Business Administration
  • Two-year diploma
  • September and January entry dates (varies by location)
  • January entry dates - students starting Year 1 in January will attend classes from January to mid-August, preparing students to begin Year 2 at the end of August.
  • Offered at the following campuses:
    • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
    • Exchange District Campus, Winnipeg
    • Portage Campus, Portage la Prairie (offerings of majors for second year may be limited) 
    • Winkler Campus, Winkler (offerings of majors for second year may be limited) 
    • Steinbach Campus, Steinbach (offerings of majors for second year may be limited)
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions.


Business Administration (BA) provides the student with a broad business foundation during the first year of studies. During the second year of the program, the student will declare a major that focuses their studies in a particular area, either Accounting, Administration, Financial Services, Marketing or Human Resource Management.

Some courses focus on theoretical foundations, others will emphasize application of knowledge. Group projects are integral to many courses offered in this program. See courses and descriptions.  Some courses in this program are also offered by RRC's School of Continuing Education (CE).

Information sessions are occasionally offered to provide information about the BA program and careers related to business administration. Please contact a 1st year coordinator for information about these sessions.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math (excluding Accounting 40S)
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • If you provide proof of enrolment, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not submit your international academic credentials until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • If you were educated outside of Canada or the United States, submit results of an English language proficiency assessment (ELPA) indicating you meet the following ELRs:
      • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from an English as a second language (ESL) program:
        Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 8, Writing 7
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic):
        Listening 6.5, Speaking 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.0
      • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST):
        Listening 4.5,  Speaking 4.5,  Reading 4.5,  Writing 4.0
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • We strongly advise you successfully complete an English language proficiency assessment (ELPA) before submitting your application to ensure you can meet the 30 day deadline.
    • ELPAs must be dated within two years of your application date.
    • After confirming you meet ELRs, the College will send you a request to submit your international academic credentials for assessment.
    • For more information, visit

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  1. Academic Requirement
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in:
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • If you provide proof of enrolment, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not submit your international academic credentials until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2
Who Should Enrol?

Successful careers in business require good communication skills, an aptitude for problem-solving, and the ability to interact effectively with people. The workload in the program is significant and diverse, and effective time management skills are essential.

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date
(subject to change)


Costs (estimates only; subject to change)
Program/Student Fees
Year 1 $3,882.00 1
Year 2 $3,882.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1 $1,600.00
Year 2 $1,600.00
Other Fees
Year 2 $60.00 2
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1 $12,756.00
Year 2 $12,756.00
1 Regional Campus fees may vary for Years 1 & 2
2 Entrepreneurship Practicum Project (estimated fees)
Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Program Content
  ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1 4
  ADMN-1001 Introduction to Canadian Business 4
  COMM-1000 Business Communication 1 4
  COMP-1975 Business Computing 4
  ECON-1022 Microeconomics 4
  MATH-1051 Business and Financial Mathematics 4
  ACCT-2043 Financial Accounting 2 4
  COMM-2000 Business Communication 2 4
  ECON-2000 Macroeconomics 4
  HUMR-1015 Human Resource Management 4
  MATH-1020 Statistics 4
  MRKT-1002 Marketing 4
  GSBA-2000 General Business Independent Studies 4
  ADMN-3003 Entrepreneurship 1 4
  ADMN-3004 Management & Organizational Behaviour 4
  ACCT-3000 Intermediate Accounting 1 4
  ACCT-3001 Accounting Software 4
  ADMN-3002 Introduction to International Business 4
  FNCE-3002 Business Finance 4
  FNCE-3003 Canadian Investment Fund CIFC 4
  FNCE-3005 Personal Finance and Banking 4
  FNCE-3007 Financial Services Selling 1 4
  HUMR-3002 Recruitment and Selection 4
  HUMR-3004 Training and Development 4
  HUMR-3005 Workplace Health and Safety 4
  MATH-3001 Statistical Analysis 4
  MGMT-3001 Public Finance 4
  MGMT-3007 Project Management 4
  MRKT-3010 Consumer Behaviour 4
  MRKT-3011 Marketing Research 4
  MRKT-3012 Personal Selling 4
  MRKT-3018 E-Marketing 4
  OFCM-3000 Electronic Publishing for Business 4
  OFCM-3001 Office Administration 4
  SOSC-3001 Psychology 4
  ADMN-3001 Business Law 4
  ADMN-3006 Entrepreneurship 2 4
  ACCT-3002 Management Information Systems 4
  ACCT-3003 Intermediate Accounting 2 4
  ACCT-3004 Cost Accounting 4
  ACCT-3005 Payroll and Benefits 4
  ADMN-3007 Ethics, Business and Government 4
  COMM-3018 Technical Writing for Business 4
  ECON-3012 Issues in the Global Economy 4
  FNCE-3004 Life License Qualification 4
  FNCE-3008 Securities Investments 4
  FNCE-3009 Strategic Wealth 4
  FNCE-3010 Financial Services Selling 2 4
  FNCE-3011 Fundamentals of Insurance 4
  GSBA-3000 Business Administration General Studies 4
  HUMR-3003 Human Resource Management 4
  HUMR-3006 HRM Research and Planning 4
  MGMT-3004 Conflict Resolution in the Workplace 4
  MGMT-3006 Industrial Relations 4
  MRKT-3015 Integrated Marketing Communications 4
  MRKT-3016 International Marketing 4
  MRKT-3017 Retail Management 4
  OFCM-3002 Office Production 4
  OFCM-3004 Supervision 4
  SABA-3000 Students' Association Credit 4
  SOSC-3007 Sociology 4
Course Descriptions
ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1  
This first course in accounting covers the double-entry bookkeeping procedures, adjustments, and production of financial statements pertaining to sole proprietorships. Coverage is also given to special journals, subsidiary ledgers, and control accounts. This results in a complete presentation of the accounting cycle for a service or merchandise business. Later in the course more in depth study of inventory costing methods, control procedures for cash including petty cash, and bank reconciliations is presented.
ACCT-2043 Financial Accounting 2
This second course in accounting starts with accounts receivable, short-term notes receivable, and payroll. This is followed by the cost, depreciation, disposal, and betterment of capital assets. Then the accounting for partnerships involving income distribution, admission or withdrawal of a partner, and liquidations is covered. An introduction to corporation accounting covering the issue of shares, cash, and share dividends is presented next. Later topics presented are the accounting for bonds, emphasizing the effective interest method for amortizing discounts and premiums, and the cash flow statement. During the course students will also receive an introduction to Sage 50 software.
ACCT-3000 Intermediate Accounting 1

In this course, students will move beyond the fundamental accounting processes of their introductory courses and learn about measurement, valuation and presentation of all the balance sheet elements.  The importance of user objectives in financial reporting and a professional’s responsibility to society are discussed.  Students will begin their studies by learning how to develop comprehensive financial statements for public companies as well as a broad discussion on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE). The remainder of the course will cover the variety of accounting policy choices that are available to measure and value assets and the criteria used to make those choices.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to properly measure and value balance sheet elements using appropriate standards, recognize situations where choices between accounting policies exist, evaluate the choices and prepare recommendations.

ACCT-3001 Accounting Software

This course highlights two popular accounting software programs, Sage 300 (formerly Accpac) and Sage 50. Sage 300 is an application designed for use by a medium to large sized company. Sage 50 is an application designed for use by a small to medium sized company. This course familiarizes students with processing common business transactions in each of the programs. The material is presented using practice companies that emphasize major features of the software programs presented.

ACCT-3002 Management Information Systems
This course provides an introduction to the role of information systems in business, information technology, computer hardware, software, managing data resources, telecommunications and networks, the Internet and the new information technology infrastructure, systems development, systems security and control and higher-level information systems.
ACCT-3003 Intermediate Accounting 2

In this course, students will move beyond the fundamental accounting processes of their introductory courses and learn about measurement, valuation and presentation of all the balance sheet elements.  The importance of user objectives in financial reporting and a professional’s responsibility to society are discussed.  Students will begin their studies by learning how to develop comprehensive financial statements for public companies as well as a broad discussion on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE). The remainder of the course will cover the variety of accounting policy choices that are available to measure and value assets and the criteria used to make those choices.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to properly measure and value balance sheet elements using appropriate standards, recognize situations where choices between accounting policies exist, evaluate the choices and prepare recommendations.

ACCT-3004 Cost Accounting

This course will introduce the student to cost terms and concepts.  Job-order and process costing (weighted average method) will be covered.  Cost-Volume-Profit analysis and breakeven calculations will be performed as well as a comparison between variable costing and absorption costing methods.  Activity-based costing and budgeting will be discussed.  Other topics to be covered include standard costs, flexible budgets and analysis, decentralization and other relevant costs for managerial decision-making will be explored.

ACCT-3005 Payroll and Benefits

Available January 2015

This course will introduce students to federal and provincial employment standards, the calculation of gross earnings, statutory and non-statutory deductions from earnings, taxable benefits, the calculation of net pay, and the remittance of payroll taxes.  The calculation of pensionable earnings for Canada Pension Plan and insurable earnings for Employment Insurance will be included.  The calculation of payroll taxes and premiums for employment related expenses in various jurisdictions in Canada will be covered.  The course will conclude with discussions of year-end payroll reporting requirements and the steps required to document the termination of employees.

ADMN-1001 Introduction to Canadian Business
This course is designed to introduce students to the complexities of the Canadian business environment.  Exposure to business frameworks, accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resource management and operations management will be provided.  Special emphasis is placed on small business; the driver of the economy and creator of most new jobs.  The course will include case studies, applications, and analyses of Canadian businesses.
ADMN-3001 Business Law

Develop an understanding and appreciation of the legal rights and responsibilities attached to a wide range of activities necessary to conduct business and commerce. The goal is to familiarize students with many of the legal aspects and consequences relating to these endeavours. Also, to develop in the student the ability to analyze short legal case studies.

ADMN-3002 Introduction to International Business
This course is an introduction to the economic, political, and cultural factors that influence the international marketplace. The course focuses on the application of international business theory as it relates to current trends and practices in international business.
ADMN-3003 Entrepreneurship 1

This course provides students with an introduction to the study of four inter-related areas: project management, entrepreneurship, small business management/decision-making, and preparation of a business plan. Within a group setting, students are expected to integrate and apply the knowledge gained in all other courses by researching ideas for a profit-seeking (or social) enterprise and then preparing a feasibility study. Specifically, the emphasis will be on identifying opportunities, conducting wide ranging research, and writing a feasibility study. 

ADMN-3004 Management & Organizational Behaviour  

The purpose of course is to introduce students to the current trends in management and the tools, and techniques that productive managers need in today's competitive environment. Organizational Behaviour is included to emphasize the impact that individuals and teams have on productivity and morale in modern organizations. The course combines case studies, applications, and analyses, with a focus on Canadian business.

ADMN-3006 Entrepreneurship 2

In groups, students are required to complete a comprehensive business plan for a profit seeking company. Both the written and oral presentation of the business plan as well as a trade show booth are evaluated by a panel of examiners from the business community, plus one instructor. Students should be aware that this course requires integration of all material learned in the Business Administration program.

ADMN-3007 Ethics, Business and Government
This course offers a broad overview of the Canadian business system and society's expectations of it, as mediated by government.  The moral obligations of various stakeholders will be examined as will the evolution of ethical standards in business, with emphasis on the evolving notion of corporate social responsibility.
COMM-1000 Business Communication 1  
Students will learn the techniques and processes involved in writing and speaking effectively for business. They will learn to apply the direct approach to business correspondence. They will also develop report presentation skills by writing reports and then adapting them for oral presentation. Finally, they will learn to conduct and participate in meetings. Competent language usage will be emphasized throughout the course, as will individual and group work.
COMM-2000 Business Communication 2

This term, students will strengthen the skills acquired in Term 1. They will learn to apply the indirect pattern in negative and persuasive situations. They will continue to develop their analytical and report writing skills by learning to plan, organize, and write evaluation reports. Finally, students will learn the techniques and processes of persuasive communication by writing proposals and implementing effective employment search strategies. Competent language usage will be emphasized throughout the course, as will individual and group work.

COMM-3018 Technical Writing for Business

Available January 2015

Technical writing can be defined as the ability to write in one’s field of expertise and adapt the content to the particular audiences’ needs, level of understanding, and background. This course is intended to provide office managers with the kind of writing skills they need to transmit information to both the internal and external stake holders. Students will learn the correct structure of office documents, such as request for proposals, product specifications, policy and procedural documents, and office manuals, and practice writing in a manner that is suited to the intended audience.

COMP-1975 Business Computing  
Business Computing is a hands-on course in which students develop skills in the use of current Microsoft productivity software. Topics include introductory and intermediate skills in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as the integration of these applications.
ECON-1022 Microeconomics  

The course examines the role of an economic system, and how the forces of demand and supply move a market towards equilibrium. Emphasis is placed on the role of prices in allocating resources, with comparisons drawn between the market system and alternative systems. The course also examines a firm's revenues and costs, and identifies how profits are measured. It then reviews the four market structures, and how price is determined within each of these structures.

ECON-2000 Macroeconomics

Have you ever thought about the issues that will and do affect your everyday life?  Why am I in school, what career will I pursue, how will I manage to buy a home, car and other things that I want? This course examines issues that affect the economy as a whole, with an emphasis on using economic tools to gain an understanding of current events in the economy.

Students develop a framework for the economy based on the circular flow model.  Key economic indicators such as GDP, inflation, and unemployment are discussed, and the aggregate supply/aggregate demand model is used to explain fluctuations in economic activity. 

Two broad economic tools used by governments are introduced: fiscal policy, which deals with government spending and taxation policy; and monetary policy, which involves interest rates and the supply of money.   International trade, exchange rates, and balance of payments are also discussed.

ECON-3012 Issues in the Global Economy
Business gurus, scholars and political leaders increasingly attribute economic success to changes in a global business environment. It is hard for business to gain a competitive advantage without understanding the global economy.
This seminar type, exploratory course is designed to achieve two main objectives:
• To familiarize the student with the contemporary issues in international economy.
• To encourage the students to explore the issues associated with practical applications of international economy and its impact of a contemporary business organization.
FNCE-3002 Business Finance

This course is designed to expose students to the basic concepts underlying the financial manager's approach to decision-making. The course focuses on understanding finance fundamentals , such as risk, leverage, capital budgeting, short and long-term financing, taxation, working capital management and financial statement analysis In addition, a review of accounting is included with emphasis on the structure of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flow. This course provides an introduction to the operations and provisions of services by financial institutions.

MATH-1051 or (MATH-1039 AND MATH-1000)
FNCE-3003 Canadian Investment Fund CIFC

Throughout this course, students will be given information and exercises that are relevant to work as mutual fund salespeople. The sequence of the instruction parallels the process that one will follow much of the time with clients. The goal is not only to present the knowledge that is required for the role but also to give the opportunity to analyze case studies and put the knowledge into practice. The course provides the opportunity to practice and apply the knowledge, not just on one topic at a time, but in cases and exercises that challenge one to integrate many different skills. Upon completion of the course students will be eligible to write the CFIC exam through the Investment Funds Institute of Canada.

FNCE-3004 Life License Qualification
The Life License Qualification Program prepares students for a career in the life insurance and accident & sickness insurance areas of the financial services industry.  This course uses the materials from IFSE's Harmonized LLQP course, which covers segregated funds and annuities, accident and sickness insurance, term and permanent life insurance, and the role and responsibilities of an agent.  Practical application will be added through case studies and discussions.  After the course, students can seek to become a certified Life Insurance Agent by writing exams with IFSE and with the province they hope to be licensed in.
FNCE-3005 Personal Finance and Banking
This course provides an introduction to the concepts, products, and typical decisions made by and  for individuals planning personal finances. Concepts such as money management, credit management, as well as tax, investment, retirement, and estate planning will be explored.  Students will also be introduced to the Canadian banking system, its regulatory environment and security issues.
FNCE-3007 Financial Services Selling 1
This course focuses on the skills and abilities that students will require in order to offer customer service in the banking, investment, and insurance sectors.
FNCE-3008 Securities Investments

This course introduces students to the four basic types of investments: stocks, bonds, options, and futures. The course examines the essential features of the instrument, possible rewards, risks, determinants of value, how the market for instruments operates, and finally for whom the investment is appropriate. Upon completion of the course students will understand how to make investment decisions, how to form portfolios, and will be able to manage (simulated) portfolios of financial instruments.

FNCE-3009 Strategic Wealth

In this course, students will apply the knowledge already obtained from other finance and economic courses towards helping others make “money” decisions throughout their lifetime.  This will be accomplished through class discussions, case analysis and client studies.  The course is designed to prepare students for the complexity of making unique lifestage recommendations for clients, in the role of a financial services sales professional.

FNCE-3003 and FNCE-3005
FNCE-3010 Financial Services Selling 2
Students will learn what is necessary to work as a salesperson in the financial services industry. Professional selling actually involves effective spoken and written communication skills as well as the SPIN techniques (situation, problem, implication, and need-payoff). The course provides the opportunity to practice and apply the knowledge in an integrated manner. This course will build on what was learned in the Customer Services in the Financial Services Industry (FNCE-3007).
FNCE-3011 Fundamentals of Insurance
Starting with the history of insurance, this course will guide you through definitions, functions, and major classes of the organization of insurance.  Students will receive a general knowledge of all major areas of insurance including personal and commercial insurance, legal liability, automobile insurance (MPI), accident and sickness insurance, contracts, regulation of brokers, and common insurance definitions. 
GSBA-2000 General Business Independent Studies

Students will work on original research proposals. Students will learn the techniques and processes involved in researching, writing, and speaking effectively for business. Students will also learn to write professional proposals for research followed by more extensive research. Students will enhance their report writing skills by writing reports and gain presentation skills by adapting their reports for oral presentation. This course is available for credit as an elective for any term after Term 1.

GSBA-3000 Business Administration General Studies
This course provides a course credit within the Business Administration program to recognize course work completed at Red River College or another post-secondary institution.  The course taken must be at a level equivalent to courses offered in the second year of Business Administration and must examine relevant business-related subject material not currently included as a component of the Business Administration program. A student is not eligible to receive both a Students' Association credit and a Business Administration General Studies credit.
HUMR-1015 Human Resource Management

Available January 2014

This introductory level course will provide an overview of strategic human resource management in an effort to build human capital and a high-performance organization.  This course provides an introduction to the functions of a human resource department, and students will develop an appreciation for the importance of demonstrating ethical behaviour in HRM, complying with relevant legislation and conducting thorough job analyses. 

HUMR-3002 Recruitment and Selection
This course will provide a conceptual understanding of the key aspect of the human resource "staffing" function.  Upon completion, students should be able to apply the concepts learned through design and implemention of  an effective and legally defensible staffing system tailored to organizational requirements.  Students should also be able to evaluate existing staffing programs for efficiency and legal compliance.
HUMR-3003 Human Resource Management

This course will cover the major responsibilities of a modern Human Resource manager. The emphasis is on activities such as recruitment, appraisal, legal compliance, training, orientation, compensation, and job analysis.

HUMR-3004 Training and Development

Available September 2014

This course will examine the connection between training and development and the strategic goals of the organization. Learn to conduct performance appraisals and review job analyses to determine the need for training. Plan internal and external methods of delivering training and determine ways measure effectiveness. Explore strategies and tools used in training for different learning styles and types of work. Learn about conditions for effective training, including the motivation and attitudes of learners. Prepare to design, cost, and deliver training initiatives. Discuss the use and selection of contractors for training initiatives and how to manage the agreement. Ensure transfer of training and develop training best practices. Create and manage a plan for employee development in a learning organization in our knowledge society.

HUMR-3005 Workplace Health and Safety

Available August 2014

Learn the role of legislation and government initiatives in protecting the safety and health of workers. Discover the rights and responsibilities of employees and the responsibilities of employers and supervisors in complying with safety and health legislation. Explore ways that the Human Resources department can support health and safety committees and other initiatives in the workplace by writing policies, designing safety training, and assisting with discipline. Learn about Workers Compensation in Manitoba, including the requirements for providing information to the WCB and performing back-to-work case management. Conduct a job hazard analysis on a workplace for health and safety risk management. Learn how to reduce violence and harassment in the workplace, motivate employees to work safely, create an emergency plan, and prepare to perform all the steps required in an accident investigation. Investigate and analyze workplace wellness programs in local organizations.

HUMR-3006 HRM Research and Planning

Available January 2015

This course will look at the internal and external knowledge gathering that contributes to strategic human resource planning and decision making. Students will learn about talent management, also known as human capital management, and examine its components. The course will cover workforce planning in response to labour supply and demand, performing salary surveys, investing in a Human Resource Information System, and managing change. Finally, students will learn to be confident in voicing their ideas and perspectives to others in the organization.

MATH-1020 Statistics
This course is an introduction to economic and business statistics. Topics include charts and graphs, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, probability rules, probability and sampling distributions, and index numbers.
MATH-1051 Business and Financial Mathematics  
This course introduces the key mathematics of business and finance.  Business topics include payroll, taxes, indexes, currency exchange, and merchandising.  Finance topics include simple and compound interest with business applications.
MATH-3001 Statistical Analysis  

This course builds on Business Statistics and provides an examination of various quantitative tools used in decision-making. Topics include analysis of variance, hypothesis testing for nominal data, simple and multiple regression, time-series analysis, Bayesian analysis, decision making under certainty and uncertainty, statistical process control, and linear programming. 

MGMT-3001 Public Finance

This course concentrates on the practices and problems of government finance in Canada with special emphasis on the Federal Government. The areas covered include the role and growth of government, welfare economics and efficiency, tax policies governing externalities, public choice, taxation as a source of revenue, and equity in taxation.

MGMT-3004 Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
This course will examine a range of perspectives, practices, and strategies for resolving conflict. These include a history and causes of conflict, how as individuals we act and react in different conflict situations. Students will be challenged to apply the course concepts to their own experiences, contexts, and settings, and develop an integrative perspective in which the implication of theories and research for conflict resolution practice is understood.
MGMT-3006 Industrial Relations

This course covers contemporary industrial relations in Canada. The Canadian labour market, the history of unions, labour legislation, negotiations, mediation, and contract administration are the major topics of coverage. Case studies are utilized to highlight important issues and to provide a deeper insight into union-management relations.

MGMT-3007 Project Management
How can you bring balance to your life when you have to deal with so many projects at home and work/school?  This course is intended for all students who will be required to manage multiple projects for their employer’s, clients and school providing deliverables as agreed upon.  Project Managers are required by every business and industry to deliver their products/services to the marketplace on time and on budget.  The Project Management Course is the first step in preparing students to become project managers that can initiate, plan, execute and control a project from start to finish. The course gives students a strong foundation in project management that applies to organizations of all types and sizes. Better results in managing projects will lead to more job opportunities, higher self-esteem, and potentially higher salaries.
MRKT-1002 Marketing

The course is designed to introduce concepts required to work as marketers developing a working relationship with target markets, marketing mixes, all stakeholders, and outside influencers.

MRKT-3010 Consumer Behaviour

The emphasis in this course is to synthesize and integrate what may be perceived as unrelated marketing facts and information to a student. Specifically, the course will bring together the demographics and psychographics of consumers to explain in a complete and comprehensive manner why consumers act and behave as they do.

MRKT-3011 Marketing Research

Students will be exposed to the theory behind marketing research in general and behind specific research steps. Case studies will be assigned to show practical application of the research steps and will help give students a reasonable insight into marketing research. Through a formal research project, this course should also provide students with skill in planning, performing, and evaluating research and presenting marketing research.

MRKT-1002 OR MRKT-2068
MRKT-3012 Personal Selling

This is a practical course designed for students who have an interest in a career in sales or related disciplines in the marketing field. Basic theories are discussed and employed. Emphasis is on development of specific sales preparations and presentation skills. Field research, prospect planning, videos, and role-plays will be included.

MRKT-3015 Integrated Marketing Communications

A concentrated course designed to teach the various aspects of communications such as sales promotion, direct response, advertising, public relations, personal selling, and other components contributing to the total communications arena. Learn how various components interact with each other to fulfill a marketing plan and resolve business problems.

MRKT-3016 International Marketing
This course is designed to survey global marketing in all its facets, starting with an examination of its economic base and going on to examine its practices and problems. The course will deal with the planning and development of products and services for international markets as well as their pricing, packaging, promotion, and distribution. Specifically, among other topics, the course will deal with multinationals, joint ventures, franchises, cultural differences, political climates, and legal and economic systems as they pertain to international marketing.
MRKT-3017 Retail Management

This course surveys the entire field of retailing from a managerial perspective. The emphasis is on decision making, customer analysis, site selection, store layout, and design and strategic planning.

MRKT-3018 E-Marketing

Available September 2014

E-Marketing is traditional marketing using information technology. This course elaborates on marketing planning and decision-making from a strategic perspective. After setting the context for e-marketing planning, the e-marketing environment is explored. An in-depth examination of e-marketing strategies is followed by an application of the marketing mix, communication, and customer relationship management strategies.

MRKT-1002 OR MRKT-2068
OFCM-3000 Electronic Publishing for Business

This course will cover various topics in electronic publishing including web design, brochures, and newsletters. Students will learn design theory and be able to make contributions to the design or design recommendations for business publications according to business and customer needs. Students will develop competence with html coding, desktop publishing software, and web creation software while designing, creating, and enhancing the format of various publications.

OFCM-3001 Office Administration  

Office Administration includes many skills that will allow students to function effectively in a professional office environment. Office communications and ethics will be explored, with an emphasis being placed on developing and following strategies and procedures. Records and information management will be covered, including using and developing systems for each stage of the record life cycle. Controlling office costs in the areas of equipment, supplies, and travel will also be addressed.

OFCM-3002 Office Production

Office Production is a projects-based course that helps students develop proficiency in software applications for the office.  Various business simulations will be used to expand the student’s knowledge of business computing. Students will be given real-life computing jobs to do in word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database topics. Students will be expected to follow specific instructions in the preparation of professionally formatted documents. Emphasis will be placed on quality and meeting production deadlines.

OFCM-3004 Supervision

This course will provide students with the tools to act as a first-line manager in a business organization. Students will build skills in managing all aspects of employee and volunteer relations including recruitment, selection, orientation, training, coaching, interpersonal communication, office ethics, and performance reviews. Students will also gain an introduction to workplace legal issues such as employment standards and occupational health and safety. Leadership skills, team building, and cross-cultural relations will also be addressed.

SABA-3000 Students' Association Credit
This is an optional credit that may be claimed by a student serving on the Students' Association in one of the following positions:  president; vice-president of Student Affairs; vice-president of Finance; vice president, Princess Street campus.  The student must complete the full term of office to obtain the Students' Association credit.  A student is not eligible to receive both a Students' Association credit and a Business Administration General Studies credit.
SOSC-3001 Psychology

This is an introductory course designed to apply to the career and personal aspirations of young adults. The focus of the course is on human personal growth, change and adjustment, and creativity. Emphasis is placed on growth psychology approach to human personality and on the motivating factors affecting people's lives.

SOSC-3007 Sociology

This is an introduction to the perspective of sociology and how it helps us understand our social existence. It calls attention to the continuous interplay between the individuals and the social context in which they live out their lives. It also looks at the interrelationship between society's various institutions. Emphasis is placed on the presentation of an historical, theoretical, and cross-cultural perspective of Canadian society in time of rapid change.


Recent Changes
In keeping with RRC's program renewal plans, our program has been updated to reflect current industry and employer needs.  The new BA program had its first intake of students in the fall term of 2013.  Students that began their program of study prior to that time, continue to have  five years from the date of initial enrollment to complete their studies.  See other information for a detailed listing of diploma requirements.

All twelve first year courses are compulsory and will introduce you to the basics of business. In the second year, besides four compulsory courses, students will choose a major field of study (eight courses)  which  includes a combination of required and elective courses. (All Business Administration students will have completed four terms, with six courses per term for a total of 24 courses upon graduation.)

Specializations (or majors) include: Accounting, Administration, Financial Services, Human Resource Management or Marketing.

  • The Accounting major expands on the knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices you gained in the first year. This major is recommended for students interested in pursuing a professional accounting designation. The required courses emphasize decision-making based upon accounting information and are outlined in other information.
  • The Administration major allows you to pursue a flexible path of study by selecting courses from a variety of subject areas.

  • The Financial Services major is designed for those interested in banking and finance as a career. The major will provide you with strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills, and includes instruction in financial applications. The required courses are shown in other information.
  • The Marketing major encourages a critical and analytical study of the strategic marketing process. The required courses within this major examine various marketing functions and are outlined in other information.
  • The Human Resource Management major is designed for students with strong critical thinking and interpersonal skills who want to implement the functions of human resource management.  Students will be prepared for an administrative role in an HRM department and can begin the professional certification process, if they desire. The required courses within this major are outlined in other information.
Transfer Credit Opportunities

The following post-secondary institutions have articulations to their institutions from the Business Administration program. In-person information sessions are hosted by RRC early in the calendar year by the following provincial institutions.


  • Booth University College
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Winnipeg

For more information regarding credit transfers from the following Canadian and international institutions, please contact the admissions department of these institutions directly.


  • Athabasca University
  • Husson University
  • Okanagan College
  • Royal Roads University
  • University of Lethbridge


  • Griffith University (Australia)
  • University of Minnesota (United States)
  • University of North Dakota (United States) - development of an agreement is currently in progress
Other Information

See attached for detailed program content information.  (Commonly referred to as "At a Glance" sheets!)


For Students on Program Prior to Fall 2013

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from Business Administration, all students must complete a total of 24 prescribed courses ( 96 credit hours) within five years of the date of your initial enrolment. You are responsible for ensuring you take the appropriate courses to meet the requirements of the major you have chosen. Please see other information for a listing of prescribed courses.

You must submit an application to graduate in your final term of study.

Employment Potential

Graduates may find employment in a wide range of careers in large and small businesses in all sectors of the business community.

For more information, see our Graduate Employment Report.

Contact Information

For general information about this program or how to apply, contact Enrolment Services at 204-632-2327. (International applicants contact RRC's International Education Office at or 204-632-2143 for information on this program and space availability.)

For detailed program information, contact:

Winnipeg - Notre Dame Campus
1st Year Coordinator
Lisa Jamieson

Winnipeg - Exchange District Campus
1st Year Coordinator

David Thomas

2nd Year Coordinator
Colleen Evans

Winkler Campus

Steinbach Campus

Portage Campus