In addition to the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Haskayne School of Business requires:
The MBA degree normally consists of twenty half courses (nineteen half courses and two quarter courses effective July 1, 2010). Students may be granted exemption from foundation courses based upon prior academic preparation and with the approval of the Associate Dean (MBA Program). Students must complete a minimum of fifteen half courses (or equivalent), of which a maximum of five half courses may be transfer credit from another recognized graduate program, for the MBA degree.
Accounting 601 Financial Accounting
Accounting 603 Management Accounting
Finance 601 Managerial Finance
Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics 601 Managing Human Resources
Management Information Systems 601 Management Information Systems
Management Studies 611 Managerial Economics
Management Studies 613 Managerial Decision Modelling
Marketing 601 Marketing Management
Operations Management 601 Operations Management
Strategy and Global Management 601 Strategic Management
Management Studies 601 Skills Development
Management Studies 715 Strategic Business Analysis
Business Environment 777 Global Environment of Business
Management Studies 770 Topics in Leadership
Areas of Specialization
Students must complete seven elective half courses beyond the foundation and integrative courses. Students may select an area of specialization normally consisting of four half courses. Students wishing to specialize may choose from the following areas:
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Global Energy Management and Sustainable Development
- Project Management
Students who elect not to choose an area of specialization may choose instead from various graduate courses offered by the Haskayne School of Business. Subject to the approval of the Associate Dean (MBA Program) and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, graduate courses offered at the University of Calgary outside the Haskayne School of Business may also be taken.
A student admitted to the combined JD/MBA program spends the first year doing core studies in one program and the second year doing core studies in the other program. The remaining years in the program combine Law and Business courses in a way that will allow the achievement of both degrees in four rather than five years (please consult the MBA office).
A student admitted to the combined MSW/MBA program will require an undergraduate degree in Social Work (BSW) or equivalent. The MSW/MBA degree can be completed in two years of study (24 months) including fall/winter and spring/summer sessions (please consult the MBA office).
A student admitted to the combined MBT/MBA program will require an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent (please consult the MBA office).
A student admitted to the MD/MBA program spends the first year in the MBA program, completing a minimum of 12 half courses. The student will be required to hold an undergraduate degree and be admitted to both the MD and MBA programs. A program will be developed for each student under the guidelines of the Leaders in Medicine program (please consult the MBA office).
The delivery format of the program is different from the Haskayne MBA program and requires more integrative types of sessions and activities. However, the program requires many of the same courses as are required in the Haskayne MBA program. In general, students in this program are expected to follow a general curriculum rather than electing an area-specific specialization other than the specialization in Global Energy Management. Only in rare cases will it be possible for students to do the latter. The Executive MBA has the same 13 core course credits with 7 additional courses for a total of 20 as the other MBA programs. A complete course overview can be found on the Haskayne website. It is expected that all participants entering the program in a given year will complete the program requirements at the same pace, completing all of them over the same 20-month time frame.
Executive MBA– Specializing in Global Energy
The delivery format of the program is different from the Haskayne MBA and Calgary-based Executive MBA programs. Course delivery will include more integrative types of sessions and activities, offered in modules in a variety of locations. The course content of the MBA required courses above, will be completed through the alternative delivery format with the added benefits of the networking and alternative scheduling for business career professionals and a real-world global experience with international travel. It is expected that all participants entering the program in a given year will complete the program requirements at the same pace, completing all of them over the same 19-month time frame. The Executive MBA Specializing in Global Energy has the same 13 core course credits with 7 additional courses for a total of 20 as the other MBA programs. A complete course overview can be found on the Haskayne website.
a) A minimum of eight half course equivalents selected by the student in consultation with his or her supervisor. Among these eight half courses, a course in research methods (Management Studies 773, Multivariate Analysis in Management), Business and Environment 777 and Strategy and Global Management 601, or 795 are required. MBA Thesis students are also invited and encouraged to take one or more doctoral-level courses as part of their programs.
b) Approval of each individual's program by the Director, MBA (thesis-based) Program.
Students who lack courses in one or more of the functional disciplines in management (i.e., accounting, finance, human resources and organizational dynamics, management information systems, operations management, marketing) may be required to take courses in those areas in partial fulfillment of their program either as part of, or in addition to, the normal eight half course requirement.
Doctor of Philosophy
Each student will have four areas of study. The first area (Management Studies – MGST) will be an overview of management education, theory, and research methods. The second will be designated as the major area; the third as the minor; and the remaining area is analytical methods.
a) Management Studies Area – A number of half courses, such as Management Studies 781, 783, 791, 792, and 793. Students who have not completed a research-based Master's degree should take Management Studies 792 during the Spring/Summer Sessions between their first and second years.
b) Major area: The major area must be chosen from those offered within the Haskayne School of Business:
- Entrepreneurship and Family Business Management
- Environmental Management/Sustainable Development
- Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics
- Management Information Systems
- Operations Management
- Risk Management and Insurance
- Strategy and Global Management
- Tourism Management
Students will be required to take three or four half courses from the major area.
c) Minor Area – The minor area of study must complement the major area. It may be chosen from those areas offered within the Haskayne School of Business or from those offered from other faculties. Students will be required to take one or two half courses in their minor area.
d) Analytical Methods – Research and Statistics/Methods: at least three half courses offered within the Haskayne School of Business or by other Faculties.
The typical student will take six full-course equivalents over the first 20 months of the program. The number of courses may vary according to the student's particular program and background. Students work closely with their research-active supervisors who help guide them to the appropriate courses within and outside the School.