This Digital Media Marketing graduate certificate program offers engaging digital marketing courses that teach students the foundational knowledge and applied skills employers value in digital marketing. This program is delivered as a combination of traditional in-class, hybrid (which combines online delivery with in-class instruction), and fully online classes. Note that overall approximately 40% of the teaching is delivered online. We continually update the course and delivery methods based on employer and student feedback.

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

Domestic students
Sept. 2018 Closed
Jan. 2019 Closed
May 2019 Closed
International students
This program is currently only available to domestic students.

Full Description

In the Digital Media Marketing graduate certificate, students will develop the foundational knowledge and applied skills that employers value in digital marketing. Key areas covered in the program are: social media marketing, mobile marketing, search marketing (SEO), web and content marketing and emerging platforms. In the final semester, students work on a capstone strategic project.

The Digital Media Marketing program is offered in Toronto through a combination of in-class, hybrid and online courses, with approximately 40% 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 social media marketing 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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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 term 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 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 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. Develop a promotion mix for marketing a product or service based on an identified target market.
  2. Develop pricing strategies which take into account perceived value, competitive pressures, and corporate objectives.
  3. Develop strategies for the efficient distribution of products and services.
  4. Determine strategies for developing new products and services that are consistent with evolving market needs.
  5. Evaluate results of marketing activities using criteria related to budgeted sales, costs, and profits.
  6. Formulate a marketing plan including marketing objectives, marketing mix, strategies, budgetary considerations, and evaluation criteria.
  7. Communicate marketing information persuasively and accurately in oral, written, and graphic formats.
  8. Prepare and deliver a sales presentation.
  9. Evaluate the viability of marketing a product or service in an international market or markets.
  10. Conduct primary research on market conditions in order to determine existing and potential levels of activity for particular products and services.
  11. Apply human resource and leadership knowledge and skills to enhance performance with individuals and teams to contribute to the successful marketing function of an enterprise.
  12. Employ marketing management techniques in the planning, directing, and controlling of an enterprise.
  13. Develop personal professional development strategies and plans to enhance leadership, management skills, and marketing expertise.
  14. Develop strategies to establish working relationships with clients, customers, and consumers which maintain and strengthen their loyalty to his/her organization.
  15. Apply the principles of business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
  16. Prepare the marketing component of a business plan.

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 Fall 2018pdf file
Printable Curriculum Planner Winter/Spring 2019pdf file


semester courses
Course CodeCourses (Mandatory)Pre-requisite
MARK 1051Social Media MarketingNONE
MARK 2037Database Marketing StrategiesNONE
MARK 4005Applied Business CommunicationNONE
MARK 4019Fundamentals of Marketing and IMCNONE
MARK 4020Owned Media MarketingNONE
MARK 4021Analytics for Digital MarketingNONE
BUS 4000Work Experience Prep CourseNONE

Work Experience Term

*** Effective as of Winter 2019 intake, Work Experience Semester will take place at the end of semester 2 and not in the middle of semester 1 and 2.

semester courses
Course CodeCourses (Mandatory)Pre-requisite
COOP 4005 or INTN 4005Work Experience TermBUS 4000


semester courses
Course CodeCourses (Mandatory)Pre-requisite
MARK 1024Marketing Seminar SeriesNONE
MARK 1044Search MarketingMARK 4020
MARK 1054Strategic Marketing ProjectSuccessful completion of semester 1
MARK 4022Content MarketingMARK 4020, MARK 1051
MARK 4023Paid Media MarketingMARK 4021
MARK 4024Intro to Omni Channel MarketingMARK 4019

Detailed course outlines

Your Career

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

Potential positions may include:

  • Account Coordinator – SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Social Media Associate
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Digital Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • 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.


$4,370.00 * †

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.

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 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

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Success Stories

Anja Moore-Heighington

"In university I wrote papers about social media and now I'm participating in creating social media campaigns."

Anja Moore-Heighington (Graduate 2015, Digital Media Marketing)

Communications and Resource Development Coordinator, St. Alban's Boys and Girls Club

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 significantly to my learning. 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 (Graduate 2015, Digital Media Marketing)

Digital Trendmaster, Brand Heroes

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 (Graduate 2015, Digital Media Marketing)

Account Manager, SOS Design Inc.

zka Ijaz, Student, Digital Media Marketing Program

"Digital Media Marketing is a one-of-a-kind program and it caters to 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 and 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 George Brown College proves to be my best decision."

Azka Ijaz (Student, Digital Media Marketing)

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Digital Media Marketing (B413)

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

Blair Smith, Program Co-ordinator


Kathy Dumanski, Chair, School of Marketing


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