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JR Shaw School of Business

Business for Journeyperson Management

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Build your future in business

The customized Business for Journeyperson Management Diploma provides experienced tradespeople with the management skills they need to start a company or take on greater responsibilities in their current work environment. These courses provide a broad management perspective with an understanding of business fundamentals and strategies that are vital to success in management. This program has been developed by industry for industry. Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training and various trade unions support this program.

Trades professionals who are a certified journeyperson (also known as a journeyman ticket) and have one year of related experience can earn a Business Administration Management diploma in just 10 courses. The diploma can be completed in as little as 8 months with full-time study, or over a longer period of time through evening and online courses.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

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What to Expect

The Business for Journeyperson Management diploma provides the business expertise you need to become an effective team leader, supervisor or manager in a changing business and technical environment. Courses include project management, human resource management, communications, marketing, information technology, business law and other management topics.

Hands-on learning

At the JR Shaw School of Business, real-world assignments make classes relevant and interesting. Students continually hone their skills through hands-on learning opportunities.

Student Experience

The JR Shaw School of Business offers many opportunities that enhance student life.

We get to know our students, learn their goals and assist them in achieving their potential. We partner with businesses and industry leaders, enabling our students to work on real projects in a supportive and engaging environment.

Along with this unique education experience, students have additional learning opportunities:

  • Business simulation – Online simulations provide an opportunity for students to practice skills they’ve learned in the classroom such as decision making and to analyze the results in a controlled environment. Learn more.
  • Clubs – Students draw on skills developed in the classroom as they work on projects, hone their networking skills and learn from industry experts. Learn more.
  • Business Competitions – Students in the JR Shaw School of Business have an opportunity to participate in a wide range of business competitions during their studies at NAIT.
  • Awards – Our students have enjoyed great success and recognition in various competitions, locally, nationally and internationally.

Technology requirements

Business and technology are linked in today's work environment. The School of Business prepares students for success by integrating mainstream technology into our teaching tools and assignments.

The JR Shaw School of Business highly recommends our students acquire and make use of a computer (laptop or tablet*) in and away from the classroom in order to successfully engage and complete JR Shaw curriculum.

Your computer will be used to access key learning resources critical to your success in the program and therefore must be in good working order. It is also important to have a battery with sufficient life to allow for use when a plug-in is not available; as your battery should be able to last throughout your daily schedule/classes. Replacement batteries can often be purchased to improve battery life on an existing computer.

PC

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • 10 GB free hard drive space
  • 2 GB memory (RAM)
  • Wi-Fi connection

Mac

  • OSX 10.7 or later
  • 10 GB free hard drive space
  • 2 GB memory (RAM)
  • Wi-Fi connection

Tablets

For tablets* the minimum Operating System requirements are as follows:

  • Android - KitKat 4.4
  • Apple - iOS8
  • Microsoft - Windows 10

Graduate Information & Opportunities

The program provides experienced tradespeople with the management skills they need to start a company or advance their careers in a management role.

Further career enhancement courses

Graduates of the Business for Journeyperson Management program can use the program to apply for Blue Seal Certification.

Many students choose to continue their NAIT education and earn a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Industry support

This program has been developed by industry for industry. Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training and various trade unions support this program.

Transfer and post-secondary agreements

Post-secondary articulation agreements within Alberta are approved by the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT). To view the details of specific agreements, please visit transferalberta.ca or contact articulations@nait.ca

For questions regarding transfer agreements or to obtain a course description/outline that is no longer available on our website, please contact articulations@nait.ca

Have questions? We've got answers 

Business Information Centre – JR Shaw School of Business
Email: businfo@nait.ca
Phone: 780.471.8998

Advanced Academic Information
Business Information Centre – JR Shaw School of Business
Email: businfo@nait.ca
Phone: 780.471.8998

For General NAIT Information
Phone: 780.471.6248
Toll-free: 1.877.333.6248
Email: Student Service Centre

Business Information Centre

The Business Information Centre, on the third floor of CAT, provides generalized advising for students and prospective students for the JR Shaw School of Business.   Find out more

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

Cost Per Credit: $177
Tuition Cap: $1,940

Tuition for International Students

International Student Program Fees

Mandatory Fees

NAITSA: $129
U-Pass: $175
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70

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How much will first year cost?

Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)

Semester 1: $875
Semester 2: $875
Semester 3: $875
Semester 4: $875

How to Apply

Entrance Requirements

A minimum of 55% in

  • Grade 12 English
  • Math 30 - Pure or Applied or 30-1 or 30-2.

NAIT's English Language Proficiency Requirements

Additional Requirements and Considerations

Red Seal plus one full year of related work experience

Learn about transfer and credit options

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