• Overview - 2020/2021

    Your options within the Business Diploma at Fanshawe are limitless. In this diploma of business, you will explore accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations and supply chain management, small business and project management. You will 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 will examine real case studies as you earn your diploma of business and develop real business skills. Available in a traditional in-class format with September, January, February and May admissions or 100% online.

    Complete online business courses

    If you are thinking about completing your diploma online you can assess your readiness with www.amiready.ca, Fanshawe's Online Readiness Indicator, a measure of the degree to which distance learning and/or learning in a technology rich environment is the right fit for you. We also have a handy checklist to guide you along the way to take online business courses. 

    Diploma of business options 

    There are options to transfer to the Business Administration-Leadership and Management advanced diploma or the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management) degree at Fanshawe. Further details about pathways are available here. You can also be eligible to complete a degree program at many other post-secondary institutions or complement your diploma with a graduate certificate offered at Fanshawe College.

    A co-op version of this program is also available

    A part-time, online version of this program is available


  • Admission Requirements - 2020/2021

    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)
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
    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)
    Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grade stated above

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

    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

    • 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

    • Secondary school courses related to Business.

    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

    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
  • 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.

    Level 2
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    COMP-3077Excel for Business Adv3
    Modern spreadsheet programs perform far beyond simple number crunching. The functionality of Microsoft Excel continues to move the application into new venues such as visual interactive data presentations or sales proposals. Given the now commonplace nature of the program, it is crucial that all business minded professionals have a comprehensive knowledge of MS Excel. Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students will be trained in MS Excel 2016 for MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) expert level Excel certification. MOS testing is available at certified testing centers across Canada.
    MATH-1175Financial Math3
    This course explains the time value of money calculations used in Mathematics of Finance. It covers topics such as simple interest, compound interest, annuities-simple and general, bonds and cost-benefit analysis.
    BUSI-1099Customer Relations3
    This course covers the concepts and skills needed to provide exceptional service to consumers in the both for-profit and not-for-profit businesses and emphasizes how to develop skills in order to establish and maintain long-term customer relationships within various industry sectors. Emphasis is placed on using case studies in order to learn how to project a customer-friendly image, how to handle demanding customers and most importantly how to appreciate cultural differences in customer service expectations.
    ECON-1005Economics 23
    This is an introductory macroeconomics course. Students will study measures of macroeconomic activity, growth in the economy and the government's role in stabilizing the economy.
    MGMT-1209Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics3
    This course reviews the concepts and principles of several traditional ethics frameworks and applies these principles to the practices of business. Students are asked to examine their own ethical principles and consider how these principles translate to business. Ethical guidelines are utilized to review and analyze business dilemmas. Emphasis is placed on the application of these guidelines with a primary focus on challenging students to investigate and resolve problems and ethical dilemmas that they may face in their business or professional lives. Students are encouraged to use different strategies to make decisions and solve problems related to ethical dilemmas.

    Level 3
    Business Elective - Take 1 Business Elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

    Group 1
    MATH-1201Business Statistics3
    This course provides an understanding of statistical and data analysis techniques and develops students' skills in organizing and summarizing information. Statistical methods in relation to data collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of quantitative data are presented. Topics of discussion also include summary measures, probability, normal probability distributions, sample data and sampling distributions, and hypothesis testing. Students will further develop their skills with spreadsheet software.
    FINA-1031Financial Management Applications3
    The purpose of this course is to give students an opportunity to understand and use the financial statements and reports of incorporated small businesses, namely the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows. Students are also introduced to Pro Forma Statements, Cash Budgets and ways to develop these tools. Students will perform ratio and trend analysis, prepare projections and improve their skills in the management of small business financial affairs.
    COMM-3020Professional Communication3
    This course develops students' literacy and professional communication skills. Students focus on current business issues and convey relevant meaning in oral and written format. The main themes of the course include writing reports and other relevant business documents (e.g. letters, short reports); communicating in groups and meetings; awareness of intercultural communication and diverse audiences; the job search (including resumes and cover letters); business; business rhetoric in speaking and writing; summarizing and evaluating current business-related readings; delivering presentations; researching and documenting reports using APA format; and self-editing skills.
    MGMT-3041Organizational Behaviour3
    Organizational behaviour (OB) theories and concepts are applicable to various work settings-private, public, for-profit, and not-for-profit. This course investigates how individuals, groups, and structures influence and are, in turn, influenced by behaviours in organizations. Discussion will focus on topics that include: history of OB; evolution of organizational structure, design and culture; work place productivity, employee skills and technology demands; conflict resolution; interpersonal skills; legislation related to workplace discrimination and harassment; leadership; and management of change, power, and organizational politics.

    Group 2
    Students will be enrolled in one of the following courses:
    LAWS-3018 or INNV-1001
    LAWS-3018Ethics & Law3
    An examination of the principles of Canadian business law with a focus on commercial purchasing issues including contract, personal and commercial liability and fiduciary obligations.
    INNV-1001Innovation Applications3
    This course will explore Innovation through projects and group work that are assigned and developed in collaboration with your instructor. With the help of case studies, research reports, and creative thinking methods students will leverage their personal experiences and develop their capacity to innovate in multiple fields.

    Level 4
    Business Elective - Take 1 Business Elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

    Group 1
    MGMT-3005Strategic HR Management3
    This course will emphasize the importance of human resource management from a strategic perspective by providing students with an overview of the issues, functions and responsibilities of today's HR professional. Students will gain the ability to analyze and develop HR practices and policies that include planning, recruiting, selecting, training, motivating, rewarding, evaluating and providing feedback. Such activities enable today's HR professionals to create and maintain highly effective, efficient and empowered organizations.
    BUSI-1070Small Business Ownership3
    In BUSI 1070, the major project consists of constructing a business plan for a new enterprise. The student is expected to understand and apply the concepts learned from previous courses. The project requires the student to integrate core topics such as small business finance, marketing and operations. Additional course material explores alternatives to starting a business such as buying an existing business or franchise and/or taking over the family business.
    ACCT-1011Principles of Accounting 25
    This course is a continuation of the study of Financial Accounting at an introductory level. Students will cover additional material related to: - Asset, liability, and owners'/shareholders' equity, revenue and expense accounts - Accounting for partnerships and corporations - Analysis of financial statements, including balance sheet and income statement - Retained earnings and cash flow
    ECON-1002Economics 13
    Economics I is an introductory microeconomics course which covers a broad curriculum of microeconomic principles. Students will study the foundations of economic choice, market pricing, consumer behaviour, business decision making, market structure and policy development in a small open economy like Canada.

    Group 2
    Students will be enrolled in one of the following courses:
    MGMT-3011 or INNV-1001
    MGMT-3011Project Management3
    Project management is about meeting unique challenges. Project management involves understanding and managing the relationships between people and events, and the scarce resources of time and money. This course will provide practical theories for the successful development, implementation and evaluation of projects and events to meet the strategic and operational goals/objectives of a business. Students will be introduced to a variety of principles, practices, tools and resources to manage workplace projects personal projects and events.
    INNV-1001Innovation Applications3
    This course will explore Innovation through projects and group work that are assigned and developed in collaboration with your instructor. With the help of case studies, research reports, and creative thinking methods students will leverage their personal experiences and develop their capacity to innovate in multiple fields.

    Business Electives
    Take 2 of the following courses -
    Normally taken in Levels 3 (1 course) and 4 (1 course):
    ACCT-1068 ACCT-1069 BUSI-1068 BUSI-1071 BUSI-1092
    BUSI-3004 BUSI-3013 BUSI-3014 BUSI-3022
    BUSI-3023 BUSI-3028 COMP-1413 FDMG-1039
    FINA-1004 FINA-1037 INSR-1001 MGMT-3053
    MGMT-3058 MKTG-1028 MKTG-1054 MKTG-3007
    MKTG-1093 MKTG-1095
    ACCT-1068Introduction to Payroll3
    Students will learn the basics of payroll practices and procedures, including an overview of the payroll function, employment standards, earnings, taxable benefits, pension plans, employment insurance, taxation, calculating net pay, and all current periodic/annual reporting requirements. Excel software will be used throughout the course.
    QuickBooks is designed for the small to midsized business owner. Learn how this program can make it a snap to set up a chart of accounts, create and print invoices, receipts, and statements, track your receivables, payables, and inventory, and generate reports.
    BUSI-1068Effective Meetings & Presentations3
    This course covers the concepts, skills, and techniques for running effective business meetings and makingeffective presentations. Course material covered is applicable to all business sectors and audiences of all types and sizes. Emphasis is placed on learning appropriate strategies and multi-media techniques and applying them toindividual and group work assignments with business and non-business topics. Students learn to effectively incorporate computer applications like PowerPoint and digital media tools into business meetings and presentations. Students develop life-long strategies for dealing with presentation anxiety and stress.
    BUSI-1071The Business of Real Estate3
    This course is an introduction to a broad overview and general understanding of the real estate industry in Ontario. Starting with an overview of different employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the industry, we will further examine legal governance, property rights, property valuations, assessments and financing. The course concludes by examining contract law and the business of being a realtor, including authoring listing contracts and agreements of purchase and sale. Many real life examples of real estate transactions and opportunities will be examined, and this course will further develop your business, analytic and critical thinking skills.
    BUSI-1092The Greening of Business3
    This course is designed to provide an overview of the decisions that businesses face in today's fast-paced and competitive business environment. Students will learn that greening business is not only a marketing strategy but a broad set of decisions designed to prepare business for sustainable solutions, cost savings and consumer demand. Students begin by examining reasons to Green Your Business, the market for Green, the benefits of greening business, and ultimately the path to greening a business. Students will then study specific greening opportunities within a business and round out the course with develop of a Green Business Proposal.
    BUSI-3004Critical Thinking3
    Critical Thinking is the general term given to a wide range of cognitive skills needed to evaluate arguments and truth claims, discover and overcome personal prejudices and biases, formulate and present convincing reasons in support of conclusions and make reasonable, intelligent decisions about what to think and what to do. The general purpose of this course is to assist you in developing these intellectual skills and dispositions, in order to apply the reasoning process to various fields such as business, science, social science and ethics.
    BUSI-3013Small Business Entrepreneurship3
    Should you become a small business owner? Want to know how small business can compete effectively in today's marketplace? Examine the business environment and the risks and rewards of ownership by participating in panel discussions and interviews with successful small business owners, plus explore ideas that can make your small business more competitive. You get the benefit of years of experience and new insights for success.
    BUSI-3014Small Business Simulation3
    Students will apply the business knowledge they have gained throughout the first three semesters of the curriculum in a (computerized) simulated business environment to test their knowledge and abilities as a business owner/manager. Working initially individually, then moving into teams, students will use business information to plan, execute and analyze strategies to achieve business success.
    BUSI-3022Foreign Exchange Peer Project2
    Fanshawe students studying at HZ University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands on the one semester student exchange program may select the Peer Project, an HZ course designed to bring together students of all nationalities to foster understanding and cooperation.
    BUSI-3023Foreign Exchange Language Studies3
    Fanshawe students studying at HZ University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands on the one semester student exchange program may select a foreign language elective offered by the university.
    BUSI-3028International Business3
    This is an introductory course on international business. It will provide a basic overview of how international business differs from domestic business. The course will explain the factors that companies consider when evaluating opportunities to expand their businesses beyond domestic markets. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to compare and contrast how domestic businesses and international businesses organize themselves to optimize their limited resources.
    COMP-1413Adobe Suite for Business3
    The requirement for new business graduates to possess robust skills in three categories of graphic application is becoming an industry standard. Employers hiring for a variety of marketing positions are often looking for prospects that can do all of the following: use Adobe Photoshop for digital image editing, use Adobe Illustrator for digital illustration, and use Adobe InDesign for digital desktop publishing. This course provides students with real-world instruction and application of practical and common skills associated with the Big 3 Adobe design applications: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Common internet platforms such as e-newsletters, blogs and wikis are also used in this course to demonstrate their purpose and function in the business world in the areas of digital publishing and web communication. Overall, using the three aforementioned Adobe applications and the World Wide Web, students will be introduced to a variety of professional design concepts and principles in a format that everyday business and marketing professionals can understand.
    FDMG-1039Dining for Professional Success3
    Enjoy the tastes, sounds and aromas as you dine each week. This exploration of culture and customs in various national dining practices is designed to create an awareness of and develop sensitivity to different cultural behaviors and customs, especially for students traveling outside their own country or who will be dealing with people of other countries or cultures. Students will explore the influence of culture, religion, geography and history on dining practices around the world.
    FINA-1004Finance 13
    A general education course developed to provide students with the fundamental financial life skills so that they can make educated financial management decisions over the course of their lifetime. The emphasis is on those financial life skills that are of particular relevance in the early stages of the financial management life cycle.
    Designed to provide students with an understanding of the objectives, principles and administration of income taxation in Canada, this course covers employment, business, property, capital gains, other income, deductions,tax credits and the calculation of taxes payable for individual residents in Canada. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to prepare personal income tax returns using commercial software.
    INSR-1001Fundamentals of Insurance4
    The objective of this course is to introduce students to the principles and practice of insurance by showing the multi-faceted nature of the insurance business, dealing with risk and how insurance responds to it, looking briefly at some of the law that deals with insurance, introducing many of the terms and practices commonly encountered in the business, and outlining the basic policy coverages for automobile and property insurance.
    MGMT-3053Supervisory Management3
    In this course students will have a clear understanding of the management skills needed by first line supervisors and small business owners with employees. Topics include: staffing, performance management, current workplace legislation, orientation and training, conflict, diversity, termination, and personal development of supervisory skills.
    MGMT-3058Retail Management & e-Commerce3
    Almost 60% of the Canadian economy involves consumer spending. That makes retail management an integral part of the Canadian economy. This course focuses on decision making tools for developing retail strategy, planning merchandise, and building customer loyalty. With an ever increasing number of retailers devoting resources to attracting customers online we will spend time exploring e-commerce.
    MKTG-1028Secondary Market Research3
    This course provides an introduction to marketing research. It focuses on the collection, analysis and reporting of secondary data (data that has already been published) for planning, evaluating and improving marketing programs. Secondary data is used to answer questions about the size and segmentation of markets, competitor strategies, media effectiveness and changing customer needs. Students will be introduced to paper-based, database and Internet sources of marketing data and information and will complete a research project.
    MKTG-1054Principles of Advertising & Branding3
    This course examines the role of advertising media and promotions in Marketing and explores the concept of integrated marketing communications. Students are provided with an overview of advertising and branding and its role in modern marketing. Students will explore various ways of delivering messages to a target audience.
    MKTG-3007Selling Fundamentals4
    A course to demonstrate skills of selling such as: awareness of buyer behaviour, ability to organize an effective sales presentation, ability to present an effective sales presentation and comprehension of skills and attitudes essential to the successful salesperson.
    MKTG-1093Sports, Entertainment & Event Marketing3
    This course exposes students to the growing field of sports and entertainment marketing with a focus on the theory and practice. This course explores the planning and marketing of sports, entertainment and events. Students learn about the planning, promotion and evaluation of special events within these specific industries. While focusing on the practical application of theory, students will study topics such as sport/event branding, athletes and/or performers, sports/entertainment organizations and special events and sponsorship.
    MKTG-1095Digital Marketing3
    The Digital Marketing course will give students an introductory exposure to current social media and digital marketing trends.

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 3 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Level 2

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 18 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2020/2021

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Business program are prepared to enter the business world on a management career path in large and small businesses, industry, the not-for-profit sector and government. Graduates are also suited to 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 business.
  • More Information - 2020/2021

    A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
    Offered as a Weekday Program and as an Online Program
    Program Code: BUS1
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
    September/January/February/May Admission
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
    Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: 519-452-4290

    Program Code: BUS1
    Campus Code: LCL (LCL - London-Online)

    September Admission
    15 week terms

    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
    Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: 519-452-4290

    Program Description

    Business is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program. This program is designed for students with an interest in all aspects of business. Students gain an understanding of all various business areas including accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, supply chain management, small business, and project management. Ethical and sustainable business practices are considered, and students are encouraged to explore individual areas of business that are of greater interest.    Students are given a wide exposure to business that meets the needs of those who desire a career in business management whether in a large organization or a family business.  Students can also earn education credits toward the Certified in Management (CIM) designation from the Canadian Institute of Management. Graduates who meet admission requirements are eligible for transfer to the Business Administration - Leadership and Management Advanced Diploma or the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management) Degree program.

    Other Information

    • The Business program shares a common first level with all business diploma programs in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business which allows for program transfer, with no loss of credit, after Level 1.
    • Applicants applying to the Online version of the program should select Campus Code LCL(LCL - London-Online).
    • Applicants applying to the Online version of the program should ensure they have appropriate technological capacity to complete the program, including access to a computer, required software and internet access for each course in the program. 
    • Students entering the first level of the program in January, February or May will proceed to Level 2 of the program in September, unless student initiates Level 2 for the summer term. 
    • Many of the courses contained in the Business Ontario College Diploma program qualify as credits towards other diploma programs (i.e., Business - Marketing, Business - Accounting, Business - Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business - Insurance, Business - Human Resources, and Business - Finance), enabling students to earn a second diploma. 
    • Many courses in the program carry exemption credits towards designations with professional bodies, including:
      Canadian Institute of  Management (CIM)
      Canadian Institute of Entrepreneurship (CE)
      Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CB)
      Certified General Accountants Association (CGA)
      Canadian Institute of Financial Planners (CFP)
      Human Resources Professional Association (CHRP)
      Insurance Institute of Canada (CIP) 
    • Graduates may be eligible for admission to the Business Administration - Leadership and Management Advanced Diploma program.
    • Graduates may be eligible for admission to the following Graduate Certificate programs in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: Agri-Business Management, Human Resources Management, International Business Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Professional Financial Services, or Project Management. Graduate Certificate programs deliver a specialized professional curriculum in two four-month levels.
    • This program is eligible for consideration of college to college transfer of credits under the Ontario Provincial ONCAT agreement.
    • Students in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business in Business (BUS1) or Business (Co-op) (BUS2) program can visit the Business Program Homepage on Fanshawe Online for instruction on how to select their Business Electives.

    Co-operative Education

    Applicants seeking a Co-op Endorsed Diploma should apply to the Business (Co-op) program, Program Code BUS2.

    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 Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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