Business Program (B125)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Business
  • Code: B125
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    2 years (4 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,302.00 *
  • Experiential Learning:

    Optional Field Education Course

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

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Overview

Program Overview

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.

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

This Centre for Business program is part of our School of Management.

Your Field Education Options

Students have the option of earning a business elective credit with the Field Education Course (BUS 1067).

Program 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.

Courses

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 2020-2021

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
BUS 1038 Business Concepts I NONE
COMM 1007 College English NONE
COMP 1010 Business Computer Applications I NONE
HRM 1008 Principles of HR Management NONE
MARK 1020 Principles of Marketing I NONE
MATH 1008 Math for Business & Management NONE
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course Name 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
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics NONE
MARK 1002 Professional Selling MARK 1020
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020
MGMT 4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
STS 1037 Career Planning and Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
BUS 1044 Business Law NONE
MGMT 2049 Supply Chain Management II NONE
Select One General Education Elective
Business Elective or Field Education Course

General Education Electives

Electives

Elective courses
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
BUS 1067 Field Education Course By application only - applications available in SJC 103 & SJA 313A
CMMK 1114 Business Research & Report Writing COMM 1034
CMMK 1127 The Business Media in Canada COMM 1034
CMMK 1156 Talking Business COMM 1034
COMP 1113 Principles of E-Business COMP 1010
MGMT 2036 Customer Service MARK 1020
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management HRM 1008

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

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 and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,302.00 *

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.

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 Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

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 (B125)

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

Colin Williams, Chair, School of Management
Emailc.williams@georgebrown.ca

Book a Meeting with the Chair: centreforbusiness.as.me/managementprospective

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 Program (B125)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Business
  • Code: B125
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    2 years (4 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,170.00 *
  • Experiential Learning:

    Optional Field Education Course

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

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.

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

This Centre for Business program is part of our School of Management.

Your Field Education Options

Students have the option of earning a business elective credit with the Field Education Course (BUS 1067).

Program 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.

Courses

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 2019-2020

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
BUS 1038 Business Concepts I NONE
COMM 1007 College English NONE
COMP 1010 Business Computer Applications I NONE
HRM 1008 Principles of HR Management NONE
MARK 1020 Principles of Marketing I NONE
MATH 1008 Math for Business & Management NONE
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course Name 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
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics NONE
MARK 1002 Professional Selling MARK 1020
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020
MGMT 4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
STS 1037 Career Planning and Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
BUS 1044 Business Law NONE
BUS 1055 Logistics & Supply Chain Management MGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
Select One General Education Elective
Business Elective or Field Education Course

Detailed course outlines

List of General Education Electives

Electives

Elective courses
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
BUS 1067 Field Education Course By application only - applications available in SJC 103 & SJA 313A
CMMK 1114 Business Research & Report Writing COMM 1034
CMMK 1127 The Business Media in Canada COMM 1034
CMMK 1156 Talking Business COMM 1034
COMP 1113 Principles of E-Business COMP 1010
MGMT 2036 Customer Service MARK 1020
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management HRM 1008

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

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.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,170.00 *

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 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

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 Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

How to Apply

Apply To

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

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 (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

Colin Williams, Chair, School of Management

Emailc.williams@georgebrown.ca

Book a Meeting with the Chair: centreforbusiness.as.me/managementprospective

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.