Honours Business Administration

Step into the world of business with all the right skills you need to succeed. Upgrade your career in as short as 52 weeks with this diploma program. Plus, take part in an 8-week internship to earn real-world, hands-on experience.

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    52-60 Weeks


    8 Weeks

    Program Outline

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    About The Program

    Learn the different aspects of business operations — from developing a business plan to marketing, human resources, business law, and ethics. With our small class sizes, you can get the right amount of attention and guidance you need from our adept instructors to maximize your learning experience. You will cap off your program with Career Planning and Preparation courses from our helpful Employment Specialists.

    Career Opportunities

    As an Honours Business Administration graduate, you will qualify for positions such as: Office Administrator, Marketing,  Accounting and Payroll Administrator, Account Audit Clerk, Human Resources Assistant, and Executive Office Assistant.


    Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads

    • TD Bank – Operations
    • Hydro One
    • Canada Revenue Agency
    • Ontario Ministry of Health
    • Sun Media Corporation
    • Manulife


    77 %

    Employment Rate*

    $ 23

    Average Wage/HR**

    $ 35

    High Wage/HR**

    **Employment Rate based on 2022 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field within 12 months.


    NOC Code: 1431/14200 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in Jan 2024.

    Program Details

    Are you looking to broaden your understanding of the business world? Do you want to navigate the various sectors of business through the training and skills provided by a single program? If so, then the Honours Business Administration program is the right fit for you.

    This program is designed to train you in the most current aspects of business management and administration. As a successful graduate of the program, you will earn extensive knowledge in human resources, accounting, and marketing, while focusing on Canadian businesses.

    The Honours Business Administration program will teach you how to effectively apply management techniques, understand economic factors that drive business, read and prepare financial statements, develop a business plan alongside many other imperative skills you need to prepare for your new career.  

    Students enrolled in the program receive:

    • 8-week (optional) internship to gain hands-on experience.
    • Training on the latest software applications required by employers.
    • Software subscriptions for Microsoft Office and Windows included in the tuition fee.
    Course Listings
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    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Microsoft Excel
    This Microsoft Office Excel 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. HBA internship (200 hrs)
    On successful completion of the classroom hours of this program, students will be placed in a 200-hour internship at an outside organization. Students will have the opportunity to apply their newly developed knowledge and skills in a real-world environment.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Marketing
    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.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. 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.
    Admission Requirements
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    – High school graduation diploma, or Mature Student Status (for more information please refer to the Program Outline at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant)
    – In addition to above requirements, all student must pass an entrance assessment.

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    Success Stories

    The small class sizes gave me the one-on-one attention when needed. The program gave me the skills and confidence to change careers successfully!

    Kayla D.

    Graduated 2013