Programs & Courses

Business Administration

DIPLOMA

About this Program

The business program offers you the opportunity to focus on your own strengths and career goals. Students interested in the Accounting, Marketing, Financial Services, and Management majors take a common first year of classes before concentrating on a specific area. You can also pursue a Business/Administrative Office Professional (formerly Office Technology) major.

Thanks to a partnership with Mount Royal University, you can now complete a Bachelor of Business Administration at Medicine Hat College as well. Graduates of MHC’s Business Administration diploma (with majors in Accounting, Financial Services, Management, or Marketing) are eligible for a block-transfer of the two-year diploma into the Mount Royal University degree program offered at MHC. If you have questions about this degree opportunity, contact Academic Advising. Transfer agreements are also in place with other institutions.

Accounting prepares you for an entry-level accounting position. In addition to acquiring a basic knowledge of accounting theory and practice, you will gain a range of business skills that are of value to many businesses and organizations. If your goal is to earn recognition as a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA), you can build a program that fulfills the designation's requirements.

Financial Services is designed to prepare you for entry level positions in banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. Courses in the program include personal investing, accounting, marketing, and communications. These subjects will help provide you with a wide range of knowledge and skills related to modern business theory and practice.

Marketing prepares you for careers in the field by focusing on the skills needed to create successful relationships with consumers and organizational customers. Possible areas of employment include sales promotion, sales, customer relations/service, marketing research, advertising, public relations, and retailing.

Management students are prepared for entry-level positions in profit and non-profit organizations. Graduates may also choose to work for a small or family-owned business or to become an entrepreneur.

Business/Administrative Office Professional, is appropriate for individuals wishing to work in a technical position within a business office or develop comprehensive perspective on business theory and practice. You may enter this major after completing the Administrative Office Professional certificate.

High School Route

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 
  • Two Grade 12 5-credit subjects with 50% or better.

Mature Route (21 years of age or older)

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 


Academic Transition Plan (ATP)

If you do not possess all of the admission requirements, the Academic Transition Plan (ATP) may provide conditional acceptance to this program, provided space is available.

Some courses common to all majors of this program are found here. Each major then branches into different required courses. Please see the academic calendar or this year's program planning guide for an up-to-date set of courses related to Business Administration.
 

Graduates with an Accounting Major are prepared to find work as an

  • Accounting Technician
  • Accounts Payable or Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • CGA or CMA Trainee
  • Bookkeeper

Graduates with a Financial Services Major are prepared to find work as a

  • Financial Advisor
  • Credit Officer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Loans Officer
  • Accounts Manager Trainee
  • Personal Financial Services Officer
 
 

Graduates with Management Major are prepared to find work as a(n)

  • Management Trainee in Financial Institutions, Retail, Wholesale or the Hospitality Industries
  • Project Coordinator
  • Shipping and Logistics Clerk
  • Production Scheduler
  • Health Services Administrator
  • Operations Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Entry Level Position in Human Resource Management such as Recruiter, Trainer, or Personal Assistant
 

Graduates with a Marketing Major are prepared to find work as a(n)

  • Promotions Coordinator
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Event Marketing Representative
  • Events Coordinator
  • Merchandiser/Buyer
  • Fundraising for Not-For-Profit Agencies
  • Researcher for Marketing Organizations
  • Marketing Research Analyst

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Many programs offered at Medicine Hat College qualify for transfer credits to other institutions. In some cases, you must transfer to another institution to complete your program and gain your credential.

The ACADEMIC CALENDAR has official information on transfer options for each program.
Please consult the calendar or meet with an academic advisor for more information.

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