Friday, May 4, 2012

Business Administration Diploma Allows for Further Education

If you’re looking to attend a Business Administration diploma program that not only prepares you for the field but also connects you with university programs should you want to pursue further education, look no further Centennial College. The three-year program trains students for careers in: personnel management, general administration, sales, purchasing, accounting and finance, general and public administration, and small business or franchise management. In addition, qualified students interested in continuing their education upon graduation can do so through articulated programs with selected universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow graduates to apply academic credit towards further study. Partners of this Business Administration college program include: Ryerson University, Athabasca University, Algoma University, Royal Roads University, University of Lethbridge, Davenport University and University of New Brunswick. 

How exactly does Centennial College get students from novices to Business Administration experts? First and foremost, a team of professors with strong academic backgrounds and extensive business and management experience delivers the business administration training. Secondly, the offering is designed in a way that ensures students graduate with a solid understanding of the macro-environment of business, the industry-specific contexts of a variety of business enterprises and the economics of particular industries.

Students also learn the range of tasks and managerial practices in all the areas of business including: finance and accounting, management information systems, general management leadership, operations management, human resources management, marketing, international business, entrepreneurship, supply chain management and project management.

All courses in the Business Administration diploma offering combine both theory and practical training. As such students learn through extensive case analyses, rigorous problem solving, business presentations and directed research. To ensure students are comfortable upon graduation, technology-supported learning is offered in-and-out of the classroom. Another real-life aspect of this program is the exposure students get to the management practices of leading companies in the world. This guarantees that students are ready if hired by one of these companies upon graduation. 

Specific courses within the Business Administration training include: Business Strategy (demonstrates the use of accounting information to make better judgments and decisions about the organization); Developing a Business Plan (familiarizes students with small business ownership as a career option, to assist students - individually and collectively - to critically analyze small business situations and to have them prepare a business plan for a new venture of their choosing); Management Principles (participants utilize a variety of analytical and ethical frameworks to analyze problems and produce viable solutions. They critically assess and apply different planning, organizing, leading and controlling strategies in a variety of organizational and environmental settings); and more.

In order to graduate with a Business Administration diploma, students must achieve a minimum C grade average and 2.0 GPA. 

To apply for Centennial College’s Business Administration training applicants are required to have completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or have mature student status (19 years or older). In addition, they must have finished the English Grade 12 C or U or equivalent, or skills assessment; Math Grade 11 C, M or U, or Grade 12 C or U or equivalent or skills assessment; and Math 11C, M or U, or 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent.

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