Bachelor of Business Administration

Program Overview Admission Requirements  Program Structure

 Faculty and Staff Future Career Options 

 Program Overview

A Bachelor of Business Administration degree gives you the prerequisites and exemptions that you need for professional accounting, finance and human resource management programs. Gain practical experience and prepare for the real work world through our core IT management and software application courses.

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in collaboration with Keyano College. You can take all four years of the degree at our Clearwater Campus in Fort McMurray.

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Admission requirements

High school diploma (or equivalent)

Apply to Keyano College to enter Year 1 of the Business Administration Management diploma. You must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) with:

  • A minimum of 55% in Math 30-1 or 55% in Math 30-2
  • A minimum of 60% in English 30/30-1 or 65% in English 33/30-2

Current grade 12 students can submit an application on or after October 1 and we will process the application for admission. Any students with 5% or higher on the program admission requirements and school timetable showing they are registered in appropriate grade 12 courses may be given conditional acceptance into programs.

Mature students

If you're a mature student who is 21 years or older, you can be admitted by:

  • completing the required Math and English courses (with the grades specified); or
  • receiving a pass mark on the College Entrance Assessment; or
  • applying as a Special Student who may take up to four courses (one per term) without meeting all of the admission requirements.

English Language Proficiency

You must have:

  • TOEFL: iBT with a minimum score of 79 with no score below 19
  • IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0
  • CAEL with a minimum score of 60
  • MELAB with a minimum score of 80

See our Credit Calendar for other ways that you can meet the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Entering Year 3 of the program

You must apply to NAIT for to enter Year 3 of the Bachelor Business Administration degree program. You'll need to have completed the 2-year Business Administration Management Diploma through Keyano College with a minimum GPA of 2.3.

Advanced Credit

After you've been accepted into the program, you can apply for advanced credit. This includes:

  • Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses);
  • Credential Recognition (for completed certificates, diplomas or degrees); or
  • Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).

Program structure

 Program Structure - Suggested Pattern
Year 3 - Semester 1   18 24
COMM3321 Critical Reading and Writing    
ETHC3311 Ethics Fundamentals    
OPMG4404 Operations Management    
PMGT2220 Introduction to Project Management    
SMGT3356 Advanced Strategic Management    
Year 3 - Semester 2   15 20
CMIS3350 E-Commerce    
ECON3340 Business and Its Environment     
ENTR4463 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation    
LEAD3300 Leadership    
MGMT3313 Public Administration    
Year 4 - Semester 1   18 24
CMIS4450 Managing the Information Technology Portfolio    
MARK4465 Marketing Management    
MGMT4425 Organizational Theory & Design    
MGMT4419 Change Management    
HRMT 4440 Negotiation and Conflict Management    
Year 4 - Semester 2   18 24
SMGT4451 Supply Chain Management    
SMGT4460 International Business    
SMGT4470 Selected Topics in Business    
Elective TBD    
Elective TBD    


Meet the Faculty and Staff



Our instructors prepare students for various careers in business ranging from Office Administration, Accounting to Resource Management.

Nermin Zukic - Chair and Instructor, Business

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Ben Bramly- Business/Esports Instructor 

Ben BramlyBen joined the Keyano College Faculty in 2021, as an instructor in the Business Administration and Office Administration programs, as well as the Coach of the Huskies Esport team. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Sports Management with Honours.  Prior to joining the team at Keyano College, Ben created and managed collegiate esports teams across Canada, as well as managing esports and retail facilities. His area of discipline is Esports Management, Leadership, and Operations.

Ben's research interest is the impact of varsity esports on the world of collegiate sports, and how gaming can promote teamwork, motor skills, and future success. 



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Greg Chandler - Business Instructor

Greg holds an MBA, CPA, and CGA. His area of discipline is accounting. 


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Amanda Dafoe - Business Instructor 
Amani Edwards - Business/Office Administration Instructor 

picture of manAmani joined the Keyano College faculty in 2018 and currently serves as an Office Administration instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science (Business Emphasis), a Business Administration diploma in Accounting, a Teacher’s diploma, and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas Permian Basin. Amani is a career educator who has been teaching since 2002. In addition to his teaching experience, Amani worked as an office administrator with a non-profit organization just before joining the faculty. He is a proud alumnus of Keyano College and is unwavering in his commitment to contribute to the development of our community. His areas of discipline are Information Science, Business Computing, and Business Mathematics and Statistics. 

Amani's research interests include data mining and knowledge discovery, as well as big data and supply chain management.


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Jeremiah Iyamabo - Business Instructor 
Uylander Jack - Business/Office Administration Instructor 

Picture of womanUylander joined the Keyano College faculty in 2019 and is an Instructor in Business and Office Administration programs. She holds a BSC, and a M.Sc. in Human Resource Development. With over 15 years of experience serving students at internationally accredited institutions, Uylander believes that the most lasting impact in a person’s life is made through education. Her conviction is that education is the medium by which dreams are created, and visions are born. Uylander’s passion is empowering students, this is done daily through her motto “empowering students one at a time”. Her areas of discipline are human resources, and administrative management.

Uylander's research interests are immigrants resettling successfully, organizational design, future of work, and adult education.


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Vikrant Jain - Business Instructor
Gregory John Krabes - Business Instructor 
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Gregory Krabes joined Keyano College in August 2017. He also teaches at Athabasca University, and is a visiting professor at Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops BC). Prior to these appointments, he lectured and conducted research in Europe, China, and The Middle East. Before joining academia, Gregory was an Economic Diplomat with Société Générale de Surveillance headquartered in Geneva. Gregory holds a BBA and an MBA in Power Engineering. 

His areas of discipline are international business, policy, strategy, and economic diplomacy.

Gregory's research interests include international education, international management, and global development. 


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Dr. Buarny Kunjappan - Business Instructor

buarny kunjappanDr. Buarny Kunjappan joined the Keyano College Business Faculty in 2022. His areas of discipline are financial accounting, and business marketing. Dr. Kunjappan holds a Ph.D., MPhil, MBA, and BCom. Prior to joining the Keyano College Faculty, he taught in Universities and Colleges in India, Oman, and Canada. Dr. Kunjappan also has experience working in B2B Marketing in India. 


His research interests include financial accounting, business-to-business marketing, microeconomics, marketing research, consumer behaviour, and international marketing. 


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Beverly Lockett - Business Instructor 
Rahul Paul - Business and Hospitality Instructor

rahul paulRahul Paul joined the Business Faculty at Keyano College in 2022. His areas of discipline are hospitality, tourism, and French language studies. Rahul holds a BA (hons), and MBA. Prior to joining the Business Faculty, Rahul worked with Oman, Switzerland and Canada. He has experience teaching French as a Foreign Language to Adults, as a Hotel General Manager, and a Hotel Rooms Division Manager. 


His research interests include customer service and retention, as well as diversity in the workplace. 


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Cristina Rensmaag-Izaguirre - Business/Office Administration Instructor 

cristina rensmaag-izzaguirreCristina holds an MA, and her area of discipline is communication studies, computer applications for business, and interpersonal skills. Prior to joining the faculty at Keyano College, she worked with Fujitsu Consulting Inc., and the University of Calgary.

Cristina's research interests include diversity and inclusion in higher education, and communications research (mass media, digital media, and social media). 

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Geraldine Rondot - Business Instructor 

Geraldine RondotGeraldine joined the Keyano College faculty in 2008 and is an instructor in the Business Department. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) with an M.B.A. in Strategic Management and a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management.

Prior to teaching, Geraldine accumulated over 25 years experience in Finance, Financial/Investment Management, Employee Benefits, and Human Resources Management. Her area of discipline is human resources and strategic management. 

Geraldine's research interests include International Post-Secondary Education. 


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Dr. Pratibha Shalini - Business Instructor

Pratibha Shalini Dr. Pratibha Shalini holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Economics from Delhi University, an M.Sc. in International Financial Management (UK), and a Ph.D. from the University of the West of Scotland (UK).

From 2011-2014, Dr. Shalini worked as a Credit Analyst in Barclays UK Corporate Banking, followed by a four year stint in Retail Banking with TSB Bank in Glasgow, UK. Since 2020, her focus has been Post-Secondary teaching roles in Canada. 

Her areas of discipline are economics, business mathematics, operations management, and international business.

Dr. Shalini's research interests include financial inclusion, financial literacy, behaviour economics, and economic and social development. 




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Future Career Options

Many professional associations require a degree before they will grant a designation, so a business degree is a great way to further your career potential. Some career options include:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Human Resources Professional
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Certified Sales Professional