This one-year certificate 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. Courses can provide credit towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Saskatchewan.
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.
International Tuition $17,500 including books, health insurance and mandatory fees.
One year certificate program. Eligible for one year post-graduate work permit.
$140 Application Fee payable via Flywire
Please contact the Battlefords Campus for more information or to enrol: 306-937-5100
Program Session# 502838
Jan 27th, 2025 - Oct 17th, 2025 Full-time
Weekdays : 04:00pm to 10:00pm
*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.
ACCT 122 - Introductory Financial Accounting 1
Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting designed to provide you with accounting skills to handle business transactions. The course will include bookkeeping techniques, accounting for a merchandising concern and control over cash and receivables. Accounting for payroll is also introduced in this course. ACCT 122 is a companion to ACCT 125 (Introductory Financial Accounting 2) which continues the study of basic financial accounting.
ADMN 220 - Organizational Behaviour
You will study human behaviour in organizations and develop the skills needed to deal with people at work. The course content includes individual behaviour, values, interpersonal relationships and communications, groups and team dynamics, organizational culture, leadership, and change. You will explore all the topics within the context of diverse formal organizations.
BCOM 105 - Business Communications
You will develop fundamental employability skills through the study of the principles of communication and active listening techniques. The course content includes the development of effective writing skills and formatting. You will apply the principles and skills by writing business messages for positive, negative and persuasive purposes. You will examine ways to apply communication skills to cross-cultural and Indigenous situations. You will learn to apply effective presentation skills when delivering oral presentations. You will write business reports.
BUS 104 - Introduction to Business
You will be introduced to fundamentals of business. You will study structures, activities and forces that impact businesses. The course will explore the importance of ethical business practices, corporate social responsibility, and economic diversity in the global economy. You will begin your exploration of the functional business areas of leadership, human resources, operations, marketing, accounting, finance, and entrepreneurship. The course will prepare you for further study in these areas and others. You will work on a business case and prepare a simple business plan
COMP 120 - Business Solutions Software
Your studies will focus on the practical use of File Management, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel from the Microsoft Office Professional software suite. You will learn a wide range of skills from intermediate to advanced in each of the applications.
ECON 120 - Microeconomics
Your studies will focus on an introduction to microeconomics. You will learn how individuals, businesses and governments make decisions in a world of scarce resources and unlimited wants. You will study how production and consumption choices are made in a market economy. You will learn to analyze economic fundamentals in supply, demand, costs, response to price changes, and income distribution. Finally, you will gain an understanding of the most common market structures along with their price and output determination in the Canadian economic marketplace.
ACCT 136 - Automated Financial Accounting
Using an automated accounting software package, you will learn how to enter transactions into journals (general, purchase, payments, sales, cash receipts and payroll) and ledgers (general, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll), learn to account for inventory, and learn to prepare banking records. You will also prepare the initial automated accounting setup for use by a company.
HR 120 - Introduction to Human Resource Management
Your studies will focus on an overview of human resource management and practices. You will learn the impact of job analysis; planning, recruiting, and selection processes; training, developing and compensation considerations, and management performance and labour relations. Employee and organizational ethics are discussed throughout the course with an emphasis on using human resource management to achieve high organizational performance.
LAW 220 - Commercial Law
Your studies will focus on the field of commercial law. You will examine in detail the concepts of contract law and how these concepts are influenced by various legislative acts and common law. Other legal concepts in your studies will focus on: torts, agency, various forms of business organizations, the sale of goods, employment, negotiable instruments, bailments, insurance, real and intellectual property, and secured transactions.
MATH 139 - Business Mathematics
You will solve business problems involving ratios, proportions and percentages. You will use the concept of the time value of money and how it is applied to both simple and compound interest. You will calculate ordinary annuities and bonds.
MKTG 120 - Marketing
You will discover the dynamic field of marketing. You will explore what marketing is, how it works, and the effect it can have on consumers and on society. At the end of the course, you should have a strong sense of how to market ideas, skills, as well as products and services. Marketing concepts you will learn include: the strategic marketing planning process, market research, segmentation, positioning, consumer behaviour, and the marketing mix.
ACCT 125 - Introductory Financial Accounting 2
Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting building on the skills you earned in ACCT 122 (Introductory Financial Accounting 1). Your studies include these topics: accounting for property, plant and equipment assets, current and non-current liabilities, partnerships, corporations, and accounting for payroll. In addition, you will learn to prepare a cash flow statement, perform ratio analysis, and explore ethical issues.
Prerequisites: ACCT 122