Business Administration Diploma

Brief Program Description

Business Administration Diploma program provides students with a broad understanding of business practices. The one-year diploma in Business Administration will provide graduates with foundational business and professional skills. The program is designed to give graduates a developed portfolio of job-ready skills and a wide range of business principles and concepts to expand the graduate’s career options.

Career Occupation*
(if applicable)

  • Business Development Associate.
  • Marketing Associate.
  • Account Manager.
  • Administrative Assistant.
  • Financial Administrator.
  • Human Resources Coordinator.
  • Sales Representative.
  • Risk Management Consultant.
  • Customer Service Representative.

Admission Requirements

  • Provide the College with a transcript and a current resume evidencing the student has graduated from Grade 12 (or equivalent)

    OR

    Provide the College with a current resume evidencing the student has a minimum of five years’ work experience.
  • Must complete an Admissions Interview.

    For International students or students whose first language is not English, in addition to the admission requirements listed above, the student must also meet one or more of the following language proficiency requirements:
    • Provide evidence the student has completed a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of CBT 240 OR iBT91;
    • or
    • Provide evidence the student has completed an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0
    • OR
    • Provide evidence the student has completed a Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General Test with a minimum score of 7.0
    • OR
    • Provide evidence the student has completed a Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) with a minimum score of 780
    • OR
    • Provide evidence the student has successfully completed grade 12 or post-secondary education in an English instructional school system.

      Provide evidence the student has successfully completed grade 12 or post-secondary education in an English instructional school system.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theory and practice of recording financial events for service and merchandising to prepare financial statements while becoming familiar with account cycles, cash and receivables, inventory valuation and special journal and subsidiary ledger use.
  • Understand the fundamentals of Canadian managerial principles, methods and skills: organizational structure, strategy and ops, controlling and leading, and managerial decision-making.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of spreadsheet and database software applications including the design and management of spreadsheets and workbooks, managing and analyzing data, macros, queries, reports, relational databases, and Pivots.
  • Demonstrate fundamental understanding of the micro and macro economic frameworks of the Canadian economy including supply and demand, economic goals, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and market structure with current economic interests incorporated into analysis.
  • Demonstrate the concepts involved in marketing functions in a firm or business community while exploring tools and techniques used in developing a marketing strategy.
  • Recognize and apply basic financial management principles relating to financial management goals, functions and decisions by calculating, preparing, analyzing, and projecting economic health, financial leverage, and working capital of a company.
  • Demonstrate and understand the fundamentals of accounting abilities regarding acquisitions, depreciations, intangible assets, natural resources, goodwill, liabilities and methods appropriate to mitigate, corporate transactions, and net income calculation amongst various partners while accounting for applicable sales taxes.
  • Demonstrate and understand the various functions of human resource management including compensation and benefits, staffing, recruitment and selection, research, labor relations, training and development, health and safety, mediation, influence of government legislation, and human rights and employment equity.

Other Details

Completion Requirements*

In order to successfully graduate, students are required to:

  • Complete each course/module in the program with a 70% or higher marks;
  • Have paid all dues (money owed) in full to the College;
Program Duration

800 hours.

Homework Hours

4-6 hours per course.

Delivery Method(s)

Indicate how the program is delivered

  • In-class instruction
  • Distance education
  • Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Required course materials

  • Contemporary Mathematics for Business & Consumers, 9th Edition, Robert Brechner, George Bergeman, ISBN-10: 0357026446, ISBN-13: 9780357026441, COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published.
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition, 10th Edition, Eugene F. Brigham, Joel F. Houston, ISBN-10: 1337902578, ISBN-13: 9781337902571, 704 Pages | Hardcover, COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published.
  • Principles of Accounting, 12th Edition, Belverd E. Needles, Marian Powers, Susan V. Crosson, ISBN-10: 113362698X, ISBN-13: 9781133626985, COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published.
  • Fundamentals of Economics, 6th Edition, William Boyes, Michael Melvin, ISBN-10: 1133956106, ISBN-13: 9781133956105, COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published.
  • Fundamentals of Management, 8th Edition, Ricky Griffin, ISBN-10: 1285849043, ISBN-13: 9781285849041, COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published.
  • Essentials of Business Communication, 9th Edition, Mary Ellen Guffey, Dana Loewy, Richard Almonte, ISBN-10: 017672124X, ISBN-13: 9780176721244, COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published.
  • Foundations of Marketing, 7th Edition, William M. Pride, O. C. Ferrell, ISBN-10: 1305405765, ISBN-13: 9781305405769, COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published.
  • Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations, 13th Edition, Ricky W. Griffin, Jean M. Phillips, Stanley M. Gully, ISBN-10: 0357042506, ISBN-13: 9780357042502, COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published.
  • Electronic Commerce, 12th Edition, Gary Schneider, ISBN-10: 1305867815, ISBN-13: 9781305867819, COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published.
  • Canadian Business and the Law, 7th Edition, Dorothy Duplessis, Shannon O'Byrne, Philip King, Lorrie Adams, Steve Enman, ISBN-10: 0176795081, ISBN-13: 9780176795085, COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published.

Program Organization*

Title of Course/Work Experience Component * # of Hours*
MGMT101 Introduction to Management 80
MARK101 Principles of Marketing 80
FINA101 Introduction to Finance 80
ECON101 Fundamentals of Economic 80
MATH101 Basic Math for Business 80
ORGB101 Organizational Behavior 80
COMM101 Business Communication 80
BUSN103 Canadian Business and the Law 80
BUSN102 E-commerce 80
ACCT101 Principles of Accounting 80
Total Program Hours 800

Apply Online

Take the Next Step Toward a Rewarding Career

Ready to get started? Complete the form below and a Granville College Admissions Advisor will contact you to discuss your career goals, program outlines and schedules, costs and any other questions you may have.

Congratulations on taking the next step to a fulfilling professional career!

For more information, fill out the form on this page or call 604-683-8850

“The Veterinary Technician Assistant Diploma Program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training”.