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5 Careers You Can Pursue With A Business Administration Diploma

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A business administration diploma can open the door to a huge variety
of career possibilities! Careers in accounting and finance, marketing,
production, operations, human resources, and general administration are
typically available to graduates who possess the proper combination of
business skills, experience, personal ability, and aptitude.

Here are 5 examples of careers that you can pursue with a business administration diploma. (Source: Jobbank.ca)

1. Sales Administrator

Sales administrators and sales managers
plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of
establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial,
institutional, e-business and wholesale and retail sales.

On average, Sales Administrators in Canada make $41.54 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Plan direct and evaluate the activities of sales departments in commercial, industrial, wholesale and retail and other establishments
  • Establish organizational policies and procedures in relation to sales
  • Lead sales team in building relationships with business clients and manage negotiations of sales contracts
  • Recruit, organize, train and manage staff
  • May work with the marketing department to understand and communicate marketing messages to the field.

2. Financial Auditors and Accountants

Financial auditors and accountants
examine and analyze the accounting and financial records of individuals
and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with established
accounting standards and procedures. Accountants plan, organize and
administer accounting systems for individuals and establishments.

On average, financial auditors and accountants in Canada make $32.82 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Prepare
    detailed reports on audit findings and make recommendations to improve
    individual or establishment’s accounting and management practices
  • Conduct
    field audits of businesses to ensure compliance with provisions of the
    Income Tax Act, Canadian Business Corporations Act or other statutory
    requirements
  • Plan, set
    up and administer accounting systems and prepare financial information
    for individuals, departments within organizations, businesses and other
    establishments
  • Analyze financial statements and reports and provide financial, business and tax advice

3. Advertising, Marketing, or Public Relations Manager

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of
establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial and
e-business advertising, marketing and public relations. They are
employed by commercial and industrial establishments, government
departments, and advertising, marketing and public relations firms or
consulting businesses.

On average, Advertising, Marketing, or Public Relations Manager in Canada make $39.90 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Advertising
    managers plan, direct and evaluate the activities of firms and
    departments that develop and implement advertising campaigns to promote
    the sales of products and services.
  • Marketing
    managers establish distribution networks for products and services,
    initiate market research studies and analyze their findings, assist in
    product development, and direct and evaluate the marketing strategies of
    establishments.
  • Public
    relations managers direct and evaluate establishments and departments
    that develop and implement communication strategies and information
    programs, publicize activities and events, and maintain media relations
    on behalf of businesses, governments and other organizations.
  • E-business
    managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the design,
    development and maintenance of Internet and Intranet sites to manage an
    organization’s Internet presence including public relations,
    communications and commercial activities.

4. Human Resources Generalist

Human resources professionals
develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations
policies, programs and procedures and advise managers and employers on
human resources matters. Human resources professionals are employed
throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

On average, Human Resources Generalists in Canada make $35.38 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Plan,
    develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations
    strategies including policies, programs and procedures to address an
    organization’s human resource requirements
  • Plan and
    administer staffing, total compensation, training and career
    development, employee assistance, employment equity and affirmative
    action programs
  • Hire and oversee training of staff
  • Research employee benefit and health and safety practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.

5. Office Manager

Administrative officers oversee
and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities,
conduct analyses of administrative operations and co-ordinate
acquisition of administrative services such as office space, supplies
and security services. They are employed throughout the private and
public sectors. Administrative officers who are supervisors are included
in this group.

On average, Office Managers and Administrative Officers in Canada make $24.00 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Oversee and co-ordinate office administrative procedures and review, evaluate and implement new procedures
  • Establish work priorities, delegate work to office support staff, and ensure deadlines are met and procedures are followed
  • Administer
    policies and procedures related to the release of records in processing
    requests under government access to information and privacy legislation
  • Co-ordinate
    and plan for office services, such as accommodation, relocations,
    equipment, supplies, forms, disposal of assets, parking, maintenance and
    security services

Ready for a career in business?

Our Business Administration program exposes students to a vast array of business knowledge, management and administration skills, and practical tools that will assist them in addressing situations that arise within a business-related career. See program information here.

Any questions? Call us at 905-273-6788.

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