BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CO-OP
The Business Administration Diploma is designed to prepare students for the demands of today’s fast-paced business environment. Its objective is to expose students to a vast array of business knowledge, management and administration skills, and practical tools that will assist them in dealing with situations within a business-related career. Courses focus on professional skills required by today’s employers, including knowledge of how businesses utilize technology, e-commerce, business correspondence, office procedures, project management, and employment success strategies.
This program provides students with:
A solid foundation in basic principles of a business environment, including current computer applications, marketing, accounting and business law.
An introduction to the most relevant aspects of business management and administration.
Professional skills in high demand by employers. These skills include: teamwork, communication, customer service, leadership, research and problem solving.
A solid knowledge of business practices and principles. It also develops the student’s ability to relate and apply this knowledge to current social and economic conditions.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications and accounting.
Please note that the focus of this program is to train individuals for entry-level support and/or management trainee positions. It will also provide the skills to progress into management-level careers, given the proper combination of skills, experience, and personal attributes.
This program provides the student with a range of business knowledge and skills, which cross several disciplines, resulting in a well-rounded and highly skilled employee. Graduates of this program are prepared for a variety of entry-level administrative and management trainee positions in a broad range of employment settings, specializing in those areas of interest, experience, and greatest ability. Careers in accounting and finance, marketing, production and operations, human resources, and general administration are available to those students who possess the proper combination of business skills, experience, personal ability, and aptitude.
Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:
Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)
Personal Computer Fundamentals, Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2, Internet Fundamentals, Office Procedures Levels 1 and 2, and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Sage 50 Premium Accounting
Business Essentials, Marketing and Sales, Customer Service, Grammar Essentials for Business Writing, Business Correspondence Levels 1 and 2, Business Math, Business Financial Management, Human Resource Management, and Business Law & Ethics
Employment Success Strategies and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
Project Management Fundamentals Level 1, Business Economics, Business in the Digital Age, and Business Administration Integrative Project
Simulations and Drills
Practical Applications – 2 Units
Job Search and Résumé Writing
A British Columbia Secondary School Diploma or equivalent with prior education in English at grade 10 level or higher.
Mature students who pass an entrance evaluation demonstrating sufficient ability (i.e., English comprehension and math skills) to undertake the program.All applicants must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the above requirements or through an English language assessment (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent).
Co-op Work Experience
In addition to the coursework, students are required to successfully complete 880 hours of co-op work experience to obtain a diploma. Co-op placements may be located throughout British Columbia.
Personal Attributes Required
To be successful in a Business Administration career, individuals must possess the ability to:
Learn new skills and knowledge
Formulate decisions and exercise good judgment
Build working relationships to achieve goals
Efficiently manage time and stress
Work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team
Recognize dynamics and politics of an organization
Provide direction and remain objective
Be self-motivated, energetic, confident, and creative
Effectively communicate and use interpersonal skills
Use good listening skills and be tactful
Communicate verbally and in writing with people from all walks of life
Employ creative problem-solving skills