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Green Management (Graduate Certificate)

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
Business and Hospitality
Program Code:
Accelerated Delivery:
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.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         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
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 20


Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

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 Assistance

The 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 Opportunities

Graduates 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:

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.

Course Information
Course # Courses
Level One
BUS8370 Business Research and Decision Making
BUS8450 Sustainable Operations I
BUS8460 Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
MGMT8425 Sustainable Development: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
MKT8050 Sustainable Marketing and Consumerism
Level Two
BUS8470 Sustainable Operations 2
BUS8490 Sustainability Business Plan
ENTR8480 Ecopreneurship
ENVR8005 Cultural Change and Engagement for Sustainability
MGMT8430 Sustainable Leadership

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

The 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.

Apply Now

Domestic students should apply online at or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario
Canada N1G 5J3

Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2015 Brantford Open
SEP, 2015 Doon Open
MAY, 2016 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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