MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT
Coursework and Thesis
The Master of Science in Management (MSc (Mgt)) degree meets a growing need in graduate management education. Unlike a traditional MBA that offers education in functional knowledge and skills, our MSc (Mgt) program focuses on developing competence in research with majors in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources & Labour Relations, International Management, Marketing, and Policy & Strategy.
This research-intensive program provides students with knowledge and hands-on experience to conduct rigorous and scholarly investigation into business or management issues within the student’s major. The MSc (Mgt) program will develop scholars who acquire a solid understanding of the research paths in their discipline, become skilled in the research process, and contribute knowledge to management scholarship. Our graduates are prepared to enter and succeed in high-quality doctoral programs or to pursue careers where research skills and scholarly knowledge are valued.
Applicants are strongly advised to select the major where they present a breadth of completed courses, which will enable them to conduct high-level research in that discipline/major.
The MSc (Mgt) program attracts students with an interest in research. The program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in Management, Commerce, or Business. Previous work experience is not required for admission to the program.
The program is divided into four modules delivered over a two-year period. The first module (Fall term) offers a two-day orientation for students entering the program. Orientation activities include building and campus tours, information technology set-up, meetings with instructors and potential supervisors, and workshops/meetings to assist with getting started in the MSc (Mgt) program.
During the second module (Fall term), students begin the process of integrating research methodologies and theories relevant to various management fields. In the third module (Spring term), students specialize in their area of interest and begin to develop their research proposals in more depth. In the fourth and final module, students present their Master’s Thesis proposals and then conduct and defend their Master’s Thesis work in an oral examination.
Whether your career goals are within academia, the government sector, or industry, our graduate program will provide a value-added experience that will lead to many new employment opportunities for you to explore.
Students may complete their degrees in either a full-time or part-time basis at our main campus in Lethbridge and our campus in Calgary.
All MSc (Mgt) students are provided with:
- A secure work-space;
- Access to technically advanced audiovisual equipment, and network printers;
- Access to up-to-date software (e.g., Microsoft Office), and databases needed for study and research work;
- Email account, and
- Internet connection on campus.
Students must have their own laptop for in-class use.
- Admission requirements
Applicants normally must meet the following requirements:
- Hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (based on the uLethbridge 4.00 scale) on the last 20 graded university-level term courses.
- Demonstrate English language proficiency (ELP) for graduate student
- Minimum GMAT of 550 (GRE 310), with 4.0 in the Analytical Writing section
- Application process
Step 1: Prepare Supporting Documents
Before you begin an application, review the requirements for your supporting documents:
- Three references (academic or professional)
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of Intent (500 words)
- English language proficiency (ELP) for graduate students
- If additional documentation is required, the Management Graduate Programs Office will contact you
Official documents (e.g., transcripts, English language proficiency test scores) are required prior to registration.
Note: Though it is not required to secure a supervisor to apply to the MSc (Mgt) Program, applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the research streams available in their selected MSc (Mgt) major. Be sure to mention your research interests in your Letter of Intent.
Step 2: Submit Online Application by Deadline
Submit your complete application by midnight (MST/MDT) on the deadline date.
Step 3: Arrange for Official Documents
Note: Applicants who have attended or are currently attending an institution participating in ApplyAlberta do not need to arrange for official transcripts to be sent to uLethbridge from the issuing institution. A list of participating institutions is available at www.applyalberta.ca.
Step 4: Admission Decision Process
Faculty members from each Area (major) reviews your application and makes a recommendation on admission to the Management Graduate Programs Committee. You will be notified of your official admission status by the Registrar’s Office no later than April 1 (February 1 deadline).
Note: Students who are graduates of non-Canadian universities must provide notarized English translations of all documents not in the English language.
For more details please see the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue.
The Master of Science (Management) program is built to help you succeed. The staff and faculty at the uLethbridge are supportive and knowledgeable. Investing time into a master’s program helps you reflect on previous knowledge, and learn to apply your understanding in a
meaningful way. Throughout the program, there are many opportunities to fine tune skills through workshops and conferences offered on campus.
Janelle Marietta-Vasquez, (MSc in Mgt '18)