Business Administration Diploma - Management

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The Business Administration Diploma in Management focuses on the real-world applications of core business theories, so you have the tools you need to effectively manage people, finances, production, and promotion.

What makes us different?
Our programs uniquely prepare students by allocating more instructional hours for the application of concepts that the big schools simply don't have time for. Our small class sizes, individual attention, and additional instructional hours, all contribute to student success and employability post-graduation. This program is currently being delivered via blended delivery. 

This program is available to International Students onsite, face-to-face delivery. Our Designated Learning Institute (DLI) number is 0111010246767.

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More international students are choosing Portage College to start or complete their studies because of the personal attention they receive and the high standard of instruction.

Career Potential
With the Business Administration Diploma in Management, you fast track your career into managerial roles. Graduates find work in the following occupational categories/industries:

  • Aboriginal government
  • Banking and finance
  • Business development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Hospitality
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Real estate
  • Sales
  • Small business management
  • Supply chain management

Credentials
Year 1: Certificate
Year 2: Diploma

Admission Requirements
Year 1: Certificate
Grade 12 or equivalent with:
· English 30-2 or equivalent
· Math 30-2 or equivalent or
· Students who do not meet admission requirements can contact student services regarding opportunities for placement testing. * Students will need to submit an application to the program to start the process.

Year 2: Diploma
1st Year Business Administration or individual course pre-requisites must be met. Exceptions must be approved by the Program Dean.

Use this chart to check Provincial high school equivalencies accepted at Portage College. Note: This is just a guide.

English Language Proficiency Information

Transferability
With a GPA of 2.3 or higher, you can enter directly into the third year of Northern Alberta Institute of Technologies' (NAIT) Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA). The BBA is hosted at our Lac La Biche and Cold Lake Campus.

This diploma program transfers as a block of 60 credits to several degree granting institutions throughout Alberta including:

  • NAIT
  • SAIT
  • Athabasca University
  • Northwestern Polytechnic

Credit may also be obtained from other institutions across Canada on a course-by-course basis.

Program Start/End Date
August 29, 2024 to April 25, 2025 (Fall and Winter Terms)

Application Deadline 
Domestic Student: August 15, 2024
International Student: June 30, 2024 (Applications will be considered if you can obtain a study permit and all the relevant documents before July 15, 2024)

Locations
Blended Delivery - Domestic
Cold Lake Campus
Lac La Biche Campus

Domestic Student Fees
Application Fee $53.50

Fall Term
Fee payment deadline: August 15, 2023

Tuition $2594.46
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $82.71
Recreation Fee $54.57
Total $2,848.44

Winter Term
Fee payment deadline: December 15, 2023

Tuition $2594.46
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $82.71
Recreation Fee $54.57
Total $2,848.44

Total tuition & mandatory fees for year: $5,696.88

Part-time Fees
Tuition is calculated using “cost-per-credit” one credit is $170. Calculate the cost by multiplying the number of credits per course by $170.

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Tuition Deposit: $100 (non-refundable for oversubscribed programs)

Need help funding your education? Check out our  funding options.

International Student Fees
Application Fee $160.00
Tuition Deposit $3500.00 (non-refundable)

Fall Term
Fee payment deadline: August 15, 2023

Tuition $8385.62
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $82.71
Recreation Fee $54.57
Total $8,639.60

Winter Term
Fee payment deadline: December 15, 2023

Tuition $7783.37
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $82.71
Recreation Fee $54.57
Total $8,037.35

Total tuition & mandatory fees for year: $16,676.95

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Other purchases may be necessary in order for students to complete their courses/program.

Students will need regular access to a computer and an internet connection. High speed broadband access is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience.

For technical requirements, visit our Moodle page.

Business Administration Diploma - Management

  • BUSINESS STATISTICS

    Course ID: MATH118

    Name: BUSINESS STATISTICS

    Hours: 64

    Credits: 3

    Business Statistics is an introductory course designed to give students a working knowledge and understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics covered include uses and misuses of statistics, methods of sampling, collection and presenting data, measures of average and variation, probability theory and distributions, sampling distributions of means and proportions, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses (large and small sample methods), analysis of variance, contingency tables, correlations and regression analysis, multiple regression, time series analysis, and forecasting techniques. Emphasis is placed on practical business applications. Prerequisite - Math 30 (Applied or Pure), Math 33, Math 30-1, or Math 30-2; or 60% on the Business Math test; or MATH 117

  • MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

    Course ID: ACCT211

    Name: MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

    Hours: 64

    Credits: 3

    Cost accounting as utilized in manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors is examined. Major topics include the following: job order costing and analysis, costing procedures, cost-volume-profit analysis, budget preparation, standard cost systems, variance analysis, and cost analysis for managerial decision making. Prerequisite – ACCT 107, MATH 117

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    Course ID: BUSI227

    Name: PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    Hours: 64

    Credits: 3

    Introduces the industry-standard principles for managing projects on time, on budget, and to the organization’s satisfaction. This course will cover the entire lifecycle from conceptualization to termination, emphasizing project scope management, project time management, and project management planning and control. The course will provide the basic tools for successfully managing any type of project regardless of the industry, scope, environment, complexity, culture, or whether it is a public or private project. COREQUISITES: COMM 131 and ORGB 193

  • INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

    Course ID: BUSI211

    Name: INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

    Hours: 64

    Credits: 3

    This course is designed to explore the major topics and key concepts of electronic commerce (ecommerce) and e-business. The fast changing and growing world of e-commerce offers alternative marketing strategies for retailers, wholesalers, and service providers.  
     
    This world is also fraught with pitfalls and dangers. The demands upon inventory and distribution systems require special understanding and analysis. Students will explore these issues and use existing and emerging technologies to effectively and efficiently carry out business transactions. 
     
    Prerequisites: English 30-2, or COMM 121
  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    Course ID: BUSI221

    Name: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    Hours: 64

    Credits: 3

    Human Resources management is a complex and strategically important factor in all successful business entities. The intent of this course is to provide an overview of the most important aspects in this field: human behaviour in organizations, personnel planning, job analysis and evaluation, staff recruitment and development, performance evaluation, compensation administration and fringe benefits, performance appraisal, and labour relations. Prerequisites: English 30, English 30-1, English 30-2, or English 33 or COMM 121

  • OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

    Course ID: BUSI222

    Name: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

    Hours: 64

    Credits: 3

    Operations management is an ever-changing discipline. New concepts are appearing constantly. Operations management is a key element in improving productivity and creating competitive advantage through productivity growth. This course focuses upon such issues as project management, process analysis and supply chain management. Prerequisite: MATH 118

  • SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

    Course ID: BUSI223

    Name: SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

    Hours: 64

    Credits: 3

    Almost everyone dreams of starting a business and becoming self-employed. To be a successful entrepreneur, one must know that behind every successful business is a sound business plan. BUSI 223 examines the requirements needed to become a successful entrepreneur. The course focuses on practical ways of thinking and acting in order to develop and build a successful business. The major focus of the course centers on learning to identify the criteria of a successful business plan and developing a comprehensive business plan. Prerequisites: MARK 166 and ACCT 107

  • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

    Course ID: BUSI225

    Name: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

    Hours: 64

    Credits: 3

    Integrating knowledge is always a difficult task.  This capstone course attempts to bring together all of the knowledge acquired to date throughout the program. Through the use of the case approach, and with the development of a strategic management process, students become skilled at planning, evaluating and implementing those plans. Upon completion of BUSI 225, students should be equipped with the skills to strategically develop and evaluate a business. These skills can be applied to enhance a company's overall performance within their respective industries. Prerequisites/Corequisites Completion of all courses in the first three semesters of the Business Administration Certificate and Diploma program.

  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

    Course ID: BUSI226

    Name: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

    Hours: 64

    Credits: 3

    This course is aimed at providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the skills generally accepted as valuable to leadership. Students will develop these skills through study, participation in class activities, and self-reflection. The course is designed to integrate current leadership theory with practical applications and the student's own leadership journey. Leadership topics include, but are not limited to, the following topics: personal traits and characteristics, mental models, ethics, diversity, organizational culture, mission, vision, and strategy and change. Prerequisites: ORGB 193

  • BUSINESS FINANCE

    Course ID: FINA211

    Name: BUSINESS FINANCE

    Hours: 64

    Credits: 3

    All managers, self-employed business owners and individual investors require an adequate knowledge of business financing, financial analysis and capital budgeting. Informed decision-making requires a sound understanding and firm grasp of analytical techniques such as the proper use of financial ratios, evaluating interest costs through debt financing, financial statement analysis, cash budgeting, capital budgeting, and break-even analysis. Prerequisites: ACCT 107 and MATH 117

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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