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Business Administration

Available at: Cornwall


In our fast-paced and technologically complex business world, the need for effective managers is critical. Today’s business professionals must be doers, decision makers and motivators of people. Our graduates, with a broad base of knowledge about business, work in a variety of specialized areas.

While successfully handling specific business functions, they strengthen their skills, broaden their knowledge and prove their competence. They then move into positions in middle management, in marketing, management
services or accounting areas where they must work with, motivate and supervise fellow employees while making and implementing decisions affecting both profitability and corporate success.


Business Administration and Business graduates are generalists with specialized skills in marketing, accounting and human resources. Our graduates are effective communicators, team workers, trained in problem solving, and skilled in the use of computer software.

Note: The first two semesters of all Business programs are common.

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Program Name

Business Administration

Program Code



Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Start Dates


Program Duration

3 Years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

2016-17 tuition fees are $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $746.35. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees are $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,411.35. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2016-17

Semester 1
ACCT 1 Introductory Accounting I
COMM 34 Introduction to College Communications
COMP 201 Basic Computer Applications
HUMA 201 Introduction to Human Resources Management I
MARK 201 Introductory Marketing I
MATH 35 Business Mathematics

Semester 2
ACCT 2 Introductory Accounting II
COMM 39 Communications for Business
COMP 45 Advanced Excel
HUMA 202 Introduction to Human Resources Management II
MARK 202 Introductory Marketing II
MATH 53 Mathematics of Finance

Semester 3 
ACCT 30 Managerial Accounting
ECON 2 Macroeconomics
HUMA 15 Recruitment and Selection
MARK 2 Professional Selling
MARK 4 Retail Strategy Development
MARK 102 Entrepreneurship & Venture Development

Semester 4
ACCT 36 Accounting Software Applications
BUSI 8 Business Operations
ECON 1 Microeconomics
GENE 52 Organizational Behaviour
MARK 22 Consumer Behaviour
MARK 39 Strategic Account Management
PROJ 1A Introduction to Project Management

Semester 5
HUMA 4  Training and Development
INBU 9 Introduction to International Business
MARK 3 Advertising and Sales Promotion
MARK 16 Marketing Management
MATH 73 Quantitative Methods I
MGMT 3 Business Essentials & Career Strategies

Semester 6
FINA 12 Intro to Personal Finance
GENE General Education Course
MARK 111 Public Relations for Marketers
MARK 1009 Business Management Simulation
RELE 1 Business Elective
WORK 164 Business Work Placement

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M Level including the following prerequisites:
  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level  
  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities


There are just so many great things to say about the teaching staff in the business program. I always think that they expect a lot from us, getting our homework done and being prepared for class discussion. But we, as students, expected a lot from them as well, being prepared to teach us everything we need to know. I feel the business department did a great job of holding up their end of the bargin.

Amanda Collins

Program Contact

David White

Recruiting Contact

Recruitment Office

Additional Information

Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.


Students starting in February must take the second semester during the spring/summer in order to be on track for the third semester in the fall.

Advanced Standing

High school students with a minimum grade of 75% in Grade 12 M level accounting (BAT4M) are eligible to receive advanced standing in St. Lawrence College Introductory Accounting, ACCT 1. Once you have been accepted into your college program, contact your program coordinator for details.

Graduates from the three-year Business Administration program have the opportunity to continue to the Laurentian University Bachelor of Business Administration degree offered on the Kingston campus.

Are you a McDonald's of Canada Restaurant employee? Find out about our NEW student transfer agreement. Link

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