Concentrations

Concentrations allow students to tailor their studies to their specific career goals and interests. A concentration is comprised of five courses (15 credits) selected from a chosen area. Students may choose from over 50 management electives courses, they also have the option of pursuing an independent research project in collaboration with a faculty member. They also have to choose a minimum of one concentration.

 

Finance

Finance

Emphasizes on how firms raise capital and on the optimal allocation of capital for investments. Students gain expertise in three subfields of finance - banking, corporate finance and investments. They gain an understanding of the functions related to corporate fund management and investment decision-making. This concentration prepares students for multiple careers, including investment banking, corporate finance, corporate treasury, asset management or risk management, among others.

“The Finance concentration will give you the tools to keep up with the rapid pace of financial innovation and prepare you for career opportunities in all areas of finance.” 

- Professor Benjamin Croitoru

Students must complete two required and three complementary courses.

Required courses (6 credits)

FINE 622 Modern Corporate Finance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 646 Investments & Portfolio Mgmt 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Complementary courses (9 credits)

At least 6 credits from:

FINE 541 Applied Investments 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 620 Corporate Mergers 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 630 Fixed Income Markets 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 635 Financial Risk Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 639 Derivatives & Risk Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 645 Money and Capital Markets 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 648 Applied Corporate Finance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 660 Global Investment Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 665 Invest. Strat. & Beh. Finance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 690 Advanced Topics in Finance 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 693 Global Capital Markets 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

FINE 694 International Corp. Finance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

At most 3 credits from:

ACCT 618 Financial Rep: Structure&Anal 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 692 Advanced Topics in Mgmt 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Only Topic: Merger and Acquisition Strategy

INSY 690 Advanced Topics in Mgmt IS 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Only Topic: Big Data and Business Intelligence

Marketing

Marketing

This concentration focuses on the development of skills in understanding customers and markets, creating value through products and services, evaluating the effectiveness of marketing programs, and managing customer relationships. It emphasizes understanding the market and stresses the formulation of successful marketing strategies in all types of environments. Just as consumer product companies market their goods, government agencies, non-profit institutions and other public organizations provide services which have to be marketed. Marketers must carefully define the product, inform consumers about it, present it in the best manner and decide on a price. The manner in which these activities are carried out is at the heart of an organization’s strategy. This concentration prepares students for multiple careers, including brand and product management, advertising, market research, project management or marketing and general consulting.

“The Marketing concentration provides an optimal mix of analytical and creative tools needed to understand customers in today’s dynamic marketplace.” 

- Professor Ashesh Mukherjee 

Students must complete two required and three complementary courses.

Required courses (6 credits)

3 credits from:

MRKT 658 Marketing Intelligence 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

3 credits from:

MRKT 652 Competitive Marketing Strategy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 657 Customer Insights 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Complementary courses (9 credits)

At least 6 credits from:

MRKT 645 Winning at Brands 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 652 Competitive Marketing Strategy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 654 Marketing Communications 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 655 Marketing Planning 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 657 Customer Insights 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 659 Advanced Business Marketing 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 690 Advanced Topics in Marketing 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 698 International Marketing Mgmt 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

At most 3 credits from:

INSY 645 Managing Electronic Commerce 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 690 Advanced Topics in Mgmt IS 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Only Topic: Big Data and Business Intelligence

ORGB 633 Managerial Negotiations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Global Strategy and Leadership

Global Strategy and Leadership

Drawing on a variety of cross-disciplinary courses, including strategy, organizational behaviour, entrepreneurship and international business, this concentration provides students with an integrated perspective on leading and shaping strategy to address today’s global business issues. Students develop the skills valued by employers in consulting, strategic planning, business development, project management, and related fields. Among the issues covered are how to take a firm international, how to lead and manage talent, how to manage a multicultural workforce, how to launch a new venture, how to negotiate effectively, and how to promote sustainable development.

“Global Strategy & Leadership provides an integrated approach to leading and managing organization and helps students develop skills needed in consulting, strategic planning, talent management and business development.”

- Professor Lisa Cohen

Students must complete two required and three complementary courses.

Required courses (6 credits)

3 credits from:

MGPO 630 Managing Strategy & Innovation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 683 International Business Policy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

3 credits from:

ORGB 680 Talent Mgmt in a Global World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 685 Cross Cultural Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Complementary courses (9 credits)

At least 6 credits from:

BUSA 614 Govnce of Corp: Contemp Issues 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 640 Launching New Ventures 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 660 CEO Insights 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 690 Advanced Topics in Mgmt 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INDR 633 Creating Wealth & Prosperity 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 615 Consulting for Change 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 630 Managing Strategy & Innovation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 637 Cases in Competitive Strategy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 638 Managing Org Politics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 640 Strategies for Sustainable Dev 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 645 Strategy in Context 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 651 Strategic Mgmt:Dev Countries 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 669 Managing Globalization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 683 International Business Policy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 633 Managerial Negotiations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 640 The Art of Leadership 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 680 Talent Mgmt in a Global World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ORGB 685 Cross Cultural Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

At most 3 credits from:

ACCT 618 Financial Rep: Structure&Anal 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 652 Competitive Marketing Strategy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGSC 602 Strategic Mgmt of Operations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Business Analytics [new] 

Technology and Innovation Management

The Business Analytics concentration equips students with the ability to apply data analytic techniques and tools to make better managerial decisions and drive superior business performance. Students will gain the ability to transform data into a powerful strategic asset. Students completing this concentration will have training in various methods and tools for analytics, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the strategic use of analytics for businesses.

“The skills, tools, and knowledge that students acquire in the Business Analytics concentration prepare them for the increasingly data-rich business world where data-driven decision making is critical.”

Professors Mehmet Gumus and Jui Ramaprasad 

Students must complete two required and three complementary courses.

Required courses (6 credits)

INSY 642 Tech. and Tools for Analytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2017 Course Title: INSY 690 Big Data and Business Analytics

MGSC 640 Fund. of Decision Analytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Complementary courses (9 credits)

At least 6 credits from:

MGSC 650 Operations and Risk Analytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 652 Predictive Analytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 653 Analytics for Dig Bus Models 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGSC 656 Analytics Consulting 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

At most 3 credits from:

MRKT 658 Marketing Intelligence 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MRKT 690 Advanced Topics in Marketing 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Only topic: Internet Marketing Analytics and Strategies

FINE 646 Investments & Portfolio Mgmt 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 690 Advanced Topics in Mgmt 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Only topic: People Analytics