Surviving in this competitive world is an ordeal by itself and if you want to make a career in the field of your choice, then you better assimilate the right gear.
Of the most obvious options for skill and knowledge, enhancement is a Master’s programme with appropriate specialisation. Then, there is a rather underrated option called the Post Graduate Diploma, more so, a two-year Post Graduate Diploma.
I hear you! You say most PGDs are year-long programmes; so how is this 2-year course going to be different? While some universities in some countries offer 6, 12, and 18-month Diploma courses, most North American universities offer 1 and 2-year Diploma courses. The main difference between a 1-year and a 2-year Diploma (apart from the duration of course!) lies in the curriculum and course structure.
Now, you may wonder – if a PGD is going to be a 2-year long course and yet not as celebrated as a Master’s degree, then why go for a PGD in the first place? Let us draw a little comparison between an MS in Canada and a PGD.
There are numerous reasons to choose Canada as your destination for higher studies. Globally recognised and revered degrees, greater employability of the degree holder, momentous augmentation of the knowledge and skills in the area of specialization, cold climate but warm and friendly people, safe environment, higher standards of living, attractive stay back options, etc.; the list is long.
However, if you ask why a postgraduate diploma in Canada, then to the above list we can also add that the PGDs from Canadian Universities help the students lay a broader platform for extensive studies while providing internship opportunities on par with a Master’s programme, but at a relatively low cost. To add on, the internship and industrial exposure offered with these courses will add on to your professional experience which is highly valued when it comes to the job markets. A recent survey shows that the average salary of a postgraduate diploma holder is around CAD54K.
|1||Marketing Management||University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg|
|2||Resort Experience Management||Thompson Rivers Universities, Kamloops|
|3||Financial Management||University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg|
|4||Tourism Experience Management||Thompson Rivers Universities, Kamloops|
|5||Tourism Destination Development||Thompson Rivers Universities, Kamloops|
|6||Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Tourism||Thompson Rivers Universities, Kamloops|
|7||Adventure Studies||Thompson Rivers Universities, Kamloops|
|8||Managing Festivals and Events||Thompson Rivers Universities, Kamloops|
|9||Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automation and Robotics (Fast–Track)||Centennial College, Toronto|
|10||Business Administration||Simon Fraser University, Online|
|11||Clinical Behavioural Sciences||McMaster University, Hamilton|
|12||Computer System Technology – Networking||Centennial College, Toronto|
|13||Energy Systems Engineering Technology||Centennial College, Toronto|
|14||Biotechnology – Advanced (Fast Track)||Centennial College, Toronto|
Then there are other popular courses such as:
Some other colleges that offer 2-year Postgraduate Diplomas:
Eligibility criteria for a Postgraduate Diploma in Canada:
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