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Business Management Diploma


 

The Brighton College Business Management Diploma provides students with a strong 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 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 students: Grade 10 English or pass college English assessment; International students: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass college English assessment

Transfer Pathway with Yorkville University

Brighton College has an articulation agreement with Yorkville University. Through this partnership, graduates of the Business Management Diploma program can now transfer 18 credits to Yorkville University's Bachelor of Business Administration.

Speak to your Educational Advisor for more details.

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    Competing with Strategy

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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


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PROGRAM DURATION

49 Week Diploma, 12 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.
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.
WEP480 | 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: 480 hours, 12 weeks.

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

ENHANCE YOUR CAREER Business Management


" My experience at Brighton College was wonderful. My instructor, Terry, proved to be outstandingly knowledgeable and patient. I was strongly motivated to attend the classes as they were full of fun. "
Yina Xu Brighton College Alumni

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