Green Business Management
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Graduate Certificate|
Seneca's Green Business Management graduate certificate program is the first of its kind in the GTA. Taught by a number of Canada's foremost sustainability practitioners and thought leaders, the program provides you with the practical and pragmatic skills employers are looking for to give you an advantage in a very competitive marketplace. Specifically, you will learn the tools, processes, systems and protocols utilized by today's leading organizations to drive sustainability performance. The project and change management skills acquired in the program will provide you the ability to implement sustainability into organizational operations to drive triple bottom line performance.
In partnership with the WWF Living Planet @ Work program, students will be placed with corporate partners, while attending classes, for 1 day a week in the Fall term and 2 days a week in the Winter term to gain real business experience. During your placement, you will have the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the classroom as you develop and implement sustainable projects tailored to your placement, including the "Change The Equation" sustainability reporting contest. Expect to learn how to develop and implement sustainability action plans that will lead to greater value creation, improved productivity, reduced costs, increased revenues, enhanced risk management and enhanced corporate responsibility for the organization.
- A recognized degree or three-year postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution; OR
- Mature applicants 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
- English proficiency at the postsecondary level.
In order to compete and win in today's economy, organizations across the globe are increasingly focused on integrating green and sustainability plans into their overall strategy. With strong growth in this area, the demand for practitioners with the skills to develop innovative social, environmental and economic solutions is high. Upon graduation, you will be uniquely positioned for a meaningful career in business, handling specific duties related to driving an organizations' social, environmental and economic performance.
Important Academic Dates
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|2014/2015 Academic Year|
|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|GBM700||Eco-Productivity in the Workplace I||3|
|GBM701||Development Theory and Sustainability Models||3|
|GBM702||Sustainable Development: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow||3|
|GBM704||Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics||3|
|GBM802||Green Marketing and Consumerism||3|
|GBM804||Sustainability Business Plan||3|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|GBM800||Eco-Productivity in the Workplace II||3|
|2015/2016 Academic Year|
|Eco-Productivity in the Workplace I|
|Development Theory and Sustainability Models|
|Sustainable Development: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow|
|Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics|
|Green Marketing and Consumerism|
|Sustainability Business Plan|
|Eco-Productivity in the Workplace II|
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
|International Admissions Advisor:||Simona Cojanu
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22462
|Program Coordinator:||Peter Forint
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26494
|Program Chair (Acting):||Mike Sparling
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26975