Business Program (B125)

School of Management
St. James Campus
2 years (4 semesters)
September, January
Ontario College Diploma
Graduates of the Business diploma program carry out a variety of business functions within local, national and global settings. They will have demonstrated a practical understanding of key principles and practices necessary for success in the field of business.

Full Program Descriptions


Graduate of the Business diploma program carry out a variety of business functions within local, national and global settings. They will have demonstrated a practical understanding of key principles and practices necessary for success in the field of business.

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Part Time Study Options  

George Brown also offers a variety of evening courses and part-time certificate programs in Business Skills & Management. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at

Your Field Study Options 

Students have the option of earning a business elective credit with the Field Education Course (BUS 1067).

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Program standards apply to all similar programs of instruction offered by colleges across the province. Each program standard for a postsecondary program of instruction includes the following elements:

  • Vocational standard (the vocationally specific learning outcomes which apply to the program in question),
  • Essential employability skills (the essential employability skills learning outcomes which apply to all programs of instruction), and
  • General education requirement (the requirement for general education in postsecondary programs of instruction).

The vocational and essential employability skills components of program standards are expressed in terms of learning outcomes. Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved and verified.

View standards and outcomes by program.

Source: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website

Course Outline

Required Courses 

In order to graduate, you need to complete the following courses:


Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
BUS 1038 Business Concepts I NONE
COMM 1007 College English NONE
COMP 1010 Business Computer Applications I NONE
HRM 1008 Fundamentals of HR Management NONE
MARK 1020 Principles of Marketing I NONE
MATH 1008 Math for Business & Management I NONE
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations None


Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
ACCT 1036 Principles of Accounting NONE
BUS 1040 Project Management NONE
COMM 1034 Professional Communications I COMM 1007
COMP 1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
MATH 1095 Math for Business & Management II MATH 1008
PSY 1129 Organizational Behaviour NONE
Select One General Education Elective


Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics NONE
MARK 1002 Professional Selling MARK 1020
MGMT 4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective


Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
BUS 1055 Logistics & Supply Chain Management MGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
BUS 1044 Business Law NONE
Select Field Education Course (BUS 1067) or One Business Elective
Select One General Education Elective

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates of the Business program find work in a broad range of employment settings in all sectors of business, both domestic and international, including manufacturers, retailers, financial institutions, government offices, consulting firms and other large and small businesses. The program is general in nature and is designed to lead to a wide array of career opportunities, such as:

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Junior Business Analyst
  • Procurement Assistant
  • Project planning assistant
  • Scheduling Coordinator

Future Study Options 

This program has a pathway to the Business Administration B145/155 3-year advanced diploma program.

For information on future study options, see

There are many pathways into the Business Diploma B125 program including high school, work and other college or university programs. After graduating from the program, students can go on to work, or they can further their education through another certificate or degree at a college or university, or by entering the Business Administration Advanced Diploma Program.

Tuition and Fees


$3,467.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit for more information.

English Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in these programs.

Applicants may be required to complete English testing to demonstrate proficiency.

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International students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

Apply To  

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Contact Us

Contact Us  

Centre for Business

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 2160


Our office hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For more information, you may also visit or call the George Brown College Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options. Meet your friendly professors and staff. Experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.