Business Studies

Program: BSTU
Credential: Certificate
Delivery: Part-time
Length: 1 Semester
Duration: 210 Hours
Effective: Fall 2017
Location: Barrie


Students learn about the fundamentals of today's business world at the college level. Students can expect to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for an entry level position in a variety of business setting.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include management trainee, personnel officers to HR Generalist are a few of the careers pursued by graduates. Employers include banks, finance, trust and insurance companies, computer firms, government ministries and agencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles when recording business transactions; maintain a general and subsidiary ledger and prepare an unadjusted trial balance;
  • describe the marketing planning process, including the basic components that comprise a firm's marketing plan;
  • calculate commercial discount, markup and markdown for business purposes;
  • discuss the operations function in manufacturing and non- manufacturing settings;
  • explain Canadian human resource management and describe its key elements;
  • discuss specialized areas including: compensation, training and development, industrial relations, occupational health and safety, human resource planning.

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

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

Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M) 

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:

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:

Graduation Requirements

5 Mandatory Courses

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.


Mandatory Courses
ACCT 1000Financial Accounting Principles 1
HURM 1000Human Resources Management Foundations
MATH 1002Mathematics of Finance
MGMT 2000Production and Operations Management
MKTG 1000Introduction to Marketing

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