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Business Administration

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Program length

Two years

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES

September

Canadian
Total tuition: $8,400.00
Total fees: $2,608.00
International
Total tuition: $24,360.00
Total fees: $2,608.00

 

January

Canadian
Total tuition: $8,400.00
Total fees: $2,453.00
International
Total tuition: $24,360.00
Total fees: $2,453.00

 
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent
  • 60% in Mathematics 20-1 (Pure Mathematics 20) or Mathematics 20-2 (Applied Mathematics 20) or equivalent, or 50% in Mathematics 30-1 (Pure Mathematics 30) or Mathematics 30-2 (Applied Mathematics 30) or equivalent**

*Note: If it has been 10 or more years since you completed mathematics courses (i.e. Math 10, 20, 30 or Math 13, 23, 33), you will be required to complete a skills assessment, take a challenge exam, or complete upgrading to meet the mathematics requirement for this program.

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Program Details

NEW PROGRAM FOR 2016/17!

Whether you have well-defined goals such as becoming an accountant, an entrepreneur, a business operations manager, or a human resources professional, the Business Administration diploma program provides a strong foundation for any business career you might choose. NorQuest's new program integrates practical learning experiences with unique content for a truly different business program.

There are four streams for the Business Administration program. All streams provide a flexible and dynamic core understanding of business fundamentals with a wide assortment of job opportunities:

  • Accounting stream - with focused accounting courses in the second year.

    Graduates with an accounting specialization have an aptitude for numbers and enjoy problem solving. They are able to look at the overall big picture while determining the bottom line. They are prepared to work with companies in financial, computerized tax, and cost accounting areas.

  • Human Resources Management stream - with focused HR courses in the second year.

    Graduates with a human resources (HR) management specialization will know how to improve a corporate culture and increase employee productivity. They will be confident in creating performance management policies, employing effective hiring and retention practices, reviewing and recommending employee compensation packages, creating hiring selection criteria, and applying employment law.

  • Management stream - with focused entrepreneurship or business operations courses in the second year.

    Graduates with a management specialization are becoming increasingly important to business in our competitive economy due to their strategic planning and analytical skills. They assist companies in integrating planning and development strategies using problem-solving techniques and consensus building. Leadership, marketing, and financial information is also studied.

    • Entrepreneurship focus: for students who are interested in starting a business of their own or who wish to help a newly formed business grow. It provides a thorough understanding of what is required to start and maintain a sustainable venture. Students will acquire the tools necessary to identify opportunity, assess entrepreneurial potential, produce a business plan, organize, promote, and finance a business, and prepare a marketing and sales structure.
    • Business operations focus: for students who are interested in how businesses supply, produce, and distribute goods and services in the most efficient and profitable way possible. Students will learn how to plan, control, and optimize business systems and techniques to deliver projects on time and on budget. Learning how to assess and improve productivity throughout an organization will make these graduates a valuable asset to any organization.
  • General Studies

    Student may elect not to have an area of specialization. These students would take the common first year courses, and then choose 10 additional courses out of all Year 2 courses offered.

    Note: students must have appropriate prerequisite courses as required.

Specialization

This program has a common first year. In Year 2, students choose one of three specialization streams:

  • Accounting stream - with focused accounting courses in the second year.
  • Human Resources Management stream - with focused HR courses in the second year.
  • Management stream - with focused entrepreneurship or business operations courses in the second year.
    • Entrepreneurship focus
    • Business operations focus
  • General studies is also available for students who do not wish to specialize.

Location

Edmonton Downtown