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Business (BUSI)
Business Administration (BUS3)

Available as a two or three-year program

A business education is an opportunity — where you take it is up to you! Behind every product and service we enjoy, there’s a business that relies on effective employees, practices and leadership. Business skills are needed in every industry, from aviation and food production to manufacturing and professional sports.

Testimonials

  • Program Code

    BUSI/BUS3

  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Diploma in Business

    • Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

  • Start Date

    September and January entry

Find your career

A career in business is more than numbers and banking — it’s a complex balance of finance, marketing, products and services you offer, and the people behind them. The two-year Business program provides grads with the skills for:

  • Entry-level positions within the business, not-for-profit and retail sectors.
  • Careers as logistics coordinators, event coordinators, retail managers, production supervisors and shift supervisors. Grads of the three-year Business Administration program earn specialized skills tailored for careers in: 
  • Human resource administration, industrial relations, training and development, staff planning and job analysis, occupational health and safety, and purchasing and quality control.

Our grads get great jobs

  • Manager Trainer and General Manager, Foot Locker's "House of Hoops" Canada
  • Operations Analyst, Cineplex Entertainment
  • Human Resources Generalist, Magna International
  • Financial Services Manager, Bank of Montreal
  • Inventory Control, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton
  • Logistics Manager, Stegg
  • Human Resources Coordinator, Lowe’s
  • Purchasing Buyer/Planner and Quality Analyst, Impacto Protective Products
  • Administration Coordinator, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Accounts Manager, Bel-Con Engineering

Is it for you?

Business training will prepare you to manage projects and people. People who thrive in this field have:

  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • The ability to organize and lead
  • An analytical nature
  • A strong work ethic

What employers say

“The long-term care industry is growing rapidly. This field needs Business graduates to help us develop and implement new and innovative business solutions.”
Brian Smith
Director, John M. Parrott Centre

“There are tremendous career opportunities within insurance and financial planning. We are looking for Business graduates to help us satisfy existing clients’ needs as well as expanding into new business opportunities.”
Taryl Kramp
Financial Centre Manager, Sun Life Financial

“I have worked with a variety of manufacturing and service companies and it’s obvious to me there is a great need for Business graduates to help management overcome the challenges they face.”
Mike Bonn
Business & Personal Development Coach, LMI Canada Inc.

Experiential learning

Explore a broad mix of business options in this interactive program, including:

  • Marketing strategy.
  • Financial decision making and supply chain management.
  • Effective workplace presentation skills.
  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability — economic, social and environmental.
  • How to develop a comprehensive business plan for your own business idea.

Projects with community partners provide concrete, hands-on experience, working individually and in teams to overcome real-world challenges. You could:

  • Coordinate a conference
  • Design a training program
  • Develop a recruitment strategy
  • Perform a market analysis
  • Create a marketing plan
  • Conduct an operational productivity audit

Hands-on instruction takes you beyond the classroom:

  • Enhance your learning with faculty coaches and business mentors.
  • In the third year, solidify your skills during a field placement, launching your career with industry experience and a network of business contacts.
  • All students have the opportunity to be involved in Enactus Loyalist — a student-run organization dedicated to finding solutions to economic, environmental and social challenges through entrepreneurship and collaboration.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Students have open-door access to dedicated and experienced instructors who stay current with the latest industry trends.
  • Learn from MBAs with experience as bankers, retail managers, stockbrokers and entrepreneurs.

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