Business Management

The business world is extremely dynamic, requiring employees to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and trends to stay relevant. The Business Management program at Vancouver Career College helps students tackle their job search with the skills they need to wow employers. Whether they’re just starting out in business or in need of upgraded skills, Vancouver Career College helps students find their dream career path.
Out in the workforce, professionals need to think on their feet. The Business Management program uses case studies to train students to think analytically and to apply their knowledge by solving problems and making decisions, preparing them to successfully enter the business world upon graduation.
Upon completion of the program, students will have learned the most relevant aspects of business management and administration, including marketing, e-commerce, human resources, project management and more!

Admissions Requirements

  • High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status.
  • Pass college’s admissions test.
  • Math 11 or equivalent.

Job Opportunities

  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Marketing
  • Personnel
  • Accounting
  • General Management
“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.
BCA4 Business Computer Applications
The first component of this course is designed to introduce students to basic computer literacy through familiarization with the components that make up a computer. Students will also look at the Windows operating system to learn how to manage a computer on a regular basis. The second component of this course will teach the basic skills required to work with a variety of business documents including the following MS Office Products Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The third and final component is designed to introduce students to considerations for living online. Students will look at what the Internet is and how email has made a huge impact on communicating with others, as well as look at how to find information on the Internet and avoid risk to personal security while online.
BNVE Business Environment
A business plan is critical to a new business venture. Students will examine the step-by-step process of logical analysis of every aspect of the proposed business, and develop strategies to combat the principal risks that will face the business owner-manager.
BESE Business Essentials
Business Essentials provides an overview of business management today, including forms of ownership and the ways managers carry out their basic management functions in a skillful and inventive way.
BLAE Business Law
An introduction to Canadian business law is provided by using the case study approach that leads to a grasp of the key elements. The emphasis is on the application of the law to practical business situations.
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.
CAWE Communications 2: Academic Writing
The course is designed to reinforce essay composition skills and introduce students to the practice of writing for academic purposes. It will prepare students for work in high level English courses in which research writing is a requirement. It introduces basic research writing skills including: conducting research, note taking, paraphrase, summary, direct quotation, positioning and MLA or APA style citation. The course will place equal or greater emphasis on macro-level composition skills such as: essay structure, paragraph structure, coherence and unity; and micro-level skills such as: sentence structure, grammar, vocabulary, spelling and mechanics. The course is delivered in conjunction with Communications 1: Effective Business Writing, some writing skills meet the objectives of both courses.
CPPE Communications 3: Public Speaking & Presentations
Students will explore both basic and more advanced features of presentation software, while creating visually attractive and effective presentations. The key elements of public speaking are learned and practised within this course and applied in future courses in the program.
EBUE E-Business
This course highlights the growing business model of electronic commerce. Study the changing relationship between business and the online community by examining issues of website design, Internet security, data exchange, Internet marketing and electronic financial transactions. Legal and intellectual property issues are also discussed.
ECNE Economics
Major economic variables affecting a business including interest rates, GDP growth and forces of supply and demand are examined.
EGIE Emerging Global Issues
As global trade barriers come down, Canadian companies must learn to compete internationally. This course introduces the fundamentals of international trade. Students will learn to apply the skills and knowledge needed to perform export/import readiness diagnostics and initiate a variety of export/import planning process for companies involved in international trade.
FINE Finance
Management of the financial transactions of a business firm are absolutely critical to its survival. This introduction to finance will examine financial statements, profit planning, budgeting, the cost of capital and forms of financing.
MA1E Foundation Mathematics
An introduction to basic university-level mathematics in the context of business and social science applications. Problem-solving skills are taught in the areas of linear algebra, exponential growth, basic statistics and time series analysis. Students will apply these concepts to a variety of problems such as compound interest, annuities, present value, data analysis and Markov Matrices. Prerequisite: At least a grade of C in BC Mathematics 11 (Principles of Mathematics) or the equivalent.
HRE4 Human Resources
Employees are the most valuable asset of a business and all aspects from hiring to performance appraisal are examined utilizing the case study approach.
MKGE Marketing
Marketing and sales are the key elements in the success of a business. This course provides an overview of the many elements of marketing, including developing, pricing, promoting, selling and distributing various types of goods and services nationally and internationally.
OBEE Organizational Behaviour
This course investigates the dynamics of human behavior within the context of organizations. Three levels of analysis are focused upon: individual, group and organization. The goal is to develop analytical skill to decrease the number of unintended consequences occurring because of the interface between human nature and organization rules and structures.
PJME Project Management
Project Management is of paramount importance to all organizations to improve effectiveness and efficiency. This course utilizes the popular Microsoft Project applications program with realistic case studies and step-by-step guidance.
PGYE Psychology
This subject provides the student with a basic knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts that can be applied in the subjects that follow.
SMTE Strategic Management
This course will explore strategic leadership skills and practices. You will learn to define an organization’s mission, formulate strategies, implement guiding principles and establish clear direction and purpose. By the end of the course, you will develop enhanced strategic thinking, analysis and judgment abilities. This leadership course is worth 3 credits towards your bachelor degree.
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.
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