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Business Management Program and Career Courses 


In-class Diploma Program

  • 48 weeks total time to complete
  • Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day

Online Distance Education Diploma Program

  • 48 weeks total time to complete based on 20 hours per week of dedicated learning plus homework
  • Majority of the course content is completed online within pre-scheduled milestones
  • Instructor time is scheduled each week via video lectures

Do you have an interest in all aspects of business including accounting, marketing, human resources and business law? Then the Business Management course may be the program for you! Business Management graduates can enter into the business world through a variety of paths.  

Approved as a vocational program under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Business Management Program Objective  

The objective of the Business Management Diploma program is to train students in business practices. This program focuses on three key elements providing each student with an understanding of the theoretical principles of business management, the practical “hands on” skills required to do the job and the communication skills needed to work within an office environment. 

Students will learn Bookkeeping, Financial Accounting and Payroll with two of the most popular accounting software packages: Sage 50 - Simply and QuickBooks. 

A fundamental understanding of the core elements of business is provided through the following business courses: Human Resource Management, Business Law,  Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and Business Plans.

Computer applications skills are in great demand in the business world. Students will develop solid skills in Microsoft Windows including Outlook, Word Level 1 & 2, Excel Level 1 & 2, PowerPoint and MS Project.

The Business Communications course rounds out the technical and business courses.  

The principles and practical skills learned in the Business Management courses ensure our graduates will be effective and efficient in an entry-level position in business.

Business Management Program Relevant Certification  

This program provides our students the opportunity to begin preparation for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification, issued by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA).  The certification is nationally recognized as a Standard of Excellence for payroll training.  CPA exams are not included as part of the program but students will be well prepared to consider this certification path after graduation.  

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Business Management Career Opportunities  

Graduates of this program will have the opportunity to enter the workplace with the knowledge and skills required to perform important tasks carried out by employees in business, governments and not-for-profit organizations within departments such as accounting, human resources, customer service, sales and account management.  Career opportunities may include: 

  • Business/Financial Analyst
  • Office Manager
  • Office Administrator
  • Co-ordinator Office Administration
  • Business Applications Specialist
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Entry Accounting Positions
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Financial and Administration Officer
  • Starting a business/Entrepreneur.

Business Management Wage Information

Office Administrator
$/hr rate:

Median High
$27.00  $46.30

Source: Office Administrator (NOC 13100) Ontario, April 2024

Personnel Clerk
$/hr rate:

Median High
$24.04  $32.21

Source: Personnel Clerk (NOC 14102) Ontario, April 2024

Accounting Clerk
$/hr rate:

Median High
$23.78   $35.00

Source: Accounting Clerk (NOC 14202) Ontario, April 2024

Payroll Clerk
$/hr rate:

Median High
$29.00  $39.90

Source: Payroll Clerk (NOC 13102) Ontario, April 2024

Business Management Program Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or the equivalent, or if 18 years of age or over, you may apply as a mature student and write an entrance exam
  • Ontario grade 12 English or equivalent
  • Language proficiency is an essential skill required for all employees in business
  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Immigration approval  
  • Assessment Interview to determine suitability for the Business Management program
  • Applicants must have an interest in business, the ability to work with numbers and a comfort level for learning computer applications

Business Management Fee Information

Tuition: $11,900    Textbooks and other fees: $2,280    International Student Fee: $2,000

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