Students in the Business Administration – Project Management (with work experience) 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.


Program name
Business Administration – Project Management
Experiential learning
Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required
3 years (6 semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
Starting month
September, January
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
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Program Availability

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

Full Description

Students in the Business Administration – Project Management (with work experience) 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

This program (B156) is offered with Work Experience. Students wishing to apply for Business Administration – Project Management without work experience should apply to B126.

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 B156 program, you need to complete 37 courses: 29 Mandatory courses, 5 Business Electives and 3 General Education Electives. For the B156 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 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.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2018-2019pdf file


semester courses
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 courses
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 courses
ECON 1032MacroeconomicsNONE
MGMT 4009Operations ManagementMATH 1095
MGMT 2032Advanced Project Management ToolsBUS 1040 & COMP 1115
STAT 1012Business StatisticsMATH 1095
GHUM 1087Successful Social RelationsNONE
BUS 1000Work Experience Prep CourseCOMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA
Select One General Education Elective


semester courses
ACCT 2031Managerial AccountingACCT 1036
MGMT 2026The Successful Project ManagerBUS 1040 & COMP 1115
BUS 1055Logistics & Supply Chain ManagementMGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
MGMT 1018International BusinessMARK 1020
STS 1037Career Planning & DevelopmentNONE
Select One General Education Elective


semester courses
MARK 1002Professional SellingMARK 1020
MGMT 1020Management Decision MakingMGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
MGMT 2044Scope and Quality ManagementMGMT 2026 & MGMT 2032
BUS 1041Small Business ManagementBUS 1038
BUS 1044Business LawNONE
Select One General Education Elective


semester courses
MGMT 3006Strategic AnalysisMGMT 1020 & COMM 1034
MGMT 3031Project Management Case StudiesMGMT 2026 & MGMT 2032
MGMT 2046Time and Cost ManagementMGMT 2026 & MGMT 2032
Select Three Business Electives

Detailed course outlines

Electives List of General Education Electives


Business Electives (Semester Five and Six):

Elective courses
CMMK 1114Business Research & Report WritingCOMM 1034
CMMK 1127The Business Media in CanadaCOMM 1034
COMP 1113Principles of E-Business ICOMP 1010
MARK 2053Negotiation SkillsMARK 1020
MARK 3007Services MarketingMARK 2049
MGMT3011Real World Project ManagementMGMT2026, MGMT2022, by interview only
MARK 2049Principles of Marketing IIMark 1020
MGMT 2037Retail ManagementMGMT 2037
MGMT 2036Customer ServiceMARK 1020
HRM 2027Coaching for Effective Performance ManagementHRM 1008
ECON 1021Environmental EconomicsECON 1031 or, ECON 1032 or, ECON 1034
CMMK 1156Talking BusinessCOMM 1034
BUS 3015Applied Business PlanningMARK 1020, ACCT 2031, MATH 1008 & HRM 1008

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 B156 (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 such as the Project Management Graduate Certificate, or a college or university degree.


$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.

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.

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 for more information.

English Language Proficiency

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

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International (Visa) Students

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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

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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:
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

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


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