Golf is more than just a game. In Canada, golf is a $15 billion industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs. Careers in the golf industry include operating and managing golf facilities, event management, teaching and training, golf equipment sales and custom fitting, travel and tourism, marketing, sales, retail, and catering, among many more.
Humber’s Business Administration – Professional Golf Management advanced diploma program provides a solid foundation of transferable business skills in accounting, communications, computer applications, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, law, marketing, management, mathematics, statistics and business strategy. Then it adds industry-specific skills and knowledge you will need to start your career in this dynamic industry including courses in golf operations, principles of golf, turf management, golf course design, bar and restaurant operations, retail management, and tournament operations and event planning.
Our students have access to our world-class Golf Lab facility, including three golf simulator bays, putting green, golf club build and repair shop, and proshop. Within this facility, our students will gain hands-on experience with the latest golf technology, software and equipment. They will also receive golf coaching, club fitting and swing analysis from our team of PGA of Canada members.
At Humber, you will learn from the pros – leaders in the golf industry who are keen to share their knowledge and skill to educate and inspire you. Our program is taught by recognized professionals, including Bob Beauchemin – former PGA touring pro, former Canadian Tour Commissioner and National Post top 50 golf instructor in Canada. Our advisory committee is comprised of top golf industry professionals who review our program to keep it on the cutting edge.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.
Students in our program enjoy a 100% work placement rate. Our program runs annually on a 6-month in-class/6-month paid work placement schedule - the only one of this kind in Canada, and a key differentiating factor from other programs. Your ability to work two 6-month paid work terms will make you an asset among employers, who are seeking talented professional golf managers. Work placements combine the knowledge and skills you develop in the classroom with practical experience you will gain during your paid work placement.
Humber is actively involved in the golf industry and maintains a large network with the best employers.
Regardless of your level of golf ability, we will help you lower your handicap and improve your golf skills. We have developed an extensive Player Development Program for our students, which is delivered in our on-campus world-class golf lab facility.
Watch video showing Humber students teaching kids how to golf on an off-campus field trip.
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).
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 more than 800 Ontario golf facilities.
PGA of Canada
The Professional Golf Management program at Humber College is a Recognized PGA of Canada program.
As a recognized partner program of the PGA of Canada, Humber Professional Golf Management graduates (who are PGA of Canada Members) will achieve Class “A” status with the successful completion of Instructor of Beginner Golfers Workshop and Evaluation. *Subject to 70% grade or higher in the identified courses outlined in the Policies and Procedures of the PGA of Canada Training Academy.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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Business, Accounting & Management Success Stories
Wawanesa Donates Another $20,000 to the Insurance Management Program
Fri, September 27, 2019
After donating a gift of $30,000 to the Insurance Management Program, Wawanesa Insurance donated another $20,000 gift to support the program's growth.
Insurance Management Program Partners with the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario
Fri, September 27, 2019
Colin Simpson, CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) was on-site to speak to students about IBAO.
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Faculty of Business Events
Faculty of Business - Fall Career Fair
Tue, October 29, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
We are excited to invite you to our Faculty of Business Career Fair
Tuition Deposit Due for Winter 2020
Wed, November 06, 2019
Thu, November 07, 2019
Faculty of Business News
The DBSA Organizes Another Successful TechWeek
Mon, September 30, 2019
A big shout-out to our DBSA team and our presenters for making this Fall’s TechWeek series a huge success!
Canadian Diplomat Speaks to Students about her Posting in Afghanistan
Thu, May 09, 2019
This April, Professor Jasteena Dhillon hosted a Fireside Chat with Eileen Olexiuk.
Ms. Olexiuk was the first Global Affairs Canadian diplomat to be posted to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. In a dangerous time in the region, she addressed issues with courage and conviction, including speaking out on torture and abuse taking place in Afghan prisons. 4th-year Paralegal Degree Student - Krystina Lau co-organised this event, that was attended by students and faculty from International Development, Liberal Arts and Community Development.
Students Make Health and Safety Recommendations for the Humber Valley Terrace Long Term Care Home
Thu, April 11, 2019
Ensuring good physical and psychological health and safety (PH&S) in the workplace is vitally important for all Canadians.
Through an interdisciplinary approach between the Business School and School of Health Sciences, Dr. Suzy Casimiro and her students were invited to visit, investigate and advance the physical and psychological health and safety (PH&S) at Humber Valley Terrace Long Term Care Home, Etobicoke.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director at Humber Valley Terrace, Marjorie Mossman, students identified the physical hazards and explored possible psychosocial hazards of workers within this healthcare setting. By also adopting sections of the new and – the first of its kind in the world, Canadian Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CSA-Z1003-13), students explored the many ways that jobs can affect health and safety, from potential exposures to physical hazards, to work-related mental health concerns within healthcare settings.
As a result, students were able to make recommendations on how to improve the policies, procedures and offer health & wellness program options. Overall, recommendations focused on improving the physical and organizational environment to lessen risks of injury and illness; from integrated protection from work-related safety and health hazards to the promotion of injury and illness prevention and the introduction of wellness programs- all to advance both workers’ well-being and the organization.
Humber Participates in WWF’s Designing Change for a Living Planet
Thu, April 11, 2019
On March 16th, 2019, World Wildlife Foundation conducted its first event of the year, "Living Planet@Campus: Designing Change for a Living Planet."
Over 80 students from over 15 colleges and universities around Ontario participated in the event, including students from The Business School.
The Humber team, formed through an application process led by the Office of Sustainability, consisted of four students representing different programs and faculties in Humber: Gayathri Menon, Fashion Management and Promotions GC, Arman Amin and Samantha Canon, Bachelors in Industrial Design, Ayushi Delvadia ,Bachelors of International Business.
The day-long event saw team work at its best as team Humber worked very hard on its idea and presentation. Collaborating with students from different fields helped participants gain an insight into what the issues faced by other industries are and forced students to think outside the box.
Despite the fact that the Humber team did not win first place, the team's idea inspired the Office of Sustainability to install an art piece made out of paper cups to spread awareness on the importance of carrying personal reusable mugs. The outcome was highly rewarding as students learned how an idea can transform and make a difference in the world today.
The Value of Study Abroad from a Student’s Perspective
Mon, April 08, 2019
Meet Sagar Vankwani from the Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Program.
Sagar had the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program at Hungkuang University in Taichung, Taiwan, which he describes as the best two weeks of his life:
"In summer 2018, I had the opportunity to participate in a study-abroad program at Hungkuang University in Taichung, Taiwan. It was a two-week program, and arguably, they were the best two weeks of my life. No exaggeration.
The program was a complete package in itself. Going there, I didn't have really high expectations, but I soon discovered many of the best things that come in life are unexpected. The Taiwanese students went out of their way to help us. The program itself was very well organized. We had Chinese language classes every morning accompanied by different vocational workshops and field trips to the most exotic places in Taiwan.
Apart from all this, the program taught me something that I wouldn't have learned otherwise. I learned more about myself and my skills and abilities. I also learned some things about me that I was unaware of like my adaptability to ambiguous situations—something I could not learn in the classroom. Through making new friends from a variety of countries, I now understand the value of making lasting connections as a way to expand my personal network. The memories I made will last a lifetime. I even found a home in Taiwan—a loving mother that calls me her son. I am still in touch with her and all my new friends. I've promised them that I'll visit Taiwan again soon.
Out of all the advice that I can give to other students, I would just say: Close your eyes to any excuses. Pack your bags and just go! I would like to thank Humber’s Business School for selecting me to participate in this program. I feel honoured and grateful for the opportunity and the experience I had."
The Placement Centre Hosts HBC Networking Event
Tue, April 02, 2019
The Placement Centre hosted two informational networking events with the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC).
As a diversified global retailer, HBC’s internship programs have been designed to provide students with direct work experience in their fields. In addition, their career training programs are comprehensive and of great interest to new grads.
The event was hosted over two days, March 1st and 4th for third and fourth-year Fashion Management students. Both events were well attended and gave students the chance to connect with HBC representatives and learn about possible career and job opportunities within the company.
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