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DURATION:52 - 60 Weeks


This program is designed to expose students to the most relevant aspects of business administration, while providing all the tools required for a career in business. The Honours Business Administration program covers the key areas of financial accounting, business application software, and the implementation and operation of a computerized accounting system.

You will learn the different aspects of business operations - from developing a business plan, marketing, human resources management to business law and ethics, preparing financial statements and customer service - and much more.


  • Training on the latest software applications required by employers
  • Real-world work experience including an 8 week Internship
  • Microsoft Office, Microsoft Imagine Standard and Windows are included in the program fees


Sage 300

In this course, students will learn to set up banking and taxes service modules in Sage300 2017. They will also learn to set of vendor and customer records and process transactions in the amounts payable and accounts receivable modules of Sage300 2017.

Introduction to Accounting (using Sage 50)

In this course students will be introduced to accounting concepts and procedures. Students will learn about debits and credits and how to analyze and record business transactions. In addition, students will look at banking procedures, cash control as well as payroll concepts and procedures, including employee taxes. They will also gain an understanding of the employer’s tax responsibilities. In this course, students learn how to set up and interact with the different ledgers in Sage 50 to support small business activities. In addition, students will perform General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll transactions.

Intermediate Accounting (using QuickBooks)

This course completes the accounting cycle and furthers the student’s knowledge of accounting procedures in payroll, pay cash and bank reconciliations. Central to this course is the merchandising firm and its accounting cycle, central to this is appropriate valuation of inventory and cost of goods sold calculations. This material will be presented manually are working on paper and using computerized accounting system of QuickBooks.

Advanced Accounting

In this course, students will build on principles learned in the intermediate accounting courses. Students will be introduced to more advanced concepts regarding assets and liabilities including accounting for bad debt, depreciation and long-term assets, cash flow analysis, and temporary and long-term investments. In addition, students will learn how to record the effects of partnership and corporate activity and analyze financial statements for decision-making.

Advanced Microsoft Excel

This course is aimed at students who have completed the Intermediate Excel course who need to learn more complex functions, data manipulation, templates, advanced formulas and functions, securing and sharing tools, pivot tables, and analysis tools.

Advanced Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word - Advanced provides various tools to allow the student to create and manage long documents with ease. This advanced course focuses on using styles, outlines and inserting references, like table of contents and indexes, and also covers using the mail merge function, templates, protecting and sharing documents, and personalizing the interface. This course is computer intensive, demanding basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of word processing software. Students are expected to make arrangements to meet proficiency needs as necessary.

Business Communication

This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of communication skills in the business environments. Focus will be placed on both written and spoken communications. Students will review the basic writing process with emphasis on the mechanics of writing. They will also learn the importance of effective spoken communication, deliver an oral presentation, and participate in a mock meeting.

Microsoft Outlook

This Microsoft Outlook course is created for students to build and validate the skills businesses need to succeed in today's information economy. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use to effectively manage e-mails, contacts, calendars, and tasks. Outlook has become the corporate standard electronic personal organizer. These are the foundational skills needed to communicate using Outlook in a variety of positions within and organization. This course is computer intensive and demands basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of e-mail software. Students are expected to make arrangements to meet proficiency needs.

Microsoft PowerPoint

This course is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations by using Microsoft PowerPoint. Students will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation, will format text on slides to enhance clarity, enhance the visual appeal, add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them, and finalize a presentation to deliver it.

Business Law & Ethics

This course provides a study of the Canadian legal system and its effect on business and business organizations. Topics include business law, contracts and sales, torts, consumer protection issues, employment issues, the regulation of business organizations, finance and debtor and creditor law. On completion the student will know about the various important areas of law impacting business and be able to apply the same in day to day decisions.

Career Management

Our Career Management program introduces students to the strategies and components of an effective job search, including self-marketing and awareness, skills inventory, job search tools and the job market. The Career Management course is delivered by our on-campus Career Services Team who are there throughout the job search to assist and mentor students towards achieving their ultimate goal of employment in their field of study. Our Team of Career Services Professionals maintain relationships in their communities with key employers and organizations that recognize the value triOS graduates have to offer. The skills learned throughout Career Management at triOS will continue to serve students in their job search as they navigate their new careers.

Customer Service & Sales

Dealing with customers in the modern workplace can be a challenging experience. It is vital that any CSR has an understanding of who customers are and what they need and want. They need to be able to work with those customers and deal effectively with their complaints and their anger. This course teaches outlines the basic needs and personalities of customers today and outlines the reasons behind customer complaints and what turns them away. Listening, empathy and patience are two important characteristics of any Customer service representative. The course also explores the personal selling process and highlights how a company generates and qualifies leads. How to question a customer to gain understand of their needs, as well as specific tactics when addressing consumer objections and also how to close a sale.

Microsoft Excel

This Microsoft Office Excel 2016 course is created for students to build and validate the skills needed to succeed in today's economy. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use Microsoft Office Excel effectively in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Excel is the world's most popular spreadsheet software. Whether you are managing a household or running a small business, Excel will help you develop useful techniques to help business processes. This course is computer intensive and demands basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of spreadsheet software. Students are expected to make arrangements to meet proficiency needs as necessary.

Human Resources and Payroll

This course focuses on the role of management in the staffing and development of human resources. Topics include planning, organizing and staffing issues; how to develop and direct staff; and controlling human resources in businesses. Students will also be introduced to key areas of payroll management and legislation.

Introduction to Business

This course seeks to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the competitive business environment, and how businesses respond in order to be successful to changes in the fluid business environment. Students will be able to develop an understanding ethical issues and economic challenges. The role of leadership and the importance of enterprise in any business structure. They will engage in HRM systems, identify what motivates and demotivates workers. Students will learn the importance of focusing customer needs to develop a marketing mix that will appeal to those customers.

Introduction to Databases (using Microsoft Access)

This course covers the basic functions and features of Access. Students will learn how to design and create databases; work with tables, fields, and records; sort and filter data; and create queries, forms, and reports.

Introduction to Finance

Financial management has evolved into a focus on managing financial assets more efficiently. Students will learn about the objectives of financial management as well as planning and budgeting. Sources and forms of financing will also be discussed.

Introduction to Management

This course provides a foundation in the essential of front line management and supervision. The focus will be on the practical supervisory managements skills and day to day problem management by addressing the key functions of management and ethical decision making Topics include leadership, controlling, planning and organizing, team management, motivation, strategy, processes, style and information.

Integrated Projects (using Microsoft Office)

This project-based two-week module is designed to help students validate and integrate the Microsoft Office skills developed in previous courses. Throughout the course, students will build a portfolio of documents based on an authentic workplace scenario. Students will be required to work with a database in Access, analyze data in Excel, create relevant documents in Word, and build a presentation in PowerPoint. By the end of course, students will be prepared to handle varied business projects using the Microsoft Office suite.


This course provides a practical and managerial approach to the principles and applications of marketing in organizations and in the marketplace. Topics include the marketing process and strategic planning; the global marketing environment; developing marketing opportunities and strategies; developing the marketing mix through product development, pricing strategies, sales management, distribution channels and promotion techniques and managing marketing through customer relationships, social responsibility and marketing ethics. A marketing plan will be used to enhance application of learning.

Microsoft Word

This Microsoft Word course is created for students to build and validate the skills businesses need to succeed in today's information economy. It also provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to use Microsoft Word effectively in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Word is the world's most popular word processing software. Learning how to create, edit, format and print documents, enhance work with formatting, use bullets and numbering, add simple borders, tables, headers/footers, organizing data columns, and styles, are the foundational skills needed in preform in many positions. This course is computer intensive and demands basic computer proficiency and a basic understanding of word processing software. The course combines lecture/demonstration by an instructor with readings, trainings, projects, and a final exam for students to work on in a simulation-based environment. Students are expected to ensure they meet proficiency requirements for working in this environment.


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The Honours Business Administration program will qualify graduates to pursue positions such as Office Administrator, Marketing, Accounting and Payroll Administrator, Account Audit Clerk, Human Resources Assistant, and Executive Office Assistant.


Canada’s 1.2 million small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of its economy… Employing nearly 70% of the Canadian workforce. Source: Canadian Chamber of Commerce. "Canada’s Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness in 2016."


  • TD Bank - Operations
  • Hydro One
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Ontario Ministry of Health
  • Sun Media Corporation
  • Manulife
  • And many more


Average Wage ($/hr)  - $20.00
High Wage ($/hr)        - $30.00



This program includes the potential for Microsoft certifications in Word and Excel. Exam Vouchers may be purchased at an additional cost.


High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and academic achievement assessment passed). In addition, an entrance assessment must be successfully passed.


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