The Global Academy @ Carleton University offers short-term, non-credit programs to student and professionals from around the world. All programs are designed, developed and delivered by Carleton experts. List of current programs is presented below. However, if a program that you are looking for is not currently listed, please contact us and we can work with you to offer a customized solutions to fit your unique requirements.

Current Programs

Business Strategy

As the backbone of any business, strategy gives an organisation direction and outlines its plan for success against competitors. Designed to most effectively expose participants to advanced topics in Management and Business studies, this program examines how to form effective business strategies, and address the issues surrounding their implementation. The aim is to create high quality business strategies through the latest business insights and freshest perspectives and includes experiential learning components in the form of industry visits.


This course is meant for cybersecurity students and professionals, providing special emphasis on: (1) policy challenges, (2) actors, and (3) initiatives related to cybersecurity including security of the core infrastructure, cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism, and internet safety.

Data Analytics

The objective of this intensive program is to enhance professional development in all aspects of data analytics. Intended for students and professionals, the program provides participants with an understanding of latest trends in data analytics including tools, research topics, skills’ requirements, and leading business processes.

Entrepreneurship Program

The short-term Entrepreneurship program is specifically meant for entrepreneurs who are interested in learning about the North American markets and want to engage with various start-up ecosystems in Canada. Participants will learn about foundations of entrepreneurial management, market intelligence and customer discovery, and finding and managing finances.

Engineering Internship (4 week course)

Designed for students and professionals who are interested in pursuing careers in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering fields, this program examines how to design, develop, and implement engineering concepts and models in the mechanical and aerospace engineering fields. Students will be equipped to create high quality engineering models and applications through the latest tools and will gain insights and fresh perspectives from professionals working in the field.

Terrorism and International Security

This course is specially geared for law enforcement units responsible for ensuring safety of citizens. The course offers a comprehensive list of topics, ranging from concepts of terrorism to developing specific counter-terrorism strategies to mitigate the latest global threats. Participants will be expected to take in-class courses and perform problem solving exercises.

University Teachers Pedagogy Program

This program is designed for instructors with some teaching experience to further develop their understanding of pedagogy and to enhance their teaching skills. The goal of this program is to provide participants with an opportunity to enhance their appreciation of sound pedagogy, strengthen their teaching skills and explore new approaches to instruction. Together, these areas will contribute to helping instructors become more efficient, effective, and confident in enhancing the learning environment for students.

Healthcare in Canada

The objective of this program is to provide an intensive program to students to enhance their professional development in all aspects of health care in Canada. The program will provide participants with an understanding and knowledge of the health care system in Canada, including developing a network of peers and exposure to various supports and resources available in Canada.


The objective of this program is to educate participants about all aspects of hydrology, focusing on new and effective ways of obtaining data and innovative resource management. Designed specifically for professionals from the Hydrology field the program consists of three separate courses: Hydrology, Water and Tools. Each course runs for nine days.

Intensive English Language Training

This initiative delivers world class English language learning and teaching using the latest knowledge and research in language education to inform program structure.  Carleton faculty and qualified experts design program curricula and provide all instruction. Teacher preparatory programs are accredited by provincial and national regulatory bodies.

Introduction to Canada Program

The Introduction to Canada Program is designed for selected high school students from around the world and includes classroom learning with an immersive experience of the topics covered in lectures and discussions. The course will be delivered by qualified lecturers in Canadian Studies at Carleton University and managed by the Global Academy.


The Pharmacy program is designed to teach participants about the basics of pharmacology and toxicology, and will provide insight into pharmaceutical regulatory affairs. Participants will learn about food and drug laws in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and will learn how to apply international regulations. Additionally, they  will learn how to apply ethical ideas to biomedical practices.


The Physiotherapy program is designed to introduce participants to the basic knowledge and skills required by a Sports Trainer. These skills include the management of specific sports injuries, sports taping, and transporting an injured athlete. This course covers an introduction to taping techniques for ankle, finger and  thumb, knee, shoulder, elbow and achilles as well as the principles and application of tape. Kinesiology Taping covers the use of kinesiology tape for injury prevention and management.

Canada Immersion Program 

This program is specifically meant for students who are interested in learning about the North American markets and who want to engage with business executives and professionals in Canada. Participants will learn about the foundations of entrepreneurial management, market intelligence and customer discovery, and finding and managing finances. Students will also be exposed to cultural practices, which will enhance their comfort level with conversational English, while they experience life in an English-language environment.

For an average 4 week professional development program including accommodations, the fee is approximately $3,750.00. Without accommodations, the program is $2,750.00.

A non-refundable application fee in the amount C$100 + HST is required to apply for any program. To continue, please email

For Carleton Faculty and Staff

The Global Academy welcomes all interested faculty and staff to partner in the development of professional programs.  Our office regularly invites proposals.  All other programs are considered on a case-by-case basis.  Please be in touch with us!