Management is the organization and coordination of business activities in order to achieve certain goals and objectives. As a manager, you need to be a forward thinker who can create a plan, organize the resources to make it work, direct the people who will make it happen, and monitor and control its effects. 

Quick facts
  • Four year degree
  • Full-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school
  • You can begin this program off-campus
  • Get an early start with COMM 101 Online

What you will learn

The Management major allows you to integrate all functional areas of business by choosing electives of your choice from accounting, marketing, operations management, human resource management, and finance. This allows you to have a well-rounded and integrated understanding of business and an ability to deal with all aspects of an organization. This wide breadth of knowledge gives you an ideal understanding of the strategy needed to achieve overall organizational goals and objectives. 

A first-year schedule sample

All first year commerce students will take a common set of classes before entering a specialization, such as management, in their second year.


Fall Term
COMM 100.3 Business Communication
COMM 101.3 Introduction to Business
ECON 111.3 Introduction to Microeconomics
COMM 119.3 Skills for Academic Success
INDG 107.3* Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies

Winter Term
COMM 104.3 Business Statistics 1
COMM 105.3 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
MATH 121.3 Calculus for Business and Economics
ECON 114.3 Introduction to Macroeconomics
PSY 120.3* Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology

* These are elective courses. You'll have a number of courses to choose between.

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.

Here are just a few of the classes you might take while you complete this degree:

COMM 347: Aboriginal Business in Canada
Examines the cultural and historical development of Aboriginal business and analyzes issues at the local, national and global levels. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal corporate strategies will be compared and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal business partnerships explored.

COMM 340: Introduction to International Business
Introduction to the global setting in which international business decisions are made. In addition to the basic economic factors, socio-cultural, legal and political considerations are examined. Emphasis is placed on the factors which are relevant to decision making in a wide range of international business functions (i.e. marketing, finance) and international business forms (i.e. export-import, foreign manufacturing, joint ventures).

COMM 448: Management Consulting Project
This course is designed to lead students through the management consulting process, including developing and presenting a consulting proposal and then completing the consulting project. Students will learn how to specify business research questions, propose appropriate methods of researching the questions, and analyze the results of the research, and present conclusions and recommendations. Real external business clients are expected for each consulting group (may be one or more students in a group, depending on the size of the consulting project). The most common types of business research requested by clients have been marketing research studies, business plans, feasibility studies, and industry opportunity surveys.

Students from around the world choose to study at the Edwards School of Business because we offer hands-on experiential learning in every area of study. You go beyond analyzing cases and into communities, graduating with legitimate consulting experience on your résumé.

Our four year B.Comm. degree helps students develop the critical thinking, problem solving, communication and teamwork skills that employers demand. In 2016, 78.5% of graduates were employed in their field and only 16.8% were still looking for a job within six months of graduation.

At Edwards, we have a dedicated student advisory team which means you can book an appointment to see an advisor within a day (using our online booking system). We also offer same day drop-in service for quick questions.

Our young, vibrant faculty consistently earn prestigious teaching awards, attesting to their investment in your learning.


The Management major is designed for those students who seek a business education and do not wish to narrow their focus to a specific functional area. 

You do not have to be a specialist in order to obtain a good position with an employer after graduation. Many employers prefer to hire individuals with a broad range of education, given that students complete a high number of senior classes in the functional areas and pursue one of the available management streams to enhance their knowledge base. Individuals with broad skills may be more suited to adapt to today’s rapidly changing business environment than those with a narrower background of education.

Students who major in management may continue their professional development with careers like the following:

  • consultant
  • event planner
  • small business owner
  • entrepreneur
  • general manager
Student Profile

Jarek Wicijowski
2017 Co-op Student: Food Operations Specialist, Federated Co-operatives Limited

"I chose the Management major because I would like to one day own a portfolio of businesses. The Management major allows me to take classes from all areas of business that are relevant to this goal. The most interesting thing I did during my work term with Federated Co-operatives Limited was traveling around Western Canada performing analysis on a multi-million dollar potential acquisition." 

Tuition estimates

Canadian studentsInternational students
Tuition $7,411 $19,269
Fees $835 $835
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $9,746 $21,604

Tuition will vary depending  on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load (the maximum number of courses allowed).
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year.

Program options

Bachelor of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce degree is a four year program offered by the Edwards School of Business. All undergraduate students admitted to the Edwards School of Business are required to complete a common first-year of studies. In January of your second year, you'll apply to a specialization in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing or Operations Management.

While you complete your Bachelor degree, you can also enhance your experience with the following options:

The school has a dedicated centre for career-related support. Edwards Career Services offers workshops on resumé writing and interview skills, and also administers the Edwards Co-operative Education Option.

The co-op option is an opportunity for third-year business students to participate in an eight-month work term and gain practical experience in their field of study.

Edwards students have an opportunity to pursue studies around the world. Taking university classes in another country will broaden your horizons, enrich your university experience and open your employment opportunities globally.

Edwards School of Business have study agreements with a number of universities (in Austria, Australia, France, Sweden, Thailand and many other locations) where you can study a pre-approved set of classes and credit will transfer back to the B.Comm. degree program.

Today is the right time to develop a global mindset and show employers you have the skills to work in international business. Canadian companies are expanding their footprints around the world, growing and leveraging global relationships and using global supply chains to gain advantage. Saskatchewan exports are at over $35 billion annually, making the Edwards School of Business a prime location to study global business and prepare for an exciting career.

There are two global business credentials that B.Comm. students can pursue - the Global Business Stream (GBS) and/or the Advanced Global Business Stream (GBSA). Both require you to take specific classes that relate to International business as well as attend Going Global Workshops.

The University of Saskatchewan offers multiple second degree programs that allow you to earn two degrees in a shorter time frame than if you took each individually. Along with a Bachelor of Commerce, you could also earn a:

  • Juris Doctor (Law degree)
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

Speak with an academic advisor if you are interested in this option.

Admission requirements and deadlines


Start term Early AdmissionFinal Deadline
January 2018
N/ADec 1, 2017
Documents due: Dec 15, 2017
International students:
Sep 1, 2017
Documents due: Oct 1, 2017
September 2018
Dec 1, 2017
Documents due: Dec 15, 2017
Feb 15, 2018
Documents due: Mar 1, 2018

You can also begin this program in May or July. The deadlines for the Fall (September) term apply.

Ready to apply?

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN is required before your application will be processed.

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