A business administration diploma can open the door to a huge variety of career possibilities! Careers in accounting and finance, marketing, production, operations, human resources, and general administration are typically available to graduates who possess the proper combination of business skills, experience, personal ability, and aptitude.

Here are 5 examples of careers that you can pursue with a business administration diploma. (Source: Jobbank.ca)

1. Sales Administrator

Sales administrators and sales managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial, institutional, e-business and wholesale and retail sales.

On average, Sales Administrators in Canada make $41.54 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Plan direct and evaluate the activities of sales departments in commercial, industrial, wholesale and retail and other establishments
  • Establish organizational policies and procedures in relation to sales
  • Lead sales team in building relationships with business clients and manage negotiations of sales contracts
  • Recruit, organize, train and manage staff
  • May work with the marketing department to understand and communicate marketing messages to the field.

Careers You Can Pursue With A Business Administration Diploma

2. Financial Auditors and Accountants

Financial auditors and accountants examine and analyze the accounting and financial records of individuals and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards and procedures. Accountants plan, organize and administer accounting systems for individuals and establishments.

On average, financial auditors and accountants in Canada make $32.82 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Prepare detailed reports on audit findings and make recommendations to improve individual or establishment’s accounting and management practices
  • Conduct field audits of businesses to ensure compliance with provisions of the Income Tax Act, Canadian Business Corporations Act or other statutory requirements
  • Plan, set up and administer accounting systems and prepare financial information for individuals, departments within organizations, businesses and other establishments
  • Analyze financial statements and reports and provide financial, business and tax advice

3. Advertising, Marketing, or Public Relations Manager

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial and e-business advertising, marketing and public relations. They are employed by commercial and industrial establishments, government departments, and advertising, marketing and public relations firms or consulting businesses.

On average, Advertising, Marketing, or Public Relations Manager in Canada make $39.90 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Advertising managers plan, direct and evaluate the activities of firms and departments that develop and implement advertising campaigns to promote the sales of products and services.
  • Marketing managers establish distribution networks for products and services, initiate market research studies and analyze their findings, assist in product development, and direct and evaluate the marketing strategies of establishments.
  • Public relations managers direct and evaluate establishments and departments that develop and implement communication strategies and information programs, publicize activities and events, and maintain media relations on behalf of businesses, governments and other organizations.
  • E-business managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the design, development and maintenance of Internet and Intranet sites to manage an organization’s Internet presence including public relations, communications and commercial activities.

Careers You Can Pursue With A Business Administration Diploma

4. Human Resources Generalist

Human resources professionals develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations policies, programs and procedures and advise managers and employers on human resources matters. Human resources professionals are employed throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

On average, Human Resources Generalists in Canada make $35.38 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations strategies including policies, programs and procedures to address an organization’s human resource requirements
  • Plan and administer staffing, total compensation, training and career development, employee assistance, employment equity and affirmative action programs
  • Hire and oversee training of staff
  • Research employee benefit and health and safety practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.

5. Office Manager

Administrative officers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities, conduct analyses of administrative operations and co-ordinate acquisition of administrative services such as office space, supplies and security services. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors. Administrative officers who are supervisors are included in this group.

On average, Office Managers and Administrative Officers in Canada make $24.00 per hour.

Job duties include:

  • Oversee and co-ordinate office administrative procedures and review, evaluate and implement new procedures
  • Establish work priorities, delegate work to office support staff, and ensure deadlines are met and procedures are followed
  • Administer policies and procedures related to the release of records in processing requests under government access to information and privacy legislation
  • Co-ordinate and plan for office services, such as accommodation, relocations, equipment, supplies, forms, disposal of assets, parking, maintenance and security services

Careers You Can Pursue With A Business Administration Diploma

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