Business

Ontario College Diploma | Code: 0062

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To effectively participate in remote learning, students in this program must have reliable Internet access and meet these device requirements.

About the program

Business is evolving. Are you uncertain about the exact career path you would like to follow? If your answer is ‘yes', then the two-year Business diploma program is perfect for you, as it is designed to expose students to many different disciplines, ensuring diverse career opportunities.

The Business program provides a broad education encompassing all functional areas of business, including business accounting, finance, marketing, sales, operations and human resources management.

Today's world is full of business opportunities; graduates of this program will have work-ready skills that will enable them to operate in multiple business departments, return to their family business or start their own business venture. They will also be able to bridge into the third year of the Business Administration - Management program, complete an 8-month post-graduate certificate, or bridge into the second year of the BBA - International Business Management degree program (subject to a 70% program average).

You can start the Business program in the fall, winter or spring, at multiple campuses, and choose the delivery format that best suits your circumstances and lifestyle - full-time during the day, part-time in the evening, or online, and complete it in as little as 16 months (full-time or online). Applicants holding the McDonald's Management Development Program designation may apply for credit toward this program.

This program is offered in full-time and part-time delivery.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 9 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Program requirements

  • Strong mathematical skills and familiarity with computers is recommended.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates are prepared for careers in small business as well as general administration careers in business, industry and government. The small business emphasis will help potential entrepreneurs evaluate business opportunities.

On average, 82% of graduates from 2015-2017 found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Program outcomes

  • Identify and discuss the impact of global issues on an organization's business opportunities by using an environmental scan.
  • Apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization's business initiatives.
  • Use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.
  • Apply basic research skills to support business decision making.
  • Support the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects.
  • Perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices.
  • Explain the role of the human resource function and its impact on an organization.
  • Use accounting and financial principles to support the operations of an organization.
  • Describe and apply marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization.
  • Outline principles of supply chain management and operations management.
  • Outline and assess the components of a business plan.
  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
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Winter Registration: Opens November 1, 2021
Spring Registration: Opens February 7, 2022