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School of Business & Continuing Studies

Business Administration

Your future success in business rests on the foundation of knowledge and skills you’ll build in the Business Administration diploma program. This program offers you the opportunity to focus on your strength and career goals, with majors in Accounting, Financial Services, Marketing, and Management. All students are admitted into a common first year before concentrating on a specific area through declaring a major in your second year.

Many of the courses completed in the Business Administration program may be used for credit towards a variety of professional designations and university programs. Students interested in these possibilities, please consult with the Business Administration Academic Advisor.

Accounting prepares you for an entry-level accounting position. In addition to acquiring a basic knowledge of accounting theory and practice, you will gain a range of business skills that are of value to many businesses and organizations. If your goal is to be recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA), you can build a program that fulfills the designation's requirements.

Financial Services is designed to prepare you for entry level positions in banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions. Courses in the program include personal investing, accounting, marketing, and communications. These subjects will help provide you with a wide range of knowledge and skills related to modern business theory and practice.

Marketing prepares you for careers in the field by focusing on the skills needed to create successful relationships with consumers and organizational customers. Possible areas of employment include sales promotion, sales, customer relations/service, marketing research, advertising, public relations, and retailing.

Management students are prepared for entry-level positions in profit and non-profit organizations. Graduates may also choose to work for a small or family-owned business or to become an entrepreneur.

High School Route

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 
  • Two Grade 12 5-credit subjects with 50% or better.

Mature Route (21 years of age or older)

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2  
First Year

Fall Semester

  • ACCT 111 - Introductory Accounting I
  • COMM 140 - Communication in the Workplace
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • MGMT 161 - Management Theory
  • MGMT 193 - Business Problems Software Applications

Winter Semester

  • ACCT 113 - Introductory Accounting II
  • COMM 252 - Advanced Business Communications
  • ECON 203 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MGMT 243 - Human Resources Management
  • MKTG 171 - Marketing

Second Year

Required course completion depends on major declaration. Options for majors include:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services
  • Management
  • Marketing

Please see page 75-76 in the Academic Calendar for course requirements for each major.


Graduates with an Accounting Major are prepared to find work as an

  • Accounting Technician
  • Accounts Payable or Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • CGA or CMA Trainee
  • Bookkeeper 

Graduates with a Financial Services Major are prepared to find work as a

  • Financial Advisor
  • Credit Officer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Loans Officer
  • Accounts Manager Trainee
  • Personal Financial Services Officer 

Graduates with Management Major are prepared to find work as a(n)

  • Management Trainee in Financial Institutions, Retail, Wholesale or the Hospitality Industries
  • Project Coordinator
  • Shipping and Logistics Clerk
  • Production Scheduler
  • Health Services Administrator
  • Operations Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Entry Level Position in Human Resource Management such as Recruiter, Trainer, or Personal Assistant 

Graduates with a Marketing Major are prepared to find work as a(n)

  • Promotions Coordinator
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Event Marketing Representative
  • Events Coordinator
  • Merchandiser/Buyer
  • Fundraising for Not-For-Profit Agencies
  • Researcher for Marketing Organizations
  • Marketing Research Analyst

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