Ontario College Diploma

Area Of Interest



2 years

Program Code



Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes:
Fall Start (September): 0207
Winter Start (January): 0237
NOTE: this program is also available via Distance Education ...

Get a Well-Rounded Business Education

Confederation College’s Business program is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program for students who want a comprehensive education in all areas of business.

You will study finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, human resources, and organizational behaviour to give you a broad understanding of these key areas. This program will help you prepare for a wide range of job opportunities in business, giving you a solid foundation to build your career.

Most importantly, the Business program gives you options. This program has a common first year with the Accounting, Human Resources, and Marketing programs, allowing you to transfer to one of these programs after the first year if you choose.

Top Highlights

  • Touches upon all areas of business to help you find what interests you most
  • Gives you a well-rounded business education to prepare you for a wide variety of business careers
  • Allows you to transfer to Accounting, Human Resources, or Marketing after your first year
  • Receive your Business Fundamentals Certificate after your first year

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. identify and discuss the impact of global issues on an organization’s business opportunities by using an environmental scan.
  2. apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization’s business initiatives.
  3. use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.
  4. apply basic research skills to support business decision making.
  5. support the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects.
  6. perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices.
  7. explain the role of the human resource function and its impact on an organization.
  8. use accounting and financial principles to support the operations of an organization.
  9. describe and apply marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization.
  10. outline principles of supply chain management and operations management.
  11. outline and assess the components of a business plan.
  12. develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field.

Employment Opportunities

Completion of the Business program may help you build a career in many different areas including retail sales, wholesale/commercial sales, general administration, business management, retail trade, and customer service, and give you a competitive advantage over those who do not have a formal business education. You could work in a wide variety of industries including retail, B2B, resource sector (mining, forestry, transportation, energy, etc.), government, banking, and non-profit. This program will also give you a solid basis to help you launch your own business or entrepreneurial venture.

Dr. Bill J. Gregorash

(807) 475-6536
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