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Cosmetic Management

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Program Code: 21781 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Cosmetic Management diploma program gives you the business base and cosmetic skills that you need for a career in the growing cosmetic and fragrance industries.

The curriculum, designed in collaboration with the cosmetics industry, focuses on current market trends and touches on all disciplines that students require to enter the personal care products sector. Courses encompass training in retailing, merchandising, marketing and sales, make-up application, as well as the skills necessary for running an independent business. Topics such as environmental implications and multicultural sensitivity are embedded in each course.

Our program delivers a range of business-focused cosmetic courses. You will be introduced to cosmetic management, retail buying and operations, product knowledge and application including colour analysis and skin care fundamentals. You will study business ethics, promotions and advertising, cosmetic selling and counter management. Learn how to use computer software for business and build on your technical skills with more advanced application techniques and fragrance analysis.

Rounding out your education, you will develop your entrepreneurial skills and learn how to plan events and launch products as you plan and execute a skin or cosmetic workshop. Build on your business skills with courses in human resources management and business finance for cosmetics. You will also learn more advanced application techniques for TV, film and special effects.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Assess the chemical composition of cosmetic products and recommend appropriate cosmetic treatments.

  2. Differentiate ingredients found in cosmetic products and identify their functions and effects.

  3. Identify and apply various make-up equipment and techniques used for professional application.

  4. Create a variety of make-up special effects to portray a theme, cater to the requirements of an event, and/or fulfil the demands for TV and Film sets.

  5. Apply relevant knowledge of anatomy, physiology, wellness, aging issues and skin disorders to the provision of specialized cosmetic application, in addition to health related issues.

  6. Demonstrate successful characteristics of a professional salesperson applying customer relation principles, diversity practices, sales strategies and promotion techniques.

  7. Identify, analyze and apply colour relationships and theories in the application of cosmetics and products for diverse skin types.

  8. Demonstrate effective professional communication skills in verbal and written formats.

  9. Apply business, legal and accounting principles effectively addressing the business needs of an organization.

  10. Analyze market needs and apply strategic growth principles.

  11. Identify the principles of organizational behaviour and human resource management.

  12. Identify the ecological, ethical and environmental issues of the cosmetic industry.


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Students get hands-on teaching in their cosmetic management diploma, as the instructor gives a lesson in creating fuller brows. The cosmetic program delivers a range of business-focused cosmetic courses, retail buying, colour analysis and skin care fundamentals. Students also learn more advanced application techniques for TV, film and special effects.

Your Career

Transform your passion for cosmetics and beauty into a career.

Enjoy a career in this thriving industry, managing a cosmetic/fragrance brand, a cosmetic counter or as a buyer. Alternatively, build a career in other capacities such as makeup artist, counter manager or account executive. According to market data firm, Research and Markets, there are more than 3,500 cosmetics companies in Canada. Toronto and southern Ontario provide a number of opportunities to begin your career in the cosmetics industry.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
January 2022 North Open
September 2022 North Open
January 2023 North Open
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
January 2022 North Closed
September 2022 North Opening Soon
January 2023 North Opening Soon

The Cosmetic Management Diploma Program

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Watch the video to see Humber faculty member Aniya walk students through the Cosmetic Management program at Humber College. Capstone project includes a professional photo shoot.


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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

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)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    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 program eligibility.

    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 2018-2019 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: TBD
  • international: TBD

Fees are subject to change.

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.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bachelor of Management

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution.

If you still have questions, reach out to the transfer admissions team at info@davenport.edu or 1.800.686.1600

Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Bachelor of Law LLB program. 

International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in writing. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: https://www.glos.ac.uk/international/

Students will be expected to attend an Academic Induction preceding entry to the program. Students admitted to the UoG program will pay the appropriate annual tuition fee rate. The definitive fees will be those published here: https://www.glos.ac.uk/international/

Students admitted to UoG from Humber will be eligible to receive the international bursary. This award, and its ruling terms and conditions, is subject to change on an annual basis. For September 2020/January 2021 entry, the applicable bursary is £3,000, and will be automatically applied against tuition for successful applicants from Humber. Please note that the bursary is only available to students who are studying full-time at the UoG on campus in the UK, and completing a full degree (not available for distance learning or master's stage students).

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact us for more information:

Shandin Rickard-Hughes
International Marketing & Student Recruitment Manager, Americas
srickardhughes@glos.ac.uk

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Antonietta Perretta, program co-ordinator
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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

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre

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