Business Administration: Management

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
WoodstockSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MiramichiSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Saint JohnJanuary 2025 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Fredericton January 2025 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MonctonJanuary 2026 (Blended Delivery) - Offered every other year / Application opens Winter 2025 Domestic | International
St. AndrewsSeptember 2025 (Blended Delivery) Application opens Fall 2024
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, marketing and business communications, but you will receive training in project management, human resource management, entrepreneurship, and operations management.

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.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of 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 Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC) or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma
    • Foundations of Mathematics 110

      NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
      International Student Admission Equivalencies

      Career Possibilities

      As a graduate of the Business Administration: Management program, you will craft the skills necessary to help businesses grow and succeed in today’s competitive economy. The potential you will bring to a business is valuable and will open doors to employment in a variety of industries and sectors.

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      Specific Considerations

      Graduates of the two-year Business Administration: Management program, may be able to transfer into the third year of four-year degree program at numerous university partners.

      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.

      Areas of Study

      • Management
      • Finance
      • Operations Management
      • Human Resources Management
      • Project Management
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Business Information Systems
      • Business Law
      • Economics
      • Business and Financial Math
      • Financial Accounting
      • Statistics
      • Marketing
      • Sales
      • Customer Service
      • Business Communication
      • Business Computer Applications

      Program Courses

      Courses are subject to change.

      This course provides a general overview of the Canadian business environment as well as the various functional areas of a business. Focus will be placed on the interrelationships between the functional areas of business, such as finance and accounting, sales and marketing, human resources, operations and logistics. The course will also introduce business structures, the role of government, business ethics, social responsibility and entrepreneurship. The course will provide a basic understanding of Canadian business practices and terminology and the concepts of macro and micro environments will be introduced.

      This course will introduce the fundamentals of management. Topics will include the functions and role of managers, the skills and styles of effective managers, and the implication of globalization for managers.

      This course is designed to examine the role of operations management for goods-producing and service-providing organizations.  Focus is placed on developing the skills used to design, operate, and manage systems that create products and services.  Additional emphasis is placed on the analysis of operational processes and supply chains to improve quality, create value, optimize productivity, and improve output.

      This course is designed to develop the skills used to integrate business information systems with organizational management strategies.  Focus is placed on assessing how this integration is an integral part of an organization’s ability to succeed and analyzing how business information systems are used to create value.  

      This course is designed to examine the role and functions of human resources management within an organization. Topics include recruitment and selection, orientation, training and employee development, and employee performance management. Other topics include compensation and benefits, as well as laws, regulations, and standards for human resources management including discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

      This course is designed to examine how organizations formulate strategies and operational plans.  Focus is placed on strategic and operational planning, the allocation of resources, capabilities, and activities, and developing priorities and performance targets.

      This course is designed to allow the learner to work independently in an industry setting related to their field of study. Learners are expected to follow the work schedule of the practicum host. The duration of this practicum is five (5) weeks.

      This course is designed to strengthen fundamental skills in written communications.  This course focuses on how to write clear, effective sentences and paragraphs, create organized, unified, and coherent business messages and documents. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing the importance of communicating for the intended purpose and audience. The students will apply the stages of the writing process to business writing: prewriting, writing, and revising, as well as research, prepare, format, draft, proofread and edit a series of documents commonly used in business.

      This course is designed to develop professional verbal communication and presentation skills for the business environment. Emphasis is placed on verbal communication techniques, strategies, and presentation tools to deliver oral presentations with confidence and professionalism.

      This course is designed to examine the process for writing business reports and proposals. The course builds on previously acquired writing skills. Focus is placed on how to structure written reports, from memos to formal reports, that are precise, clear, and easy to read. Other topics include research, planning, structure and writing reports and proposals with consideration given to layout, professional form and formats. Application of the writing process is emphasized.


      • COMM1271A

      This course is designed to introduce a wide range of macroeconomic topics. Focus is placed on aggregate supply and demand, fiscal policy, unemployment, inflation, money and banking, monetary policy, as well as international trade and trade policy.

      This course is designed to introduce the principles of economics and the economic behaviour of individuals and businesses. The course examines the roles of business, individuals, and government in the market system. Course topics also include the supply and demand model, market structures, price elasticity and regulations.

      This course is designed to explore the variables involved in the start-up and sustainability of entrepreneurial ventures.  Topics covered are idea generation, exploring new market opportunities, and developing strategies to gain and retain clientele.  Focus is placed on utilizing design-thinking and Business Model Canvas methodologies.

      This course is designed to examine the challenges and successes of corporate social responsibility. Focus is placed on exploring corporate social responsibility as the continuing commitment by business to contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life for the workforce, their families and society at large. Focus also includes the application of ethical concepts and principles to make thoughtful and responsible ethical decisions for a business.

      This course is designed to build on accounting and mathematical skills to aid in financial decision-making. Focus is placed on applying the fundamental principles of financial analysis, financial forecasting and planning, budgeting, working capital, cash flow, and capital investment management.


      • GACG1127A
      • MATH1278B

      This course introduces accounting concepts. Focus will be placed on recording financial transactions for the complete accounting cycle, inventory, and related ratio analysis.

      This course expands on transactions related to assets and current liabilities.  Focus will be placed on cash, receivables, capital assets, payables, basic payroll transactions, related ratio analysis and an introduction to various forms of businesses.


      • GACG1126A

      This course is designed to introduce the managerial accounting principles used to make effective management decisions. Focus is placed on analyzing data to assist in managerial responsibilities.  

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

      This course develops arithmetic and algebraic skills to solve mathematical problems related to business. Business calculations include gross earnings, commission, taxes, break-even analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, trade and cash discounts, markups, markdowns, and simple interest.

      This course is designed to develop skills in financial mathematics. The primary focus is calculating compound interest. Topics include loans, invested sums of money, annuities, amortization, mortgages, sinking funds, and bonds.


      • MATH1277A

      This course provides an overview of marketing functions from a Canadian marketplace perspective. Emphasis will be placed on understanding a socially responsible marketing environment, researching and understanding consumer and business buying behaviours, and defining the marketing target.

      This course introduces marketing strategies and focuses on the elements of the marketing mix. Emphasis is placed on decision-making for tangible and intangible products, pricing, distribution, and marketing communication, to achieve marketing goals.


      • MKTG1102A

      This course introduces a systematic approach to the concepts and theories behind creating effective workplaces. Organizational behaviour (OB) explores how individual, group and organizational characteristics can influence an organization’s effectiveness, productivity, and its ability to accomplish goals. Understanding organizational behaviour concepts and theories helps contribute to successful organizations.

      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 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 capstone course represents the culmination and integration of students’ fundamental business knowledge. The learner completes the key components of a small business plan.  Learners demonstrate their ability to integrate their learnings from previous courses and apply it to an integrated project. This course concludes with a short, written report as well as a brief presentation of findings and recommendations. 

      This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate a project within a team environment. Focus is placed on effective project management techniques to monitor all work activities and ensure a quality product while remaining within all project requirements.

      This course is designed to examine facilitation, negotiation, and decision-making processes. Focus is placed on developing facilitation, decision-making and negotiation skills through applying tools, techniques, and approaches.

      This course is designed to apply learning from the Business Administration program to an industry partner project. Working with faculty and an industry partner, learners are tasked with finding solutions to a business problem. Focus is placed on application of theory and best practices and using business tools, techniques, and strategies to gain a deeper understanding of the applicable Business Administration field. This course culminates with a final report and presentation of the project findings and recommendations.

      This course introduces the fundamentals of computer applications and file management in a business environment. Focus will be placed on software features and functions for email, word processing and spreadsheets; scheduling, calendar management, and collaboration; and time and task management.

      This course builds on the spreadsheet application skills acquired in Business Computer Applications I. Learners produce quality business workbooks designed for effective data management and analysis. The focus is on software processes, functions, and features to manipulate large data sets across multiple worksheets and workbooks.


      • SAAL1849A

      This course is designed to examine the principles and techniques of professional sales and customer service.  Focus is placed on quality customer service, successful sales strategies and activities, and developing relationships and customer loyalty.

      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.

      This course introduces the principles and techniques used to analyze and interpret statistical data to help inform business decisions. Course topics include descriptive and inferential statistics concepts and applications. Also included is organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data both numerically and graphically.


      • MATH1277A

      NOC Codes

      10019 - Other administrative services managers
      10022 - Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
      10029 - Other business services managers
      11201 - Professional occupations in business management consulting
      12010 - Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers
      12011 - Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
      60010 - Corporate sales managers
      60020 - Retail and wholesale trade managers
      62023 - Customer and information services supervisors

      Articulation Agreements

      Institution: University of New Brunswick Saint John - Faculty of Business
      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
      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.

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