Business: Human Resources, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Dual Post-Graduate Certificate
Earn two postgraduate certificates in as little as sixteen months (four consecutive terms), full-time continuous studies, and graduate prepared to deliver the business skills sought after by employers.
This intensive postgraduate, dual-certificate program is open to students who hold an undergraduate degree from any accredited university. Immerse yourself in developing in-demand skills in human resource management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and advertising. Build the foundational tools needed to start a business or pursue a passion for research and innovation. Designed for students that have already completed an undergraduate degree in another discipline and would like to supplement it with further undergraduate studies concentrating in business specializations.
Graduates of this program will receive both a postgraduate certificate in Human Resource Management (5.0 credits) and a postgraduate certificate in Marketing & Entrepreneurship (5.0 credits).
Entry Term: September 2023, January 2024, May 2024, September 2024 on both the Trent Peterborough and Trent Durham campuses
Duration: Available for full time studies only
Program Completion Requirements: Completion of 10.0 credits as specified
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To apply to this post-graduate certificate, please complete this application form.
Graduating From Trent This Year?
As a 2023 Trent grad*, you qualify for direct admission to our Business Dual Postgraduate Certificate program. 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.
Trent’s Summer term (S61, S62 and S12) courses run from early May to early August. If you are taking the Summer term off and returning in September, you need to complete the Dual Business Post Graduate Certificate Summer Leave form. This form is available through the myTrent portal, under Academics/Forms/Dual Business Post Graduate Certificate form. You cannot take courses off in just S61 for example. You must take the entire summer term off from full time studies (2.5 credits). The deadline to complete this form is the end of April. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about completing this form.
Courses Postgraduate Certificate Human Resources Management
The Certificate consists of 5.0 credits of ADMN 1221H, 2220H, 2230H, 3021H, 3220H, 3230H, 3260H, 3270H, 3280H and ECON 3500H. A minimum cumulative average of 65% is required to complete the certificate
Please note the academic requirements are higher for those wishing to write the Certified Human Resources Professional Designation Knowledge Exam (see University Calendar for more information).
Upon successful completion of the 5.0 credits, students will have satisfied the nine subject areas required for the “Certified Human Resources Professional Designation (CHRP)” and be eligible to write the CHRP Knowledge Exam (CHRP-KE). Students must achieve a cumulative average of 70% in all courses, with no individual course mark less than 65%. In order to take the exam, a student must be an enrolled member of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) of Ontario, which involves a monetary fee to the Association. For more information see HRPA
Courses Postgraduate Certificate Marketing and Entrepreneurship
The Certificate consists of 5.0 credits of ADMN 1221H, 2080H, 2100H, 3420H, 3021H, 3150H, 3170H, 3430H, 3441H, and COIS 3750H. A minimum cumulative average of 65% is required to complete the certificate.
For students pursuing the Human Resource Management and Marketing & Entrepreneurship certificates concurrently, ADMN 1221H and 3021H may not satisfy the requirements of both certificates. ADMN 1221H and 3021H must be counted toward the Human Resources Management certificate and ADMN 2010H and either ADMN 2410H or 4870H must be substituted for the Marketing & Entrepreneurship certificate. Students must take ADMN 2010H in the first term and must take ADMN 2410H or 4870H in the final term of the second year of study.
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Breakdown of courses by term
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).
Required Courses Within the Dual Postgraduate Certificate
- ADMN 2220H Organizational Behaviour
- ADMN 2230H Human Resource Management
- ADMN 2010H Management Skills
- ADMN 2080H Managerial and Market Research
- ADMN 2100H Introduction to Marketing
- ADMN 1221H Financial Accounting
- ADMN 3230H Training and Development
- ADMN 3270H Human Resource Planning
- ADMN 3420H Entrepreneurship
- ADMN 3150H Advertising
- ADMN 3021H Managerial Accounting
- ADMN 3220H Organizational Selection in the Canadian Workplace
- ADMN 3260H Occupational Health and Safety
- ADMN 3441H Social Enterprise and Social Innovation
- ADMN 3430H New Venture Planning
- ADMN 3280H Motivation and Compensation
- ADMN 3170H Retail Marketing
- ECON 3500H Economics of Industrial Relations
- COIS 3750H Online Marketing
- ADMN 2410H Communications in Organizations
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