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Master of Science in Management
Research Project (1-Year)

In the research project-based MSc in Management, you develop your applied research skills in a relevant business topic, preparing you for an exciting career in an industry of your choice. This one-year program is the fastest way to position yourself as an expert right after your undergraduate degree.  

Program Overview 

The MSc in Management with research project enables you to conduct applied research to contribute to a management or business challenge in one of our seven areas of concentration: Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Innovation Management, Marketing & Behavioural Science, and Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources (OBHR). Given the program’s focus on facilitating evidence-based practice, the Research Project allows you to use your advanced research skills to make an impact and inform practices within an organization or several organizations dealing with the same challenges.  

In one year, experience a wide range of learning opportunities through your courses, your capstone research project, Telfer Research Seminar Series, teaching assistantships and more.  

The first two terms of your programs (8 months) are dedicated to earning a mix of core and elective units in your area of concentration. In the winter term, you must identify your project topic and scope. In your final term, you can complete your research project with a theoretical approach, such as a literature review that allows you to demonstrate how existing academic literature can provide practical insight into a specific problem. You can also complete your research project with an empirical approach, using primary data (previously collected by a supervising faculty member) or secondary data (e.g., publicly accessible databases, results reported in published or unpublished research papers).  

Once you complete your research project, your concentration supervisor evaluates your project for you to graduate from the program. 

Program Requirements

You must complete 30 units (eight 3-unit courses and 6-unit research project). Depending on your concentration, you have mandatory and elective courses to choose from. View the course sequence for the one-year research project program in Accounting, Business AnalyticsEntrepreneurship, Finance, Innovation Management, Marketing & Behavioural Science, and Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources (OBHR).

The minimum passing grade in all courses taken as part of the program is C+. Students who fail two courses (equivalent to six units) or whose thesis proposal is rejected twice (only applicable to those enrolled in the thesis-based option) or who does not attend the minimum number of MGT 6191 seminars must withdraw.  

You must attend a minimum of four seminars in the Telfer Research Seminar Series. 

Your research project topic must be approved by the Telfer faculty member(s) responsible for coordinating research projects in your area of concentration. Your research project is evaluated (pass/fail) by the same faculty member(s). 

You can complete the one-year MSc MGT with research project option in three terms or approximately 12 months. The maximum time allowed for completion of this option is two years. 

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