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Business Administration

Get down to business.

Grow your career in business and management

Management Concentration


Important update about our Management concentration

McMaster University Continuing Education is phasing out the Management concentration for all students at the end of the Winter 2023 term. We are committed to assisting our students in completing the concentration during that time. If you are interested in completing the Management concentration, please contact us at for more information on the program closure and course schedules.



Employers tell us that their most successful employees communicate well and understand how their organization works. They know how the functions of marketing, finance and operations connect and how human behaviour impacts the effectiveness of an organization.

Whether you are mid career or beginning your career, the Business Administration program at McMaster, developed in collaboration with the DeGroote School of Business, will help you develop the skills and knowledge that employers are
looking for.

Courses can be taken individually or as part of the Diploma.  Upon completion of the Diploma, students can apply up 24 units towards degree studies.

Why Management?

Successful managers are able to make the best use of people within an organization and use the available resources to get things done most efficiently and effectively. Learning the core business competencies, combined with a specialization in Management will help you with planning, organizing, staffing and leading to maximize your organizations bottom line and produce the best product or service possible.

Who should take this program?

  • Anyone working in business;
  • New and current managers;
  • Anyone looking to enter the field of business;
  • Recent college/university graduates; or,
  • Professionals pursuing designations.

Program Requirements

To earn a Business Administration Diploma with a concentration in Management, you must complete five core courses and four elective courses. Each course in the diploma is worth 3 units. You can complete the program at your own pace. Please contact us to develop a study plan.

Please Note: BUS 860 (Foundations of Business Finance) is replacing HRM 817 (Business Finance & Accounting)  as a core course. Students who already took HRM 817  do NOT need to take BUS 860.

Management Electives (Take 4 including Business Strategy and Human Resources Management)