The two-year Office Administration (Executive) Diploma program is designed to enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work as administrative assistants in today’s modern office.

Students complete a six-week work term to enhance their skills in document production, transcription and office management. Related courses include communications, computerized accounting, computer applications and organizational behavior.



  1. Demonstrate a positive attitude in a business environment to help ensure successful integration into the workplace.
  2. Independently organize and manage the activities of an administrative workplace environment for effective and efficient performance.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills for use in the business environment.
  4. Utilize effective interpersonal and teamwork skills to adapt to various business/community working environments.
  5. Conduct research; analyze and present relevant data for use in a business environment.
  6. Record financial transactions using generally accepted accounting principles for use in a business environment.
  7. Utilize and integrate technology to produce business documents at an advanced level using standard document formatting guidelines.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may expect to find employment opportunities in the public and private sectors, including all levels of government, legal and medical offices, accounting firms, hospital and education facilities, and general business offices. As well as acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to become effective employees in today’s electronic office, graduates gain insight into the creation of a small business of their own.

Graduates are trained for the following specific positions:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Word processing operator
  • Computerized bookkeeper
  • Data processor or transcriptionist
  • Microcomputer specialist
  • As well as additional employment opportunities depending on electives selected

Program Transferability

The Office Administration Program offers exit points after the completion of Certificate or Diploma Levels. Students may graduate with an Office Administration Certificate after the completion of the initial concentration of Office Administration courses.


The Office Administration (Executive) Diploma program at the College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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School of Business Studies

+974 4495 2624

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate
  2. Obtaining the required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form received within two years with an overall band 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5 are exempt from taking the AEP. For score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests such as TOEFL, contact the Registrar’s Office.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. Students entering the Office Administration Program must meet English language proficiency requirements by obtaining an IELTS Academic overall band of 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5
  2. Direct Entry students without an IELTS Academic Test Report Form must take the IELTS Academic test within one year of date of registration. If they do not obtain the overall band of 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5, students will be required to take LS1000, an IELTS preparation course.
  3. Successful completion of FL1090, a language development course.

Note: Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements and are 19 years of age or older may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause.