This program will be of interest to students wishing to gain insight and develop a deeper understanding of key business concepts, spanning numerous fields in the discipline. Students will journey through topics in accounting, marketing, finance, managerial skills, organizational behavior, business law and communications, which will allow for the development of essential cross-functional skills to be successful in their business pursuits. The program can also be used as a springboard for further study at the graduate or post-graduate level.
The Postgraduate Certificate, of undergraduate courses, can be completed in one year and covers a variety of topics such as accounting, marketing, finance, managerial skills, organizational behavior, business law and communications, as well as foundational statistics, to ensure a broad understanding of essential fields in business.
Entry Term: September 2023, January 2024, May 2024, and September 2024 on the Trent Peterborough campus
Duration: Available for full time studies or part time studies
Program Completion Requirements: Completion of 5.0 credits as specified
Applying for this postgraduate certificate at Trent University is easy. Apply online or learn more here.
Students must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.
Graduating from Trent this year with your undergraduate degree?
As a 2023 Trent grad*, you qualify for direct admission to this postgraduate certificate. No need to pay to apply. Registering is easy – just send a confirmation email to email@example.com from your Trent University account. We will also waive the application fee. For more information about this special offer, visit call 1-888-739-8885.
*this certificate is meant for non-Business program graduates, as there is too much course overlap for graduates of Trent’s BBA program.
For more information visit our Admissions webpage
To apply to this post-graduate certificate, please complete this application form.
The Certificate program consists of the following 5.0 credits:
- 4.5 ADMN credits consisting of ADMN 1221H, 2010H, 2100H, 2220H, 2410H, 3021H, 3200H, 3250H and 3550H
- 0.5 ECON credits consisting of ECON 2200H
- A minimum cumulative average of 65% is required to complete the certificate.
It is important to register in your courses without delay and prior to your arrival!
For help with course registration, use the how to guides at: Course Selection and Registration website.
Trent International also provides the following helpful information:
New Student Course Registration:
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Visit our New International Student Website to determine your next steps after you have completed course registration.
Breakdown of courses by terms
Students are to follow the schedule of courses by term as outlined below for full-time studies. We cannot guarantee course availability if students do not follow the recommended course sequencing. Students who fail to adhere to the recommended schedule may not be able to complete their certificate program within the scheduled number of terms and students may have to return to complete an additional term. Additionally, if you are studying in the summer term, that means you must be registered in courses in both summer terms (S61 and S62).
Part time students should begin with ADMN 1221H, 2010H, 2100H, and 2220H.
- ADMN 1221H Financial Accounting
- ADMN 2100H Introduction to Marketing
- ADMN 2220H Organizational Behaviour
- ADMN 2010H Introduction to Management Skills
- ECON 2200H Introduction to Statistics
- ADMN 3021H Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
- ADMN 3200H Financial Management
- ADMN 3250H Legal Environment of Business
- ADMN 3550H Operations Management
- ADMN 2410H Communications in Organizations
For students who have accepted their offer of admission and have questions about registering in their courses or life at Trent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application to Graduate from the Certificate
At the beginning of your last term, when you believe you are ready to graduate, you can submit the Application to Graduate form found in myTrent under Academics → Forms. You should apply as soon as your course registration for your final term is finalized (early in Summer term if you are graduating in September; early in the Fall term if you are graduating in January; early in the Winter term if you are graduating in Spring). The deadline to apply to graduate can be found in the Academic Calendar site under Important Dates, as well as at Important Dates & Deadlines.
Convocation ceremonies for students who graduated during the last year (September, January and Spring) are held the first week of June. Please visit the Convocation site for the most up-to-date information.