Bachelor of Applied Management

Degree
Bachelor of Applied Management

Program Overview

In Saskatchewan, 4 out of every 10 people currently working in management are over the age of 55. Retirement is looming for nearly half our management workforce. This reality presents an opportunity for those with the right combination of skills, experience, and education.

The new Bachelor of Applied Management (BAMgt) degree program provides journeypersons and non-business diploma graduates with a unique opportunity to leverage existing education and experience into a bachelor's degree with only two years of additional study.

The BAMgt degree is designed to meet the emerging need for qualified managers by providing you with two years of course credit towards the four-year bachelor's degree. The program provides theoretical knowledge and technical training through applied learning opportunities. You will build knowledge and skills in a wide range of leadership and management disciplines including accountancy, human resource management, business communications, strategic management, leadership development, business analytics, finance, change management, risk management, commercial law, and economics.

On-campus classes are offered evenings and weekends, which makes completing the program accessible while continuing to work full-time.

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If you are interested in this program, consider attending this info night at the Regina campus on November 21, 2019.

SHEQAB-sealThis 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.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

As a BAMgt graduate, you will be prepared for success in management and leadership roles in a variety of sectors including health care, construction, utilities, information technology, automotive services, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, restaurant and food, recreation and tourism, early childhood education, and more. Whichever sector you choose, this unique combination of education and experience will position you for career advancement in management and leadership roles.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Manager, Information ServicesSenior Managers - Health, Education, Social and Community Services and Membership Organizations (14)$26,500 - $160,000
SuperintendentSenior Managers - Construction, Transportation, Production and Utilities (16)$51,300 - $175,000
Continuous Improvement ManagerEngineering Managers (211)$46,800 - $177,800

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Bridging Program - January 2020
Year 3 - September 2020
Year 4 - September 2021

Length: 64 weeks - degree completion; 16 weeks (max) - bridging courses

Locations

  • Regina

Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a Saskatchewan Polytechnic two-year non-business* diploma or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum of 60 credits overall and a 60% grade point average or higher; or
  • Completion of journeyperson certificate qualification** in Saskatchewan, designated by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission or interprovincial equivalent
  • English Language Requirement

*Saskatchewan Polytechnic Business diploma (and its predecessor programs) are not eligible for this program. Business programs from other recognized post-secondary institutions are also not eligible. If you are uncertain if your program is eligible, please contact the program head, Stephen Kirzinger at kirzingers@saskpolytech.ca.

**Three-year journeypersons will receive 45 credits for education and experience in their trade and four-year or five-year journeypersons will receive 54 credits for education and experience in their trade. Journeypersons will be required to take Semester 4 courses as follows:

  • Four-year or five-year journeyperson: COM 200 plus one other course from the list below
  • Three-year journeyperson: All five (5) courses listed below

Semester 4 Courses:
COM 200 Business Communications
COAP 201 Information Systems
ACCT 201 Accounting
MGMT 213 Introduction to Management
MATH 204 Business Mathematics

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 approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

 

$4,675 (Bridging program)

International Students

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Year 3 - Semester 5

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ACCT 300
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
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
ADMN 303
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 and communications, groups and team dynamics, organizational culture, leadership, and change. Your studies of human organizational behaviour will focus on diverse formal organizations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
BCOM 300
Professional Writing and Presentations
3
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You will study research techniques and develop writing and presentation skills for business applications. You will practice collaborative writing and research skills using the tools of electronic communication.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
LEAD 302
Leadership Fundamentals
3
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You will develop the knowledge, skills and competencies to work with and manage people in the workplace, community, and volunteer experiences. You will learn strategies for building and maintaining trust, developing successful interpersonal interactions, and addressing difficult situations. You will develop useful techniques for creating learning conversations used in coaching situations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Year 3 - Semester 6

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ECON 400
Micro and Macro Economics
3
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You will study the basics of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Your studies will include economic theory, problems and solutions. You will gain an understanding in scarcity, opportunity costs, demand and supply; as well as how various market structures determine output and price. From a macro perspective you will learn about the role of the government's spending and taxation, the Canadian banking system, foreign trade and other key macroeconomic variables.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
HR 300
Human Resource Management
3
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Your studies will focus on an overview of human resource management and practices. You will learn the impact of job analysis on planning, recruiting, and selection processes; training, developing and compensation considerations, and management performance and labour relations. Employee and organizational ethics are discussed throughout the course with an emphasis on using human resource management to achieve high organizational performance.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
LAW 301
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
LEAD 303
Contemporary Leadership
3
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You will develop the essential knowledge, skills, and competencies to apply leadership concepts to all aspects of your paid and volunteer work. Through the tool of narrative, you will explore your own leadership style and compare your style with the characteristics of sound leadership practice. You will compare and contrast leadership and management roles and functions and their connections to organizational and personal values.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Year 4 - Semester 7

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ANLT 400
Business Analytics
3
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You will learn the essential skill of estimating costs and benefits for a process change. Your studies will include the development of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in these areas: querying from existing data sources, outlining assumptions, developing cost-benefits models, analyzing outcomes over multiple years, separating assumptions from the model, and developing flexible formulae. A component of your studies will include an introduction to relational databases and advanced use of spreadsheet software.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
FIN 400
Finance
3
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You will study the basic components of modern corporate and personal finance. Your studies will include the following topics: accounting, time value of money, shares, debt instruments including bonds and debentures, valuations, interest calculations, and rate of return.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
LEAD 400
Effective Leadership
3
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You will develop leadership skills which are appropriate for diverse organizational community contexts. The course content emphasizes the interactions between self, systems and the organizational context. You will explore the types of actions based on theoretical approaches and conceptual understandings, which leaders take to make positive differences. You will develop your vision of leadership within a diverse organization and determine how you will apply your leadership vision in a variety of organizational and community contexts.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): LEAD 303
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 405
Strategic Business Management
3
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You will study management processes, strategies, techniques that are consistent corporate business strategy and designed to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Your studies will equip you with the critical skills and knowledge required to make important business decisions. You will develop the business expertise to engage in strategic planning that supports the integration of functional business activities of production, finance and marketing.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ACCT 300
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Year 4 - Semester 8

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
COM 400
Building a Digital Communication Strategy
3
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You will examine your digital footprint and identify strategies to enhance your digital presence. You will consider issues of privacy, ethics, professionalism, and career advancement in constructing your digital footprint. You will also study the digital communication practices and identify strategies that organizations can implement to improve their communication with key stakeholders and achieve their strategic goals.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): BCOM 300
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 404
Managing Change
3
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You will develop a strategic perspective on managing the four phases of change and your role as a change agent. Your studies will include content that will support your role as a change agent and the personal factors that you will use when you are leading an organizational change. You will explore challenges that organizations face, and you will develop a leadership perspective that will assist you to deal with change or manage change.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): LEAD 303
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 406
Risk Management
3
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You will learn how to identify and manage threats, both external and internal, focusing on best practices in the field of risk management. You will learn to recognize the normal operating and financial risks of all businesses along with the threats posed by natural causes and disasters, legal liabilities, technical failures, crime and terrorism. You will learn how to manage threats and deal with them in an appropriate and effective manner that can be measured, including the development of risk avoidance and reduction strategies.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 407
Cross-Cultural Management
3
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You will learn skills, knowledge, and 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
PROJ 403
Leading Projects
3
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You will develop the knowledge and skills to lead a project to successful completion. Your studies will combine operational aspects of managing a project with leadership qualities required to inspire a project team and to provide interaction with the project’s key stakeholders. You will develop the knowledge and skills to analyze the feasibility of a project, develop processes to ensure the project work gets done, lead and motivate the project team, and create contingency plans to mitigate risk.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Electives (Must take 3)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ANLT 302
Analytical Decision Making
3
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You will learn the basic concepts, methods and tools of critical thinking and logic. You will apply these tools to analyze ordinary and famous decisions made in the past and to make sound business decisions for the future.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
BUS 300
Business and Society
3
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You will study the business corporation in its social context, with a focus on stakeholder groups and their participation in decision-making for a business.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MKTG 300
Marketing
3
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You will discover the dynamic field of marketing. You will explore what marketing is, how it works, and the effect it can have on consumers and on society. You will have a strong sense of how to market yourself, your skills, your ideas, as well as more traditional products and services. Marketing concepts you will learn include: the strategic marketing planning process, segmentation, positioning, forecasting, consumer behaviour, and the marketing mix.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

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