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Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 6 semesters | Barrydowne

Arm yourself with the necessary skills in human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, and operations in order to play an important role in any small- to large-sized business, as well as entrepreneurial ventures. In your third year, you can choose a specialization in one of two key areas: marketing or management, and will put your skills to work in a field placement in your final semester.

Program Highlights

  • 3 years – 6 semesters

  • Industry experienced professors provide real-world connections to learning

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

  • Opportunities for experiential learning through clubs and competitions

  • 7 to 8-week unpaid placement provides valuable real-world experience and connections to the business world

  • Course options allow you to build specialized skills in marketing, management, and/or business planning

  • Opportunities to earn a degree through articulation agreements with various universities


All Business Administration students are required to complete an unpaid placement in the final semester of the program. The placement provides an opportunity for students to put their business skills to the test in an actual workplace of their choice. This hands-on approach allows students to gain experience in their chosen field while building relationships and their resumes.

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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)


  • Computer competency in relevant software

Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2020
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2021
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2021
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2022


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2023

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2023

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 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting I 4
BUS 1100 Business Mathematics 4
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
MKT 1004 Foundations of Marketing 3
BUS 1104 Introduction to Business Concepts 3
HRP 1000 Introduction to Human Resources 3
ISP 3026 Spreadsheets for Business 3
Semester 2
ACC 1310 Introduction to Financial Accounting II 4
BUS 1200 Financial Mathematics 4
ENG 2205 Business Reports and Presentations 3
MKT 1200 Applied Marketing 3
ECN 1101 Microeconomics 3
BUS 1035 Computer Applications for Business 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 3
ACC 2310 Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 1033 Statistics 4
BUS 2040 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 3585 Entrepreneurship 3
MKT 3680 Professional Selling 3
One General Education Course. 1 3
Semester 4
BUS 1037 Project Management 3
BUS 1053 Corporate Social Responsibility 3
BUS 1117 Strategic Business Decisions 4
BUS 2320 Business Law 3
BUS 3500 Operations Management 4
ECN 1201 Macroeconomics 3
One General Education Course. 1 3
Semester 5
BUS 1144 Business Research and Plan 4
MKT 3550 Marketing Management 3
MKT 2350 Customer Relationship Management 4
QMM 1003 Business Analytics 4
Supply Chain Management
and Corporate Finance
Communication Design
and Digital Media and Marketing
Semester 6
BUS 1046 Work Placement 7
BUS 1145 International Management 3
One of the following groups of Elective courses: 6
Consumer Behaviour
and Campaign Strategies
Practical HR
and Financial Planning
 Total Credits120


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:

  • Retail organizations

  • Investment firms

  • Insurance companies

  • Commercial development firms

  • Municipal, provincial, and federal governments

  • Manufacturing firms

  • Advertising agencies

  • Financial institutes

  • Marketing agencies

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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