About

Management is the organization and coordination of business activities in order to achieve certain goals and objectives. The major is designed for those students who seek a business education and do not wish to narrow their focus to a specific functional area.


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

Students within the Management major have significant flexibility to take a collection of courses from accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, management and supply chain management. 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.

Course Description
COMM 100.3 Business Communication I
COMM 101.3 Introduction to Business
COMM 104.3 Foundations of Business Statistics
COMM 105.3  Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
MATH 121.3  Mathematical Analysis for Business and Economics
COMM 204.3 Introduction to Marketing
COMM 211.3 Human Resource Management
COMM 229.3 Personal Financial Management
English Writing Requirement
100 level non-COMM Elective

* 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: Indigenous Business in Canada
The Saskatchewan and Canadian business landscape is changing. Aboriginal Entrepreneurs and Businesses are making bigger impacts in the business community and this trend will continue. This course is intended to provide knowledge about the unique environment in which aboriginal owned businesses operate. This unique environment creates some interesting opportunities and even more unexpected challenges. The impact of treaties, the Indian Act, Land Claim Settlements and other issues are all discussed in the context of their impact on economic development for aboriginal peoples. This course also examines the best practices related to the legal structures, governance models and management systems of aboriginal businesses by studying successful aboriginal businesses and communities. These case studies focus on Western Canada and specifically Saskatchewan.

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 447 - Entrepreneurship & Venture Development

This course helps students develop the skills required for the successful formation of new business ventures, effective business succession, or small business expansion. Students also learn how to evaluate business models and plans, and how to manage on-going small and medium sized businesses. Students examine their own entrepreneurial potential and experience the process of planning the formation of a new venture, business succession, or business expansion through the preparation and formal presentation of a business plan.

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. 

At Edwards, we have a dedicated academic and career services student advisory team which means you can book an appointment to see an advisor within a day (using our online booking system).

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

Careers

A career in management can take you in many different directions across industries related to marketing, finance, insurance, real estate, business services, engineering, entrepreneurship and much more.

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

  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • General Manager
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Event planner

     

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 students International students
Tuition $7,541 $20,587
Fees $947 $947
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $9,988 $23,034

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 (2019-2020 Canadian dollar rates).
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 (B.Comm.) degree is a four year program offered by the University of Saskatchewan's 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 Supply Chain Management.

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

Edwards Career Services, in the Edwards School of Business, provides career-related services to all business students. We are responsible for the co-operative education program for 3rd year undergraduates and an MBA Internship Program for MBA students. Our office also partners with the main campus career centre to provide services and interview space to our business students and the employers recruiting them.

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.

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

Deadlines

Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
Winter
January 2021
Dec 1, 2020
Documents due: Dec 15, 2020
Oct 1, 2020
Documents due: Oct 15, 2020
Spring
May 2021
Apr 1, 2021
Documents due: May 1, 2021
Feb 1, 2021
Documents due: Mar 1, 2021
Summer
July 2021
May 1, 2021
Documents due: Jun 1, 2021
Mar 1, 2021
Documents due: Apr 1, 2021
Fall
September 2021
May 1, 2021
Documents due: Jun 1, 2021
May 1, 2021
Documents due: Jun 1, 2021
Winter
January 2022
Dec 1, 2021
Documents due: Dec 15, 2021
Sep 1, 2021
Documents due: Oct 1, 2021

Ready to apply?

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

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