Business Administration Diploma

The Business Administration Program is offered to students interested in future careers in the fields of Accounting, Business, and Marketing. The diploma provides a solid foundation of theory and practical knowledge with specialized courses in several related areas.

Admissions Requirements

  • A Canadian Secondary School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency through prior education in English at grade 10 level or higher or through an English language assessment test (IELTS 6 or equivalent).
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Note: Students may be required to provide additional information/ documentation. For example, a copy of government issued identification; acknowledgement of student handbook/ polices; international students require evidence of a valid study permit.

Required Textbooks

See course outlines. Some have Lab options. For example

Equipment required for this Program

No specialized equipment is required for this course.

For online learning, student must have access to a computer (no older than 4 years), webcam, headphones, good broadband.

Program learning objectives/outcomes

  • On graduation. learners will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate foundation knowledge in accounting, administration, economics, finance, management, and marketing and the application of concepts, theories and practices.
    2. Integrate core concepts and theories across functional areas of business.
    3. Identify and evaluate ethical, social, and environmental impacts in business.
    4. Effectively communicate verbally and in writing about relevant business topics.
    5. Demonstrate foundation proficiency in discipline specific areas.

Participant Progress/ Assessment Methods

Formative assessments are used throughout the courses (online discussions, student demonstrations, quizzes, related activities).

Summative evaluation methods include: Assignments / projects / essays, demonstrations, quizzes and exams. See course outlines.

Students should achieve an overall grade of 65% in each course in order to pass the course.

Graduation / program completion requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses. Students should achieve an passing grade of 65% in each course.

Delivery methods

Classroom delivery:

  • Lectures
  • Group work
  • Discussions
  • Case studies
  • Directed assignments
  • Readings followed by participation in the form of discussion, response to others’ questions and comments, response to instructor’s questions and comments, analyzing and giving feedback.
  • Viewing and critiquing/assessment of assigned multi-media/video
  • The instructor will direct students

Online delivery

Courses are offered through distance education (online) The education delivery for the program utilizes a range of methods.

Lectures; Group work (as applicable); Discussions; case studies; directedassignments

Coursedelivery may include Asynchronous instruction:
  • Pre-recorded lectures
  • Microsoft PowerPoint presentations with or without voice-over
  • Microsoft PowerPoint presentations with or without voice-over
  • Email communication
  • Google Drive and similar collaborative tools
And synchronous instruction:
  • Streaming video platforms
  • Live online interactions with the instructor, individually or course-wide
  • Web conferencing
  • Telephone availability
  • Virtual office hours
  • Email communication

The instructor will direct students.

Formative assessments are used throughout the courses (online discussions, quizzes, related activities).

Assessment criteria / completion requirements: 

Assessment methods include but are not limited to:  Assignments, projects, essays, student demonstrations, exams and participation.

All grades for course work including the final grade will be given in percentages.  The official transcript will reflect percentages.  A successful pass for the course is 65%.

Course Evaluation  (general guide)

Assignment / quiz’s (s)25%
Report or paper25%
Assignment / or presentation 25%
Exam 25%

Attendance Expectations

Classroom delivery – clock hours are tracked and recorded

Online learning:  Attendance for the course is based on evidence of keeping up with the course materials and instructor’s directions, participating in ongoing discussion posts, and submission of all required criteria used for evaluation.

Attendance is tracked two ways – the first is (clock hours) via online attendance (ie zoom) and tracking of engagement/ completion of tasks.

As part of the delivery methodology students are also required to participate in independent learning activities – for example readings with questions, viewing relevant video with assessments and so on. Teachers estimate the number of hours these sorts of activities would take and credit the time to the clock hours. The instructor and administration keep a record.

Dress Expectations (as applicable)

In class: Neat and casual. If there are guest speakers or field visits, business casual is required.

Online – Not applicable.

Course #Course nameDescriptionHours
1Academic Proficiency The course is designed to introduce students to the skills they need to succeed in higher education. It introduces how to succeed in their studies. In part it teaches and reinforces writing and essay composition skills and introduces students to the practice of writing for academic purposes. The course introduces basic research writing skills including: conducting research, note taking, paraphrasing, summary, direct quotation, positioning, and MLA or APA style citation.50
2Introduction toBusiness EssentialsThis course provides an introduction to many facets of business, covering topics such as economic systems, legal environments, ethics and corporate social responsibility, management, human resources, accounting, information systems and marketing.50
3Business Mathematics – Financial ApplicationsHis course provides comprehensive coverage ofbusiness-related mathematics. In addition to reviewing the basic operations of arithmetic, students are taught to Understand and manage general finances, as well as grasp the fundamentals of business finances.50
4Accounting 1

This course provides an initial introduction toaccounting and is followed by the course Accounting 2.

The courseintroduces the student to  theory and relevant skills and practices in Accounting. For example, recording and reporting of financial events for service and merchandising enterprises for the purpose of preparing financial statements. Topics include the accounting cycle, cash and receivables, inventory valuation, and the use of special journals and subsidiary ledgers.

5Accounting 2This course provides additional knowledge and skills in accounting and follows from Accounting 1.
Thecourseintroduces the student to theory and relevant skills and practices in Accounting. For example, recording and reporting of financial events for service and merchandising enterprises for the purpose of preparing financial statements. Topics include the accounting cycle, cash and receivables, inventory valuation, and the use of special journals and subsidiary ledgers.
6Business Communication – TechnologyThe course addressesdigital communication, social media, and the emerging impact of artificial intelligence.This course links the student to the vital connection between recent technological developments and modern business practices. It addresses essential changes in technology and how they impact the business world, while covering critical communication skills such as listening, presenting, and writing.50
7Management Principles and ApplicationThis course covers the essential concepts / principles of management by providing a solid foundation for understanding the key issues facing managers and organizations and applications.50
8Financial ManagementThis introductory course in finance (management) presents the key elements of related concepts and operations in business management. The course forgesconnections between ideas and applying them to real-world situations. The coursemakes finance interesting and accessible to students unfamiliar with this topic by relating it to their own personal experiences and exploring this field across may business disciplines.50
9Marketing – Business ApplicationsThis course provides an introduction to the basic principles of marketing, including thecomponents of product/service, price, distribution and promotion. Students develop an understanding of the role of marketing in modern organizations – theories and applications.50
10Project managementThis course introduces project management theory, terms and concepts.. Students will learn about the project life cycle and how to build a successful project from pre-implementation to completion. The course will introduce project management topics such as resources, costs, time constraints and project scopes.50
11Organizational Behaviour – PrinciplesThe course teaches concepts related to how organizations behave and how to communicate and interact within organizations, through theory and real-world scenarios50
12Human Resource ManagementThe course provides students with an introduction to the theories, daily tools and skills to effectively function as successful managers in both human resources and business in general50
13Business Law and EthicsThis course allows students to acquire a general understanding of the law as it affects business operations; and a legal / ethical framework within which management decisions take place.50
14Micro EconomicsIn this course students learn about micro economics through real-world application. The course shows students how economics is front and center in their daily routines, while providing them with many ways to evaluate their understanding of key concepts. The course includes emphasis on behavioural economics, and a focus on the central ideas in economics today.50
15Micro EconomicsThis course provides a solid understanding of macro-economic concepts. It addresses the functions of economic systems, including various approaches to the organization of production and allocation of resources, and of policies to achieve national economic goals. These include the determination of national income, inflation, recession, unemployment, taxation, labor unions, environmental pollution, energy and economic growth.50
16Operations Management FrameworksThe course provides students with a comprehensive framework for addressing operational management and supply chain issues using a systemized approach. The course focuses on real-life practices and issues of current interest and provides students with ample opportunities to experience the role of a manager through hands-on problems, cases, and exercises.50
17Public Relations – ApplicationsThis course introduces the fundamentals of public relations management and practice with an emphasis on the role of effective communication strategies in the corporate environment. Students will focus on the role of public relations in the organization and the application of communication strategies and tools for communications planning.50
18Business Statistics – ApplicationsThis courseprovides an introduction to statistics with an emphasis on business. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, sampling, normal and binomial distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing and regression analysis.50
19Management information systemsThe course offers a comprehensive overview of information systems used by business firms today. Information systems are one of the major tools available to business managers for achieving operational excellence, developing new products and services, improving decision making, and achieving competitive advantage.50

Business Strategies and Entrepreneurship


All other courses in program

This course explores the concept of entrepreneurship and how students can successfully research, develop, launch and grow their own business in the future. Using situations and business profilesthe course engages students through relevant theories, real world issues and ideas.20

Course Updating: Contents in this program outline are accurate at the time of publication. Revision and updating are performed on an ongoing basis to ensure the material remains relevant and up to date.

Text books- substitute text books/ teaching resources must meet the learning outcomes.

Policy Statement: The College has policies on Academic Appeals (including appeal of final grade), Student Conduct, Academic Integrity / Plagiarism; and other educational issues. These and other policies are available on the website and the general policy .procedural handbook.

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