Business Administration


Program Capabilities

Program Capabilities outline what skills students should possess as they progress through each term/year of their program.

Co-op students and employers will find this information most useful and can reference this capabilities document to ensure students are gaining the experience they need to fulfill the program requirements.

Print Program Capabilities

The student will be capable of the following skills by the end of the term indicated:

Co-op Term

  • Apply knowledge of the human resources function to the management of an organization 
  • Apply knowledge of the marketing function to the management of an organization 
  • Apply accounting knowledge to the management of an organization 
  • Apply business technology skills and knowledge to support the management of an organization 
  • Work in a manner consistent with law and professional standards, practices, and protocols 
  • Work effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and others

Upon Graduation

  • Develop customer-service strategies to meet the needs of internal and external customers 
  • Apply strategies to creatively organize, lead, and assume the risks of an organization 
  • Apply accounting and financial knowledge to the management of an organization 
  • Apply knowledge of operations management to the management of an organization 
  • Apply research skills to gather, interpret, analyze, and evaluate data 
  • Apply creative problem-solving skills to address business problems and opportunities 
  • Apply knowledge of the impact of the social, cultural, technological, economic, and political variables to business decision making 
  • Apply leadership and management knowledge and skills to assist in the planning, directing, and controlling of an organization 
  • Communicate business-related information persuasively and accurately in oral, written, and graphic formats 
  • Assist in the development of a business plan by collaborating with members of a cross-functional team 
  • Develop strategies for personal and professional development to manage job stress, enhance work performance, and maximize career opportunities 
  • Apply time management, planning and meeting skills to facilitate the completion of tasks and to meet deadlines in a business environment

For co-op information, contact:
Justin Gingerich, Employer Client Relations
519-542-7751 ext 3582

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