This Strategic Relationship Marketing graduate certificate program in Toronto provides students the foundational knowledge and applied skills that employers value in the area of Strategic Relationship Marketing. Students of this program will learn how to combine marketing acumen with analytics to turn insights into sound marketing strategy.


Program name
Strategic Relationship Marketing
Experiential learning
Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required
12 months (2 semesters in-class, 1 semester work experience)
Starting month
September, January
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2018 Closed
Jan. 2019 Closed
May 2019 N/A
International students
Sept. 2018 Closed
Jan. 2019 Closed
May 2019 N/A

Full Description

This Strategic Relationship Marketing graduate certificate program in Toronto provides students the foundational knowledge and applied skills that employers value in the area of Strategic Relationship Marketing. Students of this program will learn how to combine marketing acumen with analytics to turn insights into sound marketing strategy. This involves capturing and harnessing vast amounts of information to provide insights about how to market to different customers with targeted one-to-one communications. In the final semester, student teams apply the concepts learned to a real business situation.

This learning experience will enable you to:

  • Gather, analyze and interpret data in order to make sound marketing decisions.
  • Create a professional marketing plan using marketing planning processes and tools.
  • Create professional marketing reports and presentations using industry standard software.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate a Strategic Relationship Marketing project.


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Experiential Learning

Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required

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 then apply for these opportunities and go through a competitive interview process. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe would 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 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

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Create a professional marketing plan using a standard marketing planning process and tools.
  2. Create professional marketing reports and presentations using industry standard software.
  3. Create and implement a professional business format to communicate effectively with customers and co-workers.
  4. Gather, analyze and interpret primary and secondary data in order to make sound marketing decisions.
  5. Plan, implement and evaluate a marketing project using an industry recognized process.
  6. Develop a marketing plan using marketing metrics (NPV, LTV and ROI) to evaluate the decisions and outcomes.
  7. Develop and implement a marketing research project that includes sampling, recruitment, field management, data tabulation and analysis.

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B409 program, you need to complete the following 13 Mandatory courses and 1 Work Experience Term

Printable Curriculum Planner 2018-2019pdf file


semester courses
CodeCourse NamePre-requisite
COMP 1192Computer Applications for Database MarketingNONE
MARK 1024Marketing Seminar SeriesNONE
MARK 1027Marketing ManagementNONE
MARK 2037Database Marketing Strategies INONE
MARK 4005Applied Business CommunicationsNONE
STAT 4000Statistics for MarketingNONE
BUS 4000Work Experience Prep CourseNONE

Work Experience Term

semester courses
CodeCourse NamePre-requisite
COOP 4004 or INTN 4004Work Experience TermBUS 4000


semester courses
CodeCourse NamePre-requisite
COMP 4035Computer Applications for Database Marketing IICOMP 1192 & STAT 4000
MARK 1107Direct and Interactive MarketingMARK 2037
MARK 2040Strategic ProjectMARK 2037 & MARK 1027
MARK 4007Marketing ResearchSTAT 4000
MARK 4008Data Mining & ModelingMARK 2037 & STAT 4000
MARK 4012Marketing MetricsMARK 1027

Detailed course outlines

Your Career

You will be prepared for careers in a variety of customer-centric sectors, such as telecommunications and media, not-for-profit, retail, financial services and marketing services agencies. Graduates from the program have found employment as:

  • Marketing Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • Business Data Analyst
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Database Marketing Coordinator
There are many pathways into the Strategic Relationship Marketing Graduate Certificate B409 program including work, college programs and university programs. After graduating from the program, students can begin their career.


$4,152.00* †

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 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 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.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

Admission Requirements

  • College Advanced Diploma (3-year) or Bachelor's Degree or demonstrated, relevant work experience (resume and references required).

English Language Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English language proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission. In addition, applicants who are considered for admission to the program based solely on their work experience will be required to provide proof of English proficiency at the college level, and may be required to write the George Brown College English admission assessment

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Course Exemptions

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

International (Visa) Students

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Success Stories

Bailie Ross, Student, Strategic Relationship Marketing Program“I’d always been interested in marketing and I sort of shopped around the schools in the GTA. I called some employers to find out where they hire out of. A lot of them recommended George Brown. I find that the learning in most of our courses is very interactive. We get a chance to learn and then apply that learning into different case studies, different presentations. Taking this year to invest in my future has really been worthwhile. I know I’ve got marketable skills.” Hear more about Bailie Ross’ story in our video.
Bailie Ross (Student, Strategic Relationship Marketing)
Riddhi Modi, Strategic Relationship Marketing Student

"I came to Canada leaving behind the corporate world to pursue my dreams and it was indeed a big milestone to achieve. Strategic Relationship Marketing is the most intense and practical program for marketers interested in data analytics, market research and consumer insights. The on-campus and off-campus opportunities are amazing at George Brown and they gave me a chance to develop industry relationships. I ended up doing a co-op in the Marketing department of the college and the experience has been incredible. It has definitely opened many doors to pursue a full-time job later in the field of marketing. My potential has been best recognized here and I am proud to choose George Brown College as a stepping stone to my success."

Riddhi Modi (Student, Strategic Relationship Marketing)

Faraz Thambi Strategic Relationship Marketing

“I chose the Strategic Relationship Marketing graduate certificate because it intersects between relationship marketing and database marketing, which gave me an edge over a traditional program.” Read Faraz's story in our Alumni Success Stories

Faraz Thambi (Graduate 2012, Strategic Relationship Marketing)

Business Analyst, Rivit Global

Rick Li B409

"I came to Canada as an immigrant from China without any local working experience. The B409 program gave me much-needed local industry experience and solid technical skills, which not only landed me a position in the financial industry straight out of school, but also built a solid foundation for me to progress my career further in the analytics field. Furthermore, the combination of the well-structured program, experienced and dedicated professors from both academia and industry, and stimulating group studies with classmates made the learning experience all the more enjoyable and rewarding.”

Rick Li (Graduate 2004, Strategic Relationship Marketing)

Manager, Strategic Insight Reporting, RBC

Laney Galloway B409

"Going to the George Brown postgraduate Strategic Relationship Marketing program was the step I needed to help me start my career. The program introduced me to the broader aspects of marketing, including the industry, networking, how to look for a job and how to interview for one. My professors drew from their real world marketing careers to help me learn to think strategically and taught me practical skills that helped me establish my value quickly once working. Hands down, I would not be where I am today had I not signed up for the postgraduate Strategic Relationship Marketing program at George Brown.”

Laney Galloway (Graduate 2006, Strategic Relationship Marketing)

Senior Account Manager, Commercial Financial Services, RBC

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Strategic Relationship Marketing (B409)

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

Anne Iarocci, Program Co-ordinator


Kathy Dumanski, Chair, School of Marketing


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