Learn from the best in the business.

Whether you want to work for a company or start your own, a business education from Sheridan lays the foundation for a successful business career.  


You’ll learn about all areas of business, specialize in the one that interests you most, and be armed with real-world experience so you’re ready for any opportunities that come your way.  


Need help deciding what area of business is the best fit for you? 
Connect with one of our Career Advisors today!

Sheridan’s business programs offer small classes, flexibility, support and real-world experience.

Sheridan College

“Your professors want to see you succeed as much as you do, and they are always there to provide any support you may need along your journey.”

Catherine White

Do you dream of starting your own business? You're not alone. Nearly 98% of Canadian companies are small businesses, employing 70% of the private labour force.  


Our Entrepreneurship Discovery and 
Growth Engine (EDGE) innovation hub provides entrepreneurs and innovators with training, mentorship and support to access funding. 

Get Support to Start Own Business

Diploma (2 years): The fastest and most cost-effective way to earn a credential, our diploma programs will arm you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to start your business career or pursue further studies. Your first year will be spent learning about all areas of business. In your second year, you’ll specialize in an area of your choice.

Advanced Diploma (3 years): Upgrade your diploma and expand your business expertise with an extra year of studies! Go deeper into your specialization or learn more about other areas of business – the choice is yours. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through a co-op placement and may also have a chance to work with a real-life client on an in-depth project.

Degree (4 years): After building a strong base of fundamental business knowledge in your first two years, you’ll spend your next two specializing in Accounting, Marketing Management, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources or Finance. Interdisciplinary projects, a mandatory one-semester work term and the chance to earn Sheridan's unique Board Undergraduate Certificate in Creativity and Creative Problem Solving also help our business degree graduates stand out from the crowd.

Diploma or Degree: What’s Best for Me? 

Not sure whether you want to pursue a diploma, advanced diploma or degree? Our program advisers can help you identify the best choice for you, based on your goals and needs. And if you change your mind later on, our degree completion program and other pathways and transfer options make it easier to upgrade from a diploma to degree or specialize in another area of business. 

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Business Program Highlights

  • Small classes and collaborative learning environment

  • Full-time, part-time, evening and online learning options 

  • Expert professors with extensive industry experience and connections

  • Strong support system, including peer tutors and student services 

  • Long-standing industry partnerships that help shape curriculum and provide excellent hands-on learning opportunities 

  • Flexible pathways, including from diploma to degree and degree to masters 

  • Emphasis on critical thinking, leadership, communication, collaboration and creativity 

40%

Percentage of PSB employees who self-identify as racialized

Business programs at Sheridan

35

average number of students in Sheridan’s business classes

5,000

Full-time and part-time business students at Sheridan 

“In addition to your classroom learning, Sheridan’s clubs and associations also prepare you for the real world. You get an opportunity to connect with other people, learn new things, improve your social skills and develop an ability to see from other people’s perspectives.”

- Jagjeet Singh

Specialty/Area of Study

Be the engine that drives every facet of business. Whether it’s investing, borrowing, budgeting, forecasting or saving, you’ll learn how to see the big financial picture and know the right move to make next.

Explore Finance

Developing skills in all areas of business can open the door to countless opportunities — whether you’re looking to start your own company, want to work in management or are still uncertain of your future career path. 

Explore General Business

Accounting has become more than dollars and cents. Companies need accounting professionals who think big and find meaningful solutions to keep pace with their business model. Do you fit the bill?

Explore Accounting

Want to make your presence felt at every level of a company? Today’s HR professionals are major influencers in the business world, from shaping strategy to maximizing productivity and everything in between. 

Explore Human Resources

Advertising

Help companies promote their products, services and brands in ways that are creative, clever and convincing. 

Advertising and Marketing CommunicationsAdvertising and Marketing Communications – Management

In addition to learning fundamental business skills, you can also develop expertise in a particular area of business that interests you the most.

   

Choose from any of the following areas of study:

September, January & May start dates

Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga)
Davis Campus (Brampton)

Honours Baccalaureate Degree, Diplomas, Graduate Certificates

Why Sheridan?

  • An education that’s recognized and respected by employers.
  • Passionate professors with a wealth of industry experience.
  • Small classes — meaning closer relationships with your professors and fellow students.
  • Research hubs where students, instructors and industry partners collaborate to advance knowledge and solve problems.
  • More than 120 programs to choose from, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and bachelor’s degrees.
  • A big student life with enthusiastic students and many opportunities to get involved.

Have a question? We’re happy to help!

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Gain Real-World Experience 

At Sheridan, hands-on experience isn’t just limited to the classroom. 

You may also get experience working in the field through a co-op or work term. 

“The best part of being a PSB student is the supportive community. The professors are the perfect combination of knowledge and experience, and the program coordinators, advisors and support staff are accommodating and always available to guide you.”  

- Annie Waqas 

Marketing isn’t just about promotions and ads. Learn how to build a marketing plan through marketing research, marketing strategy and working in tandem with all areas of a business. 

Explore Marketing

Office Administration 

Businesses rely on their office administrators to handle a wide range of tasks that keep things running smoothly and efficiently. Develop skills in computer software, communications, finance, billing and other areas that will make you an asset in any office environment. 

Office Administration – ExecutiveOffice Administration – Health Services

Are you a big-picture thinker who enjoys solving problems? In the exciting and fast-growing field of Supply Chain Management, you’ll oversee the flow of materials throughout the production process, from dirt to shirt.

Explore Supply Chain

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a college business degree the same as a university business degree? 

Yes! All baccalaureate degrees offered by Ontario’s Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) are subject to the same requirements and quality assurances as those offered by Ontario’s Institutes of Technology & Advanced Learning (ITAL).  

Sheridan’s Bachelor of Business Administration degrees were initially quality-assured by the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) in 2014. They were re-assessed this year (2021) by a panel of independent subject matter experts and were renewed for another seven years.  

Do you support entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses?

Yes we do! Sheridan’s Entrepreneurship Discovery and Growth Engine (EDGE), located at our Hazel McCallion Campus, supports new and growing ventures by providing mentorship, workspace, training, learning programs and support to access funding. It also acts as a gateway to Sheridan’s many innovation resources and presents opportunities to network with like-minded entrepreneurs.  

Can you study part-time or in the evenings?

Yes, courses can be scheduled anytime between 8 a.m and 10 p.m., and we offer a selection of evening courses each semester!  

However, evening courses are not guaranteed, and you’ll almost certainly have to accommodate daytime courses at some point in your studies. Our student advisers will work with you to develop a plan that allows for flexibility in your daytime commitments, such as arranging for before- or after-school care for children, or beginning work an hour late one day per week.   

Will you help me get a job?

As a Sheridan student, you’ll have access to career support through Sheridan Works, an online platform that allows students, alumni and employers to engage in a variety of career-related and job-related activities. You’ll be able to apply to job positions through our Career Services job board, book appointments with Employment Consultants and Career Counsellors, view current Co-Curricular Record opportunities, and register for workshops, seminars, information sessions and more! 

If you’re enrolled in a program that includes a co-op or internship, we’ll also help you search and apply for co-op or internship positions, book interviews and meet with co-op advisors.  

If I get my diploma first, can I later upgrade it to a degree?

Yes, you can! Sheridan’s degree completion program provides pathways into our Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degrees for graduates of 14 different diploma or advanced diploma programs. You’ll get significant credit for courses you completed in your diploma, allowing you to complete your degree sooner. 

If you’re enrolled in a program that includes a co-op or internship, we’ll also help you search and apply for co-op or internship positions, book interviews and meet with co-op advisors.  

Can I get my masters after I get my degree at Sheridan?

Yes! Graduates of Sheridan’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree programs are eligible to apply to master’s level studies, similar to degree graduates from other post-secondary institutions. In fact, Sheridan Bachelor of Business Administration graduates have successfully applied and been accepted into a variety of master’s level studies. 

 Just remember, admission requirements for masters level studies can vary by institution and you’ll still need to meet those requirements in order to be accepted.  

Can I study abroad?

Yes! Students in Sheridan’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree programs are able to complete a semester abroad for academic credit with one of our partner institutions: FHNW School of Business (Switzerland), Saxion University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands) or La Salle University (Spain).  

Can I transfer credits I’ve already earned at another institution?

Yes, you can! Our innovative Online Advanced Standing application process allows you to transfer previously-earned credits at other institutions towards your Sheridan program of study. Once you’ve applied and paid your fees, you’ll be able to access myPathways, an online service that enables Sheridan students to see what previous learning credits can be applied towards your program.  

You may also be able to receive credit for any previous work experience, unrecognized training, independent study, volunteer activities or hobbies you’ve participated in that is related to your field of study!  

How long will it take me to finish my Sheridan program?

If you’re a full-time student, it will likely take you two years to complete a diploma program, three years to complete an advanced diploma program and four years to complete a degree program. 

If you’re studying part-time, the length of time it will take you to complete your program will depend on how many courses you choose to complete each semester. 

Can I work and study at the same time?

Taking a full course load of five courses or more can typically be balanced with part-time work responsibilities. 

However, we don’t recommend studying full-time while also working full-time, as it is very difficult to balance the demands of both.

Where is the campus?

All of Sheridan’s business courses are offered at our state-of-the-art Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC), located in the heart of Mississauga at 4180 Duke of York Boulevard (across from Square One Shopping Centre.) 

Built to LEED gold standards, HMC first opened in 2011 with the construction of a 220,000-square-foot A Wing. HMC was expanded in 2017 with the addition of a 225,000 square-foot B Wing, and construction of a 70,000-square-foot student and athletics building is nearing completion. Click here to take a virtual tour!