Strategic Management

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Program Code: 2841

School: The Business School

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Type: Graduate Certificate program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

Centennial College's Strategic Management program will prime you with the comprehensive knowledge and skills to enhance your managerial effectiveness across all industries.

As leading employers urgently seek individuals with the strategic skills that will enhance their enterprise, this graduate certificate program will teach you how to design and implement your decisions while staying aligned with a company’s objectives.

With guidance from experienced faculty members who ensure the business strategies they deliver are sharp and relevant, you will also develop an understanding of how internal and external industry forces influence the implementation of strategic decisions.

A close watch on the current practices used by leaders in the field, the use of case studies and team research will round out the training in this college business program, and guarantee that as a strategic management graduate, you will be solidly prepared with the job-specific skills that industry leaders value.

This program can serve as a pathway into other postgrad programs at Centennial College for those who are looking to gain future experience in more specific areas of management.

Certified in Management (CIM) Designation

Graduates of the Strategic Management Graduate Certificate program will have met all educational requirements for the Certified in Management (CIM) designation from the Canadian Institute of Management. In order to obtain the designation "Certified in Management," graduates will need to demonstrate the requisite managerial experience and submit the appropriate dossiers to the Canadian Institute of Management Head Office for assessment. For additional details, please visit the Canadian Institute of Management website.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-701 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making Progress Campus
BUSN-702 Coop/Employment Preparedness Progress Campus
BUSN-733 Business Culture and Craft Progress Campus
HRPD-701 Human Resources Management in Canada Progress Campus
MGMT-701 Information Systems for Business Management Progress Campus
MGMT-704 Management and Leadership Progress Campus
MKTG-716 Marketing Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-702 Financial Management Progress Campus
ECON-701 Economic Analysis for Managers Progress Campus
ENTP-700 Innovation and Change Management Eglinton Learning Site
HRPD-702 Contemporary Organizational Behaviour Progress Campus
MGMT-702 Crafting and Executing Strategy Progress Campus
MGMT-703 Ethics and Stakeholder Management Progress Campus
OMGT-701 Operations Management for Products and Services Progress Campus

Semester Note

Minimum Grade Required: GPA of 2.0 required for program graduation.

Program Highlights

  • The Strategic Management program will include comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of management.
  • There will be an extensive use of case studies and simulations.
  • You will enjoy a strong focus on leading-edge managerial practices of the best companies in the world.
  • Hands-on exposure to the latest technology applications in the area of management information systems, including ERP systems, will enhance your qualifications.
  • A team of School of Business professors with strong academic backgrounds and extensive business and management experience will deliver the program.

Educational Partners

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships will allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.

The Strategic Management program’s educational partner is Davenport University.

Career Outlook

  • 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

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
  • Proof of English proficiency

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

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 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 For more information go to Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

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

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

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: 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 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

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.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $5,024.50 $1,061.00 $6,085.50
International $13,283.00 $2,344.00 $15,627.00