Business Administration – Project Management Program (B126)

Business Administration – Project Management
School of Management
St. James Campus
3 years (6 semesters)
September, January
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Students in the Business Administration – Project Management program at George Brown College in Toronto will be prepared to manage project scope and change, project control, project staffing and risk management, provide motivation and goal setting, utilize project management tools and perform other functions in careers that incorporate project management or in stand-alone project manager positions. Graduates of this program will have demonstrated their knowledge, skills and abilities related to business in general and project management in particular.

Full Program Descriptions


Students in the Business Administration – Project Management advanced diploma program will be prepared to manage project scope and change, project control, project staffing and risk management, provide motivation and goal setting, utilize project management tools and perform other functions in careers that incorporate project management or in stand-alone project manager positions. Graduates of this program will have demonstrated their knowledge, skills and abilities related to business in general and project management in particular.

This learning experience will enable graduates to demonstrate:

  • Analysis of the impact of an organization's project management initiatives on its human resources, management, financial and business strategies, policies and practices
  • Implementation of a project plan including making trade-offs among competing objectives and taking timely action to deal with problems and opportunities
  • Application of accounting and financial knowledge to the management of projects
  • Allocation of human resources required to manage project tasks using leadership and teamwork skills
  • Working with teams and stakeholders effectively and in a professional manner, respecting differences
B126 - Photo of students

Field Education 

Field Education Course (Optional)

Your Field Education Options 

Employers have told us that they are more likely to hire a student with work experience than a student without experience. Field education gives you the real-life experience that employers demand.

In addition to on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide field education opportunities with real world challenges and clients. Find out more about field education at the Centre for Business.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Every credential at George Brown College delivers detailed program learning outcomes that are discipline specific and aligned with the appropriate credential level. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study.

In addition to the learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their core disciplinary or vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed for College programs through additional mandatory General Education or Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum. Also, programs are designed to provide essential transferrable skills (referred to sometimes as essential employability skills), which include: communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills, among others.

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Course Outline

Required Courses 

In order to graduate from the B126 program, you need to complete 36 courses: 28 Mandatory courses, 5 Business Electives and 3 General Education Electives.

Depending on the results of your placement tests, you may be required to take COMM 1003 (English Skills) or CESL 1003 (English Skills-ESL) before progressing to COMM 1007. Similarly, you may be required to take MATH1027 (Business Math with Remediation) before progressing to MATH 1008. COMM1003/CESL 1003 and MATH 1027 do not count towards the 36 courses required for graduation, and you will be charged for these extra courses. Please speak to the Business Office staff if you need any assistance.

General Education Courses (Semester Three, Four and Five): You must complete 4 General Education courses. 1 mandatory ("Successful Social Relations" - GHUM 1087) and 3 chosen from at least 2 of the following categories: Social Sciences (GSSC), Arts and Humanities (GHUM) or Science and Technology (GSCI).

You are required to make up any failed or dropped courses before you are eligible to graduate. You can make up these classes during the day, and some are offered in the evening through Continuing Education. Please check with the Business Office staff to ensure that the Continuing Education courses are equivalent to what is taught in the full-time program. Please note that some courses may not be offered in every semester. Our staff can assist you in any special timetable requirements you may have.

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semester courses
Code Courses 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


semester courses
Code Courses 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


semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics NONE
MGMT 4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE
Select One General Education Elective


semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
BUS 1044 Business Law NONE
BUS 1055 Logistics & Supply Chain Management MGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
MGMT2032 Advanced Project Management Tools BUS 1040 & COMP 1115
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective


semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
MARK 1002 Professional Selling MARK 1020
MGMT 1020 Management Decision Making MGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
MGMT 2026 The Successful Project Manager BUS 1040 & COMP 1115
Select One Business Elective
Select One General Education Elective


semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
MGMT 3006 Strategic Analysis MGMT 1020 & COMM 1034
MGMT 3031 Project Management Case Studies MGMT 2026 & MGMT 2032
Select Four Business Electives

Detailed course outlines

Electives List of General Education Electives


Business Electives (Semester Five and Six):

Elective courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
CMMK 1114 Business Research & Report Writing COMM 1034
CMMK 1127 The Business Media in Canada COMM 1034
COMP 1113 Principles of E-Business I COMP 1010
MARK 2053 Negotiation Skills MARK 1020
MARK 3007 Services Marketing MARK 2049
BUS 1067 Field Education For Non-Coop Students, by interview only
MARK 2049 Principles of Marketing II Mark 1020
MGMT 2037 Retail Management MGMT 2037
MGMT 2036 Customer Service MARK 1020
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management HRM 1008
MGMT 3011 Real World Project Management MGMT 2026, MGMT 2032 by interview only
ECON 1021 Environmental Economics ECON 1031 or, ECON 1032 or, ECON 1034
CMMK 1156 Talking Business COMM 1034
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning MARK 1020, ACCT 2031, MATH 1008 & HRM 1008

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

The Industry 

George Brown College is recognized as a Global Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Graduates of any of the George Brown College courses listed on PMI’s Registered Education Provider portal will have satisfied the education requirements necessary to apply to the Project Management Institute (PMI®) for either the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification.

PMI®, PMP®, and CAPM® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Your Career 

Graduates of this program will have demonstrated their knowledge, skills and abilities related to both business in general and project management in particular.

Potential positions may include:

  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Junior Project Manager/Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Business Project Manager
There are many pathways into the Business Administration - Project Management Advanced Diploma B126 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 education through a graduate certificate such as the Project Management Graduate Certificate, professional credential or designation, or through a college or university degree.

Tuition and Fees


$4,210.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

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)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

Course Exemptions

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

English Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in this program.

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International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Success Stories  

Monique Tucker

"My time at George Brown College was better than I anticipated. Being a student of the Business Administration – Project Management program prepared me for the world of project management by teaching me the skills and knowledge needed to take on projects of any scope. This program gave me the opportunity to work with upper level management here at George Brown through the Real World Project Management course and gave me an idea of what to expect in the working world. My professors were amazing. I especially enjoyed professors Derek Vigar and Costin Laurentiu's teaching methods, which helped me greatly in understanding how to successfully manage projects. What I love most about this field is that it is transferable, meaning that I can use my skills and knowledge in various industries as long as I know how that industry works. Returning to college to complete this program was the best decision I ever made and today I am reaping the benefits."

Monique Tucker (Graduate 2016, Business Administration – Project Management)

Aaman Dudani

"Having a field placement with Toronto 2015 gave me the upper hand when the organization was hiring. Although I didn’t have any full-time work experience when I started, the tools and concepts I learned at school were transferable to the projects here." Hear more about Aaman’s experience at George Brown College's Centre for Business and learn how we connect students to industry during their studies by watching our video.

Aaman Dudani (Graduate 2013, Business Administration)

Project Coordinator, Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Business Administration-Project Management (B126/156)

For inquiries related to this program (for example, course-specific information) please contact the Co-ordinator:

Mark Simpson, Program Co-ordinator


Elizabeth Speers, Director, Centre for Business


Visit Our Campus  

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.

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