In the general management option, students learn fundamental skills related to financial accounting, human resources management and administration. Using simulations and comprehensive case studies, you will gain experience in strategic analysis, plan development, and presentation. Upon graduation, you will possess skills in conflict resolution, management roles, motivation and communication. You will also have a greater understanding of organizational structure.
In the international management option, you will gain valuable skills relevant to working in private or public sector organizations across a global environment.
With the marketing option, you will study consumer behaviour and learn how to tailor your marketing efforts to better reach your desired audience, both regionally and internationally.
The accounting and finance option provides an overview of finance basics and accounting practices and principles (both managerial and financial). You will be introduced to Canadian accounting standards and will be provided with a general framework for financial decision-making.
A focus in human resource management provides you with a greater understanding of personnel management and its relationship to the culture of an organization.
This program gives you an opportunity to gain valuable business skills while recognizing past learning. If you wish to prepare for graduate studies, this program will offer you a supportive environment in which you can develop a stronger academic background. With a Business Administration post-degree diploma, your career positions may include, but would not be limited to, upper management, business consultant, communications manager, creative director, human resources officer and business owner.
Transfer Credit & Credit For Prior Learning
The NIC business administration program accepts course transfer credit from a wide range of post secondary institutions and professional organizations. Detailed course transfer information for BC institutions may be found by accessing the BC Transfer Guide. Students possessing other applicable prior learning may request prerequisite waivers for selected courses.
To Be Successful
- basic computer skills in word processing and file management are required.
- Consult with a business administration instructor if you are unsure of your level of math preparedness for any of the business courses.
You will be required to have sufficient hardware and software for completing coursework. Download the School of Business Student Checklist for more information.