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Business Administration - Management Concentration

Business Administration - Management Concentration

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
2 Years
(Varies for part-time or blended studies)
$3,515 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
+Locations & Availability

September 2020
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Burridge Campus • Yarmouth Full time • In-class
Burridge Campus (classes at Digby Learning Centre) Full time • Collaborative
Cumberland Campus (classes at Amherst Learning Centre) Full time • In-class
eCampus Part time • Online
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class
Kingstec Campus • Kentville Full time • Collaborative
Marconi Campus • Sydney Full time • In-class
Pictou Campus • Stellarton Full time • In-class
Strait Area Campus • Port Hawkesbury Full time • Collaborative


The Management concentration is a second-year option of the Business Administration diploma program.

In this concentration, you develop the skills needed to make the strategic decisions that lead to an organization's growth and success. You learn how managers keep their companies moving forward by researching and setting objectives, evaluating strategies to meet those objectives and then breaking down those strategies into functional projects.

By graduation, you're well-prepared to start your career and know what employers will expect of you in a management position.

Admission requirements

  • Successful completion of Business Administration – Year 1 or Advanced Standing.
  • Advanced Standing – To be considered, you must apply to and meet the Admission Requirements for the Business Administration program. Advanced Standing is based on academic credits (certificate/diploma/degree) completed from a recognized public institution within the past ten years that meet the Academic Requirements of the full first year of the program. Advanced Standing is subject to seat availability.

Program requirements

  • Portfolio Development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that tuition values on these pages are for 2019/20 and are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Work experience

  • Field experience (work placement) is a mandatory credit course completed at the end of your program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 5 weeks.
  • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to work placements are your responsibility.
  • For more information visit Work Experience Opportunities.

Study options

  • Note: Courses for the Kingstec Campus and Strait Area Campus sessions are delivered through a combination of in-class, online and/or video conferencing instruction.
  • This concentration is available for part-time study.
  • This concentration is available online.
  • There is the option to complete the concentration in-class or through a combination of courses delivered in-class and online.

Career options

  • Graduates are qualified for entry-level positions and have the skills, training and experience that position them for advancement.
  • Grads work in a variety of industries, such as banking, health care, insurance companies, auto sales, administration and a variety of small businesses.

Choose NSCC

  • Preparing for a career in business can be intense, but our small class sizes and very supportive faculty make it manageable – even fun.
  • Learning will be hands-on so you graduate with practical skills, not just theories. Your instructors also have close connections to industry, so you know your learning is relevant and that you will get the skills that are in demand by today's employers.
  • Continue your studies at university – This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Courses may include

Course descriptions
Code Course
BUSI 3005   Contemporary Business Issues
COMM 2215   Communications - Workplace Applications
FINA 2316   Financial Management
LEGL 2000   Business Law
MGMT 3001   Management Strategies
MGMT 3015   Human Resource Management
MGMT 3035   Operations Management
MGMT 3050   Project Management
MGMT 4000   Management Practicum
MGMT 4995   Work Experience
    In addition to their required courses, learners will complete three (3) units (180 hours) of open elective credit that are consistent with the goals outlined in their portfolios.

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