Business Fundamentals


Ontario College Certificate

Area Of Interest



1 year

Program Code



Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes:
Fall Start (September): 0249
Winter Start (January): 0239
Distance Education: 0690

A Great Place to Start Your Business Education

You’ve been told you have a mind for business, but what kind of business will that be? Find out what interests you most with Confederation College’s Business Fundamentals one-year certificate program.

This program is ideal for business-minded students who are not quite sure what area of business they want to study in. You will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of business with courses such as computer applications and business communications, as well as introductory courses in accounting, human resources and marketing.

Top Highlights

  • One-year program allows you to enter the workforce faster
  • Touches upon all areas of business to help you find your niche
  • Provides the pathway to our two-year diploma programs in Marketing, Human Resources or Accounting
  • Learn skills for an administration career as well

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. identify factors that have an impact on an organization’s business opportunities.
  2. explain the impact of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics on an organization’s business initiatives.
  3. use current technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.
  4. apply basic research skills to support business decision making.
  5. perform basic accounting procedures and financial calculations to support the operations of an organization.
  6. describe marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization.
  7. develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
  8. outline the functional areas of a business and their inter-relationships.
The Business Fundamentals program has provided me with a great overview of the world of business. Previously I had graduated from the Construction...
Spencer Beadle
I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in pursuing a career in business. Whether you are interested in accounting, marketing, human...
Charles Belanger
The Business Fundamentals program gave me the information that I needed to understand business and economic activities, globally. I challenged myself...
Naomi Wesley
After graduating from the Business Fundamentals program and the Business Accounting program at the college, I felt far more comfortable entering the...
Tricia Therrien

Employment Opportunities

Completion of the Business Fundamentals program may help you find a job in several entry-level positions including sales, general administration and customer service. However, it is more of a stepping stone to other educational opportunities including Confederation College’s two-year and three-year diploma programs in business.

CLICK ... to explore Careers in this field

Explore careers, current wages, employment stats, job postings, and associated education & training.

Dr. Bill J. Gregorash

(807) 475-6536
Confederation College Logo

Distance Education Department

(807) 473-3846


Oshki Recruitment

Contact our Recruitment Team