These diploma programs focus on preparing the student to work in a variety of business administration positions requiring the application of current industry policies, practices, and procedures and tools. These programs will give students theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills in business administration with knowledge of accounting, and accounting software. Business Administration Diploma has an optional co-op component that can be taken after completion of the academic year.
Students will acquire technical skills with office and accounting software and the knowledge to apply current industry policies, practices, procedures and tools.
Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.
|Total instructional hours||960|
|Total Co-op hours||840 (if applicable)|
|Total program hours||960 (No Co-op) – 1800 (With Co-op)|
|Total program length (weeks)||48 (No Co-op) – 90 (With Co-op)|
- Successful completion of all program courses
- Successful completion of program Co-op (If applicable)
Upon successful completion graduates will be able to secure employment in a wide variety and sizes of businesses as a business administrator.
|BUS130||IT Skills for Business||40|
|BUS150||Introduction to Marketing||40|
|BUS140||Project Management Fundamentals||40|
|BUS210||Strategic Supply Chain Management||40|
|BUS220||Entry Strategies for international Markets||40|
|BUS500||Human Resources Management||40|
|BUS510||Project Management – Budgets and Scheduling||40|
|BUS600||Small Business Management||40|
|BUS610||Project Risk Management||40|
☒ In-class instruction
☒ Distance education
☒ Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)
SBM120 Sustainability Management
In this course students will be introduced to the importance of knowledge-based management for companies as well as for knowledge-based societies. Knowledge-based modules, tools and methodologies will be covered.
BUS310 Operations Management
This course is an introduction to the operations management profession and the wide range of career opportunities in operations management. An operations manager is concerned with the planning, decision-making and actions required in producing and delivering an organization’s goods, productivity and ultimately the success of the organization.
BUS320 International Business
The emergence of the global economy has challenged traditional assumptions about management. This course will help students manage international trade activities more effectively, with an eye to competitive advantage. Students will have the ability to develop an international business and implementation plan by understanding the scope and breadth and integration of international trade practices.
BUS330 Organizational Behaviour
This course challenges the prospective business manager to understand, explain, predict and note changes in human behaviour in the context of an organization. Behaviour of both individuals and groups will be studied.
BUS400 Financial Management
This course introduces financial concepts emphasizing the importance of cash flow management. This course explores the financial and accounting concepts and practices involved in financing a business, sourcing funds to keep the business in operations and look at funding options from securing venture capital money to stock splitting of company shares.
BUS420 International Marketing
This course is an introduction to the role of marketing in the pursuit of international business opportunities and an exploration of the implementation and coordination of the international marketing activities of products and services. Students will examine the potential challenges and the various factors that could affect a successful outcome. Participants will be provided with the basic knowledge and skills to develop an international marketing plan and knowledge on how to achieve business targets.
This introductory course explores microeconomics. Topics include economic principles such as opportunity cost; the law of diminishing returns; market price setting; price elasticity; and government price controls. Students also learn about unemployment, inflation, gross domestic product, money, banking, and stabilization policies.
BUS140 Project Management Fundamentals
This course introduces students to project management. The terminology, processes, and knowledge areas of project management are defined to establish a basis upon which students can develop and grow their project management knowledge and skills.
BUS200 Business Statistics
This course is an introduction to descriptive statistics including sampling, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression and analysis of variance. Students will explore simple statistical problems taken from real life experiences.
BUS210 Strategic Supply Chain Management
The course introduces students to designing, planning, executing, controlling and monitoring global supply chain activities, including production and inventory management processes and regulatory and security requirements. Other topics examined will include logistics planning and its impact on business planning, modes of transportation, the roles and value of outside service providers in a supply chain strategy, order processing and inventory management.
BUS220 Entry Strategies for the International Market
This course will cover a comprehensive assessment of international market entry options for the export of products or services and optimal market entry strategies. Students will be able to assess barriers to market entry, differentiate between market-entry strategies, recommend potential international partners, and negotiating partnership agreements.
BUS230 Business Law
This course explores the basic legal principles required to conduct international business. It covers the legal implications of international business activities, discusses the legal aspects related to intellectual property, competition and antitrust laws, public trade law and legal issues related to E-commerce in international business.
BUS100 Business Mathematics
This course is an introduction to business mathematics. Topics covered include: Mathematics of Merchandising, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Annuities, Loan Amortization, and Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis. This course is designed to encourage students to develop mathematical skills and abilities by applying them to common business situations. This course will enhance the learner’s ability to use mathematics to solve problems and make sound decisions.
ACC120 Accounting I
This course introduces financial accounting concepts. Students learn the double-entry accounting system, including the preparation of financial statements, closing entries, internal controls for cash and payroll accounting.
BUS130 IT Skills for Business
This course is a broad introduction to computers and software. It is designed to give a manager’s insight into computer hardware, operating systems, the Internet, related terminology and an effective working knowledge of Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, Power Point).
BUS150 Introduction to Marketing
Marketing permeates our lives, from the advertising that we are exposed to on a daily basis, to the product decisions we make as consumers. The end goal being to communicate with and persuading others to accomplish our personal and professional goals. The course provides an overview of marketing concepts and their application, exploring key marketing concepts, principles, and theories to help marketers make effective decisions.
This introductory course emphasizes the development of business communication skills, including reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will write for various purposes and audiences and deliver short presentations to small groups. Students will research, analyze, summarize and document information. Through self and peer evaluation, the writing of documents and oral presentations, students will improve communication skills, with an emphasis given to communicating in diverse teams and across cultures.
Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business that offers a product, process or service, generally not being offered by others. This generally makes it high risk. The entrepreneur is a highly motivated person who manages the business. In this course students will learn the characteristics of an entrepreneur and what is required to conceive of, organize, acquire financial and other resources, create and execute an entrepreneurial business plan.
BUS500 Human Resource Management
This course will introduce concepts and practical aspects of human resources and how it is practiced in the workplace. Topics include the strategic importance of human resources, the demographic challenges, job analysis organizational structure design, manpower planning, training, candidate selection, government and legal challenges. In addition the course explores the day-to-day workings of human resources including performance appraisal, compensation management, financial incentives, employee benefits and services and employee relations.
BUS510 Project Management – Budgets & Scheduling
This course will introduce the techniques to plan and manage a project schedule using project management best practices. Exploring all aspects of managing a projects budget, from planning and costs estimation to monitoring and controlling the costs throughout the duration of the project; this course will give an understanding of how to break down project activities, estimate resources and how to allocate these resources, providing insight into project scheduling and schedule management.
BUS600 Small Business Management
This course provides both a practical and theoretical understanding of small business management. Students will study leadership and managing a sales force, sales channels and the importance of strategic alliances. These skills prepare students to assume leadership roles. An understanding of organisational goals and how to achieve them through effective management and sales. Students will develop consultative skills through the study of key account management, group negotiations and the preparation of proposal and quotations
BUS610 Project Risk Management
Project risk management is a critical aspect of successful project management. The process of risk management requires a proactive approach to plan, monitor and control the risks and achieve the objectives of the project successfully. This course provides insight and tools to improve project risk management and increase the probability of project success.
CAP100 Career Preparation
This course prepares students for their co-op experience and job search by introducing them to interviewing skills, resume writing, cover letters, interview preparation, public speaking and an introduction to general customer service.
Co-op will provide the student with the opportunity to apply acquired theory and skills in a practical business setting. Students will gain real world experience working on projects as a member of a team with project deliverables and deadlines.