Business Administration Program
Build a strong foundation of business administration skills. Choose from job opportunities in accounting, payroll, client services and administrative support. One diploma program, many career options. Graduate in just 6 months.
What is Business Administration?
*This program is currently available online*
The field of business administration includes all the operations, departments, and processes an office needs to run smoothly. This includes key functions such as:
- Payroll administration
- Client services
- Clerical support
A quality Business Administration program teaches practical skills in all of these areas, so graduates are qualified to work in any department.
Herzing’s Accelerated Business Administration Program
Herzing College offers an accelerated Business Administration program, designed to get you job-ready in just 6 months. Fast track your career with practical business training and help finding your first job.
- 6-month accelerated diploma program
- 25 hours of class per week
- Step-by-step help from our Career Development team to find your first job
- Financial aid may be available to those who qualify
- Multiple start-dates, enroll at any time
Tip: Can’t decide between Business Administration and Business Management training? Read this post for helpful advice: Business Admin vs Business Management: Which Program Should You Choose?
Skilled office staff are always in demand. Herzing Ottawa Business Administration program prepares students for careers at:
- Government offices and agencies
- Insurance companies
- Small-to-medium size businesses
- Large corporations
- Retail outlets
- Sales organizations
- Community and non-profit organizations
What Jobs Can You Get After Business Administration Training?
Graduates of Herzing’s Business Administration program will qualify for several different office roles:
- Business Manager
- Administration Officer
- Office Controller
- Business Development Officer
- Accounting Assistant
- Payroll Clerk
Get more details here: What Jobs Can You Get With a Business Administration Diploma?
Who Hires Herzing Grads?
Our Business Administration graduates have been hired by:
- Earnscliffe Strategy Group
- Carefor Health and Community Services
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Camco Acura Automotive Group
- Revenue Canada
- Harris Computer System
- Minto Group
“I had a fantastic experience at Herzing! I really loved my instructors, especially for Microsoft Office and accounting. With the help of the Career Development team, I found a great job just one month after graduation. Now I work in the accounting department of a very successful home building company here in Ottawa.” (Gladys Gonzales)
Study topics for our Business Administration program include office software, computerized accounting, payroll procedures, and communication skills.
In this program, you will learn:
- How to prepare and edit documents in Microsoft Word
- How to book and manage appointments with Microsoft Outlook
- How to setup, format, and manipulate spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel
- How to create and manage a database with Microsoft Access
- How to create professional presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint
- Professional communication skills for writing reports, emails, memos, and other business documents
- Basic business math for calculating interest and payment plans, purchase orders, invoices, etc.
- How to use Sage Simply Accounting to manage business accounting tasks
- How to use payroll processing software
Click for a detailed description of business administration courses.
This course provides an introduction to the Microsoft® Windows operating system, Internet Explorer browser, and Outlook information manager; word processing, and data processing applications. In addition, this course offers an introduction to applications and procedures specific to Herzing College.
This course presents and explores the features of Microsoft® Word. Various documents are created, edited and printed, using features such as spell checker, edit and tool commands, tables, mail merges and formatting tools. The tasks required f or the proficient level of the Office User Specialist program are covered. Upon completion of this course, motivated students will have reached the proficient level of the MS Office User Specialist program.
This course presents the practical application of the concepts and features of a scheduling package (using Microsoft® Outlook). Topics include using the calendar; entering one-time and recurring appointments; using the Date Navigator; moving and
editing appointments; and integrating with other programs.
This course presents the practical application of the concepts and features of a spreadsheet package using Microsoft® Excel. Topics include using and managing worksheets and workbooks; applying formatting and style features; 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.
This course provides instruction in written English. Topics include grammar, word usage, and proofreading. Students will learn how to create formal and informal documents such as emails, memos, reports, and letters using proper grammar, sentence structure and writing techniques.
The preparation and delivery of presentations and the development of effective communication skills that increase self- confidence will be the focus of this course. The development of group skills will be practiced and much of the time will be spent working in groups. This course also studies of the principles and features of a presentation graphics package, Microsoft® PowerPoint.
This course provides the study of the principles and features of a database management system using Microsoft® Access. 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 and relational databases.
This course provides instruction in the mathematical operations associated with the retail, banking, and accounting industries. Topics include decimals, fractions, and percentages; bank services; interest and payment plans; purchase orders and invoices; selling prices and mark-ups.
This introductory accounting course provides the practical application of the concepts and principles of the accounting cycle for service and merchandising 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.
This course is designed to provide practical application of accounting principles using Sage Simply Accounting. Topics include system basics and file setup; general ledger setup; invoicing and purchasing transactions; accounts payable and receivable; cash receipts and disbursements; job costing and reporting and payroll.
This course provides a critical examination of issues embedded in the practice of providing client service. Topics include research about best practice in customer service and communication techniques; psychologically based methods for dealing with the management of customer complaints; and the roles of a customer service employee and supervisor within ethical boundaries and common business practice. This course deals with the development of the student’s career path, including job search skills.
This introductory accounting course provides the practical application of the concepts and principles of the accounting cycle for service and merchandising 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.
This course introduces students to the function, objectives, and responsibilities of the payroll department while providing t he practical application of payroll principles using QuickBooks. The federal, Ontario, and Quebec employment standards relating to the payroll process are detailed. Topics include payroll processing methods; hours of work; leaves; terminations; payroll deductions; taxable benefits; pension plans; employment insurance premiums; income tax; calculating net pay; and records of employment.
What you need to get started.
- Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent (Ontario high school diploma or equivalent) or a mature student (19 years of age or older and has been removed from full-time high school for minimum 2 years)
*Students applying as mature students must demonstrate appropriate levels of math, English literacy, comprehension and/or written skills to warrant success and completion of program
- Pass an entrance test administered by Herzing College
- Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
- Note: admission to some programs may include additional requirements
SAMPLE AVERAGE SALARY:
$37,900 – $67,100
(Marketing Project Manager)
6 Months (25 hours/week)
Why Choose this Program
Herzing Ottawa Business Administration program is quick, practical, and respected by employers. Here’s why Herzing should be your first choice:
- Accelerated 6-month program
- In-depth training on Microsoft Office applications
- Accounting and payroll training on industry-standard software
- Learn from caring instructors with years of professional business experience
- Small class sizes where every student gets step-by-step support
- Get access to the Herzing Open Education Program (HOEP), so you can take additional business courses after you graduate, tuition-free!
- Take advantage of our amazing Career Development team, who helps create your resume, prepare for interviews, and apply for business jobs
- Friendly, welcoming campus with students of all ages and backgrounds
- Our grads get hired! In 2020, 89% of available graduates were employed in a related field (based on most recent available data)