Business Administration

Leading, managing or starting a business has become increasingly complex in our interconnected world. This course will provide you with a foundation to broaden your knowledge of how to integrate business functions to ensure organizational success.

You will create a cohesive business plan that encompasses forms of ownership, social responsibility, business goals, environmental analysis, corporate culture and leadership philosophy, human resources management and marketing strategies. You will also develop skills to successfully manage a business in a competitive landscape.

This comprehensive course will cover concepts to maximize success for existing and emerging Canadian businesses, large and small.


Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration: 11 weeks
Tuition: $649
Can be applied to:
Business Management Certificate
Risk Management Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to the Business Management Certificate program later. 

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateMon, Jan 15, 2024
  • Mon, Jan 15 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Jan 22 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Jan 29 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Feb 5 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Feb 12 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Feb 19 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Feb 26 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Mar 4 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Mar 11 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Mar 18 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Mar 25 (self-paced all week)
InstructorDonna Serviss
Seats Available4
Start DateMon, Sep 9, 2024
  • Mon, Sep 9 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Sep 16 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Sep 23 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Sep 30 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Oct 7 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Oct 14 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Oct 21 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Oct 28 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Nov 4 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Nov 11 (self-paced all week)
  • Mon, Nov 18 (self-paced all week)
Seats Available28
Start DateMon, Jan 13, 2025
  • Mon, Jan 13, 12:01 p.m. – 12:02 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Mon, Jan 20, 12:01 p.m. – 12:02 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Mon, Jan 27, 12:01 p.m. – 12:02 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Mon, Feb 3, 12:01 p.m. – 12:02 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Mon, Feb 10, 12:01 p.m. – 12:02 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Mon, Feb 17, 12:01 p.m. – 12:02 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Mon, Feb 24, 12:01 p.m. – 12:02 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Mon, Mar 3, 12:01 p.m. – 12:02 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Mon, Mar 10, 12:01 p.m. – 12:02 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Mon, Mar 17, 12:01 p.m. – 12:02 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Mon, Mar 24, 12:01 p.m. – 12:02 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
Seats Available30

What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Differentiate between the types of business entities and forms of ownership in relation to the rules and regulations, responsibility, risk and legalities of each approach within Canada 
  • Assess ethical business practices and encourage corporate social responsibility to align with social and cultural norms 
  • Apply leadership and motivational methods across the organization to engage your employees 
  • Analyze management and leadership characteristics that contribute to organizational success 
  • Assess organizational finances to inform how profit and competition regulate the economy and workings of the Canadian banking system 
  • Evaluate external and internal marketing strategies essential to the success of an organization 
  • Create a cohesive business plan for an emerging or existing business that aligns with the organization’s goals and mission 

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend 6–10 hours per week on coursework
  • Expect readings and other assignments on a weekly basis
  • Plan to access the course at least once every few days to keep up with your work and class discussions

You will be evaluated on:

  • Assignments
  • Exams
  • Individual or group projects
  • Participation and attendance

Learning Materials

Course fees do not include textbooks. We recommend you purchase your textbook as soon as you’ve registered. We will provide additional course materials online.

Required textbook:

Ebert, Griffin, Starke, Dracopoulos. MyLab Business with Pearson eText – Standalone Access Card – for Business Essentials Tenth Canadian Edition. Pearson Canada, 2022. 

Once you have registered for the course, visit, register as Student and enter Course ID serviss43204. From there you can create an account to purchase the Ebert MyLab and the full e-text. To purchase the e-text alone, visit the Pearson website.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.

Professional development credits

This course may meet the requirements for the following designation: