Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 2 semesters | Barrydowne Campus and Online

There isn’t a better time to maximize your leadership potential than by expanding your management skills through this one-year program which is intended to provide career advancement into management roles. This is also in response to succession planning, a challenge that most organizations are facing these days as a quarter of the workforce, including managers, are planning retirement within the next five years.

In the 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 in accounting for non-financial managers; financial decision making; managerial economics; business ethics and corporate, social, responsibility; organizational behaviour and human resources management; managerial communications; marketing strategy; data analysis using Excel; business strategy; new venture creation; negotiation and leadership; and legal aspects of business.

Program Highlights

  • 1 year – 2 semesters

  • Multiple intakes per year

Part-time Pathway

Students may choose to complete this program while studying part-time. For more information on the part-time pathway see the Program Delivery tab. 

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How to Apply

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Admission Requirements

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

OR

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).

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Program Delivery

2022-2023

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester. The program is delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term

November Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Nov - Feb
    2022-2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Mar - Jun
    2023

Applicants wishing to start in November and study full-time will apply to MOG2 for Nov 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in November and study part-time will apply to MOG3 for Nov 2022.

Winter Term

January Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jan - Apr
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 May - Aug
    2023

Applicants wishing to start in January and study full-time will apply to MOGC for Jan 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in January and study part-time will apply to MOPT for Jan 2023.

March Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Mar - Jun
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 July - Oct
    2023

Applicants wishing to start in March and study full-time will apply to MOG2 for Mar 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in March and study part-time will apply to MOG3 for Mar 2023.

Spring Term

May Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 May - Aug
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Sep - Dec
    2023

Applicants wishing to start in May and study full-time will apply to MOGC for May 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in May and study part-time will apply to MOPT for May 2023.

July Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jul - Oct
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Nov - Feb
    2023-2024

Applicants wishing to start in July and study full-time will apply to MOG2 for Jul 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in July and study part-time will apply to MOG3 for Jul 2023.

2023-2024

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester. The program is delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term

September Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Sep - Dec
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Jan - Apr
    2024

Applicants wishing to start in September and study full-time will apply to MOGC for Sep 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in September and study part-time will apply to MOPT for Sep 2023.

November Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Nov - Feb
    2023-2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Mar - Jun
    2024

Applicants wishing to start in November and study full-time will apply to MOG2 for Nov 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in November and study part-time will apply to MOG3 for Nov 2023.

Winter Term

January Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jan - Apr
    2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 May - Aug
    2024

Applicants wishing to start in January and study full-time will apply to MOGC for Jan 2024 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in January and study part-time will apply to MOPT for Jan 2024.

March Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Mar - Jun
    2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 July - Oct
    2024

Applicants wishing to start in March and study full-time will apply to MOG2 for Mar 2024 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in March and study part-time will apply to MOG3 for Mar 2024.

Spring Term

May Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 May - Aug
    2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Sep - Dec
    2024

Applicants wishing to start in May and study full-time will apply to MOGC for May 2024 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in May and study part-time will apply to MOPT for May 2024.

July Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jul - Oct
    2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Nov - Feb
    2024-2025

Applicants wishing to start in July and study full-time will apply to MOG2 for Jul 2024 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in July and study part-time will apply to MOG3 for Jul 2024.

Part-Time Delivery

Students opting to study part-time will be provided with a possible pathway to complete the program while remaining part-time. Timelines for completion will extend beyond those indicated above.  

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study for September intake of 2023-24 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - SEP/OCT
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 - NOV/DEC
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
 Credits20
Semester 2
First 7-week block - JAN/FEB
MOG 1003 Managerial Communications 3
MOG 1004 Business Ethics and CSR 3
MOG 1015 Organizational Behavior HRM 3
IND 1181 Indigenous Business Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - MAR/APR
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
 Credits20
 Total Credits40
Note:

The above courses are delivered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks per semester. Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Program of Study for November intake of 2023-24 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - NOV/DEC
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
Second 7-week block - JAN/FEB
MOG 1003 Managerial Communications 3
MOG 1004 Business Ethics and CSR 3
MOG 1015 Organizational Behavior HRM 3
IND 1181 Indigenous Business Workshop 1
 Credits20
Semester 2
First 7-week block - MAR/APR
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
Second 7-week block - MAY/JUN
MOG 1007 Data Analysis Using Excel 3
MOG 1016 Marketing Strategy 3
MOG 1018 Business Strategy 3
BUS 1184 Sustainability Workshop 1
 Credits20
 Total Credits40

Program of Study for January intake of 2023-24 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - JAN/FEB
MOG 1003 Managerial Communications 3
MOG 1004 Business Ethics and CSR 3
MOG 1015 Organizational Behavior HRM 3
IND 1181 Indigenous Business Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - MAR/APR
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
MOG 1019 New Venture Creation 3
MOG 1011 Legal Aspects of Business 3
BUS 1183 Prof Development Workshop 1
 Credits20
Semester 2
First 7-week block - MAY/JUN
MOG 1007 Data Analysis Using Excel 3
MOG 1016 Marketing Strategy 3
MOG 1018 Business Strategy 3
BUS 1184 Sustainability Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - JUL/AUG
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
 Credits20
 Total Credits40

Program of Study for March intake of 2023-24 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - MAR/APR
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
Second 7-week block - MAY/JUN
MOG 1007 Data Analysis Using Excel 3
MOG 1016 Marketing Strategy 3
MOG 1018 Business Strategy 3
BUS 1184 Sustainability Workshop 1
 Credits20
Semester 2
First 7-week block - JUL/AUG
MOG 1001 Managerial Economics 3
BUS 1185 Accounting for Non-Finance 3
MOG 1012 Financial Decision Making 3
BUS 1182 Diversity and Equity Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - SEP/OCT
MOG 1003 Managerial Communications 3
MOG 1004 Business Ethics and CSR 3
MOG 1015 Organizational Behavior HRM 3
IND 1181 Indigenous Business Workshop 1
 Credits20
 Total Credits40

Program of Study for May intake of 2023-24 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - MAY/JUN
MOG 1007 Data Analysis Using Excel 3
MOG 1016 Marketing Strategy 3
MOG 1018 Business Strategy 3
BUS 1184 Sustainability Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - JUL/AUG
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
 Credits20
Semester 2
First 7-week block - SEP/OCT
MOG 1003 Managerial Communications 3
MOG 1004 Business Ethics and CSR 3
MOG 1015 Organizational Behavior HRM 3
IND 1181 Indigenous Business Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - NOV/DEC
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
MOG 1019 New Venture Creation 3
MOG 1011 Legal Aspects of Business 3
BUS 1183 Prof Development Workshop 1
 Credits20
 Total Credits40

Program of Study for July intake of 2023-24 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - JUL/AUG
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
Second 7-week block - SEP/OCT
MOG 1003 Managerial Communications 3
MOG 1004 Business Ethics and CSR 3
MOG 1015 Organizational Behavior HRM 3
IND 1181 Indigenous Business Workshop 1
 Credits20
Semester 2
First 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
Second 7-week block - JAN/FEB
MOG 1007 Data Analysis Using Excel 3
MOG 1016 Marketing Strategy 3
MOG 1018 Business Strategy 3
BUS 1184 Sustainability Workshop 1
 Credits20
 Total Credits40

Fees

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 is approximately $1,600. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

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

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

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.