Cosmetic Management (2015/16 Program)

Program Code: 
Program Length: 

Three consecutive semesters, beginning in September and January

Contact Information: 

Delia Fiorante
Spa manager
416.675.6622 ext. 5689

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)
– Three 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 does not guarantee admission.


The 2015/2016 fee for three semesters is
– domestic $8,044.36
– international $21,012.50.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first three semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change. Refer to our detailed fee information.

Our Program

Humber’s Cosmetic Management diploma program gives you the business base and cosmetic skills that you need for a career in the growing cosmetic and fragrance industries, in just three semesters.

The curriculum, designed in collaboration with the cosmetics industry, focuses on current market trends and touches on all disciplines that students require to enter the personal care products sector. Courses encompass training in retailing, merchandising, marketing and sales, make-up application, as well as the skills necessary for running an independent business. Topics such as environmental implications and multicultural sensitivity are embedded in each course.

Our three-semester accelerated program delivers a range of business-focused cosmetic courses.

In first semester, you will be introduced to cosmetic management, retail buying and operations, product knowledge and application including colour analysis and skin care fundamentals.

In second semester, you will study business ethics, promotions and advertising, cosmetic selling and counter management. Learn how to use computer software for business and build on your technical skills with more advanced application techniques and fragrance analysis.

In third semester, develop your entrepreneurial skills, and learn how to plan events and launch products as you plan and execute a skin or cosmetic workshop. Build on your business skills with courses in human resources management and business finance for cosmetics. You will learn more advanced application techniques for TV, film and special effects.

Your Career

Transform your passion for cosmetics and beauty into a career.

Enjoy a career in this thriving industry managing a cosmetic/fragrance brand, a cosmetic counter or as a buyer. Alternatively, build a career in other capacities such as freelance makeup artist or image consultant. According to Research and Markets, a market data firm, there are more than 3,500 cosmetics companies in Canada. Toronto and southern Ontario provide a number of opportunities to begin your career in the cosmetics industry. Humber’s industry connections mean that you have a diploma that is recognized and respected in the field.

List of Courses
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
COSM 206 Advanced Cosmetic Application
COSM 207 Human Resources Management
COSM 250 Entrepreneurship and Portfolio Development
COSM 251 Event Planning and Product Launch
COSM 253 Business Finance for the Cosmetic Industry
COSM 254 Cosmetic Special Effects for Film and TV
COSM 255 Field Work
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective