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Sport Business Management (graduate certificate)

Sport Business Management (graduate certificate)

Sport Business Management (graduate certificate)

Sport Business Management (graduate certificate)

Sport Business Management (graduate certificate)

With a unique combination of business skills and a solid understanding of the sport industry, sport managers oversee pro and amateur athletes and teams; co-ordinate sporting events; and work behind the scenes at some of the biggest sporting venues in the world.

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Program Description

Aimed at college and university graduates, the Sport Business Management graduate certificate program is a fast-track to the sport industry. The sport industry is recognized as a distinct enterprise that requires specific skills, knowledge, attitudes and experience best obtained through the academic process achieved by enrolling in this program.

It provides advanced and intensive training through one semester of academics and one semester of internship.

With a commitment to personal and professional achievement, the program also offers a student-led sport conference, numerous networking opportunities and a variety of experiential learning options to prepare you for your chosen career.

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Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a three-year college or university program with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
  • Resumé, interview and completion of a questionnaire (for details please refer to  Additional applicant requirements)
  • Relevant full-time career experience (may be considered)
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Career Options

Graduates find employment in all sports industry sectors (e.g. pro, amateur, community, college and university sport, sporting goods, sport facilities and sport partners) and many have gone on to successful careers


  • Event co-ordinator
  • Facility manager
  • Program co-ordinator
  • Sport marketing agency representative • Sporting goods professional


  • Amateur sport organizations (i.e. Basketball Canada, Rugby Ontario)
  • Community sport (i.e. Durham Sport, Oshawa Kicks)
  • College and university sport (i.e. Durham College Athletics, U of T Athletics)
  • Oshawa Generals, Canadian Football League, Professional sports organizations (i.e. Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, Ottawa Senators)
  • Sporting goods (i.e. Nike, Adidas)
  • Sport facilities (i.e. GM Centre, Abilities Centre)
  • Sport and event partners (i.e. Heart and Stroke Foundation, Frameworth Sport Marketing, IMG)
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Compulsory Ancillary


Program Incidental$245$245
Total Fees:$4,813$14,985

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placements

Your learning experience will be complemented by a 500-hour field placement as part of your program. Assistance in securing this position is provided by faculty.

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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  • code: SBMT
  • Program length: One Year
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • Domestic tuition: $3,427 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Waitlisted Waitlisted: September 2016
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2016
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