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What will I learn?

Thrive with a challenging and rewarding career as an entrepreneur.

The two-year Business - Management and Entrepreneurship Ontario College Diploma program provides you with the knowledge and skills for a successful career in management or ownership of a small or medium-sized enterprise.

This program has a strong focus on business trends, developing an entrepreneurial mindset, and innovation in a digital economy. It encourages your creativity, strategic thinking and originality, as you cultivate the skills to start up and run a small business.

Explore your talents and creativity through hands-on projects that can be customized to your interests. Learn about business concepts and how to:

  • develop a good business idea
  • create a business model
  • validate your business through market research
  • manage people and resources
  • understand financial information
  • gain customer attention and sell
  • create a digital presence
  • launch a business

Create a start-up idea that you develop and enhance throughout the program. Complete multiple team-based projects, including the creation and presentation of a comprehensive business plan.

Our campus is the ideal place for an entrepreneur. Faculty consists of entrepreneurs and business owners who continue to keep up with trends in their areas of specialization. You have access to the Discovery, Applied Research and Entrepreneurship (DARE) district, our entrepreneurship and innovation centre, and several other business supports and competitions. Activities such as the AC Market, B-ME Grill and Wolves Den provide you with opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning.

Upon graduation, you are ready for a variety of career paths. You may start a business, manage an existing business, continue your education or find a career in:

  • eCommerce
  • marketing
  • digital marketing
  • visual merchandising
  • store planning
  • professional sales
  • social media
  • marketing research
  • purchasing
  • retail
  • customer service and management

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
2022 Fall & 2023 Spring: SEM 1 - CAN $8,141.08, SEM 2,4 - CAN $7,729.60, SEM 3 - CAN $7,729.60; Estimated Program Total: CAN $31,345.88; 2023 Winter: SEM 1 - CAN $7,917.60, SEM 2,4 - CAN $7,729.60, SEM 3 - CAN $7,745.60; Estimated Program Total: CAN $31,122.40
Start date

9 January 2023, 8 May 2023

Venue

Algonquin College

Woodroffe Campus,

1385 Woodroffe Avenue,

OTTAWA,

Ontario (ON),

K2G 1V8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening: 20; Speaking: 20; Writing: 20.

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