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Business Administration - Professional Golf Management

Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Code: 20231 Length: 6 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U) or Grade 11 M or U Mathematics (MCF3M or MCR3U) 
    • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C,M or U courses in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
October 2016LakeshoreOpenClosed
October 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $6,022.48
  • international $14,200.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

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Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

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Program Contact(s)

Andrew Vento
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3220


Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386

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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,943.74 $6,912.50
Tuition $2,440.23 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,078.74 $6,912.50
Tuition $2,440.23 $6,273.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $135.00 $135.00


Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,943.74 $6,912.50
Tuition $2,440.23 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,943.74 $6,912.50
Tuition $2,440.23 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 5 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,943.74 $6,912.50
Tuition $2,440.23 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 6 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,943.74 $6,912.50
Tuition $2,440.23 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Turn your passion for golf into an exciting career. Learn from the pros – leaders in the world of golf who are keen to share their knowledge and love of the game to educate and inspire you. Humber’s Business Administration – Professional Golf Management advanced diploma program is taught by recognized industry professionals including Bob Beauchemin:

  • former Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) touring professional
  • former Canadian Tour Commissioner
  • National Post top 50 golf instructor in Canada.

As you interact with the movers and shakers of the sport, you’ll gain a better understanding of the trends and opportunities in the golf business. You will focus 90 per cent of your time on the business of golf and the remaining 10 per cent on the game. The program features courses in:

  • golf operations
  • marketing and finance
  • golf fundamentals and principles
  • turf management
  • bar and restaurant management
  • retail management
  • golf course design
  • new enterprise management
  • sport psychology.

Our advisory committee is comprised of top golf industry professionals who review and provide input on our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Perform computations associated with compound interest, simple and general annuities, amortization, discounted cash flow and net present value.

  • Examine the purposes and activities of organizations of various types, size and structures, and the interrelationship of functional areas within an organization.

  • Assess and evaluate opportunities within the Canadian golf industry.

  • Develop spreadsheets and apply word processing, presentation software and database skills.

  • Prepare and present financial statements and demonstrate basic understanding of their use.

  • Apply the principles of composition and the grammar and punctuation skills necessary to the writing process.

  • Develop and manage marketing strategies for the professional golf industry.

  • Describe and explain human resource policies, procedures and programmers for large and small organizations.

  • Manage golf related activities of the Pro Shop.

  • Evaluate the economic behaviour and issues that impact Canadian business and apply economic data in decision making.

  • Explain the various turf grasses used on golf courses and their benefits.

  • Explain the issues to be considered in developing or redeveloping a golf facility.

  • Examine how financial information is used in planning and controlling the operations of a business enterprise.

  • Evaluate financial markets and the effect they have on nations, governments, central banks and the outcomes of elections.

  • Organize and coordinate golf events including golf cart fleet management, prizes, sponsors, food and beverage.

  • Explain the four KEYS to profitable restaurant and bar management.

  • Engage in the development of a strategic market plan, make decisions regarding the plan and assess the business implications if the decisions.

  • Prepare a business plan for a small business enterprise associated with the golf industry.

  • Explain Canada’s legal system and law with an emphasis on law in Ontario in business environments.

  • Record, present and analyze data used in forecasting and decision-making.

  • Develop lesson plans and demonstrate appropriate use of the media to enhance learning.

  • Demonstrate the physical skills of golf such as putting, chipping and sand play.

  • Explain the structure and purpose of golf associations.


Work Placement

Students complete two paid work placements combining classroom study with practical work experience. Each is approximately 24 weeks in length and takes place from April to October following semester two and semester four. 

Humber is actively involved in the golf industry and maintains a large network with the best employers. We host an annual job fair each year for students to assist in securing their placement. This job fair attracts the best golf facilities in Canada.

The Humber Experience

In Canada there are more than 2,500 golf facilities that create over 300,000 jobs and contributed $14.3 billion to Canada’s Gross Domestic Product in 2014 (NAGA 2014 Economic Impact Study of Golf in Canada).

Watch video learn about the Professional Golf Management program from students and faculty.

Watch video showing Humber students teaching kids how to golf on an off-campus field trip.

“Becoming a PGA of Canada Head Golf Professional has been my career goal since I started playing golf. Attending the Professional Golf Management program at Humber provided me with beneficial education, tremendous practical elements and an incomparable network within the golf business.” - Todd McGrath, Head Golf Professional, Thornhill Golf & Country Club

The Humber Advantage

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golf lab

Unique Facilities

Regardless of your level of golf ability, we will help you lower your handicap and improve your golf skills. We have developed an extensive Play and Practice Program for our students. More than $100,000 has been invested in The Business School's on-campus golf lab and player development program.

Reasons to Choose Humber

  • High quality work placements throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom
  • Highly qualified faculty including six PGA of Canada Class "A" members
  • Industry leading golf performance training facilities
  • Fulfills education requirements for PGA of Canada
  • Condensed school year tailored to the golfing season
  • 3-level fitness center – New!
  • Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards
  • 3 additional industry certifications
  • Annual Golf Industry Job Fair
  • Field trips and guest speakers
  • Annual Alumni Golf and Hockey Tournament
  • International network over 600 graduates 
  • Alumni across Canada, US and UK

Your Career

The Canadian golf industry generates billions of dollars per year, and our program will get you on course for a promising career. Your deep understanding of both the sport and the business side of the game will make you an asset among employers who are seeking talented professional golf managers. Begin your career path towards managing a golf course, pro shop or golf course facility, directing tournaments and special events, becoming a teaching professional, or becoming a retail sales agent or manager with a golf equipment and apparel manufacturer.

We are conveniently located close to many of Canada’s top golf course facilities including Glen Abbey Golf Club, The National Golf Club of Canada, and St. George’s Golf and Country Club. These top facilities, along with many others across Canada, will seek your expertise and provide you with excellent employment opportunities. Employers of this program include the more than 800 Ontario golf facilities.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

This program meets the minimum three-year diploma requirement for the formal business component of the PGA of Canada Candidate for Membership program. The PGA of Canada also recognizes select courses in Humber’s Professional Golf Management program as part of their equivalency application for their Core Competency Modules. 

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling. 

Program Features

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Scholarships & Awards

Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.