Master of Science (MSc) in Management

The MSc in Management is a rigorous and challenging program and is intended to position you for admission to a top Ph.D. program or to give you a jump-start in a research-intensive career.

WE OFFER AN EXCEPTIONAL GRADUATE EXPERIENCE.
Goodman’s renowned MSc program consists of research-focused coursework and a year-long thesis project. You’ll receive individual attention and mentoring from our faculty members who are leading researchers in their respective fields and who are committed to your success.

The MSc takes two years to complete and is offered on a full-time basis.

Your MSc degree will include relevant coursework, research seminars, courses in research methodology and a thesis in your area of study.

Currently accepting applications for:

Fall Term 2020
(August start) Finance Specialization
(September start) All other specializations

Funding package available

Our MSc in Management is a research-based program, offering an extensive funding packages for both domestic and international students.

Goodman MSc program at-a-glance

Full-time MSc
Available entry pointsAugust (Spring term) - Finance specialization and September (Fall term) - all other specializations
Study optionsOn-campus, full-time only
Duration of the programTwo years
SpecializationsAccounting, Finance, Marketing, Operations & Information Systems Management, and Organization Studies
Co-op available?No
Deadline to applyThere is no deadline to apply. See below for more details.
Average time for review of completed applicationsOne to two months

For more information, please see below.

CANDIDATE SELECTION

Candidates are selected based on their academic background, research potential and innovative thought in the area of interest.

Minimum requirementNotes:
Degree typeFour-year bachelor’s degree in business or a related fieldMust be from an accredited institution.
GPAB+ / 78% (Canadian equivalent)GPA is calculated based on last two years of undergraduate study only.
GMAT / GRE550 / 60th percentileMSc program does NOT accept GMAT/GRE waivers.
English Language Proficiency*Academic IELTS - 7.0 overallMinimum of 6.5 in each section is recommended.
orTOEFL iBT - 100 overallMinimum of 21 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. Minimum of 24 in Writing is recommended.
orPearson Test of English (Academic) - 70 overallMinimum of 58 in each section is recommended.
Interview requiredYesAn online interview with a core faculty member is required for admission to this program. This interview will be approximately 30 minutes and will assist us in evaluating your English language proficiency (if applicable), understanding your research interests and how we can best accommodate these interests should you choose to pursue MSc studies at the Goodman School of Business.

*If applicable. The Graduate Programs Office reserves the right to request English Language Proficiency scores from any applicant.

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE MSC?

Request a FREE pre-assessment.*

It can be an expensive risk to complete the application process for an MSc, only to discover that you don’t qualify for admission. At Goodman, we don’t want you to waste your time or money. Send us your transcripts and resumé and we will conduct a free pre-assessment to not only let you know if you are eligible for one of our programs, but also if we think your application will be competitive enough for admission.

Create a profile to submit your resumé and transcripts by visiting the Goodman Graduate Portal.

*Please note that a pre-assessment does not guarantee admission to the university. Students must submit an official application for admissions consideration. 

  • The MSc program begins in September of each year or August of each year for Finance students.
  • Applications are currently being accepted for Fall. Applications for the program will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full.
  • Please note that application reviews for the MSc program will take between 1-2 months once all required documents have been received.
  • International students should apply by March 1, to ensure that there is adequate processing time available to apply for and secure a student visa.

STEPS TO APPLY

  1. Complete the online OUAC application.
  2. Upload the required documents to your my.brocku.ca account.
  3. Monitor your application status through your my.brocku.ca account.

SUMMARY OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
All applications and application documents for the MSc in Management program must be submitted electronically. Hard copy application documents will not be accepted.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:

  • Online OUAC Application
  • Non Refundable Application Fee ($110 CAD)
    • The application fee can be paid by credit card or online banking. All application fees are received by OUAC, not by the Goodman School of Business at Brock University.
  • Required Documents
    • Within three business days of your application payment being processed you will be contacted via email by Brock University. The email will include instructions to activate your my.brocku.ca account and to upload your required application documents.
    • Please visit the document upload instructions and document types page for more information.
  • Scans of original transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
    • The scanned copy must be of your official transcript, not your student/self-serve copy.
    • The transcript must also include the institution grading scale.
    • Any documents that are not in English or French must be translated into English and notarized before they are accepted. Both the translated and the original version must be scanned and uploaded.
    • If you are a Brock student, your Brock transcript will be uploaded for you.
  • Three electronic reference reports
    • Reference reports can be academic and/or professional.
    • Reference reports can only be submitted using the Brock University electronic reference system.
    • Your referees will be emailed automatically with instructions to complete the electronic reference report once your application has been received by Brock University.
    • Please visit the referee FAQ webpage for more information.
  • Scan of official GMAT score report
    • A scanned copy of the official or unofficial test-takers score report.
    • Please have GMAT score sent electronically to Program Code: XVJ-BG-47 in addition to uploading the score report to your my.brocku.ca account.
    • Please have GRE Scores sent to Institution Code: 6773, Department Code: 42, in additional to uploading the score report to your my.brocku.ca account.
  • Statement of interest
    • Your statement of interest should be one page (single or double spaced).
    • Your statement of research interest should be tailored to identify your research focus and provide the admissions committee with a detailed overview of what research you plan to pursue while in the MSc program and how this research is related to your future academic and/or professional plans.
    • Download this optional template for your statement of research interest.
  • Resumé
  • Graduate Studies Internal Scholarship/Award Application
    • Completion of this form will ensure that you are considered for any awards/scholarships for which you may be eligible.
    • Ensure that you have pop-ups enabled in your web browser, then use the “Go To Form” button next to the “Graduate Student Internal Entrance Scholarship/Award Application” document on your portal account, to complete the required form (you must have pop-ups enabled for the form to open).
  • Scan of official IELTS, TOEFL or PTE score (if applicable)
    • Do you need this? Please contact the Graduate Programs Office for an assessment.
    • Please note that the Goodman School of Business may request an English language score from any applicant.
    • Please have IELTS/TOEFL scores sent electronically to Brock University – Goodman School of Business in addition to uploading a scan of your official score report to your my.brocku.ca account.
  • A personal interview will be required.

If you are offered admission to our program and you are not already a Brock student, you will be required to send in official transcripts and official proof of degree completion. International students will also be required to provide proof of immigration status. Please visit the document types page for further details. Once submitted, all documents become the property of Brock University and will not be returned.

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION?

TUITION 2019-2020

MSc tuition is charged on a per term basis.

  • Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents: $2,725.41 per term
  • International Students: $7,834.83 per term

The MSc program is offered on a full-time basis only and takes two (2) years/five (5) terms to complete. We have broken down the costs for you as a new MSc student based on the following charts.

All full-time students who have completed all course work and have been approved by their graduate program for Final Stage Status will pay $345.94 per term. Final Stage Status may only be awarded once and only for one term.

YEAR ONE TUITION AND RELATED FEES (FULL-TIME)

This chart reflects approximately how much you will be paying (or earning) in the first year of the Goodman MSc in Management program, as a full-time student.

Canadian Citizens and Permanent ResidentsInternational Students
Tuition for 3 terms$8,177$23,505
Student fees and bus pass$555$555
UHIP health coverageNot applicable$635
International recovery feeNot applicable$750
Health and dental plan$475$475
Fees subtotal$9,207$25,920
(Funding provided)*(-$15,576)(-$22,076)
Total estimated costs$0 (surplus of $6,369)$3,844

*To review a full breakdown of the funding package, please see the ‘Fellowships and Financial Aid’ section below.

TOTAL TUITION AND RELATED FEES (FULL-TIME)

This chart reflects approximately how much you will be paying (or earning) to attend the Goodman MSc in Management program as a full-time student for both years of study.

Canadian Citizens and Permanent ResidentsInternational Students
Total tuition fees$13,628$39,175
Total student fees and bus pass$1,035$1,035
Total UHIP health coverageNot applicable$1,270
Total international recovery feeNot applicable$1,500
Total health and dental plan$950$950
Fees subtotal$15,613$43,930
(Funding package)*(-$28,652)(-$39,485)
Total estimated costs of the MSc program$0 (surplus of $13,039)$4,445

*To review a full breakdown of the funding package, please see the ‘Fellowships and Financial Aid’ section below.

For a full breakdown of tuition fees, please visit the Financial & Administrative Services website. In case of any minor differences, your tuition charged on your my.brocku.ca account will be considered correct.

LIVING EXPENSES AND BOOKS

Living expenses and books are extra. We recommend that you budget approximately $15,000-$20,000 per year for living expenses and books, depending on your lifestyle.

Funding packages will vary. While funding is generous and will cover much of your tuition and living expenses, please have additional funds available for extra costs.

Funding packages are posted to the student’s financial account (my.brocku.ca). Tuition and ancillary fees are posted to the student’s financial account (my.brocku.ca) at the beginning of each term (September, January, May) and deducted from the total graduate funding amount for the term.

The estimated total program funding package reflects five terms of study over two years. Funding for the first year is for three terms of study and funding for the second year is for two terms of study.

Canadian Citizens and Permanent ResidentsInternational Students
Graduate Fellowship$12,500$12,500
International Student FellowshipNot applicable$10,833
Teaching Assistantship (TA) - Minimum 240 hours$16,152$16,152
Total per program (5 terms)$28,652$39,485

GOODMAN SCHOLARSHIPS
In addition to the extensive Fellowships and Financial Aid package that students are awarded upon admission to the MSc program, exceptional incoming students can earn a prestigious scholarship worth $3,000 with the possibility of renewal the following year. Goodman Scholarships are awarded to students entering the Goodman School of Business who have demonstrated at least two of the following:

  • Leadership in university life and community life, or evidence of entrepreneurial talent
  • Exceptionally high academic grades
  • Financial need

COURSEWORK
Your coursework is carefully designed in consultation with your thesis supervisor to include specialized MSc courses in relevant subject areas. The coursework provides you with a strong foundation for your future thesis and gives you exposure to different aspects of your discipline.

RESEARCH SEMINARS
We believe strongly that you should be an expert in your own field and also be familiar with other core areas of management. Weekly research seminars focus on the presentation of academic research by yourself and your classmates, Goodman faculty members and visiting scholars.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Our research methodology courses provide you with a comprehensive overview of the methods commonly used in management research. You’ll gain knowledge of statistical techniques, survey research and experimental research design.

THESIS
As the final component of your MSc in Management degree, the thesis demonstrates your ability for independent and original research. The thesis component is the focus of your second year of study and includes the preparation of your thesis proposal, the writing and research of your thesis and your thesis defense. You will work closely with your thesis supervisor and the members of your supervisory committee during this time.

SAMPLE THESIS TOPICS

  • Management of Online Stock Keeping Units and Its Impact on E-Retailer Performance
  • Moderating role of supervisory behaviours and employee customer orientation
  • Reaction of the U.S. Treasury Market to the Auctions of Economic Derivatives
  • Search Engine Marketing Strategies and Key Performance Metrics in Web Retailing: A Data-Driven Modelling and Analysis
  • Environmental Disclosures: Firm characteristics and Market Response

As part of your MSc, you will have the opportunity to focus on a specific area of management in order to improve your knowledge in that field and expand your research opportunities.

You will take specialization specific courses in your first year, to provide you with an understanding of your area of focus, along with the issues facing this particular area of business. You will select your area of specialization during the application process and an interview with a faculty member from your desired specialization, will be a required portion of your application.

The admission committee highly recommends that you research the program and the faculty members for each specialization before applying. Additionally, it is suggested that you review the research of each core faculty member and find a research area that matches your interests.

The following Faculty are available to act as research supervisors in the MSc in Management. This list is available for your reference. Please note that individual faculty members do not answer questions about application eligibility and application process. Please continue to contact the Graduate Programs Office with your questions. Emails sent to Faculty will be forwarded to our office.

ACCOUNTING

This specialization focuses on providing you the opportunity to research accounting, one of the essential areas of any business, large or small. Accounting research effects the direction and profitability of companies, and the latest research in this area can be used worldwide.

FINANCE

Professionals in the field of finance are a vital part of any company or organization, as they focus on the management and future opportunities of any company. Finance is a fast-paced and ever-changing industry, which provides ample opportunities for innovative research, that can be used by organizations around the world.

MARKETING

This specialization provides the building blocks for aspiring scholars in marketing by exposing students to innovative research in the field. The topics covered include, marketing strategy, business-to-business marketing, online and social media marketing, consumer behaviour, and advertising.

OPERATIONS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

This specialization focuses on research to impact and improve the way in which industries, such as healthcare, technology and manufacturing conduct their day-to-day business. It exposes students to emerging markets, environmental policy planning, mathematical programming, as well as how to data mine to get the information you need to make the best decisions for your organization.

ORGANIZATION STUDIES

This specialization addresses the many challenges that impact the contemporary organization. It exposes students to innovative research from the micro-perspective: organizational behavior, human resources; macroperspective: strategy, international business, organization theory; and meso-perspective: entrepreneurship, innovation.

Our program provides many opportunities for MSc students, to not only attend conferences to enrich their learning and provide networking opportunities, but we also provide opportunities for them to present their research as well. Conferences are an opportunity for students to position themselves as a subject matter expert, encounter new and innovative research, while also providing an opportunity to network with their peers and industry experts.

One such conference opportunity is Brock University’s own annual conference, called Mapping the New Knowledges (MNK). The first MNK conference was held in 2005 as an opportunity to showcase the depth and breadth of research and scholarship being pursued by graduate students in Brock’s academic Faculties. The Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Students’ Association provide graduate students with the opportunity to connect with researchers and colleagues across faculties and disciplines in a professional, supportive and welcoming setting.

Goodman also sponsors our best and brightest students to attend and present their thesis-related research at various domestic and international conferences.

Students in our MSc program have had great success being published during their master’s program with Goodman. It’s clear that their success, and yours, is due to our invested and hands-on professors. At Goodman, students can expect access to top scholars, engaging and interesting courses, and informative lectures to inspire their research. Our program is designed to give students access to publication opportunities, which will make a strong impression on any PhD admission committee or future employer.

NOTABLE MSC STUDENT PUBLICATIONS:

  • Ayanso, A., Herath, T. and O’Brien, N. (MSc ’13). Understanding Continuance Intentions of Physicians with Electronic Medical Records (EMR): An Expectancy-
    Confirmation Perspective, Decision Support Systems. Volume 77, Number 1, September, 2015.
  • De Clercq, D., Rahman, Z. and Haq, I. (MSc ’16). Explaining Helping behavior in the Workplace: The Interactive Effect of Family-to-Work Conflict and Islamic Work Ethic, Journal of Business Ethics. In Press.
  • Thongpapanl, N., Ashraf, A., Lapa, L. (MSc ’18). and Venketesh, V. Differential Effects of Customers’ Regulatory Fit on Trust, Perceived Value, and M-commerce Use among Developing and Developed Countries, Journal of International Marketing. Forthcoming.

OUR SUCCESS HAS BEEN MEASURED BY THE 75% OF OUR GRADUATES THAT CHOOSE TO PURSUE PHD’S AFTER THEIR GOODMAN MSC.

A FEW EXAMPLES OF WHERE OUR GRADUATES HAVE GONE:

  • HEC Montreal (Accounting)
  • University of Houston (Marketing)
  • University of Buffalo (Finance)
  • Concordia University (Accounting)
  • University of Central Florida (Accounting)
  • University of Alberta (Organization Studies)
  • Michigan State University (Marketing)
  • McMaster University (Operations and Information Systems Management)

THE MSC ALSO PREPARES STUDENTS FOR HIGHLY SPECIALIZED INDUSTRY POSITIONS.
You can find our graduates working as:

  • Marketing Analyst
  • Associate-Capital Markets Risk Management
  • Manager- Market Risk Management Operations
  • Information Technology Consultant

QUOTES FROM SOME OF OUR RECENT ALUMNI

  • “ I was interested in marketing research and Goodman stood out to me because of how active its marketing researchers are. Academia has always been a dream for me. I like innovation and technology so researching m-commerce was a natural fit.” – Luciano Lapa (MSc ’18)PhD candidate – Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • “ My supervisors involved me in projects that have trained me really well. I now understand the research process better and know what to expect from my PhD.” – Ali Anwar (MSc ’18), PhD candidate – Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • “The MSc program at Goodman is a terrific on-ramp for PhD programs. In 2010, I entered the University of Houston’s PhD program. Five years later, I won the C.T. Bauer College of Business Dissertation Award and had a job offer from the University of Virginia. I owe a large part of this success to the training and research skills I received at Brock. The MSc program changed my life – I couldn’t recommend it any stronger.”  – Jeff Boichuk (MSc ‘10, PhD ’14), Assistant Professor of Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia