Business Administration Diploma with Co-op

The Business Administration Diploma with Co-op program is designed to prepare students for a managerial or administrative position in the field of retail, finance, marketing, and more. 

This Business Administration Diploma program offers a solid foundation to power students’ pursuit of career success in Business Administration. Students are able to acquire business administration skillsets such as management, accounting, marketing, communication, and organizational behavior. 

This program integrates lecture learning and 48-week of Co-op work experience where students could improve their competence and develop practical Business Administrative skillsets in real-world practice for future career success. 


Program Length

Lecture week 01

Intake: Intermittent intake every 4 weeks (12 intakes per year)

Duration of the Program: In total 98 weeks (1960 hours),  50 weeks (1000 hours) Lecture + 48 weeks (960 hours) Co-op

Method of Delivery: In-person or Blended

Method of Instruction: Combination of Instructor-led lectures, supervised labs, guest speakers, case studies, presentations, online readings, and quiz participation. Online delivery will utilize Canvas (Learning Management System) to host lectures, assign homework, start discussions and monitor attendance with the built-in “Attendance” function. 

Academic Admission Requirement


English Admission Requirement

To enter the Business Administration program, applicants must meet 1 of the following English proficiency requirements:

  • Completion of Create Career College (CCC College)’s English as a Secondary Language (ESL) program. ESL is a prerequisite language program designed for international students who want to enrol in academic or vocational courses at Create Career College (CCC College), or
  • Obtaining a minimum score of 80 on TOEFL iBT, or a minimum band score of 6.0 on IELTS academic module, or
  • Successful completion of Grade 12 from a Canadian High School or equivalent, or
  • Completion of an approved English test, successful assessment by Create Career College (CCC College), or
  • A score of 60% on Create Career College English Placement Test.

Course List

Managerial communication is designed to help students appreciate the importance of effective communication. The course focuses on written, verbal and nonverbal communication so that students are able to assess their audience, interpret body language and communicate interculturally. Students will enhance their written and communication skills through writing business reports and various types of messages.

This is one of the core courses of the business administration program. It gives students an overall view of the theoretical and practical concepts of an organization’s management: planning, organization, leadership and control.

Managing people is one of the most important functions of a business. This course gives students the practical and effective methods for recruitment, training & measuring performance. Students learn how different organizations use different types of recruitment and performance management methods as well as employee retention strategies.

This introduction to Canadian business law focuses on writing contracts, what makes a contract valid and the legal responsibilities of a business. The course will also elaborate on different methods of establishing a business and legal issues related to employment.

Organizational behaviour is a core program in which students learn how to deal with people on a personal and organizational level. The course is structured to help students understand how personalities affect organizations and how organizational cultures are shaped. They learn about different leadership styles and self-improvement techniques.

Students learn how to build long-term profitable relationships with consumers. Students will be expected to complete a full market research for a potential product or service, select a pricing strategy and choose the best communication and delivery methods.

Students acquire hands-on experience performing all aspects of an accounting cycle:  journalize transactions, create a trial balance, close accounts and create financial statements. This course is a prerequisite for the finance course.

Finance for managers is designed to help students make decisions based on financial statements using financial ratios, assessing organizational risks and evaluating opportunities. Students will learn concepts such as, valuation of financial securities and maximizing shareholder value.

In this advanced course, students build long-term business plans. Students will analyze cases and research and present concepts learned in class.

Managerial economics is a course designed to shape students’ thinking by incorporating internal and external economic factors. The course focuses on concepts such as supply and demand, production costs and market structures. Students study these theories and their application. Students will also learn how to calculate start-up operational costs and profit margins.

The focus here is on investment strategies. Students will analyze stock markets, evaluate investment opportunities and learn how to manage an investment portfolio.

International Business Management introduces students to theories regarding international trade, methods for assessing the global environment, economics and political systems. Students will compare global market entry methods and types of direct foreign investment. Students will also receive tools to compare and measure multiple aspects of different cultures.

Here, international students learn how to get a job in Canada. The course covers topics such as résumé building, writing cover letters, interview techniques and career planning.

Start Dates

August 1, 2022

August 29, 2022

September 26, 2022

October 24, 2022

November 21, 2022

December 19, 2022






January 16, 2023

February 13, 2023

March 13, 2023

April 10, 2023

May 8, 2023

June 5, 2023

July 3, 2023

Class Schedule







* Lecture time may be subject to change.

Career Opportunities

Retail Manager

Financial Specialist

Marketing Coordinator

Office Administrator

Market Analyst

Sales Manager

Sales Coordinator

Accounting Assistant