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Business Fundamentals – Online

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

May 2024

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

Program Delivery

Online / Full-time

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Program Duration

2 Semesters
Currently not available for international students

Program Contacts

Praveen Rathee

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.6357

Program Overview

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Let’s get down to business! Business touches every single aspect of our lives. Everything we do, touch, see, and hear has a business associated with it. Your career in business can start from the comfort of your own home with the Business Fundamentals – Online program at Cambrian College.

Explore traditional business careers by gaining a solid introductory foundation in accounting, finance, management, and marketing, and apply that knowledge in your current career or use it to pursue your passions.

This program is a common first year for all business and accounting students, so graduates will be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the following diploma programs at Cambrian: Business, Business – Accounting, Business – Accounting – OnlineBusiness – Finance, Business – Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant ManagementBusiness Administration, and Business Administration – Accounting.

This program offers the ultimate convenience! With asynchronous delivery, full-time or part-time study options, and start dates three times a year, this program allows you to begin your career in business your way. Discuss with your program coordinator to learn more!

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • 1 year – 2 semesters
  • All courses are delivered through asynchronous teaching (online delivery)
    • Synchronous delivery option available (see BFPG program)
  • Successful graduates can enter directly into the second year of Cambrian’s diploma and advanced diploma Business, Accounting, or Finance programs

Admissions

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)

Additional admission requirements

Recommendations

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

2023-2024

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2024

2024-2025

As of the 2024-25 academic year, BFPO will no longer exist as an application code at OCAS.  Students wishing to study online should apply for the online section of BFPG OCAS.  Students admitted to this section will continue to study asynchronously.

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
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
Credits21
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
Credits21
Total Credits42
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For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.

Fees

Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$3,996.30Estimated 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 pathways

Furthering your studies

Graduates will be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the following diploma programs at Cambrian College: BusinessBusiness – Accounting, Business – FinanceBusiness Administration, and Business Administration – Accounting.

College/university degree opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in:

  • Sales
  • Wholesale
  • Insurance
  • Government departments
  • Customer service
  • Retailing
  • Manufacturing
  • Service industries
  • Financial institutions
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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!

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