Marketing, Short Course | Algonquin College | Ottawa, Canada
12 months
4554 CAD/year
4554 CAD/year
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This one-year Ontario College Marketing Certificate prepares students  at Algonquin College to thrive in a career in the field of marketing. Students analyze consumer attitudes and behaviours in regards to products and services in a rapidly changing world. 


Through a creative, flexible and customer-focused approach, students develop an understanding of both domestic and international marketing issues.

Learning outcomes

Using a variety of learning formats the program is delivered over two 15-week levels. Students act as consultants and complete an industry project where they apply, in a real-world situation, their knowledge and skills to develop a marketing plan and strategy for a local organization. Among other topics, students develop a critical understanding of the competitive and customer-oriented demands of a business, its product and service operations, as well as its marketing processes and resources. Students acquire creative, procedural and critical marketing expertise to generate, implement and evaluate marketing programs to satisfy customer requirements.

Marketing Graduates at Algonquin College may obtain employment in a variety of for profit and non-profit organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Skills and Personal Development
  • Foundations in Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Brand Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent.
  • It is recommended that applicants have some foundation in marketing i.e. at least one postsecondary course or some business-related experience.
  • Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum in each component: Reading 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4554 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2277 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    4554 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2277 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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