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  • Business Administration - Management

    Business Administration - Management

Program Code:BAG
Campus:Newnham, Markham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

Becoming a good manager can be challenging; it's not just about inputs and outputs. You'll need to make key strategic decisions, often without complete information, which will seriously affect your company's direction. In the Business Administration – Management program, you'll learn all about these types of situations and acquire the knowledge to make smart decisions.

At the School of Business Management, you will spend the first four semesters building a practical grounding in contemporary management theory. These four semesters are common to all School of Business Management diploma programs.

In your last two semesters, your instructors will help you fine-tune your business expertise and employability skills. You'll focus on the professional skills required by today's managers, including leadership, decision-making, ethics, strategy formulation, project management and communication.

You'll also benefit from our relationships with a variety of employers who help to keep the program (and your skills) up to date and relevant to the demands of today's organizations.

The program curriculum offers innovative approaches to learning, including seminars, value-added presentations, case analyses, online business simulations and external consulting projects.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).


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Your Career

In our current society, businesses are changing and evolving in order to remain relevant and competitive. The Business Administration – Management program provides the skills that will prepare you to become a key decision-maker within an organization. One of the challenges you will face as a manager is unpredictability. Having skills in place to recognize and handle the regular fluctuation of a firm's external and internal environments is critical in today's complex business environment. As a graduate of this program, you can find work as a business analyst, sales representative, office manager, product manager, executive assistant or personnel manager in industries as diverse as banking, retail, insurance, manufacturing and government.

Professional Certification

Certificate in Management and Administration (C.I.M.):

In 2009, Seneca became the first institution in Canada to have full-time programs accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (C.I.M.).

Upon graduation from the Business Administration – Management program you will have met all the requirements for the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) designation once you have completed two years of managerial work experience and made appropriate application to the Canadian Institute of Management.

Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA):

Graduates will have completed all educational requirements and can submit an application to the Canadian Professional Sales Association to receive a Professional Sales Certificate (PSC). Graduates will have also met all the educational requirements for the CPSA's professional designation Certified Sales Professional (CSP).

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Ryerson University• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management – Direct Entry
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Technology Management – Degree Completion
Seneca College• Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resources Strategy and Technology
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, International Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, International Accounting and Finance
• Bachelor of Commerce, Financial Services Management
Tyndale University College• Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration, Business Administration – International Development or Business Administration – Co-op)
York University• Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS)


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Algoma University• Bachelor of Business Administration
• Bachelor of Business Administration (Brampton)
Carleton University• Any Relevant Major
Lakehead University• Bachelor of Administration (3 year) or Honours Bachelor of Commerce (4 year)
Laurentian University• Honours Bachelor of Commerce
Nipissing University• Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce
University of Ottawa• Bachelor of Commerce
University of Windsor• Bachelor of Commerce – Honours Business Administration


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Athabasca University• Bachelor of Professional Arts - Governance, Law and Management
• Bachelor of Management or Bachelor of Commerce
• Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies
• Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
Okanagan College• Bachelor of Business Administration
Royal Roads University• Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management or Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business


University/CollegeDegrees Available
University at Buffalo• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
D'Youville College• BSc - Accounting or Management
Davenport University• BBA - International Business, Management, Marketing, BBA/MBA - Strategic Management, Human Resource Management
Hawai'i Pacific University• BSc - Business Administration
Northwood University• Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with majors in Marketing, Management or Accounting
Robert Morris University• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (BSBA)


University/CollegeDegrees Available
Birmingham City University• BA (Hons) Business Administration (Top-up)
• BA (Hons) Business and Management
Griffith University• Bachelor of International Business
• Bachelor of Business

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BUS106 Business - Its Nature and Environment 4
EAC150 College English 3
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing 3
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance 4
SSC100 Success Strategies for College 2
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC106 Accounting I 4
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law 4
MRK213 Foundations of Strategic Marketing and Planning 4
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC212 Financial Analysis 4
EAC394 Effective Business Writing 3
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
MRK320 Marketing: Effective Selling 4
MSC310 Decision Analysis I 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BUS206 Business Management 4
BUS400 Business Economics 3
CRM400 CRM & Selling 3
IBM600 International Business Management 4
OPM400 Production and Operations Management - Manufacturing and Services 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FIS403 Financial Management 4
MGS521 Business Ethics and Values 3
MSC510 Decision Analysis II 3
QNM223 Business Statistics Using Excel 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CAP500 Career Planning 1
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management 4
MGS410 Management Studies 4
MGS522 Negotiation Strategies for Business 4
MGS524 Effective Leadership 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4

Note: Students in the Management program must maintain a G.P.A. of 2.0 or better to remain in the program.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Introduction to Business Administration
Microcomputer Business Applications II
Mathematics of Finance
College English
Professional Presentation Skills
Introduction to Studies at Seneca
Semester 2
Introduction to Marketing
Organizational Behaviour
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Accounting I
Global Citizenship
Semester 3
Production & Operations Management
Financial Analysis
Human Resources
Career Planning
Effective Business Writing
Semester 4
Project Management
Business Economics
Accounting Software
Management Studies: Canadian Business Law
General Education Option
Semester 5
International Business Management
Financial Management
Decision Analysis II
Business Statistics
Business Ethics and Values
Semester 6
Business Plan
Management Studies
Effective Leadership
Professional Option

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Simona Cojanu
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Registration & Records Advisors:
Newnham Campus: Lisa Dalla-Zuanna
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22462
Markham Campus: Marc Combetto
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 77435
Program Contacts:
Program Student Advisor (Newnham Campus): Aniko Murtescu
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22675
Program Student Advisor (Markham Campus): Izabela Loranty
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 77547
Program Coordinator (Newnham Campus): Joana Kuras
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26708
Program Coordinator (Markham Campus): David Bath
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 77535
Program Chair (Acting): Mike Sparling
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26975


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