Business Studies - 068
Develop or enhance your skills and knowledge for successful entry into the business world. This certificate will provide an overview of a variety of essential business activities.
- Develop a basic understanding, and knowledge in, a variety of areas such as accounting, economics, management and marketing.
- Flexible / Customizable - choose your specialization with 7 core courses and 4 course options.
Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
- Grade 12 English comprehension, reading, writing, or equivalency.
- Basic computer skills are essential.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Industries of Employment:
Any company or organization which uses business practices within its day to day operations
General Business positions, entry level office worker in sales or marketing.
Program of Studies
This program of study applies to students starting Fall 2016.
Students currently in progress should contact us regarding a strategy for completion
Click on the course title for a course description.
- Introduces generally accepted accounting principles, the interpretation and preparation of financial statements and how this information is recorded in the various business record.
- Use basic statistical measures to make reasonable business decisions. Students will also be able to use time-series knowledge to perform short term forecasting using a statistical package as a tool. Students will also be able to use the consumer price index to find the purchasing power of a dollar and "real" wages. Students will be able to use knowledge of basic mathematical functions to describe business relationships and build models. Students will be able to apply knowledge of linear and quadratic functions and constrained optimization to practical business situations
- Students will practice and hone their writing and research and reporting skills
- Students will examine microeconomic issues that society faces, including the role of prices and competitive markets in the allocation of resources, firm behaviour, and market structures; as well, they will evaluate the effects of government intervention in the economic marketplace
- Students will gain an appreciation of how laws much be understood and used by management in the conduct of business and provide them with an ability to analyze a business situation from a general legal perspective. Emphasis will be placed on intellectual property, employment law, contracts and contract negotiation, business organizations and the law relating to Internet usage
- There will be focus on the development of modern management, organizational theory, the processes of planning, organizing, leading and controlling, communications, behavioural strategies and techniques, ethical and social responsibilities in the practice of management, managing changing and an overview of human resources management
- Emphasis is place on the formulation of integrated marketing strategies that play a role in achieving organizational objectives