Your Undergraduate Degree
You can tailor your 4-year Bachelor of Management degree to your interests, by selecting the emphases of your choice.
Initially, you will establish a solid foundation of technical competence and skills with courses such as accounting, finance, information technology, management ethics, and international business, all the while developing effective management skills. You can link your career aspirations to specific career paths when you choose your emphasis, either as you enter the program or during your first years of university.
You will learn principles of accounting, such as:
- designing and administering records of business transactions
- auditing and analyzing financial information to make capital budgeting decisions
- planning financial management policies
- developing business strategies
The Accounting Emphasis in our Bachelor of Management program prepares you with the core competencies recognized by and regulated by the Association of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA):
- Accounting principles and concepts
- Ethical decision making
- Professional judgment
- Professional and personal attributes
Your future career could be in auditing, banking, financial and investment analysis, financial planning, and more.
Conflict management is a skill that will help you in any career, particularly when most professionals deal with some level of conflict on a daily basis.
Be the manager that is better prepared to face the complex array of people issues in your industry. Topics you cover in this emphasis include:
- Conflict management
This is your competitive edge in the marketplace! This suite of courses is unique to Alberta and were designed and created in collaboration with the ADR Institute of Alberta (Appropriate Dispute Resolution).
Your future career could be as an arbitrator, mediator, or conciliator in any business sector or industry.
Stand out from the crowd with this emphasis!
As the only university in Alberta to offer Data Management, you will gain an understanding and working knowledge of large data sets, data analysis methods, and the ability to make business decisions based on data.
Acquiring, validating, processing, and understanding data is an important skill for any workplace. Governments analyze census data to inform their programming and policies; the business world uses data to gauge consumer interest and inform marketing strategies, and all industries gather and analyze data to improve their output and efficiencies.
With this emphasis, you can work in any career, from retail and public health to banking and transportation. The opportunities are endless!
Financial analysts and planners are experts at making recommendations to individuals and organizations, and suggesting best practices for achieving their financial goals.
Taking this emphasis will give you the skills and expertise to explore all aspects of financial management and decision-making. Learn how to:
- help clients identify their personal and financial goals
- assist corporations as they make their financial decisions
- discover strategies on how individual investors can select and manage their investment opportunities
- managing personal, corporate, and public finance portfolios
- handle mergers and acquisitions
Become the “best asset” in any organization when you pursue career options such as financial advisor, financial analyst, investment analyst, loan officer, and trader.
Be the HR professional that organizations seek, with your skills for developing and managing organizational talent.
With this HR emphasis, which is accredited by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Alberta (CPHR), you learn about:
- personnel management
- employee recruitment and retention programming
- suitable candidate selection
- employee professional development
- conflict management
You will be the HR professional that managers and executives look to in order to find and develop staff through recruitment, training, and development strategies.
As an HR professional, career options include arbitrators, corporate trainers, human resources advisors, labour relations advisors, mediators, recruitment officers, and many more!
Become a top leader in business, government, non-profit, health, and educational settings.
When you take the leadership emphasis, you will gain the foundational knowledge needed to pursue professional designations or graduate studies. Develop your niche as a leader in project management, sales, consulting, and more by cultivating your ability to:
- think logically
- advocate for a cause you believe in
- solve difficult and abstract problems
- master business plan and proposal writing
- oversee the production of reports and evaluations
- get people with different skills to successfully work together
- determine the steps necessary to meet defined goals
- talk openly with others, and get support and honest feedback in return
- listen well and recognize good ideas when you hear and see them
Career opportunities abound with your ability to facilitate project execution, develop your networks, and lead teams of various skills and experiences. You could take on the role of office manager, logistics management, project manager, and so much more.
Be the marketing professional that knows the ins and out of building brand loyalty, developing your customer base, and creating effective advertising campaigns.
You will be on top of your game, as you learn how to research, create, and design marketing campaigns from inception. Learn about:
- advertising methods
- consumer behaviour
- international marketing
- promotion strategies
- research techniques
- strategic marketing
With the Marketing emphasis, pursue careers such as marketing manager, market research analyst, project manager, public relations professional, sales representative, and so much more.
More details can be found in the academic calendar and program planner.
What Makes Us Unique
Smaller is Smarter
At Concordia University of Edmonton, you will experience small class sizes, learn from professors who really know you, and benefit from a tight-knit campus community.
Industry experts provide instruction, we have an independent employer advisory committee to ensure quality, and we provide the opportunity of a highly relevant 13-week paid internship [link] placement, where you put your learned skills and experience to the test and create valuable connections.
Virtually all industries need strong independent thinkers with managerial decision-making abilities. For many of our graduates the traditional pathway is very enticing, banking and financial sector positions, to HR and consultancy roles, you will have a taste of every industry and you will be able to better position yourself and your career once you find an area you are truly passionate about.
If traditional corporate business isn’t what you’re looking for, we give you the tools and help develop your entrepreneurial mindset to give you the passion and ability to start your own business venture, or embark on a more creative journey, be that in non-profit, data management or a leadership role.
The great thing about a business degree is that it opens the doors to many different industries, while giving you a strong foundation at the undergraduate level, should you wish to pursue a graduate degree. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to business and with a business degree you can take the path less travelled and find your niche on your career journey. Knowing strong business and management skills are an asset to almost any position in a profitable company, and great leaders and strategic thinkers are in great demand across all sectors.
Go big, go small, go global, or go local, the steps to finding a career you truly love begins at CUE.