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  • Pre-Business


Program Code:PBS
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate

Program Description

The Pre-Business program will help you develop the business skills and knowledge you’ll need for an entry-level position. You will have a solid foundation in business and a better understanding of its different areas. After successfully completing the program, you will also be eligible to continue your education in a number of diploma programs, including Business, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing, Purchasing and Supply, Business - Insurance, International Business or Human Resources.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (C) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).


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Your Career

Start your career with a focus on business. The two-semester Pre–Business program allows you to experience college while gaining valuable business training. When you graduate, you will have acquired the foundational skills in marketing, accounting and business that will allow you to pursue essential entry-level positions in the workforce.

Important Academic Dates

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Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC103 Pre-Business Accounting I 4
BUS107 Business Foundations 1 4
English and Communication

Developmental English

ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies 2
QNM103 Mathematics for Business 4
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC104 Pre-Business Accounting II 3
BUS108 Business Foundations II 3
EAC190 Communication Skills 4
QNM104 Mathematics for Finance 4
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II 3

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Pre-Business Accounting I
Business Foundations I
Mathematics for Business
Introduction to Studies at Seneca
College English
Semester 2
Pre-Business Accounting II
Business Foundations II
Mathematics of Finance
Microcomputer Business Applications II
Professional Option

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Simona Cojanu
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Lisa Dalla-Zuanna
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22462
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Lisa Ballantyne
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26216
Program Coordinator: Debi Tziatis
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26045
Program Chair (Acting): Mike Sparling
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26975
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