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Graduate Certificate (Design Management)

 1 year
 full time

Field of Study

$ 13,942 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • Graduate Certificate in Design Management at George Brown College is offered as a 1 year (2 semesters) program.
  • It is an online program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This program builds the skills needed to lead a multidisciplinary design team to develop products and services based on strategic business objectives.
  • Students can design a major studio course featuring real-world design projects on the course including:
    • Design Process and Strategy
    • Project Management
    • Finance
    • Team Management
    • Design Research
    • Business Planning
    • Communications and Intellectual Property Protection 
  • A mandatory Design Management Internship (DESN1031) course is taken in Semester 2.
  • The student-faculty ratio of the program is 19:1. 
  • An external field placement role is not guaranteed in this course. Students who are not placed externally will be given a design management role within the School of Design or as part of George Brown College.
  • This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.
  • School of Design programs has a strong focus on hands-on, studio-based learning with our cutting-edge equipment and facilities.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 43,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration1 year
Fees$ 15,394 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete a Diploma or Bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
  • Students have to give an online interview to get admission.
  • Students with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.
  • In addition, applicants who are accepted based solely on their work experience will be required to provide proof of English proficiency at the college level and may be required to write the George Brown College English admission assessment.

    Work Experience:

    Students must demonstrate relevant work experience (resume and references required).

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria

    • Students must have graduated from a recognized university or college.
    • The graduate 1st or 2nd class degree results are required.
    • The second class degree result must have a minimum overall average of 55% for Business programs and 60% for all other streams.

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/any equivalent test to get admission to this program.

    Required Document List

    Required Documents are:

    • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
    • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
    • Academic Documents: Students have to submit marks sheets and certificates of secondary (10) and senior secondary school (+2).
    • Transcript: Students must submit the official marks statements or transcripts that are provided by the college.
    • Certificates: Certificates like High School or University/College Certificates are to be submitted of education qualification.
    • Letter of Intent: It is a legally binding contract that says that students will attend the college for a minimum of 1 academic year in exchange for an athletic scholarship.
    • Portfolio: Students have to submit a portfolio.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

    Application Deadline

    Mar 31

    Scores Required

    6.5 / 9

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1
    Tuition fees$13942
    Books and supplies$900
    Health insurance$552
    Total fees$15394

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Living expenses$ 7,740

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020

    VISA & Work Study


    • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
    • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
    • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
    • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
    • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
    • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
    • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
    • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
      • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
      • Proof of identity 
      • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

    Work Study

    • The George Brown College Work-Study Program provides students with part-time employment opportunities throughout the college.
    • Students can gain valuable experience working up to 15 hours a week at minimum wage.
    • Students locate their own job with any of the on-campus departments (for example athletics, academic departments, library, etc.).

    Career and Placement after Course

    Possible career opportunities are:

    • Information Technology
    • Textile Industry
    • Automobile Industry
    • Real Estate
    • Construction Companies
    • Fashion Design
    • Environment Design
    • Construction Companies

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