Digital Media Marketing Program (Postgraduate) (B413)

Digital Media Marketing
School of Marketing
St. James Campus
12 months (2 semesters in-class, 1 semester work experience)
September, January
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
In this 12-month graduate certificate program, students will develop the foundational knowledge and applied skills that employers value the most in the era of digital media marketing. This program is primarily online, with the coursework and instruction offered in a combination of traditional in-class, fully online, and hybrid classes (which combine online delivery with some in-class instruction). Note that approximately 65% of all courses are delivered strictly online. Students are required to have a notebook computer. Please check course outlines for details on which courses are delivered in which format.

Full Program Descriptions


In this 12-month Digital Media Marketing graduate certificate program, students will develop the foundational knowledge and applied skills that employers value the most in the era of digital media marketing. Central to the program are digital-age marketing strategies in the areas of social media, mobile, search engine optimization (SEO) and emerging platforms. As a key element of the program, students create and maintain a professional online presence, which will enable graduates to stand out in competitive job markets.

The Digital Media Marketing program is offered through a combination of in-class, online and hybrid courses, with approximately 65% of teaching delivered online, thus students will require a laptop computer. The minimum computing requirements are:

  • A PC running Windows 7 or higher with 4MB RAM and a i3 processor
  • Microsoft Windows® 7, 8 or Server 2012
  • 2008 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows
  • Minimum of a Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron processor 32-bit color depth (recommended)
  • Web Camera and Microphone
  • Microsoft Office including Access

For students who prefer Apple/Mac environments, it is necessary to have the following:

  • Bootcamp/Parallels
  • A copy of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1
  • Microsoft Office including Access (preferred that students have a PC version of this software as Mac versions sometimes do not have the same depth in capability)

This learning experience will enable you to:

  • Formulate integrated digital marketing strategies for products and services
  • Integrate project management, marketing research, database marketing and digital media to plan, execute and evaluate digital marketing plans that build brands and drive profits
  • Describe new and emerging digital marketing platforms
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Field Education 


Your Field Study Options 

Work Experience (Co-op or Internship Work Term)

This program requires the successful completion of a one-semester work experience to graduate. This work experience is either co-op (paid) or internship (unpaid). Either one will give you the practical experience employers value.

George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe will provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resume.

In addition to more formal on-the-job work experience George Brown College endeavours to provide field education opportunities with real world challenges and clients. Find out more about field education at the Centre for Business.;

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit

Course Outline

Required Courses 

In order to graduate from the B413 program, you need a total of 13 Mandatory courses and 1 Work Experience Semester.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2016-2017pdf file


semester courses
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
MARK 1044 Search Marketing NONE
MARK 1027 Marketing Management NONE
MARK 1043 Web and Content Marketing NONE
MARK 1051 Social Media Marketing NONE
MARK 2037 Database Marketing Strategies NONE
MARK 2044 Marketing Research NONE
BUS 4000 Work Experience Prep Course NONE

Work Experience Semester

courses for work experience semester
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
COOP 4005 OR INTN 4005 Work Experience BUS4000


semester courses
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
COMP 4007 Computer Applications Involving Analytics MARK 2037
COMP 4020 Principles of eBusiness NONE
BUS 4017 Project Management NONE
MARK 1052 Mobile Marketing MARK 1051
MARK 1053 Emerging Platforms MARK 1051 & MARK 1043
MARK 1054 Strategic Marketing Project MARK 1027, MARK 1043 & MARK 1051

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates will be prepared for careers in a wide variety of sectors including digital promotional/advertising agencies, or digital/social marketing roles in corporations, government and not-for-profit organizations.

Potential positions may include:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist
  • Community Relations Manager
  • Web Marketing Co-ordinator
  • Content Marketing Specialist
  • Response Marketing Specialist
  • Mobile Marketing Specialist

Future Study Options 

For information on future study options, see

There are many pathways into the Digital Media Marketing Graduate Certificate B413 program including work, college programs and university programs. After graduating from the program, students can begin their career.

Tuition and Fees


$4,127.00 * †

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

This program includes 1 Work Experience semester. The tuition fee for this program does NOT include the cost of the Work Experience semester. The Work Experience fee of $450 covers the cost of the Work Experience Preparation course and Work Experience semester.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

  • College Advanced Diploma (3-year) or University Degree or demonstrated experience.

English Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

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Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit for more information.

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Student Success

Success Stories  

Azka Ijaz

"Digital Media Marketing is a one in a kind of program and it caters to the students either coming from a different background or already from the digital marketing field. This program will give you an equal opportunity to learn, explore & grow in the digital world. The best part of this program is its work experience term, which gives you a platform to work with some great employers. Joining GBC proves to be my best decision."

Azka Ijaz, Student, Digital Media Marketing Program

Anja Moore-Heighington

"In university I wrote papers about social media and now I'm participating in creating social media campaigns." Read more about Anja's story."

Anja Moore-Heighington, Student, Digital Media Marketing

Jennifer Nugent

"The Digital Media Marketing program is a one-of-a-kind program that is extremely relevant to the future of marketing. Coming straight from university, I knew I wanted to further my education in a way that would give me practical experience. This program helped me land an amazing co-op experience that has contributed to my learning significantly. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in learning from amazing professors who have the industry experience to take your education to the next level."

Jennifer Nugent, Student, Digital Media Marketing

John Wallace

"The Digital Media Marketing program is one of the first of its kind and really helps to provide you with the skills you need to become an expert in the digital space. Led by faculty with years of industry experience, the program teaches you exactly what employers are looking for."

John Wallace, Student, Digital Media Marketing

Contact Us

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Digital Media Marketing (B413)

For inquiries related to this program (for example, course-specific information) please contact the Program Coordinator:

John Hendrikx, Program Coordinator


Kathy Dumanski, Chair, School of Marketing

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