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Business Management Diploma

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The purpose of the Business Management Diploma program is to provide students with the skills necessary to work in the area of Business Management. Participants will gain valuable and comprehensive knowledge that reflects the most current practices and trends in today's dynamic global environment.

This 49-week diploma program is instructor-driven, allowing students to navigate quickly through a solid foundation theory. The curriculum includes experiential lectures and workshops facilitated by specialized industry experts who have at least 5 years working experience in the industry. The program includes 12-week work experience (co-op) that is completed at one of various small and mid-sized businesses throughout the lower mainland. The successful completion of 14 courses is required for program graduation. A Brighton College Business Management Diploma will be granted to students who successfully complete the program.

The program duration is 49 Weeks:
37 Weeks theory classes, 12 Weeks co-op

The theory class is 20 hours per week:
20 hours lecture & discussion

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Grade 10 Math or pass College Math assessment
  • 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


  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Personnel Services Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assistant Research Analyst
  • Career Paths
  • Office Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Business Management Consultant
  • Business Methods Analyst
  • Purchasing Agent
  • CMA

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The Business Management Diploma consists of 14 courses. Most are a combination of experiential classroom based lectures, workshops and seminars, small group discussions and presentations, role plays and debates. The program delivers current business concepts and real-life examples to illustrate a global business perspective.

BAF 110, 4 Weeks | Business Computer Applications
This course introduces students to computer applications for business. An overview of computer hardware, terminology, and windows is followed by an introduction to the current widely used business software such as Microsoft Office. In particular, the students learn word processing; spreadsheets, the use of graphics for presentations with PowerPoint and the database create.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, Presentation Skills, Spreadsheet Development
BAF 120, 3 Weeks | Business Communications 1
Business communications is designed to develop the writing skills of individuals who need excellent written and verbal communication skills in their business activities. This course provides a writing process of planning, drafting, and revising, which leads students through the complex process of creating and revising documents, and requires critical thinking about written and verbal communication. Business documents such as formal reports, letters and memos will be the basis of all assignments. Introduction to oral communications serves as a base for Business Communications 2.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communications, Writing, Presentation Skills, Formal Reporting
BAF 130, 3 Weeks | Business Communications 2
This course builds on the principles developed in Business Communications 1 by providing further guidance on developing communication skills. Students will gain insight into written and verbal communication including using technology to provide a high level of professionalism.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, Writing, Presentation Skills
BAF 140, 3 Weeks | Introduction to Accounting
This course introduces the students to the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports and statements, including how 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
BAF 150, 2 Weeks | Financial Accounting
This course is a continuation of the work stated in the course of Introduction to Accounting. This course provides the students with the introduction to the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports, statements including how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Analytical Skills, Communications, Problem Solving
BAF 160, 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
BAF 170, 3 Weeks | Marketing - A Global Managerial Approach
This course is designed to provide the students with an overview of the marketing concept and how it can be applied to any type of organization or service. This course includes 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
BAF 180, 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
BAF 210, 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
BAF 252, 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 - Fundamentals of Selling, Selling Strategies, Presentation Strategies
BAF 260, 3 Weeks | Leadership
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
BAF 270, 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
BAF 500, 12 Weeks | Co-op
Through co-op students 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 end of this work term.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Workplace Skills, Situational Problem Solving
BAF 600, 1 Week | Employment Readiness
This course helps students prepare the required skills and knowledge they need to become and remain employed. They will learn the best known job search techniques to help them differentiate themselves from competition, find viable opportunities and make a case for why and how they will add value to prospective employer in today's competitive global economy.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Job Search Skills, Presentation Skills, Sales Skills

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