Overview

The Business Management program will prepare graduates for an exciting career in the field of business by providing an overview of the industry and business sector. Business Management students will develop the skills to research, analyze, and manage many aspects of a business. They will gain specialized career expertise, technical knowledge and skills, as well as practical experience that will enable them to start or further their specific career in business.

Business skills obtained in this program will enhance graduate employability and long-term opportunities for advancement. The flexible Business Management program gives graduate transferable skills for employment within business as well as knowledge to start a business in your area of expertise.

Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.

Career Opportunities

The employment opportunities for graduates with training in business management are broad and there is ongoing demand for employees with specialized skills who can generate revenue or identify inefficiencies in a business environment. Graduates may become entrepreneurs and apply the skills they have learned from this program to manage a small start-up business.

Entry Requirements

To be accepted into the Business Management graduate certificate program, eligible students are invited to apply by submitting copies online of documents demonstrating one (or both) of the entry requirements outlined below:

  • University or three-year Diploma College graduates

OR

  • Mature students with three to five years of related work experience

AND:

  • English proficiency at the college level

Please note that once accepted into the program, you will be required to bring in the original documents to the Continuing Education office, as they need to be validated by the Academic Program Manager or designated representative of the Business Studies area.

Original transcripts from an accredited Canada institution or the original WES transcript assessment are the only valid credentials accepted for this program.

To validate mature student work experience, original recommendation letter in employer's letter head is required, in addition to any supporting documentation.

If you have any questions prior to applying to this program, please contact the program area via the Program Contacts link above.

Application Form

To apply, please see Entry Requirements and complete and submit the form below.


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Curriculum

BMG101
Advanced Business Processes
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This course presents several methods of analyzing business processes, determining what the business requirements are from the processes and redesigning the processes for efficiency. Once students have a firm understanding of this theory they will have the opportunity to select a business process and conduct the business process analysis. Following this analysis, students will recommend process improvements that lead to improved efficiency and/or effectiveness.




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BMG102
Finance for Non-Financial Managers
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Managers, entrepreneurs and other business professionals require a basic knowledge of accounting and finance principles to be effective in business. Topics are presented in practical manner, and include financial statements such income statements, balance sheets and cash-flow statements, decision-making through financial analysis, profit planning, budgeting and control, time value of money, and sources of financing. Through this course, participants will gain knowledge and confidence to participate more fully in making business decisions in an organization.




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BMG103
Employee Training and Development
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This course provides participants with an introduction to theories of education and learning as they pertain to training and development. The concepts of need, needs analysis, program planning, and program development will be explored. Emphasis will be on establishing training/learning objectives, selecting appropriate training methods, implementation strategies, teaching techniques, and program evaluation.




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BMG104
International Business
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Through the study of international companies, students examine the terminology of international business. Students will explore the influence of forces such as culture, economics, politics, and geography on business and markets. Students are also introduced to relevant international organizations including the World Bank, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the International Monetary Fund. Canadian government policy affecting international business is also examined as part of this course.




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BMG105
Financial Analysis
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This computer-based course provides students with the skills to conduct financial analysis using Microsoft Excel. After a review of financial statements, students create spreadsheet models to analyze income statements, balance sheets and cash budgets. Time-value of money calculations, ratio analysis, financial forecasting and break-even analysis are automated through the design and development of spreadsheet models.




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BMG106
Economic Policy
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This course examines macroeconomic topics such as national income measurement, aggregate demand and aggregate supply analysis, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade and exchange rates.




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BMG110
Current Issues in Business - Seminar I
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Through this seminar course, students select, strategically analyze and discuss current events in business. Research is conducted by examining relevant and reputable business periodicals and journals. The analysis will include a thorough discussion of the business impact of the events in question and modifications needed to capitalize on emerging opportunities or to mitigate potential threats. Newsworthy events for analysis will be selected from the national and global business environments. By the end of this course, students will have a deeper understanding of the impact that external events can have on business performance and employee productivity.




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BMG201
Mathematical Models
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This course examines the application and use of mathematical models in business to make smart and calculated decisions via the computation and analysis of quantifiable data. Through applied and case scenario study, students will learn what, when, where, how, and why to apply select mathematic models (e.g. cost benefit analysis, EBITA, profit-loss) in business to ascertain valid and steadfast solutions to business problems.




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BMG202
Market Research
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Learners are introduced to the basic principles and practices of business research and learn to effectively apply the tools, techniques, and methodologies through conducting a number of topically relevant research studies. Research areas covered include the research method, problem definition, exploratory research, secondary data research, primary data research methods, sample design and procedure, data analysis, and report preparation and presentation.




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BMG203
Entrepreneurship
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Students will gain insight of their entrepreneurial abilities as well as in depth knowledge of successful business models, personalized idea creation, research and planning.




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BMG204
Statistical Analysis
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This course examines the use and application of statistical analysis software to examine rudimentary mathematical and statistical principles and techniques, and their application in business and economics. Topics of study to be taught include: linear equations, systems of linear equations, mathematical functions, matrices, differential and integral calculus, optimization, mathematics of finance, linear programming, transportation models, and assignment models, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, probability distributions, sampling, sampling distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression.




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BMG206
Marketing for Managers
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Learners will gain an appreciation of the role of marketing management and marketing strategy to the survival and success of the organization within a competitive and dynamic business environment. They will create and present a comprehensive marketing plan.




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BMG208
Business Case Analysis
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This case-based course will require the students to place themselves in the role of the entrepreneur and solve a variety of real business scenarios. In this course, students will choose among various entrepreneurial opportunities, learn how to apply for funding and solve marketing, human resource, operational and financial scenarios. In doing so, students will hone their analytical and creative problem-solving skills to both solve business scenarios and present their rationale and solutions to an audience.




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BMG210
Current Issues in Business II
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Through this seminar course, students select, strategically analyze and discuss current events in business. Research is conducted by examining relevant and reputable business periodicals and journals. The analysis will include a thorough discussion of the business impact of the events in question and modifications needed to capitalize on emerging opportunities or to mitigate potential threats. Newsworthy events for analysis will be selected from the national and global business environments. By the end of this course, students will have a deeper understanding of the impact that external events can have on business performance and employee productivity.




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Program Outcomes

  • Interpret and record business transactions, and prepare basic financial statements.
  • Integrate knowledge of capital investments, credit planning, and finance into relevant aspects of work.
  • Utilize the concepts and business applications of computer information systems to improve processes in a business environment.
  • Adhere to the concepts of organizational behaviour, and apply decision-making and problem solving techniques in formulating business policy.
  • Apply the concepts of human resource management and organizational behaviour to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Analyze a marketing situation and develop appropriate advertising recommendations and sales promotion strategies.
  • Compare and contrast various pricing strategies and their effects on sales and profits.
  • Prepare and deliver a sales presentation to effectively manage client relationships and to promote products or services.
  • Utilize effective oral and written communications in all aspects of work completed.
  • Apply effective interpersonal skills in the workplace to support the operations of an organization.
  • Articulate various economic principles and their relationship to business.
  • Complete all work according to relevant and accepted business ethics and within the scope of corporate responsibility.

Program Contacts

Contact us via this form or using the information below it.





Emiliano Introcaso
Part-time Academic Program Manager
Emiliano.Introcaso@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24043


Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.