Business

Ontario College Diploma (22 courses) Part-time Online
Program Code: 0306X07PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Other Delivery Options

Full-time Online

Our Program

This Ontario College Diploma program emphasizes the overall function of a business and how its success is the result of all areas and departments, such as finance, marketing, operations and human resources. Students learn the essential business skills of communication, customer-service, information technology, teamwork, problem solving and task-management. In addition, the program exposes students to the importance of ethics, demeanour and the professional practices that contribute to an individual's success in business. The curriculum covers all aspects of establishing, managing and operating both private and public organizations including accounting, management, marketing, entrepreneurship and business finance. Students use case work to support their learning, work on a variety of business-related projects, prepare proposals and complete a professional business plan that can serve as the blueprint for an actual business.

NOTE: The Online Program offering of this program does not have a co-op option.

To qualify for this diploma, you must complete the program within four years.

Success Factors

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.

Your Career

Graduates of Business programs may work in a broad range of employment settings in all sectors of business and industry, both domestic and international, including manufacturers, retailers, medical facilities, financial institutions, government offices, consulting firms and other large and small businesses. As this program is general in nature, it is designed to offer the widest possible choice of career opportunities upon graduation.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Notes

Courses appearing to be unavailable online (during the registration period) may have substitute courses which are taken instead. If you are a full-time student, you are automatically put into those courses; if you are part-time, please contact your program coordinator for the current substitutions and links to these courses.

Substitutes and equivalencies for Winter 2017

  • The course ACC7310 is not available this semester, ACC2385 is the equivalent.
  • The course MKT7311 is not available this semester, MKT2205 is the equivalent.
  • The course PSY7603 is not available this semester, PSY1754 is the equivalent.
  • The course MGT7335 is not available this semester, MKT2282 is the equivalent.
  • The course MGT7231 is not available this semester, MGT2235 is the equivalent.
  • The course MGT7311 is not available this semester, SSC5101 is the equivalent.

Program Progression

As per policy AA39: Program Progression and Graduation Requirements when students are admitted to a program, they are assigned to the Program of Study that aligns with their start date. If a student takes a break for two or more consecutive terms the Program of Study is reset to align with the current version (when studies are resumed). For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.

September 2013 and before August 2014

If you started the Business Diploma program between September 2013 and before August 2014, to meet the Diploma requirements you must successfully complete: ACC7301, DAT7321, ENL7777, GED7105, MAT7603, MGT7311, MKT0012, WKT7100, ACC7311, DAT7325, ECO7200, ENL7693, MAT7706, MGT7222, MKT7304, FIN7230, LAW1702, MGT7321, MGT7332, and MGT7335 or equivalent courses:

  • and one general elective from the approved general elective list
2014/2015 Program Progression

If you started the Business Diploma program between August 2014 and before August 2015, to complete the Diploma you need to successfully complete: ACC7301, DAT7321, ENL7777, GED7105, MAT7603, MGT7312, MKT0012, ACC7310, DAT7325, ECO7200, ENL7693, MAT7706, MGT2381, MKT7311, FIN7230, LAW1702, MGT2235, MGT7321, MGT7332, and MGT7335 or equivalent core courses:

  • and one general elective from the approved general elective list
2015/2016 Program Progression

If you started the Business Diploma program between August 2015 and before September 2016, to complete the Diploma you need to successfully complete: ACC7301, DAT7321, ENL7777, GED7105, MAT7603, MGT7312, MKT0012, ACC7310, DAT7325, ECO7200, ENL7693, MAT7706, MGT2235, MKT7311, PSY7603, FIN7230, LAW1702, MGT7321, MGT7332, MGT7335, and MGT2381 or equivalent core courses:

  • and one general elective from the approved general elective list
2016/2017 Program Progression

If you started the Business Diploma program after September 2016, to complete the Diploma you need to successfully complete: ACC7301, DAT7321, ENL7777, GED7105, MAT7603, MGT7312, MKT0012, ACC7310, DAT7325, ECO7200, ENL7693, MAT7706, MGT7231, MKT7311, PSY7603, FIN7230, LAW1702, MGT7321, MGT7332, MGT7335, and MGT7380 or equivalent core courses:

  • and one general elective from the approved general elective list
CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Erin Whyte, Program Coordinator at 613-727-4723 ext. 2638 or whytee1@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
Series: 01
ACC730145.0Accounting IOnline Learning
DAT732145.0Computer ApplicationsOnline Learning
ENL777745.0Communications IOnline Learning
GED710545.0Professionalism and EthicsOnline Learning Online Learning
MAT760345.0Introduction to Business MathBlank Icon Online Learning
MGT731245.0Introduction to BusinessBlank Icon Online Learning
MKT001245.0Brand Creation for a Digital WorldBlank Icon Online Learning
Series: 02
ACC731045.0Computer Applications in AccountingComputer Applications in Accounting

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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DAT732545.0Computer Applications IIBlank Icon Online Learning
ECO720045.0EconomicsBlank Icon Online Learning
ENL769345.0Communication Skills for BusinessBlank Icon Online Learning
MAT770660.0Business Mathematics IBlank Icon Online Learning
MGT723145.0Introduction to Project Management

MGT7231 Introduction to Project Management

Entrepreneurs must know how to successfully plan and execute projects on time and within budget. Students learn the basic concepts of project management based on the best practices in this field. The tools and techniques include learning to identify project priorities, assigning and managing resources, budgeting, tracking progress and communicating with stakeholders. Hands-on practice is provided using project scheduling software as a means to understand the work breakdown structure, critical-path activities and resource loading. Case studies are used in order to demonstrate the practical application of each concept to the planning and completion of project activities.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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MKT731145.0MarketingMarketing

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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PSY760345.0Introduction to PsychologyIntroduction to Psychology

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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Series: 03
FIN723045.0FinanceBlank Icon Online Learning
LAW170245.0Business LawOnline Learning Online Learning
MGT732145.0Materials and Operations ManagementBlank Icon Online Learning
MGT733245.0Business PlanningBlank Icon Online Learning
MGT733545.0Professional Sales

MGT7335 Professional Sales

Students learn the skills required to be successful in today's highly competitive business sales and commerce environment. They acquire excellence in retail sales and customer service strategies and processes. They also gain an understanding of customer relations and personal selling, new sales technologies and professionalism in the sale of goods, services and ideas.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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MGT738045.0Human Resources ManagementHuman Resources Management

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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General Education Elective: choose 1
ART000848.0Art History and TheoryBlank Icon Online Learning
COR173745.0Abnormal PsychologyOnline Learning Online Learning
DAT011345.0Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in CanadaBlank Icon Online Learning
ENL000942.0Introduction to Children's LiteratureOnline Learning Online Learning
ENL001042.0Science FictionOnline Learning Online Learning
ENL179845.0Contemporary Canadian IssuesOnline Learning Online Learning
ENV000245.0Environmental CitizenshipBlank Icon Online Learning
FAM100345.0Psychology of LearningBlank Icon Online Learning
GEO000142.0Political GeographyPolitical Geography

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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GEO000245.0Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet EarthBlank Icon Online Learning
GEO000345.0Geography and TourismBlank Icon Online Learning
GEO500345.0Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)Blank Icon Online Learning
HLT013945.0Introduction to Complementary TherapiesIntroduction to Complementary Therapies

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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MGT234645.0Introduction to E-BusinessOnline Learning Online Learning
PSI000242.0Canadian PoliticsBlank Icon Online Learning
PSY000145.0Co-Dependency as an AddictionBlank Icon Online Learning
PSY000245.0Domestic and Workplace ViolenceBlank Icon Online Learning
PSY000745.0Cults and TerrorismOnline Learning Online Learning
PSY001045.0Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic MindsBlank Icon Online Learning
PSY001145.0Criminal Psychology II - Criminal MindsBlank Icon Online Learning
PSY001442.0Learning, Thinking and Problem SolvingBlank Icon Online Learning
PSY001545.0Social PsychologyBlank Icon Online Learning
PSY175442.0Psychology IntroductionOnline Learning Online Learning
SSC004842.0Technology: Apocalypse Or Eden?Technology: Apocalypse Or Eden?

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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SSC501242.0Racism and DiscriminationBlank Icon Online Learning

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ACC7301 Accounting I

An introduction to financial accounting is provided. Emphasis is on what accounting information is, understanding the accounting cycle, recording transactions, and the preparation and analysis of financial statements.

DAT7321 Computer Applications

Students perform simple operating system commands and produce a variety of business documents using operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets and slide show software. Email, the Internet and Blackboard, an electronic learning environment, are used to facilitate the learning.

ENL7777 Communications I

Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students focus on meeting the requirements of effective communication. Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and independent learning, students practice writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments.

GED7105 Professionalism and Ethics

Professionalism and ethics are the foundation for those preparing for leadership roles in the workplace, community and educational settings. By exploring the different facets of leadership theory and ethical dilemmas, students develop decision making, judgment, and personal value positions that form the basis for the examination of professional conduct and personal accountability.

MAT7603 Introduction to Business Math

Students learn mathematical skills necessary to be successful in other business courses. Algebra skills, are stressed with emphasis on formula manipulation and graphing.

MGT7312 Introduction to Business

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of business. Students learn about structure, activities and forces that impact businesses. As well, students learn how businesses work, including the interaction of its various parts and the critical factors that determine whether they succeed or fail.

MKT0012 Brand Creation for a Digital World

Creating an online presence for your business is much more than setting up a social media account or having a website. Students develop skills necessary to assess, create and deliver digital media content for online marketing and branding purposes. A variety of applications and techniques are utilized in the areas of web-based and social networking, publishing, photography and videography.

DAT7325 Computer Applications II

Students acquire the knowledge and practical experience necessary to manage data using a relational database management system, as well as advanced use of spreadsheets.

Pre-requisites: DAT7321

ECO7200 Economics

Students are introduced to the principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary economic issues. Emphasis is placed on the use of economic theory to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Students examine both micro and macroeconomic issues, the economic problems that society faces and the policy alternatives that governments may use to deal with these problems. The impact of economics on student's civic, working and personal lives is explored.

ENL7693 Communication Skills for Business

Students develop business communication skills. Topics include business writing style, workplace and employment correspondence, reports, presentations and other communication skills expected in today's workplace.

Pre-requisites: ENL7777

MAT7706 Business Mathematics I

Students develop the mathematical skills necessary for all other business courses. They apply intermediate algebraic operations to business problems.

MGT7231 Introduction to Project Management

Entrepreneurs must know how to successfully plan and execute projects on time and within budget. Students learn the basic concepts of project management based on the best practices in this field. The tools and techniques include learning to identify project priorities, assigning and managing resources, budgeting, tracking progress and communicating with stakeholders. Hands-on practice is provided using project scheduling software as a means to understand the work breakdown structure, critical-path activities and resource loading. Case studies are used in order to demonstrate the practical application of each concept to the planning and completion of project activities.

FIN7230 Finance

The foundation of business finance is covered with emphasis on financial decisions made by owners. Content includes analysis of financial statements, budgeting, present value and cash flow analysis, sources and uses of funds, working capital, debt and equity, financial decision making and financial planning.

LAW1702 Business Law

Students are prepared for a business environment increasingly affected by laws. They learn how laws must be understood and applied by management in the conduct of business. They also learn how to analyze a business situation from a general legal perspective. Emphasis is placed on methods of dispute resolution, contracts, torts, employment law, methods of carrying on business, creditors' rights, sale of goods and marketing law.

MGT7321 Materials and Operations Management

Topics in operations management are examined. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of the responsibilities and current tools of operations and project management. Coverage includes inventory management, quality management, production planning and project management.

MGT7332 Business Planning

Learning is culminated through the development of a business plan. In preparing a business plan, students apply business concepts and tools, including entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, management, accounting, communications, globalization and business law.

Pre-requisites: MGT7312 AND MKT7304

MGT7335 Professional Sales

Students learn the skills required to be successful in today's highly competitive business sales and commerce environment. They acquire excellence in retail sales and customer service strategies and processes. They also gain an understanding of customer relations and personal selling, new sales technologies and professionalism in the sale of goods, services and ideas.

ART0008 Art History and Theory

This course is designed to familiarize students with early historical foundations to present day exemplars of art making. World art with an emphasis on Western art history (from renaissance to today) and minor focus on international art (Canadian, Contemporary, Asian, First Nations, Islamic, etc.) is covered. Students will be expected to complete required readings, write an essay and final examination.

COR1737 Abnormal Psychology

Emphasis is on the study of signs and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Additionally, there are discussions about eating and sleeping disorders, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.

DAT0113 Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada

Youth in Canada today are the first generation to grow up in a digital world and they are transforming our culture and institutions. This course looks at the Internet and its role in shaping recent history and society. It examines the impact of digital media that empowers our youth to communicate, learn, play, shop and work differently from previous generations. It also provides analytical tools to anticipate and act on what lies ahead in the future.

ENL0009 Introduction to Children's Literature

This subject will explore and evaluate the fiction, poetry and non-fiction genres of children's literature with their historical contexts as they apply.

ENL0010 Science Fiction

Science Fiction shows you other worlds; it describes possible future societies and the problems lurking ahead. It also shows how human beings can and do create these future worlds - that our future is in our hands. Science fiction stands as a bridge between science and art, between the engineers of technology and the poets of humanity.

ENL1798 Contemporary Canadian Issues

A critical understanding of contemporary Canadian issues is essential to being an active member in our democratic society. Students explore a variety of topics and analyze their ethical implications and relevance to Canadian life. Discussions and debates, as well as related interactive activities, offer opportunities to consider recent controversies from different perspectives. Use of a variety of media (e.g. newspapers, articles and electronic resources) allows for in-depth reflection on the history of current social and political issues.

ENV0002 Environmental Citizenship

Based on the general principles of national citizenship, environmental citizenship goes beyond national borders to emphasize global environmental rights and responsibilities. Focus is on both conservation and planned sustainable use of our planet's resources, as well as on the recognition that environmental health is a prerequisite to human health. Being an environmentally-aware citizen involves personal commitment to learning more about the environment and to taking responsible environmental action. Students are encouraged to adopt attitudes and behaviours that foster global environmental responsibility.

FAM1003 Psychology of Learning

To be successful, individuals need to understand how they acquire new knowledge/skills and how environmental factors impact this process. By examining a variety of theories from both historical and current perspectives, students develop an understanding of how an individual's learning is influenced by developmental, psychological and social elements. Students use real life situations to identify how these theories can be used to support learning and development within continuously changing environments.

GEO0002 Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet Earth

This introductory course examines the science known as geology, the study of the earth. The course begins with the formation of the universe, the solar system, earth and its moon and the planets. Subsequent topics include the history of the earth, describing how oceans and continents were formed, plate tectonics, the movements of the continents, rock types and their formation.

GEO0003 Geography and Tourism

This course examines the world landscapes as well as associated cultural and historical phenomena. Contemporary theories in the earth sciences such as geological time, plate tectonics, processes of erosion, and factors affecting climate are explored. The course is intended for students who wish to know more about how the physical, cultural and historical elements of the world landscape combine to make each designated region interesting and unique.

GEO5003 Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)

This course is an introduction to the study of fossils - paleontology. It examines the evolution of life on earth, how fossils are preserved, the identification of fossils and the Geological Time Scale.

MGT2346 Introduction to E-Business

Students are provided with tools, skills, an understanding of technology, business concepts and issues that surround the emergence of electronic business. Emphasis is on that part of the Internet known as the World Wide Web (WWW), where such tools as browsers are used. In addition to acquiring basic skills for navigating the Internet, students develop an understanding of the current practices and opportunities in electronic publishing, electronic shopping, electronic distribution and electronic collaboration. Students also explore several of the problems surrounding electronic business and commerce, such as security, authentication, privacy, encryption, safeguarding of intellectual property rights, acceptable use policies and legal liabilities.

Pre-requisites: BUS2301

PSI0002 Canadian Politics

This course will provide an overview of Canadian politics covering the structure of Canadian government, the practice of politics and a background of major political issues.

PSY0001 Co-Dependency as an Addiction

This course provides an overview of how individuals can become addicted to others and relationships. It examines the personalities of abusers and those who are abused. How individuals with complimentary personality disorders unite and form bonds is examined. Object Relations Theory and how women and men are unconsciously drawn to abusive partners because of personality disorders caused by childhood abuse or neglect are the focal point of this course. Students learn how individuals with co-dependent personalities can become capable of breaking free from the cycle many get caught in.

PSY0002 Domestic and Workplace Violence

This course examines workplace, school yard and family violence. Strategies for dealing with this violence will be explored. Conflict resolution strategies will be developed which can be applied to the workplace, school or home environment. Issues such as how and why co-dependency exists as well as the battered wife syndrome and abusive males will be addressed. Students will also examine why confrontation can escalate into violence in the workplace and why bullying exists in schools.

PSY0007 Cults and Terrorism

This course focuses on conformity issues surrounding religious fundamentalism, sects, cults, and terrorist groups. The reasons why people join and why they may have a difficult time leaving, are examined. Society's contributions to supporting cultic groups are explored. Strategies for protecting individuals and vulnerable populations from cultic and terrorist activity are developed.

PSY0010 Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds

What makes a psychopath tick? Are they born that way, or are they products of society? Are serial killers really possessed with evil, or do they know exactly what they are doing? In this course, students study how and why some individuals become criminals and why some actually become killers. You study what is known about serial killers, stalkers, rapists and criminals. Also, the latest techniques used in criminal profiling and questioning are examined.

PSY0011 Criminal Psychology II - Criminal Minds

This course further explores issues discussed in Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds, and compares and explains psychological models as they relate to criminology.

PSY0014 Learning, Thinking and Problem Solving

This subject examines selected knowledge about human behaviour and the use of this knowledge to the individual. Students learn how to better understand themselves and others, and to use psychological theory, and research to manage their own lives and their own problems more effectively.

PSY0015 Social Psychology

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, interact, influence and relate to others. The course will emphasize understanding about how and why individuals behave, think and feel in social situations. Of particular importance will be the study of the individual, their thoughts and resultant behaviour in social situations.

PSY1754 Psychology Introduction

In order to understand ourselves and interact appropriately with others, we must first understand the basis for behaviour. The study of psychology provides students with an understanding of why people think and act as they do. It examines the scientific process of research, the human brain and nervous system, sensation and perception, learning, memory and personality.

SSC5012 Racism and Discrimination

This course targets racism and discrimination that are observed in the Canadian multiculturalism context. Students are able to identify types of discriminations and racisms based on our cultural values and find the connection between discrimination and the society. Students also analyze sociological factors, such as the media that could cause biases and prejudice. The objective of this course is to enhance the sensitivity and intolerance of mistreatment based on racial or ethnic background and to consider how to handle these issues as occupational professionals and individuals in this pluralistic society.