Business Administration Programs (Vancouver)

Business Administration Programs
  • Upgrade your business skills and earn a professional designation while you work
  • Flexible monthly start dates and convenient evening schedule to suit your study needs and certification goals
  • Complete just 4 required courses and qualify for certification by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM)

The Greystone business program is built on a sequence of independent courses. Rather than studying multiple topics at the same time, you will tackle one business subject at a time and complete each course in well-structured four weeks’ time. This makes for easier acquisition of the knowledge required and it gives your education a sense of momentum that can be very satisfying.

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Co-op and Work Experience Option Available

Entry Requirements

Students who are interested in attending Greystone College must have completed (graduated from) their final year of general schooling.

International students must demonstrate advanced level of English with our online written test and arranged speaking interview. Note: The online written test is exempt if iBT 80, IELTS 6.5, or ILSC A1 is presented. The online written test is exempt if ILSC’s Business English Management Certificate, or International Business English Certificate is completed. If an applicant fails to meet the minimum requirements, they cannot be waived by either the institution or the student.

Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

40 weeks (21 hours per week)

For course descriptions please see individual certificates below.

Graduates of this 10 month program will receive a solid foundation in business administration. The program prepares students for the business world and future studies through a variety of courses. Learning is enhanced with classroom discussion, case studies, team projects and presentations.

The Business Administration program is comprised of five two-month certificates.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the Certificate in Management and Administration from the Canadian Institute of Management.

Start Dates - 2016

Jan 4, Feb 1, Feb 29, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 24, Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15, Sep 12, Oct 11, Nov 7, Dec 5

Co-op and Work Experience Option Available

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2016 Fees

Registration Fee: $150
Advanced Diploma in Business Administration:
Tuition: $13600
Textbook Fees: $1250

Diploma in International Business Management

Daytime program: 26 weeks
Evening program: 48 weeks (including scheduled breaks)

For course descriptions please see individual certificates below.

Graduates will gain an excellent understanding of the essentials of business management. This program prepares students to enter the world of business management and looks at the current global business environment. Students will discuss global issues, prepare presentations, do team projects, and extend their research skills.

The International Business Management Diploma is made up of three two-month certificates. See chart below.

Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the Certificate in Supervisory Management from the Canadian Institute of Management.

Job Search Preparation (2 Weeks)

In this course, students will prepare for finding work in the Canadian workplace. Students will focus on defining their future goals and career aspirations, and will learn how to write effective resumes and cover letters, interview basics, and what employers are looking for. Students will complete the course feeling prepared to find work in their new field.

2016 Start Dates
Daytime Program: Jan 4, Feb 1, Feb 29, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 24,Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15, Sep 12, Oct 11, Nov 7, Dec 5

Evening Program: Jan 18, Mar 14, May 9, Jul 4, Aug 29, Oct 24

Co-op and Work Experience Option Available

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2016 Fees

Registration Fee: $150
Diploma in International Business Management:
Tuition: $8840
Textbook Fees: $750

Diploma in Supervisory Management

16 weeks (21 hours per week)

For course descriptions please see individual certificates below.

Graduates will receive a solid foundation in supervisory management. The program prepares students with the key business communication, leadership, and relational skills, as well as the foundational planning, organizing, and logistical skills and legal knowledge required for effective supervisory management. Learning is enhanced with classroom discussion, case studies, team projects, field trips and presentations.

The Supervisory Management Program is comprised of two two-month certificates. See chart below.

Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the Certificate in Supervisory Management from the Canadian Institute of Management.

The Canadian Institute of Management

The Canadian Institute of Management is Canada’s senior management association. As a non-profit organization, the Institute is dedicated to the enhancement of managerial skills and professional development.

2016 Fees

Registration Fee: $150
Diploma in Supervisory Management:
Tuition: $5600
Textbook Fees: $500

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Start Dates - 2016
May 24, Nov 7

Certificate in Business Experience

12 weeks (21 hours per week)

This flexible program allows students to focus on business topics most relevant to their needs or interests in order to earn a Certificate in Business Experience. Students can choose any three business courses offered at Greystone College and focus on areas like communication, management, HR, financial management, and international business.

Course Name Start Dates 2016
International Business Mar 28, Sep 12
Marketing Apr 25, Oct 11
Organizational Behaviour May 24, Nov 7
Managerial Communications Jan 4, Jun 20, Dec 5
Introduction to Management Feb 1, Jul 18
Business Law Feb 29, Aug 15
Human Resources* Mar 28, Jul 18, Nov 7
Managerial Accounting* Jan 4, Apr 25, Aug 15, Dec 5
Financial Management* Feb 1, May 24, Sep 12
Strategic Analysis* Feb 29, Jun 20, Oct 11
* Courses run subject to enrolment. Financial Management and Strategic Analysis courses require basic accounting experience as a pre-requisite. Additionally, Introduction to Management is recommended before taking Strateic Analysis.

Each course is 4 weeks in length, Monday to Thursday 9 am–2:30 pm (with a lunch break from 12:00–1 pm) and Friday 9 am–12 pm.

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2016 Fees

Registration Fee: $150
Tuition: $4320
Material Fees: $375

Take Certificates individually, or combine them to earn one of Greystone College’s Business Diplomas:

Diploma in Business Communications

Daytime program: 26 weeks
Evening program: 48 weeks (including scheduled breaks)

The Business Communications Diploma provides learners with a diverse range of skills and knowledge. Students will cover a range of topics to prepare them for a variety of business industry positions such as customer service advisor, clerical worker, data entry operator, information desk clerk, office junior, receptionist and more. Students will develop the technical skills they need for business, as well as criti¬cally important soft skills, like communication and teamwork, that employers seek.

Successful graduates of the program will be able to apply a broad range of competencies in varied work contexts, using some discretion, judgment and relevant theoretical knowledge. They will be able to provide technical advice and support to a team.

Start Dates - 2016
Daytime Program: Jan 4, Feb 1, Feb 29, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 24,Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15, Sep 12, Oct 11, Nov 7, Dec 5

Evening Program: Jan 18, Mar 14, May 9, Jul 4, Aug 29, Oct 24

Co-op Option Available

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2016 Fees

Registration Fee: $150
Tuition: $8840
Material Fees: $500

Certificate in International Business and Trade

8 weeks (21 hours per week)

Students will take the International Business and Marketing courses to complete this certificate. Students will learn about business in a global context, and will explore the fundamentals of effective marketing planning and strategies.

Course Details:
Marketing

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to marketing concepts and terminology. It examines the importance of marketing within organizations and society in general. Students will study the major components of a marketing plan, the marketing mix and consumer relationships. They will learn how to address the basic needs of companies in planning, developing, and managing products, distribution channels, promotion and pricing.

International Business

This course introduces students to globalization and to the value-adding activities of businesses in the current global economy. First we discuss the impact of national cultures on doing business globally. In addition, we examine the external forces that impact businesses, international organizations, legal and labor forces in the global context. Further, the course touches on strategic alliances and the impact of rapid environmental changes on strategic planning for international business.

Tuition per certificate $3040 plus $250 textbook fee
Tuition per course $1520 plus $125 textbook fee

Start Dates - 2016
Mar 28

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Certificate in Business Communications

8 weeks (21 hours per week)

Students will take the Organizational Behaviour and Managerial Communications courses to complete this certificate. Students will learn about the behaviour of individuals and groups in a business context and learn about how to communicate effectively within the business context.

Course details:
Organizational Behaviour

This course introduces students to the concepts of organizational behaviour and their application in today’s business environments. Students will develop insights into how the behaviour of individuals and groups impact on the organization. Further, they will learn to apply the theories and concepts to develop effective managerial competencies in such areas as teamwork, motivation, decision making and leadership.

Managerial Communications

The ability to communicate well is an essential requirement for all employees of an organization. In this course we explore the importance of communication in business and cross-cultural environments; students also compose various forms of written communication and prepare and deliver a formal business presentation.

Tuition per certificate $3040 plus $250 textbook fee
Tuition per course $1520 plus $125 textbook fee

Start Dates - 2016
May 24, Nov 7

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Certificate in Business Management

8 weeks (21 hours per week)

Students will take the Introduction to Management and Business Law courses to complete this certificate. Students will learn about planning, organizing, directing and controlling organizational activities, and will learn basic business law and legal terminology.

Course Details
Introduction to Management

This course introduces students to the concept of management by exploring the roles and functions of managers in a business environment. The purpose of the course is to enhance the students' understanding of the elements of the management processes of planning, organizing, directing and controlling organizational activities. The course is designed to build a foundation of knowledge needed in future management courses.

Business Law

The course provides students with an overview of business law and an understanding of basic legal terminology. Since contracts form the heart of business operations, a significant portion of the course is dedicated to contract law and various legal issues arising from contract disputes. Class topics and discussions will draw on examples from current news media reports on legal cases. Knowledge of the court system includes field trips to the law courts.

Tuition per certificate $3040 plus $250 textbook fee
Tuition per course $1520 plus $125 textbook fee

Start Dates - 2016
Feb 1, Jul 18

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Certificate in Human Resources

8 weeks (21 hours per week)

Students will take the Human Resources Management, and Managerial Accounting courses to complete this certificate. Students will learn about HR planning, recruiting, job analysis, performance management and more, and will learn the basics of business accounting.

Course Details:
Human Resources Management

This course introduces theory, principles and applications of human resources from a managerial perspective. Operational issues such as HR planning, recruiting, job analysis, performance management and employee development are some of the practical issues covered. The course ends with a look at international issues in HR management for companies operating in the global environment.

Managerial Accounting

This course introduces the student to the theory, principles and applications of fundamental business accounting. The course begins by introducing the student to the standard, time-honoured accounting principles. The course will advance to apply accounting principles to specific financial statement, and detailed accounting transactions. The course finishes by familiarizing the student with the skills necessary to efficiently classify relevant business accounts culminating in the completion of the basic accounting cycle.

Tuition per certificate $3040 plus $250 textbook fee
Tuition per course $1520 plus $125 textbook fee

Start Dates - 2016
Mar 28, Jul 18, Nov 7

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Certificate in Financial Management and Planning

8 weeks (21 hours per week)

Students will take the Financial Management, and Strategic Analysis courses to complete this certificate. Students will get an introduction to financial management, and how finances play a role in business decision making. Students will also analyze how managers make strategic decisions for the success of an organization.

Course Details:
Financial Management

This introductory course is designed to expose students to financial issues and concerns of general managers in modern business. Focusing on how to use financial management to make decisions, this course provides students with all of the practical skills needed to succeed in business. Content includes examples of how Canadian companies adapted financial policies to recent financial crisis; as well as coverage of such topics as break-even analysis, shareholder value and financial statement.

* Prerequisite: Accounting recommended

Strategic Analysis

This course is designed to expose students to the issues and concerns of general managers in modern business. The course content builds on foundation concepts from the Introduction to Management course. Using case studies, students will analyze corporate strategies focusing on opportunities and problems in the context of the external and internal environments of companies. Important element of the analysis is how managers make strategic decisions for the success of the organization.

* Prerequisite: Introduction to Management recommended

Tuition per certificate $3040 plus $250 textbook fee
Tuition per course $1520 plus $125 textbook fee

Start Dates - 2016
Feb 1, May 24, Sep 12

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