The admission requirements will generally provide advanced standing for the first 30 credits of the 60-credit MBA degree program. The balance of the degree program (30 credits) is through completion (online) of the following:
MBA Core Courses (Residency Requirement - 24 credits)
COMM 5305 / MM2: Marketing Management and Planning (6 credits) - note 1
COMM 5405 / OR2: Organizational Behaviour and Processes (6 credits) - note 1
COMM 5605 / OM2: Operations Management (6 credits) - note 1
COMM 6005 / SP2: Strategy Formulation and Implementation (6 credits)
Elective Courses (Residency Requirement - 6 credits)
To be selected from the following:
LU/CGA PACE Joint Courses - note 2 , note 4, note 5
COMM 4216 / FN2: Finance 2 (3 credits)
COMM 4126 / MU1: Management Auditing 1 (3 credits)
COMM 4186 / MS2: Management Information Systems (3 credits)
COMM 4016 / PF1: Public Sector Financial Management (3 credits)
COMM 6305 / GM2: Global Marketing Strategy (6 credits)
COMM 6405 / OL2: Leading by Design (6 credits)
COMM 6915 / RM2: Research Methods in Management (6 credits)
COMM 4506 / PT2: Project Management (3 credits) - note 4
COMM 4736 / RK2: Risk Management (3 credits) - note 4
COMM 4456 / HR2: Human Resources Management (3 credits) NEW - note 4
COMM 4405 / HC1: Humanist Issues in Commercial Practice (6 credits) - note 3 & note 4
COMM 6905 / RP2: Research Project (6 credits)
COMM 6014 / RT2: Research Thesis (12 credits)
Graduate students must achieve an overall average of 70% on all MBA courses taken at Laurentian University and have a minimum of 60% in each course.
In order to be awarded the MBA degree, students must also complete the requirements for the CGA designation and be eligible for admission to CGA membership.
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Note 1: An MBA student with 6 credits of university course work with a minimum grade of 70%, assessed by Laurentian as equivalent to one or more of the following core courses: COMM 5305, COMM 5405, COMM 5605, must replace the core course(s) credits with an equal number of credits from an MBA elective course(s) as follows: COMM 5305 must be replaced with COMM 6305; COMM 5405 must be replaced with COMM 6405; and COMM 5605 must be replaced with a course of the student’s choice from the Electives list.
Note 2 : LU/CGA PACE Joint Course(s) completed prior to admission into the MBA program cannot be applied to the MBA. MBA students may complete other LU/CGA PACE Joint Courses (not previously completed) or a course of their choice from the Electives list. Students need to ensure they enrol in the LU/CGA PACE Joint Course(s) with their CGA association.
Note 3: COMM 4405: Humanist Issues in Commercial Practice is an upper-year undergraduate course. It may only be taken for MBA credit by students who have already completed COMM 6305, COMM 6405, COMM 6915 and require an additional elective. It may not be taken for MBA credit if any of the LU/CGA PACE Joint Courses (also upper year undergraduate courses) have been completed for MBA credit. Students with a BAccS from the University of Calgary are not allowed to register in this course. Further information on this course is available on the H.B.Com site.
Note 4: An MBA student may not complete more than 6 credits of COMM 4000 electives towards the MBA program.
Note 5: In order for the PACE course to count towards the MBA degree program requirements, students must ensure that they enrol in the LU/CGA Joint PACE course with their CGA association at the time they enrol in the course.
Updated June 26 2012 by TC