Business Administration - 632

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
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)

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Please note: in-person, virtual, and hybrid classes vary according to the program and some programs may be in-person only. Refer to the Program Overview for more information.



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 Applicants with English as a Second Language

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$864.60$758.46
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Compulsory Program Fees$0.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$1,354.04$1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester$2,218.64$2,112.50
Total 1st Year Fees$4,331.14

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

2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee$8,355.00$8,355.00
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Program Compulsory Fees$0.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00
Total International Per Semester$8,805.00$8,730.00
Total 1st Year Fees$17,535.00

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

Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

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By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

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

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.

Common core

For the "Transfer From" programs listed below, there is a common first semester, whereupon upon successful completion of the first semester you may be eligible to enter Semester 2 of Business Administration - 632.

When transferring from Business (General) - (320) into Business Administration (632), you enter semester 5. 


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

Transfer from

You can transfer to the Business Administration - 632 from the following programs:

Business (General)

Fennell Campus (FF)
Online Learning
Ontario College Diploma


Fennell Campus (FF)
Ontario College Diploma

Receiving Program

Transfer to

You can transfer from the Business Administration - 632 to the following programs:

Digital Health

Fennell Campus (FF)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Business Analysis

Fennell Campus (FF)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Credit transfer agreements have been arranged to make it easier for students to move from Mohawk to another institution.

Transfer From Business Administration To

Athabasca University

Program Name
See below for Business Administration pathways
Opportunity Details

Bachelor of Commerce - PD

Bachelor of Commerce - PD with major

Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations - PD

Bachelor of Management - 3 year PD

Bachelor of Management - 4 yr PD

Bachelor of Management - 4 yr PD with major


1 University Dr
Athabasca AB T9S 3A3

Davenport University

Program Name
See below for Business Administration pathways
Opportunity Details

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • International Business

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Management

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Marketing

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Sport Management

Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration

  • Strategic Management

6191 Kraft Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
United States

McMaster University

Program Name
See below for Business Administration pathways
Opportunity Details

Bachelor of Commerce


1280 Main Street West
Hamilton ON L8S 4L8

Robert Gordon University

Program Name
See below for Business Administration pathways
Opportunity Details

BA (Hons) International Business Management 

BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management 

BA (Hons) Management

BA (Hons) Management with Marketing 

BA (Hons) Media


Garthdee House, Garthdee Road
AB10 7QB
United Kingdom

Technological University of the Shannon

Program Name
See below for Business Administration - Marketing pathways
Opportunity Details

Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) Marketing & Management 


University Road
Co. Westmeath
N37 HD68

Mohawk College makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of each transfer opportunity. Please note that changes may occur in program offerings, admission requirements, and transfer credits granted by the receiving institutions. We advise all students to check with the receiving institution directly for the most up-to-date information.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Search for more pathways with Ontario public colleges and universities.

Mohawk College makes no warranty or endorsement of material contained within links to external websites, nor does the College assume any responsibility for the linked website or its contents.

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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