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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Units Faculty of Graduate Studies Faculty of Business Administration Business Administration Graduate Programs
Business Administration Graduate Programs

Professor and Dean B. Dadgostar
   
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT (MSC(MGT))  
Graduate Co-ordinator I. Dawood
Core: Master's Thesis Supervisory  
  B. Dadgostar,
  I. Dawood,
  L. Geng,
  N.Gradojevic,
  D. Richards,
  B. Moazzami (Economics),
  R. Isotalo,
  B. Poulin,
  N. Sayed,
  M. Shannon (Economics),
  M. Zahaf
Core: Master's Non-Thesis Supervisory  
  C. Jiao,
  C. Lento,
  X. Wang
Non-Core: Limited Membership   
  D. Richards,
  H. Zhang
   
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)  
Graduate Co-ordinator M. Zahaf
Core: Master's Non-Thesis Supervisory  
  S. Cai,
  B. Dadgostar,
  I. Dawood,
  B. Eccles,
  L. Geng,
  N. Gradojevic,
  T. Hardie,
  R. Isotalo,
  C. Jiao,
  B. Poulin,
  D. Richards,
  N. Sayed,
  A. Serenko,
  S. Wang,
  M. Zahaf,
  H. Zhang
Non-Core Limited Membership  
  C. Lento,
  J. Ryan,
  H. Zhang

 

Master of Science in Management (MSc(Mgt)) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree Programs

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 Program is designed for students with a four-year undergraduate Commerce or Honours Business degree. The objectives of the MSc(Mgt) program are:
1. to extend the student's knowledge of management as a profession;
2. to provide students with advanced research and analytical skills;
3. to prepare students for research-oriented positions in their chosen profession; and
4. to prepare students for entry into doctoral programs.

The duration of the program is 12 months (3 terms).


MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE (MBA)
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Lakehead University is designed to prepare students for a successful career in the business world. The primary goals of the program are to develop students' analytical, decision-making, and communication skills and to expand students' knowledge of effective management practice while instilling a professional and responsible attitude toward business.

Fields of the Program
The program is a general MBA with no specific major or program focus - in order to improve the business skills of a wide variety of student backgrounds. The MBA provides exposure to key topics in a variety of functional business areas:

Operations Management - logistical efficiencies, quality control, manufacturing and service production, enterprise resource planning, and capacity building.

Marketing Management - research analysis, advertisiing account and sales management, public relations, product development, inventory and distribution control.

Financial Management - money and banking, capital markets, investments, and financial analysis, public sector finance.

Human Resources Management - training and development, labour relations, benefits management, policy development.

Management Information Systems - theory, technology, and application of management information systems to revitalize business processes, conduct electronic commerce/business, improve business decision-making, facilitate collaboration, initiate knowledge management.

Financial and Management Accounting - financial accounting, auditing, controllership.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general admission requirements for Faculty of Graduate Studies programs, the following minimum requirements also apply:

For the Master of Science in Management program:
(a) four year business degree or three year business degree plus five additional full-course equivalents (10 half-courses at the second year level or higher; a minimum of six must be in business at the third or fourth year level, and not already used for any degree considered for admission into this program),
(b) GMAT with minimum score of 500, or GRE General Exam with minimum combined score of 1000,
(c) one half-course in Statistics.

For the Master of Business Administration program:
(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 GRE General Exam with recommended combined score of 1000,
(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 academic and career goals, and the strengths and weaknesses of the applicant,
(e) 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.

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 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 BUSI 5010. As part-time MBA study is intended for working professionals, these students will not be considered for financial support.

 

PROGRAMS


I. Master of Science in Management MSc(Mgt)

A. Thesis Route

The Master of Science in Management thesis track consists of three full-course equivalents (six half-courses), a non-credit Professional Orientation course, plus a thesis (two full-course equivalents) for a total of 5 FCEs. The courses are:

(a) Non-Credit Required Course:
Business 5000 - Professional Orientation (non-credit)
(b) Required Courses:
Business 5011 - Management Theory
Business 5056 - Research Methods
Business 5076 - Quantitative Analysis in Management
Business 5211 - Current Issues in Management
(c) A half-course chosen from the following list of Business Seminar Alternatives:
Business 5036 - Seminar in Operations and Supply Chain Management
Business 5054 - Seminar in Marketing
Business 5079 - Seminar in Financial Theory and Practice
Business 5212 - Seminar in Accounting Issues
Business 5238 - Seminar in Human Resources Management
(d) A half-course graduate elective chosen from (c) above (or a half-course, in another program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, that complements the thesis topic), chosen in consultation with the supervisor
(e) Business 5901 (9901) - Master's Thesis

The topic of the thesis must be determined in consultation with the student's supervisor by the beginning of the second term of registration.

B. Research Project Route

The Master of Science in Management research project track consists of three and one-half full-course equivalents (seven half-courses), a non-credit Professional Orientation course, plus a two-part research project (one and one-half full-course equivalents) for a total of 5 FCE's. The courses are:

(a) Non-Credit Required Course:
Business 5000 - Professional Orientation (non-credit)
(b) Required Courses:
Business 5011 - Management Theory
Business 5056 - Research Methods
Business 5076 - Quantitative Analysis in Management
Business 5211 - Current Issues in Management
(c) Two half-courses chosen from the following list of Business Seminar Alternatives:
Business 5036 - Seminar in Operations and Supply Chain Management
Business 5054 - Seminar in Marketing
Business 5079 - Seminar in Financial Theory and Practice
Business 5212 - Seminar in Accounting Issues
Business 5238 - Seminar in Human Resources Management
(d) A half-course graduate elective chosen from (c) above (or a half-course, in another program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, that complements the project), chosen in consultation with the supervisor
(e) Business 5711 - Management Research Project I
(f) Business 5801 (9801) - Management Research Project II

The topic of the research project must be determined in consultation with the student's supervisor by the beginning of the second term of registration.

 

II. Master of Business Administration (MBA)

A. Course Route

The Master of Business Administration program consists of one required full course and fourteen required half-courses for a total of eight (8) FCEs. The courses are:

Business 5010 - Professional Orientation
Business 5013 - Management Information Systems
Business 5015 - Business Ethics
Business 5016 - Operations Management
Business 5017 - Managerial Economics
Business 5031 - Business Law
Business 5032 - Management Accounting Information and Decisions
Business 5034 - Marketing Management
Business 5038 - Managing Human Resources
Business 5039 - Managerial Finance
Business 5061 - Strategic Management (full course)
Business 5110 - International Business
Business 5116 - Research Methodology
Business 5318 - Organizational Behaviour
Business 5338 - Organizational Design and Analysis