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Business Insurance

For students who have completed the Business certificate program or first year Business (Including INS 100 – Principles and Practices of Insurance) at SIAST Palliser Campus, the Business Insurance diploma program provides knowledge and skill development specific to the property and casualty insurance industry. The Business Insurance students will register with the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) and will write seven of the IIC exams during the two years of their SIAST program. Upon successful completion of these exams, the graduates will be granted advanced standing toward the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. Graduates may also obtain advanced standing toward courses leading to University degrees. Other educational institutions accept transfer credits from the program.

Selected courses for this program are available through distance and/or continuing education course offerings. The program is available full time at SIAST Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw. 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 page or the transfer credit page.

Commercial Law (LAW 220)

Your studies will focus on the field of commercial law. You will examine in detail the concepts of contract law and how these concepts are influenced by various legislative acts and common law. Particular attention will be focused on: tort law, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, insurance, bailments, agency, real property law, employment, sale of goods and the various forms of business organizations.

Fee: $467 Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-840April 30, 2014 - June 23, 2014
M&W, 7-10 pm
Room: 920
No class on May 19; Midterm exam May 26 (Wascana)
Register online, by mail or in Regina

Managerial Accounting (ACCT 225)

Your studies will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of managerial accounting. You will examine cost concepts, pricing strategies, manufacturing accounting, cost allocation and budgeting processes. You will be able to select appropriate managerial accounting techniques for decision making

Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 1

Check back soon for course offering dates.

Managing Conflict in the Workplace (ADMN 255)

Your studies will focus on an introduction to conflict resolution, designed to provide you with interest-based conflict resolution models and primary interpersonal skills to handle workplace conflicts. The course is not only an introduction to developing skills in managing conflict, but also provides organizational leaders with skills to manage conflict. You will obtain insights and be educated in conflict theory, negotiation strategy, needs grounding related to basic interpersonal communication and management skills, such as rapport building, empathetic listening, behaviour modelling, reframing, problem solving and decision making. You will develop conflict resolution skills through a combination of lecture material, in-class assignments, role-plays and demonstrations, reading assignments and problem-solving challenges.

Fee: $467 45 hours/15 weeks
Additional costs: Books and materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: TBAApril 24, 2014 - June 26, 2014
Distance refers to online, print, video and home study components

Organizational Behaviour (ADMN 220)

You will study human behaviour in organizations and develop the skills needed to deal with people at work. Course content includes individual behaviour, values, interpersonal relationships and communications, groups and team dynamics, organizational culture, leadership and change. All topics are dealt with in the context of diverse formal organizations.

Fee: $467 45 hours/15 weeks
Additional costs: Books and materials
CRNStart DateLocation
April 21, 2014 - June 23, 2014
Distance refers to online, print, video and home study component

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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.