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Business (Co-op)

Business (Co-op) Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

What is Business (Co-op)?

For students interested in managing people or processes, Georgian's two-year, Co-op, Business program provides a solid foundation in the basics of business. Studies in economics, accounting, marketing, and human resources lay the foundation for a good start. Individual courses provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to get to work. This program can launch a career or can be a spring-board into further studies.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
BUSG
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Location:
Barrie, Muskoka, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay
Start:

Fall - Barrie, Muskoka, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Barrie:

Chris McBrien

705-728-1968 ext. 1470

Collingwood:

Kelly Brown

705-728-1968 ext. 2932

Owen Sound:

Nathalie Stievenart

705-728-1968 ext. 2337

Bracebridge:

Sandra Gallagher

705-728-1968 ext. 4811

For students interested in managing people or processes, Georgian's two-year, Co-op, Business program provides a solid foundation in the basics of business. Studies in economics, accounting, marketing, and human resources lay the foundation for a good start. Individual courses provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to get to work. This program can launch a career or can be a spring-board into further studies.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • 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


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the business environment


  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Work Term 1 | Sem 3 | Work Term 2 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018

Fall Intake - Muskoka, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay

Semester 1 | Semester 2 | Work Term 1 | Semester 3 | Semester 4

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Work Term 2

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Summer

2018

Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Work Term 1 | Sem 4 | Work Term 2

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

- any Grade 11* or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 11* or 12 College level mathematics (MBC3C, MAP4C or MCT4C) or 11* or 12 University level mathematics (MCF3M, MCR3U, MCV4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MHF4U or MDM4U). (*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level mathematics MCB3C, MCF3M or MCR3U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations*

- Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*

- Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

17 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

2 Optional Courses

3 General Education Courses

2 Co-op Work Terms

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

ACCT1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1
ACCT1003 Finance and Management Accounting
BUSI1001 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
BUSI2005 Customer Service
COMP1003 Microcomputer Applications
ECON1000 Microeconomics
ECON2000 Macroeconomics
ENTR2009 Entrepreneurship and Small Business
FNCE2000 Business Finance
HURM1000 Human Resources Management Foundations
LAWS2000 Business Law
MATH1002 Mathematics of Finance
MGMT2000 Production and Operations Management
MGMT2001 Principles of Management
MGMT2012 Introduction to Project Management
MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
STAT2000 Statistics 1
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
Optional Courses

To be selected from College list
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list
Co-op Work Terms

COOP1008 Business Work Term 1
COOP2024 Business General Work Term 2

It is strongly recommended that applicants complete the CPA to ensure proper placement in their first communications course.

View the Business (Co-op) articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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Gregg G. Levis

Gregg has been employed in the School of Business since 1983. Over that time he has served as a full time faculty member, a co-ordinator for the Marketing program and for General Education, and in administration for four years involved with a variety of Business programs. Read more...

Carol Meissner

Carol Meissner, BComm, MA, MBA, CPA, CGA is a former dealership controller who has spent that last 11 years as a full-time professor teaching financial accounting and dealership financial statement analysis. Read more...

NormSmith

Norman Smith

Norm is a faculty member in the Business and Management studies area and teaches economics in various program areas. He has co-ordinated four programs in Barrie, as well as being a co-ordinator and faculty member in Orillia. His teaching experience of over 30 years includes teaching in industry, secondary, college and university cultures. Read more...

A group of colourfully dressed people gather together in a lunch room.

Georgian Me to We club makes positive impact in Kenya

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Brent Ackland in his paddleboarding clothes, in front of a several paddleboards

Brent Ackland

Owner, Northern SUP

Program:

Business

Year:

2006


Bored with the world of financial advising, Brent Ackland turned to a different kind of board to launch his second career – a stand up paddleboard (SUP). As owner of Northern SUP, he has no time to be bored now. He just completed his third season offering this popular sport on Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Barrie

Contact:
Chris McBrien
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1470

Collingwood

Contact:
Kelly Brown
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2932

Owen Sound

Contact:
Nathalie Stievenart
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2337

Bracebridge

Contact:
Sandra Gallagher
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 4811

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