Program description - September 2023
Conestoga's Bachelor of Communications Management (Honours) degree is the first of its kind in Canada, blending the best of a Business degree with the best of a Communications degree. It is built on the solid foundation of its predecessor program, the Bachelor of Public Relations. This robust business degree, housed in Conestoga’s School of Business, meets strong marketplace demand for professional communicators with business acumen. Communications management is the systematic planning, implementation and oversight of communications channels and efforts in support of the reputation and relationships between an organization and its stakeholders. Communication specialists work in social media management, employee communications, media relations, investor relations, marketing communications, digital marketing, fundraising and other specialized communications functions. This profession demands strong written, verbal and digital communications skills, strategic thinking and the ability to understand and respond to the complex issues facing an organization. In this program, you will complete two paid four-month co-op terms to apply your academic learning to the workplace. You will also engage in numerous experiential courses and assignments throughout your degree including planning a fundraising event, participating in a real-client student agency and completing an applied capstone project for a real client. You will be encouraged to join one of several professional organizations during the degree program and engage in community volunteerism and program-supported corporate social responsibility initiatives to build your portfolio and enrich your learning.
Tuition & fees
Please note: Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2023 and later will be available Spring 2023.
Canadian fee details
Returning student tuition & fees
Awards & scholarships
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- Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn money while you apply what you've learned in a real workplace environment. Visit Co-operative education for more information.
- The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
- Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.
- Students who are not eligible for co-op or do not secure the first work term by the start of the work term semester will be offered the option to enrol in the 15 credit Career Management in Canada GCM70000 co-op alternative. This co-op alternative involves guided activities involving approximately 3 hours of time per week and additional project work.
- If GCM70000 is selected, students cannot transfer back into the co-op stream and cannot complete a co-op term for their first work term.
- GCM70000 is delivered online.
- GCM70000 is only an alternative for the first co-op work term of the program, students will still complete at least one mandatory co-op work term if they choose GCM70000.
Delivery sequence - September 2023 - Kitchener – Doon
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