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Professional Business Management Program

Enjoy a challenge? Join an industry that is always growing and changing.


Goodbye, cubicle walls: a position in management may be just what you need. The Professional Business Management program at Sprott Shaw can help you build a solid foundation for an advanced career. In a matter of months, you will acquire a wide range of skills necessary for managers in any industry or business type. The skylight’s the limit.

Projections for these graduates are an annual employment growth rate faster than the average for all occupations. A little more than half of these openings will result from growth in the number of new jobs. Projections for the wide range of positions in this industry vary considerably from occupation to occupation. Business Managers plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate the activities of establishments and different departments. They can be involved in commercial, industrial, wholesale and e-business sales, marketing, advertising, and public relations depending on their expertise or the projects they're involved in. Business Managers are employed by commercial, industrial and wholesale establishments, marketing and public relations consulting companies and government departments.
Total Program Hours: 660 Hours
Full-time Program Length: 33 Weeks (7.7 Months)

Tuition / Fees

Our Career Advisors would be happy to discuss tuition costs and financial assistance that may be available for you.

Career Opportunities

Office Supervisor; Financial Coordinator; Sales Associate; Events Coordinator; Administrative Officer; Personnel Associate

Practicum options

Available in some campuses - Work Placement Overview.

Accelerated Program

Available in some campuses.

Entrance Requirements

Grade 12/GED or mature student status. Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessments.
Program may not be available at all campuses. Program content is subject to change.
Last Updated: 07/03/2014
Bookkeeping Fundamentals & Accounting Principles
  • Theory & practice of double-entry bookkeeping
  • Complete the Accounting Cycle to closing (GL, AP, AR, Payroll, Year End)
  • Prepare Financial and Business Reports

MS Office Word
  • MS Office Certification
  • MS Office Word editing, layout, templates, styles and sections, mail merge, tables, charts, desktop publishing

MS Office Excel
  • MS Office Certification
  • MS Office Excel worksheets (formulas/functions)

MS Office Access
  • MS Office Certification
  • Enter & maintain an MS Office Access database

Strategies for Student Success (Comp/Inc)
  • Computer basics/file management
  • Goal setting, note taking, problem solving, team work
  • Overview of policies & procedures
  • Demonstrate ability to use MS Word and MS PowerPoint

Critical Skills in Communication
  • Research, prepare, deliver presentations
  • Apply proper use of grammar principles
  • Overview of processes of communication in the workplace
  • Use MS Office PowerPoint

Business Writing
  • Importance of written communication within the business environment
  • Memos, email, letters

Career and Professional Development
  • Interview techniques
  • Create a Career Development Marketing Plan
  • Apply aspects of professionalism
  • Identify target markets and employment resources

Customer Service
  • Effective customer service & support
  • Problem solving - theory & applications

Operational Human Resources
  • Analysis of job descriptions
  • Recruitment, orientation, training
  • Current HR trends and issues

Employer and Employee Relations
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Labour relations

Administrative Management Principles
  • Strategic workplace management
  • Ethics, planning, job design, organization structure

Management Leadership
  • Effective problem solving and decision making
  • Managerial roles and skills

Contemporary Marketing
  • Current marketing terminology
  • Strategic planning
  • Market research, sales, promotion
  • Group dynamics

Marketing Research and Planning
  • Marketing strategies / plans
  • Case studies