Business Administration

For more information on graduate courses offered by the Faculty of Business Administration on the Fredericton campus, please contact a program assistant.

Course NumberCourse NameDescriptionCredit Hours
MBA6103 Professional Development I Provides practical knowledge and practice in skills development. Includes intensive workshops, experiential exercises, field trips, and guest speakers. Available only to MBA students. Available only to MBA students. Prerequisite(s): None. 3 ch
MBA6104 Professional Development II Emphasizes issues relevant to career preparation. Includes intensive workshops, experiential exercises, field trips, and guest speakers. Available only to MBA students. Available only to MBA students.Prerequisite(s): None. 3 ch
MBA6106 Information Technology and E-Business Introduces the use of Information Technology in business with an emphasis on E-Business. Covers the acquisition and implementation of technology, strategic uses of computing, resistance, security, risk, and issues associated with the rise of E-Business. 3 ch
MBA6107 Strategic Management Examines the role of the strategic management process in the performance of the modern business enterprise. Topics include: business and mission definition, dynamics of industrial rivalry, development of competitive advantages, and determinants of success or failure for alternate types of competitive strategies. Prerequisite(s): All required first year courses must be completed. Available only to MBA students. 3 ch
MBA6112 Student Consulting Group Students, under the supervision of a faculty member, provide consulting services to a local organization or organizations.Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. 3 ch
MBA6113 Database Management Introduces database management systems. Topics include data modelling, query languages, database administration, data administration, security, concurrency, control and distributed databases. Prerequisite(s): MBA 6106. 3 ch
MBA6114 New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship Covers the process of generating ideas, recognizing opportunities, and shaping them into venture plans. Teams of approximately three students generate venture ideas, evaluate the feasibility, pitch the merits, and create a business plan that they defend in a contest. Aimed at students who aspire to launch their own startup, those who would like to investigate startup as a career option, or those who wish to familiarize themselves with the concepts, issues, and techniques of new venture creation and entrepreneurship. Prerequisite(s): All required first year courses must be completed or taken concurrently. 3 ch
MBA6115 Market Opportunity Analysis Designed to enable students to develop and implement a market opportunity analysis for an entrepreneurial venture. Analysis normally performed by a small team who consult with the instructor, identified experts, and other participants. Course deliverables include a research proposal and the completed research report that must be philosophically sound and practically oriented. Prerequisite(s): MBA 6303 or equivalent & permission of the instructor. MBA 6313 preferred but not required. Students do not need to be involved in the Activator™ program. 3 ch
MBA6116 Entrepreneurial Finance Examine issues pertaining to the theory and practice of financing of entrepreneurial firms. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas: organizing and financing of new ventures; financial planning; firm valuation at different stages of development such as seed, startup expansion, buyout or turnaround; characteristics of entrepreneurial ventures, including associated agency problems, at different stages of development; financial contracting with asymmetric information; fundraising form venture capital organizations such as labour-sponsored corporations; limited partnerships and corporate venture capital entities; other financing alternatives such as angel investing and government programs; planning exits through public offerings, divestitures, buybacks, or write-offs.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6403. 3 ch
MBA6117 Research Methods Presents a balanced approach to the theory and applications of business research. Develops skills among students to evaluate and interpret business research studies and proposals from the point of view of their design and practical importance to the organization. Teaches students skills to plan and execute business research projects.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6606 . 3 ch
MBA6119 Venture Development Covers recognition of opportunities, resource requirements, and venture financing. Provides an introduction to mature and emerging technologies and the entrepreneurial opportunities arising from these technologies. Examines evolution of technology-intensive industry sectors, assessment of technological risk from an entrepreneurial perspective and the economic and social impacts of technology and society.Prerequisite(s): All first year required courses. 3 ch
MBA6122 International Business: Strategy Introduces strategic decisions, which need to be undertaken by a firm that transcends national boundaries. Topics include appraisal of foreign markets, organization of international activities, and management of functional activities.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6107 . 3 ch
MBA6133 Management of Innovation and Technology This course deals with the strategic management of high technology businesses and other organizations in which innovation and the development and commercialization of intangible assets is of profound importance. This course is not about how to manage product, or process development. Rather, this course is more strategic in focus and is geared towards the issues faced by senior managers and entrepreneurs. It is also well suited for students who are interested in working as consultants or sector analysts.

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MBA6153 Corporate Governance and Law Examines contemporary issues with respect to the control and oversight of the modern corporation. Topics include the legal and institutional dimensions of business organizations the significance of ethics in company management, the roles and responsibilities of boards and directors, disclosure of corporate affairs.Prerequisite(s): MBA6203 and MBA6503 . 3 ch
MBA6165 Corporate Communications This course explores how an organization communicates with internal and external audiences. Introduces principles, theories and practices used to generate and maintain positive relationships with non-consumer audiences and to handle the diverse communication challenges found in the workplace.Prerequisite(s): All first year required courses. 3 ch
MBA6177 New Product Development This course aims to develops interdisciplinary skills required for successful product development in today’s competitive marketplace, combining all aspects relevant for industrial design, such as function, form, usage, production, marketing, and sustainability. Students will learn how to collect and synthesize information on the internal and external environment, conceptualize and visualize strategic product directions, develop product concepts for the chosen strategic product direction, build the business case for different product concepts, assess the fit of the product concept with the brand identity, and forecast the market feasibility of the concepts. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the product development process itself, including aspects of user-centered design, prototyping, product architectures, design for manufacturing, product launch, and life cycle management.Prerequisite(s): MBA6303. 3 ch
MBA6179 Managing in the Creative Economy This course examines the nature of work and management that consistently produces valuable creative outcomes. The course analyzes cases across industries and organizations. It uses an integrative approach designed to allow students to apply and test theoretical materials against real practice situations. 3 ch
MBA6188 Venture Assessment This course will be a valuable addition to the existing offerings of Entrepreneurship courses. The course focuses on the venture assessment process from the perspective of early stage investors. This is because the ventures they focus on are inherently risky, they epitomize the ambiguous information – constrained environment in which decisions must be made, and because such investors have developed frameworks aiding those decisions. The skills students learn will thus be valuable not merely within investment firms, but also in various other settings, such as in start-ups, large firms, or law, accounting, and banking firms, that seek to launch, evaluate, or support new initiatives. Students will develop a skillset that will allow them to see value by mitigating for the risks that others only see barriers. 3 ch
MBA6193 Topics in Administration Exposes students to various current and advanced managerial issues in alternate types of settings. May be taken more than once. Title of topic (20 characters) will appear in in student's transcript.Prerequisite(s): None. 3 ch
MBA6203 Accounting for Managers Provides a basic understanding of published external financial statements and the use of accounting data for planning, control, and decision making within the organization. Explores the principles, concepts, and alternatives underlying external financial reports, as well as the processes involved in their preparation. Emphasizes the generation and use of accounting information for internal purposes, with emphasis on the information needs of managers. Major areas include product costing, cost behaviour and estimation, profit planning, budgeting, and performance evaluation. The behavioral implications of accounting-based decisions also considered.Prerequisite(s): None. 3 ch
MBA6215 Accounting & Decision Making Provides a synthesis in the use of accounting information for decision-making. The prime function of a manager is to make decisions and one of the prime functions of accounting is to provide information for decision-making. Using accounting information effectively is an acquired skill, which this course approaches through case study. Relying upon the tools developed in MBA6203 the emphasis will be on identifying what information is required and how to use this information in the decision process and for follow-up evaluation.Prerequisite(s): MBA6203 3 ch
MBA6218 Financial Statement Analysis Designed to enhance understanding of the usefulness of financial reporting in operating, financing, and investing decisions. Appropriate skills in the area of financial statement analysis developed. Begins with a review and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles in Canada and elsewhere. Progresses through financial statement analysis of Canadian and International companies in different industries and in different geographical areas.Prerequisite(s): MBA6203 and MBA6403 . 3 ch
MBA6293 Topics in Accounting Exposes students to various accounting issues. Topics include auditing, advanced financial accounting, advanced managerial accounting, cost accounting, and accounting theory. May be taken more than once. Title of topic will appear on students' transcripts.Prerequisite(s): None. 3 ch
MBA6303 Marketing, Theories and Strategies Introduces the role of the marketing function in managerial decision-making. Emphasizes the application of marketing theories and concepts for the analysis and solution of competitive issues.Prerequisite(s): None. 3 ch
MBA6313 Marketing Research Identifies and explores marketing problems and the implementation of research designed to aid marketing managers. Includes problem formation, study design, data collection, advanced analytic techniques, and the presentation of findings.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6303 and MBA 6606. 3 ch
MBA6320 Export Market Entry Reviews planning and implementation of export strategy and tactics. In addition to the study of global marketing concepts, theories, and analytic tools, students prepare a market entry plan. Atlantic-based organizations will participate in the course as case studies. On a competitive basis, students will be selected to attend a trade mission.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6303 and MBA6313 . Note: Students are not permitted to obtain credit in MBA 6323 (or equivalent) and MBA 6320. 6 ch
MBA6321 Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty Examines issues relevant to customer satisfaction and loyalty. Topics covered include the marketing concept, continuous improvement, quality, complaining behaviour, expectations, measurement, and relationship marketing.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6303 . 3 ch
MBA6322 Buyer Behaviour Examines variables which influence buying decisions in consumer and in industrial markets. Elaborates on how these variables account for variations in purchase, consumption and/or usage behaviour among groups and individuals. Specific emphasis placed on showing the relevance of these variations for designing marketing strategies and plans. Particular attention placed on information-processing models for explaining buyer behaviour.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6303 . 3 ch
MBA6323 International Marketing Management Identifies and analyses marketing tools that are appropriate for undertaking foreign market expansion and sourcing by small and medium-sized manufacturing and service sector businesses. Explores the application of these tools to international marketing decision-making. Emphasis placed on the use of such foreign market entry and expansion modes as importing, exporting, franchising, licensing and joint ventures. Particular attention paid to managing foreign channel relationships, especially with foreign agents, trading houses and foreign distributors.Prerequisites: MBA 6303 . 3 ch
MBA6324 Strategic Services Marketing Provides an understanding of the distinctive aspects of services marketing. Specific emphasis placed on the distinctive approaches necessary to plan and implement marketing strategy for services. Taught using a combination of lectures, discussions, case analyses and group projects.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6303 or the consent of the instructor. 3 ch
MBA6339 Marketing Communications Examines forms of marketing communication, emphasizing their role in the Canadian environment. Includes basic communications theory related to consumer behaviour theory, media availability and selection, promotion channels, personnel selling, industry self-regulation, role of government regulation.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6303. 3 ch
MBA6393 Topics in Marketing Exposes students to various marketing issues. Topics include consumer behaviour, customer relationship management, customer satisfaction and loyalty, marketing organization, marketing communications, professional selling, and service marketing. May be taken more than once. Title of topic will appear on students' transcripts.Prerequisite(s): None. 3 ch
MBA6403 Financial Management Exposes students to various marketing issues. Topics include consumer behaviour, customer relationship management, customer satisfaction and loyalty, marketing organization, marketing communications, professional selling, and service marketing. May be taken more than once. Title of topic will appear on students' transcripts.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6203 and 6403. 3 ch
MBA6414 Applications of Financial Management Techniques Case study based course in which students apply the knowledge acquired in the Financial Management course. Some advanced topics in finance reviewed and students prepare case reports and present them in class.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6203 and 6403 . 3 ch
MBA6421 Mergers and Acquisitions Covers the theory and practice of mergers and acquisitions. Topics to be discussed include: valuation techniques and its application to mergers; economic forces and timing of merger activity (merger waves); motives for mergers and acquisitions; market for corporate control, valuing synergies; valuing (target) firms for takeover; accounting for mergers; practical issues in mergers and acquisitions; hostile takeovers; forms of payment; M & A strategies (offensive strategies used by bidders and defensive strategies used by target firms); governance issues relating to the role of the board of directors in takeovers; best practices in mergers and acquisitions; empirical tests and stock market evidence of the benefits of mergers and acquisitions.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6403 . 3 ch
MBA6425 Investments Covers the investment environment, basic investment concepts, analysis and strategy and considers investors’ attitudes towards risk, the Markowitz portfolio theory, capital market theory and its application, the efficient market hypothesis, expected inflation and yields on securities, options markets, securities markets, technical and fundamental analyses. Students do simulated trading through the Internet.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6403 . 3 ch
MBA6426 Financial Institutions and Markets Covers the flow of funds in an economy and interest rate determination. Financial intermediaries are examined with particular attention to their regulations, the composition of their assets and liabilities, and their changing relative importance. May also cover the monetary policy process in Canada. Attention is given to current developments in financial markets.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6403 . 3 ch
MBA6427 International Financial Management Examines international financial management from the viewpoint of the individual firm. After explaining the concept of the balance of payments, consideration is given to foreign exchange markets and exchange rate systems (including Eurocurrency systems), exchange rate risk and the economics of currency exposure, and the arbitrage process. The subjects of international portfolio management, capital flows including direct investment, the financing of multinational enterprises, taxation and transfer pricing, capital budgeting and the cost of capital in an international setting are dealt with. Each student is required to submit a research paper.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6403 . 3 ch
MBA6429 Fixed Income Covers concepts and tools useful for investors, traders, issuers, and hedgers in bonds and other contracts sensitive to changes in interest rates. Types, features, and uses of fixed-income securities. Reviews primary and secondary bond markets, bond sectors and instruments; discuss valuation of debt securities. Mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, and bonds with embedded options analyzed and valued.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6403 . 3 ch
MBA6437 Value Investing The course covers the basics of financial markets and financial securities; investing in the stock market; principles and models of equity valuation; basics of fundamental analysis; principles and practices of value investment decision making. A significant segment of the course involves practical hands-on financial modeling and valuation, and value investing portfolio decision making exercises.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6403. 3 ch
MBA6445 Introduction to Financial Derivatives: Concepts, Valuation & Some Applications Covers forward contracts, futures, options and swaps. It introduces the market of each of these financial derivatives and explains their market valuations. Illustrates the application of market valuations of derivative products through numerical problems. The use of financial derivatives in hedging risk is covered.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6403 3 ch
MBA6450 Student Investment Fund Presents experiential learning of the actual financial investment process and portfolio management. Students under the guidance of faculty advisors, manage over a $2,000,000 portion of the pension assets of the New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation (NBIMC), within the investment policies and procedures of that enterprise. Requires detailed analysis of macroeconomic, industry, and company fundamentals. Entails preparation, on a regular basis, of up-to-date reports and presentations of portfolio analysis, selection, and management. Eligible candidates are required to complete an application form and go through an interview.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6203 , MBA 6403 and MBA 6425 . 6 ch
MBA6493 Topics in Finance Exposes students to various finance issues. Topics include financial derivatives, financial institutions and market organization, finance theory, investments, mergers and acquisitions, and value investing. May be taken more than once. Title of topic will appear on students` transcripts.Prerequisite(s): None. 3 ch
MBA6503 Organizational Studies Presents theories and applications of Organizational Behaviour and Organizational Theory and Design. Individual and small group behaviour within organizational contexts discussed, along with the structural features of organizations, the determinants of structure and the effects of structure on organizational performance.Prerequisite(s): None. 3 ch
MBA6521 Managerial Leadership Examines theories of leadership and their importance in management. It begins with an in-depth analysis of the conceptualization of leadership, recent models of leadership and the dimensions of managerial leadership behviour. Attention paid to the influence of leaders and the relationship between the concepts of power and leadership. Consideration is next directed to issues such as organizational leadership, the contingency paradigm and social and cultural contexts of effective leadership. Leadership and related issues will be linked to effective management.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6503 . 3 ch
MBA6522 Motivation and Job Design Examines in-depth theories of motivation and job design and considers how these might be applied in an organizational setting. Beginning with an examination of the motivation theories of management, the course then turns to job design theories and their application. Attention is given to practical constraints, such as technology, unions and organizational practices, on the application of these theories. Ways and means of coping with such constraints in any job redesign program in order to achieve effective individual and organizational performance are considered.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6503 . 3 ch
MBA6593 Topics in Organizational Studies Exposes students to various organizational issues. Topics include job design, leadership, motivation, organizational design, and organizational theory. May be taken more than once. Title of topic will appear on students' transcripts.Prerequisite(s): None. 3 ch
MBA6606 Business Data Analysis Designed to introduce students to basic statistical concepts and techniques and their applications. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability theory, probability distributions, discrete and continuous random variables, data collection and sampling methods, estimation theory, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, non-parametric, methods simple and multiple regression and correlation analysis, time series analysis.Prerequisite(s): None. 3 ch
MBA6607 Production and Operations Management Designed to provide fundamental knowledge of production and operations management. Topics include: linear programming; modeling and algorithm, integer programming, network optimization problems, optimization in a stochastic environment, computer simulation, forecasting, capacity planning, facility location and layout, production scheduling, just-in-time and supply-chain management, inventory management, quality control and quality management, project management.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6606 . 3 ch
MBA6614 Total Quality Management Topics include business quality management, the total quality system, management strategies for quality, engineering technology of quality, statistical technology of quality, implementing total quality management in the manufacturing and service sector. A comparative analysis of five of the world's most influential theorists on the subject of total quality management: W. Edwards Deming, Philip Crosby, J.M. Juran, Armand Feigenbaum and Taguchi. The objective is to demonstrate, apply and integrate the knowledge gained in the MBA program. This course will be theme based, and focus on field studies, addressing issues of ongoing businesses and organizations.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6607 or permission from the instructor. 3 ch
MBA6623 Advanced Production & Operations Management Aimed at examining some of the important practical concepts related to Production and Operations Management (POM). Chapter topics are: Forecasting for Operations, Aggregate Production Planning, Inventory Control Subject to Known Demand, Inventory Control Subject to Uncertain Demand, MRP and JIT, Operation Scheduling, Project Scheduling, Quality and Assurance, and Reliability and Maintainability.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6607 . 3 ch
MBA6634 Social Network Analysis This course will present state-of-the-art research and practice of large social network analysis. It will provide the students with a network-centric view of modern society. This course will adopt a cross-disciplinary approach by studying real-life networks from business, economics, sociology, biology, computer science, physics, and mathematics, etc. It will provide students with essential analyzing and modeling techniques for understanding and extracting information from these important real-life networks. Students will study both the networks’ structure and its dynamic behavior, characterized by these important concepts: like strong and weak ties, community detection, node centrality, positive and negative relationships, giant component, small diameter, power-law distribution and clustering, information cascade, network effects, wisdom of crowds, small-world phenomenon, Page-rank, tipping point, and viral marketing. 3 ch
MBA6688 Optimization in Finance Optimization techniques are playing an increasingly important role in financial decision making. Many problems in quantitative finance that originate from asset allocation, risk management, derivative pricing, and model fitting, are now routinely and efficiently solved using modern optimization techniques. The Optimization in Finance course is a project based course in which students learn how to apply optimization techniques to solve real world financial problems using a suitable commercial optimization/finance packages (for example, Excel, Barra and Matlab). The course will cover optimization techniques for both linear and non-linear problems with applications in several areas of finance certifications exams in the area of active portfolio management 3 ch
MBA6693 Topics in Quantitative Methods Exposes students to various quantitative methods issues. Topics include inventory management, location theory, manufacturing systems, network analysis, operations management, quality control, and project management. May be taken more than once. Title of topic will appear on students' transcripts.Prerequisite(s): None. 3 ch
MBA6802 Human Resource Management Examines the management of human resources in organizations. Particular attention is directed at human resource planning and selection, training and development, appraisal, and compensation. Concludes with an assessment of the links between industrial relations, human resource management, and global competitiveness.Prerequisites: MBA 6503 . 3 ch
MBA6803 Compensation Management Introduces the strategic role played by pay and benefits in achieving organizational goals. Topics include: forms of financial and non-financial compensation; job analysis and evaluation; pay policy and external competitiveness; pay for performance; performance appraisal; and administration of the pay system.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6802 . 3 ch
MBA6808 Business Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Appraises conflict, negotiation, and dispute resolution principles. Focuses on the formulation and implementation of negotiation and dispute resolution. Considers the causes and consequences of conflict, and applies contrasting approaches to negotiations and dispute resolution. Note: Students in the MBA/LLB program will not be permitted to obtain credit for MBA 6808 and LAW 4103.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6503 and MBA 6802 . 3 ch
MBA6825 Contemporary Human Resource Management Undertakes an in-depth analysis of contemporary human resource management. Issues examined include human resource planning, staffing, employee ownership, gain sharing and pay equity, and management of career transitions. Teaching methods include lectures, discussion and case analysis.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6802 . 3 ch
MBA6836 International Human Resource Management Provides an in-depth analysis of contemporary human resource management practices in selected countries. In particular, it examines and analyzes similarities and differences of human resource management systems. Topics include recruitment and selection, performance evaluation, human development and compensation.Prerequisite(s): MBA 6802 . 3 ch
MBA6893 Topics in Human Resource Management Exposes students to various human resource management issues. Topics include compensation, industrial relations, negotiation, organizational justice, selection systems, and training. May be taken more than once. Title of topic will appear on students' transcripts.Prerequisite(s): None. 3 ch
MBA6903 Applied Integrative Studies Endeavors to demonstrate, apply, and integrate the knowledge gained in the MBA program. Theme based, and focused on field studies, addressing issues of ongoing businesses and organizations. Available only to MBA students.Prerequisite(s): All first year courses must be completed or taken concurrently. 3 ch
MBA6990 Practicum A study and research entailing the practical knowledge and skills accumulated through the MBA-Eng program. Involves careful definition of a problem and presentation of a report to an examination committee. Note: Restricted to MBA-Eng students. 3 ch
MBA6994 Independent Study in Administration A directed reading course available to students who have completed first-year requirements. Independent studies generally commence in September, January and May of each academic year and must be completed within one term. The usual extensions as apply in other courses apply to independent studies as well. Students wishing more detailed information are advised to contact the office of the Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Business Administration. It is the responsibility of the student to complete an "Independent Study Course Form" available from the MBA Office (SH270A), prior to the beginning of their Independent Study. The student is not permitted to register “on-line” for this course. Once the proper forms are completed at the MBA office and approved by the Director of Graduate Studies, the registration will be completed by the Registrar’s Office. Only one Independent Study can be done.Prerequisite(s): All first year courses must be completed. 3 ch
MBA6995 Internship Students benefit greatly through the internship program which affords an opportunity for exposure to the business world that cannot be duplicated in other courses. Both Domestic and International Internships are available and are generally completed during the summer months following the successful completion of first year required courses. Students choosing to complete an internship are advised to obtain an "Internship Guide" from the MBA Office (SH270A). It is the responsibility of the student to complete the "Internship Registration Form” prior to the beginning of their internship. This form is available in the MBA Office (SH270A). The student is not permitted to register “on-line” for this course. Once the proper form is completed at the MBA office and approved by the Director of Graduate Studies, the registration will be completed by the Registrar’s Office.Prerequisite(s): All first year courses must be completed. 3 ch
MBA6996 Project Report With the approval of the Graduate Committee, candidates for the MBA degree may opt to present a Project Report instead of completing the degree by course work or Thesis. Students choosing to complete a Project Report may select a topic including any of the following:
  • 1) Application of management techniques to one or more problems in an organization;
  • 2) Empirical testing of an existing or newly developed managerial model using primary and/or secondary data;
  • 3) Development of a new management technique(s), including an insightful survey of the existing literature.
A Project Report is equivalent to the completion of 6 credit hours. The "general" Prerequisites for beginning the Project Report is the successful completion of all first-year required courses; the faculty supervisor of the Project Report may also request that the student take additional courses. The School of Graduate Studies sets the evaluation procedure of a Project Report and the associated deadlines for submission of first and final drafts. Students are advised to consult the current Graduate Calendar for more details.

Students who intend to complete a Project Report (MBA 6996) must obtain a copy of "Project Report: Course Outline and Student Guidelines" from the MBA Office (SH270A). This detailed guide assists students in determining the nature and scope of such a project, lists prerequisites, evaluation methods, required deadlines, proposed timetable, required documentation and further information on confidentiality considerations and permissible extensions.

Students choosing to undertake a Project Report are responsible for ensuring that they are properly registered. A "Project Supervisor and Topic" form must be obtained, completed and returned by the student to the MBA Office (SH270A) prior to the beginning of their project. The student is not permitted to register “on-line” for this course. Once the proper form is completed at the MBA office and approval of the Director of Graduate Studies has been received, the registration will be completed by the Registrar’s Office. Prerequisite(s): All first year courses must be completed.
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MBA6997 Thesis With the approval of the Graduate Committee, candidates for the MBA degree may opt to present a Thesis instead of completing the degree by course work or Project Report. In choosing to complete a Thesis, students are given an opportunity to analyze a problem in greater depth and detail. A Master's Thesis must demonstrate a student's competence in undertaking independent research. Students who intend to complete a Thesis (MBA 6997) must obtain a copy of "Project Report: Course Outline and Student Guidelines" from the MBA Office (SH270A) in the Faculty of Administration. This detailed guide assists students in determining the nature and scope of such a thesis, lists prerequisites, evaluation methods, required deadlines, proposed timetable, required documentation and further information on confidentiality considerations and permissible extensions.

One or more members of the Faculty of Business Administration will supervise the Thesis. The student may choose a Thesis supervisor or a member of the supervisory team from outside of the Faculty of Administration. The Graduate Committee of the Faculty of Business Administration must approve the subject of the Thesis. The Thesis examination must conform in all respects to the regulations governing the presentation of Master's theses as outlined in the Graduate Calendar. The prerequisites for the Thesis are the same as for the Project Report.

Students completing their degree by Thesis are required to prepare a research proposal under the supervision of one or more faculty members and apply to the Director of Graduate Studies for final approval of the Thesis proposal by the Graduate Committee. It is recommended that students prepare Thesis proposals in September of the second year of the MBA program. Students choosing to undertake a Thesis are responsible for ensuring that they are properly registered. The student is not permitted to register “on-line” for this course. The student is required to complete "Project Supervisor and Topic” form prior to the beginning of their thesis. This form is available from the MBA Office (SH270A). Once the proper form is completed at the MBA office and approved by the Director of Graduate Studies the registration will be completed by the Registrar’s Office. Prerequisite: All first year courses must be completed.
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