Business Management

Post-Graduate Certificate
Business Management

Program Overview

Note The fall 2020 Prince Albert intake of this program is suspended.

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 international transfer credit are not available for this program.

Transfer credit will be assessed for equivalent post-graduate courses completed at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution.

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)$55,000 - $140,100
Logistics ManagerPurchasing Managers (0113)$56,000 - $145,000
Administrative SupervisorSupervisors, General Office and Administrative Support Workers (1211)$31,200 - $88,100

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

September (Semester 1 – September to December; Semester 2 – January to April)

January (Semester 1 – January to April; Semester 2 – September to December)

March (Semester 1 – March – June; Semester 2 – September to December)



Length: 32 weeks

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

 

2020/21 Academic Year

$19,500 (Semesters 1 and 2)

International Students

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Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ACCT 605
Accounting for Managers
3
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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, preparation of sales and cash budgets, and calculation of time value of money.
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 develop a deeper understanding of human behavior at individual, group and organizational levels. You will learn how to create effective work groups. Key concepts include organizational behaviours, diversity in organization, attitudes and job satisfaction, personality and values, perceptions and individual decision making, motivation, foundations of group behaviour, elements of culture that define societies, intercultural communication skills, leadership, power and politics, as well as conflict and negotiation.
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 that managers use on the job. You will study how to write effective letters, emails, and reports. You will plan and conduct meetings and deliver a verbal presentation.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 125
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
HR 600
Human Resource Management
3
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Your studies will provide an overview of the functions of human resource management and focus on the Canadian labour relations environment. Key topics include working and managing in a unionized environment, valuing diversity and inclusion, and performance management.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
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

Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
LAW 600
Commercial Law
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
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 131
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
LEAD 601
Leadership and Professionalism
3
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You will develop the knowledge and skills related to professionalism and leadership in the workplace. Additionally, you will create a professional development plan. You will learn key topics such as professional behavior and communication; stress, time and conflict management; leadership approaches and theories, as well as ethics.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): LEAD 600
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 successful projects as well as a practical understanding of project management concepts. Key concepts include the role of the project manager, project selection and planning, teamwork, risk management, estimating project time and cost, control practices and techniques, MS project software, as well as emerging trends.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 130
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 609
Operations Management
3
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You will be introduced to the function of operations management and how to manage resources effectively to gain competitive advantage. You will gain an understanding of the responsibilities and current tools of operations managers in service and manufacturing organizations. Key topics include the role of the operations manager, productivity improvement, facility location decisions, demand forecasting, inventory management and quality management.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

 

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