Business

About the Program

The Business program provides a broad but integrated education in the field of business with particular emphasis on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Areas of study include business communications, accounting, finance, marketing, sales, operations and human resource management, as well as computer applications in business. The Business program has the flexibility of multiple start dates and is available in different formats, some allowing you to complete your program in a shorter period of time than the typical two years.

Applicants holding the McDonald's Management Development Program designation may apply for credit toward this program.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program (January and May intakes are delivered in four consecutive semesters or 16 months). The program is also available part-time.
Delivery Sequence:
         Brantford - September/2020 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2020 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2021 - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - May/2021 - Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
         Guelph - September/2020 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener), Guelph and Brantford
Start: September (Doon, Guelph and Brantford), January (Doon) and May (Doon)
First-Year Capacity: 40(Brantford-Sept), 120 (Doon-Sept), 40 (Guelph-Sept), 80 (Doon-Jan),40 (Doon-May)

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2019-2020 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2019 / 2020) for Business - Program # 0062

Brantford - Fall 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-09-03)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $50.28 $50.28
Recreation/Athletics Fee - Brantford $70.50 $70.50
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $2097.78 $1774.78
Year Total   $3872.56
Brantford - Fall 2019 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $50.28 $50.28
Recreation/Athletics Fee - Brantford $70.50 $70.50
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $2097.78 $1774.78
Year Total   $3872.56
Doon - Fall 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-09-03)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83 $74.83
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $2122.33 $1799.33
Year Total   $3921.66
Doon - Fall 2019 Level 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2019-05-06)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00 $1348.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83 $74.83 $74.83
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $2122.33 $1799.33 $1799.33
Year Total     $5720.99
Doon - Fall 2019 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83 $74.83
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $2122.33 $1799.33
Year Total   $3921.66
Doon - Winter 2020 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2020-01-13)
Description Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83 $74.83
CSI Health Plan Fee $197.65 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $2015.74 $1799.33
Year Total   $3815.07
Doon - Spring 2020 Level 1 (Program Start: 2020-05-11)
Description Spring 2020
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.35
ONE Card Fee $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00
Session Total $1915.44
Year Total $1915.44
Guelph - Fall 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-09-03)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $1977.00 $1654.00
Year Total   $3631.00
Guelph - Fall 2019 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Guelph U-pass $0.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $1977.00 $1654.00
Year Total   $3631.00

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2019 / 2020) for
Business - Program # 0062


Brantford - Fall 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-09-03)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
International Program Tuition $6250.00 $6250.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $50.28 $50.28
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee - Brantford $70.50 $70.50
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $7874.78 $7051.78
Year Total   $14926.56

Brantford - Fall 2019 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
International Program Tuition $6250.00 $6250.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Brantford U-pass $50.28 $50.28
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee - Brantford $70.50 $70.50
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $7874.78 $7051.78
Year Total   $14926.56

Doon - Fall 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-09-03)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
International Program Tuition $6250.00 $6250.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83 $74.83
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $7899.33 $7076.33
Year Total   $14975.66

Doon - Fall 2019 Level 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2019-05-06)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
International Program Tuition $6250.00 $6250.00 $6250.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83 $74.83 $74.83
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $7899.33 $7076.33 $7076.33
Year Total     $22051.99

Doon - Fall 2019 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
International Program Tuition $6250.00 $6250.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83 $74.83
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $7899.33 $7076.33
Year Total   $14975.66

Doon - Winter 2020 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2020-01-13)
Description Winter 2020 Spring 2020
International Program Tuition $6250.00 $6250.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83 $74.83
CSI Health Plan Fee $197.65 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $335.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $7627.74 $7076.33
Year Total   $14704.07

Doon - Spring 2020 Level 1 (Program Start: 2020-05-11)
Description Spring 2020
International Program Tuition $6250.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.35
ISR $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
CSI International Health Fee $165.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00
Session Total $7357.44
Year Total $7357.44

Guelph - Fall 2019 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2019-09-03)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
International Program Tuition $6250.00 $6250.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $7754.00 $6931.00
Year Total   $14685.00

Guelph - Fall 2019 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020
International Program Tuition $6250.00 $6250.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Guelph U-pass $0.00 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $7754.00 $6931.00
Year Total   $14685.00

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for careers in business administration, sales and customer service, account and customer relationship management, and entrepreneurship and family enterprise. The small business emphasis will prepare students who plan to return to a family business and assist potential entrepreneurs evaluate business opportunities. Graduates who wish to continue their education can apply to a range of graduate certificate programs. Graduates with a 70% overall average can enter directly into year 2 of the 4-year International Business Management degree.

On average, 82% of graduates from the last three years (2015 to 2017) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

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Program Courses

Course Details (0062)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ACCT1030 Introductory Financial Accounting I

Description: This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
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COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1056 Business Computing Applications I

Description: During this course, the student will learn to effectively use Windows operating system, apply word processing techniques, create basic business presentations, and explore the power of spreadsheets . Students will also learn the skills necessary to operate effectively within the Conestoga College computing environment. An emphasis will be placed on the development of solutions to business problems using commonly available microcomputer tools.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CON0101 Conestoga 101

Description: This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.
Hours: 1
Credits:
Pre-Requisites:
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MATH1010 Business Mathematics I

Description: The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional modules. The course stresses business applications using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII “Plus” calculator is required for the course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
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MKT1040 Marketing I

Description: Marketing is about knowing the customers and the creative and strategic processes to meet their needs, wants and desires. This highly interactive course introduces you to the world of marketing from both a societal and organizational perspective. You will participate in a variety of hands-on practical activities and projects to immerse yourself in the fundamentals of marketing.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OPER1160 Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management

Description: A Supply Chain is a network of organizations that are involved in the different processes and activities that produce value in the form of products and services in the hands of the ultimate customer or consumer. Operations Management is one of the three major functions of a business, along with Marketing and Accounting / Finance, and focuses on designing, creating, and improving goods and services. Understanding key Supply Chain and Operations Management foundations is crucial to any company's success and profitability. This introductory course will expose students to topics related to how products and services are created and delivered to the customer.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
ACCT1040 Introductory Financial Accounting II

Description: This course teaches introductory information on principles and methods used in accounting for current assets, long-term assets, long-term liabilities and equity accounts for both partnership and corporate business structures.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030
CoRequisites:

COMM1380 Professional Writing Skills for Business

Description: In this second-level communications course, students learn the professional writing skills required for effective communication in business. Students apply their learning to business case studies to produce documents for various purposes and audiences using a range of current business formats. They will also learn to write proposals and reports using research and documentation skills to further prepare them for higher learning and career success.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMM1085
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COMP1003 Data Analysis and Advanced Functions

Description: During this course the student will learn and apply more advanced features of spreadsheet applications in order to develop comprehensive solutions to business problems; and utilize advanced database functions and business intelligence tools of a spreadsheet to enable an executive to make comprehensive and informed decisions.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMP1056 or COMP1923
CoRequisites:

ECON1020 Microeconomics

Description: This course will function as a study of how people in society deal with the problem of scarcity. It will introduce students to principles that are essential to understanding contemporary microeconomic issues facing Canadian society. Economic models will be utilized to analyze decisions made by individual economic units in an economy such as households and firms, the interaction of these units under varying market structures, and the impact of various government policies. Topics of study will include principles of economics, supply and demand theory, consumer theory, production and cost theory, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market structures.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1020 Business Mathematics II

Description: The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions. Topics include: simple interest, simple discount, compound interest, annuities and their many applications including amortization, sinking funds, Canadian mortgages and refinancing of loans.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH1010
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
ACCT2460 Applied Managerial Accounting

Description: This is an introductory course in Managerial Accounting for non-accounting students. The course provides the student with an understanding of the types and behaviours of costs used by managers in the planning, decision-making and budgeting processes.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030
CoRequisites:

BUS1021 Organizational Behaviour

Description: Studying people and organizations, this course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams. Using actual examples, this course examines how behavioural factors affect organizational effectiveness. Note: This course is an approved
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CDEV1830 Career Success

Description: This course focuses on the skills needed to conduct a successful job search. Students will explore the labour market and identify trends that may impact their future careers. They will develop skills for an effective job search including networking, self-marketing documents and tools as well as interview skills. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will develop a personalized job search plan to support their future careers.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ECON1030 Macroeconomics

Description: This course is a study of the Canadian economy as a whole. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary macroeconomic issues facing Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing economic models and aggregate economic indicators such as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, balance of payments; and the impact of domestic and international influences and of government fiscal and monetary policies.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
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MKT2080 Sales

Description: This course focuses on the buying/selling of a product, service or idea. Students will develop professional selling skills based on practical techniques and scenarios to implement Relationship Selling. The focus is on Business to Business (B2B) selling with the student acquiring the ability to utilize the structured selling process. This course is also designed to develop and refine the student's presentation and networking skills.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
BUS2010 Business Law

Description: Introducing the legal system which governs personal and commercial relationships in Canada, this course provides knowledge of the basic legal concepts in order to gain insight into judicial reasoning. Areas covered range from contract law to real property and protection of creativity.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS2171 International Business

Description: Globalization is one of the key issues facing businesses. This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of why all countries and companies have a vested interest in ensuring they are ready and able to understand and manage global, cultural, and transnational issues. Managers must be able to ensure that their organizations are able to compete in an increasingly complex global arena. Areas of study include international trade agreements, trade organizations, and their impacts on countries, environment and culture.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ENTR2010 Entrepreneurship

Description: This practical course provides the student with an introduction to the requirements of operating a small business. Topics covered include opportunities and challenges faced by small businesses, evaluating business opportunities, risk assessment, and development of a business plan. The course integrates prior and concurrent learning in areas of marketing, accounting, finance, operations, and human resource management.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030, MKT1040 or MKT1480
CoRequisites:

FIN2120 Financial Management

Description: This is an introductory course in financial management. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the theory and principles of managerial finance. The course covers cash budgeting, pro-forma statements, leverage (breakeven), short and long term financing, financial statement analysis, management of working capital and lease vs. buy decision.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1025 or ACCT1030
CoRequisites:

HRM2040 Human Resources Management

Description: The primary focus of this introductory course is to offer the student an overview of the Human Resource (HR) Management function and each of its disciplines. The course emphasis is on the application of the skills and techniques commonly used today by HR professionals in each discipline area, and on understanding how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives. Pertinent legislation is studied in detail. A section of the course is devoted to developing effective job search skills and to presenting oneself effectively in interviews.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MGMT2060 Project Management

Description: This course will explore the fundamentals of project management in order to provide the student with a solid foundation in this discipline. Through discussion and application of all aspects of project management knowledge areas, students will learn the tools and techniques used to successfully manage projects.
This course meets the project management education requirements toward completion of the Project Management Institute's PMP and CAPM designations.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

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