Online Business Management Courses

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Business Management Program Overview

Learn new job skills or refine your existing business management knowledge with ICS Canada’s Business Management Career Diploma courses. Take the first steps towards advancing in your current position or improving your business’s performance by better understanding the essentials of business and finance.

Plus, with ICS Canada, you can learn at home and at a pace that’s right for you. Enrol today and complete our Business Management training program in as few as seven months.

Curriculum Details

Program Goal and Outcomes

Program Goal

The Business Management Career Diploma program prepares students for entry level positions in business and industry.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Outline the function of business management as a means to provide information about the market process, ensuring that decision-makers have the right information to allocate resources, and recognize laws governing business transactions
  • Demonstrate how to assess financial operations and make best-practices recommendations to management
  • Recognize how to write effectively to explain company compensation and benefit programs; outline company and government rules and procedures; develop training to improve employee performance; prepare reports and communication materials such as newsletters
  • Demonstrate the correct recording process, types of accounts, and classification process to record and assess various business transactions
  • Discuss how purchasing, production, and logistics decisions work together to create customer value; identify the sources and challenges of supply chain complexity; recognize the critical issues involved in designing a global supply chain network
  • Identify human resources strategies for filling job positions, organizing teams, conducting peer reviews for performance reviews, and determining which employee benefits are required by law

Instruction Set 1

Learning Strategies

The advantages of learning at home; types of study materials; types of examinations; accessing and using the features of our website; determining what kind of learner you are; establishing a study schedule; using study tips; preparing for and taking examinations.

Time and Stress Management

Setting up a time-management program; handling work overload; setting priorities and goals; effective stress-management strategies.

Instruction Set 2

Principles of Management

In the business world, people are sometimes put into management situations when they really don’t understand what management is all about. Although some are able to step into a management position and handle it naturally, others find the responsibilities to be overwhelming. Management courses are a must. For those proficient in managerial positions, management courses can help improve their skills and gain a better understanding of their new responsibilities. For those who are overwhelmed by a new management position, or who strive to secure a management position, management courses help by presenting concepts and ideas to build new skills.


This course is divided into lessons that discuss the foundations and principles of management, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. As you read the textbook, try to relate the material to your own experiences. If you don’t have any management experience, try to put yourself in the place of your manager and relate the material to those experiences.


By the end of this course, you'll be able to:


  • Summarize the functions of management and the basic steps in various planning processes
  • Explain how to make effective decisions as a manager and a leader
  • Describe the fundamental elements of an organization’s structure and the components of an organization’s competitive environment
  • Explain principles for setting goals that motivate employees, why companies develop control systems, and why teamwork is beneficial
  • Analyze why diversity is a critical organizational and managerial issue, and describe the criteria for technology decisions and managing change
Additional Material

Textbook: M: Management

Instruction Set 3

Mathematics for Business and Finance

This course will provide a foundation in basic mathematical operations. You'll learn about percentages, discounts, interest, present worth, sinking funds, installment buying, pricing, depreciation, investments, insurance, the use of symbols and their applications, equations and formulas, and the importance of statistics.

Additional Material

Textbook: Practical Business Math Procedures

Instruction Set 4

Using the Parts of Speech

A description of the parts of a sentence; how to use the parts of speech to write effectively; subject-verb agreement; use of the active voice; effective use of modifiers; producing correct, polished writing for business; common grammatical problems.

Introduction to Windows

Descriptions of punctuation marks and the purpose of each; using punctuation to properly document research sources; rules of capitalization.

Writing Sentences and Paragraphs

Writing complete, correctly structured sentences and unified, coherent paragraphs; sentence length and variety; avoiding run-ons and fragments; constructing organized paragraphs.

Improving Your Writing

Using particular patterns of organization, content, and language to most effectively convey a specific idea to a specific audience; revising, editing, and proofreading.

Types of Business Writing

Composing clear, courteous, and complete messages; formatting and etiquette for letters, email, memos, and forms.

Instruction Set 5

Accounting, Parts 1-7

Opportunities in accounting; types of business organizations; the nature of accounting; assets; liabilities; owner's equity; transactions and their effect on financial reports; preparing a balance sheet; the income statement; the accounting period; statement of owner's equity; recording transactions; use of accounts; debits and credits.

Instruction Set 6

Business Law, Parts 1 and 2

Management functions and decision making; organizing the firm; financial institutions; financial decisions and risk management; the securities market; computers in business; government and business; international business.


Sources of tort law; civil procedure and tort law; negligence; defenses to negligence; intentional torts; nuisance.

Instruction Set 7

Supply Chain Management

The building blocks of supply chain strategy; Designing the global supply chain; Collaborating across the supply chain.

Additional Material

Textbook: Supply Chain Management

Instruction Set 8

Human Resources Management, Parts 1-4

The challenges of personnel management; the quality of work life; job analysis; human resources planning; the selection process; training and development; career planning; change and organizational development; performance appraisal; employee motivation and satisfaction; compensation management; employee benefits and services.

Additional Material

Textbook: Essentials of Managing Human Resources

Computer Specifications
As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need access to high-speed internet to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 10® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running macOS® or later, and an email account to complete your program.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

Sample Lesson

To view a Business Management sample lesson, click here.

Business Management Course Details

In the ICS Canada Business Management Career Diploma training program, you’ll cover topics such as:

  • Time and Stress Management
  • Management Foundations
  • Planning and Leadership
  • Organizing
  • Motivation and Control
  • The Future of Management
  • Mathematics for Business
  • Improving Your Writing
  • Types of Business Writing
  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resources Management

And you'll learn it all at home — no classroom needed!

Online business management courses

Here are a few qualities that effective business managers have in common:

  • Flexible: You are productive despite changes to your business.
  • Organized: A business has a lot of moving pieces to keep on track.
  • Honest: A manager must make decisions that are ethical and responsible.
  • Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and analyze a situation.

"I chose to further my education and accounting knowledge with ICS Canada while working as an accounting clerk, which allowed me to move up within the company at which I am currently working. Studying with ICS Canada was a great experience, and the instructors were very helpful when it came to resolving any issues I had while studying."

- Sean S., ICS Canada graduate

"I have taken three diploma courses with ICS Canada. It has been very rewarding and challenging. I love to increase my knowledge level and share experiences. ICS Canada is great. Enrol! The contact with them is always very pleasant. You feel like a part of the ICS team."

- Connie K., ICS Canada graduate

Your program includes:

  • Customized payment plans with 0% interest
  • Books and learning aids
  • Study Planner App to keep track of your progress
  • Instructional support from our experienced faculty
  • Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
  • Exclusive access to ICS Canada’s Student and Alumni Facebook Group
  • Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising

Does ICS Canada offer career services to its students?

Yes, students have access to career services through Career Cruising as soon as they are enrolled with ICS Canada. Career Cruising offers students tips on setting up a career portfolio, learning assessments to find the right job fit, and employment guides with interview do’s and don’ts, resume writing tips and more.

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