Kitchener, OntarioLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    EStd 1967established year

    Diploma (Business)

    2 years
    full time

    Field of Study 

    $ 9,375 

    1st Year

    International Student Tution

    Program Description

    • Diploma in Business at Conestoga College is offered as a 2-year program
    • he program is also available on a part-time basis.
    • The Business program has the flexibility of multiple start dates and is available in different formats, some allowing students to complete their program in a shorter period of time than two years.
    • Students are required to successfully complete two language electives (in one language) in order to graduate.
    • The main concepts covered under the program are:
      • Business communications
      • Accounting
      • Finance
      • Marketing
      • Sales, operations and human resource management
      • Computer applications in business
    • The student to teacher ratio is 127:1 which helps increase in interaction between professors and students.
    • On average, 82% of students from the last three years found employment within six months of graduation.
    • Students can apply for scholarship programs initiated by the Government of Canada up to 40,664 USD per year
    • Studying and living in Canada may cost up to 28,500-29,250 USD per year for an international student.
    • Students may have job opportunities as Financial Analyst, Business Reporter, etc with an average salary of 46,475 USD per year.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedDiploma
    Duration2 years
    Fees$ 23738 for 2 years
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - Feb 1)
    Language ProficiencyTOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    Program URL

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    Students need to complete or provide:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent or must be 19 years of age or older.
    • Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, or Conestoga College Preparatory Communications.
    • Grade 11 Mathematics, C, M (U/C), or U, or equivalent, or Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics.

    Indian students Eligibility:

    Indias students must have:

    • Students must have Higher Secondary Certificate
    • or they must have Intermediate Certificate
    • or Pre-University Certificate

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

    The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More

    Required Document List

    Followings are the required document:

    • Official Transcripts: Students must be required to submit a copy of their original transcripts.
    • Letter of Recommendation: Students need to submit two letters of recommendation.
    • ELP Scores: Students need to submit proof of English proficiency from the school or testing authority.
    • Statement of purpose:  Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • Financial Documentation: Students must have proof that they have enough money to support themselves during their stay in Canada
    • Resume: Resume outlining work/volunteer/internship experiences.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    fall Feb 1, 2021

    Scores Required

    88 / 120

    Avg. Score in


    6.5 / 9

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    58 / 90

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition Fees$9375$9375
    Total Fees$11869$11869

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing$ 4500
    Food$ 2700
    Transportation$ 720

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program$ 150YesN/A
    BrokerFish International student scholarship$ 1000YesDec 21, 2020
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation ScholarshipVariableYesAug 30, 2020
    Paul Foundation scholarships$ 20174YesN/A

    Options Available

    ProgramDelivery TypeDurationProgram TypeTution Fees
    Business - Financefull time2 yearson-campus$9375
    Business Administration - Managementfull time3 yearson-campus$9375
    Business - Marketingfull time2 yearson-campus$9375
    Business - Purchasingfull time2 yearson-campus$9375
    Business - Insurancefull time2 yearsco-op, on-campus$9375

    VISA & Work Study


    • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student Visa before entering Canada.
    • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
    • They must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
    • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
    • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
    • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their student visa.
    • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
    • A student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
    • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
    • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
      • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
      • Proof of identity 
      • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

    Work Study

    • Both full-time and part-time students can avail of work while studying in Canada options.
    • A student can be hired for only one Work-Study position. Students can find and apply for jobs on Career Exploration and Education website.
    • Student eligibility for the Work-Study Program is based upon students meeting this criterion:
      • Have proof of a government student aid package of at least 1500 USD
      • Be registered at Conestoga College as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in both terms.
      • Have achieved a satisfactory academic standing with a minimum 2.0 institutional grade point average in their previous academic session
    • The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:
      • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2250 USD 
      • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4500 USD

    Career and Placement after Course

    After completing this program students have job opportunities in:

    • Management Consultant
    • Social Media Manager
    • Financial Analyst
    • Actuary
    • College Admissions Representative
    • Business Teacher
    • Business Reporter


    8.2 /10

    I'd always wanted to study in Canada due to the education system and facilities. My grades aligned with the requirements, so, I chose this college. I submitted an online application to their online portal and even paid $100 as an application fee that time.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course taught us core leadership skills for the corporate world, such as critical organisational skills, communications, teamwork, handling individuals and teams, and managing realistic administrative matters. My curriculum was very well defined and had all the important concepts and theories.

    9 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.7 /10

    I choose this college to pursue my education because of it's affordable student-friendly environment and the career opportunities that it'll offer me after I graduate from here. The application process was also quite easy as I applied through the online portal and paid an application fee of $100.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program has the flexibility of multiple start dates and is available in different formats, some allow us to complete our program in a shorter period of time than two years. The main concepts that covered under the program are Business communications, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Sales, operations and human resource management, and Computer applications in business.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    6.5 /10

    The reason behind choosing conestoga college is my friends already studying there and it's located in Waterloo where there are many jobs opportunities and also it's a public college I can be qualified for three year work permit after graduation

    Course Curriculum :

    The course program is such a easy and well distributed that a student no need to do much effort and programme syllabus is very updated and academic wise different subjects in different semesters like accountings ,financings ,marketing marketing strategies, leadership qualities,business softwares ,English 101 and many electives.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    7.7 /10

    I chose the college I am in because it was close to my relatives place and I liked the campus when I saw online.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course contender is quite updated and relevant. There was a lot of research experience but no industrial exposure in my course.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement

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