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The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology Advanced Diploma in Business Administration - Core
The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Advanced Diploma in Business Administration - Core

Ottawa, Canada

3 Years


Full time, Part time

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Sep 2024

USD 4,650 *

Distance Learning, On-Campus

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Build a challenging and rewarding career in business.

The three-year Business Administration Ontario College Advanced Diploma program provides you with essential skills and knowledge for a career in business. This program is the perfect option if you are interested in pursuing a career in business but are unsure at the outset of the program which specialization best fits your career interests.

In the first three semesters, which are called “Core,” you will take a variety of general business courses to help you best choose the Major that will be offered in the final three semesters of the program. You will receive your advanced diploma only upon completion of your sixth semester in your third year.

In the third semester, you will take one course from each of the six unique Majors to preview the various career specializations. During this time, you can meet with upper-level students and program coordinators for guidance, and then you will select the Major most aligned with your career interests from among the following seven options:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management

All your courses in the program’s final three semesters are specific to one of the above Majors that you will choose to pursue, which allows you to network and learn directly from business professionals in your chosen career path.

Our active Program Advisory Committee ensures that the program continuously evolves to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s organizations.

A possible option upon completion of the six-semester advanced diploma is to apply to Nipissing University and, with as little as 12 months of additional study at Algonquin College’s Ottawa campus, complete a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

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