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Green Business Management

Green Business Management

Program Code:GBM
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

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.

Students will be placed with corporate partners, while attending classes, for one day a week near the end of the Fall term and two 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.. 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.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • 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.


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Your Career

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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Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
Eco-Productivity in the Workplace I
Development Theory and Sustainability Models
Sustainable Development: Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow
Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Green Marketing and Consumerism
Sustainability Business Plan
Semester 2
Sustainable Management
Eco-Productivity in the Workplace II
Sustainable Leadership

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/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
GBM703 Sustainable Management 3
GBM800 Eco-Productivity in the Workplace II 3
GBM801 Sustainable Leadership 3
GBM803 Ecopreneurship 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Kevin Gumbs
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22489
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Aaron Bradley
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22462
Program Contacts:
Program Student Advisor: Aniko Murtescu
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22675
Program Coordinator: Michael Reade
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22753
Program Chair (Acting): Mike Sparling
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26975
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Seneca graduate Jame talks about the need for green business practices and how Seneca prepares its students in this growing sector. Video