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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. Business Administration graduates bring a broad base of knowledge to the workplace in a variety of specialized areas including marketing, management services, and accounting. While successfully handling specific business functions, they have the background to strengthen their skills, broaden their knowledge and prove their competence in anticipation of moving into middle management positions to the benefit of both profitability and corporate success.

Learn more about the path from Business programs to the Bachelor of Business Administration program.

Credit Transfer Opportunity: 

St. Lawrence College and McDonald's Restaurants of Canada have partnered to offer educational opportunities to McDonald's employees. Click here to learn more about this credit transfer opportunity.


Business Administration graduates are generalists with specialized skills in marketing, accounting, and human resources. Graduates are effective communicators and team players who are trained in problem solving and in the use of computer software to assess and manage data and information.

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

Qualified graduates from the two-year Business diploma program in Cornwall and Brockville have the opportunity to continue their education by entering directly into the third year of this Business Administration advanced diploma program.


Program Name

Business Administration

Program Code



Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Start Dates


Program Duration

3 Years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

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International Fees

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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 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 2020-21

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

Semester 2
ACCT 2 Introductory Accounting 2
CARE 60 Career Development 1
COMM 39 Communications for Business
ECON 2 Macroeconomics
HUMA 53 Principles of Human Resources Management
MARK 201 Introductory Marketing 1
MATH 53 Mathematics of Finance

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

Semester 4
ADMN 1100 Operations and Supply Chain Management
BLAW 1 Business Law: Contract/Tort
BUSI 400 Restricted Elective Business 1
CARE 61 Career Development 2
HUMA 400 Restricted Elective - Human Resources
MARK 102 Entrepreneurship
MARK 400 Restricted Elective - Marketing
GENE General Education Course (Online)

Semester 5
ACCT 36 Computer Applications in Accounting
ADMN 5 Preparation for Placement
HUMA 40 Perspectives of Leadership
MARK 16 Marketing Management
MATH 75 Business Statistics
Advanced Level Business Course
Online Business Elective

Semester 6
ADMN 60 Business Strategy
FINA 1 Financial Management 1
WORK164 Business Work Placement
Advanced Level Human Resources Course
Advanced Level Marketing Course

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

>>More information on these SLC Articulations

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.

If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older. Click here for full details


Health Requirements


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

David White

Admissions Information

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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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