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Our two-year Business diploma program is offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw.

Current Continuing Education course offerings listed below.


You will study the necessary theory and tools for understanding, analyzing and designing computer-based accounting information systems at the introductory level. You will study the theory and participate in practical applications that support your studies as an accounting student. The course includes an introduction to the field of electronic commerce.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-484
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-922
Your studies will include an introduction to auditing, its objectives and reports, the types of evidence and documentations required, the study of internal control and audit sampling. You will study the processes of the audit of revenue and collections and acquisitions and expenditures. You will acquire these skills through your participation in a combination of classroom instruction, independent learning and practical exercises.

This course currently has no offerings.

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 are required.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 26, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 116.2
Registration deadline: April 26, 2017
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-265
April 25, 2017 - June 13, 2017
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 128
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-895
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-483
You will develop fundamental employability skills through study of the principles of communication and active listening techniques. The course content includes development of effective writing skills and formatting. You will apply the principles and skills by writing business messages for positive, negative and persuasive purposes. You will examine ways to apply communication skills to cross-cultural situations. You will learn to apply effective presentation skills when delivering oral presentations and conducting business meetings. You will write short reports.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will deal with business problems involving ratios, proportions and percent. You will study the mathematics of merchandizing by examining discounts and markups, You will deal with the concept of the time value of money and how it is applied to both simple and compound interest. You will study ordinary annuities and specifically how they relate to mortgages.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will be introduced to the elements of statistics used in business. The course content includes frequency distribution, measure of central tendency and dispersion, probability distributions (discrete and continuous), sampling, sampling distributions, estimations, regressions, correlation and elementary hypothesis testing.

Additional costs: A textbook and Sharp business financial EL-738 calculator.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00Televised (Distance Learning)CRN: 201603-493
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.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-489
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-490
You will focus on an introduction to conflict resolution, designed to provide you with interest-based conflict resolution models and primary interpersonal skills to handle workplace conflicts. You will obtain insights and be educated in conflict theory, negotiation strategy, needs grounding related to basic interpersonal communication and management skills, such as rapport building, empathetic listening, behaviour modelling, reframing, problem solving, and decision making. You will develop conflict resolution skills through a combination of lecture material, in-class assignments, role-plays and demonstrations, reading assignments, and problem-solving challenges.

This course currently has no offerings.

The course is an introduction to the study of cost accounting theory and practice. You will focus on the differences between cost accounting and financial accounting, various cost accounting terms, an introduction to costing systems and responsibility accounting using master and flexible budgets.

This course currently has no offerings.

Your studies will be a continuation of Cost Accounting 1 (ACCT 226). You will study non-routine decision making, cost allocation theory and methods, process costing, hybrid costing systems, inventory management and sales and input variances.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will learn skills, knowledge, attitudes that support the transformation of diversity into a competitive advantage. Your studies will include the elements of culture that define societies, intercultural communication skills that support collaboration, and strategies that enhance organizational and personal efficiency and effectiveness.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will explore the role of digital media in the marketing and promotion strategies of a business. Your studies will examine the relationship between market research, audience identification, and digital marketing strategy. You will develop business content designed to create interest and engagement in a business. You will learn how to establish metrics and build assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of your digital media marketing strategy.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 25, 2017 - June 13, 2017
Tue, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 716
Registration deadline: May 2, 2017
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-268
You will study the foundations of macroeconomics. Your studies will include an introduction to the economic principles of scarcity, opportunity costs, demand and supply, and comparative market structures. You will then focus on learning about the major macroeconomic elements impacting our economy. This includes Gross Domestic Product, unemployment and inflation, government spending and taxation, the Canadian banking system, foreign trade and other key macroeconomic variables.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will focus on the major influences on employee engagement and the impact on individual managers and the organization. You will examine the importance of sound employee relationship practices in the role of reaching organizational objectives. You will look at equity and fairness, the influence of culture, diversity and equity, motivation, job design principles, performance management and occupational health and safety. You will research and develop a proposal that management can implement to enhance corporate employee engagement.



Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-488
You will become familiar with the role of finance and its implication for risk, income and control, credit conditions and a firm’s state of liquidity. Course content includes sources of capital and corporate borrowing, cost of capital theory and optimal capital structure and capital budget decision making.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 25, 2017 - June 13, 2017
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 129C
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-896
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00Televised (Distance Learning)CRN: 201603-487
Your studies will focus on the practical use of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint from the Microsoft Office Professional software suite. You will learn a wide range of skills from intermediate to advanced in each of the applications.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 25, 2017 - June 13, 2017
Tue, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 207.25
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-267
You will continue your studies of financial accounting begun in ACCT 220. Your studies will include current and long-term liabilities, shareholders equity, dilutive securities and earnings per share, revenue recognition, pensions, statement of cash flows, incomplete records and accounting for corporate income taxes. Both International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) are considered as accounting standards.

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.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 25, 2017 - June 13, 2017
Tue, Thu - 9:00-11:59 am
Room: 408
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-897
Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting designed to provide you with accounting skills to handle business transactions. The course will include bookkeeping techniques, accounting for a merchandising concern and control over cash and receivables. Accounting for payroll is also introduced in this course. ACCT 122 is a companion to ACCT 125 (Introductory Financial Accounting 2) which continues the study of basic financial accounting.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 27, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: May 4, 2017
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-272
April 26, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 128
Registration deadline: April 26, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-893
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.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 27, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: May 4, 2017
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-264
April 26, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 129C
Registration deadline: April 26, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-894
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-482
Your studies will focus on labour relations, including union certification procedures, union structure, managing in unionized environments, applicable legislation affecting labour relations, collective bargaining, dispute resolution methods, and recent developments in the labour relations field. You will be encouraged to discuss and debate labour relations issues, to critically evaluate case studies and to monitor and report on current labour relations events. Through intensive simulations and experiential exercises, you will develop practical skills and abilities to reach a collective bargaining agreement.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will obtain a solid understanding of organizations and personal leadership. Your study will focus on blending principles and techniques of leadership, motivation, management, and self-development in an effort to help you develop your own philosophies about managing and being managed. Key topics include: the history and evolution of leadership thought, leadership effectiveness through the application of motivational techniques, facilitating follower empowerment, experiential learning and strategic leadership.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-485
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

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-503
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.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-491
You will prepare a basic marketing research report using an applied approach and you will have the opportunity to participate in role plays and simulations that have practical application to a career in marketing. You will design different research instruments and compile a research report.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-492
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.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 26, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 721
Registration deadline: May 3, 2017
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-266
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-486
You will develop a general understanding of the processes, techniques and issues human resource professionals encounter in developing and administering a total rewards program. You will learn the strategic importance of total rewards and how its issues can impact other areas of human resources. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the impact of contemporary social trends and legislative developments that affect decision making about the design of total rewards programs.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will focus on the role and functions of sourcing of applicants and the acquisition of employees in human resource management. You will develop an appreciation for professional sourcing, acquisition, and onboarding practices that meet Canadian legal standards. You will develop an understanding of the essential role of sound talent acquisition practices in relation to an organization’s performance management goals. You will recognize the constraints under which an organization operates and how it relates to the process of sourcing and acquisition of talent.

This course currently has no offerings.

Your studies will include an introduction to the Income Tax Act including the structure of fiscal legislation, administration, and enforcement practices as they pertain to personal income tax. The course includes the calculation of taxable income, calculation of tax, and the completion of personal income tax returns.

This course currently has no offerings.

Your studies will expand on the material covered in Tax 1 (TAX 221) and you will learn the skills required to solve more complex problems for individual taxpayers. You will study the calculation of taxable income, calculation of corporate tax and the completion of corporate income tax returns.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-494
You will analyze the strategic value of developing talent within organizations with a focus on employee training and career development. Specifically, through a combined theory and hands-on approach, you will examine the functions of training and development needs analysis, training program design, the selection and application of training methods, transfer strategies, training evaluation and building employee engagement in career development.

This course currently has no offerings.

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