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Business - Marketing (Two-Year Ontario College Diploma)

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Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Code:
MRKG

Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Every business relies on some form of marketing, and the demand for skilled marketers is growing globally. Updated annually, this dynamic program captures the latest trends, technologies and developments in marketing to ensure you graduate with the most relevant, industry-ready skills today’s employers are looking for in a candidate.

Marketing is an exciting business practice with a wide range of career paths. Whether you enjoy strategy, being creative, or using the latest technologies, this highly interactive program will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
    OR
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    OR
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)

    To view alternatives to the above Grade 12 English requirement, please visit Durham College's English Proficiency Requirement webpage.

  • Equivalent secondary school diploma from another province or territory in Canada (Please note: A recognized equivalent to an OSSD may be accepted if you meet the levels, subjects and overall averages required for admission to the college. Generally the requirement is successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma except in Quebec where the equivalent is Secondary V)
    OR
    Equivalent secondary school diploma from outside of Canada. Applicants who have been educated outside of Canada must have their documents evaluated by a credential assessment service (ICAS) and submit proof of educational qualifications in order to determine if their level of achievement is equivalent to an OSSD. To obtain a Credential Assessment Report visit either ICAS (1.800.321.6021) or WES (1.866.343.0070)

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Admission

Note: Please do not send official transcripts by mail or fax. An electronic copy of your transcript can be emailed to us at ppladmissions@durhamcollege.ca with your program admission form.

Students are required to complete and submit this form to indicate that the program's admission requirements have been met.

Click to access the Program Admission Form

This form must be submitted and an Admission Acceptance Letter received prior to registering for any courses.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year. Note: Before beginning this credential, please be advised that one or more courses in this program are not MAC compatible.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at ppl@durhamcollege.ca or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

General Education Electives: This program requires the completion of General Education Elective (GNED) courses in addition to core program courses.

Click to access General Education Elective Course Options

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs may have restrictions on the specific GNED courses that students are able to take to fulfill their program requirements. For Professional and Part-Time Learning students, these restrictions are identified on the link above. For those in full-time, day school programs, please consult your academic school for confirmation of any GNED restrictions for your program before registering.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Contribute to the development of a marketing plan that will meet the needs or goals of a business or organization.
  • Contribute to the development of an integrated marketing communication plan of a product, concept, good, and/or service based on an identified market need or target.
  • Contribute to the development of new and/or modified marketing concepts, products, goods, and/or services that respond to market needs.
  • Contribute to the development of strategies for the efficient and effective placement/distribution of a product, good, and/or service to respond to an evolving market.
  • Contribute to the development of strategies related to pricing for a product, good and/or service.
  • Analyze the viability of a concept, product, good, and/or service in local, national or global markets.
  • Participate in conducting market research to provide information needed to make marketing decisions
  • Communicate marketing information persuasively and accurately, in oral, written, graphic and interactive media formats.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver a sales presentation or pitch to address the needs of the client.
  • Develop strategies with clients, customers, consumers, co-workers, supervisors, and others to maintain and grow working relationships.
  • Develop learning and development strategies to enhance professional growth in the field.
  • Apply entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new career opportunities that might include contract employment, and self-employment initiatives.
  • Operate within a framework of organizational policies and practices, when conducting business of the organization.

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Digital marketing analyst/specialist/coordinator
  • Social media analyst/coordinator
  • Marketing analyst/coordinator
  • Marketing data analyst
  • Corporate account manager
  • Campaign manager
  • Business development representative/manager
  • Marketing research analyst
  • Brand analyst/manager
  • Content creation specialist

Pathway Opportunity

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.

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.


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WRIT 1981Children's Literature IntroductionOnline
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