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Faculty Regulations

Academic Regulations for Graduate Programs in Business


In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Master's Regulations, Business Administration students are also bound by the regulations listed below.

Advanced Standing Credit

In the one year MSc (Mgt) and M (Mgt) programs, all course requirements must be satisfied by courses offered by Lakehead University once the individual has been admitted to one of the programs. Advanced standing may be credited prior to admission on the basis of current Graduate Studies Regulations as approved by Senate.

Period of Study

For the Master of Science in Management program:
As an exception to the Period of Study listed in the Graduate Studies Master's Regulations, the duration of the program is 12 months (3 terms).

Students in the Master of Science in Management program will complete the requirements within one of the following time limits from the time of first registration:
1. Students will complete the program within three graduate terms (12 months) of continuous full-time registration.
2. Students may be permitted to complete the program within four years of continuous part-time registration.

For the Master of Business Administration program:
Students are expected to complete all requirements in one year (three terms) of continuous full-time registration. The student choice of courses must be approved by the graduate co-ordinator and the Graduate Studies Committee of the Faculty of Business Administration.

Students who do not meet the program requirements by the end of the normal duration will have to apply for a time extension and pay the appropriate fees.

Exceptions to this Period of Study are Master of Business Administration part-time students who are expected to complete all requirements within nine consecutive terms (three years). The normal and maximum course load per year is 2.5 FCEs, with the exception of first year in which students will also take Business 5010. As part-time MBA study is intended for working professionals, these students will not be considered for financial support.