Business and Economics

Future International Students

Why Study the TRU MBA?

Kamloops is one of the friendliest towns in Canada. You will enjoy a welcoming and safe environment for your master's degree. Enhance your skills with an MBA from TRU. We are committed to preparing you to manage effectively in today's complex and rapidly changing business environment.

The two-year MBA program has three intakes each year: September, January and May. Small class sizes ensure high quality interaction between students and the instructor. The program makes considerable use of the case approach, business simulations, team projects and guest speakers to engage students in the learning process. Global perspectives are incorporated throughout the curriculum and the diversity of our students and faculty further enhance the development of intercultural understanding.

Two-year program

The TRU MBA program consists of 5000-level and 6000-level courses. Students complete all core courses and then choose an additional 4 electives to complete the course-based option of program completion or apply to complete the program by project or thesis. Students may receive course waivers for 5000-level courses if the degree committee determines they have equivalent recent undergraduate or graduate course work in the area from an acceptable institution.

The 5000-level courses are the same as those offered in the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) program. Students who successfully complete each 5000-level course with an overall GPA of  B (3.0) or better can apply to be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

5000-level courses (core)
BUSN 5010/5011-3 Managerial Statistics
BUSN 5020/5021-3 Financial Accounting
BUSN 5030/5031-3 Management Accounting
BUSN 5040/5041-3 Economics for Managers/Global Economics
BUSN 5050/5051-3 Marketing Management
BUSN 5060/5061-3 Human Resource Management
6000-level courses (core)
BUSN 6010/6011-3 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
BUSN 6020/6021-3 Corporate Finance
BUSN 6030/6031-3 International Business
BUSN 6040/6041-3 Leadership and Organizational Development
BUSN 6250/6251-3 Decision Analysis and Modelling
BUSN 6050/6051-3 Supply Chain Management
BUSN 6070/6071-3 Project Management and Consulting Methods
BUSN 6080/6081-3 Strategic Management
Please note: course numbers ending in "1" are online courses
MBA completion options — choose one
Course-Based Option (select four)
BUSN 6060/6061-3 Strategic Management Information Systems
BUSN 6150/6151-3 Advanced Marketing Management
BUSN 6210/6211-3 Advanced Corporate Finance
BUSN 6310/6311-3 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
BUSN 6950/6951-3 Research Methods, Preparation and Presentation
Graduate Project Option
BUSN 6950/6951-3 Research Methods, Preparation and Presentation
BUSN 6970-9 Graduate Project
Graduate Thesis Option
BUSN 6950/6951-3 Research Methods, Preparation and Presentation
BUSN 6960-12 Graduate Thesis

*Once in the MBA program, students can apply for thesis or project option of completion.  Students are required to find their own supervisor.

Accelerated One-Year Program

Applicants who hold a recent, acceptable undergraduate degree in business or commerce may qualify for admission directly into the second year of the MBA program. To qualify for the accelerated option, specific undergraduate pre-requisite courses must have been recently completed with a minimum B grade in each course. Please note that graduates of three-year degrees in business or commerce will not generally qualify to be accepted to the accelerated option.

Pre-requisite courses list
ECON 1900-3 Principles of Microeconomics Course Outline
ECON 1950-3 Principles of Macroeconomics Course Outline
ACCT 2210-3 Financial Accounting Course Outline
ACCT 2250-3 Management Accounting Course Outline
ECON 2320-3 Economics and Business Statistics 1 Course Outline
ECON 2330-3 Economics and Business Statistics 2 Course Outline
MKTG 2430-3 Introduction to Marketing Course Outline
ORGB 2810-3 Organizational Behaviour Course Outline
HRMN 2820-3 Introduction to Human Resource Management Course Outline

* Equivalent courses taken at other approved educational institutions may be substituted. To receive a waiver, an official course outline (not just a course description) must be submitted for review unless a pre-approved equivalency has been established.