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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
This course introduces concepts in a team-based environment and helps develop essential communication, negotiation, and decision-making skills that are necessary for effective project management.
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 3 or
- Have the required IELTS 5.0 score or equivalent or
- Pass the TSoM English Assessment
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.
The assessment of each module consists of:
- 2 individual assignments or class tests: 25% each
- final exam: 40%
- contribution mark: 10%
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||4.33|
|A||85 – 89||4.0|
|A-||80 – 84||3.67|
|B+||77 – 79||3.33|
|B||73 – 76||3.0|
|B-||70 – 72||2.67|
|C+||67 – 69||2.33|
|C||63 – 66||2.0|
|C-||60 – 62||1.67|
|F||0 – 59||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