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. Certificate in Administration 2 can be completed within one year (three semesters) full time, or longer if taken part-time.

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 credit hours
  • Pre-requisites: Varies by course
  • Program duration: Suited to part-time study
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Core Courses

CCE 099 Academic Integrity (0.00 credit hours)
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
BUS 260 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour


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 N/A
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*
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
10223 BUS 100 003 Introduction to Business Lee Elliott Jan 6
Apr 9
10226 BUS 100 006 Introduction to Business Caroline Graves Jan 6
Apr 9
10232 BUS 205 033 Management Communication Paul Sinclair Jan 6
Apr 9
10233 BUS 205 034 Management Communication Brian Schumacher Jan 6
Apr 9
10236 BUS 210 003 Introduction to Marketing Lisa Watson Jan 6
Apr 9
10242 BUS 250 031 Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Andrew Stevens Jan 6
Apr 9
10243 BUS 250 032 Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Sandra Steen Jan 6
Apr 9
10244 BUS 250 033 Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Nadine Milne Jan 6
Apr 9
10245 BUS 250 034 Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Sandra Steen Jan 6
Apr 9
10248 BUS 260 003 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour Nadine Milne Jan 6
Apr 9
10251 BUS 260 006 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour James MacKenzie Jan 6
Apr 9
10259 BUS 285 003 Introduction to Financial Accounting Nola Joorisity Jan 6
Apr 9
10267 BUS 288 032 Introduction to Managerial Accounting Nola Joorisity Jan 6
Apr 9

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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.