Business - Marketing - 319

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
The best of both worlds — develop expertise in several areas of marketing practice and gain fundamental understanding of the broader business environment.

Program Highlights

Note: An additional requirement based on overall grades may be required to proceed into some programs.

What you'll learn

  • How to conduct market research and create marketing strategies for real clients.
  • Verbal and written communication skills as you prepare reports and presentations.
  • Web marketing strategies and tools.
  • Use computer simulation to model an international product launch.

Program Length

2 academic years (periods of 8 months)

Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.

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Program delivery

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Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 11 Mathematics, C, M or U level or equivalent (M or U level recommended)

Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Options are available for mature applicants.

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Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

$864.60 $758.46
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Compulsory Program Fees

$0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,218.64 $2,112.50
Total 1st Year Fees $4,331.14

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.


    2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

    Description Semester 1 Semester 2

    Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees

    $8,355.00 $8,355.00
    Co-op Fees N/A N/A

    Program Compulsory Fees

    $0.00 $0.00

    International Tax Recovery

    $450.00 $375.00
    Total International Charges Per Semester $8,805.00 $8,730.00
    Total 1st Year Fees $17,535.00

    If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

    Additional Information

    Financial Assistance

    When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

    As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

    Available Financial Assistance Resources:

    Apply for Awards:

    By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

    Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

    Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

    Course Overview & Descriptions

    Click on the course title for a course description.

    Experiential Learning

    How you’ll gain skills

    • Working in student teams with real clients in Mohawk’s learning lab, The Agency, Mohawk’s student-run marketing and advertising agency.
    • Case study analysis, role playing and online simulations.

    The Agency

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    The Agency is an experiential learning facility operating within the McKeil School of Business at Mohawk College. Students from a variety of programs including Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing, Graphics and Broadcast Media collaborate in developing real world marketing and communications solutions for selected non-profit organizations and start-up companies in the greater Hamilton area.

    All projects with our client/partners are integrated into the curriculum and students are marked on what they do. They work under close faculty supervision as they develop effective marketing communications solutions relevant to meeting clear client objectives.

    Learn more about The Agency

    Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

    In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

    Career Opportunities

    Your future career options

    • Marketing Program Coordinator
    • Merchandising Manager
    • Territory Manager and Inside Sales Representative
    • Product Analyst and Planner
    • Social Media Program Coordinator
    • Buyer and Purchasing Agent
    • Customer Service Representative
    • Communications Co-ordinator
    • Brand Assistant

    Where you could work includes:

    • Consumer and Durable Goods Manufacturing and Marketing
    • Retailing
    • Wholesaling
    • Banking, Insurance and Financial Services
    • Advertising
    • Real Estate
    • Government
    • Not-for-Profit Organizations and Fundraising

    Educational Pathways


    Pathways to Mohawk 

    If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

    Pathways within Mohawk

    If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

    We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

    This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

    Pathways beyond Mohawk

    Earn a degree:

    • Athabasca University - Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations, Bachelor of Management
    • Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Griffith University - Bachelor of Business
    • Niagara University - Bachelor of Science in Management, Marketing, Economics or Finance
    • Robert Gordon University - BA (Hons) Management with Marketing, BA (Hons) International Business Management, BA (Hons) Events Management, BA (Hons) Fashion Management, BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management, BA (Hons) International Tourism Management, BA (Hons) Media, BA (Hons) Public Relations

    See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

    Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

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    Domestic Canadian Students

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    International Students

    Contact International Student Recruitment
    Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
    Contact International
    Phone: 1-905-575-2254
    Toll free phone numbers:
    For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
    North China: 10-800-714-2521
    South China: 10-800-140-2541
    Brazil: 0800-022-7408
    Philippines: 180011102544

    Contact International Admissions
    Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
    Contact International Admissions
    Phone: 1-905-575-2254

    *Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

    Accessible Learning Services

    Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

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    Scott Merwin's Headshot

    "The theoretical portion of the Mohawk Marketing program is by far one of the best. Between the facility and faculty, you have every resource at your disposal. Even more important than that though, are the extra opportunities you have to increase your real-world experience. While at Mohawk, I joined a team of students who competed in a case competition with 33 other colleges from across Canada. The experience and connections we gained from competing in this event were invaluable, not to mention the feeling of winning Gold at the national level!"

    Scott, Business Marketing Graduate 2015

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    "My experience in the Marketing program was extremely insightful and enjoyable. It provided me with the foundation that I needed to be ready to enter the work force and be successful in my career. I have the ability to build a rapport rapidly with my colleagues and customers. I accredit this to the Marketing program as it involves a significant amount of group work, teaching you personability and to work effectively in a team. The presentation skills that I acquired at Mohawk have aided my success in closing projects with customers and my ability to open new high volume accounts."

    Kendra, Business Marketing Graduate, 2014

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    "I would recommend this program to any individual looking to pursue a career in Marketing. The professors at Mohawk College bring experienced knowledge from within the industry and provide a great support, working with their students to help you reach your academic goals. With many things being data-driven in today’s world, the professors teach leading analytical skills, coaching their students how to not only gather data but how to analyze and strategize, creating more successful marketing efforts. The professors within the Marketing Program at Mohawk College helped turn my passion into a great learning experience."

    Alyssa, Business Marketing Graduate, 2016

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    "The experienced professors are the most valuable assets of this program. We learned so much from successful instructors instead of from textbooks. And we had great chances to apply all kinds of marketing skills in class with our classmates. My advice to all future International students: dig into every resource including the library and the learning support centre - that’s how I learned the most."

    Allen, Business Marketing Graduate 2013

    Julia Jarusauskas

    I am currently the Communications and Events Coordinator for the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, and I love what I do! I plan and execute over 20 events in the year, and promote the Chamber on a daily basis. My Mohawk education opened the door to many opportunities. Mohawk College was the stepping-stone that prepared me for my future. All those projects, presentations, exams and tests are worth it, when you land a job post-graduation!

    Julia Jarusauskas, Graduate 2014