Automotive Business Accelerate your business education in the automotive industry. Unique co-op and networking opportunities. Excellent grad employment rates.

General information

Program code
AUBU
Duration
4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
2 Co-op Work Terms
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

The Automotive Business program prepares individuals for professional and essential support positions in the automotive industry sectors such as dealerships and the aftermarket industry. Students are also provided with opportunities to explore possibilities of entrepreneurship within the automotive industry. The program includes introductory business courses and specific automotive courses that explore various facets of the automotive industry. The co-operative work experience is a vital component of the program allowing students to confirm their career choice and to develop a network to establish their career path. Graduates of the program will have the skills, knowledge, and experience to assume a position in a broad range of organizations within the automotive industry.

Automotive Business School of Canada

The Automotive Business School of Canada - built and actively supported by the automotive industry, for the automotive industry.

Gain automotive industry experience and build your network. With our graduate employment rate of over 90 per cent, your drive can take you anywhere!

Career opportunities

Conducting business in the automotive industry has become more sophisticated which increases demand for multi-skilled personnel. Employment opportunities abound in Dealership Operations including Parts, Sales, Service, Leasing and Financing, as well as in the fast developing Automotive Aftermarket sector. Positions in Dealerships, Aftermarket Businesses, Wholesale, Retail, Finance, and in other automotive related industries are being advertised in Canada''s major newspapers, in automotive magazines, and on manufacturer's websites.

Admission information

Admission requirements

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)

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • ACCT 1000 - Financial Accounting Principles 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 1000 - Concepts of the Automotive Industry (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 1001 - Introduction to Automotive Technology (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 1001 - Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1000 - Introduction to Marketing (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 1010 - Global and Future Trends (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1003 - Microcomputer Applications (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1002 - Mathematics of Finance (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1003 - Principles of Sales (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 2002 - Introduction to the Canadian Automotive Aftermarket (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 2010 - Introduction to Fixed Operations with DMS (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 2011 - Customer Relationship Management and Social Media (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ECON 1000 - Microeconomics (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • HURM 1000 - Human Resources Management Foundations (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 2008 - Dealership Sales Operations (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • FNCE 2008 - Dealership Financial Statements (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 1009 - Automotive Law and Ethics (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • Select 2 courses from the available list during registration. (Semester 4 / 84 hours)
  • Fall intake - occurs after Semester 2, Winter Intake - occurs after Semester 3 (Semester 4 / 560 hours)
  • Fall intake - occurs after Semester 3, Winter intake - occurs after Semester 4 (Semester 4 / 560 hours)
  • Program Option Courses (Semester 4 / hours)
  • Program options may include: (Semester 4 / hours)
  • ACCT 1001 - Financial Accounting Principles 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ADVE 1001 - Advertising Design (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ADVE 1004 - Introduction to Advertising (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 2005 - DMS Showroom Applications (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 2009 - Aftermarket Operations (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 1002 - Consumer Behaviour (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 1011 - Professional Business Practices (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 2024 - International Experience (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COMM 1020 - Technical Communication (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2067 - Advanced Computer Applications (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ECON 3000 - Economic Issues (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 1002 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 1003 - Entrepreneurship Opportunity Analysis (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 2000 - Business Planning (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 2006 - Managing the Family Owned/Operated Business (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 2009 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 2016 - Transportation Ecology and Energy Systems (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • FNCE 2000 - Business Finance (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 1000 - Retail Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2000 - Production and Operations Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2001 - Principles of Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2002 - Project Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2012 - Introduction to Project Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 3001 - Managerial Decision Making (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1001 - Planning the Marketing Strategy (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 2002 - Global Marketing (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 2004 - Introduction to Logistics (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 2032 - Marketing on the Web (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 2036 - Case Analysis and Presentations (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • STAT 2000 - Statistics 1 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)