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  BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
- one-year certificate
- two-year diploma
- starts in September, January or May

 

The Business Administration program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a business career.

GENERAL BUSINESS CERTIFICATE
The one year General Business certificate provides a thorough introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of business administration. This program can be pursued as an end in itself or as the fulfilment of the first year requirement for the Business Administration diploma program. Courses in the Certificate program assist students in identifying their career interests and serves as a basis for further educational pursuits.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMA
The diploma program builds upon the certificate program with a second year of study in business administration. Upon completing the General Business certificate, students entering the diploma program may earn a Major designation in Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship or Management by taking the prescribed courses and earning the required number of credits.

A Business Administration diploma can also be earned without declaring a major. Students are encouraged to declare a major and take the necessary courses and credits to achieve it. To achieve any of the Business Administration diplomas, students must complete a minimum of 88 credits over the two year course of study.

IMPORTANT DATES

 
Fall

Winter

Spring
Fees Due August 4, 1999 Nov. 29, 1999 April 4, 2000
Lectures Begin Sep. 1, 1999 Jan. 4, 2000 May 3, 2000
Add/Drop Period Sep. 1-9, 1999 Jan. 4-11, 2000 May 3-5, 2000
Last day to Withdraw Nov. 17, 1999 March 28, 2000 June 7, 2000
Last Day of Lectures December 13, 1999 April 20, 2000 June 21, 2000
No Classes Sep.6, Oct.11, Nov.11 Feb. 21-25, 2000 May 22, 2000
Field Trips n/a n/a n/a
Practicum Placement n/a n/a n/a
Final Exams Dec. 14-17, 1999 April 24-27, 2000 Last lecture

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000

New students are accepted into the Business Administration program in the Fall (September), Winter (January) or Spring (May) terms.

GENERAL BUSINESS CERTIFICATE
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent which includes English 30 or English 33 and Math 30A (Applied) or Math 30P (Pure) or Math 33 or Math 30 (50% minimum grade)(equivalencies accepted).

The Winter (January) intake of students into the Certificate program is intended to enable students to meet the requirements of the General Business Certificate during the period from January to the end of July. This allows the student to enter the Business Administration diploma program (Year II) in September of the same year.

WINTER (JANUARY) INTAKE NOTE:
The General Business Certificate consists of 11 courses spread over the Winter term (Jan. to April) and the Spring term (May and June) and then in July. Students wishing to follow this route will be first priority. Students not prepared to complete the courses in this schedule are advised to wait until the standard September intake. Students entering in Winter that do not complete the required courses for the General Business Certificate in the prescribed schedule will not be guarenteed daytime classes in September. If a particular daytime class is full with Fall intake students, a Winter intake student may have to take the course through evening offerings.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMA
Students wishing to graduate from the Business Administration diploma program are required to have successfully completed the General Business Certificate or equivalent.

PROGRAM FEES

 
YEAR I
YEAR II*
Tuition
$2477
$2477
Studentsı Association
$84
$84
Books and Supplies
$1357
$1473
TOTAL FEES
$3913
$4034

All fees are approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program (the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected) and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated. Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.

* YEAR II fees are based on the Marketing Major, fees for other majors will vary.

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT

Students accepted into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment, volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students should contact the Registrarıs Office.

GRADUATION

Students will be awarded the General Business Certificate upon completion of the required courses which total 44 credits.

To qualify for the Business Administration Diploma, students must successfully complete an additional 44 credits (45 credits for Accounting majors) as outlined under the CURRICULUM section.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of the Business Administration program work in a variety of employment fields. Depending on the area of specialization, there are opportunities in retail, fashion merchandising and advertising within small businesses, department stores and the media; an accounting career with a public accounting firm, corporation or a small business; an office management career with federal, provincial or municipal government; employment in finance with a trust, insurance or finance company; and owners or operators of small businesses.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS

University of Lethbridge
Graduates of the Business Administration two-year diploma may receive up to two years credit toward a four-year Bachelor of Management degree at the University of Lethbridge. Admission to the program is granted directly to students graduating from their college program with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Graduates of the diploma program with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.99 are admitted to a four-course qualifying term. After completing the qualifying program, students may be admitted to the 20-course program.

Athabasca University
Graduates of the Business Administration two-year diploma may receive two years credit toward a three-year Bachelor of Administration degree at Athabasca University, Alberta with an Accounting or Management concentration. After completion of the LCC Business Administration diploma, students are required to complete ten Athabasca University courses. These ten courses are offered in traditional, small classroom atmosphere at Lethbridge Community College.

University of Great Falls
Graduates of the Business Administration two-year diploma may receive up to two years credit toward a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Business Administration from the University of Great Falls, Montana. Students may complete degree requirements through distance education or by attending the University of Great Falls campus.

CURRICULUM

DISTANCE DELIVERY
General Business Certificate courses are available in a distance delivery format, contact LCC’s Centre for Distance Education, at (403) 382-6931 or toll-free 1-800-572-0103 (in Canada only).


General Business Administration Certificate Hours/Week Credits
ACC 171 Financial Accounting I (5-0) 5
ACC 173 Financial Accounting II (5-0) 5
BUS 166 Business Law (3-0) 3
BUS 170 Introduction to Management (4-0) 4
BUS 173 Information Management and Applications (0-5) 5
BUS 174 Problem Analysis (1-2) 3
BUS 177 Entrepreneurship (3-0) 3
ECN 181 Microeconomics (5-0) 5
ENG 156 Business Writing (3-0) 3
MKT 188 Marketing (5-0) 5
PRS 155 Speech (3-0) 3
Total 44 credits

Business Administration Diploma
Accounting Major Hours/Week Credits
ACC 250 Management Accounting I (5-0) 5
ACC 251 Management Accounting II (5-0) 5
ACC 271 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (5-0) 5
ACC 273 Intermediate Financial Accounting II (5-0) 5
BUS 268 Organizational Behaviour (5-0) 5
BUS 292 Business Finance (5-0) 5
ECN 253 Macroeconomics (5-0) 5
STS 250 Statistics (5-0) 5
TAX 251 Taxation (5-0) 5
Total 45 credits

Suggested Electives
ACC 276 Computerized Accounting (0-5) 5
BUS 266 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications (0-3) 3

Management Major Hours/Week Credits
BUS 268 Organizational Behaviour (5-0) 5
BUS 269 Management Communications (3-0) 3
BUS 275 International Business (3-0) 3
BUS 278 Industrial and Labour Relations (3-0) 3
BUS 292 Business Finance (5-0) 5
BUS 295 Computer Network Skills (0-3) 3
BUS 298 Human Resource Management (5-0) 5
STS 250 Statistics (5-0) 5
Plus 12 credits of approved options 12
Total 44 credits

Marketing Major Hours/Week Credits
BUS 269 Management Communications (3-0) 3
MKT 260 International Marketing (3-0) 3
MKT 277 Merchandise Administration (5-0) 5
MKT 279 Applied Sales (3-0) 3
MKT 281 Marketing Logistics (3-0) 3
MKT 283 Advertising (5-0) 5
MKT 288 Marketing Management (5-0) 5
MKT 290 Marketing Research (5-0) 5
Plus 12 credits of approved electives 12
Total 44 credits

Entrepreneurship Major Hours/Week Credits
ACC 276 Computerized Accounting for Management (0-5) 5
BUS 269 Management Communications (3-0) 3
BUS 275 International Business (3-0) 3
BUS 285 Advanced Small Business Management (3-0) 3
BUS 291 Writing a Business Plan (3-0) 3
MKT 279 Applied Sales (3-0) 3
MKT 288 Marketing Management (5-0) 5
MKT 290 Marketing Research (5-0) 5
Plus 14 credits of approved electives 14
Total 44 credits

  • ACC 245 may be substituted for ACC 276.

Business Administration Diploma (no major)
Business Administration 200 level courses (see below) 30 credits (minimum)
Approved Electives 14 credits (maximum)
Total 44 credits

Business Administration 200 Level Courses Hours/Week Credits
ACC 245 Computerized Bookkeeping (0-5) 5
ACC 250 Management Accounting I (5-0) 5
ACC 251 Management Accounting II (5-0) 5
ACC 271 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (5-0) 5
ACC 273 Intermediate Financial Accounting II (5-0) 5
ACC 276 Computerized Accounting for Management (0-5) 5
BIS 207 World Petrochemical Industry (0-2) 2
BIS 261 Real Estate (0-3) 3
BUS 255 Information and Computer Systems (3-0) 3
BUS 266 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications (0-3) 3
BUS 267 Advanced Database Applications (0-3) 3
BUS 268 Organizational Behaviour (5-0) 5
BUS 269 Management Communications (3-0) 3
BUS 275 International Business (3-0) 3
BUS 278 Industrial and Labour Relations (3-0) 3
BUS 285 Advanced Small Business Management (3-0) 3
BUS 291 Writing a Business Plan (3-0) 3
BUS 292 Business Finance (5-0) 5
BUS 295 Computer Network Skills (0-3) 3
BUS 298 Human Resource Management (5-0) 5
ECN 253 Macroeconomics (5-0) 5
FWK 250 Field Work (3-0) 3
MKT 260 International Marketing (3-0) 3
MKT 277 Merchandise Administration (5-0) 5
MKT 279 Applied Sales (3-0) 3
MKT 281 Marketing Logistics (3-0) 3
MKT 283 Advertising (5-0) 5
MKT 288 Marketing Management (5-0) 5
MKT 290 Marketing Research (5-0) 5
STS 250 Statistics (5-0) 5
TAX 251 Taxation (5-0) 5

Business Administration 100 Level Courses Hours/Week Credits
BIS 100 Business Mathematics (0-2) 2
BIS 104 Advertising (0-3) 3
BIS 107 Petrochemical Industry (0-3) 3
FWK 150 Field Work (0-3) 3
MKT 156 Merchandising (5-0) 5

  • Electives selected from outside the Business Administration program must be approved by the Program Leader of Business Administration.
  • The independent study (BIS) courses are presented in an individualized format and may contain course outlines, objectives, instructional materials, and assignments. Although the business instructors provide a limited amount of advisory assistance, the students are expected to show their ability to complete the BIS course on their own.
  • All students (except Accounting Major students) who plan on continuing their studies through the Post-diploma program at Athabasca University must take the following courses as part of the Business Administration diploma requirements: ORG 255, BUS 268 and BUS 298. Ten Athabasca University courses will then be required for the Athabasca University Bachelor of Administration degree.
  • Students continuing on to the Post-Diploma program at the University of Lethbridge are recommended to include BUS 292 and STS 250 as part of their Business Administration diploma requirements. Accounting majors must include these two courses as part of their Business Administration diploma requirements.

CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS
Upon completion of a Business Administration diploma (Accounting Major), students have the option of completing one additional year (10 courses) through Athabasca University and receive a Bachelor of Administration degree. Athabasca University courses are offered in the traditional small classroom atmosphere on the LCC campus. This new program at LCC can prepare you to write the CMA entrance exam. Athabasca University courses are normally held in the late afternoon and evening only. For further information contact the Business Administration department, (403) 320 3320.

THE CERTIFIED GENERAL ACCOUNTANTS ASSOCIATION
Canadian business and government departments require an increasing number of skilled financial managers - men and women conversant with all phases of financial administration. The Certified General Accountants (CGA) program is designed primarily for people who wish to work in the accounting field. For further information contact the Business Administration department, (403) 320-3320.

 

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