Want a business career but not sure which path to take? 

In just two years, this program exposes you to a broad spectrum of the business world so you can discover where to develop your talents and interests. You’ll get a taste of finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources, accounting, new business development, organizational planning, and more. 
When you graduate, you can launch your career or continue into the third year of Cambrian’s Bachelor of Business Administration or Honours Bachelor of Business Administration programs. 

Program highlights

  • Option to take this program either on campus in-person or virtually by joining classes online in real-time
  • Study full-time or part-time
  • Find your best way forward with exposure to all key elements of business
  • Opportunities for experiential learning through simulations, business cases, clubs, and competitions
  • Common first and second year with other business programs allows graduates to seamlessly transition into a third year to earn an advanced diploma or a bachelor’s degree

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
BUS 1233 Statistics 3
ACC 2312 Managerial Accounting 3
ENG 2205 Business Reports and Presentations 3
FIN 1101 Corporate Finance 3
MKT 1200 Applied Marketing 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
MKT 3680
Professional Selling 2
or Business Analytics
One General Education course. 1 3
 Total Credits84

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Students looking for advanced standing admission into the 3-year Bachelor of Business Administration (GBBA) or the 4-year Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (HBBA) should take Business Analytics (QMM1005) in semester 4 to avoid taking an additional course while completing their degree.

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
SEMESTER 3: Winter 2025
SEMESTER 4: Spring 2025


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1: Spring 2025
SEMESTER 2: Fall 2025
SEMESTER 3: Winter 2026
SEMESTER 4: Spring 2026

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.  

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 within:

  • Sales
  • Retailing
  • Wholesale
  • Manufacturing
  • Insurance

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.