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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 MScEEM accelerated program.
An acceptable three or four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum B average (3.0 GPA) in the last 60 credits.
Successful completion of each course in the GDBA with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or a course waiver for some or all of the GDBA courses based on your previous academic record.
If you did not complete your undergraduate degree at an English language university in a country where English is the primary language, you will need a recent minimum academic IELTS score of 7.0 or institutional equivalent including one of the following:
A minimum TOEFL score of 587 with a TWE of 5.0 or higher (paper-based test), or minimum score of 94 with no section below 20 (IBT).
Pearson Test of English (PTE) with an overall score of 68 with no bands less than 62.
Program readiness requirement
You will be assessed for your maturity, motivation and communication skills through:
Your quantitative skills will be assessed through successful completion of specific undergraduate courses in quantitative subjects.
Your computing skills including a strong background in word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software, will be reviewed. If you are deficient in any areas, conditional acceptance will be considered if you agree to undertake other approved developmental activities to upgrade your skills prior to starting the program.
Once you have successfully completed each course–or received transfer credit– with an overall GPA of 3.0 and fulfilled the 18 credit TRU residency requirement, you will be awarded a MScEEM credential.
You will have to complete all course and program requirements within five years from your date of admission into the MScEEM program.
Economics for Managers/Global Economics
Human Resource Management
Principles of Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Economics
Applied Microeconomics for Sustainable Management
Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis
Valuation Methods for Cost-Benefit Analysis
Sustainable Community Economic Development
Applications of Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Economics
Sustainable Macroeconomic Development
Policy and Regulation for Sustainable Management
Additional required courses
May require additional time for completion depending on the nature of the research topic
Research Methods, Preparation, and Presentation
Graduate thesis or
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Year 1) Tuition On-campus study
Semester 1 (3 courses) $4,217.58
Semester 2 (3 courses) $4,217.58
Estimated tuition total for Year 1 $8,435.16
Students who receive 5000-level course waivers will only pay for the number of required courses. MEEM/MScEEM
(Year 2 — three semesters) Tuition On-campus study
Estimated tuition total for Year 2 $25,165.44
Continuation fee per semester (for thesis and project-stream students requiring more than 1 semester to complete) $676.75