Mohawk College in Hamilton launches first-ever 4-year business-trades degree

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Published May 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Mohawk College in Hamilton launches first-ever 4-year business-trades degree
Mohawk College in Hamilton launched a four-year honours degree in Business Administration, focusing on people working in skilled trades occupations.

Mohawk College in Hamilton announced Thursday (May 26) that it is partnering with Algonquin College and George Brown College to launch a first-of-its-kind four-year honours degree in Business Administration this fall, focusing on people working in skilled trades occupations.

According to Mohawk, the program is intended for people working in the skilled trades sector who are looking to grow their own businesses, take on greater responsibilities in their current work environments, or pursue management careers in medium-to-large organizations. It will concentrate on business administration, managerial skills, accounting, project management, leadership, marketing, communication, and applied research competencies.

This theoretical instruction will be combined with 420 hours of structured work experiences — or equivalent.

“Mohawk College is proud to be partnered with Algonquin College and George Brown College to deliver this ground-breaking program, offering tradespeople an opportunity to expand their skillsets through a flexible online option to pursue a Business degree,” says Ron J. McKerlie, Mohawk College President and CEO. “Business administration has become increasingly sophisticated in the trades sectors. This program recognizes and builds on students’ experience in trades and helps them develop the business skills they need to advance in their careers.”


Mohawk College in Hamilton launches first-ever 4-year business-trades degree


Mohawk says graduates will have competencies in the human resources, marketing, finance, and accounting aspects of skilled trades business operations. As well, they will have a grounding in research, executing strategic plans, assessing risk, and fostering a healthy workforce and business growth.

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Applicants who already possess a trades credential, including apprenticeship and journeypersons, may be able to begin the completion program in year three. Those students will only be required to do two years of study to complete the degree.

More information about the Bachelor of Business Administration program and how to apply can be found online: tradesmanagementdegree.ca.

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