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Business Administration - Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business


Staff

Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs: Lisa Watson, PhD

Faculty Listing:  http://www.uregina.ca/business/faculty-staff/index.html


Department Description

The Faculty of Business Administration currently offers the Levene MBA with Specializations, the Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM), the Master of Administration (major in Leadership) (MAdmin), and the Executive MBA. The Faculty of Business Administration also offers Master’s Certificates in Human Resource Management, Business, Organizational Leadership and Project Management.  A Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Foundations is also being offered.

Courses are offered in the late afternoons, evenings, weekends, in one-week blocks, and online.  The transfer credit policy of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research enables transfer credit from other institutions where an academic credential has not been awarded, with up to three courses (9 credit hours) to be transferred into the MBA, MHRM, and MAdmin (Leadership) programs, and up to five courses (15 credit hours) to be transferred into the MBA International program.


Levene MBA with Specializations

Specializations include General Management; Public Safety Management; International Business; Engineering Management;.

Admission Requirements
(effective 202030)

Applicants must meet the entrance requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, with the following additions (where applicable):
  1. A minimum GMAT score of 500 or GRE equivalent is normally required (for both the MBA program and the Post-Graduate Diploma). Applicants who have an undergraduate degree in business administration from a Canadian or U.S. institution, or from any internationally accredited business school (i.e., AACSB or EQUIS), and a Canadian equivalent of a minimum GPA of 75% may be exempt from submitting a GMAT score.
  2. A minimum of two years of work experience is normally required***
  3. Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in business administration must successfully complete the MBA Business Foundations courses OR the Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Foundations (or equivalent) OR achieve a minimum of 70% in each of the qualifying courses - (or their equivalents) as follows:- BUS 210, BUS 250, BUS 260, BUS 285, BUS 288, BUS 290, ECON 201, ECON 202, STAT 100, plus one additional undergraduate course.
  4. Students who have successfully completed the Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Foundations will not be required to submit the results of an additional GMAT.

Mid-Career Option

A number of individuals with at least 7 years suitable work experience, but who lack an undergraduate degree, may be admitted to the Levene MBA with Specialization. These individuals must meet the degree’s qualifying course requirements before beginning graduate courses, if they have not completed prior to acceptance, or the Post Graduate Diploma. These qualifying course requirements are ten (10) undergraduate courses and the GMAT score of 500 or GRE equivalent. All qualifying courses must be passed with a grade no less than 70%. Qualifying students may be discontinued from the program if they receive one grade less than 70%. Individuals who plan to take qualifying courses should consult with a Graduate Advisor in the Faculty of Business Administration to choose suitable courses.
Note: Admissions to the Levene MBA Public Safety, International Management, and Engineering Management specializations are currently suspended.
*** A small number of students, with a GPA of 80% and GMAT score over 600 (or GRE equivalent), may be admitted without the required two years of work experience.

Program Requirements

General Management Program Requirements - Course Option (39 credit hours)
(effective 202030)

Business Foundations (9 credit hours)

MBA 701
MBA 702
MBA 703
MBA 704
MBA 705
MBA 706

Required Core Courses (15 credit hours)

MBA 815
MBA 830
MBA 834
MBA 880
One of:
MBA 835
MBA 841
MBA 848AA-ZZ

Elective Courses (15 credit hours) Any 5 MBA / GBUS electives

Public Safety Management - Course Option (33 credit hours) 
(Admission to this program has been suspended effective 202020)

Required Core Courses: (12 credit hours)

MBA 815
MBA 830
MBA 860
MBA 880

Required Study Tour (3 credit hours) MBA 848AA-ZZ
Required Practicum (6 credit hours) MBA 899
Public Safety Management Specialization Required Courses (6 credit hours) JS 802
ECON 835

Public Safety Management Specialization Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two of*:

JS 803
JS 804
ENGG 822

*Additional elective courses to be added in the future pertaining to fire and paramedical services and pending approval

International Business Program Requirements - Course Option (33 credit hours)
(Admission to this program has been suspended effective 201910)


Required Core Courses: (12 credit hours)

MBA 815
MBA 830
MBA 860
MBA 880

Required Study Tour (3 credit hours) MBA 848AA-ZZ
Required Practicum (6 credit hours) MBA 899
International Business Specialization Courses (12 credit hours) MBA 816
MBA 835
MBA 841
MBA 891

Engineering Management Program Requirements - Course Option (33 credit hours)
(Admission to this program has been suspended effective 201910)

Required Core Courses: (12 credit hours)

MBA 815
MBA 830
MBA 860
MBA 880

Required Study Tour (3 credit hours) MBA 848AA-ZZ
Required Practicum (6 credit hours) MBA 899

Engineering Management Specialization Courses (12 credit hours).  Choose 4 of:

MBA 816
MBA 865 or ENGG 819*
ENGG 820*
ENGG 821*
ENGG 822*

*Course descriptions can be found at: http://www.uregina.ca/gradstudies/programs/engineering.html 
Disclaimer:  This program is designed to meet the specific needs of managers, whether or not they have earned an undergraduate engineering degree.  As such, this specialization does not contribute to of fulfill the academic requirements for registration as a Professional Engineer.


Co-operative Education Program 

For students who are entering the Levene MBA with Specialization programs in their early career with limited professional experience, Co-op work placements offer an opportunity to apply principles learned in class in a working environment.  Co-op students also gain valuable workplace experience proven to add value to the classroom experience for themselves and other students.  The Co-op route also provides an opportunity for early career MBA students to secure management level jobs that they might not otherwise have access to.

Students in the Levene MBA with Specializations, MHRM or MAdmin programs may apply for admission to do Co-op. Students must have completed at least four classes, have no failing grades, and normally obtained a minimum CGPA of 75% before applying for co-op. You must also be a full time student in good standing. Graduate students will follow the same work term requirements pertaining to undergraduate students, such as length of terms, suitability of work placements, and codes of conduct.

Program Requirements

International Business Program Requirements - Co-op Option (33 credit hours)

Required Core Courses: (12 credit hours)

MBA 815
MBA 830
MBA 860
MBA 880

Required Study Tour (3 credit hours) MBA 848AA-ZZ
International Business Specialization Courses (12 credit hours) MBA 816
MBA 835
MBA 841
MBA 891
Co-op Work Term 1 (0 credit hours) MBA 801
Co-op Work Term 2 (0 credit hours) MBA 802
Required Practicum (6 credit hours) MBA 899

Engineering Management Program Requirements - Co-op Option (33 credit hours)

Required Core Courses: (12 credit hours)

MBA 815
MBA 830
MBA 860
MBA 880

Required Study Tour (3 credit hours) MBA 848AA-ZZ
Engineering Management Specialization Courses (12 credit hours).  Choose 4 of: MBA 816
MBA 865 or ENGG 819*
ENGG 820*
ENGG 821*
ENGG 822*

Co-op Work Term 1 (0 credit hours)

MBA 801

Co-op Work Term 2 (0 credit hours)

MBA 802

Required Practicum (6 credit hours) MBA 899

*Course descriptions can be found at: http://www.uregina.ca/gradstudies/programs/engineering.html 

General Management Program Requirements - Co-op Option (39 credit hours)
(effective 202030)

Business Foundations (9 credit hours)

MBA 701
MBA 702
MBA 703
MBA 704
MBA 705
MBA 706

Required Core Courses (15 credit hours) MBA 815
MBA 830
MBA 834
MBA 880
One of:
MBA 835
MBA 841
MBA 848AA-ZZ
Elective Courses (15 credit hours) Any 5 MBA / GBUS electives

Co-op Work Term 1 (0 credit hours)

MBA 801

Co-op Work Term 2 (0 credit hours)

MBA 802

To successfully complete a Co-op work term and receive a grade of "P" (Pass) for each of MBA 801, 802, 803*, students must successfully complete the required work placement, including an evaluation of feedback from the employer, and attain a passing grade on their associated work term report.

Although the student's actual schedule may vary, the first Co-op work placement must normally be taken during a Fall semester.

Students will not normally be permitted to register for more than one course during a Co-op work term.  A student's program must end on an academic term, not on a Co-op work term.

Students may complete third optional Co-op work term, MBA 803

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing is awarded to a student upon demonstration of acquired knowledge of a course's content through university or professional courses.  The student is given advanced standing but this does not reduce the number of credit hours or fees required by the existing program.  The student simply substitutes another course or adds additional research hours in lieu.  Advanced standing has to be requested at the time of Admission or Reinstatement. 

Up to 9 credit hours of advanced standing will be offered to holders of the following designations:

  • CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant)

Formerly:
CA (Chartered Accountant)
CGA (Certififed General Accountant), or
CMA (Certified Management Accountant)

  • CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
  • Direxion Leadership Development Program (The Canada School of Public Service)
  • Up to 6 credit hours, applicable only to open electives, of advanced standing will be offered to graduates of the Canadian Police College's Executive Development in Policing (EDP) program toward the Levene MBA. (effective 201830)

NOTES:

i.  Students who receive Advanced Standing for the Direxion designation may not receive credit for GBUS/MBA 817 or MBA 760.

ii.  Students who receive Advanced Standing for the CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, or CFA designation may not receive credit for GBUS/MBA 832 or MBA 780.

iii. Students who receive Advanced Standing for the CFA designation may not receive credit for GBUS/MBA 833 or 891 or MBA 790.

iv.  Up to nine credit hours of advanced standing may be offered to those who hold a master's degree in a related area (e.g., Master of Public Administration; Master of Human Resource Management), or those who hold a Master of Business Administration from another university. 

MBA Transfer Credit Policy

The transfer credit policy enables up to three courses (9 credit hours) to be transferred into the Levene MBA Program from other institutions. The courses to be transferred must be approved in advance by the Faculty of Business Administration and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Regina 


Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Foundations
(Admission to this program has been suspended effective 202030)

Program Description
The Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Foundations provides the foundational content in Business Administration.  It is intended for students who have not completed the undergraduate qualifying courses in Business Administration.  It is the foundation for students to ladder into the Levene MBA with Specializations program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the entrance requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, with the following additions (where applicable):

  1. A minimum GMAT score of 500 or GRE equivalent is normally required (for both the MBA program and the Post-Graduate Diploma).
  2. A minimum of two years work experience is required (post undergraduate degree).

Mid-Career Option

A number of individuals with at least 7 years suitable work experience, but who lack an undergraduate degree, may be admitted to the Post Graduate Diploma program. These individuals must also complete the GMAT examination with a score of 500 or GRE equivalent.

Program Requirements - Course Option (15 credit hours)

Required Courses: (15 credit hours)

MBA 710
MBA 750
MBA 760
MBA 780
MBA 790

MBA 701 Foundations of Organizational Behaviour (1.5)
This course examines the individual and group behaviour and their impact on organizational effectiveness and organizations in general. Relevant concepts from the behavioural sciences include personality, motivation, attitudes, group processes, power and leadership. Students will develop a basic understanding of antecedents and consequences of individual and group action.

MBA 702 Foundations of Accounting (1.5)
This course is designed to facilitate the understanding of accounting information with an emphasis on making decisions. Students will be provided an opportunity to enhance their communication and decision making skills.

MBA 703 Financial Statement Analysis (1.5)
This course introduces students to the analysis, interpretation and evaluation of an organization's financial statements and related information. It also covers the recognition and measurement of accounting events and the preparation of financial statements.

MBA 704 Foundations of Marketing (1.5)
This course will assist the students in developing foundational knowledge of marketing concepts and theory. Tactical applications of the marketing mix are also addressed – product, price, place and promotion. Ethical and legal issues are also discussed.

MBA 705 Foundations of Entrepreneurship (1.5)
This course explores the foundations of entrepreneurship including entrepreneurial motivations, start-up process, idea generation, venture capital, gender considerations, and various forms of entrepreneurship, such as accelerators, corporate venturing and social enterprise. The course also explores entrepreneurs’ alignment with other disciplines, including agile testing, lean analysis and business modeling. 

MBA 706 Foundations of Indigenous Business (1.5)
This course covers theories, motivations, forms and objectives of Indigenous venturing and its role in the decolonization process.  Topics such as rights, exclusion, corporate engagement, Indigenous methods, and governance will be covered, which will help students identify and understand the various and complex aspects of Indigenous business that are relevant to both Indigenous and non-indigenous organizations.

MBA 710 Foundations of Strategic Marketing (3)
The course objective is to assist the student in developing skills in the creative and systematic use of marketing concepts and strategies in the design and evaluation of strategic plans at all levels of the organization. The strategic role of marketing within an organization and its integration with other functional units will be studied. Students are expected to develop a working knowledge of a family of strategic marketing planning processes, concepts, methods, and strategies.

MBA 750 Foundations of Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
This course examines human resource functions from a strategic, institutional and trans-national perspective. The course introduces important differences in HR practices around the globe and helps students develop an understanding of how historic, cultural and economic differences affect HR practices. The topics include human resource planning, recruitment and selection, performance measurement and assessment, training and development, and the design of reward systems.

MBA 760 Foundations of Global Organizational Behaviour (3)
The course examines universal and cross-cultural issues in managing people, work groups and organizations. Concepts emphasized include: employee characteristics, e.g., skills, personality, perception and decision making, and motivation; interpersonal and group processes, including leadership, communication and negotiation; and organizational issues and processes, including organizational culture, structure, systems, and change.

MBA 780 Foundations of Accounting for Managers (3)
The course is designed to facilitate the understanding of accounting information with an emphasis on making decisions. The course introduces the recognition and measurement of accounting events, the preparation and analysis of financial statements, and the use of Canadian and international financial statements and standards. Students will be provided an opportunity to enhance their communication, teamwork and decision making skills.

MBA 790 Foundations of  Financial Management (3)
This course provides a comprehensive study of the financial decisions in today's business enterprises. Major emphasis is placed on the dividend, investment and financial structure policies of a firm. Justification and use of present value, internal rate of return and selection criteria for projects, as well as financial market efficiency and its global implications.

MBA 801 Grad Work Term I (0)
This work placement is for students who wish to gain work experience in business or management in Canada.  Students will be exposed to the skills used by managers at senior levels in business and management and will peform a variety of tasks.

MBA 802 Grad Work Term II (0)
This work placement is for students who wish to gain work experience in business or management in Canada.  Students will be exposed to the skills used by managers at senior levels in business and management and will peform a variety of tasks.

MBA 803 Grad Work Term III (0)
This work placement is for students who wish to gain work experience in business or management in Canada.  Students will be exposed to the skills used by managers at senior levels in business and management and will peform a variety of tasks.

MBA 810 Statistics & Quantitative Methods for Business (3)
An examination of statistical and quantitative techniques useful for managerial decision-making. Topics include multivariate regression analysis, forecasting, and models of qualitative choice. Applications will focus both on evaluating existing research, and on conducting original research.

MBA 815 (GBUS 815) Strategic Management (3)
The course focuses on the identification, evaluation and formulation of organizational strategy in an international context. Special emphasis is placed on inherent tensions faced by global organizations in developing and implementing strategy, such as the effects of cultural, economic and political differences on standardization versus adaptation and the identification of global niches, through the use of lectures, discussion, student analysis, and case studies of various kinds of organizations.
Prerequisite: Completion of 6 credit hours from the Levene MBA with Specializations programs.

MBA 816 Production and Operations Management (3)
This course provides an introduction to the concepts, processes and problems associated with the production and operations management (POM) function which is primarily concerned with productivity and techniques for solving business problems. Particular emphasis will be placed on value stream analysis and its implications for international supply chain management.

MBA 817 (GBUS 817) Managing People in Organizations (3)
This course is designed to develop students’ management skills through an exploration of the theory and practice involved in managing people. The emphasis is on understanding individual, team, and organizational factors and the processes through which they influence behaviour and performance, with a view to improving managerial effectiveness.

MBA 830 (GBUS 830) Business, Government and Society (3)
This course provides an examination of problems in business management related to society at large. It includes a multidisciplinary application of knowledge, concepts, and analytical tools to apply to contemporary issues challenging business executives, including the role of consultation with local communities, sustainable business practices in developing economies, and evolving global standards of corporate social responsibility and ethics.

MBA 832 Accounting for Managers (3)
The course is designed to facilitate the understanding of accounting information with an emphasis on making decisions. The course introduces the recognition and measurement of accounting events, the preparation and analysis of financial statements, and the use of Canadian and international financial statements and standards. Students will be provided an opportunity to enhance their communication, teamwork and decision making skills.

MBA 833 Financial Management (3)
This course provides a comprehensive study of the financial decisions in today's business enterprises. Major emphasis is placed on the dividend, investment and financial structure policies of a firm. Justification and use of present value, internal rate of return and selection criteria for projects, as well as financial market efficiency and its global implications.

MBA 834 Corporate Finance (3)
This course provides a comprehensive study of financial decisions in today's business enterprises. Major emphasis is placed on investment, asset valuation and financial structure policies of a firm. Topics include discounted cash flow, capital budgeting, risk-return tradeoff, capital structure and major financial instruments.

MBA 835 (GBUS 835) International Business (3)
This course focuses upon opportunities and problems that arise when business operations cross national boundaries. The international business environment is examined, and the tasks of management are integrated into this multinational framework. Students will gain familiarity with global economics, various international institutions and practices that impact upon business firms, and students will learn and apply specific models and techniques to aid decision-making in a multinational context.

MBA 836 (GBUS 836) Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3)
The course explores the concept and practice of entrepreneurship and its relationship to progress, with a focus on creating and growing global ventures. It analyses the determinants of innovation and develops the skills change managers need to analyze opportunities and stimulate more entrepreneurship, innovation, enterprise, and initiative from their employees. It also helps students to understand concepts of going to market and competitive sustainability.

MBA 838 (GBUS 838) Research Methods in Management (3)
This course is designed to assist the student in conducting research projects in the areas of marketing and management. It introduces the student to a variety of research designs, including survey and experimental designs, and qualitative methods. The latter part of the course is concerned with data analysis and interpretation. Several multivariate techniques commonly used in management will be covered.

MBA 841 International Marketing (3)
The course will introduce the student to environmental factors affecting international marketing and the similarities and differences versus domestic marketing; the knowledge and skills in administering the international marketing function; ethics and cross-cultural nuances in marketing to developed and developing economies; and evaluation of recent environmental changes on international marketing.

MBA 845AA-ZZ Selected Topics in Business Administration (3)
Examination of one or more selected problems in business administration relative to the interests of the faculty member and the students. A multidisciplinary application of knowledge, concepts, and analytical tools to contemporary issues challenging administrators.

MBA 848AA-ZZ International Study Tour (3)
This course involves travel abroad, with the purpose of exposing students to real world business activities. The course involves travel to one or more destinations to visit business enterprises, as well as pre- and post-travel classroom activities. A prerequisite of 18 required completed credits or to be approved by the Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Programs.

MBA 860 Managing Change (3)
This course provides students with an awareness and understanding of how organizations assess situations and plan, implement, communicate and maintain change. The course also provides an understanding of how cultural differences, including attitudes toward employee empowerment and employee-initiated change, affect the development and implementation of change processes. The objective of the course is to develop change-agent skills in the management ranks.

MBA 865 (GBUS 865) Project Management (3)
This course will introduce students to the many phases of a project's life cycle and how to address them through knowledge and understanding of Project Management principles and how to manage them effectively using Project Management techniques by monitoring and maintaining control of scope, time, and costs within a project.

MBA 866 (GBUS 866) Managing Information Systems (3)
This course provides an in-depth examination of management and organizational issues surrounding the IS/IT function in organizations. Topics include the evolution of the IS/IT functions, acquiring and managing IS/IT resources, strategy, current trends, and ethical issues surrounding IS/IT.

MBA 880 Business Analytics (3)
This is an introductory course to the field of business analytics. Students will learn to identify analytics tools, understand valid and reliable ways to collect, analyze and visualize data. Students will also learn how to put real world problems in a data analytics framework and identify patterns in the data to inform better decision making. The course is designed for students without a background in operations management.

MBA 891 International Financial Management (3)
This course provides the student with an understanding of the special issues and problems involved in international financial management. Topics include the international monetary system, balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, international parity conditions, management of exchange rate risk, sourcing funds, capital budgeting, working capital management, trade financing, international banking, and portfolio diversification.

MBA 899 Integrative Practicum (6)
The practicum requires students to integrate the knowledge and skills developed across the MBA program.  In their practicum, students will analyse an organization and its environment, evaluate the organization’s activities in light of its strategy, and develop recommendations and an implementation plan that contributes to the organization’s future success.

MBA 900 Research Project in Business Administration (6)
Under the guidance of a supervisory committee, a student analyzes a significant organizational problem with a view to recommending a feasible solution. Problems may be either specific or general, requiring either a particular disciplinary background or a multidisciplinary approach. Students are required to register in a minimum of 6 credit hours of project research. The course will be graded on a credit/no credit (C/N) basis.

ENGG 819 A Systems Engineering Approach to Project Management (3)
The course covers the fundamentals of project management, nine knowledge areas, five process groups and forty-four processes.  It take a systems approach to managing engineering projects.  Students will be exposed to concepts relevant to current industrial practices that adhere to global standards and the PMI project management body of knowledge.


Master of Human Resource (MHRM) Program

MHRM Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the entrance requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, with the following additions (where applicable):

  1. Applicants are normally expected to hold a four-year undergraduate degree in any field.
  2. Applicants are required to complete two undergraduate qualifying courses, in which students must obtain a grade of no less than 70%. These courses may have been taken previously as part of an undergraduate degree.
  3. Applicants are expected to have two years of work experience in the field of human resource management.
  4. International applicants must submit proof of English proficiency if the language of instruction in their undergraduate degree was not English. The minimum required TOEFL score is 580 paper-based / 237 computer-based / 80 Internet-based.

Note: Meeting these minimum requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance to the Faculty.

MHRM Mid-Career Option

A limited number of mid-career managers with at least 7 years work experience but who lack an undergraduate degree, may be admitted to the M.H.R.M. program. Mid-career managers must meet the degree's qualifying course requirements before beginning graduate courses, if they have not been completed prior to acceptance. These qualifying course requirements are ten (10) undergraduate courses. All qualifying courses must be passed with a grade no less than 70%. Qualifying students may be discontinued from their program if they receive one grade less than 70%. Mid-career managers who plan to take qualifying courses should consult with a Graduate Advisor in the Faculty of Business Administration to choose suitable courses.

MHRM Advanced Standing

For MHRM students in the course-based option, a total of 9 credit hours of advanced standing will be offered to holders of the following designations:

For M.H.R.M. students in the project-based option, only 3 credit hours of advanced standing will be offered to those with CA, CGA, CMA, or CFA designations, and only 6 credit hours of advanced standing will be offered to those with the Direxion designation.

Students who receive Advanced Standing for the Direxion designation may not receive credit for GBUS 817.

Students who receive Advanced Standing for the CA, CGA, or CMA designation may not receive credit for GBUS 832.

Students who receive Advanced Standing for the CFA designation may not receive credit for GBUS 833 or 891.

Up to nine credit hours of advanced standing may be offered to those who hold a Master's degree in a related area (e.g., Master of Public Administration; Master of Human Resource Management; Master of Business Administration), or those who hold a Master of Human Resource Management from another university.

Up to three credit hours of advanced standing will be provided for completion of a relevant Master's Certificate at another university.

Up to 6 credit hours, applicable only to open electives, of advanced standing will be offered to graduates of the Canadian Police College's Executive Development in Policing (EDP) program toward the Levene MBA. (effective 201830)

MHRM Program Requirements - Course Option
(effective 201930)

Required: (12 credit hours)

GBUS 817
GBUS 838
GBUS 843
GBUS 862

Choose 3 of: (9 credit hours)

GBUS 844
GBUS 846AA-ZZ
GBUS 863
GBUS 864
GBUS 868
GBUS 872
GBUS 873
EAHR 811
EAHR 850

Choose 3 of GBUS 8xx Electives: (9 credit hours)

OR

1 GBUS 8xx Elective (3 cr.hrs)  AND GBUS 900*** (6 cr.hrs)

Total 30 credit hours

*** The GBUS 900 Project is worth 6 credit hours. Students following the project option must prepare and present a paper on a suitable topic. The project will be supervised by a committee chaired by a member of the Faculty of Business Administration. The paper will be presented at a seminar chaired by the Director of the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business. A bound copy of the report will be filed with the office of the Dean of Business Administration.

Note: Students may request permission to replace one GBUS elective with a relevant graduate course from another faculty or a relevant senior undergraduate course.

Co-operative Education Program 

For students who are entering the Master of Human Resource Management program in their early career with limited professional experience, Co-op work placements offer an opportunity to apply principles learned in class in a working environment.  Co-op students also gain valuable workplace experience proven to add value to the classroom experience for themselves and other students.  The Co-op route also provides an opportunity for early career MHRM students to secure management level jobs that they might not otherwise have access to.

Students in the Levene MBA with Specializations, MHRM or MAdmin programs may apply for admission to do Co-op. Students must have completed at least four classes, have no failing grades, and normally obtained a minimum CGPA of 75% before applying for co-op. You must also be a full time student in good standing. Graduate students will follow the same work term requirements pertaining to undergraduate students, such as length of terms, suitability of work placements, and codes of conduct.

Program Requirements

MHRM Program Requirements  - Co-op Option
(effective 201930)

Required: (12 credit hours)

GBUS 817
GBUS 838
GBUS 843
GBUS 862

Choose 3 of: (9 credit hours)

GBUS 844
GBUS 846AA-ZZ
GBUS 863
GBUS 864
GBUS 868
GBUS 872
GBUS 873
EAHR 811
EAHR 850

Choose 3 of GBUS 8xx Electives: (9 credit hours)

OR

1 GBUS 8xx Elective (3 cr.hrs)  AND GBUS 900*** (6 cr.hrs)

Co-op Work Term 1
(0 credit hours)

Co-op Work Term 2
(0 credit hours)

Co-op Work Term 3
(0 credit hours)

MBA 801


MBA 802


MBA 803

Total

30 credit hours

***The GBUS 900 Project is worth 6 credit hours. Students following the project option must prepare and present a paper on a suitable topic. The project will be supervised by a committee chaired by a member of the Faculty of Business Administration. The paper will be presented at a seminar chaired by the Director of the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business. A bound copy of the report will be filed with the office of the Dean of Business Administration.

Although the student's actual schedule may vary, the first Co-op work placement must normally be taken during a Fall semester.

Students will not normally be permitted to register for more than one course during a Co-op work term.  A student's program must end on an academic term, not on a Co-op work term.

*Students may complete third optional Co-op work term, MBA 803.

Note: Students may request permission to replace one GBUS elective with a relevant graduate course from another faculty or a relevant senior undergraduate course.


Master of Administration (MAdmin) Program

The Master of Administration is a program that offers graduate-level education in the area of Leadership. This will appeal to those employed in business or non-profit organizations who seek to build on their existing leadership skills. The program is undertaken on a part-time basis, and takes approximately 2½ years to complete.

MAdmin Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year undergraduate degree with an acceptable grade point average.
  2. Applicants are normally required to have at least two years of full-time relevant working experience, preferably in a position where they are managing or leading others.
  3. International applicants must submit proof of English proficiency if the language of instruction in their undergraduate degree was not English. The minimum required TOEFL score is 580 paper-based / 80 Internet-based. See the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website for minimum required scores on other language tests.
  4. International applicants may be asked to complete the GRE with a satisfactory score.
  5. Applicants who enter the mid-career program must complete 10 qualifying courses (see below).

Note: Meeting these minimum requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance to the Faculty.

MAdmin Mid-Career Option

A limited number of mid-career managers with at least 7 years work experience, but who lack an undergraduate degree, may be admitted to the M.Admin. program. Mid-career managers must meet the degree’s qualifying course requirements before beginning graduate courses, if they have not completed prior to acceptance. These qualifying course requirements are ten (10) undergraduate courses. All qualifying courses must be passed with a grade no less than 70%. Qualifying students may be discontinued from the program if they receive one grade less than 70%. Mid-career managers who plan to take qualifying courses should consult with a Graduate Advisor in the Faculty of Business Administration to choose suitable courses.

MAdmin Advanced Standing

A total of 9 credit hours of advanced standing will be offered to holders of the following designations:

Students who receive Advanced Standing for the Direxion designation may exempted from GBUS 817 and two elective courses.

Students who receive Advanced Standing for the CA, CGA, CMA, or CFA designation are exempted from three elective courses.

Students who receive Advanced Standing for the CA, CGA, or CMA designation may not receive credit for GBUS 832, either as a required course or elective.

Students who receive Advanced Standing for the CFA designation may not receive credit for GBUS 833 or 891, either as required courses or electives.

Up to nine credit hours of advanced standing may be offered to those who hold a Master's degree in a related area (e.g., Master of Public Administration; Master of Human Resource Management, or Master of Business Administration) or those who hold a Master of Business Administration from another university. Students who receive such advanced standing will generally be exempted from the three elective courses.

Up to 6 credit hours, applicable only to open electives, of advanced standing will be offered to graduates of the Canadian Police College's Executive Development in Policing (EDP) program toward the Levene MBA. (effective 201830)

MAdmin Program Requirements  - Course option
(effective 201930)

Required: (9 cr. hrs.) GBUS 817
GBUS 870
GBUS 874
Choose 4 of: (12 cr. hrs.)

GBUS 815
GUBS 851AA-ZZ
GBUS 860
GBUS 865
GBUS 871
GBUS 873
GBUS 875

Choose 3 of GBUS 8xx Electives: (9 cr. hrs)

OR

1 GBUS 8xx Elective (3 cr.hrs)  AND GBUS 902*** (6 cr.hrs)

Total 30 credit hours

Note: Students may request permission to replace one GBUS elective with a relevant graduate course from another faculty.

*** The GBUS 902 Research Project on Leadership is worth 6 credit hours. Students following the project option must prepare and present a paper on a suitable topic. The project will be supervised by a faculty member of the Faculty of Business Administration. The paper will be publicly presented before a committee of 3 faculty members within the Faculty of Business Administration who are accredited by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and appointed by the Graduate Program Committee Chair. A bound copy of the report will be filed with the office of the Dean of Business Administration.

Co-operative Education Program 

For students who are entering the Master of Administration in Leadership program in their early career with limited professional experience, Co-op work placements offer an opportunity to apply principles learned in class in a working environment.  Co-op students also gain valuable workplace experience proven to add value to the classroom experience for themselves and other students.  The Co-op route also provides an opportunity for early career MAdmin students to secure management level jobs that they might not otherwise have access to.

Students in the Levene MBA with Specializations, MHRM or MAdmin programs may apply for admission to do Co-op. Students must have completed at least four classes, have no failing grades, and normally obtained a minimum CGPA of 75% before applying for co-op. You must also be a full time student in good standing. Graduate students will follow the same work term requirements pertaining to undergraduate students, such as length of terms, suitability of work placements, and codes of conduct.

Program Requirements

MAdmin Program Requirements  - Co-op option
(effective 201930)

Required: (9 cr. hrs.)

GBUS 817
GBUS 870
GBUS 874

Choose 4 of: (12 cr. hrs.)

GBUS 815
GBUS 851AA-ZZ
GBUS 860
GBUS 865
GBUS 871
GBUS 873
GBUS 875

Choose 3 of GBUS 8xx Electives:
(9 cr. hrs)

OR

1 GBUS 8xx Elective (3 cr.hrs)  AND GBUS 902***
(6 cr.hrs)

Co-op Work Term I
(0 credit hours)

Co-op Work Term 2
(0 credit hours)

GBUS 801


GBUS 802

Total 30 credit hours

To successfully complete a co-op work term and receive a grade of "P" (Pass) for each of GBUS 801, 802, 803*, students must successfully complete the required work placement, including an evaluation of feedback from the employer, and attain a passing grade on their associated work term report

Although the student's actual schedule may vary, the first Co-op work placement must normally be taken during a Fall semester.

Students will not normally be permitted to register for more than one course during a Co-op work term.  A student's program must end on an academic term, not on a Co-op work term.

*Students may complete third optional Co-op work term, GBUS 803.


Master’s Certificate Programs

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the entrance requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, with the following additions (where applicable):

  1. Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum 70% average.
  2. Applicants are required to complete the appropriate qualifying courses, in which students must obtain a grade of no less than 70%.
  3. Applicants are normally required to have at least two years of full-time relevant working experience.
  4. International applicants must submit proof of English proficiency if the language of instruction in their undergraduate degree was not English. The minimum required TOEFL score is 580 paper-based / 80 Internet-based. See the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website for minimum required scores on other language tests.

Note: Meeting these minimum requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance into the program.

Master’s Certificate Qualifying Courses (for certificates in Human Resource Management and Business  only)

Students who lack any of the above qualifying courses must successfully complete those courses (or approved substitutes) before taking more than one graduate level course. All qualifying courses must be passed with a grade no less than 70%. Qualifying students may be discontinued from their program if they receive one grade less than 70%. For course descriptions of the qualifying courses, please refer to the University of Regina Undergraduate Calendar.

Master’s Certificate Mid-Career Option

A limited number of mid-career managers with at least 7 years work experience, but who lack an undergraduate degree, may be admitted to the Master’s Certificate program. Mid-career managers must meet the Master’s Certificate qualifying course requirements before beginning graduate courses, if they have not been completed prior to acceptance. These qualifying course requirements consist of ten (10) undergraduate courses. All qualifying courses must be passed with a grade no less than 70%. Qualifying students may be discontinued from their program if they receive one grade less than 70%. Mid-career managers who plan to take qualifying courses should consult with the Graduate Advisor in the Faculty of Business Administration to choose suitable courses.

Master’s Certificate in Human Resource Management
Qualifying courses: any 10 undergraduate courses

Required: GBUS 843
Choose 2 of: GBUS 817
GBUS 844
GBUS 861
GBUS 862
GBUS 863
GBUS 864
GBUS 867

 

Master's Certficate in Labour Relations
(effective 201930)

Required: (6 cr. hrs)

GBUS 844
GBUS 873

Choose 1 of the following or any relevant graduate level course** (3 cr. hrs) GBUS 843
GBUS 868
GBUS 870
GBUS 871

 ***This elective could include directed readings courses relevant to the Master Certificate in Labour Relations.

Master's Certificate in Organizational Leadership
Qualifying courses: any 10 undergraduate courses
Students may take both GBUS 870 and GBUS 874 classes if they choose.  Students may choose any three classes from the following list as long as they take at least one of GBUS 870 or GBUS 874.

Choose 1 (2) of: GBUS 870
GBUS 874
Choose 2 (1) of: GBUS 817
GBUS 843
GBUS 844
GBUS 860
GBUS 865
GBUS 867
GBUS 871
GBUS 872
GBUS 873
GBUS 876

Note: Students have the option to take both GBUS 870 and GBUS 874 from above "required" list.  If they choose to take both, then one will serve as an elective, as such they will only need to take one additional elective from the GBUS 817 - GBUS 876 list.  OR if a student chooses to only take one of GBUS 870 and GBUS 874 from the above "required" list, they will need to take two electives from the GBUS 817 - GBUS 876 list. 

Master's Certificate in Project Management
Qualifying courses: STAT 100, BUS 290 plus any 8 other undergraduate courses

Required: GBUS 865
Choose 2 of: GBUS 817
GBUS 833
GBUS 836
GBUS 860
GBUS 867
GBUS 870
GBUS 874

Students who complete one of the above Master’s Certificate programs may apply their courses to the MHRM, MAdmin (Leadership), or MBA programs. The Master’s Certificate in Human Resource Management ladders into the MHRM program and the Master's Certificate in Organizational Leadership ladders into the MAdmin (major in Leadership) program. The Master's Certificate in Business ladders into the MBA program. Students will be allowed to concurrently hold a Master’s Certificate and a Master’s degree, using the same courses for both credentials. This means that a student could earn a Master’s Certificate, apply for entry and be accepted into the MBA, MHRM, or MAdmin (Leadership) program, and then take an additional 7 GBUS courses to earn the MBA, MHRM, or MAdmin (Leadership) degree.

To ease entry into the MBA degree, the requirement for the GMAT will be waived for students with a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience who attain an average of 80% or more in their Master’s Certificate in Business. Students with an average of less than 80% in the Master's Certificate in Business must write the GMAT if they wish to apply for admission into the MBA program. Students with a Master’s Certificate in Human Resource Management or a Master's Certificate in Organizational Leadership, or a Master's Certificate in Project Management must write the GMAT if they wish to apply for admission into the MBA program, regardless of their grade point average in that Certificate program. A student who completes a Master’s Certificate and then applies for, and is admitted to, the MBA program will still be subject to the requirement to complete up to 8 undergraduate qualifying courses prior to (or concurrent with) registering for the remaining GBUS courses needed for the MBA degree. (Note: Some of these 8 undergraduate qualifying courses may have already been completed as qualifying courses for the GBUS courses completed within the Master’s Certificate).


Master of Science in Organization Studies - thesis route

Admission Requirements 
Applicants must meet the entrance requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and in addition:

  1. Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average equivalent to Canadian 80%.
  2. International applicants must submit proof of English proficiency if the language of instruction in their undergraduate degree was not English. The minimum required TOEFL iBT Test Score is 80. See the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website for minimum required scores for subsections of the TOEFL and on other language tests.
  3. A minimum GMAT score of 600 or a combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 315 is normally required.
  4. Applicants are normally required to have successfully completed (with a minimum grade of 70%) the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) within five years of applying: BUS 260 (Introduction to Organizational Behavior) or PSYC 220 (Social Psychology), STAT 200 or STAT 160 (Introductory Statistics), and an upper year advanced statistics and/or research methods course (e.g., PSYC 405, BUS 413, STAT 354, SOC 404, etc.).
  5. Applicants must submit a Letter of Interest where they must specify a member of faculty who has agreed to work with them during their program.

Courses

Credit Hours

GBUS 817 – Human Behavior in Organizations

3

GBUS 838 – Research Methods in Management     

3

PSYC 802 – Applied Multivariate Statistics

3

Three approved electives*

9

Thesis

15

Total

33

*Approved electives for MSc in Organization Studies
GBUS 844 – Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining
GBUS 845AK - Business Analytics
GBUS 845 - Women in Leadership
GBUS 868 - Occupational Health and Safety
GBUS 870 - Leadership: Theory & Practice
GBUS 871 - Group Dynamics in Organizations
GBUS 873 – Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
PSYC 820 – Advanced Social Psychology
SOC 804 – Advanced Research Methods
SOC 805 – Advanced Research Methods II
Any other relevant graduate level course recommended by the faculty advisor and approved by the Faculty of Business Associate Dean Research and Graduate Programs


MBA (General Management) /MHRM / MAdmin / Master's Certificate Course Descriptions

GBUS 801 Grad Work Term I (0)
This work placement is for students who wish to gain work experience in business or management in Canada.  Students will be exposed to the skilss used by managers at senior levels in business and management and will perform a variety of tasks.

GBUS 802 Grad Work Term II (0)
This work placement is for students who wish to gain work experience in business or management in Canada.  Students will be exposed to the skilss used by managers at senior levels in business and management and will perform a variety of tasks.

GBUS 803 Grad Work Term III (0)
This work placement is for students who wish to gain work experience in business or management in Canada.  Students will be exposed to the skilss used by managers at senior levels in business and management and will perform a variety of tasks.

GBUS 815 Strategic Management (3)
This course focuses on the general management function. Special emphasis is placed on the identification, evaluation and formulation of organizational strategy. Lectures and discussion of concepts will be augmented by student analysis and discussion of comprehensive case studies of various kinds of organizations and/or management games.
Prerequisite: Completion of 15 credit hours in 800-level Business Administration courses or permission of the Dean of Business Administration

GBUS 816 Production and Operations Management (3)
This course introduces the basic concepts, processes, and problems associated with the Production and Operations Management (POM) function, which is primarily concerned with productivity. Techniques for solving POM problems with be addressed.

GBUS 817 Managing People in Organizations (3)
This course is designed to develop students’ management skills through an exploration of the theory and practice involved in managing people. The emphasis is on understanding individual, team, and organizational factors and the processes through which they influence behaviour and performance, with a view to improving managerial effectiveness.

GBUS 830 Business, Government and Society (3) 
This course examines ethical and social issues relevant to business management, including the issue of corporate social responsibility. 

GBUS 832 Accounting for Managers (3)
This course examines ethical and social issues relevant to business management. It includes a multidisciplinary application of knowledge and concepts to contemporary issues challenging business executives, including the role of consultation with local communities and governments, sustainable business practices and evolving global standards of corporate social responsibility and ethics.

GBUS 833 Corporate Finance (3)
This course provides a comprehensive study of financial decisions in today's business enterprises. Major emphasis is placed on investment, asset valuation and financial structure policies of a firm. Topics include discounted cash flow, capital budgeting, risk-return trade-off, capital structure and major financial instruments.

GBUS 835 International Business (3)
This course focuses upon opportunities and problems that arise when business operations cross national boundaries. The international business environment is examined, and the tasks of management are integrated into this multinational framework. Students will gain familiarity with various international institutions and practices that impact upon business firms, and students will learn and apply specific models and techniques to aid decision-making in a multinational context.

GBUS 836 Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3)
The course explores the concept and practice of entrepreneurship and its relationship to progress. It analyses the determinants of innovation and develops the skills change managers need to stimulate more entrepreneurship, innovation, enterprise, and initiative from their employees.

GBUS 838 Research Methods in Management (3)
This course is designed to assist the student in conducting research projects in the areas of marketing and management. It introduces the student to a variety of research designs, including survey and experimental designs, and qualitative methods. The latter part of the course is concerned with data analysis and interpretation. Several multivariate techniques commonly used in management will be covered.

GBUS 840 Strategic Marketing (3)
This course assists the student in developing skills in the creative and systematic use of marketing concepts and strategies. The strategic role of marketing within an organization and its integration with other functional units will be studied. Students are expected to develop a working knowledge of a family of strategic marketing planning processes, concepts, methods, and strategies.

GBUS 841 International Marketing (3)
The course will introduce the student to environmental factors affecting international marketing and the similarities and differences versus domestic marketing; the knowledge and skills in administering the international marketing function; and evaluation of the impact of recent environmental changes on international marketing.

GBUS 843 Strategic Human Resource Management (3) (Equivalent to JSGS 815)
This course examines human resources functions from a strategic and institutional perspective. The topics include human resource planning, recruitment and selection, performance measurement and assessment, training and development, and the design of reward systems.

GBUS 844 Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining (3) (Equivalent to JSGS 812)
This course examines the history of union development in Canada, and business reaction to this development. Current structures in the labour movement are assessed, as well as the impact of legislation on the nature of collective bargaining. The course focuses on the character and procedures of arbitration, fact-finding, mediation, and conciliation.

GBUS 845AA-ZZ Selected Topics in Business Administration (3)
This course addresses selected topics in business administration that are of current interest.

GBUS 846AA-ZZ Selected Topics in Human Resource Management (3)
This course addresses selected topics in human resource management.

GBUS 847AA-ZZ Selected Topics in General Management and Administration (3)
This course addresses selected topics in general management and administration.

GBUS 848AA-ZZ MBA - Travel Study Courses (3)
Emphasis is placed on the business, political, and cultural aspects of the specific country as they relate to Canadian organizations. Courses will include an off-campus trip traveling to a specific destination.

GBUS 850AA-ZZ Advanced Standing for Professional Programs (3)
Advanced standing of up to 9 credit hours may be granted in the MBA, MHRM, or MAdmin program for prior completion of the approved professional programs.

GBUS 851AA-ZZ – Selected Topics in Leadership (3)
This course addresses selected topics in leadership.

GBUS 860 Managing Change (3) (Equivalent to JSGS 813)
This course seeks to bring about an awareness and understanding of how organizations are managing change. The course will provide perspectives of the change strategists, the change implementors, and the change recipients. The objective of the course is to develop sensitive and effective change-agent skills in management ranks.

GBUS 861 Organization Theory (3)
The course is concerned with the analysis of organizations from a sociological perspective. It is concerned with such topics as organizational environment, goal formulation, organization structure and design, interorganizational linkages, power, innovation processes, and conflict. It is concerned with the management of the organization as a whole and its subunits.

GBUS 862 Evaluation of Human Resources Practices and Systems (3)
This course focuses on tools and methods that can be employed by HR practitioners to assess the effectiveness of individual HR practices and of the overall HRM systems. Students develop skills in identifying and employing valid, evidence-based decision criteria to assess HR practice, and also enhance their ability to evaluate information and conduct qualitative research.
Prerequisite: GBUS 838

GBUS 863 Staffing Organizations (3)
The course introduces and develops concepts used in the staffing of organizations. The course will cover general staffing models, basic labour markets, laws and regulations affecting staffing, introduction to measurement theory, recruitment techniques, selection techniques and tools, decision making for selection, and formalizing the job offer.

GBUS 864 Compensation (3)
The course introduces and develops concepts used in compensating employees and managers in organizations. The course will cover designing pay structures for strategic purposes, internal consistency and external competitiveness, job evaluation models, variable group and individual pay systems, basic employee benefits, legal issues surrounding compensation (pay equity and discrimination), compensating special groups of employees, compensation and unions, and compensation administration topics.

GBUS 865 Project Management (3) (Equivalent to JSGS 828)
This course will introduce students to Project Management principles, intended to address the many phases of a project's life cycle. Students will learn to manage projects more effectively using Project Management techniques, through monitoring and maintaining control of scope, time, and costs within a project.

GBUS 866 Managing Information Systems (3)
This course provides an in-depth examination of management and organizational issues surrounding the IS/IT function in organizations. Topics include the evolution of the IS/IT functions, acquiring and managing IS/IT resources, strategy, current trends, and ethical issues surrounding IS/IT.

GBUS 867 Management Consulting (3)
Introduction to management consulting. The class introduces consulting concepts and the five-phase consulting process and provides practical experience on consulting projects. The focus is both internal and external consultants, roles that provide timely counsel and / or service to organizations with specific issues that require a consulting perspective.

GBUS 868 Occupational Health and Safety (3)
This course focuses on the effective management of occupational health and safety (OHS).  Beginning with a survey of the history of OHS and the current legal environment, the course turns to contemporary issues in OHS (e.g., psychological harassment in the workplace).  Approaches to developing and improving organization OHS systems which enhance employee safety and wellbeing are also discussed.

GBUS 870 Leadership: Theory & Practice (3)
This course covers key leadership/management skills such as clarifying personal vision, coaching, goal setting, conflict management, stress management, emotional intelligence crisis management process and system design and communication skills. Major competency models of leadership and management are covered to familiarize students with the research and practice of leadership development.

GBUS 871 Group Dynamics in Organizations (3)
The course will study roles that exist in organizations and the dynamics of the interactions between these roles. In particular, focus will be on the interplay between the leadership role and decision making, creative problem solving and conflict resolution with group members.

GBUS 872 Managing Activist Employees (3)
This course explores the challenges presented by employees that adopt a cause within an organization and the best management practices for such situations. Both private and public organizations will be considered. Particular emphasis will be focused on "whistle-blowing" behaviours in light of legislation in Canada and other countries.

GBUS 873 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3)
This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of negotiation and conflict resolution, including alternative dispute resolution.

GBUS 874 Cases in Leadership (3)
This course examines leadership issues in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. A major project for the course will involve researching and writing an original case study that examines leadership issues within a real organization. 

GBUS 875 Women in Leadership (3) 
This course is designed to enhance understanding of issues relevant to women in leadership and the implications for organizations (e.g., opportunities, exclusion). Topics include leadership styles, women on boards, strategies for change, learning to become a leader, media representation, intra-gender relations between women, cross-cultural considerations, and entrepreneurship. The course will combine both scholarly and practitioner-based considerations and challenge students to surface and unsettle taken for granted assumptions about women in leadership. Guest speakers from industry and academia will be invited to share their views on specific topics to enhance the learning experience.

GBUS 876 Managing Diversity (3)
This course examines the increasing diversity of the work force and the resulting issues faced by organizations such as maintaining fairness and justice, making effective management decisions, allowing flexibility, and managing in a global environment. The course also examines legal frameworks that protect employee and employer rights related to dimensions of diversity.

GBUS 880 - Business Analytics (3)
This is an introductory course to the field of business analytics. Students will learn to identify analytics tools, understand valid and reliable ways to collect, analyze and visualize data. Students will also learn how to put real world problems in a data analytics framework and identify patterns in the data to inform better decision making. The course is designed for students without a background in operations management.

GBUS 891 International Financial Management (3)
This course provides the student with an understanding of the special issues and problems involved in international financial management. Topics include: the international monetary system, balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, international parity conditions, management of exchange rate risk, sourcing funds, capital budgeting, working capital management, trade financing, international banking and portfolio diversification.
Note: Enrolment in this course is limited to MBA and MCIB students only.

GBUS 901 Thesis Research (15)
Thesis research.


Executive MBA Program

Executive MBA Admission Requirements
(effective 201930)

Applicants must meet the entrance requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, with the following additions (where applicable):

  1. A four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average equivalent to Canadian 70% (or mid-career option).
  2. At least eight years full-time work experience.
      • Experience must be obtained after completion of an undergraduate degree.
      • Internships, work placements and Co-Operative Education placements will not be considered valid experience. 
  3. Two (2) Confidential Recommendations must be sent directly to FGSR by your referee using the Confidential Recommendation form.
  4. Sealed and official transcripts from all former post-secondary institutions attended by the applicant sent directly to FGSR by your former institution(s). Envelopes must bear an official institutional stamp across the seal. Transcripts in any language other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified literal translation.
  5. Language Requirements: International applicants must submit proof of English proficiency if the language of instruction in their undergraduate degree was not English (score cannot be older than 2 years):

      • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 70
      • CanTEST: 4.5 with No Band below 4.0
      • IELTS (Academic Version): 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band
      • MELAB: 85
      • PTE Academic:59
      • TOEFL Paper-based: 580 / Internet-based (DI code: 0830): 80 minimum of 20 in each of the four components. Institutional ITP TOEFL is not accepted

Mid-Career option: Management professionals who do not meet the required GPA or those who do not have an undergraduate degree, but who have a minimum of eight to ten years senior level work experience may qualify for the mid-career option. These candidates may be required to take a GMAT exam. For more information, contact levene.advising@uregina.ca.

Note: Meeting these minimum requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance into the program.

Executive MBA Program Requirements (36 credit hours)

There will be two one-week courses; one takes place in August (EMBA 800), another takes place in June (EMBA 805). There are three semesters of study (Fall, Winter, Fall) in which participants take four courses per semester. Participants are required to complete either a 6 credit hour Research Paper (EMBA 900) OR a 3 credit hour Research Paper (EMBA 901) plus EMBA 870 International Study Course. The Executive MBA program is a cohort-based program, so all participants take the same courses at the same time over a 16-month period of time.

EMBA 800 Management as a System (3)
Management as a system provides students with an introduction to the elements and processes that contribute to overall organizational effectiveness. With an emphasis on building practical knowledge of organizational systems, the course provides students with a foundation for future classes in the Levene Executive MBA Program. 

EMBA 805 Perspectives on Leadership (3)
This course examines different perspectives on leadership and the implications for leaders in a variety of organizational settings. Topics include: transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, ethical leadership, destructive leadership, strategy and leadership, and indigenous leadership.

EMBA 810 Management and Organizational Behaviour (2)
This is an overview course that introduces students to the theories explaining individual and group behaviors in organizations and how they affect overall organizational effectiveness. The course takes an evidence-based approach and introduces students to research by demonstrating how research outcomes translate into effective organizational practices.

EMBA 815 Quantitative Techniques for Decision Making (2)
This course includes an examination of statistical and quantitative techniques useful for managerial decision-making. Topics include multivariate regression analysis, forecasting, and models of qualitative choice. Applications will focus both on evaluating existing research, and on conducting original research.

EMBA 816 Production and Operations Management (2)
This course deals with the principles of designing, controlling, managing and improving the operations of an organization. Potential issues include process analysis and improvement for manufacturing and service organizations, supply chain management, lean operations, and quality management.

EMBA 820 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (2)
This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of negotiation and conflict resolution within and between organizations in domestic and global settings. The techniques learned will be applicable to many different situations and students will have the opportunity to demonstrate such skills in the course. 

EMBA 821 – International Business (2)
This course focuses upon opportunities and problems that arise when business operations cross national boundaries. The international business environment is examined, and the tasks of management are integrated into this multinational framework. Students will gain familiarity with various international institutions and practices that impact upon business firms, and students will learn and apply specific models and techniques to aid decision-making in a multinational context.

EMBA 825 Change Management (2)
In this course students will expand their understanding of how organizations are managing change. The course will provide perspectives of change strategists, change implementers, and change recipients. The objective is to learn about theory, foundations, and models for change management, and provide students with skills to plan and implement change.

EMBA 830 Strategic Human Resource Management (2)
Students will learn how Human Resources can be leveraged to gain a competitive advantage through integration with an organization’s overall strategy. Special topics include human resource issues in mergers and acquisitions, the role of Unions, HR processes and the role they play in the everyday operations of organizations.

EMBA 835 Marketing for Managers (2)
Students will explore and apply marketing management practices and theories and evaluate marketing strategies leading to an understanding of the complexities of marketing. The course will focus on strategies and tactics related to the marketing mix, market segmentation, positioning, consumer analysis, pricing, promotion, distribution, global markets, technology, and current trends.

EMBA 840 Accounting for Managers (2)
Students examine accounting's role in an organization focusing on accounting information for decision-making and performance measurement. Students are introduced to the fundamental concepts of management and financial accounting with a concentration on the use rather than the preparation of accounting information.

EMBA 845 Finance for Managers (2)
This course will focus on the theory and practice of financial decision making, including financial performance measurement, capital budgeting, risk analysis, cost of capital, and valuation.

EMBA 850 Management and Information Systems (2)
Taking an information systems view (systems comprised of the interaction between information technology (IT), processes, people and structure) this course provides comprehensive coverage of existing and emerging IS related management and organizational issues and opportunities.

EMBA 855 Business Research Methods (2)
This course prepares students for the EMBA 900 Research Paper by introducing them to research methods commonly used in business. It includes an overview of secondary research and qualitative research methods (e.g., focus groups and interviews). Quantitative methods will also be discussed, including the use of data analysis software.

EMBA 860 Business, Government, and Society (2)
This course focuses on the complex ecosystem within which firms operate, including stakeholder relationships and the societal, political and legal arrangements and expectations that condition firm behavior. Cases deal with governmental bodies, activists and interest groups, and other constituencies of the firm across a wide spectrum of issues and public policy.

EMBA 865 Strategy (2)
This course focuses on the general management perspective in the development, evaluation, and implementation of organizational strategy. Lectures and discussion on topical strategic issues will be augmented by the analysis of comprehensive cases which serve to integrate concepts and insights from other courses.

EMBA 870 International Study Course (3)
This course intends to expose students to global business practices through a visit to a foreign country. During the one-week trip abroad, students will attend lectures, tour business facilities and meet with business leaders, in order to expand their appreciation for international business strategies and opportunities.

EMBA 900 Research Paper (3 or 6 credit hours)
Under the guidance of an advisor, a student analyzes a significant organizational problem using an evidence-based approach. It is a project guided by scholarly research but grounded in practice intended to generate better informed organizational decisions.