MBA Required Courses
8103 – Statistical Applications in Management
This course focuses on statistical analysis including descriptive statistics, tests of significance, bivariate and multiple linear regression and correlation, and multivariate analysis. Computer software packages are used and the interpretation of program results is emphasized.
8104 – Organizations: Behaviour and Structure
Both micro- and macro-levels of organizational analysis are considered in this course. It moves from individual and group processes within organizations, through discussions of organizational structure and design, culture, power and change, to considerations of organizational effectiveness and the role of external environments. Readings, cases and experiential exercises are used to develop students’ understanding and applied skills in several broad areas: understanding yourself and other people at work, developing and managing effective work groups, leadership and management, contemporary organization design and organizations in the future.
8106 – Marketing
An introduction to the fundamentals of marketing is provided with specific emphasis on such topics as analyzing the market, examining the four key areas of marketing decision-making: product, price, channels of distribution and promotion, and planning and controlling the marketing effort.
8107 – Managing Ethics and Responsibility
Managers influence a number of stakeholders who in turn influence managerial decision-making. The course provides a context for other courses in the program and acquaints students with the dynamics of managing in the business, public and non-profit sectors of the Canadian economy.
8108 – Economics for Business
This course provides a framework for the analysis of major influences and policies that affect business conditions and decisions. Emphasis is placed on understanding and interpreting the indicators of economic performance and the dynamics of forecasting in a national and international environment.
8109 – Accounting for Management
This course provides a framework for the analysis of financial and managerial accounting information. Emphasis is on the uses and limitations of such information by both internal and external users, and the role of management in interpreting and presenting necessary information.
8204 – Human Resource Management
This course aims to improve general management competency in the effective use of human resources within any organization. It emphasizes an applied orientation and content includes the examination of topics such as traditional and contemporary approaches to employee empowerment; the development of reward systems; managing the movement of employees into, through and out of organizations; and the development and maintenance of human resource networking and support systems that are responsive to task complexity and competition.
8205 – Information Systems
A survey of topics in information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) from a managerial perspective is provided. Topic areas include: IS roles in decision making, IS/IT-enabled competitive advantage, approaches to data management, software for end-user productivity, telecommunications, information processing technology, systems and applications software, systems design techniques and systems development methodologies.
8206 – Managerial Finance
Designed to introduce the role of financial management in business, this course includes the identification of responsibilities of financial managers, the most common financial problems confronting business, and the feasible approaches to financial decision-making. Prerequisite/Co-requisite*: 8103*, 8108*, 8109
8207 – Operations Management
This course rigorously presents and discusses the analytical methods to support the operations management function in both services and production environments. It focuses on forecasting for operations; capacity, aggregate and requirements planning; managing supply and demand; operations and project scheduling; quality management and continuous improvement; production and operations strategy. Prerequisite/Co-requisite*: 8103, 8108*
8208 – Strategic Management
Strategic decision-making in private sector, public sector and non-profit organizations is examined. The body of knowledge relating to the planning and implementation of strategy is presented together with an examination of strategy decisions in business. Course material is integrative and relates to current management practice. Prerequisite/Co-requisite*: 8103, 8104, 8106, 8108, 8109, 8205*, 8206*, 8207*
8209 – Leadership and Interpersonal Skills for Managers
This course is intended to help students develop and refine their managerial skills. Key skills that are covered include: problem solving and decision-making, negotiation, communication, and team building. As skill building is essentially practice-driven, this course provides opportunities for supervised practice. Students are required to work in small groups. Since the material in this course crosses disciplines, it may be taught by a team of faculty members. Prerequisite: 8104
* indicates a co-requisite course