The four-semester Business diploma program at George Brown College in Toronto prepares students to carry out a variety of business functions within local, national and global settings. Graduates will have demonstrated a practical understanding of key principles and practices necessary for success in the field of business.

Overview

Program name
Business
Code
B125
Location
Experiential learning
Optional Field Education Course
Duration
2 years (4 semesters)
Starting month
September, January
Credential
Ontario College 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 four-semester Business diploma program prepares students to carry out a variety of business functions within local, national and global settings. Graduates will have demonstrated a practical understanding of key principles and practices necessary for success in the field of business.

Students who graduate from this program are prepared to work in diverse team settings and contribute to projects with practical presentation and research skills. They can use their functional knowledge in many areas of an organization to achieve strategies within cross-functional teams..

This learning experience will enable you to:

  • Use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.
  • Perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices.
  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field.
  • Apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization's business initiatives..
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Part Time Study Options

George Brown College 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

Optional Field Education Course

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

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Identify and discuss 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. Use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.
  4. Apply basic research skills to support business decision making.
  5. Support the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects.
  6. Perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices.
  7. Explain the role of the human resource function and its impact on an organization.
  8. Use accounting and financial principles to support the operations of an organization.
  9. Describe and apply marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization.
  10. Outline principles of supply chain management and operations management.
  11. Outline and assess the components of a business plan.
  12. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field.

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B125 program, you need to complete 27 courses: 23 Mandatory courses, 1 Business Elective or Field Education Course 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 27 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 One, Two, Three and Four): You must complete 4 General Education courses (one per semester). 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 courses 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. 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
CodeCourse NamePre-requisite
BUS 1038Business Concepts INONE
COMM 1007College EnglishNONE
COMP 1010Business Computer Applications INONE
HRM 1008Principles of HR ManagementNONE
MARK 1020Principles of Marketing INONE
MATH 1008Math for Business & ManagementNONE
GHUM 1087Successful Social RelationsNONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
CodeCourse NamePre-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
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
CodeCourse NamePre-requisite
ECON 1032MacroeconomicsNONE
MARK 1002Professional SellingMARK 1020
MGMT 1018International BusinessMARK 1020
MGMT 4009Operations ManagementMATH 1095
STAT 1012Business StatisticsMATH 1095
STS 1037Career Planning and DevelopmentNONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
CodeCourse NamePre-requisite
ACCT 2031Managerial AccountingACCT 1036
BUS 1041Small Business ManagementBUS 1038
BUS 1044Business LawNONE
BUS 1055Logistics & Supply Chain ManagementMGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
Select One General Education Elective
Business Elective or Field Education Course

Detailed course outlines

List of General Education Electives

Electives

Elective courses
CodeCourse NamePre-requisite
CMMK 1114Business Research & Report WritingCOMM 1034
CMMK 1127The Business Media in CanadaCOMM 1034
CMMK 1156Talking BusinessCOMM 1034
COMP 1113Principles of E-Business ICOMP 1010
MGMT 2036Customer Service MARK 1020
HRM 2027Coaching for Effective Performance ManagementHRM 1008

Your Career

Graduates of the Business program find work in a broad range of employment settings in all sectors of business 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 three-year advanced diploma program.

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

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

$4,049.00 *

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.

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 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 Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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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 (B125)

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

Tom Supra, Program Co-ordinator

Email: tsupra@georgebrown.ca

Elizabeth Speers, Director, Centre for Business

Email: espeers@georgebrown.ca

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