Business Management

The Master of Science in Management program is designed for students with degrees in business and related fields to prepare for careers, which involve undertaking, managing, overseeing, and using research. 

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Students in this program will gain an advanced knowledge of theoretical and conceptual components of the management disciplines and develop their abilities to independently undertake original research within the domain of management disciplines. You will also develop research related skills and work to understand, practice, and examine ethical considerations in management research. The program achieves these goals through intensive and stimulating seminars, energetic class discussions, research assignments, and a research project/thesis supervised by our qualified faculty.

Please pay particular attention to our admission requirements and note that Lakehead University will not assess admissibility of a student until a formal application for admission is received. Faculty of Business Administration accepts both GMAT and GRE. Unless specified in admission requirement, the GMAT/GRE condition cannot be waived under any circumstance. There are a number of available GMAT/GRE preparation workbooks, websites and programs to help you achieve better scores. Make sure that official GMAT/GRE scores are available by and sent to Lakehead University in time. We would encourage you to apply if your qualifications reach our admission requirement

MScMgt Program Objectives

Students who successfully complete the MSc Management program will have:

Goal 1Our graduates should have advanced knowledge of theoretical and conceptual components of the management disciplines.

Objectives
  • Our graduates will apply advanced level knowledge in the use of key management tools when making business decisions.

Goal 2.  Our graduates should be able to independently undertake original research within the domain of management disciplines.

Objectives
  • Our graduates will formulate a research question, understand quantitative and qualitative methodologies, select the appropriate methodology for a given research question, comprehend limitations, and understand the implications of the analysis.
  • Our graduates will understand ethical considerations when conducting management research.

Goal 3.  Our graduates should be able to disseminate research findings in business contexts.

Objectives
  • Our graduates will orally communicate academic work clearly and persuasively to business and academic audiences.
  • Our graduates will clearly and persuasively communicate academic work in a written report to business and academic audiences.

Goal 4.  Our graduates should be able to apply research findings in business contexts.

Objectives
  • Our graduates will demonstrate an understanding of how academic research impacts the business practice.
  • Our graduates will perform effectively in a research-oriented position in their profession.

NOTE: Students in this program are expected to complete all requirements within three terms (1 year) of continuous registration.

Requirements: 

Admission Requirements for Masters

Applicants for admission must be graduates of a recognized university, college, or institute as well as show evidence of scholarly achievement. Except where otherwise stated in the Admission Requirements of a particular program, degree students must have a four year bachelor's degree or its equivalent with at least second class standing (B) based on their last 20 half courses or equivalent.

An applicant holding a degree other than one in the discipline area to which admission is sought will be considered on the basis of courses taken and academic standing. A Qualifying Year at the undergraduate level may be required to meet the admission standards. Courses taken as part of a Qualifying Year can not be used as credit towards a graduate degree.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission. No candidate will be admitted unless the academic unit recommends admission. All applicants will be advised by the Office of Graduate Studies in writing of their admission status.

Program Specific Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for Master programs, the following minimum requirements also apply:

(a) Four-year business degree or four-year degree in related field or three-year business degree plus five additional FCEs (10 half-courses at the second year level or higher in the field of study; a minimum of six must be in business at the third or fourth year level, and not already used for any degree considered for admission into this program).


(b) GMAT with recommended score of 500, or a GRE General Exam with recommended combined score of 1000 (prior to August 2011) or GRE revised General Test score of 300 (after August 2011).


(c) A short outline (approximately 500 words) of intended area of research investigation. The research outline will help the Admissions Committee determine the availability of supervisors.

 NOTE: Graduates of the Lakehead University Faculty of Business Administration with an excellent academic record will be considered for a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement

Additional Application Information
  • Official GMAT (view note) or GRE Score (view note)
  • Statement of Academic Intent of 750-1000 words, to outline the nature of the academic and work history, the fields of interest, and the academic goals
How to Apply: 

Required Application Documents

Although applications are accepted on a continual basis, to be considered in the initial Admission & Funding decisions for the Fall (September) semester, your are encouraged to apply by FEBRUARY 1.

Supervisor Information

Interested students are encouraged to contact potential supervisors directly and before submitting an application for graduate study.

The first step in the application process is to complete the online graduate studies application form.

After you have submitted the online form along with the required $100 CAD application fee, you will be provided with an online account where you can complete the remaining steps of the application process which include uploading the required supporting documents and monitoring the status of your application.

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After you have applied 

After you have submitted the online application form, you will be provided with instructions by email on how to log in to myinfo, where you will be able to review and upload the remaining and required supporting documents.

Graduate Studies Reference Form (3 forms required)
  • An electronic reference form will be automatically sent by email to the references you identify on the graduate studies application form
  • This form is requested in support of the applicant's ability to undertake advanced study and research
Official Transcript
Proof of Degree
Program Specific Supporting Documents (If required)
  • For a list of program specific documents, please see this program's Additional Application Information section (if required, see above)
Official English Test Results (If required)
Next Steps: 

Next Steps

Registration Procedures

Before Registering!

Check to make sure all of your course selections are currently being offered by referring to the University Course Calendar and the University Course Time Tables.

University Graduate Studies & General Regulations & Policies

Funding: 

Program Specific Funding Opportunities

General Funding Opportunities

Funding Source Value Deadline
Graduate Entrance Bursary February 1, 2018
Graduate Entrance Scholarship February 1, 2018