Business Fundamentals

Program: BSFN
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Delivery: Full-time + Part-time
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2022
Location: Orangeville

Description

Students develop the skills and knowledge appropriate for an entry-level position in business. Completion of the program provides students with a solid business foundation, while exposure to core business courses allows them to understand the different areas of business and better choose an area of focus. After successful completion of the program, students are eligible to enrol in a number of Georgian’s Business diploma programs.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities may include, but are not limited to, sales, marketing and customer service. Employers may include banks, finance, trust and insurance companies, computer firms, government ministries and agencies, producers of consumer and industrial products, wholesalers, retailers, private companies and non-profit.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. develop customer-service strategies to meet the needs of internal and external customers;
  2. apply knowledge of the human resources function to the operation of an organization;
  3. apply knowledge of the marketing function to the operation of an organization;
  4. apply accounting and financial knowledge to the operation of an organization;
  5. apply computer skills and knowledge of information technology to support the management of an organization;
  6. work effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and others;
  7. apply research skills to gather and interpret available information;
  8. apply creative problem-solving skills to address business problems and opportunities;
  9. apply time management and organizational skills to facilitate the completion of tasks and to meet deadlines in a business environment;
  10. employ environmental sustainable practices within the industry;
  11. recognize the economic, social, political, and cultural variables which impact a business.

Program Progression

The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2022
  • Sem 2: Winter 2023

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 111 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Graduation Requirements

9 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
1 General Education Course

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Program Tracking

The following reflects the planned course sequence for full-time offerings of the Fall intake of the program. Where more  than one intake is offered  contact the program co-ordinator for the program tracking.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
ACCT 1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1 42
BUSI 1001 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour 42
COMP 1003 Microcomputer Applications 42
MATH 1002 Mathematics of Finance 42
MKTG 1000 Introduction to Marketing 42
Communications Course  
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. 42
 Hours252
Semester 2
BUSI 2005 Customer Service 42
ECON 1000 Microeconomics 42
HURM 1000 Human Resources Management Foundations 42
MKTG 2033 Professional Edge 42
Communications Course  
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. 42
General Education Course  
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. 42
 Hours252
 Total Hours504

Graduation Window

Students unable to adhere to the program duration of one year (as stated above) may take a maximum of two years to complete their credential. After this time, students must be re-admitted into the program, and follow the curriculum in place at the time of re-admission.

Disclaimer: The information in this document is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. 

Program outlines may be subject to change in response to emerging situations, in order to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes required for graduation. Components such as courses, progression, coop work terms, placements, internships and other requirements may be delivered differently than published.

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