Business - Entrepreneurship Be your own boss or lead innovation in an established business. You're going places!

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

This program is intended for students who wish to develop a strong educational and experiential base in business. Students acquire skills in acquisitions analysis, market research, selling, networking, financial analysis and planning, various computer applications and systems, social entrepreneurship development, human resource planning and management. Students also develop skills to integrate the whole area of business principles and practices in order to successfully operate and manage a business.

This program is particularly appropriate for students whose goal is to enter a family business, start their own business, or enter employment in a small business. One of the key experiential outcomes is the research, development and presentation of a complete business plan for a new enterprise.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 11* or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U) *Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 11* or 12 College level Mathematics (MBF3C, MAP4C or MCT4C) or 11* or 12 University level Mathematics (MCF3M, MCV4U, MHF4U, MCB4U, MGA4U or MDM4U). (*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics MBF3C or MCF3M)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Business - Entrepreneurship articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • ACCT1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1
  • BUSI1001 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • BUSI1012 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • BUSI1013 Entrepreneurship Opportunity Analysis
  • BUSI2014 Business Planning
  • BUSI2015 E-Commerce
  • BUSI2016 Small Business Operations
  • BUSI2017 Pitching the Plan
  • BUSI2018 Innovation and Creativity in Entrepreneurial Practice
  • COMP1003 Microcomputer Applications
  • FNCE2012 Financing a Small Business
  • LAWS1011 Entrepreneurial Legal Issues
  • MATH1002 Mathematics of Finance
  • MGMT2000 Production and Operations Management
  • MGMT2001 Principles of Management
  • MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
  • MKTG1001 Planning the Marketing Strategy
  • MKTG2013 Media Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

Optional Course

To be selected from College list

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list