Business Administration with Co-op

Full-Time Post-Secondary Diploma
65 Weeks or 48 Weeks
Dom. $ Final Domestic Tuition after Discounts
Int. $ Final International Tuition after Discounts
Full-Time Post-Secondary Diploma
Dom.$ Final Domestic Tuition after Discounts
65 Weeks or 48 Weeks
Int.$ Final International Tuition after Discounts

Program Description

Within this program, students will gain proficiency in identifying and comprehending the techniques and theories underpinning successful businesses. This encompasses managing finances, grasping fundamental marketing principles and formulating effective business strategies. The program is tailored to foster the development of essential skills and knowledge vital for workplace success, including understanding the intricate relationships between businesses and various local, national and global environments.

Through the application of cognitive and problem-solving abilities, students will enhance their communication skills and adeptly function both autonomously and as part of an executive team. Equipped with real-world business acumen acquired through this program, students will be primed to enter the Canadian labour market confidently as adept business professionals.

Program Benefits

Enrolling in this diploma program offers a gateway to kickstart your career in the dynamic business sector. From mastering the fundamentals of business process management to honing strategic decision-making skills, this program covers a comprehensive array of topics essential for success. Upon completion, you will be proficient in all facets of business administration, adeptly employing process management tool suites and crafting and managing business reports with finesse. Moreover, you will gain a deep understanding of strategic planning, empowering you to navigate the complexities of the business landscape with confidence and precision.

Work Experience

The co-op work experience component constitutes half of the program's entirety, totaling 480 hours. This segment offers you the chance to put into practice the skills you've recently acquired in a real-world setting within the industry, all while benefiting from a guaranteed paid work opportunity. 

PTIB Approved Program

The Business Administration with Co-op program is reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.


Career Opportunities

At CCTB, our mission is to equip students with top-tier training to distinguish themselves in today’s competitive job market. Our curriculum is meticulously designed to align with your career aspirations and delivered using cutting-edge industry tools. Experience a dynamic learning environment that mirrors real-world business practices, ensuring your readiness for the professional realm.

Moreover, CCTB is dedicated to offering comprehensive career orientation, guidance and continual employment assistance. Throughout your educational journey, you'll gain practical skills tailored to industry demands and receive personalized support to secure employment in your chosen field. Our commitment extends beyond graduation, as we aim to provide ongoing support to facilitate your successful integration or re-entry into the workforce.

Studying in the Business Administration with Co-op program will provide you with skills that you can apply to many different roles. Some positions you could consider after you finish the program include: 

NOCs: 13100

  • Officer administrator
  • Officer services coordinator
  • Administrative services coordinator
  • Office administration clerk
  • Records analyst
  • Financial administrator
  • Payroll administrator
  • Budget analyst
  • Administrative technician
  • Office administrative technician
  • Documentation and projects analyst
  • Records administrator
  • Administrative manager

Program Duration


  Weeks Terms
Academic 24 Weeks 2 Terms
Term Break 9 Weeks -
Internship Break - -
*Reading Break 4 Weeks -
Co-op Placement 28 Weeks 2 Terms
Total 65 Weeks 4 Terms


  Weeks Terms
Academic 24 Weeks 2 Terms
Term Break 6 Weeks -
Internship Break - -
*Reading Break 4 Weeks -
Co-op Placement 14 Weeks 1 Term
Total 48 Weeks 3 Terms

*Reading breaks are short academic breaks (1-2 weeks) built in each academic term.


Course Previews

This course adopts a case-oriented, problem-solving methodology for learning Microsoft Word and Excel within the Windows operating system. In the Windows module, students delve into the fundamentals of the operating system, acquiring the essential skills needed to navigate and operate efficiently within this environment.

Moving on to Microsoft Word, students engage with both basic and advanced features while honing their document creation abilities. Through practical exercises, they learn to craft various types of documents, including letters, memos, forms and reports.

In the Microsoft Excel segment, students explore a range of basic and advanced features aimed at developing proficiency in spreadsheet management. They tackle tasks such as budget creation, generating marketing and sales reports, forecasting and constructing statistical tables. Through hands-on practice, students gain the expertise required for effective data analysis and presentation within Excel.

This course prioritizes the analysis and documentation of business transactions according to the principles of double-entry bookkeeping. Students delve into the intricacies of adjusting journal entries and recording everyday transactions pertinent to both service and retail enterprises, culminating in the preparation of fundamental financial statements. Furthermore, the course offers a practical introduction to computerized accounting, guiding students through the setup of a computerized accounting infrastructure and the transition from manual to digital systems. Through engaging with diverse business simulations, students gain hands-on experience across all facets of work transactions within general, payables and receivable ledgers.

The objective of this course is to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of various organizational structures, the impact of stakeholders and the intricate dynamics between businesses and their surrounding environments, whether local, national or global. Throughout this unit, students will explore how diverse market structures influence pricing strategies, output decisions and the overall behaviour of businesses, illuminating key insights into their operational paradigms.

The primary objective of this course is to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge regarding the avenues and methods for accessing financial resources for businesses, coupled with the requisite skills to utilize financial data effectively in the decision-making process. Through this course, participants will gain insight into the various sources of finance available to businesses and develop the analytical capabilities necessary for making informed financial decisions.

This course provides learners with a comprehensive understanding of both individual and group behaviours within organizational settings. By delving into current theories, participants will explore how these theories are applied to effectively manage behaviour within the workplace. Through the examination of various models and case studies, learners will gain valuable insights into the dynamics of organizational behaviour, equipping them with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate and influence behaviour within their respective professional environments.

The primary objective of this course is to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles that form the foundation of the marketing process. Through this exploration, students delve into the influence of various elements within the marketing mix on decision-making processes. Additionally, they are tasked with developing marketing strategies tailored to specific marketing objectives, thereby honing their ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios within the realm of marketing.

In this course, students have the chance to hone skills in data collection and storage techniques while gaining familiarity with statistical tools essential for generating and presenting valuable insights crucial for informed business decision-making. Additionally, students leverage cutting-edge technological tools to efficiently produce and analyze data, ensuring proficiency in modern information management practices.

Throughout this course, students cultivate the ability to conduct independent inquiry by crafting and executing research projects aligned with their program and professional objectives. Utilizing appropriate research analysis tools and techniques, students critically evaluate collected data to generate insightful recommendations, craft comprehensive reports and effectively present their findings to relevant stakeholders.


Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent from an approved government institution of applicant’s home country, or applicant is minimum 19 years of age 
  • Good command of English language IELTS 5.0 or equivalent outlined below 
  • Students are required to have and use their own personal computer in class 

Language proficiency requirements are admission requirements and may not be waived by either the institution or the student. 

Students must be in possession of one of the English Language Equivalencies as described in the CCTB Admissions Policy:

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Student testimonials

I chose to study digital marketing because I think it’s a great field, and you can use your degree to work in so many areas. I like everything about CCTB, and I learned so many things about SEO and Google Analytics that I use in my co-op program right now.

Luisa Alencar, CCTB student

"One of the barriers for all immigrants and new graduates is to enter the job market. But when I entered this program, CCTB made this very easy for me. I got my first job offer immediately after the program, which was higher than my expectations."

Razieh Mokhtarnameh , CCTB alumna

"I just graduated from CCTB and right now I’m a business analyst at one of the government agencies. I don’t just think CCTB helped me, I think are still helping me now by providing feedback, responses, interview preparation and more."

Samuel Arawu, CCTB alumnus

"I completed my Software Quality Assurance testing through CCTB college. It’s amazing! It’s hands-on training and gives the experience of learning what we do in the work environment, which helped me to gain confidence to enter the new world of IT."

Vinitha-Kaliraj, CCTB alumna

"After taking the courses, I was ready and confident. In one of my interviews, the interviewer was impressed that I had that certificate. The instructors and the support team were so motivating and helpful that all students could catch up with the class."

Zoya Salehi, CCTB alumna

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the territories on which CCTB and its campus are situated are the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank them for having cared for this land since time immemorial, honour their graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here, and iterate our dedication to valuing the ongoing contributions of Indigenous peoples and communities.