Business Administration

Learn skills and knowledge to implement in various business settings.

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34 Weeks



Program Outline

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About The Program

The Business Administration program offers students the option to specialize in one of three areas. Students will gain exposure to the professional business environment, which will help them develop skills appropriate for a wide range of careers.

Career Opportunities

As a Business Administration graduate, you will qualify for positions such as: Office Administrator, Bookkeeper, Executive Office Assistant, Business Applications Specialist.

Note that some career and education options may require advanced degrees and further training or experience.

Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads

  • Region of Peel
  • Service Canada
  • Ontario Ministry of Health
  • Porter Airlines
  • Scotiabank


78 %

Employment Rate*

$ 24

Average Wage/HR**

$ 27

High Wage/HR**

*Employment Rate based on 2019 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field.


NOC Code: 1442, 1415, 1452 - **Wage data based on NOC Code 1415 and rounded down to the nearest dollar. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in May, 2021

Program Details

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the world of business? If you’re looking for an education that will equip you with skills to apply to a wide range of business-related jobs, then the Business Administration program is the right fit for you.

Students are required to choose one of the following three areas to specialize in:

  1. Business Administration: Accounting & Applications                             
  2. Business Administration: Human Resources / Marketing                                 
  3. Business Administration: Human Resources / Applications

Each of the specialties places a strong focus on learning Microsoft Office applications and Accounting software to ensure that students are comfortable with programs that are generally used in a business setting. By the end of the program, you will have solid expertise in Microsoft Word and Excel to pursue a certification in these two applications. Various other courses are offered within each specialty to tailor your education towards the specific career you want to pursue in the future.

Students enrolled in the program receive:

  • Training on the latest software applications required by employers.
  • Career services assistance.
  • Software subscriptions for Microsoft Office and Windows are 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant)

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Success Stories

triOS provided a great opportunity when it was needed in my life. At a point when my career had come to a standstill, after several changes, triOS presented me with the opportunity to pursue a new career that I had only dreamed of in my youth. I have a bright new future that I'm extremely proud to pursue and grateful to triOS for the opportunity.

Stephen B.

Graduated 2014