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Certificate in Administration 1

This program is targeted to those preparing for administrative careers or already working in administrative positions. The focus of the program is to improve analytical skills, develop an understanding of organizational behaviour, and explore the forces that shape management decisions and practices. Students will be guided through a program of management development by studying various areas of business administration. In so doing they will broaden their perspectives, increase confidence in their abilities, and develop new approaches to old problems.

Credit hours in Administration Level I can stand alone or can serve as the first step of a four-step journey toward completion of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Business Administration. Students who might continue studies through to the Certificate in Administration Level II, the Diploma of Business Administration or the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program should seek academic advising early in their studies.

This five-course certificate is best suited to the part-time learner. The certificate allows students to attend classes in the evenings and still complete the credential within eight months to one year, depending on availability in courses.

For students looking for a full-time program of study, the Certificate in Administration 2 is an excellent introduction to business concepts and can provide pathways for further study.

Scheduled Breaks: For information about scheduled breaks for international students visit Work While You Study.

  • Courses to complete: 2 core + 3 elective
  • Credit hours: 15
  • Prerequisites: Varies by course
  • Program duration: Suited to part-time study
  • Associated program: Administration 2
  • Delivery mode: Primarily face-to-face with some online options
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Core Courses

Course Prerequisite
CCE 099 Academic Integrity (0.00 credit hours) N/A
BUS 100 Introduction to Business N/A
BUS 260 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour ENGL 100 or ACAD 100 (as of Fall 2020)

Electives

Select three of the following:

Course Prerequisite
ACAD 100 Academic Discourse: Writing, Research and Learning Strategies N/A
BUS 201 Entrepreneurship: Creativity, Design and Innovation N/A
BUS 205 Business Communication (formerly ADMN 265) ENGL 100
BUS 210 Introduction to Marketing

BUS 100
BUS 260

BUS 250 Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations BUS 100
BUS 260
BUS 285 Introductory Financial Accounting ECON 100 or ECON 201 (as of Fall 2020)
BUS 288 Introductory Managerial Accounting BUS 100
BUS 285
BUS 307 Business Law BUS 100 + 45 credit hours
BUS 361 Management Performance BUS 250
ECON 100 Introduction to Economic Issues* OR N/A
ECON 201 Introductory Microeconomics* OR
ECON 202 Introductory Macroeconomics*
ECON 100 OR
15 credit hours OR
Pre-calculus 20
* Students can use only one economics course as a Certificate in Administration elective.

Course Listing

CRN Course Sec Title Instructor Dates
30257 BUS 100 031 Introduction to Business Bruce Anderson Sep 2
Dec 8
30258 BUS 100 032 Introduction to Business Bruce Anderson Sep 2
Dec 8
33460 BUS 100 033 Introduction to Business STAFF Sep 2
Dec 8
30259 BUS 100 034 Introduction to Business Chris Street Sep 2
Dec 8
30260 BUS 100 035 Introduction to Business Chris Street Sep 2
Dec 8
30261 BUS 100 036 Introduction to Business Lee Elliott Sep 2
Dec 8
30266 BUS 201 031 Entrepreneurship: Creativity, Design and Innovation Peter Moroz Sep 2
Dec 8
33459 BUS 201 032 Entrepreneurship: Creativity, Design and Innovation Peter Moroz Sep 2
Dec 8
30271 BUS 205 031 Management Communication Paul Sinclair Sep 2
Dec 8
30272 BUS 205 032 Management Communication Paul Sinclair Sep 2
Dec 8
30273 BUS 205 033 Management Communication James MacKenzie Sep 2
Dec 8
30274 BUS 205 034 Management Communication Loretta Gerlach Sep 2
Dec 8
33511 BUS 205 035 Management Communication Loretta Gerlach Sep 2
Dec 8
30279 BUS 210 031 Introduction to Marketing Dwight Heinrichs Sep 2
Dec 8
30280 BUS 210 032 Introduction to Marketing Dwight Heinrichs Sep 2
Dec 8
30281 BUS 210 033 Introduction to Marketing Lee Elliott Sep 2
Dec 8
30282 BUS 210 034 Introduction to Marketing Lee Elliott Sep 2
Dec 8
30286 BUS 250 031 Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Sandra Steen Sep 2
Dec 8
30287 BUS 250 032 Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Sandra Steen Sep 2
Dec 8
30288 BUS 250 033 Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Sandra Steen Sep 2
Dec 8
30296 BUS 260 031 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour Nadine Milne Sep 2
Dec 8
30297 BUS 260 032 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour STAFF Sep 2
Dec 8
30298 BUS 260 033 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour STAFF Sep 2
Dec 8
30299 BUS 260 034 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour STAFF Sep 2
Dec 8
33160 BUS 260 398 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour Nadine Milne Sep 2
Dec 8
30313 BUS 285 031 Introduction to Financial Accounting Megan Costiuk Sep 2
Dec 8
30314 BUS 285 032 Introduction to Financial Accounting Megan Costiuk Sep 2
Dec 8
30315 BUS 285 033 Introduction to Financial Accounting Nola Joorisity Sep 2
Dec 8
30316 BUS 285 034 Introduction to Financial Accounting Nola Joorisity Sep 2
Dec 8
30319 BUS 288 032 Introduction to Managerial Accounting Nola Joorisity Sep 2
Dec 8

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The Laddering Option

  1. Certificate in Administration 1
  2. Certificate in Administration 2
  3. Business Administration Diploma
  4. Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

If you are interested in the laddering option, seek advising early in your program.