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Advanced Business Management in Accounting Diploma


 

The Brighton College Advanced Business Management in Accounting 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. Moreover, this diploma will enable student to work in the Accounting and Financial industry. 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 instructor. 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 Business Management in Accounting Diploma will be granted to students who successfully complete the program.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Pass college mathematic assessment or Math 10 and above
  • Domestic students: Grade 10 English or pass college English assessment; International students: 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
  • Financial Sales Representative
  • Junior Financial Analyst
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Junior Accountant
  • Career Paths
  • Office Manager
  • Business Management Consultant
  • Purchasing Agent
  • CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant)
  • Payroll Administrator

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PROGRAM DURATION

80 Week Diploma, 16 Week Co-op Included

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BAF100 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BUS100 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
COM200 | 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.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.
COM210 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF140 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF150 | 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.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: BAF140.
BAF160 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF170 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF252 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF180 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF260 | Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility*
This course provides an overview of theories and concepts in business ethics and leadership. This course will help students to understand ethical reasoning in the business context and introduce them to the concept of corporate social responsibility. The course will also cover theories for effective leadership and practical advice for business leaders. Students will develop a personal definition of leadership and define personal leadership values, understand cultural influences on leadership and explore power, influence, engagement and motivation.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF210 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF270 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAA320 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF240 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: BAF140.
BAF230 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF220 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
CPA050 | Payroll Compliance Legislation – CPA*
Upon completion of Payroll Compliance Legislation, the student will have a thorough understanding of the compliance requirements. The student will be able to:
  • Describe payroll’s objectives and stakeholders.
  • Identify an employer/employee relationship.
  • Apply federal and provincial legislation to payroll including:
    • The Canada Pension Plan
    • The Employment Insurance Act
    • The Income Tax Act
    • Employment Standards legislation
    • Worker’s Compensation Acts
    • Quebec-specific legislation
  • Communicate the payroll compliance requirements to various stakeholders.


Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
CPA100 | Payroll Fundamentals I – CPA
Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 1, the student will be able to:
  • Calculate regular individual pay.
  • Calculate non-regular individual pay.
  • Calculate termination payments.
  • Complete a Record of Employment (ROE).
  • Communicate all aspects of individual pay requirements to various stakeholders.


Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
CPA200 | Payroll Fundamentals II – CPA
Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 2, the student will be able to:
  • Calculate organizational remittances to federal, provincial and third party stakeholders.
  • Prepare accounting documentation for payroll.
  • Complete year end documentation.
  • Communicate all aspects of organizational remittances, accounting and year end requirements to internal, external and government stakeholders.


Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: BAF140, CPA100.
CAC100 | Sage 50 (Simply Accounting)
Student will become familiar with the operation of the Simply Accounting program. This includes General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll. Students will learn and complete to set up a company from scratch using the program.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: BAF140.
BUS500 | Employment Readiness/Job Search
This course helps students prepare the required job search skills and knowledge they need to become employed. Students will learn the best known job search techniques to find viable opportunities, strategies to differentiate themselves from the competition and how they will add value to prospective employers in today’s competitive global economy.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.
WEP640 | Co-op
A co-operative (co-op) work placement provides students with the opportunity to implement their newly acquired knowledge and skills from their academic program into relevant work experience. During the co-op, students will be considered employees who are actively engaged in productive work. The experience provides students with coaching, work-site monitoring and employer evaluations. Students will also gain deeper insight into the industry, explore their different career opportunities, and observe professionals in practical situations. They will acquire situation-specific skills and identify areas that may need to be developed further. To ensure a high quality co-op experience, the institution will monitor both the student and the employer throughout the co-op. At the conclusion of the co-op, students and employers jointly complete a written evaluation of the student’s performance to direct the future career development of the student.

Duration: 640 hours, 16 weeks.

The program is delivered in an in-class instruction method. The program has a continuous intake model. Students can start the program with any course indicated with (*) and then complete the remaining lecture courses in any order unless there is a prerequisite. Refer to course description for prerequisite.

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