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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.
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.
|Course Code||Course Title|
|BUSN-333||Business Culture and Collaborative Practices|
|ELECT-B||Professional Business Elective|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
|OMGT-129||Introduction to Supply Chain and Business Operations|
|Semester 3 ELECT-B Options|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ACCT-222||Management Accounting 1|
|ECON-205||Principles of Microeconomics|
|ELECT-B||Professional Business Elective|
|OMGT-229||Project Management Principles|
|Semester 4 ELECT-B Options|
|INTL-220||International Business Concepts|
Career Options and Education Pathways
Career Options and Education PathwaysPrinter Friendly
- 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.
- Customer service representative
- Procurement assistant
- Administrative generalist
- Marketing assistant
- Assistant service supervisor
- Sales representative
- Operations assistant
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|
|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
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- 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 11or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission
How to Apply
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1. Apply Online
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.
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 FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2020.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|