BMgt as a Second Degree

Flexible Degrees for Working Adults

If you have completed either an undergraduate-level academic Bachelors degree, a graduate degree, or their recognized academic equivalents at the time of application to uLethbridge, and are seeking to broaden your academic business knowledge or change career directions via a non-graduate level program, then the Dhillon School of Business' condensed BMgt as a Second Degree program, might be the one for you. This particular iteration of the BMgt baccalaureate will range between 15-25 courses in duration (will vary, depending on the student's background coming into the university) to which the exact number will be determined by an Academic Advisor AFTER successful program admittance (never beforehand).

All successfully admitted BMgt as a Second Degree students will be given up to a maximum of 10 years to graduate from their program, following their first semester of study.

At the Calgary Campus, 1-of-5 majors can be pursued within the BMgt as a Second Degree program (click on the below links for more information):

Major Major Description Current Curricula
Accounting Link

BMgt as a Second Degree in ACCT (CPA-accredited)

Finance Link

BMgt as a Second Degree in FINC (CFA-affiliated)

General Management Link BMgt as a Second Degree in GMGT
HR Mgt & Labour Relations Link

BMgt as a Second Degree in HRLR (CPHR-accredited)

Marketing Link BMgt as a Second Degree in MKTG

*Note I: All BMgt as a Second Degree students - any major or campus - will be eventually provided with their own customized and Advisor-audited programs AFTER their successful admittance and will range from anywhere between 15-25 courses - the exact number of which will vary between individual students and will be contingent on their prior education coming into uLethbridge (i.e. not all students will be deemed to complete the exact same number or kinds of courses as each other due to the varying differences between individual backgrounds). Individual course waivers/duplicates and substitutions may be implemented where merited - not guaranteed - depending on if the student has previously completed substantially similar/transferably equivalent courses at other institutions beforehand.

*Note II: The BMgt as a Second Degree program's 5 other declarable majors, as listed below, are currently all exclusive to the Lethbridge Campus, at this time:

  • Computer Science (CPSC)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Indigenous Governance & Business Management (IGBM) - formerly 'First Nations' Governance'
  • International Management (IMGT)
  • Political Science (POLI)

One of a completed Bachelors degree (min. 90.0 credits), graduate degree (Masters or PhD), or their recognized equivalents in any area with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 (on a 4.0 scale).

  • Prior Bachelors degree cannot be:
    • Another Canadian BBA, BComm, or BMgt, due to duplication 
    • An Applied, Technology, or Trade Skills Degree
      • Considered to be comparably similar to a college diploma, to which such applicants will in-turn be considered for reassessment into the post-diploma degree instead (admittance not guaranteed)

Applicants whose prior degrees were awarded from a non-ULETH recognized ELP-exempt country, according to the university's English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement for undergraduate students, will be additionally required to satisfy ELP through one of the approved listed methods

  • The most common methods of satisfying ELP for an internationally-educated second degree applicant include either a TOEFL or an Academic IELTS exam completed within the last 2 years (minimum required scores also provided in above ELP link)
**Additional (Non-Negotiable) English Language Proficiency (ELP) Admission Requirement for Undergraduate Applicants: Link - mandatory for all applicants, irrespective of individual program, campus, country of origin, educational history, or current residency status.
For Calgary Campus-bound Undergrads

Fall Intake

(Sept start)

Spring Intake

(Jan start)

Summer Intake

(May start)

Off-shore International Students & Visa Holders June 15 September 15 N/A
Domestic Students (Cdn Citizens & Permanent Residents) August 1 December 1 N/A

*All intake-specific application periods will close at 11:59pm (MST) on the deadline date indicated above.

*Undergraduate program application periods for subsequent intake terms, will normally open via ApplyAlberta by no earlier than one year in advance.

  • Examples:
    • Fall 2021 intake = applications first opened on Sept 1, 2020
    • Spring 2021 intake = applications first opened on Jan 15, 2020

*Deadlines may be extended at the discretion of the uLethbridge Registrar's Office (not always guaranteed)

See our Associated Fees webpage here

uLethbridge's International Centre (international.new@uleth.ca) is able to provide counsel to both prospective and current international students on matters pertaining, but not limited to: international travel/quarantine requirements, immigration, Canadian residency, Canadian study permits/work permits/Post-Graduation Work Permits (PGWP), or bringing dependents, among others (see additional weblinks below):

*IMPORTANT: Due to our small size, the Calgary Campus currently does not possess any of its own institutionally-managed housing (onsite or offsite) services for admitted students, at this time. As a result, all inbound out-of-city/out-of-country students who are in need of living accommodations within the City of Calgary while they pursue their academic studies with uLethbridge, will be responsible for sourcing and coordinating their own living arrangements via researching local listing websites, such as (but not limited to):

All successfully admitted undergraduate and graduate program students (domestic and international) are provided with the opportunity to apply into the university’s Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Program (“Co-op” for short) as a way to supplement their studies and enhance the value of their program and potential employment prospects upon graduation. Co-op job positions will usually consist of full-time paid work experience and will be typically related to the student’s respective area of study/major.

At this time, Co-op Work Terms are not built directly into any given uLethbridge credential program’s curriculum and are also not required for graduation purposes, at this time – that is, they are 100% OPTIONAL, meaning that a student can fully graduate from their respective uLethbridge credential program without pursuing a Co-op.

Admission into Co-op will entail its own separate application process to which individual students can elect to apply for at any time during their studies (even during one's first year) so long as it is accomplished before formally applying to graduate from the university during their last term of study.

Questions? Contact the uLethbridge Career Bridge office at career.bridge@uleth.ca

Students may elect to declare up to a maximum of two (optional) minors within a single undergraduate-level certificate or Bachelors degree program, either at the time of application or added at any point during one's studies prior to graduation.

Minors are defined as a set of 6 distinct courses (18.0 credits), per minor, which are to be completed on-top of the student's base coursework in their primary program and ultimately aim to provide learners with a fundamental depth of knowledge in a particular sub-discipline (which do not necessarily have to be related to one's major or program faculty). Upon the successful completion of all calendar-mandated course requirements, the student's chosen minor(s) will be denoted on their official uLethbridge transcript.

While there are 47 possible undergraduate minors to select from with uLethbridge, the Calgary Campus however can only guarantee completion for the following 6 at this time, due to our small size:

  1. Accounting - Cannot be declared by ACCT majors
  2. Health Leadership
  3. International Management - Cannot be declared by IMGT majors. Will entail the completion of at least one full-term/4-month outbound international exchange
  4. Marketing - Cannot be declared by MKTG majors
  5. Mental Health
  6. Population Health

Consult the current undergraduate Academic Calendar ("Minors" section) to determine which exact courses are to be completed in order to satisfy the curriculum requirements for specific minors. Minor course requirements can be subject to change with every new calendar year. uLethbridge's 41 other declarable undergraduate minors, as listed in the Calendar, are exclusive to the Lethbridge Campus, at this time

*IMPORTANT: No undergraduate minor can be fully completed in one single semester as not all associated courses are offered every term. In addition, many minors will entail courses with pre-requisite conditions, which means that said courses will need to be be completed in a certain sequential order due to their progressive knowledge-building/laddering structures.

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