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100 Alumni Strong and Counting

NIC Bachelor of Business Administration degree alumni and graduates include over 100 alumni making important professional and social contributions across Vancouver Island and beyond. Alumni continue to mentor students at banks and accounting firms as part of NIC and the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce's Global Leaders of Tomorrow mentorship program. Alumni in the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and Port Alberni have hired graduates, started their own accounting or marketing firms, and gone on to post-graduate degrees.


Find out more about NIC's business degrees in accounting, general management, and marketing.

NIC's business degree allowed me to apply theory to the real world. From learning tax software to helping local businesses improve their accounting practices, I graduated confident and prepared for the business world.
Rebecca Gurney, Business Administration degree graduate, accounting major.
<a href="">New Alumni Bursary Supports Students</a>

New Alumni Bursary Supports Students

The newly created Bachelor of Business Administration Alumni Award will support a third or fourth-year full-time BBA student who demonstrates strong academics, financial need as well as community involvement. This year’s alumni award will provide a student a $350 boost toward their tuition. Thanks to our many BBA alumni who pooled their contributions to make this gift possible. We look forward to sharing news of our first recipient this fall. To donate to next year’s BBA alumni award, email or call 250-334-5074. 

	Alumni Awarded Top 20 under 40

Alumni Awarded Top 20 under 40

Congratulations to Jenny Deters, Business Admistration graduate, 2007. In April 2016, she was recognized as one of Vancouver Island’s top 20 under 40, chosen from over 150 nominees across the island. She owns Rattan Plus Home & Patio with her husband Todd, serves as vice-president of the Downtown Business Improvement Association and works hard to keeping downtown Courtenay vibrant.

Online Programs: Study Business on Your Own Time

NIC's online Business Administration certificate gives you the flexibility to take courses or start your degree on your own time, wherever you live. The online format includes video, podcasts and a wide range of mixed media tools. Connect with classmates and instructors in online study groups and stay on track with all the support and training you need to succeed. Learn more. pdf

Student Success: Work on an International Stage

North Island College Global Business Management Students are going X-Culture.

Twenty-two BUS-360 Intercultural Dimensions of International Business students spent two months developing new products and business proposals with business students from 40 countries. 

"It was awesome," said Vishveshwar Nagal, who proposed a customizable truck for Daimler, the makers of Mercedes-Benz cars. "It was the first time I created such an extensive business plan for a real company."

NIC is the only Canadian institution to participate in this year. The organization specializes in training students for the global workplace.  

The Global Business Management post-degree diploma draws students from around the world, offering Canadian work experience and international business training over two years.

<a href="">Get Involved: Global Leaders of Tomorrow</a>

Get Involved: Global Leaders of Tomorrow

Global Leaders of Tomorrow, a collaborative mentorship program, launched in fall 2014. The successful pilot project was established in partnership between the NIC School of Business and the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce leave site. Student mentees meet with mentors in the business community from October to March, developing a personalized plan with a time commitment of six meetings or six hours minimum over the mentorship period. Learn more.

Employment Opportunity: Co-op Education & Internships

Put your skills to work while you learn with North Island College. Every year, business and tourism students earn professional experience and valuable employer connections. Apply what you've learned and gain hands-on experience before graduation. Find out more about Co-op Education and Internships today.

<a href="/about_us/showfile.aspx?id=MR15-039"><strong>Education Abroad<br>
 Fosters Local Success</strong></a>

Education Abroad
Fosters Local Success

Kelsey Anderberg believes global citizenship starts at home.
The NIC alumni says the personalized attention and increased exposure to international opportunities she received as a student widened her horizons and launched her career as a
commercial banker. Learn more.

Global Learning: Study Abroad

Participate in international exchange programs to get a hands-on global education. Study in Germany, Mexico, France, Poland, or the US and get international credentials as part of your NIC studies. More.

<a href="/program/bachelor_of_business_administration_accounting_major">Alumni Spotlight: Marlene Leach, Class of 2011</a>

Alumni Spotlight: Marlene Leach, Class of 2011

Marlene Leach (BBA Accounting alumni, 2011) is a business administrator at ECODynamic Solutions (EDS) Inc.  Marlene is responsible for looking after the company’s financial and human resource administration and is a member of their Business Management Unit.  Her work includes financial reporting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and banking.  She has completed the university equivalents of the 14 CPA prerequisite modules to be eligible to meet the CPA Professional Education Program requirements.  Although Marlene has the aspiration of attaining a CPA designation, at this time in her life her first priority is family. Marlene works hard to keep a balanced professional and personal life that focuses on maintaining health and cultivating relationships.

Develop your Network: Join the Business Students' Association

North Island College students have formed a Business Students' Association to network , support, and connect students, faculty and business communities. Learn more.