Gain a solid foundation in Business Administration with this comprehensive program that will prepare you for entry into a diverse range of business careers, or for entrepreneurship.

 

  • Gain specialized learning in key business topics, and build a foundation for a career or further training
  • Increase your employability with skills that will make you an asset in international or local companies, or help you become a successful entrepreneur
  • Learn from highly qualified industry professionals with current business experience
  • Program graduates can apply for the Certificate in Management and Administration through the Canadian Institute of Management

Campus

Vancouver

Program Length

ACADEMIC

40 weeks

PRACTICUM

50 weeks

Start Dates

DAYTIME PROGRAM:

Jan 3, Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24, May 23, Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 10, Nov 6, Dec 4


Program Courses

The course provides students with an overview of business law and an understanding of basic legal terminology. Since contracts form the heart of business operations, a significant portion of the course is dedicated to contract law and various legal issues arising from contract disputes. Class topics and discussions will draw on examples from current news media reports on legal cases. Knowledge of the court system includes field trips to the law courts.

2000

This introductory course is designed to expose students to financial issues and concerns of general managers in modern business. Focusing on how to use financial management to make decisions, this course provides students with all of the practical skills needed to succeed in business. Content includes examples of how Canadian companies adapted financial policies to recent financial crisis; as well as coverage of such topics as break-even analysis, shareholder value and financial statements. Prerequisite: Basic Accounting

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This course introduces theory, principles and applications of human resources from a managerial perspective. Operational issues such as HR planning, recruiting, job analysis, performance management and employee development are some of the practical issues covered. The course ends with a look at international issues in HR management for companies operating in the global environment.

2000

This course introduces students to globalization and to the value-adding activities of businesses in the current global economy. We discuss the impact of national cultures on doing business globally. In addition, we examine the external forces that impact businesses, international organizations, legal and labor forces in the global context. The course touches on strategic alliances and the impact of rapid environmental changes on strategic planning for international business.

2000

This course introduces students to the concept of management by exploring the roles and functions of managers in a business environment. The purpose of the course is to enhance the students’ understanding of the elements of the management processes of planning, organizing, directing and controlling organizational activities. The course is designed to build a foundation of knowledge needed in future management courses.

2000

This course introduces the student to the theory, principles and applications of fundamental business accounting. The course begins by introducing the student to the standard, time-honoured accounting principles. The course will advance to apply accounting principles to specific financial statements, and detailed accounting transactions. The course finishes by familiarizing the student with the skills necessary to efficiently classify relevant business accounts culminating in the completion of the basic accounting cycle.

2000

The ability to communicate well is an essential requirement for all employees of an organization. In this course we explore the importance of communication in business and cross-cultural environments; students also compose various forms of written communication and prepare and deliver a formal business presentation.

2000

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to marketing concepts and terminology. It examines the importance of marketing within organizations and society in general. Students will study the major components of a marketing plan, the marketing mix and consumer relationships. They will learn how to address the basic needs of companies in planning, developing, and managing products, distribution channels, promotion and pricing.

2000

This course introduces students to the concepts of organizational behaviour and their application in today’s business environments. Students will develop insights into how the behaviour of individuals and groups impact organizations. Further, they will learn to apply the theories and concepts of organizational behaviour to develop effective managerial competencies in such areas as teamwork, motivation, decision making and leadership.

2000

This course is designed to expose students to the issues and concerns of general managers in modern business. The course content builds on foundation concepts from the Introduction to Management course. Using case studies, students will analyze corporate strategies focusing on opportunities and problems in the context of the external and internal environments of companies. Important element of the analysis is how managers make strategic decisions for the success of the organization. Prerequisite: Basic Accounting; Introduction to Management recommended

2000

During the practicum placement, students will put their skills into practise in a local workplace in a position related to their specific program objectives. Students will be required to complete practicum tasks as assigned to them by the employer. In addition, students are required to provide regular feedback (mid-term and final) on their placement experience to Greystone College using prescribed reporting forms.

2000

This course follows up with students after their work placement. It provides the student with a new perspective of their goals and achievements and prepares them to take the next step when they leave the program.

2000

In this course, students will prepare for the Canadian workplace. This course is very useful to students registered in a co-op program. It rapidly prepares students to apply for jobs and ensures their résumés and cover letters are to the business standard. Additionally, it helps students through the process of applying for a tax file number (SIN).

2000
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