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Ontario Colleges Partner with McDonald's Canada

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Ontario colleges are partnering with McDonald's Canada to offer post-secondary educational pathway opportunities for McDonald's employees in business programs across the province.

Upon completion of the McDonald's Management Development Program Level 2 (MDP), successful applicants to Conestoga's Business Diploma or Business Administration - Management Advanced Diploma will be admitted at an advanced level.

How does it work?

Applicants holding the MDP designation may apply for credit toward Conestoga's Business Diploma or Business Administration - Management Advanced Diploma. McDonald's Second Assistant Managers must complete the following assessments in support of the diploma program(s):

  • Math: An MDP pathway math assessment must be completed. If the assessment is passed, the requirement for a math course will be fulfilled. If the assessment is not passed, completion of MATH1020: Business Math II will be required.
  • Business Communication: An MDP pathway communication assessment must be completed. If the assessment is passed, the requirement for a communications course will be fulfilled. If the assessment is not passed, completion of COMM1380 Professional Writing Skills for Business will be required.
  • General Elective: Complete one general elective course (equivalent to 3 credits).

Upon completion of McDonald’s Management Development Program Level 2 (MDP) you can choose one of the following pathways:

  • Business Diploma program: Earn a two-year Ontario college diploma in as little as one year.
  • Business Administration - Management Advanced Diploma: Earn a three-year advanced diploma in as little as two years.

How to apply:

If you are interested in turning your MDP into a full college diploma, please follow these steps:

  1. Choose your program
  2. Submit your application through ontariocolleges.ca, choosing the advanced standing application option:
    • Applicants interested in Conestoga's Business Diploma should select level 3
    • Applicants interested in Conestoga's Business Administration - Management Advanced Diploma should select level 3
  3. A McDonald’s Regional Training manager will send your signed McDonald's Canada Training Verification form directly to the Admissions Office at Conestoga.
  4. Forward any post-secondary transcripts you may have to the Admissions Office at Conestoga.

Upon acceptance, full time or part time study is available.

Please note: Applicants to either program must meet minimum admission requirements for the program to which they have applied.

Conestoga reserves the right to validate graduation from secondary school and any other applicable admission requirements of the program(s).

General Inquiries

For more information, please contact askme@conestogac.on.ca or 519-748-5220 ext. 3656 or visit the credit transfer website.

For more information regarding other credit transfer opportunities that may be available, please contact CreditTransfer@conestogac.on.ca or visit the credit transfer office.

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