Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery: Full-time + Part-time
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2024, Winter 2025
The Marketing Management graduate certificate program is designed for the business professional who wants to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to further their career in marketing. Courses offer students an opportunity to learn and effectively manage a wide-range of marketing tasks and functions, and to develop competencies in project management, graphic design, database management, and economics. A broad range of analytical and creative approaches provides students a wider understanding of marketing fundamentals, enhancing knowledge of concepts related to advertising, promotion, public relations, marketing research and data analytics, online/digital marketing, and international marketing management. Whether your plan is to run your own business or progress further within your firm, you will gain valuable insight into all aspects and levels of marketing, as well as the hard and soft skills necessary for success.
Graduates of this program may initiate entrepreneurial start-ups or be prepared to work in a variety of business-focused environments and middle-management roles, including:
- account executives
- sales and marketing coordinators/managers
- media planners and buyers
- brand managers
- marketing analysts/researchers
- community engagement managers
- digital media marketers
- social media managers
- communications managers
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
1. formulate a marketing plan that will meet the needs or goals of a business or organization;
2. develop an integrated marketing communications plan for a product, concept, good and/or service based on an identified market need or target;
3. formulate strategies for developing new and/or modified products, concepts, goods and services that respond to evolving market needs;
4. develop strategies for the efficient and effective placement/distribution of products, concepts, goods and services that respond to evolving markets;
5. evaluate the impact of using different marketing strategies for a product, concept, good and/or service, on the finances, Return on Investment (ROI) and business goals of an organization;
6. evaluate the viability of a concept, product, good and/or service in a local, national or international market;
7. conduct market research to provide information needed to make marketing decisions;
8. communicate marketing information persuasively and accurately in oral, written, graphic and interactive media formats;
9. plan, prepare and deliver a sales presentation or pitch that addresses the needs of the client;
10. develop strategies with clients, customers, and consumers and others to grow and maintain relationships;
11. develop learning and development strategies and plans to enhance professional growth in the field;
12. apply entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new career opportunities that might include contract employment and self-employment initiatives;
13. participate in and contribute to a framework of organizational policies and practices, when conducting business of the organization;
14. apply the principles of business ethics and corporate social responsibility to business decisions;
15. employ the management techniques of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of marketing functions and activities in response to the business needs of the organization.
The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.
- Sem 1: Fall 2024
- Sem 2: Winter 2025
- Sem 1: Winter 2025
- Sem 2: Summer 2025
Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree, or equivalent; education or experience in a business setting is desirable.
14 Program Courses
To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.
The following reflects the planned course sequence for full-time offerings of the Fall intake of the program. Where more than one intake is offered contact the program co-ordinator for the program tracking.
|GBMT 1007||Project Management||42|
|MKMN 1012||Graphic Design||42|
|MKMN 1013||Advertising, Promotion, and Public Relations||42|
|MKMN 1014||Computer Applications for Database Marketing||42|
|MKMN 1015||Database Marketing Strategies||42|
|MKMN 1016||Applied Marketing Research||42|
|MKMN 1017||Fundamentals of Economics and Finance||42|
|BMGT 1012||Training and Development for Business Leaders||42|
|MKMN 1018||Data Analytics and Data Mining||42|
|MKMN 1019||International Marketing Management||42|
|MKMN 1020||Ethics and Entrepreneurship||42|
|MKMN 1021||Social Customer Relationship Management||42|
|MKMN 1022||Marketing Management Capstone Project||42|
|MKMN 1023||Direct and Interactive Marketing||42|
Students unable to adhere to the program duration of one year (as stated above) may take a maximum of two years to complete their credential. After this time, students must be re-admitted into the program, and follow the curriculum in place at the time of re-admission.
Disclaimer: The information in this document is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs.
Program outlines may be subject to change in response to emerging situations, in order to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes required for graduation. Components such as courses, progression, coop work terms, placements, internships and other requirements may be delivered differently than published.