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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne

Interested in the world of business but not sure which career path to take? In just two years, Cambrian’s Business program will expose you to the areas of finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources, accounting, personnel management, new business development, and organizational planning. Launch your career or continue into the third year of Cambrian’s Business Administration program when you graduate.

Program Highlights

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

  • Opportunities for experiential learning through clubs and competitions

  • Common first and second year with other Business programs allows graduates to seamlessly transition into third year to earn an advanced diploma

  • Exposure to all key business functions including finance, accounting, human resources,  business development, and more

  • This is a Northern College’s Collaborative Delivery program

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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), (U), or (M)

  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)


  • Computer competency in relevant software

McDonald's Applicants

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Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2019
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2020
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2021

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Summer 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2020
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2021

Summer Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Summer 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Fall 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Winter 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Summer 2021

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 4
BUS 1100 Business Mathematics 4
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
MKT 1004 Marketing I 3
BUS 1104 Introduction to Business Concepts 3
HRP 1000 Introduction to Human Resources 3
ISP 3026 Computer Applications for Business I 3
Semester 2
ACC 1310 Financial Accounting II 4
BUS 1200 Financial Math 4
ENG 2205 Business Reports and Presentations 3
MKT 1200 Marketing II 3
ECN 1101 Microeconomics 3
BUS 1035 Computer Applications for Business II 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 3
ACC 2310 Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 2040 Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 3680 Professional Selling 3
BUS 1033 Statistics 4
BUS 3585 Entrepreneurship 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 4
BUS 1037 Project Management 3
BUS 1053 Corporate Social Responsibility 3
BUS 2320 Business Law 3
BUS 1117 Business Simulation 4
ECN 1201 Macroeconomics 3
BUS 3500 Operations Management 4
One General Education course. 1 3
 Total Credits89


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 may seek employment within:

  • Sales

  • Retailing

  • Wholesale

  • Manufacturing

  • Insurance

  • Service industries

  • Governmental departments

  • Financial institutions

  • Customer service

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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