Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2013/2014)
9.5 Programs of Study
  1. The programs of study include:

    1. a 60 credit hour all-course program for candidates entering with an undergraduate degree in any area other than business. Thirty-six credit hours in program courses are required courses and are specified in Table I; the remaining 24 credit hours in program courses are electives chosen in accordance with the electives noted below. It is noted that of the 24 credit hours in electives candidates are required to complete 3 credit hours in the area of international business chosen from 9005, 9020, 9306, 9325, 9326 or another approved International course.

    2. a 48 credit hour thesis option program for candidates entering with an undergraduate degree in any area other than business. Thirty-six credit hours in program courses are compulsory and are specified in Table I; the remaining 12 credit hours in program courses shall consist of 9103, 9 credit hours in courses agreed upon by the student and his or her Supervisor, plus a thesis. Additional courses, which may enhance the research area of the candidate, may be recommended by the Supervisor to the Graduate Research Programs Committee.

    3. a 30 credit hour all-course program for direct entry candidates. Twelve credit hours of the program courses are required and are specified in Table II; the remaining 18 credit hours for candidates in the all-course program are electives chosen in accordance with the electives noted below.

    4. a 18 credit hour thesis option program for direct entry candidates. Courses shall normally consist of the following 12 credit hours: 8107, 8208, 8209 and 9103, and 6 credit hours in courses agreed upon by the student and his or her Supervisor, plus a thesis. Additional courses, which may enhance the research area of the candidate, may be recommended by the Supervisor to the Graduate Research Programs Committee.

  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 rigour as approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Business Administration.

  3. The Faculty’s Committee on Course Based Masters Programs reserves the right to restrict candidates from taking particular M.B.A. courses if it is deemed that those courses do not add sufficient value beyond courses that the candidate has completed at the undergraduate level.

  4. Students are required to observe certain approved co- or prerequisites in scheduling their courses. These are indicated in Table V.

  5. Students shall successfully complete the requirements of Business 8103 as part of the first 36 credit hours of their programs.

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