Management Studies

College-Approved Certificate (11 courses) Part-time On Campus
Program Code: 6011X02PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Other Delivery Options

Part-time Online

Our Program

This College Certificate program in Management Studies prepares students with the foundational knowledge in business management. Through a combination of applied exercises and case studies, students explore topics in human resources management, finance, accounting and marketing.

Graduates may be successful finding employment in administration, supervision and entry-level management positions. The knowledge and skills acquired apply to a broad spectrum of industries.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within six years.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited to students who:

  • Are adaptable and enjoy problem solving.
  • Communicate effectively with people in a variety of capacities.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Perform well working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have strong organizational skills.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Notes

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Matthew Hull, Program Coordinator, at 613-727-4723 ext. 7330 or hullm@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
MGT238145.0Human Resources ManagementOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
MGT232845.0Introduction to Management FundamentalsOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
FIN230345.0Introduction to FinanceOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
ACC231045.0Accounting Concepts IOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
MKT231745.0MarketingOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
Elective Group A: choose 2
MKT212045.0Marketing Campaign Analysis TechniquesOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT239745.0Employee RelationsOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
FIN230445.0Business FinanceBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
ACC231345.0Accounting Concepts IIOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
Elective Group B: choose 2
MGT238260.0Organizational BehaviourOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
FIN233560.0Corporate Finance

FIN2335 Corporate Finance

Students gain an understanding of financial decision making within a corporation. Required skills to interact and work in the industry include making capital investment decisions, project analysis and evaluation, risk and return and security market line, the cost of capital, financial leverage, capital structure, dividend policy, raising capital, risk management and options.

Pre-requisites: FIN2304

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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ACC234660.0Canadian TaxationBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
MKT220660.0Product and Pricing StrategiesBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
Elective Group C: choose 2
ENL189845.0Business Writing for Social Media

ENL1898 Business Writing for Social Media

Students complete all the necessary steps in drafting and completing various types of business writing across diverse social media platforms. They develop the steps of content writing for a company's online presence using Tweets, Facebook posts, Blogs, Webinar/Podcasts and White Papers. The course culminates in a group presentation in which students display and discuss their final written project.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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LAW170245.0Business LawOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT516445.0Introduction to Project ManagementOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
ENL501245.0Business Writing StrategiesOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MGT2381 Human Resources Management

Human capital is a critical organizational resource contributing to organizational agility, goal attainment and ultimate viability through progressive human resources management. Students are introduced to human resources management specializations, including the role of human resources within organizational and strategic contexts, human resources planning, employee recruitment and selection, training and development, performance assessment, compensation and benefits, employee relations and labour relations. Furthermore, students are introduced to occupational health and safety, international human resources and relevant legislative framework.

MGT2328 Introduction to Management Fundamentals

Management principles, including planning, leading, organizing, and controlling in today's organization within the context of ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability are explored. The role of the manager and the skills and techniques required to achieve organizational outcomes through the management of people, money and time are also examined.

FIN2303 Introduction to Finance

Students explore the concepts of Return and Risk. The Time Value of Money is applied to the determination of the rates of return to both individuals and businesses, as well as to the costs of financing personal and business assets. Risk is assessed within the context of the personal financial planning process. The types of risk and the management of those risks are evaluated within the asset allocation framework. Students are required to calculate a variety of rates of return and are asked to identify the risks inherent within certain basic financial decisions. Careers within the financial service industry are explored in order to assist students in making a career choice.

ACC2310 Accounting Concepts I

Students are provided with the basics of financial accounting whether they are interested in becoming a practitioner or are looking to broaden their knowledge of how to properly interpret financial information. Emphasis is on what accounting information is, understanding the accounting cycle, recording transactions, and the preparation and analysis of financial statements. Students who are taking this course as part of the Business Administration Advanced Diploma program need a minimum grade of C in this course in order to choose Accounting as a Major.

MKT2317 Marketing

Students are provided an overview of the marketing functions used in an organization, which serves to support them in their chosen business career. Students learn the strategic market planning process in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business market areas. Elements of their learning include environmental scanning, the ability to identify and segment markets, understanding buyer behaviours and the importance of marketing research. This results in the understanding of a coordinated marketing program (product, price, promotion and distribution channels). The relationship marketing has with other business functions and environments in which organizations' marketing professionals operate is also examined. These concepts are viewed within the context of traditional and e-business consumer and business markets.

MKT2120 Marketing Campaign Analysis Techniques

Today's marketer is presented with an ever-growing number of ways to target and reach the digital consumer. Measuring the business value of interactions across offline and online channels is a constant challenge. Learners measure the customer's multichannel journey, focusing on what happens beyond the click. Through real-life scenarios, learners become familiar with the myriad of acquisition and retention-based marketing channels - from email, display advertising and Paid Search, to social media and multichannel tactics - and then apply digital analytics concepts to measure, report, analyze and help marketers understand a campaign's business performance.

MGT2397 Employee Relations

The essential components of employee relations, including the significance of employee relations, the alignment of employee relations and performance management with organizational goals and objectives, the tactical process of planning for and administering employee performance, the critical link among job design, rewards, and employee performance, individual and team performance evaluations, training and its impact on employee performance, employee counselling, employee discipline and termination are examined. This course fosters the authentic application of current theories and concepts to the knowledge economy organization and employees.

FIN2304 Business Finance

The language, concepts and techniques for analyzing and solving financial problems faced by businesses in Canada are examined. The skills students need to interact and work in the industry include; business organization, tax and cash flow analysis, financial statement analysis, corporate growth and planning, a quick overview of time value of money, valuation of bonds and stocks, principles of capital budgeting, risk return analysis, knowledge of efficient markets and raising capital in the primary and secondary markets.

Pre-requisites: FIN2303

ACC2313 Accounting Concepts II

Students are introduced to and explore the background, goals and methods of managerial accounting and its role in business planning, control and decision making. Key workplace skills involve the ability to plan direct control and to evaluate and extrapolate key accounting data. Topics covered include product costing, cost behaviour, cost-volume-profit analysis, profit planning, differential analysis and budgeting. Curriculum is delivered in lecture and hands-on problem-solving formats.

Pre-requisites: ACC2201 or ACC2310 or ACC5151A

MGT2382 Organizational Behaviour

The nature of human dynamics within an organizational context from the perspective of the human resources practitioner is explored. Areas of study include stress management, human communications, learning and motivation, ethics, creativity, leadership, decision making, power and conflict, team dynamics, organizational culture and change management.

Pre-requisites: MGT2381

FIN2335 Corporate Finance

Students gain an understanding of financial decision making within a corporation. Required skills to interact and work in the industry include making capital investment decisions, project analysis and evaluation, risk and return and security market line, the cost of capital, financial leverage, capital structure, dividend policy, raising capital, risk management and options.

Pre-requisites: FIN2304

ACC2346 Canadian Taxation

Students gain an understanding of the different types of tax remittances and returns that are required to be filed by businesses and individuals in Canada. They learn how to prepare payroll, GST/HST (QST), EHT and WSIB remittances for government and regulatory filings. As well, students learn how to prepare basic personal tax returns using preparation software.

Pre-requisites: ACC2202 and ACC5039 or ACC2312 and ACC5039 or ACC5039 and ACC5151

MKT2206 Product and Pricing Strategies

Students acquire an in-depth appreciation for product and pricing strategies and tactics. Students gain a thorough appreciation for the new product development process, the strategies to effectively manage a product through its life cycle and the distinguishing factors between product and service marketing. Students study various product strategies to understand the conditions supporting each approach. With a firm grasp on product strategies students investigate supportive pricing strategies. Students discover theories that marketers apply to manage customer price sensitivity, competitive pricing actions and opportunities to segment the market on the basis of price to maximize profitability. Students also learn the process and factors behind setting prices, apply formulas to assess the financial impacts of their pricing decisions and participate as a group member in solving pricing dilemmas and developing financial analyses as presented in a case study.

Pre-requisites: MKT2205

ENL1898 Business Writing for Social Media

Students complete all the necessary steps in drafting and completing various types of business writing across diverse social media platforms. They develop the steps of content writing for a company's online presence using Tweets, Facebook posts, Blogs, Webinar/Podcasts and White Papers. The course culminates in a group presentation in which students display and discuss their final written project.

LAW1702 Business Law

Students are prepared for a business environment increasingly affected by laws. They learn how laws must be understood and applied by management in the conduct of business. They also learn how to analyze a business situation from a general legal perspective. Emphasis is placed on methods of dispute resolution, contracts, torts, employment law, methods of carrying on business, creditors' rights, sale of goods and marketing law.

MGT5164 Introduction to Project Management

Project management practitioners need to understand the established industry norms, methods, and practices for managing all stages of the project life cycle and its related processes. Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of project management, such as project strategy, selection, scheduling, risk management, quality assurance, performance measurement, audit and closure. By participating in discussions, analyzing readings, and conducting preliminary research, students acquire a working understanding of project management knowledge and theory.

ENL5012 Business Writing Strategies

Effective and practical writing skills are important for successful communication in business. Students develop practical writing skills using basic word processing technology. They learn how to compose business correspondence including emails, memoranda, letters, and reports, with a focus on routine and persuasive messages. A review of basic grammar is also included.