Business Administration Be prepared for success in business and management. Focus on your area of interest. Be career-ready or pursue articulations to degree studies.

General information

Program code
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie
Summer 2019 Barrie

Program description

Georgian's three-year, Co-op, Business Administration program is as diverse as business itself. Required courses provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and skills for success in business and management. The broad range of choice in the third year provides the opportunity to tailor the diploma to unique career goals, including options in payroll, accounting, computers, advertising, marketing, logistics, human resource, entrepreneurship, international business management, leadership and the completion of external certification requirements.

Why study Business Administration at Georgian?

Because Georgian means business!

We'll provide you with a solid business foundation while allowing you to explore a range of subject and career opportunities.

Our grads finds careers in accounting, advertising, office administration, automotive, aviation, human resources, information systems, marketing or a combination of these areas.

Georgian is a recognized leader in student work experience - you'll get the hands-on experience you need to give you an advantage in the career marketplace.

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)

Admission details

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.


View the Business Administration articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • BUSI1001 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • MATH1002 Mathematics of Finance
  • COMP1003 Microcomputer Applications
  • ECON1000 Microeconomics
  • STAT2000 Statistics 1
  • ECON2000 Macroeconomics
  • FNCE2000 Business Finance
  • MGMT2001 Principles of Management
  • MGMT3001 Managerial Decision Making
  • HURM1000 Human Res. Mgmt. Foundations
  • ACCT1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1
  • MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
  • MGMT2000 Production and Operations Management
  • LAWS2000 Business Law
  • ACCT1003 Finance and Management Accounting
  • BUSI2005 Customer Service
  • ETHC3002 Business Ethics
  • MGMT2012 Intro to Project Management
  • ENTR2009 Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Communications Courses

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

Optional Courses

    General Education Courses

    To be selected from College list

    Co-op Work Terms

    • COOP1008 Business Work Term 1
    • COOP2024 Business General Work Term 2
    • COOP3000 Business Work Term 3