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Professional Golf Management, Business Administration

(Ministry name: Business Administration - Professional Golf Management)

Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Code: 20231 Length: 6 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

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

 

Mature Applicants

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.

College Transfer Applicants

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.

University Transfer Applicants

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.

 

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
October 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen
October 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters was:

  • domestic: $6,062.76
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester 

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Degree Pathways

Complete your degree with us. Humber's degrees are designed with our diploma graduates in mind. We'll give you credit for what you've already learned and help you take the next step in less time. Humber also awards a $2500 degree scholarship to diploma graduates with a program grade point average of 80% or more.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Accounting, Bachelor of Commerce 

Humber graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent , or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent
  • Completion of ACCT 2500 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 or Equivalent with a Minimum Grade of 60%.  Please contact the admission office for more details.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

The block transfer credit outlined is eligible for Humber graduates and external diploma graduates from similar programs *

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Digital Business Management, Bachelor of Commerce 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent or more.  

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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Fashion Management, Bachelor of Commerce 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent or more.  

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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Finance, Bachelor of Commerce 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent or more.  

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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Healthcare Management, Bachelor of Commerce 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent or more.  

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*Block semeseter available Fall 2018

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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Hospitality and Tourism Management, Bachelor of Commerce 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent or more.  

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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Human Resources Management, Bachelor of Commerce 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent or more.  

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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International Business, Bachelor of Commerce 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent or more.  

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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Management Studies, Bachelor of Commerce 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent or more.  

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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Marketing, Bachelor of Commerce 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent or more.  

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Commerce 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent or more.  

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

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

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Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,963.88$7,125.50
Tuition$2,513.43$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,098.88$7,125.50
Tuition$2,513.43$6,540.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$135.00$135.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,963.88$7,125.50
Tuition$2,513.43$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,963.88$7,125.50
Tuition$2,513.43$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,963.88$7,125.50
Tuition$2,513.43$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,963.88$7,125.50
Tuition$2,513.43$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

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Our Program

Golf is so much more than a game.  Golf is a $19.7 billion industry that accounts for over 300,000 jobs in Canada.  Careers in the golf industry not only include sport-related functions such as course management, pro-shop operations, equipment fitting and maintenance, and turf management.  They also include event management, teaching and training, marketing, sales, retail and wholesale management and catering management, to mention just a few.

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 strategy.  Then it adds industry-specific skills in golf operations, principles of golf, turf management, course design, bar and restaurant operations, retail management, tournament operations and event planning to give you the skills and knowledge you will need to start your career in this dynamic industry.

Plus, this program operates on a compressed teaching schedule, so you will be able to complete two six-month paid work placements following semester 2 and semester 4.

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.


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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 basis - 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 work experience and take place each year from April to October following semester 2 and semester 4. 

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

The Humber Experience

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).

Golf course

Watch video learn about the Professional Golf Management program from students and faculty.

Humber students teaching kids how to golf

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

“Becoming a PGA of Canada Head Golf Professional has been my career goal since I started playing golf. Attending the Professional Golf Management program at Humber provided me with beneficial education, tremendous practical elements and an incomparable network within the golf business.” - Todd McGrath, Head Golf Professional, Thornhill Golf & Country Club

The Humber Advantage

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Unique Facilities

Regardless of your level of golf ability, we will help you lower your handicap and improve your golf skills. We have developed an extensive Play and Practice Program for our students. More than $100,000 has been invested in The Business School's on-campus golf lab and player development program.

Reasons to Choose Humber

  • 6-month in class term
  • 6-month paid work placement each year
  • High quality work placements throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom
  • Highly qualified faculty including six PGA of Canada Class "A" members
  • Industry leading golf performance training facilities
  • Free golf lessons from PGA of Canada golf professionals 
  • Fulfills education requirements for PGA of Canada
  • 100% job placement
  • Condensed school year tailored to the golfing season
  • 3-level fitness center – New!
  • Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards
  • 3 additional industry certifications
  • 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

Your Career

The Canadian golf industry generates billions of dollars per year, and our program will get you on course for a promising career. Our condensed 11-week semesters are the only one of this kind in Canada and allow you to work a six-month paid work placement term - a key differentiating factor from other programs. Your ability to work two six-month paid work placement terms, coupled with 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 the more than 800 Ontario golf facilities.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

This program is recognized by the PGA of Canada as meeting the three-year diploma requirement for the formal business component of the PGA of Canada Candidate for Membership program. Specific courses in the program may be recognized toward equivalency application for their Core Competency Modules. 

This information is accurate as of December 2016. 

Additional requirements and/or costs 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.

Program Features

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Scholarships & Awards

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Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.