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Program Details

  • Program Code:2803
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Ontario College Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Business program is for students interested in obtaining an education in multiple business disciplines or developing a strong foundation in a functional area of business; are well-organized, can effectively work under tight timelines, problem solve, enjoy collaboration, teamwork and continuous learning; along with using computer applications and working in an office environment.

Students will gain knowledge and skills in contemporary global concepts, theories and business practices that are related to the functional areas of business: accounting, finance, human resources, marketing and operations. To ensure students are ready for the modern business environment, they will learn the new essential business skills of effective communication, ethics, customer service, collaboration and teamwork, using technology to be digitally fluent, demonstrating personal and social responsibility, resiliency, adaptability, along with positive attitudes and behaviours necessary for a global environment.

Accreditation

Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA)

Courses within the Business program may map to the Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA) competency framework. As a graduate of the Business program, you'll be able to submit an application to the CPSA through the Student Program for a Professional Sales Certificate. For more information regarding CPSA certification, please visit the ​Canadian Professional Sales Association website.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification

If you successfully complete the COMP106 and/or COMP126 course(s) at Progress Campus, you'll have an opportunity to acquire the MOS credential. The Business School operates a Certiport Authorized Test Center for students, graduates, employees or community members who may elect to pursue MOS certification. For more information regarding MOS certification, please contact your success advisor or visit the Centennial College Certiport Authorized Test Center.

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

  • Gain a solid foundation in the functional areas of business.
  • Hands-on experience using a variety of business software tools.
  • Learning supported by technology both in and out of the classroom.
  • Opportunity to work in a team-based environment that is reflective of the field.
  • Participate in experiential learning activities through case studies, projects, hands-on applications, research, role-plays or simulations which are part of many courses.
  • Learning experience guided by a team of professors with strong academic backgrounds and extensive business and management experience.

Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio

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 and 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 Centre for Global Citizenship, Education & Inclusion.

Articulation Agreements

Start with a diploma, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Business program will have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program. Listed below are the credentials from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Partner Institution Degree Program
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing
Bachelor of Science in multiple majors
Athabasca University Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations
Bachelor of Management, 3-year or 4-year
Conestoga College Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business Management
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - Management
Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resources Management
Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business
Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing
Bachelor of Business Administration - Sport Management
Humber College Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting
Laurentian University Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (online)
Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Ontario Tech University (UOIT) Honours Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Honours Bachelor of Commerce (bridge)
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management
Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business
Seneca College Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Strategy and Technology
Bachelor of Commerce - International Accounting and Finance
Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services Management
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Sheridan College Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Wilfrid Laurier University Honours Bachelor of Business Technology Management
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus Honours Bachelor of Arts

Windsor, University of

Honours Bachelor of Commerce
York University Honours Bachelor Degree - any major
Honours Bachelor of Administration Studies - Accounting stream

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to Ontario post-secondary institutions please see ONCAT

Career Outlook

  • Customer service representative
  • Procurement assistant
  • Administrative generalist
  • Marketing assistant
  • Assistant service supervisor
  • Sales representative
  • Operations assistant

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Additional Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2020.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $814.54 $3,535.54
International $14,937.50 $1,323.54 $16,261.04

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