Business Business Administration
Available as a two- or three-year program
"I took advantage of Loyalist's Second Career program in 2009, after losing my job due to a plant closure. Given my work experience and online certifications, I received direct entry into the second year of the Business Administration program. With a solid foundation from Loyalist, I was well prepared for this role. "
- Business Administration 2010
- Human Resources Management 2011
- Human Resources Manager and Executive Assistant, Impacto Protective Products Inc.
"My two years in Business allowed me to discover what my interests are in the business world. I had the opportunity to meet new people and really work on my confidence. Public speaking was once a nightmare for me, but after giving presentations in front of supportive classmates and faculty, it became something I volunteered to take on in group assignments. Our classroom atmosphere was incredible. I felt at ease, and I was never afraid to ask a question or contribute to discussions."
- Business 2014
- Public Relations post-grad student
"In one of my Loyalist classes we were responsible for contacting a business professional and inviting them to present to our class. It was a great opportunity to learn about Impacto and make a lasting connection in the industry. "
Mary Beth Webster
- Business 2012
- Business Administration 2013, with advanced certificates in Human Resources Management and Operations Management
"Itâ€™s great to get first-hand experience solving business challenges and help community members with our community projects. The professors are there to support us and we get to learn from professionals with tons of experience in their field."
- Business Administration student
Two-year Ontario College Diploma in Business
Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Business Administration
- Start Date
September, January and May entry
Find your career
A career in business is more than numbers and banking â€” itâ€™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:Â
- 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, Loweâ€™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
â€śThe long-term care industry is growing rapidly. This field needs Business graduates to help us develop and implement new and innovative business solutions.â€ť
Director, John M. Parrott Centre
â€śThere are tremendous career opportunities within insurance and financial planning. We are looking for Business graduates to help us satisfy existing clientsâ€™ needs as well as expanding into new business opportunities.â€ť
Financial Centre Manager, Sun Life Financial
â€śI have worked with a variety of manufacturing and service companies and itâ€™s obvious to me there is a great need for Business graduates to help management overcome the challenges they face.â€ť
Business & Personal Development Coach, LMI Canada Inc.
Explore a broad mix of business options in this interactive program, including:
- Social media marketing.
- Financial decision making and supply chain management.
- Effective workplace presentation skills.
- Corporate responsibility and sustainability â€” 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 aÂ field placement, launching your career with industry experience and a network of business contacts.
- All students have the opportunity to be involved in Enactus LoyalistÂ â€” 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.
Business Administration students continue into a third year of study to earn an advanced diploma. For details please contact the program coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- First Year - Semester One
- COMP1022 Business Computer Applications 1
- This course develops writing and presentation skills for the workplace, along with a range of computer skills to facilitate the design, creation and delivery of business communications. Through a progressive series of writing and presentation tasks, learners use email, memoranda, short reports, and individual and group presentations to create focused messages, with appropriately sourced facts, for a variety of business audiences. Internet and database research, basic word processing, spreadsheeting and presentation software skills support the process.
- MATH1033 Business Math
- This course covers the basic skills required by students to comprehend the essentials of business mathematics. Topics covered include an arithmetic and algebra review, percentages, ratios, commercial mathematics, and simple and compound interest.
- COMM1048 College Writing Skills
- This course focuses on writing and research skills required for successful completion of college-level studies. The course will promote development and improvement of research and writing skills that can be applied to studentsâ€™ chosen programs of study.
- BUSI2001 Human Resources Management
- In order to remain competitive all organizations need to manage their human resources. This course gives students an overview of the functional areas of human resource management including strategy, recruiting, compensation, performance management, health and safety, industrial relations, planning, and training.
- BUSI1016 Introduction to Business
- This course provides an overview of business in the Canadian environment using an integrated model. Topics covered include: the environment of business (social, technological, economic and political) as well as functional areas of business (marketing, accounting, finance, production and human resources) and legal and corporate governance information. A semester-long group project will provide students with the opportunity to explore the world of business, create work habits related to researching a company and stay current with what is going on in the business world.
- MRKT1005 Introduction to Marketing
- Welcome to marketing! Students learn how businesses reach and influence their customers. This course covers far more than advertising. Students discover how to create a marketing plan that can sell.
- MEDI1022 Social Media & Emerging Technology
- Students learn about Skype, Facebook, Twitter, SMART Board, Smart phone apps, and C.R.M. Topics covered include the newest social media and business tools essential for employment. Get "LinkedIn" to social networking tools and gain an understanding of their application in today's business world.
- First Year - Semester Two
- COMP1021 Business Computer Applications - Excel
- Organizations of varying sizes and in various sectors can benefit from the use of spreadsheets. As such, individuals who have highly developed spreadsheet skills using tools such as Microsoft Excel will be able to assist these organizations with their functional activities. This course explore skills such as: formatting cells and worksheets; using formulas and functions; analyzing and organizing data; and presenting data visually. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have covered the components and related tasks and skills needed to prepare for the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification exam for Excel.
- WRIT1002 Business Writing
- This course develops the skills required for success in the business community. Emphasis is placed on writing for the workplace to facilitate the design, creation and delivery of business communications. Learners use email, letter and memorandum writing, formal report writing, and internal and external communications to create focused messages with appropriately sourced facts for a variety of business audiences.
- ECON2000 Economics
- The process and principles of microeconomics, such as supply and demand, are used to explain price determination and resource allocation in a mixed market setting. The course also looks at the application of microeconomic theory to current and emerging social and economic issues including the most basic question of limited resource allocation to meet human needs.
- ACCT1010 Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Learn the basics of financial accounting by using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Students learn how businesses â€śkeep scoreâ€ť through the elements of the accounting cycle and preparing financial statements. In addition, the course offers an introduction to workplace accounting software such as Sage 50.
- BUSI2002 Operations Management
- This course is designed to acquaint students with the concepts and functions of operations management. Topics covered will include the nature of operating systems, forecasting, capacity management, quality, inventory management and scheduling.
- BUSI3007 Organizational Behaviour
- The behavioural dynamics of the workplace are complex. Technology is impacting the way we work, the way we interact, and the way we manage people. This course examines the factors that influence human behaviour and performance in the workplace, including emotional intelligence, personality, motivation, team behaviour, leadership, organizational change and cultural characteristics.
- GNED General Education Elective
- General Education Courses
- Second Year - Semester Three
- BUSI2009 Accounting for Decision Making
- This course transforms financial and accounting language and concepts into decision-making tools the non-financial manager can use successfully every day. Students learn to apply the fundamentals of accounting to improve budget management, increase potential profits, sell new ideas and assess the financial viability of projects.
- BUSI2004 Basics of Supply Chain Management
This course is designed to acquaint the student with concepts, techniques and procedures utilized in the materials management operation. Major topics include master planning, materials requirements planning, inventory control, purchasing, production control, cycle counting systems, demand management, distribution management, and the just-in-time system.
Prerequisite: BUSI 2002
- MRKT2006 Digital Marketing Strategy
- Students take their marketing skills to the next level by focusing on strategies to achieve profitable customer relationships. Students gain knowledge of the marketing mix to create strategic marketing plans and then help local businesses with their exciting projects.
- ECON2001 Macro Economics
- The processes and principles of macroeconomics, such as interest rates, unemployment and inflation are developed to explain the determination of levels of national income and output, employment, price levels and other macroeconomics indicators. How these indicators are related to public policy in Canada will also be examined from a financial perspective. Global issues will be discussed as they affect the Canadian economy.
- SUST1000 Principles of Sustainability & Social Responsibility
- Integrating sustainability principles into organizations is being recognized today as something critical to the success of businesses presently and in the future. This course highlights the three pillars of sustainability (economic, social and environmental) and examines how businesses are using them throughout the organization while competing in a changing world. Students develop a foundation of business sustainability principles which will be explored further in other areas of the curriculum and used in many functional areas of business.
- BUSI3011 Project Management
- This course engages students with its hands-on approach and in-depth coverage of currently utilized, industry recognized project management software systems including Microsoft Office Project. Through the exploration of these systems, students acquire foundational project management knowledge, in the areas of project planning, defining scope, priorities, and work breakdown structure, creating scheduling estimates for timing and project costs, developing project networks and communicating project information, identifying compliance and risk issues, assigning resources, identifying potential efficiencies and tracking progress.
- GNED General Education Elective
- General Education Courses
- Second Year - Semester Four
- BUSI2003 Business Community Project
- In real-time cooperation with community partners from a variety of fields, student teams collaborate to create and manage projects based on the specified needs of each organization.
- LAWS1000 Business Law & Ethics
- Students prepare for the increasingly complex world of business. Students learn how the legal system and laws impact the organization and management of business enterprises. The course will focus on the principles of private law embodied in contract law, in employment legislation, in tort law and in understanding the legal decisions rendered by Canadian courts as they pertain to business. Issues of professional liability, ethics and codes of professional conduct are also discussed. Students develop an ability to recognize and respond appropriately to legal situations that can occur in an accounting environment.
- BUSI3004 Business Simulation
- Using the Capstone Business Simulation software, students simulate all aspects of management. Students make decisions in: strategy and tactics, policy, production, accounting, marketing, finance, quality control, human resources, leadership and teamwork.
- ENTR2000 Entrepreneurship
- In this course students will learn about the skills, competencies and challenges of self-employment. By the end of the course, students will have researched and written a comprehensive business plan. They are introduced to the nature of entrepreneurship and small business. Students learn to seek out entrepreneurial opportunities, develop new business venture plans, manage a small business, and evaluate the financial performance of the venture.
- PROF2001 Professional Development
- Students participate in activities to support ongoing professional development. Exploration includes developing a better understanding of oneself, which can be translated into professional documents (e.g. rĂ©sumĂ©, cover letter) and matched to specific jobs, career paths and interview preparation. This course examines networking, professional bodies, certifications, available educational opportunities and conducting research that is used to adapt to changing workforce demands and trends, and to enhance employment opportunities.
- MATH2009 Statistics
- In this course, students are introduced to statistics. The course teaches quantitative methods used in data analysis and business decision making with a focus on the use and applications of contemporary statistical software.
- GNED General Education Elective
- General Education Courses
- Third Year - Semester Five
- BUSI2010 Occupational Health & Safety
- Employers are required by law to ensure that workers have a safe work environment. This course examines the related federal and provincial legislation required to ensure compliance. In addition the course explores the technical aspects of health and safety, as well as trends and best practices used in the field today.
- HRPG3002 Organizational Theory and Design
- Organizations come in a variety of forms and structures. They also use different processes and have varying numbers of employees. All of these variables play an important role in helping the organization achieve its strategic objectives. This course examines the interplay of leadership and human behavior in the context of todayâ€™s workplaces including, organizational design principles, open tech systems, organizational effectiveness, intergroup dynamics, conflict power and political systems, effect of technology on human systems and how to design and implement effective organizational change.
- BUSI3024 Principles of Buying
- This course provides a critical view into the purchasing elements of world of Supply Chain Management. Topical focus will relate to supply organizations, quality, supplier relations, sourcing, price and cost management and the role of transportation. The scope of this course will include the private and public business sectors.
- BUSI3021 Recruitment and Selection
- Finding the right employee with the right skills in order to do the right job is essential in today's organizations. This course focuses on developing recruitment strategies in order to find appropriate candidates and then explores methods to ensure effective employee selection through testing, interviewing, assessment centers, and background checks.
- BUSI3032 Strategic Business Management 1
- Students will examine the principles and processes of creating strategy to be reflected in a strategic plan. Case studies will be used to promote an understanding of problems, issues and opportunities being faced by companies striving to remain competitive. Students will develop the capability to develop integrated and realistic plans in preparation for their entry into the commercial business environment.
- BUSI3005 Supply Chain and Logistic Management (EDI)
- This course encompassess activities and techniques utilized in supply chain and logistics management including customer service, distribution planning, transportation planning, transportation forecasting, logistics documentation, purchasing and third party chain management.
- Third Year - Semester Six
- MRKT1008 Consultative Selling/Marketing Intelligence
- This course is intended to familiarize students with the world of marketing from a consulting perspective. The course will focus on understanding the role of marketing, the role of the consultant and the management of business and marketing information.
- WKPL3002 Field Placement
- Integration of formal learning practices with developmental learning opportunities helps to enhance and consolidate the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes of emerging professionals. This course helps students develop appropriate human resources field practice in an area of their choosing. Students may choose between a field placement or field project with a private, public, not-for-profit or professional services organization.
- BUSI3010 Industrial Relations
- Union-management relations are important to a smooth running organization. This course examines the theory, practices, and principles of Industrial Relations in Canada. Students learn by simulation to negotiate and administer collective agreements, handle grievances, mediate disputes, and prepare for arbitrations.
- HRPG1000 Information Systems
- Technology has changed the way we gather, disseminate and interpret data in business. Hence, management demands have increased the need for automated human resources and supply chain management systems. This course will allow participants to gain an understanding of the requirements of an effective information systems, its design and effective business decision making.
- BUSI1018 International Business
- The geography of business continues to expand. This course provides an introduction to the global marketplace. Students will examine the impact of cultural issues upon marketing, logistics and human resource strategies.
- BUSI1022 Project Risk Management
- In this course, the processes and activities necessary to manage risk throughout a project lifecycle will be identified and applied. Students will be exposed to practical exercises, tools and techniques for both qualitative and quantitative analysis for handling project risks. There will be an introduction to a comprehensive project risk management process/matrix that extends from initiation through to project completion and from risk symptoms to risk event impact. Critical to risk management success is the business risk to project risk alignment and mitigation strategies beyond the basic financial contingency approach.
- BUSI3009 Training and Development
- Workplace performance and ongoing skill development through training is a requirement of today's learning organizations. This course deals with the processes and theories required to build effective employees. Emphasis is placed on assessing learning and performance challenges, designing appropriate interventions, delivering solutions and assessing for organizational effectiveness.
*Courses subject to change.
Loyalist offers flexible learning
- You can start your program in September or January.
- Expand your opportunities with a double diploma in another College program in as little as two semesters.
- You can transfer to or from the same program at any Ontario college and receive full credit for the courses you have completed.
Turn your diploma into a degree
Many universities across Canada and abroad will provide credit recognition for your diploma studies at Loyalist. The following is a list of agreements that are currently in place. There are many more options, and new agreements are added annually. Contact your university of choice to make individual arrangements.Â
Two or three-year diploma
- Algoma University
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Business AdministrationÂ
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor ofÂ Computer Science
- Athabasca University
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
- Bachelor of Management (three or four-year degree)
- Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies
- Australian Catholic UniversityÂ â€“Â Bach. of Business
- Brock University â€“ various*
- Carleton UniversityÂ
- Conestoga College â€“ Bachelor of Business AdministrationÂ in International Business Management
- Davenport University
- Bachelor of Arts in Management
- Bachelor of ArtsÂ in International Business
- Bachelor of ArtsÂ in Marketing
- Bachelor of ArtsÂ in Sports Management
- Bachelor of ArtsÂ in Human Resource Management
- B.B.A./M.B.A. Strategic Human Resource Management
- B.B.A./M.B.A. Strategic Management
- Griffith University â€“ Bachelor of Business
- Humber College
- B.Comm. e-Business Marketing
- B.Comm. Fashion Management
- B.Comm. International Business
- B.Comm. Hospitality and Tourism
- Institutes of Technology Ireland
- Lakehead University â€“ Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
- Laurier BrantfordÂ â€“ any honours program
- Laurentian University â€“ various*
- Limerick Institute of TechnologyÂ
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Studies with Sports Management (Year 3)
- Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Enterprise and Innovation (Year 3)
- Nipissing University â€“ Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) or Bachelor of Commerce
- Royal Roads University â€“ Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management
- Seneca College
- B.Comm. Business Management
- B.Comm. Financial Services Management
- B.Comm. Human Resources Strategy and Technology
- B.Comm. International Accounting and Finance
- B.Comm. International Business Management
- Bach. Interdisciplinary Studies
- Thompson River UniversityÂ Â â€“ B.A.
- University of Fredericton/Husson UniversityÂ â€“ Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- University of Ontario Institute of TechnologyÂ â€“ Bachelor of Commerce (Honours); B.A. Adult Education and Digital Technology
- University of Waterloo â€“ various*
- Western UniversityÂ Â â€“ various*
- University of Windsor â€“ Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Business Administration)
- Wilfrid Laurier University â€“ various*
- York UniversityÂ â€“ various*
- Carleton University â€“ Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
- George Brown College â€“ Bachelor of Applied Business (Financial Services)
- Institute of Technology Tralee
- Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) â€“ Accounting (Year 4)Â
- Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) â€“ Management (Year 4)
- Limerick Institute of TechnologyÂ
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Studies with Sports Management (Year 4)
- Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Enterprise and Innovation (Year 4)
- Queen's University â€“ various*
- Ryerson University â€“ Business Management or Business Technology Management
- Trent University â€“ Bachelor of Business AdministrationÂ (various areas of focus)
- University of Windsor â€“ Bachelor of ArtsÂ â€“ Labour Studies (General)
* Various potential degree pathways. Please confirm details with the receiving institution.
Post-gradÂ at Loyalist
Business and Business Administration graduates are welcome to apply for aÂ one-year post-grad certificate in:
- Human Resources Management
- International Trade and Logistics Management
- Sports and Entertainment Sales and Marketing
- Entrepreneurial Studies â€“ Business Launch
Explore opportunities to continue your studies in Ireland:
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How much will it cost?
Approximate costs (2019 â€“ 20)
- Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
- Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,301
- Total: $4,023.08
Additional costs, such as supplies, travel and parking, may be incurred during workplace visits, etc.
*Please visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a list of the many services, activities and items included within the ancillary fees, and the related policies
Bursaries and financial assistance
Loyalist has a number of scholarships, bursaries and academic awards available to students. Our Financial Services Office can help you explore your options, or assist you with a student loan.
Required academic preparation
- OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level,Â AND
- Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent
Prior learning assessment and recognition
Applicants with work experiences or other types of non-credentialed learning may be eligible for credits at Loyalist. Graded credits (as opposed to exemptions) are granted. Click here for more information about our assessment and credit challenge process.
Click here for information about how to apply, international student fees and more.
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Enactus Loyalist â€“ 2013 Nationals
EnactusÂ is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and businessÂ leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve theÂ quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisorsÂ and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement communityÂ empowerment projects around the globe. Â Loyalist students have the opportunity to participate in Enactus Loyalist College, recognized in 2011 as one of the top five Enactus organizations in Canada.
On May 7 and 8, 2013, Canadian Enactus teams gathered in Toronto to present their community projects to some of the top business people in Canada. The Enactus Loyalist College team competed against more than 60 other teams from colleges and universities across Canada.