Queen's Certificate in Business

Designed for Queen’s University Arts and Science, Engineering and Applied Science, and Nursing students who want to gain fundamental knowledge in the key areas of business, in order to broaden their career options upon graduation.

Curriculum

Students are required to take six (6) introductory Commerce courses, to be completed in conjunction with their undergraduate degree requirements, to obtain the Certificate, which is recognized on their final transcript.

Course NameCourse Code
Business Fundamentals
* Offered in-class and online
COMM 200/600
Financial Accounting
* Offered in-class and online
COMM 211/611
Management Accounting
* Offered in-class and online
* Prerequisite COMM 211/611
COMM 212/612
Introduction to Finance
* In-class instruction only
COMM 221/621
Fundamentals of Marketing
* Offered in-class and online
COMM 231/631
Organizational Behaviour
* Offered in-class and online
COMM 251/651
  • You may complete these courses at any point throughout your full-time undergraduate studies at Queen’s University.
  • Your first two (2) courses will be taken at the 200 level, and will count as electives toward your undergraduate degree. These courses will be charged at your faculty tuition rate.
  • The remaining four (4) courses will be taken at the 600 level and will count towards the Certificate in Business; they will not count towards your undergraduate degree requirements. Once these courses are completed, you will not be able to switch a 600 level course to a 200 level. These courses will be charged at the Commerce tuition rate.

When should I apply?

Students can apply to enroll in the Certificate at any point before convocation from their Undergraduate program.

The CIB application will be open May 15-26, 2017

For inquiries, please contact:

The Certificate in Business program is administered out of the Commerce Office.

Certificate in Business
Goodes Hall, room 130
613-533-2821
cib@queensu.ca

Book an Appointment

You must be registered in the Certificate in Business in order to book an appointment. All other inquiries please email.

Fees for 2016/2017 *

Applies to 600 level courses only.

Units per CourseFee per Unit **Fee per Course *
Domestic Students 3.0 $ 508.01 $ 1524.03
International Students 3.0 $ 1211.35 $ 3634.05

*Subject to change for 2017-2018
*Plus any applicable student activity fees (SAF), student assistance levy (SAL), and University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) assessed by Queen’s University.
**Please note fees do not include access to the Business Career Centre.

Admission Criteria

  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must maintain good academic standing throughout the length of the Certificate in Business
  • Must have a required minimum cumulative GPA of 2.60
  • Must have achieved a minimum of C+ in all completed Commerce Certificate in Business courses
  • Must be registered as a student in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must maintain good academic standing throughout the length of the Certificate in Business
  • Must have a required minimum GPA of 2.60
  • Must be registered in either the Four-Year or Two-Year advanced standing track nursing programs
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must maintain good academic standing throughout the length of the Certificate in Business
  • Must have a required minimum cumulative GPA of 2.60

Academic Progress Criteria

To remain in the Certificate in Business program, you must:

  • Have achieved a minimum Grade Point in each Certificate Commerce course of C+ (2.3)
  • Be in good academic standing within your Undergraduate program
  • Have up to a maximum of one year after convocation to complete the Certificate requirments
Academic Regulations