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Moving Up: Becoming a Manager with SaskPoly

In Saskatchewan, four out of every ten people currently working in management are over the age of 55. Retirement is looming for nearly half of the management workforce. This reality presents an opportunity for those with the right combination of skills, experience, and education.

Management Career Prospect

In the midst of the pandemic, digital purchases were on the rise. Management in various roles such as transportation managers, business managers, and e-commerce managers were therefore in demand. It is necessary to market to designated customers and coordinate purchases. With online purchasing showing no signs of slowing down, management will likely remain an in-demand occupation for the foreseeable future.

You can earn a BAMgt degree at SaskPoly to advance your career in a range of sectors including:

  • healthcare 
  • construction and utilities
  • information technology
  • automotive services
  • agriculture
  • mining
  • manufacturing
  • restaurant and food
  • recreation and tourism
  • early childhood education

Those are just some of the fields you can enter! Regardless of the sector you choose, this unique combination of education and experience will set you up for career advancement in management and leadership roles.

Potential Salaries

Job Title ExampleRolesEarning Potential
Manager, Information ServicesSenior Managers – Health, Education, Social and Community Services and Membership Organizations (0014)$55k – $210k
SuperintendentSenior Managers – Construction, Transportation, Production and Utilities (0016)$28k $322k
Continuous Improvement ManagerEngineering Managers (0211)$85k $168k

A Bachelor’s in Applied Management

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a Saskatchewan Polytechnic two-year non-business diploma or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum of 60 credits overall and a 60% grade point average or higher, or
  • Completion of a Saskatchewan Polytechnic non-business certificate (more than 41 credits) or equivalent with a minimum grade point average of 60% and 15 non-business credits from a recognized post-secondary educational institution, or
  • Completion of a three-, four-, or five-year journeyperson certificate qualification in Saskatchewan, designated by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission or interprovincial equivalent, or
  • Completion of a two-year journeyperson certificate qualification in Saskatchewan, designated by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission or interprovincial equivalent and 15 credits from a recognized post-secondary educational institution.
  • Meet SaskPoly’s English Language Requirement

Application Intake

There isn’t a set date to apply, but the most important piece of information regarding time is that the semester starts in September. The school calls it Semester 4. The school seems to have its intake open year-round. The only catch is that it will only consider your application once you are fully qualified.

As a result, SaskPoly has a system called First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA). When your application is accepted, you’ll be in the school on the next intake. And if you didn’t get in the first time, there’s always next year to apply. 

Choosing SaskPoly

The program is designed to meet the growing need for qualified managers by providing you with two years of course credit toward a four-year bachelor’s degree. Students will acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge. 

SaskPoly intends to teach their students important skills like:

  • accountancy
  • human resource management
  • business communications
  • strategic planning
  • leadership development
  • finance
  • change management
  • risk management
  • commercial law
  • economics

With this skill set and a degree from SaskPoly, you’re bound to get a job right after graduation. Especially in Saskatchewan, the economy is growing and calling for more people to take on management jobs.

Saskpoly also believes that education shouldn’t be stopped by something like a work schedule so they offer classes on evenings and weekends. This doesn’t mean you can only choose to attend those days, it just allows you to take on work during the day. 

Another advantage that SaskPoly gives to its international students is the possibility of credit transfer. The institution recognizes that there are multiple ways to learn certain skills and doesn’t discredit work experience and even some non-Canadian schools. This is great news for students because that means they can bypass certain courses, saving both money and time. 

Learn more at Bachelor of Applied Management at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Source: Saskatchewan Polytechnic – BAMgt

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