Business Administration - 632

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
Develop an in-depth understanding of business strategy and how different parts of a business collaborate to become more competitive.

Program Highlights

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

What you'll learn

  • How marketing, operations and administration work together to support the goals of an organization.
  • Build leadership capability and technical competence.
  • How to think and act strategically.
  • Prepare for staff and entry level management positions in a host of business careers.

Program Length

3 academic years (periods of 8 months)

Fast Track allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.

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The admissions team is available to help, you can contact them via Admissions or by phone at 1-844-767-6871.


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Contact us or phone 905-575-2460.

Program delivery

Learn more about virtual and remote learning and how programs will be delivered.



Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • 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)

Options are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Tuition and Fees

2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $831.02 $712.05
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,185.06 $2,066.09
Total 1st Year Fees $4,251.15

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2021 - 2022 International Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,095.00 $8,095.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester $8,545.00 $8,470.00
Total 1st Year Fees $17,015.00

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Banking
  • Retail Trade Manager
  • Team Leader/Project Coordinator
  • Sales and Account Manager
  • Purchasing and Operations Manager
  • Project Manager

Where you could work includes:

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

Opportunities for grads

  • As a graduate of the program, you will have met the academic requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) and Professional Manager (P.Mgr) designations.
  • NEW! Graduates of this program 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. Four U maths or recognized equivalents are required. Eligible graduates will receive 60 credits towards the degree and must complete an additional 60 credits as specified by McMaster.


Students graduating from this program will have met the academic requirements for the Certified in Management (C.I.M.).


Educational Pathways


Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

Pathways beyond Mohawk

Earn a degree:

See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

Program Coordinator


Contact us

Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
Haven’t applied yet and have questions?
Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and more.

Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Hayley Hopkins

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Jan 2022
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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 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

Business Administration Student Jacqueline in the Mohawk Hallways

"I decided to pursue an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration at the McKeil School of Business after university because I believe Mohawk offers hands-on skills that will transfer to my future career in business. Mohawk's smaller class sizes and emphasis on collaborative learning have helped strengthen my teamwork and leadership skills, which I believe will ensure my success in the business world. The opportunity to network with and learn from faculty who are experienced in fields such as marketing, finance and accounting also drew me to Mohawk's business administration program. The combination of a university degree in business and communication theory, and a diploma that emphasizes experiential learning, will enhance my skills and opportunities within the field of business."
Jacqueline, Business Administration Student