One-year post-degree diploma with options in general management, international management, marketing, accounting and finance and human resource management.
Career possibilities: A post-degree education in business will open new doors in your undergraduate field, including employment opportunities in business consulting, management or business ownership.
If you have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution, this program provides you with an opportunity to complete a post-degree diploma in business administration in one academic year. You may select options in general management, international management, marketing, accounting and finance or human resource management.
In the general management option, students learn fundamental skills related to financial accounting, human resources management and administration. Using simulations and comprehensive case studies, you will gain experience in strategic analysis, plan development, and presentation. Upon graduation, you will possess skills in conflict resolution, management roles, motivation and communication. You will also have a greater understanding of organizational structure.
If you choose the international management option, you will gain valuable skills relevant to working in private or public sector organizations across a global environment.
With the marketing option, you will study consumer behaviour and learn how to tailor your marketing efforts to better reach your desired audience, both regionally and internationally.
The accounting and finance option provides an overview of finance basics and accounting practices and principles (both managerial and financial). You will be introduced to Canadian accounting standards and will be provided with a general framework for financial decision-making.
A focus in human resource management provides you with a greater understanding of personnel management and its relationship to the culture of an organization.
This program gives you an opportunity to gain valuable business skills while recognizing past learning. If you wish to prepare for graduate studies, this program will offer you a supportive environment in which you can develop a stronger academic background. With a Business Administration post-degree diploma, your career positions may include, but would not be limited to, upper management, business consultant, communications manager, creative director, human resources officer and business owner.
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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.
To meet the requirements for the post-degree diploma a student must complete 30 credits selected from business(BUS) courses, economics (ECO) courses, and PHI-260. Of these 30 credits, 24 must be in courses numbered 200-level or higher. Transferring students must complete a minimum 50% of the 30 required credits at North Island College. Courses counted toward the prerequisite degree may not also be counted toward the post degree diploma. Students may choose from the following program options:
Plus 4 of the following: BUS-221, BUS-255, BUS-265, BUS-290, BUS-355, BUS-380, BUS-450
Plus 1 BUS elective at the 200 level or higher.
Plus 1 elective chosen from any BUS course at the 200 level or higher, POL-203 (International Relations), or PHI-260 (Business Ethics).
Plus 2 of the following: BUS-265, BUS-430, BUS-450
Note: Assumes BUS-162 or equivalent has been completed.
Plus 1 elective chosen from any BUS course at the 200 level or higher, or PHI-260 Business Ethics.
Note: Assumes BUS-100 or equivalent has been completed.
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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