Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Business Administration Diploma Opens Doors to Various Careers

With the advanced diploma from Centennial College's Business Administration college offering, students find careers in diverse areas of business such as: personnel management, general administration, sales, purchasing, accounting and finance, general and public administration, and small business or franchise management. This is possible as the Business Administration diploma training is specific enough to focus on business admin but broad enough to allow students to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies they need to become front-line managers of business enterprises in all types of industries.

It is important to note that while studying towards their Business Administration diploma, students obtain sound theoretical grounding, critical thinking and analysis, rigorous problem solving, effective business presentations, relevance and application to the world of business management. With this as their base, students become well versed in 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.

These various topics are taught through an approach unique to a Business Administration college-level offering. Included in this approach are smaller class sizes, instructors who all have strong academic backgrounds and extensive business and management experience as well as teaching methods such as extensive case analyses, rigorous problem solving, business presentations and directed research. Additionally, technology-supported learning is offered in and out of the classroom of this Business Administration college program. A final unique approach is that Business Administration diploma students are exposed 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.

To graduate with a Business Administration diploma, students must achieve a minimum C grade average and 2.0 GPA. Upon graduation from this Business Administration college program, students may enter the field or pursue further education. Should they choose the latter, qualified students may participate in 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.

Those interested in obtaining their Business Administration diploma from Centennial College must 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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