What will I learn?

This four-year, co-op Bachelor of Business Administration program is designed to prepare students to manage international business endeavours. The goal is to provide graduates with the ability to bring people, processes, and technology together to achieve improved performance in domestic or international enterprises.

At the end of Year 2, students have the option of specializing in Human Resource Management (HRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM) or Marketing Management (MM), or continuing in the general stream. The Ministry has also approved specializations in Sustainability Management and Project Management and there are plans to implement them over the next few years.

Program highlights include three paid co-op terms, two major consulting projects, use of SAP© Business Suite Applications, and a strong international focus, including:

New: Dual degree program with Institute of Technology Carlow in Ireland

A mandatory second language - at least two courses in Spanish, French or Mandarin; up to 4 courses in Spanish and French.

Student exchange opportunities with fifteen universities in the US, Chile, China, South Korea, France, Spain, Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia

An optional Global Citizenship Certificate

Two optional guided tour courses - to London and Paris, and to Tokyo and Shanghai

ScotiaBank scholarships and Global Edge Scholarships for students who wish to study or work overseas as part of their program

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will possess a blend of applied business skills that will enable them to function as flexible and versatile business generalists in an international context. Specific focus is given to issues requiring cross-functional integration of activities. The program will meet the needs of typical entry-level positions and allow the graduate to eventually move into supervisory or managerial roles within either domestic or international business environments.

Program Outcomes

  • Develop operating programs, policies and practices which are aligned with overall organizational goals and objectives in both domestic and international settings.
  • Critically assess a business situation to identify both domestic and international opportunities and constraints.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge and skills involved with managing global business functions by applying the skills and knowledge within a variety of management disciplines.
  • Design, implement and monitor initiatives geared towards improving the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of employees, processes, functions or businesses.
  • Develop cross functional business processes which address stakeholder needs and which utilize financial, human and capital resources to improve productivity, innovation, and quality and customer satisfaction in a socially and ethically responsible manner.

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$13,800.00 (US$ 10,396) per year
Start date

3 September 2019, 13 January 2020

Venue

Conestoga College

Doon (Kitchener) Campus,

299 Doon Valley Drive,

KITCHENER,

Ontario (ON),

N2G 4M4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older. Other English Language Requirements: CAEL 70 with minimum 60 writing, no sub-test band score less than 30; PTE Academic 51; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 5.

For international students

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older

Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test:

IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL iBT 88

CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60

PTE Academic 58

Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Conestoga College offers below pathways courses for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Georgian College
  • Durham College
  • Fleming College
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