McMaster University’s Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) in Hamilton, Ont., is now offering golf management education.
Having recently acquired the Golf Management Institute of Canada’s (GMIC) online program in golf and resort management, McMaster will offer this program specifically designed for the global golf and resort industry, beginning in August.
With over 32,000 golf facilities in more than 200 countries, adult learners and professionals looking to enter the global industry will have the opportunity to sharpen their management skills through a diploma program offered by McMaster University’s Centre for Continuing Education (CCE).
Students who complete the 10-course online program will earn both a diploma from McMaster University and an industry credential from the GMIC.
“I am delighted that we are able to offer this program,” said director Lorraine Carter.
“It is an important complement to our existing business programs and a commitment by McMaster’s Centre for Continuing Education to offer new and diverse programs. In particular, this program demonstrates our emerging interest in learning opportunities, not only in business but in specific areas of business practice,” said Carter.
Students will take courses in a wide range of areas pertaining to golf and resort management, including golf club governance, finance, strategic management, marketing, human resources, turf management, golf course design and entrepreneurship.
“The original GMIC online program in golf management was developed in 1999 to train future leaders of the Canadian golf industry,” said GMIC founder Grant Fraser.
“Over the past 18 years, the GMIC has successfully done this. Now, through McMaster’s Centre for Continuing Education, the program will only get better. McMaster University has a world-class reputation, and to be able to offer this unique program through one of Canada’s best universities is truly an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to pursue a management career in the global golf and resort industry,” he added.
With a flexible, part-time schedule, students who wish to earn their diploma in less than a year can do so by taking two online courses at a time.
“Studying online provides learners with the convenience and flexibility to pursue new career options, so they don’t need to quit their jobs,” said Fraser.“We’ve always described the program as one that brings the business of golf to the student. It’s very user-friendly.”
The program is an open enrollment program, which means that no application is required. Interested students can register here.