Golf Opportunities

The Graduate Studies Diploma in Golf Operations Management
[See list of courses below]

The Graduate Studies Diploma in Golf Operations Management program is specifically designed for individuals interested in pursuing a management career in the golf industry. The program is comprised of 10 golf management courses offered in a collaborative environment entirely online.

Upon completing the program, students will obtain a Graduate Studies Diploma in Golf Operations Management from the GMIC, a Certificate of Completion in Golf Operations from Wilfrid Laurier University and an additional Certification in Golf Management from the PGA of Canada upon becoming a Class "A" member of the association.

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You are free to take individual courses or take all 10 to satisfy the requirements of the program. The sequence of courses is flexible.  Our proprietary on-line education model provides a rich and flexible environment to learn. Courses engage all participants by using leading edge content and collaborative functionality.

Each course involves a weekly live session where participants from all over Canada and the world, together with the expert professor, collaborate to develop understanding and promote ideas.

There are 8 weekly sessions per course (except Golf Club Governance- 6 sessions). Each course will be evaluated on the basis of experiential assignments and/or tests, which ground your knowledge in the subject area. Work can be completed with the flexibility to satisfy work and family commitments. Some courses will be more involved than others.

The entire program can be completed in a approximately 1 year, 2 months (we offer two courses every 10 weeks), although you can take as long as you need. There are opportunities for exemption based on previous academic work and some courses can be completed independently.

We trust that you will find our unique on-line courses to be both educational and enjoyable.

To register, click here.

Course List & Schedule: Click on a course title for a course description.
[courses can be taken in any sequence]

Golf Club Governance

Sponsored by Golf Association of Ontario (GAO)

May 26 - Jul 7, 2015 $599
Finance for Non-Financial Managers
in the Golf Industry

Sponsored by Global Golf Advisors

May 28 - Jul 16, 2015
Human Resources Management
in Golf Operations
Jul 28 - Sep 15, 2015 $599
Strategic Management in Golf Operations * Jul 30 - Sep 17, 2015 $599
Business Law for Golf Managers * Oct 6 - Nov 24, 2015 $599
Marketing Management
in Golf Operations
Oct 8 - Nov 26, 2015 $599
Golf Course Design & Construction /
Turf Management

Sponsored by GT Golf & Turf and John Deere
Jan 12 - Mar 1, 2016 $599
Food & Beverage Management Jan 14 - Mar 3, 2016 $599
Retail Management in Golf Operations *

Sponsored by the Canadian Golf Industry Association (CGIA)

Mar 15 - May 3, 2016 $599
Entrepreneurship in the Golf Industry

Sponsored by the John Dobson Foundation
Mar 17 - May 5, 2016 $599
Members of major industry associations such as NGCOA, CGSA, CSCM, GCSAA, PGA of Canada, CGIA or GAO will receive a 10% discount on course registrations upon providing proof of membership.

Registrants entering the program as of March 2010 will also receive a Certificate of Completion in Golf Operations from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Courses allow for great flexibility in learning at your own pace. You can review the material at any time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each course does involve a live meeting one evening per week (7-9pm EST).

At the live meeting, you will collaborate online with expert faculty and other participants from around the world.

* Textbooks are recommended for these courses only and are made available in electronic or print form from the publisher - at considerable discounts (depending on the learning style of the individual, textbooks are optional).
* All course fees are tax deductible - official tax receipt issued upon request at end of the
  calendar year (for Canadian participants only).

Refund Policy:

A course fee refund is provided only before the start of the course.  After the first session, no refund will be provided - however, the paid fee can be used towards a future course.

Apply Now:

To apply to the GMIC program, please complete the online application, or CLICK HERE to download the program application form.  Once accepted, you will receive course registration emails every 10 weeks.

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