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    • Asper School of Business
    • Stu Clark Graduate School
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    • Master of Science in management

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

Program details

The MSc program in management is designed to produce graduates who have in-depth, rigorous training in their chosen management field that prepares them for employment or doctoral work.

Expected duration: 2 years

Tuition and fees: 1 year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)
Students will spend at least the first year of their program in full-time residence. During this time, they will acquire substantial breadth and depth of knowledge in their chosen area of specialization and supporting area through graduate course work in the Asper School of Business and in related faculties in the University.

Program specializations:

  • Actuarial Mathematics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Administration (Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Theory, Human Resource Management, Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Small Business)
  • Supply Chain Management

Degree requirements:

Students will be required to complete 18 credit hours plus a thesis or practicum. This minimum will include:

  • At least 6 credit hours of required graduate-level courses in area of specialization
  • Up to 12 credit hours of optional courses (subject to the approval of the Asper School Graduate Research Programs Committee)
  • A thesis or practicum.

Actuarial Mathematics

Sample course offerings:

  • ACT 7540: Advanced Topics in Actuarial Mathematics
  • ACT 7300: Seminar in Actuarial Science
  • ACT 7400: Longevity Risk Modeling and Management
  • ACT 7600: Applied Statistical Methods in Actuarial Science

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.


Sample course offerings:

  • FIN 7100: Financial Economics 
  • FIN 7110: Asset Pricing  
  • FIN 7520: Finance 2: Corporate Finance 

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.


Sample course offerings:

  • MKT 7100: Selected Topics in Marketing 
  • MKT 7110: Doctoral Seminar in Marketing 
  • MKT 7120: Doctoral Seminar in Buyer Behaviour
  • MKT 7080: Research Design and Methods 

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Business Administration

Sample course offerings:

  • GMGT 7440: Organizational Theory
  • GMGT 7410: Organizational Behaviour
  • GMGT 7540: Doctoral Seminar in Research Methods
  • GMGT 7080: Research Methods

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Supply Chain Management Option

Sample course offerings:

  • OPM 7300: Topics in Advanced Production and Operations 
  • OPM 7120: Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • MKT 7080: Topics in Marketing: Research Design and Methods

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Master of Science in management program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Students admitted to the MSc in management will generally possess:

  1. A management/business degree with a major or minor in the same area or a similar area to that pursued in the MSc or, a degree a cognate or foundational disciplinary area (i.e.: psychology, sociology, economics, mathematics); 
  2. An interest in research, as evidenced by a statement of purpose;
  3. Proficiency in written and spoken English of at least the level required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies;
  4. A minimum GMAT of 600 or comparable GRE score. The score must be no older than five years;
  5. Satisfactory recommendations from three referees, at least two of whom must be academics. For the purposes of recommendation letters, an academic is defined as someone who has taught or supervised research of the applicant in a post-secondary educational setting.

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

Applications for the MSc program are accepted once a year for Fall entry. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts
  • CV or resume
  • Statement of intent
  • GMAT or GRE, with a minimum score of 600
  • 3 letters of recommendation from academic references
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

GMAT and GRE resources

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are standardized tests used to demonstrate academic qualification for graduate programs. Applicants to the Asper (MSc) must provide one of these test scores as part of the admissions process.

Application deadlines

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Application deadline Apply
Fall 2022 February 1, 2022 Apply

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Phone: 204-474-9377
Fax: 204-474-7553

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Stu Clark Graduate School
Asper School of Business
Room 501, Drake Centre
181 Freedman Crescent
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 5V4 Canada

Phone: 204-474-6781
Fax: 204-474-7544