Important Notice: Certificate Changes for 2019-20

Edwards is excited to announce that University Council has approved a new certificate program that will be offered at Edwards School of Business effective September 2019: The Certificate in Business.

Overview of Changes:

This new undergraduate degree-level certificate will allow students who are not pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree the opportunity to obtain a business certification with a focus on business, either alongside an undergraduate degree from another college or as a stand-alone option.

This new certificate means that the current BAC program will no longer be accepting new applications. The new certificate will allow students to complete the certificate with greater flexibility, and will offer daytime, evening, and a selection of online course options. The new course structure is listed below:

Certificate in Business Structure:

Core:

  • COMM 101.3: Introduction to Business
  • COMM 105.3: Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • COMM 201.3: Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • COMM 204.3: Introduction to Marketing

 Capstones:

  • COMM 306.3: Ethics and Strategic Decision-Making
  • COMM 401.3: Business Strategy

 Electives:

  • Approved COMM class at the 200-level or higher
  • Approved COMM class at the 200-level or higher

The new Certificate in Business will continue with the outcomes of the previous Business Administration Certificate – to give students a general introduction to business and equip them with the skills they need to succeed in a business setting.

Stay tuned for further information on how to apply for the new certificate.

For more information on the new certificate please contact the Student & Faculty Services Office at 306-966-4785 or email bac@edwards.usask.ca

Academic Advising

Academic advising is a partnership and shared responsibility between each student and their advisor. It helps students develop an educational plan that fits their abilities, interests, personal circumstances, and career goals. Current students receive one-on-one guidance on a wide range of academic, administrative, and social concerns, as well as referrals to other college advisors and university services.

Online Advisor Booking System

To speak with an advisor, you can make an appointment online, by phone at 306-966-4785 or in person at the office in Room 185.

Drop-in appointments are available for current Edwards students. Check the Latest for the schedule or call the office to see when you can drop in.

Student Conduct

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with university regulations and procedures:

Students requiring any clarification or interpretation of the regulations should contact Christina Dolan, Director of Undergraduate & Certificate Programs.

Program Planning

It is recommended that every student create a plan of completion of their required courses. The BAC program currently requires the completion of seven required course and one elective course. BAC 11 must be completed as the first course (it can be taken concurrently with another course) and all other courses must be completed before enrolling in the Capstone class, BAC 38 (this class cannot be taken concurrently with another). Please review the Program Planning document and plan out your program, keeping in mind on which day and in which term classes are offered.

BAC Program Planning

Exams

Final exams are scheduled by the Registrar and the Exam schedule is posted here

Students who are unable to write a final exam due to illness or other extenuating circumstances should apply to their home college for a deferred exam within 3 business days of the missed exam.

Please consult the Edwards Exam Regulations document for details regarding deferred and supplmental exams. 

Electives

If you would like to request permission to use an elective other than BAC 28 (Organizational Behaviour) or BAC 29 (Business Law) please contact an advisor.

Textbooks

BAC Textbooks can be purchased in person or online from the University Bookstore website. Often, textbooks can be purchased at a reduced cost through the bookstore, at book exchanges in the fall, from students advertising online, or from posted ads on one of the many bulletin boards on campus.

To see the required texts for your class, you can go to the "My Textbooks" box under your Academics Tab in PAWS, or you can search by class through the University Bookstore Search.

Graduation

Students are eligible to receive the Business Administration Certificate once they have passed all courses required for certificate completion with a grade of 50% or higher and earned a cumulative weighted average of atleast 60%. 

Students who finish their degree in April are Spring graduates and should apply to graduate on or before March 31. 

Contact Us

If you need information or assistance with the Business Administration Certificate, please contact:

Edwards School of Business
T: 306-966-4785
E: bac@edwards.usask.ca