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Program Code: 02511
Credential: Advanced Diploma
Start Dates: January, May, September
Program Length: 6 semesters
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Humber is proud to have the highest graduate employment and employer satisfaction rate of the GTA colleges based on Colleges Ontario’s key performance indicators for college graduates in 2022-2023.

Program Overview

Humber’s Business Administration advanced diploma program allows you to develop extensive knowledge on how businesses work and teaches you to become competent in the full range of skills needed to facilitate business operations.

Courses in operations management, accounting, finance, human resources management, strategic management, marketing research and much more will give you the opportunity to cultivate key business skills such as communication, teamwork, project management and strategic business analysis. This program is built on a common platform of a solid business education – principles of management, marketing, business law, finance mathematics and microeconomics. This common platform is shared with other business diploma programs in Year 1 and is expanded on in Year 2.

Work-Integrated Learning  

There are limited spaces for students to mix with their academic learning in alternating semesters through an optional co-operative education placement. This optional co-operative education program is structured to include one to two optional co-operative education placements between academic terms. Participation in the optional co-operative education may extend the diploma's completion time by one to three semesters. The program provides students with real-world, program-related work experience and can help you decide what kind of job you want, enable you to pay for your college education and increase your chances of getting a highly desirable job (with a higher salary) as a graduate. Optional co-operative education placement opportunities are not guaranteed, as the job placement opportunities are competitive. Applications to the optional co-operative education placements are accepted only from students in Semester 2. 

Students not selected for optional co-operative education placements will complete the standard 84-hour course in their final semester. Students find a placement with support from the business placement advisor who maintains a roster of placement opportunities and provides students with direction and assistance in the development of resumés and job search techniques. 

Humber Advantages

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Earn a CPSA Accreditation

Qualified students of the Business Management, Business Administration, or the Marketing – Business programs will have the opportunity to earn their Professional Sales Certificate from the CPSA Institute as part of the programs.

Business Diplomas Built on a Common Platform Give You 1 Year to Decide

Our core business diploma programs provide first year students with an understanding of the fundamental business disciplines. Second year provides the specialized framework to launch your career through your specialization.

Success Stories

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Watch the video to learn more about the academic journey and career successes of our Business Administration alumni.

Student Testimonial

Second year Business Administration student Ranbir Sangha is enjoying the diversity of a Humber education. As a member of ENACTUS, a student-driven entrepreneurial club at the Longo Faculty of Business, Ranbir has gained valuable experience learning how to promote events, as well as being part of them. 

“I have learned so much about start-up enterprises, from keeping track of revenue and expenses, to running a functioning business to all aspects of marketing. I have a really good perspective and look forward to working for a start-up in the future, or managing my own.”

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Summer Abroad

Students in this program may be eligible for a credit through Summer Abroad in Croatia, Denmark, Finland, India, Japan, New Zealand, Peru or Vietnam.

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Placement Abroad

Students have the opportunity to complete program work placements in Canada or abroad. Students may also be eligible to receive a bursary from Humber.

Your Career

With this program, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a variety of potential career paths in business including management finance, human resources, marketing and international business administration. Among the roles you’ll be qualified to apply for are marketing researcher, merchandising manager, product manager, budget analyst, sales representative, financial planner, office manager, human resources administrator, advertising account co-ordinator and event planner.

If you choose to be a business owner, you’ll enjoy the excitement and rewards of using what you’ve learned to start and manage your own enterprise, assess opportunities and bring your ideas to market – all on your own terms.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

National Committee for Management Accreditation (NCMA)

This program is recognized by the National Committee for Management Accreditation (NCMA) as being Professionally Accredited. Specific courses in this program may be eligible for credit toward Certified in Management (CIM) professional designation. Students in accredited programs will be eligible for free Student Associate Membership while they are enrolled.

Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA)

The program is recognized by Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA) as an accredited education partner. Courses from Accredited Partners can be applied toward earning or maintaining your CPSA Institute professional designations. 

Canadian Securities Institute (CSI)

Specific courses of this program may be recognized for additional industry recognition with the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI).

FP Canada

Specific courses of this program may be recognized for additional industry recognition with the FP Canada.

Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)

Specific courses of this program may be recognized for additional industry recognition with the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA).

Materials Handling and Management Society (MHMS)

Specific courses of this program may be recognized for additional industry recognition with the Materials Handling and Management Society (MHMS).

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

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Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for May 2024 start could be eligible for a $1,000 Scholarship*. Apply now

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Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

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Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • Academic

    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 U or M Mathematics (MCR3U or MCF3M)
      • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

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    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,985.24
  • international: $17,589.38

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

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Additional Costs

Students selecting either the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and/or the Professional Financial Planning Course (PFPC) will be required to pay an additional registration fee to the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) for these courses. Current fees are approximately $600 – $1,100 per course and are subject to change without notice by the CSI.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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