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Graduate Cert. in Advertising – Account Management

Humber College’s Advertising – Account Management graduate certificate program will prepare you to effectively manage the creative process for the benefit of clients at an advertising agency or within a client’s marketing department.

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Full-time Duration: 3 semesters
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: CAD 8,092 per semester
Location: Lakeshore Campus (Toronto, Canada)

This unique, writing-intensive Humber College’s Advertising – Account Management graduate certificate program prepares account managers for the advertising industry by exploring a balance of skills from the advertising and creative side of the communication process. An underpinning of the course work investigates how digital marketing and social media impact advertising today. Speakers from the industry, combined with current case studies, enable you to confidently present effective and efficient solutions. Building on your strong writing skills, you will develop other presentation and communication skills in order to better liaise with creative and commercial forces. By incorporating people skills and critical thinking skills, you will acquire the essential knowledge required to thrive in the fast-paced, creative world of advertising.

Graduates will be an asset in three key areas – client relationships, creativity and process management.

You will learn about the link between successful creative and client success criteria including return on investment (ROI) and revenue goals, and how to develop briefs that inspire grounded, effective and exciting work. Digital storytelling and new media are integrated throughout the program. An in-depth understanding of integrated marketing communications and its relationship to other aspects of the business will help you succeed in a complex and challenging field.

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Creative Brief Development
  • Introduction to Creative Development
  • Project Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Client/Agency Relationships

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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. Graduates will have the skills to work client-side, or in an agency team, in for-profit, not-for-profit and/or government marketing teams. Acquired skills can be put towards running your own company or working with in-house creative/marketing communications departments in organizations of all sizes.

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