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Certificate in
Business Management

Note: This certificate program may be completed entirely at a distance. Visit the distance education website for further information.

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This program provides an overall management perspective and all the requirement competencies for those planning a career in business. The courses are ideal for those already employed in business and industry who wish to expand their knowledge of business concepts and practices.

Successful completion of the Certificate in Business Management will provide you with courses which are required for and may be applied to the first year of the current BComm at the Ted Rogers School of Management. Note that you must apply and be accepted to the Ted Rogers School of Management to use the courses towards the BComm at Ryerson University. The courses may also be transferable to other university programs; for more information, visit ONTransfer.ca.

For detailed certificate and program information, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/businessmgmt.

See more courses and programs relating to Business, Management, and Economics.

Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

OSSD with six Grade 12 U or M credits, or equivalent, or mature student status with experience in business.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of eight courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate. Up to four course credits may be granted on the basis of courses successfully completed at other institutions.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Courses

Students may only select one of CACC 100 or CACC 110. Students planning to pursue the Accounting Finance minor must enrol in CACC 110. Note: CACC 100 and CACC 110 are not transferable to the Accounting major in the School of Accounting and Finance.

Students may only select one of CITM 100 or CITM 102. Students planning to pursue the Business Technology major must enrol in CITM 100.

CACC 100   Accounting:  Introductory Financial Accounting
CACC 110   Accounting:  Financial Accounting
CECN 104   Economics:  Introductory Microeconomics
CGMS 200   Global Management:  Introduction to Global Management
CITM 100   Information Technology Management:  Foundations of Information Systems
CITM 102   Information Technology Management:  Business Information Systems I
CLAW 122   Law:  Business Law
CMHR 523   Human Resources:  Human Resources Management
CMKT 100   Marketing:  Principles of Marketing
CQMS 102   Quantitative Methods:  Business Statistics I


Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CACC 100   Accounting:  Introductory Financial Accounting
CACC 110   Accounting:  Financial Accounting
CECN 104   Economics:  Introductory Microeconomics
CGMS 200   Global Management:  Introduction to Global Management
CITM 102   Information Technology Management:  Business Information Systems I
CLAW 122   Law:  Business Law
CMHR 523   Human Resources:  Human Resources Management
CMKT 100   Marketing:  Principles of Marketing
CQMS 102   Quantitative Methods:  Business Statistics I