The new Certificate in Effective Business Practices & Leadership Skills

Business Certificate

Sign up on PSDP and find out more about the admission requirements and application process for the new Certificate in Effective Business Practices and Leadership Skills. The online virtual info session will start with a presentation followed by a Q&A session. The access link will be sent via email a day before the event.

Please note: this certificate must be completed concurrently with any Department of Management program and takes about 3 years to complete. Students seeking to apply to the Commerce and/or Management program (i.e. current first-year students) will benefit from this information session. Students who are currently completing their Commerce or Management Specialist or major may consider signing up for informational purposes, but are not eligible for this program. 

Business Certificate

What you need to do to get into the program

1. Concurrent enrolment in one of the following programs:

  • Human Resource Management, Specialist (BBA);
  • Management, Specialist (BBA);
  • Management, Major (HBA or HBSc);
  • Commerce, Specialist (BCom);
  • Commerce: Accounting, Specialist (BCom);
  • Commerce: Finance, Specialist (BCom);
  • Commerce: Marketing, Specialist (BCom); or
  • Commerce, Major (HBA)

2. Meet the CGPA cutoff and have a minimum of 7.0 credits. Students must have a minimum CGPA of 2.5 but the CGPA varies from year to year based on the applicant pool.

3. Complete the following courses:

a. MGT231H5 – Business Finance I (previously MGT338H5); and
b. MGT262H5 – Psychology for Work

4. Complete at least 15 points prior to the admission deadline in the Professional Skills Development Program with mandatory attendance at all of the following sessions:

a. Career Investment Planning;
b. Excel Workshop;
c. Resume Critique; and
d. Mock/ Practice Interview

5. Submit an application to the Department of Management.

6. Participate in an enrolment interview.

*Limited spots are available.

*Although every effort is made to support students in securing a paid work placement, students must receive an offer of employment to complete the certificate. The Department of Management cannot guarantee that students will secure a paid work placement.‚Äč

Certificate Program Requirements

Successfully complete 

Second Year: MGT231H5, MGT262H5; 15 Professional Skills Development Program
points (must include Career Investment Planning Session, Momentum: Excel Workshop,
Resume Critique, and Mock Interview)

Third Year: MGT200H5; Workplace Preparation Workshop; Work-Integrated Learning
Experience (4-month placement in Summer term); online workplace modules 

Fourth Year: 0.5 credit from 400-level course list; MGT010H5 (NOTE: This is a zero-credit
course); report and poster presentation

400-level Course List: MGM464H5; MGT430H5, MGT433H5, MGT434H5,
MGT437H5, MGT455H5, MGT463H5, MGT491H5, MGT493H5, MGT494H5