Diploma in
Business Management Co-op

This two-year Diploma in Business Management Co-op program is for students who want a successful career in business management. Graduates can seek roles in a variety of different fields, including marketing, finance, human resources and management.

This program is powered by Trailhead from Salesforce, Quickbooks and Perlego.

Fees & Facts

2022 Fees:
$20,000 CAD
Fees after scholarship*
International Students

$13,000 (Daytime session)
$9,000 (Evening session)

Domestic Students

$7,580 (Daytime / Evening session)


2023 Fees:
$20,250 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

$15,250 (Daytime session)
$13,250 (Evening session)

Domestic Students

$12,250 (Daytime / Evening session)

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

Duration:
Full-time
Academic: 
48 weeks in-class and 24 weeks Co-op
Total length: 109 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 two-year Co-op diploma is ideal for leaders of tomorrow who want to gain interdisciplinary skills to pursue an international business management career and go global. Develop the leadership and problem-solving skills top employers are universally looking for in an effective manager.

Gain a strong grasp of all of the key business disciplines while immersing yourself in the world of cross-cultural management.

Program Outcomes

  • Develop the necessary skills and knowledge to become an effective manager
  • Enhance your personal and professional skills to achieve your goals
  • Use cognitive and problem-solving skills to operate effectively individually and as part of a team, including the consideration of business ethics
  • Learn the “Manage the Salesforce Way” to discover strategies and tools to be a great manager
  • Prepare for work in a range of cultures and countries
  • Understand how to create effective communication strategies
  • Strengthen your resume with Canadian work experience
  • Co-op placement* or Capstone

Learning Partners

Trailhead

Trailhead from Salesforce is the fun way to learn. With engaging, bite-size content, Trailhead helps you gain new skills and hone existing ones. Trailhead is gamified, with assessments that demonstrate your skills, and badges and points that illustrate your progress. Trailhead is a learning experience platform—a library of educational content that you can access whenever you like. Trailhead is designed around what users need to learn, rather than around what a training department needs to teach. You can choose from various topics to learn new skills at your own pace. Salesforce continually adds content to Trailhead, so there is always something new to learn.

Quickbooks

This program is powered by QuickBooks. You will learn how to use QuickBooks software for bookkeeping purposes. QuickBooks products are geared towards businesses of all sizes and offer on-premises account applications as well as cloud-based versions.

Perlego

This program is powered by Perlego. It is a digital online library focusing on the delivery of academic, professional and non-fiction eBooks. It is a subscription-based service that offers users unlimited access to over 2,000 academic publishers and offers an impressive 600,000+ professional and academic titles across 900+ different topics and subtopics for the duration of subscription.

Co-op Experience

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

The co-op work experience could include positions in the following areas:
  • Business Development Coordinator
  • Business Intern
  • Client Success Specialist
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • HR Intern
  • IT Project Analyst
  • Legal Assistant
  • Marketing Executive
  • Store Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Social Media Coordinator/Content Creator
* 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.

To graduate you must attend a course of study of no less than 960 guided learning hours followed by 480 hours of co-op work placement in any position specific to the Business program in the Greater Toronto Area or anywhere in Canada.

Our dedicated Career Service department helps connect you to employers to secure a work placement relevant to your field.

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. Principles of Accounting

Emphasis will be placed on analyzing and recording business transactions using the rules of double-entry bookkeeping. In addition, you will learn to adjust journal entries and everyday transactions for both service and retail businesses and learn how these are recorded, coupled with the preparation of basic financial statements.

This course also provides a practical introduction to computerized accounting. You will learn to set up a computerized accounting environment and to convert a manual accounting system to a computerized one. You will work with a variety of business simulations, providing hands-on experience with all aspects of work transactions in the general, payables and receivable ledgers.

3. Business Environment

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of different organizations, the influence of stakeholders and the relationship between businesses and the local, national and global environments. In this unit you will consider how different market structures shape the pricing and output decisions of businesses, as well as other aspects of their behavior.

4. Managing Financial Resources

This unit aims to give you an understanding of where and how to access sources of finance for a business and the skills necessary to use financial information for decision-making.

5. Organizational Behaviour

This unit will provide you with an understanding of individual and group behavior in organisations and examine current theories and their application in managing workplace. This module includes Salesforce content, ‘Manage the Salesforce Way’. Salesforce is the global market leader in customer relationship management software solutions and enterprise cloud computing. You will study the model, strategies and tools necessary to become a great manager in organizations such as Salesforce which was ranked first in ‘Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For’ in 2018.

6. Marketing Principles

This unit aims to provide an understanding of skills relating to the fundamental concepts and principles that underpin the marketing process.

7. Business Decision Making

The aim of this unit is to develop techniques for data gathering and storage and an understanding of the tools available to create and present useful information in order to make business decisions.

8. Research Project

The purpose of the unit is to develop independent enquiry and critical analysis skills by undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to your program and your professional development.

9. Financial Accounting and Reporting

In this unit, you will prepare financial statements for different types of business in compliance with relevant legal and regulatory provisions and the basic principles of group accounts. You will also use tools for the interpretation of financial statements.

10. Personal and Professional Development

This unit aims to help you become an effective, confident and self-directed employee through managing your personal and professional skills to achieve your personal and career goals. Additionally, it Includes “Great Management”, “Coaching & Feedback”, “Culture of Feedback”, “Storytelling & Communication” modules form “Manage the Salesforce Way” trail by Trailhead.

11. Human Resources Management

The aim of this unit is to develop the skills and knowledge needed for working with and leading others, through understanding the importance of recruiting the right people for the job. Additionally, it Includes “Virtual Collaboration”, “Engagement & Retention “, “Accountability & Delegation” and “Alignment with Your Manager” modules form “Manage the Salesforce Way”  trail by Trailhead.

12. Project Management

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of different organizations, the influence of stakeholders and the relationship between businesses and the local, national and global environments. In this unit you will consider how different market structures shape the pricing and output decisions of businesses, as well as other aspects of their behavior.

13. Information Management

The aim of this unit is to show how communications, knowledge and information can be improved within an organization by making better use of IT systems.

14. Operations Management in Business

This unit will provide you with an understanding of the role and importance of operations management (OM) in the efficient and effective production of goods and services.

15. Business Work Experience

This unit will help you develop the skills and knowledge of work practices in industry through conducting an interview/research with a business about a work-based issue and then developing and producing a management report that examines this issue. Additionally, it Includes “Coaching & Feedback”, “Trust and Influence”, “One-on-One Meetings”, and “Alignment with Your Manager” modules form “Manage the Salesforce Way” trail by Trailhead.

16. Business Ethics

The aim of this unit is to introduce the concept of business ethics and to examine its relevance when considering business objectives and responsibilities.

17. Work Placement

After you successfully complete the academic requirements of the module, you are required to complete 480 hours of program-relevant work placement. Business sectors you can take up a placement in include marketing, retail, finance and accounting, not-for-profit, customer care and administration.

Although skills required for the job will vary depending on the placement, the key responsibilities include being supervised at all times, observing all workplace and school safety and security procedures, dressing appropriately, interacting professionally with staff, learning about the work environment and participating in the daily routine as required by the employer.

A work placement has been incorporated into this diploma so you can put into practice the theoretical components of the program in practical learning situations and apply your skills to facilitate business operations. We will help you secure your work placement by sending you for interviews. Upon completion of your practicum, you are required to submit your placement report and an evaluation form will be completed by your supervisor in order for you to successfully 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 4 or
  • Have the required IELTS 5.5 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 seventeen modules to be awarded the TSoM Diploma in Business Management 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 Management Co-op.

Graduates of this diploma can expect career opportunities under NOC 1221 which includes positions such as:
  • Marketing and sales manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Manager human resources
  • Retail manager
  • Business manager
  • Account manager
  • Office manager
  • Management planning coordinator

Hear from our students and faculty

Watch these videos to gain a deeper perspective of studying at TSoM.

Srishtika Srivastava, In this brand new TSoM Testimonial video, Srishtika, our Diploma in Business Management Co-op program student from India, tells how studying at TSoM and staying in Canada as an international student changed her life for the better! Learn about how TSoM’s dynamic environment has helped her adjust easily.

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Srishtika Srivastava, Diploma in Business Management Co-op – India

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Srishtika Srivastava, Diploma in Business Management Co-op – India
Srishtika Srivastava, In this brand new TSoM Testimonial video, Srishtika, our Diploma in Business Management Co-op program student from India, tells how studying at TSoM and staying in Canada as an international student changed her life for the better! Learn about how TSoM’s dynamic environment has helped her adjust easily.

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Leticia Santos, Business – Brazil

Leticia Santos

A dreamer, achiever, and believer, Leticia never stopped setting goals that helped her improve her career. She recently acquired her Diploma in Digital Marketing Specialist Co-op and plans to level up by furthering her studies.

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Melisa Garzon Flores, Business – Colombia
As a civil engineer back home, she decided to pursue the Diploma in Business Administration Program to learn more about project management, start a new business, and level up her career.

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Lucas De Souza Campos, Business – Brazil
As an international student, the life experiences Lucas learned from the time he first set foot in Toronto, until he finished his studies, made him fall in love with the city more. He is now planning to stay here and help the Canadian market grow. He aspires to contribute significantly to the growth of Canada by applying all the knowledge and skills he obtained from studying at TSoM.

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Anusha Dubey, Business – Thailand
​​​​​​​Anusha from Thailand had an exciting student journey with Toronto School of Management (TSoM). She was able to experience both in-person class learning and online classes in the duration of her program, Diploma in Business Administration Co-op. Even though she preferred the in-personal classes, she saw that online classes had many advantages as well, including convenience for both students and professors.

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Simone Saar, Business – Brazil
She started as an intern working for TSoM and completed her co-op placement here as well. This gave her the opportunity to land a full-time job for her alma mater. For Simone, being able to help her schoolmates with their concerns feels very fulfilling.
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