Okanagan School of Business

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The School of Business at SM provides a career-oriented and innovative approach to education so that learners of various ages, experience levels, and cultures succeed. Our unique business programs have a strong focus on integrating theory and subject-matter knowledge with practical applications through business competitions, community-based course projects and work experiences.

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Our Bachelor of Business Administration Degrees, Business Administration Diplomas, and Business Administration Certificates are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

OC alumni honoured for community impact

Bree Cawley graduated from the Bachelor of Business Administration program in 1999 since then has made her mark in communications, marketing and non-profit leadership for a host of organizations.

Prof leads the way in developing new open educational resources

In a challenging time when nearly every post-secondary institution has made the move from in-person to online classes, an SM Business professor is working to develop and put free online textbooks in the hands of students.

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Bachelor of Business Administration

This four-year degree program is focused on Canadian and International business administration. We also offer an honour's degree for students with an aptitude for research.

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Business Administration Diplomas

The two-year Business Administration Diploma and Tourism Management Diploma programs provide a solid foundation in business and tourism management functions. 

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Business Certificates

This one- to two-year program is a great introduction to business administration.  The courses you take in this program can be applied to a diploma or degree program.

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Office Administration Certificates

 We offer a variety of office administration programs including business, bookkeeping, medical, legal, and virtual office assistant programs. Our programs range from five months to two years, and some are offered with a distance education option. 

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The School of Business at OC offers Post-Baccalaureate programs for students who have undergraduate degrees and would like to pursue further knowledge in human resources management, marketing, accounting, and marketing and data analytics.

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Commercial Aviation

The School of Business at OC has partnered with Southern Interior Flight Center and Okanagan Mountain Helicopters to offer a two-year Commercial Aviation Diploma - Aeroplane and a one-year Commercial Helicopters Pilot Certificate.

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Study Abroad

The School of Business at OC has negotiated Study Abroad agreements with many partner institutions around the world which means students can apply to spend one or two semesters at an international partner school. Students who have or will have completed their 2nd year of the BBA program are eligible for exchange. As long as your courses are pre-approved by SM; all credits earned during your semester(s) away will apply towards your program.

Click here for the application. Partner schools are listed on the second page as well as a contact within OC for any questions. 

More information about semester exchanges at our partner schools- as well as summer exchange opportunities- are located on our Moodle shell "What's New in Business?".

Student Teams and Clubs


Enactus is a non-profit students-run organization that develops and implements projects in our communities that improve the quality of life and standard of living across the region.

Accounting Club

The SM Accounting Club (OCAC) is a student run not-for-profit organization that aims to enhance students' campus life and connect them with local accounting professionals.

SM Accounting Club

Engage! Mentorship Program

Engage is a mentorship initiative within the School of Business that connects first-year students with upper-year students. It is a great way to begin networking and building community connections. To get connected with a mentor, or to offer mentorship, email Engage.

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Student Investment Club

The OC Student Investment Club allows students invaluable learning opportunities for finance students to make real investments and manage investment portfolios. Students gain experience in security analysis, investment management, and leadership prior to being employed in industry. For more information, please reach out. Find out how to contribute to the fund.

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Okanagan Business Students' Association

The OBSA provides a means for students to gather the kind of real world business experience and involvement that distinguishes them when they graduate or for further studies.

Human Resources Management Club

The HRM Club is a student run organization that aims to connect students with real life HR experiences and professionals through fun learning experiences. 


SM Marketing Club (OCMC)

The marketing club is for any student interested in the creative side of marketing. We work with real clients to develop marketing strategies, advertising, and social media campaigns. This is a great opportunity to get real world experience, practice and hone your marketing abilities and develop a network in the school and local business community.

Email OCMC.

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Business Student Competition Teams

Every year competition teams are created from our students and are shaped by mentoring from our instructors.  Some competitions that OC Business School has attended are the Enactus competitions, the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition at Queen's University, the Western Canadian Business Competition, Vanier Marketing Case Competition, CFA Institute Challenge, Royal Roads Design Thinking Competition, and the HRC West Case Competition. If you are interested in learning more about competing for OC, please reach out to a Business advisor.

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