Business Administration Technician 


Career Objectives

Give efficiency to *management and *administrative operation tasks of the company, for the achievement of the goals this one has proposed itself.


Professional Profile

A professional focused on the *administrative and functional *management of the intermediate and operational levels of the company.

He has general training in *Administration and business, with emphasis on the management of one of the areas or departments of the companies, according to his specialization.


Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

He *manages and *runs microenterprises and is permanently informed of the economic environment in which the company is inserted.

He develops new projects, ventures, *formulates commercial plans and carries out their *financial and *economic assessment through the realization of a *Business Plan.

He coordinates the administrative processes within an organization.

He *manages and *runs the different sectors of the medium-sized and large company, In that:

He interacts between the top management of the institutions and its bases.

He interprets the objectives proposed by the senior executives of the company and transforms them into actions through the organization of each of its areas or departments.

He takes part in the processes of *planning, *organization, management and control of operational tasks of the sales, *financial, operational and *human resources departments.

He defines objectives, sets *policies, establishes *procedures and *standards, formulates *plans, *programs and *budgets, in the functional areas of the company.

He performs his functions according to quality standards and *human resources, materials, *financial and customer satisfaction optimization criteria.

He implements plans for the decision making of his sector in changing and complex contexts.

He is concerned with satisfying the needs of the *technology resources in the various *management areas of the company.

He is responsible for compliance with the goals that have been determined for the operational functions.

He has an internal view of the company through the substantiated information of the basic and effective data of the business; and on the basis of which the executive level will develop a *strategic process.

He draws up yield reports, control of work teams and compliance with *current regulations concerning *commercial, *tax and *labor law.

He carries out the monitoring and control of the budget deviations and establishes corrective actions.

He guarantees that the processes and procedures satisfy the beneficiaries of the service.

He performs the management of and control of projects.


Occupational Field

Companies or institutions, public, private, whether they are small or medium-sized, as well as in the larger ones, such as:

-Commercial companies or institutions

*Financial institutions

-Manufacturing *industries

*Retail *industries

-Consultancy companies

-Service companies

-Companies of the Mining Sector

-Companies of the Agribusiness Sector

-Building and Condominium Management

-Independently, with his own business project


Estimated time of College years

3 years

Main courses considered in the study plan

*Fundamentals of Economy

*General Administration (2 semesters)

*Commercial Law

*Tax Law

*Applied Statistics

*Mathematical Finance

*Fundamentals of Accounting

*Management Accounting

*Costs and Budgets

*Commercial Documents

*Computing Workshop

*Information Systems

*Strategic Planning

*Project Management

*Business Plan

*Management Control

Business English

Specialties

*Marketing, *Commercialization and *Sales Management and Supervision

*International Trade

*Human Resources

*Finance

*Business Logistics

*Industrial Management

Occupational Risk Prevention


Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate for this career


Interests

-Proactive and motivated by high activity work.

-Encouraged by teamwork and direct contact with people, being part of a synchronized and cohesive work with others.

-Motivation and initiative to *plan and *organize work, taking care of details, synchronizing all its parts, with the aim of making everything work well.

-High motivation for efficiency.

-Liking for the handling of papers and stationery.

-Liking for an office environment.


Skills

*Numerical Reasoning

-Ability to interact with people

-Multi-tasking, that is, ability to attend to and solve different problems.

-Analytical; he analyzes situations in which a large number of variables intervene.

-Leadership and decision making skills.

-Ability to organize and coordinate work teams.

-Natural sense of order.

-Adaptability to integrate work teams.


Vocation

-Focused on providing services in the area of production of goods and services for society, with the satisfaction of doing things well.

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.

Candidate’s Personality

Motivator and leader of groups

Practical and Specific


Work Scope

Urban

Office environment, with a high managerial level


Related Careers

Public Administration Technician, Tourism Administration Technician, Customs Administration Technician, Systems Analyst, Administrative Assistant.

Glossary of Terms

*Management: Manage: Direct, run, determine the direction, determine the policies to follow, guide. Lead the *human, economic and technical resources to achieve peak performance.

*General Administration (Course) (2 semesters): -Administration functions. –Planning, organization, direction and control processes of work. *Information resources of companies.

*Industrial Management: Management of industrial processes to achieve greater productivity through the optimum use of available resources.

*Goods: A person’s belongings, items.

*Commercialization: Purchase or sale in the market.

*International Trade: Trade of goods, products and services with people or companies from other countries.

*Management Accounting (Course): Accounting information systems corresponding to each area of the company, to facilitate their planning, control and decision-making functions; as well as to demonstrate that the budget has been carried out according to what was agreed and in this way to demand responsibility over the management of the resources placed in the hands of the administrators.

*Management Control: Its function is to monitor and evaluate the management carried out in each of the different departments of the company, to confirm their orientation towards the proposed objectives, as well as to know the repercussions the company’s *policies are having.

*Management Control (Course): Management control concept. –Control system linked to the strategy and organizational structure of the company. –Human behavior and organizational culture. –Financial control systems for decision-making and *management control.

*Costs and Budgets (Course):

-Different elements that make up the cost of an *item.

-Nature and classification of Costs.

-Products and Services Costs.

-Essential elements for the drawing up of *budgets and cost reports.

-Budgeting

*Budgets of the different functions of the company.

-Use of this information in the process of making managerial decisions.

*Timeline: Program of activities ordered in time, with the duration of each activity.

*Commercial Law: Main laws that apply to commercial acts and commercial companies.

*Commercial Law (Course): Legal aspects applied to the commercial or business activity. –Notions of the legal framework that the different types of commercial companies that exist in the country will have to face.

-*Financial and banking aspects that must be known to run a company.

*Labor Law: Branch of Law that regulates the relationships between the employer and workers, the activity of trade unions and the intervention of the State, especially in matters of Social Security.

*Commercial Documents (Course):  Commercial documents that deserve trust and credibility and serve to prove the execution of a commercial operation. –Examples: Receipts, Invoices, Checks, IOUs, Bills of exchange.

*Tax Law: Set of legal standards that establish the compulsory payment of taxes, which are used to sustain public and state expenses.

*Tax Law (Course): Standards related to *taxation for decision-making within an institutions. –Objectives of taxation. –Direct and indirect taxation. –The impact of taxes. *Fiscal policy, among others.

*Economic: *Economy: Science that studies the most efficient methods to meet the material needs of individuals in society, allocating resources that are limited.

*Statistics: Mathematically based science that collects, analyzes and interprets data in order to summarize and describe the information they provide.

*Applied Statistics (Course): Study of Statistics focused on the specific task it will be used.

*Strategic: *Strategy: Actions planned in the time they are carried out to achieve a certain purpose.

*Financial: Related to *finance.

*Finance: *Funds that to financially support an objective or project.

Finance deals with the collection and determination of the cash flow (inflows or outflows of money) required by the company, in addition to the distribution and management of those funds in order to maximize the economical value of the company.

*Formulate: Shape a plan, describe it in clear and precise terms.

*Funds: Money available.

*Fundamentals of Accounting (Course):

Order adopted to keep the accounts of the company in due form.

Users of this information

Define a chronological record of the operations or transactions, evaluated in amounts of currency units.

*Fundamentals of Economy (Course): Economic behavior of people and companies. –Different types of market organization. –Fundamental principles on which the economic analysis of economic theory is based. –Introduction to the Macroeconomic analysis. –Demand Theory. –Theory of supply, among others.

*Manage: *Planning, *organization, action and control process of the operations of a company or institution.

*Management: Inquiries and procedures to carry out a project.

*Project Management (Course): Planning of projects with the use of useful tools for management oriented to achieve the objectives and use the resources efficiently.

-Management structure. –Project scope. *Timelines. –Project costs. –Quality of the project. –Project risks. –Communications and *Human Resources within the project. –Purchases.

*Retail Industry: Retail trade or retail sale.

*Manufacturing Industry: Industry of the transformation of raw material into finished products.

*Supplies: Elements that are consumed in a production process, that are spent and are not recovered, such as fuel, raw materials, among others.

*Business Logistics: Study of the efficient distribution of the products of a company, with lower cost and good customer service. It involves the management and planning of the activities of the sales, production, transportation, storage, maintenance and distribution departments.

*Marketing: Branch of business administration that studies all the functions a company must perform to investigate the needs of the consumer and translate this information into the creation, production and introduction of new products to the market.

*Mathematical Finance (Course): Study of the methods based on arithmetic, algebra and statistics to solve *financial problems in a company.

*Standards: Rules that must be followed. Behaviors, tasks and activities of the human being must adapt to them.

*Organization: Organize: Give everything the necessary provisions to make something work.

*Plan:*Planning: Determine what is going to be done.

*Business Plan: Written document that describes a business opportunity and how it will be leveraged and exploited. –It describes the objectives, strategies, action plans and their control and evaluation measures.

*Business Plan (Course): Definition of the Business Plan. –Implementation strategy. –Study of the economic-financial and commercial feasibility of a business project. –Realization of a Business Plan.

*Strategic Planning (Course): Analysis or interpretation of the different contexts for decision making at managerial level. -Long-term guidelines that will guide day-to-day management.

*Policies: Criteria, ways or points of view from which a situation is faced. –Way to approach an issue to achieve a certain purpose.

*Fiscal Policy:

-Measures taken by the government in relation to incomes and public spending.

-Public revenues are those coming from taxes paid by citizens.

Public spending corresponds to the Money spent by the State in Social Development (Education, Health, Social Assistance, Overcoming poverty, etc), Economic Development (provide the country with infrastructure, energy, communications and transportation, promoting training and employment, among others), and government expenditures that are those the State makes to cover its normal operation.

*Budget: Anticipated calculation of the costs of a product or service.

*Procedures:  Ways of carrying out something.

*Programs: Sequence of how something is going to be done and in what periods of time.

*Numerical Reasoning: Ability, speed and accuracy for calculation, to manipulate figures and solve quantifiable problems. -Facility for mental numerical operations and estimation of quantities with low margin of error.

*Resources: They are all those elements necessary for an organization to meet its objectives, such as: facilities and equipment, materials and *supplies, energy, information and data, *human resources, money and capital.

*Human Resources: Team of employees or collaborators of an organization.

*Information Systems (Course): Knowledge of the flow and structuring of the information in electronic media that flows within an organization. Examples: Sales, Remuneration, and Accounting system, etc.

*Software: Overall term given to the different types of accounting programs.

*Computing Workshop (Course): Training in the use of the computer and its attached technology to optimize the handling of information and its distribution.

*Fiscal: Tax.

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