Bachelor of Management

The Bachelor of Management provides undergraduate education in the management of organizations and human activities, in public sector management, environmental management, information management, and enterprise management.

This degree recognizes that managers work and move across borders between these sectors of management. Drawing on faculty from all four schools in the Faculty of Management, the program recruits students locally, nationally and internationally.

The objectives of the Bachelor of Management program are to:

  • Enhance and lead organizations in diverse industries and sectors
  • Analyze and assess information in context to make appropriate decisions
  • Synthesize and evaluate information and ideas to make informed, creative decisions in complex, data rich, global environments
  • Manage multicultural and diverse workplaces by applying theories related to diversity and inclusion
  • Apply multidisciplinary management theories and tools to solve complex business problems in a dynamic environment
  • Apply leadership theories in ethical, socially responsible, and innovate ways.

Degree Requirements

  • Four year program
  • Total credit hours required - 120
  • Required GPA for graduation - 2.00
  • Required core area courses - 60 credit hours:
    • ECON 1101.03: Principles of Microeconomics
    • ECON 1102.03: Principles of Macroeconomics
    • MGMT 1301.03: Interdisciplinary Management I
    • MGMT 1302.03: Interdisciplinary Management II
    • MGMT 1501.03: Statistics for Managers I
    • MGMT 1601.03: Electronic Information Management
    • MGMT 1101.03: Accounting I (Financial)
    • MGMT 2303.03: People, Work and Organizations: Micro Organizational Behaviour
    • MGMT 2304.03: People, Work and Organizations: Macro Aspects of Organizational Behaviour
    • MGMT 2305.03: Ethics and Social Responsibility
    • MGMT 2401.03: Introduction to Marketing
    • MGMT 2402.03: Marketing Applications in the Not-for-Profit Sectors
    • MGMT 2605.03: Data Literacy
    • MGMT 2801.03: Government Structure
    • MGMT 3001.03: Data Analytics and Applied Research
    • MGMT 3201.03: Financial Management
    • MGMT 3501.03: Operations Management
    • MGMT 3602.03: Professional Communications Skills
    • MGMT 4003.03: Management Strategy
    • MGMT 4004.03: Multidisciplinary Capstone
  • Required Management electives
    • nine credit hours in management electives are required
    • six credit hours Writing Course (see Section C.)
  • Open Electives
    • 45 credit hours, chosen from all courses offered in the University
    • A maximum of 18 credit hours at the 1000 level is permitted (Open and MGMT inclusive).
    • A maximum of 18 credit hours in Commerce is permitted.

Program Guide

Students will normally follow the courses as listed in the table below:

Year Fall Sept - Dec (A) Winter Jan - Apr (B)
Year 1 Writing Requirement
ECON 1101.03
MGMT 1301.03
MGMT 1601.03
MGMT 1501.03
Writing Requirement
ECON 1102.03
MGMT 1302.03
Open Elective.03
Open Elective.03
Year 2

MGMT 1101.03
MGMT 2303.03
MGMT 2401.03
MGMT 2605.03
MGMT 2801.03

MGMT 2304.03
MGMT 2305.03
MGMT 2402.03
Open Elective.03
Open Elective.03
Year 3

MGMT 3201.03  
MGMT 3501.03 OR Open Elective
MGMT Elective .03 OR MGMT 3602.03
Open Elective .03
Open Elective .03

MGMT 3001.03
Open Elective OR
MGMT 3501.03
MGMT 3602.03 OR
MGMT Elective .03
Open Elective .03
Open Elective .03

Year 4 MGMT 4003.03
MGMT Elective .03
Open Elective .03
Open Elective .03
Open Elective .03
MGMT 4004.03
MGMT Elective .03
Open Elective .03
Open Elective .03
Open Elective .03

Writing Course

One of the first five credits chosen should be selected from a list of courses in which written work is considered frequently and in detail. These writing courses are approved by the Writing Across the Curriculum committee and are listed under Writing Courses of the academic calendar.

Courses which satisfy the Writing Requirement are identified by the following text in their formal description (under FORMAT):  Meets Writing Requirement

 

Combined Degree

The School of Health and Human Performance and the Faculty of Management offer a five-year program in which a student graduates with both degrees, Bachelor of Science (Recreation)/Bachelor of Management. Please consult the School of Health and Human Performance section in the calendar for more information.

Majors

During their fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth academic terms, students can either pursue a general program of study, by choosing electives from a wide range of the functional areas, or they can follow a more specialized program, taking their elective courses towards a major. Five interdisciplinary thematic majors are available to students who focus their studies in specific aspects of management. 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major 

Required Courses

Leadership and Organization Major 

Required Courses:

Managing Data and Information

Required Courses:

Public Sector Management Major 

Required Courses:

  • MGMT 2200.03: Fundamentals of the Legal Environment of Management
  • MGMT 2805.03: Introduction to Indigenous Governance
  • MGMT 3802.03: Public Policy
  • MGMT 3810.03: Government Policy Towards Business

Environment, Sustainability and Society Major

Required courses:

  • SUST 1000.06: What is Sustainability? OR SUST 1001.06: A Sustainable Future*
  • SUST 2000.06: Local Governance OR SUST 2001.06: Global Environmental Governance
  • SUST 3000.03: Environmental Decision Making OR MGMT/SUST 3702.03: Sustainable Industries
  • SUST 4001.03: Environment, Sustainability and Society Capstone Part 1
  • SUST 4002.03: Environment, Sustainability and Society Capstone Part 2**

* SUST 1000 or SUST 1001 satisfy the first year ESS Major requirement, however; SUST 1000 also satisfies the BMgmt writing requirement and can be more easily accommodated in the first year BMgmt schedule. SUST 1001 does not satisfy the BMgmt writing requirement.

**SUST 4001 and SUST 4002 must be completed in consecutive fall and winter terms.  Credit will not be grandted for SUST 4001 without successful completion of SUST 4002.

Majors - Electives

Major in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Students need 12 credit hours from list.

Major in Leadership and Organizations

Students need 12 credit hours from list.

Major in Managing Data and Information

Students need 12 credit hours from list.

Major in Public Sector Management

Students need 12 credit hours from list.

Environment, Sustainability and Society Major

  • Six credit hours SUST at 3000 level or above
  • Three credit hours SUST/ESS electives at 3000 level or above

Minors

For Bachelor of Management students

Bachelor of Management students can undertake a minor from various departments within the Faculty of Arts and Social Science, the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Computer Science. They should consult advisors in those faculties for the most current information on the requirements for particular minors.

For a current list of minors please see “Minor Programsof the Undergraduate Calendar

For students registered in the BA, BSc, and BCSc programs

The minor in management is available to students registered in the BA, BSc, and BCSc programs. The requirements are as for the appropriate degree program with completion of the following courses:

Required courses:
  • MGMT 1301.03:  Interdisciplinary Management I
  • MGMT 1302.03:  Interdisciplinary Management II
Any 18 credit hours chosen from the below list, three credit hours of which must be at the 3000 level. Please note that some MGMT courses have additional prerequisite requirements:
  • MGMT 2200.03:  Fundamentals of the Legal Environment
  • MGMT 2303.03:  People, work and organizations: Micro Organizational Behaviour 
  • MGMT 2304.03:  People, work and organizations: Macro Organizational Behaviour
  • MGMT 2401.03:  Introduction to Marketing
  • MGMT 2801.03:  Government Structure
  • MGMT 2805.03:  Introduction to Indigenous Governance
  • MGMT 3308.03:  Managing the Family Enterprise
  • MGMT 3309.03:  Management Skills Development
  • MGMT 3320.03:  Organizational Theory
  • MGMT 3601.03:  Information in a Networked World 
  • MGMT 3603.03:  Beyond Google
  • MGMT 3701.03:  The Community as a Living Laboratory
  • MGMT 3702.03:  Sustainable Industries
  • MGMT 3802.03:  Public Policy
  • MGMT 3810.03: Government Policy Towards Business to the list below

Optional Internship

The Bachelor of Management (BMgmt) internship is a minimum of 32 weeks (approximately eight months) of consecutive, full time work experience related to your studies. Internships can be with large multi-national corporations or small offices, at a not-for-profit organization or a government department. Management Career Services will support you in your internship job search. 

Bachelor of Management students currently in the second year of their program are eligible to apply for the Internship Program. Please meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss your course plan.  Full details on the program can be found at www.dal.ca/mcs/internship.  With proper academic planning, students participating in the Internship Program are able to complete an eight month internship and still graduate from the BMgmt Program in four years.  In addition, participants in the Internship Program receive 1 full credit towards their program.

Acceptance to participate in the Internship Program will be assessed on the following criteria:

  1. Completion of Application Form
  2. Statement of Intent
  3. Resume
  4. GPA of 2.70 or higher in the two terms preceding application submission, or a CGPA of 2.70
  5. Positive recommendations from references
  6. Personal interview with Management Career Services (to be arranged once complete application is reviewed)
  7. Full participation in the Internship Prep Seminar, MGMT 4895 (no specific course fee, no credit value) which is held each fall

Internship Fee

Students accepted into the Internship Program are charged an Internship Fee. This fee is non-refundable after the last day to drop a course without a "W".

The Internship Fee covers administration of the internship including, but not limited to:

  • Job search assistance (cover letters and resume building, interview preparation and debrief, coaching for self-developed job search strategies)
  • MGMT 4895, the Internship Prep Seminar
  • Networking opportunities with employers 
  • Development of job opportunities
  • Access to on-line job posting site and job posting administration
  • Interview space and co-ordination
  • Facilitation of job offers
  • Tracking of eligibility and job search activity
  • Internship monitoring and mediation of unsatisfactory situations
  • Marketing and communications tools and activities to promote the internship program to employers

Career Development Fee

Bachelor of Management students have access to specialized career development services through the Management Career Services unit. This service is covered through the payment of a mandatory Management Career Services Fee. This fee is prorated for part-time students. The Management Career Services team provides the following services:

  • Career Related Workshops including: Resumes, Interviewing, Job Search Strategies, Networking and more
  • Individual coaching appointments (See below)
  • Employer Information Sessions
  • myCareer job postings
  • On-campus grad recruitment
  • Special Events (e.g. Sector specific Recruiting Events and Corporate Tours, both locally and in other cities)

Career & Recruitment Specialists

There are five Career & Recruitment Specialists (CRS), each responsible for specific employment sectors.  Two of the five CRS staff members are dedicated to working with Bachelor of Management students.  Bachelor of Management students may also meet with another CRS if they require specific information on career interest areas of marketing, finance or accounting. Career & Recruitment Specialists work with students to guide them through a process that provides the student with the ability and knowledge needed to develop their careers.  This set of skills will serve students well now, and in the future.

Career & Recruitment Specialists work with students individually or in group sessions to help with the following:

  • Identifying student strengths, interests and priorities
  • Helping students establish which career path and work environment is right for them
  • Planning a job search strategy
  • Writing effective resumes and cover letters
  • Building and interacting with a network of contacts
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Providing job search assistance for graduating students