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Business

Available at: Brockville | Cornwall | Kingston

Overview

Built on a strong foundation of marketing, human resources, and accounting the two-year Business diploma appeal to those interested in a broad, well-integrated education.

Business students at St. Lawrence College become effective leaders and communicators, able to represent themselves and their work through interviews and resumes, networking opportunities, and presentations. Students apply problem solving, teamwork, and intercultural skills to projects at the college, in the community, and internationally, establishing themselves as global business citizens.

The two-year Business diploma provides opportunities for rewarding careers in business and for further education, such as the Bachelor of Business Administration and international studies through St. Lawrence College.

*NOTE: You can start this program in October and January. Applicants should apply at www.ontariocolleges.ca as a Business Fundamentals (0973) student. All students will start in this program and transition into the Business program area of their choice. Students who start in October or January complete their first year of the program at the end of June or July and then begin second year in September.
 

Highlights

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

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.

How would you describe your experience? 

"The General Business program is a great platform for you to explore what elements of business you enjoy and where your strengths lie; time that your first year may simply not allow for. I was not ready nor passionate enough about any of the streams to commit another two years and ~$7000 to one.  
 
Since you have the opportunity to choose both Marketing and HR electives, you can tailor your second year to meet your specific interests within those fields and work with students/faculty from all streams, thus increasing your network. What's more, your second year curriculum includes Project Management and Entrepreneurship, two courses that are not found in the other streams but which really help to round out your learning in all areas. 
 
General Business may not have a placement, but that does not mean your options are diminished. If a placement is what you truly value in the three-year programs, there are many fast track or certificate programs which you can pursue following graduation from Gen Bus which contain placements. 
 
When in doubt, speak with the School of Business faculty as they are always willing to help you. I have often gone to them for career and academic advice; when studying Gen Bus, you have all the more faculty in your corner and two awesome program co-coordinators, Wendy and Adam."

Nadia Ter Stege 

 

 

Program Name

Business

Program Code

0295

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

September
October
January
Special May Intake - International Students Only

Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)

Kingston

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 2019-20

Semester 1
ACCT 1 Introductory Accounting 1
ADMN 1000 Introduction to Canadian Business
CARE 60 Career Development
COMM 34 Introduction to College Communications
COMP 222 Computer Application Fundamentals
MATH 35 Introductory Business Math
GENE 114 Professional Effectiveness

Semester 2
ADMN 2000 Workplace Dynamics and Behaviour
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
CARE 61 Career Development II
COMP 45 Advanced Excel
ECON 1 Microeconomics
HUMA 1079 Organizational Behaviour
MARK 2 Professional Selling
PROJ 1 Project Management
GENE General Education Course

Semester 4
ADMN 1100 Operations and Supply Chain Management
BLAW 1 Business Law
HUMA 400 Restricted Elective - Human Resources
HUMA 40 Perspectives of Leadership
MARK 102 Entrepreneurship
MARK 400 Restricted Elective - Marketing
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

 

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Testimonials

The General Business program is a great platform for you to explore what elements of business you enjoy and where your strengths lie; time that your first year may simply not allow for. I was not ready nor passionate enough about any of the streams to commit another two years and ~$7000 to one.  

 

Since you have the opportunity to choose both Marketing and HR electives, you can tailor your second year to meet your specific interests within those fields and work with students/faculty from all streams, thus increasing your network. What's more, your second year curriculum includes Project Management and Entrepreneurship, two courses that are not found in the other streams but which really help to round out your learning in all areas. 

 

General Business may not have a placement, but that does not mean your options are diminished. If a placement is what you truly value in the three-year programs, there are many fast track or certificate programs which you can pursue following graduation from Gen Bus which contain placements. 

 

When in doubt, speak with the School of Business faculty as they are always willing to help you. I have often gone to them for career and academic advice; when studying Gen Bus, you have all the more faculty in your corner and two awesome program co-coordinators, Wendy and Adam.



Nadia Ter Stege

Program Contact

Adam McGregor
amcgregor@sl.on.ca

Wendy Whitehead
wwhitehead@sl.on.ca

Admissions Information

Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:
ask@sl.on.ca

International Students Contact:
international@sl.on.ca


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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