Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management) Start your business career in the automotive industry with this unique degree. 12 months of paid co-op work. Over 90% job placement.

General information

Program code
8 Semesters, plus 3 work terms (4 Years)
Honours Bachelor Degree
Work integrated learning
3 Co-op Work Terms

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie

Program description

This program provides students with a degree-level education in business management with an applied focus for the automotive industry. Students learn current issues, trends and technologies that prepare them in adopting proactive approaches in identifying and responding to changes in the automotive industry. Instruction, lecture and discussion delivery promotes critical thinking and problem solving skills and classes will often include a guest speaker series with industry representatives in attendance. Labs are a substantial part of the program and the student run Auto Show is the largest lab of its kind in Canada. A strategically sequential co-op structure serves to maximize the link between theory and practice.

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

The automotive sector is one of the largest industries in Canada''s economy and is commonly referred to as ''one of the major economic engines of the Province''. Employment opportunities resulting from the Bachelor of Business (Automotive Management) Degree are positions requiring high levels of critical thinking, problem solving, professionalism and customer service skills. Employment opportunities include positions at the corporate level in finance, marketing and customer service, as well as managerial positions in Dealerships and in Aftermarket businesses of the industry.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • minimum overall average of 65 per cent
  • six Grade 12 U or M level courses
  • Grade 12 English U
  • Grade 12 U level Mathematics

Mature applicants may also be considered for admission to this program providing their previous school performance and/or recent work record suggests a strong possibility of academic success. In order to qualify, applicants must be 19 years of age by December 31 of the year of admission and must have been away from formal education for at least one year immediately prior to beginning studies. Mature applicants must meet subject prerequisites prior to registration.

Applicants should be aware that first-year enrollment is limited; satisfying minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

Selection Process

Selection is based on academic grades and subject prerequisites; applicants must meet minimum averages to receive final acceptance.

Admission details

This college has been granted consent by the Minister of Training Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a five year term starting September 16, 2015. The college shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Important note: Auto Show Labs 1 and 2 require participation by the student in the annual Georgian College Auto Show. If, for any reason, the College is unable to host the Auto Show, students will be required to substitute Event Planning and Execution for Auto Show Lab 1 and Leadership for Auto Show Lab 2 to meet graduation requirements.

Non-core courses are required in all degree programs to meet the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities benchmark for depth and breadth in degree-level learning. These courses are designed to give students the tools to develop interdisciplinary perspectives that inform their approach to their own discipline, their continued education and their life outside work.

Students are required to take: at least one first year interdisciplinary course (INTS1xxx); two introductory courses in their choice of disciplines outside their main field of study, which may include psychology (PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1001), social science (SOCI 1000), humanities (HUMA 1012), or science (SCEN 1000); one advanced course in a discipline (ex. PSYC3xxx, SOSC3xxx, HUMA3xxx), and; one upper level interdisciplinary course (INTS4xxx). These courses and any remaining non-core course requirements to be selected from the program list.


  • AUTM 1002 - Concepts of the Automotive Industry (Semester 1)
  • AUTM 1003 - Introduction to Aftermarket (Semester 1)
  • MNGM 1001 - Management Principles (Semester 1)
  • MRKT 1000 - Introduction to Marketing (Semester 1)
  • INTS 1002 - Introduction to Multidisciplinary Research (Semester 1)
  • AUTM 1007 - Automotive Technology (Semester 2)
  • AUTM 1011 - Dealership Management Systems (Semester 2)
  • ECNM 1000 - Microeconomics (Semester 2)
  • MRKT 1001 - Consumer Behaviour (Semester 2)
  • Elective Non~Core Courses (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 2)
  • ACTG 1000 - Introduction to Accounting (ODE) (Semester 3)
  • BSNS 2004 - Organizational Behaviour (Semester 3)
  • ECNM 1001 - Macroeconomics (Semester 3)
  • MRKT 2000 - Automotive Sales Concepts and Applications (Semester 3)
  • Elective Non~Core Courses (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • ACTG 2002 - Management Accounting (ODE) (Semester 4)
  • AUTM 2003 - Parts and Service Management (Semester 4)
  • AUTM 2006 - Dealership Sales Management (Semester 4)
  • MATS 2000 - Business Mathematics (Semester 4)
  • Elective Non~Core Courses (Semester 4)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 4)
  • AUTM 1010 - Auto Show Practicum 1 (Semester 4)
  • FINC 3003 - Corporate Finance (Semester 5)
  • JURI 3000 - Business Law for the Automotive Industry (Semester 5)
  • STAS 3000 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (Semester 5)
  • Elective Core Courses (Semester 5)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 5)
  • Elective Non~Core Courses (Semester 5)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 5)
  • BSNS 3000 - Entrepreneurship and the Business Plan (Semester 6)
  • FINC 3004 - Dealership Financial Statement Analysis (Semester 6)
  • HRMG 4000 - Human Resource Management (Semester 6)
  • STAS 3001 - Statistical Analysis (Semester 6)
  • Elective Non~Core Courses (Semester 6)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 6)
  • AUTM 2008 - Auto Show Practicum 2 (Semester 6)
  • AUTM 4010 - Automotive Commercial Relationships (Semester 7)
  • BSNS 4005 - Business Simulation (Semester 7)
  • MRKT 3000 - Automotive Marketing Management (Semester 7)
  • Elective Core Courses (Semester 7)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 7)
  • Elective Non~core Courses (Semester 7)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 7)
  • BSNS 2001 - Ethics for Business (Semester 8)
  • MNGM 4000 - Strategic Management (Semester 8)
  • MNGM 4002 - Operations Management (Semester 8)
  • Elective Core Courses (Semester 8)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 8)
  • Elective Non~Core Courses (Semester 8)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 8)
  • COOP 1000 - Auto Mgmt Degree Work Term 1 (occurs after Semester 2) (Semester 8)
  • COOP 2001 - Auto Mgmt Degree Work Term 2 (occurs after Semester 3) (Semester 8)
  • COOP 3004 - Auto Mgmt Degree Work Term 3 (occurs after Semester 6) (Semester 8)