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Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 6 semesters | Barrydowne

Arm yourself with the necessary skills in human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, and operations in order to play an important role in any small- to large-sized businesses, as well as entrepreneurial ventures. In your third year, you can choose a specialization in one of two key areas: marketing or management, and will put your skills to work in a field placement in your final semester.

Program Highlights

  • 3 years – 6 semesters

  • Industry experienced professors provide real-world connections to learning.

  • Flexible learning options (traditional classrooms, online options, and virtual classes)

  • Opportunities for experiential learning through clubs and competitions

  • 7 to 8-week unpaid placement provides valuable real-world experience and connections to the business world

  • Course options allow you to build specialized skills in marketing, management, and/or business planning

  • Opportunities to earn a degree through articulation agreements with various universities

  • This is a Northern College’s Collaborative Delivery program (see


All Business Administration students are required to complete an unpaid placement in the final semester of the program. The placement provides an opportunity for students to put their business skills to the test in an actual workplace of their choice. This hands-on approach allows students to gain experience in their chosen field while building relationships and their resumes.

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How to Apply

Business and Information Technology

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)

  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

Recommended: computer competency in relevant software


Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2018
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2019
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2019
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2020
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2020
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2021

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2019
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2019
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2019
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2020
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2020
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2021

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule posted on our website.

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
ACC 1100Intro to Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1104Intro to Business Concepts 3
BUS 1100Business Mathematics 4
ENG 1002College Communications 3
HRP 1000Intro to Human Resources 3
MKT 1004Marketing I 3
ISP 3026Computer Apps for Business I 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 2
ACC 1310Financial Accounting II 4
BUS 1200Financial Math 4
ECN 1101Microeconomics 3
ENG 2205Business Reports and Presentations 3
MKT 1200Introduction to Marketing II 3
BUS 1035Computer Apps for Business II 3
The following General Education course:  3
Positive Psychology 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 3
ACC 2310Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 2040Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 3500Operations Management 4
ECN 1201Macroeconomics 3
MKT 3680Professional Selling 3
One of the following General Education Courses:  3
Canadian Political Studies 3
Media and Current Events 3
Health Wellness 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Cross-Cultural Understanding 3
 Term Credits: 20
Semester 4
BUS 1037Project Management 3
BUS 1053Corporate Social Responsibility 3
BUS 2320Business Law 3
BUS 3585Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 1033Statistics 4
BUS 1117Business Simulation 4
One of the following General Education Courses:  3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Canadian Political Studies 3
Media and Current Events 3
Health Wellness 3
Cross-Cultural Understanding 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 5
ACC 1116Management Information Systems 4
BUS 3595Business Research 4
BUS 3655Business Plan Project 2
MKT 3550Marketing Management 3
One of the following groups of Elective courses:  8
Business Analytics
and Corporate Finance
and Digital Media and Marketing
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 6
BUS 1046Work Placement 7
BUS 1056International Management 4
One of the following groups of Elective courses:  6
Consumer Behaviour
and Marketing Simulation
Financial Planning
and Management Simulation
 Term Credits: 17
 Total Credits: 127


Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,500. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may seek employment in:

  • Retail organizations

  • Investment firms

  • Insurance companies

  • Commercial development firms

  • Municipal, provincial, and federal governments

  • Manufacturing firms

  • Advertising agencies

  • Financial institutes

  • Marketing agencies

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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