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Business Administration Online Program
Learn the accounting, computer, marketing, sales, and communication skills you need to get hired at any office. Qualify for jobs in business and government. Study online.
What is Business Administration?
Business administration includes every aspect of running and managing a business or organization. Many departments work together to help a company run smoothly, including:
- Project management
- Human resource management
- Client services
- Information management
Our Business Administration training program teaches all these fundamentals. Students learn skills in each area, so they have a wide variety of job options after graduation.
Should You Enrol in Business Administration Training?
Herzing’s Business Administration program appeals to a wide range of people. We welcome students of all ages, professional backgrounds, and stages in career growth.
- Do you need to upgrade your office computer skills?
- Are you looking for job opportunities in accounting, office administration, marketing, human resource management, sales, or client services?
- Do you have some office experience, but need additional training to qualify for better jobs or a management role?
- Are you looking for a stable career path with good employment opportunities in business and government?
- Are you considering starting your own business?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you could be a good fit for our program.
Herzing College Business Administration Training Program
Our Business Administration program is quick and flexible and focuses on practical skills you need to get hired.
- 12-month diploma program (20 hours per week, Monday – Thursday)
- 8-week internship
- Multiple program start dates throughout the year
- Financial assistance is available for students who qualify
Successful graduates will find employment opportunities at:
- Small businesses
- Large corporations
- Government agencies
- Insurance companies
- Retail outlets
- Sales organizations
Job Options for Business Administration Graduates
Herzing’s Business Administration graduates are qualified for entry-level jobs in several departments. Possible job titles include:
- Account Manager
- Administrative Assistant
- Office Manager
- Marketing Assistant
- Client Services Representative
- Sales Representative
- Accounting Assistant
Our Business Administration courses include MS Office software, accounting, management, marketing, communications, and office procedures.
Click for a detailed description of each course:
This introductory basic accounting course presents the accounting cycle beginning with journalizing transactions and ending with the production of financial statements. Topics include accounting concepts and practices, recording transactions, adjusting accounts, preparation of worksheets and the closing process, and preparation of financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
This course provides the opportunity to study the operation and application of Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet package. Topics include building a spreadsheet, creating formulas, using functions, creating charts, maps, and graphics, lists and data management, worksheet and workbook management, creating and printing reports.
This course provides the opportunity to expand the understanding of the operation and application of Microsoft Excel. Topics include designing and creating forms, creation of templates, data analysis, and connectivity with other programs.
This course covers the use of the Microsoft Office applications Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Topics include creating documents, editing text, creating tables, importing images, creating large documents, managing document sections, creating slideshows, managing themes, and using Outlook for email, calendars and tasks.
This course develops a student’s written communication skills. Emphasis is placed on the principles of effective verbal and written communication as well as presentation skills, which includes understanding the communication process and grammar fundamentals, writing various types of memos, letters, reports, as well as editing and proof-reading. The Internet is used as an information resource and a communication medium.
This course introduces an overview of organizational behaviour within the context of staff management examining theories of motivation, leadership, and ethics. Topics include personality traits, diversity in the workplace, Maslow’s Hierarchy, Needs Theory, types of leadership, organizational structures, organizational change, corporate culture, and conflict resolution.
This course introduces the marketing process with emphasis on the role of product, price, promotion, and distribution in the marketplace and how to develop sales techniques and methods using a relationship-building model. Topics include marketing environments, marketing planning, buying behaviours, product strategy and management, price strategy and management, retail and wholesale, personal selling, marketing communications, and emerging directions in marketing.
This course introduces an overview of managing projects including timelines, resources, risk, and cost. Topics include the project life cycle, stakeholder involvement, Responsibility Assignment Matrices, Work Breakdown Structures, risk mitigation and monitoring, cost estimation, critical path analysis, project evaluation, and closeout.
This course provides the study of the elements and principles of a database management system using Microsoft Access. Topics include entering and editing data, queries and filters, creating and customizing forms, creating and printing reports, and customizing fields and tables.
This course expands the study of the elements and principles of a database management system using Microsoft Access. Topics include creating databases and tables, data and field management, relational database structure and design, advanced form techniques, advanced report techniques, and linking to other documents.
This course introduces an overview of the management of human resources, recruitment, job analysis, and training. Topics include compliance with federal and provincial legislation, accommodations, health and safety, collective agreements, forecasting staffing needs, conducting interviews, employee testing, human rights, developing onboarding techniques, conducting performance reviews, and employee documentation.
This course provides a basis of mathematics and arithmetic skills for students entering a business program to help prepare for accounting and other math related functions. Topics include working with decimal values, fraction calculations, cross-multiplication, proportions, percentage calculations, simple and compound interest, and preparing a personal budget.
This course introduces an overview of starting and running an independent business. Topics include forms of business ownership, partnership agreements, business plans, market research techniques, dealing with competition, choosing a location, insurance needs, basics of marketing, pricing structures, distribution strategies, managing space, managing people, government regulations, startup financing, acquisitions, and franchising.
This seminar provides an opportunity for the student to apply the techniques and processes for developing a career path and to learn lifetime career management tools and skills. Topics include career-planning, job searching, writing resumes and cover letters, refining interview skills, and preparing for a new position.
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.
What you need to get started.
- Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
- 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
12 Months (20 hours/week)
Includes 8 week internship
Your Next Steps
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Why Choose this Program?
- Learn from caring instructors with decades of professional business experience
- Get to work faster with our accelerated 12-month program
- Study online
- Gain total confidence using Microsoft Office applications
- Study several important areas of business, including accounting, marketing strategy, communications, and management
- Learn how to start your own business
- Get access to the Herzing Open Education Program (HOEP), which lets you take additional business courses after you graduate, tuition-free!
- Get real work experience for your resume with an 8-week internship
- Benefit from our dedicated Career Development team, who will help you create your resume, prepare for interviews, and apply for office jobs