Business (co-op)

Students acquire a foundational knowledge of the basics of business, with a focus on managing people and processes. Courses in economics, accounting, marketing, and human resources lay the groundwork for future careers and further studies. Individual courses provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to get to work. Upon graduation, students may launch their career or spring-board into further studies.

General information

Program code
2 Years
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Georgian@ILAC Toronto

Intake information

Start date
Winter 2024
Spring 2024
Fall 2024

Program fees

For fees please click here to visit the Georgian College fees page.

Winter 2023 Intake
Winter 2023
Summer 2023
Winter 2024
Summer 2024
Approximate total program cost: $32,469.18

Note: All fees and costs are estimates only. Course materials are additional and vary per semester.

Program 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;
  13. employ environmentally sustainable practices within the business environment;
  14. apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities may include, but are not limited to, management trainee/manager, sales/sales management, personnel officer/manager in addition to entrepreneurial opportunities. Employers include banks, finance, trust and insurance companies, computer firms, government ministries and agencies, producers of consumer and industrial products, wholesalers, retailers, private companies and non-profit organizations.

Admission requirements

  • ILAC Pathway 3.2, or IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
    (SDS program – IELTS score 6.0, no band less than 6.0)
  • Duolingo (TOEFL, CAE and TOEIC): 110 score

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 111 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

1Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

For more information and complete admission requirements please contact your respective region’s Recruitment Manager.


Semester 1
ACCT 1000
Financial Accounting Principles 1
BUSI 1001
Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
COMP 1003
Microcomputer Applications
MATH 1002
Mathematics of Finance
MKTG 1000
Introduction to Marketing
Communications Course
Select one course from the communications list during registration.
Semester 2
BUSI 2005
Customer Service
ECON 1000
HURM 1000
Human Resources Management Foundations
MKTG 2033
Professional Edge
Communications Course
Select one course from the communications list during registration.
General Education Course
Select one course from the general education list during registration.
Semester 3
ACCT 1003
Finance and Management Accounting
ECON 2000
MGMT 2001
Principles of Management
MGMT 2012
Introduction to Project Management
STAT 2000
Statistics 1
General Education Course
Select one course from the general education list during registration.
Semester 4
ENTR 2009
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
FNCE 2000
Business Finance
LAWS 2000
Business Law
MGMT 2000
Production and Operations Management
General Education Course
Select one course from the general education list during registration.
Program Option Course
Select one course from the available list during registration. Contact the program co-ordinator for further details.
Co-op Work Terms
COOP 1008
Business Work Term 1 (Fall intake- occurs after Semester 2, Winter intake – occurs after Semester 2)
COOP 2024
Business General Work Term 2 (Fall intake – occurs after Semester 3, Winter intake – occurs after Semester 3)

Professional designation

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