The Certificate in Business is offered by the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. Students interested in only the certificate should instead reach out to the University of Saskatchewan. St. Peter’s College is able to support students taking the certificate in combination with a bachelor degree.

The Certificate in Business helps students in other disciplines and working professionals who want to learn the fundamentals of business and business strategy in a degree-level certificate through a flexible and dynamic learning experience.

Students who complete the Certificate in Business will:

  • understand basic business principles;
  • be effective contributors to tea performance;
  • incorporate ethical considerations into decision-making and intended actions; and
  • be effective decision makers and problem solvers.

The Certificate in Business is an eight-course program that can be completed as a stand-alone option or in conjunction with another degree. The program can be completed part-time or accelerated in as little as ten months. Students completing the program alongside another degree should consult with an advisor in their home college to understand how the courses fit within their program requirements.

Students admitted into the program must complete requirements within a ten year time period. Students returning to the program after an absence of five or more years may be placed under the curriculum requirements in effect on the date of readmission.

Program Structure

Tuition Estimates

Canadian  International 
Tuition $6,440 $17,584
Fees $300 $300
Books $1,000 - $1,500 $1,000 - $1,500
Total $7,740 - $8,240 $18,884- $19,384

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enrol in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed.
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year. 

*Based on the rates displayed on our Tuition page


With a degree in Agriculture, you will be well-positioned for careers in government, non-profit organizations and the private sector including:

  • Payroll Administrator
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Business Applications Specialist
  • Health Informatics Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Computer and Information System Manager
  • Human Resources Manager 
  • Sales Associate

...and much more

Admission Requirements and Deadlines


St. Peter's College Deadline:

Students already accepted into their program at the University of Saskatchewan may begin classes at St. Peter’s College anytime before the deadline for registration changes (mid-September and mid-January)

University of Saskatchewan Deadline:

The full list of deadlines for each college at the University of Saskatchewan can be found at the programs specific requirements and deadlines page on their website.

Required High School Classes

  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (recommended, but not required)

The high school classes that are required for admission purposes are not always the same as classes you will need to complete the degree program you choose. For example, if you want to minor in chemistry, you will need high school chemistry to take your first-year university classes.

Required Grade Average

Minimum high school admission average: 70%

Transfer admission average: 60%

Learn how we calculate your admission average. If you do not meet the minimum admission average, you may be considered for the Transition Program or for special (mature) admission.

English Proficiency

If your first language in not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission. It is expected that applicants interested in this program are fluent in English.

Ready to apply?

Students must apply and be accepted to the University of Saskatchewan and St. Peter's College. The University of Saskatchewan requires a non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN before your application will be processed. St. Peter's College will process your application at no charge.