Business
Build a solid foundation in business. Valuable hands-on experience to launch your career from here or take advantage of pathways to further studies.

General information

Program code
BUSG
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 2020 Barrie
Winter 2020 Barrie
Summer 2020 Barrie

Program description

Students acquire a foundational knowledge of the basics of business, with a focus on managing people and processes. Courses in economics, accounting, marketing, and human resources lay the groundwork for future careers and further studies. Individual courses provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to get to work. Upon graduation, students may launch their career or spring-board into further studies.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities may include, but are not limited to, management trainee/manager, sales/sales management, personnel officer/manager in addition to entrepreneurial opportunities. Employers include banks, finance, trust and insurance companies, computer firms, government ministries and agencies, producers of consumer and industrial products, wholesalers, retailers, private companies and non-profit organizations.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 111 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Courses

Program-specific Courses

  • ACCT 1000 - Financial Accounting Principles 1
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 1001 - Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1003 - Microcomputer Applications
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1002 - Mathematics of Finance
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1000 - Introduction to Marketing
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 2005 - Customer Service
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ECON 1000 - Microeconomics
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • HURM 1000 - Human Resources Management Foundations
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 2033 - Professional Edge
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ACCT 1003 - Finance and Management Accounting
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ECON 2000 - Macroeconomics
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2001 - Principles of Management
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2012 - Introduction to Project Management
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • STAT 2000 - Statistics 1
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 2009 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • FNCE 2000 - Business Finance
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 2000 - Business Law
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2000 - Production and Operations Management
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. Contact the program co-ordinator for further details.
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COOP 1008 - Business Work Term 1 (Fall intake - occurs after Semester 2, Winter intake - occurs after Semester 3)
    (Semester 4 / 560 hours)
  • COOP 2024 - Business General Work Term 2 (Fall intake - occurs after Semester 3, Winter intake - occurs after Semester 4)
    (Semester 4 / 560 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)