Business Administrative Assistant Diploma Program

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Why Our Business Administrative Assistant Diploma Program?

Are you an effective communicator and team player with a high attention to detail?  A career as a business administrative assistant may be the job for you!

Working in office environments in any industry, business administrative assistants are sought out for their combination of people skills and technological abilities. From answering phones to preparing documents and even social media management, Business Administrators are team players who are ready to help out where needed.

MaKami College’s 10 month (900 Hour) Business Administration course allows students the flexibility to learn at their own pace with the support of the MaKami community. With this system, it is possible to easily balance school, family and work while earning your diploma.

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About the Business Administrative Assistant Diploma Program

Our unique online Business Administrative Assistant Diploma Program is based on a case study format, where students are placed as recently hired Administrative Assistants within a mock company. You’ll have imaginary managers, coworkers, tasks and assignments that will prepare you for today’s dynamic office environment.

Using the latest technology, all students will receive a laptop for their studies. Students will obtain industry-leading knowledge that will give them the skills they need to succeed in their careers as professional Business Administrative Assistants.

In this course, you will learn: 

  • The basic concepts and usage of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Office365.
  • How to set-up and work within cloud web-based environments with an introduction to database applications, data storage and organization.
  • Business writing skills, focusing on keyboarding, web content, emails, formal letters, reports and presentations.
  • Professional communication skills and strategies for assessing and responding to conflict in the workplace.
  • Customer service skills and strategies for anticipating client needs, using positive care approaches to customer interactions.
  • The essentials for proper file management, including creation and maintenance of electronic and paper folders and files for efficient office maintenance and organization.
  • Organizational Behaviour, Planning Corporate Events, Marketing and Social Media Engagement and so much more!

You will also create an ePortfolio throughout your course that will showcase your abilities and serve as an online resume after graduation.

New student intakes for this online program start every month, start your course now!

How long does it take to complete the Business Administration program?

The Business Administration Diploma Program is designed to complete in 10 months, or 900 hours. 

Is the Business Administration program available online?

Yes! The Business Administration program is offered online and on-campus in a blended-learning format.

Standard Admission

Students must meet the following criteria:
1. Alberta high school diploma, verified by transcript, or non-Alberta equivalent,
Successful completion of the General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
2. Successful interview with school administration, at the discretion of the school.
3. Must be minimum 17 years of age.

Mature Admission

Programs using Mature Admissions must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be 18 years or older.
2. Must complete the MaKami College admission test with a score of 65%
3. Minimum completion of Grade 10 English with score of 60% or higher
Completion of at minimum a post- secondary certificate or diploma where English was the language of instruction.
4. Successful interview with school administration, at the discretion of the school.

English Proficiency

As English is the language of instruction in all programs at MaKami College, we require all applicants to demonstrate communicative proficiency in the English language prior to admission acceptance. This will enable academic success for all applicants.

There are 15 main courses in the Business Administration Curriculum:

  • Basic Skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Master Keyboarding
  • Computer and Software Skills
  • Communication Skills & Conflict Management
  • Managing Client Relations
  • Performing General Office Procedures
  • File & Records Management I
  • Advanced Skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook
  • File & Records Management II
  • Intro to Finance and Billing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Planning Corporate Events
  • Marketing & Social Media Engagement
  • Career Preparation
  • Practicum

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