All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.
An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.
An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.
Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.
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Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.
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.
Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick
Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick. Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.
For further information, contact:
Anne Marie Stephen
Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.
Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.
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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. 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 ontariocolleges.ca.
If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.
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*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140
Humber’s Cosmetic Management diploma program gives you the business base and cosmetic skills that you need for a career in the growing cosmetic and fragrance industries.
The curriculum, designed in collaboration with the cosmetics industry, focuses on current market trends and touches on all disciplines that students require to enter the personal care products sector. Courses encompass training in retailing, merchandising, marketing and sales, make-up application, as well as the skills necessary for running an independent business. Topics such as environmental implications and multicultural sensitivity are embedded in each course.
Our program delivers a range of business-focused cosmetic courses. You will be introduced to cosmetic management, retail buying and operations, product knowledge and application including colour analysis and skin care fundamentals. You will study business ethics, promotions and advertising, cosmetic selling, and counter management. Learn how to use computer software for business and build on your technical skills with more advanced application techniques and fragrance analysis.
Rounding out your education, you will develop your entrepreneurial skills and learn how to plan events and launch products as you plan and execute a skin or cosmetic workshop. Build on your business skills with courses in human resources management and business finance for cosmetics. You will also learn more advanced application techniques for TV, film and special effects.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Assess the chemical composition of cosmetic products and recommend appropriate cosmetic treatments.
Differentiate ingredients found in cosmetic products and identify their functions and effects.
Identify and apply various make-up equipment and techniques used for professional application.
Create a variety of make-up special effects to portray a theme, cater to the requirements of an event, and/or fulfil the demands for TV and Film sets.
Apply relevant knowledge of anatomy, physiology, wellness, aging issues and skin disorders to the provision of specialized cosmetic application, in addition to health related issues.
Demonstrate successful characteristics of a professional salesperson applying customer relation principles, diversity practices, sales strategies and promotion techniques.
Identify, analyze and apply colour relationships and theories in the application of cosmetics and products for diverse skin types.
Demonstrate effective professional communication skills in verbal and written formats.
Apply business, legal and accounting principles effectively addressing the business needs of an organization.
Analyze market needs and apply strategic growth principles.
Identify the principles of organizational behaviour and human resource management.
Identify the ecological, ethical and environmental issues of the cosmetic industry.
Knowing beauty and business can give you the technical skill and solid foundation you need to go after a rewarding career in the cosmetics industry. Students benefit from over 450 hours of practical experience including cosmetic application. Watch the program video to learn more about the Cosmetic Management program and the final photoshoot.
This full-service classroom and retail boutique is open to the public year-round. Students manage the administrative functions as well as working under the guidance of qualified instructors providing facials, hand & foot care, and body treatments to clientele.
Students get hands-on teaching in their cosmetic management diploma, as the instructor gives a lesson in creating fuller brows. The cosmetic program delivers a range of business-focused cosmetic courses, retail buying, colour analysis and skin care fundamentals. Students also learn more advanced application techniques for TV, film and special effects.
Transform your passion for cosmetics and beauty into a career.
Enjoy a career in this thriving industry, managing a cosmetic/fragrance brand, a cosmetic counter or as a buyer. Alternatively, build a career in other capacities such as makeup artist, counter manager or account executive. According to market data firm, Research and Markets, there are more than 3,500 cosmetics companies in Canada. Toronto and southern Ontario provide a number of opportunities to begin your career in the cosmetics industry.
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
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