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Main Programs and Courses Business Programs Business Administration / E-Commerce Management

Business Administration / E-Commerce Management

The world of business has been revolutionized by the Internet. Employers now demand staff with a combination of technological savvy and business acumen. Vancouver Career College's Business Administration/E-Commerce Management diploma program gives you the combination of e-commerce and marketing skills that you need to compete in the business world.

The accelerated diploma program teaches students the fundamentals they need to build and support a successful business such as word processing, computer skills, PowerPoint, and accounting software. Students also learn sales, customer service, business communications and build and launch their own corporate website. Students then put their classroom knowledge into practice as part of a practicum in a business of their choice.

Admissions Requirements

  • High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status.
  • Pass college’s admissions test.
  • Office Administrator     
  • Administrative Assistant     
  • Accounting/bookkeeping Assistant     
  • Inventory Controller
  • Customer Service Representative,     
  • Marketing Assistant     
  • Internet/e-commerce Marketing Assistant     
  • Business Owner
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Program Courses
CAA4 / Computerized Accounting with Sage 50 Level I
Students transfer their knowledge from Accounting Fundamentals and learn how to apply these concepts in a computerized environment using Sage 50. Some topics covered in this module include setting up a computerized accounting system, computerized journals and ledgers, income statements and balance sheets, as well as customer accounts.
BF1O / Bookkeeping & Financial Accounting Level I
This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of accounting as a device for reporting business activity. It provides the student with an understanding of the underlying theory and principles of accounting. The construction of financial statements as they evolve from business transactions and records is emphasized using the rules of double-entry bookkeeping. In addition, adjusting journal entries and everyday transactions for both service and retail businesses are recorded coupled with the preparation of basic financial statements.
CES4 / Career & Employment Strategies
This course builds on the skills learned in the Student Success Strategies course. It provides information on how to use the communication skills learned in order to make a successful presentation to a prospective employer. Students also learn how to uncover the hidden job market and identify employment opportunities. Self-assessment during this course allows students to identify their personal skills that are transferable to the workplace and to describe these skills to a prospective employer. Students are videotaped during a mock interview and participate in the analysis of their performance in the “interview”.
EBW4 / Effective Business Writing
The workplace of the twenty-first century demands excellent communications skills. The focus of this course is on learning writing techniques that ensure effective business communication.
B1075R / Customer Relations and Interpersonal Skills
In business, as in other interpersonal contact, the impression formed in the first 10 to 15 seconds is crucial to the success of the relationship. The importance of the customer and of customer relations to business success is examined through case studies and role-playing. Students will learn relevant theories of human behavior and how they may be applied to improve customer relations.
FCMO / Fundamentals of Computers
This course presents an introductory look at Windows 7 and its interface, tools and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of navigating and personalizing the interface, organizing files and folders, using media devices, and searching for information. This course relies heavily on practical hands-on activities that allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
B1124 / Introduction to E-Commerce
This introductory module starts with the history and the revolutionary developments of e-commerce that still continue to transform our planet. As one of the fastest growing industries in Canada and in the world, e-commerce is very unique and it is important for students to grasp the organizing themes and prominent business models that have been shaping its landscape. The student will also acquire an understanding of the Internet infrastructure and technologies used as well as the future trends. Based on the knowledge acquired, the student is asked to prepare a concept paper for a hypothetical business. The student will continue to develop this business further in the next two modules.
B1134 / Building and Managing an E-Commerce Website
The student now ventures to build a real website for the hypothetical business that was developed in the last module – a website with product/service catalogues and shopping carts. Every marketing concept and strategy that was learned in the earlier marketing modules comes in handy here, but with the e-commerce twist. Students also learn the security issues, payment systems, and legal framework and go further to deliberate the ethical, social, and political issues that are echoing throughout the e-commerce marketplace today.
B1144 / E-Commerce Business Concepts
Setting up an e-commerce business with a website is just the beginning. In this module, the student goes through a wide spectrum of e-commerce business models. Studying the strengths and weaknesses of real businesses provides real insight. The student now puts all the acquired knowledge and skills to work by developing a fully fledged business plan for the hypothetical business including market research. The capstone of the project is an official presentation of the business plan by the student in front of the class: a simulated environment where the audience assume the roles of potential investors/venture capitalists. They will ask serious questions, critically evaluate the business, and give honest feedback.
MSE4 / Microsoft Excel
This course introduces the students to spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel 2013. Relying very heavily on a hands-on practical training approach, students learn by doing through skills based simulations, training, and assessments. The course starts with an overview of spreadsheets and how to use the common features and functions of Microsoft Excel. The course then focuses on the core features of Microsoft Excel where students learn how to enter and format data and use the various functions and formulas to manage and manipulate the data. The course will then continue with more advanced topics such as performing quantitative analysis with logical, lookup, and various mathematical and financial functions. Depicting data visually is an important feature of Excel. Students will learn how to work with charts in Excel to produce a variety of different charts based on data housed in a spreadsheet. Finally, students will learn to handle large volumes of data with data sets and tables.
MSP4 / Microsoft PowerPoint
This course introduces the students to presentation development and design with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. Relying very heavily on a hands-on practical training approach, students learn by doing through skills based simulations, training and assessments. The course starts with an overview of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 where you will learn about the common views, features, tools and the environment of PowerPoint. The course then focuses on the core processes of development and design of robust PowerPoint presentations and enhancing the presentations with the rich media tools offered by PowerPoint. Students will learn to use the PowerPoint templates, outlines and themes to design the presentation and then populate the slides with the various content items such as images, shapes, WordArt, SmartArt transitions, and other enhancements.
MSW4 / Microsoft Word
This course introduces the students to word processing with Microsoft Word 2013. Relying very heavily on a hands-on practical training approach, students learn by doing through skills based simulations, training, and assessments. The course starts with an overview of Microsoft Office 2013 where you will learn about the common features of the Office applications and file management fundamentals. The course then focuses on the core features of Microsoft Word where students learn proper document formatting, organization and editing using the tools and features of the ribbon. The course will then continue with more advanced topics such as working with tables, lists, objects, templates, footnotes and endnotes, and mail merges. Finally the course will explore the collaboration features of Word 2013 that allow users to share and collaborate on documents through the use of track changes, sharing, and reviewing and the use of SkyDrive.
OSK4 / Office Skills
The daily routines of a modern business office are examined, and the skills necessary to assist in the smooth operation of the office are presented in this course. A variety of presentation methods may be used including lecture, discussion, role plays, case studies and work simulations.
SSS4 / Student Success Strategies
Students will gain a better understanding of themselves through an exploration of their personal attributes, transferable skills and learning styles. This course will introduce techniques for time, conflict, and stress management and develop interpersonal communication skills. Fundamental study and motivation skills will be covered, preparing students to excel in their program of choice.
CAB4 / Computerized Accounting with Sage 50 Level II
Students transfer their knowledge from Accounting Fundamentals and learn how to apply these concepts in a computerized environment using Sage 50. Some topics covered in this module include setting up a computerized accounting system, computerized journals and ledgers, income statements and balance sheets, as well as customer accounts.
BAE199 / Practicum
This module is for course credits but has no grade. Students will be placed in actual work places related to their field of study and will be expected to act as a regular employee in order to gain the valuable real-world experience that so many employers seek. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience placement; however, once placed, continuation in that placement is mandatory.
MKTG1014 / Marketing Essentials
This is the first course in the marketing program. It gives the students a basic idea about marketing. It gives the student a concept of what contemporary marketing is and goes on to explain the external environments that affect marketing. It also deals with the fundamentals of marketing intelligence, the starting point of any professional marketing project.
MKTG1024 / Buyer Behaviour and Market Segmentation
Going a little deeper into marketing, this course starts giving the students some ideas about how buyers behave. It then goes on to explain how business customers behave as opposed to consumers and covers several types of business customers. It teaches the students with practical examples, how to segment their markets, and discusses various segmentation strategies.
MKTG1034 / Strategic Marketing Management
This third module of the marketing program is all about marketing strategies and marketing management. The students start by learning about strategic marketing planning and then navigate into product strategies and product management. Later they deal with pricing strategies and price management. This is a forty-hour module as opposed all other marketing modules, which are twenty hours.
MKTG1044 / Distribution Strategies and Retail Marketing
This is the fourth course in the marketing program. Having done strategic marketing planning on the product side and the pricing side during the last module, the student now ventures into distribution and supply chain management. The student also goes into the specialised area of retailing and learns a lot about the nuances of retail marketing.
MKTG1054 / Integrated Marketing Communications & Promotional Strategies
This fifth module is focused on marketing communications. It introduces the students to traditional methods such media advertising and then takes them into modern and emerging trends. The module covers a wide range of communicational aspects that include public relations, personal selling and experiential marketing.
MKTG1064 / Specialized Marketing Sectors and Global Marketing
This is the final module of the marketing courses. Having understood the various strategic aspects of marketing, it is time for the student to get an insight into some of the specialized areas of marketing, which are not normally covered in regular marketing courses. These areas are services marketing, marketing in a not-for-profit environment, and global marketing. Services occupy the majority share in Canada’s economy. Not-for-profit businesses form a huge sector and in this era of globalization, marketing professionals cannot ignore international marketing. This module gives the students an insight into the unique features of these important sectors.
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