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Advanced Business Management Diploma


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The Brighton College Advanced Business Management Diploma provides students with a comprehensive business foundation and analytical skills necessary to effectively function in various technical and operational aspect of business or to start their own business. Participants will gain valuable and comprehensive knowledge that reflects the most current practices and emerging trends in today's dynamic global environment.

This program is instructor-driven, allowing students to navigate quickly through a solid foundation theory. The curriculum includes learner-centered, experiential lectures and workshops facilitated by experienced instructors. The program includes a co-op that is completed at one of various small and mid-sized businesses throughout the lower mainland. A Brighton College Advanced Business Management Diploma will be granted upon successful program completion.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Pass College mathematic assessment or Math 10 and above
  • Domestic: Grade 10 English or pass College English assessment; International student: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass College English assessment

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    Building Marketable Skills
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    A Global Learning Perspective
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    Travel Opportunities
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    Excelling in Complex Environments
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    Competing with Strategy

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Executive Assistant
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Junior Financial Analyst
  • Recruiter
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Personnel Services Clerk
  • Career Paths
  • Office Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Business Management Consultant
  • Business Methods Analyst
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Marketing Analyst

Potential Earnings

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BAF100, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Business Mathematics and Technology
This course will help student review basic mathematics and introduce to student some business mathematical concepts. The topics will include algebra, time value of money, future value, present value, annuity, investment evaluation, and other basic financial concepts. Some common business software such as Microsoft Outlook will also be introduced in this course.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, Presentation Skills, Spreadsheet Development
BUS100, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Business Communications
Students will practice business writing skills, applying the mechanics of style, developing proofreading and editing skills and using words effectively. They will apply verbal and non-verbal styles to a variety of business communications. The students will also practice career and interpersonal skills necessary for success in the workplace, such as conflict resolution and business etiquette. They will work in teams to examine administrative, ergonomic and efficiency functions of a business office. Students will also learn about using PowerPoint to deliver demonstrations, training, and presentations in a professional manner.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communications, Writing, Presentation Skills, Formal Reporting
COM200, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Microsoft Word
COM200 & 210 introduces students to the most widely used office productivity software – Microsoft Office. These courses explore two major components of Office. In this particular module students learn about: using Word to create, edit, format, and manipulate documents in a professional manner as well as using Excel to create spreadsheets, perform calculations and print results.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Writing, Editing
COM210, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Microsoft Excel
COM200 & 210 introduces students to the most widely used office productivity software – Microsoft Office. These courses explore two major components of Office. In this particular module students learn about: using Word to create, edit, format, and manipulate documents in a professional manner as well as using Excel to create spreadsheets, perform calculations and print results.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Reporting, Calculating
BAF140, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Introduction to Accounting
This course introduces the students to the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports and statements, including how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success. This course is the first in a series of courses to build a solid base in accounting from both a practical and a theoretical perspective.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Calculations, Communications, Problem Solving
BAF150, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | Financial Accounting
This course is a continuation of the work stated in Introduction to Accounting. This course provides students’ introductory knowledge about the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports, and statements. It also shows how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Analytical Skills, Calculations, Communications
BAF160, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Organizational Behaviour
Improving organizational effectiveness by studying behavior in organizations is the focus of this course. Students develop the ability to evaluate their own behavior and that of others by critically examining performance and activities at the individual level, the group level, and the organizational level.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Teamwork, Communications, Situational Problem Solving
BAF170, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Marketing - A Global Managerial Approach
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of marketing concepts and how they can be applied to any type of organization or service. This course examines the controllable and uncontrollable elements of marketing, strategic planning, market characteristics, marketing research techniques, market segmentation and target market selection.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Analytical Skills, Creativity, Situation Analysis
BAF252, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Professional Selling Skills
This course offers students an opportunity to learn and practice a combination of selling fundamentals and selling strategies needed to succeed in today’s business environment. The focus of the lecture/workshop is all of the skills required for developing and implementing relationships, product, customer, and presentation strategies.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Presentation Skills, Sales Skills
BAF180, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Business Law
This course introduces students to the Canadian legal system, dispute resolution, and torts including product liability, contracts, sale of goods, agency, employment, business structures, personal and intellectual property, E-commerce and international trade.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Legislative Knowledge, Critical Thinking, Communications
BAF260, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility
This course discusses theories of leadership and provides practical advice for business leaders. The students will be exposed to a balance of theory and practice as it surveys the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Self Awareness, Research, Team Leadership
BAF270, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Strategic Management
Strategic management in organizations is vital to the long-term effectiveness of any organization. This strategy course introduces students to the strategic process including improving the quality of decision-making in a time-sensitive global environment. Students utilize the principles of strategic management enhanced by contemporary new analytical concepts.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Decision Making, Analytical Skills, Planning
BAF210, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Human Resource Management
This course introduces the role of human resource management and its contribution to the effectiveness of organizations and their employees. In today’s rapidly changing business world, organizations are realizing that their greatest asset is their employees, and that the effective management of people is a key factor in their overall success. This course provides an overview of essential human resource management concepts and techniques, specifically related to the main areas of human resource management activity. Whether you become a business owner, supervisor, manager or human resources professional, this course will provide you with helpful information and insights to help you deal with issues relating to people in organizations.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communications, Self Awareness, Teamwork
BAA320, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Business and Quantitative Methods
This course introduces the methods and applications of statistics in business; data analysis, descriptive regression, data generations; sampling distributions; hypothesis testing; confidence intervals; inference in regression; linear programming and spreadsheet modeling.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Analytical Skills, Calculations, Decision Making
BAF240, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Business Finance
This course introduces the basic principles of financial valuation, including the time-value of money and the risk/return tradeoff; to develop tools for the quantitative analysis of corporate and/or individual financing and saving decisions, as well as of capital budgeting decisions.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Analytical Skills, Calculations, Decision Making
BAF230, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Economics for Business
This course introduces students to the principles of micro and macro economic theory. Topics of study include, market fundamentals, supply and demand, consumer and producer behavior, monopoly and competition, and the determination of national economic activity. The course prepares students to weigh political and economic issues as they relate to business ventures.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Analytical Skills, Calculations, Comprehension
BAF220, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Introduction to Logical & Critical Thinking
This course is an exploration of problem-solving tools and strategies that can be applied to practical, every day dilemmas. Students will develop their analytical skills and improve their ability to confront confusion, ambiguity and fallacies in their daily life.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Analytical Skills, Situational Problem Solving, Logic
BAM310, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Online Marketing and Social Media
The use of social media in today's business environment is a growing phenomenon. A blend of theory and practice will ensure a thorough understanding of this important trend. Students will learn the principles of on-line marketing and its importance in the 21st century business environment. Emphasis will be placed on practical uses of social media and how the tools learnt in this course can result in meaningful marketing strategies.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Internet Skills, Social Media Skills, Critical Thinking
BAM330, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Marketing Research
Students will learn methods and techniques of research that can be used to gain valuable information for better business decision making. The focus of this course is on customer relations and marketing, the knowledge gained in this course can be used in many aspects of business.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Analytical Skills, Research, Problem Solving
BAB400, 100 Hours, 5 Weeks | Project Management
This course introduces the fundamentals of project management. A working knowledge of project management tools and how to apply them is essential in today's business environment. This course shows a defined set of project management procedures used to provide a consistent and effective management methodology. Students are required to undertake and earn a passing mark for their major project in this course. All other courses in this program must be successfully completed prior to taking this course.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Project Management, Time Management, Teamwork, Organization Skills
BUS500, 1 Week | Employment Readiness/Job Search
This course helps students prepare for the workforce. They will learn advanced job search skills, and how to distinguish themselves from their competitors in the application and interview process of job seeking in today's global.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Job Search Skills, Presentation Skills, Sales Skills
WEP960, 960 Hours, 24 Weeks | Co-op
A co-op provides students the opportunity to integrate relevant work experience with their academic program. During the periods of work experience students become full time employees who are actively engaged in productive work. The co-op program provides students with coaching, work-site monitoring and employer evaluations. Students explore different career opportunities, apply their classroom learning and gain a deeper understanding of the material they have studied. The purpose of this time is to apply the theory and skills learnt throughout the program and observe professionals in practical situations. They will acquire situational-specific skills and identify areas that may need to be developed further. During this work term the institution's faculty conducts work site visits and the employer evaluates the student's performance. Employers provide a written evaluation of the student's performance at the completion of the co-op.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Workplace Skills, Situational Problem Solving
ENHANCE YOUR CAREER Advanced Business Management


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