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Considering a degree at Trent University? You’ve made a great choice. Trent University is a wonderful place to pursue your academic journey.

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Building on a tradition of academic excellence spanning nearly four decades, Trent Durham offers a dynamic and rigorous education experience grounded in the social sciences and humanities and unparalleled in the Durham Region and eastern GTA.

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Post-Graduate Certificate in Marketing & Entrepreneurship

New post-graduate program now accepting applications for Fall 2017

Are you interested in starting your own business, patenting an idea, or working in a corporation or small enterprise? Want to prepare for a career in the exciting fields of sales, product development or brand management? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the new post-graduate certificate in Marketing & Entrepreneurship at Trent University is for you. 

You will explore everything you need to know about the strategic implementation of ideas from the incubation phase to the marketplace. Topics such as entrepreneurship, marketing, branding, and advertising will be covered in order to provide you with the foundational tools to start a business, pursue a passion for research and innovation, or simply to improve marketability to potential employers. 

Are you a 2017 Trent graduate?

As a 2017 Trent grad, you qualify for direct admission to our new post-graduate certificate in Marketing & Entrepreneurship. No need to apply. Registering is easy – just send a confirmation email to admissions@trentu.ca from your Trent University account. We will also waive the application fee.

For more information about this special offer call 1-888-739-8885.

New for fall 2016 and offered at both Trent’s campuses in Peterborough and Durham, this intensive post-graduate certificate program is open to students who hold an undergraduate degree from any accredited university. The certificate can be taken full-time or part-time and can be completed in as little as one year.

This program will be of interest to recent graduates wishing to acquire good business acumen in the area of entrepreneurship and marketing. Graduates from sciences, social sciences, and the humanities will find the courses particularly engaging should they wish to start their own business, market an innovation, or patent a recent idea or product. The strategic implementation of ideas from the incubation phase to the marketplace is also explored.

The new postgraduate certificate in Marketing & Entrepreneurship at Trent covers such topics as entrepreneurship, marketing, branding, and advertising, which will provide graduates with the foundational tools to start a business, pursue a passion for research and innovation, or simply to improve marketability to potential employers.

Application Procedure

Candidates who have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university may get more information and apply online here.

Application Procedure for Trent Graduates

If you are currently studying at Trent  or are a recent graduate different procedures apply – email admissions@trentu.ca stating your interest in the Marketing & Entrepreneurship Certificate and which campus you wish to attend (Durham or Peterborough).


The Certificate program consists of the following 5.0 credits:

1.5 ADMN credits consisting of ADMN 2080H, 2100H, and 3420H
3.5 ADMN credits from ADMN 2010H, 3021H, 3150H, 3160H, 3170H, 3430H, 3441H, 3750H, or 3870H


ADMN 2010H: Management Skills
ADMN 2080H: Managerial and Market Research
ADMN 2100H: Intro to Marketing
ADMN 3021H: Fundamentals of Management Accounting
ADMN 3150H: Advertising
ADMN 3160H: Branding
ADMN 3170H: Introduction to Retail Marketing
ADMN 3420H: Entrepreneurship
ADMN 3430H: New Venture Planning and Design
ADMN 3441H: Social Enterprise and Social Innovation
ADMN-COIS 3750H: Online Marketing
ADMN 3870H: Internship


  • For individual course descriptions, see Business Administration (p. 47 of the Academic Calendar). Please consult the academic timetable, available at trentu.ca/timetable, for information on when courses will be scheduled in 2016/17.
  • Transfer credits:  only 1.0 credit may be used towards the certificate. The courses for transfer credit may be from Trent or another accredited university provided a minimum grade of 60% has been achieved.
  • Attention graduates of Seneca's Advanced Diploma is Business Administration: Entrepreneurship and Small Business - you are eligble to submit an application to this program. Click here for more information