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Bachelor of Business Administration

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Campus / Full-time



Program Duration

7 Semesters

Program Contacts

Jenna Guse

Program Coordinator (Year 1 & 2)

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705-566-8101 ext.6326
Craig O'Neill

Program Coordinator (Year 3 & 4)

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705-566-8101 ext.6288
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Program Overview

Earn a business degree in three years. Paid internship included

Fast-track to a business career in just three years. This program combines degree-level theory with real-world learning experiences, including a mandatory paid internship. Through business cases, simulations, and workshops, you’ll be a well-rounded graduate ready to work in a variety of business and non-profit organizations.

Get career-ready with a blend of core business courses and select electives in accounting, data analytics, and digital marketing.

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

  • Complete your degree as a business generalist in only three years
  • Blend of foundational knowledge and on-the-job-learning
  • Paid 14-week internship with leading businesses
  • Option to seamlessly transition into Cambrian’s Honours BBA program (4-year degree) and specialize in data analytics, digital marketing, or accounting (recognized by CPA)
  • Opportunity for general business and business accounting diploma holders to earn a degree in as little as one year through specialized workshops and courses (additional cost may apply)
  • Chance to study abroad for one semester at partner universities in locations such as Austria, Finland, or Ireland


Admission requirements

To be eligible to enter the Bachelor of Business Administration program, graduates of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSS; 30 credits), or equivalent or mature student status, must complete at least six grade 12 U/M courses with a minimum overall average of 65%, and must qualify to obtain their OSSD. Ontario High School applicants require the following Grade 12 credits:

  • Any grade 12 English (U)
  • Any grade 12 mathematics (U) *
  • Any 4 additional grade 12 courses (U) or (M)

* Students who have not completed grade 12 mathematics (U) but have grade 11 mathematics (C) or (M), must complete BUS1211 – Business Mathematics with a passing grade of 65% or greater to meet admission requirements.

International Student Admissions

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Additional admission requirements

Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test:

  • IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT 88
  • CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
  • PTE Academic 58

Program Delivery

Program delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms for students beginning GBBA in Year 1 in Fall 2024.

Year 1

SEMESTER 1: Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025

Year 2

SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:   Winter 2026

Year 3

SEMESTER 5:  Fall 2026
SEMESTER 6:  Winter 2027
SEMESTER 7:   Spring 2027

Business Accounting and General Business Pathways Students

Business-Accounting and General Business pathways students receiving direct entry into Year 3 of GBBA in Fall 2023 will progress through the following terms:

SEMESTER 5: Fall 2024
SEMESTER 6: Winter 2025
SEMESTER 7: Spring 2025 (Internship)

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule posted on our website.

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ACC 1720Intro to Accounting3
BUS 1720Intro to Business Management3
ECN 1720Microeconomics3
COM 1901Business Communication3
MKT 1720Marketing Essentials3
MTH 1720Business Math3
Semester 2
ACC 1722Intro to Managerial Accounting3
BUS 1722Business Professionalism3
BUS 1723Spreadsheets for Business3
BUS 1726Case Analysis Workshop2
FIN 1720Financial Math3
IND 1725Indigenous Business Economics3
Second Year
Semester 3
ACC 2720Financial Accounting3
BUS 2720Business and Commercial Law3
BUS 2721Statistics for Business3
ECN 2710Macroeconomics3
MKT 2720Marketing Management3
MTH 3720Data Literacy Workshop2
Semester 4
BUS 2722CSR and Ethics3
BUS 2723Intro to Business Analytics3
FIN 2720Introduction to Finance3
HRP 2720Managing Human Resources3
SCM 2720Logistics and Operations3
One Degree Breadth Elective Course. 13
Third Year
Semester 5
ACC 3720Financial Statement Analysis3
BUS 3721Business Strategy3
BUS 3722Decision Models3
One Degree Breadth Elective Course. 13
Two Elective Courses. 26
Semester 6
BUS 3724Artificial Intelligence3
BUS 3725Career Fundamentals Workshop2
BUS 3726New Venture Creation3
BUS 3728International Business3
PRM 3720Project Management3
Two Elective Courses. 26
Semester 7
BUS 3727BBA Internship 312
Total Credits120

Students must select a total of two (2) degree breadth electives from at least two (2) different categories as part of the Bachelor of Business Administration program.  One (1) breadth elective must be an advanced/upper-level course (represented by course codes beginning in 39xx).  These upper-level are only available in Year 3 of the program.  For more information regarding degree breadth electives, click here.


Students must take elective courses as part of the program.  These electives are divided into three specializations: Accounting, Data Analytics and Digital Marketing. Students can take any combination of electives to meet the program requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration.

Students choosing to pursue their fourth year and graduate from the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration program must take a total of ten (10) electives.  If students take all ten (10) electives from a specific area, they will receive a specialization with their degree.  Conversely, they can take a variety of electives from different areas and graduate without a specialization.  For more information on specializations, click here.


Students must complete a paid Internship after semester 6 during the Spring semester to complete the program requirements. For more information on program delivery please see key details above.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$7,622.58Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$20,641.39Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

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Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Business

Cambrian’s School of Business offers a wide range of programs designed to ignite your potential. Create your own narrative with programs that combine classroom knowledge with real-world experience. Cambrian gives you the tools to succeed in the compelling and fast-paced business sector.

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Specific program pathways

Cambrian College will grant advanced standing to graduates from the Business Diploma (GEBU) and Business-Accounting Diploma (BUAP) within the past 5 years.  Students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 will be eligible to apply to enter the 5th semester (3rd year) of the Bachelor of Business Administration. Students will have to take specialized workshops as well as some additional courses over the additional study period and may come at an additional cost.

Students graduating with an Ontario College Diploma or Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Business or a related field may be eligible for transfer credits towards the GBBA program.

For further details regarding the advanced standing pathways, please contact the program coordinator.

Graduates of Cambrian College’s GBBA program may choose to specialize in accounting, digital marketing, or data analytics by continuing into one additional year of the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (HBBA) degree program after completing the first 3 years of the GBBA program.

Graduates of Cambrian College’s BBA program may also be eligible for applying to MBA (Master of Business Administration) programs or other related Master’s programs globally where the admission requirements include the completion of a degree program.

College or university degree opportunities

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information.

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

The GBBA program will prepare individuals for entry-level positions in various business and non-profit organizations in areas including accounting, marketing, data analytics, retail, and general business operations.

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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

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