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Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 2 semesters | Barrydowne and Online

Maximize your leadership potential by expanding your management skills through this one-year program. You will take a series of carefully selected business courses that will build and enhance your skills in critical areas of management such as finance, marketing, human resources, and leadership. These courses are designed to enhance your employability and career advancement.

This program features a hybrid delivery of in-class and online courses. You must also participate in two weekend residency (virtual or on- campus) activities.

Program Highlights
  • 1 year – 2 semesters

  • The only graduate certificate program of its kind in Ontario

  • Courses delivered online in combination with 2 weekend residencies on campus

  • Flexible delivery allows you to continue working while earning your certificate

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How to Apply

Business and Information Technology

Admission Requirements

Graduate of a recognized two- or three-year postsecondary program. Applicants working in related industries without a diploma or degree may be considered on an individual basis.


Program Delivery

This program will be delivered in the following terms:


Winter Term Start


Fall Term Start

Winter Term Start

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
BUS 1048Trends and Issues I 1
BUS 1085Roles and Compentencies 3
BUS 1133Customer Service Planning 3
BUS 3550Corporate Finance I 3
HRP 7106Organizational Behaviour 4
SOC 1005Ethics Social Responsibility 4
One of the following Elective courses:  3
Business Research 4
Marketing Management 3
Professional Selling 3
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 2
ACC 1024Acc for Non-Financial Managers 4
BUS 1081Proposal Writing 3
BUS 1083Leading in Organizations 3
BUS 1134Trends and Issues II 1
BUS 3585Entrepreneurship 3
HRP 7110Human Resources Management 3
One of the following Elective courses:  3
Organizational Governance 3
Project Management 4
Social and Digital Media 3
 Term Credits: 20
 Total Credits: 41
Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for the 2016-2017 Academic year is approximately $1,600. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this one-year graduate certificate program will be positioned to pursue management positions in a wide range of organizations including:

  • Financial institutions

  • Not-for-profit organizations

  • Government offices

  • Public accounting firms

  • Small businesses

  • Manufacturing industries

  • Health care

  • Community services

  • Entrepreneurial ventures

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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