Business Administration Principles Program with Practicum

The Sprott Shaw College Business Administration Principles diploma program is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamental principles of business operations.

Learning Objectives

  • Productively use MS Office including Word, Excel and Access
  • Support digital media activities such as social media marketing
  • Develop and manage project plans
  • Perform accounting activities and understand accounting statements
  • Communicate effectively

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

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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 Principles 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:
740 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
37 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 37 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
  • 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

  • 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

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

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
740 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
37 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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