Business Administration

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Business Administration Full-Time Post-Graduate Certificate / Online Certificate

Establish a solid business foundation in an accelerated format

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What do most successful managers, whether they work for start-ups, established corporations, or non-profit organizations, have in common? A solid foundation in business. Whether you’re looking to build on existing experience or gain entirely new professional skills, our Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is the perfect tool to prepare you for exciting opportunities in your field.

Program Description

Full-time Post-Graduate Certificate

This program will teach you how to make strategic marketing decisions, effectively manage projects, and increase productivity. You will also study current economic, social, and environmental business trends. Designed in consultation with senior industry executives, thought leaders, and prominent York University academics, the Certificate will equip you with relevant and in-demand knowledge and all course content will be immediately applicable to your current (or future) role.

Online Certificate

Our Online Certificate in Business Administration gives you the opportunity to earn a valuable business credential from a respected university without ever setting foot in a traditional classroom. Offered entirely online, the Certificate takes only ten months to complete. Whether you’re looking to build on existing experience or gain entirely new skills, this program will give you the comprehensive business foundation that top employers are looking for. You will learn how to make strategic marketing decisions and manage people and budgets. You will also study current economic, social, and environmental business trends while simultaneously sharpening your critical thinking, communication, and management skills.

Choose the format and schedule that fits your needs:

Part Time

The online program is by far the most flexible option for completing this program — especially for busy professionals. York University’s flexible, interactive online program helps you develop a rich network of peers while enjoying the convenience of learning at your preferred location. Study at times that fit your schedule as long as you complete the assignments on time.

  • Format: Part-time
  • Delivery: Online
  • Term Starts: September, January, May
  • Program Length: 10 months

Full Time

The full-time program can be completed in just eight months, which is considerably quicker than comparable certificates. It is offered in a cohort format, allowing you to study alongside a network of peers who are completing the program on the same schedule.

In Ontario, large gatherings are restricted. As such, this program will be offered in our “live online” format, which offers students the structure and group interaction of a face-to-face experience without travelling to York’s campus. Our live online classrooms enable students to hear and interact with the instructor and other students like in a normal classroom.

For the second half of the program, students can expect to be back on campus for in-class sessions with social distancing and health and safety measures in place.

  • Format: Full-time
  • Delivery: Live online sessions
  • Term Starts: September, January, May
  • Program Length: 8 months

Who should take this certificate?

Online

  • Mid-career professionals in fields outside of business who are looking to add a specialization to their resume and want the flexibility of an online program
  • Early career professionals and new/aspiring managers
  • Professionals who want to develop foundational business administration skills
  • Professionals interested in future leadership roles within their organization

Full Time

  • College or university graduates in fields outside of business who are looking to add a specialization to their resume
  • International students interested in gaining a Canadian perspective on business administration or management

Program Courses

Online

  • Business Strategy
  • Accounting – Analysis & the Use of Financial Information
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Human Resources Management
  • Introduction to Project Management

Full-time

  • Business Fundamentals
  • Business Communications
  • Business Strategy
  • Accounting – Analysis & the Use of Financial Information
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Human Resources Management
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Applied Capstone

Why people choose York for Continuing Education

Codesigned and delivered by senior industry leaders within established and emerging professional disciplines, our programs take a pragmatic, hands-on approach that helps students unlock their potential and apply it in the world.

Cohort experience

Our students complete their programs in cohorts, encouraging peer-to-peer collaboration and growing the personal and professional networks of our students for years to come.

Specialized learning

Our programs go deep on specialized knowledge, setting students up to be experts in their field while also enhancing soft skills and cross-disciplinary know how.

Responsive program design

Our programs are responsive to student need and market demand in both form and content. Many of our programs are Canadian firsts.

Accelerated outcomes

Our accelerated formats can be completed in less than a year, part-time or full-time, and our programs can be taken online, onsite, or as blended offerings.

Industry collaborations

We develop our programs through collaborative relationships with industry and academic leaders to encourage career connections and a global perspective.

Customized training

The School offers customized training programs for a range of organizations that are looking to grow, upskill, and adapt to change.

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