What will I learn?

This program is intended for students who wish to develop a basic level of competence in business. Students will study the principles of business organization, accounting, marketing, operations management, and business communications. Completion of the program will assist students to confirm their intentions and to define the business discipline they wish to study should they choose to continue with one of Conestoga's business or business administration programs.

Upon completion of the program students will be able to transfer directly into the second semester of Business diploma programs: Business, Business Administration Management, Accounting and Supply Chain and Operations Management. Alternatively, students will receive up to 7 transfer credits towards other Business diploma programs. Students who achieve over 75% in their first semester can apply for an early transfer to Level 1 of Business or a Business Administration program should they choose to.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify factors that have an impact on an organization's business opportunities.
  • Explain the impact of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics on an organization's business initiatives.
  • Use current technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.
  • Apply basic research skills to support business decision making.
  • Perform basic accounting procedures and financial calculations to support the operations of a business.
  • Describe marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization.
  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
  • Outline the functional areas of a business and their inter-relationships.
  • Apply basic operations management principles and techniques to support the operation of an organization.

Graduate Opportunities

This program is designed for entry-level workforce positions and to assist graduates in further academic pursuits by providing students an opportunity to gain a firm grounding in business fundamentals.

Upon completion of the program students will be able to transfer directly into the second semester of Business diploma programs: Business, Business Administration Management, Accounting and Supply Chain and Operations Management. Alternatively, students will receive up to 7 transfer credits towards other Business diploma programs. Students who achieve over 75% in their first semester can apply for an early transfer to Level 1 of Business or a Business Administration program should they choose to.

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$12,500.00 (US$ 9,446) per year
Start date

13 January 2020

Venue

Conestoga College

Doon (Kitchener) Campus,

299 Doon Valley Drive,

KITCHENER,

Ontario (ON),

N2G 4M4, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status.

Applicants must have 6.0 IELTS (with no band less than 5.5), 80 TOEFL.

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