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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 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.

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 Online General Education Elective

Semester 2
CARE 60 Career Development 1
COMM 39 Communications for Business
ECON 2 Macroeconomics
HUMA 53 Principles of Human Resources Management
MARK201 Introductory Marketing
MATH 53 Mathematics of Finance
ACCT 2 Introductory Accounting 2

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

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

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



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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.

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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