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Business Administration Graduate Programs Information

Professor and Dean B. Dadgostar
  
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT (MSC(MGT))  
Graduate Co-ordinator N. Sayed
Core Master's  
  B. Dadgostar (Business Administration),
  L. Geng (Business Administration),
  T. Hardie (Business Administration),
  R. Isotalo (Business Administration),
  C. Jiao (Business Administration),
  B. Moazzami (Economics),
  B. Poulin (Business Administration),
  C. Pousa (Business Administration),
  D. Richards (Business Administration),
  N. Sayed (Business Administration),
  A. Serenko (Business Administration),
  M. Shannon (Economics),
  X. Wang (Business Administration),
  H. Zhang (Business Administration)
 Non-Core Membership  
  C. Lento (Business Administration)
  
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)  
Graduate Co-ordinator N. Sayed
Core Master's  
  B. Dadgostar (Business Administration),
  L. Geng (Business Administration),
  T. Hardie (Business Administration),
  R. Isotalo (Business Administration),
  C. Jiao (Business Administration),
  B. Moazzami (Economics),
  B. Poulin (Business Administration),
  D. Richards (Business Administration),
  N. Sayed (Business Administration),
  A. Serenko (Business Administration),
  M. Shannon (Economics),
  H. van den Berg (Business Administration Orillia),
  X. Wang (Business Administration),
  H. Zhang (Business Administration)
Non-Core Membership  
  B. Eccles (Business Administration),
  C. Lento (Business Administration)

 

The Faculty of Business Administration offers two programs leading to graduate degrees in: Master of Science in Management and Master of Business Administration.


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT DEGREE (MSC(MGT))

The Master of Science in Management (MSc(Mgt)) program is designed for students with a degree in Business or related field to prepare for careers which involve undertaking, managing, overseeing and using research. Students will acquire an advanced knowledge of theoretical and conceptual components of the management disciplines and develop the ability to independently undertake original research. Students will also develop the ability to understand, practice and examine ethical considerations in management research. These goals are achieved through intensive and stimulating seminars, energetic class discussions, research assignments and a research project/thesis.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE (MBA)
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is a general degree designed to prepare students for success in a wide range of careers in management. Students will develop a comprehensive and integrated knowledge of business and management functions and a deeper understanding of the business environment. Students will also develop their analytical, decision-making, and communications skills with the ability to examine ethical considerations in business. These goals are achieved through intensive and stimulating lectures, energetic class discussions, contemporary and relevant case studies, individual and team assignments and presentations. The program is offered on a full-time and part-time basis.
 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

For the Master of Science in Management program:
In addition to the general admission requirements for Faculty of Graduate Studies programs, the following minimum requirements also apply:
(a) four-year business degree or three-year business degree or four-year degree in related field plus five additional FCEs (10 half-courses at the second year level or higher in the field of study; a minimum of six must be at the third or fourth year level, and not already used for any degree considered for admission into this program),
(b) GMAT with recommended score of 500, or a GRE General Exam with recommended combined score of 1000 (prior to August 2011) or a GRE revised General Test with recommended combined score of 300 (after August 2011),
Graduates of the Lakehead University Faculty of Business Administration with an excellent academic record will be considered for a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement.
(c) one half-course in statistics,
(d) Statement of academic intent of 750-1000 words, to outline the nature of the academic and work history, the field of interests, and the academic goals.

For the Master of Business Administration program:
In addition to the general admission requirements for Faculty of Graduate Studies programs, the following minimum requirements also apply:
(a) four year degree or three year degree plus five additional full-course equivalents (10 half-courses at the second year level or higher; a minimum of six courses must be at the third or fourth year level, and not already used for any degree considered for admission into this program),
(b) GMAT with recommended score of 500, or a GRE General Exam with recommended combined score of 1000 (prior to August 2011) or a GRE revised General Test combined score of 300 (after August 2011),
(c) statement of academic intent of 750-1000 words, to outline the nature of the academic and work history, the academic and career goals, and the strengths and weaknesses of the applicant,
(d) Curriculum Vitae.

Preference will be given to applicants with more than two years of general work experience.

Applicants with experience greater than 5 years at a middle or upper level managerial position, or professional designations such as CA, CMA, CGA, CFA, CHRP AND CFP and other recognized designation will be looked on favourably and may be considered in cases of less than required undergraduate average or GMAT/GRE score.

Graduates of the Lakehead University Faculty of Business Administration with an excellent academic record will be considered for a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement.

The application deadline is February 1. Late applications will be considered for admission, but may not be eligible for funding. Meeting the above minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program(s).


ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Master's Regulations, Business Administration students are also bound by the regulations listed below.

Advanced Standing Credit

In the one year MSc (Mgt) and M (Mgt) programs, all course requirements must be satisfied by courses offered by Lakehead University once the individual has been admitted to one of the programs. Advanced standing may be credited prior to admission on the basis of current Graduate Studies Regulations as approved by Senate.

Period of Study

For the Master of Science in Management program:
As an exception to the Period of Study listed in the Graduate Studies Master's Regulations, the duration of the program is 12 months (3 terms).

Students in the Master of Science in Management program will complete the requirements within one of the following time limits from the time of first registration:
1. Students will complete the program within three graduate terms (12 months) of continuous full-time registration.
2. Students may be permitted to complete the program within four years of continuous part-time registration.

For the Master of Business Administration program:
Students are expected to complete all requirements in one year (three terms) of continuous full-time registration. The student choice of courses must be approved by the graduate co-ordinator and the Graduate Studies Committee of the Faculty of Business Administration.

Students who do not meet the program requirements by the end of the normal duration will have to apply for a time extension and pay the appropriate fees.

Exceptions to this Period of Study are Master of Business Administration part-time students who are expected to complete all requirements within nine consecutive terms (three years). The normal and maximum course load per year is 2.5 FCEs, with the exception of first year in which students will also take Business 5010. As part-time MBA study is intended for working professionals, these students will not be considered for financial support.


For the course requirements to complete the program see: