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Business Administration Program (LCA.7N) A.C.S.
Learn a complete set of business management skills, including office software, accounting, marketing, and sales. Qualify to work in government, big firms, and small companies, or run your own business. Graduate in just 14 months, internship included.
This program leads to an Attestation of Collegial Studies (ACS) recognized by the Minister of Education and Higher Education of Quebec.
Herzing College Montreal is a post-secondary institution recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Learning (permit number 749758) and a secondary vocational studies institution (permit number 534501)
Start Your Career or Improve Your Skills in Business Administration & Management
Herzing’s Business Administration program is the perfect way to start your business career or advance your skills in office administration.
In this program, you will get comfortable using the latest technology and gain real work experience at a local company.
We cover all the areas of business administration, including:
- MS office software
- Communications and customer service
- Project management
Herzing College Montreal Business Administration Program
This accelerated program is designed to prepare you for work quickly and effectively. Students do hands-on assignments to practise every computer program and business administration skill.
After completing the training, the internship helps you transition into your first job.
- 14-month diploma program
- 25 hours of class per week
- 8-week internship
- Multiple program start dates throughout the year
- Financial assistance may be available to students who qualify
- Career support to find your first job
Business administration is a broad field with job opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Graduates of our Business Administration program are qualified to work at:
- Government offices and agencies
- Insurance companies
- Small and medium-sized businesses
- Retail outlets
- Sales organizations
- Educational institutions
- Community and non-profit organizations
Possible job titles include:
- Business Manager
- Administration Officer
- Account Executive
- Office Controller
- Marketing Representative
- Sales Associate
- Business Development Officer
- Accounting Assistant
Where do Herzing Graduates Get Hired?
Graduates of Herzing’s Business Administration program have been hired by several leading Montreal companies, including:
- Primo International
- Altima solutions Ltd.
Herzing’s Business Administration program teaches essential skills you need to get hired in any office environment. In this training, you will learn:
- Microsoft Office applications
- The principles of accounting for business
- Simply Accounting software
- E-commerce and online business marketing
- How to create business reports, emails, and presentations
- Practical sales tools and techniques
- Retail sales and marketing tactics
- How to deliver exceptional customer service
- The basics of business law and ethics
- How to build a marketing plan
- Advertising, direct marketing, and media buying
Click to see a detailed description of Business Administration courses.
To make use of common operating systems and software applications for administrative purposes. This course reviews some basic Windows® navigation skills, some Microsoft Word, usage of the Internet for research, and Outlook information manager.
To carry out activities related to a business startup. What is an entrepreneur? Learn how to start a business and the personal qualities needed for success. To discover these things the course will take the student through the following areas of interest to the entrepreneur: business planning, study of the market-place, marketing plans, staffing, financial planning, buying a business (or franchise), legal pointers, control systems, and sources of financial assistance. A practical, hands-on approach is used to bring reality to the course.
To analyze and process data in the accounting cycle.This introductory accounting course provides the practical application of the concepts and principles of the accounting cycle for businesses. Topics include an overview of accounting concepts and procedures; analyzing and recording transactions; beginning the accounting cycle by journalizing, posting, and working with the trial balance; using worksheets, financial statements, and adjusting entries; completing the accounting cycle with adjusting, closing, and post-closing trial balance; working with cash and its control; working with accounting systems, journals, and internal controls; and payroll concepts and procedures.
To analyze and process data in the accounting cycle. This course is given together with Accounting I designed to provide practical application of accounting principles using the accounting software package, Simply Accounting.
Implement E-Commerce strategies in an international setting. This course introduces the concepts and principles of electronic commerce as it relates to business. Topics include the foundations of electronic commerce; retailing in e-commerce; Internet consumers and market research; advertising in e-commerce; e-commerce for service industries; business-to-business e-commerce; intranet and extranet structures and applications; electronic payment systems; e-commerce strategy and implementation; public policy regarding legal, privacy, and consumer protection issues; infrastructure requirements for e-commerce; and economic and global issues in e-commerce. Students will learn how to set up their own web page.
To analyze and process data in the accounting cycle. This course is a continuation of Accounting I and provides instruction in the concepts and principles of accounting for partnerships and corporations and the analysis of financial statements. Topics include accounting for partnerships, corporate accounting, earnings, distribution, and paid-in capital; accounting for long-term liabilities, capital assets, investments, and international operations; preparing and using the cash flow statement; and the analysis and interpretation of financial statements.
To analyze the work functions. This course introduces the business environment with an overview of various topics that serve as a foundation for further study of management. Topics include the environments that businesses operate in; the organizational structures of businesses; management functions in an enterprise; and the challenges of managing marketing, operations, information technology, finance, and human resources.
Communicate effectively in a business setting. The course is designed to deal with specific problems encountered by non-native speakers in spoken and written business communication. Topics included in the course are as follows: The language of business letters e-mails and faxes, the format of business communication. Students will learn meeting tactics and presentations; turning notes into reports; negotiating, agreeing and disagreeing; social language and etiquette; planning, organization and presentation of specialized talks. Students will use PowerPoint and Word as a tool for business presentations.
To sell products and services by means of representatives. This course focuses sale representation techniques. Students are trained in selling, and time and territory management skills. Topics include: making the first call; individualizing your approach; exchanging ideas; closing a sale; cultivating the customer; submitting proposals; questions of technique; handling objections; meeting competition; major account development; continued selling; sales tools and audiovisual presentations
To participate in the financial analysis of investment and financing projects. This course provides instruction in the mathematical operations associated with the retail, banking, and accounting industries. It provides the student with the mathematical foundation required to prepare documentation for investment or financing projects by choosing the appropriate software and building the table of payments. Other topics include decimals, fractions, and percentages; bank services; interest and payment plans; purchase orders and invoices; selling prices and mark-ups; and payroll and inventory procedures, current values and capitalized values of a loan or an investment.
To sell products and services in a commercial establishment. To implement and supervise a customer service operation using a quality approach. This course focuses on strategies for attracting and creating a loyal clientele in the retail business. It covers all aspects of consumer behaviour: from the idea to the actual decision to purchase. Other topics include: professional image, product selection, displaying and promoting new products, return and refund policies, managing complaints and after-sales customer service.
To use legal sources applicable to administrative and commercial situations. This course provides a study of the legal system and its effect on business and business organizations, as well as an overview of the ethical issues that businesses encounter. Topics include business law and ethics, contracts and sales, consumer protection issues, agency and employment issues, the regulation of business organizations, analyzing risk-bearing devices, and dealing with real property issues.
To establish a marketing plan and ensure its implementation. This course provides a practical and managerial approach to the principles and applications of marketing in organizations and in the marketplace. Topics include the marketing process and strategic planning; the global marketing environment; developing marketing opportunities and strategies; developing the marketing mix through product development, pricing strategies, distribution channels, and promotion techniques; and managing marketing through customer relationships, social responsibility, and marketing ethics.
To research and analyze commercial data. This course is intended to enable students to confidently manage and contribute to the marketing research process, ensuring they achieve more effective results. The course is designed for anyone involved in commissioning, conducting or managing marketing research. This course is also suitable for anyone who wants an initial overview of the marketing research process with a view to future detailed studies of techniques and methodologies. Topics include: purpose and benefits of good marketing research; the marketing research process; strategic marketing research as part of strategic marketing; action orientated research; marketing research methodologies and long term marketing research planning
To use statistical methods for management purposes. Many businesses use data to make business decisions. Statistics contains the methods and procedures for collecting, structuring and analyzing this data. Knowledge of statistics enables the student to structure and analyze data and to understand the statistical reports that are used in the business world. This course presents the study of basic statistical theory and concepts. Topics include statistical probabilities, measures of central tendency, measures of variation, hypothesis testing, regression, correlation, and quality control applications.
To promote products and services using mass media methods. Promote goods and services using direct marketing strategies. This course explores the role of advertising with a focus on the structure, environment, and strategy of advertising and a practical and managerial approach to the principles and applications of direct marketing in organizations and in the marketplace. Topics include the advertising environment; ethical issues and social responsibility; advertising background, planning, and strategy; advertising media types, media planning, and media buying; factors for creating advertising for various media; public relations and promotions; and business-to-business and international advertising; direct marketing scope, planning and strategies; consumer and business mailing lists; the media of direct marketing; direct marketing on the internet; creating and managing direct mail advertising, catalogues and print advertising; and business-to-business direct marketing.
Integrate into the workforce and build a professional attitude. The internship component of the program is the practical application of a student’s knowledge and skills in an industry environment. The industry shall be directly related to the student’s program of study. The internship requires full-time day attendance working in the industry setting. The duration of the internship is two-months during which the student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 255 hours (2 months) of work experience.
To produce a computer application to meet a need for administrative information. This course provides the study of the principles and features of a database management system using Microsoft® Access and a spreadsheet package using Microsoft® Excel. Topics include creating and managing databases, data management and integrity, working with queries and forms, managing reports, using tools and macros, database and file management, analyzing and filtering data, relational databases, managing worksheets and workbooks; working with data, formulas, and functions; managing charts and graphics; working with outlines, views, and reports; automating tasks with the macro feature; using auditing tools, collaborative tools, and hyperlinks; and integrating with other programs.
Apply E-Marketing strategies.This course examines the impact of economic, cultural, political, legal and other environmental influences on international marketing. Topics include how to identify and analyze worldwide marketing opportunities, and examine product, pricing, distribution and promotion strategies; cross-Cultural Issues; economic, political, and legal Environment; international marketing strategies.
My name is Zeineb Oueslati. I am holder of a bachelor’s degree in linguistics (Teaching English as Second Language). I have also passed my first year Maters in Applied Linguistics. In addition to that, I have completed three levels of Cambridge University TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test). I have worked for 12 years in an international organization as Human Resources, Administration and Finance Coordinator. I have acquired a great knowledge through my job experience in the Administration, HR, and finance fields.
I have also worked as Administrative Assistant and Sales Administrator in well-known companies in Montreal, Canada.
I have been working at Herzing College as Business Administration Instructor since January 2020. I am teaching the following modules: business mathematics, Accounting, statistics, and computerized accounting.
I love teaching since I was a little girl. Teaching for me is not only a profession but it is a hobby. I love teaching because every single day we make a difference in someone’s life which goes far beyond knowledge. We inspire, support, mentor and get the chance to discover and share some of the best parts of ourselves as human beings.
I have a University degree in Economics followed by a degree in Business Administration (Marketing and Sales). Currently, I am teaching Marketing and Sales courses at Herzing College. Talking a little bit about my previous experience, I started my professional career by joining the United Nations as a volunteer, grew with them, and after that became part of their supervising team working in aiding refugees with traumas and financial issues and also lecturing them about personal hygiene. I worked with them in 2 projects for 1.5 years which gave me experience in assisting, teaching and leading. After that, I planned to continue my education and obtained my Business Administration degree in Marketing and Sales. During my education, I worked in Sales for 8 months gaining experience in negotiating and dealing with customers. Also, I worked in Ontario Elections 2018.
I enjoy teaching because it allows me to share my understanding and knowledge with others. It is not just teaching, it is more of making a difference in students’ lives. To be able to inspire, support and guide others is very rewarding!
In my free time, I enjoy doing some sports like going to the gym, hiking, diving, horse riding and playing soccer. Also, I like traveling which allows me to discover new cities and cultures. Not to forget my pleasure in rescuing and taking care of homeless animals (I was part of Animal welfare charity).
Before explaining why I love teaching, it would be my pleasure to introduce myself.
After completing my DEP in Financial Accounting in 1981, I held various Administrative Accounting positions in different companies, including a construction company, of which I was a shareholder.
In 2007, I made the decision to go back to school, and in 2013, I completed the Adult Trainer in the Workplace Certificate at UQAM. In 2014, I began pursuing a Bachelor’s in Vocational and Technical Training and I started teaching at Herzing College.
At first, I was nervous to begin teaching, but I fell in love with it instantly when I began to share my knowledge and my experience in the Accounting Profession. Being a teacher requires a lot of creativity, preparation, and the ability to pass on knowledge to the students. I find this work very stimulating and rewarding.
It is truly gratifying when I see the students are interested in the profession and when they have succeeded in acquiring the knowledge and know-how of the job.
I had the opportunity to attend Herzing College in Montreal when keypunching machines were still in vogue. I graduated then with a computer programming certificate that I put to good use at a time when Microsoft was only a dream in Bill Gates’ mind. It certainly would have been great if the idea of a computer operating system was in my mind, but I soon understood that my life direction was not be in developing software.
My love of languages and communication has rewarded me with a lasting career that opened opportunities in sales representation to sales team management. The unceasing desire to always step out of my comfort zone and learn new things, always had and still has me questioning my life direction: What if? This growth mindset had led me to pivot my career to educational technology and the opportunity to teach, which in turn, has led me full circle back to Herzing.
Thalita is a lawyer with six years of experience in Civil Law and in the process of getting licensed in Common Law. She has a law degree from State University of South Bahia, Brazil; and a master degree in Law from University of Ottawa. She has taught mostly in Brazil and in a project in Ontario.
With two years’ experience in retail management, having trained dozens of people, decided to move definitely to the teaching industry, since teaching is one of her greatest passions. She loves to travel, learn about cultures and languages (speaks four and is learning the fifth).
What you need to get started.
- Quebec issued high school diploma or equivalent
- Minimum of two consecutive terms OR One school year interruption from full-time studies OR Minimum of one year post-secondary education
- Pass a general admissions entrance test
- Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements
HERZING COLLEGE MONTREAL
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Phone: (514) 935-7494
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MONTREAL EAST CAMPUS (SAINT-LÉONARD)
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Phone: (514) 935-7494
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14 months (25 hours/week)
OR 24 months (12 hours/week)
Includes 8-week internship
On Campus, Online, Hybrid
English and French
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2022 Overall Graduate Employment Rate
98% of available Herzing College Montreal graduates were employed in a related field.
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Why Choose This Program?
- Accelerated 14-month program that gets you to work faster
- Learn from expert instructors with years of business experience
- Hands-on assignments to practise every computer program and business administration skill
- Study in small classes where every student gets step-by-step support
- 8-week internship to kick-start your career
- Access to the Herzing Open Education Program (HOEP), which lets you take additional business courses after you graduate, tuition-free!
- Amazing Career Development team that helps you create your resume, prepare for interviews, and apply for business administration jobs
- Herzing has a 55-year track record of respected career training