Saskatchewan Polytechnic leverages expertise with new degree program

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Bachelor of Applied Management students to begin in September 2020, with required bridging courses for journeypersons launching in January 2020

October 29, 2019 – Today Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates the launch of its new degree program, the Bachelor of Applied Management. This is the third stand-alone degree developed in direct response to labour market demand. The Bachelor of Applied Management provides opportunities for graduates with a non-business diploma or journeyperson certification to earn a bachelor’s degree in two years.

“Sask Polytech graduates are driving the economic engine of this province,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. “Diploma graduates and journeypersons applying for this baccalaureate program will bring their prior work experience to their studies, and have the opportunity to put into practice what they’ve learned, and will bring their new leadership and management skills to their future workplaces.”

The Bachelor of Applied Management program is unique in Saskatchewan and offers students the opportunity to earn an after-diploma baccalaureate degree with only an additional two years of study. The program was developed to provide laddering for non-business diploma graduates and journeypersons, building on their technical expertise and work experience to develop administration and leadership skills for management positions. The program combines practical multi-faceted skills with theoretical knowledge and technical training. The Bachelor of Applied Management program offers hands-on, flexible learning that makes it easy to obtain your degree while working.

“Bachelor of Applied Management graduates will receive applied learning and skill development in the areas of strategic management, leadership and business,” says Dr. Has Malik, dean, School of Business. “This program will be of great interest to students who are mid-career professionals in various trades and engineering, and computer technologies roles, as well as those who are in the health and biological sciences, human services and other sectors. The Bachelor of Applied Management program also provides a unique, new pathway for journeypersons and other professionals to earn a bachelor degree.”

Admission requirements include completion of a two-year, non-business diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution or completion of a journeyperson certificate issued by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission or interprovincial equivalent. The curriculum includes a comprehensive spectrum of leadership and business topics: accounting, human resources, communications, change management, marketing, finance, risk management and cross-cultural management. Experiential learning will include role plays, simulations, case studies and collaborative projects with industry.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, consider attending the program Information Night on November 21.

Students can apply for the program at Sask Polytech will be accepting 30 students per year. The Bachelor of Applied Management program will begin in September 2020, with required bridging courses for journeypersons launching in January 2020.

SHEQABThis degree program is offered with the written authorization of the Minister of Advanced Education, effective July 1, 2019. This authorization was provided after the program proposal underwent a quality assurance review and was found to meet the standards established by the Minister. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the degree program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves students through applied learning opportunities on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 Territories and the homeland of the Métis. Learning takes place at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.