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Students committed to research who enjoy a challenge should consider the Business Administration (MBA Thesis) program. It is designed for those who are interested in pursuing an intensive, research-based program within the Haskayne School of Business. Choosing a thesis-based graduate degree should not be considered a quick way to completing an MBA degree. However, the MBA Thesis curriculum allows students to hone their research skills as they advance in knowledge, gaining deeper insights about their chosen field of study that will serve them well in their future careers.
Areas of study include Accounting, Business Technology Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Environmental Management/Sustainable Development, Finance, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Risk Management and Insurance, and Strategy and Global Management.
Courses: Students take courses in management studies, business and environment, strategy and global management and more.
Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
Research Proposal: Students complete a research proposal and must secure permission from their supervisor before beginning thesis research.
Consulting, Financial Services, Management, Business Analysis, Marketing and Sales.
A master’s degree in management will give you the prerequisite for a PhD in Management.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
A minimum of 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A Bachelor of Commerce.
Applicants may be interviewed by a member of the Admissions Committee as part of the application screening process.
Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT*) with a minimum GMAT score of 600 or an equivalent GRE is required for the thesis program.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on September 1: