Creating business and community leaders
Program: Business Administration
Program length: 2 Years
Start date: September
- Full Time
- Part Time
The Business Administration Program is intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in business, government and non-profit organizations. Emphasis is placed on helping students develop knowledge and skills that are appropriate for the unique business environment in the NWT. The Business Administration Program provides students with an opportunity to acquire a Certificate (one-year) and a Diploma (two-year).
Business Administration Certificate
All students accepted into the Business Administration Program must initially be enrolled in the Certificate Program. This program consists of 10 courses, representing 30 credit hours. The program provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in an entry-level position in business, government or non-profit organizations. Graduates will be able to work in areas such as accounting, finance, management and marketing.
Business Administration Diploma
Upon completing the Certificate Program, students may enroll in the Diploma Program. There are six required courses in the Diploma Program. There are also 9 electives. Students must complete four of these electives to earn a Business Administration Program Diploma. The Accounting Stream includes the indicated four electives (Automated Accounting, Managerial Accounting I, Managerial Accounting II, and Corporate Finance)
A Work Experience Option, is available to all students but is not a required component of the program. It includes two work placements, one after the first year, and one after the second year.
Applicants must have a NWT high school diploma (general or advanced), with a minimum mark of 50 per cent in English ELA 30-1 or 30-2, and in Math 30-1 or 30-2. Applicants will be eligible if they have the ALBE equivalents, ALBE English 150 and ALBE Math 150. Mature students who do not have the required academic background will be considered individually. In the absence of the above listed entrance requirements, the Aurora College academic placement test will be required.
Personal or telephone interviews with the Program Head or designate are encouraged for all applicants. A one-page letter of intent will be required from applicants.
Applicants will be admitted to the Business Administration Program based on the program eligibility criteria, subject to space available.
The Business Administration Program is two years in length. Students will earn a Certificate after successfully completing 10 specified courses. Students can then obtain a Diploma by completing a second year. There are six required courses in the second year. There are also twelve electives; students must successfully complete four of them to earn a Business Administration Program Diploma. If students successfully complete the indicated four electives, they will earn a Business Administration Program – Accounting Stream Diploma. The Work Experience Option is available to all students but is not a required component of the program. It requires students to participate in two work placements, one after the first year and one after the second year. This provides students with an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge they have learned.
The Business Administration Program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Successful completion of the Program requires hard work, time management skills, organizational skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to deal with stress.
The Business Administration Program was designed to maximize the number of agreements regarding transfer credits with universities and professional associations. The Accounting Stream was designed to assist graduates who wish to work towards a Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation.
Each of the courses in the Business Administration Program will be delivered face-to-face on one or more of the three campuses of Aurora College. As well, some or all of the classes will be delivered though video conferencing to students on the other two campuses. Students will therefore receive face-to-face instruction for some of their courses from an instructor in the classroom, while they will receive instruction for other courses through video conferencing, delivered by instructors on another campus.
- To provide students with knowledge and skills in the subject areas of the Business Administration Program.
- To help students prepare for employment in business, government or non-profit organizations in the NWT.
- To provide students with a sound educational base so that they can continue their education after graduating and obtain educational or professional credentials.
- Students must complete all course assignments. The passing mark for each course will be 50 per cent. However, students must maintain a minimum cumulative average of 60 per cent in the Business Administration Program.
- Certificate students must successfully complete 10 courses as specified in the Curriculum.
- Diploma students must successfully complete the six required courses and four electives. If they complete the indicated four electives they will earn an Accounting Stream Diploma.
- Students who choose the optional Work Experience Option must also successfully complete two work placements, one after the first year, and one after the second year.
- Students who successfully complete the Accounting Stream will receive a Business Administration Program – Accounting Stream Diploma. Students who successfully complete the Diploma year but who did not complete the Accounting Stream will receive a Business Administration Diploma. Students who successfully complete the Work Experience Option will receive a Business Administration Program with Work Experience Diploma unless they also successfully completed the Accounting Stream, in which case they will receive a Business Administration Program Accounting Stream with Work Experience Diploma.
Document of Recognition
Aurora College Business Administration Certificate and/or Aurora College Business Administration Diploma.
Courses in Program
- Automated Accounting - ACCT 0222
- Business Leadership - BUSI 0213
- Community Economic Development - BUSI 0212
- Corporate Finance - FNCE 0225
- Managerial Accounting I - ACCT 0223
- Managerial Accounting II - ACCT 0224
- Northern Governance - GVMT 0210
- Small Business Management - BUSI 0211
- Work Experience I - BUSI 0120
- Work Experience II - BUSI 0220
- Business Communications I - ENGL 0104
- Business Communications II - ENGL 0114
- Business Math - MATH 0103
- Financial Accounting I - ACCT 0105
- Financial Accounting II - ACCT 0115
- Information Technology for Business - CMPT 0107
- Introduction to Business - BUSI 0106
- Introduction to Business (BUSI 0106) - BUSI 0106
- Marketing - MRKT 0116
- Microeconomics - BUSI 0117
- Organizational Behaviour - BUSI 0113
- Organizational Behaviour (BUSI 0113) - BUSI 0113
- Business Law - BUSI 0201
- Human Resource Management - BUSI 0202
- Macroeconomics - BUSI 0204
- Management - BUSI 0205
- Management (BUSI 0205) - BUSI 0205
- Personal Finance and Income Tax - FNCE 0206
- Statistics - MATH 0203
“I rediscovered a love of learning. The thought of quitting my job and enrolling in the College was hugely intimidating to me. Giving up the security of a steady paycheck and heading into the unknown was scary. But I overcame that fear and haven’t looked back. In fact I can’t wait to continue my education further.”