Queen's Certificate in Business

Designed for Queen’s University Arts and Science, Engineering and Applied Science, and Four-Year 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
* In-class instruction only
* 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 only apply to enroll in the Certificate in Business between their first and second years.

The CIB application is currently closed. Please check back later for exact dates.

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 a registered full-time Honours student in the Faculty of Arts and 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 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 full-time 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 as a full-time student in the Four-Year Nursing program*
  • 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

Note: Does not apply to the Two-Year advanced standing track program.

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
  • Be registered as a full-time student within your home Faculty at Queen’s University
  • For Arts and Science students, you must be registered as a full-time Honours student within your home Faculty for the duration of your degree and Certificate in order to graduate with the Certificate
Academic Regulations