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Business Management Course & Program  

  • Diploma Program – 52 weeks (total time in class)
  • Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day

Do you have an interest in all aspects of business including accounting, marketing, human resources and business law? Then the Business Management course may be the program for you! Business Management graduates can enter into the business world through a variety of paths.  

Business Management Program Objective  

The objective of the Business Management Diploma program is to train students in business practices. Over a 52 week period, this program focuses on three key elements providing each student with an understanding of the theoretical principles of business management, the practical “hands on” skills required to do the job and the communication skills needed to work within an office environment. 

Students will learn Bookkeeping, Financial Accounting and Payroll with three of the most popular accounting software packages: Sage 50 - Simply; Sage 300 ERP - ACCPAC; and QuickBooks and Payroll Fundamentals. 

A foundation understanding of the core elements of business is provided through the following business courses: Human Resources, Business Law, Business Plans, Marketing and e-commerce, International Commerce, Entrepreneurship and Small Business.  

Computer applications skills are in great demand in the business world. Students will develop solid skills in: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word Level, Excel level, Access, PowerPoint and MS Project.  

Business Communication and Effective Business Writing round out the technical and business courses.  

The theoretical business principals, the hands on practical, and the communication skills learned in the Business Management courses ensure our graduates will be effective and efficient in an entry-level position in business.

Business Management Program Relevant Certification  

This program provides our students the opportunity to begin preparation for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification, issued by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA).  The certification is nationally recognized as a Standard of Excellence for payroll training.  CPA exams are not included as part of the program but students will be well prepared to consider this certification path after graduation.  

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Business Management Career Opportunities  

Graduates of this program will have the opportunity to enter the workplace with the knowledge and skills required to perform important tasks carried out by employees in business, governments and not-for-profit organizations within departments such as accounting, human resources, customer service, sales and account management.  Career opportunities may include: 

  • Business/Financial Analyst
  • Office Manager
  • Office Administrator
  • Co-ordinator Office Administration
  • Business Applications Specialist
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Entry Accounting Positions,
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Financial and Administration Officer
  • New Business Owner/Entrepreneur.

Business Management Wage Information

Administrative Officers (NOCC 1221)
$/hr rate:

Low  Median High
$13.85   $21.63   $34.11

Source: Administrative Officers (NOCC 1221) Ontario www.jobbank.gc.ca, April 2015
 

Personnel Clerks (NOCC 1442)
$/hr rate:

Low  Median High
$13.00   $21.95   $30.00

Source: Personnel Clerks (NOCC 1442) Ontario www.jobbank.gc.ca, April 2015
 

Accounting and Related Clerks (NOCC 1431)
$/hr rate:

Low  Median High
$12.50  $20.00   $28.21

Source: Accounting and Related Clerks (NOCC 1431) Ontario www.jobbank.gc.ca, April 2015
 

Payroll Clerk (NOCC 1432)
$/hr rate:

Low  Median High
$14.00  $23.65   $33.00

Source: Payroll Clerk (NOCC 1432) Ontario www.jobbank.gc.ca, April 2015

Business Management Program Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or the equivalent, or if 18 years of age or over, you may apply as a mature student and write an entrance exam
  • Ontario grade 12 English or equivalent
  • Language proficiency is an essential skill required for all employees in business
  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Immigration approval  
  • Assessment Interview to determine suitability for the Business Management program
  • Applicants must have an interest in business, the ability to work with numbers and a comfort level for learning computer applications


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