Program Information

The Lambton College Marketing Management - Digital Media, Ontario College Graduate Certificate, is designed to provide students with both the theoretical and hands-on skills necessary in today's digital media marketing world. The emergence of social media, mobile tools and other new technologies has created a need for highly trained, creative individuals who can combine traditional marketing strategies with digital, online platforms to create and maintain an effective online presence for businesses they represent.

Curriculum will initially focus on the foundational knowledge in marketing that is necessary prior to integrating digital marketing strategies in businesses. Students utilize aspects of primary and secondary market research, statistics, databases, and various digital media platforms to integrate into digital marketing plans. New and emerging interactive media will be studied, and students will integrate these into various projects. The final term will enhance all learning outcomes through a research or co-operative education work term.

Winter 2022 Delivery Format

For full details about the winter delivery format of this program, please visit the Academic Delivery Approach page. 

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Cestar College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Toronto, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Toronto are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Cestar College campus in Toronto. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College. Students may be scheduled to have classes on Saturdays.

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Admission Requirements

A university degree or college diploma or advanced diploma in business or a related discipline.

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.5
    - or -
    IELTS of 6.0 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
  • TOEFL iBT 79
    TOEFL 70 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test 

Please Note: IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS or TOEFL test scores.

Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College recommends that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.

Course List

BUS-1883: Business Analytics

Strong computer skills are essential to finding employment in management and administration. This course provides students with resources and guidance to develop skills in Microsoft Office Excel and apply data processing and data analysis to real world business scenarios. Students develop skills in time management, self-discipline, and having an eye for detail and improve their ability to read and follow written instructions. Business Analytics is a course delivered using practical hands-on applications in the computer lab, student self-assessments, and online resources all designed to provide flexibility in learning. This course prepares students for further opportunities to apply their spreadsheet skills and expand upon as they continue in their areas of study.

COM-3013: Professional Communications

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

DIM-1223: Trends in Digital Marketing

Explore past and recent trends in Digital Marketing to better understand the journey and evolution of Digital Marketing tools, strategies and tactics. Students will explore how different data points and technologies have changed over the course of time to allow for better understanding of how we can produce successful campaigns and stronger interactions with users. This course will also look at how behaviour and the customer/user journey has changed to demand more of organizations and advertisers.

DIM-1334: Business Intelligence

This course is designed to develop research techniques and skills to meet the needs of digital marketing media. Students will identify and evaluate opportunities and potential roadblocks in the marketing and business development for an organization. This course will provide insight into how to use data and information to understand, evaluate and solution issues. Students will learn to gather, evaluate, analyze and report using various sources of data. Creating reports and charts and providing insights will be a key component of business intelligence.

MKT-1143: Marketing Fundamentals

This course introduces students to the foundations of successful marketing and prepares them for advanced marketing courses. The emphasis is on learning and applying marketing concepts in an ever-changing environment that is becoming more global in nature. Topics covered include the following: understanding the marketing environment, consumer and business behaviour, marketing intelligence, and the design and implementation of effective marketing strategies and marketing mix elements.

PHL-1253: Ethical Leadership and Critical Decision Making

This interdisciplinary course combines insights from the field of business with social psychology and applied ethics to challenge students with an introspective look at some of today's most important ethical dilemmas. Students in PHL-1253 learn that the ethical standards employed by businesses and corporations ultimately concern the quality of human behaviours in those organizations. Human behaviour evolves from many influences: our past relationships, the ways we think and feel, how we respond to pressures in various social contexts, and how we deliberate in our daily thoughts and actions. Each of these influences is intimately involved with the quality of our ethical decision making.

DIM-2003: Digital Marketing Presentation

In this course students will learn how to create a presentation based on data and analysis of information in order to affect change management and deliver strategies. Learning to persuade a group to invest in digital, as well as persuading and educating are core tenets of managing digital media and marketing. This course will build on educating with data and catering to your audience. We will create thoughtful presentations designed to express a strategy and deliver an outcome.

DIM-3353: Online Marketing Communications

In today's marketing world, all strategies and tactics need to be approached from an omni-channel perspective. The customer experiences several touchpoints during their journey to conversion. This course focuses on the integration of digital into overarching communication and marketing plans and how to achieve a digital first marketing strategy. This course will introduce methods and tactics to integrate digital throughout the customer journey touchpoints to ensure a seamless experience all the way through to conversion. Students will use this knowledge to build their own comprehensive marketing communications plan for a selected product or service.

DIM-3103: Asset Creation for Digital Media

Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are critical graphics tools necessary for every online marketing professional. Mastering these tools can broaden a digital marketer's toolset, significantly increase their graphics skillset and to expand their service offering to potential clients and employers while improving a student's ability to deliver more compelling and visually rich digital media campaigns. This course focuses specifically upon developing skills to create and edit online media graphics content for the web, social media, SEO/SEM/landing pages, email campaigns and mobile strategies.

DIM-1043: Digital Tools for Marketing

Moving beyond traditional business software, this course is designed to expose students to emergent trends and media tools in digital marketing. Students are provided an introduction to key software in audience analysis, behaviour, retention, campaign analysis and content management and basic HTML required to enact campaigns. The course exposes students to industry leading digital marketing and optimization tools and students gain hands on practice to improve their own digital marketing efforts. By the end of the term, the students feel comfortable understanding these tools to improve their web, social media and digital media marketing campaigns.

MKT-3503: Introduction to Digital Marketing

This course will introduce the ubiquitous world of digital marketing. Students will learn an array of channels under the digital umbrella namely - Search Engine Optimization, Pay-per-Click, Social Media Marketing, Content Strategy to name a few. There will also be an emphsis on web analytics and students will gain tactical knowledge of Google Analytics using the free demo account. By the end of the course, students will have a strategic overview of digital channels, customer engagement and practical knowledge of how the digital ecosystem works through case-studies and assignment work.

MKT-3403: Selling

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the sales process, and it is intended to help students to develop their selling, communication, and negotiation skills in order to be successful in a sales career. Topics presented include the following: the steps in the selling process, ethical issues in selling, the importance of the sales function, and integrating technology in the sales process. Students also learn how to develop negotiation skills, establish successful customer relationships, and develop winning communication skills in a variety of presentation situations. This course is highly interactive, and each student will be expected to fully participate online. Each student will be required to prepare and deliver a sales presentation as a part of this course.

CPP-1001: Co-op Preparation

This course will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to Co-operative Education. This will include understanding the Co-operative Education & Internship Policy, understanding the support system available through the Co-op and Career Services department, utilizing social media, preparing effective cover letters & resume as well as the fundamentals of behavioural based interviewing.

Academic Break

DIM-3203: Content Creation

The way in which one communicates online can be remarkably different than how one does in the more formal and structured offline context. The course addresses the speed at which information needs to be delivered-succinctly, effectively and compellingly. Additionally, the limitations of digital media and social media platforms as it relates to language are introduced. Online cultural nuances that need to be considered, the strategic choice of words required for SEO while maintaining a compelling narrative and the ability to create emotional appeal to one's audience are addressed to improve the success of online campaigns. Students will test their choice of words and headlines in A/B variant testing to optimize the effectiveness of online ads, landing page development and social media and email campaign development.

DIM-3304: Digital Media Integration and Management

This course helps students understand how to integrate digital media tools to create a successful online campaign. The focus of this course is on the 'mechanics' of integration to demonstrate "how things fit together." Using skills learned from the program courses such as SEO, SEM, PPC, landing page development/testing, online advertising, email marketing, social media and analytics, students learn through practical application how to use tools with one another and how they integrate on a technical level. Students study how to use preference settings between platforms and tools to ensure a seamless campaign. Students are also introduced to key tools to manage/deploy content and to streamline workflow.

DIM-3404: Digital Analytics and Campaign Analysis

Campaign analysis is a key skill required by digital marketers in order to deploy, optimize and present the status of campaigns to their clients. In this course, successful campaigns are broken down to their constituent pieces to introduce students to both the mechanics and the emotional appeal required for success. These elements include: audience research, strategy development, the language, the pitch and offer, the development of appealing and compelling content, among others. This course also introduces students to key analytics relating to SEO, SEM, social media, email and mobile marketing. Tools such as Google Analytics, HooteSuite, Crazy Egg and others will be used in deep detail. Students translate their analytics knowledge to acquire and retain users while driving better conversion rates. Upon completion, students are able to make objective data driven choices and be able to make strategic recommendations to improve online campaign results.

DIM-3503: Digital Marketing Tactics

The digital marketing landscape is vast and varied. In this course students are introduced to 6 fields of online marketing that increase awareness and conversion: SEO, SEM (Pay per click), landing page design and optimization, email marketing, social media marketing and online/mobile advertising. Students are guided in depth to each of them. Through practical application students learn how to analyze and optimize a site for search engines, use keywords to drive traffic to media sites, become comfortable using Google AdWords (PPC), develop, test and optimize landing pages, create conversion enhanced email marketing campaigns, be introduced to social media marketing concepts, and become familiar with the online advertising environment.

MKT-6203: Capstone Project – Marketing

Having a strategic overview of marketing while launching a product is crucial for every business big or small today. The Pandemic has changed the way consumers buy products and percieve brands/businesses. This course focusses on marrying the marketing fundamentals with the principles of product management and marketing. Through case studies (and individual simulation activity) and in-class discussions, this course will emphasize on design thinking, product developement and management. In the final leg of this course students will explore how user experience and interaction lead to to a customer's total product experience. Through the capstone project in this course, students will get an opportunity to apply their marketing knowledge to conceptualize a product and strategize its market launch.

CPL-1049: Work Term - Full-Time

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to:


CPL-5559: WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning Project is aimed at enriching student success by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject -matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus is on making connections, allowing students to engage in relevant, meaningful activities that are connected and practiced in real life. This will attempt to enhance and strengthen the student's employability prospects post-graduation by exposing them to skills and knowledge in demand from today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

*In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term (CPL-1049) students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater.

Failing to do so will require the students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost to the student.

See the Costs tab for current fees.

Program Maps

Students are required to follow their prescribed program map and are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks for any reason.

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

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Employment Opportunities

Career positions may include, but are not limited to: Communications Manager, Advertising Consultant, Media Coordinator, Marketing Manager, Web Marketing Consultant, Ebusiness Manager

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

905-890-7833 x 222
Sarnia/Main Campus
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