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Certificate in Business Administration – Online

Certificate in Business Administration – Online

Advance your career prospects by earning a valuable business credential on a work-friendly schedule

Next Enrolment

May 27th, September 23rd




Take your business career to the next level with essential management and people skills developed through an experiential curriculum that sets you up for success.

What You Will Learn

In our part-time, online Certificate in Business Administration, you will learn from instructors with senior-level professional experience who will bring the curriculum to life through their insights. During the program, you will:

  • Learn core business competencies such as strategy, marketing, accounting, HR, and project management
  • Develop cross-functional skills in areas of emotional intelligence, problem-solving, critical thinking, and advanced communication
  • Stay informed of economic, social, and environmental business trends
  • Study financial statements used in decision-making

Program Benefits

  • Balance your career and personal responsibilities with a part-time schedule and online delivery
  • Participate in experiential learning activities with minimal reliance on traditional testing
  • Learn through case studies and industry-minded projects
  • Benefit from relevant and up-to-date course content
  • Build your post-graduate network of professional contacts through our cohort model
  • Complete the online certificate in just 10 months
  • Prepare for jobs like Business Process Administrator, Administration Support Officer, Business Analyst, and more

Our Project Management course meets the training requirement for the PMP (Project Management Professional) designation through the Project Management Institute (PMI) if you are interested in pursuing this designation.


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    Learn more about our Certificates in Business Administration, including information on courses, instructors, and how to enrol.
    *From 00:22:18 – Instructor Faisal Yousuf speaks about how to break into the world of business, benefits of taking this certificate program, and strategies to help students move forward in their careers.

Format: Part-Time, 100% online
Delivery: Fully online coursework
Program Length: 10 months
Term Starts: Fall, Winter, Summer

Who Should Take This Program?

The Online Certificate in Business Administration is ideal for:
  • Working professionals seeking to expand their knowledge
  • New/aspiring managers interested in developing their business acumen
  • Professionals interested in future leadership roles within their organization

“As someone with an artistic background who has leveraged that creativity into a successful business, I cannot stress enough the importance of having fundamental business knowledge in order to turn artistic endeavours into business realities, to make a living.”

Dan Banko – Creative Director, Banko Media

Maurizio Bevilacqua

“This certificate program is the perfect way for someone to learn fundamental business administration skills and combine it with work experience. It is great for professionals who are new or are aspiring to be in a management role and would like to learn core business functions.”

Maurizio Bevilacqua – Mayor of Vaughan, former MP and Minister of State for Finance. Advisory Council Member for the Post-Grad Certificate in Business Administration.

Admission Requirements

This is a direct enrolment program. Simply register for the program online.

To qualify for admission into this program, you must be:

  • A mature student (over 21 years of age and out of school for at least 2 years with no significant post-secondary education); OR
  • Have successfully attended at least a year of college or university; OR
  • Otherwise, be eligible for admission to the University

Delivery Format

Part-Time – Online

  • Course instruction and peer interactions are conducted online through our course management system, Moodle
  • Course delivery is asynchronous
  • Students have set deadlines to complete work each week and can do so in a manner that best suits their schedules
  • Students should expect to dedicate approximately 8-10 hours of effort per course each week for readings, discussion boards, practice opportunities, group work, tests and assignments
  • There may be optional live sessions offered via Zoom throughout the course for the instructor to provide additional coaching and support
  • These optional sessions may be recorded and shared with students who cannot attend


CSBA1000 Business Strategy

Examine the external context of business and the challenges of managing in the Canadian business environment. Explore the external context of business considering economic, competitive, labour, technological, societal, global, and political issues. Gain insight into current challenges and opportunities that play a dramatic role in the business landscape and affect business strategy.

39 Hours

CSBA1500 Accounting - Analysis & The Use of Financial Information

Explore basic concepts in financial accounting, managerial accounting and their interrelationships to duties and responsibilities of a manager. Gain a critical overview of the accounting process and a broad, conceptual understanding of the role of accounting in modern society. You will study financial statements prepared for external audiences and how those statements contribute to financial decisions and capital markets; and, internal reports that affect managers’ day-to-day decisions.

39 Hours

CSBA2200 Marketing Fundamentals

Examine fundamentals of marketing theory, concepts and management as applied to marketing’s strategic role in meeting customer needs, including product (goods and services), price, promotion, distribution, consumer, segmentation, positioning, ethics, and research to prepare to create a marketing plan.

39 Hours

CSBA2600 Human Resources Management

This course introduces you to the basic principles and concepts of human resources management, and provides a context for the challenges facing HR managers in contemporary Canadian organizations. You are given opportunities to identify organizational problems, and to prescribe and implement corrective actions.

39 Hours

CSBA2401 Project Management

Examine the theory and practice of project management with a problem-solving approach to planning, budgeting, implementing and completing small and large-scale projects. Gain a working knowledge of project management fundamentals and be able to use this knowledge to positively impact workplace projects.

39 Hours


Bartosz Amerski Business Management Instructor

Bartosz Amerski

Simran Bahmu

Simran Bhamu

Ellie Braham Business Management Instructor

Ellie Braham

Ana Caracaleanu Business Administration Instructor

Ana Caracaleanu

Judy Chang Business Management Instructor

Judy Chang

Amanpreet Chhina Business Management Instructor

Amanpreet Chhina

Joanna Drakakis Business Management Instructor

Joanna Drakakis

Salman Khan Business Management Instructor

Salman Khan

Shirley Lamarre Business Management Instructor

Shirley Lamarre

Cheryl Lee Business Management Instructor

Cheryl Lee

Jeff May Advanced Accounting Instructor

Jeff May

Rehan Sher Business Management Instructor

Rehan Sher


Yakov Sluchenkov

Indira Somwaru Business Management Instructor

Indira Somwaru

Faisal Yousuf Business Management Instructor

Faisal Yousuf

Advisory Council

  • Maurizio Bevilacqua,
    Member of Parliament, House of Commons Canada
  • Rose Cammareri,
    Executive Vice President, Retail Distribution, AGF
  • Anthony Dale,
    President and CEO, Ontario Hospital Association
  • Stephen Gaskin,
    Senior Vice President, BC & Yukon Region, Scotiabank
  • Greg Hewitt,
    Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express USA
  • Gary Spraakman,
    Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
  • Bal Sahjpaul,
    Vice President, Digital Marketing & Customer Care, Grand & Toy
  • Faith Tull,
    Senior Advisor, Talent, MaRS Discovery District
  • Roberta Wilton,
    Chief Executive, The Dunfield Group

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