The Business Administration Diploma in Management builds upon the conceptual framework developed at the certificate level. The courses in this program allow for a broad development of managerial and supervisory skills. The four pillars of business - knowledge, finance, human resources, operations management and marketing - are explored in depth.
Upon completion, students can enter directly into the 3rd year of the University of Lethbridge post-diploma Bachelor of Management degree. This program is available in Lethbridge, Edmonton and Calgary. In addition, transfer options are also available at a number of other institutions including Athabasca University, MacEwan University, Thompson Rivers University, Royal Roads University and NAIT.
1st Year Business Administration Certificate, or individual course pre-requisites must be met. Exceptions must be approved by the Program Dean.
Students may also choose to continue their education by entering into a degree program in Business.
Graduates of this program may be accepted into:
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Course ID: ACCT211
Name: MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
Cost accounting as utilized in manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors is examined. Major topics include the following: job ordering 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
Course ID: ACCT212
Name: COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING
Students will obtain a sound working knowledge of a current computerized accounting package by completing workbook exercises in Simply Accounting. Modules in this package will incorporate accounting simulations which are very similar to real life experiences of entering transactions and preparing various financial reports in an accounting office.Prerequisite – ACCT 106
Course ID: BUSI211
Name: INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
This course is designed to explore the major topics and key concepts of electronic commerce. 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.
Course ID: BUSI221
Name: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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.
Course ID: BUSI222
Name: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
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
Course ID: BUSI223
Name: SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Almost everyone dreams of starting a business - becoming self-emplyed. To be a successful entrepreneur, one must know that behind every successful business person is a sound business plan. BUSI 223 examines the requirements needed to become a successful entrepreneur. The major focus of the course centres on learning to identify the criteria of a successful business plan and developing a comprehensive business plan. Prerequisite – MARK 166, ACCT 211
Course ID: BUSI225
Name: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
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.
Course ID: BUSI226
Name: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
This course will provide the student with an understanding of the skills generally accepted as necessary and valuable to leaders. The course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to develop essential skills through study, participation, 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.
Course ID: FINA211
Name: BUSINESS FINANCE
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, MATH 117
Course ID: MATH118
Name: BUSINESS STATISTICS
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 - None.