Careers & Connections | Business Administration | Assiniboine Community College

Specializations

The Business Administration program is designed to help you understand how businesses function. Learn the business basics,
specialize in your chosen area of interest, then connect the dots with a strategic approach.

The program starts with ten common courses, typically taken in Year 1. These courses provide the basis of your business knowledge and will assist you to identify your strengths and select your specialization as you finish your first year.

In the second year, you'll specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing

Please choose your specialization when you apply to the program.

These specializations allow you to focus your career path. Six of the ten year two courses will be directly related to your
specialization. The remaining four courses in year two help you to bring it all together in a holistic manner.

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.

Financial Services

The Financial Services specialization includes a general study of finance, financial markets and financial products (equities, securities, mutual funds, etc.). The 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. Year two is offered in Brandon.

Human Resource

If you’ve got the people and communications skills, the Human Resource 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 and year two of the Business Administration Human Resource Specialization are offered on campus in both Brandon and Dauphin.

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. Year two is offered in Brandon.

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 2 Years / September

Credential Diploma

Credits 120

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement Yes

Distance Delivery No

International Students Yes

Study Options
On Campus
Open to International Students

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