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Business Administration

Overview 

NWCC’s Business Administration program gives you the credentials and expertise to get ahead in today’s competitive workplace. Whether you want to work as an administrator in an office, pursue a specialized career in business and finance, or start your own company, NWCC offers one-year certificates or two-year diplomas that can help take you where you want to go.

The Business Administration program consists of a one-year Certificate and a two-year Diploma with concentrations in Accounting, Human Resources or General Management. Business Administration program courses ladder directly into third year of degree programs at various universities. Individual courses can be used as credit towards many professional management organizations, such as the professional accounting association; Canadian Professional Accountants (CPA).

Earns you a BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE or BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMA

Program Outline 

The Business Administration program consists of a one-year certificate and a two-year diploma program with concentrations in Accounting, International Business and General Management.

Business Administration First Year Certificate
10 courses, two 4-month semesters

ACCT 150-3 Financial Accounting I
BCPT 150-3 Business Computers
BENG 150-3 Business Communications
BLAW 152-3 Business Law
ECON 150-3 Microeconomics
ECON 151-3 Macroeconomics
MARK 150-3 Introduction to Marketing
MATH 150-3 Mathematics of Finance
MGMT150-3 Introduction to Management

Plus One 100 Level Business Administration or University Credit Elective.

Students wishing to take the Accounting Concentration Diploma in Year 2 must take ACCT 151 as the elective.

Business Administration Diploma
10 courses, two 4-month semesters

Business Administration — Second Year Concentrations

Accounting Concentration
Completion of Business Administration Certificate and the following
:

ACCT 250-3 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACCT 251-3 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACCT 252-3 Management Accounting I
ACCT 253-3 Management Accounting II
BFIN 250-3 Business Finance I
BFIN 251-3 Business Finance II
BSIM 250-3 Business Management Simulation or
BPOL 250-3 Business Policy
MATH 251-3 Statistics
MGMT 251-3 Organizational Behaviour

Plus One elective from the following list:
ACCT 254-3 Auditing
BCPT 250-3 Accounting Information Systems
ECOM 250-3 Electronic Commerce
INTB 200-3 International Business
MGMT 201-3 Entrepreneurship
MGMT 255-3 Human Resource Management
TAXN 250-3 Taxation 1

 

General Management Concentration
Completion of Business Administration Certificate and the following
:

ACCT 252-3 Management Accounting I
BFIN 250-3 Business Finance I
BSIM 250-3 Business Management Simulation or
BPOL 250-3 Business Policy
MGMT 251-3 Organizational Behaviour

Plus Six additional 200 level Business Administration electives
 

International Business Concentration
Completion of Business Administration Certificate and the following
:

ACCT 252-3 Management Accounting I
BFIN 250-3 Business Finance I
BSIM 250-3 Business Management Simulation or
BPOL 250-3 Business Policy
INTB 200-3 International Business
INTB 201-3 International Marketing
INTB 202-3 International Management
INTB 203-3 International Human Resource Management
MGMT 251-3 Organizational Behaviour

Plus Two additional Business Administration Electives

 

Human Resources Concentration
Completion of Business Administration Certificate and the following:

ACCT 252-3 Management Accounting I
BFIN 250-3 Business Finance I
MGMT 251-3 Organizational Behaviour
BPOL 250-3 Business Policy or
BSIM 250-3 Business Management Simulation
MGMT 255-3 Human Resources Management
MGMT 257-3 Recruitment and Selection
MGMT 258 -3 Organizational Training and Development
MGMT 253-3 Labour Relations
MGMT 259-3 Compensation and Benefits 

Plus one second year Business Administration electives

Comprehensive List of Electives
Please note
: Not all second year electives listed below are available at all campuses. To obtain specific course offerings contact the Business Administration Coordinator.

ACCT 151-3 Financial Accounting II
ACCT 250-3 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACCT 251-3 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
ACCT 253-3 Management Accounting II
ACCT 254-3 Auditing

BCPT 250-3 Accounting Information Systems
BCPT 254-3 Computerized Accounting Systems
BFIN 251-3 Business Finance II
BPOL 250-3 Business Policy

ECOM 250-3 Electronic Commerce
ECOM 251-3 Internet Marketing

ETCH 150 -3 Business Ethics 

INTB 200-3 International Business
INTB 201-3 International Marketing
INTB 202-3 International Management
INTB 203-3 International Human Resource Management
INTB 204-3 International Trade
INTB 205-3 International Accounting
INTB 206-3 International Finance
INTB 290-4 Business Mandarin I

MARK 250-3 Social Media Marketing 
MARK 251-3 Advertising
MARK 252-3 Tourism Marketing
MARK 253-3 Effective Selling
MARK 254-3 Consumer Behaviour
MATH 251-3 Statistics
MGMT 150-3 Introduction to Management
MGMT 252-3 Credit and Collections
MGMT 201-3 Entrepreneurship
MGMT 253-3 Labour Relations
MGMT 254-3 Operations Management
MGMT 255-3 Human Resource Management

MGMT 259-3 Compensation and Benefits 
MGMT 260-3 Applied Management Studies

TAXN 250-3 Taxation1

TAXN 251-3 Taxation 2

All 3 (or more) credit UC courses to be counted as electives (only) within Business Administration Certificate or Diploma program options (the number of required (mandatory) courses vary by concentration).

A maximum of 2 UC electives can be taken within the Business Diploma.
Note - the Business Certificate has 9 mandatory courses, only 1 elective can be taken.

*Some course are being offered online, please check with your local campus for details.

 

Online Learning Options

Northwest Community College Business Administration program offers many courses using hybrid delivery. These courses are a combination of instructor-led classes delivered face-to-face and simultaneously broadcast (live) over the Internet. Lectures are recorded, and available 24/7 for students unable to ‘attend’ live classes. Courses are paperless, except for the textbook. This offers you the opportunity to complete your coursework wherever you live or work, and share class work with your instructor and fellow students in ways that supports your learning. 

 

Career Opportunities 

In addition to the myriad of educational opportunities that exist for Business Administration Certificate and Diploma holders another major advantage of the program is the flexibility of employment opportunities available to graduates. Past experience has demonstrated that graduates with aptitude and ability to have a wide range of employment possibilities.

Almost any type and size of organization is a possible employer, including business firms, accounting firms, self-employment, government, and not-for-profit organizations. There is a significant demand for people who are proficient in business skills. This program allows students to acquire the education necessary to meet these specific needs.

Admission Requirements 
  • Grade 12 recommended 
  • English 12 or equivalent AND
  • Foundations of Math 11 OR Principles of Math 11 OR Applications of Math 12 or equivalent OR
  • Office Assistant Certificate plus Accounting Certificate, both with a "B" average, from NWCC's Applied Business Technology Program OR
  • Canadian Achievement Test (CAT).

Prospective students who do not meet the program prerequisites are encouraged to talk to the program coordinator as they may be considered for admission based on other criteria.

Note: Students planning to transfer to university or enter into professional accounting programs should have Math 12. All Bachelor of Commerce programs in B.C. have a Calculus graduation requirement. Other post-secondary institutions may additionally require high school graduation for admission, (I.E. A NWCC Business Diploma without high school graduation and pre-requisites may not be sufficient for subsequent admission to other post-secondary institutions for further studies (3rd & 4th Year).

Dates and Locations 

The Business Administration Program starts in September at the Prince Rupert and Terrace campuses.

Program Locations Start Date End Date
Business Admin Certificate Terrace September 6, 2016 April 28, 2017
Business Admin Diploma Terrace September 6, 2016 April 28, 2017
Business Admin Certificate Prince Rupert September 6, 2016 April 28, 2017
Business Admin Diploma Prince Rupert September 6, 2016 April 28, 2017 

*Some of the courses are available Online

Program Fees 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM FEES FULL TIME (30 CREDITS)
Tuition $2685.60
Student Association Fee $62.76
Canadian Federation of Students Fee $17.64
Technology Fee $114.60
Registration Fee $57.60
Infrastructure Fee $17.10
Graduation Fee:  $16.20
*Books $1,500.00
*Supplies/Clothing $100.00
Total $4555.30

Fees are effective as of August 2nd, 2016

*These fees are term based and may vary due to the length of the program.

**Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken.