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Green Management (Graduate Certificate)

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Business and Hospitality
Program Code:
1301
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
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.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         Brantford - September/2015 (Suspended) - 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

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Admission Requirements

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Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2014-2015 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2014 / 2015) for Green Management (Graduate Certificate) - Program # 1301

Brantford - Fall 2014 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2014 Winter 2015
Full-time Program Tuition $1339.00 $1339.00
Student Priority Fee $47.90 $47.90
Recreation/Athletics Fee $66.60 $66.60
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $26.95 $26.95
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $123.46 $123.46
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $9.27 $9.27
CSI - CSA $4.50 $4.50
CSI Health Plan Fee $255.00 $0.00
Session Total $1897.73 $1642.73

Year Total $3540.46

Doon - Fall 2014 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2014 Winter 2015
Full-time Program Tuition $1339.00 $1339.00
Student Priority Fee $47.90 $47.90
Recreation/Athletics Fee $66.60 $66.60
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $26.95 $26.95
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $123.46 $123.46
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60 $55.60
CSI Association Fee $105.00 $105.00
CSI - CSA $4.50 $4.50
CSI Health Plan Fee $255.00 $0.00
Session Total $2049.06 $1794.06

Year Total $3843.12


International fee details for the 2014-2015 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2014 / 2015) for
Green Management (Graduate Certificate) - Program # 1301


Brantford - Fall 2014 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2014 Winter 2015
International Program Tuition $5500.00 $5500.00
Student Priority Fee $47.90 $47.90
Recreation/Athletics Fee $66.60 $66.60
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $26.95 $26.95
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $123.46 $123.46
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $9.27 $9.27
CSI - CSA $4.50 $4.50
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
Session Total $6728.73 $6178.73

Year Total $12907.46


Doon - Fall 2014 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2014 Winter 2015
International Program Tuition $5500.00 $5500.00
Student Priority Fee $47.90 $47.90
Recreation/Athletics Fee $66.60 $66.60
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $26.95 $26.95
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $123.46 $123.46
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60 $55.60
CSI Association Fee $105.00 $105.00
CSI - CSA $4.50 $4.50
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
Session Total $6880.06 $6330.06

Year Total $13210.12

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: 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.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
BUS8370 Business Research and Decision Making

Description: This course will explore basic statistical and research methods and their application to data analysis. Students will develop skills in eading and understanding research literature, and will develop expertise in evaluating the validity and reliability of research data. Students will acquire hands-on experience by working in small teams on a research project: designing, collecting data, analyzing the data using Microsoft Excel and reporting their findings and conclusions.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS8450 Sustainable Operations I

Description: Through case studies, field work and independent research, students acquire the language, framework, and tools necessary to complete a corporate action plan for sustainable operations. Students will research the industry and sector relevant programs and best practices to improve business productivity coupled with strategies to assist clients in the transition to sustainable operations. Students will gain a thorough understanding of how to guide continuous improvement through the application of environmental management systems. Analysis of government jurisdictions, regulatory agencies, and legislation related to operational compliance and sustainability is a key area of focus. Students will critique implementation decisions, and risk factors using data in organizations moving towards and practicing a sustainable model.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS8460 Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics

Description: This course has students build their knowledge of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and business ethics through both theory and practice. Students leave the course fully equipped to step into relevant positions in industry. They will understand the history of CSR and the transformational shift that is currently seeking to further embed CSR standards in organizational practice. They will be equipped with leading innovation theories as well as tools to help organizations shift towards CSR solutions, based on a strong business case.
Students will work with industry partners to move their CSR practices towards a particular model of standardization by helping them create an organizational vision statement, a gap analysis, recommendations for improvement and a project implementation plan.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MGMT8425 Sustainable Development: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the historical timeline of the Sustainable Development. Students learn communication, analytical, and critical thinking skills required to utilize green and sustainability language, to be agents of change in not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, business entrepreneurs, industry, and government. Students analyze change management issues facing organizations transitioning to sustainable business practices. Students learn to communicate and advocate personal and corporate advantages of reducing one's ecological footprint in all sectors.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MKT8050 Sustainable Marketing and Consumerism

Description: This course focuses on the relationship between consumerism, marketing, and the environment. Students examine the role of advertising, personal selling and sales promotion from a traditional 'four pillar - 4Ps' perspective and develop creative and innovative strategies to shift to an operational perspective that has a 'five pillar' focus: Product, Price, Place, Promotion, and Planet (the ultimate partnership). Emphasizing the environmental benefits, ethical and corporate market advantage of Green marketing, students create a Green blueprint for business, government, non-governmental organization (NGO)and themselves. Students analyze the impact of consumer behaviour on local and global environment using principles of ethical marketing and consumerism to become Green marketers.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
BUS8470 Sustainable Operations 2

Description: In this course students will develop, refine and build-on skills introduced in Sustainable Operations I while gaining a range of new skills learned through independent research, case studies and field work. Students will conduct an energy audit, calculate greenhouse gas emissions and develop specific measures and recommendations to enhance energy efficiency. Baseline assessments for key sustainability metrics, including areas of travel and transportation, office supplies and supply chain will be developed for a specific client-group. For various sustainability metrics, action plans will be devised, policy created and tools for effective integration explored that enable an organization to successfully integrate sustainability. Students will consider various methods of reporting on and celebrating an organizations' sustainability efforts and offer recommendations to client-groups based on best practices. Finally, students will have the opportunity to present the business case for sustainability in a corporate setting.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS8490 Sustainability Business Plan

Description: In this capstone course students create a professional business plan that meets the highest industry standards and is ready for submission. Students present viable business plans, including marketing and operational plans and a three-year financial plan, to industry specialists in their industry of choice.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ENTR8480 Ecopreneurship

Description: With a focus on Green business development, this course highlights the knowledge and skills for ecopreneurs who are starting a business, those who are looking at Green strategies for market advantage, or environmentalists looking at the growing area of environmental business or ecology. Students outline and define the framework required to launch any start-up enterprise that promotes sustainable practices and meets a market demand for green products or services. Analyzing Greenmarket trends through a variety of approaches, including class presentations from successful business ecopreneurs, students determine market opportunities for a business idea with a physical or web-based presence.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ENVR8005 Cultural Change and Engagement for Sustainability

Description: Using industry best practices, proven frameworks and leading research derived from companies around the world; students will work with an organization to analyze, design and present an implementation plan for embedding a culture of sustainability/CSR through employee engagement. Participants will apply insights on the psychology of sustainable behavior and their own sustainability habits to a company's current situation. Teams will conduct a Sustainability Culture GAP Assessment and Employee Needs Assessment Survey. They will analyze data to develop the business case for engagement and to create and present a stepwise Employee Engagement Implementation Plan that will foster an effective culture of sustainability/CSR.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MGMT8430 Sustainable Leadership

Description: In this course, students learn leadership skills and examine roles and responsibilities to become tomorrow's sustainable business leaders. Students explore the principles, values and best practices of industry leaders in a wide array of sectors to create sustainable solutions. This course examines the practices of some of the world's most successful local and international business leaders to evaluate their performance against set criteria. Students will apply their knowledge and skills to lead a transformation to a smarter, more successful, and more sustainable enterprise.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

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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.
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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2015 Brantford Suspended
SEP, 2015 Doon Open
MAY, 2016 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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