Jun 21, 2024  
University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023 
University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration / Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Combined Program (Business)

The Department of Occupational Therapy and the Faculty of Business offer a program of combined study which permits highly qualified students to earn both the MSc in Occupational Therapy and the MBA degrees after three and a half years of full-time study. Each student must first be admitted to the MScOT, Department of Occupational Therapy. After completing the first year of the MScOT, students are eligible to apply to the combined MBA/MScOT program.

Entrance Requirements

Admission to the MScOT will be determined with particular attention given to the student’s past academic record, related work experience, interest and their rationale of how such a combined program will enhance their career and professional skills.

The student must provide a letter of intent. The following entrance requirements for the MBA are waived: submission of a GMAT score and a minimum of two years’ work experience. The student will be interviewed by both the Faculty of Business and the Department of Occupational Therapy.

Program Requirements

The first two years are taken entirely within the MScOT program where the student will complete all academic coursework. The third-year is entirely within the MBA program. After completion of all MBA academic course requirements, the student will complete their final Occupational Therapy clinical placement during the summer of their 3rd year. The occupational therapy portion of the program consists of the normal requirements of the MScOT program (see Graduate Programs in Occupational Therapy ).

The Business portion of the program consists of 42 units.

Required Business courses (30 units):

Electives (12 units):

  • one (3-unit) MBA core elective from:
  • three (3-unit) courses (9 units total) of MBA or School of Public Health elective.

Upon the successful completion of the three and a half year program, candidates will receive both the MScOT and the MBA degrees. The MBA degree will not be conferred prior to the completion of the MScOT degree.

Inquiries regarding the combined MBA/MScOT Combined Degrees program may be directed to the Associate Chair in the Department of Occupational Therapy, or the Masters Programs Office in the Faculty of Business.

Academic Standing

A student is subject to the academic standing regulations for the program in which they are registered. For the MSc refer to Graduate Programs in Occupational Therapy  and for the MBA refer to FGSR’s Academic Standing  section of the Calendar. Routes of appeal for grades and for academic standing are those of the teaching Faculty.

If a student withdraws from the MBA program or is required to withdraw because of unsatisfactory academic standing in the MBA program, but wishes to remain in the MScOT degree program, the student may be permitted to continue provided the student retains good academic standing in that program.

Length of Program

Students enrolled in the combined program on a full-time basis can complete the program in three and a half calendar years. The duration of the total program must not exceed six consecutive calendar years.