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Business Administration Program (with co-op) (B155)

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PROGRAMBusiness Administration Program (with co-op)
CODEB155
SCHOOLSchool of Business
LOCATIONSt. James Campus
DURATION3 years (6 semesters in class, 2 semesters co-op)
STARTING MONTHSeptember, January
CERTIFICATIONOntario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY2012-2013
METHOD OF STUDYFT

The Business Administration program is designed to offer the widest range of possible career choices and opportunities in a variety of business disciplines.


Full Program Descriptions

Description  

The Business Administration program is designed to offer the widest range of possible career choices and opportunities in a variety of business disciplines. You will learn to:

  • Identify the major forces apparent in the marketplace and how they affect the competitive advantage of a business.
  • Collect, analyze and synthesize information through research to solve problems and make effective business decisions.
  • Develop a business plan to formulate the strategic direction of an organization.
  • Create, manage and optimize human resource and performance strategies.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR PROGRAM WITH SPECIALIZATIONS* 

Starting in semester 4, this program offers several streams/specializations:

  • General Management
  • International Business Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IS DIFFERENT AT GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE 

We offer:

  • Practical real-life learning experiences
  • Up-to-date curriculum
  • Experienced faculty with ties to industry experts
  • Academic advising
  • Tutoring and learning centres
  • University prep courses.

Forum For International Trade Training (FITT) Credentials  

The International Business Management specialization enables students to work towards a FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) transcript, diploma and a CITP (Certified International Trade Professional) designation by offering several of the FITT accredited courses as business electives. Please view the equivalency course chart and the educational partnership agreement with FITT below.

Accredited Partnership with FITT  

fitt logoGeorge Brown College has partnered with FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) to offer the FITTskills program. FITT is an international trade training and professional certification body. As the only organization of its kind in the world, FITT sets the standards and designs the training programs leading to the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. FITT’s quality training programs impart knowledge and practical skills that provide a competitive advantage to trade practitioners and elevate their position in world markets.

CO-OP at George Brown College 

Employers have told us that they are more likely to hire a student with co-op experience than a student without experience. Our co-op program gives you the real-life experience that employers demand. Students who choose the co-op program graduate with a diploma and two four-month terms of work experience.

 

See the Cooperative Education web site for more information.

FUTURE STUDY OPTIONS 

For information on future study options, see www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

 



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 coned.georgebrown.ca.

Field Education 

Required

Course Outline

Required Courses 

In order to graduate from the B155 program, you are required to complete 37 courses: 25 mandatory courses, 4 General Education electives, and 8 Business electives. To maintain your status as a full time student, you must take at least 67% of the required course load per semester. You also need an additional course, Co-op Prep Course (COOP 1000) in semester 3.

The mandatory courses for the 6 semesters are common to all students. At the end of semester 3, students can choose their Business electives based on one of the following specialization options: General Management, International Business Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Project Management and Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship. 

Printable version Curriculum Planner 2012-13  

SEMESTER 1  

Courses (Mandatory) 

Course Code 

Pre-requisite 

Business Concepts I 

BUS 1038

None

College English 

COMM 1007

None

Business Computer Applications I 

COMP 1010

None

Fundamentals of HR Management 

HRM 1008

None

Principles of Marketing I 

MARK 1020

None

Math for Business & Management I 

MATH 1008

None


SEMESTER 2 

Courses (Mandatory) 

Course Code 

Pre-requisite 

Principles of Accounting 

ACCT 1036

None

Project Management 

BUS 1040

None

Professional Communication I 

COMM 1034

COMM 1007 

Business Computer Applications II 

COMP 1115

COMP 1010 

Math for Business & Management II 

MATH 1095

MATH 1008 

Organizational Behaviour 

PSY 1129

None


SEMESTER 3 

Courses (Mandatory) 

Course Code 

Pre-requisite 

Macroeconomics 

ECON 1032

None

Professional Selling 

MARK 1002

MARK 1020 

Operations Management 

MGMT 4009

MATH 1095 

Business Statistics  

STAT 1012

MATH 1095 

International Business 

MGMT 1018

MARK 1020 

Co-op Prep Course * 

COOP 1000

COMM 1007 

Select One General Education Electives 

 
*This course is mandatory only for students taking the Coop Option (B155)


SEMESTER 4 

Courses (Mandatory) 

Course Code 

Pre-requisite 

Managerial Accounting 

ACCT 2031

ACCT 1036  

Small Business Management 

BUS 1041

BUS 1038  

Logistics & Supply Chain Management 

BUS 1055

MGMT 4009 & COMP 1115 

Career Planning and Development 

STS 1037

None

Select One Business Electives 

Select One General Education Elective 


SEMESTER 5 

Courses (Mandatory) 

Course Code 

Pre-requisite 

Management Decision Making 

MGMT 1020

MGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031 

Select Four Business Electives 

Select One General Education Elective 


SEMESTER 6
 

Courses (Mandatory) 

Course Code 

Pre-requisite 

Business Law 

BUS 1044

None

Strategic Analysis 

MGMT 3006

MGMT 1020 & COMM 1034 

Select Three Business Electives 

Select One General Education Elective 

 

Business Specialization Electives General Management

Business Electives 

Course Code 

Pre-requisite 

Business Research & Report Writing 

COMM 1114

COMM 1034 

The Business Media in Canada  

COMM 1127

COMM 1034 

Principles of E-Business I 

COMP 1113

COMP 1010 

Negotiation Skills 

MARK 2053

MARK 1020 

Coaching for Effective Performance Management 

HRM 2027

HRM1008 

Applied Business Planning 

BUS 3015

ACCT 2031, MARK 1020,

MATH 1008 & HRM1008 

Financial Systems in Canada 

FIN 1003

None 

Principles of Marketing II 

MARK 2049

MARK 1020 

Retail Management 

MARK 3020

MARK 2049 

 

 

Business Specialization Electives International Business Management

Courses (Mandatory) 

Course Code 

Pre-requisite 

Semester 

International Marketing **

MGMT 2025

MGMT 1018 

5

International Trade Finance **

MGMT 3008

MGMT 1018 

5

International Trade Logistics **

MGMT 3009

MGMT 1018 & BUS 1055 

5

International Market Entry & Distribution **

MGMT 2028

MGMT 1018 

5

International Trade Research **

MGMT 2030

MGMT 2025 & MGMT 3008 

6

Legal Aspects of International Trade **

MGMT 2031

MGMT 3008 & MGMT 2028  

6

International Trade Management **

MGMT 2029

MGMT 3008 & MGMT 3009 

6

 Recommended Business Elective Courses: 

Courses (Mandatory) 

Course Code 

Pre-requisite 

Semester 

Customs Courses 

 

 

 

Customs procedures I 

BUS 3010

MGMT 1018 

5

Customs procedures II 

BUS 3011

BUS 3010 

6

Freight Forwarding 

 

 

 

Intro. To Freight Forwarding I 

BUS 3012

MGMT 1018 

5

Intro. To Freight Forwarding II 

BUS 3013

BUS 3012 

6

 

Business Specialization Electives Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Courses (Mandatory) 

Course Code 

Pre-requisite 

Semester 

Purchasing Practices 

MGMT 1017

MGMT 4009 

5

Supply Chain Strategy & Technology 

MGMT 1031

BUS 1055 

5

Enterprise Resource Planning 

MGMT 1030

BUS 1055 

5

 

Business Specialization Electives Project Management

Courses (Mandatory) 

Course Code 

Pre-requisite 

Semester 

The Successful Project Manager 

MGMT 2026

BUS 1040 & COMP 1115  

5

Advanced Project Management Tools  

MGMT 2032

BUS 1040 & COMP 1115 

5

Real-World Project Management (Integrative Project) 

MGMT 3011

MGMT 2026 & MGMT 2032  

 

 

6

 

 

 

Business Specialization Electives Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship

Specialization Electives 

Courses (Mandatory) 

Course Code 

Pre-requisite 

Semester 

Small Business Finance 

MGMT 2027

BUS 1041 

5

Principles of E Business I 

COMP 1113

COMP 1010 

5

Retail Management 

MARK 3020

 MARK2049 

6

For detailed course outlines click here. 

For a list of General Education Electives click here. 

 



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Your education is complemented with courses focusing on the professional skills required by today’s employers, which encompass teamwork, communication, leadership, decision-making, strategy formulation, project management and problem solving.

You will be prepared for a variety of administrative and management positions in a broad range of employment settings.  Upon graduation, potential positions may include:

  • Logistics Analyst
  • Forecasting and Replenishment Analyst
  • Supply Chain Co-ordinator
  • Project Co-ordinator
  • Customs Broker
  • Merchandise Assistant
  • Purchasing Assistant/Co-ordinator


Future Study Options 

For information on future study options, see www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$3, 103.00 * †

Additional Cost 

*Fees for these programs do not include the cost of the co-op work term ($450).
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2011. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2012 and at later dates.

† This code (the B15X series) designates the co-op version of this program in which students pay co-op fees for the Co-op Preparation course and co-op work term with employers in this field. Students who want a co-op program must apply using this code.


How to Qualify and Apply

Student Success

Success Stories  

"During my co-op time with teamrecruiter.com I was able to work in an environment that was not only professional, but friendly and enthusiastic as well. I had an amazing and awesome experience. I was given the opportunity to conduct sales calls and interact with existing clients, as well as build relationships with new clients. I represented the company at job fairs and managed the company database. I was able to gain useful tools and knowledge that I can use for years to come in my career."
Kareem Walker (student, Business Administration)



Contact Us

Contact Us  

Call us at 416-415-5000, ext. 2160 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or e-mail  business@georgebrown.ca.

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.