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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

May 2025

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

Program Delivery

Campus / Hyflex / Full-time


Ontario College Diploma

Program Duration

4 Semesters

Program Contacts

Praveen Rathee

Program Coordinator (Year 1)

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705-566-8101 ext.6357
Marnie Staffen

Program Coordinator (Year 2)

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705-566-8101 ext.6262
International Admissions
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Program Overview

Want a business career but not sure which path to take?

In just two years, this program exposes you to a broad spectrum of the business world so you can discover where to develop your talents and interests. You’ll get a taste of finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources, accounting, new business development, organizational planning, and more.

When you graduate, you can launch your career or continue into the third year of Cambrian’s Bachelor of Business Administration or Honours Bachelor of Business Administration programs.

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • Option to take this program either on campus in-person or virtually by joining classes online in real-time
  • Study full-time or part-time
  • Find your best way forward with exposure to all key elements of business
  • Opportunities for experiential learning through simulations, business cases, clubs, and competitions
  • Common first and second year with other business programs allows graduates to seamlessly transition into a third year to earn an advanced diploma or a bachelor’s degree


Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Additional admission requirements


  • Computer competency in relevant software

Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Spring term start

SEMESTER 1: Spring 2024
SEMESTER 2: Fall 2024
SEMESTER 3: Winter 2025
SEMESTER 4: Spring 2025


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1: Spring 2025
SEMESTER 2: Fall 2025
SEMESTER 3: Winter 2026
SEMESTER 4: Spring 2026

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic year

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ACC 1045Introduction to Accounting3
BUS 1125Business Professionalism3
BUS 1146Introduction to Business Management3
BUS 1211Business Mathematics3
ECN 1101Microeconomics3
ENG 1002College Communications3
ISP 3026Spreadsheets for Business3
Semester 2
ACC 1050Financial Accounting3
BUS 1111Business Research Methods3
BUS 1153CSR and Ethics3
BUS 1212Financial Mathematics3
ECN 1202Macroeconomics3
MKT 1204Foundations of Marketing3
One General Education course. 13
Semester 3
BUS 1233Statistics3
ACC 2312Managerial Accounting3
ENG 2205Business Reports and Presentations3
FIN 1101Corporate Finance3
MKT 1200Applied Marketing3
BUS 2320Business Law3
One General Education course. 13
Semester 4
BUS 1037Project Management3
BUS 1217Strategic Business Decisions3
BUS 2041Human Resources Management3
BUS 3501Operations Management3
IND 1011Indigenous Business and Economics3
MKT 3680

or QMM 1005
Professional Selling 2

or Business Analytics
One General Education course. 13
Total Credits84

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Students looking for advanced standing admission into the 3-year Bachelor of Business Administration (GBBA) or the 4-year Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (HBBA) should take Business Analytics (QMM1005) in semester 4 to avoid taking an additional course while completing their degree.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$3,996.30Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$17,608.33Estimated 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.

College may be more affordable than you think!

Have you said, “school can wait another year”? Don’t sacrifice your future any longer – you can do it!

Whether it’s fear, financial reasons, or something else that is impacting your decision to start school, we’re here to listen to you and help in any way we can!

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.

Learn more

Specific program pathway

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration – advanced standing opportunity

Graduates from this program (or equivalent) meeting a 2.5 GPA requirement are eligible for advanced standing in the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration program and will receive direct entry into Year 3.

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

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities within:

  • Sales
  • Retailing
  • Wholesale
  • Manufacturing
  • Insurance
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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

See where you'll be learning!

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!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

Have Questions?
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If you have any questions about programs, funding, OSAP, deadlines, student services, or anything else, reach out to our support team and we are happy to help!

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