Business Administration Professional Management - Diploma
Advancement with Professional Management
Today’s professional managers perform delicate balancing acts of planning, organizing, directing, and monitoring to achieve their company’s fullest potential. Our Business Administration – Professional Management program teaches you how to master these concepts and advance your career to maximize your salary earning potential.
This concentration provides students with the tools to function competently in the management environment. Graduates develop skills in physical resource and operations management, marketing, sales, financial systems, human resource management, and strategic management. A number of advanced credits extend to professional designations as well.
Our well-balanced curricula of business management fundamentals, trains you to successfully lead your team and deliver measurable workplace results. Focusing on essential professional management knowledge and skills we train you for successful careers in:
- Marketing and sales
- Human resource management
- Operations management
- Financial systems
- Project management
Common first year course must be completed before moving into second year courses. For first year course and admission requirements see the Business Administration page.
Upon successful completion of this program, learners will be able to:
1. Explain and apply terms, concepts, and theories relevant to Canadian business
2. Communicate effectively in various formats to a variety of stakeholders
3. Demonstrate management thinking and problem-solving at the foundational level
4. Use a range of contemporary digital technologies effectively
5. Apply multi-stakeholder perspectives in decision-making
In addition to meeting the general entrance requirements for admission to Selkirk College, applicants must meet the following Business Administration requirements:
- English Studies 12 or equivalent with a minimum of 60% or higher required. For international applicants, IELTS 6.0 overall band score with no band below 5.5, or equivalent on other internationally recognized English Language Proficiency Tests.
- Any Math 11 with a minimum of 60%. Note that students who may pursue a university degree in Business should complete a pre-calculus course.
The deadline for receiving required documentation is stated in the student’s admissions letter.
An interview (in person or by telephone) with the program advisor may be required before entry to the program.
Students are required to complete an orientation at the beginning of the program.
Where space permits, students may be admitted up to the end of the first week of the semester.
The program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
In order to receive your credential in your program, you must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
ADMN170 - Introduction to Business
ADMN 170 Introduction to Business is a course that introduces students to the management and operation of business, including the principles, concepts, ideas and tools used by managers. In addition, the course exposes students to international and local business issues, and to large companies as well as to smaller, entrepreneurial firms. This course also provides an introduction to Career exploration and preparation
COMM240 - Financial Accounting I
COMM 240 Financial Accounting I is an introductory course in accounting from the basic accounting equation to the preparation of the income statement, statement of owner's equity and balance sheet. This course covers merchandise operations, valuation and control of cash, temporary investments and receivables, inventories and cost of goods sold, principles of internal control and capital assets. Includes important accounting principles and concepts as well as the classification of accounts. The use of special journals, worksheets and computerized accounting is also covered.
ECON106 - Principles Of Macroeconomics
ECON 106: Principles of Macroeconomics covers: national income accounts, national income determination model, monetary system, monetary and fiscal policy, problems with the Macro System, inflation, unemployment, etc.; international trade - balance of payments, exchange rates, capital flows.
MATH125 - Business Mathematics
MATH 125 Business Mathematics is intended for first year students enrolled in the Business Administration program. It stresses the mathematics required in financial processes. The course starts with a review of basic arithmetic and algebra. With these skills the student will solve several practical business problems. Topics include (but are not limited to) ratio and proportion, merchandising, break-even analysis, simple interest and promissory notes, compound interest and effective rates, equivalent payment streams, simple and general annuities, annuities due and deferred annuities, amortization of loans and payment schedules.
MATH140 - Calculus I for Social Sciences
TWC164 - Business Communications I
TWC 164 Business Communications I is an introduction to the fundamentals of effective written business communication and their application to workplace communication. Additionally, students will solidify and advance their skills in researching and presenting ideas and reports.
ENGL110 - College Composition
ENGL 110 College Composition is about thinking and writing. You will learn how to develop and express informed opinions on issues that matter. You will also learn about research, editing, and expository and persuasive academic writing forms.
ADMN181 - Marketing
ADMN 181 Marketing introduces students to basic concepts and principles of marketing. Topics include Canadian entrepreneurship, small business management, evaluation of business opportunities, and marketing management. Market planning will be emphasized as well as practical decision making in regards to evaluating the business environment, market segmentation, market research, and strategy choices. The marketing mix or product, price, place of distribution, and promotion will be discussed in depth.
COMM241 - Financial Accounting II
COMM 241 Financial Accounting II is the second financial accounting course, reviewing and enlarging upon concepts and principles, their application to and effect upon financial statements. Topics include: capital and intangible assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnership accounting, accounting for corporate transactions, notes and bonds payable, the cash flow statement, and financial statement analysis.
ECON107 - Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 107 Principles of Microeconomics usually taken following Economics 106 Principles of Macroeconomics. Topics covered include: supply and demand - price supports, the agricultural problem, value theory, theory of the firm - competition, pollution, industrial organization - monopoly, public utilities, advertising, income distribution - labour unions, productivity.
STAT105 - Introduction To Statistics
STAT 105 Introduction to Statistics is intended for social, environmental science, and business students, or others who would benefit from a one-term statistics course. Topics include estimation of means and hypothesis testing. Applications are explored.
TWC165 - Business Communications II
TWC 165 Business Communications II focuses on developing oral presentation skills by practice and application. Students will develop these skills by planning and delivering speeches, pitches, interviews, and informative reports created through a rigorous research and pre-writing process.
COOP101 - Business Co-op Work-term I
COMM220 - Principles of Organizational Behaviour
COMM 220 Principles of Organizational Behaviour is an introduction to the behaviour, relationships, and performance of individuals and groups in work organizations as well as the nature of organizational structure and processes. Organizational dynamics are examined with a view to creating an effective working environment from a human perspective.
ADMN230 - Project Management
ADMN 230 Project Management is designed as a first course in project management. Building foundation skills in project management is of value to anyone who is currently facing project planning and management challenges at work or to students in Business Administration Professional Management or technology programs. ADMN 230 Project Management gives you the foundation, experience, techniques and tools to: - Learn the 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas - plan a project effectively and successfully - manage each stage of the project life cycle successfully - work with organizational constraints - set goals and objectives tied directly to stakeholder needs - get the most from your project management team - utilize state-of-the-art project management tools to get the work done on time, within scope and on budget.
ADMN250 - Managerial Accounting
ADMN 250 Managerial Accounting examines how accounting information is used within organizations to plan, monitor and control. Managers in all functional areas will have to deal with the management accounting system of the organization they work for. The purpose of this course is to ensure that you have a basic understanding of how such systems operate, the language they use and their limitations. CPA Adapted
ADMN252 - Financial Management
ADMN 252 Financial Management course examines the role of finance and the tools and environment of financial decision making. Topics include: time value of money, foundations for valuation, financial analysis and planning, management of current assets and liabilities, capital budgeting, risk and return, and personal finance. Together with ADMN 255 this course will enable the student to acquire the needed skills and knowledge to analyze common corporate financial decisions. These two courses will also provide a basis for further advanced studies.
ADMN272 - Commercial Law
ADMN 272 Commercial Law is an introduction to law as it applies to business. The development of the courts and the machinery of justice will be outlined. A study will then be made of torts and negligence, and of contracts including their formation, interpretation, breach, assignment and discharge. Methods of carrying on business such as employer/employee, proprietorship, partnership, agency and incorporation will be introduced and compared.
ADMN265 - Operations Management
ADMN 265 Operations Management studies business operations fundamentals such as demand management, forecasting, inventory control, the EOQ model, scheduling, project management, aggregate planning, materials management, value analysis, supplier management, quality management and service center management. The concepts of sustainability and sustainable business practices will be integrated into the different topics.
ADMN286 - Human Resource Management
ADMN 286 Human Resource Management is an examination of how to most effectively utilize and manage the human element in work organizations including staffing, training and development, appraisal and compensation, industrial relations and human resources planning.
ADMN293 - Electronic Commerce
ADMN 293 Electronic Commerce for Professional Management majors in the Business Administration diploma program. This course may also be of interest to students who are interested in learning about implementing e-commerce strategies in an organization. ADMN 293 Electronic Commerce is an introduction to the business models, strategies, marketing design and analytic systems of electronic commerce business solutions. The role of electronic commerce in changing society is also an important topic. The primary aim of ADMN 293 Electronic Commerce is to identify key management considerations required in implementing e-commerce business solutions.
ADMN296 - International Business
ADMN 296 International Business offers an in-depth review of basic concepts, institutional practices and developments in the global business environment. The course also offers an introduction to international business management. Core management topics will be examined within an international framework.
ADMN297 - Entrepreneurship
ADMN 297 Entrepreneurship examines the process of researching and developing a business plan. A business plan provides a comprehensive framework for a firm's marketing, financing, and operational activities. Students will research and develop a business plan to assess the viability of a proposed business venture. Students will also learn to critically assess the viability of a business plan through completing a due diligence process.
COOP101 - Business Co-op Work-term I
Tuition & Fees
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