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General Business Diploma - YEAR 2 only

Program Start: 5 September 2022 - In Session
Location: Tisdale
Credit Granting Institution: Lakeland
Length: 1 year


Did you know that if you graduated from our Business Certificate program within the past 5 years, you are eligible to take Year 2 of the Business Diploma program at Cumberland College in September 2022?

Year 2- Semester 1 (Sept-Dec 2022)

BA 546 – Small Business Management
BA656 – Leadership/Supervision
EC211 – Macroeconomics
BA440 – Financial Management
MK210 – Consumer Behaviour

Year 2 -Semester 2 (Jan-April 2023)

AC230 – Introductory Accounting
BA470 – Case Studies
BA640 – Management Information Systems
BA540 – Financial Management
MK230 – Market Research

This General Business program will provide you with a solid business foundation and prepare you for various employment opportunities.  Your skills will be based around accounting, finance, computers, marketing, economics, human resources, and more.


  • Proof of successful completion of Business Certificate program (transcript required)
  • English Language Requirement
  • Computer experience is recommended
Tuition: $5,250*
Student Fees: $95
Health & Dental Plan: $252*
*Note: Tuition, Books and Supplies, Health and Dental amounts are approximate, based on last year's program and may change at anytime.


  • Tuition Year 2: $5,250

General Business Diploma - Year 2 only includes the following courses

Accounting 1 (AC130)

AC 130 introduces the concepts and applications of financial accounting. Topics include accounting concepts and principles, the recording process, preparing financial statements, internal control, cash and receivables.

Business Case Studies (BA470)

The goal of this course is to prepare students to be managers. A number of currently emphasized management topics are presented and integrated within the traditional framework of functions and systems.  Lectures and case discussions are employed to explore topics in planning, organizing, influencing, controlling and managing in the future.  Prerequisite: AC130.

Consumer Behaviour (MK210)

This course examines how different consumer segments make decisions about how to spend their money. To effectively employ the marketing concept, marketing practitioners must understand consumer behaviour concepts and theories. This course covers the exchange process involved in acquiring, consuming, and disposing of goods, services, experiences, and ideas.


MK 170

Financial Management (BA440)

The objective of financial management is to provide the student with a basic understanding of the process of raising funds and their most profitable allocation within a business enterprise. Topics include financial markets, taxation, financial statement analysis, sources and valuation of debt and equity, fundamental capital budgeting, leverage and risk management.


 AC 130 & MA 101

Financial Management II (BA540)

The objective of this second course in financial management is a continued emphasis of prerequisite concepts with further study in the areas of advanced capital budgeting, financing mix, dividend policy, working capital management, mergers, and international financial management.



Leadership & Supervision (BA656)

This first-line management course covers a wide spectrum of topics dealing with how management sees the supervisor, how supervisors see themselves, and how supervisors lead. This course covers planning, control, communications, motivation, training, appraisal, discipline, selection, safety and other relevant topics. By course completion, participants should have a well-rounded understanding of theory and practical application of leadership and supervision.


BA 120 - Organizational Behaviour

Macroeconomics (EC 211)

Macroeconomics extends the principles learned in microeconomics to the national economy. The health of the economy is measured using gross domestic product (GDP), inflation, and employment. Business cycles, money and banking inform the monetary and fiscal policy that guides the maintenance of a healthy, growing, and prosperous country.


Grade 12 math or equivalent

Management Information Systems (BA640)

This course, students examine current practice in the areas of planning and control of data processing, selection of processing facilities, and dissemination of information within a business enterprise. Topics include systems analysis, data warehouses, artificial intelligence, networks, emerging technologies and computer based applications, cost/benefit analysis, and case studies.  Prerequisite: CU248,

Small Business Management I (BA546)

This course covers the fundamentals of successfully managing and operating a small business. Emphasis is on planning and strategy in the areas of operation, finance and marketing. Instruction involves a combination of lectures, discussions and projects.  Prerequisite: AC130, MK170.


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