Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Dean: John MacKinnon
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Programs Offered: (information taken from the Shannon School of Business Website, February 8 2012)
Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development:
Cape Breton University's MBA in Community Economic Development (CED) is an advanced program with community at its core; it resonates with people who wish to make a difference in their organizations and their communities.
The MBA in CED curriculum, in addition to business subjects found in traditional MBA programs, focuses on economic development, leadership, strategy, governance, managing change and international management.
This program is designed for learners and graduates who aspire to play leadership roles in the public sector, in Third Sector organizations, and in community-minded businesses. CBU's MBA in CED aims to develop a new generation of leaders who have strong business management capabilities, well developed collaborative and interpersonal skills, and deep knowledge of accountability, social responsibility, and development issues and practices. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in leading organizations in an increasingly global community and economy.
CBU's size and governance structure allows for the adaption of curriculum in a timely fashion to meet the evolving requirements of learners and organizations. The special appeal of the MBA in CED is evidenced by the demand for this program in different regions of Canada.
Pre-MBA Program for International Students:
Cape Breton University's Pre-MBA program is designed to prepare international students, who have intermediate English language skills, to study for the MBA in CED. Many students have not experienced a Canadian university education program, and they are not familiar with the professional, academic, and cultural expectations of an MBA program.
The Pre-MBA is a full-time eight week program offered in July and August and includes language learning, business English, GMAT preparation, Canadian business environment, reading techniques, business report writing, research skills, case study analysis, and presentation skills. Students will also complete a major group project that includes a written report with a recommendation, and an oral presentation to CBU faculty.
Students cannot apply directly to the Pre-MBA program but must make application to the MBA in CED program. The Selection Committee, based on documents received, will determine the need for the Pre-MBA program. The Pre-MBA program is taken in conjunction with intro courses within the MBA in CED program and is an added cost.
Pre-Core Program for International Students:
Cape Breton University's Pre-Core program is a series of no-fee sessions in Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Excel Modeling and Case Analysis techniques. Individuals who have not recently completed a Business degree in Canada are expected to enroll into the Pre-Core program.
The Pre-Core program takes place during the week before classes start in September and January, and in the weekend preceding July classes.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA):
Are you interested in future opportunities in a variety of careers accessed or aided by a Bachelor of Business Administration degree? Time spent studying business is time well spent. The BBA at CBU will prepare you to analyze a business situation, identify alternative responses and resolve business difficulties. If you intend to have a career in any of the professions, in private sector or public sector management, or intend to run your own business a BBA degree will help develop and sharpen your business skills. Programs within the BBA core courses place an emphasis on a broad range of business topics - accounting, marketing, finance, human resources, and economics. You have the option to study elective courses in many areas including: law, tourism, IT, the arts, health, sports, sciences, engineering.
Concentrations available in: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Tourism Marketing and Management.
Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (BHTM):
Graduates of this specialist degree are specifically skilled to fill the growing demand worldwide for management positions in the hospitality and tourism industry. The Bachelor of Hospitality Tourism Management program integrates the strengths of a business education with the theories of tourism development and hospitality management to give the graduate an understanding of the key areas of the industry.
While earning your BHTM degree at Cape Breton University, you will also be preparing yourself through industry internships to begin a career in the exciting and fun filled fields of travel, tourism and hospitality management. The BHTM program will assist you in developing the people skills, creativity and critical thinking required for the management, marketing and operations positions in this expanding market.
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies / Bachelor of Business Administration:
Cape Breton University offers students an opportunity to obtain both their BACS and BBA degrees in four years. At the end of three successful years, students will receive a Bachelor of Arts Community Studies degree with a career concentration in Business. After the fourth successful year, the student will receive the Bachelor of Business Administration.
Bachelor of Business Administration - Transfer upon Graduation from Business Technology
Graduates from Business Technology are eligible to receive credit for a minimum of 10, 6-credit courses toward the completion of the BBA degree. For details contact the office of the Dean, Shannon School of Business.