Business Management Diploma

The CIRA College Business Management Diploma program prepares students to make strategic business decisions and manage the direction of operations of a company.

1 year
Intakes: Jan, May, Sept


With the fast changes happening in the world constantly, business managers need to keep updated with the latest trends and strategies used in today’s competitive market. An efficient business manager is proficient in a comprehensive set of technical skills and concepts that will enable them to lead businesses and teams to success. Throughout the course, graduates in our Business Management Diploma analyze business problems, lead effective teams, and discover ways to improve overall business profitability and efficiency. Through real case studies and hands-on projects, the students will acquire a good grasp of accounting, economics, marketing, human resources and operations.

*This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

Career opportunities

Upon graduation, students will have learned the most relevant aspects of business management and developed crucial skills to succeed in various jobs such as financial manager, project manager, business consultant, administration, human resources, market research analyst, accounting and administrative assistant.

Learning outcomes

In this Diploma, students will learn invaluable skills, such as:

  • Continuously improve yourself both personally and professionally to boost your performance at work in the business sector.
  • Ensure that your work adheres to all applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Carry out thorough market research, both primary and secondary, to gather the data necessary for making marketing decisions.
  • Create strategies and plans for your personal and professional growth, focusing on improving leadership, management abilities, and marketing knowledge.

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In this course, you will learn about the theory and methods involved in recording financial transactions and creating financial statements. We will cover accounting principles, the accounting cycle, various financial statements, and specific topics such as current assets (including inventories and receivables), property, plant, and equipment, intangible assets, goodwill, current and long-term liabilities, shareholders’ equity, the statement of cash flows, income measurement, and financial statement analysis.

In this course, students will be introduced to the mathematics of management. The course covers fundamental concepts such as simple interest, discounts, present value, time value of money, compound interest, annuities, sinking funds, capitalized cost, as well as bonds and stocks. No prior knowledge of financial mathematics is required, as each topic is explained step by step with examples.

In this course, we delve into economic analysis, concentrating on the core aspects of markets, supply and demand dynamics, consumer and producer behavior, as well as monopoly and competition. Optional sections may delve into business application areas such as labor markets, government intervention, and environmental regulation. The course aims to equip students with the ability to recognize and assess the economic factors they are likely to encounter in the business world.

This course offers a hands-on examination of Canadian business law, covering topics such as the legal and administrative systems, torts, contracts, sale of goods and consumer protection, secured transactions, employment, agency, and business organizations.

In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of statistics, with a focus on practical problem-solving using computer spreadsheets. Topics covered include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, sampling techniques, normal and binomial distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis.

In this course, students explore how individuals and firms interact in different market environments. Key topics include the basic principles of microeconomics, supply and demand dynamics, market structures and their impact on welfare, government interventions, firm behavior, market organization, and income distribution.

This course provides an overview of marketing with a primary focus on promoting products and services to end consumers. It emphasizes the fundamental marketing principle that meeting customer needs is essential for achieving company goals. Students will gain insight into the intricate and interdependent factors that contribute to successful marketing strategies. The course introduces the strategic marketing planning process, along with the specific concepts and principles related to the four key components of the marketing plan: product, price, distribution, and promotion strategies.

In this course, students learn to gather, analyze, and convey both quantitative and non-quantitative data to aid management in making better planning and control decisions. Topics covered include the evolving role of management accounting and its fundamental concepts; product costing and cost accumulation methods; process costing and hybrid product costing systems; activity-based costing and management; activity analysis, cost behavior, and estimation; cost-volume profit analysis; absorption and variable costing; profit planning and activity-based budgeting; standard costing and flexible budgeting; cost management techniques; and decision-making processes.

In this communication course, students learn practical business communication skills for planning, organizing, selecting, writing, and presenting information in professional settings. The course covers various forms of communication, including routine memos, letters, request and reply letters, as well as techniques for delivering effective oral presentations.

In this course, students explore how individuals behave and interact within various workplace organizations. Topics include an introduction to organizational behavior, individual behavior, individual and group processes, team dynamics, organizational dynamics, and organizational processes.

In this course, students gain a fundamental understanding of business finance, focusing on how organizations efficiently manage their operating and fixed assets while funding them with an optimal combination of debt and equity financing. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, financial forecasting, working capital management, short-term borrowing, valuation of financial assets, cost of capital, capital budgeting and risk assessment, capital markets and long-term financing sources, dividend policy, and foreign exchange considerations.

In this course, students learn to apply economic models and rational choice theory to make business decisions. Topics include an introduction to managerial economics, demand and supply analysis, production costs and firm organization, market structure, pricing and output decisions, game theory and pricing strategies, as well as the economics of information and the role of government in regulating markets.

This course aims to assist students in assessing the business acumen and dedication required to effectively manage an entrepreneurial endeavor, while also exploring the obstacles and benefits associated with entrepreneurship. Through self-reflection, decision analysis, and goal setting, students will evaluate how entrepreneurship can impact their personal and professional aspirations. Additionally, students will gain insight into entrepreneurship from an economic viewpoint, as well as learn about environmentally sustainable practices and the principles of social entrepreneurship.

This course aims to cultivate an understanding of the challenges in operations management and how operations influence corporate strategy. The increasing demand for quality, time-efficient competition, and global production highlights the critical role of operations management in ensuring a firm’s survival and success.

In this course, students concentrate on creating, implementing, and leveraging business models to make well-informed managerial decisions. Topics include an overview of decision-making processes, defining problems and identifying opportunities, gathering pertinent information, brainstorming ideas, evaluating and prioritizing potential solutions, financial forecasting, and formulating implementation strategies.

In this course, students acquire the fundamental knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to effectively lead a project to successful completion. The course integrates the operational aspects of project management with the leadership qualities necessary to motivate the project team and engage with project stakeholders. Topics covered include project definition, scoping, planning, team engagement, work plan development, project management, and project closure.

This course explores the technical and managerial obstacles posed by emerging and evolving technologies. It focuses on the factors influencing the nature and pace of technological innovation, and the managerial strategies available to established and entrepreneurial organizations. The course covers both internal and external sources of innovation, along with the strategies and processes needed to capitalize on them.


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Canada International Royal Arts (CIRA) College is a Graphic Design School located in the heart of Vancouver. It is designated by the Ministry of Advanced Education. CIRA aims to provide high-quality programs and services that will contribute to the student’s academic and career-driven success.

Top quality instructors

The course counts with a team of outstanding instructors with years of teaching experience that pride themselves on keeping updated with the latest trends in Business Management.

Real-world experience

The classes tackle real-world applications and challenges to prepare students for the job market.

Degree pathway

Due to our partnership with Capilano University, after graduation you can transfer you credits to their bachelor of Business Management and get your bachelor’s degree.

Small classes

Our classes has in between 8 to 15 students, ensuring a personalised experience and total attention from instructors.

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