Business Administration – Project Management Program
(with work experience)
(B156)

2021-20222022-2023
  • Program Name:
    Business Administration – Project Management
  • Code: B156
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
  • Centre:
  • School: Management
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,396.00 * †
  • Experiential Learning:

    Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required

  • Fall 2021 Delivery:
    Semester 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Online

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Overview

Program Overview

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.

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.

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

Accreditation

ACBSP Candidate for Accreditation

Your Field Education 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 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.

Courses

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B156 program, you need to complete 37 courses29 Mandatory courses, 5 Business Electives and3 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 (co-op 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) and3 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.

SEMESTER 1

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 2

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 3

Code Courses Pre-requisite
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics NONE
MGMT 4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
MGMT 2044 Scope and Quality Management BUS 1040 & COMP 1115
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE
BUS 1000 Work Experience Prep Course * COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA
* This course only applies to students taking the Work Experience Option (B156)
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
MGMT 1035 Global Trade Assessment MARK 1020
MGMT 2047 Schedule and Cost Management BUS 1040 & COMP 1115
MGMT 2049 Supply Chain Management II MGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

Code Courses Pre-requisite
MARK 1002 Professional Selling MARK 1020
MGMT 1020 Management Decision Making MGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
MGMT 2032 Advanced Project Management Tools MGMT 2044 & MGMT 2047
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
BUS 1044 Business Law NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

Code Courses Pre-requisite
MGMT 3006 Strategic Analysis COMM 1034
MGMT 3031 Project Management Case Studies MGMT 2026 & MGMT 2032
MGMT 2026 The Successful Project Manager BUS 1040
Select Three Business Electives

General Education Electives

Electives

Business Electives (Semester Five and Six):

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 COMP 1010
MGMT 2037 Retail Management MARK 2049
MGMT 2036 Customer Service MARK 1020
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management HRM 1008
HRM 2030 Field Based Advanced Coaching HRM 2027 and by interview only
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning MARK 1020, ACCT 2031, MATH 1008 & HRM 1008
MGMT 3015 Quality Improvement through Lean/Six Sigma NONE

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

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.

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.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,396.00 * †

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2020. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2021 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 $500 covers the cost of the Work Experience Preparation course and the first Work Experience semester. There is an additional fee of $500 for the second Work Experience semester.

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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 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 our transfer guide for more information.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in this program. Please review our English proficiency requirements.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Monique Tucker, 2016 Graduate

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.

Contact Us

Information Sessions

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, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Domestic Student 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 section.

International Student Admissions

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page.

Fees and Financial Information

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 section.

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.

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

Business Administration – Project Management (B126/156)

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

Saifur Rahman, Program Co-ordinator
Email: mdsaifur.rahman@georgebrown.ca

Elizabeth Speers, Director, Centre for Business
Emailespeers@georgebrown.ca

 

Social Channels:

Follow the Centre for Business on Instagram and LinkedIn

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

This program is offered out of our School of Management and classes take place at our St. James Campus, mainly at 200 King St. E., and 290 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON, Canada.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today! You can also take our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Business Administration – Project Management Program
(with work experience)
(B156)

2021-20222022-2023
  • Program Name:
    Business Administration – Project Management
  • Code: B156
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
  • Centre:
  • School: Management
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,394.00 * †
  • Experiential Learning:

    Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required

  • Fall 2020 Delivery Method:
    Online (on-campus activities will resume as soon as it is safe to do so)

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

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.

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

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

Accreditation

ACBSP Candidate for Accreditation

Your Field Education 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 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.

Courses

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B156 program, you need to complete 37 courses29 Mandatory courses, 5 Business Electives and3 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) and3 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 2020-2021

SEMESTER 1

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 2

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 3

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics NONE
MGMT 4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
MGMT 2044 Scope and Quality Management BUS 1040 & COMP 1115
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE
BUS 1000 Work Experience Prep Course * COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA
* This course only applies to students taking the Work Experience Option (B156)
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
MGMT 2049 Supply Chain Management II MGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020
MGMT 2047 Schedule and Cost Management BUS 1040 & COMP 1115
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
MARK 1002 Professional Selling MARK 1020
MGMT 1020 Management Decision Making MGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
MGMT 2032 Advanced Project Management Tools MGMT 2044 & MGMT 2047
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
BUS 1044 Business Law NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
MGMT 3006 Strategic Analysis MGMT 1020 & COMM 1034
MGMT 3031 Project Management Case Studies MGMT 2026 & MGMT 2032
MGMT 2026 The Successful Project Manager BUS 1040
Select Three Business Electives

General Education Electives

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 COMP 1010
MGMT 2037 Retail Management MARK 2049
MGMT 2036 Customer Service MARK 1020
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management HRM 1008
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning MARK 1020, ACCT 2031, MATH 1008 & HRM 1008
MGMT 3014 Field Based Advanced Coaching HRM 2027 and by interview only
MGMT 3015 Quality Improvement through Lean/Six Sigma NONE

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

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.

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.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,394.00 * †

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 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 $500 covers the cost of the Work Experience Preparation courseand the first Work Experience semester. There is an additional fee of $500 for the second Work Experience semester.

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

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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 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 (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Monique Tucker, 2016 Graduate

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.

Contact Us

Information Sessions

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, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Domestic Student 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 section.

International Student Admissions

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page.

Fees and Financial Information

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 section.

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.

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

Business Administration – Project Management (B126/156)

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

Mark Anglin, Program Co-ordinator
Email: mark.anglin@georgebrown.ca

Elizabeth Speers, Director, Centre for Business
Emailespeers@georgebrown.ca

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

This program is offered out of our School of Management and classes take place at our St. James Campus, mainly at 200 King St. E., and 290 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON, Canada.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today! You can also check out our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Business Administration – Project Management Program
(with work experience)
(B156)

2021-20222022-2023
  • Program Name:
    Business Administration – Project Management
  • Code: B156
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
  • Centre:
  • School: Management
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,336.00 * †
  • Experiential Learning:

    Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

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.

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

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

Your Field Education 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 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.

Courses

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 complete4 General Education courses.1 mandatory (“Successful Social Relations” - GHUM 1087) and3 chosen from at least2 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 2019-2020

SEMESTER 1

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 2

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 3

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics NONE
MGMT 4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
MGMT 2044 Scope and Quality Management BUS 1040 & COMP 1115
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE
BUS 1000 Work Experience Prep Course * COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA
* This course only applies to students taking the Work Experience Option (B156)
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
BUS 1055 Logistics & Supply Chain Management MGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020
MGMT 2047 Schedule and Cost Management BUS 1040 & COMP 1115
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
MARK 1002 Professional Selling MARK 1020
MGMT 1020 Management Decision Making MGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
MGMT 2032 Advanced Project Management Tools MGMT 2044 & MGMT 2047
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
BUS 1044 Business Law NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
MGMT 3006 Strategic Analysis MGMT 1020 & COMM 1034
MGMT 3031 Project Management Case Studies MGMT 2026 & MGMT 2032
MGMT 2046 The Successful Project Manager BUS 1040
Select Three Business Electives

Detailed course outlines

Electives List of General Education Electives

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 COMP 1010
MGMT 3011 Real World Project Management MGMT 2026, MGMT 2032, by interview only
MGMT 2045 Risk Management MGMT 2026 & MGMT 2032
MGMT 2037 Retail Management MARK 2049
MGMT 2036 Customer Service MARK 1020
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management HRM 1008
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning MARK 1020, ACCT 2031, MATH 1008 & HRM 1008
MGMT 3014 Field Based Advanced Coaching HRM 2027 and by interview only
MGMT 3015 Quality Improvement through Lean/Six Sigma NONE

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

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

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 portalwill 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.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,336.00 * †

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 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 courseand 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.

International Students

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

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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 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 (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Apply To

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

Monique Tucker, 2016 Graduate

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.

Contact Us

Information Sessions

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, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Domestic Student 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 section.

International Student Admissions

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page.

Fees and Financial Information

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 section.

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.

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

Business Administration – Project Management (B126/156)

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

Derek Vigar, Program Co-ordinator

Email: dvigar@georgebrown.ca

Colin Williams, Chair, School of Management

Emailc.williams@georgebrown.ca

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

This program is offered out of our School of Management and classes take place at our St. James Campus, mainly at 200 King St. E., and 290 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON, Canada.

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