Business Administration & Management

  • Program TitleBusiness Administration & Management
    Credential: Diploma
    Delivery: Online
    Program Length: 3 Semesters (1 year)
    Program Availability: Part-time or Full-time
    Offered: This program is available starting every Monday.

    Program Description


    The Business Administration and Management (BAM) program is designed for students whose goals include business management, self-employment, entrepreneurial ventures, or a variety of different careers. This program helps develop skills as a management generalist, offering maximum flexibility in career choices.

    Students gain an understanding of the theory and skills needed for the practical applications of modern management techniques used in a variety of sectors such as government, training and consulting, human resources, and small business ventures as well as multi-national organizations.

    Students have fifty-two (52) weeks to complete their program requirements, starting from the date of their first course.

    Learning Outcomes


    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Evaluate the impact of global issues on an organization’s business opportunities by using an environmental scan.
    2. Apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization’s business initiatives.
    3. Assess and use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization’s business initiatives.
    4. Conduct and present research to support business decision making.
    5. Plan, implement and evaluate projects by applying project management principles .
    6. Perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices.
    7. Apply human resource practices to support management objectives and the organization’s goals.
    8. Use accounting and financial principles to support the management and operations of an organization.
    9. Assess marketing and sales concepts and strategies and apply them to the needs of an organization.
    10. Outline principles of supply chain management and operations management and assess their impact on the operations of an organization.
    11. Participate in the development of a business plan.
    12. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field.
    13. Outline strategies used to manage risks in an organization’s business activities.

    Your Career


    Get in on the action of Canada’s vibrant business scene with an education that will prepare you to contribute to key decisions and important operations within an organization or as an entrepreneur.

    With NETC’s Business Administration & Management diploma, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a variety of potential career paths in business, including management finance, human resources, marketing and international business administration. Among the roles you’ll be qualified to apply for are marketing co-ordinator, marketing researcher, merchandising manager, product manager, budget analyst, sales representative, financial planner, office manager, human resources administrator, advertising account co-ordinator, marketing assistant, account manager, event planner, recruitment assistant, training co-ordinator and labour relations administrator.

    As a business owner, you’ll enjoy the excitement and rewards of using what you’ve learned to start and manage your own enterprise, assess opportunities and bring your ideas to market – all on your own terms.

  • Admission Requirements


    College Eligibility

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
    • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate; OR
    • General Educational Development (GED); OR
    • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

  • Courses


    Semester 1
    Office Applications
    Interpersonal Communication
    Study Skills Strategies
    Accounting Concepts and Procedures
    Financial Accounting I
    Financial Accounting II

    Semester 2
    Management Basics
    The Environment and Context of Management
    Business Planning
    Organizational Behaviour
    Business Leadership
    Fundamentals of Management Control
    Advertising and Marketing Communications

    Semester 3
    The Legal Environment of Business
    Contracts
    Business Torts
    Structuring Business Activity
    Personal, Intellectual, and Real Property
    Employment and Professional Relationships
    Sales and Marketing
    Financing the Business
    Transference of Risk

    Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided on our website. The College reserves the right to modify any course, program, curriculum, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time.

    Register for this course.

  • Course Descriptions


    Semester 1
    Office Applications
    Students will learn the skills needed to take full advantage of Microsoft Office applications and features. Students will learn how to manage data in spreadsheets, compose error-free documents, organize email, build engaging presentations, and much more with Microsoft Office.

    Interpersonal Communication
    This course explores human communication. The focus is for students to become aware of their present ways of communicating and to build on the communication skills they have already established. The goal is to enable students to become more successful in communicating with others by examining the cognitive activities that shape communication, exploring the elements and process of communication, becoming aware of the dynamics of relational communication and practicing the skills of effective communication.

    Study Skills Strategies
    This course will enable students to assess their current study skills and plan for improvement. Students will practice time-management techniques for successful studying. Students will learn to develop powerful reading skills and practice memory techniques to enhance ability to learn and improve test performance. This course will also help students to develop specific study skills for mathematics and related subjects and implement an action plan to improve them.

    Accounting Concepts and Procedures
    The course begins with an introduction to accounting and the organizational forms of business: sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability corporations. Topics include: assets, liabilities, and equities defined and explained through examples and the accounting equation. Students will learn the steps necessary to prepare a balance sheet. This course discusses the income statement, the statement of owner’s equity, and the balance sheet.

    Financial Accounting I
    This is part one of a two-part introductory financial accounting course. Topics covered include credits and debits, analyzing and recording business transactions, banking procedures and control of cash, calculating pay and recording payroll taxes, purchases and cash payments, and preparing and completing a worksheet for a merchandise company.

    Financial Accounting II
    This is part two of the introductory financial accounting course. Topics covered include accounting for bad debts, accounting for property, plant, equipment, and intangible assets, corporations and bonds payable, analyzing financial statements, departmental accounting and manufacturing accounting.

    Semester 2
    Management Basics
    In this course students will learn the four primary functions of management and the roles that correspond to each function. This course also introduces students to the two contrasting viewpoints on defining “effective” management: Mainstream and Multistream. The role of the manager and the skills and techniques required to achieve organizational outcomes through the management of people, money and time are also examined. This course also provides students with the managerial concepts and ownership principles required for a successful career in the management or ownership of a small- to medium-sized enterprise.

    The Environment and Context of Management
    Students will examine the broader contextual factors that impact organizations and managers. This course also addresses the opportunities and challenges presented when organizations expand internationally. This course presents various ethical-moral points of view that students might adopt when thinking about the type of person and employee they want to be. This course is well-suited to entrepreneurial individuals looking to work with like-minded students to achieve their goals.

    Business Planning
    This course outlines the four steps of the planning process: setting a mission/vision, setting strategic goals/plans, setting operational goals/plans, and implementation.

    Organizational Management
    This course discusses organizational design and explains why some organizations organize the work that is to be done. Just like people, different organizations organize their activities in very different ways to accomplish their goals. Managers must carefully engage in organization design to ensure that they create an organizational type that fits the structure and the environment, strategy, and technology of the organization. Students will learn the process of organization design, including organization structure and organizational type. Topics also include: human resources management and organizational change.

    Business Leadership
    The course discusses motivation and addresses why different people are motivated by different things and how best to structure jobs and tasks that motivate people to accomplish important organizational goals. Students will learn the traits and behaviors of effective leaders. Students will explore the process of group/team development from Mainstream and Multistream perspectives. This course also addresses reasons for communicating in organizations and how Mainstream and Multistream managers view and enact the communication process.

    Fundamentals of Management Control
    Control is the final function of management and includes designing and implementing systems to ensure that actions of organizational members are consistent with organizational goals, standards, and values. Controls can be strong and visible, such as are needed in a maximum security prison, or they can be more relaxed and invisible, such as are needed in a group of volunteers working at the local food bank. This course addresses the control process and shows the value of this fourth and final managerial function.

    Advertising and Marketing Communications
    This course addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of modern marketing communications. Graduates will be able to perform advertising/communications functions using a variety of media techniques. Topics covered include marketing and sales, marketing with social media, basic internet marketing, marketing for small businesses, basic internet marketing, marketing with social media, telemarketing: using the telephone as a sales tool, project management and public speaking.

    Semester 3
    The Legal Environment of Business
    This course provides an introduction to the role and purpose of the Canadian legal system within a business context. This course explains what the law is and where the law comes from. This course provides students with grounding in the basics of governmental operations—legislative, executive, and judicial. This course discusses processes for development of a legal risk management plan consisting of steps, that identify a number of legal risks and recommended action for dealing with them. Students will also explore how business activities may lead to legal disputes and the range of options for resolving those disputes. It examines the litigation process while emphasizing that litigation should be a last resort for resolving most disputes.

    Contracts
    This course introduces the concept of a contract, discussing the legal factors in a contractual relationship and identifying the business factors that influence it. The purpose of this course is to introduce the essential building blocks of a contract: offer, acceptance, consideration, and intention to create legal relations. Students will learn how the contract is an extraordinarily effective business tool for managing risk, and how through contractual terms, one can secure desirable obligations while avoiding or excluding the unwanted ones. This course also provides students with information on the basic ways in which a contract comes to an end and introduces them to the law of remedies.

    Business Torts
    This chapter provides an introduction to the role and purpose of tort law as it relates to the
    business environment.

    Structuring Business Activity
    The course begins with an examination of the prevalence of the relationship within business organizations and between business organizations and outsiders. Students will be introduced to the three basic forms of business associations: the sole proprietorship, the partnership, and the corporation. This course focuses on the liability of the corporation and the rights, duties, and liabilities of the corporation’s major stakeholders, namely, the directors, officers, shareholders, and creditors. Students will learn to understand and manage the many and varied liabilities of the corporation and its directors.

    Personal, Intellectual, and Real Property
    Students will learn the different forms of property and how ownership and possession of property are acquired. This course will introduce the obligations and rights associated with property, the nature of the bailment relationship and the various types of bailment for reward. Students will discuss the nature of intellectual property and examine the rights that attach to intellectual property. Students will learn how intellectual property is acquired and how to protect the intellectual property assets of an organization.

    Employment and Professional Relationships
    Students will be introduced to the basic elements of the employment relationship and learn the ways in which the law affects recruitment practices. Students will examine the content of a typical employment contract and discuss the legal issues relating to the terms and conditions of employment. This course examines how the employment relationship ends and the differences among dismissals for just cause, dismissals with notice, constructive dismissals, and wrongful dismissals. Students will examine the issues that arise from a wrongful dismissal suit the components of a termination settlement. This course will also examine how business uses the services of professionals, the legal responsibilities of professionals to their clients and others who rely on their work and the role of professional bodies.

    Financing the Business
    Students will examine the relationship between a business and its bank and the legal issues involved in electronic banking. This course will explore the legal challenges involved in the various methods of payment and the legal framework of negotiable instruments. Students will discuss the rights and obligations of those connected with negotiable instruments. Students will learn the legal significance of credit transactions in business and methods used by creditors to reduce risk. This course all introduces the legal aspects of business failure and examines the rights and obligations of debtors and creditors when a business fails. Students will learn alternatives to bankruptcy and the stages in the bankruptcy process.

    Transference of Risk
    This course explores the role of insurance in risk management and the nature of an insurance contract, including the rights and obligations of the insurer and the insured and the various kinds of insurance.


  • Fees & Expenses

    Tuition fees listed are in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Application Fee: $100.00
    • Textbooks: $975.00
    • Postal Fee: $49.00
    • Tuition Fee: $3,825.00

    Total Tuition & Fees: $4,949.00