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Business (Diploma)

This is a St. Lawrence College curriculum delivered by Canadian College. Students enrolled in these programs will receive two diplomas, one from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario, and another from Canadian College. In accordance with our Ministry approved transition plan, January 2023 will be the final enrollment for the dual credential program. Canadian College will continue offering programs using the SLC curriculum beyond January 2023 and we look forward to the next phase of our successful partnership.

Program Overview

This program is general in nature and is designed to provide a wide choice of career opportunities in the business world. Students in the program will gain a practical understanding of key principles and practices necessary for success in the field of business, and acquire a range of fundamental skills in areas such as finance, accounting, human resources, operations management, marketing, and sales.

Admission Requirements

Secondary School Diploma including Math 11 and English 12, or equivalent. Students must meet one of the following language requirements:

  • Canadian College of English Language Level 140, Pass with 60%.
  • St. Lawrence College ESL Advanced, Pass with 60%
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each section)
  • TOEFL CBT 213 , TOEFL IBT 78

Start dates:

Jan 04 2022 May 02 2022 Sep 06 2022
Jan 03 2023 May 01 2023 Sep 05 2023
2 Years (4 Study Semesters)
*This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
Fall (Sept-Dec)

Full-time Study

Student may work 20hrs per week

Winter (Jan-Apr)

Full-time Study

Student may work 20hrs per week

Summer (May-Aug)

Vacation

Students are able to work full-time  

Fall (Sept-Dec)

Full-time Study

Student may work 20hrs per week

Winter (Jan-Apr)

Full-time Study

Student may work 20hrs per week

Summer (May-Aug)

Vacation

Students are able to work full-time  

Note: Limited seats available. Contact us or apply online.

Study & Work

Work Opportunities

Students registered in all programs at Canadian College are permitted to work part time 20hrs per week during study semesters. During the Summer vacation students are permitted to work full time.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Business program are employed in a broad range of employment settings in all sectors of business and industry, both domestic and international, including manufacturers, retailers, financial institutions, government offices, consulting firms, and other large and small businesses.

Curriculum

ACCT 20 Accounting Fundamentals

In Accounting Fundamentals students create, use, and discuss foundational financial information. Students discuss the fundamental elements of accounting and their impact on business operations. By using accounting software to perform accounting operations students learn the elements of accounting software and routine accounting statements.

ACCT 27 Introductory Managerial Accounting

In Introduction to Managerial Accounting non-accounting majors learn about the uses and limitations of financial and managerial accounting in the decision-making processes of an organization. Students learn the principles and practice of management accounting as a professional discipline. Management accounting is both a process and a function of supplying managers and employees in an organization with relevant information, both financial and nonfinancial, for making decisions, allocating scarce resources, monitoring, and evaluating performance. Students learn the differences between financial and managerial accounting. Emphasis will be placed on how financial information is used in forecasting, budgeting, management and the measurement of business operations. The course includes an introduction to routine reporting to management for planning and controlling current operations, special reporting to management for long range planning and the framework for preparing both capital and operating budgets. Students study a variety of analytical techniques that can be applied to financial and operational data to support management decisions.

ADMN 1000 Introduction to Canadian Business

This course provides an overview of how businesses function in general, and specifically reviews business within the Canadian context. The course will also examines the relationships between the organization and its owners, employees, customers, suppliers, governments and the community. The course will also provide an overview of the various functional areas within a typical organization. The course will also explore the current Canadian business environment.

ADMN 1002 The Human Side of Business: Thriving in the New World of Work

Graduates are entering the world of work just as it is being radically transformed. While technical skills remain crucial, organizations are now looking to hire a workforce with the human skills to thrive in the modern workplace. In this course, students will cultivate and apply knowledge for the contemporary workplace. Driven by case studies and real-world context, students will develop an understanding of the impacts of equity, diversity, and inclusion, social responsibility, ethics and sustainability, and client service. Students will work in teams throughout this course, ultimately applying the course learning in a culminating capstone project where they will propose recommendations to an organization.

ADMN 1100 Supply Chain Management

This course provides the students with an opportunity to explore the field of operations and supply chain management. Students study the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, conversion, and logistics management. The course also exposes students to theory regarding topics including Just-in-Time, lean management, risk management, utilization, inventory analysis and outsourcing/offshoring. The course addresses the importance of facility location and warehouse types that are used in today’s environment.

ADMN 1200 Business Intelligence and Emerging Technologies

In this course, students will be introduced to business intelligence tools and emerging technologies. At a high-level, students learn about Power BI and related business intelligence software. With the foundation of Power BI, students explore various emerging technologies in problem-based environment. Students learn foundational language and tools of analytics, business intelligence, and emerging technologies. The course focuses exclusively on problem based, real world applications allowing students to develop a functional literacy in emerging technology terminology and an entry level proficient with Power BI.

ADMN 2005 Business Consulting Project

Working with a community partner or in a simulated experience, this course provides students with the opportunity to integrate their learning throughout the program and propose solutions to a specified complex business challenge. Working in project teams as consultants, students develop and prepare business solutions to authentic problems. Upon conclusion of the project work, students reflect on their experience to identify how the skills developed and experience help prepare them for their next professional opportunity.

ADMN 2010 The Global Business Landscape

In this course, students examine foundational international business theory and seminal scholarly works to extend their knowledge of how contemporary global issues impact the operations of a business. Students will demonstrate the impact and influence that core global business concepts such as fiscal and monetary policy, risk management, and trade agreements can have on an organization, an industry, or a country. Finally, students will investigate contemporary global issues from a variety of perspectives, including small to medium size businesses, provincial, and national economies.

BLAW 40 Administrative Law

In Administrative Law students review the legal environment for businesses and identify its impact on operations. Students analyze legislation, statues, regulations, and company policies to identify compliance requirements, mitigate risk, and determine strategy. Exploring contracts, the law associated with business relationships, and various special legal rights and relationships students learn to consider the complex regulatory context in which businesses operate.

COMM 110 Communications For College

This course is designed to help students develop and practice the communication skills needed to succeed in college and workforce environments. Emphasis is placed on improving foundational communication strategies--reading, writing, listening, and speaking--and on developing research and critical thinking skills.

COMM 39 Business Communications

In this course, the emphasis is on the development of professional communication. Students develop communication and teamwork skills through the preparation and delivery of a range of professional documents and presentations utilizing current workplace technologies.

COMP 92 Business Computer Applications

This course is designed to familiarize the student with basic computer operations and applications through instructor-led exercises, activities, and case studies. It explores various concepts of effective computer usage with a hands-on introduction to the Windows operating system, file management, and working effectively and collaboratively in an online environment. It also provides in-depth exploration and application of various features of the current version of Microsoft Office software including Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Excel is covered briefly in this course in relation to integration with the other Microsoft Office Suite products.

COMP 96 Business Application Modeling

This course expands on the student’s introductory level knowledge of spreadsheets and databases. Using Microsoft Excel, students learn advanced Excel features such as charts, logical functions, pivot tables, goal seek, data tables, macros, multiple worksheets, lists, look-up tables, and financial functions. The focus is on using advanced spreadsheet functions accurately and effectively to analyze problems that arise in business.

ECON 3 Introduction to Economics

The economic environment is the theater in which contemporary managers plan, organize, lead, and control. This course introduces the language and navigational skills that condition students for success in this environment. Students learn microeconomic principals including supply and demand, the themes of scarcity, productivity, efficiency and effectiveness, the concept of opportunity cost, and the relationship between these fundamentals and the Canadian economy. Employing a practical approach to the Canadian macroeconomic environment, the course examines choices by individuals, businesses and governments and their effects on Gross Domestic Product, unemployment, the money supply, and exchange rates. The course addresses factors influencing both the supply side and the demand side of the economy including productivity, consumption, savings, and investment.

GENE 189 Professional and Personal Development

In this course, students benchmark their norms and behaviours for professional and personal development. Students develop self-awareness utilizing formalized assessments to give language to the application of emotional intelligence and personal behaviours that could otherwise mistakenly be described as strengths or weaknesses. Students describe the impact of the their behaviours and further strategies to develop skills and compensate for barriers. Students practice using related terminology to better express their development progress. Students learn about high-functioning teams and practice those skills through teamwork activities. Students develop strategies for setting and implement goals.

HUMA 74 Principles of Human Resources Management

Principles of Human Resources Management is intended to provide students with an understanding of human resources management functions within organizations. The course introduces the purpose and the application of Human Resources activities which will assist organizations in achieving their goals and objectives. As such, this course is designed to lay the groundwork for more advanced studies in Human Resources and related subjects.

HUMA 76 Culture, Leadership, and Management

In this course, students explore theoretical frameworks related to leadership, culture, and management in order support the successful development or organizations. Through self-reflection, students evolve their own leadership practice and identify opportunities for continued growth. Students practice leading coaching conversations and develop strategies for effective mentorship and mentee relationships. Students analyze situations in order to contribute successfully to change initiatives and support the development of an organizational culture that values diversity and equity

MARK 102 Entrepreneurship

This course introduces students to the attributes, skills, tools, and knowledge that is required to become a successful entrepreneur, or to excel in an entrepreneurial type of organization. Emphasis will be placed on developing the competencies required to be able to critically evaluate potential business opportunities, create appropriate strategies to meet identified needs, develop a comprehensive business plan including an operating budget, source and evaluate available financing alternatives, establish the enterprise, and manage its growth and development.

MARK 2 Professional Selling

This introductory course is designed to help students develop persuasive communication skills, build self-confidence in making presentations and provide you with a sound grounding in the field of professional selling. Even if you have decided against a selling career, it should be recognized that the principles of professional selling are essential to most career oriented or entrepreneurial opportunities.

MARK 20 Marketing Essentials

Marketing Essentials introduces students to the basic principles and practices of marketing management in the modern business setting. This course examines the consumer market for goods and services and the major decision areas of marketing: identifying and selecting target markets, product, price, distribution, integrated marketing communications and customer relationship management. Key concepts including value creation, marketing mix, marketing strategy, and marketing best practices are introduced and explored. Data and the application of metrics and analytics in decision making are discussed and applied.

MATH 80 Introductory Business Mathematics

Introductory Business Math prepares students for success in business and financial mathematics. This course emphasizes the development of business-related numeracy and the fundamentals of the time value of money. Topics covered include basic numeracy, percent applications, payroll, tax, and time value of money.

MATH 90 Mathematics of Finance

This course provides an overview of the mathematics of business financial management. Annuities are studied and applied to various business applications and financial decision-making such as bonds, sinking funds, investments, loans, mortgages and net present value.

PROJ 1 Introduction to Project Management

With the pace of change in businesses today comes the increasing need for projects and the need for people to understand how projects work. This course is designed for those wanting to understand the basics of project management according to a logic model or plan. Students learn the major concepts, processes and tools of project management in business projects and apply these processes and techniques to significantly improve the efficiency with which business goals can be achieved. Each step in the process is examined including goal setting, project scope, charter, risk management and evaluation. Students also experience first-hand the communication challenges that can make or break a project. Learning occurs primarily through class/small group discussion, individual/group activities and case studies."

HUMA 1079 Organizational Behaviour

The study of organizational behaviour is the study of three separate, but interrelated, processes. The course begins with the study of individual behaviour in organizations, including such topics as perception, attitudes and work motivation. The study of group dynamics is also addressed, including such topics as team building, leadership, and decision-making. Finally the course explores the study of organizational structure, culture and change.

MARK 14 Integrated Marketing Communications 1

Students learn the ways in which marketing communications are utilized by marketers to inform, educate and enable customers. Specifically, students explore the strategies and work through the implementation challenges of direct marketing, public relations, sponsorship/event marketing, and social media marketing across a range of products, concepts, good and services. Students develop an integrated marketing communication strategy for a consumer product or service.

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