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Business Administration Management with Practicum – HBSO CORe

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
1210 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
53 Weeks
Includes holidays and professional days.

This enhanced management program combines the Sprott Shaw College Business Administration Management content with the Harvard Business School Online HBSO Credential of Readiness (CORe)* courses.

This program covers the fundamentals of business in a way that allows participants to understand how business works and to develop the skills necessary to increase their ability to contribute to an organization’s success.

Harvard Business School Online (HBSO) CORe is a three-course cohort-based program designed to engage participants in active learning, whereby participants are expected to contribute to the learning of others. Concepts are taught in the context of real-world situations, designed to transform abstract concepts into observable learning situations. Students will complete the three-course HBSO CORe program during the in-class instruction of their studies.

Graduates of this program will receive a diploma from Sprott Shaw College, as well as a Credential of Readiness from the Harvard Business School HBSO.

Learning Objectives

Business Administration Management with Practicum- HBX CORe graduates are able to:

  • Develop and manage project plans
  • Devise and execute effective negotiation strategies and sales presentations
  • Perform accounting activities and analyze financial statements
  • Evaluate return on investment for business operations or marketing activities
  • Use SEO and web analytics to improve profitability
  • Provide accurate forecasting and cash flow estimation
  • Evaluate markets, demand, supply and cost
  • Collect, process, and interpret data used to support business
  • Create visual representations of data that allow you to recognize trends and detect outliers
  • Define and calculate descriptive statistics to summarize data sets concisely
  • Analyze relationships between two variables by creating scatter plots and calculating the correlation coefficient
  • Model scenarios and analyze the impact of market changes by constructing supply and demand curves for individuals and markets
  • Determine a revenue-maximizing pricing strategy using the concept of elasticity
  • Evaluate techniques to learn about or increase demand and measure the tradeoffs and suitable applications of each approach
  • Understand the accounting equation and demonstrate how different transactions impact it
  • Define key accounting concepts and principles
  • Understand where financial statement information originates by recording business transactions as journal entries
  • Productively use MS Office including Word, Excel and Access
  • Communicate effectively using various communication channels

This program includes a practicum placement. This experience within a workplace enables Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation while providing the student with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the chosen career field.

* Beyond the Credential of Readiness, Harvard Business School HBSO will not offer course or degree credits or any formal academic credential for the CORe program.

Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

Save on tuition with a variety of scholarship and grant options. Up to $4000 in scholarships and grants are available to recent high school graduates, Sprott Shaw alumni, military veterans, and more! Click here to browse our full list of grants and scholarships.

Where Are Sprott Shaw Graduates Working? 

Our Business, Marketing, and Cybersecurity graduates can be found working throughout the province. Graduates of our business & marketing programs can be found working for a diverse range of businesses from law and real estate offices to positions with the Government of Canada and Canada Post. 

Click below to learn more about where our graduates are currently working. Please note that these lists do not cover every single business that has hired a Sprott Shaw graduate, but they do provide a good representation of the sort of industries that Sprott Shaw graduates are working in. 

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Career Opportunities

Account Manager
Accounting Assistant
Business Development Officer
Business Manager
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Entrepreneur
Facilities Administrator
Facilities Manager
Marketing Assistant
Project Administrator
Project Coordinator
Project Manager
Property Administrator
Property Manager
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals)
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment with a minimum score of 20/40 in the English Assessment and a minimum score of 20/40 in the Math Assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42/80)
  • For more information on English Language requirements and equivalencies please click here
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete
Domestic Students:
  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment
  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment
International Students:
  • International students can meet the English requirement by completing or demonstrating one of the following three options:
    • Sprott Shaw’s English Language Assessment, OR
    • Minimum IELTS Score 5.5 overall or iBT TOEFL Score of 70, OR
    • Completion of an ESL program from one of SSC’s partnered ESL schools
Access to Technology:

This program will be delivered online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats and will require the use of a computer. It is therefore important that you have access to a computer and working environment with the following characteristics:

  • Recommended hardware – Dual core 2.64 GHz processor with 2 GM RAM
  • Must have Microsoft Windows 10, 7 or Vista operating system
  • Macintosh computers unable to run windows based programs are not acceptable.
  • High speed internet connection – cable or ADSL
  • MS Office 2013 is preferred
  • Web camera/High Definition video camera (MS LifeCam series, Logitech C500 or 900 series)
  • Headset with microphone

Instructors are available at all times for scheduled classes and by email (response within 24 hours). Additionally, students can usually access instructors prior to class or just after the class ends.

* Business Administration Management with Practicum – HBSO CORe was reviewed and approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

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Courses List

This 53 week Diploma program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Theory & practice of double-entry bookkeeping
  • Complete the Accounting Cycle to closing (GL, AP, AR, Payroll, Year End)
  • Prepare Financial and Business Reports

  • Utilize most modules of Sage to record business transactions (order entry, inventory, AP, AR and payroll)
  • Produce reports including financial statements

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

  • MS Office Excel Certification
  • Plan, edit and manage worksheets (formulas/functions)

  • MS Office Certification
  • Enter and maintain a database (filter, sort, create queries)

  • Skills and strategies conducive to learning in a college atmosphere, orientation to the college environment, using technology, knowing college policies and procedures.
  • Time management, writing and using citations, study strategies, student budgeting, and wellness/self-care/stress management.
  • An orientation to the PCP program and the emergency medicine professions.
  • Prepare for upcoming studies, learning environments, and work experience placements throughout the program.

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

Strategies for Student Success:

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

  • Analysis of job descriptions
  • Recruitment, orientation and training
  • Regulation and legislation

  • Strategic workplace management
  • Ethics, planning, job design, organization structure

  • Effective problem solving and decision making
  • Leadership and managerial roles and skills

  • Defining negotiation
  • Conflict diagnosis-systems approach
  • Developing negotiation strategies

  • Introduction to the legal system in Canada with a focus on how it affects business operations
  • Structure of the Canadian Legal System
  • Legislation governing consumer transactions
  • Case study approach

  • Differentiate between projects and operating activities
  • Develop project budgets
  • Identify and schedule project resources
  • Describe alternate project management techniques

  • Current marketing terminology
  • Strategic planning
  • Market research, sales, promotion and group dynamics

  • Sales presentations
  • Client relationships
  • Professionalism

  • Introduction to the basic elements of digital marketing, their meaning, use and importance.

  • Learning how to choose the right social media platforms and how best to utilize the features offered by those platforms

  • Understand the fundamental components of internet infrastructure
  • Apply design principles which consider traditional and mobile devices when planning a website
  • Optimize a website design using effective layout techniques and SEO principles

  • Use blogging effectively as a marketing tool
  • Understand how display advertising fits into marketing strategies
  • Review techniques to enhance social media marketing to maximize exposure

  • 12 week (150 hours) Credential of Readiness (CORe) to be completed during the coop or in-class component, dependent upon the program.
    Note: The duration of the program may not always be 12 weeks, 12 weeks is the average. The duration can range from 8 to 17 weeks depending on the start month.
  • This three-course online program is designed to prepare students to participate fully in the business world.
  • Business Analytics: Introduces quantitative methods to analyze data and make better management decisions. Includes summarizing data, sampling & estimation, hypothesis testing and regression.
  • Economics for Managers: Explores fundamental economic principles such as supply & demand, cost markets, competition and differentiation.
  • Financial Accounting: Teaches the fundamentals of financial accounting, including accounting principles, financial statements, financial analysis, forecasting and valuation.

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