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Blue Seal Approved Areas Of Study - Option 2

Applications under Option 1 who have not completed a program may submit proof of completion of at least 150 hours of study in a selection of the following areas:


  • Preparation of financial statements and reporting
  • Accounting issues related to business
  • Analyze key financial information related to business
  • Prepare accounting documentation for payroll
  • Interpretation of financial data
  • Record business transactions
  • Prepare cash flow statements
  • Evaluate assets, liabilities in a business entity
  • Introduce financial tools and their application to corporate financial management/income tax accounting


  • Planning
  • Staffing
  • Budgeting
  • Provide Direction
  • Business Office Technology
  • Setting company policy
  • Outlining company objectives
  • Information management

Business Law

  • Understand legal issues facing business such as liability
  • Contract law
  • Employment law
  • Human rights
  • Credit collection
  • Insurance

Business Mathematics

  • Basic principles of business math
  • Estimate and evaluate answers to business math problems
  • Apply math skills to budgets and banking
  • Use graphs and charts


  • Written business communication skills
  • Oral business communication skills
  • Electronic business communication skills


  • Understand overall economic, financial and monetary conditions to analyze economic activity and forecast trends
  • Perform cost benefit analyses and feasibility studies
  • Provide advice on the financing of capital requirements
  • Understand consumer behavior of humans
  • Analyze government and global forces affecting business
  • Understand sustainable business practices


  • Take a business idea from creation to implementation
  • Leadership Skills
  • Risk Analysis
  • Securing venture capital
  • Develop a financial business plan


  • Management of money and other assets
  • Financial planning and decision making
  • Analyze business problems

Human Resource Management

  • Attract and retain employees
  • Employee performance management
  • Conflict management
  • Employee relations
  • Motivating and team building
  • Interpersonal communication in the workplace

Industrial Relations

  • Labour relations
  • Conflict management
  • Labour law
  • Collective bargaining process
  • Understand the nature and administration of collective agreements


  • Innovation and creativity in the workplace
  • Leaders as coaches
  • Art of motivating employees toward growth
  • Influencing others
  • Maintaining morale
  • Leading teams for high performance
  • Lead change


  • Organizational performance improvement
  • Decision making
  • Risk management
  • Ethics
  • Supervision of business
  • Time management


  • Customer relations
  • Principles of marketing
  • Advertising and promotion

Project Management

  • Planning, organizing and executing a project
  • Cost estimates
  • Budget project management and cost control
  • Team building
  • Productivity improvement
  • Tools for project management
  • Project risk management
  • Managing projects from start to finish

Public Administration

  • Public finance
  • Governance leadership
  • Government management

Operations Management

  • Manage an operation and improve the operation
  • Manage inventory
  • Source out products and raw materials
  • Develop a facilities plan

Organizational Behavior

  • Understanding multigenerational issues in the workforce
  • Understanding organizational behaviour
  • Organizational dynamics


  • Effective leadership skills
  • Employee relations
  • Understanding diversity in the workplace
  • Conflict management
  • Develop work scheduling
  • Employee training
  • Manage productivity


Each of these programs, or two in combination, must be taken with other approved Blue Seal program(s) to accumulate the total of 150 hours of study necessary to apply for the Blue Seal Certificate.


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