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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne

Interested in the world of business but not sure which career path to take? In just two years, Cambrian’s Business program will expose you to the areas of finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources, accounting, personnel management, new business development, and organizational planning. Launch your career or continue into the third year of Cambrian’s Business Administration program when you graduate.

Program Highlights

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

  • Opportunities for experiential learning through clubs and competitions

  • Common first and second year with other Business programs allows graduates to seamlessly transition into third year to earn an advanced diploma

  • Exposure to all key business functions including finance, accounting, human resources,  business development, and more

  • This program is one of the Northern College’s Collaborative Delivery programs (see

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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)


  • computer competency in relevant software
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Program Delivery

This program will be delivered in the following terms:


Winter Term Start


Fall Term Start

Winter Term Start

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
ACC 1100Intro to Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1034Intro to Business Management 3
BUS 1035Computer Apps for Business 3
BUS 1100Business Mathematics 4
ENG 1002College Communication 3
HRP 1000Intro to Human Resources 3
MKT 1004Marketing 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
ISP 3026Spreadsheet Management 3
MKT 1200Introduction to Marketing 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
 Term Credits: 20
Semester 4
BUS 1033Statistics 4
BUS 1037Project Management 3
BUS 1053Corporate Social Responsibility 3
BUS 2041Human Resources Management 3
BUS 2320Business Law 3
BUS 3585Entrepreneurship 3
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Human Sexuality 3
 Term Credits: 22
 Total Credits: 88
Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)

Tuition fees for Year 1 of this program for the 2016-2017 Academic Year are $3,753.40. The breakdown of tuition fees can be found at

Tuition fees for the 2017-18 Academic Year will be posted at by May 1, 2017.

Tuition Fee (International Students)

Tuition fees for Year 1 of this program for the 2016-2017 Academic Year are $14,119.28. The breakdown of tuition fees can be found at

Tuition fees for the 2017-18 Academic Year will be posted at by May 1, 2017. 

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 for the 2016-2017 Academic year is approximately $1,000. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may seek employment within:

  • Sales

  • Retailing

  • Wholesale

  • Manufacturing

  • Insurance

  • Service industries

  • Governmental departments

  • Financial institutions

  • Customer service

University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at 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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