Business Administration

Business Administration Extension Certificate

Classroom and Online

Gain highly sought-after business skills in this short, practical, flexible program. Develop practical knowledge and competencies in critical areas of business. Take a broad overview of the business world, including financial accounting, marketing, human resources, leadership and management, and operations.

You can customize your own learning experience by choosing courses in categories that meet your interests and learning needs.

  • Develop business skills to enhance your emerging or established management career
  • Earn a formal credential in business administration
  • Gain valuable workplace skills and experience to complement your non-business degree 
  • Complete the 2 required courses and plus 4 optional courses (1 from each category). Total hours: 97.5 – 111 (depending on optional courses chosen)
  • Can be completed within 2 semesters up to a maximum of 3 years
  • Course materials: Textbooks may be required for some courses. Please review textbook requirements upon registration. Textbooks and associated fees can be viewed in advanced by going to the BookStore and searching by subject code (e.g.: XPRM for Project Management) and course number (e.g., 10001).

   Required Courses

Introduction to Business Administration 
This concise, practical introductory course explores how modern businesses operate in a competitive, rapidly-evolving and complex global market. In addition to a broad overview of business, the course covers financial accounting, marketing, human resources, leadership and management, as well as business operations.

Subject code: XADM 10025 15 Hours. Fee: $449  
CRN 50452
2 classes June 2-3 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.

Financial Accounting Fundamentals
Be introduced to financial accounting concepts, principles and techniques. Topics include Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), preparing and analyzing financial statements, the valuation of current assets and liabilities, measuring and reporting business transactions, and using financial analysis to support decision making. (Note: This course is academically rigorous and includes textbook readings, quizzes, online assignments and a final exam.)

Textbooks (required):
Financial Accounting - Tools for Business Decision Making, Sixth Canadian Edition, (2014) with WileyPlus ISBN 978-1-118-88512-3 (textbook and WileyPlus package available at the BookStore).

Subject code: XACC 10100 36 Hours. Fee: $549  
CRN 50570
8 classes April 29-May 6
May 13
May 20 & 27
June 3-17
June 24
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
no class
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
9-11 a.m.


   Optional Courses

     Choose 1 optional course from each category


Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Competitive success in today’s global economy relies on professional management of your supply chain functions. Discuss the management of resources to design, procure, fabricate, produce, assemble, store, distribute, deliver, use, maintain, recycle and dispose of goods and services. Explore the importance of policies, processes and people.

Subject code: XSCM 20001 21 Hours. Fee: $459
Choose one of the CRNs below
CRN 30244 4 classes March 7-14
March 11-18
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.
Tue. &
CRN 50062
4 classes May 2-9
May 6-13
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tue. &
CRN 50144
Online May 8-June 12  

An Overview of Business Analysis
Explore the role of today’s business analyst while gaining industry-recognized skills, techniques and methods. Discover how to analyze a business situation, set business goals, elicit information and requirements, choose appropriate modeling techniques, and evaluate the benefits and value realized by a solution.

Subject code: XBUA 10015 15 Hour. Fee: $549
Choose one of the CRNs below
CRN 30744  2 classes March 10-11 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Fri., Sat.
CRN 50333
 Online May 1-29    
CRN 50334
 2 classes June 2-3 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Fri., Sat.

Project Management: An Overview
Ensure the success of your next project with this comprehensive introductory course, designed to familiarize you with the project management processes and terminology. Discover how to implement sophisticated project management concepts, techniques and tools.

Subject code: XPRM 10001 15 Hours. Fee: $535
Choose one of the CRNs below
CRN 30404 2 classes April 7-8 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.
CRN 50189
2 classes May 5-6 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.
CRN 50190
4 classes May 9-18 6-9:45 p.m. Tue., Thu.
CRN 50222 2 classes May 26-27 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.

Introduction to Business Process Management
Focused management of an organization’s business processes creates continual, incremental and sustainable improvements in accomplishing required activities. Be introduced to general Business Process Management (BPM) definitions and concepts. Become familiar with the BPM body of knowledge behind the principles and practices that direct the management of resources.

Subject code: XBPM 10001 7.5 Hours. Fee: $329  
CRN 50395
 1 class May 6  8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Sat.

Introduction to Public Relations
This foundational course gives you an overview of the public relations field and the diverse roles and responsibilities of public relations professionals. Develop an understanding of public relations in a business context and begin to define the public relations planning process.

Subject code: XBPR 20100 15 Hours. Fee: $389  Choose one of the CRNs below
CRN 30570 5 classes March 15-April 12 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wed.
CRN 50076 5 classes May 2-16 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tue., Thu.

Marketing and Strategic Communications
Be introduced to contemporary marketing and strategic communication fundamentals. Examine key principles and concepts, and understand emerging tools and trends. Investigate the evolving role of today’s marketing professional. Topics include marketing strategy, branding, customer experience, digital and social media, content marketing, and Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC).

Subject code: XMKT 20006 15 Hours. Fee: $409  
CRN 30449 5 classes March 13-27 6-9 p.m. Mon., Wed.

Change Management Fundamentals
The ever-accelerating pace of change is driving organizational strategy and performance at every level. Explore the foundations of change management for organizational success, including essential concepts, the role of a change leader, and the change management life cycle. Gain practical insight into the impacts of change and the importance of change management as a strategic role and discipline.

Subject code: XCMT 10001 15 Hours. Fee: $469  
CRN 50284
2 classes May 5-6 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.

Strategic Planning
Strategic planning is an essential process for helping your organization create a blueprint to achieve business objectives. Acquire practical strategies, techniques and insights to facilitate strategic thinking and planning.

Subject code: XSMG 10001 15 Hours. Fee: $469  
CRN 50354
2 classes May 12-13 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.

Effective Leadership
Be introduced to leadership fundamentals, including why leadership matters, what leadership means, who leadership is for, and how leadership skills can be developed. Use widely-recognized self-assessment tools, including the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and the Myers Briggs® Type Indicator (MBTI®) personality profile.

 Subject code: XLEA 10005  15 Hours. Fee: $469  
CRN 50283
Blended: online &
1 class
May 8-23
May 12

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


Organizational Training and Development
Develop strategies for continuous learning, career development and training for improved performance. Integrate performance measurement, coaching and development policies and programs, and training initiatives.

Subject code: XADM 10002 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 50027
2 classes May 5-6 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.

Human Resource Basics for Managers
Gain a fundamental overview of human resources management. Acquire an appreciation and basic comprehension of legislation affecting employees, knowledge regarding the recruitment/selection process, training and development, and managing day-to-day performance.

Subject code: XMGD 20020 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 50013
2 classes May 25-26 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thu., Fri.

Organizational Effectiveness
Create a highly competent workforce, reduce turnover and decrease recruitment costs. Understand organizational design, development and change, employee involvement strategies and human resource planning.

Subject code: XADM 10001 15 Hours. Fee: $420
Choose one of the CRNs below
CRN 30095 2 classes Mar. 18-25 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.
CRN 50026 2 classes June 9-10 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.

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403.440.6636 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6K6

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