Tom Schellenberg
Alumnus who works at world class golf courses

Bachelor of Business (Golf Management)

General information

Program code
8 Semesters (4 Years)
Bachelor's Degree

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2016 Barrie

Program description

This program provides students with a degree-level education in business management with an applied focus on the golf industry. Students will develop the knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, methodologies, current trends, theoretical approaches and assumptions to manage effectively in the golf industry. Graduates are prepared to think critically and innovatively, and to professionally apply business management skills.

Effective fall 2016, Georgian will no longer be offering the Bachelor of Business (Golf Management) degree but will be launching the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Golf Management).

Why study Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Golf Management) at Georgian?


100% job placement rate 

See what kind of position you can expect when you graduate

  • Golf professional
  • Teaching professional
  • Director of golf operation
  • Assistant manager
  • Clubhouse manager
  • Golf project manager
  • Golf retail manager
  • Manufacturer’s account representative
  • Golf association executive staff

In addition to these on-course positions, degree students will have a wide variety of off-course opportunities within the golf industry as well.


  • Scotland and Florida excursions included in tuition
  • Field trips to numerous golf properties, associations and manufacturers plus playing privileges at many area golf courses


  • Unique co-op structure (three paid co-op work terms) prepares grads for management positions in the golf industry
  • Co-op opportunities across Canada, the US, UK, Asia and beyond – with dedicated co-op co-ordinators to assist in job search

Our students have worked at some of the world’s top golf, resort and country club facilities, see where!

  • Castle Stuart Golf Links – Inverness, Scotland
  • Muirfield Village Golf Club – Dublin, Ohio
  • TPC Sawgrass – Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
  • The National Golf Club of Canada – Woodbridge, Ont.
  • Bandon Dunes Golf Resort – Bandon, Ore.
  • Beacon Hall Golf Cub – Aurora, Ont.
  • Hamilton Golf and Country Club – Hamilton, Ont.
  • Mississaugua Golf and Country Club – Mississaugua, Ont.
  • Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course – Banff, Alta.
  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – Jasper, Alta.
  • Country Club of North Carolina – Pinehurst, N.C.

Connected faculty

Instructional staff of widely connected industry experts

See some of the organizations we work with

Golf resorts, clubs and courses: 
  • The National Golf Club of Canada, ON
  • Beacon Hall Golf and Country Club, ON
  • St. Andrews Links Trust, Scotland
  • TPC Sawgrass, FL
  • Murfield Village, OH
  • Castle Stuart Golf Links, Scotland
  • Fairmont Banff Springs and Jasper Park Lodge, AB
  • Orange County National, FL
  • Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, BC
  • Laguna National Golf & Country Club, Singapore
  • Bandon Dunes Resort, OR
  • Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, FL
  • Country Club of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC


  • TaylorMade/Adidas
  • Acushnet
  • Puma
  • Cobra
  • Greg Norman
  • Loft 8


  • Nicklaus Design
  • The Golf Channel
  • British Golf Museum
  • HD Golf Simulators
  • V1 Golf
  • Full Swing Golf Simulators
  • The Old Course Hotel

Associations and tours:

  • Golf Canada
  • Golf Association of Ontario
  • PGA of Canada
  • National Golf Course Owner’s Association
  • Canadian Society of Club Managers
  • Canadian Golf Course Superintendent’s Association
  • GTA Amateur Tour



State-of-the-art indoor golf instructional lab (HD Golf Simulator, V1 teaching software, TOMI putting analysis)

Check out our facilities


Practicing in the HD Golf Simulator

HD Golf Simulator

Students in our golf programs have access to an industry leading, state-of-the-art golf simulator and instructional software package in our on-campus golf lab.

Our simulator, High Definition Golf, is utilized by the golf program throughout the indoor season, giving our students an opportunity to not only socialize and play golf with their classmates, but to learn about this leading edge technology.

To complement the simulator, students are also exposed to our V1 full-swing teaching software program, and the TOMI putting analysis system.


Unique curriculum

  • Industry-specific courses
  • A solid foundation in business with courses in finance, marketing, management, economics and law
  • Pathways to master’s programs at several universities
James Skrypec (left) and then world #1 Ranked golfer Luke Donald at his 2011 co-op at Castle Stuart Golf Links, Scotland
Student James Skrypec (left) meets former world top-ranked golfer Luke Donald while on his co-op at Castle Stuart Golf Links, Scotland.
A large group of golf course owners and students pose together
The class of 2013 proudly hosted the National Golf Course Owner’s Association.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • minimum overall average of 65 per cent
  • six Grade 12 U or M level courses
  • Grade 12 English U
  • Grade 12 U level Mathematics.

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with a minimum overall average of 65 per cent with six Grade 12 U or M level courses, Grade 12 English (U) (ENG4U) and any Grade 12 U level Mathematics.

Students presenting equivalent qualifications will also be considered for admission. A second grade 12 university or university/college Mathematics course is highly recommended.

Non-Secondary school applicants (21 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics taken at Georgian College
  • College diploma programs such as: Golf Facilities Operation Management*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the advanced or university level with a minimum overall average of 65%)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Selection process

Selection is based on academic grades and subject prerequisites; applicants must meet minimum averages to receive final acceptance.


View the Bachelor of Bus (Golf Mgmt) articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Core Courses

ACTG1000 Introduction to Accounting
ACTG2000 Accounting Applications
BSNS2001 Ethics for Business
BSNS3000 Entrepreneurship and the Small Business Plan
BSNS3002 Services and Product Innovation
BSNS4001 Service Excellence
BSNS4002 Business Policy Capstone
BSNS4004 Principles of Networking
COSC1000 Computer Studies for Managers in Golf
ECNM1000 Microeconomics
ECNM1001 Macroeconomics
FINC3001 Financial Measurement and Analysis
GLFD1000 Golf Etiquette and Game Improvement
GLFD1001 Rules and History of Golf
GLFD2000 Golf Etiquette and Game Improvement 2
GLFD2003 Sales Concepts and Applications for the Golf Industry
GLFD3001 Agronomy for the Golf Industry
GLFD3002 Pro Shop Retail Management
GLFD4001 Golf Course Design and Construction
GLFD4002 Golf Club Administration and Governance
HRMG4000 Human Resource Management
HSPM3000 Food Service Operations Mgmt
HSPM3001 Event Management
MNGM1000 Leadership
MRKT1000 Introduction to Marketing
MRKT1002 Marketing
MNGM2001 Project Management
MNGM4001 Inspiring People for / to Exceptional Performance
HSPM4000 Food Service Control Systems
JURI1000 Legal Aspects in Golf Management
MRKT3001 Marketing Analysis
BSNS2004 Organizational Behaviour
FINC3003 Corporate Finance
MATS2000 Business Mathematics
MNGM1001 Management Principles
MRKT1001 Consumer Behaviour
MNGM4008 Management of Service-Based Organizations
BSNS1003 Business Communications

Elective Non-Core Courses

Co-op Work Terms

COOP1024 Golf Degree Work Term 1
COOP2019 Golf Degree Work Term 2
COOP3011 Golf Degree Work Term 3

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