Strategic Management (Pickering Learning Site)

Program Details

  • Program Code:2851
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Program Type:Graduate Certificate program
  • Program Length:1 year/ 2 semesters

Program Availability

Date
Domestic Availability
International Availability

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Strategic Management Graduate Program provides learning opportunities for you to build the skills and knowledge required by Strategy Managers. The program provides broad exposure to the functional areas of Management, as well as a solid grounding in Strategic Management.

Managers who plan and execute strategies conduct a broad range of functions, such as assessing the internal and external business environments, analyzing data, identifying growth opportunities, recommending business objectives, developing goals, formulating strategies, implementing strategies, and evaluating the effectiveness of strategies in achieving organizational objectives then taking corrective action when required.

Skills and characteristics required for the role of strategy manager:

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Project management skills
  • Quick decision-making skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Possess a high EQ and IQ
  • Be honest and have integrity
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work with little structure
  • Ability to multitask

The shift toward a strategic mindset is essential for managers in today's dynamic business environment. Guided by our experienced professors, you will participate in a variety of learning activities such as case studies, team projects, presentations, and more.

This program may serve as a pathway into other graduate studies programs at Centennial College, if you're looking to gain future experience in more specific areas of management.

Canadian Institute of Management Accreditation

The Canadian Institue of Management has approved this program as meeting the academic requirements within the Institute's Chartered Management Program (CMP), which you can use towards the Certified in Management (CIM) or Chartered Manager (C. Mgr.) professional designations. For more information, please visit the CIM website or speak with your success advisor at The Business School.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Educational Partners

Additional Centennial College Graduate Certificate programs available:

All publicly funded colleges and universities in Ontario have agreements for transferring credits between programs and institutions. According to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), over 55,000 students take advantage of these agreements every year. To simplify the credit transfer process, the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) has created ONTransfer.ca – an online resource for current and prospective post-secondary students looking for potential credit transfer opportunities (also known as pathways). There are currently over 1,800 credit transfer pathways available in Ontario, and more than 800,000 distinct transfer opportunities. (Source)

The Ministerial Statement on Credit Transfer in Canada was adopted in 2002 by provincial and territorial ministers responsible for education in Canada as part of a strategy to improve credit transfer across Canada. Given the differences in credit-transfer systems and post-secondary structures in the provinces and territories, the initial focus was on developing and enhancing the provincial and territorial transfer systems. Depending on individual circumstances, some transfer credits might be awarded for previously completed academic courses or other prior learning when seeking admission at an educational institution. (Source)

Career Outlook

  • Strategy Manager
  • Strategy Planner
  • Strategy Consultant
  • Business manager
  • Business analyst
  • Project manager
  • Program manager
  • Account manager
  • Facilities manager
  • Administrative services manager
  • Service operations manager
  • Manager of client services
  • Contract manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Business development manager

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • University degree or a three-year college diploma in any discipline from a recognized institution
  • We will consider applicants who have a two-year college diploma or a partial university degree (75% complete), and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to the program(transcript and resume review required)

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 $4,522.00 $1,026.00 $5,548.00
International $14,502.50 $1,535.00 $16,037.50

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