Careers & Connections | Business Administration | Assiniboine Community College
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Specializations

You'll enter this program without having to choose your specialization. During year one, you'll take 63 credits of required courses that are common to all specializations (typically scheduled in year one for on-campus students). Once you get a feel for the program and your preferred area of study, you choose your preferred specialization from the seven options.

Aboriginal Financial Management

The Aboriginal Financial Management specialization focuses on the latest Aboriginal financial practices.

Aboriginal Financial Management graduates find excellent careers in accounting and financial management within an aboriginal context including accounting firms, banks, credit unions, aboriginal communities and organizations, government and non-profit organizations and consulting firms.

Year one of this program is offered in Brandon, Dauphin and by distance delivery.  Year two is offered in Brandon, some courses are available by distance.

Accounting

The Accounting specialization focuses on accounting and finance courses relevant to for-profit business. 

Accounting graduates often continue their education to attain an accounting designation. Careers with a variety of public and private sector organizations offer abundant opportunities for placement and advancement. 

Year one and year two of the Business Administration Accounting Specialization are offered on campus in both Brandon and Dauphin as well as by distance delivery.

Financial Services

The Financial Services specialization includes a general study of finance, financial markets and financial products (equities, securities, mutual funds, etc.). Focus is on financial planning and investing as related to individuals/families. 

For graduates of Financial Services, careers include personal banking officers, lending officers, investment analysts, stockbrokers and customer service representatives. 

Year one of this program is offered in Brandon, Dauphin and by distance delivery. Year two is offered in Brandon; some courses are available by distance.

General

If you wish to start your own business, or to work as an administrator, manager or supervisor in production or operations, the General specialization is an option to give you a well-rounded education in several subject areas.

Grads may choose to continue on with further training, or seek employment in a variety of public and private sector organizations as an administrator or supervisor. 

Year one and year two of the Business Administration General Specialization are offered on campus in both Brandon and Dauphin as well as by distance delivery.

Human Resources

If you’ve got the people and communications skills, the Human Resources specialization will open a lot of doors for you. Our program focuses on personnel administration and staffing, labour relations and negotiation, compensation, workplace legislation, payroll administration, and training and development.

Careers in human resources are equally diverse, ranging from industrial, commercial and government organizations. You’ll apply your business management skills across a range of personnel administration departments—staffing, training and development, labour relations, compensation and collective bargaining. 

Year one of the Business Administration Human Resources Specialization is offered on campus in both Brandon and Dauphin as well as by distance delivery; year two is offered in Brandon with some courses available by distance delivery.

Management

The Management specialization is for students eager to start their own ventures or enter a management position within their organization. You’ll be exposed to all the functional aspects of successful business management.

Grads leave with the necessary skills for employment as administrators, supervisors, or managers in production and operations. Plus you’ll have the valuable training if you wish to explore entrepreneurial ventures.

Year one of the Business Administration Management Specialization is offered on campus in both Brandon and Dauphin as well as by distance delivery; year two is offered in Brandon with some courses available by distance delivery.

Marketing

If you’re driven by sales and advertising, then you’ll find success with our Marketing specialization. You’ll focus on selling, advertising, publicity, promotion, marketing and retail management, market analysis and research, as well as new venture development.

Employers can include private companies, government, and non-profit organizations, with careers in advertising, marketing management and account executives.

Year one of the Business Administration Marketing Specialization is offered on campus in both Brandon and Dauphin as well as by distance delivery; year two is offered in Brandon and some courses are available by distance delivery.

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 2 Years / September

Credential Diploma

Credits 135

Optional Exit Yes

Optional Exit Credits 69

Co-op Work Placement Yes

Distance Delivery Yes

International Students Yes

Study Options
Distance Education
On Campus
Open to International Students

100

% OF RECENT GRADS SURVEYED FROM THIS PROGRAM ARE EMPLOYED.

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