TRU
Business and Economics

Learning Goals and Curriculum

Curriculum — Year 1 GDBA

CourseDescription
BUSN 5010/5011-3 Managerial Statistics
BUSN 5020/5021-3 Financial Accounting
BUSN 5030/5031-3 Management Accounting
BUSN 5040/5041-3 Global Economics
BUSN 5050/5051-3 Marketing Management
BUSN 5060/5061-3 Human Resource Management
Please note: course numbers ending in "1" are online courses.
Graduation requirements

Students who successfully complete each course in the program, or who are exempted, will be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, subject to residency requirements. The minimum passing grade in each course will be a grade of B-. Students must maintain an overall program GPA of 3.00 in order to graduate.

Waiver policy

Students may be waived from specific GDBA courses if the Admissions Committee determines they have recent equivalent undergraduate or graduate course work in the area from an acceptable institution. All students must receive a grade of B (GPA 3.00) or higher in the corresponding undergraduate or graduate course(s) to be waived. The committee will review the educational history of all applications and determine which, if any, course waivers will be granted. Students can apply for PLAR in any course but it cannot be used to meet the program residency requirement.

Year 2 — Master of Environmental Economics and Management

CourseDescription
ECON 6010-3 Principles of Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Economics
ECON 6020-3 Applied Microeconomics for Sustainable Management
ECON 6030-3 Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis
ECON 6040-3 Valuation Methods for Cost-Benefit Analysis
ECON 6050-3 Sustainable Community Economic Development
ECON 6060-3 Applications of Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Economics
ECON 6070-3 Sustainable Macroeconomic Development
ECON 6080-3 Policy and Regulation for Sustainable Management
BUSN 6010/6011-3 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
BUSN 6040/6041-3 Leadership and Organizational Development
BUSN 6050/6051-3 Supply Chain Management
BUSN 6070/6071-3 Project Management and Consulting Methods
Please note: course numbers ending in "1" are online courses.

Year 2 — Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management

CourseDescription
ECON 6010-3 Principles of Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Economics
ECON 6020-3 Applied Microeconomics for Sustainable Management
ECON 6030-3 Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis
ECON 6040-3 Valuation Methods for Cost-Benefit Analysis
ECON 6050-3 Sustainable Community Economic Development
ECON 6060-3 Applications of Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Economics
ECON 6070-3 Sustainable Macroeconomic Development
ECON 6080-3 Policy and Regulation for Sustainable Management
BUSN 6950/6951-3 Research Methods, Preparation, and Presentation
BUSN 6960-12 Graduate Thesis or
BUSN 6970-9 Graduate Project
Please note: course numbers ending in "1" are online courses.

Graduate projects and theses are subject to the policies and practices of the Research, Innovation and Graduate Studies Office. Project and thesis options may take longer than 12 months as needed for successful completion.

Transfer credit

Students may receive transfer credit for MEEM or MScEEM courses if the degree committee determines they have equivalent graduate course work in the area from an acceptable institution. Students must receive a grade of B (GPA 3.00) or higher in the corresponding graduate course(s).

Students can apply for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in any course but it cannot be used to meet the program residency requirement. PLAR may not be allowed in all courses.

Graduation requirements

Students who successfully complete each course or receive transfer credit will be awarded a MEEM or MScEEM, subject to the program residency requirement of 21 credits at TRU. Students must maintain an overall program GPA of 3.00 in order to graduate.

Students have five years from the date of admission to complete the MEEM or MScEEM. The degree committee will consider applications for a leave of absence to temporarily suspend this period.

Learning goals and objectives — MEEM

Upon successful completion of the MEEM, students are able to:

  1. Employ positive and normative economics for the study of sustainable management.
  2. Analyze and synthesize local, regional and global environmental, natural resource and economic development problems.
  3. Formulate multiple and alternative solutions to problems effectively using analytical tools, individually and as a team player.
  4. Illustrate that knowledge can be uncertain, ambiguous and limited, and how these limitations might influence results and interpretation of environmental problems and solutions.
  5. Prepare and effectively communicate scholarly work, opinions and analysis, both oral and written.
  6. Demonstrate leadership skills to meet fundamental challenges of moving to a sustainable economic path.
  7. Appraise the role of ethics and social responsibility in business organizations.
  8. Develop public policies relating to the regulation of the environment and sustainability.

Learning goals and objectives — MScEEM

Upon successful completion of the MScEEM, students are able to:

  1. Employ positive and normative economics for the study of sustainable management.
  2. Analyze and synthesize local, regional and global environmental, natural resource and economic development problems.
  3. Formulate multiple and alternative solutions to problems effectively using analytical tools, individually and as a team player.
  4. Illustrate that knowledge can be uncertain, ambiguous and limited, and how these limitations might influence results and interpretation of environmental problems and solutions.
  5. Prepare and effectively communicate scholarly work, opinions and analysis, both oral and written.
  6. Identify and analyze ethical and equity issues associated with environmental problems and solutions.
  7. Practice the scientific methods, research preparation and styles of communication used to disseminate research.
  8. Prepare and defend a thesis or project relating to an economic sustainability management issue or problem.