Get Your Career Started in as Little as One Year with Focus College Business Training
Employment-Focused Business Programs
If you’re looking for employment-focused Business programs delivered by experienced instructors, with small class sizes, and one-to-one attention, you’ve come to the right place. At Focus College, our Advanced Diploma and Certificate courses can get you set up to build a career in the Business world or to enroll in a university degree program after graduation.
The Advanced Certificate in Business (1 year program) provides current insight into the main aspects of local and international business with a focus on business and human resource management. It covers business culture and strategy, managing people in small and large organizations and in different departments such as marketing, accounting, business law and IT.
The Advanced Certificate in Business will prepare you for a wide range of positions that include: Administration Supervisor, Assistant Manager, Personal Assistant, Banking Assistant, Business Development, Purchasing Coordinator, Sales, Customer Service, Financial Assistant and Trainee Manager.
The Advanced Diploma in Business (18-24 Months) will provide you with the current skill sets required in business management, business accounting, law, economic issues and business communication practices. This course will prepare you for opportunities as an Office Manager, Planning Manager, Business Development, Business and Sales Manager and Team Leader/Manager.
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Advanced Diploma in Business
(The Focus College One Year Business Program)
An Advanced Certificate in Business from Focus College can get you ready to jump into a career or enter a partner university. Get started today! Get the Skills for a Business Career in 12 Months*
The business world continues to grow and change! Focus College can provide you with the skills you need to find your way in just one year*!
The Advanced Certificate in Business will prepare candidates for a wide range of positions that include:
- Administration Supervisor
- Office Manager
- Business Manager
- Assistant Manager
- Banking Advisor
- Personal Assistant
- Planning Officer
- Business Development Assistant
- Sales Coordinator
- Customer Service Coordinator
- Finance Assistant
- Trainee Manager
- And More!
Who Will Benefit from the Program?
Actually, most people have a lot to gain from taking this program. Former students returning to school, anyone who wants to pursue higher education, adult learners with families, working individuals who wish to enhance their career prospects, and people who wish to start their own businesses.
The Advanced Diploma in Business can provide advanced entry to degree-level study or a master’s degree program. Visit this page for information on the institutions that will consider advanced entry with Focus College’s diploma qualifications.
The Advanced Certificate in Business provides current insight into the main aspects of local and international business with a focus on business management and human resource management. It covers business culture and strategy, managing people in small and large organizations and in different departments such as marketing, economics, accounting, business law, and IT.
The specific aims of the program are to:
- Develop suitable competencies to enter a range of administrative, commercial or managerial positions
- Prepare students for progression to degree courses delivered by partner universities in different countries
- Develop skills for independent, lifelong learning and working with others
- Develop and enhance transferable skills in planning, organizing, critical and evaluative thinking, and enable students to investigate business issues and problems in depth
- Develop intra-/interpersonal skills relevant to a range of administrative, commercial or managerial positions in business organizations
- Develop communication and presentation skills
- Enable students to adopt an innovative, creative approach to their work and respond quickly to challenges posed by changes in the business environment
Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent Canadian qualification OR relevant experience or mature students
In the case of students from non-English-speaking countries/territories, students will have to demonstrate their English proficiency at minimum IELTS Band level 6.0 OR equivalent. (In a case where a prospective student has no proof of English proficiency or an English proficiency level below IELTS Band 6.0, that student will be required to take the Focus College ESL “Crash Course”).
Advanced Certificate in Business Courses
Managing People and Organizations
Marketing: An Introduction
Economic Issues: An Introduction
Communication: Business Communication
IT in Business: Spreadsheets
Information Technology: Application Software 1
Creating a Culture of Customer Care
Human Resource Management: Introduction
Personal Development Planning
Business: Graded Unit
Scholarships and other financing options are available for qualified candidates
This program is offered at the Kelowna and Surrey campuses. Students are required to maintain 80% attendance throughout the program. Approximately 10-15 hours/week is required from students to be successful in this program. In order to graduate, students must pass all units through the program with a grade of C or higher
Is Training for a Business, IT, or Travel and Tourism Career Right for You?
If you’re interested in learning more about Focus College’s training programs and a career in Business, IT, or Travel and Tourism and exploring whether online distance education is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.