Program: BUSN
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 4 Semesters
Duration: 2 Years
Effective: Fall 2017, Winter 2018
Location: Barrie


For students interested in managing people or processes, Georgian's two-year Business program provides a solid foundation in the basics of business. Studies in economics, accounting, marketing, and human resources lay the foundation for a good start. Individual courses provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to get to work. This program can launch a career or can be a spring-board into further studies.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include, but are not limited to, management trainee/manager, sales/sales management, personnel officer/manager in addition to entrepreneurial opportunities. Employers 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 organizations.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • identify and discuss the impact of global issues on an organization’s business opportunities by using an environmental scan;
  • apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization’s business initiatives;
  • use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives;
  • apply basic research skills to support business decision making;
  • support the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects; 
  • perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices;
  • explain the role of the human resource function and its impact on an organization; 
  • use accounting and financial principles to support the operations of an organization;
  • describe and apply marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization;
  • outline principles of supply chain management and operations management;
  • outline and assess the components of a business plan;
  • develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field;
  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the business environment;
  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2017
  • Sem 2: Winter 2018
  • Sem 3: Fall 2018
  • Sem 4: Winter 2019

Winter Intake

  • Sem 1: Winter 2018
  • Sem 2: Summer 2018
  • Sem 3: Fall 2018
  • Sem 4: Winter 2019


A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at

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

17 Mandatory Courses
2 Communications Courses
2 Optional Courses
3 General Education 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 unless otherwise stated on the course outline.


Mandatory Courses
ACCT 1000Financial Accounting Principles 1
ACCT 1003Finance and Management Accounting
BUSI 1001Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
BUSI 2005Customer Service
COMP 1003Microcomputer Applications
ECON 1000Microeconomics
ECON 2000Macroeconomics
ENTR 2009Entrepreneurship and Small Business
FNCE 2000Business Finance
HURM 1000Human Resources Management Foundations
LAWS 2000Business Law
MATH 1002Mathematics of Finance
MGMT 2000Production and Operations Management
MGMT 2001Principles of Management
MGMT 2012Introduction to Project Management
MKTG 1000Introduction to Marketing
STAT 2000Statistics 1
Communications Courses
Select 2 courses from the communications list during registration.
General Education Courses
Select 3 courses from the general education list during registration.
Optional Courses
Select 2 courses from the available list during registration. Contact the program co-ordinator for further details.

Information contained in College documents respecting programs 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. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.