Although the COVID-19 pandemic forced a lot of businesses to close down, it surprisingly launched a bunch of new ones as well. From small, local businesses to family-oriented businesses and startups, the business boom in 2020 and 2021 shows that anyone can launch a business under the right circumstances. So, if you’re looking to learn more about business management and what it means to be business-savvy, you’re on the right page!
About Humber College
Humber College, formally known as The Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, is a public College of Applied Arts and Technology located in Etobicoke, Ontario. It was founded in 1967, and currently offers over 200 programs across 40 fields of study. Some of the Bachelor’s degrees they offer include spans across Applied Arts, Social Science, Business, Child and Youth Care, and Music programs. As the largest college in Ontario with approximately 62,500 part-time and full-time students, Humber College splits its population over two campuses: (1) the Humber North campus, located in northwest Toronto (Etobicoke), and (2) the Lakeshore campus.
The Business Management Diploma Program
Humber College’s 2-year Business Management diploma program gets down to business and equips students with all of the necessary skills they need to be successful. Through a practical, skills-based approach, students will learn about the business scene across Canada’s cities and be able to kickstart their journey to achieving their goals. The program’s curriculum currently focuses on the essential aspects of business, emphasizing areas in marketing, e-commerce, accounting, operations management, business writing, and communication. In addition to completing individual work, students will also participate in group activities taught by industry professionals and entrepreneurs.
With employers and companies today looking for a wide variety of skills in potential candidates, the Business Management diploma program also aims to train students by simulating business-related events and getting them to participate in managing a real business. These simulations focus on analysis strategy, finance, human resources, technology and equipment, and operations. By working together as a team, students will focus on enhancing the productivity of the business and providing good quality services and products. In understanding these key aspects of business, students will gain academic knowledge and adopt real-world skills to pursue global opportunities in the business field.
Focus of Courses
In their first year, students will be introduced to courses that focus on:
- Fundamental business disciplines
- Mathematics of finance
- PC essentials
- Business law
- Services marketing
- Principles of management
In their second year, students will be introduced to courses that focus on:
- Business computer applications
- Human resources administration
- Operations management
- Business finance
- Leadership and entrepreneurship
- Capstone course for strategic managing
Work Placement Opportunity
In Semester 4, students will be assisted in finding a job/internship/work placement opportunity. Students will practice and hone their business skills over a single assignment that spans 84 hours. This experience adds to the simulation of working in a real business and building networks and emphasizes the importance of a hands-on learning experience.
To meet minimum program eligibility, applicants must meet all the requirements below:
To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
- Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
- Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U) or Grade 11 M or U Mathematics (MCF3M or MCR3U)
- Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
2. English Language Proficiency
- All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
3. International Credit Evaluation
- Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.
Please note that meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.
For international students, the program starts in September 2022, January 2023 or May 2023 depending on location. For a full breakdown of location and availability, please visit business.humber.ca.
Tuition Fees & Scholarships
For international students, the 2022-2023 tuition fee for two semesters is $16,394.
Students can apply for scholarships and bursaries if they are eligible. To find out more about them, you can visit International Student Scholarships.
If you have any questions, please contact us!