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CSB Learner Academic Support

The Chiu School of Business has a team of Student Engagement Officers and Online Delivery Officers who are ready to assist with  your specific academic needs and inquiries.

 Our Student Engagement Officers support learners with: 

    • Academic Advising
    • Course Registration & Scheduling
    • Work Experience
    • Co-op Program (Business Administration Diploma)
    • Creating Networking Opportunities with Local Businesses

Our Online Delivery Officers provide support for learners registered in our online programs. 

We also offer Peer Tutoring for CSB students by matching current students with faculty recommended students for one-on-one tutoring. This academic coaching is extremely rewarding to students needing to gain a stronger understanding of their course material. Need a tutor or interested in becoming a tutor? Contact Regula Lewis, Project Officer at rlewis@bowvalleycollege.ca 

Let's talk - click on the link and include your name, student number, program of study and specific question(s) to CSB Student Advising or to CSB Online Advising for online students.  

We are located at:

The Chiu School of Business on the 5th Floor of the South Campus. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm.

+ Click on the blue box below for more information

Academic Advising

You are a registered student in the Chiu School of Business. Now what?

You will need to select and register for your courses each semester. And you may have questions about full-time or part-time study; classroom or online learning - or a blend of both. We are here to help you navigate through your curriculum and BVC policies as well as assist you in choosing a pace, schedule and delivery method that best suits you.

We can also refer you to other BVC resources to get the answers you need so that you can feel confident about your choices and quickly start to focus on your studies.

Click on the link to see a full listing of the Chiu School of Business Programs

Course Registration & Scheduling

If you are a Main Campus classroom or online learner, you will receive information on how to register when you are accepted into a program. Click on the link to get more information on how to Register Online

If you are a regional learner, your registration will look different. Please contact your Regional Campus for more information.

You can also review what your prospective program will look like by going to the Chiu School of Business webpage

Work Experience

Work Experience (workplace practicum) offers you the opportunity to use your new skills in the workplace, receive strong mentorship, gain valuable experience,and enjoy networking opportunities.

Work Experience is offered as an unpaid, non-credit work placement scheduled at the completion of all your required courses. Length of Work Experience is 4-6 weeks depending on the program you are taking.

1. Students must apply to Work Experience in the first semester of their program and will receive approval upon meeting all prerequisites. 

2. Students who choose to complete the optional Work Experience must write the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) assessment in semester one of their program. Successful achievement of the TOWES credential is one prerequisite for Work Experience eligibility.

3. Prior to Work Experience placement, students must complete the Employment Preparation course (ADMN9988). Course fee is $150.00. This fee is not covered by student loans as it is non-credit.

4. Students who secure a Work Experience placement (ADMN9999) will complete full-time work over a 4-6 week period that is scheduled at the completion of all the required courses. Course fee is $200.00. This course is not covered by student loans as it is non-credit.

For more information, please speak with a Student Engagement Officer in the Chiu School of Business.

Co-op Program

Co-op education combines studies with work-related experience for Business Administration Diploma students in good academic standing. Through an active, competitive job search, co-op students bridge their classroom studies with practical, paid experience in their field of study for an entire semester (fall, winter, or summer).

1. Students must complete the application process  by the required deadline, attend a mandatory information session, and gain acceptance into this non-credit co-op program.

2. Students who choose to complete the optional Co-op Work Term must write the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) assessment in semester one of their program. Successful achievement of the TOWES credential is one prerequisite for Work Experience eligibility.

3. Students must also complete the Co-op Preparation course (COOP9997). Course fee is $150.00. This course is not covered by student loans as it is non-credit. The Co-op Preparation course is open to all students.

4. Students who secure a Co-op Work Term (COOP9998) will complete full-time work over a four month term (35-40 hours per week). Course fee is $450.00. This course is not covered by student loans as it is non-credit. Students can complete up to two co-op work terms.

For more information, view the Co-op Option - Business Administration Diploma or speak with a Student Engagement Officer in the Chiu School of Business.

Networking Opportunities

Networking with the business community is a vital key to finding employment and expanding your professional network to grow your career.

And the time to start networking is when you are still a student.

We invite members of the business community to our campus to meet with you through panel discussions, speaking engagements in the classroom, special industry events relating to your program area and mentorship programs. Opportunities are also available for you to be connected with professional associations relating to your field of study.

Let us help you bridge your learning with your career! For more information, please speak with a Student Engagement Officer in the Chiu School of Business.

Peer Tutoring

We offer peer-tutoring to CSB students by matching current students (tutees) with faculty recommended students (tutors) for one-on-one tutoring. This academic coaching is extremely rewarding to students needing to gain a stronger understanding of their course material and help meet their learning goals.

What is Peer Tutoring?

Peer tutoring is students helping students by offering one-on-one assistance for learners having difficulties in specific courses. Students can qualify for up to 2 hours of peer-tutoring per week per subject at no charge. Peer-tutoring benefits both learners. Tutees gain a stronger understanding of the course material and receives assistance in meeting their learning goals. Tutors benefit by enhancing their own learning while gaining leadership and communication skills. Tutors are paid an hourly salary of $15/hr by the Chiu School of Business.

Do I need a Peer Tutor?

Do you have difficulty in understanding the course material? Do you want to improve your grades? Are you looking for tips on how to study effectively? Do you have a referral from your instructor? If you answered "yes" to any one of these questions, contact Regula Lewis, Project Officer at rlewis@bowvalleycollege.ca. Please make sure to always state your full name, student ID, program you're enrolled in and full course name and course code.

How do I become a Peer Tutor?

To qualify, you must:

  • Be a registered student at Bow Valley College in the Chiu School of Business
  • Have a minimum B grade
  • Have a reference from your instructor
  • Have effective study habits
  • Have an excellent class attendance record
  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Be committed to helping others
  • Be patient and respectful of others
  • Be reliable and dependable

Contact Regula Lewis, Project Officer at rlewis@bowvalleycollege.ca.  Please make sure to always state your full name, student ID, program you're enrolled in and full course name and course code you would like to tutor.

Important: All peer-tutoring arrangements must be approved and confirmed by the CSB Project Officer before peer-tutoring can begin.

Frequently Asked Questions - Be Informed!

How do I know which courses to take?
Refer to your program webpage on the Bow Valley College website. You will see a Program Breakdown with full listing of your required courses and prerequisites. You will see a Program Breakdown with full listing of your required courses and prerequsities. Your program webpage also lists when each course is available in both traditional classroom and online delivery.

What elective courses can I take to complete my Business Administration Diploma? 
Any business course counts as an elective.

What is the definition of a full-time student and a part-time student?
To be a full-time student in the Chiu School of Business, you must be registered in a minimum three (3) courses. If you are registered in one or two courses maximum, you are considered a part-time student. It is important to know that loan funding is different for full-time and part-time students. Any changes in your status will also affect your loan. 

What is "full course load"?
You may register for a maximum of five (5) courses per semester, which is considered full course load. Registering for full course load ensures that you complete your program in the least amount of time (one year for Certificate programs; two years for Diploma programs). If you register for fewer than five (5) courses each semester, it will take you longer to complete your program. 

Together we will ensure your success!

If you are a REGISTERED TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM STUDENT in BVC's Chiu School of Business and would like to contact a Student Engagement Officer, please include your name, student number, program and specific question(s). You will receive a response within one business day.

If you are a REGISTERED ONLINE STUDENT in BVC's Chiu School of Business and have specific questions regarding your program or courses, please contact an Online Engagement Officer.  To ensure prompt response, please include your name, student number, program and specific question(s).

If you are an INTERNATIONAL STUDENT and have specific questions regarding your: