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.
Tuition and fees
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This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.
What are the admission requirements for the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management) program?
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management) 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 enrolment is limited; satisfying minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
Selection is based on academic grades and subject prerequisites; applicants must meet minimum averages to receive final acceptance.
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 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.
What career paths can I take in automotive management?
Your Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management) degree gives you many 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.
Automotive Business diploma to Automotive Management degree
Graduates of the Automotive Business School of Canada’s Automotive Business diploma program can turn their diploma into a degree with a pathway into the Automotive Management degree program!
For more information or to explore your study options, please email ABSC@georgiancollege.ca or call 705.728.1968, ext. 1234.
Why study Automotive Business at Georgian?
- Become a future leader in the automotive industry with an employment rate of over 90 per cent
- Start your automotive career with endless opportunities in dealership operations, vehicle manufacturers, aftermarket and more
- Gain automotive industry experience and build your network with up to 12 months of paid co-op work terms
- $150,000 in scholarships and awards offered every year
- Attend automotive industry conferences, networking events, class trips and hear from industry-leading guest speakers
- Experiential learning at its best: Take part in the Georgian College Auto Show, our student-run, outdoor learning lab that allows our students to get hands-on experience with major manufacturers and the public
Experiential learning opportunities
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What courses are included in the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management) degree program?
29 Core Courses
3 Elective Core Courses
1 Non-Core Course
7 Elective Non-Core Courses
2 Auto Show Practica
3 Co-op Work Terms
Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management) program outline.
- AUTM 1002 – Concepts of the Automotive Industry
- AUTM 1003 – Introduction to Aftermarket
- MNGM 1001 – Management Principles
- MRKT 1000 – Introduction to Marketing
- INTS 1002 – Introduction to Multidisciplinary Research
Your course delivery method(s)
This program is delivered fully in person and requires you to attend campus.
Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.
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