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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 Management.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit are not available for this program.

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.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Human Resources AdministratorHuman Resources Managers (0112)$52,000 - $150,100
Logistics ManagerPurchasing Managers (0113)$52,000 - $150,100
Administrative SupervisorSupervisors, General Office and Administrative Support Workers (1211)$37,400 - $80,000

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September and January

Length: 32 weeks

Locations

  • Moose Jaw
  • Prince Albert

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.

 

$17,500

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Courses

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Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ACCT 605
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, the development and analysis of financial statements, profit planning to aid management decisions, management of working capital, and preparation of sales and cash budgets.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 127
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
ADMN 600
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): MGMT 126
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
BCOM 600
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): MGMT 125
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
COMP 601
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 advance in each of the applications.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 128
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online
LEAD 600
Leadership Development
3
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Your studies will focus on personal and professional leadership strategies, which include leadership techniques and principles, employee motivation and management, and personal and professional development.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 124
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
LAW 600
Commercial Law
3
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Your studies will focus on the field of commercial law. You will examine in detail the concepts of contract law and how these concepts are influenced by various legislative acts and common law. Other legal concepts in your studies will focus on: torts, agency, various forms of business organizations, the sale of goods, employment, bailments, insurance, real and intellectual property, and secured transactions.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 131
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 601
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
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 129
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 602
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): MGMT 130
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 603
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): MGMT 133
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 604
Cross-Cultural Management
3
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You will gain the expertise to leverage an organization’s diverse workforce to enhance its 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
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 134
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MKTG 600
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
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 132
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Note: Students take one of either MGMT 603 or MGMT 604.

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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