Business (General) - 320

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
Gain an understanding of business skills, theories and best practices.

Program Highlights

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

New for Canadian students!

Online Learning Option for Business (General) 320!

All components of this program will be delivered online, allowing increased flexibility and accommodating different schedules and learning styles.

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What you’ll learn

  • Solid foundation for success in decision-making.
  • Master fundamental skills in the core business processes:
    • Accounting and finance
    • Marketing
    • Operations and distribution
    • Human resources and labour
    • Business information systems and technology
    • Project management

Program Length

2 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 or May and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring/Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer. Students will not be off during the summer. Applies to International Students as well.

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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.

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Admission

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

2024 - 2025 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$881.96$785.16
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$2,236..00$2,139.20
Total 1st Year Fees$4,375.20

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


2024 - 2025 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees$8,525.00$8,525.00
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Program Compulsory Fees$0.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00 $375.00 
Total International Charges Per Semester$8,975.00$8,900.00
Total 1st Year Fees$17,875.00

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

  • Front Line Production Supervisor
  • Retail Trade Agent
  • Customer Services Representative
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Sales Representative
  • Production Scheduler
  • Inventory Control Clerk

Where you could work includes:

  • Manufacturing
  • Operations
  • Retail
  • Wholesaling
  • Banking
  • Government
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations

Opportunities for grads

Graduates of the program will have met the academic requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) designation.

Affiliations

Students graduating from this program will have met the academic requirements for the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) and Professional Manager (P.Mgr.) designations.

Educational Pathways

 

Ontario Colleges and McDonald's Restaurants Diploma Programs

McDonald’s and Ontario Colleges have partnered to offer educational opportunities for McDonald’s employees to pursue post-secondary education in Business programs at colleges throughout Ontario.

How does it work?

Mohawk College will grant Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) for first year business credit into our Business Diploma to McDonald’s Second Assistant Managers who have completed the Management Development Program Level 2 (MDP), with the following additional requirements to complete the diploma program:

  • Math: applicant to complete preadmission math assessment. If assessment is passed, requirement for introductory level math course will be fulfilled. If assessment is not passed, an introductory math course will be required.
  • Business Communication: applicant to complete preadmission writing assessment. If WRIT assessment is passed, requirement for introductory level writing course will be fulfilled. If assessment is not passed, an introductory writing course will be required.
  • Completion of one general education elective course (equivalent to 3 credits)

Upon completion of McDonald’s Management Development Program Level 2 (MDP), successful applicants to Mohawk’s Business Diploma program can complete the second year of the 2-year Ontario College diploma in as little as 1-year! Our flexible program is offered full-time and part-time.

Unlock your potential at Mohawk through this exciting partnership program

How to apply

Step 1: Apply to Mohawk College on the Ontario College Application Service (opens new window) and apply to the Business Diploma (BUS1) program. On the program choice screen, select Entry Level 3.

Step 2: Send supporting documents to Mohawk College. These include:

  • McDonald's Canada Training Verification form (signed by the applicant's McDonald's Regional Training Manager, must be training completed within three years of the application)
  • Any additional post-secondary transcripts you may have

Please note: Mohawk reserves the right to validate graduation from secondary school and original admission requirements.

 

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.


 

Common core

For the "Transfer From" programs listed below, there is a common first semester, after successful completion of the first semester you may be eligible to enter Semester 2 of Business (General) - 320.

When transferring from Business (General) - 320 into Business Administration - 632, you will 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 (General) - 320 from the following programs:

Insurance

Campus
Fennell Campus (FF)
Accreditation
Ontario College Diploma

Receiving Program

Business (General)

Campus
Fennell Campus (FF)
Online Learning
Accreditation
Ontario College Diploma

Transfer to

You can transfer from the Business (General) - 320 to the following programs:

Business Analysis

Campus
Fennell Campus (FF)
Accreditation
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 (General) To

Davenport University

Program Name
See below for Business (General) pathways
Opportunity Details

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Human Resources 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
Location

6191 Kraft Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
United States

Robert Gordon University

Program Name
See below for Business (General) 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

Location

Garthdee House, Garthdee Road
Garthdee/Aberdeen
AB10 7QB
United Kingdom

Technological University of the Shannon

Program Name
See below for Business (General) pathways
Opportunity Details

Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours)
Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) Enterprise and Innovation

Location

University Road
Athlone
Co. Westmeath
N37 HD68
Ireland

Athabasca University

Program Name
See below for Business (General) pathways
Opportunity Details

Bachelor of Commerce - PD

Bachelor Commerce + Major - PD

Bachelor of Management - 3 Yr PD

Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations - PD

Location

1 University Dr
Athabasca AB T9S 3A3
Canada

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 ONTransfer.ca 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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Philippines: 180011102544

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

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