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Available at: Brockville | Cornwall | Kingston


Note: This program has been suspended for the Fall 2020 intake

The two-year diploma program in Business is for the student who is looking to broaden their education and immerse themselves in more than one area of specialization. Graduating students become a more employable and knowledgeable candidate for a variety of positions within the business world. No matter your areas of interest, a Business diploma will provide you with the fundamental skills and experience in Marketing, Human Resources, and Accounting to ensure 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.


Students will broaden their skills base in team work, presentations, written and oral communication, resume work and self-representation. Students will gather real-world experience with projects that send groups into the community, building teamwork skills, meeting new business people and networking, and are given the opportunity to make a difference in our community.

Qualified graduates from the two-year Business diploma program have the opportunity to continue their education by entering directly into the third year of the Business Administration advanced diploma program on our Cornwall campus.

Program Name


Program Code



Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

Special May Intake - International Students Only

Program Duration

2 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 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 2020-21

Semester 1
ACCT 1 Introductory Accounting 1
ADMN 1000 Introduction to Canadian Business
COMM 110 Communications for College
COMP 222 Computer Application Fundamentals
MATH 35 Introductory Business Mathematics
GENE 73 Mental Health and Wellness

Semester 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
ACCT 2 Introductory Accounting 2

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
GENE Online General Education Elective

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

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


St. Lawrence College’s Business program at Brockville is an amazing learning environment, it has both small class sizes and highly dedicated professors. With a strong focus on the key elements of modern business, the program ensures success and engagement in one or all of the many fields of study.  This program will help get you ready for starting your own business, entering the workforce, or carrying on with further education. Having started with Brockville campus before continuing on to receive my BBA, I couldn’t be happier with my education!


J.P. Houze
Class of 2014

J.P. Houze

Program Contact

Michael Jackson

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.

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.

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

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