Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Courses

MBA 500  (3)  The Effective Manager

An exploration of management practice through an understanding of the skills required to undertake managerial work in organizations. Topics include the changing context of management in today's organizations and the impact of organizational structures and systems on human behaviour at individual, group and organizational levels. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 501  (3)  Managing the Networked Enterprise

A critical examination of the ways in which organizations use information systems and networks to enhance the management process and promote business outcomes. Topics include management decision making related to investment in information technology, and the impact of digital network and communications technology on modern business activities and strategies. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 502  (3)  Establishing the Global Context

A critical examination of the integration of markets, cultures, economies, governmental structures, and forms of business organization in the context of globalization. Topics include marketing frameworks, competing theories that seek to explain the forces and factors of globalization, competitive advantage, differentiation, and integration. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 503  (3)  Managerial Decision-Making: Financial Analysis

An overview and analysis of the financial and operational accounting techniques used to make effective decisions. Topics include financial reporting issues and operational accounting practices in the context of problem-solving and decision-making in organizations. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 504  (3)  Managerial Decision-Making: Managerial Economics

An examination of the microeconomics and statistical tools, such as forecasting, used to answer questions relevant to managers in their decision-making process with regards to an organization's scarce resources. Topics include demand, production, and cost estimation using regression analysis and forecasting. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 505  (3)  Management Decision-Making: Operations and Decision Analysis

A study of the range of quantitative and financial problem-solving and decision-making tools and techniques used in the field of operations management. Topics include the intra- and extra-organizational processes related to the systems that provide services and/or produce goods within the enterprise, and their contribution to business effectiveness. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 506  (3)  Research Methods and Consulting Skills

A study of the skills needed to provide research and consulting services to businesses. Topics include the need for research, where and how to gather data, the conversion of data into reliable information for business decision-making, and the application of consulting skills and processes in a variety of situations. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 521  (3)  Financial Performance Measurement

An examination of the contribution that financial theory and practice plays in the financing, internal financial control, and the enhancement of value within organizations. Topics include the ways in which the organization is funded, the internal financial control of the organization, and the ways economic value is measured and enhanced. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 522  (3)  International Business Strategy

A critical examination of transnational organizations and their motives for, and methods of, developing business internationally. Topics include the complexities of the international business environment, and an evaluation of the strategic issues surrounding transnational business expansion and operation. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 523  (3)  International Marketing

An examination of the broad differences between domestic and international marketing, and the international perspectives of the elements of the marketing mix. Topics include the external environments including economic, cultural, political, legal, and other influences that affect international marketing decisions, entry strategies, and the organizational choices involved in cross-border marketing. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 531  (3)  Customer Insight Through Research & Analytics

This course teaches the science and art of research and analytics. With a practitioner's approach, this knowledge will ensure you can deliver effective, efficient, and meaningful business results. Learn the principles of when to use research and analytics, and how to integrate the two to achieve real customer insight. (4:2:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to MBA program.

MBA 532  (3)  Advertising & Media

This course combines consumer behavior, marketing communications, and marketing with the application of the mechanics of advertising across various media. Students learn to critically evaluate media options, develop break-through creative, measure results, develop effective advertising plans, align marketing objectives to organizational objectives, and how to gain senior management buy-in. (4:2:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to MBA program.

MBA 533  (3)  Integrated Branding

A practical approach to the use of advertising and promotion to communicate with customers. Focuses integrating marketing elements to building brands. Topics include the elements of an integrated advertising and promotion campaign, communications objectives, creative strategy, advertising campaign planning, sales promotion management, public relations and sponsorship marketing. (4:2:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to MBA Program.

MBA 534  (3)  Direct Marketing

This course combines the theory of direct and interactive marketing with practical strategies and examples. Students learn fundamental principles of direct marketing to profile customers, research and test markets, develop interactive media plans, and create hi-tech campaigns using the latest technology including blogging, social networks, and search engine advertising. (4:2:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to MBA Program.

MBA 540  (3)  International Human Resource Management

A critical exploration of the management of people from an international perspective. Topics include analysis of the complex HRM and employment relations policies, strategies and practices that organizations pursue in the context of globalization. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 541  (3)  Corporate Social Responsibility

A critical examination of the issues facing corporate decision makers, and the wide-ranging responsibilities these executives bear towards stakeholders inside and outside the organization. Topics include the relationship between board responsibilities, corporate social responsibility and governance structures, and recent issues on corporate governance and social responsibility. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 560  (3)  Small Business Management

An investigation of the context and range of management issues found in small businesses. Topics include the importance of the small business sector in Canada, in addition to the wider international economy, and a range of techniques and knowledge relevant to the effective management of a small business. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 561  (3)  Business Strategies for Sustainable Development

An exploration of the knowledge and skills needed to champion sustainable development at the organizational level. Topics include the three pillars of sustainability including economic, environmental and social perspectives, the rationale for integrating sustainable practices in business, and the stakeholders involved in sustainable business. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 563  (3)  Digital Marketing

This course teaches how marketers leverage new technologies to devise powerful marketing strategies. Topics include the legal and ethical framework of digital marketing, online behaviour, the internet and marketing mix, online PR, web analytics, search marketing, interactive marketing communications, email and viral marketing, and planning and designing the web experience. (2:2:2 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 564  (3)  Business Forecasting

A study of the use of IT methods to investigate cyclical influences and inter-relationships in the world economy, and their effects on international business. Topics include a wide range of forecasting/planning procedures and models in order to integrate the contributions of economics, quantitative methods, and decision sciences in this area. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 565  (3)  Special Topics in Management

A detailed study of an important contemporary concept, trend, or challenge in the field of management. Topics include current issues drawn from a variety of disciplines, representing management problems that have strategic significance or current importance for organizations. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 565A  (3)  Special Topics in Management: Managing in Complexity

A detailed study of an important contemporary concept, trend, or challenge in the field of management. Topics include current issues drawn from a variety of disciplines, representing management problems that have strategic significance or current importance for organizations. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 565J  (3)  Special Topics in Management: Project Management

A detailed study of an important contemporary concept, trend, or challenge in the field of management. Topics include current issues drawn from a variety of disciplines, representing management problems that have strategic significance or current importance for organizations. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 565K  (3)  Special Topics in Management: Export Import Trade

A detailed study of an important contemporary concept, trend, or challenge in the field of management. Topics include current issues drawn from a variety of disciplines, representing management problems that have strategic significance or current importance for organizations. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 565L  (3)  Special Topics in Mgmt: Intercultural Studies for Business

A detailed study of an important contemporary concept, trend, or challenge in the field of management. Topics include current issues drawn from a variety of disciplines, representing management problems that have strategic significance or current importance for organizations. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 565M  (3)  Special Topics in Management: Big Data

A detailed study of an important contemporary concept, trend, or challenge in the field of management. Topics include current issues drawn from a variety of disciplines, representing management problems that have strategic significance or current importance for organizations. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 565N  (3)  Special Topics in Management: Business Valuation

A detailed study of an important contemporary concept, trend, or challenge in the field of management. Topics include current issues drawn from a variety of disciplines, representing management problems that have strategic significance or current importance for organizations. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 565O  (3)  Special Topics in Mgmt: Startups and New Venture Development

A detailed study of an important contemporary concept, trend, or challenge in the field of management. Topics include current issues drawn from a variety of disciplines, representing management problems that have strategic significance or current importance for organizations. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 565P  (3)  Special Topics in Management: Performance Mgmt Metrics

A detailed study of an important contemporary concept, trend, or challenge in the field of management. Topics include current issues drawn from a variety of disciplines, representing management problems that have strategic significance or current importance for organizations. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 565Q  (3)  Special Topics in Management: Disability, Work, and Law

A detailed study of an important contemporary concept, trend, or challenge in the field of management. Topics include current issues drawn from a variety of disciplines, representing management problems that have strategic significance or current importance for organizations. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 566  (3)  Strategic Marketing Management

Investigates marketing from a managerial perspective, including critical analysis of the functions of marketing opportunity assessment, marketing planning and programming, marketing leadership and organization, and evaluating and adjusting the marketing effort. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

MBA 567  (3)  Real Estate Investment

Broad topics, aiming to stimulate student's interest in real estate investment and management, are covered. These topics include real estate economics, property and contract laws, government land use control and tools, ownership and property rights, investment risk factors and analysis, property taxation, appraisal approaches, brokerage, and mortgaging. MBA 567 was formerly called MBA 565B; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

MBA 570  (3)  Global Financial Institutions Management

This course studies risk management approaches in global financial institutions. Regulatory mandates requiring specific monitoring, reporting and reserve actions will be examined from leading national examples and emerging global agencies. Methods for monitoring and managing particular types of risks within particular institutional settings will also be studied. (6:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBA 521.

MBA 571  (3)  Mutual Funds Industry in Canada

A study of the principles of securities markets and portfolio management in general and mutual funds in particular. Topics covered will include preparing for and taking the licensing exam for the Canadian Investment Funds Course. (6:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBA 521.

MBA 572  (3)  Global Investment Management

An examination of the management of financial asset investments globally, from initial public offerings to the international cross-listing and global issuance. Topics include methods of valuation, portfolio construction, and risk management will be covered. Best practices for diversification and risk management will also be covered. (6:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBA 521.

MBA 573  (3)  Equity Security Analysis

An examination of methods of analysis and valuation of equity securities, including issues of international accounting standards affecting the comparability of financial ratios, and valuation models. Topics include a working knowledge of the analysis of equity risk and return relationships among industries and companies. (6:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBA 521.

MBA 574  (3)  Fixed Income Security Analysis

Examines the analysis and valuation of fixed income securities. A detailed study of modeling the term structure of interest rates, various yield measures, volatility, duration and convexity. Topics include global best practices of ratings agencies, standards of research objectivity, and research analysts will be studied. (6:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBA 521.

MBA 575  (3)  Derivative Instruments and Markets

A study of the management and valuation of derivative securities. Topics include the major use of derivatives as a means of risk reduction against uncertainty, hedging strategies. The structure of derivative exchanges will be explored. (6:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBA 521.

MBA 576  (3)  Multinational Financial Management

An investigation into aspects of corporate finance, international financial markets, financing (including cost of capital), capital structure, and multinational cash management in a multinational context. Topics include international risks such as foreign exchange risk, international investment risk and political risk are covered. (6:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBA 521.

MBA 578  (1)  Internship Preparation I

A course designed to prepare MBA students for their internship experience. Topics include self-examination, transferability of skills, attitudes, competencies and experiences required to succeed and contribute to the business labour market. Students also develop a resume, covering letter and skills portfolio. (3:0:0 for 4 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Program.

MBA 579  (1)  Internship Preparation II

A course designed to build upon Internship Preparation I. Topics include networking and job search strategies, informational interviews, interview techniques and business etiquette, which are essential to succeed in an internship and contribute to the labour market. (3:0:0 for 4 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Program.

MBA 580  (7)  Internship

The internship is designed to enable students to gain supervised practical experience through a placement in a professional business setting. Students will be assigned responsibilities to complete in conjunction with the requirements for the Applied Business Project (MBA 581 or MBA 582 (finance option)). (0:0:0 —35 for 12 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Program.

Co-requisites: Successful completion of MBA 578 and 579.

MBA 581  (6)  Applied Business Project

A substantial research-based project which will provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through the investigation and analysis of a complex business problem or management issue that will form the basis of their internship (MBA 580). Results must be presented in the appropriate written format. (0:0:0 for 12 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

MBA 582  (7)  Option-Focused Internship

The Internship is designed to enable students to gain supervised practical experience through a placement in a professional business setting (specifically focused in the area of the Finance Electives Option). Students will be assigned responsibilities to complete in conjunction with an Internship Experiential Learning Report. (0:0:0 —35 for 12 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.

PMBA 501  (2)  Management and Strategy

An examination using case analysis of the nature of management, internal and external corporate environments, and the development of corporate strategy. Topics include the role of the global manager, the integrated nature of managing, assessment of the environment using various frameworks and analytical techniques, strategic options and their implications. (2:0:0 for 10 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Foundation Program.

PMBA 502  (2)  Foundations of Marketing

A broad theoretical and practical introduction to Marketing and the application of theory and effective practice to building and maintaining successful relationships with customers and suppliers. Topics include the marketing function, marketing mix, buyer behaviour, market research, marketing strategy and customer management. (2:0:0 for 10 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Foundation Program.

PMBA 503  (2)  Foundations of Economics

A broad theoretical introduction to economics and how decisions are made by economic agents. Topics include consumers, producers, managers, and all levels of governments and span core concepts in both microeconomics and macroeconomics. (2:0:0 for 10 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Foundation Program.

PMBA 504  (2)  Basics of Accounting and Quantitative Methods

An introduction to the use of accounting information and statistical techniques in business decision-making. Topics include the basic tools needed to understand and use accounting information and an overview of statistical techniques used in business decision-making. (2:0:0 for 10 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Foundation Program.

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