Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Business Administration Skills Are Transferable Across Range of Industries

A college program becomes even more valuable when it doesn't lock you into a particular industry. Training that is transferable across a range of industries and areas gives professionals an advantage in competitive arenas such as the business world.

Centennial College's Business Administration diploma is an example of a program that trains students for more than one industry, as the knowledge that is gained can be applied to a variety of business enterprises. It can also open doors to a range of frontline management careers that include: personnel management, general administration, sales, purchasing, accounting and finance, general and public administration and small business or franchise management.

"The faculty here are well experienced," says student Damien of Centennial College. "Also, the courses that are offered are all [based on] real life scenarios." Damien's point is proven when you consider that a team of professors with strong academic backgrounds and extensive business and management experience delivers the offering. These professors guide students through courses that are based on far-reaching case analyses and directed research that covers of all areas of business and management. More specifically, students gain 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. Additionally, to ensure their knowledge is vast, students 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 topics are covered in the thirty-three courses offered within this program. Among them are: Strategies for Business Success, Microcomputers Applications Software, Financial Accounting Concepts, Principles of Microeconomics, International Business Concepts, Management Principles, Organizational Behaviour, Business Ethics, and much more.

A special feature of this business administration college program is its interactive approach. While Business Administration is largely theory based, in this offering students gain much hands-on experience through:
  • Rigorous problem solving
  • Business presentations
  • Technology training of latest business software
  • Team projects that mimic real world scenarios
  • Exposure to the management practices of leading companies in the world
  • Research projects
  • Group work
Students who wish to continue their education may do so through educational partnerships that Centennial College has with numerous institutions. The Business Admin offering allows graduates to apply academic credit towards further study with Algoma University, Athabasca University, Lakehead University, Laurentian University, Nipissing University, Royal Roads University, Ryerson University, University of Lethbridge, University of New Brunswick and University of Windsor.

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