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Program Code: 20841 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

The Global Business Management Ontario Graduate Certificate program allows you to prepare for a wide variety of business management careers and gives you the time to decide which is best for you. No business experience, no prerequisite courses required – just your bachelor’s degree and the desire to find your place in the world of business management.

In your first year, the core curriculum covers the major functional areas of business and develops the qualities that every business wants in their managers: leadership, communications, creativity, problem-solving, teamwork, strategic planning and much more.

For your second year, you choose one of nine specialization streams to suit your individual needs and preferences. These streams include:

  • Advertising Media Management
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Entrepreneurial Enterprise
  • Event Management
  • Fashion Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business Management
  • Marketing Management

Note: Specialization stream availability depends on the term in which second year is started.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Semester 3

BUS 5024: Business Strategy 1
WORK 5570: Industry Seminar
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ADR3: GBM Alter Dispute Res - Sem 3
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AMM3: GBM Advert Media Mgmt - Sem 3
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ENT3: GBM Entrepreneurial Ent -Sem 3
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EVT3: GBM Event Mangement - Sem 3
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FIN3: GBM Financial Planning - Sem 3
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FSH3: GBM Fashion Management - Sem 3
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HRM3: GBM Human Resources Mgmt Sem 3
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IBM3: GBM Int'l Business Mgmt Sem 3
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MKT3: GBM Marketing Mgmt Sem 3

Semester 4

BUS 5021: Business Leadership Skills
BUS 5571: Business Strategy 2
WORK 5511: GBM Field Placement
Select 4 from the following courses
ADR4: GBM Alter Dispute Res - Sem 4
Select 4 from the following courses
AMM4: GBM Advert Media Mgmt - Sem 4
Select 4 from the following courses
ENT4: GBM Entrepreneurial Ent -Sem 4
Select 4 from the following courses
EVT4: GBM Event Managemnt - Sem 4
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FIN4: GBM Financial Planning - Sem 4
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FSH4: GBM Fashion Management - Sem 4
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HRM4: GBM Human Resources Mgmt Sem 4
Select 4 from the following courses
IBM4: GBM Int'l Business Mgmt Sem 4
Select 4 from the following courses
MKT4: GBM Marketing Mgmt Sem 4

Please note:

  • Managerial Accounting Finance (ACCT 5507) and Fundamentals of Marketing (MKTG 5007) are delivered online.
  • Semester 3 course groupings are prerequisites for corresponding semester 4 groupings.


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Collect, process and interpret data used to support international business.

  2. Develop, execute and analyze the results of a comprehensive global business plan which includes complete marketing, operations, financial and human resources strategies and tactics, taking into account the impact of various economic, legal, cultural, geographical, and political situations on international business.

  3. Conduct business with diverse populations using culturally appropriate methods in compliance with relevant national and international law, legislation, policies, and regulations.

  4. Assist in the importing and exporting functions of a business.

  5. Plan, direct, execute and evaluate individual and team projects.

  6. Implement strategies utilizing domestic and foreign government programs, policies, and agencies which facilitate international trade.

  7. Apply financial knowledge and skill to the operation of an international business.

  8. Apply leadership and teamwork skills establishing and maintaining working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, clients, customers and consumers.

  9. Apply quality control and assurance programs to sourcing and supplying.

  10. Apply the principles of business ethics and international corporate responsibility.

  11. Develop new products and services consistent with evolving market needs.

  12. Evaluate the viability of marketing a product or service in an international market or markets.

  13. Develop personal professional development strategies and plans to enhance leadership and management skills.


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Work Placement

There is a work placement, aligned with your specialized stream choice (320 hours minimum) in the fourth semester, designed to give you the hands-on, practical work experience that employers are looking for. 

The Humber Advantage

Specialization Stream Availability by Second Year (Semester 3) Start Term

Students choose one specialization stream only.  Stream availability depends on the campus and term in which semester 3 is started, as follows:

Specialization Stream Semester 3 Start Term

Program

Fall 2023

Winter 2024

Summer 2024

Advertising Media Management Lakeshore Only IGS Only n/a
Alternative Disupute Resolution Lakeshore Only n/a n/a
Entrepreneurial Enterprise Lakeshore Only IGS Only n/a
Event Management Lakeshore Only n/a n/a
Fashion Management Lakeshore Only n/a n/a
Financial Planning IGS & Lakeshore IGS Only IGS Only
Human Resource Management IGS & Lakeshore IGS & Lakeshore IGS Only
International Business Management IGS & Lakeshore IGS & Lakeshore IGS & Lakeshore
Marketing Management IGS & Lakeshore IGS & Lakeshore IGS Only

Semesters 3 and 4 must be taken in consecutive terms.

Your Career

Upon graduation, you may be able to choose from a wide variety of management career fields, thanks to the rich breadth of content in this unique program. Prepare for a career in:

  • advertising
  • brand management
  • business analyst
  • category management
  • customer relations management
  • dispute resolution
  • event management
  • fashion management
  • financial planning
  • general management
  • human resources management
  • import/export
  • key account management
  • logistics and supply chain management
  • market research
  • marketing management
  • operations management
  • purchasing management
  • retail management
  • sales management
  • services management
  • wholesale management

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Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2021 - Aug 2022
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May 2022 Lakeshore Closed
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September 2022 Lakeshore Open
January 2023 Lakeshore Open
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May 2022 Lakeshore Closed
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September 2022 Lakeshore Closed
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January 2023 IGS Open
January 2023 Lakeshore Waitlisted
May 2023 Lakeshore Opening Soon

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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:

    • A bachelor’s degree

    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).

Software Requirements

Proficiency in the use of word processing, database and spreadsheet software.

Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Dual-core processor Quad-core processor
OS Windows 10 or iOS Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 16 GB of RAM
Storage 100 GB HDD 512 GB SSD
Monitor Laptop computer (not a notebook such as a Chromebook, or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months Laptop computer (not a notebook such as a Chromebook or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months
Other Built-in WiFi, a microphone, and a webcam Built-in WiFi, microphone, and a webcam. Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Contact Information

John Moscardelli, program co-ordinator
john.moscardelli@humber.ca

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,966.40
  • international: $17,618.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Note: An additional registration fee of $440 applies to placements completed after the final semester of this program.

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.

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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

John Moscardelli, program co-ordinator
john.moscardelli@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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