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Overview of the Program

  1. 1. Graduate Program Information Session MBA / MHRM / M Admin (Leadership) Master’s Certificates
  2. 2. Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business
  3. 3. New Facilities Administrative offices, faculty offices and teaching case rooms of the Faculty of Business Administration are located on the 5 th and 6 th floors of the Education Building
  4. 4. Executive Technology Room Executive Tech Room (back) Executive Tech Room (front) The Executive Technology Room located on the 5 th floor is a “high-tech” instruction space used for executive education ( MBA / MHRM / M Admin [Leadership] / M Certificate & business professionals )
  5. 5. Teaching Lab and Case Room Case Teaching Room Accounting/Finance Teaching Lab Located on the 5 th floor, the Accounting and Finance teaching lab is a 30 station computer lab designed for computer supported instruction. The picture on the right is one of the large case teaching rooms located on the 6 th floor
  6. 6. Graduate Student Area Graduate Student Study Area Graduate Student Lounge Located on the 5 th floor, this space provides meeting and study space for graduate students
  7. 7. Graduate Program Staff James Gustafson Manager Monica Wang Graduate Advisor Stacey Gropp Administrative Support
  8. 8. Faculty Team <ul><li>Outstanding team of experienced professors </li></ul><ul><li>Balancing theory and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Award winning teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible and approachable </li></ul>
  9. 9. Faculty Team <ul><li>Covering marketing, finance, accounting, strategy, organizational behaviour, international business,, entrepreneurship, human resource management,, management accounting, industrial relations </li></ul>
  10. 10. Faculty Team <ul><li>Faculty provides active management consultancies to the public and private sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Case teaching with direct linkage to organizational practice </li></ul><ul><li>Leading edge material </li></ul>
  11. 11. Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business programs are…. <ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Career-Based </li></ul><ul><li>Family friendly and flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time and full-time </li></ul><ul><li>Weekend, block, and on-line course options </li></ul>
  12. 12. The part-time challenge <ul><li>Requires excellent time-management skills </li></ul><ul><li>Requires discipline and commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Spreading it out over too long a period fragments the learning process </li></ul><ul><li>Employer support is important </li></ul><ul><li>Getting a graduate degree part-time is a great signal to current and future employers </li></ul>
  13. 13. MBA: General Management <ul><li>Traditionally the most well known graduate degree in management </li></ul><ul><li>Currently one of the most popular credentials for those with senior management goals </li></ul><ul><li>Seen to be a factor in salary increases </li></ul><ul><li>10 courses OR 8 courses & project </li></ul>
  14. 14. MHRM: Human Resource Professionals <ul><li>Designed for those with proven HR experience who want to further a career in HR </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time program (2 years) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 web-based courses (Fall/Winter x 2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 face-to-face one-week courses (Spr/Sum x 2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project (or 2 more face-to-face one-week courses) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Covers all aspects of HR including staffing, compensation, training etc. </li></ul>
  15. 15. M. Admin (Leadership) <ul><li>Designed for those who want to develop better skills for managing people </li></ul><ul><li>Earn a degree in a part time program </li></ul><ul><li>Completion in approximately 30 months (part-time) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Project <ul><li>An optional project is available in the MHRM, M Admin and MBA programs. </li></ul><ul><li>The project allows the student to conduct a study under the supervision of a faculty member. </li></ul><ul><li>Students following the project option must prepare and present a comprehensive paper on a suitable topic. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Admission Requirements <ul><li>70% average in an undergraduate degree </li></ul><ul><li>Two letters of reference </li></ul><ul><li>2 years relevant working experience </li></ul><ul><li>GMAT is required for MBA </li></ul>
  18. 18. GMAT ( Offered at SIAST) <ul><li>Graduate Management Admissions Test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytical Writing Assessment Portion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantitative Portion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal Portion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The GMAT primarily tests four skills: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.Endurance and ability to focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.Basic knowledge of grammar/math/reasoning/argument formation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.Test-taking skills: ability to guess, work at an appropriate pace, and make decisions under pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4.Problem-solving abilities </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Advanced Standing <ul><li>We offer Advanced Standing of up to 3 courses to holders of these designations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chartered Accountant (CA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Management Accountant (CMA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified General Accountant (CGA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direxion Leadership Development Program </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Mid-career entry option <ul><li>Experienced managers with suitable management experience may apply to MBA / MHRM / M Admin program without an undergraduate degree </li></ul><ul><li>Must complete qualifying courses before starting MBA / MHRM /M Admin courses </li></ul>
  21. 21. Qualifying Courses <ul><li>Students must complete the following courses (if have not already done so) before taking more than one graduate course: </li></ul>MBA BUS 210 Intro to Marketing BUS 260 Intro to Org. Behaviour BUS 285 Intro Financial Accounting BUS 288 Intro Managerial Accounting BUS 290 Intro to Finance ECON 201 and 202 STAT 151, 100 or 160 MHRM & M Admin (mid-career only) 10 undergraduate university-level courses
  22. 22. International Study Programs <ul><li>International Business Consulting course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Cost <ul><li>Tuition fees are one of the best values in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic: $1,900 per courses International: $2,300 per course </li></ul><ul><li>Additional incidental fees: $150-$250 per semester </li></ul><ul><li>Most professional graduate programs in Canada are experiencing rapid cost increases. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Comparison of Universities
  25. 25. Master’s Certificates <ul><li>Take 3 graduate level courses to receive a Master’s certificate in: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International Business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Human Resource Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business Fundamentals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational Leadership </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Must take qualifying courses, if applicable </li></ul><ul><li>Cost is $1,900 per course </li></ul>
  26. 26. Did you know… <ul><li>Full-time students can withdraw up to $10,000 per year from RRSP without being taxed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Max. $20,000 over a 4-year period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repayable to the RRSP in equal instalments over a 10-year period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check with your financial institution for details </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. To Apply, submit these items: <ul><li>Application Form </li></ul><ul><li>Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Statement </li></ul><ul><li>2 Confidential recommendation forms (from professors or supervisors) </li></ul><ul><li>Official transcript(s) in original sealed envelopes </li></ul><ul><li>GMAT scores (official scores) – for MBA only </li></ul><ul><li>TOEFL score or other English language test score (if English wasn’t the language of high school or undergraduate instruction) </li></ul>
  28. 28. Questions…