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 - Online, Business - Finance, Business - Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant Management, Business 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!
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
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)
- Computer competency in relevant software
Missing an Admission Requirement? We can help!
Visit https://www.cambriancollege.ca/upgrading/ for more information about our FREE Academic Upgrading Program.1
1 Please note Academic Upgrading is only available for domestic students.
This program will be delivered in the following terms:
Winter Term Start
- SEMESTER 1 Winter 2024
- SEMESTER 2 Spring 2024
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.
Program of Study for 2024-25 Academic Year
|ACC 1045||Introduction to Accounting||3|
|BUS 1125||Business Professionalism||3|
|BUS 1146||Introduction to Business Management||3|
|BUS 1211||Business Mathematics||3|
|ENG 1002||College Communications||3|
|ISP 3026||Spreadsheets for Business||3|
|ACC 1050||Financial Accounting||3|
|BUS 1111||Business Research Methods||3|
|BUS 1153||CSR and Ethics||3|
|BUS 1212||Financial Mathematics||3|
|MKT 1204||Foundations of Marketing||3|
|One General Education course. 1||3|
For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.
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 $1000. 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.
Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in:
Furthering Your Studies
Graduates will be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the following diploma programs at Cambrian College: Business, Business - Accounting, Business - Accounting - Online, Business - Finance, Business 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.