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Ontario College Certificate | 2 semesters | Barrydowne

Let's get down to business! Explore traditional business careers by gaining a solid introductory foundation in accounting, finance, human resources, and marketing, and apply that knowledge in your current career or use it to pursue your passions.

This program is a common year for all business students, so graduates will be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the following diploma programs at Cambrian: General Business, Business Accounting, Business Administration, and Business Administration - Accounting.

Business touches every single aspect of our lives. Everything we do, touch, see, and hear has a business associated with it. Your career in business starts with the Business Fundamentals program at Cambrian College. 

Though this is a full-time on campus program, have a discussion with your program coordinator if you are looking to take this program part-time, or even a combination of online and in-class! 

Program Highlights

  • 1 year – 2 semesters

  • All courses delivered on campus (in-class) in Sudbury, ON

    • Online delivery option available (see BFPO program)

  • Successful graduates can enter directly into the second year of Cambrian's diploma and advanced diploma Business or Accounting programs

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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) or (U)

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

Recommended

  • Computer competency in relevant software
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Program Delivery

2019-2020

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Spring Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Spring 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Fall 2020

2020-2021

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2021

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2021

Spring Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Spring 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Fall 2021

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

Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ACC 1045 Introduction to Accounting 3
BUS 1211 Business Mathematics 3
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
ISP 3026 Spreadsheets for Business 3
BUS 1146 Introduction to Business Management 3
ECN 1101 Microeconomics 3
BUS 1125 Business Professionalism 3
 Credits21
Semester 2
ACC 1050 Financial Accounting 3
MKT 1204 Foundations of Marketing 3
BUS 1212 Financial Mathematics 3
ECN 1202 Macroeconomics 3
BUS 1153 CSR and Ethics 3
BUS 1111 Business Research Methods 3
One General Education course. 1 3
 Credits21
 Total Credits42

Fees

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 are prepared for employment opportunities in:

  • Sales

  • Wholesale

  • Insurance

  • Governmental departments

  • Customer service

  • Retailing

  • Manufacturing

  • Service industries

  • Financial institutions

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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