Business Administration - Leadership and Management (Co-op)

Program Details

  • Program Code:2416
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:3 years/ 9 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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If you want to become a business leader, then the Business Administration - Leadership and Management (Co-op) program at Centennial College is for you.

This Business School program runs for three years, and emphasizes the building blocks of business, including marketing, human resources, accounting, supply chain and operations, applied business software and management. While you master these topics, the Leadership and Management program also gives you the opportunity to:

  • Focus on your own growth as a leader and decision-maker.
  • Become familiar with management practices.
  • Learn to manage projects and find efficiencies.
  • Adopt a hiring mindset.
  • Leverage your financial knowhow into smart and strategic business decisions.

The Business Administration - Leadership and Management (Co-op) courses include hands-on assignments that simulate actual business situations as well as team projects. For example, you have the opportunity to work with a team on the next business trend or innovative service offerings.


The co-op option is designed to allow you to explore your future career before graduation- with the possibility of being paid. The School of Business's co-op terms will see you:

  • Network with a range of professionals.
  • Obtain firsthand exposure to roles carried out in human resources, management, marketing, operations, accounting and finance.
  • Learn how management roles are organized in private business, partnerships, corporations or public organizations in small, medium or large settings.

The staff at the Career Services and Co-operative Education department at Centennial College work closely with you to ensure your co-op work experience is as meaningful as possible. While they assist you with the sourcing of and preparation for co-op work placement opportunities, they also collaborate with a wide variety of organizations in business and industry.

Certified in Management (CIM) Designation

Graduates of the co-op 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 additional details, please visit the Canadian Institute of Management website.

Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA)

Graduates will have completed all educational requirements and can submit an online application to the Canadian Professional Sales Association to receive a Professional Sales Certificate (PSC). After completing two years of professional sales employment, graduates will be eligible for the CPSA's professional designation Certified Sales Professional (CSP). For additional details, please visit the Canadian Professional Sales Association website.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification

Students who have successfully completed COMP106 and/or COMP126 at Progress Campus will have had an opportunity to acquire the Microsoft Office Specialist credential. The Centennial College School of Business operates a Certiport Authorized Test Center (CATC) for any students, graduates, employees or community members who may elect to pursue MOS certification. For additional details, please visit the Centennial College Certiport Authorized Test Center website.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Program Highlights

  • The Business Administration - Management and Leadership (Co-op) program offers you value-added knowledge of all areas of business and management.
  • You are prepared for a smooth transition to the workplace through interactive learning, including extensive case analyses, directed research and experiential learning.
  • Technology-supported learning expands your interactive and online skills.
  • Small class environments connect you with experienced, knowledgeable faculty members who have strong academic backgrounds, deep subject matter expertise and extensive business and management experience.
  • Learning from the management practices of leading global companies and organizations builds your skills portfolio.

Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio

Students will develop a portfolio documenting their engagement with the College's signature global citizenship and equity competencies. For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E Portfolio, opportunities for international travel and the available supports, please visit

Articulation Agreements

Start with a diploma, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Business Administration - Leadership and Management program 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. Please 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
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Athabasca University Bachelor of Management, 4-year
Athabasca University Bachelor of Management with major, 4-year
Athabasca University Bachelor of Humand Resources and Labour Relations
Athabasca University Bachelor of Commerce
Athabasca University Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies
Carleton University Humanities
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - Management
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - Strategic Management
IT Sligo Bachelor of Business Administration
Kookmin University Bachelor degree
Lakehead University Bachelor of Administration
Lakehead University Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Laurentian University General Bachelor of Arts degree, multiple majors
Laurentian University Bachelor of Arts (Honours), multiple majors
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
Nipissing University Bachelor of Business Administration
Ryerson University Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management
Ryerson University Bachelor of Commerce - Business Technology Management
University of Windsor Bachelor of Arts - General Labour Studies

Educational Partners

  • CPA-Ontario (as a CGA transitioning candidate)

Career Outlook

  • Office coordinator
  • Business officer
  • Small business owner
  • Franchise management
  • Project coordinator
  • Fleet or service assistant manager
  • Management trainee
  • Claims administrator/investigator

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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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

Additional Requirements

  • Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extra time and fees.

Co-op Requirements

  • Completion of 80% of the courses from semesters 1 and 2
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171 College Communications 2
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater by the end of semester 2, which must be maintained for the duration of the program
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will register for the Employment Preparation course (COOP221), in semester 3

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

How to Apply

How to Apply

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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 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 For more information go to 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

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

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 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

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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,935.50 $1,111.00 $4,046.50
International $13,283.00 $2,394.00 $15,677.00

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