Executive Business Administration

Executive Business Administration

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Arnprior Campus
Online Campus
Ottawa Campus
On Campus ,   Online
Program Length:
52 weeks
Diploma Issued:

Earn Your Diploma In Executive Business Administration In One Year

This Executive Business Administration diploma is our comprehensive business program, where you acquire market-ready skills and knowledge for today’s dynamic global economy. Graduates find a broad base of employment, based on their previous experience and education. The majority of our students are adults looking to obtain skills to start, advance, or make a transition in their careers.

Success in today’s business world depends on having capable, well-rounded employees with an agile skill set to meet a variety of challenges. The Willis College Executive Business Administration diploma program provides students with an excellent foundation in manual and software-based accounting and human resources skills that are vital in today’s workplace.

Is this business program right for you?

The Executive Business Administration program is an excellent fit for:

  • Someone who works well in a team atmosphere, is detail-oriented, excels at problem-solving, and is passionate about leadership
  • A mature student with previous job experience, looking to enhance and develop new or existing skills relevant to today’s job market
  • A recent graduate who wants to specialize in an emerging and in-demand business field
  • Someone who wants to fast-track to a new and exciting career in business
  • Someone looking for hands-on accounting/business & human resource management training

The Executive Business Administration program is offered on-campus in Ottawa and Arnprior and Online.

Total program length is 52 weeks
42 theory weeks, 6 weeks practicum placement
Up to 4 weeks of breaks

Our Ottawa, Ontario campus is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Job Market

Successful graduates of this business administration course may pursue a wide variety of interesting and rewarding professions, including:

  • Executive Assistant
  • Human Resources and Recruitment Officer
  • Administrative Officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Purchasing Agents and Officer
  • Supervisor, General Office and Administrative Support Worker
  • Accounting and Related Clerk
  • Office Support Worker
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Banking, Insurance & Other Financial Clerks

Salary Information

Average Wage ($/hr) – $20.00
High Wage ($/hr) – $27.29
National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 1241, 1311, 1431, 1432, 1434
Source: noc.esdc.gc.ca & www.jobbank.ca

Why Choose Online Learning

Welcome To Willis College Online. A Different Way To Learn.

Online learning is broken. The traditional online learning model of sending a student their learning materials and expecting them to complete things alone each week doesn’t work. Students feel alone, not sure if they are doing things right, constantly feel the pressure of feeling behind in their work, and the goal of graduating and finding a career seems far off in the distance. To fix this problem, we have taken an entirely different approach to how online learning is done. Willis College Online is bringing the benefits of learning on-campus right into your home.

What makes Willis College Online different?

  • Learn 100% online: Each online program is delivered 100% online with freedom in your schedule as to when you want to learn.
  • Instructor-led program: You will have the choice to either attend live lectures each day online or watch later on-demand. As well, since each lecture is recorded, you will have the ability to go back and review the materials taught by your instructor.
  • Instructor-paced program: You don’t need to worry if you are falling behind. Your instructor keeps you on pace to graduate on time
  • Live daily instructor access: Your instructor maintains regularly scheduled office hours to help you with any concepts or material
  • Mandatory weekly group Q&A sessions with your instructor: This allows your learning cohort a chance to interact with one another and the instructor to get questions answered weekly
  • Finish in under a year: Successful students will graduate in under a year
  • Career support from day one: One-on-one employment & practicum support for graduating student
  • Learn from anywhere in Canada: Our number one goal is to help you prepare for the right career no matter where you live in Canada

Willis College Online is the newest and easiest way to get started towards your new career. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. Take the next step and speak to one of our Admissions Advisors today.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:
Canadian High School diploma or equivalent. Willis College Admission’s Team uses the Wonderlic assessment tool.

For Mature Students:
If you don’t have a High School Diploma, we have admissions options specifically for you depending on which province you are in enrolling. Please contact us to see how our Admissions Team can help you achieve your new career.

Program Outline

Please click on the course title to see the course description.

  • Business Communications I - English Essentials

    This course will help the student develop the communication skills necessary to function in a professional business setting. There will be a review of grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation as they apply to business communication. Students will complete various exercises with an emphasis on improving basic skills in grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure, and apply these skills to writing assignments and tasks.
  • Business Communications II - Written Communication

    This course is designed to help students develop strategies that will make writing clear, concise, and efficient. These in-depth writing techniques are a continuation of Business Communications I - English Essentials. Students will learn to express themselves more easily and with more confidence by applying the principles of good writing. Throughout the course, there will also be an emphasis on developing effective writing and editing techniques.
  • Business Communications III – Oral Communication

    This subject has three areas of study: Presentation Skills, Facilitative Management, and Interpersonal Communications. Students will learn how to create and deliver effective oral presentations. They will also be introduced to interpersonal problem-solving skills through effective listening and responding techniques.
  • Business Management I

    This course will help students develop the skills necessary to function in the modern business setting. This course introduces the environment of Canadian business with an overview of various topics that serve as a foundation for further study of management.
  • Career Management

    Our Career Management program will introduce the most effective strategies that students can apply to achieve employment in the career of their choice. Topics covered include effective job search strategies, cover letter and strategic resume writing, effective interviewing skills and interview preparation.
  • Change Management

    Change management is a vital part of every organization. Understanding how change impacts people, how to manage anticipated and unexpected change, and supporting staff through those changes can define an organization. In this 40 hour course students will gain an understanding of the theories of change management, what change management could look like in an organization and the strategies to manage change.
  • Digital Marketing Fundamentals

    Digital marketing has become the primary channel for businesses large and small to communicate with prospective customers. Digital Marketing Fundamentals lays the groundwork for students to understand how online and offline marketing methods work together to deliver results. Students will learn the terms and concepts used in the industry and how they are applied in practical situations.
  • Financial Accounting I – Accounting Fundamentals

    This course will introduce students to accounting practices and their applications in business. Students will learn accounting terminology, fundamental accounting principles, and basic accounting functions such as using accounts and preparing basic financial statements.
  • Financial Accounting II - The Accounting Cycle

    This course builds on the accounting principles introduced in Financial Accounting I while introducing students to the completion of an entire accounting cycle. Students will learn how to set up and maintain special journals, including subsidiary Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable ledgers. Cash controls and accounting for GST/HST will also be introduced.
  • Financial Accounting III - Special Journals & Reporting

    Using knowledge gained in Financial Accounting I and II, this course will focus on the practical application of accounting skills. Topics include the accrual method of accounting, the cash method of accounting, inventory systems, and the accounting cycle for merchandising business.
  • Financial Accounting IV - Asset Accounting

    Using knowledge gained in Financial Accounting I, II, and III, this course will focus on the practical application of accounting skills. Topics include accounting for bad debts; accounting for property, plant, equipment; and intangible assets. Students are introduced to the Statement of Cash Flows and financial reporting analysis.
  • Human Resources Management I

    This course will provide a comprehensive overview of modern-day personnel and human resource management and will introduce the diverse components of Human Resource functions and its role in the current business environment. Topics covered include Business Environments, Job Analysis and Design, Human Resource Planning, Meeting Legal Requirements, Compensation and Benefits, Employees’ Rights, Employee Safety and Representation, and Challenges in Human Resource Management, both globally and domestically.
  • Marketing I

    Marketing is an approach to business that puts the customer at the centre of its activities and focuses on discovering and satisfying customer needs and wants and building profitable relationships. While marketing is used by both profit and not-for-profit organizations to meet the demands of the marketplace, this course introduces students to the fundamental marketing concepts used by profit-oriented business organizations.
  • Microsoft Excel

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will have achieved a core level competency of the Microsoft Excel application. Topics include creating worksheets, formulas, functions, charts, formatting, analysis, templates, and working with multiple worksheets and workbooks.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will have achieved a basic level competency of the Microsoft PowerPoint application. Topics include creating slides, formatting slides, transitions, animations, and delivery.
  • Microsoft Windows & 0utlook

    This course provides students with the skills needed to work with the Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Outlook. Students will learn to use the tools and options available in the Windows operating system, manage folders and files, and work with some of the built-in applications. The Microsoft Outlook portion will provide students with the skills to compose and send emails, schedule appointments and meetings, manage contact information, and schedule tasks.
  • Microsoft Word

    Students will be introduced to word processing using Microsoft Word. Topics include creating, saving, printing, opening documents, using reveal codes, formatting, mail merge, file management, and tables.
  • Payroll I – Introduction

    This course will introduce payroll fundamentals, including an examination of government legislation affecting payroll. Students will learn how to calculate and record gross pay, CPP deductions, EI deductions, Income Tax deductions, and net pay. Students will also learn how to calculate and record the employer’s share of deductions.
  • Payroll II - Intermediate

    This course will continue to build on the concepts introduced in Payroll l. Topics include remittance requirements relating to CPP, EI and Income Tax, record of employment preparation, annual T4 and T4 summary filing requirements, and Workers’ Compensation obligations.
  • Practicum Placement

    Upon successfully completing all academic and financial commitments of the program, students will be hosted by a private or public business environment, financial institution and/or non-profit organization which conducts typical Canadian business practices. During the practicum, each student could perform/job shadow a variety of skills that they have acquired in the program.
  • Project Management I

    This course will help students develop the skills necessary to understand the fundamentals of Project Management. This course introduces the environment of Project Management with an overview of various topics that serve as a foundation for further study of Project Management.
  • QuickBooks with Payroll I

    In this course, students will be introduced to QuickBooks accounting software for small business activities. Students will learn how to set up new companies, use data files, set up new vendors and customers, and use QuickBooks lists. Students will also learn how to process transactions, create reports and graphs, and use the QuickBooks employee centre.
  • Recruitment and Retention

    In the current competitive job market, it is essential for companies to effectively identify and select candidates who not only meet the knowledge, skills and abilities required, but also candidates that are a strong organizational fit. With heavy investments in training the right candidates, companies strive to create environments that retain and retrain. 
  • Sage Simply Accounting with Payroll I

    In this course, students will learn how to set up and interact with different ledgers in Simply Accounting/Sage 50 to support small business activities. Students will be able to handle General Ledgers, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll transactions.
  • Strategic Web Design

    Website design is undergoing a radical change in how sites are built and how they are viewed. With a need to be viewable on everything from large screens to the smallest phones, newer methods to deliver and display increasingly complex sites have been created. Students will gain an understanding of these changes and how digital marketing professionals are adapting.
  • Taxation- Personal I

    This course will introduce students to personal income tax preparation using taxation forms and schedules.
I left Willis College with a new-found confidence and a full-time job with a reputable company. I feel like there are endless opportunities for me now and I have a bright future ahead of me with a challenging and rewarding career. Willis College was one of the best decisions of my life. Laura Willey Willis College

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