Business Management & Co-op (Diploma)

This program is designed for students pursuing a career within the field of business. The coursework gives students an understanding of the activities required to manage the operations of a company, and a nine-month co-op provides valuable work experience in the business world.

Program Benefits

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

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma/completion certificate or equivalent.
  • Students must meet one of the following language requirements: Canadian College English Placement test 130; Smrt English 130; IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum score of 5.0 in each section; TOEFL iBT 46-59; CAEL 45.
78 Weeks (1500 Hours, 18 Months)
9 months work experience
*This program has been approved by the Registrar, in accordance with the Ministry of Advanced Education.
Semester 1

Study

12 weeks

Semester 2

Study

12 weeks

Semester 3

Co-op

12 weeks

Semester 4

Co-op

12 weeks

Semester 5

Co-op

12 weeks

Semester 6

Study

12 weeks

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

Study & Work

Co-op

The BMD Co-op is an integral component of the Business Management Diploma 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 three semesters (750 hours) of co-op/work.

The Business Management Diploma program with Co-op schedule is designed to provide the students with two semesters (500 hours) of solid studies in their initial entry to the college. These first two semesters will effectively arm them with soft skill tools necessary for a quality three-semester (750 hours) co-op with a Canadian organization. Completing the entire three-semester co-op (750 hours) will allow students to return to the college for the final semester (250 hours) of study. This will prepare the students to graduate, receive their diplomas and enter the workforce armed with the necessary tools and training they need for their future careers.

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

ACCT 101 - Accounting 1

This course introduces financial accounting concepts. Students learn the double-entry accounting system, including the preparation of financial statements, closing entries, internal controls for cash and payroll accounting.

ACCT 102 - Accounting 2

This course is a continuation of Accounting 1 and offers further insight into the field of accounting and how it serves the needs of the business community. We take an in-depth look at some specific items on the balance sheet, accounts receivable, inventory, capital assets, and current liabilities as well as the use of special journals, subsidiary ledgers, and end with an introduction to corporations. Applications of the principles learned will be applied to the preparation of financial statements, and in-depth problems, which emphasize the importance of accounting in decision making.

BUS 100 - Business Math

This is a fundamental course in business mathematics. Topics covered include mathematics of merchandising, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, loan amortization, and cost-volume-profit analysis. This course is designed to encourage students to develop mathematical skills and abilities by applying them to common business situations. Regardless of his or her prior math experiences, this course will enhance the learner's ability to use mathematics to solve problems and make sound decisions from both a career and personal perspective.

BUS 105 - Small Business

Students learn the challenges of starting a new business. Topics include strategic approaches to small business, small business startups, funding sources, market feasibility, buying a small business and franchising. Students begin to develop skills in financial management, market management, operations, human resource management and general small business management. Preparation of a business plan is a key experiential exercise.

BUS 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.

BUS 131 - Operations Management 2

This second-level course continues the student’s introduction to the operations management profession and the wide variety of career paths that operations managers can pursue. Participants will continue to develop their awareness of the varied and complex roles that operations managers play in all enterprises – manufacturing, service, government, for-profit and not-for-profit. This course focuses on the analysis and decision-making that operations managers engage in as they strive for efficient, competitive production and delivery of the enterprise’s goods or services. Areas of study include process strategy, capacity planning, design of efficient facilities, and the various levels of planning needed to ensure that an organization can produce and deliver goods and services according to customer demands.

BUS141 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.

BUS 142 - Marketing 2

This course focuses on the marketing mix, a collection of variables that marketers control and manipulate in changing market conditions. Once marketing objectives have been developed, companies must decide on specific pricing, products/services, distribution and marketing communication strategies. Students study each of these four marketing mix variables in depth and in the context of a marketing plan.

BUS 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.

BUS 231 - Human Resource Management 2

This advanced course gives students an appreciation of the technical aspects of human resources. Topics include performance appraisal, compensation management, financial incentives, employee benefits and services, employee relations practices, the union/management framework, and health and safety. Students who successfully complete this course and HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT I (HRM 1200) with an average B standing receive a full credit toward the Human Resources Administration course from the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario.

BUS 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.

ECON 120 - Economics

This introductory course emphasizes macroeconomics. Topics include economic principles such as opportunity cost; the law of diminishing returns; market price setting; price elasticity; and government price controls. Students also learn about unemployment, inflation, gross domestic product, money, banking and stabilization policies.

COMM 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.

Two of the following elective courses depending upon availability.

ECOM 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.

ECOM 126 - e-Commerce 2

In this follow up to CC125, students will be introduced to the comprehensive user-centered design process to create easy to use, and user centric websites. They will learn to conduct in-depth user research & requirements gathering sessions and then be able to analyze this research data & apply this to a website strategy.

COMM 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.

PROJ 405 PM Fundamentals

This course introduces students to the framework information of project management. The terminology, processes, and knowledge areas of project management are defined to establish a basis upon which participants can develop and grow their project management knowledge, skills and attitudes.

SMM100 Introduction to Digital Marketing

This foundational course is designed to introduce students to digital marketing principles and tools, and how to leverage these tools in order to engage customers and create growth business growth.

COMP 150 - Business Computers 1

This course is the first part of an introduction to the computer skills required in business today. It provides the student with an introduction to computer file management and Microsoft Word.

COMP 151 - Business Computers 2

This course will introduce and further develop Microsoft Excel skills that the student will need use in subsequent semesters and in the business world. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to prepare tables and graphs, use input fields, understand and be able to use Microsoft Excel insert functions and specialized functions. These functions include goal seeking, solver and data analysis.

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