Humber’s Advertising Media Management graduate certificate program gives you the knowledge and skills to effectively research and analyze both the marketplace and a target audience, and subsequently develop the best and most creative media solutions that meet the client or the company’s advertising goals.
Throughout the program, you will learn how to translate marketing objectives into focused media campaigns, assess the strength and weaknesses of different media types, analyze media data, and determine how best to sell advertising time/space for both traditional (TV, radio, outdoor media, print) and emerging (all things digital) platforms.
Upon graduation, you will have learned how to speak knowledgeably and persuasively in a media environment, and how to negotiate as buyers and sellers of media time and space. Through the enhancement of your client and customer communications skills, you will gain the ability to focus on the needs of an organization, build lasting relationships across the industry and add tremendous value to the companies you work with. Finally, you will build your technology skillset through the use of industry specific research databases and softwares throughout your studies.
With this comprehensive understanding of both the traditional and digital media landscape, you will hit the ground running in your new career at a boutique or world leading advertising agency or any number of small to large companies across the media management landscape.Courses Program Standards
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Gain hands-on industry experience with a 160-hour (minimum) work placement. Here you will have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to a real-world business environment. With our support, you’ll find your placement at any number of local, national or international advertising/media-related companies or brands. Placements can be completed on a part-time basis throughout the academic year or full-time once your classes are complete.
Roles in these placements have included Search and Social Planner, Content Manager, Client Strategist, Media Planner/Coordinator, Project Manager, Digital Strategist, and many more. Past placement companies include:
Is This Program Right For Me?
A career in advertising is equal parts rewarding, exciting and challenging. It could be the opportunity that you're looking for. So how do you know if the Advertising - Media Management program is right for you? Ask yourself these questions:
If you answered yes to these questions, then this program may be the right path for you.
Gain Skills that Employers Want
Before you start your career, you'll become familiar with a number of cutting-edge market research tools and techniques such as Comscore, Vividata, Google Adwords & Analytics, market segmentation, focus groups; as well as essential advertising practices like marketing research, planning, analysis, analytics, sales, social media, programmatic and integrated marketing communications, media planning and measurement.
What's more, to complement this industry know-how, our curriculum also includes training in professional soft skills such as leadership, team dynamics, presentations, professional writing, time management, problem-solving and more.
Learn From Industry-expert Instructors
As a student in this program, you will have the advantage of learning advertising and media related skills and techniques right from the source. Our faculty is composed of advertising and media professionals with years of extensive experience. Past and current faculty job titles include manager, president, director, COO and CEO from some of the leading national agencies and brands. With a passion for teaching and their industry, the Advertising - Media Management faculty prepares students to graduate from this program career-ready.
Projects You'll Work On
Through a combination of in-class lectures, networking opportunities, and simulated workplace assignments, you'll develop a robust advertising and media knowledge and skill base. Program projects include; creating a fully integrated marketing plan, drafting creative briefs, market research, creating and managing focus groups and business research projects for GTA-based organizations.
Another major project includes the selling Toronto Marlies (MLSE) tickets to help raise money for Camp Oochigeas, a charity that allows children affected by childhood cancer to enjoy camp and feel like kids again. You'll build your sales and business skills, while also contributing to a worthy cause.
While you will gain the practical education that advertising and media employers want, you'll also learn the skills to seek and secure your future career including: preparing effective resumes and cover letters, presentation skills, interview best practices, your elevator pitch and the resources to search for internships and jobs. Other learning opportunities include informational interviews with targeted companies and networking opportunities.
Our graduates find jobs on both the client and agency side, with local, national and international advertising agencies; media companies; marketing strategy agencies; and leading business and consumer brands. Typical roles include:
Armed with a comprehensive understanding of both the traditional and digital media landscapes gained through in-class work, practical teachings and a job placement, you will launch your new career in advertising media management.
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Wed, November 27, 2019
The Faculty of Business Work-Integrated Learning Centre hosted a successful career fair on October 29th at Toronto Grand Convention Centre.
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