Get ready to take the next step on the corporate ladder.  

With a high rate of retirement projected for the workforce, now is the time to ramp up your executive talents to step into open opportunities. This executive learning-style program is designed to boost your organizational skills and maximize your leadership potential in preparation for career advancement into management roles. 
Carefully selected business courses will build and sharpen your skills in financial decision-making, business ethics and corporate responsibility, organizational behaviour and human resources management, managerial communications, marketing strategies, new venture creation, and more. 

Program highlights

  • Online (HyFlex) delivery lets you study full-time or part-time with the option to attend classes on campus, online, or a combination of both 
  • Complete in as little as 8 months 
  • Delivered with series of 7-week courses  
  • Enhance your skills in critical areas of management to prepare for career advancement 

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - SEP/OCT
MOG 1003 Managerial Communications 3
IND 1181 Indigenous Business Workshop 1
MOG 1004 Business Ethics and CSR 3
MOG 1015 Organizational Behavior HRM 3
Second 7-week block - NOV/DEC
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
MOG 1019 New Venture Creation 3
BUS 1183 Prof Development Workshop 1
MOG 1011 Legal Aspects of Business 3
Semester 2
First 7-week block - JAN/FEB
MOG 1016 Marketing Strategy 3
MOG 1007 Data Analysis Using Excel 3
MOG 1018 Business Strategy 3
BUS 1184 Sustainability Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - MAR/APR
MOG 1001 Managerial Economics 3
MOG 1012 Financial Decision Making 3
BUS 1185 Accounting for Non-Finance 3
BUS 1182 Diversity and Equity Workshop 1
 Total Credits40

Admission requirements

Applicants must be graduates of a diploma, advanced diploma, or degree program from an Ontario College or equivalent.


Applicant must possess five years of work experience in a related field (or combination of education and work experience) as judged by the College to be equivalent. Applicants must submit a resume detailing their related experience and a cover letter outlining their competencies and preparedness for the program (any and all post-secondary transcripts must still be submitted).

Program delivery


March term start

SEMESTER 1:  March - June 2024
SEMESTER 2:  July - October 2024

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2024

July term start

SEMESTER 1:  July - October 2024
SEMESTER 2:  November 2024 - February 2025


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025

November term start

SEMESTER 1:  November 2024 - February 2025
SEMESTER 2:  March - June 2025

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025

March term start

SEMESTER 1:  March - June 2025
SEMESTER 2:  July - October 2025

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2025

July term start

SEMESTER 1:  July - October 2025
SEMESTER 2:  November 2025 - February 2026

Please note that courses may vary in the order they are offered depending on when you start the program. The sequence listed is based on a September 2024 intake. For more information about this sequence, please email the program coordinator.

Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian's college and university agreement details for further information. 

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.