General Management

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Options available

  • Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Management as a Second Degree
  • Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management
  • Management Certificate
  • Combined degrees with Management (Lethbridge campus)

Campus

  • Lethbridge
  • Calgary

Intake

Fall & Spring

Program description

Management is leading others to accomplish common goals in business. Today’s managers are people oriented, creative, adaptable and strong communicators. They have to know how to deal effectively with rapidly changing environments, work successfully with small and large teams, live and work by principles of ethics and social responsibility and be aware of responsibilities to sustainability.

As a major in general management, you'll study topics such as marketing, organizational behaviour, introductory accounting, managing responsibly in a global environment, human resources management, policy and strategy and probability and statistics. You will draw from fields such as history, English, political science, economics and sociology.

To enhance knowledge in a specific line of study many of our students choose a minor to go with their general management major. There are many minors to choose from including accounting, agriculture enterprise management, family and small business management, fintech and financial innovation, Indigenous business management, marketing, supply chain and operations management and more. Learn about more available minors.

 

Why take general management at the Dhillon School of Business?

Many choose the general management major because it provides a comprehensive understanding of business and managerial skills that can take them anywhere. You may also choose it because of the opportunity to design your own program, or start your own business. If you're a budding entrepreneur, a broad-based understanding of business will position you to succeed.

As a general management major you’ll gain a broad background in all areas of management and have the maximum flexibility to choose courses that fit your personal and career interests. In addition to the required courses, the major includes six 3000- or 4000-level management electives.

Many of our students also enrol in co-operative education while at the Dhillon School of Business. Co-op allows you to get paid work experience before you graduate and can even help you land a job immediately after graduation.

 

Employment stats for a career in general management*

 

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Job postings in the last 12 months

 

  • Canada: 32,005
  • Alberta: 3,316

 

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Average salary 

 

  • Canada (0-5 years of experience): $70,000
  • Canada (6+ years of experience): $103,300
  • Alberta (0-5 years of experience): $84,400
  • Alberta (6+ years of experience): $117,000

 

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Top employers hiring

 

Canada:

  • TD Bank
  • Bell
  • Scotiabank
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • RBC

Alberta: 

  • Government of Alberta
  • Ernst & Young
  • ATB Financial
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Stantec Inc.

* Employment data provided by Lightcast 2022. 

 

The advantages of being a Dhillon School of Business student

Experiential learning

You’ll have lots of opportunities to apply the theories you’ve learned in the classroom to real-life, hands-on situations as well as programs to help you connect with our student community. As a Dhillon student, you'll have access to these experiential programs and more:

Visit our Dhillon School of Business website to learn more about student experience opportunities.

Education that’s personal

Our students say they chose the Dhillon School of Business because of the smaller class sizes and more personal and supportive approach to teaching. Here you’ll get many opportunities to connect and interact with your professors and peers to set you up for success.

Flexible study options

Whether you’re a traditional student interested in our Lethbridge campus with full-time classes during the day or a working professional interested in the Calgary Campus’s evening and weekend classes, we have a flexible study option for you.

Internationally recognized for quality

As an AACSB accredited business school, the Dhillon School of Business have met very rigorous quality standards proven to provide you with the best in business education worldwide. You can trust that your education here will give you a distinct advantage in the real world including more competitive salaries, more employers interested in you after graduation and more. See all our professional accreditations and designations.

 

Possible careers

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Top job titles in Alberta and/or Canada*

  • Business analyst
  • Project manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Account executive
  • Inside sales representative

Other possible careers

  • Business owner
  • Management consultant
  • Materials manager/logistics coordinator
  • Government administrator
  • Development specialist
  • Forecast analyst/demand planner
  • Benefits coordinator/manager
  • Organizational development specialist
  • Promotions coordinator/manager
  • Strategy planner
  • Training specialist

Admission requirements

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​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project

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This program also requires

One of the courses you include must be:

  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2

 

“We are all connected. We have to look beyond ourselves and realize we all have a lot to give. Change is made in small increments. It’s very possible, and it’s hugely impactful.”- Sara, BMgt General Management

In 2014, Sara used her President’s Grant for Student Engagement for an internship, spending two months in Burkina Faso, Africa, where she assisted at an orphanage, helped with child sponsorships, taught English and worked at the Bridges of Hope school.

Sample classes

  • HRLR 2030: Introduction to Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 3031: Managing Responsibly in a Global Environment
  • MGT 4090: Management Policy and Strategy
  • MGT 1500: Fundamentals of Business
  • MGT 3062: Information Systems and Data Management

For a complete list of courses available in our General Management program, check out our program planning guide (PDF).