Business Administration Management

The Business Administration Management program trains students for entry positions in business management or for operation of their own independent businesses. Students will gain a combination of computer and office administration skills, as well as a practical foundation in office procedures, communications and marketing.
 
The skills taught in this program will prepare students to enter the workforce with the confidence they need to land their first business administration management job. Students will even have work experience to add to their resume after a practicum at the end of their program.

Job Opportunities

  • Office Administrator
  • Office Coordinator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Inventory Controller
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Business Owner
“I was a professional truck driver before I went to Vancouver Career College. I took Business Administration Management because it applies to a large cross-section of career fields. The practicum allowed me to apply what I learned in a real world setting. It also helped me search out the companies I wanted to work with. The program was really helpful in the fact that it covers the basics that all companies are based on and then some. That means business and how it gets done regardless of what you sell, manufacture or offer as a service.” - Daniel P., Vancouver Career College graduate

Program Courses

Code Course description
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.
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.
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.
BAM199 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.
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