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Advertising - Account Management

Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Code: 15051 Length: 2 semesters

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To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements:

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $6,190.16
  • international $14,800.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

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Program Contact(s)

Marilyn Cresswell
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3022


Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386

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In order to continue with your application for Advertising – Account Management, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and results of these secondary requirements. This contains all the information you need to prepare and submit secondary requirements for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Secondary Requirements

Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter that describes their interest and background in this field of study. Experience in this field is not required. Some work experience is considered an asset.

Submission Instructions

Applicants must submit the resume and cover letter through SlideRoom. SlideRoom is a secure site where secondary requirements are collected, scored and stored. Log-in to and create your free account. There will be additional instructions once your account has been created.

Applicants must meet both academic and secondary requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission.

All secondary requirements will be evaluated and a score will be calculated by the academic school.

Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be
released by phone.

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee
Total $3,095.08 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,501.57 $6,618.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $90.00 $90.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee
Total $3,095.08 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,501.57 $6,618.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $90.00 $90.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

The Humber Advertising – Account Management graduate certificate program will train you to manage the creative process for the benefit of clients at advertising agencies. Graduates will have the skills to work in either a client or agency team – in for-profit, not-for-profit and/or government marketing teams. The content is primarily directed at advertising agencies’ account manager roles but also adapts well to other communication – or design-based companies. Skills learned can apply to running your own company or working with in-house creative/marketing communications departments in any size organization.

This unique program prepares account managers for the advertising industry by exploring a balance of skills from both the advertising side and creative side of the communication process. By incorporating both people skills and critical thinking skills, you will acquire the essential skills required to succeed in the fast-paced creative world of advertising.

Experienced faculty will assist you in developing your writing and analytical skills. Graduates will be an asset in three key areas:

  • Client Relationships – through a deep understanding of the client, their personal and business needs; and through an ability to marshal the agency’s (particularly creative) resource in an efficient and effective manner
  • Creativity – through an understanding of the creative product, the consumer and the process to get to the most powerful creative work
  • Process Management – through the efficient planning and management of the creative process

You will learn about the link between successful creative and client success criteria including return on investment (ROI) and revenue goals. Digital, storytelling and new media are integrated throughout the course curriculum. These skills are key to the successful management of creative projects from concept to completion – relating to product or service communications. This is a writing intensive program. An in-depth understanding of integrated marketing communications and its relationship to other aspects of the business will help you succeed in the complex communication horizon that exists today.

Courses Program Standards

Work Placement

The two-month unpaid work placement can start as early as May or as late as July. Faculty work with students to help them find a suitable placement opportunity.

The Humber Experience

Advertising and Graphic Design video

Watch this video to learn more about the Pixel Perfect event.

The Humber Advantage

Humber AdCentre

The Humber AdCentre was launched as a live lab to provide students with real work opportunities before entering the industry.

Instead of just being given just a grade for assignments, students are provided with a chance to work with real clients, on actual accounts, receiving first-hand experience in the field.

Working with established businesses will not only prepare students for the fast-paced excitement of the industry, but will also help develop portfolio work and reference points for interviews.

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Your Career

Graduates of this program may find employment as advertising and account managers, advertising managers, junior account managers, assistant account managers, account executives, and account liaison officers.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.