|Degrees Offered||Expected Duration|
M.B.A. The Asper M.B.A. program is specifically designed to maximize success while focusing on leadership development through a specialized Executive Leadership component. Unique partnerships with the Manitoba business community enhance business connections, career opportunities and apply classroom knowledge to “live” business situations. The Asper M.B.A. consists of 60 credit hours of course work, which can be completed full time, part time, or on an accelerated basis.
M.Sc. The Master of Science program represents several years of research and market analysis, and is the newest graduate program offered by the Asper School of Business. Designed for those who have an interest in studying an area of business at an in-depth level and who want to develop their research skills, the program offers a unique opportunity for graduate study in business. The M.Sc. program, coupled with AACSB accreditation, differs from an M.B.A. program in that it has a research orientation, requires a thesis or practicum, has an in-depth curriculum in a particular discipline of Management, and involves one-on-one work with faculty mentors.
Ph.D. This AACSB accredited program attracts highly qualified individuals who are interested in developing their research and teaching skills. Students are assured of working with faculty members on several projects during their program and are required to spend a specific number of hours per week working for a faculty member during the term and also in the summer. Students are mentored not only in their research program, but also in the development of teaching skills. Because the program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue an academic career, a teaching practicum is required.
Why Study at U of M?
The Asper School of Business provides the knowledge, skills, perspectives and connections needed to build a meaningful personal and professional future. Through enriching classroom experiences, face-to-face discussions with culturally diverse peers, professors, and business leaders, the Asper M.B.A. provides the experience, insight and values needed to be a meaningful, highly regarded leader.
Graduates of the M.Sc. program are uniquely positioned to undertake additional graduate work (e.g., at the doctoral level), to take up staff/research/consultative positions in private or public sector organizations in Canada, or to teach in smaller colleges in Canada or overseas.
The size of the Ph.D. program is intentionally limited to foster students' development through intense and close interaction with the faculty. This close interaction with the faculty provides the opportunity to learn exciting research methods and theories.
All applicants must also meet the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Possible Start Dates
M.B.A - August, January
M.Sc., Ph.D. - September
For admission on each of these start dates, students should send their applications with complete supporting documentation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies so that the department may receive the application by the date indicated.
|Fall (M.B.A.)||August||May 1||January 15|
|Fall (M.Sc., Ph.D.)||September||January 10||January 10*|
|Winter**(M.B.A.)||January||October 1||June 15|
*Applicants with documents/transcripts coming from countries outside of Canada and the USA are STRONGLY encouraged to begin submitting their application 1-2 months in advance of the January 10 deadline. This will ensure early assessment of application documents and eligibility.
**An 11-month program completion is not normally possible with a January start.
M.B.A. Entrance scholarships are available each year. All new students who apply by the application deadlines and are admitted are automatically considered for these scholarships. Separate scholarship applications are not required for most M.B.A. awards. Some University awards require an application. While selection is based on previous academic performance, GMAT scores and past work experience may be taken into account.
M.Sc. Research funding is available on a competitive basis through the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship program and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Masters Fellowship program. Students are encouraged to apply for research funds to support their thesis research a year before they start the program.
Ph.D. There are a number of methods of funding your program. Some students receive funding through the School, while others are funded by stipends, faculty research grants, University fellowships, and national research grants. In their senior years, a number of students secure paid teaching posts as sessional instructors. Self-funding models are also entertained.
Asper School of Business
324 Drake Centre
181 Freedman Crescent
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V4
1.800.622.6296 (toll-free in North America)
1.800.622.6296 (toll-free in North America)