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.

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Fees & Facts

Fees:

$10,000 CAD

Fees after scholarship*
$4,995 CAD international students 
$2,500 CAD domestic students 

*Valid until November 2020 intake. Additional fees apply. 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: 

May 3, 2021
July 5, 2021
September 7, 2021
November 1, 2021

January 10, 2022
March 7, 2022
May 2, 2022
July 4, 2022
September 6, 2022
November 7, 2022

Class Time:

Daytime

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

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.

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Dilara Dayioglugil
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She is the holder of a Bachelors of Laws degree and has worked on the maritime law sector for the government. She wanted to pursue international education because she believes that business and law, in combination, are relevant to achieve her goal which is to own a maritime company and to conduct international trading.

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Muaaz Joad​​​​​​​
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Vini, from Brazil, flew to Toronto to pursue international studies. Now, he is a graduate of Toronto School of Management with a Diploma in Business Administration Co-op.

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Dilara Dayioglugil
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She is the holder of a Bachelors of Laws degree and has worked on the maritime law sector for the government. She wanted to pursue international education because she believes that business and law, in combination, are relevant to achieve her goal which is to own a maritime company and to conduct international trading.

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Join our Diploma in Digital Business Management Co-op
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Muaaz Joad​​​​​​​
Muaaz, from India, acquired the Diploma in Business Administration Co-op. He completed his co-op placement at TSoM as the Health Safety Lead.

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Study the Business Programs at Toronto School of Management

Study the Business Programs at TSoM
Interested in studying business? Get ready to launch your career with Toronto School of Management. Our high-quality diplomas will prepare you for a number of exciting roles within today’s fast-paced and dynamic business world.

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Vinicius Campos, Business - Brazil

Vinicius Campos
Vini, from Brazil, flew to Toronto to pursue international studies. Now, he is a graduate of Toronto School of Management with a Diploma in Business Administration Co-op.

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Melanie Arroyo
We spoke to Melanie from Mexico, who studied TSoM’s Business Management Co-op, and is now working as marketing and sales co-ordinator for a Canadian education and immigration agency. She talks about her study experience at Toronto School of Management as well as her journey to success.

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Alejandro Montalvo
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Alejandro, from Mexico, studied the Diploma in Business Administration Co-op and had his co-op placement at Admission Hub in which he was given a role in Marketing. He was able to fully apply what he learned from class and confidently immerse himself in the world of business.

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Sofia Ougortsin
Sofia, from Israel, is a 23-year-old TSoM graduate with a Diploma in Business Management Co-op. She learned a lot from her two years of study with TSoM. Now, she is ready to take the pathway to Yorkville University to earn her bachelor’s degree.

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