Business Management

Program: BMGT
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery: Full-time + Part-time
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2024, Winter 2025
Location: Barrie


Graduates of this program will be prepared for exciting careers in the field of business. Students will develop the skills to research, analyze, and manage many aspects of business. Graduates will gain specialized career expertise, technical knowledge and skills, as well as practical experience that will enable them to start or further their specific career in business. Business skills obtained in this program will enhance graduate employability and the individual's long-term opportunities for advancement.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can work in a broad range of domestic and international employment settings, including manufacturers, market research companies, educational institutions, retailers, insurance companies, freight forwarders, brokerage houses, banks, financial institutions, common carriers, trade commissioners' offices, government agencies, international business consulting firms, and other small and large businesses.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. implement business strategies that translate an organization’s vision into operational plans;
  2. interpret and apply financial information to determine risk, cost-benefit and liability of projects and operations;
  3. develop and operationalize balanced performance measures that contribute to the successful implementation of strategic plans;
  4. analyze business data to inform strategies that improve customer relationships and promote lean operations;
  5. identify and present innovative solutions that help individuals and organizations become more agile and effective during change initiatives;
  6. identify and implement leadership strategies to resolve conflict and improve individual and team performance in an organization;
  7. apply design thinking and adaptive reasoning techniques to solve problems and improve an organization’s operational performance;
  8. enhance active listening, written, oral, and presentation skills through interpersonal and technological applications in order to promote effective communication within an organization;
  9. identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

Program Progression

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

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2024
  • Sem 2: Winter 2025

Winter Intake

  • Sem 1: Winter 2025
  • Sem 2: Summer 2025

Admission Requirements

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree, or equivalent

Graduation Requirements

12 Program Courses
2 Seminars

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.

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  
BMGT 1000 Advanced Business Processes 42
BMGT 1001 Finance for Non-Financial Managers 42
BMGT 1002 International Business 42
BMGT 1003 Financial Analysis 42
BMGT 1004 Current Issues in Business - Seminar 1 42
BMGT 1012 Training and Development for Business Leaders 42
BMGT 1013 Labour Economics for Leaders 42
Semester 2
Program Courses  
BMGT 1005 Mathematical Models 42
BMGT 1006 Market Research 42
BMGT 1007 Entrepreneurship 42
BMGT 1008 Statistical Analysis 42
BMGT 1009 Marketing for Managers 42
BMGT 1010 Business Case Analysis 42
BMGT 1011 Current Issues in Business - Seminar 2 42
 Total Hours588

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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