Bachelor of Business Administration (Trades Management) (Honours) (Pathway Electrician) - 624

Four years or more
Grow your career in trades management by completing an honours degree program.

New! Intakes starting September 2022

Build on the knowledge and skills you’ve gained through apprenticeship, journeyperson training, or a trades-related diploma program.

  • Acquire business skills to advance in your career
  • Learn while you work with a fully self-paced online program delivery
  • Gain practical, hands-on experience with work-integrated learning


This pathway is for graduates of the Electrician Certificate of Qualification. Graduates of this program receive credit for 8 courses in the degree and enter into the program in semester 4.

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Enjoy taking leadership roles
  • Adapt well to change
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Are interested in integrating their current skillset with business management
  • Are confident in an online learning environment

Program overview

The Bachelor of Business Administration (Trades Management) (Honours) is a degree-completion program where the knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeship/journeyperson training, or trade-related diploma programs, provide the basis for advanced standing into the program.

The program focuses on the business administration, managerial, accounting, project management, leadership, communication, application of data to make decisions and applied research competencies needed by people working in or with the skilled trades to grow their own businesses, take on greater responsibilities in their current work environments, and/or pursue management careers in medium to large organizations. 

Program format

The program’s fully self-paced online delivery format is responsive to the current and growing need of students to continue to work while taking a postsecondary program to develop the business management skills that support career advancement. This format is truly student-centred and facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to integrating business knowledge. 

The program is delivered by three colleges located across Ontario: Mohawk, Algonquin and George Brown colleges. Each college has expertise in business management and trades programming, as well as possesses the institutional capacity and support required for fully online program delivery. The colleges are sharing their academic and industry expertise to deliver an innovative program that also aligns with the technological shifts in the sector.

How You'll learn

Depending on their education and experience, students enter into semester 4 of the degree. In some cases, students may be required to take bridging courses before they can enroll.​

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Successful applicants receive credit for 8 courses

Complete up to 5 bridging courses


Complete semesters 4 to 8 in a self-paced online delivery format

Participate in a work-integrated learning experience 


Graduate with a four-year Honours degree

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Academic Requirements

  • A graduate from the Electrician Certificate of Qualification with a GPA of 2.7 (B-, or 70% overall average) or equivalent combination of education and professional experience as determined by Mohawk College. 
  • Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted at the time of application to Ontario Colleges
  • Applicants will be requested to submit a resume detailing a minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges
  • Eligible applicants are able to enter into Year 2, Level 4 of the degree program after successfully completing five bridging courses.

Document Submission

  • An official original transcript of all postsecondary education
  • Interested individuals who have applied to Ontario Colleges (opens new window) are required to submit a resume via e-mail to the Admissions Office at coach [at] (coach[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca).
    • In the subject line of the e-mail, please use the words “Bachelor of Business Administration Application” as well as your Ontario Colleges application number.

Mandatory admission requirements for all applicants for whom English is a second language:

  • IELTS Academic overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT 88
  • CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
  • PTE Academic 58
  • Mohawk College English Language Test 
  • Completion of level 8 of the General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (GAS-EAP). Placement in the GAS-EAP program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS

Tuition and Fees

Semester 1 to 3

Graduates of the Electrician Certificate of Qualification will receive credit for 8 courses in the degree and enter into the program in semester 4.


Semester 4

Course nameCost
Principles of Business Management and Research Part 1$397.95
Principles of Business Management and Research Part 2$397.95


Semester 5

Course nameCost
Breadth (Liberal Studies) Elective 1Dependant on selected elective
Breadth (Liberal Studies) Elective 2Dependant on selected elective
Breadth (Liberal Studies) Elective 3Dependant on selected elective
Professional Practice$636.72
Computer Business Applications$636.72
Risk Management$636.72
Total$2,546.88* (+ fees based on selected electives)


Semester 6

Course nameCost
Managerial Accounting$636.72
Breadth (Liberal Studies) Elective 4Dependant on selected elective
Breadth (Liberal Studies) Elective 5Dependant on selected elective
Human Resource Management$636.72
Canadian Business Law$636.72
Project Management$636.72
Total$2,546.88* (+ fees based on selected electives)


Semester 7

Course nameCost
Breadth (Liberal Studies) Elective 6Dependant on selected elective
Operations Management$502.74
Management Information Systems$502.74
Managing Small and Medium Enterprises$670.32
Trades Marketing$502.74
Total2,681.28* (+ fees based on selected elective)


Semester 8

Course nameCost
Breadth (Liberal Studies) Elective 7Dependant on selected elective
Breadth (Liberal Studies) Elective 8Dependant on selected elective
International Business$636.72
Capstone Applied Research Project II$636.72
Negotiation Strategies$636.72
Strategic Thinking and Management$636.72
Total$2,546.88* (+ fees based on selected electives)

*Compulsory Ancillary and Program Fees will apply in addition to Tuition Fees outlined above.

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How you'll gain skills

Career Opportunities

Graduates possess a unique blend of practical knowledge and abilities supported by firm underpinnings of the methodologies and theories relating to the trades-business sectors. Graduates seeking employment in today’s rapidly changing global environment are well-positioned to start their own business, to manage a small to medium-sized trades-related business, or use their newly developed skills and knowledge to improve an existing business. Employment opportunities may also exist in both the private and public sectors where strong leadership, management and entrepreneurship skills and the ability to adapt to change are highly desired. 

Graduates of this program may elect self-employment as a small business owner or find leadership roles in the trades-related fields as business managers, project managers, quality control managers, maintenance and trades managers as well as service-related managers.

Educational Pathways

For those graduates who want to pursue further academic credentials, the program will facilitate a pathway into graduate studies in both business administration and management programs.

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