Program Information

The two-year Business program is the best way for students to begin their business education. Students looking to work in a small, medium or large corporation, take over a family-run business or start their own business, will find that this program offers all the important foundational courses.

In the first year, students will be introduced to marketing, human resources, accounting, computer applications, global business principles and ethics. Important studies in business communications and mathematics round out the year. Second year will move into advanced business courses that all business organizations consider essential. Social media marketing, organizational behaviour, business intelligence, business law, operations management and economics are just some of these courses.

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Cestar College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Toronto, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Toronto are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Cestar College campus in Toronto. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

  • Grade 12 English C or U
  • Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics C or U

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.0
    - or -
    IELTS of 5.5 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study. 
  • TOEFL iBT 69
    -or-
    TOEFL 60 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study. 
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test 

Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS or TOEFL test scores.

Course List

MTH-1223: Business Mathematics I

This is a course in the mathematical concepts needed for success in the modern business world. We will study percentages, ratios and proportions, exponents; algebraic manipulation and solution of equations and equation systems; plotting, graphing and reading descriptive charts; deriving and presenting descriptive statistics.

COM-1013: Critical Thinking and Writing

In this writing course, students will respond to current issues and news articles via various styles of paragraphs and essays. Students will strive for clarity of message and diplomatic expression of opinion based on fact. Students will practice thinking critically and will organize and hone their writing to ensure clarity and correctness in their messages. Critical Thinking and Writing lays the foundation for a subsequent research- writing course.

BUS-1234: Computer Applications for Business

Strong computer skills are essential to finding employment in management and administration. This course provides students with resources and guidance to develop skills in Microsoft Office applications. While the focus will be spent learning and applying document processing, presentation and extra time on spreadsheet management tools, students will also develop skills in time management, self-discipline, and attention to detail. Students will also have an opportunity to improve their ability to read and follow written instructions. Computer Applications for Business is a course delivered using practical hands-on applications and comprises additional online skills assessment and training tools purposefully designed to provide flexibility in learning. This course further prepares students to apply these professional business application skills, with enhanced emphasis on spreadsheet management as they continue and expand in their program areas of study.

MAN-1103: Human Resource Management

Effective Human Resources Management (HRM) is critical to the success of organizations today. This course will provide an overview of the key concepts of HR management and will include some history and theory of the HR function and important terminology. It will introduce students to the core competencies of effective HR practitioners and allow for self-assessment against these competencies. We will be discussing core HR practice areas such as Strategic Planning, HR Planning, HR Administration, Talent Management, Training Learning and Development, Performance Assessment, Total Rewards (including Compensation and Benefits) Employee and Labour Relations and Health and Safety in the workplace. In addition, the course looks at the legal environment for effective HR management, and the role of HRM in mergers and acquisitions and organizational change management.

MKT-1143: Marketing Fundamentals

This course introduces students to the foundations of successful marketing and prepares them for advanced marketing courses. The emphasis is on learning and applying marketing concepts in an ever-changing environment that is becoming more global in nature. Topics covered include the following: understanding the marketing environment, consumer and business behaviour, marketing intelligence, and the design and implementation of effective marketing strategies and marketing mix elements.

ACC-1004: Accounting Theory and Practice

This course is an introduction to the theory of accounting and the standard methods of record-keeping.Accounting principles and concepts are emphasized in the preparation of financial statements for both service andmerchandising companies. Topics include the accounting and control procedures over cash, receivables,inventory and payroll. This course is designed to provide accounting skills required in Business Administration andfor those students who intend to proceed towards a professional accounting designation.

SDV-1001: College Orientation

COM-2013: Communications for Business

This course provides students with the skills required for professional, written, and oral communications essential to business success and subsequent courses. Students will develop database and internet research skills; prepare professional written business communication; and create, practice and deliver professional oral presentations. Students will research and document borrowed information in a business report and will demonstrate critical reading and thinking skills.

MTH-2223: Business Mathematics II

This course applies mathematical principles to problems of finance and probability. We will study simple and compound interest, annuities, bonds, project evaluation, laws of probability, and probability distributions.

PHL-1253: Ethical Leadership and Critical Decision Making

This interdisciplinary course combines insights from the field of business with social psychology and applied ethics to challenge students with an introspective look at some of today's most important ethical dilemmas. Students in PHL-1253 learn that the ethical standards employed by businesses and corporations ultimately concern the quality of human behaviours in those organizations. Human behaviour evolves from many influences: our past relationships, the ways we think and feel, how we respond to pressures in various social contexts, and how we deliberate in our daily thoughts and actions. Each of these influences is intimately involved with the quality of our ethical decision making.

BUS-1103: Global Business Principles

This course introduces students to the study of business and builds a necessary foundation for subsequent courses in Business programs. Areas covered include the following: the free enterprise system, business environments, ownership, organizational culture and structure, and the functional areas of business including accounting, human resources, production, and marketing. The examination of core business functions within the context of global business, entrepreneurship, ethics, and social responsibility enables students to obtain a holistic view of the world of business. This, in turn, leads to an understanding of the critical success factors of a domestic or international business venture.

JSS-1001: Job Search and Success

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how to conduct a job search and how to succeed in the work place. This includes self-reflection, effectively designing a cover letter and resume, online job searches utilizing social media, behavioural based interviewing as well as marketing oneself effectively in a job interview. Job safety, successful work strategies and harassment and discrimination plan of action is also discussed.

ACC-2004: Accounting Theory and Practice II

This course is a continuation of ACC-1004, and it introduces additional and more advanced concepts. Topicscovered include accounting for property, plant and equipment and intangible assets as well as short and long-termliabilities and the different forms of equity. Students will also learn how to report and analyse cash flows and howto analyse financial statements. This course is designed to provide accounting skills required in BusinessAdministration and for those students who intend to proceed towards a professional accounting designation.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Academic Break

STA-1103: Business Statistics

This course provides an overview of the techniques of statistical inference. We will review descriptive statistics and probability distributions. Then we will study estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression. The focus of this course is on problem solving.

ECO-1123: Microeconomics

This course provides an understanding of how society chooses what goods and services to produce through an examination of the laws of supply and demand as well as how and for whom they are produced by examining the behaviour of firms, market structures and the distribution of income.

MKT-1103: Social Media Marketing

This course explores online marketing tools and tactics, such as social media, email, digital advertising and content marketing, that businesses can use to build a profitable relationship with their customers. Students engage in simulated social media, email and digital advertising campaigns to gain a better understanding of how to use these tools in their marketing efforts. Along with learning about digital and social media marketing, students learn general principles of marketing that are key for every business, regardless of industry or size: identifying who your customers are; understanding what needs they have that you are uniquely able to serve; creating a brand voice that speaks to them; identifying who your competitors are; deciding how to differentiate your offering from theirs; and creating a plan for engaging customers across social media and digital advertising platforms.

MAN-1163: Organizational Behaviour

This subject is an examination of the contemporary Canadian business environment including the organization, leadership and management decision process which influences the behaviour of individuals and groups. Increased global competition, technological change and the rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for improved and more effective leadership. This subject provides a better understanding of this process.

MKT-3213: Business Intelligence I

Business Intelligence I introduces students to the constantly expanding world of secondary data research. This is the first of two research courses designed to develop research techniques and skills that meet the needs of today's business. In Business Intelligence I, students develop their research technology skills by learning how to locate, evaluate, and qualify high-quality data. Students will develop skills to critically interpret and evaluate the data collected and suggest potential trends and implications. An important focus is of the course is learning to create appropriate tables and charts that aid in understanding the data. By tackling four business reports, students will learn to craft high-quality written reports with accurate references and citations. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to a wide variety of government and business information that will help them expand their knowledge of the dynamic business environment.

MKT-3113: Retailing

This course provides students with a solid understanding of the complexity of operating a retail business in Canada and serves as a good foundation for a career in retailing or other industries that support the retail supply chain. The course provides an overview of the retail industry in Canada and its importance in the Canadian economy. The dynamic retail environment and the changing retail customer are investigated. Students will evaluate market opportunities, location considerations, store design and layout decisions to consider when planning a store. Students will be introduced to retail financial analysis and the operational decision functions of buying, handling and pricing merchandise.

LAW-1003: Business Law

In this course, 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.

MAN-1033: Operations Management

This course introduces business students to operations and supply chain management. Foundational concepts and practical methods used in designing and in operations of manufacturing and service firms. Students explore strategic issues related to how firms compete as well as tactical and operational decision-making. Included in this is the exploration of operations and supply chain strategy, logistics, quality control, project management, process design, capacity planning inventory management, and aggregate planning.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

MKT-3353: Integrated Marketing Communication

In today's marketing world, there are more advertising contact points and specialized media competing for consumer's attention than ever before. To effectively break through the clutter, companies need to use a well-coordinated approach to selecting different promotional methods to differentiate their communication and present a consistent message to target audiences. This course introduces students to the concept of integrated marketing communications (IMC); a strategic planning process that helps companies identify the most appropriate and effective methods for communicating and building relationships with consumers. Students will learn the essential components of an IMC plan, including how to integrate advertising, sales promotions, public relations, direct marketing and digital media to maximize the impact of communications. Students will utilize this knowledge to build their own comprehensive marketing communications plan for a selected product or service.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

ECO-1113: Macro-economics

This course provides an understanding of the role of economics in business decision-making through the study of the methodology of economics, the components of the Canadian economy, cycles in the economy, macroeconomic goals, the measuring of economic performance, and government intervention in the economy as government attempts to manage the economy.

Program Maps

Students are required to follow their prescribed program map and are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks for any reason.

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

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Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

Technology Requirements

This program requires a laptop.

Employment Opportunities

The solid grounding in business fundamentals and the focus on acquiring practical skills has served our graduates well when it comes time to begin their careers. Previous graduates have found employment at various levels in banking, retail, sales, sports management, supply chain management, and in media and promotion. Some graduates have opted to participate in entrepreneurial opportunities.

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Toronto
416-485-2098
lambton@cestarcollege.com
Mississauga
905-890-7833 x 222
lambton@queenscollege.ca
Sarnia/Main Campus
international@lambtoncollege.ca
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