The Business Administration (with work experience) program at George Brown College in Toronto is designed to offer the widest range of possible career choices and opportunities in a variety of business disciplines. Graduates are prepared to work in diverse team settings and lead projects with relevant and practical skills.

Overview

Program name
Business Administration
Code
B155
Location
Experiential learning
Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required
Duration
3 years (6 semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
Starting month
September, January
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Method of study
FT

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2018 Closed
Jan. 2019 Open
May 2019 N/A
International students
Sept. 2018 Closed
Jan. 2019 Closed
May 2019 N/A

Full Description

The Business Administration (with Work Experience) advanced diploma program is designed to offer the widest range of possible career choices and opportunities in a variety of business disciplines. Graduates are prepared to work in diverse team settings and lead projects with relevant and practical skills.

This learning experience will enable you to:

  • Conduct and present research to support business decision making
  • Assess and use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives
  • Develop a business plan to formulate the strategic direction of an organization
  • Apply human resources practices to support management objectives and the organization's goals
B145 - Photo of students

This program (B155) is offered with Work Experience. Students wishing to apply for Business Administration without work experience should apply to B145.

Part Time Study Options

George Brown also offers a variety of evening courses and part-time certificate programs in Business Administration. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at coned.georgebrown.ca.

Experiential Learning

Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required

Your Field Study options

Work Experience (Co-op or Internship Work Term)

This program requires the successful completion of two semesters of work experience to graduate. This work experience is either co-op (paid) or internship (unpaid). Either one will give you the practical experience employers value.

George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe would provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resume.

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

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Evaluate the impact of global issues on an organization’s business opportunities by using an environmental scan.
  2. Apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization’s business initiatives.
  3. Assess and use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.
  4. Conduct and present research to support business decision making.
  5. Plan, implement and evaluate projects by applying project management principles.
  6. Perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices.
  7. Apply human resource practices to support management objectives and the organization’s goals.
  8. Use accounting and financial principles to support the management and operations of an organization.
  9. Assess marketing and sales concepts and strategies and apply them to the needs of an organization.
  10. Outline principles of supply chain management and operations management and assess their impact on the operations of an organization.
  11. Participate in the development of a business plan.
  12. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field.
  13. Outline strategies used to manage risks in an organization's business activities.

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B145 program, you need to complete 37 courses: 26 Mandatory courses, 8 Business Electives, and 3 General Education Electives. For the B155 program you need to take an additional course, the Work Experience Prep Course (BUS 1000) in semester 3, and complete 2 Work Experience (Coop or Internship) Terms.

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, Five, and Six): 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.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2018-2019pdf file

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 1038Business Concepts INONE
COMM 1007College EnglishNONE
COMP 1010Business Computer Applications INONE
HRM 1008Fundamentals of HR ManagementNONE
MARK 1020Principles of Marketing INONE
MATH 1008Math for Business & Management INONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 1036Principles of AccountingNONE
BUS 1040Project ManagementNONE
COMM 1034Professional Communications ICOMM 1007
COMP 1115Business Computer Applications IICOMP 1010
MATH 1095Math for Business & Management IIMATH 1008
PSY 1129Organizational BehaviourNONE

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ECON 1032MacroeconomicsNONE
MARK 1002Professional SellingMARK 1020
MGMT 4009Operations ManagementMATH 1095
MGMT 1018International BusinessMARK 1020
STAT 1012Business StatisticsMATH 1095
GHUM 1087Successful Social RelationsNONE
BUS 1000Work Experience Prep Course *COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA
* This course is mandatory only for students taking the Work Experience Option (B155)

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 2031Managerial AccountingACCT 1036
BUS 1041Small Business ManagementBUS 1038
BUS 1044Business LawNONE
BUS 1055Logistics & Supply Chain ManagementMGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
STS 1037Career Planning & DevelopmentNONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
MGMT 1020Management Decision MakingMGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
Select Four Business Electives
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
MGMT 3006Strategic AnalysisMGMT 1020 & COMM 1034
Select Four Business Electives
Select One General Education Elective

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

Electives

Business Electives (Semester Five and Six):

Elective courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 3015Applied Business PlanningACCT 2031, MARK 1020, MATH 1008 & HRM 1008
CMMK 1114Business Research & Report WritingCOMM 1034
CMMK 1127The Business Media in CanadaCOMM 1034
CMMK 1156Talking BusinessCOMM 1034
COMP 1113Principles of E-Business ICOMP 1010
ECON 1021Environmental EconomicsECON 1031 or ECON 1032 or ECON 1034
MGMT 2029International Trade ManagementMGMT 3008 & MGMT 3009
HRM 2027Coaching for Effective Performance ManagementHRM 1008
MARK 2049Principles of Marketing IIMARK 1020
MARK 2053Negotiation SkillsMARK 1020
MGMT 2037Retail ManagementMARK 1020
MGMT 1017Purchasing PracticesMGMT 4009
MGMT 2027Small Business FinanceBUS 1041
MGMT 2025International MarketingMGMT 1018
MGMT 2028International Market Entry & DistributionMGMT 1018

Your Career

Graduates are prepared for a variety of administrative and management positions in a broad range of employment settings. Graduates of the program have found employment as:

  • Assistant Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Financial Services Representative
  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Sales Associate

Future Study Options

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

There are many pathways into the Business Administration Advanced Diploma B155 (Work Experience) program including high school, work, the Business Diploma program and other college or university programs. After graduating from the program, students can go to work, or they can further their education through a graduate certificate, a professional credential or designation, or a college or university degree.

Tuition

$4,235.00 * †

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.

This program includes 2 Work Experience semesters. The tuition fee for this program does NOT include the cost of Work Experience semesters. The first Work Experience fee of $450 covers the cost of the Work Experience Preparation course and the first Work Experience semester. There is an additional fee of $450 for the second Work Experience semester. Students who want a co-op program must apply using this code.

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

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 and no OSSD)

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 www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

English Language Proficiency

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

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

International (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Success Stories

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 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

Kyle Mon

"The thing I appreciate most about George Brown is how it’s helped me to build myself. The person I was when I came here is definitely not the person I am leaving. I have a different set of skills and I have a different perspective on the world. I will be graduating within the next two months and I already have a job lined up in the non-profit sector." Hear more about Kyle Monczak’s story in our video.

Kyle Monczak (Student, Business Administration)

Ricardo Yu

"Going into the Business Administration program at George Brown College, I didn’t have a solid grasp on what my future would look like or what I wanted to pursue. Throughout the program, I’ve had the opportunity to meet fellow students with different skills, whether it be accounting, marketing, human resources, etc., all of which are relevant to any business. Being able to experience a variety of courses from the different areas of business, along with networking with a wide range of students, has helped me decide on the path I’d like to take. In order to succeed in the future, you will need both skills as well as connections. George Brown provides the opportunity for you to develop both."

Ricardo Yu (Graduate 2014, Business Administration)

Dan Reilly, Graduate 2011, Business Administration Graduate

"The skills I got at George Brown really set me up to start as a junior Project Manager and be able to jump right in and take control of some projects and run from there. If you're a student who does well, make sure your teacher knows who you are. Research projects come up all the time and other opportunities. That's exactly how I got where I am now: I happened to be excelling in a class, a job opportunity came up to that professor and he filtered it through to me." Hear more about Dan Reilly's story in our video.

Dan Reilly (Graduate 2011, Business Administration)

Contact Us

Domestic Students Admissions

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines, or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@georgebrown.ca or visit the Admissions web page.

International Student Admissions

For inquiries about international admission requirements, permits and visas, accommodations, or anything specific to international students, please contact the International Centre at International@georgebrown.ca or visit George Brown International.
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2115

Financials/Fees

For inquiries about OSAP, Bursaries, Scholarships and other financial inquiries, please contact the Financial Aid Office at FinAid@georgebrown.ca or visit the Financial Aid web page.

Entry Advising

For advice on the various program options and which program might be best suited for you, make an appointment to see an Entry Advisor. Please review these frequently asked questions or choose to book your appointment using the link provided.

  1. Book online:
    Complete and submit the Client Intake Form
  2. Book by phone:
    Entry Advisor: (416) 415-5000, Ext 2949
    Toll Free: 1-800-265-2002
    TTY: 1-877-515-5559

Centre for Business

For questions regarding programs at the Centre for Business or if you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff are available to assist you.

For general inquiries, please contact the Centre for Business:
Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

Information Sessions

For program specific information and to meet faculty, sign up to attend an information session

Business Administration (B145/155)

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

Mario Pascucci, Program Co-ordinator

Email: mpascucc@georgebrown.ca

or

Robert Ruggieri, Program Co-ordinator

Email: rruggieri@georgebrown.ca

Elizabeth Speers, Director, Centre for Business

Email: espeers@georgebrown.ca

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