Certificate in
Business Essentials Co-op

This is a 31-week program that includes 12 weeks of Co-op placement in a field relevant to your program. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared for a position within any organization that requires you to effectively deal with an increasingly complex business environment.

This program is powered by Perlego.

Fees & Facts

2022 Fees:
$9,750 CAD
Fees after scholarship*
International Students

$5,750 (Daytime session)
$5,000 (Evening session)

Domestic Students

$2,750 (Daytime / Evening session)


2023 Fees:
$9,750 CAD
Please note that 2023 tuition fees will be applicable from August 1st, 2022 when applying for any of 2023 intakes
Fees after scholarship*
International Students

$6,750 (Daytime session)
$5,750 (Evening session)

Domestic Students

$4,250 (Daytime / Evening session)

*Additional fees may apply. All fees are in Canadian dollars. Please see Fees page to learn more.

Duration:
Full-time
Academic:
 12 weeks in-class and 12 weeks Co-op

 

Total length: 31 weeks including scheduled breaks

Start Dates:

November 7, 2022


January 9, 2023
March 6, 2023
May 1, 2023
July 3, 2023
September 5, 2023
November 6, 2023

Class Time:
Daytime
Evening

This 31-week co-op diploma is designed to ensure you graduate with essential critical thinking and communication skills to succeed in a competitive job market. Learn how to navigate an increasingly complex business environment with a better understanding of organizational structures, functions and behaviors.

Acquire vital skills for decision-making in key disciplines including finance, marketing, and sales.

Program Outcomes

  • Examine various concepts related to organizational structures, functions and behaviors in order to get a better understanding of the functioning of a business entity
  • Acquire skills to access financial resources and use financial information for vital decision- making
  • Explore various terminologies and tools used in sales and marketing for a better understanding of marketing principles
  • Enhance your business communication skills
  • Strengthen your resume with Canadian work experience
  • Co-op placement* or Capstone

Learning Partner

 

Perlego

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Co-op Experience

The co-op term provides you with an opportunity to integrate academic studies with related employment experience. We have a co-op placement policy* in the field of studies.

The co-op work experience could include positions in the following areas:
  • Administrator
  • Operations Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Office Coordinator
  • Sales Associate
* Students will be offered paid or unpaid entry-level positions related to their field of studies. The Career Services Department will provide full support to students on booking and preparing for interviews. It is the student’s responsibility to perform well during all interviews as well as during the full length of the co-op term. Placements are subject to availability and will vary based on the program, season and job market changes as well as the student’s English level and previous professional and academic experience. Should the co-op placement not be available the student will be required to complete a Capstone Project as an alternative to graduate from the program.

The program comprises of 240 hours of classroom learning and another 240 hours of a Co-op placement which can be completed anywhere in Canada. In order to successfully complete the program, you will have to take the following modules:

The modules include:
1. Fundamentals of Business Communications

This module will help you develop and enhance your written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills, time management skills and presentation techniques, to ensure success in any business environment. You will also learn to use Microsoft Office to help you operate more efficiently and be more productive.

2. Managing Financial Resources

This module’s aim is to provide you with an understanding of where and how to access sources of finance and the skills to use financial information for vital decision-making.

3. Organizations and Behavior

This module will give you an understanding of individual and group behavior in organizations and the ability to examine current theories and their application in managing workplace behavior.

4. Marketing Principles

This module aims to provide you with the necessary understanding and skills related to the fundamental concepts and principles that underpin the marketing process.

5. Co-op Work Placement

At the end of your theoretical learning, you are required to complete 240 hours of a work placement in a suitable business environment. Appropriate business sectors for placement work include sales, marketing, retail, finance, accounting, not-for-profit, customer care and administration.

Please note that activities performed will vary depending on the work placement, however, the key responsibilities of each student will include being supervised by a placement host at all times, observing all workplace, school safety and security procedures, dressing appropriately for the experience, interacting with placement staff respectfully, courteously and enthusiastically, learning about the work environment and participating in the daily routine as required.

The work placement is part of students’ educational development. It enables theoretical learning in the classroom to be applied to practical learning situations and encourages the application of theory and knowledge in an appropriate context. Students will be sent for interviews to secure their placement and must complete their practicum and submit a placement report to be successfully considered a graduate.

  • Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent or be at least 18 years of age and pass the Wonderlic test.
For non-native English speakers:
  • Successful completion of TSoM EAP Level 3 or
  • Have the required IELTS 5 score or equivalent or
  • Pass the TSoM English Assessment (Written onsite or online with exam proctor)
For more information on English language requirements, please see English Proficiency page
Computer Use Expectation

In order to successfully progress through your studies at Toronto School of Management (TSoM), it is recommended that you have access to a personal computer or laptop. TSoM offers access to computer labs on campus, but availability cannot be guaranteed and some program software may not be available on all open access computers.

You must successfully complete all nine modules to be awarded the TSoM Diploma in Business Administration Co-op.
The assessment of each module consists of:
  • 2 individual assignments or class tests: 25% each
  • final exam: 40%
  • contribution mark: 10%
Work Placement Report: Pass/Fail

 

If you do not pass the module, you can re-take the module when it is offered next and by paying a retake fee.

 

Letter Grade Percentage Grade Point
A+ 90 – 100 4.3
A 85 – 89 4.0
A- 80 – 84 3.7
B+ 77 – 79 3.3
B 73 – 76 3.0
B- 70 – 72 2.7
C+ 67 – 69 2.3
C 63 – 66 2.0
C- 60 – 62 1.7
D 50 – 59 1.0
F 0 – 49 0.0
Upon completion of this program, you will be awarded a Diploma in Business Administration Co-op.
Graduates of this certificate can consider career opportunities under NOC 1411 which includes positions such as:
  • Administrative support officer
  • Administrative assistant
  • Senior secretary
  • Office administrator
  • Coordinator
  • Sales associate
  • Customer service representative
  • Financial services representative
  • Client service associate
  • Property administrator
  • Cash management associate
  • Records officer
  • Scheduling assistant
  • Junior planner
  • Junior executive assistant

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