Business Fundamentals MicroDiploma

Credential: MicroDiploma

MicroDiplomas are intended
for students who want to
upgrade their skills or get
a comprehensive education in
a new subject.

This comprehensive MicroDiploma program in Business Fundamentals has been specifically designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge and practical skills required to excel in the field of business. Our program comprises three modules, including Business Fundamentals, and Organizational Development, and an additional module on using and creating presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint. Through these courses, you will learn essential concepts such as finance, marketing, operations, and leadership, among others. Through textbooks and lectures, you will gain practical insights and study real-world examples allowing you to apply what you learn in the online classroom to your professional life. Whether you are just starting your career or looking to take your business to the next level, our Business Fundamentals program will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today’s fast-paced business world. Join us today and take the first step toward your professional success.

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About This Program

In this course, students will be introduced to Microsoft PowerPoint, the world’s leading presentation-aid software, and learn how to utilize its features effectively. Learn to build frames, add text, images, and graphics that will resonate with your intended audience and create impactful presentations. PowerPoint is a valuable skill for anyone in business, as it allows you to effectively deliver your organization’s message.

What will you learn:

  • Using slides in presentations.
  • The use of images and animation.
  • Working with the slide master.
  • Optimizing media files.
  • Encrypting a presentation with a password.

This course provides students with the latest and most effective business methods to succeed in the modern workplace. It covers essential topics such as efficient project management, building strong business connections, and coordinating day-to-day tasks. As you progress through the program, you will gain a solid understanding of project management strategies and develop the skills needed to network with other professionals.

The course also offers opportunities to explore commonly used business practices in the marketplace and learn how to apply them to enhance your work life and achieve success. By the end of the course, you will have gained valuable insights into modern business practices and practical skills that you can apply in your career. Upon completion, you will be fully equipped to achieve great results and thrive in today’s competitive business environment and you will have elevated your business skills to advance your career.

What will you learn:

  • Define the basic business concepts such as business, product and profit.
  • Assess and understand barriers associated with international business, including economic, legal, political, social, cultural, and technological factors.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of a sole proprietorship.
  • Evaluate demographic, technological, and economic obstacles that small businesses face currently and in the future.

During the course, students will learn how human behaviour impacts individual and group performance in the workplace. The course looks at various factors that affect workplace dynamics, including situational communication, cultural differences, personal biases, and workplace politics. By studying these topics, students will gain valuable insights into navigating complex interpersonal relationships and communicating effectively with colleagues and teams. In addition, the course provides strategies for promoting healthy workplace communication and collaboration to achieve common objectives. Along with theoretical concepts, the course offers practical tools and techniques that can be applied in real-world situations. By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the significance of effective communication in the workplace and how to apply these skills to enhance individual and team performance.

What you will learn:

  • The importance of acquiring objective knowledge and developing skills in the study of organizational behaviour.
  • Recognize how biases can create obstacles to social perception.
  • Define motivation and differentiate between needs theories and process theories of motivation.
  • Discuss how organizations can enhance the quality of decision-making by fostering participation.

Program Objectives:

This MicroDiploma offers students an introduction to three of the core concepts any aspiring business professional needs to successfully manage their career. It surveys the best business and organizational practices that are fundamental knowledge for any burgeoning businessperson. You also learn how to use PowerPoint, an essential tool used for marketing presentations and sales pitches. This is the perfect course for someone interested in learning some of what it takes to succeed in business, as credits received in this MicroDiploma can be put towards Business Diploma courses offered by NeoCanada.


All MicroDiploma courses have different grading systems. For most, it is a combination of homework, assignments, quizzes and exams. Some course grading is 100% based on assignments or exams. An example of the breakdown is listed below.

  • 40% Homework – Review each chapter covered.
  • 30% Quizzes – These will test your comprehension of the course material.
  • 30% Final Exams – One exam following the course.

This MicroDiploma is part of:

Average Duration

8 weeks at 20 hours per week.


All courses are taught in English.

Global Applications

Apply your new knowledge and skills around the World.

Textbook Included

World-class textbooks are available with no extra cost.

Transfer Credits

Module credits you have completed can be put towards a MicroDiploma. Earn MicroDiploma credits to put towards a Diploma.

Program Textbooks

Microsoft Office 365: In Practice, 2019 Edition

Offering a fresh approach to teaching today's students Microsoft Office skills by clearly introducing skills in logical order: 1) Topic 2) Instruction and 3) Practice or TIP This TIP approach builds a foundation for success, helping students apply what they learn through transferable skills that allow students to grasp critical thinking beyond textbook assignments.

The text seamlessly integrates with SIMnet, McGraw-Hill Education's learning and assessment solution, which houses content to help students practice and master computing concepts and Microsoft Office skills. In Practice, auto-graded projects allow students to practice their skills in a live Office application and, upon completion, receive immediate feedback and insights.

The integration of the In Practice textbook series with SIMnet helps meet the diverse needs of students and accommodate individual learning styles.

ORGB textbook cover.

ORGB, 3rd Edition

Offering comprehensive coverage of contemporary organizational behaviour topics in a format that is engaging and accessible for today’s learners. Using a flexible, hybrid solution and developed based on feedback from both Canadian instructors and students, the text reflects today’s students’ study and reading habits. The third Canadian edition includes more examples from an assortment of organizations to appeal to a wider variety of programs, including legal assistance and hospitality. The product also includes contemporary cases, examples, self-assessments, and additional activities for active learning to help make the content applied and relevant for today’s on-the-go student.


Debra L. Nelson: The author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters focusing on leadership, work stress, and gender issues in the workplace. She has served as a consultant/executive coach for several organizations including AT&T, Sonic Corporation, ONEOK, State Farm Insurance Companies, Southwestern Bell, Williams Companies, and WPX Energy.

Business: A Changing World textbook cover.

Business: A Changing World

Concepts for entry-level students to understand and learn in a one-semester course. With the most up-to-date content and technology available, study the best value available in the brief Introductory Business market today. Study an unrivalled mixture of topical depth, current content and student-focused design and education. Get a real-world, skill-building, decision-focused framework in a compact and user-friendly format with the opportunity to cover all key business concepts in a single semester.


O.C. Ferrell: The Director of the Center for Ethical Organizational Cultures at Auburn University who has been on staff at several universities and academic councils. He has been published in several journals including the Wall Street Journal and the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing.

Build Job-ready Skills To Succeed in Canada

Take advantage of an increasing job market in Canada.


Job Postings

$80,000 CAD*

Average salary

Job Opportunities

General Manager
Business Development Manager
Operations Manager
Sales Manager
Project Manager
Marketing Manager


These statistics are from from February, 2023 and may not represent current employment numbers.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Leadership

  • Communication

  • Organization

  • Planning

  • Budgeting

  • Sales

  • Marketing

  • Negotiation

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Business Fundamentals MicroDiploma


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Exclusive Benefits of a Canada North College MicroDiploma

Affordability: Compared to other Canadian online and in-person colleges, we offer the same high-quality education at lower prices.

Top Learning Materials: We use the best textbooks and learning platforms available, written and recognized by industry experts.

Industry-experienced Instructors: Our faculty members come from the course industry and are up to date on the latest trends and techniques.

World-Class Skills: Canadian post-secondary education is recognized the world over for its excellence in preparing students to enter the global job market.

Cost Effective: Because we are online, there is no need to obtain a student visa or incur the financial or emotional costs associated with relocating to Canada for your studies.

Career-Focused Knowledge: Graduate prepared to enter the job market that corresponds to your field of study and ready to meet employer needs.


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