Political Science (Management)

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Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Management as a Second Degree
  • Combined degrees with Management (Lethbridge campus)


  • Lethbridge


Fall & Spring

Program description

Political science is the systematic study of government, politics and political behaviour. It looks at how political conflict is organized and resolved, how rulers are chosen, how governmental decisions are taken and what policies and laws are determined and implemented. This can be done in settings ranging from Canada as a whole, to our provincial and local governments, to other countries to the relations among countries. It also considers how political actors understand their obligations towards one another and the degree to which decisions are ethically determined or out of convenience.

About the Political Science major

As a political science major, you will study the principles, organizations, and administration of government. The major includes both management and political science courses. The political science major offers flexibility to choose courses that fit your personal and career interests. In addition to the required courses, political science majors can choose six political science and three management electives.

AACSB accreditation

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International is the world’s largest global business education network and the Dhillon School of Business is part of only six per cent of business schools worldwide accredited by this international network.

Students who graduate from an AACSB accredited school are contenders for careers with top, global organizations who only hire from AACSB accredited schools; they are offered more competitive salaries; they have a better chance of getting into graduate programs; and they have more employers interested in them after graduation.

When you graduate from the Dhillon School of Business you’ll get all these AACSB benefits as well as the assurance of the highest quality and most relevant education out there.

Additional opportunities

Students may also choose to add a minor to enhance your resume and be recognized on your transcript. Several minors complement this major, such as not-for-profit/social responsibility, new media, and population health. Learn more about our available minors.

Experiential education opportunities

There are many opportunities for students to apply the theories they've learned in the classroom to real-life, hands-on situations. As a Dhillon student, you'll have access to these programs and more:

You can also visit our Dhillon School of Business website to learn about more student experience opportunities.

Possible careers

  • Campaign management
  • Copyright management
  • Foreign service
  • Fundraising
  • Journalism
  • Lobbying
  • Policy studies
  • Political advising
  • Political organization management
  • Public affairs
  • Public administration
  • Public office
  • Public relations
  • Public works
  • Social services administration
  • Voting research

Sample classes

  • Political Science 2240: The Administration of Justice
  • MGT 2700: Business Research Methods
  • Political Science 3160: International Law and Organization
  • MGT 380: Managerial Skill Development
  • Political Science 3522: Religion and Politics in the World

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

Additional information

  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2

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