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Program Details

  • Program Code:2305
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Ontario College Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Please note: Business – Marketing is also offered in-class.

Centennial College's Business – Marketing program will prepare you to be the essential link between an organization and its customer base. You'll start this certificate program by learning business basics such as accounting, organizational behaviour, business software, customer service and international business. These topics will create a solid foundation for the marketing courses and topics that will follow, including:

  • Marketing theory and case-based problem solving;
  • Marketing communications, which will include advertising and promotion;
  • Account management;
  • Sales and service.

In addition to theory led by experienced faculty members, the Business – Marketing program will help you explore the various areas of marketing through case studies, projects, computer simulations and technologies.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Program Highlights

  • An emphasis on global citizenship brings discussion of the world and its events into the online classroom in value-added ways.
  • Because the diploma you earn reflects high standards of learning, it is recognized in Canada and abroad.
  • This program helps you to build your skills portfolio with a curriculum that combines broad marketing concepts with specialized marketing skills, along with training in popular business software.

Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio

You will develop a portfolio documenting your engagement with the College's signature global citizenship and equity competencies. For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E Portfolio, and available supports, please visit www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity.

Articulation Agreements

Start in a diploma program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Business - Marketing program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, details of which are searchable here.

University Degree
Algonquin College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Business Administration - Marketing
Athabasca University Bachelor of Commerce with major
Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies
Bachelor of Management with major, 4-year
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations
Bachelor of Management, 3-year
Bachelor of Management, 4-year
Conestoga College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Confederation College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Business Administration - Marketing, 3 year
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - Management
Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing
Bachelor of Business Administration - Sport Management
Bachelor of Business Administration - Strategic Management
Masters of Business Administration - Strategic Management
Durham College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Business Administration - Marketing, 3 year
Griffith University Bachelor of Business – Marketing
Humber College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Fanshawe College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Business Administration - Marketing, 3 year
George Brown College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Business Administration - Marketing, 3 year
Georgian College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Mohawk College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Northern College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce, bridge
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management
Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business
Seneca College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Business Administration - Marketing, 3 year
Sheridan College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Business Administration - Marketing, 3 year
St. Clair College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Business Administration - Marketing, 3 year
St. Lawrence College Business - Marketing, 2 year
Business Administration - Marketing, 3 year

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

Educational Partners

All four semesters of this two-year Marketing program are identical to the first four semesters of the School of Business' three-year advanced diploma program. Should you wish to continue with a more in-depth study of the field, you will benefit from a seamless transition into the three-year program.

Qualified graduates may also be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow you to apply credits earned at Centennial towards further study.

The Business – Marketing program's educational partners are:

  • Algoma University
  • Athabasca University
  • Davenport University
  • Griffith University
  • Royal Roads University
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Ontario Tech University
  • University of Windsor

Career Outlook

  • Marketing assistant
  • Account supervisor
  • Sales and service representative
  • Merchandising assistant
  • Advertising assistant
  • Blogger
  • Promotions assistant
  • Customer service representative

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Mathematics Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

International Students

If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,226.00 $3,947.00
International $14,502.50 $1,735.00 $16,237.50

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