Business Administration: Management

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MiramichiSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
St. AndrewsSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
WoodstockSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Fredericton January 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Saint JohnJanuary 2024 (Blended Delivery)  Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MonctonApril 2024 (Blended Delivery) - Offered every other year
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 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 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.

      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.

      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 examine the role and functions of Human Resource Management within an organization.  Topics will include the selection and hiring process, compensation and benefits, training and development, employee engagement, health and safety and government laws and regulations related to human resources.

      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.

      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 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.

      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.


      • COMM1271A

      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 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 as it relates to your chosen field of study. The scope of the course ranges from idea generation to explore new market opportunities to developing strategies to gain and retain clientele. Knowledge is applied through the use of case studies and inter-active exercises.

      This course is designed to examine the challenges and successes of corporate social responsibility.  The focus will be 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 will also include 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 business mathematical skills and develop a fundamental understanding of financial concepts and tools used by decision makers in non-financial roles.


      • GACG1127A
      • MATH1278A

      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 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 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 develops 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.

      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 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.

      This course allows students to apply their learning from their Business Administration program to an industry partner project. Working with faculty and an industry partner, students are tasked with finding solutions to a business problem. Working independently or in small groups, students will gain a deeper understanding of their Business Administration field, apply theory and best practices, and use the tools and learnings they have gained throughout the program. This course culminates with a final 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 fundamentals of selling and customer service.  Emphasis will be placed on the concepts and practices of selling, preparing and conducting sales presentations that create customer value and developing skills in customer service that lead to retention of customers.

      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.


      • MATH1277A

      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

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