School of
Business and Economics

Program Structure

The purpose of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) is to ensure all students, regardless of their educational backgrounds, have the business knowledge and skills to successfully apply the economic sustainable management principles learned. Students must complete the six courses in the GDBA to be admitted to the master’s degree Year 2 but may receive a course waiver for some or all of the GDBA courses based on their previous academic record.

Applicants with a four-year business degree from an acceptable institution may be eligible to proceed directly to the MEEM accelerated program as described below.

Students may receive course waivers for specific GDBA courses if the degree committee determines they have recent equivalent undergraduate or graduate course work in the area from an acceptable institution.

Year One: GDBA
Course Description
BUSN 5010/BUSN 5011-3 Managerial Statistics
BUSN 5020/BUSN 5021-3 Financial Accounting
BUSN 5030/BUSN 5031-3 Management Accounting
BUSN 5040/BUSN 5041-3 Economics for Managers/Global Economics
BUSN 5050/BUSN 5051-3 Marketing Management
BUSN 5060/BUSN 5061-3 Human Resource Management

Note: course numbers ending in "1" are online courses.

Students who successfully complete each GDBA course with an overall GPA of B (3.0) or better can apply to be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Year Two: MEEM
Course Description
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
Additional required courses
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

Note: course numbers ending in "1" are online courses.