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Ontario College Certificate | 2 semesters | Online

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 Administration, and Business Administration – Accounting.

Though this is a full-time online 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 in an online environment

    • In-class delivery option available (see BFPG 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

2021-2022

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2022

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2022

Spring Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Spring 2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Fall 2022

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

Program of Study for 2021-22 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
 Credits21
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
 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 $800. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Online students that live more than 100km away from Cambrian College, and are unable to report to campus for exams, may be expected to book exams in a proctored environment. Only proctors from Canadian educational institutions or Contact North sites will be approved. Online learners outside of Sudbury should research costs at their nearest educational institution or Contact North site as fees may vary.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in:

  • Sales

  • Wholesale

  • Insurance

  • Governmental departments

  • Customer service

  • Retailing

  • Manufacturing

  • Service industries

  • Financial institutions

Furthering Your Studies

Graduates will be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the following diploma programs at Cambrian: BusinessBusiness - AccountingBusiness - Accounting - OnlineBusiness 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.

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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