Business Administration Diploma with Co-op

Business Administration Diploma with Co-op2019-02-08T20:53:29+00:00

Project Description

Business Administration Diploma with Co-op

Build a solid foundation of the knowledge and skills needed for a career in business administration, including understanding how organizations work and how to assess and solve business problems. This program includes courses in all areas of business, ranging from interpersonal communication to business analytics.



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Program Length

92 weeks
(40 weeks in class + 12 reading weeks + 40 weeks of co-op)

Class Times

5:45pm – 9:45pm
(There is an extra 5-hour online component per week.)

Co-op Work Experience

During the co-op term, you will practice the Business Administration knowledge you have learned in class and gain Canadian work experience. Co-op is also an opportunity to develop professional contacts within the industry and enhance students’ résumés. Our Co-op Advisors support students throughout the process of finding the right placement.

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Working in Canada

Full-time students who qualify are permitted to work off-campus part-time during their study component and full-time during scheduled breaks and their co-op work experience.


Course Descriptions

(9 weeks)
The ongoing success of an organization depends on having an environment that encourages effective communication through the gathering and sharing of information. In this course, you will use a variety of skills that we need every day to help us be successful in the workplace. The course is designed to strengthen your knowledge of concepts and skills related to writing effective daily correspondence, preparing formal reports and proposals, and giving effective presentations while using correct language for a business context.
(9 weeks)
This course is designed to provide you with a practical approach to raising awareness, gaining knowledge, and increasing your ability to communicate and behave effectively across cultures. It will help you understand and analyze business situations where culture may be playing a part, and prepare you to overcome challenges that may arise in a multicultural workplace. This course aims to help you understand the impact of your communication skills on relationships, and academic and career success. You will develop skills and techniques for recognizing cultural differences and turning them into opportunity.
(9 weeks)
Current perspectives on what makes an organization successful, regardless of industry, point toward the benefits gained by putting people first. This course will expose you to approaches and processes that can help in effectively leading and managing others in organizations. You will have the opportunity to appreciate what it takes to make a difference in your workplace, and gain an understanding of the interactions that occur among people in the workplace. You will examine the behaviour of individuals and how they interact with each other in different workplace organizations. Topics include individual and behavioural processes, interpersonal processes and behaviours, team processes, and organizational dynamics and processes.
(9 weeks)
Project management skills are increasingly sought after in today’s workplace. No matter what industry or career you pursue, the ability to coordinate timelines, manage resources, and lead projects to successful completion is extremely valuable. This course provides you with practical experience applying the fundamentals of project management from a marketing frame of reference. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to create a project life cycle, statement of work, work breakdown structure, schedule, budget, and risk management plan. You will work in groups to develop a plan for a real marketing project.
(9 weeks)
This course provides foundational math concepts to students looking to succeed in business environments. It is designed to help you determine best courses of action when considering management, finance and investment options. In the early part of the course, you will cover basic topics including arithmetic, algebra, and linear systems, applying them to real world situations. You will then explore a variety of mathematical management topics such as cost-volume-profit analysis, discounts, markup and markdown, and simple interest. Finally, you will make financial and investment decisions with considerations for compound interest, annuities, mortgages, and bond valuations. To demonstrate competency in all of these areas, you will formulate equations for word problems describing common workplace situations.
(9 weeks)
This course is for students with little or no background in accounting and finance. It is designed to help you build your knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and the accounting cycle. You will be introduced to the purpose of accounting and the financial statement preparation process and how financial management and accounting information can be used to support financial analysis, valuation, and decision-making in various contexts.
(9 weeks)
This course provides a broad overview of the management process, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling, and looks at management roles in teams, projects, departments, and the organization as a whole. You will examine management skills within the context of a Canadian business environment. This course creates opportunities for you to develop your critical thinking, problem-solving, team work, and communication skills by analyzing and presenting solutions to typical business problems.
(9 weeks)
The purpose of this course is to provide you with an understanding of the human resources function, and the role that managers play to ensure organizational effectiveness. This course will examine how human resource systems enable improvement in processes and enhance strategic decision making. You will also critically examine how effective human resources management (HRM) assists in achieving organizational goals.
(4 weeks)
The Internet is a dynamic marketplace. This class will give you the understanding of the Internet marketplace necessary to adapt to its many changes, while also equipping you with the skills you will need to perform vital daily functions. By the end of this course, you will have a richer understanding of the foundations of the new digital marketing landscape and acquire a new set of stories, concepts, and tools to help you digitally create, distribute, promote and price products and services. Topics covered in this course include internet marketing foundations, how search engines work, SEO, paid search marketing, online advertising, landing page optimization, analytics, online PR and ORM, and mobile marketing.
(4 weeks)
The field of Business Analytics is growing in every industry. This course provides an introduction to modern theory, tools, and techniques used when making business decisions. You will develop the skills needed to be successful in a business analytics role using methodologies to develop a strategic advantage. You will be able to analyze, present findings, and make meaningful conclusions about data in a business setting and offer valuable insights by recognizing, interpreting, and summarizing your company’s data.

2019 Start Dates

January 7
April 1
June 17
September 9
November 18

2020 Start Dates

January 6
March 30
June 15
September 7
November 23

Reading Weeks/Breaks
Mar 11, 2019 – Mar 29, 2019 • Jun 3, 2019 – Jun 14, 2019 • Aug 19, 2019 – Sep 6, 2019 • Nov 11, 2019 – Nov 15, 2019 • Dec 16, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020 • Mar 9, 2020 – Mar 27, 2020 • Jun 1, 2020 – Jun 12, 2020 • Aug 17, 2020 – Sep 4, 2020 • Nov 9, 2020 – Nov 20, 2020 • Dec 21, 2020 – Jan 8, 2021
A reading week is a break between courses allowing students to prepare for the next course. Students can work full-time during breaks.

Holiday Policy
Regular classes are closed on both Toronto and Vancouver’s official holidays. When a holiday is on Monday, ILAC International College will be closed
for regular classes. However, orientation for new students will take place.


Program Fees

Business Administration Diploma with Co-op

Program Fee$15,000
Diversity discounts available. Please contact us for more details.

Other Fees

Administration Fee$200
Health Insurance$21/week
Textbook Material Fee$1,000 (includes all textbooks)


Accommodation Placement Service$200
Homestay with 3 Meals/Day (Single Room)$240/week

All prices are in Canadian dollars.
Textbooks and other fees are not included in tuition fee.
*Diversity Incentives may be awarded to qualified students.
**Accommodation services are provided by ILAC – International Language Academy of Canada.
All information provided is current as of publication and is subject to change.
Please contact an ILAC representative for more information. Additional fees may apply.


Admission Requirements

  • Educational Qualification: High School/Secondary School Diploma or higher education*

  • Interview: Successful interview with an ILAC International College team member

  • English Proficiency: ILAC English Advanced level 12 or IELTS Academic 5.0 or equivalent or TOEFL iBT 60

*For Toronto Only: if a student completes his/her undergraduate degree in a country other than Canada or the U.S., the student must pass a FREE qualifying test upon application or assess his/ her credentials through World Education Services
ILAC International Language Academy of Canada is the pathway school to ILAC International College. Learn more at:
Students are required to bring their own laptop to class. Please refer to our Bring your Own Device Policy (BYOD) outlined on our Policies and Procedures page.


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