Business Administration Management Program with Practicum

The Sprott Shaw College Business Administration Management diploma program provides a foundational understanding of business operations which equips graduates to manage activities in a wide variety of industries. Many graduates find opportunities directing small and medium-sized businesses or providing departmental support in larger organizations.

Learning Objectives

Business Administration Management graduates are able to:

  • Develop strategic business plans
  • Manage various digital marketing channels such as social media
  • 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
  • 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.

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
1060 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
53 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Career Opportunities

Account Manager
Accounting Assistant
Business Development Officer
Business Manager
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Entrepreneur
Project Manager
Admission Requirements:
  • 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 composite score of 42)

Note: English level assessment will be required for international students (with a minimum score of 20/40 in language).

Diploma Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete
Access to Technology:

This program will be delivered online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. 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 GB RAM
  • Microsoft 7 or Vista operating system
  • High-speed internet connection – cable or ADSL
  • Web camera/High Definition video camera – MS Lifecam series, Logitech C500 or 900 series
  • Headset with microphone
  • MS Office Suite 2007 or 2010 preferred

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 Program with Practicum was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
1060 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
53 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Our advisors are happy to answer any questions.

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 50 to record business transactions (order entry, inventory, AP, AR and payroll)
  • Produce reports including financial statements

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

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

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

  • Computer basics/file management
  • Goal setting, note-taking, problem-solving, teamwork
  • Overview of policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to use MS Word and MS PowerPoint

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

  • Importance of written communication within the
    business environment
  • Memos, email, letters and reports

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

  • Effective customer service and support
  • Problem-solving theory and applications

  • 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

  • Integrated marketing strategies
  • Organizational planning procedures
  • Case studies

  • Sales presentations
  • Client relationships
  • Professionalism

  • Application of marketing principles in the context of
    social and other digital media
  • Focus on the measurement of Return-On-Investment
    (ROI) of any marketing decisions
  • Common purposes for digital marketing channels
  • Organization presence on social media sites

  • Various digital technologies such as blogs, microblogs,
    social networks, media sharing, email and bookmarking
  • Specific digital technologies used in the marketing process
  • Use of digital technologies for marketing purposes
  • Use of digital technologies within the strategic marketing
    plan of an organization

  • Fundamental components of internet infrastructure
  • Design principles which consider traditional and mobile devices when planning a website
  • Utilize HTML 5 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to develop a web site
  • Register a domain

  • Describe the purpose of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Web Analytics
  • Describe five key elements of SEO
  • Describe and implement various web analytic tools
  • Optimize a website design using effective layout techniques and SEO Principles

• 4-week practicum (minimum 20 hours per week)

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
1060 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
53 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Our advisors are happy to answer any questions.

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