Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2007/2008)
6.5 Programs of Study
  1. The programs of study include:

    1. a 60-credit hour program (equivalent to four semesters of full-time study) for candidates entering with an undergraduate degree in any area other than business. Thirty-three credit hours in program courses are compulsory and are specified in Table 1; the remaining 27 credit hours in program courses are electives.

    2. a 48-credit hour course program plus a thesis for candidates entering with an undergraduate degree. Thirty-three credit hours in program courses are compulsory and are specified in Table I; the remaining 15 credit hours in program courses shall consist of 9103 (3 credit hours), 12 credit hours in courses agreed upon by each student and his or her supervisor plus a thesis, or

    3. a 30-credit hour program (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study) for direct entry candidates. Three of the program courses (9 credit hours) are compulsory and are specified in Table II; the remaining 21 credit hours for candidates in the all-course program are electives. For direct entry candidates in the thesis option, courses shall normally consist of 8107, 8208, 8209 and 9103 (all 3-credit hour courses), 6 credit hours in courses agreed upon by each student and his or her supervisor plus a thesis. Additional courses may be recommended by the supervisor to the Committee on Graduate Studies where the preparation of the candidate in the cognate area is deemed to be inadequate.

  2. Electives in the all course programs may be chosen from the following:

    1. approved business electives as listed in Table III;

    2. up to 6 credit hours in courses from other graduate programs within the School of Graduate Studies, as approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Business Administration;

    3. a Research Project or projects, which may be assigned up to 9 credit hours, as approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Business Administration;

    4. any other course or project deemed to be of satisfactory content and rigor as approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Business Administration.

  3. Candidates in the all course programs are required to choose among the elective courses so that they do:

    1. at least one of B8204, B8210;

    2. at least one of B9306, B9325, B9326, B9020; or another approved international course;

    3. at least one of B9308, B9322, B9328.

  4. The Faculty's Committee on Graduate Studies reserves the right to restrict candidates from taking particular MBA courses if it is deemed that those courses do not add sufficient value beyond courses that the candidate has completed at the undergraduate level. Regulations 3 a. and 3 b. above may be waived where the candidate is restricted from taking a particular course due to the completion of an undergraduate course. However, a candidate restricted from taking any one course listed under regulation 3 c. must complete a second course from that list.

  5. Students are required to observe certain approved co- or prerequisites in scheduling their courses. These are as indicated:

    Master of Business Administration Prerequisite/Co-requisite Table

    Course

    Prerequisites/Co-requisites*

    Electives

    Required Courses

    8203

    Nil

    8103

    Nil

    8204

    8104

    8104

    Nil

    8210

    Nil

    8106

    Nil

    9020

    Nine courses completed

    8107

    Nil

    9021

    Nine courses including 8205

    8108

    8103*

    9022

    Nine courses including 8205

    8109

    Nil

    9103

    Nine courses completed including 8103

    8205

    Nil

    9301

    Nine courses completed

    8206

    8103*, 8108*,8109

    9302

    Nine courses completed plus 9301*

    8207

    8103, 8108*

    9303

    Nine courses completed plus 9301* and 9302*

    8208

    8103, 8104, 8106, 8108, 8109, 8205*, 8206*, 8207*

    9306

    Nine courses completed including 8103, 8104, 8106, 8108, 8109, 8205, 8206, 8207, 8208*

    8209

    8104

    9308

    Nine courses completed including 8103, 8106, 8108, 8109, 8206

    9309

    Nine courses completed including 8106

    9311

    Nine courses completed including 8104, 8204

    9312

    Nine courses completed including 8103, 8108, 8109, 8206

    9314

    Nine courses completed including 8103, 8108, 8109, 8206

    9316

    Nine courses completed including 8205

    9317

    Nine courses completed

    9318

    Nine courses completed including 8106

    9320

    Nine courses completed including 8103, 8108, 8109, 8206

    9322

    Nine courses completed including 8103, 8104, 8106, 8108, 8109, 8205, 8206, 8207, 8208*

    9323

    Nine courses completed including 8103, 8108, 8109, 8206, 9320

    9324

    Nine courses completed including 8104, 8204

    9325

    Nine courses completed including 8106

    9326

    Nine courses completed including 8103, 8108, 8109, 8206

    9328

    Nine courses completed including 8104

    9329

    Nine courses completed

    Note:

    All 9000-level courses require the prior completion of nine courses, including any specific prerequisites or co-requisites.

  6. Students shall successfully complete the requirements of B8103-Statistical Applications in Management as part of the first 33 credit hours of their programs.

  7. Changes to a student's prescribed program, including the specified course load, must have the prior approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Business Administration.