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Business Management

Post-Graduate Certificate
Business Management

Program Overview

The Business Management post-graduate certificate is an eight-month program that provides a unique opportunity for professionals who want to advance their careers through the development of leadership and management knowledge and skills. The program will prepare students with an existing bachelor's or master's degree to assume leadership and managerial roles in Saskatchewan and Canadian public and private enterprise. Students will develop skills and knowledge in fields of management, accounting, marketing, leadership, business communications, and cross-cultural business practices.

You will apply theory to real-world situations in business simulations, case studies and group projects, and use industry standard software in your courses. Your combination of core and elective courses will prepare you for progression into career opportunities requiring strong leadership and management skills.

Students whose prior degrees are in non-business subjects may want to pursue additional business training at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Graduates from the Business Management post-graduate certificate may qualify for advanced standing in other Saskatchewan Polytechnic business certificate and diploma programs, including specialized training in Human Resources, Marketing, Accountancy, Insurance, Financial Services, and Administration.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates from Saskatchewan Polytechnic business programs are in demand. You will find opportunities in diverse occupations and sectors, including positions as administrative supervisors, general administrators, and managers in the natural resources, health, service, trade, and transportation sectors.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September and January

Length: 32 weeks

Locations

  • Moose Jaw

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.

 

$6,600

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Courses

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Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
MGMT 124
Business Leadership
3
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You will obtain a solid understanding of organizations and personal leadership. Your study will focus on blending principles and techniques of leadership, motivation, management, and self-development in an effort to help you develop your own philosophies about managing and being managed. Key topics include: leadership effectiveness through the application of motivational techniques, facilitating follower empowerment, experiential learning, and strategic leadership.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 206
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 125
Business Communications
3
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You will practice written and oral communication skills managers use on the job. You will study how to write effective letters, emails, and reports. You will practice planning and conducting meetings and doing verbal presentations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): BCOM 600
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 126
Organizational Behaviour
3
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You will study human behaviour in organizations and develop the skills needed to deal with people at work. The course content includes individual behaviour, values, interpersonal relationships, group and team dynamics, and organizational culture. Your studies of human organizational behavior will focus on diverse formal organizations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 127
Accounting for Managers
3
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In your studies, you will gain the required knowledge of accounting and finance to perform your role as a manager. Your studies will include an introduction to essential accounting concepts and the development and interpretation of financial statements. You will also learn how to prepare operating and capital budgets, and how to compare budgeted and actual results throughout the organization’s fiscal year.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): FIN 121
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 128
Business Software Applications
3
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Your studies will focus on the practical use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. You will learn a wide range of skills from intermediate to advanced in each of the applications.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): COMP 120
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online

Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
MGMT 129
Strategic Management
3
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You will study the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis, designed to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Your studies are focused on information analyses, organizational processes, skills, business knowledge and judgement that managers must possess to devise strategy, to position their firms to sustain and maximize progress in the face of uncertainty and competition. You will take a general management perspective, viewing the organization as a whole entity by examining how policies in each functional area are integrated and woven to represent the whole firm to achieve sustainability and profitability in an ever changing and competitive environment.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 130
Project Management
3
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You will develop the skills and techniques required to make an effective contribution to, and have an immediate impact on, successful projects. You will develop the knowledge required to initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects. You will gain a working knowledge of MS Project software and be able to use it to schedule, budget, and control projects.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MKTG 228
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 131
Business Law and Ethics
3
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Your studies will focus on the field of business law and its related concepts of ethics, privacy, and confidentiality. You will examine the concepts of contract law and apply them in business contexts. You will also learn and apply legislation related to torts, agency, various forms of business organization, and the sale of goods. Particular emphasis will be placed on applying ethical decision-making within business contexts, as well as on the essential nature of privacy and confidentiality in business relationships.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 132
Marketing Management
3
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You will gain an appreciation of the role of marketing management and marketing strategy to the survival and success of the organization within a competitive and dynamic business environment. You will create and present a comprehensive marketing plan for the marketing activities within a particular industry.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 133
Change Management
3
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You will develop strategies and processes related to creating and fostering an evolving workplace culture that supports innovation, change, quality and learning and results in harmony between the organization’s needs and employee’s expectations while remaining consistent with the organization’s business plan in a competitive and changing environment. The course content emphasizes the importance of implementing change in the proper sequence of events and interactions.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): HR 236
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 134
Cross-Cultural Management
3
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You will learn skills, knowledge, attitudes that support the transformation of diversity into a competitive advantage. Your studies will include the elements of culture that define societies, intercultural communication skills that support collaboration, and strategies that enhance organizational and personal efficiency and effectiveness.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Note: Students take one of either MGMT 133 or MGMT 134.

PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.


Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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Part-Time Delivery

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