The thesis topic, which must be related to the business community in Northeastern Ontario, will be selected by the student after consultation with the school's MBA coordinator and research coordinator. A thesis committee will be struck composed of three professors; the thesis supervisor will be from the school of Commerce and Administration. A thesis proposal must be submitted in writing, and include: (1) a general statement of the objectives; (2) a statement on the methodology chosen; and (3) a preliminary bibliography. Upon approval of the proposal by the student's thesis committee, the student will complete the thesis. 12 cr.