Let’s get down to business! 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 can start from the comfort of your own home with the Business Fundamentals - Online program at Cambrian College. 

Explore traditional business careers by gaining a solid introductory foundation in accounting, finance, management, and marketing, and apply that knowledge in your current career or use it to pursue your passions.

This program is a common first year for all business and accounting students, so graduates will be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the following diploma programs at Cambrian: Business, Business - Accounting, Business - Accounting - OnlineBusiness - Finance, Business - Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant ManagementBusiness Administration, and Business Administration – Accounting.

This program offers the ultimate convenience! With asynchronous delivery, full-time or part-time study options, and start dates three times a year, this program allows you to begin your career in business your way. Have a discussion with your program coordinator to learn more!

Program highlights

  • 1 year – 2 semesters

  • All courses are delivered through asynchronous teaching (online delivery)

    • Synchronous delivery option available (see BFPG program)

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

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

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

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.

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)

Additional admission requirements


Computer competency in relevant software

Program delivery


Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2024


As of the 2024-25 academic year, BFPO will no longer exist as an application code at OCAS.  Students wishing to study online should apply for the online section of BFPG OCAS.  Students admitted to this section will continue to study asynchronously.

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

Specific program pathways

Furthering your studies

Graduates will be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the following diploma programs at Cambrian College: BusinessBusiness - Accounting, Business - FinanceBusiness Administration, and Business Administration - Accounting.

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.

Employment opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in:

  • Sales
  • Wholesale
  • Insurance
  • Government departments
  • Customer service
  • Retailing
  • Manufacturing
  • Service industries
  • Financial institutions

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.