What to Expect
This program develops leaders, whether in management positions in organizations or as entrepreneurs. We will help you develop an understanding of modern business dynamics and organizational culture. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge required for entry to mid-level positions, which will open the doors to senior-level management. Students use management skills including accounting, finance and marketing knowledge to make decisions in a competitive environment.
At the JR Shaw School of Business, real-world assignments make classes relevant and interesting. Students continually hone their skills through hands-on learning opportunities.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend on average
- 20 hours per week attending classes over the course of each semester
- An additional 20-30 hours per week studying, completing assignments, doing research, reading, etc.
The School of Business is located in the Centre for Applied Technology (CAT), which features leading-edge labs and classrooms.
Features of this building include
- 45 labs and simulation rooms, including a Banking/Stock Trading lab
- unprecedented wireless network
- thirty-five 32-seat classrooms
- twenty-two 64-seat classrooms
- computer commons featuring about 90 workstations
- walk up help desk for technology issues
- 135-seat theatre
- variety of spaces for studying and socializing
- outdoor quad with a stage
- several eatery options
Business and technology are linked in today's work environment. The School of Business prepares students for success by integrating mainstream technology into our teaching tools and assignments.
Technology You Will Need
The JR Shaw School of Business highly recommends our students acquire and make use of a computer (laptop or tablet*) in and away from the classroom in order to successfully engage and complete JR Shaw curriculum.
Your computer will be used to access key learning resources critical to your success in the program and therefore must be in good working order. It is also important to have a battery with sufficient life to allow for use when a plug-in is not available; as your battery should be able to last throughout your daily schedule/classes. Replacement batteries can often be purchased to improve battery life on an existing computer.
At a minimum your laptop must meet the following requirements:
- Windows 7 or higher
- 10 GB free hard drive space
- 2 GB memory (RAM)
- Wi-Fi Connection
- OSX 10.7 (Lion) or later
- 10 GB free hard drive
- 2 GB memory (RAM)
- Wi-Fi Connection
For tablets* the minimum Operating System requirements are as follows:
- Android - KitKat 4.4
- Apple - iOS8
- Microsoft - Windows 10
Please make sure you have a dedicated keyboard and pointing device (mouse or stylus) to complement your tablet so you will not be disadvantaged when completing online activities, assignments, and assessments in and out of the classroom.
In addition to the more traditional lecture setting, students also use NAIT's state-of-the-art computer labs. Our computer labs are fully equipped with current business software and Internet access. Business Administration students are supplied with email accounts.
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Is This Program For You?
The JR Shaw School of Business's Management Program will appeal to those who want to lead in business, industry and government organizations. If you are prepared to accept the challenge of being accountable and responsible for your decisions, this program is for you.
The JR Shaw School of Business offers many opportunities that enhance student life.
We get to know our students, learn their goals and assist them in achieving their potential. We partner with business and industry leaders, enabling our students to work on real projects in a supportive and engaging environment. http://www.sait.ca/programs-and-courses/full-time-studies/certificates/nutrition-for-healthy-lifestyles-course-overview.php
Along with this unique education experience, students have additional learning opportunities:
- Business simulation – Online simulations provide an opportunity for students to practice skills learned in the classroom such as decision making and to analyze the results in a controlled environment. Learn more.
- Clubs – Students draw on skills developed in the classroom as they work on projects, hone their networking skills and learn from industry experts. Learn more.
- Business Competitions – Students in the JR Shaw School of Business have an opportunity to participate in a wide range of business competitions during their studies at NAIT.
- Awards – Our students have enjoyed great success and recognition in various competitions, locally, nationally and internationally.
If you need assistance, information or have questions, please contact the Business Information Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org, 780.471.8998, or drop by the Centre on the 3rd floor of CAT.