Business Administration Principles Program with Practicum

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

Learning Objectives

Upon completing the Business Administration Principles Program will have learned how to:

  • 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 Business Administration Principles 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.

Why Take The Business Administration Principles Program at Sprott Shaw? 

  • Lifetime access to dedicated Employment Services Specialists (ESS) who can help you with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and the overall job search after graduation 
  • Lifetime tuition-free access to course refreshers if you ever need to retrain and update your skills 
  • Practicum opportunities with recognized organizations across BC
  • Multiple start dates so you can start your education when you want to without the wait 
  • Career and professional development success courses to help create a career development marketing plan, learn the cardinal rules of professionalism, and identify the target markets and employment resources in the counselling field 
  • Preparation and orientation courses to teach you how to find credible research, write papers, create proper citation formats including APA, and study effectively for exams 
  • All-inclusive program costs where what you see is what you pay. Our costs include registration fees, assessment fees, tuition, textbooks, supplies, course materials, uniforms, certificates, graduation fees, practicum fees, and much more 

University Transfer Program 

This program is part of Sprott Shaw’s university transfer initiative for anyone looking to continue their education and pursue a bachelor’s degree. 

Gaining professional skills and experience from our programs before moving on to complete a full degree is a great way to enjoy the focused, hands-on benefits that Sprott Shaw College offers. 

This program qualifies for our University Pathway Programs with the following institutions. (Click on the image below for more details!)

Fairleigh Dickinson University – Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies

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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 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 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.

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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)

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