Management Major Overview


Students who are thinking about majoring in management should consider the following questions: 

  • What does the 'big picture' of an organization look like? 
  • What does innovation look like in a company or startup? 
  • How can Canadian businesses engage more effectively with global partners? 
  • What makes community-based enterprises economically sustainable?  

These are some of the common questions management majors are concerned with. 

Management is the organization and coordination of business activities in order to achieve certain goals and objectives. As a manager, you need to be a forward thinker who can create a plan, organize the resources to make it work, direct the people who will make it happen, and monitor and control its effects.

The major is designed for those students who seek a business education and do not wish to narrow their focus to a specific functional area. Students within the major have significant flexibility to take a collection of courses from accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, management and operations management. This wide breadth of knowledge gives you an ideal understanding of the strategy needed to achieve overall organizational goals and objectives.

If your interests range across the many areas of business, the Management major is right for you.

Students within the management major have the flexibility to take a collection of courses from all areas of business. The management major requires 30 credit units from a selection of each of the six majors.

  • A maximum of 3 courses (9 credit units) can be chosen from each major group
  • A minimum of 1 course (3 credit units) must be chosen from at least 5 of the 6 majors groups
  • 1 course (3 credit units) must be at the 400-level

To view the current degree requirements visit the USask programs page.

Management Major Map

Featured Classes

COMM 447 - Entrepreneurship & Venture Development 

This course helps students develop the skills required for the successful formation of new business ventures, effective business succession, or small business expansion. Students also learn how to evaluate business models and plans, and how to manage on-going small and medium sized businesses. Students examine their own entrepreneurial potential and experience the process of planning the formation of a new venture, business succession, or business expansion through the preparation and formal presentation of a business plan.

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COMM 448 - Management Consulting Project 

This course is designed to lead students through the management consulting process, including developing and presenting a consulting proposal and then completing the consulting project. Students will learn how to specify business research questions, propose appropriate methods of researching the questions, and analyze the results of the research, and present conclusions and recommendations. Real external business clients are expected for each consulting group (may be one or more students in a group, depending on the size of the consulting project). The most common types of business research requested by clients have been marketing research studies, business plans, feasibility studies, and industry opportunity surveys.

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Careers in Management

Career Opportunities

A career in management can take you in many different directions across industries related to marketing, finance, insurance, real estate, business services, engineering, entrepreneurship and much more.

Students on their co-op placement and recent graduates have held positions like: 

  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur 
  • General Manager
  • Health Care Administrator 
  • Real Estate Agent 

Professional Organizations 

Looking to gain mentorship and add to your educational experience? Connect with a professional organization in management like: