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Business Administration

Learn to adapt, innovate and take advantage of business opportunities as economies evolve and grow.

Build the skills you need to start, upgrade or expand your career. Study the foundations of business administration, develop specialized skills and explore diverse opportunities in a variety of industries and organizations across Canada.

Build the skills needed to succeed in today’s business world. With RRC Polytech’s Business Administration program, you will have everything you need to build a career in accounting, financial services, human resource management, marketing or logistics and supply chain management.

Through the Business Administration program, you will strengthen your understanding of business, explore state-of-the-art software and build the versatile skills needed to lead and succeed in today’s global economy. You will also develop crucial communication and critical thinking skills that will help you contribute to any industry and allow you to chart your own course as an independent entrepreneur.

Through practical, applied learning and close collaboration with our experienced instructors and industry partners, you will develop theoretical knowledge and leadership skills. Group projects are an integral part of the curriculum, and most assessments will require you to collaborate and apply your knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • Annual Intakes
    Fall and Winter
  • Locations
    Exchange District Campus, Notre Dame Campus, Interlake and Peguis – Fisher River Campuses, Portage Campus, Steinbach Campus and Winkler Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Choose Your Specialty

Graduate From One of Our Majors

In the Business Administration program, you will choose one of six majors. Through a series of major-related courses, you will develop the specialized skills, in-depth knowledge and industry connections needed to graduate career-ready.

Accounting

Accounting is critical to every business’s success. Building on fundamental business knowledge, this major will develop your technical expertise and accounting skills using state-of-the-art software. Eligible courses may also be transferred to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

FINANCIAL SERVICES

The financial services sector is fast-paced, customer-focused and concentrates on creating productive partnerships. Through this major, you will explore financial planning principles, financial products and services, legal considerations, taxation, risk management techniques and customer service.

Human Resources Management

Join a fascinating field and learn to empower people, helping any organization reach its full potential. Learn to recruit new employees, manage benefits, improve corporate culture, increase employee productivity and create positive workplaces.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Logistics and supply chain professionals work with intricate systems to coordinate the flow of materials, helping businesses produce and distribute products efficiently. As the global economy expands, the role of logistics and supply chain management only becomes more important.

Marketing

Marketing specialists are pivotal to an organization’s image, customer relations and success. Immerse yourself in this creative and innovative industry, explore digital and traditional media, and learn to drive sales, enhance customer loyalty, develop brand image and leverage marketing opportunities.

General Studies

The General Studies major allows you to create a flexible learning plan using courses from various subject areas. Whether you’re planning to upgrade your potential, change roles or start your own business, tailor your own education to create a path that best aligns with your career goals.

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you’ll develop the technical, professional and entrepreneurial skills needed for a successful career in business. After completing a common first term, you will choose a major and explore its versatile skills, specialized knowledge and potential career paths.

TERM 1

Explore specialized software and the fundamentals of accounting, communications, marketing and human resources. Choose your major at the end of the term.

TERM 2

Focus on fundamental topics specific to your major while developing advanced business concepts.

TERM 3

Develop advanced knowledge of your major. Explore the modern business world through various topics.

Term 4

Complete your training and prepare for graduation. After completing this term, you have the chance to finish your Business Administration diploma or participate in an additional co-op work term.

TERM 5

Complete an optional co-op work term and work in a paid, full-time position to gain real-world experience and industry connections while practicing the skills you developed in the program.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Sales and marketing specialist
  • Social media and advertising coordinator
  • Business manager
  • Accountant
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Financial and banking officer
  • Insurance account manager 
  • Logistics supervisor
  • Supply chain associate

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Develop crucial communication skills and learn to lead professional presentations.
Meet industry experts and potential employers at RRC Polytech’s annual Directions conference.
Build your network and connect with guest speakers and industry professionals in classes, at RRC Polytech events and through co-op work opportunities.
Explore diverse career paths, discover local opportunities and expand your industry connections at student-focused networking events.
Meet employers and industry leaders in face-to-face speed interviews at RRC Polytech’s First Impressions event.
Gain practical experience, learn crucial collaboration skills, and confront real industry challenges through group projects.
Take advantage of RRC Polytech’s state-of-the-art facilities and industry-standard software to build your practical skills and become career-ready.
Study in state-of-the-art facilities and meet thousands of students engaged in hundreds of fields and industries.
Learn with industry-experienced instructors to ensure you’re ready to make an immediate impact in the industry after graduation.

Graduate Success

Our graduates build versatile skills and pursue careers in industries across Canada. Business Administration grads work in specialty agencies, including accounting, marketing and human resources consulting firms; in private companies, including banking, agriculture and retail; or in non-profit organizations, governments and Crown corporations.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

$40K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

A Business Administration diploma pays off. Our curriculum provides relevant, practical and up-to-date content and helps you build the versatile skills employers want. Our co-op placement connect you to employers and give you the work experience you need to excel and pursue greater opportunities.

94% – RECOMMEND PROGRAM TO OTHERS

RRC Polytech is here to support your success, from your first class to your first industry job. Expand your skillset and network with industry-connected instructors; prepare resumes and interview skills with career specialists and find exciting opportunities on our exclusive job board.

96% – NEW GRADS HIRED

Applied learning, small class sizes, experienced instructors and real industry challenges ensure our Business Administration graduates are career-ready, ahead of the competition and prepared to lead, succeed and innovate as soon as they graduate.

“I was working my way up and decided I needed more hard business skills. I obtained my diploma in Business Administration from RRC Polytech, which gave me marketable skills. It really paid off.”

Stephanie Dale – Fashion Designer
Mondetta Clothing

“(The College) is becoming a leader. I’m proud of the work they’re doing, and I’m really proud to be a Red River College Polytechnic grad.”

Joelle Foster – CEO
North Forge Technology Exchange

“I do not often recommend things, but RRC Polytech is one thing I do recommend, especially for those looking to make a new path for themselves.”

Jacob Tower
Canada Revenue Agency

“The Business Administration program prepares you for real experiences in sales and work in general. We’re always negotiating and working with others. I feel like that was a cornerstone of my success.”

Raunora Westcott – Equipment Finance Specialist
Catalyst Finance Company

“I got immense confidence and knowledge to [transition] to my career. It was worth it. It was worth spending time and effort at RRC Polytech to get to where I needed to be.”

Anika Maria – Accountant
MLT Aikins LLP

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Business Administration student, you are curious and innovative and want to use your ideas to change the world around you. You know how to motivate others and want to build the leadership and management skills you need to implement your ideas. You want to expand your skill set, learn new tools and software and become a vital part of any team or organization.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Logical thinker
  • Practical
  • Team-oriented
  • Technical thinker
  • Visionary

SKILLS

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Organization
  • Problem solving
  • Strategic thinking

INTERESTS

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Business administration
  • Leadership and management
  • Business strategy
  • Logistics and supply chain
  • Financial services
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Human resources

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LIST OF COURSES

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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