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Administrative Business Management

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Business and Hospitality
Program Code:
1422
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019

About the Program

Senior management require strong administrative and analytical support, relying on assistants, business, and office managers with technical competency, superior organization skills, the ability to manage conflicting demands and a variety of responsibilities. Graduates will be able to coordinate activities on the manager's behalf and ensure the manager successfully navigates through a multitude of functions and responsibilities. Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software and financial processes, apply managerial principles and processes, strengthen verbal and written communication, and develop expertise in administrative procedures and processes. Graduates of this program will be ready to become integral parts of the leadership team in any business by providing support for the activity of the senior executive group.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2018 - Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 40

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Combined with 2-3 years experience in an administrative role, graduates of this program will be in a position to work as Executive Assistants to senior management such as CEOs, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Deans and other senior management members in a wide variety of domestic or international companies, public and private businesses, government offices, colleges and universities, etc. Executive Assistants at this level are an integral part of the strategic planning and management team, providing administrative and analytical support to the manager in a variety of areas.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1422)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ACCT8090 Financial and Managerial Accounting

Description: This course is designed to provide human resources practitioners with the knowledge about financial and managerial accounting that they require in order to make decisions where an understanding of the financial measurement bases and underlying methodologies used is required. These will be studied in detail. Students will also learn about the accounting dimension involved in the management of the human resources function itself.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ADMN8010 Administrative Management I

Description: The central focus of this course is an office simulation designed for advanced office administrative management. Students will utilize various skills to manage typical office-related documents and activities. They will develop their time management and organizational skills by working independently in the context of a fictitious company around which the simulation is designed. The course tests the students` ability to take ownership and responsibility for the administrative work that is required in an office setting while managing and providing leadership within an administrative team.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS8380 Leadership and Decision Making

Description: Today more than ever, leaders need to be critical and creative thinkers in order to deal with all aspects of organizational administration. Students will learn how to think creatively and critically in order to apply those skills to their role in the organization. This course will also examine the leader's role in the development and success of teams in the workplace. Students will apply leadership skills by leading and participating in formal business meetings.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP8170 Computer Applications and Analytics

Description: This course introduces students to current uses of information technology in a business setting. Students will explore software applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, client management systems, electronic records management systems, and relevant global information resources that can be accessed to enhance decision-making. Issues relating to information management will also be addressed including privacy, confidentiality and security of information. Information technology costs and methods of evaluation and deployment will also be explored.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MGMT8300 Introduction to Project Management

Description: This course provides the practical knowledge to prepare for starting and completing a project successfully. It will cover the components and tasks related to complex projects that often involve multiple functional teams and departments. You will explore how the knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) are applied during each phase of a project's life cycle as well as the processes related to successful project management. An overview of status reporting and the use of MS Project will be covered. This knowledge will help establish priorities and effectively manage your projects. It will be of particular interest to those students who have a long-term goal of attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation certified by the Project Management Institute.
PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MGMT8320 Stakeholder Management

Description: Organizations today and in the future, will be looking for employees and managers who possess a significant understanding of the principles and practices of influencing through effective communication and presentation skills. Students will analyse communication theory and their own personal communication styles and develop appropriate strategies for making formal and informal presentations. Students will simulate specific situational applications of effectual communication skills, thereby developing competencies to make strategic contributions to organisational success. This comprehensive approach to communication and presentation skills will address written, spoken, and electronic modes, as well as non-verbal communication and body language, in order to foster business-appropriate competencies for the professional.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
ADMN8020 Administrative Management II

Description: Planning and managing successful conferences, workshops, training sessions and other such events are important skills in the life of an administrative manager. In this course, students will plan, promote, organize, execute and evaluate an actual professional business event. Students will develop necessary marketing, financial, administrative and entrepreneurial skills as they coordinate this business event from start to finish. Effective team building and leadership skills will be applied to ensure a well-orchestrated and highly polished professional event.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ADMN8010
CoRequisites:

ADMN8030 Records Management

Description: This course introduces the records lifecycle and establishes a solid basis in records management concepts and techniques. Records inventorying, retention, and destruction scheduling, inactive and vital records management are covered in-depth. Application of records management practices to electronic records are covered.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP8180 Database Management

Description: Students will gain experience with a variety of database management software systems that may be used in a business setting. Software features will be explored to create and maintain; tables, queries, forms and reports.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HRM8130 Human Resources Management

Description: The primary focus in this introductory course is to offer the student an in depth view into the world of the Human Resource (HR) Management functions and each of its specialties. The course emphasis is on the skills and techniques utilized by HR professionals in each of their specialty areas, and how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO8360 Introduction to Information Systems

Description: The importance of Information Systems to the success of a business and how these systems create value is presented from “the 1000 ft viewpoint”. A structured overview of the program and a clear perspective to the line of work that the students can expect to find as an IT Business Analyst are discussed. Through common case studies across the courses in the program students will connect their newly acquired skills with the IT Business Analyst scope of work.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MGMT8280 Business Management

Description: This course introduces students to the study and practice of managing with the view to preparing prospective executive and administrative assistants and office managers, to support their middle and senior managers and board members as part of the executive team in a variety of organizations. Managerial functions and roles are explored in many contexts through case studies and simulations as students apply managerial principles and best practices across a wide spectrum of situations. The importance of confidentiality and the adherence to high ethical standards and practices is emphasized to ensure that their managers can meet their unit and organizational goals in accordance with their values and mission.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PRLN8090 Public Relations Theories and Applications

Description: This course introduces the practice of public relations. Students examine the principles and theory of public relations management and organization, in terms of reputation and relationship. Current trends, problems and issues related to public relations practice globally are explored through the key stakeholder relationships with media, employees, consumers, government and the community. Students will learn how to construct an effective media relations strategy, how to be interviewed with skill and assurance, and how to evaluate media relations within the corporate public relations plan.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status (Domestic)
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2018 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students
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