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
Finance Student Continues Studies at Queen's University
Tue, January 21, 2020
Bachelor of Commerce – Finance degree graduate, Yingni Wang, was accepted into the Master of Finance Program at Queen’s University.
The majority of students accepted into this program have completed CFA Level 1, including Yingni, who passed her CFA Level 1 exam when she graduated in June 2017. Congratulations and all the best!
Business Professor Presents Research at IEOM Conference
Fri, December 27, 2019
Supply Chain Management Professor Nabeel Mandahawi presented two papers at the IEOM conference.
Insurance Management Students Invited to Broker Team’s Project Spotlight
Wed, December 25, 2019
Insurance Management students attended the Broker Team’s second iteration of their corporate social responsibility initiative, Project Spotlight.
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Faculty of Business News
NKUHT Deans Attend International Education Week
Mon, December 02, 2019
For International Education Week 2019, the Faculty of Business welcomed two Deans from the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism.
Students Connect with Employers at First Annual Fall Career Fair
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.
Metro Info Session and Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities Event a Success
Fri, October 04, 2019
On Friday, September 27th, the Faculty of Business Work-Integrated Learning Centre welcomed four industry professionals from Metro.
Humber Partners With GTAA for Future Immersive Learning Opportunities
Thu, October 03, 2019
On September 26th, the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) hosted an Open House for work-integrated learning representatives.
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.
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