Online Certificate of Administration (Indigenous Management)

Online Certificate of Administration (Indigenous Management)

The First Nations University of Canada will deliver an online Certificate in Administration (indigenous
Management) to serve a national audience of First Nations organizations, band administrators and other
indigenous learners. Different form other online business certificates, FNUniv’s Certificate in
Administration (Indigenous Management) is designed from an Indigenous worldview, with content and
methodologies drawn from First Nations cultures and experiences in Canada.

Sample courses:

Certificate in Indigenous Management I:

ADMN 220: Introduction to First Nations Public Administration

The introductory course is designated to present the managerial implications of a band government administrative
structure. Major concepts and findings in the field of management will be compared with band management and
its unique demands. Similarities and differences in band management structures will be compared with business
and public administration models.

ADMN 225: First Nations Economic Development

This course is designed to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to band entrepreneurial
development undertaken by government agencies, research and planning groups, band organizations, band
councils and individual band entrepreneurs. Problem areas and alternative approaches will be investigated in
relation to the physical and social environments, externals factors, and the socio-cultural environment.

ADMN 228: First Nations Public Administration in Canada

This survey course focuses on First Nation governments. Emphasis is on its concepts, issues, and rapidly emerging
and changing systems. Special emphasis is given to the policy, financial, and personnel aspects of First Nations
public sector administration.

Certificate in Indigenous Management II:

ADMN 288: Introduction to Managerial Accounting

This survey course focuses on First Nation governments. Emphasis is on its concepts, issues, and rapidly emerging
and changing systems. Special emphasis is given to the policy, financial, and personnel aspects of First Nations
public sector administration.

ADMN 320: Planning in First Nations Public Sector Organizations

This course will enable participants to better understand the community planning process and the technique and
methods of analysis utilized in comprehensive community planning. The course also provides a focus on the
guidelines for public sector program implementation.

ADMN 352: Negotiations in a First Nations Setting

Negotiation as a means of conflict resolution is examined in the context of intergovernmental relationships, intra-
organizational relationships, and business-client relationships. The course is experiential based and will focus on
decision analytic perspectives to negotiation.

FNUniv will be offering online courses for the Certificate in Administration (Indigenous Management)
as early as January 2017.

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ABOUT

Program Overview

Program Overview

Beginning in January 2017 - First Nations University of Canada’s Certificate in Administration (Indigenous Management) will be available online to serve a national audience of First Nations organizations, band administrators and other indigenous learners. New program targeted at individuals working within private and public sectors in Canada. The certificate was designed for administrators and office workers to begin their academic careers in administration and management.This program is targeted to those preparing for administrative careers already working in administrative careers or already working in administrative positions. Potential candidates can specialize in Indigenous Management through First Nations University of Canada and choose electives that focus on administration in First Nations organizations.

The School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA) emphasizes a unique Indigenous perspective in the fields of business management and public administration. Along with developing the skills necessary to work within the public and private sectors, the faculty ensure potential candidates have the most appropriate skills and experience to thrive. The curriculum offers a balance between theory, conceptual thinking and practical technical knowledge. Indigenous content and worldview is incorporated into each of SBPA’s courses and the overall program.

What are the courses and levels in the program?

Certificate in Indigenous Management I:

This program is targeted to those preparing for administrative careers or already working in administrative positions. Students can specialize in Indigenous Management through First Nations University of Canada and choose electives that focus on administration in First Nations organizations.

Courses

ADMN 100 Introduction to Administration

ADMN 260 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

Three of:

  • ADMN 220
  • ADMN 225
  • ADMN 228
  • ADMN 285

Certificate in Indigenous Management II:

This program is consisting of degree credit courses. It is designed to help students build on knowledge and skills usually gained by completing the Certificate in Indigenous Management Level I. Students must successfully complete a least 30 credit hours to earn this certificate.

Courses:

ENGL 100 Introduction to English

ADMN 100 Introduction to Administration

ADMN 220 Introduction to First Nations Public Administration

ADMN 225 First Nations Economic Development

ADMN 228 First Nations Public Administration in Canada

ADMN 285 Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Three of:

  • ADMN 203
  • ADMN 205
  • ADMN 250
  • ADMN 288
  • ADMN 310
  • ADMN 328
  • ADMN 352

Course Information:

ADMN 100 Introduction to Administration: This course will introduce students to the functional areas of administration in a variety of organizations.

ADMN 210 Introduction to Marketing

This course presents the fundamentals of marketing theory and practice at the introductory level. Drawing upon contributions from the social sciences, the course will introduce students to the generic nature of marketing activity. In particular, attention is directed toward the study of the price, promotion, place, and product components of the “marketing mix”. Attention is also directed toward the social and legal environment within which the marketing system functions.

***Prerequisite: ADMN 100 (or BUS 100) and ADMN 260 (or BUS 260). Concurrent enrolment is allowed in ADMN 260.*** *Note: Students may not receive credit for both ADMN 210 and BUS 210.*

ADMN 203 Comparative Management: This course deals with the relationship between organizational forms, business and government institutions, economic development, and values and cultures of societies. The roles and responsibilities of the business manager and public administrator are examined in the context of the impact of changing technologies and institutions on values and cultures. Case studies from Indian business and public administration will be used.

*** Prequisite: ADMN 260 or BUS 260 ***

*** Corequisite: Pre-administration year ***

ADMN 205 Managerial Communications: This course is designed to assist students to improve their skills and confidence as effective communicators in an organizational context. Students will explore the issues faced by organizations in communicating internally with employees and externally with diverse publics. The course focuses on both oral and written communications.

*** Prerequisite: AE 019 or ENGL 100 or EPS 116 ***

*Note: Students may receive credit for only of ADMN 205, BUS 205, and ADMN 265.*

ADMN 220 Introduction to First Nations Public Administration

This introductory course is designed to present the managerial implications of a band government administrative structure. Major concepts and findings in the field of management will be compared with band management and its unique demands. Similarities and differences in band management structures will be compared with business and public administration models.

***Prerequisite: ADMN 100 or BUS 100, and ADMN 285 or BUS 285***

ADMN 225 First Nations Economic Development

This course is designed to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to band entrepreneurial development undertaken by government agencies, research and planning groups, band organizations, band councils and individual band entrepreneurs. Problem areas and alternative approaches will be investigated in relation to the physical and social environments, external factors, and the socio-cultural environment.

***Prerequisite: ADMN 100 or BUS 100***

ADMN 228 First Nation Public Administration in Canada

This survey course focuses on First Nation governments. Emphasis is on its concepts, issues, and rapidly emerging and changing systems. Special emphasis is given to the policy, financial and personnel aspects of First Nations public sector administration.

***Prerequisite: ADMN 100 or BUS 100***

ADMN 250 (detailed info coming soon).

ADMN 260 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour: This introductory course addresses basic concepts and processes of organizational behaviour. The topics include individual level variables, such as perception, personality, attitudes, and motivation; interpersonal and group processes, such as communication, teams, leadership, and power; and, organizational level factors such as organizational design, culture and changes.

*** Prerequisite: ENGL 100 (Education students may use EPS 116 in lieu of ENGL 100, Certificate students may use AE 019 in lieu of ENGL 100). Concurrent enrolment is allowed ***

*Note: Students may not receive credit for both ADMN 260 and BUS 260*

ADMN 285 Introduction to Financial Accounting: This course presents the fundamentals of financial accounting theory and practice at the introductory level. It considers basic accounting principles, their application in modern business organizations and the preparation of business records and financial reports.

*Note: Students may not receive credit for both ADMN 285 and BUS 285. *

ADMN 288 Introduction to Managerial Accounting: This course introduces the use of accounting systems for information and control purposes. It also provides and introduction to some of the problems inherent in assigning valuations to various cost objects.

***Prerequisite: ADMN 100 (or BUS 100) and ADMN 285 (or BUS 285). ***

*Note: Students may not receive credit for both ADMN 288 and BUS 288. *

ADMN 310 Strategic Marketing

The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to the types of decisions that they would be facing in a marketing-related job. Emphasis will be placed on the application of theoretical concepts to real world problems by using case studies. The course will focus on the major decisions facing marketing executives in their attempt to harmonize the objectives and resources of the organization with the opportunities found in the marketplace.

*** Prerequisite: ADMN 210 or BUS 210 *** * Note: Students may not receive credit for both ADMN 310 and BUS 310. *

ADMN 320 Planning in First Nations Public Sector Organizations

This course will enable participants to better understand the community planning process and the techniques and methods of analysis utilized in comprehensive community planning. The course also provides a focus on the guidelines for public sector program implementation. *** Prerequisite: ADMN 220 or permission of the Department Head ***

ADMN 328 Advanced First Nations Public Administration

This is an advanced course in First Nations public administration. Topics include: strategic planning, program development, budgeting, program implementation and evaluation, funds accounting, financial reporting, management control, and financing and financial management for First Nations governments and related organizations.

*** Prerequisite: ADMN 228 ***

ADMN 352 Negotiations in a First Nations Setting

Negotiation as a means of conflict resolution is examined in the context of intergovernmental relationships, intra-organizational relationships, and business-client relationships. The course is experiential based and will focus on decision analytic perspectives to negotiation.

*** Prerequisite: ADMN 260 or BUS 260 ***

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FACULTY

Joanne Goodpipe, MHRD, Department Head

Joanne Goodpipe, MHRD, Department Head

Detailed information coming soon.

  • Photo.
  • Bio.
  • Courses she teaches.

Richard Missens, MBA

Richard Missens

Richard Missens, MBA

Richard is a member of the Pasqua First Nation and currently resides in his home community. Prof Missens is a senior faculty member in the School of Business and Public Administration at the First Nations University of Canada. He is currently the co-director of the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Camp at the Business School and has serviced 12 years as the Chair of the FNUniv Annual Spring Celebration Powwow Committee. Prof Missens is currently completing the work for on a PhD in Entrepreneurship at the Open University in the Netherlands -his research focuses an exploration of the entrepreneurial process of Indigenous people and its impact on economic development and wellbeing. His teaching areas include Marketing, Business Development and Strategy. Richard is currently a Director for FHQ Developments Inc. whose mission is to contribute to the long-term economic independence of First Nations through the investment in profitable business ventures and by advancing community economic development strategies, in a manner consistent with First Nation’s values.

  • Courses he teaches (info coming soon).

Dr. Bettina Schneider, PhD

Bettina Schneider, Ph.D., M.S.

Bettina Schneider, Ph.D., M.S.

Bettina Schneider is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Business and Public Administration in the Department of Indigenous Science, Environment and Economic Development at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv). She is currently the Program Coordinator of Business and Public Administration at FNUniv. Bettina is a non-Indigenous scholar, originally from the United States. She received her M.S. in Community Development and her Ph.D. in Native American Studies from the University of California, Davis. Bettina has also worked as a consultant for First Nations Development Institute, First Nations Oweesta Corporation, and Opportunity Finance Network. Her research has predominantly focused on Indigenous community and economic development strategies, Native and Aboriginal financial institutions, Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous relevant business and financial literacy curriculum, and First Nations financial reporting and accountability relationships.

Dr. Bob Kayseas, PhD

Detailed information coming soon.

  • Photo.
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  • Courses he teaches.

Links to other programs

Students

Centre for Continuing Education

The Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) links the University’s resources to individual and group learning needs in the community. The CCE’s mandate is to meet lifelong learning needs by offering high quality, flexible and accessible education and training programs to learners from the community and the University.

CCE will offer the Certificate in Administration (Indigenous Management) through:
Students enrolled in CCE programs at the University of Regina must follow the academic and other policies and procedures of the University. The following policies apply to students enrolled in credit and non-credit certificates.

    1. Online, Spring and Summer credit courses applicable to the certificate program
    2. Off-campus, face-to-face, televised and video-conference courses, which carry credit towards certificate program

Undergraduate level certificates offer students an opportunity to pursue a program that can ladder into an undergraduate diploma or degree. Courses are scheduled at a variety of times and a variety of locations. Most credit certificate programs require no minimum educational background for admission. On average, students studying part-time complete a certificate program within 2.5 to 5 years.

https://www.uregina.ca/cce/centre-information/publications/program-guide/index.html

General Inquiries and information on support services provided for Career and Professional Development (Credit) and Flexible Learning Divisions can be directed to:

Student and Instructor Services (Credit)

Centre for Continuing Education University of Regina

Room 3307, First Nations University

University of Regina

3737 Wascana Parkway Regina, SK S4S 0A2

Tel: 306-585-5807

Email: CCE.StudentServices@uregina.ca

Website: www.uregina.ca/cce/

Admission Info

Undergraduate Certificate Programs offered through the Centre for Continuing Education are encouraged to apply for admission using the Online Application for Admission Form. The one-time, non-refundable application fee for first time undergraduate admission to the University of Regina inany program is $100. Applications will not be processed until this fee is paid.

First Time Applicants
Application Level: Undergraduate

  1. Create a Login ID and PIN within the online application
  2. Continue with the application process

Application Type: Certificates CCE, FNUniv

Returning Applicants
Application Level: Undergraduate

  1. Enter your Login ID and PIN

Application Type: Certificates CCE, FNUniv

Method 1: Apply Online.

Follow the prompts to set-up a temporary password and ID:
The online application can be found at: https://banner.uregina.ca/prod/sct/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

  • A valid e-mail address and credit card number are required.
  • Select First Nations University of Canada and the campus you wish to attend (Regina, Saskatoon or Prince Albert).

Method 2: Paper Based Application.

Select the First Nations University of Canada as your registration choice under FACULTY AND PROGRAM DETAILS (question 7) and select your faculty of choice. If you are unsure of a major and/or faculty, leave it blank.

You must submit a non-refundable $100 Canadian application fee. Cheques or money orders may be mailed along with the application or Visa or MasterCard payment may be made on the application form. Those applying online must use Visa or MasterCard. Applications can be found at: http://www.uregina.ca/futurestudents/apply-now/index.html

Open Admission is available to students who are:

ï 21 years of age or older; or,

ï who have special approval from the Director of the Centre for Continuing Education.

Students who apply for admission based on open admission need not supply any documentation of academic history, but are subject to English Language Proficiency requirements.

Regular Admission requires the following:

Students applying for regular admission must supply these documents:

1. High School Marks An official statement of Saskatchewan Division IV or Secondary Level marks or similar official statements from the provincial department of education where the applying student attended high school. Students are advised to request transcripts well in advance of applying for admission. Transcripts will not be returned.

2. Post-Secondary Transcripts (if applicable) Students who have attended another university/college must have that institution forward an official transcript directly to the Centre for Continuing Education. Photocopies, faxes and transcripts issued to students are not acceptable.

For more information, or to make an appointment with one of our Student Recruitment Officers: Phone: 306-790-5950 ext. 3001

https://urconnected.uregina.ca/apply/howtoapply.ezc

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Documents

Application forms and Re-Admission/Faculty Transfer forms (both online and paper based versions) can be found at http://www.uregina.ca/futurestudents/. Please visit the “Deadlines” tab for information on important dates.

Services

Student Success Services
Elder's Office

Elder’s Office

Open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm, closed from 12:00pm-1:00pm daily.

Regina Campus

1 First Nations Way, Room 1042

Regina, Saskatchewan

S4S 7K2

Telephone: 306-790-5950 ext. 3129

Fax: 306-790-5996

Email: Elder’s Office

Saskatoon

#207 - 2553 Grasswood Rd East

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

S7T 1C8

Telephone: 306-931-1800 ext. 5475

Fax: 306-931-1848

Email: Elder’s Office

Prince Albert Campus

1301 Central Avenue, Room 203

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

S6V 4W1

Telephone: 306-765-3333 ext. 7139

Fax: 306-765-3330

Email: Elder’s Office

Library

Library Services

Library Services Available to Off-Campus Students

Off-Campus students can access library resources in two ways:

UREAD Distance Services - (University of Regina Education at a Distance) a service that provides library support for distance students and distance education faculty and staff (who live and study outside of Regina).

Exclusive E-Resources - your active library account (14-digit barcode from your student/library card) provides you with off-campus access to hundreds of exclusive online databases and thousands of online journals and books that you won’t find through a general internet search.

More information on accessing off-campus library services.

Interlibrary Loans

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) borrowing service allows students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from other libraries if materials are not held or available online via the First Nations University of Canada and University of Regina library system. To place an ILL request, you must have an active library account. Requests can be placed via an online interlibrary loan form. Your 14-digit barcode from your student/library card is required for authentication.

Reference and circulation assistance

Library patrons have access to reference services during daytime library hours. Regina campus patrons can expect reference services from a Librarian and circulation support from Library Technicians. Saskatoon and Prince Albert patrons can expect reference and circulation support from Library Technicians.

Computer Workstations and printing services

Each campus library provides computers for patron use. In most cases, there are more patrons than computers so please limit your computer use to school related activities only.

Each campus library provides a printer/photocopier for patron use.

The FNUniv campuses have computer labs. When the labs are free, patrons can use the computers and printing services provided. The labs also provide overflow when the library workstations are all occupied.

Tradition / Culture

Detailed information coming soon.

Scholarships / Awards

Contact Us

Campus Info

Regina Campus

1 First Nations Way

Regina, Saskatchewan

CANADA S4S 7K2

Telephone: 306-790-5950

Fax: 306-790-5999
229 4th Ave South

Saskatoon Campus

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

CANADA S7K 4K3

Telephone: 306-931-1800

Fax: 306-931-1849
1301 Central Avenue

Prince Albert Campus

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

CANADA S6V 4W1

Telephone: 306-765-3333

Fax: 306-765-3330

Toll-Free: 1-800-267-6303

First Nations University of Canada offers its university programs and services on three campuses - Regina Campus, Saskatoon Campus and Prince Albert Campus - as well as in First Nations communities across Saskatchewan and Canada.

Each campus offers registration, academic advising, and student support services, library services, student lounges, as well as cultural and traditional advising services (through the Elders). Each campus also houses a campus student association.

Registrar's Office

Registrar’s Office

Open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm, closed from 12:00pm-1:00pm daily.

For more information, or to make an appointment with one of our Student Recruitment Officers: Phone: 306-790-5950 ext. 3001

Method 1: Apply Online.

Follow the prompts to set-up a temporary password and ID:
The online application can be found at: http://www.uregina.ca/futurestudents/apply-now/index.html.

  • A valid e-mail address and credit card number are required.
  • Select First Nations University of Canada and the campus you wish to attend (Regina, Saskatoon or Prince Albert).

Method 2: Paper Based Application.

Select the First Nations University of Canada as your registration choice under FACULTY AND PROGRAM DETAILS (question 7) and select your faculty of choice. If you are unsure of a major and/or faculty, leave it blank.

You must submit a non-refundable $100 Canadian application fee. Cheques or money orders may be mailed along with the application or Visa or MasterCard payment may be made on the application form. Those applying online must use Visa or MasterCard. Applications can be found at: http://www.uregina.ca/futurestudents/apply-now/index.html

Student Success Services

Student Success Services

Open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Main Floor, 1 First Nations Way

Regina, Saskatchewan

S4S 7K2

Telephone: 306-790-5950 ext. 3001

Fax: 306-790-5996

Email: Student Success Services