School of Business and Management

Business Fundamentals

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Get your certificate in one year


Gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the business sector in this one year certificate program. Careers in business can take you across the globe. Explore which business program or specialty is right for you, with the opportunity to transfer directly into the second year of the business, accounting or human resources program, or gain the skills and confidence to start your career in this diverse sector.

What You Learn

  • Business math
  • Communications
  • Marketing for business
  • Financial accounting
  • Microeconomics

Delivered as part of the Northern Ontario Colleges Collaborative Program (NCCP)

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, any Gr 11 Math (C) or (U)

If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

ACC 135 Introduction to Financial Accounting I
BUS 108 Introduction to Business
BUS 117 Computer Applications for Business I
BUS 251 Introduction to Human Resources
MKT 100 Introduction to Marketing
CMM 125 College Communications I
MTH 173 Business Math I

Semester 2

ACC 142 Financial Accounting II
BUS 120 Computer Applications for Business II
ECN 100 Microeconomics
MKT 130 Marketing II
CMM 230 Workplace Communications
MTH 176 Business Math II
GENED General Education Elective - Online

2018-2019 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $1154 - - $4176.5
Ontario College Certificate

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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Further Your Education to programs such as:

  • Business
  • Business - Accounting

Please contact the Admissions Office if you have additional questions about the internal application process:

Admissions Office
705.474.7600 ext 5123