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

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

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 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*
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
21810 BUS 100 041 Introduction to Business Lee Elliott May 4
Jun 17
22054 BUS 100 071 Introduction to Business STAFF Jul 6
Aug 19
21812 BUS 201 041 Entrepreneurship: Creativity, Design and Innovation Peter Moroz May 4
Jun 17
21814 BUS 205 041 Management Communication Brian Schumacher May 4
Jun 17
21816 BUS 210 041 Introduction to Marketing Dwight Heinrichs May 4
Jun 17
21818 BUS 250 041 Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Nadine Milne May 4
Jun 17
21820 BUS 260 041 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour Sandra Steen May 4
Jun 17
22058 BUS 260 071 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour STAFF Jul 6
Aug 19
21823 BUS 285 041 Introduction to Financial Accounting Nola Joorisity May 4
Jun 17
22061 BUS 288 071 Introduction to Managerial Accounting Wallace Lockhart Jul 6
Aug 19

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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.