Consulting Program
(Postgraduate)
(B414)

2019-20202020-2021
  • Program Name:
    Consulting
  • Code: B414
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    8 months (2 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,302.00*
  • Experiential Learning:

    Client Project

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Overview

Program Overview

The Consulting graduate certificate program in Toronto prepares students for a career in consulting that could include working for a consulting firm, independently creating their own employment, or securing a business development role within an organization.

Full Description

The Consulting postgraduate program prepares students for a career in consulting that could include working for a consulting firm, independently creating their own employment, or securing a business development role within an organization.

The second semester focuses on client consulting project work. Students develop skills by working individually and/or in teams, doing research, analyzing client problems and providing recommendations to clients through our Consulting Hub.

Delivery

  • This full-time program is delivered in a blended format, combining face-to-face sessions with online delivery.
  • You will generally meet late afternoons, evenings, and weekends. This delivery format accommodates those who wish to work while taking this program.

This Centre for Business program is part of our School of Management.

Your Field Education Options

Students will engage in various consulting projects in their second semester to gain experience and demonstrate:

  • Development of parameters of a consulting project and building a client/consultant relationship
  • Creation and implementation of a project plan for the term of a consulting engagement
  • Preparation and implementation of the terms of reference and contracts for the term of the consulting engagement, including billing and payment schedules
  • Performing an environmental audit (external and internal) and conducting market research to diagnose the client problem(s)
  • Use of a range of consulting tools and techniques including: interviewing, research, and collaborative problem solving during the consulting process
  • Development and modelling of soft skills such as teamwork, customer service, communications and problem solving during the consulting process
  • Assessing the change readiness of the client’s organization through the use of change management skills and processes
  • Completing a client consulting project including contracting, data collection and analysis, recommendations and, as appropriate, implementation to the satisfaction of the client

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 Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Establish the parameters of a consulting project and build a client/consultant relationship.
  2. Create and implement a project plan for the term of a consulting engagement.
  3. Prepare and implement terms of reference and contracts for the term of the consulting engagement, including billing and payment schedules.
  4. Perform an environmental audit (internal and external) and conduct market research to diagnose the client problem(s)
  5. Use a range of consulting tools and techniques including: interviewing, research, collaborative problem solving during the consulting process.
  6. Develop and model soft skills such as teamwork, customer service, communications and problem solving during the consulting process.
  7. Assess the change readiness of the client’s organization through the use of change management skills and processes.
  8. Complete a client consulting project including contracting, data collection and analysis and recommendations and as appropriate implementation to the satisfaction of the client.

Courses

Required Courses

In order to graduate, you need to complete the following 7 Mandatory courses.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
MGMT 4011 Introduction to Consulting NONE
MGMT 4023 Project Management NONE
MGMT 4086 Change Management NONE
MGMT 4012 Strategic Analysis NONE
MGMT 4025 Business Research NONE
MGMT 4027 Financial Analysis NONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course Name Pre-requisite
MGMT 4020 Consulting Projects (Field Work) Successfully Completed Semester 1

Detailed course outlines

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Graduates of the program will have the potential to find employment in management, strategic planning, operations planning, consulting firms, or independently create their own employment.

Potential positions may include:

  • Internal Consultant in areas such as IT, HR, Finance
  • Consultant for a consulting firm
  • Independent Consultant

Industry

Toronto is home to the largest concentration of head offices and consultancies in the country. The Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) and George Brown College School of Management recently announced a new partnership that includes a student membership with the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.

Graduates of the Consulting graduate certificate program will earn work experience credits towards the professional experience requirements of the CMC designation. Visit the CMC Canada Association website for more information and details of the credentialing process.

Note: The requirements for each designation/certificate are set by the granting body, not George Brown College. In order to qualify for any of these designations/certifications, you need to follow the process listed on its website and meet all the requirements applicable to you.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

$4,302.00*

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

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

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

  • College Advanced Diploma (3-year) or Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 3 years of 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.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details.

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

How to Apply

Apply To

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

Student Success

Student Name
Sara Zubair

The Consulting program at George Brown provided a perfect balance between classroom and real world. Working with industry-leading organizations in my project provided me with the necessary competencies to be an effective consultant in the Canadian Market. This important part of the program led to being hired full-time by my client following finishing the final project and the program.

Contact Us

Information Sessions

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Domestic Student Admissions

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines, or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@georgebrown.ca or visit the Admissions section.

International Student Admissions

For inquiries about international admission requirements, permits and visas, accommodations, or anything specific to international students, please contact the International Centre at International@georgebrown.ca or visit George Brown International.
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2115

Fees and Financial Information

For inquiries about OSAP, Bursaries, Scholarships and other financial inquiries, please contact the Financial Aid Office at FinAid@georgebrown.ca or visit the Financial Aid section.

Entry Advising

For advice on the various program options and which program might be best suited for you, make an appointment to see an Entry Advisor. Please review these frequently asked questions.

Centre for Business

For questions regarding programs at the Centre for Business or if you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff are available to assist you.

For general inquiries, please contact the Centre for Business:
Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

Consulting (B414)

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

Mark Simpson, Program Co-ordinator

Email: msimpson@georgebrown.ca

Colin Williams, Chair, School of Management

Emailc.williams@georgebrown.ca

Book a Meeting with the Chair: centreforbusiness.as.me/managementprospective

Visit Our Campus

This program is offered out of our School of Management and classes take place at our St. James Campus, mainly at 200 King St. E., and 290 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON, Canada.

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