Bachelor of Communications Management (Honours)

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Program description - September 2025

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 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.

Program details

Code: 1574C
Start: September 2025
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Delivery: Hybrid
Length: 4 years
Credential: Bachelor of Communications Management (Honours)

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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 OSAP & aid.

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Co-op information

  • 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.
  • In order to participate in a WIL experience/Co-op work term, students must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • 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 2 hours of coaching and advising 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 with virtual group coaching/advising session of 2 hours per week.
  • 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.

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