Business Diploma

Diploma

Program Overview

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business diploma will give you a competitive edge in your career. Business students are tomorrow's accountants, financial officers, marketing managers, insurance brokers, human resources specialists and entrepreneurs. Many of the diploma specialties also provide opportunities for co-op work placements.

Our two-year Business diploma program is offered full-time as follows below.

Note: Locations may be subject to change annually.

  • Moose Jaw (all specialties)
  • Saskatoon (Accountancy and Marketing specialties - delivered via live streaming)
  • Prince Albert (Management specialty only)
  • Flexible learning options including online and evening classes are available through the School of Continuing Education.

International students are accepted to the Moose Jaw and Prince Albert programs.

Full-time students in Saskatoon apply to the Business certificate program before entering the Business diploma program. Business diploma students apply through Moose Jaw and Prince Albert.

The Business certificate program is equivalent to the first year of the diploma program. The first year provides a well-rounded foundation in core business concepts, including accounting, computers, economics, human resources, insurance, organizational behavior, marketing and more. The second year allows you to specialize in one of the following areas of expertise.

You can apply to transfer your Business courses to degree programs at various universities. See the Get credit for what you know section below.

Note: Be sure to pay special attention to the Electives that are required for second year specialties (listed at the bottom of the Courses section below).

Accounting is about more than numbers; it's about conducting audits, doing business analyses and presenting financial information so managers and investors can make informed decisions. Accounting is often called the language of business. If you want to be one of the people at the table when critical business decisions are made, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business accountancy specialty will appeal to you.

You'll study cost accounting, auditing, taxation, finance, financial accounting and more. You'll apply theory to real-world situations in business simulations, case studies and group projects. You'll use industry standard software in your courses. Optional co-operative education work terms are a great way to gain valuable experience and make industry connections - while earning money.

You can apply to use your diploma for credit in a degree program at the University of Regina's Paul J. Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edward School of Business, Royal Roads University, University of Lethbridge or online degree programs at Athabasca University. You can also apply to use your diploma credits for standing toward the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. For more information, visit www.cpacanada.ca.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic accountancy specialists are in demand. Many grads have jobs lined up before they graduate. You'll find opportunities in every sector: commercial, industrial, institutional, government and non-profit. You could work for an accounting firm or in the accounting department of a private company or government department.

If you're interested in a career that combines working with money and working with people, Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business financial services specialty diploma is a great choice. Financial services is more than banking - it's loans, mortgages, investment products, financial planning and advising, money management, insurance, risk management and more. Essentially it's helping people with their financial health from the cradle to the grave. With so many services and an aging workforce, it's also an industry with exceptional potential for career growth and mentorship.

You'll develop specialized knowledge and skills in residential mortgages, bank operations, financial products and services, loans and credit, personal financial planning, tax fundamentals, advanced investment products and more.

Practical exercises and hands-on activities give you a chance to apply what you learn. A unique seminar course on strategic advising in your final semester gives you a chance to integrate theory and practice in a simulated retail banking environment. It's a chance to polish your skills before entering the workforce.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic works with the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) to ensure students are meeting actual marketplace needs. As part of your course requirements, you must register with the CSI and purchase specified textbooks that will be used for Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Investment Funds in Canada preparation course. Saskatchewan Polytechnic will guide you through your CSI registration process and textbook purchase.

Graduating with a financial services specialty diploma qualifies you to apply for advanced standing into degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul J. Hill School of Business, Royal Roads University, University of Lethbridge or online degree programs at Athabasca University. Graduates of this specialty may also receive transfer credits towards the Certified in Management designation through the Canadian Institute of Management and the Certified Logistics Professional designation through the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation.

Graduates are prepared to work in a multitude of positions including management trainees in the financial market (financial institutions). These include chartered banks, investment firms, credit unions, trust companies, and insurance companies.

Human resources offers the best of two career paths; working with people and working in a business environment. On a day-to-day basis, you might be dealing with benefits, payroll, labour relations or recruitment issues. But you'll also be involved in the bigger picture - designing competitive employee packages, supporting a productive work environment and creating a healthy organizational culture. Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business human resources specialty provides the broad-based training you need to work in any sector.

This human resources specialty is available on campus in Moose Jaw or through flexible learning options (online and evening). You'll focus on in-depth training in the application of business management practices to employment situations, employee engagement, compensation and benefits, labour and employee relations, organizational effectiveness and behavior, recruitment and selection, training and development, and workplace wellness.

In addition to lecture material, you'll participate in class assignments, role-playing, demonstrations, and simulations. The emphasis on learning by doing will help you translate theory into real-life skills.

As a human resources student you have the option to spend a year taking three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms. Work terms not only let you develop your skills on the job, they provide an excellent introduction to potential employers.

You can use your Business human resources specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul J. Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business, Royal Roads University, University of Lethbridge or online degree programs at Athabasca University. Graduates of this specialty may also receive transfer credits towards the Certified in Management designation through the Canadian Institute of Management and the Certified Logistics Professional designation through the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation.

A Business diploma in human resources gives you a lot of choices. You could work in the HR department of a large multinational company, government agency or health organization. You could be part of a smaller team or even the only specialist in a small business. Where you work impacts what you do. In a smaller organization, you might be a generalist doing a wide variety of HR tasks. In a larger organization, you could be an HR manager, recruiter, labour relations assistant, compensation analyst, training coordinator or benefits administrator.

 

Insurance is big business in Canada. People, businesses, and organizations rely on insurance professionals to help manage risk and protect against loss. With more than 25 percent of the current workforce* expected to retire in the next few years, now is a great time to start a career in insurance.

Insurance brokers, appraisers, claims investigators and marketing representatives work closely with people and businesses. Insurance adjusters, underwriters, loss control specialists, risk managers, and actuaries work behind the scenes balancing the numbers.

Insurance Institute of Canada

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is one of only nine colleges and universities in Canada to offer a dedicated insurance program, and the only one in Saskatchewan. The specialty is designed with extensive input from Saskatchewan's insurance industry and the Insurance Institute of Canada.

In this second year specialty, you'll take courses in insurance against liability, insurance broker/agent skills, insurance on property, loss adjusting, relationship selling, commercial law, and underwriting.

When you graduate, you'll have written five of the 10 Insurance Institute of Canada exams necessary to earn your Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. You can also apply to use your diploma for a head start in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul J. Hill School of Business, Royal Roads University, University of Lethbridge or online degree programs at Athabasca University. Graduates of this specialty may also receive transfer credits towards the Certified in Management designation through the Canadian Institute of Management and the Certified Logistics Professional designation through the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation.

There are more job openings than insurance specialty grads. You'll find your skills in demand in communities around the province. Work as an insurance broker/agent in a large firm or as an independent broker. Build a career as a claims adjuster, underwriter or appraiser for government or private insurance agencies.

If you like being part of decision-making processes and are interested in organizational culture and interpersonal dynamics, the Business management specialty will appeal to you. Business management is many things - efficient management of people, effective organization of resources, and strategic planning for growth. You could work in an administrative role in a wide range of public and privately owned enterprises, crown corporations and government organizations, or start your own business.

You'll develop knowledge and skills in interpersonal and organizational behavior, finance and managerial accounting, entrepreneurship, digital media, leadership and decision making, cross-cultural management, project management, and strategic management.

You can take a year to participate in the optional three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms between semesters three and four. It's a chance to try different job areas in administration and discover the best fit for your career goals.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business management specialty diploma is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM). When you graduate, you'll have met the educational requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) professional designation. After two years of managerial (or supervisory) work experience, you can apply for the right to put the highly respected "CIM" designation after your name.

You can also use your Business management specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul J. Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business, Royal Roads University, University of Lethbridge or online degree programs at Athabasca University. Graduates of this specialty may also receive transfer credits towards the Certified Logistics Professional designation through the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation.

When you graduate, you will have the knowledge and practical skills for a wide variety of administrative and supervisory jobs in many types of organizations. Or you can apply what you have learned to grow your own business.

A career in marketing can take you in many directions - branding, research, public relations, retail, advertising sales or event planning. And you can find jobs in these areas in almost every sector, from health agencies to natural resource companies to non-profit organizations.

Our dynamic curriculum includes social media, computer-based simulations, industry-standard Adobe software, crisis management, and other emerging trends.

You can develop on-the-job skills, introduce yourself to different employers and test-drive different types of jobs over the year during three consecutive four-month paid co-operative education work terms.

You'll gain knowledge and skills in advertising, branding and creative design, digital and social media, market research and strategic marketing, project management and relationship selling, public relations, and retail strategy and development.

You'll get a hands-on education using social media, writing copy, doing mock presentations, conducting research, creating computer-based simulations, participating in group projects and more. You'll also get involved in the community; Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business marketing specialty diploma gives you an opportunity to work on real projects for community-based organizations.

You can apply to use your Business marketing specialty diploma for credit in degree programs at the University of Regina's Paul J. Hill School of Business, University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business, Royal Roads University, University of Lethbridge or online degree programs at Athabasca University. Graduates of this specialty may also receive transfer credits towards the Certified in Management designation through the Canadian Institute of Management and the Certified Logistics Professional designation through the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation.

Business marketing specialty grads work as marketing coordinators, marketing assistants, advertising sales representatives, event planners, publicists, social media specialists, account managers, brand managers, market researchers and more. Use your skills in your own business, work for an advertising agency or design firm, or look for opportunities in larger organizations and government agencies.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

Note: Students starting the program in January will complete the program in an accelerated format. Students will study semesters 1 and 2 consecutively from January to July and begin their second year in September of the same year.

September and January - Moose Jaw (all specialties)

September and January - Prince Albert (Management specialty option only)

Students may transfer after Year One (32 weeks) to Moose Jaw (all specialties) or Saskatoon (Accountancy) to pursue a Business Diploma with Co-operative Education. Co-operative Education is currently not available to Prince Albert students.

September - Saskatoon (Accountancy and Marketing specialties - delivered via live streaming)

Full-Time students in Saskatoon follow this two-step process:

Step 1: Apply to the full-time Business Certificate program (Year One: 32 weeks). After completing the required courses, move to Step 2;
Step 2: Apply to the second year specialty option in the Business Diploma program (through Moose Jaw or Prince Albert) (Year Two: 32 weeks)


Length: Year 1 - 32 weeks; Year 2 - 32 weeks

Locations

  • Moose Jaw
  • Prince Albert
  • Saskatoon
  • Online/Distance options available

  • Some programs offered online or otherwise by distance (i.e., correspondence) include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. They may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.

  • Management is the only specialty available in Prince Albert (first intake of year 1 is September 2019). Accountancy and Marketing are the only specialties available in Saskatoon and are delivered via live stream.

Part-time Delivery

Business Accountancy, Human Resources, and Management - Diploma

View the program page for a complete list of courses and additional information.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • If you take courses through Flexible Learning, you are not required to apply for admission or meet the requirements. Once you have successfully completed all the courses in the program, simply apply to graduate
  • Year 1 (Business Certificate): Grade 12 or successful completion of at least 15 credit units, from this Business certificate program or the Business diploma (year 1) program
  • Year 2 (Business Diploma): Grade 12 or successful completion of at least 15 credit units, from this program (Year 1 - Business Certificate)
  • English Language Requirement
  • Computer experience using a Windows application is recommended

Alternative Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission.



ACCUPLACER©

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 250 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
  • 243 Reading
  • 241 Writing

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

 

2021/22 Academic Year

Year 1 - $8,700
Year 2 (Accountancy) - $8,230
Year 2 (Financial Services) - $7,680
Year 2 (Insurance) - $9,180
Year 2 (Human Resources, Management, Marketing) - $8,480

International Students

View tuition rates for international students.

This program has a Co-operative Education option for the following specialties:  Accountancy, Human Resources, Insurance, Management, and Marketing. Courses are outlined below by semester.

Business Accountancy

  Sept - Dec Jan - Apr May - Aug
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Work term 1
Year 2 Semester 3 Work term 2
Year 3  Semester 4

Business Human Resources, Business Insurance, Business Management and Business Marketing

  Sept - Dec Jan - Apr May - Aug
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2  
Year 2 Semester 3 Work term 1 Work term 2
Year 3 Work term 3  Semester 4  

 

Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ACCT 122
Introductory Financial Accounting 1
5
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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. ACCT 122 is a companion to ACCT 125 (Introductory Financial Accounting 2) which continues the study of basic financial accounting.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 75.0
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 122CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ADMN 220
Organizational Behaviour
4
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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 behavior within the context of diverse formal organizations.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 220CE, BUS 182
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
BCOM 105
Business Communications
4
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You will develop fundamental employability skills through the study of the principles of communication and active listening techniques. The course content includes the 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 and Indigenous situations. You will learn to apply effective presentation skills when delivering oral presentations. You will write business reports.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): BCOM 105CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
BUS 104
Introduction to Business
4
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You will be introduced to fundamentals of business. You will study structures, activities and forces that impact businesses. The course will explore the importance of ethical business practices, corporate social responsibility, and economic diversity in the global economy. You will begin your exploration of the functional business areas of leadership, human resources, operations, marketing, accounting, finance, and entrepreneurship. The course will prepare you for further study in these areas and others. You will work on a business case and prepare a simple business plan.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
COMP 120
Business Solution Software
4
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Your studies will focus on the practical use of File Management, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel from the Microsoft Office Professional software suite. You will learn a wide range of skills from intermediate to advanced in each of the applications.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
ECON 120
Microeconomics
4
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Your studies will focus on an introduction to microeconomics. You will learn how individuals, businesses and governments make decisions in a world of scarce resources and unlimited wants. You will study how production and consumption choices are made in a market economy. You will learn to analyze economic fundamentals in supply, demand, costs, response to price changes, and income distribution. Finally, you will gain an understanding of the most common market structures along with their price and output determination in the Canadian economic marketplace.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ECON 120CE, RT 191
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ACCT 125
Introductory Financial Accounting 2
5
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Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting building on the skills you learned in ACCT 122 (Introductory Financial Accounting 1). Your studies include these topics: accounting for property, plant and equipment assets, current and non-current liabilities, partnerships, and corporations and accounting for payroll. In addition, you will learn to prepare a cash flow statement and perform ratio analysis.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 75.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 125CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ACCT 136
Automated Accounting
4
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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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 105 or ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 136CE, COAP 137
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ACCT 225
Managerial Accounting
5
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Your studies will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of managerial accounting. You will use cost concepts, manufacturing accounting, cost allocation and budgeting processes, and you will be able to employ appropriate managerial accounting techniques for decision making.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 75.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 225CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
FIN 100
Personal Finance
4
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You will explore concepts related to planning and managing personal finances. You will develop the knowledge and decision-making tools to help you make sound financial decisions and/or provide advice to others. Your studies will introduce concepts in banking, deposit accounts, investing, tax and retirement planning. You will explore the uses and misuses of personal credit and review the importance of insurance and estate planning. You will apply the skills and knowledge that you develop in a wide variety of real world situations.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): FIN 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HR 120
Introduction to Human Resource Management
4
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Your studies will focus on an overview of human resource management and practices. You will discuss and apply the concept 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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 222, HR 120CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
INS 100
Principles and Practices of Insurance
4
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Your studies will provide an introduction to the principles and practices of the insurance industry. You will examine the multi-faceted nature of the insurance business, develop an understanding of risk and strategies to respond to it, and examine contract law as it relates to the industry. You will be introduced to the terms and practices of the insurance business.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): INS 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
LAW 220
Commercial Law
4
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Your studies will focus on the field of commercial law. You will apply 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, bailment, insurance, real and intellectual property, and secured transactions.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ACP 170, LAW 220CE, LAW 240
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MATH 139
Business Mathematics
4
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You will solve business problems involving ratios, proportions and percentages. You will use the concept of the time value of money and how it is applied to both simple and compound interest. You will calculate ordinary annuities and bonds.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): FIN 120, MATH 139CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MKTG 120
Marketing
4
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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 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. You will apply these marketing concepts: the strategic marketing planning process, market research, segmentation, positioning, consumer behaviour, and the marketing mix.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): MKTG 120CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Sem 2 Electives (Take 1 of 2)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ACCT 125
Introductory Financial Accounting 2
5
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Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting building on the skills you learned in ACCT 122 (Introductory Financial Accounting 1). Your studies include these topics: accounting for property, plant and equipment assets, current and non-current liabilities, partnerships, and corporations and accounting for payroll. In addition, you will learn to prepare a cash flow statement and perform ratio analysis.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 75.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 125CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ACCT 225
Managerial Accounting
5
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Your studies will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of managerial accounting. You will use cost concepts, manufacturing accounting, cost allocation and budgeting processes, and you will be able to employ appropriate managerial accounting techniques for decision making.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 75.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 225CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Sem 2 Electives (Take 1 of 3)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ACCT 136
Automated Accounting
4
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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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 105 or ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 136CE, COAP 137
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
FIN 100
Personal Finance
4
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You will explore concepts related to planning and managing personal finances. You will develop the knowledge and decision-making tools to help you make sound financial decisions and/or provide advice to others. Your studies will introduce concepts in banking, deposit accounts, investing, tax and retirement planning. You will explore the uses and misuses of personal credit and review the importance of insurance and estate planning. You will apply the skills and knowledge that you develop in a wide variety of real world situations.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): FIN 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
INS 100
Principles and Practices of Insurance
4
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Your studies will provide an introduction to the principles and practices of the insurance industry. You will examine the multi-faceted nature of the insurance business, develop an understanding of risk and strategies to respond to it, and examine contract law as it relates to the industry. You will be introduced to the terms and practices of the insurance business.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): INS 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Graduation Requirement

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ACCT 136
Automated Accounting
4
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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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 105 or ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 136CE, COAP 137
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Electives (Must take 2 of 13)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ACCT 136
Automated Accounting
4
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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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 105 or ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 136CE, COAP 137
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ACCT 225
Managerial Accounting
5
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Your studies will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of managerial accounting. You will use cost concepts, manufacturing accounting, cost allocation and budgeting processes, and you will be able to employ appropriate managerial accounting techniques for decision making.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 75.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 225CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ADMN 209
Organizational Change
4
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You will develop strategies and processes related to creating and fostering an evolving workplace culture that supports innovation, change, quality and learning and results in harmony between the organization’s needs and employee’s expectations while remaining consistent with the organization’s business plan in a competitive and changing environment. The course content emphasizes the importance of implementing change in the proper sequence of events and interactions.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): HR 236
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ADMN 224
Entrepreneurship
4
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You will develop an understanding of entrepreneurial practice and the entrepreneurial mindset, as well as apply frameworks for ideation and innovation. Through the use of the Business Model Canvas, you will transform a small business opportunity into a feasible business model. You will then synthesize your knowledge and experience in a variety of management disciplines to prepare and present a comprehensive business plan.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 224CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ADMN 255
Conflict Management
4
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Your studies 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. This course is designed not only as an introduction to developing skills in managing conflict, but also providing organizational leaders with skills to manage conflict. 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 modeling, reframing, problem solving and decision making.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 255CE, DRCP 221
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
FIN 100
Personal Finance
4
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You will explore concepts related to planning and managing personal finances. You will develop the knowledge and decision-making tools to help you make sound financial decisions and/or provide advice to others. Your studies will introduce concepts in banking, deposit accounts, investing, tax and retirement planning. You will explore the uses and misuses of personal credit and review the importance of insurance and estate planning. You will apply the skills and knowledge that you develop in a wide variety of real world situations.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): FIN 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
FIN 220
Finance
4
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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. The course content includes sources of capital and corporate borrowing, cost of capital theory and optimal capital structure, and the capital budget decision-making.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACP 475, FIN 220CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HR 233
Employee and Labour Relations
4
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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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 233, HR 233CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HR 234
Creating Healthy Organizations
4
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Your studies will focus on the major influences of 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. The course content includes equity and fairness, the influence of culture, diversity and equity, motivation, job design principles, performance management, occupational health and safety and workplace mental health.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 234, HR 234CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
INS 100
Principles and Practices of Insurance
4
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Your studies will provide an introduction to the principles and practices of the insurance industry. You will examine the multi-faceted nature of the insurance business, develop an understanding of risk and strategies to respond to it, and examine contract law as it relates to the industry. You will be introduced to the terms and practices of the insurance business.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): INS 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MKTG 221
Relationship Selling
4
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Your studies will focus on a comprehensive study and practice of all aspects of selling in today's dynamic market. Your studies will include the essential traits of a salesperson, psychological factors, product knowledge, selling aids, making the contact, closing the sale, sales management, and selling.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MKTG 222
Advertising and Marketing Communications
4
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You will develop an integrated marketing communication plan using current industry practices. Applying the theory and rationale to creating advertisements and developing media plans are key components of the course. These essential components will be complemented by an illustration of the strategic use of sales promotion, personal selling, public relations, and event marketing/sponsorship.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MKTG 223
Marketing Research
4
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You will explore the importance of marketing research in decision making. You will discover and apply the marketing research process to develop a basic marketing research report. Topics of study include: research design, qualitative and quantitative data gathering methods, sampling techniques, and data analysis using statistical software.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): MKTG 223CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Electives (Must take 1 of 13)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ACCT 136
Automated Accounting
4
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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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 105 or ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 136CE, COAP 137
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ACCT 225
Managerial Accounting
5
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Your studies will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of managerial accounting. You will use cost concepts, manufacturing accounting, cost allocation and budgeting processes, and you will be able to employ appropriate managerial accounting techniques for decision making.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 75.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 225CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ADMN 224
Entrepreneurship
4
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You will develop an understanding of entrepreneurial practice and the entrepreneurial mindset, as well as apply frameworks for ideation and innovation. Through the use of the Business Model Canvas, you will transform a small business opportunity into a feasible business model. You will then synthesize your knowledge and experience in a variety of management disciplines to prepare and present a comprehensive business plan.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 224CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ECON 121
Macroeconomics
4
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This course will help you to understand how our economy works at a national level, along with the problems and choices faced by any modern economy. You will learn how to measure and interpret the state of the economy with macroeconomic variables such as GDP, inflation, unemployment, money supply, and interest rate. You will study how monetary policy (money supply and interest rates) and fiscal policy (government spending and taxation) are used to smooth economic fluctuations. You will examine foreign trade and exchange rates in a global economy.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ECON 120 or ECON 100
Equivalent Course(s): ECON 121CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
FIN 100
Personal Finance
4
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You will explore concepts related to planning and managing personal finances. You will develop the knowledge and decision-making tools to help you make sound financial decisions and/or provide advice to others. Your studies will introduce concepts in banking, deposit accounts, investing, tax and retirement planning. You will explore the uses and misuses of personal credit and review the importance of insurance and estate planning. You will apply the skills and knowledge that you develop in a wide variety of real world situations.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): FIN 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
FIN 220
Finance
4
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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. The course content includes sources of capital and corporate borrowing, cost of capital theory and optimal capital structure, and the capital budget decision-making.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACP 475, FIN 220CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
INS 100
Principles and Practices of Insurance
4
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Your studies will provide an introduction to the principles and practices of the insurance industry. You will examine the multi-faceted nature of the insurance business, develop an understanding of risk and strategies to respond to it, and examine contract law as it relates to the industry. You will be introduced to the terms and practices of the insurance business.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): INS 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
IPSK 200
Essential Business Skills
4
Show course details
In addition to developing your presentation, time management and emotional intelligence skills, you will be creating a personal brand that will communicate your individuality to the world. You will also practice proper Canadian business communication and etiquette in various circumstances to ensure success in your chosen field.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): FIN 225
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MGMT 209
Strategic Management
4
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You will study the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis, designed to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Your studies are focused on information analyses, organizational processes, skills, business knowledge and judgement that managers must possess to devise strategy, to position their firms to sustain and maximize progress in the face of uncertainty and competition. You will take a general management perspective, viewing the organization as a whole entity by examining how policies in each functional area are integrated and woven to represent the whole firm to achieve sustainability and profitability in an ever changing and competitive environment.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 209CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 214
Project Management
4
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You will develop the skills and techniques required to make an effective contribution to, and have an immediate impact on, successful projects. You will develop the knowledge required to initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects. You will gain a working knowledge of MS Project software and be able to use it to schedule, budget and control projects.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): MKTG 228
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MKTG 221
Relationship Selling
4
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Your studies will focus on a comprehensive study and practice of all aspects of selling in today's dynamic market. Your studies will include the essential traits of a salesperson, psychological factors, product knowledge, selling aids, making the contact, closing the sale, sales management, and selling.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MKTG 222
Advertising and Marketing Communications
4
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You will develop an integrated marketing communication plan using current industry practices. Applying the theory and rationale to creating advertisements and developing media plans are key components of the course. These essential components will be complemented by an illustration of the strategic use of sales promotion, personal selling, public relations, and event marketing/sponsorship.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MKTG 223
Marketing Research
4
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You will explore the importance of marketing research in decision making. You will discover and apply the marketing research process to develop a basic marketing research report. Topics of study include: research design, qualitative and quantitative data gathering methods, sampling techniques, and data analysis using statistical software.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): MKTG 223CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Graduation Requirement

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
INS 100
Principles and Practices of Insurance
4
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Your studies will provide an introduction to the principles and practices of the insurance industry. You will examine the multi-faceted nature of the insurance business, develop an understanding of risk and strategies to respond to it, and examine contract law as it relates to the industry. You will be introduced to the terms and practices of the insurance business.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): INS 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Electives (Must take 2 of 14)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ACCT 136
Automated Accounting
4
Show course details
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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 105 or ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 136CE, COAP 137
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ACCT 225
Managerial Accounting
5
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Your studies will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of managerial accounting. You will use cost concepts, manufacturing accounting, cost allocation and budgeting processes, and you will be able to employ appropriate managerial accounting techniques for decision making.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 75.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 225CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ADMN 224
Entrepreneurship
4
Show course details
You will develop an understanding of entrepreneurial practice and the entrepreneurial mindset, as well as apply frameworks for ideation and innovation. Through the use of the Business Model Canvas, you will transform a small business opportunity into a feasible business model. You will then synthesize your knowledge and experience in a variety of management disciplines to prepare and present a comprehensive business plan.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 224CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ECON 121
Macroeconomics
4
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This course will help you to understand how our economy works at a national level, along with the problems and choices faced by any modern economy. You will learn how to measure and interpret the state of the economy with macroeconomic variables such as GDP, inflation, unemployment, money supply, and interest rate. You will study how monetary policy (money supply and interest rates) and fiscal policy (government spending and taxation) are used to smooth economic fluctuations. You will examine foreign trade and exchange rates in a global economy.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ECON 120 or ECON 100
Equivalent Course(s): ECON 121CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
FIN 100
Personal Finance
4
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You will explore concepts related to planning and managing personal finances. You will develop the knowledge and decision-making tools to help you make sound financial decisions and/or provide advice to others. Your studies will introduce concepts in banking, deposit accounts, investing, tax and retirement planning. You will explore the uses and misuses of personal credit and review the importance of insurance and estate planning. You will apply the skills and knowledge that you develop in a wide variety of real world situations.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): FIN 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
FIN 220
Finance
4
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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. The course content includes sources of capital and corporate borrowing, cost of capital theory and optimal capital structure, and the capital budget decision-making.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACP 475, FIN 220CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HR 233
Employee and Labour Relations
4
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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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 233, HR 233CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HR 234
Creating Healthy Organizations
4
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Your studies will focus on the major influences of 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. The course content includes equity and fairness, the influence of culture, diversity and equity, motivation, job design principles, performance management, occupational health and safety and workplace mental health.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 234, HR 234CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
INS 100
Principles and Practices of Insurance
4
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Your studies will provide an introduction to the principles and practices of the insurance industry. You will examine the multi-faceted nature of the insurance business, develop an understanding of risk and strategies to respond to it, and examine contract law as it relates to the industry. You will be introduced to the terms and practices of the insurance business.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): INS 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
IPSK 200
Essential Business Skills
4
Show course details
In addition to developing your presentation, time management and emotional intelligence skills, you will be creating a personal brand that will communicate your individuality to the world. You will also practice proper Canadian business communication and etiquette in various circumstances to ensure success in your chosen field.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): FIN 225
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MGMT 209
Strategic Management
4
Show course details
You will study the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis, designed to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Your studies are focused on information analyses, organizational processes, skills, business knowledge and judgement that managers must possess to devise strategy, to position their firms to sustain and maximize progress in the face of uncertainty and competition. You will take a general management perspective, viewing the organization as a whole entity by examining how policies in each functional area are integrated and woven to represent the whole firm to achieve sustainability and profitability in an ever changing and competitive environment.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 209CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 214
Project Management
4
Show course details
You will develop the skills and techniques required to make an effective contribution to, and have an immediate impact on, successful projects. You will develop the knowledge required to initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects. You will gain a working knowledge of MS Project software and be able to use it to schedule, budget and control projects.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): MKTG 228
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MKTG 222
Advertising and Marketing Communications
4
Show course details
You will develop an integrated marketing communication plan using current industry practices. Applying the theory and rationale to creating advertisements and developing media plans are key components of the course. These essential components will be complemented by an illustration of the strategic use of sales promotion, personal selling, public relations, and event marketing/sponsorship.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MKTG 223
Marketing Research
4
Show course details
You will explore the importance of marketing research in decision making. You will discover and apply the marketing research process to develop a basic marketing research report. Topics of study include: research design, qualitative and quantitative data gathering methods, sampling techniques, and data analysis using statistical software.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): MKTG 223CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Electives (Must take 1 of 12)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ACCT 136
Automated Accounting
4
Show course details
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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 105 or ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 136CE, COAP 137
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ACCT 225
Managerial Accounting
5
Show course details
Your studies will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of managerial accounting. You will use cost concepts, manufacturing accounting, cost allocation and budgeting processes, and you will be able to employ appropriate managerial accounting techniques for decision making.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 75.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 225CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ADMN 209
Organizational Change
4
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You will develop strategies and processes related to creating and fostering an evolving workplace culture that supports innovation, change, quality and learning and results in harmony between the organization’s needs and employee’s expectations while remaining consistent with the organization’s business plan in a competitive and changing environment. The course content emphasizes the importance of implementing change in the proper sequence of events and interactions.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): HR 236
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ECON 121
Macroeconomics
4
Show course details
This course will help you to understand how our economy works at a national level, along with the problems and choices faced by any modern economy. You will learn how to measure and interpret the state of the economy with macroeconomic variables such as GDP, inflation, unemployment, money supply, and interest rate. You will study how monetary policy (money supply and interest rates) and fiscal policy (government spending and taxation) are used to smooth economic fluctuations. You will examine foreign trade and exchange rates in a global economy.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ECON 120 or ECON 100
Equivalent Course(s): ECON 121CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
FIN 100
Personal Finance
4
Show course details
You will explore concepts related to planning and managing personal finances. You will develop the knowledge and decision-making tools to help you make sound financial decisions and/or provide advice to others. Your studies will introduce concepts in banking, deposit accounts, investing, tax and retirement planning. You will explore the uses and misuses of personal credit and review the importance of insurance and estate planning. You will apply the skills and knowledge that you develop in a wide variety of real world situations.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): FIN 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HR 225
Strategic Human Resources Management
4
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Your studies will focus on developing and integrating human resource management (HRM) practices to further the organization's strategic direction. The course addresses human resource (HR) forecasting and planning, strategic approaches to other human resource management functions, creating learning organizations, diagnosing and analyzing organizational change, legal requirements, and current HRM issues. You will gain a holistic understanding and practical application of various strategic tools related to an organization's human resources function.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HR 233
Employee and Labour Relations
4
Show course details
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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 233, HR 233CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HR 234
Creating Healthy Organizations
4
Show course details
Your studies will focus on the major influences of 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. The course content includes equity and fairness, the influence of culture, diversity and equity, motivation, job design principles, performance management, occupational health and safety and workplace mental health.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 234, HR 234CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
INS 100
Principles and Practices of Insurance
4
Show course details
Your studies will provide an introduction to the principles and practices of the insurance industry. You will examine the multi-faceted nature of the insurance business, develop an understanding of risk and strategies to respond to it, and examine contract law as it relates to the industry. You will be introduced to the terms and practices of the insurance business.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): INS 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
IPSK 200
Essential Business Skills
4
Show course details
In addition to developing your presentation, time management and emotional intelligence skills, you will be creating a personal brand that will communicate your individuality to the world. You will also practice proper Canadian business communication and etiquette in various circumstances to ensure success in your chosen field.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): FIN 225
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MKTG 221
Relationship Selling
4
Show course details
Your studies will focus on a comprehensive study and practice of all aspects of selling in today's dynamic market. Your studies will include the essential traits of a salesperson, psychological factors, product knowledge, selling aids, making the contact, closing the sale, sales management, and selling.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MKTG 223
Marketing Research
4
Show course details
You will explore the importance of marketing research in decision making. You will discover and apply the marketing research process to develop a basic marketing research report. Topics of study include: research design, qualitative and quantitative data gathering methods, sampling techniques, and data analysis using statistical software.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): MKTG 223CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning

Electives (Must take 3 of 14)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ACCT 136
Automated Accounting
4
Show course details
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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 105 or ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 136CE, COAP 137
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ACCT 225
Managerial Accounting
5
Show course details
Your studies will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of managerial accounting. You will use cost concepts, manufacturing accounting, cost allocation and budgeting processes, and you will be able to employ appropriate managerial accounting techniques for decision making.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 75.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACCT 225CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ADMN 206
Leadership Development
4
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Through obtaining an understanding of organizational and personal leadership principles and practices, you will develop your own philosophies about leading and following in the workplace. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to pursue your own leadership development through self-reflection and the development of a leadership development action plan. Key topics include: strengths-based leadership, leadership ethics, embracing diversity and inclusion, developing core leadership skills, developing others, and empowering followers.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 206CE, MGMT 124
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ADMN 209
Organizational Change
4
Show course details
You will develop strategies and processes related to creating and fostering an evolving workplace culture that supports innovation, change, quality and learning and results in harmony between the organization’s needs and employee’s expectations while remaining consistent with the organization’s business plan in a competitive and changing environment. The course content emphasizes the importance of implementing change in the proper sequence of events and interactions.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): HR 236
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ADMN 224
Entrepreneurship
4
Show course details
You will develop an understanding of entrepreneurial practice and the entrepreneurial mindset, as well as apply frameworks for ideation and innovation. Through the use of the Business Model Canvas, you will transform a small business opportunity into a feasible business model. You will then synthesize your knowledge and experience in a variety of management disciplines to prepare and present a comprehensive business plan.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 224CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ADMN 255
Conflict Management
4
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Your studies 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. This course is designed not only as an introduction to developing skills in managing conflict, but also providing organizational leaders with skills to manage conflict. 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 modeling, reframing, problem solving and decision making.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 255CE, DRCP 221
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
ECON 121
Macroeconomics
4
Show course details
This course will help you to understand how our economy works at a national level, along with the problems and choices faced by any modern economy. You will learn how to measure and interpret the state of the economy with macroeconomic variables such as GDP, inflation, unemployment, money supply, and interest rate. You will study how monetary policy (money supply and interest rates) and fiscal policy (government spending and taxation) are used to smooth economic fluctuations. You will examine foreign trade and exchange rates in a global economy.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ECON 120 or ECON 100
Equivalent Course(s): ECON 121CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
FIN 100
Personal Finance
4
Show course details
You will explore concepts related to planning and managing personal finances. You will develop the knowledge and decision-making tools to help you make sound financial decisions and/or provide advice to others. Your studies will introduce concepts in banking, deposit accounts, investing, tax and retirement planning. You will explore the uses and misuses of personal credit and review the importance of insurance and estate planning. You will apply the skills and knowledge that you develop in a wide variety of real world situations.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): FIN 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
FIN 220
Finance
4
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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. The course content includes sources of capital and corporate borrowing, cost of capital theory and optimal capital structure, and the capital budget decision-making.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 122
Equivalent Course(s): ACP 475, FIN 220CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HR 233
Employee and Labour Relations
4
Show course details
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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 233, HR 233CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
HR 234
Creating Healthy Organizations
4
Show course details
Your studies will focus on the major influences of 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. The course content includes equity and fairness, the influence of culture, diversity and equity, motivation, job design principles, performance management, occupational health and safety and workplace mental health.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 234, HR 234CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
INS 100
Principles and Practices of Insurance
4
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Your studies will provide an introduction to the principles and practices of the insurance industry. You will examine the multi-faceted nature of the insurance business, develop an understanding of risk and strategies to respond to it, and examine contract law as it relates to the industry. You will be introduced to the terms and practices of the insurance business.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): INS 100CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
IPSK 200
Essential Business Skills
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In addition to developing your presentation, time management and emotional intelligence skills, you will be creating a personal brand that will communicate your individuality to the world. You will also practice proper Canadian business communication and etiquette in various circumstances to ensure success in your chosen field.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): FIN 225
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MGMT 209
Strategic Management
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You will study the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis, designed to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Your studies are focused on information analyses, organizational processes, skills, business knowledge and judgement that managers must possess to devise strategy, to position their firms to sustain and maximize progress in the face of uncertainty and competition. You will take a general management perspective, viewing the organization as a whole entity by examining how policies in each functional area are integrated and woven to represent the whole firm to achieve sustainability and profitability in an ever changing and competitive environment.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 209CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Note:

  • Students who wish to pursue the Business Accountancy specialty diploma must take ACCT 125 in order to meet pre-requisites for most second year Accountancy courses
  • Students who wish to pursue the Business Accountancy specialty diploma must take ACCT 136 in order to graduate

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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.  See links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for courses in this program.


Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Graduates of the Business diploma may be eligible for block transfer of 60 credit units towards the Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Commerce and/or Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations Post Diploma programs.
Students from Sask Polytech may be eligible for transfer of courses.
Students from Sask Polytech to CITT, or students from CITT to Sask Polytech, may be eligible for credit of courses
Graduates of this program with minimum "B" (3.00/4.33) GPA may be eligible for full block transfer into third year Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business program.

Graduates of this program with minimum "B" (3.00/4.33) GPA may be eligible for full block transfer into third year Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management program.
Diploma graduates will receive two years of block credit and can complete a Bachelor of Management in two years. Will consider applicants below 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) for admission, depending on individual circumstances.

Accountancy
Completion of SaskPolytech Business Diploma Accountancy program may be eligible for a block transfer of 60 credit units towards the Edwards School of Business Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Human Resources
Completion of SaskPolytech Business Diploma Human Resources program may be eligible for a block transfer of 60 credit units towards the Edwards School of Business Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Management
 Completion of SaskPolytech Business Diploma Management program may be eligible for a block transfer of 60 credit units towards the Edwards School of Business Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Marketing
Completion of SaskPolytech Business Diploma Marketing program may be eligible for a block transfer of 60 credit units towards the Edwards School of Business Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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