We commit to a 4-day schedule, including some late afternoon, evening, and Saturday classes at our Kitchener - Downtown (DTK) campus.
To effectively participate in this program, students must have reliable Internet access and will be issued a laptop, included in the program fees. Students will be provided with instruction on how to pick up their device.
This program uses eTexts.
Program description - May 2023
Strategic Marketing Communications is an experiential, career-focused program for graduate students who want to learn how to work in the multiple roles expected in the marketing and communications fields. Graduates will enter an evolving area of the communications sector. The move to integrate the ways an organization communicates to its internal and external stakeholders has grown, in part, due to the pervasive use of social media which both enhances and challenges communicators globally. All sectors of business and not-for-profit organizations must now manage both offline and online images and messages for consistency across the traditional silos of marketing, sales, advertising, and public relations. While graduates have the knowledge to work in these diverse fields, they do so by integrating the disciplines with a common strategic direction, to achieve the goals of the organizations that employ them. This strategic approach is emphasized through the planning phase and reinforced as students learn to produce professional collateral and digital content using industry-standard technology and emerging social platforms. Learning culminates in a client-based capstone project to develop an integrated marketing communications plan. As part of Conestoga’s commitment to innovative learning strategies, a laptop is included in the program fees. The laptop initiative enables you to have current and relevant resources, and an interactive learning experience. You will be able to access course materials, participate in collaborative learning environments and build the technological skills needed in today's workforce. Students will receive instructions on how they will obtain their device.
Tuition & fees
Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional. Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2023 and later will be available Spring 2023.
Canadian fee details
Returning student tuition & fees
International fee details
|Grad. Cert. Program Tuition||$7467.50|
|CSI Health Plan Fee||$99.00|
|CSI Advocacy Fee||$8.00|
|CSI Association Fee||$102.00|
|CSI International Health Fee||$174.90|
|CSI Legal Protection||$20.10|
|Graduation/Alumni Services Fee||$25.00|
|ONE Card Fee||$7.50|
|Technology Enhancement Fee||$125.00|
|CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional)||$70.00|
|CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional)||$30.00|
|CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional)||$4.00|
|Sustainability Fee (optional)||$5.00|
Returning student tuition & fees
Program device & software requirements
This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.view device requirements
Awards & scholarships
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Delivery sequence - May 2023 - Kitchener – Downtown