Sustainable Business Management (Optional Co-op)

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Program description - September 2022

Recognition of the need for managers with sustainability expertise continues to grow as local and global organizations are re-positioning sustainability as a central value. The Sustainable Business Management graduate certificate program provides students with the diverse skill set needed to succeed in this dynamic and exciting field. Whether developing a new product or service, enhancing an existing one through a triple bottom-line approach, leading an organization to more sustainable operations or managing change and promoting engagement for sustainability, graduates will be able to apply their skills in a variety of settings. Students are provided with flexible project options, including opportunities to work with local clients and community partners in developing plans to generate greater value, enhanced corporate responsibility and innovative marketing solutions. Students may also take advantage of experiential learning opportunities that extend beyond the classroom, such as volunteering at a local sustainability-oriented organization, and attending field trips, workshops and networking events. Upon program completion, graduates will be well positioned to write the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) exam and become a Sustainability Associate (SA). The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term.

Program details

Code: 1301
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 1 year
Start: September 2022
Campus: Brantford
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2021-2022 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

​Tuition and fee details for the 2021-2022 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$14500.00
Ancillary Fees
$2283.10
$3918.20
Total Fees
$4979.10
$18418.20

Canadian fee details (co-op option)

Description Fall 2021 Winter 2022
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 $201.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI Brantford U-pass - $52.50
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 $20.10
eText Fee - $168.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
ONE Card Fee $10.00 $10.00
Program Services Fee - $557.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee - Brantford - $70.50
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $2152.50 $2826.60
Year Total   $4979.10

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International fee details (co-op option)

Description Fall 2021 Winter 2022
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $7250.00 $7250.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 $201.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI Brantford U-pass - $52.50
CSI International Health Fee $530.00 $355.10
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 $20.10
eText Fee - $168.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.50 $27.50
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $10.00 $10.00
Program Services Fee - $557.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee - Brantford - $70.50
Student Services $60.50 $60.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $137.50 $137.50
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $8959.50 $9458.70
Year Total   $18418.20

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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.
  • If students are unable to complete their co-op requirements, in order to be eligible to graduate from the non co-op stream, they must take the Career Development (CDEV) course found in the co-op design of their program.

Applying to the co-op stream

  • All applicants apply to the non co-op program. Students will be informed of the application deadline and process to apply for the Co-op Stream. Labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Not every student who meets academic eligibility requirements will be admitted to the co-op stream.
  • To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum overall 80% session weighted average in Level 1 with no dropped or failed courses.
  • International students studying outside of Canada - ‘out of country’ - cannot apply to the co-op stream of their program. Students must be in Canada to apply to the co-op stream of their program. Students are currently experiencing longer than usual wait times for work permits. Work permit applications need to be completed more than 6 months in advance of a work term. International students studying in Canada will require work permits to utilize the co-op job board for job search and to accept employment. Please be advised that there will be no co-op program service fee refunds after the program withdrawal for refund date. Students that have not received their work permit and choose to remain in co-op after the program withdrawal for refund date do so at their own risk and will not be refunded. If you are concerned about receiving your work permit in time to achieve co-op employment, please discuss your situation with your co-op advisor as early as possible.

Delivery sequence - September 2022 - Brantford

This delivery sequence is for the co-op option

FALL WINTER SPRING
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