Part 9: Important Deadlines and Information for Students and Supervisors

Student checklist and important deadlines/information

Fall term (September to December)

  • Complete all required coursework as outlines by instructors
  • Attend all scheduled Program workshops
  • Attend posted scholarly presentations  (i.e., Master’s Thesis proposal defences and Master’s Thesis oral defences)
  • December 1: Student submits name of supervisor (with evidence of his/her agreement to serve as Supervisor) to the Management Graduate Programs Office in writing or by email

Spring term (January to April)

  • Complete all required coursework, which includes Management 5300 - Major Seminar III (Series), as outlined by instructors
  • Attend all scheduled research workshops
  • Attend posted scholarly presentations (i.e., Master’s Thesis proposal defences and Master’s Thesis oral defences)
  • Ideally, defend Thesis Proposal by the end of the Spring term

Summer term (May to August)

Thesis proposal defence

See Thesis Proposal Defence for details

  • When the student and Supervisory Committee agree the Master’s Thesis proposal is ready to present and defend, the student contacts the Management Graduate Programs Office to arrange a room for the defence. The Master’s Thesis proposal document must be submitted to the Management Graduate Programs Office one (1) week prior to the scheduled presentation – this document will be made available to interested faculty and staff prior to the Master’s Thesis proposal defence.
  • Students are permitted one (1) hour to defend the Master’s Thesis proposal in a public presentation: 30 minutes to present the research proposal, and a 30 minute question/answer period.
  • The Supervisory Committee will notify the student, in writing, with the results of the Master’s Thesis proposal defence, and the student makes all required corrections. The student must successfully defend the Master’s Thesis proposal to maintain registration in Management 6100 - Master's Thesis.
  • In the event a student’s first attempt to defend the Master’s Thesis proposal is unsuccessful, the student will be placed on probation and must contact the Management Graduate Programs Office when ready to schedule another Master’s Thesis proposal defence. If the second attempt is unsuccessful the student may be asked to withdraw from the program.

Master’s Thesis oral defence

See Master’s Thesis oral defence for details.

  • The student, in consultation with Supervisory Committee, submits the Request for Final Thesis Examination form at least four (4) weeks prior to the anticipated Master’s Thesis oral defence date.
  • Students must defend their thesis, and complete all required revisions including approval of the document by the Dean of School of Graduate Studies by the end of the current term they are registered in, or fees will be assessed for the next term.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the final thesis is editorially correct and follows the guidelines in this manual.