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Diploma in Business (Co-op) Georgian College




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Course info


Students acquire a foundational knowledge of the basics of business, with a focus on managing people and processes. Courses in economics, accounting, marketing, and human resources lay the groundwork for future careers and further studies. Individual courses provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to get to work. Upon graduation, students may launch their career or spring-board into further studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • identify and discuss the impact of global issues on an organization's business opportunities by using an environmental scan;
  • apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization's business initiatives;
  • use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives;
  • apply basic research skills to support business decision making;
  • support the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects;
  • perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices;
  • explain the role of the human resource function and its impact on an organization;
  • use accounting and financial principles to support the operations of an organization;
  • describe and apply marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization;
  • outline principles of supply chain management and operations management;
  • outline and assess the components of a business plan;
  • develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field;
  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the business environment;
  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include, but are not limited to, management trainee/manager, sales/sales management, personnel officer/manager in addition to entrepreneurial opportunities. Employers include banks, finance, trust and insurance companies, computer firms, government ministries and agencies, producers of consumer and industrial products, wholesalers, retailers, private companies and non-profit organizations.

Practical Experience

All co-operative education programs at Georgian contain mandatory work term experiences aligned with program learning outcomes. Co-op work terms are designed to integrate academic learning with work experience, supporting the development of industry specific competencies and employability skills.

Georgian College holds membership with, and endeavours to follow, the co-operative education guidelines set out by the Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) as supported by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Diploma in Business (Co-op).

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

CAD$13,740.00 (7,70,301) per year

CAN $6,870 for each semester


11-Jan-21, 10-May-21


Georgian College

Barrie Campus,

One Georgian Drive,


Ontario (ON),

L4M 3X9, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must hold OSSD or equivalent with the following:

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U), where minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M) are required.

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.

Applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria to meet Georgian’s language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (IBT): 79
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 550
  • IELTS Academic only: 6.0
  • YELT: 1-5
  • TOEIC: 800
  • Graduate of Level 8 of Georgian’s GAAS - English for Academic Purposes: 60% in certificate or completion of level 8 with 70% or higher
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL): 60
  • Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE): 58
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 170

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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