The three-year Business Administration program has been developed specifically for you to personalize your program of study to suit your abilities and interests and put you in the best possible light for employment. This program prepares you for a world of business and educational opportunities. Whether you want to become an entrepreneur, operate a small family-owned business, join a multi-national organization, a not-for-profit service organization or continue your education at university, the Business Administration program is the first step.

During the first year, students will be in an active learning environment and are exposed to a curriculum that builds a solid knowledge base of the major areas of business. This lays a foundation for the areas of concentration and for the development of teamwork, leadership, and research skills.  Students may participate in an optional co-op work term that would reinforce the curriculum with hands-on work experience.

Areas of Concentration

After a foundational year of essential business courses, you may pick an area of concentration in Marketing or Entrepreneurship or Human Resources. You may even pick two areas of concentration! You will have eight business option courses and by selecting four courses from one category, you can achieve an area of concentration.

All students in the Business Administration program will take two entrepreneurship project courses where they can research and plan their own business or work on special projects for existing businesses. All students will have access to The Cube - Lambton College's entrepreneurship hub - and the ability to participate in Enactus - our national award-winning social entrepreneurship team.

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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Any Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English and Math. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Depending on the unique skills of the graduate and the chosen area of concentration, program graduates may enter a broad range of employment roles, from entry-level management to positions of greater responsibility. Previous graduate success stories are found in marketing management and strategic planning, marketing research, media and promotion, retailing, sales, supply chain management, recruitment, training and development, labour relations, compensation, and pension and benefits. Some graduates have opted to become entrepreneurs and follow their dreams by developing their own businesses.

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Educational Pathways

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Students who successfully complete the Business Administration program will have a number of pathways to universities, including Nipissing University's Bachelor of Commerce (12 months) or Bachelor of Business Administration degrees which can be completed right here at Lambton College.

Students interested in pursuing the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation should refer to the Human Resources Association website as they select their business option courses. Students can choose to have some or all of their Business Options to be Human Resources courses.

Accreditations/Certifications

Students graduating from this program will have met the academic requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) and Professional Manager (P.Mgr.) designations. All graduates from this program will be eligible to receive a Certificate in Management and Administration from the Canadian Institute of Management. In order to obtain these designations, graduates will need to demonstrate the appropriate level of managerial experience in the workplace and submit the appropriate application form(s), fee(s) and reference letter(s) to the Canadian Institute of Management. They may apply for designation at graduation or later in their careers.