Post-Graduate Programs

Take your diploma or degree to the next level

Learning doesn’t stop — it’s a lifelong venture. University graduates are coming to college in greater numbers for more practical, hands-on training. You can:

  • Earn your certificate in less than a year
  • Build on what you’ve learned at college or university
  • Get the practical skills and knowledge employers need, based on advice from respected industry professionals
  • Apply your learning on the job with intensive placement opportunities
  • Make valuable connections in your industry

Post-graduate certificate programs at Loyalist

Cannabis Applied Science

  • Study in a Health Canada licensed facility on advanced extraction technologies with an array of state-of-the art analytical instrumentation. 
  • Learn how to apply a range of lab techniques for the extraction and analysis of cannabis to increase the quality, consistency and safety of cannabis and cannabis products.
  • Understand relevant legislations, regulations and guidelines pertaining to the cannabis industry, and explore appropriate security and safety protocols.
  • Apply your knowledge to real-world challenges during a field placement with Licensed Producers.

Entrepreneurial Studies – Business Launch

  • Gain the business knowledge, professional network and entrepeneurial skills to launch and grow your own business in under a year
  • Develop a scalable, repeatable and profitable business model with guidance from experienced faculty, expert advisors and community partners
  • Share learning with your peers and work side by side in a living lab, actually building your start-up
  • Be mentored by seasoned entrepreneurs and top industry executives – then pitch your start-up to potential customers and investors

For information contact Prof. Bob Millard at

Global Business Management

  • Explore international perspectives on a variety of topics and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective leader in any business environment
  • Learn strategies and best practices for conducting business with diverse populations using ethical and culturally appropriate methods that are in compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Refine your leadership and teamwork skills and look at methods for establishing and maintaining successful working relationships

For information contact

Human Resources Management

  • Successful business is all about people management. Human resources management professionals help guide organizations with sound practices — hiring the right people, training personnel to be effective and developing strategies to motivate individuals and teams
  • A four-week field placement provides valuable industry contacts and practical HR management experience
  • All courses are approved for credit towards nationally recognized CHRP certification

For information contact Prof. Vern Belos at

Project Management 

  • Project management professionals have the expertise to oversee project timelines, costs and resources, ensuring organizations meet their objectives and get results
  • Prepare for a career in effective project management across various industries
  • Learn to manage project goals, constraints, deliverables, quality control and resource requirements as defined by stakeholders

For information contact

Public Relations and Event Management

  • PR professionals are increasingly in demand as employers recognize the value of effective message creation and delivery to maintain a solid reputation
  • Students are prepared for dynamic opportunities working behind the scenes, in front of the media, or interacting with clients
  • An exciting four-week placement provides valuable industry contacts and the opportunity for future employment
  • Many jobs offer extensive opportunities for travel

For information contact Prof. Kerry Ramsay at 

Sports and Entertainment Sales and Marketing

  • Sports and entertainment sales and marketing professionals work with sporting organizations, entertainment complexes and the non-profit sector
  • Learn in role-play scenarios and three full-day job shadows with teams such as the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Red Wings
  • A four-month placement opportunity provides the opportunity to graduate into a job

For information contact Prof. Kim Grimes at

Supply Chain Management – Global Logistics

  • There’s a huge demand for supply-chain specialists with the knowledge to facilitate international trade
  • Develop a depth of knowledge in customs, compliance, risk management and the global movement of goods
  • Work closely with a business mentor
  • Gain critical workplace experience with a four-week field placement

For information contact Prof. Terry Hickey at

Double diplomas

Loyalist also offers a wide range of double diploma opportunities, allowing graduates of a diploma program to complete a second diploma in a related area of study in only one additional calendar year.

For information and minimum requirements, email or call 613-969-1913, ext. 2100