The courses taken during the first year of the MBA program cover a wide range of topics to give a broad understanding of how business works. In your second year you have the option of concentrating your electives in a particular area. You can earn a specialization, preparing yourself for the type of career you want to pursue. You also have the option of pursuing a minor.

Accounting and Financial Management Services

This specialization, which emphasizes the fundamental theories and current issues in corporate governance and financial reporting, opens doors to a variety of career options such as financial reporting, public accounting, auditing and assurance, forensic accounting, taxation, business valuations or bankruptcy trusteeship. Your completed courses can be counted toward a variety of professional designations.

Possible positions after graduation:

  • Senior Associate (Financial Advisory, Performance Improvement)
  • Staff Accountant
  • Associate, Public Accounting / Assurance (CA)
  • Manager, Enterprise Strategic Investments
  • Risk Analyst

Possible designations:

  • CPA-Canada (Chartered Professional Accountant)
  • CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
  • CPA-US (Certified Public Accountant)
  • CBV (Chartered Business Valuator)


Markets and the world economy rely on finance. Whether it’s raising capital, looking at investment alternatives or helping people understand their financial position, all financial decisions can create value. Graduates can look forward to a wide variety of career opportunities.

Possible positions after graduation:

  • Financial Analyst, Treasury
  • Equity Research Analyst
  • Mid Market Investment Manager
  • Investment Banking Associate
  • Investigative Analyst

Possible designations:

  • CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
  • CFP (Certified Financial Planner)

General MBA

The General MBA takes a holistic approach to prepare you for positions that require the ability to co-ordinate and manage across several functional business areas. The General MBA is a popular choice for those who are looking to advance to upper levels of management, or for those who intend to start their own business or enterprise.

Possible positions after graduation:

  • Consultant / Senior Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Entrepreneur

Health Services Management

The healthcare industry is rapidly changing. This unique specialization includes selected courses in health sciences coupled with core business courses to provide you with tools to be a successful business manager in the health sector.

Note: Students in the part-time, accelerated, or full-time programs must have at least one year of relevant work experience in the health sector before formally declaring this specialization at the beginning of year two. Co-op students would be required to complete at least two out of three work terms in the health sector. Co-op applicants are encouraged to indicate their interest in this specialization at the time of the co-op behaviour based interview.

Possible positions after graduation:

  • Manager, Operational Projects Primary Care
  • Senior Policy Advisor
  • Quality, Safety and Risk Consultant
  • Senior Business Development Analyst
  • Health Economics and Reimbursement Manager

Possible designation:

  • CHE (Certified Health Executive)

Strategic Business Valuation

Valuing a business is more than just looking at the financial statements. Make an impact on the market by learning how to calculate worth while keeping corporate strategy in mind. Learn how to profile firms accurately to identify those with growth potential.

Possible positions after graduation:

  • Consultant / Senior Consultant
  • Business Valuation Analyst
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst

Possible designations:

  • CBV (Chartered Business Valuator)

Strategic Marketing

The most sought-after marketers in today’s diverse, global economy are the ones who understand the psychology, sociology and politics of customer behaviour as it applies to both consumer and business markets. Matching supply and demand through identifying needs and then communicating and educating consumers is what marketing is all about.

Possible positions after graduation:

  • Assistant Brand Manager
  • Associate Brand Manager
  • Area Sales Manager
  • Territory Manager
  • Market Manager


  • new product marketing
  • brand management
  • services marketing
  • market research and modelling
  • advertising and promotion

Supply Chain Management

Efficient supply chain practices are essential due to the increase of global production and consumer demands. You will be exposed to modern techniques used in logistics, inventory management, quality control and assurance, production planning and scheduling.

Possible positions after graduation:

  • Distribution Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Operations Analyst

Possible certifications:

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