Business Administrative Assistant Program FAQs

Find answers to commonly asked questions about MaKami College’s 10-month online Business Administrative Assistant diploma program in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.

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Business Administrative Assistant Program Overview

How Long Does it Take to Complete the Business Administration Program?

The Business Administration Diploma Program is designed to be completed in 10 months, or 900 hours. That means you could be working as an administrative assistant or other office administration job in under a year!

What Does a Case Study Format Mean?

MaKami’s 10-month online program is offered in a case study format, which means that in addition to our state-of-the-art business administration curriculum, which already provides real-life office skills, you will be placed as an administrative assistant within a mock company. You’ll have imaginary managers, coworkers, tasks and assignments that will prepare you for today’s dynamic office environment.

Availability and Accessibility

Is the Business Administration Program Available Online?


The Business Administration program is offered online. The unique case study format allows students to learn in a simulated environment, providing the practical, hands-on training they will need to be successful in the workplace.

At the end of the program they will also have a full ePortfolio ready to be used to find employment!

Eligibility and Admissions

What Are the Admissions Requirements to Be Eligible for the Administrative Assistant Program?

Standard Admission

Students under the standard admission for the Business Administration program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Alberta high school diploma, verified by transcript, or non-Alberta equivalent,
    Successful completion of the General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
  2. Successful interview with school administration, at the discretion of the school.
  3. Must be minimum 17 years of age.
Mature Admission

Programs using Mature Admissions for the Business Administration program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be 18 years or older.
  2. Must complete the MaKami College admission test with a score of 65%
  3. Minimum completion of Grade 10 English with score of 60% or higher
    Completion of at minimum a post- secondary certificate or diploma where English was the language of instruction.
  4. Successful interview with school administration, at the discretion of the school.
English Proficiency

As English is the language of instruction in all programs at MaKami College, we require all applicants to demonstrate communicative proficiency in the English language prior to admission acceptance. This will enable academic success for all applicants.

Business Administration Program Curriculum

What Business Training Courses for Administrative Professionals are Included?

MaKami’s Administrative Assistant program curriculum combines in-class business administration courses offered online with a case-study format where students will learn hands-on in real-life office environments. The business administration courses include a variety of classes to learn common computer programs and office administration and management skills. View our full Business Administration program curriculum for more details.

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