurance brokers, appraisers, claims investigators and marketing representatives work closely with people and businesses. Insurance adjusters, underwriters, loss control specialists, risk managers, and actuaries work behind the scenes balancing the numbers.


If you like being part of decision-making processes and are interested in organizational culture and interpersonal dynamics, the Business Management specialty will appeal to you. Business management is many things - efficient management of people, effective organization of resources, and strategic planning for growth. You could work in an administrative role in a wide range of public and privately owned enterprises, crown corporations and government organizations, or start your own business.


A career in marketing can take you in many directions - branding, research, public relations, retail, advertising sales or event planning. You can find jobs in these areas in almost every sector, from health agencies to natural resource companies to non-profit organizations.

Our dynamic curriculum includes social media, computer-based simulations, industry-standard Adobe software, crisis management, and other emerging trends.

Municipal Administration

The Municipal Administration specialty will give you the skills you need to successfully manage the day-to-day operations of a town or municipality. For the first time in Saskatchewan, this specialty offers applied learning at the diploma level that will prepare you for success as a senior government manager or official.

Sports Management

Sports management combines your love of sports with business management fundamentals, making it a meaningful and rewarding career path. With careers in Saskatchewan and around the world in professional sport, junior hockey, national, provincial, and local sports organizations, college and university sports, commercial sports organizations, sports media, corporations that partner with sports organizations, or founding and managing your own business in sport, your opportunities in the sports industry will be diverse.



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