Business Fundamentals

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The launchpad for your business career – through this program, you’ll come to understand how businesses are organized, including the roles played by accounting, operations, marketing, and communications. Business Fundamentals is designed to give you a taste of areas you may want to specialize in further. Once you’ve completed this program, you’ll be able to take your education to the next level by transferring directly into the second semester of many Conestoga business diploma programs, from Business Administration Management to Accounting to Supply Chain and Operations Management.

Start Date: January 8, 2024

Length: 1 year

Credential: Ontario College Certificate


This program is designed for entry-level workforce positions and to assist graduates in further academic pursuits by providing students an opportunity to gain a firm grounding in business fundamentals. 

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What's in it for me?

Explore all aspects of the business world and let your career take off with this business fundamentals certificate program.  

Gain an understanding of key business areas such as marketing, supply chain management, accounting and more.  

With small class sizes, dedicated instructors, leading-edge course design, and the flexibility to study any time or place, Conestoga Online makes continuing your education and advancing your career possible.

Pathway Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to transfer directly into the second semester of the business diploma programs: business, business administration management, accounting and supply chain and operations management. Alternatively, students will receive up to 7 transfer credits towards other Business diploma programs. Students who achieve over 75% in their first semester can apply for an early transfer to Level 1 of Business or a Business Administration program should they choose to. 

Additional info

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