Business Management & Co-op (Certificate)

This program is an introduction to the world of business management. Six months of study will give students an understanding of the activities required to maintain the operations of a business organization, and a six-month Co-op to provide valuable work experience within the field.

Program Benefits

This program is intended to prepare a student for a career in the field of business. At the end of this program, students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of business management operations, including an understanding of human resource management, marketing and business law.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma/completion certificate or equivalent.
  • IBT 70 or IELTS 5.5 or CCEL 125 pass or a score of 70% on the Canadian College online assessment.
52 Weeks (20 Hours / week)
6 months work experience
Semester 1

Study

12 weeks

Semester 2

Study

12 weeks

Semester 3

Co-op

12 weeks

Semester 4

Co-op

12 weeks

Note: Each Semester is 12 weeks long, and there is a 1-week holiday after each semester.

Study & Work

Co-op

The BMC Co-op is an integral component of the Business Management Certificate program as it provides students with essential real-world work experience in a Canadian, English-speaking business environment. The Co-op is designed to provide the students with two semesters of Co-op/Work.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities keep expanding, in virtually every industry, as the global marketplace continues to develop. Graduates will have the opportunity to work in a broad range of employment settings in all sectors of business and industry, in both domestic and international locations.

  • Manufacturers
  • Market Research Companies
  • International Marketing & Sales
  • Cultural Relations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Retailers
  • Brokerage Houses
  • Banks
  • International Business Consulting Firms
  • Large & Small Entrepreneurial Businesses

Curriculum

CC 140 - Communications

This introductory communications course emphasizes the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking business communication skills at a college level. Students write for various purposes and audiences and deliver short presentations to small groups. Students research, analyze, summarize and document information. Students self and peer evaluate written documents and oral presentations. Through reading, media response and discussion exercises, students improve their communication skills. Communicating in diverse teams and across cultures is emphasized.

CC 141 - Marketing 1

Designed to provide the student with an overview of the marketing concept and how it can be applied to any type of organization or service. Students also learn how key marketing concepts, principles, and theories can help marketers make effective decisions. Specifically the knowledge and understanding which are needed to assess product, price, promotion and distribution options, and to make marketing mix recommendations for specific target markets.

CC 125 - e-Commerce 1

This course provides students with the fundamental principles of planning and developing a successful on-line business. It covers issues like key challenges to for IT managers, opportunity analysis and business model development.

CC 230 - Human Resource Management 1

This course deals mainly with the factors that affect the overall workplace atmosphere. Topics include the strategic importance of human resource management, demographic challenges, job analysis and design, human resources planning, recruitment and selection, training and orientation, government and legal challenges, and problem-solving techniques.

CC 130 - Operations Management 1

This course introduces the learner to the operations management profession. An operations manager is concerned with the planning, decision-making and actions required to produce and deliver the organization’s goods and/or services, as opposed to marketing its products, managing its human resources or accounting for its finances. Operations managers work in virtually all enterprises – manufacturing, service, government, for-profit and not-for-profit. Operations managers work in many parts of the organization, including Purchasing and Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Quality Management, Scheduling, Transportation and Logistics, and Front-line Supervision to name a few.

CC 132 - Organizational Behaviour 1

Presents the study of factors that either influence or are influenced by people at work. The course will focus on group dynamics, leadership, conflict, change and decision making. Strategies to creating a positive work Environment, motivational work strategy,job design mechanics, organizational structure and design and much more.

CC 501 - Business Law

This course presents the basic legal principles of carrying out international business. It covers the legal implications of international business activities, discusses the legal aspects related to intellectual property, contract liability and responsibility, competition and antitrust laws, public trade law and legal issues related to E-commerce in international business. This is course that will bridge the gap between government systems, civil liability and profits.

CC 502 - Speaking and Presenting

Speaking and presenting will help students in every phase of their careers from the first interview when they have to respond to questions, to the middle years when they have to represent their companies on the telephone or in face to face interactions with clients, to later in their careers when they have to make speeches in front of hundreds of people. The purpose of this course is to help the student sharpen presentation skills, both informal and formal. It will also teach techniques to build self-confidence when placed in front of a crowd.

CC 285a - Co-op

This first 6-month Co-op will provide students the opportunity to apply their initial business skills in real world situations. Students will be assessed and interviewed so that they will be placed in a suitable company according to their interests and future goals. Students will report to the college once a month to update their PLA report as well as problem solve any issues with college staff. The Co-op supervisor will also make routine visits to the place of employment to stay on top of the student`s performance.

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