New four-year business degree for tradespeople

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New four-year business degree for tradespeople

Mohawk College, along with Algonquin College, and George Brown College have joined resources to launch a new four-year honours degree in Business Administration, focusing on people working in skilled trades occupations.

The first-of-its-kind degree completion program, which is self-paced with online delivery, is intended for people working in the skilled trades sector who are looking to grow their own businesses, take on greater responsibilities in their current work environments, or pursue management careers in medium-to-large organizations.

The online Bachelor of Business Administration (Trades Management) (Honours) degree will concentrate on business administration, managerial skills, accounting, project management, leadership, communication, marketing and applied research competencies. This theoretical instruction will be combined with 420 hours of structured work experiences (or equivalent), for which students receive credit.

The program builds on the knowledge and skills prospective students have gained through apprenticeship, journeyperson training, or a trades-related diploma program. Depending on their education and experience, students will enter into semester four of the degree and may be required to take bridging courses before they can enroll.

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This story originally appeared in the print issue of Fall 2022 InTouch magazine.