Business Administration - Leadership and Management

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Program Code: 2406

School: School of Business

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer

Location: Progress Campus

Email: business@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

Centennial College's Business Administration – Leadership and Management program focuses on helping you identify and develop your leadership potential. In ways that no other undertaking or institution can, this School of Business offering allows you to become confident in decision-making, analysis, management practices and leadership. In the Leadership and Management program, you will enhance your ability to manage projects, find efficiencies, identify the best hires and leverage your financial know-how into smart, innovative, strategic business decisions.

Your professors will help you fine-tune your business expertise and employability skills. Through experiential learning and practical assignments that simulate real business situations, you will focus on your growth as a leader and decision-maker.

Our Program Advisory Committee, a team of employers, help us keep the program (and your skills) current with the trends and changes in the business environment. Additional benefits include: opportunities for experiential learning through clubs and competitions, articulations agreements with various universities, and flexible learning options (traditional classrooms, blended, and online offerings).

Certified in Management (CIM) Designation

Graduates of the Business Administration – Leadership and Management program will have met all academic requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) designation from the Canadian Institute of Management. For more information regarding CIM certification please contact your School of business program student advisor or visit the Canadian Institute of Management website.

Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA)

Courses within the Business program are accredited by the CPSA. Graduates of the program will have had an opportunity to complete all educational requirements for CPSA (may depend on business electives selected) and can submit an application to the CPSA to receive a Professional Sales Certificate (PSC). For more information regarding CPSA certification, please contact your School of Business program student advisor or visit the Canadian Professional Sales Association website.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification

Students who have successfully completed the COMP106 and/or COMP126 course(s) at Progress Campus will have had an opportunity to acquire the Microsoft Office Specialist credential. Centennial College, School of Business operates a Certiport Authorized Test Center (CATC) for students, graduates, employees, or community members who may elect to pursue MOS certification. For more information regarding MOS certification, please contact your School of Business student program advisor or visit the Centennial College, Certiport Authorized Test Center.

Co-op Option

The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three work terms, as a paid employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in programs with optional co-op, typically students will complete an application process in the second semester of their studies, and if academically qualified, will be admitted to the co-op program. When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-123 Financial Accounting Concepts Progress Campus
BUSN-119 Fundamentals of Business Progress Campus
COMM-160/161 College Communication 1 Progress Campus
COMP-126 Applied Business Software 2 Progress Campus
MATH-128 Mathematics of Finance I - E Progress Campus
MKTG-116 Marketing Progress Campus

Semester Note

MATH128 prepares students for MATH119, which is a required course for most School of Business Diploma programs. Applicants who test between 21/45 and 35/45 in the MATH Assessment test will be exempted from MATH128, and will take MATH118. Students who score 36/45 or higher will be exempted from MATH128 and MATH118 and will take MATH119.

Students with an English assessment score of 170/171 may take COMM170/171 in the first semester.
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-122 Customer Service & Relationship-Building Progress Campus
COMM-170/171 College Communication 2 Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
INTL-220 International Business Concepts Progress Campus
MATH-119 Mathematics of Finance 1-E Progress Campus
OMGT-129 Introduction to Supply Chain and Business Operations Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-225 Intro to Research Methods and Data Analysis 1 Progress Campus
BUSN-333 Business Culture and Collaborative Practices Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
HRMT-301 Human Resources Management Progress Campus
MGMT-222 Management Principles Progress Campus
OMGT-229 Project Management Principles Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-222 Management Accounting 1 Progress Campus
BUSN-331 Business Law Progress Campus
ECON-205 Principles of Microeconomics Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
HRMT-300 Organizational Behaviour Progress Campus
MKTG-229 Digital Marketing Progress Campus
Semester 5
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-224 Corporate Finance 1 Progress Campus
BUSN-228 Leadership Principles and Practice Progress Campus
ECON-206 Principles of Macroeconomics Progress Campus
MGMT-324 Integrated Business Planning Progress Campus
MGMT-335 Organizational Change Management Progress Campus
MKTG-223 Professional Selling Progress Campus
Semester 6
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-313 Careers Progress Campus
BUSN-332 Business Strategy Progress Campus
BUSN-350 Business Ethics Progress Campus
ENTP-302 Creating and Managing Innovation Progress Campus
ENTP-331 Developing a Business Plan Progress Campus
MGMT-323 Management Information Systems (with SAP) Progress Campus

Semester Note

Minimum Program GPA of 2.0 (C Grade average) required to graduate.

Program Highlights

  • Leadership and Management courses ensure you gain comprehensive, "value-added" knowledge of all areas of business and management.
  • The use of extensive case analyses, directed research and experiential learning prepares you for a smooth transition to the workplace.
  • You expand your interactive and online skills with technology-supported learning.
  • Small class environments give you ample opportunities to work on team projects that will stimulate your innovative thinking.
  • This Business Administration program develops your skills portfolio as you become familiar with the management practices of leading global companies and organizations.
  • You learn from a team of professors with strong academic backgrounds, deep subject matter expertise, and extensive business and management experience.

Global Citizenship and Equity (GC&E)

Employers are increasingly expecting candidates to become job ready, able to skillfully navigate across multiple identities, cultures and countries in a globalized economy. At the same time, the public is insisting on greater social accountability and environmental sustainability from businesses, governments and service providers. Centennial’s Signature Learning Experience (SLE) integrates the principles of Global Citizenship & Equity (GCE) Education into the curriculum and provides co-curricular as well as global education opportunities to support students to excel in a diverse world. For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E Portfolio, opportunities for international travel and the available supports, please visit the Centre for Global Citizenship, Education & Inclusion.

Articulation Agreements

Start with a diploma, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Leadership and Management program will have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program. Students should note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, details for which are searchable here.

University Degree
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts, multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Athabasca University Bachelor of Management, 4-year
Bachelor of Management with major, 4-year
Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies
Carleton University Humanities
Conestoga College Management
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business
Bachelor of Business Administration - Management
Bachelor of Business Administration - Strategic Management
IT Sligo Bachelor of Business Administration
Kookmin University Bachelor Degree
Lakehead University Bachelor of Administration
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Laurentian University General Bachelor of Arts Degree, multiple majors
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), multiple majors
Lethbridge University Bachelor of Management
Letterkenney Institute of Technology Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Management
Limerick Institute of Technology Bachelor of Business (Honours)
New Brunswick, University of Bachelor of Applied Management
Nipissing University Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Business Administration
Ryerson University Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management
Bachelor of Commerce - Business Technology Management
University of Windsor Bachelor of Arts (General Labour Studies)

Career Outlook

  • Office coordinator/manager
  • Business officer
  • Small business owner
  • Franchise manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Service or sales manager
  • Management trainee/assistant manager
  • Claims administrator/investigator

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Mathematics Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of Semester 2 (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program at the end of Semester 2
  • Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for COOP221 in Semester 3

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $950.00 $3,717.00
International $12,400.00 $2,145.00 $14,545.00