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Business Certificate

We're transitioning to a new registration system. If you're looking for a course that starts after July 1, 2017 visit saskpolytech.ca/part-time-studies.

The Business certificate program provides foundation level of knowledge and skills in general business practices. You will receive training in accounting, communications, computers, marketing, human resources, economics, and financial mathematics. After successful completion of the Business certificate Program, you may decide to enter the workforce or continue your studies and earn a business diploma in one of the following specialties: Accountancy, Financial Services, Insurance, Human Resources, Management, or Marketing. Exposure to various subjects in the Business Certificate Program will help you decide which Business diploma specialty to pursue.

For complete program information visit the program webpage.

Current course offerings listed below.

Using an automated accounting software package, you will learn how to enter transactions into journals (general, purchase, payments, sales, cash receipts and payroll) and ledgers (general, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll), learn to account for inventory, and learn to prepare banking records. You will also prepare the initial automated accounting setup for use by a company.

Only one of the prerequisites (ACCT 105 or ACCT 122) is required.

This course currently has no offerings.

Your studies will focus on the field of commercial law. You will examine in detail the concepts of contract law and how these concepts are influenced by various legislative acts and common law. Other legal concepts in your studies will focus on: torts, agency, various forms of business organizations, the sale of goods, employment, bailments, insurance, real and intellectual property, and secured transactions.

This course currently has no offerings.

Your studies will focus on an overview of human resource management and practices. You will learn the impact of job analysis; planning, recruiting, and selection processes; training, developing and compensation considerations, and management performance and labour relations. You will discuss employee and organizational ethics throughout the course, and your studies will emphasize the use of human resource management to achieve high organizational performance.

This course currently has no offerings.

Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting building on the skills you learned in ACCT 122 (Introductory Financial Accounting I). Your studies include these topics: accounting for property, plant and equipment assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnerships, and corporations. In addition, you will learn to prepare a cash flow statement and perform ratio analysis.

This course currently has no offerings.

Your studies will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of managerial accounting. You will examine cost concepts, pricing strategies, manufacturing accounting, cost allocation and budgeting processes. You will be able to select appropriate managerial accounting techniques for decision making

This course currently has no offerings.

You will discover the dynamic field of marketing. You will explore what marketing is, how it works, and the effect it can have on consumers and on society. At the end of the course, you should have a strong sense of how to market ideas, skills, as well as products and services. Marketing concepts you will learn include: the strategic marketing planning process, market research, segmentation, positioning, consumer behaviour, and the marketing mix.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will study human behaviour in organizations and develop the skills needed to deal with people at work. Your studies include content on individual behaviour, values, interpersonal relationships and communications, groups and team dynamics, organizational culture, leadership, and change. You will study these aspects of human behaviour within the context of diverse formal organizations.

This course currently has no offerings.

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