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Diploma In

Business Administration

Program Duration: 40 Weeks

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About The Program

The Business Administration Diploma program provides students with a broad understanding of business practices. The one-year diploma in Business Administration will provide graduates with foundational business and professional skills. The program is designed to give graduates a developed portfolio of job-ready skills and a wide range of business principles and concepts to expand the graduate’s career options.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

Demonstrate knowledge of the theory and practice of recording financial events for service and merchandising to prepare financial statements while becoming familiar with account cycles, cash and receivables, inventory valuation, and special journal and subsidiary ledger use.

Understand the fundamentals of Canadian managerial principles, methods, and skills: organizational structure, strategy and ops, controlling and leading, and managerial decision-making.

Demonstrate knowledge of spreadsheet and database software applications, including the design and management of spreadsheets and workbooks, managing and analyzing data, macros, queries, reports, relational databases, and Pivots.

Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the micro and macroeconomic frameworks of the Canadian economy, including supply and demand, economic goals, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and market structure, with current economic interests incorporated into analysis.

Demonstrate the concepts involved in marketing functions in a firm or business community while exploring tools and techniques used in developing a marketing strategy.

Recognize and apply basic financial management principles relating to financial management goals, functions, and decisions by calculating, preparing, analyzing, and projecting economic health, financial leverage, and working capital of a company.

Demonstrate and understand the fundamentals of accounting abilities regarding acquisitions, depreciations, intangible assets, natural resources, goodwill, liabilities, and methods appropriate to mitigate corporate transactions and net income calculation amongst various partners while accounting for applicable sales taxes.

Demonstrate and understand the various functions of human resource management, including compensation and benefits, staffing, recruitment and selection, research, labor relations, training and development, health and safety, mediation, influence of government legislation, and human rights and employment equity.

Admission Requirements

Upon Enrollment

  1. Standard Student
    Students must meet ONE of the following criteria:

    • Alberta High school diploma, verified by transcript, or non-Alberta equivalent.
      • High school diplomas that are not from Canada must be verified by IQAS or the World Education Services Gateway Program.
      • Successful completion of General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  2. Mature Student
    At least 18 years of age or over in Alberta and other provinces where applicable

For international students or students whose first language is not English, in addition to the admission requirements listed above, the student must also meet one or more of the following language proficiency requirements:

  • Wonderlic SLE minimum score 20.
  • Canadian English Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all strands.
  • The IELTS score of 6 bands each in reading, listening, writing, and speaking.
  • TOEFL internet-based test overall score of 83.
  • Duolingo Minimum required score of 105.
  • Canada English Index Proficiency Program (CELPIP) General 7 With no section below 6
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Minimum score of 6
  • Pearson Test English (PTE) Minimum score of 64 each in reading, listening, writing, and speaking.
  • CanTest average score of 4.5

3. Successful interview with the school advisor

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Career Occupations

Business Development Associate
Administrative Assistant
Sales Representative
Marketing Associate
Financial Administrator
Risk Management Consultant
Account Manager
Human Resources Coordinator
Customer Service Representative

Program Fees

Fees Amount
Tuition $13,800.00
Books Supplies/Instruments $1,200.00

Required Course Materials

  • Contemporary Mathematics for Business & Consumers, 9th Edition, Robert Brechner, George Bergeman, ISBN10: 0357026446, ISBN-13: 9780357026441, COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published.
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition, 10th Edition, Eugene F. Brigham, Joel F. Houston, ISBN-10: 1337902578, ISBN-13: 9781337902571, 704 Pages | Hardcover, COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published.
  • Principles of Accounting, 12th Edition, Belverd E. Needles, Marian Powers, Susan V. Crosson, ISBN-10: 113362698X, ISBN-13: 9781133626985, COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published.
  • Fundamentals of Economics, 6th Edition, William Boyes, Michael Melvin, ISBN-10: 1133956106, ISBN-13: 9781133956105, COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published.
  • Fundamentals of Management, 8th Edition, Ricky Griffin, ISBN-10: 1285849043, ISBN-13: 9781285849041, COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published.
  • Essentials of Business Communication, 9th Edition, Mary Ellen Guffey, Dana Loewy, Richard Almonte, ISBN-10: 017672124X, ISBN-13: 9780176721244, COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published.
  • Foundations of Marketing, 7th Edition, William M. Pride, O. C. Ferrell, ISBN-10: 1305405765, ISBN-13: 9781305405769, COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published.
  • Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations, 13th Edition, Ricky W. Griffin, Jean M. Phillips, Stanley M. Gully, ISBN-10: 0357042506, ISBN-13: 9780357042502, COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published.
  • Electronic Commerce, 12th Edition, Gary Schneider, ISBN10: 1305867815, ISBN-13: 9781305867819, COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published.
  • Canadian Business and the Law, 7th Edition, Dorothy Duplessis, Shannon O’Byrne, Philip King, Lorrie Adams, Steve Enman, ISBN-10: 0176795081, ISBN-13: 9780176795085, COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published.

Program Organization

Title of Course/Work Experience Component # of Hours
MGMT101 Introduction to Management 80
MARK101 Principles of Marketing 80
FINA101 Introduction to Finance 80
ECON101 Fundamentals of Economic 80
MATH101 Basic Math for Business 80
ORGB101 Organizational Behavior 80
COMM101 Business Communication 80
BUSN103 Canadian Business and the Law 80
BUSN102 E-commerce 80
ACCT101 Principles of Accounting 80
Total Program Hours 800

Other Details

Completion Requirements: In order to successfully graduate, students are required to:

  • Complete each course/module in the program with a 70% or higher marks;
  • Have paid all dues (money owed) in full to the College;

Program Duration: 800 hours (40 weeks).

Delivery Method(s): Combined (In-Person and Online)


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