The Business Studies Certificate allows students to focus on specific disciplines. These programs will be of interest to mature students who are already employed. The series will be available in the evening on a two- or three-year rotation depending on the discipline. Some courses are also available by distance education. All programs in the Business Studies Certificate require the use of computers. It is recommended that students without computer experience complete a beginners level computer course before beginning their program or at the beginning of their program.
Senior secondary students who enter the Business Administration diploma program with a minimum grade of 73% in Accounting 12 may receive credit for BUAD 111.
Mature applicants are at least 19 years of age and have been out of full-time senior secondary study for at least one year. Senior secondary graduation will be waived for mature applicants. Mature applicants without English 12 can write the LPI and must receive a minimum score of level 4. Mature applicants without Mathematics 11 can take the mathematics diagnostic test, administered by Okanagan College. A minimum score of 16/25 is required.
Prior Learning Assessment: Where a student has prior learning in the following courses BUAD 111, 116, 121, 123, 128, 176 and 293, credit may be awarded if the student successfully passes a challenge exam. Contact the Business Administration department for more information.
Selective Admission Process: Admission of regular senior secondary applicants will be based on the grade average (GA) on English 12, Mathematics 11 and two other of the student's highest provincially recognized Grade 12 courses.
Qualifying status: Applicants who ultimately fail to satisfy the specific English and/or math entrance requirements may be granted admission to and be allowed to remain enrolled in the business program as qualifying students subject to the availability of space after the admission and registration of qualified applicants. Qualifying students may concurrently register in a maximum of three first-year business courses, any three for which they satisfy the prerequisites. Qualifying first-year business students will not be considered to be continuing students and will, therefore, be allowed to continue in the program after the qualifying year only if all outstanding course entrance requirements have been successfully completed.
Co-operative Education: Entry into the co-operative education option is a student's choice, and subject to completion of all first-year courses and an overall grade average of 65%.
Certificates will be awarded upon formal entry into the program and completion of 18 credit hours as outlined below.
BUAD 111-3-3Financial Accounting IThis course is an introduction to the system in which information is collected by the accounting process and presented by financial statements. Accounting cycle, statement preparation, special journals, internal control and the accounting for cash, inventory, payroll, merchandising and sales tax are examined. Basic financial reporting will be reviewed. CA, CGA, CMA, CIB, PMAC credit. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam. (3,0,0)
Also offered by Distance Education
BUAD 116-3-3MarketingThis course introduces students to the principles and practices of marketing and how they can be applied to organizations. Marketing processes are considered from consumer and business perspectives in a Canadian context. Topics include identifying needs, monitoring changes in the environment, managing products or services, distribution, promotion and pricing. PMAC credit. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam. (3,0,0)
BUAD 123-3-3Management PrinciplesA study of the universal functions of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. This course emphasizes strategic business planning and decision making; organizing resources and work scheduling; leading and motivating individuals and groups to achieve objectives; and controlling worker output and productivity so that goals are achieved effectively and efficiently. PMAC credit. (3,0,0)
BUAD 195-3-3Financial Managementformerly BUAD 295The fundamentals of financial management - using financial information to make sound business decisions. Topics include interpretation and analysis of financial statements, budgeting and cash flow forecasting, financial and operating leverage, and the management of cash, receivables and inventory. CA, CMA, CGA, PMAC credit with BUAD 296 (3,0,0)
BUAD 293-3-3EntrepreneurshipThis course is an investigation into the role of the entrepreneur in business and economic development. The personality/character traits that are associated with the entrepreneurial spirit are examined. Students will identify business opportunities, develop a business plan for their own small business and pitch their venture idea to stakeholders who will evaluate its potential viability. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam. (3,0,0)
BUAD 298-3-4Small Business ManagementThe case study method will be used in this course. Students will be instructed in the use of rational problem solving and decision making in marketing, HR management, purchasing and inventory management, financial control, and areas facing the small business manager. Computers will be used to analyze cases using simulations, business planning and other common business software. (3,1,0)
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