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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. 

Note: Students enrolled in a part-time program do not maintain full-time student status throughout the program. Therefore part-time programs may be unavailable to international applicants due to Citizenship and Immigration Canada regulations.

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
10245 BUS 100 031 Introduction to Business Melanie Hebert Jan 11
Apr 15
10246 BUS 100 032 Introduction to Business Bruce Anderson Jan 11
Apr 15
10248 BUS 100 035 Introduction to Business Chris Street Jan 11
Apr 15
13541 BUS 100 396 Introduction to Business Lee Elliott Jan 11
Apr 15
13539 BUS 100 399 Introduction to Business Lee Elliott Jan 11
Apr 15
10251 BUS 201 031 Entrepreneurship: Creativity, Design and Innovation Chris Street Jan 11
Apr 15
10258 BUS 205 033 Management Communication James MacKenzie Jan 11
Apr 15
10259 BUS 205 034 Management Communication James MacKenzie Jan 11
Apr 15
13536 BUS 205 396 Management Communication Paul Sinclair Jan 11
Apr 15
13537 BUS 205 399 Management Communication Paul Sinclair Jan 11
Apr 15
10264 BUS 210 031 Introduction to Marketing Dwight Heinrichs Jan 11
Apr 15
10265 BUS 210 032 Introduction to Marketing Dwight Heinrichs Jan 11
Apr 15
10266 BUS 210 033 Introduction to Marketing Dwight Heinrichs Jan 11
Apr 15
10272 BUS 250 031 Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Andrew Stevens Jan 11
Apr 15
10273 BUS 250 032 Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Andrew Stevens Jan 11
Apr 15
13568 BUS 250 396 Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Sandra Steen Jan 11
Apr 15
13565 BUS 250 399 Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Sandra Steen Jan 11
Apr 15
10281 BUS 260 031 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour Gordon Pennycook Jan 11
Apr 15
10282 BUS 260 032 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour Allison Goldman Jan 11
Apr 15
10283 BUS 260 033 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour Loretta Gerlach Jan 11
Apr 15
10287 BUS 260 398 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour Nadine Milne Jan 11
Apr 15
10300 BUS 285 031 Introduction to Financial Accounting David Roszell Jan 11
Apr 15
10301 BUS 285 032 Introduction to Financial Accounting Nola Joorisity Jan 11
Apr 15
10302 BUS 285 033 Introduction to Financial Accounting Randy Linton Jan 11
Apr 15
10303 BUS 285 034 Introduction to Financial Accounting Joseph Spitzer Jan 11
Apr 15
10306 BUS 288 032 Introduction to Managerial Accounting William Bonner Jan 11
Apr 15

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The Laddering Option

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

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