Programs & Courses

Business Administration

DIPLOMA

About the Program

Your future success in business rests on the foundation of knowledge and skills you’ll build in the Business Administration Diploma program. This program offers you the opportunity to focus on your strength and career goals, with majors in Accounting, Financial Services, Hospitality & Tourism, Marketing, Management, and Administrative Office Professional. All students are admitted into a common first year before concentrating on a specific area through declaring a major in your second year.

Many of the courses completed in the Business Administration program may be used for credit towards a variety of professional designations and university programs. Students interested in these possibilities, please consult with the Business Administration Academic Advisor.

Accounting prepares you for an entry-level accounting position. In addition to acquiring a basic knowledge of accounting theory and practice, you will gain a range of business skills that are of value to many businesses and organizations. If your goal is to be recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA), you can build a program that fulfills the designation's requirements.

Financial Services is designed to prepare you for entry level positions in banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. Courses in the program include personal investing, accounting, marketing, and communications. These subjects will help provide you with a wide range of knowledge and skills related to modern business theory and practice.

NEW! Hospitality & Tourism students are prepared for careers in hotel and resort management, food and beverage operations, destination marketing and event planning. This major includes industry-specific management, marketing, communications, and entrepreneurship courses that prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to grow in the exciting world of hospitality and tourism.

Marketing prepares you for careers in the field by focusing on the skills needed to create successful relationships with consumers and organizational customers. Possible areas of employment include sales promotion, sales, customer relations/service, marketing research, advertising, public relations, and retailing.

Management students are prepared for entry-level positions in profit and non-profit organizations. Graduates may also choose to work for a small or family-owned business or to become an entrepreneur.

Business/Administrative Office Professional, is appropriate for individuals wishing to work in a technical position within a business office or develop comprehensive perspective on business theory and practice. You may enter this major after completing the Administrative Office Professional certificate.


COURSE DELIVERY: FALL 2021

High School Route

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 
  • Two Grade 12 5-credit subjects with 50% or better.

Mature Route (21 years of age or older)

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 


Conditional Admission Plan (CAP)

If you do not possess all of the admission requirements, the Conditional Admission Plan (CAP) may provide conditional acceptance to this program, provided space is available.

FIRST YEAR (Common)

Fall Semester

ACCT 111
Introductory Accounting I
COMM 140
Communication in the Workplace
MGMT 161 Management Theory
MGMT 193
Business Problems Software Applications
MGMT 263 Organizational Behaviour
Winter Semester
ACCT 113

Introductory Accounting II

COMM 252 Advanced Business Communications
ECON 201* Principles of Microeconomics
MGMT 243
Human Resources Management
MKTG 171 Marketing

*ECON 201 and ECON 203 may be taken in any order

SECOND YEAR (Accounting Major)

Fall Semester
ACCT 211 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 320 Financial Accounting Practices
ECON 203*  Principles of Macroeconomics
MGMT 284 Business Statistics I
MGMT 395
Business Law
Winter Semester
ACCT 213 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 215 Managerial Accounting
FINA 255 Finance
MGMT 268 Business Integration
One of:
ACCT 276 Advanced Computerized Accounting
COMM 250 Oral Communications
ENTR 211 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGMT 285 Business Statistics II

*ECON 201 and ECON 203 may be taken in any order.

SECOND YEAR (Financial Services Major)

Fall Semester
ACCT 219 Taxation
ECON 203* Principles of Macroeconomics
FNSV 200 Canadian Investment Funds
MGMT 284 Business Statistics I
MGMT 395
Business Law
Winter Semester
FINA 255 Finance
FNSV 210 Personal Investing
MGMT 268 Business Integration
MKTG 345
Managing Marketing Relationships
One of:
ACCT 276 Advanced Computerized Accounting
COMM 250 Oral Communications
ENTR 211 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGMT 285 Business Statistics II

*ECON 201 and ECON 203 may be taken in any order

SECOND YEAR (Hospitality Major)

Fall Semester
ECON 203* Principles of Macroeconomics
FINA 255 Finance
MGMT 250 Hotel & Resort Management
MGMT 284 Business Statistics I
MKTG 315
Science of Persuasion
Winter Semester
MGMT 268 Business Integration
MGMT 395 Business Law
MGMT 252 Food & Beverage Management
MGMT 254
Tourism Marketing
One of:
ACCT 276 Advanced Computerized Accounting
COMM 250 Oral Communications
ENTR 211 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MKTG 325 Evidence-based Marketing
MKTG 345 Managing Marketing Relationships
MKTG 355 Creating Brand Intelligence

*ECON 201 and ECON 203 may be taken in any order

SECOND YEAR (Management Major)

Fall Semester
ECON 203* Principles of Macroeconomics
FINA 255 Finance
MGMT 270 The Entrepreneurial Experience
MGMT 284 Business Statistics I
MGMT 395
Business Law

*ECON 201 and ECON 203 may be taken in any order

Winter Semester
COMM 253 Human Relations in the Workplace
MGMT 267 Leadership Development
MGMT 268 Business Integration
One of:
ACCT 276 Advanced Computerized Accounting
COMM 250 Oral Communications
ENTR 211 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGMT 285 Business Statistics II
Business Elective
  • ACCT 211, ACCT 215, ACCT 219, ACCT 276
  • COMM 250
  • FNSV 200, FNSV 210
  • INBU 330
  • MGMT 285, MGMT 326
  • MKTG 315, MKTG 325, MKTG 345, MKTG 355
  • STAT 217

SECOND YEAR (Marketing Major)

Fall Semester
ECON 203* Principles of Macroeconomics
FINA 255 Finance
MGMT 284 Business Statistics I
MKTG 315 Science of Persuasion
MKTG 325
Evidence-Based Marketing

*ECON 201 and ECON 203 may be taken in any order

Winter Semester
MGMT 268 Business Integration
MGMT 395 Business Law
MKTG 345
Managing Marketing Relationships
MKTG 355 Creating Brand Intelligence
One of:
ACCT 276 Advanced Computerized Accounting
COMM 250 Oral Communications
ENTR 211 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MGMT 285 Business Statistics II

VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

Graduates with an Accounting Major are prepared to find work as an

  • Accounting Technician
  • Accounts Payable or Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • CGA or CMA Trainee
  • Bookkeeper

Graduates with a Financial Services Major are prepared to find work as a

  • Financial Advisor
  • Credit Officer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Loans Officer
  • Accounts Manager Trainee
  • Personal Financial Services Officer
 
 

Graduates with Management Major are prepared to find work as a(n)

  • Management Trainee in Financial Institutions, Retail, Wholesale or the Hospitality Industries
  • Project Coordinator
  • Shipping and Logistics Clerk
  • Production Scheduler
  • Health Services Administrator
  • Operations Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Entry Level Position in Human Resource Management such as Recruiter, Trainer, or Personal Assistant
 

Graduates with a Marketing Major are prepared to find work as a(n)

  • Promotions Coordinator
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Event Marketing Representative
  • Events Coordinator
  • Merchandiser/Buyer
  • Fundraising for Not-For-Profit Agencies
  • Researcher for Marketing Organizations
  • Marketing Research Analyst

Graduates with a Hospitality & Tourism Major are prepared to find work as a(n):

  • Hotel and Resort Manager
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Destination Marketer
  • Event Planner
  • Small Business Entrepreneur

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