Tom Schellenberg
Alumnus who works at world class golf courses

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Golf Management)

General information

Program code
8 Semesters (4 Years)
Honours Bachelor Degree

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 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.

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


  • 100% job placement rate in positions such as general manager, clubhouse manager, director of golf, golf professional, food and beverage manager and many off-course industry-related careers.


  • 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

Connected faculty

  • Instructional staff of widely connected industry experts

Golf lab

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

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 (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics taken at Georgian College
  • 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 Hon. Bach BusAdmin (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

Mandatory Non-Core Courses

INTS1002 Introduction to Multidisciplinary Research
PSYC1000 Introduction to Psychology 1
PSYC3000 Applied Sport Psychology

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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