This is not your average business program! We recognize that protecting the needs of our future is important in our everyday lives and in our business environment. Our Business Management program focuses on sustainable business practices – those that have minimal negative impact on the global or local environment, community or economy - while also preparing you for the fast-paced, competitive business world.
This certificate program is designed to be flexible and accessible. You can choose to study full-time or part-time, in traditional classrooms or online. Either option easily transfers into the College’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainable Business Practices or into many other Business programs throughout the country.
|Year 1 Fall Semester||Credits|
|ACCT 261 Introductory Financial Accounting 1||3|
|One of the following courses:
FINS 215 Personal Finance - Financial Services Diploma pathway
MGMT 212 Business Law - Accounting Diploma pathway
MGMT 204 Principles of Management - General Management Diploma pathway
MKTG 281 Principles of Marketing - Marketing Diploma pathway
|ECON 101 Microeconomics||3|
|ENGL 100 English Composition||3|
|MATH 101 Finite Mathematics 1 or MATH 111 Business Mathematics or MATH 103 Differential Calculus (MATH 111 is recommended for the FINS Diploma)||3|
|Year 1 Winter Semester||Credits|
|ACCT 262 Introductory Financial Accounting 2||3|
|COMC 102 Advanced Professional Communication||3|
|COMP 154 Computer Applications in Business||3|
|ECON 102 Macroeconomics||3|
|STAT 106 Statistics||3|
This course introduces students to the basic accounting cycle including preparation of useful financial statements. Other topics include accounting for cash, receivables, inventory, and payroll.
In this course, the underlying principles and rules of common law are examined together with applicable statute law. Torts are studied, including the making of contracts, their effect and completion; agency; legal forms of business; contracts of employment; sale of goods; negotiable instruments; methods of securing debt; and bankruptcy law.
This course provides an overview of management. It covers theory, process and practice of the four fundamental management skills: Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling, as well as the role of managers in organizations.
To gain an overview of the marketing process as it applies to marketing products and/or services in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. At the end of the course, the students should understand the four P's of marketing: Price, Place, Promotion and Product, and the interrelationships between marketing and overall business practices. This 45-hour course provides an introduction to other more advanced courses in the College of the Rockies Business program.
This course deals with the economic principles that govern the individual segments of the economy. Topics include supply and demand, price elasticity, utility, cost of production, perfect and imperfect market structures, theory of production, the demand for factors, and the pricing of factors. Some current business situations are discussed.
English 100 focuses on composition for academic purposes and develops a student’s ability to write clearly and effectively. Students also learn the fundamentals of critical thinking, persuasive writing techniques (including rhetorical appeals and devices), scholarly research, and academic reading.
Note: MATH 101 is recommended for the Financial Services Diploma.
This course is intended for students who require an appreciation of higher mathematics, but don’t require calculus. Math 101 stresses a logical and critical thinking approach while investigating the following topics: an introduction to linear algebra, linear programming, the simplex method, set theory and counting, an introduction to probability and statistics, and Markov Processes.
This course emphasizes the mathematics required in general business processes. It begins with a brief review of arithmetic and algebra. These skills are then applied to business situations requiring the use of percentages, markup, simple interest and compound interest. The emphasis is on applied business mathematics and the use of a hand-held business calculator. This course is designed to prepare students for the mathematical and analytical applications required in subsequent business and economics courses.
This course is intended for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. Topics include: functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, their interpretation, differentiation rules, techniques of differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse functions, exponential functions, logarithms, applications of differentiation such as linear approximations, Newton’s method, related rates, analysis of graphs, and optimization, the Mean Value Theorem, definite and indefinite integrals, integration by substitution, Riemann sums, and applications of integration. Calculus is a necessary step in any career in the sciences including Biology, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, and Physics. It is also useful in any field which uses Statistics to analyze data.
This course will be of interest to students who wish to pursue a career in business. ACCT 262 is required in both the Accounting and Aboriginal Financial Manager majors of the Business Management two-year diploma and is designed to meet a preparatory course requirement for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Professional Education Program.
This course presents the written and oral communication strategies required in any workplace environment. Students gain practical experience that centers on gathering, summarizing and critically assessing information to produce professional documents. Students will also gain a better understanding on how basic design elements enhance the readability of workplace documents and online communication. This course also focuses on helping students develop speaking skills appropriate to informal and formal presentations and interviews.
This course examines information systems theory and utilizes computer technology. Students will explore the application of technology in organizations. Students will investigate information systems, evaluate organizational needs, and develop effective solutions. Security, legal and ethical issues will be examined along with characteristics of professional administration. Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook, will be utilized to create effective business artifacts and fulfill organizational needs.
This course presents the economic principles that govern the behaviour of the nation’s economy. Topics include production possibility, supply and demand, national income analysis, money and banking, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade. Current Canadian economic problems are discussed.
This course introduces the fundamental ideas of statistics and can be applied to any discipline. Topics include: collection, description, and presentation of data; calculating central tendency and dispersion; probability and statistical inference; hypothesis testing (means, proportions, variances, one and two samples); correlation and regression; decision making and sampling, Goodness of Fit Tests, and Contingency Tables.
Students may commence certain courses in the program while they upgrade.
|Student Association Fee:||$69.0|
|Bus Pass Fee:||$88.8|
|Health and Dental Fee:||$229.5|
*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.
|Student Association Fee||$69.0|
|Bus Pass Fee||$88.8|
|Health and Dental Fee||$229.5|
*These prices are for international students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.
On-campus, Online, Blended
Categories: Business, Finance & Leadership
Interests: Start or Run Your Own Business
2700 College Way
Box 8500, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 5L7