Program Information

This unique two-term Emerging Leaders program is designed to provide international students with increased business knowledge, improved English communications skills and an opportunity to apply their theoretical learning through a practical work integrated learning project.

The goal of this program is to offer an environment for international students to experience language, business and culture within a North American context. The curriculum is designed with a combination of communication courses, introductory college business courses, and a practical work integrated learning project.

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Admission Requirements

A secondary school diploma
Mature student status

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

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.

English Language Requirements

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

  • IELTS of 5.0
  • TOEFL iBT 50
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test 

Applicants from a country where English is the first language, or where English is an official language, are not eligible for admission into this program.

Course List

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.

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.

EAP-1208: Reading and Writing

Students will apply language to a variety of reading and writing activities. The course evaluation places an emphasis on applying new vocabulary, language strategies and grammar to reading and writing assignments. The language lab portion is designed to apply the concepts taught in the lecture. Students are required to demonstrate these skills through a series of hands-on exercises. An online extension tool is used in the computer lab. (CEFR A1-B2).

EAP-1308: Speaking and Listening

Students will apply language to a variety of speaking and listening activities. The course evaluation places an emphasis on applying new vocabulary and speaking frameworks to speaking and listening assignments. The language lab portion is designed to apply the concepts taught in the lecture. Students are required to demonstrate these skills through a series of hands-on exercises. An online extension tool is used in the computer lab. (CEFR A1-B2).

SCU-1603: FUNdamentals of Entrepreneurship

FUNdamentals of Entrepreneurship is a gamified business simulation where students assume the role of an entrepreneur pursuing their passion of selling clothing online and in their retail store. The player subcribes to the guidance of a business coach and will build a successful venture in a virtual neighbourhood. The player can upgrade their store and operations by completed learning modules and testing. Through self-paced gameplay, students learn important concepts from Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Health and Safety, Risk Management and more. In the process, they acquire the skills to effectively run a company as they upgrade their operation by completing learning modules and quizzes. Each student has a unique playing experience via ingame customizations, such as avatar creation, and store design. All content is contained within the game - no textbook is required. Students who have successfully completed MAN-1183 are not eligible to take this course.

BUS-1702: Emerging Leadership

This course focuses on building strategies for personal growth and development of leadership abilities. Students will examine personal values, attitudes and strengths that can influence your career aspirations. Leadership, effective team interactions, the diverse workplace and interpersonal skills development will be explored.

CPL-5559: WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning Project is aimed at enriching student success by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject -matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus is on making connections, allowing students to engage in relevant, meaningful activities that are connected and practiced in real life. This will attempt to enhance and strengthen the student's employability prospects post-graduation by exposing them to skills and knowledge in demand from today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

WIL Project Prerequisites (CPL-5559)

In order to continue onto Term 4, the following prerequisites must be met:

  1. Overall GPA of 2.0 or greater
  2. No more than two outstanding courses in addition to WIL Project
    • These courses must be able to fit your WIL schedule conflict free
    • Courses scheduled back-to-back with your WIL shifts are considered in conflict (applies to students studying in Sarnia ONLY)

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. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

English proficiency, business skills, and global cultural understanding are valued by employers within Canada and abroad. Graduates of the Emerging Leaders program may continue their education with direct entry into a diploma or graduate certificate program at Lambton College.

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:

905-890-7833 x 222
Sarnia/Main Campus
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