Business Administration - 632

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
With a global perspective and an eye on technology, develop an in-depth understanding of business strategy and tactics

Business Administration is a three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program offered at Fennell Campus in Hamilton, Ontario.

Students in Mohawk's Business Administration program will prepare for staff and entry level management positions in varied business career paths, and develop a comprehensive understanding of today’s global marketplace.

Fast Track - allows students to complete a three-year Advanced Diploma program in 6 semesters. Students will start in January and be in school for six semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall, Winter, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the first summer.

Program Highlights

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of today’s global marketplace
  • Learn current business computer applications that enhance marketability in an ever-changing business environment
  • Focus on building leadership capability and technical competence
  • Learn to think and act strategically
  • Prepare for staff and entry level management positions in varied business career paths
  • Upon completion of a common first semester, students can choose to transfer into second semester of one of the following programs:

Program Coordinator

Minimum requirements for admission to the Business Administration Diploma program

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 11 Mathematics, C, M or U level or equivalent (M or U level recommended)

Note: An additional requirement based on overall grades may be required to proceed into some of these programs.

Option are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Additional or Technical Recommendations


Students graduating from this program will have met the academic requirements for the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) and Professional Manager (P.Mgr.) designations.

Career Opportunities

The Business Administration Advanced Diploma program can lead to exciting career opportunities

Business administration careers may involve the following:

Industries of Employment:

  • Professional Business Services
  • Financial and Credit Services
  • Manufacturing and Technical Services
  • Government Services
  • Information Services

Occupational Categories:

  • Retail Trade Managers
  • Banking
  • Team Leaders/Project Coordination
  • Sales and Account Managers
  • Purchasing and Operations Managers
  • Small Business Management
  • Accounting and Office Administration
  • Project Management

Graduate Opportunities

For degree transfer/completion opportunities, visit Pathways and Credit Transfer


Students graduating from this program will have met the academic requirements for the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) and Professional Manager (P.Mgr.) designations.


Graduates of Mohawk's Business Administration Advanced Diploma with a weighted grade point average (GPA) of 77% (B+) are eligible to apply for the McMaster Bachelor of Commerce through the DeGroote School of Business. Completion of MDM4U, MHF4U, MCV4U, or recognized equivalents, is required. Eligible graduates will receive 60 credits towards the degree and must complete an additional 60 credits as specified by McMaster.

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Fennell Campus
Jan 2017
Sep 2017

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"The awesome relationships I have developed since coming to Mohawk, both with friends and teachers, will last me a lifetime."
Sylvia, Business Administration Student

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“Mohawk College prepared me for the workforce.

I gained excellent presentation skills by being involved in projects that emphasized the written collaboration as well as oral delivery.

Mohawk taught me the value of both independent as well as team related projects. Within team projects, delegation and negotiation skills were also developed.

Being involved in many interactive projects forced me to develop excellent time management skills. Working in teams allows for room to consider as well as adapt to others learning styles and techniques. Mohawk motivated me to achieve excellent results as well as dedicated to success. Mohawk College was a great stepping stone for university.”

“Mohawk College has given me the opportunity to further pursue my education in the United States, where I have earned a SUNY (State University of New York) degree. Mohawk and Buffalo State have equipped me with the technological, problem solving, and business presentation skills needed to further continue my studies in the Masters program, as well as work as a graduate assistant. Being involved in international education between both institutions has enabled the collaboration of new and continued success for Mohawk and Buffalo State.”
Rada, Business Administration Graduate

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"I came to Mohawk for the intimate setting and small class sizes. I like that the teachers have more time in class to help with student questions."
Melissa, Business Administration Student

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"I'm benefiting from five years worth of diploma in only three years. Now that makes excellent business sense."
Michael, Business Marketing Graduate, Business Administration Student

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"Mohawk College has provided me many opportunities to grow as an individual as well as allow me to enjoy what I am learning in and out of the classroom."
Jason, Business Administration Student

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“When you hire a Mohawk grad, you know you're getting...
A knowledgeable employee who will learn fast and make a great impact on your business. We learned leadership, teamwork, active implementation and more.

The value of going to Mohawk is...
Gaining the necessary skills, knowledge and experiences to be fully prepared for your career. Help is always there if you need it, but the lessons are so all-encompassing that that help was rarely needed.”
Michael, Business Administration Graduate

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"My family moved from Quebec specifically so I could attend Mohawk as we had heard nothing but good things about the college."
Rachel, Business Administration Student