This two-year diploma will provide a well-rounded business foundation. You'll learn core business concepts, including accounting, finance, management, computers, marketing, human resources and more. If you like being part of decision-making processes and are interested in organizational culture and interpersonal dynamics, the Business Management specialty will appeal to you. Business management is many things - efficient management of people, effective organization of resources, and strategic planning for growth. You could work in an administrative role in a wide range of public and privately owned enterprises and government organizations, or start your own business.
You'll develop knowledge and skills in interpersonal and organizational behavior, finance and managerial accounting, entrepreneurship, digital media, leadership and decision making, cross-cultural management, project management, and strategic management.
This program is accredited by Saskatchewan Polytechnic and by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM). When you graduate, you'll have met the educational requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) professional designation.
Job-Ready at Graduation
The classroom mirrors a business environment. You'll work individually and in teams. You'll turn classroom friendships into a professional network. You'll learn by doing. This means, for example, that you'll learn about Microsoft Office by using it in class, about business communications by writing reports and about marketing by developing a marketing plan.
Please contact the Battlefords Campus for more information or to enrol: 306-937-5100.
Sep 10th, 2024 - May 12th, 2025 Full-time
Tuition: $4833.00 (subject to change)
Application Fee of $35.00
Books: $1950.00 (subject to change)
Print Fee: $50.00
- Grade 12
- Completion of the Business Certificate Year 1
- English language requirement
**Minimum overall average 6.5 for IELTS-academic, and 105 for Duolingo
Computer experience using a Windows application is recommended
Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission.
FIN 220 - Finance
You will become familiar with the role of finance and its implication for risk, income and control, credit conditions and a firm's state of liquidity. The course content includes sources of capital and corporate borrowing, cost of capital theory and optimal capital structure, and the capital budget decision-making.
HR 228 - Training and Development Foundations
Through a combined theory and hands-on approach, you will analyze the strategic value of developing talent within an organization. You will leverage an instructional design model to determine a training need, design an effective training program and consider effective training program evaluation techniques.
HR 229 - Training and Development Delivery
Through a combined theory and hands-on approach, you will leverage an instructional design model to develop, deliver and evaluate a training program based on an established training program design. Specifically, you will consider different training methods and different techniques for training delivery to align with a business need and the needs of learners. You will also develop and conduct training evaluations.
MGMT 208 - Cross-Cultural Management
You will learn skills, knowledge and attitudes that support the transformation of diversity into a competitive advantage. Your studies will include the elements of culture that define societies, intercultural communication skills that support collaboration, and strategies that enhance organizational and personal efficiency and effectiveness.
MGMT 214 - Project Management
You will develop the skills and techniques required to make an effective contribution to, and have an immediate impact on, successful projects. You will develop the knowledge required to initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects. You will gain a working knowledge of MS Project software and be able to use it to schedule, budget and control projects.
MKTG 222 - Advertising and Marketing Communications
You will develop an integrated marketing communication plan using current industry practices. Applying the theory and rationale to creating advertisements and developing media plans are key components of the course. These essential components will be complemented by an illustration of the strategic use of sales promotion, personal selling, public relations, and event marketing/sponsorship
IPSK 200 - Essential Business Skills
In addition to developing your presentation, time management and emotional intelligence skills, you will be creating a personal brand that will communicate your individuality to the world. You will also practice proper Canadian business communication and etiquette in various circumstances to ensure success in your chosen field.
ADMN 206 - Leadership Development
Through obtaining an understanding of organizational and personal leadership principles and practices, you will develop your own philosophies about leading and following in the workplace. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to pursue your own leadership development through self-reflection and the development of a leadership development action plan. Key topics include: strengths-based leadership, leadership ethics, embracing diversity and inclusion, developing core leadership skills, developing others, and empowering followers.
ADMN 224 - Entrepreneurship
You will develop an understanding of entrepreneurial practice and the entrepreneurial mindset, as well as apply frameworks for ideation and innovation. Through the use of the Business Model Canvas, you will transform a small business opportunity into a feasible business model. You will then synthesize your knowledge and experience in a variety of management disciplines to prepare and present a comprehensive business plan.
ADMN 255 - Conflict Management
Your studies will focus on an introduction to conflict resolution, designed to provide you with interest-based conflict resolution models and primary interpersonal skills to handle workplace conflicts. This course is designed not only as an introduction to developing skills in managing conflict, but also providing organizational leaders with skills to manage conflict. You will obtain insights and be educated in conflict theory, negotiation strategy, needs grounding related to basic interpersonal communication and management skills, such as rapport building, empathetic listening, behaviour modeling, reframing, problem solving and decision making.
HR 226 - Foundations of Talent Acquisition
Your studies will focus on the role and functions of recruitment and selection of human resource management. You will develop an appreciation for professional talent acquisition practices that meet Canadian legal standards. You will also develop an understanding of the essential role of sound staffing practices in relation to organizational productivity.
MGMT 209 - Strategic Management
You will study the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis, designed to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Your studies are focused on information analyses, organizational processes, skills, business knowledge and judgement that managers must possess to devise strategy, to position their firms to sustain and maximize progress in the face of uncertainty and competition. You will take a general management perspective, viewing the organization as a whole entity by examining how policies in each functional area are integrated and woven to represent the whole firm to achieve sustainability and profitability in an ever changing and competitive environment.
MKTG 227 - Digital Marketing
You will explore the role of an effective online and social media presence in business marketing strategy. You will create and implement a strategic plan for social media marketing. You will use web and social media analytics to measure the effectiveness of a digital marketing strategy.
HR 227 - Talent Selection
Your studies will focus on the practical application of creating resumes, screening candidates and interviewing candidates. You will also learn about legal and ethical considerations regarding selection and recruitment. Finally, you will have an opportunity to practice your skills in a mock interview setting.