The choice of electives to complete a Schulich degree program is entirely up to the student (respecting corequisite and prerequisite requirements). Students are not required to choose a major. Instead, they are encouraged to select those electives that best suit their backgrounds and career interests.
Students may elect to cluster their electives around one or two areas of 18 areas of specialization offered at Schulich to build functional or industry specific expertise. A number of areas also feature a Graduate Diploma program, which must be completed concurrently with a degree program. For a further discussion regarding using electives to develop one or more areas of expertise through a Specialization or Graduate Diploma, see Specializations & Graduate Diplomas.
- Students cannot take electives until the MBA 1 5100-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses have been completed.
- Most electives have either corequisite or prerequisite requirements.
- Certain functional areas and programs require that students use the one MBA 1 elective slot to enrol in the introductory course of their respective specializations (concentration or Diploma Programs). Check Specializations & Graduate Diplomas.
- Students also have the opportunity to apply to take Schulich Individual Study 6900-series courses, and non-Schulich Elective Courses outside the School (see below).
- Normally, a maximum of one 3.0 credit hour cross-listed elective can count towards two concentrations.