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Business Certificate

The Business Certificate program provides knowledge and skills in general business practices. You will receive training in accounting, communications, computers, economics, financial mathematics, human resources, management, marketing and statistics.

SIAST has an agreement with the University of Regina which will give qualifying Business Certificate graduates 10 courses towards the Bachelor of Business Administration Qualifying program. Other institutions, including the University of Saskatchewan, recognize many Business Certificate courses towards their programs.

This program is available in full through distance and/or part-time continuing education. The program is available full-time at SIAST Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon, SIAST Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw and SIAST Woodland Campus in Prince Albert. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


Business Communications 1 (BCOM 120)

You will develop fundamental employability skills by studying the principles of communication. Course content includes developing effective writing skills. You will apply the principles and skills by writing letters and memorandums for routine and negative purposes. You will develop teamwork employability skills and examine ways to apply communication skills to team and cross-cultural situations.

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Business Communications 2 (BCOM 121)

You will continue to develop effective business writing skills and employability skills. The course focuses on writing business reports in informal and formal styles. Your classroom study and experience will help prepare you for a business career by developing your presentation skills.

Prerequisites: Business Communications 1, Business Communications 1


Fee: $467 45 hours/15 weeks
Additional costs: Books and materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: TBAApril 22, 2014 - June 24, 2014
distance refers to online, print, video and home study components
Distance

Business Statistics (STAT 120)

You will be introduced to the elements of statistics used in business. The course content includes frequency distribution, measure of central tendency and dispersion, probability distributions (discrete and continuous), sampling, sampling distributions, estimations, regressions, correlation and elementary hypothesis testing.

 

Fee: $467 45 hours/15 weeks
Additional costs: A textbook and Sharp business financial EL-738 calculator.
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-185January 6, 2014 - April 28, 2014
M, 7-10 pm
Room: 312
Course packs will be provided at class (Kelsey)
Register online, by mail or in Saskatoon
Saskatoon

Information Systems (COMP 120)

Your studies will focus on the practical use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint from the Microsoft Office 2010 Professional software suite. You will learn a wide range of skills from intermediate to advanced in each of the applications.

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Introduction to Human Resource Management (HR 120)

Your studies will focus on an overview of human resource management and practices. You will learn the impact of job analysis; planning, recruiting and selection processes; training, developing and compensation considerations, and management performance and labour relations. Employee and organizational ethics are discussed throughout the course with an emphasis on using human resource management to achieve high organizational performance.

Fee: $467 45 hours/15 weeks
Additional costs: Books and materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 04-94May 1, 2014 - June 19, 2014
T&Th, 7-10 pm
Room: 920
Midterm exam May 22 (Wascana)
Register online, by mail or in Regina
Regina

Introduction to Management (ADMN 126)

You will be provided with an overview of the development of management theory and practices. Course content includes organizing, planning, leading and controlling functions, and focuses on decisions in different types of environments.

Fee: $467 45 hours/15 weeks
Additional costs: Books and materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 02-735
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Introduction to Simply Accounting (COAP 137)

You will learn how to use a computerized accounting software package. Your studies will focus on self-guided exercises using the general, payables, receivables and inventory ledgers.



Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 1, (taken concurrently or with program head permission)


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Introductory Financial Accounting 1 (ACCT 122)

Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting designed to provide you with accounting skills to handle business transactions. The course will include bookkeeping techniques, accounting for a merchandising concern and an introduction to accounting for current assets. ACCT 122 is a companion to ACCT 125 (Introductory Financial Accounting 2) which continues the study of basic financial accounting.

Fee: $467 45 hours/15 weeks and 8 weeks
Additional costs: Books and materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 04-93May 1, 2014 - June 23, 2014
M&Th, 7-10 pm
Room: 921
No class May 19; Midterm exam May 26 (Wascana)
Register online, by mail or in Regina
Regina
CRN: 04-86May 5, 2014 - June 26, 2014
M&Th, 7-10 pm
Room: 317
No class May 19 (Kelsey)
Register online, by mail or in Saskatoon
Saskatoon

Introductory Financial Accounting 2 (ACCT 125)

Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting building on the skills you learned in ACCT 122 (Introductory Financial Accounting 1). You will study accounting for payroll and accounting for other assets and liabilities. The course covers accounting for capital assets, liabilities, partnerships and corporations.

Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 1


Fee: $467 45 hours/15 weeks
Additional costs: Books and materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: TBAApril 24, 2014 - June 26, 2014
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Distance
CRN: 04-1291May 5, 2014 - June 26, 2014
M&Th 7-10 pm
Room: 149
Register online, by mail or in Saskatoon
Saskatoon

Macroeconomics (ECON 121)

The course is designed to familiarize you with how an economy is analyzed and how economic policy is used to prevent or ameliorate potential economic problems faced by modern economies. Your studies will focus on national income accounting, consumption and saving, government spending and taxation, interest rates and investment, the role of money and the banking system, and foreign trade.

Prerequisites: Microeconomics


Fee: $467 45 hours/15 weeks
Additional costs: Books and materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: TBAApril 23, 2014 - June 25, 2014
Distance refers to online, print, video and home study components
Distance

Marketing (MKTG 120)

You will discover the dynamic field of marketing. You will explore what marketing is, how it works and the effect it can have on consumers and on society. At the end of the course, you should have a strong sense of how to market yourself, your skills, your ideas, as well as more traditional products and services. Marketing concepts you will learn include: the strategic marketing planning process, segmentation, positioning, forecasting, consumer behaviour and the marketing mix.

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Mathematics of Finance (FIN 120)

You will deal with commercial problems involving simple interest, discounts and markups, partial payments and commuting a series of obligations. It continues with a wide variety of problems involving compound interest, ordinary annuities, amortization of debt, sinking funds and valuation of bonds. Practical applications are stressed throughout the course. Use of the Financial calculator is shown throughout the course.

Fee: $467 45 hours/15 weeks
Additional costs: Text and Sharp Business Financial EL-738 calculator
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 04-1257May 1, 2014 - June 23, 2014
M & TH, 7-10 pm
Room: 721
No midterm exam.
No class on May 19, 2014.
Register online, by mail or in Regina
Regina

Microeconomics (ECON 120)

Your studies will focus on how production and consumption decisions are made in a market economy. You will learn how to analyze supply and demand, cost, price determination, response to price changes and income distribution.

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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.

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