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Certificate in Management (30 credits)

Offered by: Career & Professional Develop.     Degree: Certificate in Management

Program Requirements

Revision, June 2014. Start of revision.

The Certificate in Management presents a broad survey of underlying disciplines, and an introduction to the functional areas in management. The completion of this certificate with the appropriate electives satisfies most of the requirements for the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM).

Note: Corequisite courses are not included in the total credit requirement for the program.

Corequisites

  • CCOM 205 Communication in Management 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Communication (CCE) : Written and oral communication in Management (in English): emphasis on strategies for identifying, analyzing, and solving writing and speaking problems. Course work based on academic and professional communication in management.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nirmala Ann Menon, Norma Kathleen Greenfield (Fall)

    • Because this course uses a workshop format, attendance at first class is desirable.
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for the EA, AAC, and the Canadian Institute of Management.
  • CMSC 101 College Algebra and Functions (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Management Science (CCE) : Linear and quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, applications. Sequences and series, mathematics of finance. Permutations and combinations. Introduction to probability. Matrices and systems of linear equations.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Paul Chouha, Victor Gavrin (Fall) Paul Chouha (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CMSC 000 Foundations of Mathematics or Diagnostic Test

* or the exemption by examination test

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : The role of financial accounting in the reporting of the financial performance of a business. The principles, components and uses of financial accounting and reporting from a user's perspective, including the recording of accounting transactions and events, the examination of the elements of financial statements, the preparation of financial statements and the analysis of financial results.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Dongyoung Lee, Ralph Cecere, Seda Oz, Jason Moschella, Edward Bierbrier (Fall) Edward Bierbrier (Winter)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • MGCR 222 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Individual motivation and communication style; group dynamics as related to problem solving and decision making, leadership style, work structuring and the larger environment. Interdependence of individual, group and organization task and structure.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Alfred M Jaeger, Chantal Westgate, Brian Rubineau, Jean-Nicolas Reyt, Zina Suissa, James K Fraser, Irving Rosenstein (Fall) Chantal Westgate, Ruthanne Huising, James K Fraser, Irving Rosenstein (Winter)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • MGCR 273 Introductory Management Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Management Core : Descriptive statistics, probability, random variables, binomial, poisson, normal distributions, sampling distribution of the mean, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, tests of goodness of fit, simple linear regression, non-parametric statistics. Use of computer statistics package (no computer background needed). Application to problems in business and management.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Claude Gravel (Fall) Galina Golovina (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CMSC 101 College Algebra and Functions or Diagnostic Test
    • Requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors, CMA and CGA
  • MGCR 293 Managerial Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : The course focuses on the application of economic theory to management problems and the economic foundations of marketing, finance, and production. Attention is given to the following topics: price and cost analysis; demand and supply analysis, conditions of competition.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Taweewan Sidthidet, K Sheikholeslami Salmasi, Tariq Nizami (Fall) Jiro Kondo, K Sheikholeslami Salmasi (Winter)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the CRA
  • MGCR 341 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the principles, issues, and institutions of Finance. Topics include valuation, risk, capital investment, financial structure, cost of capital, working capital management, financial markets, and securities.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Adolfo De Motta, Greg Gregoriou (Fall) Vadim di Pietro, Julie Slater-Santini (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • MGCR 352 Marketing Management 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to marketing principles, focusing on problem solving and decision making. Topics include: the marketing concept; marketing strategies; buyer behaviour; Canadian demographics; internal and external constraints; product; promotion; distribution; price. Lectures, text material and case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: DaHee Han, Emine Sarigollu, Hamid Etemad, Charles Royce, Robert H S Soroka (Fall) Thomas Dotzel, Saurabh Mishra, Robert H S Soroka (Winter)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Canadian Institute of Management

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

3 or 6 credits from the following:

  • BUSA 464 Management of Small Enterprises (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : The distinctive characteristics, risks, opportunities and rewards inherent in the ownership and management of a small enterprise. It will assist students in judging the appropriateness of an entrepreneurial career and in selecting and timing a specific venture.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gary Whittaker (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
  • MGCR 423 Strategic Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An integrative and interdisciplinary introduction to strategy formation and execution. Concepts, tools, and practical application to understand how firms leverage resources and capabilities to gain competitive advantage in dynamic, contemporary industries. Strategic positioning, organizational design, and managerial action for the long-term success of businesses and positive social and ecological outcomes.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gregory Bryan Vit, Yuan Li, John Lukca (Fall) Arash Amirkhany, Donghoon Shin, Johnny Boghossian (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Canadian Institute of Management - in addition to these, the course "Introduction to Business," CGMG 282 is also required for C.I.M.

6 or 9 credits from the following:

  • ACCT 361 Management Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : The role of management accounting information to support internal management decisions and to provide performance incentives.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kevin Paul Parent, Antoinette Noviello (Fall) Pavlo Kalyta (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 211
  • BUSA 364 Business Law 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : An introduction to the legal system and basic legal principles affecting business. Tort negligence, contracts, forms of business organization, creditors' rights and bankruptcy.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Robert Cox, Jocelyn Perreault (Fall) Jocelyn Perreault, Robert Cox (Winter)

    • Restriction: This course cannot be double-counted from the Certificate in Management.
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the Canadian Institute of Management
  • BUSA 368 Business Law 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : An outline of the application of law to professional negligence, product liability, competition, corporate governance and employment. Review of particular contracts; sale, agency, mortgages, lease, insurance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: BUSA 364
    • Continuing Studies: CGA requirement
  • CGMG 210 Fundamentals of Project Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    General Management : Fundamental principles and best practices of project management essential to the successful development of projects or other complex undertakings within an organization; includes methods for defining, planning, and scheduling activities and resources.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sylvain Gauthier (Fall) Sylvain Gauthier (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to students currently in a program. Not open to Special Students.
  • CGMG 282 Introduction to Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    General Management : A broad introduction to business based on the functional areas: accounting, finance, human resources management, industrial relations, marketing, production, and general management. For each area lectures introduce basic concepts, which students apply to cases that depict the complexity of decision-making in the business world.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: George Dracopoulos (Winter)

    • This course is required by students fulfilling the C.I.M requirements.
  • ECON 295 Macroeconomic Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : This applied macroeconomics course focuses on current and recurrent macroeconomic issues important in understanding the public policy environment in which firms make their decisions. Topics include national accounts; national income determination; economic growth and fluctuations; money, monetary policy and financial markets; international trade and finance.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: John Saba, Paul Dickinson (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 293
    • Restriction: For B.Com. students
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 330 or ECON 352
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, I.C.B., the EA of AACI, and the CRA
    • Continuing Studies: not open to full-time day students
  • FINE 342 Finance 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : In-depth study of corporate finance, risk, diversification, portfolio analysis, and capital market theory.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Vadim di Pietro, Anas Aboulamer (Fall) Sujata Madan, Matthieu Bouvard (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
    • Restriction: For Finance Concentration/Major/Honours
    • Restriction: Only one of FINE 342 or FINE 343 can be counted for credit
  • FINE 343 Managerial Finance (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : A second course in Finance for students not pursuing the Finance Concentration. Topics include short and long term asset and liability management, risk and diversification, and the nature of capital markets. Cases, lectures, projects and discussions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: For non-Finance students
    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
    • Restriction: Only one of FINE 342 or FINE 343 can be counted for credit
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CGA, CMA, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Canadian Institute of Management (in addition to these, the course "Introduction to Business," CGMG 282 is also required for C.I.M.)
  • FINE 443 Applied Corporate Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Concepts and techniques are applied to problems faced by managers in Corporate Finance, such as working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, and mergers and acquisition. Application of theory and techniques through case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Larbi Hammami (Fall) Ruslan Goyenko, Larbi Hammami (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FINE 342
  • MGCR 331 Information Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to principles and concepts of information systems in organizations. Topics include information technology, transaction processing systems, decision support systems, database and systems development. Students are required to have background preparation on basic micro computer skills including spreadsheet and word-processing.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Animesh Animesh, Richard George Donovan, Sean Sutherland, Charles Quesnel (Fall) Richard George Donovan, Kunsoo Han (Winter)

    • Prerequisite (Continuing Studies): CMSC 101 College Algebra and Functions or equivalent Basic computer skills including DOS, Spreadsheets and Word-processing and Database
    • Restriction: Fall sections restricted to BCom students
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors, CMA, CGA
    • A special seminar will be available to those students who do not possess the above basic computer skills, at the students' own expense.
  • MGCR 360 Social Context of Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : This course examines how business interacts with the larger society. It explores the development of modern capitalist society, and the dilemmas that organizations face in acting in a socially responsible manner. Students will examine these issues with reference to sustainable development, business ethics, globalization and developing countries, and political activity.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Louis Romeo Chauvin, Nii Antiaye Addy, Jan J Jorgensen (Fall) Nii Antiaye Addy, Lindsay Holmgren (Winter)

  • MGCR 382 International Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the world of international business. Economic foundations of international trade and investment. The international trade, finance, and regulatory frameworks. Relations between international companies and nation-states, including costs and benefits of foreign investment and alternative controls and responses. Effects of local environmental characteristics on the operations of multi-national enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Elena Obukhova, David Schumacher, John Saba (Fall) Elena Obukhova, David Schumacher, John Saba (Winter)

  • MGCR 472 Operations Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Design, planning, establishment, control, and improvement of the activities/processes that create a firm's final products and/or services. The interaction of operations with other business areas will also be discussed. Topics include forecasting, product and process design, waiting lines, capacity planning, inventory management and total quality management.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Dadi Wang (Fall) Brian E Smith, Beste Kucukyazici, Mehmet Gumus, Shanling Li, Malleswara Talla (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent
    • Requirement for the Canadian Institute of Management
  • MGPO 450 Ethics in Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : An examination of the economic, legal and ethical responsibilities of managers in both private and public organizations. Through readings, case studies, discussions and projects the class evaluates alternative ethical systems and norms of behaviour and draws conclusions as to the right, proper and just decisions and actions in the face of moral dilemmas. The focus of this course is on the decision process, values and consistency of values of the individual and on the impact of systems control and incentives on managerial morality.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Diane Girard (Fall)

    • Restriction: U2 and U3 students only
  • MGSC 373 Operations Research 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : A realistic experience of analytical models which have been successfully applied in several areas of managerial decision-making like marketing, finance and IS. Emphasis on the formulation of problems, their solution approaches, limitations, underlying assumptions and practical use. Topics include: decision analysis, project management, simulation, linear and integer programming, sensitivity analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Brian E Smith (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271
    • Prerequisite (Continuing Studies): MGCR 273
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MGCR 373
    • Continuing Studies: CMA Requirement
  • ORGB 420 Managing Organizational Teams (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Theory, research, and applications. Principles of team processes and effectiveness in organizational settings, specifically the theoretical developments and empirical findings of group dynamics and team effectiveness, and practical strategies and skills for successful management of organizational teams.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sharyn Sepinwall, Garrfield Du Couturier-Nichol (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for I.C.B.
  • ORGB 423 Human Resources Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Issues involved in personnel administration. Topics include: human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance appraisal, organization development and change, issues in compensation and benefits, and labour-management relations.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Lisa Cohen, Maha Daoud (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222
    • Requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors

*Only one of these courses may be taken for credit in the certificate program.

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