Business – Entrepreneurship

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Create a business and marketing plan in your final semester.


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2022: College Drive – North Bay

Learn how to network, market and operate your own business. Small- and medium-sized business
entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy. There are opportunities for
savvy entrepreneurs in almost any industry – like trades, media and digital technology, and health – anywhere in the world. Learn how to problem solve and effectively take your business idea to market. Network with entrepreneurs, business owners and mentors to round off your new technical skills with priceless real-world business expertise.


Your Future Career:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Business owner
  • Mid-level management
  • Business consultant
  • Sales


What You Will Learn:

  • Small business operations
  • Business and social media marketing
  • Small business finance and bookkeeping
  • Professional selling
  • Business communications and networking
  • Small business law and human resources

Curriculum Overview:

Semester 1 – Fall

  • Business Venture Validation
  • Computer Applications for Business
  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Marketing for Business
  • Human Resources Administration
  • Business Mathematics
  • Gen Ed Elective

Semester 2 – Winter

  • Small Business Bookkeeping
  • Professional Selling
  • Small Business Law
  • Business Communications
  • Small Business Finance
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Gen Ed Elective

Semester 3 – Fall

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Building a Business Network
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Special Topics in Marketing
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • GED Elective

Semester 4 – Winter

  • The Business Plan
  • The Marketing Plan
  • Last 7 Weeks
  • Business Presentations and Public Speaking
  • Small Business Operations

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

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Academic Upgrading

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Ontario College Diploma

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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