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Available at: Brockville | Cornwall | Kingston


The two-year diploma in Business is intended for students looking for a broad, well-integrated business education and the opportunity to study in more than one area of specialization. Built around a strong core of business foundation skills, the Business diplomas appeal to those interested in acquiring specific skills in key business areas such as accounting, marketing, and human resources. 

*NOTE: You can start this program in October and January. Applicants should apply at as a Business Fundamentals (0973) student. All students will start in this program and transition into the Business program area of their choice.



At Kingston campus, the first semester of the Business programs is common for Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources Management and Business. At the end of the second semester, students will have an op­portunity to confirm their program of choice.

Graduates become effective communicators, trained in problem solving, teamwork and quality management. They are skilled in the use of current computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Two years at college will get you started in a challenging career in business. Successful completion of either the Brockville or Cornwall two-year diploma will lead to direct admission into the third year of the Business Administration program on the Cornwall campus.

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Program Name


Program Code



Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates


Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

2016-17 tuition fees are $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $1,062.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees are $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,740.15. 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 2017-18

Semester 1
ACCT 1 Introductory Accounting I
ADMN 1000 Introduction to Canadian Business
MATH 35 Business Mathematics
COMM 34 Introduction to College Communications
COMP 222 Computer Application Fundamentals
GENE General Education Course

Semester 2
MARK 201 Introductory Marketing I
HUMA 53 Principles of Human Resources Management
ECON 2 Macroeconomics
MATH 53 Mathematics of Finance
COMM 39 Communications for Business
ACCT 2 Introductory Accounting II
CARE 60 Career Development

Semester 3
ECON 1 Microeconomics
MARK 2 Professional Selling
PROJ 1 Introduction to Project Management
ACCT 30 Managerial Accounting
HUMA 1079 Organizational Behaviour
COMP 45 Advanced Excel
GENE General Education Course (Online)

Semester 4
ADMN 1100 Supply Chain Management
BUSI 400 Restricted Elective - Business
BLAW 1 Business Law
HUMA 400 Restricted Elective - Human Resources
MARK 102 Entrepreneurship & Venture Development
MARK 400 Restricted Elective - Marketing
GENE General Education Course
CARE 61 Career Development II

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


The Marketing classes that I’ve taken so far have definitely opened my eyes to different approaches that I can take with my band: how to promote my upcoming events properly, how to get them into the right channels. And the Accounting courses have helped me with creating budgets, so I can actually budget an entire tour and know how to finance the entire thing.

Mike Brown

Program Contact

Christina Decarie

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. The first year of Business is run following a 7-1-7 model: three courses for seven weeks, one week of professional development and advising, and three courses for seven weeks. 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.

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.

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