Green Management (Graduate Certificate)
- Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- College Code:
- Business and Hospitality
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- DO, BR
- Academic Year:
- 2015 / 2016
About the Program
The Green Management program provides students with an advantage in a very competitive business environment. Indicators are that leaders of forward-thinking, progressive, successful and global organizations are looking to reduce their social and environmental impacts, contribute to the development of innovative solutions, and gain market advantage in the new, emerging sustainable economy. Graduates of this program will be well placed to address those needs.
In the program, students will learn the project and change-management skills needed to help an organization implement environmental sustainability into its bottom line. As part of their learning experiences, students will develop and implement a sustainability action plan that will lead to greater value creation, improved productivity and enhanced corporate responsibility for the organization.
Length: One-year Ontario Graduate Certificate program
Brantford - September/2015 (Open) - Fall | Winter
Doon (Kitchener) - September/2015 (Open) - Fall | Winter
Doon (Kitchener) - May/2016 (Open) - Spring/Summer | Fall
Location: Doon (Kitchener) and Brantford
First-Year Capacity: 20
- This program is a hybrid delivery of self-directed study and in-class participation. E-books and laptops are recommended.
- Diploma or degree from an accredited college or university
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5 or IBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; CAAT D at 65%; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
- Final selection is made following a review of post-secondary background.
- A significant decrease in academic performance in the semester prior to co-op may impact co-op eligibility. Students who are discontinued are not eligible for co-op work terms.
- Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and internet browser software in a Windows environment is recommended.
- Students will require access to a computer equipped with internet access and a Windows environment, including word processing, spreadsheet, and internet browser software.
- Note: Students must be self-directed learners.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: Please refer to the previous academic year program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa. Please refer to the international program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Books and supplies are additional.
Financial AssistanceThe Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.
For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates will be well equipped to lead their organizations to a culture of sustainability by helping the organizations to understand what sustainability really means and by providing a clear understanding of a company's current and future sustainability programs.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Pathways & Credit Transfer
Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.
Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
For more information on the PLAR process, please visit the testing website.
- Design a corporate ecological vision and mission statement that demonstrates corporate social responsibility for a future or existing business and draws on the historical development of the green movement.
- Develop sustainable business practices for a current or future business based on research of current green business examples and best practices.
- Develop criteria for a 'Green Business Report Card' for local businesses that includes recommendations and implementation strategies to reduce a company's ecological footprint.
- Achieve the greening of the supply chain through the application of sustainable resource management theories and strategies.
- Create, analyze, and implement a personal and corporate energy audit that demonstrates a reduction in operational costs and a greener personal and corporate image.
- Create green business ideas capitalizing on current green business opportunities discovered through environmental scans, research and analysis of local and global marketplace trends.
- Write a formal business plan, including a detailed marketing, operational and financial plan for a green business opportunity that uses a current business model (e.g. Triple Bottom Line).
- Construct a marketing plan for a local company that highlights its market and differential advantage through corporate social responsibility strategies.
- Justify decisions, plans and concepts using ethical principles that appeals to corporate social responsibility.
- Create recommendations for additional sustainable business practice strategies based on an evaluation of a multi-national corporation's green business practices.
- Manage key data associated with environmental sustainability.
Program Advisory CommitteesThe College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.
For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.
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