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Business Administration - Professional Golf Management

Business Administration - Professional Golf Management (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Six semesters, beginning in early October


Golf Player

Contact Information

Andrew Vento, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3220


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $6,022.48
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.


Start DatesAvailability
2015 OctoberClosed
2016 OctoberOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U) or Grade 11 U or M Mathematics (MCR3U or MCF3M)
– Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements

Our Program

Turn your passion for golf into an exciting career. Learn from the pros – leaders in the world of golf who are keen to share their knowledge and love of the game to educate and inspire you. Humber’s Business Administration – Professional Golf Management advanced diploma program is taught by recognized industry professionals including Bob Beauchemin:
– former Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) touring professional
– former Canadian Tour Commissioner
– National Post top 50 golf instructor in Canada.

As you interact with the movers and shakers of the sport, you’ll gain a better understanding of the trends and opportunities in the golf business. You will focus 90 per cent of your time on the business of golf and the remaining 10 per cent on the game. The program features courses in:
– golf operations
– marketing and finance
– golf fundamentals and principles
– turf management
– bar and restaurant management
– retail management
– golf course design
– new enterprise management
– sport psychology.

Our advisory committee is comprised of top golf industry professionals who review and provide input on our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.

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Your Career

Canada’s fast-growing and lucrative golf industry generates billions of dollars per year, and Humber’s Business Administration – Professional Golf Management will get you on course for a promising career. Your deep understanding of both the sport and the business side of the game will make you an asset among employers who are seeking talented professional golf managers. Choose from a variety of management opportunities including:
– managing a golf course, pro shop or facility
– directing tournaments and special events
– becoming a teaching professional
– becoming a retail sales agent or manager with
a golf equipment and apparel manufacturer.

We are conveniently located in close proximity to many of Canada’s top golf course facilities including Glen Abbey Golf Club, The National Golf Club of Canada, and St. George’s Golf and Country Club. These great facilities, along with many others across Canada, will seek your expertise and provide you with excellent employment opportunities.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

This program meets the minimum three-year diploma requirement for the formal business component of the PGA of Canada Candidate for Membership program.

Our Industry Partnerships

Our program is proud of its partnership with BraeBen Golf Club and Mississauga Golf Dome – the provider of off-season playing privileges for Humber Professional Golf Management students. Employers of this program include the more than 800 Ontario golf facilities.

Our Facilities

More than $100,000 has been invested in The Business School’s on-campus golf lab and player development program. These lab facilities help prepare students in the Professional Golf Management program to pass the Professional Golfers’ Association of Canada (PGA of Canada) Playing Ability Test (PAT).

Work Placement

Students complete two paid work placements combining classroom study with practical work experience. Each is approximately 24 weeks in
length and takes place from April to October, following semester two and semester four. Students will be required to record the completio of specified golf industry tasks, duties and skills in a work placement journal. Humber is actively involved in the golf industry and maintains a large network with the best employers. We host an annual job fair each year for students to assist in securing their placement. This job fair attracts the best golf facilities in Canada.

Varsity Golf Team

The Hawks, Humber’s varsity golf team, has had the most wins of any varsity golf team in Ontario. They have recently set a record with their ninth
championship for the most consecutive championships in any sport in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA).

The Hawks have also had the most wins of any varsity golf team in Canada, claiming 10 of the past 13 golf championships in the Canadian
Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

We have 12 students who have competed in world championships and several that play on professional tours.

You will have the opportunity to try out for the Humber Hawks Varsity Golf Team and be part of their great legacy.

Your Future Study Options

Turn your diploma into a degree. Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 70 per cent or more will be considered for admission to Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce degree programs. Graduates may then complete the degree program with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study, plus a paid work term.

Graduates must also possess ENG4U or Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/WRIT 200 with a grade of 70 per cent or more, plus any Grade 12 U-level Mathematics or Humber’s BMAT 220/BMAT 120 Mathematics of Finance and BSTA 300/BSTA 200 Business Statistics with an average grade of 70 per cent or more. To apply, please complete and submit the online application form.

Qualified graduates of this program may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.


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