Career possibilities: With a well-rounded business education, you will qualify for a variety of entry-level opportunities in virtually any industry. Employment may include administrative assistant positions in marketing, finance and human resources.
Through either an online or classroom-based curriculum, you will develop a fundamental knowledge of administrative principles, financial accounting, economics, and organizational writing. Explore marketing for public, private and not-for-profit sectors, with particular emphasis placed on assessing dynamic marketing environments and developing a marketing strategy. Learn software widely used in business administration and learn how to use presentation software in a supportive, hands-on environment.
The Business Administration certificate program opens the door to a wide range of entry level positions. Career positions may include, but would not be limited to, office employee, banking and financial assistant or accounting assistant.
The online Business Administration certificate is an interactive, mixed-media program designed specifically for online users and NIC's Blackboard online learning environment. It offers the same course curriculum as our traditional business certificate program, with the same quality and standards expected of North Island College, yet gives you the flexibility to learn at the time and in the place that's best for you.
The program begins with an online orientation, where you'll be introduced to your classmates, instructors and staff and receive training on how to use the online learning tools. Courses have a mix of group and individual assignments, in addition to online study groups. You will gain experience working independently and as part of a group, while getting to know each other. You will be able to move through the course material as quickly as you wish or take your time to review and repeat concepts as needed. Either way, you will stay on track and connected throughout the program.
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Upgrade your English, math and science courses for entry into the program of your choice. Succeed with the help of NIC’s supportive instructors. Courses are flexible and start several times a year so you can learn at your own pace. We offer daytime and evening options. Learn more
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.
Students must successfully complete the following 30 credits of course work.
Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.
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