Please note:

This program is no longer accepting new applicants. If you are currently enrolled in the program, please contact Katie O'Brien about plans for completion.

About the program

Senior management requires strong administrative and analytical support, relying on assistants, business, office administrators, and office managers with technical competency, superior organizational skills, the ability to manage conflicting demands and a variety of responsibilities. Upon graduation, you will be able to coordinate activities on the executive's behalf and ensure the executive successfully navigates through a multitude of functions and responsibilities.

In this part-time, in person program you will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software and financial processes, apply managerial principles and processes, strengthen verbal and written communication, and develop expertise in administrative procedures and processes. You will be ready to become an integral part of the leadership team in any business by providing support for the activity of the senior executive group.

This program is offered in full-time and part-time delivery.

Program information

All courses must be successfully completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Course fees to complete this program total approximately *$6,600.00.

*This is the estimated amount for domestic students and may differ if students take equivalent courses. Fees are paid when registering for each individual course and are subject to change each term.

Admission requirements

  • A two- or three-year diploma or degree from an accredited college or university
  • Applicants must have basic computer literacy and current working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and internet browser software in a Windows environment (highly recommended).
  • Applicants with 5+ years of experience in an office environment with no post-secondary credential will be considered.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL iBT 88 (effective January 2024 with no individual skill less than 22; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; PTE Academic 58; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6; Cambridge Exams 180 with no individual score less than 170; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.

  • We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but who have met all other admission criteria. You will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science – English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Your placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Submit proof of Admission Requirements. Review Apply to a Program to learn how.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Program requirements

  • This is an eText program. Learn about our eText initiative.

Graduate opportunities

Combined with 2-3 years of experience in an administrative role, graduates of this program will be able to work as Executive Assistants to senior management such as CEOs, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Deans and other senior management members in a wide variety of domestic or international companies, public and private businesses, government offices, colleges and universities, etc.

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Program outcomes

  • Implement business administrative strategies that translate an organization’s vision into operational plans
  • Interpret and apply financial information to determine risk, cost-benefit and liability of projects and operations
  • Develop and operationalize balanced performance measures that contribute to the successful implementation of strategic plans
  • Analyze business data to inform strategies that improve stakeholder relationships and promote lean operations
  • Identify and present innovative solutions that support stakeholders and organizations to become more agile and effective during change initiatives
  • Identify and implement leadership strategies to resolve conflict and improve individual and team performance in an organization
  • Apply design thinking and adaptive reasoning techniques to solve problems and improve an organization’s operational performance
  • Develop professional business communications using appropriate technologies that effectively engage stakeholders and employees to meet business goals
  • Identify and apply United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME) initiatives that contribute to the local and global community through sustainability, social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship

Program related resources

Program contact

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Upcoming registrations

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Spring registration: Opens March 11, 2024
Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024