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Diploma of Advertising - Account Management

Duration: 1 year

Program information

When you graduate from the Sheridan Advertising - Account Management Program you'll have completed a one-year, in-depth immersion in the planning, strategic development and execution of professional advertising. You’ll be confident of your abilities and ready to immediately contribute to a professional advertising team.

Through hands-on learning experiences with professors who are well experienced in the advertising industry, you’ll master critical thinking skills so you can analyze and solve complex marketing communication challenges. The scope of your advertising classes prepares you to work in a Canadian advertising agency, media company or within an internal marketing department.

The Advertising - Account Management graduate certificate program focuses on equipping you to:

  • Understand target markets
  • Analyze advertising challenges
  • Develop a product's brand identity and determine how to communicate it
  • Know how your advertising fits in the total communications plan
  • Develop a complete media plan
  • Utilize creative thinking skills to create a comprehensive advertising and integrated marketing communications plan
  • Meet corporate communications objectives
  • Develop and defend media selection and placement
  • Research consumers' buying behavior
  • Understand the importance of motivating consumer behaviour through the establishment of effective advertising / marketing communications
  • Use computer software designed specifically for the advertising industry

Advertising Industry Experience

You'll have the opportunity to take part in an optional four-week unpaid work experience within the advertising industry. It’s the perfect way to add depth to your résumé while also use utilitizing your new skills.

Career Opportunities

When you complete your one-year program in Advertising - Account Management, you’ll be ready to enter the advertising field in any of these organizations or departments:

  • Advertising agency
  • In-house advertising or marketing department
  • Advertising sales within numerous media channels and organizations
  • Communications department
  • Self-employed advertising consultancy
  • Public relations firm
  • Direct marketing companies

You'll possess the skills to confidently and competently hold these positions:

  • Account management
  • Account coordinator / executive
  • Media planner and buyer
  • Advertising sales representative
  • PR planner
  • Communications manager
  • Communications or advertising strategist

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree

and/or

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of previous academic achievement, and/or demonstrated experience.

In some cases, applicants may be requested to submit a résumé, which includes details of related work experience, and a cover letter, which summarizes their career goals and reasons for wanting to take this program.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Courses

CODE TITLE CREDITS
TERM 1
ADVG 55892 Advertising Planning and Development 3
ADVG 57028 Advertising Media Administration 3
ADVG 59999 Advertising and the Global Market 3
MKTG 50065 Marketing and Advertising Integration 3
MKTG 50229 Research Techniques for Advertising 3
ADVG 50123 Advertising Law and Ethics 3
Total: 18
TERM 2
ADVG 56693 Advertising Planning Management 3
ADVG 58634 Advertising Media Management 3
ADVG 59599 Advertising Case Investigation 3
MKTG 56859 Integrated Marketing Communications Planning 3
ADVG 50036 Creative Advertising Communications 3
SALE 58448 Professional Advertising Sales Practices 3
FLPL 55001 Field Placement 0*
Total: 18


* Optional

Note: Courses subject to change.

 

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