SMABP-CT Small Business Management

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Overview

  • Certificate program
  • Available by classroom delivery; some courses available by distance delivery
For for students who take the program through the School of Continuing Education

The College is conducting a review of the Small Business Management program and will no longer accept new students into this program effective February 5, 2019. Part-time students with outstanding courses who intend to complete the program and require assistance with planning their courses, can contact the Information Specialist at akuntz@rrc.ca.

A tentative schedule supporting current student program completion will be posted shortly.

Description
Prepare for a successful career as your own boss or as the manager of a small business. You will develop an appreciation of entrepreneurship and learn what it takes to launch your own business. You can also gain an understanding of management and business topics ranging from computerized accounting and customer service, to human resources and professional sales techniques.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12 including one credit in each of the following:
  • Grade 12 English
    and
  • Grade 12 Math.

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.

  1. Successful completion of:
  • The courses listed in Regular Admission Requirement 1
    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

2019 Fall Term
ACCT-1088 Simply Accounting (PC)more info
Location: Winkler Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Oct 17, 19 - Feb 13, 20Th6:30PM - 9:30PMTBA193096$510
Location: Winkler Campus
Dates
Oct 17, 19 - Feb 13, 20
Class days
Th
Time
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Instructor
TBA
Section
193096
Cost
$510

2020 Winter Term
COMM-1023 Basic Business Communicationsmore info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 08, 20 - Mar 13, 20W F8:30AM - 10:30AMM. Desrosiers197055$417
Location: Winkler Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Mar 03, 20 - May 26, 20Tu6:30PM - 9:30AMTBA193079$435
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 08, 20 - Mar 13, 20
Class days
W F
Time
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Instructor
M. Desrosiers
Section
197055
Cost
$417
Location: Winkler Campus
Dates
Mar 03, 20 - May 26, 20
Class days
Tu
Time
6:30PM - 9:30AM
Instructor
TBA
Section
193079
Cost
$435
BUSA-1026 Bookkeeping and Accounting for a Small Businessmore info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 20 - Mar 18, 20M W1:30PM - 3:30PMB. Hiebert197049$417
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 06, 20 - Mar 18, 20
Class days
M W
Time
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Instructor
B. Hiebert
Section
197049
Cost
$417
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
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
ACCT-1088 Simply Accounting (PC)more info
Location: Steinbach
DatesClass DaysTimeInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 07, 20 - Feb 28, 20F1:30PM - 3:30PMT. Provis197127$447
Tu Th10:45AM - 12:45PM
Location: Steinbach
Dates
Jan 07, 20 - Feb 28, 20
Class days
F
Time
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Instructor
T. Provis
Section
197127
Cost
$447
Dates
Jan 07, 20 - Feb 28, 20
Class days
Tu Th
Time
10:45AM - 12:45PM
Instructor
T. Provis
Section
197127
Cost
$447

Program Outline

You must successfully complete a minimum of six courses, with a minimum of 240 hours, to earn a certificate. In some cases this will require completing more than six courses.

Core Courses

  • Bookkeeping and Accounting for a Small Business - C/D
  • Starting a Small Business - C

Electives (Choose four):

  • Assertiveness Training -
  • Basic Business Communications - or Business Communication 1 - C/D 
  • Business Law - C/D  
  • Customer Service - 
  • Computers - Introduction - C/D 
  • Human Resource Management - C/D 
  • Integrated Marketing Communications - C
  • Marketing - C/D
  • Professional Sales Techniques -
  • Simply Accounting (PC) - C
  • Small Business Plans - C

As you progress through the program, make sure you obtain a new program outline every September. This will keep you updated on any changes that may apply to you.

Legend:

  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery
  • C - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery

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)
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-1088Simply Accounting (PC)
More Information

By using Sage 50 software, you will develop an understanding on how to enter business transactions into the general ledger, prepare and adjust entries, and print out financial statements. Sage 50 is used for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory.

Prerequisites:
ADMN-3001Business Law
More Information

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.

BUSA-1026Bookkeeping and Accounting for a Small Business
More Information

Study the practical side of bookkeeping and accounting, and learn to identify basic internal control procedures. Become familiar with the recording process, ledgers and trial balance, financial statements and closing entries, cash and how to control it, accounts receivable, inventory and salaries.

BUSA-1027Starting a Small Business
More Information

Explore almost every aspect of starting a small business, with this practical course that is designed to serve as a basic reference guide. Learn to develop a business plan and a result-oriented marketing plan. Familiarize yourself with financing, financial statements, financial analysis and planning, staffing needs and staff management, role of government, purchasing and control.

BUSA-1081Customer ServiceRPL
More Information

This course develops knowledge and skills necessary to deliver outstanding customer service.  Students will develop skills related to listening, empathy, customer motivation and diversity, communication, and conflict resolution.  Since customer service consists primarily of interaction with others in various situations, students will enhance their interpersonal communication skills.

BUSA-1166Small Business Plans
More Information

A practical opportunity for you to realistically develop a detailed program or plan for a small business of your own. Increase your understanding of what it takes to succeed in an entrepreneurial career and create a comprehensive business plan for your new venture concept. The venture can be a completely new business idea, the development of a franchise, the purchase of an existing business, the succession of a family business or expansion of an existing business. The final business plan is developed, designed, written and printed entirely by the participant.

COMM-1000Business Communication 1RPL
More Information

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-1023Basic Business CommunicationsRPL
More Information

Develop the basic principles of business writing and discuss topics such as: standard business formats, the ability to write clear, readable letters and memos.  It also reviews correct grammar and usage and how to improve effectiveness as a speaker.

COMP-1081Computers - IntroRPL
More Information

Increase your knowledge of computer fundamentals using a current Windows operating system. Content includes an introduction to the Internet and common Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software and Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10.

HUMR-1015Human Resource Management
More Information

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.

MGMT-1003Assertiveness Training
More Information

Learn the value of assertiveness as a direct, honest and concise method of communication. Employers, managers, supervisors, employees, co-workers and the self-employed can benefit from using assertiveness to promote the protection of personal rights. Identify, discuss and practice methods of expressing your point of view while listening effectively. Discover your ability to assert yourself in difficult daily encounters.

MRKT-1002Marketing
More Information

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-1090Professional Sales Techniques
More Information

Develop an understanding of basic, proven techniques of selling and particularly retail selling. Participants are encouraged to apply the information gained to their own situations by the learn-by-doing approach.

MRKT-3015Integrated Marketing Communications
More Information

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.

Prerequisites:

Recent Changes

Marketing (MRKT-1002) has replaced of Marketing 1 (MRKT-1061) and Marketing 2 (MRKT-2068)

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 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 certificate. 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

or

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

Portage Campus
32 - 5th Street S.E.
Portage la Prairie, MB   R1N 1J2
Phone: 204-856-1914
Fax: 204-856-1915
Email: portage@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
Fax: 204-325-4947
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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