Business Management

Business Management-Diploma Program

Businesses of all sizes require effective management to be successful. A business manager is someone who understands what needs to happen on a day-to-day basis and can make decisions that lead to its success. The Excel Business Management career training program covers business management skills including human resources, marketing, sales and financial skills, and the relevant business software applications you need to launch into management and/or business ownership. As a business manager you’ll direct decisions about pricing strategies, how and where products and services are advertised, the attitudes and efficiency of your staff, and customer service policies.

This business management training course looks at the big picture to evaluate the conditions that impact business growth and decline. That can include employee morale, the hours of business, needing more reliable suppliers, or finding ways to lower shipping costs. Your business management training will prepare to work with financial information, the basics of marketing a business, and choosing the right team.

A business manager is someone who takes a comprehensive approach to their career, and can source the information needed to make decisions. You’ll learn now to put effective systems in place and be able to recognize what activities are most beneficial to business growth. A successful business manager takes on responsibilities, works well with people, and has effective communication skills to provide information, guidance, and resolve conflict. They also understand the importance of systems, consistency, and schedules and know how to motivate a team. Become a team member of a small-to-large business, with the potential to move into a management position.

Where Graduates are Working

  • CIBC
  • Omni Care
  • Vitex Brokerage
  • The Bridge
  • Tofino Resort
  • Ascot Gardens
  • Oil Rigs
  • Sales and Service, the highest occupational group in BC, is often thought of as an entry point into the workforce, giving new workers opportunities to develop and hone skills and competencies. There are an expected 183,000 openings in this group between 2017 and 2027 in all of BC.
  • The second highest group is Business, Finance and Administration with 152,700 openings expected.
  • Business Management is the third highest occupational group in demand, with an anticipated 133,900 openings in BC.
  • The 2nd and 3rd groups offer workers wide-ranging employment opportunities to take part in roles important to nearly every organization in B.C.

Work BC

Some of our graduates’ employers include:

  • CIBC and other banks
  • Extended care facilities
  • Vitex Brokerage
  • Eby’s Tax Services
  • Ashcroft & Associates
  • Nicole Cahoon, CPA
  • Mt. Washington Alpine Resort
  • Pubs and Restaurants
  • Island Resorts and Golf Clubs
  • Car Dealerships and Retail
  • Self-employed or Consultants

Business Management Training Program is 44 weeks (approximately 880 hours)

  • 42 weeks of classroom training and a 2 week practicum placement

Business Management Skills

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Effective Sales
  • The Principles of Management
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Level I
  • Web Site Design Basics
  • Microsoft Publisher Level I

Financial Skills Training

  • Manual Bookkeeping & Payroll
  • Simply Accounting Level I

Computer & Administrative Skills Training

  • Intro to Technology and Keyboarding
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Office Procedures
  • Business Communications

Job Search Skills


Students participate in a 2-week practicum(40 hours minimum) near the end of their program.  During this time students take the role of employee, and work diligently to maximize the learning opportunity and create a positive experience for themselves, the college and the practicum host.

  • Confirmation of mature student status (19 years or older on first day, and out of school for 1 full year) OR if under 19, evidence of Grade 12 completion or equivalent
  • Entrance assessment
  • Meeting with an Admissions Advisor
  • Additional assessments may be requested for non-native English speakers or at Excel’s discretion
  • Students are assessed on each course module be either a test, project, assignment or demonstration of skills
  • Students are assessed on professionalism, conduct and attendance
  • Students are assessed on their practicum component
  • An average of all module grades, as well as the grades for professional conduct and attendance is calculated. Successful completion of the program requires a minimum of a 65% grade in each program module, and successful completion of the practicum component.

Students Supply:

  • Loose-leaf paper
  • 3-ring binder
  • Standard Calculator
  • Flash Drive
  • Pens/pencils/highlighters

College Supplies:

  • Handouts & photocopied materials
  • Student Manuals

Business Management Diploma Program Fees

Tuition: $11,088.00
Registration: 100.00
Books/Materials: 1,788.23
GST on Books/Supplies: 89.41
Total: $13,065.64

Registration: 200.00
Books/Materials: 1,788.23
GST on Books/Supplies: 89.41
Total: $15,937.64

Please review our Refund Policy.

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