Business Administration: Management

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MiramichiSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
St. AndrewsSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
WoodstockSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Fredericton January 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Saint JohnJanuary 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Managers exist in every organization, but by itself, the title of “Manager” does not ensure success. Successful business managers lead by example; they are dynamic, versatile, and strategic leaders who foster a safe and professional environment for their employees while keeping their focus on operational success.

In this program, not only will you delve into the core fundamentals of business administration such as economics, accounting, and marketing, but you will receive enhanced training in project management, human resource management, entrepreneurship, and communications.

Whether they’re directing small businesses or steering the helm of major corporations, successful business managers are a cut above the rest, setting the bar for every company. Talented business managers are needed in every sector of business. Explore your interests and enroll today as a first step in pursuing this rewarding and trend-setting career.

Note: An accelerated study option is available for this program beginning in April. Students enrolled in this option continue their studies throughout the entire calendar year, enabling them to complete the program requirements within 20 months of full-time study.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study or within 20 months of accelerated full-time study

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma
    • Foundations of Mathematics 110
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112

      NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
      International Student Admission Equivalencies

      Career Possibilities

      As a graduate of the Business Administration: Management program, you will leave our establishment in an advantageous position, having crafted and honed the skills necessary to help businesses grow and succeed in today’s competitive economy. The potential you will bring to a business, as it pertains to your business skills and knowledge in the key areas necessary to support a range of business environments, is valuable and will open doors to employment in a variety of industries and sectors.

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      Specific Considerations

      Technology Requirements
      NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

      Program Courses

      Courses are subject to change.

      Applied Business Operations introduces students to the dynamic nature of business operations based on the integration of all departments. Students discover how marketing, human resources, production and finance, communication and business law function in an integrated business environment. Upon completion, students have an understanding of business concepts necessary in operating and managing a business.

      This course will expose the student to the various principles of management. It will develop in the student an understanding of operational management as it applies in day-to-day settings and provide an insight into the daily life of a practising manager, as he/she interacts with people.

      This course is designed to allow the student to work independently in a business setting related to their field of study. Students are expected to follow the work schedule of the practicum host.

      This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to formulate strategies and operational plans to achieve performance targets and gain/sustain competitive advantage. Using knowledge acquired in this and other program courses, students establish the direction a business must take to adapt to the changing environment & then align its resources and actions to reach its goals. Course concepts and content are applied through the use of case studies.

      The Operations Management course reveals the true nature of survival for a company.  This course examines the definition and role of operations, the demand for quality, and time-based competition with an organization.  This course provides students with the skills used to design, operate and manage the systems that create products and services.  Students manage operations through quantitative techniques and operational processes within a company.  

      This course will also prepare students to analyze operational processes and supply chains designed to ensure quality, create value, optimize productivity and improve output in order to make organizations more successful. 

      Students develop the skills used to integrate business information systems with organizational management strategies.  Students will assess how this integration is an integral part of an organizations ability to succeed, and analyze how business information systems are used to create value.  

      Various types of business information systems are examined and the methods of implementation are assessed using case study analysis and interpretation. Students will investigate the roles and trends of innovative technologies and information systems in business and how its application is used in making decisions, accomplishing goals, providing security and creating a competitive advantage.  

      This course is designed to help students strengthen their fundamental skills in writing clear, effective sentences and paragraphs, and enable them to create organized, unified and coherent documents. The writing process is introduced. Students will recognize the importance of writing for the intended purpose and audience.

      This course introduces a structured approach to writing business messages for emails, memos, letters, and other documents. Students will apply the stages of the writing process to business writing (prewriting, writing and revising). They will research, prepare, format, draft, proofread and edit a series of documents commonly used in business writing.


      • COMM1257B

      This course introduces students to the fundamentals of business report and proposal writing including why businesses need reports and proposals, common types of reports and proposals, and a simple process for writing business reports and proposals.
      In this course, students will use some of their previously acquired writing skills. They learn how to properly research, plan, structure and write various reports and proposals using proper layouts, form, and formats. Application of the writing process is emphasized.


      • COMM1258B

      This course introduces students to a wide range of macroeconomic issues such as aggregate supply and demand, fiscal policy, nature and causes of unemployment and inflation, the role money and banking play in the economy, as well as international trade and the international monetary system.

      This course enables students to examine key economic issues and problems as they relate to business and to the Canadian business environment. Students apply economic principles to the study of Canada and its economy. They acquire the skills to manage businesses more effectively, make appropriate personal choices in business, and contribute to society overall.

      This course provides students with a framework to determine what is involved in starting a business and allows the student to assess their own potential in starting a business.

      This course utilizes a practical approach in introducing students to the fundamentals of ethics and ethical decision-making in the workplace.

      Delivered with a hands-on approach, students will examine real-world case studies that illustrate ethical issues and dilemmas in today’s workplace. Students apply ethical concepts and principles to make thoughtful and responsible ethical decisions.

      Students build on accounting and mathematical skills in the process of carrying out intermediate tasks related to financial forecasting, operational budgeting techniques, and cash flow and capital investment management.


      • GACG1051
      • MATH1087D

      This course provides students with the fundamentals of analysis and recording of financial transactions for the complete accounting cycle.

      This course builds on the knowledge in Accounting I. It provides students with an in-depth understanding of and the skills necessary to apply accounting concepts, principles, and procedures.


      • GACG1050

      This course introduces students to the managerial accounting principles used to make effective management decisions. Students will analyze and apply accounting data to assist in managerial responsibilities. 

      This course is designed to expose students to management concepts with particular emphasis on developing supervision and interpersonal skills.

      This course is an introduction to basic concepts in business law. It provides students with an overview of various acts and legislations that govern the marketplace such as contract law, tort liability, employment legislation, intellectual property, and real property.

      This course provides students with a review of fundamental operations, familiarizes students with problems related to business, and with the mathematics of cost-volume-profit analysis.

      This course is designed to familiarize students with the mathematics of merchandizing, simple interest, compound interest, and annuities.


      • MATH1086

      This course provides students with an overview of the marketing function, emphasizing consumer satisfaction as a focal point of an organization’s activities.

      This course focuses on the elements of the marketing mix: products and services; pricing; distribution channels; and promotion.


      • MKTG1027

      This course introduces students to a systematic approach to organizational behaviour (OB). Students will study organizational behaviour from an individual, group, and organizational perspective. They examine how different individual, group and organizational aspects can affect effectiveness, productivity and possibilities to reach the organization’s goals.

      Students learn how to apply the concepts and theories of organizational behaviour to make organizations work more effectively.

      This workshop introduces students to the process of finding employment. It explores the various strategies and resources available, and examines the role of social media.

      This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

      This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate a project within a team environment. Students learn effective project management techniques that allow them to monitor all work activities and ensure a quality product while remaining within budget and meeting all contract requirements.

      All business strives to make smart decisions. As part of the decision-making process, stakeholders meet to exchange ideas and agree upon a course of action. Varying interests are negotiated to serve the goals of the organization and those of its stakeholders. Successfully facilitating meetings and discussions enhances group consensus and commitment. Negotiating with confidence and overcoming resistance can produce outcomes which serve various interests and still produce quality conclusions. By employing effective facilitation, negotiation, and decision-making skills, you can increase productivity, make smarter decisions, and accomplish better results.

      Students develop skills in strategic customer service that lead to retention of customers in a high tech, competitive and demanding consumer market.

      This course builds on the basic spreadsheet skills and examines more advanced software functionality. Among the areas covered are the creation and management of tables and charts, the manipulation of multiple worksheets and workbooks, and various advanced functions.


      • SAAL1830A

      This course introduces students to fundamentals of computer system components and functions, electronic file management, email including scheduling and calendar management, and word processing concepts.

      Students will learn how to manage electronic files and folders, and use the word processing and email software applications in managing files or documents, emails, scheduling and calendars. Students will also use the Internet as a research tool.

      This course introduces students to basic spreadsheet concepts. A strong understanding of those concepts assists in designing spreadsheets for a variety of tasks, such as numerical reporting, sorting, budgeting and forecasting.

      Students gain the necessary skills required when working with spreadsheets, including how to create, edit, format, save, move, copy, sort, and calculate data. They will also learn how to summarize data using formulas and present their results visually using various chart types and styles.

      This course covers the basic fundamentals of selling with an emphasis on the concepts and practices of selling.

      A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

      The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for describing, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Course topics include summarizing and presenting different types of data, analyzing the risks and assumptions underlying statistical analysis and the principles and methods associated with sampling


      • MATH1086

      This course helps students develop knowledge and skills in planning, preparing, and delivering presentations of various lengths and purposes. Additionally, students will learn how to captivate the audience and enhance a presentation using effective visual aids and presentation software.

      Delivered with a hands-on approach, students will use communication skills to research, write, speak, and build professional audience rapport. Strong presentation skills validate a speaker’s knowledge and perspectives and are central to success in today’s organizations.

      NOC Codes

      0114 - Other administrative services managers
      0124 - Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
      0125 - Other business services managers
      0601 - Corporate sales managers
      0621 - Retail and wholesale trade managers
      1122 - Professional occupations in business management consulting
      1211 - Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers
      1212 - Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
      6314 - Customer and information services supervisors


      Organization: Canadian Institute of Management
      Accreditation Period:
      Information: The accreditation recognizes Business Administration: Management program as equivalent to the Charter Management Program.  Graduates of the NBCC program can apply for the Certified in Management (CIM) designation after completing 24 months of professional level management experience. 

      Articulation Agreements

      Institution: University of New Brunswick Saint John - Faculty of Business
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Bachelor of Applied Management Degree
      NBCC graduates of any 2 year diploma program with a GPA of 70% or greater receive 2 years full credit toward this degree and will be eligible to enter year 3 of the 4 year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) program.


      Institution: St. Mary's University
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Graduates may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Commerce program. Students who obtained an overall average of 70%, may be granted 60 hours in a 120 credit hour degree program.
      Institution: Royal Roads University
      Articulation Period:
      Information: All Business Administration graduates with the appropriate prerequisite qualifications are eligible to enter the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Administration in Sustainability and International Business degree
      Institution: Yorkville University
      Articulation Period:
      Information: NBCC Business Administration graduates will receive two years credits toward admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration.
      Institution: Royal Roads University
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Business Administration graduates with the appropriate pre-requisite qualifications are eligible to enter the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management degree
      Institution: Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Graduates may enter Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business Studies (BBs) Marketing and Management degree at LIT
      Institution: Robert Gordon University
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Graduates of Business Administration: Management with a GPA of 2.5/4 or 65% or above, and IELTS 6.0 or other approved English language tests are eligible to enter Stage (Year) 3 of the following Robert Gordon University degree programs:
      • BA (Hons) Digital Marketing (taught route)
      • BA (Hons) Events Management (taught route)
      • BA (Hons) Fashion Management (taught route)
      • BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management (taught route)
      • BA (Hons) International Tourism Management (taught route)
      • BA (Hons) Management (taught route)
      • BA (Hons) Management with Marketing (taught route)
      • BA (Hons) Management with HR (taught route)
      • BA (Hons) International Business Management (taught route)  

      Institution: Athabasca University
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Graduates from all Business Administration 2 year diploma programs will receive 60 block credits towards Athabasca University Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) (BCOMM (PD)), Bachelor of Commerce with Major (Post Diploma) (BCOMM (PD) +), Bachelor of Management 3Yr (Post Diploma) (BMGMT 3Yr (PD)), Bachelor of Human Resources Labour Relations (Post Diploma) (BHRLR (PD)) programs. 

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