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Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)/Japan; Management (Non-Thesis) — Technology and Innovation Management (57 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Master of Business Admin

Program Requirements

**This program is currently not offered.**

The McGill MBA Japan program of the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University is the leading MBA program in Japan, and one of the leading weekend programs in Asia. Designed for working people with several years of experience, the McGill MBA Japan program allows you to complete a Master of Business Administration program on weekends, without leaving employment.

Based on McGill’s world-leading Integrative MBA Curriculum, the MBA Japan program allows you to complete a full MBA by studying two weekends per month in as little as 20 months. Taught by world-leading professors from McGill’s home campus, the MBA Japan attracts highly qualified students from Japan and around the globe.

As technology reshapes the globe and innovations transform markets and organizations, the 21st century manager will be deeply immersed in technology and innovation management. As information technology is now present in more products and processes, managers need to understand the processes surrounding its strategic use and development. As manufacturing and service operations now stretch the globe, issues of logistics and supply chain integration become more important. As innovative products increasingly create and transform markets, managers must master the technology development process. This concentration provides tools, frameworks, and integration of all aspects of organizational operations, supply chain, IT processes and innovation management. Students following this concentration will be uniquely qualified to take jobs in new product development, IT strategy, operations and supply chain management, and technology consulting. A unique aspect of the concentration is the capstone project course where students work on solving a real-life technology innovation problem.

Required Core Courses (21 credits)

All M.B.A. students must complete the following core courses:

  • MGCR 629 Global Leadership (1 credit)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the leadership challenges of the 21st century in a rapidly changing global environment at the intersection of business and society.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nancy J Adler (Fall)

  • MGCR 650 Business Tools (2 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the practical usage of standard business tools and frameworks.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Derek Hart, Philippe Levy (Fall)

    • Intensive course: 13 hours per week for 2 weeks, for a total of 26 contact hours.
  • MGCR 651 Managing Resources (4 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the challenges of acquiring and developing various resources in the firm, including financial capital, human talent, and information technology.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Benjamin Croitoru, Suzanne Gagnon, Yeona Jang, Jui Ramaprasad, Brian Rubineau, Liette Lapointe (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 650
    • Intensive course: 7.5 hours per week, over 7 weeks for a total of 52 contact hours
  • MGCR 652 Value Creation (4 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Offers a comprehensive overview of the value creation process in business sectors by exploring the inter-relationships among the partners in the value chain.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sujata Madan, Demetrios Vakratsas, Saibal Ray, Mehmet Gumus, Thomas Dotzel (Fall) Sujata Madan, Mehmet Gumus, Thomas Dotzel (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 650.
    • Intensive course: 7.5 hours per week, over 7 weeks for a total of 52 contact hours.
  • MGCR 653 Markets and Globalization (4 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : A review of macro-environment in which firms compete, and the linkages which exist between the domestic and global economies. Topics such as trade, fiscal and monetary policy, interest rates, exchange rates, and balance of payments will be covered.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Steve Maguire, Francesca Carrieri, Demetrios Vakratsas (Fall) Saurabh Mishra, Nicholas Matziorinis, Karl James Moore (Winter)

    • Intensive course: 13 hours per week over 4 weeks for a total of 52 contact hours.
  • MGCR 660 International Study Trip (6 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : This course aims to provide students a comprehensive understanding of the process of internationalization as well as managing an enterprise/organization in an international setting. Students will participate in an organized study trip outside of Canada, to a city with significant international business.

    Terms: Winter 2015

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

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 629, MCGR 650, MGCR 651, MGCR 652, MGCR 653
    • Restriction: Restricted to MBA students only

Required Concentration Courses (6 credits)

Students choosing the Technology and Innovation Management concentration must complete these required courses:

  • INSY 606 Technology Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : Technological innovation, management of the R&D process, economic assessment and justification, and the state of the art in service, manufacturing, open source, and IT innovation.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Yeona Jang (Winter)

  • MGSC 616 Technology in Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : Strategic and operational issues that arise when managing technological innovation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Samer Faraj, Nafiz Vedat Verter (Fall)

    • Restriction: To students in the Technology and Innovation Management Concentration

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

9 credits selected from the following courses toward the concentration:

  • INSY 607 Technology Consulting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : Technology consultation management, focusing on analysis, presentation, leadership, team building, and cross-discipline work.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Yeona Jang (Winter)

  • INSY 608 Winning with IT (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : How information technology has impacted and changed work, processes, and markets. Successful technology deployment and strategies are identified and analyzed.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Yeona Jang (Fall)

  • INSY 609 Technology Project Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : Managing a technology consultation practice.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Larry Tansey (Fall)

  • INSY 633 Knowledge Management and Technology for Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : Types of organizational knowledge and their value for organizations, analysing knowledge processes, and assessing tools and technologies for managing knowledge.

    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.

  • INSY 645 Managing Electronic Commerce (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : This course will provide students with an understanding of e-commerce. The most important concepts, models, tools and applications related to e-commerce will be studied. The primary objective of the course is to explore the knowledge and the skills that an IS professional should develop to face this new reality in business organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Pano Mark Xinos (Fall)

  • MGPO 650 Managing Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Policy : To survive competitively, many organizations need to develop new products successfully and consistently, yet established firms often face difficulties responding to new opportunities. This course examines the strategic, organizational, and interdepartmental aspects of the new product development process to understand why problems occur and what managers can do about them. Topic areas include (1) the creative synthesis of market possibilities with technological potential; (2) the collaborative coordination of diverse functions in the firm; and (3) the strategic connection between the project and the firm's strategy and structure.

    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.

  • MGSC 602 Strategic Management of Operations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : Tools, conceptual frameworks, and technological understanding necessary to manage operations in today's increasingly competitive marketplace.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Saibal Ray (Fall)

  • MGSC 603 Logistics Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : The management of the logistics functions in a manufacturing firm. Internal logistics includes the design and operation of a production-distribution system, with emphasis on the management of supply chains in global manufacturing companies. External logistics includes an analysis of the prevailing sourcing strategies and alternative means of customer satisfaction. Important tools such as forecasting techniques and information technology are also covered.

    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 (Undergraduate): MGSC 472
  • MGSC 605 Total Quality Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : The topics include: Top Management Commitment, Leadership Style, Bench Marking, Employee involvement, Human Resource Utilization, Employee Motivation, Quality Function Deployment, Statistical Techniques for Quality Improvement including the seven tools of quality and statistical process control. New topics of ISO9000, Just-in-Time, "Kaizen" and Return-of Quality are also discussed. Students are encouraged to do industry projects on TQM.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Alexandre Boussetta (Winter)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MGCR 272 or MGCR 274
  • MGSC 615 Procurement and Distribution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : Key strategic, operational and technological issues associated with the role of procurement and distribution, including selection and management of suppliers, international sourcing, price determination, e-purchasing, and auctions. It will explore traditional as well as emerging business models and emphasize the use of operations-related technologies.

    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.

    • Course will run for 7 days (exam on the last day). Therefore, classes will be held on June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and July 6.
    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the first lecture day and withdrawal is the second lecture day.
  • MGSC 631 Analysis: Production Operations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : This course presents a framework for design and control of modern production and inventory systems, and bridges the gap between theory and practice of production and inventory management. The course develops analytical concepts in the area and highlights their applications in manufacturing industry. The course is divided into three segments. The first segment looks at the production planning process and discusses in detail the resource allocation issues. The second segment deals with analysis and operation of inventory systems. The third segment integrates production planning and inventory control and looks at various integrated models for determining replenishment quantities and production lots.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Dadi Wang (Fall)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MGCR 472
  • ORGB 625 Managing Organizational Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Examine strategies of organizational development (OD) that enhance the organization's capacity to respond to change, maximize productivity and allow employees to experience dignity and meaning in their work. Explores the strategic, techno-structural, human process, and human resource management types of OD interventions. In addition, the course will provide opportunities for the practice of various OD skills (process consultation, feedback, observation) which enable managers to identify dysfunctional policies or behaviours. The fundamental theoretical framework of the course will draw upon developments in the behavioural and socio-technical systems approaches to organizational change.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Ruthanne Huising (Fall)

The remaining 15 credits of courses are chosen from 500- and 600-level courses offered by the Faculty.

6 credits from the following:

  • BUSA 650 Internship (6 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Business Admin : An on-the-job experience in a corporation or organization supervised by an academic faculty member.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Richard George Donovan (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MBA Core (MGCR 629, MGCR 650, MGCR 651, MGCR 652, and MGCR 653)
  • BUSA 651 Practicum (6 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Business Admin : A practical project which provides an opportunity to explore and recommend solutions to a business issue within a corporation or organization.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Derek Hart (Fall) Derek Hart (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MBA Core (MGCR 629, MGCR 650, MGCR 651, MGCR 652, and MGCR 653).
Desautels Faculty of Management—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)