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Expand your career options by building your foundational business skills through our Certificate in Business Management. The degree-credit courses in this certificate are OSAP-eligible, and many can be transferred as credits to a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Whether you’re looking to start your career in business or pivot into this field, this certificate will help you carve that path.

The Certificate in Business Management comprises eight required courses that introduce you to the foundational areas of study necessary for a career in business.

Industry and Careers
The top industries in Canada that require business management roles include the following*:

  • Accommodation and food services
  • Educational services
  • Finance and insurance
  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Public administration
  • Retail trade

*Burning Glass, 2021

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Individuals who want to gain foundational business skills to expand their career options, but who may not want to commit to a full-time degree program
  • Individuals who are interested in business and looking to change careers
  • Individuals who are interested in starting their own business in the future

What Will You Learn?

After completing this certificate, you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand and analyze financial information communicated through financial statements
  • Know the fundamentals of marketing, including theories, principles, and concepts of market and consumer behaviour
  • Identify concepts and complexities of the contemporary business environment with an emphasis on competitiveness, quality, and the main functional areas of business (including marketing, accounting, economics, information management, law, and human resources management)
  • Understand the fundamentals of economics including the basic concepts of demand and supply, the theory of the firm, and distribution of income
  • Recognize and understand business behaviour and decision-making under various market conditions: pure competition, oligopoly, monopolistic competition, and monopoly

Certificate Requirements

  • 8 required courses
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

Admission Criteria


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grade 12 U or M credits


  • Mature student status with relevant professional experience in business

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Additional Details


You may only select one of CACC 100 or CACC 110. If you plan to pursue the Accounting Finance minor, you should take CACC 110. Note: CACC 100 and CACC 110 are not transferable to the Accounting major in the School of Accounting and Finance at Toronto Metropolitan University.

You may only select one of CITM 100 and CITM 102.