University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business

Introduction

Our Mission Statement

The Edwards School of Business develops business professionals to build nations.

The Edwards School of Business creates opportunities for dynamic learning and critical thinking. We are grounded in our values of authenticity and integrity. We embrace the teacher-scholar model, and deliver our mission through faculty with strong academic and professional expertise. Our culture celebrates diversity and embraces pluralism. We engage our stakeholders to build value in their communities.

About the Edwards School of Business

While over the years the name of business programming has changed what has not changed is a total commitment to an excellent educational experience for students. Over the past nearly 100 years as we have grown from a small program linked to the professional accounting community to a comprehensive Business School we listened to you! You told us that a business education must have deep functional roots in core disciplines of accounting and finance, marketing and management, human resources and strategy. But you also told us that these deep functional roots must be enhanced with integrated decision making skills. Finally, you told us to remember that effective decision making requires key professional competencies of communications and leadership within a framework of ethics and social responsibility. You will find these characteristics embedded in all of our programs.

A Glance at the Edwards School of Business today:

  • Over $20 Million annual operating budget
  • Over 121 faculty and staff
  • Over 2200 students
  • Five degree programs (Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Marketing)
  • Two certificate programs (Business Administration Certificate, Aboriginal Business Administration Certificate)
  • Over 23,500 Alumni
This school offers programs in:
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Programs

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Master

Master of Professional Accounting

Campus Full time 2 years May 2018 Canada Saskatoon

The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is an innovative graduate degree program that attracts top-notch accounting students from across Canada and internationally. Created by visionary academics in response to the demand for applied, competency-based training, the program actively involves students through the use of business cases, skills workshops, and other contemporary educational techniques. [+]

A Comprehensive Education for your Diverse Future The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is an innovative graduate degree program that attracts top-notch accounting students from across Canada and internationally. Created by visionary academics in response to the demand for applied, competency-based training, the program actively involves students through the use of business cases, skills workshops, and other contemporary educational techniques. MPAcc provides a proven alternative route for students who are seeking the CPA designation in Canada with a first time pass rate of the Common Final Evaluation (CFE) exceeding 90%. The program also gives students an opportunity to develop an appreciation for the academic research process and academe as a career choice. Mission Statement The mission of the Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program is to develop exceptional accounting professionals and business leaders. We bring together superior students, leading researchers, outstanding facilitators and inspiring professionals for intensive periods of study and growth. The MPAcc program is innovative, strategic, interdisciplinary, and personally transforming. Students form lasting relationships with classmates and faculty, develop both professionally and personally, and are challenged to act with integrity, objectivity and a commitment to excellence. Vision Statement The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program will be recognized in Canada as the premiere educational choice for outstanding students seeking to become leaders in the accounting profession. The very best undergraduate accounting students from across Canada will be attracted to this innovative, strategic, interdisciplinary, and personally transforming program. MPAcc graduates will distinguish themselves during their business careers, and shape the accounting profession. Program Overview The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is designed to prepare candidates for practice as future professional accountants. The program approaches the further study of accounting through an integrated examination of the environmental factors that will impact the accountant's role as an information provider, advisor, or auditor. Globalization of business, developments in information technology and electronic communication, altered organization structures and views of responsibility and accountability are some of the changes that require special attention by the professional of the future. To be successful in the new business environment and society at large, accountants must display an understanding of the myriad of forces impacting the day-to-day activities of business, government and not-for-profit organizations, and be capable of integrating information that supports a holistic view of organization decisions. The accountant of the future must also be a highly skilled individual. The curriculum of the MPAcc program has been designed to develop and enhance the skills and abilities seen as essential to the practice of professional accounting. Specifically, the development of intellectual, communication, interpersonal, organizational and professional skills is a critical component of the success of this program. Program Objectives The overall program objective is to facilitate the process of transforming a candidate with accounting and other related business knowledge into an accounting professional. Thus, the curriculum for this Master's program equips candidates to practice in an interdisciplinary and global context. The MPAcc program aims to transform candidates into accounting professionals through . . . an interdisciplinary & global focus. organizational study. advanced knowledge development. skill enhancement. research experience. professional practice exposure. In addition the program; extends the candidate's knowledge in areas of organizational study such as the business environment, financial management, strategic management, information systems, and entrepreneurship develops advanced knowledge in traditional areas of practice, such as assurance, financial reporting, and taxation. develops to a professional level the basic skills acquired in an undergraduate program. provides candidates with exposure to aspects of professional practice through various forms of interaction with the professional accounting and business community, including allowing for a period of "on site" employment. equips candidates with research skills appropriate to the task of defining, investigating, sourcing relevant data and information, analysing and preparing recommendations on the resolution of accounting related business problem. Competencies to be Developed The MPAcc program has based its success around the core competencies outlined in the CPA Competency Map. These skills have been divided between two types of competencies: Enabling Competency Areas Technical Competency Areas These two areas work together to create a professional level embodied by the CPA designation. Five Enabling Competencies Professional and Ethical Behaviour: CPAs draw on their ability to act with honesty, integrity, credibility, self-confidence, and independence while coping with ambiguity, conflicts of interest, and the need to protect the public interest. CPAs do more than adhere to the rules of professional conduct, through ethical behavior that exemplifies and enhances the reputation of the profession. Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: CPAs draw on strong analytical and problem-solving skills and their capacity for innovative and integrative thought, as well as their ability to both connect and dissect “parts” and “wholes”, identify and manage priorities, adopt a broad view to arrive at a recommended solution. Communication (both written and oral): CPAs must communicate effectively through listening, understanding, speaking, and writing with clarity and through the art of persuasion and negotiation. CPAs must be able to clearly communicate complex matters to all levels of an entity. Self-management: CPAs must demonstrate the ability to manage their own performance, solicit feedback from others, reflect and act upon it to improve behavior as well as recognize their limits and seek advice when needed. Teamwork and Leadership: CPAs have the ability to work within, build, and lead teams. They must develop competence in goal setting, planning and organization, collaboration, process management, empathy, flexibility, responding to feedback and conflict management. Six Technical Competencies Financial Reporting: Includes the role of financial reporting, the application of reporting frameworks, the reporting of routine and non-routine transactions in different circumstances, and an understanding of the role of internal control, tax, and finance in financial reporting. Strategy and Governance: Includes the role of corporate governance within an organization, as well as the formulation of strategies, the translation of those strategies into specific business objectives and actions, and their implementation. Management Accounting: Includes identifying management information needs and developing the systems required to meet those needs; planning, forecasting, budgeting, cost and revenue management for an entity, and performance measurement systems. Audit and Assurance: Includes enhancing the reliability of information through internal activities such as internal control, internal and comprehensive auditing, and through external third-party assurance services such as auditing. Finance: Includes financial analysis and planning, treasury management, capital budgeting, business valuation, and corporate finance transactions. Taxation: Includes tax compliance and reporting, and tax-planning and implementation strategies for both corporate and personal taxpayers, and an understanding of the administrative process in Canadian taxation. Admission Requirements Admission to the program requires a four-year university baccalauerate degree. Students must demonstrate their ability to pursue advanced study with a minimum 75% overall average in the last two years of undergraduate studies. International applicants please visit our International Applicants page for further details regarding applying to MPAcc. International applicants include any students who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, regardless of where your undergraduate degree was completed. Domestic applicants who completed degree requirements at international post-secondary institutions also need to have an international transcript assessment completed. Please visit our International Applicants page for more details. The following courses must be completed by the start of MPAcc, but do not need to be completed at the time of your application. 3 cr. Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3 cr. Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3 cr. Advanced Financial Accounting 3 cr. Intermediate Managerial/Cost Accounting 3 cr. Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting 3 cr. Taxation (Corporate and Personal) 3 cr. Auditing/Assurance 6 cr. Finance (Introduction and Intermediate) 3 cr. MIS (Management Information Systems) 3 cr. Strategy and Governance 3 cr. Business Law 6 cr. Economics 3 cr. Statistics MPAcc generally follows the same admission requirements as the CA legacy education program (CASB) and the new CPA PEP program. Note: The MPAcc May 2017 session start date will be the last group of applicants who will be able to follow the CA legacy prerequisites. Those applying for MPAcc May 2018 and onward are required to follow the CPA PEP prerequisites. For a listing of the CASB and CPA PEP prerequisites, please visit your local provinces CA or CPA website. Students who have at least four months of work experience as an articling student or in a similar position will be given preference. Work experience provides a practical framework that enhances the student's ability to understand and critically assess the subject matter considered in the MPAcc program. [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Finance (M.Sc.)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Canada Saskatoon

The Master of Science in Finance (MSc) program provides students with a theoretical background in contemporary financial issues and incorporates a strong foundation in empirical methods. [+]

Extraordinary Thesis Based Education The Master of Science in Finance (MSc) program provides students with a theoretical background in contemporary financial issues and incorporates a strong foundation in empirical methods. Throughout this program you will have the opportunity to question and understand current financial literature and practices, engage with devoted and knowledgeable faculty and staff, and participate in various special guest lecturers and presentations. The skills taught in this program will provide you with the tools to excel whether in academia or in industry. This program will require hard work, dedication to your studies, and a passion for finance. Program Structure The Master of Science in Finance Program (M.Sc.) offered by the Department of Finance and Management Science, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan provides students with a theoretical background in contemporary finance issues and a strong foundation in empirical methods. The program can be used as a platform for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. and it equips students with a competitive advantage in jobs that have a significant research component. The two-year program features seminars and lectures in a small class size setting. A thesis is required in the second year. Due to the research intensive nature of the program and individual student supervision at the thesis stage, enrolment is limited. Only a handful of universities across North America offer programs that have a similar focus on financial research at the Master’s level. The Finance faculty are interested in a number of different areas of research including venture capital, banking, corporate and international corporate finance, emerging markets, financial econometrics, asset pricing, personal finance, fixed income securities, credit risk, risk management, derivatives and investments. Students may choose their own research topic and are not restricted to the above fields. Admission Requirements The Edwards MSc in Finance assesses applicants on a composite basis for admission purposes. We look at a variety of factors when making admission decisions including undergraduate degree, grade point average, research interest, GMAT score, and reference letters. An interview may be required. Your Completed Admission Package Includes: Completed Online Application Form and $90 Application Fee Official GMAT Score or GRE Score English Proficiency Scores (if required) A Transcript of your Academic Record Three Letters of Reference Current Resume Letter of Intent All documents must be uploaded to your online application. 4 Year Undergraduate Degree in Business or a related field Applicants must have a four-year undergraduate degree in business or a related field with a major or substantial number of courses in finance from a recognized university. Applicants must have a cumulative weighted average of at least 75% in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units). Unofficial transcripts from all post secondary institutions that you have attended must be uploaded to your application. Transcripts from the University of Saskatchewan do not need to be uploaded, but are required from all other institutions you have attended. For countries where degree certificates are issued, they must also be uploaded. If accepted, an official transcript of your academic record is to be sent directly from each institution attended. Please note that applicants are required to have taken at least 6 credit units of Statistics. GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) All applicants wishing to enter the program are required to write a GMAT or GRE exam. GMAT - The minimum accepted GMAT score is 600. This test can be written at major centres throughout the world. For information on test centre locations, the nature of the exam, and scoring procedures, please visit the GMAT website. GMAT scores are valid for five years from the date the test is taken. GRE - The minimum accepted GRE score is 1000/300. This is a composite of quantitative and verbal scores. Letters of Reference The Edwards MSc in Finance requires you to submit 3 confidential letters of recommendation, from professors or others or others that you have studied under. Contact your referees and ask them to provide a reference for you for the Edwards MSc in Finance program, and obtain an up to date email address. You will then fill out your referee’s complete information on the online application form, and enter their current email address. Once your application is completed, your referee’s will be sent a link where they can fill out an online form for your reference letter. Letter of Intent Your letter of intent is a chance to tell the Edwards MSc in Finance Selection Committee what unique and valuable contributions you can make to the program. Provide a brief description of your business and educational background, and your goals for the future. How will an MSc in Finance help you achieve your goals? Describe briefly what your research interests are. Discuss why you have decided to apply to the Edwards MSc in Finance program, and why it is a good fit for you. What specific parts of the Edwards MSc program are you looking forward too? Make sure your letter of intent is unique and specific to the Edwards MSc in Finance program. We don't want to read generic letters that sound like they could have been sent to any school; We want to know why you have chosen the Edwards MSc in Finance, and why we should choose you! Resume Outline your previous education and work experience (if applicable) so the selection committee can have a good understanding of your background. Proof of English Proficiency Applicants whose first language is not English, must provide proof of proficiency in English Please request that the testing centres send your scores directly to our institution. Our institution code is 0980. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) evaluates the potential success of an individual to use and understand Standard English at a college level. TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the date the test is taken. Minimum Score of 80 on the Internet-based test with a minimum score of 20 in each testing area. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking. We only accept academic IELTS test scores, not general. A minimum score of 6.5 is required in each area. All scores must be from one exam date, not to be combined with other exam dates. Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program. [-]

Master of Science in Marketing

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Canada Saskatoon

The MSc in Marketing program was developed by the Edwards School of Business in response to the need for a PhD preparation program. This two year, full-time, research based program focuses on marketing theory, consumer behaviour, and research design. [+]

For Marketing Masterminds! The MSc in Marketing program was developed by the Edwards School of Business in response to the need for a PhD preparation program. This two year, full-time, research based program focuses on marketing theory, consumer behaviour, and research design. Throughout the program, students will be paired with one of our knowledgeable and enthusiastic marketing faculty members who will provide caring mentorship to his/her graduate student through a broad range of marketing topics. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be well prepared for entry into a PhD program and a career in academia, or for a career in marketing. Program Structure Over the course of the first year, students will take courses on: Consumer Behaviour Marketing Theory Designing Marketing Research Statistical Methods Advanced Qualitative Methods One elective that complements their area of research During the second year, students will conduct research, write, and present a thesis with the help of one of our marketing faculty. Upon completion, graduates will have the tools, knowledge and resources to pursue a PhD program in marketing, or a career in marketing research. Admissions Due to the research intensive nature of the MSc in Marketing program and the need for individual student supervision at the thesis stage, enrolment is currently limited to seven students per year. To be considered for the 2016 - 2017 academic year, please ensure that you meet the entrance requirements, that you complete your online application, and submit the required materials no later than May 31, 2016. Requirements The Edwards MSc in Marketing assesses applicants on a composite basis for admission purposes. We look at a variety of factors when making admission decisions including undergraduate degree, grade point average, research interest, GMAT score, and reference letters. An interview may be required. Your Completed Admission Package Includes: Completed Online Application Form and $90 Application Fee Official GMAT Score English Proficiency Scores (if required) A Transcript of your Academic Record Three Letters of Reference Current Resume Letter of Intent All documents must be uploaded to your online application. 4 Year Undergraduate Degree in Business or a related field Applicants must have a four-year undergraduate degree in business or a related field from a recognized university. Applicants must have a cumulative weighted average of at least 70% in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units). Unofficial transcripts from all post secondary institutions that you have attended must be uploaded to your application. Transcripts from the University of Saskatchewan do not need to be uploaded, but are required from all other institutions you have attended. For countries where degree certificates are issued, they must also be uploaded. If accepted, an official transcript of your academic record is to be sent directly from each institution attended. GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) All applicants wishing to enter the program are required to write a GMAT exam. GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized test for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. The minimum accepted GMAT score is 550.This test can be written at major centres throughout the world. For information on test centre locations, the nature of the exam, and scoring procedures, please visit the GMAT website. GMAT scores are valid for five years from the date the test is taken. Letters of Reference The Edwards MSc in Marketing requires you to submit 3 confidential letters of recommendation, from professors or others acquainted sufficiently with your training and experience to express an opinion on your ability to undertake graduate training. Two of these must be academic references and one professional. Contact your referees and ask them to provide a reference for you for the Edwards MSc in Marketing program, and obtain an up to date email address. You will then fill out your referee’s complete information on the online application form, and enter their current email address. Once your application is completed, your referee’s will be sent a link where they can fill out an online form for your reference letter. Letter of Intent Your letter of intent is a chance to tell the Edwards MSc in Marketing Selection Committee what unique and valuable contributions you can make to the program. Provide a brief description of your business and educational background, and your goals for the future. How will an MSc in Marketing help you achieve your goals? Describe briefly what your research interests are. Discuss why you have decided to apply to the Edwards MSc in Marketing program, and why it is a good fit for you. What specific parts of the Edwards MSc program are you looking forward too? Make sure your letter of intent is unique and specific to the Edwards MSc in Marketing program. We don't want to read generic letters that sound like they could have been sent to any school; We want to know why you have chosen the Edwards MSc in Marketing, and why we should choose you! Resume Outline your previous work education and work experience (if applicable) so the selection committee can have a good understanding of your background. Proof of English Proficiency Applicants whose first language is not English, must provide proof of proficiency in English Please request that the testing centres send your scores directly to our institution. Our institution code is 0980. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) evaluates the potential success of an individual to use and understand Standard English at a college level. TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the date the test is taken. Minimum Score of 80 on the Internet-based test IELTS (International English Language Testing System) measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking. We only accept academic IELTS test scores, not general. A minimum score of 6.5 is required in each area. All scores must be from one exam date, not to be combined with other exam dates. Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program. [-]

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University of Saskatchewan
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5A7 CA
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SK S7K 1L9 CA