Business

This business program will provide you with the opportunity to explore accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations and supply chain management, small business and project management. You’ll study and collaborate with future colleagues, networking with experienced professors. Your concepts of leadership, whether with a small business, in entry-level management, in the not-for-profit sector, or within corporations, will be nurtured and challenged. You’ll examine case studies as you earn your diploma and develop real business skills.

Start your career path with Fanshawe’s two-year business program - 2022/2023

If you have an interest in all aspects of business, this program is for you. You’ll explore ethical and sustainable business practices as well as individual areas of business that are of greater interest to you. You’ll be exposed to business that meets the needs of a career in management, whether in a large organization or a family business. 

This business program will also provide you with the opportunity to earn education credits toward the Certified in Management (CIM) designation from the Canadian Institute of Management. 

Graduates who meet admission requirements are also eligible for transfer to the Business Administration - Leadership and Management Advanced Diploma or the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management) Degree

Available in a traditional in-class format with September, January, February and May admissions or as a fully online business program, full-time or part-time. A co-op version of this program is also available.

 

Career Information ​​​​​​

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Business program enter the workforce on a management career path in large and small businesses across industries, as well as the not-for-profit sector and government. Graduates are also suited for a variety of entry-level positions, including management trainee, store supervisor, office supervisor, operations supervisor and production supervisor. Graduates may also choose to launch and manage their own small businesses.

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Business program:

Administrative Assistant 

Work with business units, write and edit communications and documentation, assist client meetings, print and handle orders and documents for employees and clients.

E-Commerce Coordinator 

Support a fast-paced start-up business working in the fashion, art, lifestyle and technology sectors by connecting customers to brands and building brand affinity. 

Private Wealth Finance 

Deliver private investment counselling and banking services to high net worth clients. 

 

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Business students working on a project
Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. identify and discuss the impact of global issues on an organization’s business opportunities by using an environmental scan*.

2. apply principles of corporate sustainability*, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization’s business initiatives.

3. use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.

4. apply basic research skills to support business decision making.

5. support the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects.

6. perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices.

7. explain the role of the human resource function and its impact on an organization.

8. use accounting and financial principles to support the operations of an organization.

9. describe and apply marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization.

10. outline principles of supply chain* management and operations management.

11. outline and assess the components of a business plan.

12. develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field.

 

Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 January
London
Open
2022 March
London
Open
2022 May
London
Open
2022 September
London - Online
Open
2022 September
London
Open
2023 January
London
Open
2023 February
London
Open
2023 May
London
Open

Part Time Offerings

2022 January
London - Online
Open
2022 September
London - Online
Open
2023 January
London - Online
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 May
London
Open
2022 September
London
Open
2023 January
London
Open
2023 February
London
Open
2023 May
London
Open

Program Details

Program Code
BUS1

Program Coordinator:

Lynette Carmichael, BA, MEd

Delivery
Day Time
Full-Time
Part-Time
Online
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Duration
2 years

Admission Requirements

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
- Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
- Mathematics* ONE OF:
       - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
       - Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
          (Note: a minimum final grade of 60 required for any Grade 11 Mathematics course)
OR
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
OR
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND: 
- Mathematics* ONE OF: 
       - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
       - Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
          (Note: a minimum final grade of 60 required for any Grade 11 Mathematics course)
OR
Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grade stated above

Note:
  • *Applicants who lack the required  Mathematics may still gain eligibility for admission by completing appropriate prior upgrading.
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.  
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Business Studies (C), (M), or (O)
  • Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Business Mathematics course and Computer Skills course
  • Applicants who do not meet the stated admission requirements for the Business program should apply to the one-year Business Fundamentals Ontario College Certificate program, Program Code BFS2.  The Business Fundamentals program is recommended for students who require or desire academic upgrading, particularly in Mathematics and English, before pursuing a business diploma program.  Students who successfully complete the Business Fundamentals program may be eligible for admission to Level 2 of any two-year business diploma program at Fanshawe College.
Recommended Personal Preparation

Recommended Personal Preparation

  • Secondary school courses related to Business.
Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing

  • Applicants may apply for advanced standing on the basis of previous academic achievement at another institution and/or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).  Advanced standing qualifies the applicant for direct entry to a second or higher level of the program. 
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Post-Admission Requirements

Post-Admission Requirements

See Post-Admission Requirements

Tuition Summary

London

Canadian Costs
$6,738.78
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$29,963.88
Total Cost of Program

Online

Canadian Costs
$6,470.92
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

Courses

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ACCT-1100Principles of Accounting 13
This course introduces the student to the Principles of Accounting, and includes an exploration of the underlying concepts that guide the preparation of accounts for individuals and organizations. It is designed to teach the student, regardless of program destination, an essential life skill - an understanding of Net Worth, and its importance to business success and the financial well being of the individual.
MATH-1052Business Math3
This course provides a review of basic arithmetic and algebra as well as providing students with mathematical tools and concepts needed for other college courses and in future employment. This course is to prepare students for later courses in Marketing, Business, Financial Planning, Accounting, Purchasing and Insurance.
BUSI-1060Strategies for Success1
This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, time management, academic integrity, emotional self-awareness and social skills development. Additionally, emphasis is placed on career readiness and preparation.
WRIT-1032Reason & Writing Business 13
This course will introduce business students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
MKTG-1012Principles of Marketing 13
This course is designed to provide an overview of the decisions that face Marketers in today's fast-paced and competitive business environment. Students will learn that marketing is not only advertising but a broad set of activities designed to satisfy consumer needs and wants. Students examine the information Marketers require for effective decision-making and learn the basic elements of the marketing planning process.
BUSI-1005Introduction to Business Processes3
This course explores the various functional areas of business in Canada and demonstrates the interrelationship among these areas. Students are introduced to many concepts, including major business trends, the role of government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, business ethics and social responsibility.
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