Walk out of the classroom and into a business career

Arm yourself with the skills you need in human resources, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, and operations to become a vital player in any sized business. Or venture out on your entrepreneurial journey bolstered by a strong foundation of solid skills. Choose to specialize in marketing, management, or business planning in your third year.

You’ll be guided by industry-experienced professors throughout the program. Finally, an unpaid real-world placement in your last semester will put your skills to the test as you build your résumé and develop relationships in your chosen field. 

Program highlights

  • Industry professionals open real-world doors 
  • Experiential learning through clubs and competitions
  • Specialize in marketing, management, or business planning 
  • 7- to 8-week placement builds your résumé and business network 
  • Earn a degree through course articulation agreements with partner universities 

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
Semester 3
ACC 2312 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 1233 Statistics 3
ENG 2205 Business Reports and Presentations 3
MKT 1200 Applied Marketing 3
FIN 1101 Corporate Finance 3
BUS 2320 Business Law 3
One General Education Course. 1 3
Semester 4
BUS 1037 Project Management 3
BUS 1217 Strategic Business Decisions 3
BUS 2041 Human Resources Management 3
BUS 3501 Operations Management 3
IND 1011 Indigenous Business and Economics 3
QMM 1005 Business Analytics 3
One General Education Course. 1 3
Semester 5
MKT 2350 Customer Relationship Management 4
QMM 1003 Business Analytics 4
MKT 3550 Strategic Marketing Management 3
One of the following groups of Elective courses: 9
Launching a Small Business
Startup Marketing and Operations
Startup Business Finance
Digital Media and Marketing
Communication Design
Campaign Strategies
Semester 6
BUS 1145 International Management 3
BUS 1156 Work Placement 6
BUS 1245 Leadership & Team Development 3
One of the following Elective courses: 3
Small Business Management
Integrated Marketing Communications
 Total Credits119

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


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 5:  Fall 2026
SEMESTER 6:  Winter 2027

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 5:  Fall 2026
SEMESTER 6:  Winter 2027

Specific program pathway

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration - advanced standing opportunity

Graduates from this program (or equivalent) meeting a 2.5 GPA requirement are eligible for advanced standing in the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration program and will receive direct entry into Year 3 and have a potential to receive additional transfer credits. 

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian's college and university agreement details for further information. 

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

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.