Business Administration Diploma Offer Pathway to Further Education

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Attending a college program that prepares you to enter the field with a combination of theory and practical practice is essential. Attending a college program that does this and offers a pathway to further education is a bonus that can serve to immensely benefit learners. Centennial's Business Administration diploma program does just that. After three years of study, students are fully prepared to enter the field in positions in: personnel management, general administration, sales, purchasing, accounting and finance, general and public administration, and small business or franchise management. Additionally, thanks to partnerships that allow graduates to apply academic credit towards further study, they may further education. Partners of the Business Administration diploma program include: Ryerson University, Athabasca University, Algoma University, Royal Roads University, University of Lethbridge, Davenport University and University of New Brunswick.

Centennial College's Business Administration diploma puts an emphasis on a wide range of tasks and managerial practices in all the areas of business including: finance and accounting, management information systems, general management leadership, operations management, human resources management, marketing, international business, entrepreneurship, supply chain management and project management. To ensure that students are not only learning the information but also retaining it, instructors employ extensive case analyses, rigorous problem solving, business presentations and directed research. Additionally, this Business Administration college program offers technology-supported learning in-and-out of the classroom and exposes students to the management practices of leading companies in the world.

The final benefit of the attending this Business Administration diploma program is its location. Facilitated from Centennial College’s largest location, Progress Campus, the offering shares the campus with many other School of Business offerings. This gives students ample opportunity to network with industry professionals and peers from other programs. All instructors employed on the School of Business and the Business Administration college offering have strong academic backgrounds and extensive business and management experience. As such, they are able to teach students the know-how of Business Administration in a way that ensures they graduate with a solid understanding of the macro-environment of business, the industry-specific contexts of a variety of business enterprises and the economics of particular industries.

Business Administration diploma applicants must have completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or have mature student status (19 years or older). In addition, they must have finished the English Grade 12 C or U or equivalent, or skills assessment; Math Grade 11 C, M or U, or Grade 12 C or U or equivalent or skills assessment; and Math 11C, M or U, or 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent. Please note that in order to graduate with a Business Administration diploma, students must achieve a minimum C grade average and 2.0 GPA.

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Emma describes the Business Administration diploma program offered at Centennial College. She includes information on the admission requirements, benefits of the program and possible learning outcomes.

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