Administrative Business Management
- Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- College Code:
- Business and Hospitality
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2018 / 2019
About the ProgramSenior 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 InformationLength: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2018 - Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
First-Year Capacity: 40
- A two- or three-year diploma or degree from an accredited college or university
- Applicants must have basic computer literacy. Current working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and internet browser software in a Windows environment is highly recommended.
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
- TOEFL iBT 88
- CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
- PTE Academic 58
- Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
- Submit proof of Admission Requirements
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission Requirements.
Tuition & Fees
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Financial AssistanceThe 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 OpportunitiesCombined 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 TransferConestoga 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.
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|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.
|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.
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|ADMN8020||Administrative Management II
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|HRM8130||Human Resources Management
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|INFO8360||Introduction to Information Systems
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|PRLN8090||Public Relations Theories and Applications
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