BUSAP-DP Business Administration

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Overview

  • Diploma program
  • Many courses are available by classroom delivery; selected courses are available through distance delivery
  • Accounting, Administration, and Marketing majors can be completed on a part-time basis through Continuing Education

Description
Prepare for a variety of careers in business and management. You will develop your knowledge and skills in supervision, management, accounting and communications through related courses and practical projects.

Business Administration provides the student with a broad business foundation during the first year of studies. During the second year of program requirements, students will determine which major they want to focus their studies on:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Financial Services ** 
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management **
Note: The Office Management major is no longer offered. Not all required courses for the Financial Services, Human Resource Management, and Marketing majors are available on a part-time basis through Continuing Education

Some courses focus on theoretical foundations, others will emphasize application of knowledge. Group projects are integral to many courses offered in this program.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission Requirements

Successful completion of Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following courses:

• Grade 12 English
• Grade 12 Math (excluding Accounting 40S)

Mature Student Admission Requirements

If you are 19 years of age or older on or before September 30 in your year of registration, have been out of high school for a minimum of one year, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the mature student admission requirements.

Successful completion of:


• the courses listed in the Regular Admission Requirements

or

• RRC's Introduction to Business program (This program is no longer offered by the College)


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2020 Winter Term
COMM-2000 Business Communication 2more info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 20 - Apr 29, 20M W1:30PM - 3:30PMM. Desrosiers196957$547
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 06, 20 - Apr 29, 20
Class days
M W
Time
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Instructor
M. Desrosiers
Section
196957
Cost
$547
COMP-1975 Business Computingmore info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 07, 20 - May 07, 20Tu Th10:45AM - 12:45PMT. Banman197050$547
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 07, 20 - May 07, 20
Class days
Tu Th
Time
10:45AM - 12:45PM
Instructor
T. Banman
Section
197050
Cost
$547
ADMN-3001 Business Lawmore info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 20 - Apr 29, 20M W1:30PM - 3:30PME. Villa Perez197603$547
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 06, 20 - Apr 29, 20
Class days
M W
Time
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Instructor
E. Villa Perez
Section
197603
Cost
$547
ACCT-3004 Cost Accountingmore info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 07, 20 - May 01, 20F9:30AM - 10:30AMD. Jensen197605$657
Tu Th8:30AM - 10:30AM
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 07, 20 - May 01, 20
Class days
F
Time
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Instructor
D. Jensen
Section
197605
Cost
$657
Dates
Jan 07, 20 - May 01, 20
Class days
Tu Th
Time
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Instructor
D. Jensen
Section
197605
Cost
$657
ADMN-3006 Entrepreneurship 2more info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 20 - Apr 29, 20M W10:30AM - 12:30PMM. Desrosiers197583$547
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 06, 20 - Apr 29, 20
Class days
M W
Time
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Instructor
M. Desrosiers
Section
197583
Cost
$547
ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1more info
Location: Portage La Prairie Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 08, 20 - Jul 08, 20W6:30PM - 9:30PMTBA198263$875
Location: Winkler Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 20 - Jun 08, 20M6:00PM - 10:00PMTBA192938$659
Location: Portage La Prairie Campus
Dates
Jan 08, 20 - Jul 08, 20
Class days
W
Time
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Instructor
TBA
Section
198263
Cost
$875
Location: Winkler Campus
Dates
Jan 06, 20 - Jun 08, 20
Class days
M
Time
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Instructor
TBA
Section
192938
Cost
$659
ACCT-2043 Financial Accounting 2more info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 20 - May 01, 20F8:30AM - 10:30AMB. Hiebert196954$657
M W9:00AM - 10:30AM
Location: Winkler Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 08, 20 - May 20, 20W6:00PM - 10:00PMTBA192948$659
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 06, 20 - May 01, 20
Class days
F
Time
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Instructor
B. Hiebert
Section
196954
Cost
$657
Dates
Jan 06, 20 - May 01, 20
Class days
M W
Time
9:00AM - 10:30AM
Instructor
B. Hiebert
Section
196954
Cost
$657
Location: Winkler Campus
Dates
Jan 08, 20 - May 20, 20
Class days
W
Time
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Instructor
TBA
Section
192948
Cost
$659
HUMR-1015 Human Resource Managementmore info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 07, 20 - Apr 30, 20Tu Th8:30AM - 10:30AMV. Fehr196958$547
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 07, 20 - Apr 30, 20
Class days
Tu Th
Time
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Instructor
V. Fehr
Section
196958
Cost
$547
MGMT-3006 Industrial Relationsmore info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 07, 20 - Apr 30, 20Tu Th10:30AM - 12:30PMM. Desrosiers197701$547
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 07, 20 - Apr 30, 20
Class days
Tu Th
Time
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Instructor
M. Desrosiers
Section
197701
Cost
$547
ACCT-3003 Intermediate Accounting 2more info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 20 - May 01, 20F8:30AM - 9:30AMD. Jensen197582$657
M W8:30AM - 10:30AM
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 06, 20 - May 01, 20
Class days
F
Time
8:30AM - 9:30AM
Instructor
D. Jensen
Section
197582
Cost
$657
Dates
Jan 06, 20 - May 01, 20
Class days
M W
Time
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Instructor
D. Jensen
Section
197582
Cost
$657
ECON-2000 Macroeconomicsmore info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 07, 20 - Apr 30, 20Tu Th10:30AM - 12:30PME. Villa Perez196962$547
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 07, 20 - Apr 30, 20
Class days
Tu Th
Time
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Instructor
E. Villa Perez
Section
196962
Cost
$547
MRKT-1002 Marketingmore info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 07, 20 - Apr 30, 20Tu Th1:30PM - 3:30PMM. Desrosiers196971$547
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 07, 20 - Apr 30, 20
Class days
Tu Th
Time
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Instructor
M. Desrosiers
Section
196971
Cost
$547
MRKT-3012 Personal Sellingmore info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 07, 20 - Apr 30, 20Tu Th8:30AM - 10:30AMM. Desrosiers197704$547
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 07, 20 - Apr 30, 20
Class days
Tu Th
Time
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Instructor
M. Desrosiers
Section
197704
Cost
$547
MATH-1020 Statisticsmore info
Location: Portage La Prairie Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 14, 20 - Jun 16, 20Tu6:00PM - 9:30PMTBA198181$685
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 20 - May 01, 20F10:30AM - 12:30PME. Villa Perez196955$657
M W10:30AM - 12:00PM
Location: Portage La Prairie Campus
Dates
Jan 14, 20 - Jun 16, 20
Class days
Tu
Time
6:00PM - 9:30PM
Instructor
TBA
Section
198181
Cost
$685
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 06, 20 - May 01, 20
Class days
F
Time
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Instructor
E. Villa Perez
Section
196955
Cost
$657
Dates
Jan 06, 20 - May 01, 20
Class days
M W
Time
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Instructor
E. Villa Perez
Section
196955
Cost
$657

Program Outline

Many courses in the program are offered by classroom and/or distance learning. For detailed program information click on the following links:

For students who started the program prior to Fall 2013: http://me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/files/file/coned/Prefall2013.pdf

For students who began the program in the Fall of 2013 or later: http://me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/files/file/coned/Beginningfall2013.pdf

For more detailed information on dates, fees and delivery methods visit Courses Dates and Fees.

Note: These same courses are also credits in the Business Administration Integrated Program; however, the placement in the Day Program year and/or term is different. For complete details on the Integrated program, visit Business Administration Integrated.

Transfer of Credits
For transfers between RRC programs or external transfers of credits to RRC programs, see Policy A14

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
ADMN-3001Business Law
4
4
MRKT-1002Marketing
4
4
MATH-1020Statistics
4
Electives
4
EBUS-3000E-Marketing
4
PSYC-1002Psychology
3
SOSC-3001Psychology
4
4
SOSC-3007Sociology
4
OFCM-3004Supervision
4
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1971Financial Accounting 1RPL
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This first course in accounting covers the double-entry bookkeeping procedures, adjustments, and production of financial statements pertaining to sole proprietorships. Coverage is also given to special journals, subsidiary ledgers, and control accounts. This results in a complete presentation of the accounting cycle for a service or merchandise business. Later in the course more in depth study of inventory costing methods, control procedures for cash including petty cash, and bank reconciliations is presented.

ACCT-2043Financial Accounting 2
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This second course in accounting starts with accounts receivable, short-term notes receivable, and payroll. This is followed by the cost, depreciation, and disposal of capital assets. Then the accounting for partnerships involving income distribution, admission or withdrawal of a partner, and liquidations is covered. An introduction to corporation accounting covering the issue of shares, cash, and share dividends is presented next. Later topics presented are the accounting for bonds, emphasizing the effective interest method for amortizing discounts and premiums, and the cash flow statement. During the course, students will also receive an introduction to Sage 50 software.

Prerequisites:
ACCT-3000Intermediate Accounting 1
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In this course, students will move beyond the fundamental accounting processes of their introductory courses and learn about measurement, valuation and presentation of all the balance sheet elements. The importance of user objectives in financial reporting and a professional’s responsibility to society are discussed. Students will begin their studies by learning how to develop comprehensive financial statements for public companies as well as a broad discussion on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE). The remainder of the course will cover the variety of accounting policy choices that are available to measure and value assets and the criteria used to make those choices. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to properly measure and value balance sheet elements using appropriate standards, recognize situations where choices between accounting policies exist, evaluate the choices and prepare recommendations.

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ACCT-3001Accounting Software
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This course highlights two popular accounting software programs, Sage 300 (formerly Accpac) and Sage 50. Sage 300 is an application designed for use by a medium to large sized company. Sage 50 is an application designed for use by a small to medium sized company. This course familiarizes students with processing common business transactions in each of the programs. The material is presented using practice companies that emphasize major features of the software programs presented.

Prerequisites:
ACCT-3002Management Information Systems
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This course provides an introduction to the role of information systems in business, information technology, computer hardware, software, managing data resources, telecommunications and networks, the Internet and the new information technology infrastructure, systems development, systems security and control and higher-level information systems.

ACCT-3003Intermediate Accounting 2
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In this course, students will move beyond the fundamental accounting processes of their introductory courses and learn about measurement, valuation and presentation of all the balance sheet elements. The importance of user objectives in financial reporting and a professional’s responsibility to society are discussed. Students will begin their studies by learning how to develop comprehensive financial statements for public companies as well as a broad discussion on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE). The remainder of the course will cover the variety of accounting policy choices that are available to measure and value assets and the criteria used to make those choices. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to properly measure and value balance sheet elements using appropriate standards, recognize situations where choices between accounting policies exist, evaluate the choices and prepare recommendations.

Prerequisites:
ACCT-3004Cost Accounting
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This course will introduce the student to cost terms and concepts. Job-order and process costing (weighted average method) will be covered. Cost-Volume-Profit analysis and breakeven calculations will be performed as well as a comparison between variable costing and absorption costing methods. Activity-based costing and budgeting will be discussed. Other topics to be covered include standard costs, flexible budgets and analysis, decentralization and other relevant costs for managerial decision-making will be explored.

Prerequisites:
ADMN-1001Introduction to Canadian Business
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This course is designed to introduce students to the complexities of the Canadian business environment. Exposure to business frameworks, accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resource management and operations management will be provided. Special emphasis is placed on small business; the driver of the economy and creator of most new jobs. The course will include case studies, applications, and analyses of Canadian businesses.

ADMN-3001Business Law
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Develop an understanding and appreciation of the legal rights and responsibilities attached to a wide range of activities necessary to conduct business and commerce. The goal is to familiarize students with many of the legal aspects and consequences relating to these endeavours. Also, to develop in the student the ability to analyze short legal case studies.

ADMN-3003Entrepreneurship 1
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Within a group setting, students are expected to integrate and apply the knowledge gained in Business Administration program courses to the development of a feasibility study in support of a proposed start-up opportunity (including social enterprise), or an initiative that an existing business wants to investigate.  Specifically, the emphasis will be on identifying opportunities, conducting wide ranging research, and writing a feasibility study. 

ADMN-3004Management & Organizational BehaviourRPL
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The purpose of course is to introduce students to the current trends in management and the tools, and techniques that productive managers need in today's competitive environment. Organizational Behaviour is included to emphasize the impact that individuals and teams have on productivity and morale in modern organizations. The course combines case studies, applications, and analyses, with a focus on Canadian business.

ADMN-3006Entrepreneurship 2
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In groups, students are required to complete a comprehensive business plan for a profit seeking company. Both the written and oral presentation of the business plan as well as a trade show booth are evaluated by a panel of examiners from the business community, plus one instructor. Students should be aware that this course requires integration of all material learned in the Business Administration program.

Prerequisites:
COMM-1000Business Communication 1RPL
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This course will guide students through the techniques and processes involved in writing, speaking, and listening effectively for business. Students will be taught skills for networking, meetings, and working in teams. Students will apply a direct approach to create professional emails and letters. Students will learn strategies for competent information report writing. Students will be taught how to create and deliver a memorable oral presentation. The proper use of business writing rules, grammar, and etiquette will be emphasized throughout the course.

COMM-2000Business Communication 2
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Strengthening the skills acquired in Term 1, students will further develop their written communication skills by applying the indirect pattern in negative and persuasive situations. You will build up your job search skills by learning the strategies and nuances of the job interview. Presentation skills will be polished as you design and deliver a formal presentation. You will continue to develop report writing skills by planning, organizing, and writing an analytical report. Finally, you will learn how businesses use social media and the web to communicate with its audiences. Both individual and group work will be emphasized throughout the course.

Prerequisites:
COMP-1975Business ComputingRPL
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Business Computing is a hands-on course in which students develop skills in the use of current Microsoft productivity software. Topics include introductory and intermediate skills in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as the integration of these applications.

EBUS-1311Introduction to E-Business
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Introduction to E-Business introduces students to the key business and technology elements underlying electronic business. It explores the technologies and business processes that underpin on-line business activities and how to employ them most efficiently.

EBUS-3000E-Marketing
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E-Marketing is traditional marketing using information technology. This course elaborates on marketing planning and decision-making from a strategic perspective. After setting the context for e-marketing planning, the e-marketing environment is explored. An in-depth examination of e-marketing strategies is followed by an application of the marketing mix, communication, and customer relationship management strategies.

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ECON-1022MicroeconomicsRPL
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The discipline of economics looks at how society produces and distributes goods and services to the marketplace. In Microeconomics, students explore the factors that influence buyers and sellers and learn how markets coordinate the decisions of individual buyers and sellers to determine market price. The concept of elasticity is used to determine how strongly people respond to changes in price or income. Finally, different market structures are identified, and production decisions are examined within a cost/revenue framework. Together with Macroeconomics, this course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts and tools of economics.

ECON-2000Macroeconomics
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The course is a study of macroeconomic principles vital to understanding how countries manage their economies. The course covers topics such as measuring economic performance and sources of economic growth. It studies the determinants of aggregate demand and supply and how changes impact on inflation and economic growth. Problems of economic instability and methods used in stabilizing the economy through government fiscal and monetary policies are presented. The course also examines international trade, the international balance of payments and exchange rates.

FNCE-3002Business Finance
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This course is designed to expose students to the basic concepts underlying the financial manager's approach to decision-making. The course focuses on understanding finance fundamentals, such as risk, leverage, capital budgeting, short and long-term financing, taxation, working capital management and financial statement analysis In addition, a review of accounting is included with emphasis on the structure of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flow. This course provides an introduction to the operations and provisions of services by financial institutions.

Prerequisites:
FNCE-3008Securities Investments
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This course introduces students to the four basic types of investments: stocks, bonds, options, and futures. The course examines the essential features of the instrument, possible rewards, risks, determinants of value, how the market for instruments operates, and finally for whom the investment is appropriate. Upon completion of the course students will understand how to make investment decisions, how to form portfolios, and will be able to manage (simulated) portfolios of financial instruments.

Prerequisites:
HUMR-1015Human Resource Management
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This is a course covering the major responsibilities of a modern Human Resource Manager. The emphasis is on activities such as recruitment, appraisal, legal compliance, training, orientation, compensation and job analysis.

HUMR-3004Training and Development
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This course will examine the connection between training and development and the strategic goals of the organization. Learn to conduct performance appraisals and review job analyses to determine the need for training. Plan internal and external methods of delivering training and determine ways measure effectiveness. Explore strategies and tools used in training for different learning styles and types of work. Learn about conditions for effective training, including the motivation and attitudes of learners. Prepare to design, cost, and deliver training initiatives. Discuss the use and selection of contractors for training initiatives and how to manage the agreement. Ensure transfer of training and develop training best practices. Create and manage a plan for employee development in a learning organization in our knowledge society.

Prerequisites:
MATH-1020Statistics
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This course is an introduction to economic and business statistics. Topics include charts and graphs, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, probability rules, probability and sampling distributions, and estimation.

MATH-1051Business and Financial MathematicsRPL
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This course introduces the key mathematics of business and finance. Business topics include payroll, taxes, indexes, currency exchange, and merchandising. Finance topics include simple and compound interest with business applications.

MATH-3001Statistical AnalysisRPL
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This course builds on Business Statistics and provides an examination of various quantitative tools used in decision-making. Topics include analysis of variance, hypothesis testing for nominal data, simple and multiple regression, time-series analysis, Bayesian analysis, decision making under certainty and uncertainty, statistical process control, and linear programming. 

Prerequisites:
MGMT-1043Management Information Systems
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Study the concepts involved in managing information systems departments and functions.  Develop a detailed plan for implementing technology within an organization. Examine the role of information systems in business, information technology, computer hardware, software, telecommunications and networks, IT infrastructures, the Internet and more.  Build your knowledge and skills in this field through a research project and report.

MGMT-3001Public Finance
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This course concentrates on the practices and problems of government finance in Canada with special emphasis on the Federal Government. The areas covered include the role and growth of government, welfare economics and efficiency, tax policies governing externalities, public choice, taxation as a source of revenue, and equity in taxation.

MGMT-3004Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
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This course will examine a range of perspectives, practices, and strategies for resolving conflict. These include a history and causes of conflict, how as individuals we act and react in different conflict situations. Students will be challenged to apply the course concepts to their own experiences, contexts, and settings, and develop an integrative perspective in which the implication of theories and research for conflict resolution practice is understood.

MGMT-3006Industrial Relations
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This course covers contemporary industrial relations in Canada. The Canadian labour market, the history of unions, labour legislation, negotiations, mediation, and contract administration are the major topics of coverage. Case studies are utilized to highlight important issues and to provide a deeper insight into union-management relations.

MGMT-3007Project Management
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How can you bring balance to your life when you have to deal with so many projects at home and work/school? This course is intended for all students who will be required to manage multiple projects for their employer’s, clients and school providing deliverables as agreed upon. Project Managers are required by every business and industry to deliver their products/services to the marketplace on time and on budget. The Project Management Course is the first step in preparing students to become project managers that can initiate, plan, execute and control a project from start to finish. The course gives students a strong foundation in project management that applies to organizations of all types and sizes. Better results in managing projects will lead to more job opportunities, higher self-esteem, and potentially higher salaries.

MRKT-1002Marketing
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The course is designed to provide students with a current and relevant strategic approach to the principles of marketing. Terms such as target markets, marketing mixes, and strategic planning will be uncovered through lectures, activities, cases, and assignments with a student-centered approach focusing on how to connect with the customer in today's digital and global world.

MRKT-3010Consumer Behaviour
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This course will build upon the foundation established in the introductory marketing course. The course will analyze consumer segmentation dimensions and will explain in a comprehensive manner why consumers act and behave as they do.

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MRKT-3011Marketing Research
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Students will be exposed to the theory behind marketing research in general and behind specific research steps. Case studies will be assigned to show practical application of the research steps and will help give students a reasonable insight into marketing research. Through a formal research project, this course should also provide students with skill in planning, performing, and evaluating research and presenting marketing research.

Prerequisites:
MRKT-3012Personal Selling
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This is a practical course designed for students who have an interest in a career in sales or related disciplines in the marketing field. Basic theories are discussed and employed. Emphasis is on development of specific sales preparations and presentation skills. Field research, prospect planning, videos, and role-plays will be included.

Prerequisites:
MRKT-3015Integrated Marketing Communications
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A concentrated course to learn the fundamentals of creating, implementing, and evaluating an integrated marketing communications plan within the marketing arena. You will learn the skills required in planning and executing advertising and promotion programs requiring research, creativity and timing.

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MRKT-3016International Marketing
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This course is designed to survey global marketing in all its facets, starting with an examination of its economic base and going on to examine its practices and problems. The course will deal with the planning and development of products and services for international markets as well as their pricing, packaging, promotion, and distribution. Specifically, among other topics, the course will deal with multinationals, joint ventures, franchises, cultural differences, political climates, and legal and economic systems as they pertain to international marketing.

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MRKT-3017Retail Management
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This course surveys the entire field of retailing from a managerial perspective. The emphasis is on decision making, customer analysis, site selection, store layout, and design and strategic planning.

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OFCM-3000Electronic Publishing for Business
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This course will cover various topics in electronic publishing including web design, brochures, and newsletters. Students will learn design theory and be able to make contributions to the design or design recommendations for business publications according to business and customer needs. Students will develop competence with html coding, desktop publishing software, and web creation software while designing, creating, and enhancing the format of various publications.

Prerequisites:
OFCM-3001Office AdministrationRPL
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Office Administration includes many skills that will allow students to function effectively in a professional office environment. Office communications and ethics will be explored, with an emphasis being placed on developing and following strategies and procedures. Records and information management will be covered, including using and developing systems for each stage of the record life cycle. Controlling office costs in the areas of equipment, supplies, and travel will also be addressed.

OFCM-3002Office Production
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Office Production is a projects-based course that helps students develop proficiency in software applications for the office.  Various business simulations will be used to expand the student’s knowledge of business computing. Students will be given real-life computing jobs to do in word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database topics. Students will be expected to follow specific instructions in the preparation of professionally formatted documents. Emphasis will be placed on quality and meeting production deadlines.

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OFCM-3003Computerized Accounting for Office Management
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Accounting software applications provide an easy and efficient way to collect and summarize accounting information. This course uses Sage 50® to demonstrate the use of an integrated modular accounting system to students who have an understanding of basic accounting principles. A company’s accounting system will be set up, economic business transactions will be recorded, and necessary reports will be generated using a hands-on approach.

Prerequisites:
OFCM-3004Supervision
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This course will provide students with the tools to act as a first-line manager in a business organization. Students will build skills in managing all aspects of employee and volunteer relations including recruitment, selection, orientation, training, coaching, interpersonal communication, office ethics, and performance reviews. Students will also gain an introduction to workplace legal issues such as employment standards and occupational health and safety. Leadership skills, team building, and cross-cultural relations will also be addressed.

OFCM-3005Technical Writing for Business
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Technical writing can be defined as the ability to write in one’s field of expertise and adapt the content to the particular audiences’ needs, level of understanding, and background. This course is intended to provide office managers with the kind of writing skills they need to transmit technical information to both the internal organization and external stake holders. Students will learn the correct structure of office documents, such as request for proposals, product specifications, policy and procedural documents, and office manuals, and practice writing in a manner that is suited to the intended audience.

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PSYC-1002Psychology
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This course explores the major areas of modern psychology. Key topics include sensation, cognition, learning, motivation, emotional behaviour, stress, methods of coping/adapting, brain structure and function and psychopathology. Fundamental principles of the scientific method and research design are emphasized. Students are expected to gain insight into the roots of human behaviour from both a biological and psychological perspective.

SOCI-1000Sociology (SOSC-3007)
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This course is concerned with the presentation of historical, theoretical, and cross-cultural perspectives of society in a time of rapid social change. Use of the scientific method in examining sociological issues is encouraged. Emphasis is placed on the Canadian scene, and students are encouraged to maintain this Canadian perspective in course assignments.

SOSC-3001Psychology
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This is an introductory course designed to apply to the career and personal aspirations of young adults. The focus of the course is on human personal growth, change and adjustment, and creativity. Emphasis is placed on growth psychology approach to human personality and on the motivating factors affecting people's lives.

SOSC-3007Sociology
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This is an introduction to the perspective of sociology and how it helps us understand our social existence. It calls attention to the continuous interplay between the individuals and the social context in which they live out their lives. It also looks at the interrelationship between society's various institutions. Emphasis is placed on the presentation of an historical, theoretical, and cross-cultural perspective of Canadian society in time of rapid change.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

The following post-secondary institutions have articulations to their institutions from the Business Administration program. In-person information sessions are hosted by RRC early in the calendar year by the following provincial institutions.

Manitoba
  • Booth University College
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Winnipeg

For more information regarding credit transfers from the following Canadian and international institutions, please contact the admissions department of these institutions directly.

Canada
  • Athabasca University
  • Husson University
  • Okanagan College
  • Royal Roads University
  • University of Lethbridge
International
  • Griffith University (Australia)
  • University of Minnesota (United States) 
  • University of North Dakota (United States) - development of an agreement is currently in progress

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete your part-time program within eight years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline.

A program GPA of 2.0 (60%) is required to graduate.

You will not be granted more than 75% of your credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your diploma. For complete details and forms, see Application to Graduate

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education 
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB   R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073
Fax: 204-633-6489
Email: cde@rrc.ca

Portage Campus
32 - 5th Street SE
Portage la Prairie, MB   R1N 1J2
Phone: 204-856-1914
Fax: 204-856-1915
Email: portage@rrc.ca

Interlake Campus
Box 304
825 Manitoba Avenue
Selkirk, MB  R1A 1T0
Toll-free: 1-866-946-3241
Phone: 204-785-5328
Fax: 204-482-7082
Email: interlake@rrc.ca

Peguis-Fisher River Campus
Box 598
Peguis, MB  R0C 3J0
Phone: 204-645-4179
Email: peguisfisherrivercampus@rrc.ca

Steinbach Campus
Unit 2 - 385 Loewen Blvd.
Steinbach, MB  R5G 0B3
Phone: 204-320-2500
Fax: 204-346-0178
Email: steinbach@rrc.ca

Winkler Campus
100 - 561 Main Street
Winkler, MB   R6W 1E8
Phone: 204-325-9672
Email: winkler@rrc.ca

How to Register

For information on how to register for courses in this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/part-time/registration/

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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