What to expect from a career in Business
Studying business is a great way to set yourself up for a number of career paths. Whether you’re entrepreneurial and would like to start up your own small business or you want to join forces with a pre-existing company, you’ll find opportunities are plentiful for those with diplomas from business programs at Ontario colleges.
If you have an interest in business operations and want to get your career started in the field, here’s what you need to know.
Many Ontario colleges offer business programs that will teach you the basics of business ownership and management in your first year, with courses like business law, communications, finance, statistics and more. From there, you’ll have the opportunity to choose electives that target specific areas of business to customize your training.
You’ll also find that some colleges feature a “School of Business,” allowing you to choose from a number of specialized business programs. These could include (but aren’t limited to):
- Business Management
- Business Accounting
- Business Administration
- International Business Administration
You’ll also find varying levels of certification in many Ontario college business programs. Diploma programs, continuing education certificates and conjoined Bachelor Degree programs with an Ontario university are all options.
General Business Program Requirements
Requirements in a business diploma program include an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, as well as a grade 12 English and mathematics credit. Additional mathematics credits from grade 11 and up may also be required.
Business Jobs and Salaries
Business jobs are really only limited by your desires and interests. Whether you’re interested in marketing, accounting, finance, human resources or another area, there will be open opportunities. Positions you will qualify for with your diploma include (but aren’t limited to):
- Administrative Assistant
- Marketing Assistant
Depending on your position and your level of experience, salaries will vary. Some entry level positions start between $25,000 and $30,000 per year, while others could start as high as $40,000 per year. Experience and professionalism will help you move up the salary ladder.
Ontario Colleges Offering Business Programs
Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of business programs at Ontario colleges.