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Commerce: Business Management Diploma

Credential: Diploma

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A Commerce: Business Management Diploma gives you the knowledge and skills to succeed in business or as an entrepreneur. From marketing to management, you’ll be ready to make your business or organization soar.

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About This Program

This diploma program provides a deep understanding of financial management and accounting principles, encompassing budgeting, financial analysis, and risk management. You’ll also acquire the skills to manage and motivate employees, create successful marketing strategies, and implement sustainable business practices.

The curriculum includes 16 courses:

Feeling nervous about transitioning to post-secondary education and the workforce? Look no further than this course, which is designed to prepare students for success in both academic and professional settings. Explore different learning styles and effective goal-setting strategies, as well as learn note-taking techniques and testing methods to excel in your studies and career. This program is designed to provide you with essential skills to enhance your learning experience and thrive in your chosen career path.

What you will learn:

  • Identify traits of a successful master’s student.
  • Develop a growth mindset and goal-setting techniques.
  • Explain the advantages of notetaking during reading.
  • Outline effective test preparation strategies.

An introductory course to Microsoft’s Outlook, the most commonly used email platform by businesses and individuals alike. Commonly found in offices around the world, this program teaches the most used functions of Outlook and ones you would be expected to know and understand when working in a business environment. You will learn how to use the program’s file management system and edit text and both format and print files received as part of incoming mail.

What will you learn:

  • Creating new email accounts.
  • Designate categories to tag, label and group messages.
  • How to use tracking options for messages.
  • Create and activate automatic replies.

The world’s most popular word processing software, having a working understanding of Microsoft Word is a must for anyone aspiring to work in business. Whether you’re using Windows or Macintosh computers, this course instructs on how to format and manipulate Word documents through practical, hands-on training. Upon successful completion, you will easily use the platform and all its complexities.

What will you learn:

  • Inserting page numbers, reusable building blocks and hyperlinks.
  • How to use researcher and clipboard.
  • Using field documents.
  • Recording, saving, editing and running macro automated tasks.

Using hands-on exercises, get a knowledgeable and working understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet platform Microsoft Excel. At first, Excel can seem complex but through this course, you will learn to use the program and its inner workings with ease. Topics include inputting data and creating formulas to manipulate the data into usable information. You will also learn to take your newly minted data and create charts and graphs you can use to show your findings to teammates and clients.

What will you learn:

  • Use of the quick analysis tool.
  • How to build, edit and run queries.
  • Filtering and sorting data through auto fillers and slicers.
  • How to use Trendlines to add, change and forecast values.

The world’s number one presentation-aid software, this course introduces students to Microsoft PowerPoint and how to effectively use it. Learn to build frames, and add text, Images and graphics that will make your presentations resonate with your intended audience. PowerPoint is an important skill for any aspiring businessperson to know and use since it is a unique and effective way to deliver your organization’s message.

What will you learn:

  • Adding slides to presentations.
  • Applying and modifying animations.
  • Working with the slide master.
  • Optimizing media files.
  • Encrypting a presentation with a password.

This course is about learning the latest and greatest business methods necessary to succeed in the workplace. The course covers many important topics such as managing projects efficiently, building strong business connections, using marketplace practices, and coordinating day-to-day tasks. As you work through the program, you will get a solid grasp on effective project management strategies and learn how to develop the skills you need to connect with other professionals through networking. There are also opportunities to explore different business practices commonly used in the marketplace and discover how to apply them to make your work life easier and more successful. By the end of the course, you will have gained valuable insights into modern business practices and practical skills that you can use in your career. Upon successful completion, you will be fully equipped to get great results and thrive in today’s competitive business environment.

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.

This course aims to prepare you with a solid foundation in essential English language skills that will help you succeed in today’s dynamic business world. Throughout the duration of the course, you will explore and gain a deeper understanding of syntax, grammar, and spelling, which can make a difference in setting you apart from other job candidates. The course also focuses on hands-on training, so you can develop practical editing skills for business documents. You’ll get to practice using standardized proofreading marks- symbols and notations used to identify areas requiring editing- that are widely accepted in the industry. The ultimate goal is to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to secure a fulfilling career in your chosen field.

What You Will Learn:

  • Skill required for proofreading to edit documents.
  • The principles associated with on-screen proofreading and how to apply them effectively.
  • Standard abbreviation rules and how they can enhance clarity and readability in writing.
  • Find and fix errors in the pronoun-antecedent agreement to improve the clarity of written communication.

Communication is vital in the modern era and this course provides the essential skills required to deliver compelling and proficient oral presentations through the application of proper speaking techniques. As a student, you will be exposed to a wide range of effective strategies that guide you in the planning, execution, and inevitable questions that follow a presentation. As well, students are equipped with the knowledge to create catchy visual aids that increase the overall effectiveness of their presentations.

What You Will Learn:

  • Understand the different forms of communication.
  • Identify problems that can affect clear communication.
  • The importance of body language as a tool for engaging your audience.
  • Using proven strategies and techniques for delivering a compelling presentation.

In this examination of Human Resources, you will examine with great detail the role this area of business currently plays in Canadian business. Throughout the course you will cover a range of concepts and practical applications, allowing you to acquire a solid understanding of how to manage your human resource needs. As you move forward, you will immerse yourself in the material in an interactive and stimulating manner. The purpose is to have you develop critical thinking skills and reflection which allows you to properly equip yourself with the knowledge and skills required to tackle any human resource issues with ease and confidence. When you have completed the course, you will have developed an appreciation for the role human resource management plays in enhancing your organization’s effectiveness and efficiency.

What You Will Learn:

  • Understand the core skills, career paths, accreditation, and ethics found in human resource management.
  • Know the requirements and implications associated with workplace health and safety.
  • Highlight the importance of recruitment and describe the best way to attract and retain top talent.
  • Know and understand the essential components and legal requirements of the selection process for human resource management.

Through a combination of interactive learning experiences, case studies, and hands-on exercises, this course combines practical knowledge with a clear overview of what is involved when it comes to personal financial planning theories. An array of topics related to personal financial planning are discussed, such as money management, tax planning, consumer credit, housing and other personal decisions, legal protection, and insurance. Upon completion of the course, you will have the skills and expertise to apply these concepts to real-world scenarios, enabling you to effectively use them in both your personal and professional lives.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to make an in-depth analysis of the process involved in making informed and meaningful financial decisions.
  • Know the relationship between certain financial documents and money management activities.
  • Understand the costs and benefits associated with different savings plans, enabling individuals to make informed choices based on their unique financial circumstances.
  • Evaluate private and government services available to help consumers with debt-related issues.

Through a combination of theoretical learning and hands-on activities, this course allows students to explore the technical and social aspects of project management. By participating in practical exercises, students learn strong technical and managerial, allowing them to manage projects from start to finish. Current concepts related to project management, such as planning, organizing, executing, and monitoring a project are studied. Furthermore, students learn to communicate with team members, clients, and stakeholders to ensure that projects run smoothly and meet their planned objectives. By the end of the course, students will have a strong, foundational understanding of project management principles and the practical skills and knowledge needed to excel in a project management role.

What You Will Learn:

  • That project management requires a balance of technical and cultural aspects.
  • Project managers need to understand their organization’s strategy for a project to have success.
  • Different project management structures have unique strengths and weaknesses that need to be identified.
  • Establishing project priorities in terms of cost, time, and performance is critical for successful project outcomes.

Rise above the rest in this distinctive course built to teach the complexities associated with business management. By combining theoretical concepts as well as practical application, learn the key supervisory skills sought by employers to effectively manage teams and drive business success.

There are a wide range of topics covered in this module, all of which are considered essential for any aspiring manager. Conflict management, motivational techniques, onboarding strategies, and the costs and benefits of employee training are all studied in great detail. By exploring these in-depth, students develop a thorough understanding of each concept and how they can apply them to real-world situations.

In addition to the fundamental skills, you will discover the impact technology and social media have when it comes to recruiting and reference checks. Due to the rapid advancement of technology coupled with the widespread use of social media, managers must stay up to date with the latest tools and trends. Learn how technology and social media can be leveraged to improve recruitment and reference checks, as well as the potential risks that can accompany these advancements.

What You Will Learn:

  • Learn a supervisor’s role including overseeing, assigning, giving feedback, setting goals, and creating a positive work environment.
  • Traits of leadership: emotional understanding, self-awareness, and adaptability.
  • Fostering teamwork through communication, conflict resolution, motivation, and support.
  • Ethical behaviour: honesty, fairness, privacy, avoiding conflicts of interest, and following the law.

In today’s digital era, content marketing has become a crucial element of any successful marketing strategy. Whether the goal is to build brand awareness, generate leads, or increase sales, having a sound understanding of the fundamental components of an effective content marketing strategy is essential.

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to create and execute a successful content marketing plan. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, and hands-on exercises, students will learn the essentials of content marketing, including how to develop buyer personas, identify target audiences, and craft compelling messages that resonate with them.

In addition to practical skills, the course covers fundamental marketing theories, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of marketing in the modern business landscape. The course content includes essential topics such as the marketing mix, the customer journey, and the significance of data-driven decision-making.

The course components are an excellent way for students to develop their skills and enhance their knowledge. By the end of the course, students will have a strong foundation in content marketing and be well-equipped to apply their newfound skills to real-world marketing challenges.

What You Will Learn:

  • How marketing goes a long way toward filling consumer demands.
  • Finding the difference between routine, limited, and extended problem-solving as it relates to consumers and the purchase decision process.
  • The difference between organizational buying and consumer buying.
  • Branding, the methods that go into creating a branded item and the steps needed to protect the brand.

Throughout the duration of this course, students get an understanding of the impact of human behaviour on individual and group performance in the workplace. The course specifically covers factors that affect workplace dynamics such as situational communication, cultural differences, personal biases, and workplace politics. By studying these topics, students gain insights on how to navigate complex interpersonal relationships and communicate effectively with colleagues and teams. You will also learn strategies for promoting healthy workplace communication and collaboration to achieve common objectives. Apart from theoretical concepts, the course equips you with practical tools and techniques to apply your knowledge in real-world situations. Upon completion, you will have gained a thorough appreciation for the significance of effective communication in the workplace and how to implement these skills to boost 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.

This course teaches the many essential sales techniques which are instrumental to attracting new customers and maintaining existing ones. By combining theoretical knowledge and practical application, students develop a skill set to effectively manage the sales process. Topics include customer service strategies, problem-solving techniques, and analyzing customer behaviour. The course also examines securing sales, managing customer accounts, and building strong client relationships. Additionally, students learn to provide exceptional customer service and solve problems that may arise during the sales process. There is also an emphasis on the importance of analyzing customer behaviour and identifying patterns to optimize sales strategies. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage sales and maintain lasting customer relationships.

What You Will Learn:

  • Learn the various types of sales jobs and how they differ.
  • Ethical dealings between salespeople, employers, and customers.
  • Recognize the importance of the psychological factors that influence buyer behaviour.
  • Discuss the salesperson’s communication process.

It is an important skill for students to show potential employers why they are the perfect candidate for the job. This unique course is designed to give students the edge they are looking for when it comes to securing their dream job.

Communication is the key to this course and the most important factor for you to learn before entering the job search process. Get detailed instruction on how to plan, write, and complete eye-catching resumes that make it to the top of the pile with potential employers. Learn to navigate the job market to find the right opportunities, ones that align with your skills, interests, and career goals.

Then there are the skills you will need for the in-person part of the process, one that will help you leave a lasting impression as you progress through the interview process. Learn to present yourself confidently, how to engage with interviewers, and put forward your strengths and qualifications that will land you the job. Through a series of interactive exercises, you will get the opportunity to practice your new skills as well as be instructed on how to develop a strong, online presence.

By the end of the course, students will develop the communication skills needed to thrive in today’s job market and take on any job application process with confidence.

What You Will Learn:

  • Creating a strong resume and LinkedIn profile.
  • The AIDA (Awareness, Interest, Desire, and Action) approach to cover letters.
  • The sequence of job interviews.
  • Preparation for a job interview.

Program Objectives:

This Diploma program’s goal is to equip students with the expertise and competence required to effectively manage businesses in an ever-changing global economy. Through this program, students will hone critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, as well as develop knowledge in areas such as leadership, communication, financial management, human resources, marketing, and strategic planning. Students gain practical experience by working on case studies and real-world projects, where they learn to manage employees, develop marketing strategies, and implement sustainable business practices. Upon completion of the program, students will be well-prepared to take on leadership roles in various industries and lead organizations to success in a competitive business landscape.


All diploma 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. 

  • 30% Homework – Review each chapter covered.
  • 30% Quizzes – These will test your comprehension of the course material. One quiz for each chapter covered.
  • 40% Final Exams – One exam at the course mid-point, one after the course
Average Duration

43 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 Diploma.

Program Textbooks

Below is a selection of textbooks students will use when taking this course. Our textbooks are painstakingly selected for their industry-standard content and authors who are considered leaders in their respective fields. 

Marketing: The Core textbook cover.

Marketing: The Core

Now in its sixth edition, Marketing: The Core is designed to get students interested in the subject of marketing. The textbook reflects the new marketing reality with elements that are designed to engage the reader. Written by a team of experts in the field, this textbook utilizes colourful illustrations to emphasize key learning points and theories.


Roger A. Kerin: A professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, Kerin has authored several books and articles on marketing and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Marketing Sciences.

Steven W. Hartley: Professor of Marketing at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, Hartley is an active consultant for serval US businesses and professional organizations.

Arsenio Bonifacio: Teacher at the University of Guelph’s Lang School of Business, he is also an executive at one of Ontario’s largest credit unions.

Donna Dumont: An Associate Professor of Marketing at Calgary’s Mount Royal University, she has worked in the public sector with Campbell’s Soup, Kraft General Foods and Pillsbury Canada Ltd.

Carol Bureau: Professor of Marketing at the Pilon School of Business at Sheridan College, Bureau has held senior positions in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry and is an active consultant.

ABCs of Relationship Selling Through Service

This text trains the readers on a specific, yet generic, step-by-step selling process that is universal in nature. This edition presents a sales process or system in a logical sequence, more than any other text in the market: from planning and the approach to closing and follow-up for exceptional customer service. The goal of this text has always been to demonstrate to students the order of steps within the selling process; provide numerous examples of what should be in each step; and how the steps within the selling process interact with one another. This market-leading text brings a comfortable and familiar approach to the Selling discipline.


Charles M. Futrell: Professor of marketing at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Dr. Futrell is a former salesperson turned professor. Before beginning his academic career, he worked in sales and marketing capacities for eight years with the Colgate Company, the Upjohn Company, and Ayerst Laboratories. His research in personal selling, sales management, research methodology, and marketing management has appeared in numerous national and international journals, such as the Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Marketing Research.

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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Commerce: Business Management Diploma


All Taxes and Fees Included

Exclusive Benefits of a Sundance College Diploma

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Recognized Canadian Education
By completing this course, you will earn recognized Canadian educational credentials in this subject. Canadian post-secondary institutions are considered some of the best and most affordable academic institutions in the world.

Priority Support
All Sundance College students have access to priority technical support with regards to their online learning. 

Credits Transfer to all Sundance Colleges within Canada
All module credits are transferable. They may be used to complete all applicable Sundance College Diploma Programs.

Shareable Certificate upon completion
You can share your module on your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.


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Everything depends on your experience, location, industry, and the job market itself. According to Indeed, a Sales Manager can negotiate $83,182 (CAD) on average, while a Corporate Supervisor can make around $87,571.

All commerce programs are highly sought-after credentials because so many jobs require business skills. Most companies have a core of management, human resources, marketing, finance, and accounting personnel. With a Business Management Diploma, you’ll learn skills that will help you obtain a leadership position.

Online learning is user-centric. Students can study at their own pace, repeat assessments, and take breaks when needed. This helps students to balance their work, education, and family without feeling overwhelmed.

Online learning is accessible. Students only need a space to work with a connection to the internet. Anyone can turn their home into a classroom with Online Learning!

Online learning costs less. NeoCanada doesn’t have classrooms, so we can charge less for the exact same learning materials that are used in Canadian Colleges and Universities. Students also save money because they don’t have to pay for transportation between the classroom and their residences.

‘Four in five Canadian post-secondary students feel the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed their expectations of a higher education experience and want a tertiary education that matches their digital lifestyle, finds new poll research by KPMG in Canada.’

Absolutely! NeoCanada is always open; you can access your course materials in the morning, afternoon, or nighttime. This helps you schedule your learning in ways that work best for you, ensuring that you have the time to complete your studies.

Canada is known for its educational excellence. This is why Canada is one of the top education destinations in the world, with over 620,000 international students enrolled.

Canadian education is recognized and highly valued around the world; employers know that it’s an accomplishment to receive a credential from a Canadian Institution.

Graduates from Canadian post-secondary institutions have higher employability rates, making them more competitive in the job market both domestically and globally.

Diplomas focus on a distinct discipline and are intended to give students a practical education to develop greater knowledge. Graduates of Diploma Programs have proven themselves to be capable individuals and are highly valuable to employers.

  • Diplomas are comprised of 4-7 MicroDiplomas

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

  • MicroDiplomas are comprised of 2-4 courses.

Modules provide students with knowledge of a single subject and are an excellent way for students to try out online education and learn something new.

You get all the benefits of a Canadian education without the travel, lodging, or time spent away from home that traditional in-person Canadian schools incur on foreign learners. You can remain in your country with your friends, family, and support networks without interrupting your current job or lifestyle. 

NeoCanada provides educational services designed to assist students in improving their qualifications and credentials for potential immigration to Canada. Our courses are designed to educate and equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to find employment once you arrive in Canada, but we do not guarantee any specific immigration outcomes.

NeoCanada is not an immigration consulting firm or an immigration service provider. We do not provide legal advice, immigration advice, or assistance in the immigration application process. Our services are solely focused on education and skill enhancement.

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