Business Administrator

Why become a business administrator?

A hotel serves guests from all over the world; a machine factory produces drilling machines and lawn mowers; a department store offers a variety of products to its customers.

These companies employ a wide variety of professionals with various specialist skills: Hotel/gastronomy experts, engineers, mechanics, storekeepers, salespeople.

In all companies, however, there is also a need for people with commercial skills – in other words, Business Administrators.

A Business Administrator knows how to calculate the price of a product, treats customers in a friendly and professional manner, works with computer programs professionally, speaks and writes perfect Myanmar and speaks English in a business environment, among a lot of other things.

The corresponding vocational training for the Business Administrator at CVT is based on training and learning at the vocational school, the training company and the practical training center (PTC). The training course takes two years. Students will get a Swiss approved diploma as Business Administrator when they pass the final exam.

After successfully completing the vocational training, several courses for further education can be attended.

Core competences of a Business Administrator:

1. Communicating within the company and dealing with customers
2. Creating documents
3. Working in operational processes
4. Planning and organizing
5. Handling office equipment
6. Data handling
7. Understanding interrelations in business and society
8. Mastering the Myanmar language and the various forms of communication
9. Mastering English in a professional setting
10. Applying methodological, social and personal competences


Business and Economy Business Administration, Accounting, Basic Law, Basic Economics
English Business English, Level A2-B1
Information/Communication/Administration International Computer Driving License (Certificate)
ICDL-Modules: Computer Essentials, Word Processing, On-line Essentials, Excel, Power Point
Myanmar/Social Skills Mastering of mother tongue and self-competences

Additional lessons for:

Interdisciplinary Applications Linking of subjects, applied knowledge
PTC Professional Training Center
Tutored Learning Time for homework, revision and test preparation, coached by a teacher
Supervised learning Self-determined computer practice, supervised by a teacher

The Business Administrator training program has two parts:

Part Description
Intensive Introduction Course IIC Six weeks, five days a week, of intensive training at school preparing for the apprenticeship program
Apprenticeship Course AC 22 months of dual training: five days working and practicing at the training company, one day per week at the vocational school

The IIC gives students the necessary knowledge and skills to join the main course (AC) and successfully apply for the vocational training in a company.

The Apprenticeship Program provides the comprehensive vocational training at school and the training company to get the diploma as a certified Swiss approved Business Administrator.

*The all-inclusive fees cover cost for course books, course material, ICDL-modules, exams, diploma etc.

Course schedule Intensive Introduction Course IIC

Intensive Introduction Course IIC

Duration 6 weeks
Schedule Monday – Friday
Subjects Business & Economy, Business English, Myanmar & Social Skills, Information/Communication/Administration
Admission Requirements Minimum age 17 years
Basic Education High School
ID card copy, family registration copy, criminal record check
Level IIC Certificate CVT and ICDL certificates
Perspective Students who have passed the IIC test are allowed to join the subsequent Apprenticeship Program..
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Course schedule Apprenticeship Course

First year (Terms 1 and 2)

Duration 10 months
Schedule Saturday, 9 lessons
Subjects Business & Economy, Business English, Myanmar and Social Skills, Information/Communication/Administration
Admission Requirements Passed IIC test (IIC Certificate)
Level Promotion to second year and ICDL certificates
Perspective Promoted students are allowed to continue with the second year of the Apprenticeship Program.
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Second year (Term 3 and 4)

Duration 12 months
Schedule Saturday, 9 lessons
Subjects Business & Economy, Business English, Myanmar & Social Skills, Information/Communication/Administration
Admission Requirements Promotion first year
Level Swiss approved Business Administrator Diploma and ICDL certificates
Perspective Access to further education program CVT, i.e. specialization courses in business studies, accounting, ICT and languages
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Experts from Switzerland

Marianne Schneider


Ms. Thandar Aung

I am attending the final year of the commercial assistant program at CVT Myanmar. In the apprenticeship, I have 6 subjects which are essential for the workplace. Therefore, apprentices like me who are attending the commercial assistant program at CVT don’t need to join courses at other training institutions. At CVT Myanmar, I have the opportunities to learn computer skills, social skills, financial skills, business management skills and so on. Especially for business management subjects, the basic concept of human resource management, sales and marketing and business English fully match the requirements at work. I would like to thank all teachers and CVT Myanmar not only for teaching basic skills used at work but also for the financial and business management skills for young people who would like to start their own business.

Ms. Thandar Aung (CA 18)
Suntac Group of Companies

Ms. Su Min Myat

I am Ma Su Min Myat. I am attending the final year CVT Commercial Assistant Course and I am working with the Asian Trails Myanmar. By attending the CVT School, the apprentices have a good theoretical knowledge. The teaching methodology is student friendly, and so, we are quite happy attending the classes. As a final year student, I have a lot to learn. We are always hearing the CVT’s good news everywhere. The subjects in the commercial assistant profession are greatly contributing to our work at the company. So, I want all youngsters to attend the CVT courses. I wish CVT a greater success.

Ms. Su Min Myat (CA 17)
Asian Trails Myanmar