This micro-credential provides the student the opportunity to study subjects which will prepare them for supervisory positions within retail and food sectors. Students who have successfully completed the courses below can continue into our one-year Business Fundamentals certificate program.
Costs vary by individual course. Please see Course Descriptions for more information.
AC1034 – Introduction to Financial Accounting I (56 Hours)
This course gives hands-on training in fundamental accounting concepts as applied in service and merchandising firms. Students will be taken through a complete accounting cycle and will record and report financial transactions. Topics include recording entries, preparing financial statements and accounting for merchandising activities. This course will be essential for further study in financial accounting.
BU1074 Principles of Human Resources Management (45 Hours)
Specific focus is on the factors that affect the overall atmosphere in the workplace and that which contributes to an environment conducive to maximum productivity. Students will be introduced to effective strategies for hiring, motivating, managing, training, and retaining staff. Students will study the following topics: the strategic importance of Human Resources and the role of the HR Manager; competitive challenges facing Human Resources; job analysis and design; Human Resources planning; recruitment and selection; orientation and training; employee relations; performance management; compensation; employee benefits and services; labour relations; health and safety; equity and diversity; and international human resources management. Significant emphasis will be placed on the team approach to creative problem-solving techniques and their application to selected case studies and a project that replicates actual on-the-job activities.
MR3063 – Professional Selling (42 Hours)
This course is designed to provide students with the essential skills required to be a sales professional in a Business-to-Business (B2B) environment. The course will explore computer and communication technologies as they apply to business-to-business selling and will provide an introduction to the use of customer relationship management (CRM) and web selling. Students will develop their skills by creating a detailed step-by-step sale simulation of a product or service using a consultative approach and creating a win-win environment for both the prospect and the seller delivered via YouTube.
MR1073 Introduction to Marketing (45 Hours)
This course is an informative introduction into marketing. Students will become acquainted with current Canadian marketing concepts, terminology and practices, examine strategies to apply them to contemporary marketing situations, and gain an understanding of how they affect an organization’s profitability. Students will also explore consumer and business marketing, product planning, building customer relationships and creating customer value. This course provides a basic understanding of Canadian marketing structures and techniques including defining and segmenting target markets and interpreting market research data.