Algonquin College



Develop valuable business skills, get the big picture and learn to think like a leader.
The two-year Business Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, provides you with a well-rounded education in multiple areas of business - from finance, accounting and marketing, to operations management and human resources.
Using a combination of theoretical and hands-on learning, you develop essential business skills, such as:

persuasive presentation and communication skills
standards of excellent customer service
advanced business computer applications
problem solving
Complete projects that reflect real business responsibilities, including participating in a mock tradeshow and completing a professional business plan.
Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op work term are subject to availability and academic eligibility. Please note admission to the co-op program does not guarantee a co-op placement.
This flexible diploma gives you many options after graduation. Graduates may find work in a broad range of employment settings in all sectors of business and industry, both domestic and international, including:

financial institutions and insurance
government offices
manufacturers and non-profits
medical facilities
Graduates may be employed as:

marketing assistants
accounting support personnel
management trainees
sales managers
You may also choose to specialize your education after graduating, taking advantage of several articulation agreements that allow you to progress to advanced diplomas and degrees.
This program is well-suited for students who:

Are well-organized and can work effectively under tight time constraints.
Want to start a small business or use their entrepreneurial spirit to manage an existing business.
Are team-oriented and enjoy working with others.
Like using computer and technology applications and enjoy working in an office environment.

Program Duration:
42 Weeks
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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