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2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
London (Ontario, Canada)
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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 general business know-how in all areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations and supply chain management, small business and project management. Ethical and sustainable business practices will be considered and students are encouraged to explore individual areas of interest through a selection of business electives. Students who would like a wide exposure to business and who desire a career in business management, whether in a large organization or a family business, will find this program particularly appealing. 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.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Principles of Accounting 1
  • Business Math
  • Strategies for Success
  • Reason & Writing Business 1
  • Principles of Marketing 1
  • Introduction to Business Processes

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Excel for Business Adv
  • Financial Math
  • Customer Relations
  • Economics 1
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Business Statistics
  • Financial Management Applications
  • Professional Communication
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Economics 2

Level 4

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

Group 1

  • Strategic HR Management
  • Small Business Ownership
  • Principles of Accounting 2
  • Business Law
  • Sales, Marketing & Digital Channels

Group 2

Students will be enrolled in one of the following courses

  • Project Management
  • Innovation Applications

Business Electives

  • Introduction to Payroll
  • Quickbooks
  • Effective Meetings & Presentations
  • The Business of Real Estate
  • The Greening of Business
  • Critical Thinking
  • Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Simulation
  • Foreign Exchange Peer Project
  • Foreign Exchange Language Studies
  • International Business
  • Adobe Suite for Business
  • Dining for Professional Success
  • Finance 1
  • Taxation
  • Fundamentals of Insurance
  • Supervisory Management
  • Retail Management & e-Commerce
  • Secondary Market Research
  • Principles of Advertising & Branding
  • Sports, Entertainment & Event Marketing
  • Digital Marketing

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,360.26 CAD, and the total fees are 2,113.64 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,233.50 CAD, and the total fees are 8,592.86 CAD.

Please note fees are subject to change. Please visit Fanshawe’s website for the most up to date information.


Diploma; University Transfer

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

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The Lawrence Kinlin School of Business at Fanshawe provides the most current, flexible and integrated suite of business programs that enables students from around the world to succeed anywhere in the world. From certificates to diplomas, honours degrees, graduate programs and beyond, Fanshawe’s Kinlin School will help prepare you for career success.

About this institute

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...

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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

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Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario

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