Integrated Business Studies Certificate - 958

Mohawk College Certificate
Mix of classroom and online
Puzzle pieces with business words "analyze" "measure" "control" and "define"

Program Length

~ 1 - 2 years (click for annual course schedule)

Cost ~ $400 per course + textbooks
Intakes Fall, Winter, Spring
Application Process Students can register without applying; please view 'Admission and Registration' tab 

Gain skills in a variety of different business areas to develop a well-rounded business portfolio. Enhance your skills in areas such as Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. This certificate can be completed in as little as 1 year. There are online, in-class, and blended delivery options available.

Continuing Education at Mohawk

Students can take just one or as many courses in the Program of Studies as they would like. If students complete all required courses from the Program of Studies, they can apply for the certificate. For further information on our Continuing Education programs click here. For information on credentials and how they differ from one another click here.

Online Experience

Students have free access to Microsoft Office 365, (which includes Microsoft Office 2013Lynda, and many other technological resources described below.

Special Focus: Quickbooks Online (Course: INFO10218) 



  • Zoom is online software used within E-Learn (purchase not required) that allows students to interact with their instructors face-to-face online

  • Interaction can be in the form of asking questions, troubleshooting assignments, and / or getting to know one another at a more personable level.
  • These zoom sessions last about one hour, and they are generally done once a week during a weekday evening.
  • Attending these sessions is optional and they are recorded so students can view them whenever convenient

Financial Information

With Continuing Education, each course is priced individually and students only pay for the course(s) they choose to register for. For financial assistance related inquiries please click here or contact 1-844-767-6871. Keep in mind, course prices do not include textbook fees. Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks

Student Services

Peer Tutoring:

Students can access up to three hours of FREE peer tutoring per week of additional academic support, from a student who has successfully completed the course. For more information, click here.


Our Accessible Learning Services Counsellors, Accessibility Support Officers, and Learning Skills Advisor/Adaptive Technologist work with students with disabilities to develop a personalized program of services and academic accommodations. For more information, click here.

Library Resources:

Find out about library computers available and how to borrow laptops and Chromebooks. For more information, click here.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

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.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education -  Interdisciplinary, Creative, Media and Business

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

This entire Program of Studies has 6 courses and courses are approximately 5-10 hours of work per week. Every course in this program is offered every semester. For more information on our annual course offering schedule, please view this link.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Students will get a great overview on all the functions of a business and how they interact. This course is designed to help the learner understand the role of business in Canada by focusing on the basics of management, and organizational theory and structure.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: BUSNCB131
Course description: An introduction to financial accounting and managerial accounting with a focus on topics relevant to managerial decision making. The course has two distinct elements: Financial accounting with a focus on understanding financial statements and management accounting with an emphasis on costing, budgeting, and control.
Equivalents: ACCTCB101 or ACCTMCS01
Course description: The course will offer a careful examination of the process of entrepreneurship, concentrating on both theoretical styles and practical approaches. The course will address the following topics: business trends and entrepreneurship, the market and the target customer, competition, promotion, location analysis, management and personnel, financial requirements, preparing a business plan, buying a business and buying a franchise.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: BUSNBA532 or BUSNBA537 or SBMGBU395
Course description: Examine management challenges and strategic issues related to orientation and training, job analysis, appraisal and self-assessment, compensation and benefits.
Equivalents: MGMTBPC01 or HRESHRM01
Course description: Explore the foundational concepts of marketing, including key concepts such as market segmentation and target marketing, environmental analysis, and the marketing mix: price, product, promotion and place. Investigate consumer behaviour and integrated marketing communications.

Select 1 from the next 4 courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: The basic principles of general project management that are covered include creation of work breakdown structures, using network diagrams and Gantt charges, preparing budgets, controlling resources and project termination, The techniques are based on a study of the typical project lifecycle.
Equivalents: BUSNBE305
Course description: QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a cloud-based accounting software program. Students will learn the difference between QuickBooks Pro and QBO before utilizing program features. Students will explore and apply key features, including: tracking and communicating customers, invoicing, supplier management, profitability analysis, payroll, HST management and reporting. Additionally, students will explore a 3rd party application integration. Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic accounting and Windows.
Course description: You will be introduced to the fundamental processes and roles and responsibilities of the business analyst. You will examine the use of tools and techniques used by business analysts within the broader context of organizations and their projects. You will review methodologies used to equip the business analyst to better perform as a communication link between all business areas and help them deliver on their key role in project and organizational success. Also included will be the effective use of communication, interviewing skills and information gathering techniques. Through the combination of lectures, discussions and exercises, the course explores insight into the interaction between the business analyst and its surrounding projects and presents methodologies to identify, analyze and resolve business problems.
Course description: Develop strategies in managing your personal financial affairs. Identify the critical areas of financial concern and apply various techniques and models to analyze technical and non-technical problems associated with the various areas of financial planning.
Credits: 3