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Professional Golf Management, Business Administration

Ministry Title: Business Administration - Professional Golf Management
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Program Code: 20231 Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Length: 6 semesters
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Program Overview

If you’ve got a passion for golf and a head for business, this program will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to tee off into the career of your dreams.

Learning from industry pros, students gain hands-on experience with the latest golf technology, software and equipment in our world-class, newly renovated Golf Lab facility (pictures below), and receive golf coaching, club fitting and swing analysis from our team of PGA of Canada members. Our program also includes two six-month paid work placements.

At Humber, you will learn from 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:

  1. Develop new personal, professional, and leadership skills, to enhance work performance.
  2. Manage golf course, turf maintenance and clubhouse operations to meet organizational goals.
  3. Analyze a golfer's skill and ability to provide recommendations for improvement using manual and technological assessment tools.
  4. Plan, implement and evaluate hospitality events using event management principles to achieve organizational goals.
  5. Develop organizational practices that are ethical, sustainable, equitable, inclusive and respect the diversity of clients and employees in the workplace.
  6. Interpret financial statements using accounting, finance and global economic principles to measure an organizations long term financial viability.
  7. Assess and apply marketing, merchandising and sales concepts and strategies to meet the needs of an organization.
  8. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships internal to the organization using human resources practices that are collaborative and compliant with relevant statues, regulations and business practices.
  9. Mitigate risk by aligning practices and procedures with strategic opportunities.


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Work Placement

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 placement. 

Humber is actively involved in the golf industry and maintains a large network with the best employers.

  • 100% job placement for internships over the past 20 years
  • Two 6-month paid co-op terms
  • A recognized PGA of Canada Program with pathway to complete Class “A” Designation
  • World-class, on-campus golf lab training facility, equipped with a Trackman Simulator, GC QUAD Simulator, HD Golf Simulator, Pro Shop Retail area, Golf Club workshop room and a 2000-square-foot putting green
  • Opportunity to be part of one of Canada’s top varsity golf teams (most National titles)
  • An opportunity to turn your diploma into a degree at Humber and Guelph-Humber
  • Condensed school year tailored to the golfing season
  • Scholarships, bursaries, and awards specific to our program
  • Highly qualified faculty including six PGA of Canada Class “A” members
  • Free playing privileges at local golf facilities
  • Free golf lessons from PGA of Canada golf professionals
  • High quality work placements throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom
  • 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
  • Opportunity to join our Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM) student branch and become a CSCM student member
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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.

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).

Humber students teaching kids how to golf

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

Your Career

Upon graduation, your deep understanding of both the sport and the business side of the game will allow you to pursue a variety of roles in the $18-billion Canadian industry including:

  • equipment, clothing and merchandise sales representative
  • golf course or facility manager
  • golf equipment or apparel manufacturing
  • golf equipment sales and custom fitting
  • golf shop retail manager
  • marketing and sales 
  • teaching and training professional
  • tournament and special event co-ordinator

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.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

PGA of Canada

The program is recognized by PGA of Canada as an Approved Partner Program. Qualified graduates have the opportunity to earn Class A status with PGA of Canada.

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.

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Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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September 2022 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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Humber Golf Management Program

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    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

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    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,832.12
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

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Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Andrew Vento, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3220
andrew.vento@humber.ca

How to Apply

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.

Admissions Road Map

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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