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Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Management (Non-Thesis) (54 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Master of Business Admin

Program Requirements

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The MBA; Non-Thesis focuses on both hard and soft key management disciplines and skills in its required courses. Integration of the material in the required courses is accomplished with integration sessions midway through the first semester and at its end. The program is structured in such a way so as to allow for completion of the program in 16-20 months. There is maximum flexibility in the selection of electives taken, ranging from a customized set of electives reflecting the student’s own interests, to completing a specialization, i.e., taking a set of at least five electives chosen from lists of specializations (e.g. finance, strategy) compiled by the Program office based on input from Faculty Areas. Students can choose between doing an Internship, completing a Practicum or applying to do an exchange semester at a foreign university.

Required Courses (27 credits)

  • 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 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Ferguson, John-Paul (Fall)

  • 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 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Croitoru, Benjamin (Fall)

  • BUSA 695 Real-Time Decisions (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Business Admin : Analysis of an active decision being made by a partnering firm, make recommendations, and plan for implementation.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Ferguson, John-Paul (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 628

    • Restriction: MBA students only. Other Management Master's students require instructor approval.

  • MGCR 613 Managerial Economics (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : How economic systems and markets work, a command of how concepts and models developed by economists can be used in managerial decisions, a familiarity with the more practical aspects of competitive behaviour and the structure of competition, and a good appreciation of issues arising in the development of corporate goals and strategies. The use of economic analysis in strategy formulation.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Madan, Sujata (Fall)

  • MGCR 614 Management Statistics (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : The use of up-to-date statistical analysis to extract information from a set of data. The emphasis will be placed on the application and interpretation of results rather than on formal statistical theory; the challenge will be in the selection of the appropriate statistical methodology to address the problem and an understanding of the limitations of this answer. Full integration of the use of statistical software with statistical analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Gumus, Mehmet (Fall)

  • MGCR 617 Operations Management (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : A comprehensive introduction to the fundamental decisions and tradeoffs associated with the management of a firm's production and service activities will be examined. It is a study of how production and service systems can be effectively designed, utilized and managed in order for them to compete successfully on the basis of different parameters.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Gumus, Mehmet (Fall)

  • MGCR 618 Leadership and Professional Skills (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the leadership and professional skills needed for success in the 21st century in a rapidly changing global environment. Topics covered include self-awareness, personal branding, models of leadership, leading teams, influencing others, critical thinking, professionalism, making effective presentations, and job search skills.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Rubineau, Brian (Fall)

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  • MGCR 620 Information Systems (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Overview of the information systems issues that influence the management of organizations. Understanding (as opposed to computation) of the impact of information technology on firm operations and benefits and limitations of information technology, as it relates to the essential core knowledge needed for day-to-day managerial activity.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Han, Kunsoo (Fall)

  • MGCR 622 Organizational Strategy (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Organizational strategy concerns the process through which managers position their business or unit favourably against competitors, with customers, and in accordance with societal needs. This course emphasizes the skills that managers need to assess strategic threats and opportunities, match them with internal competencies to develop a strategy, devise action plans to realize the strategy, and continually develop capabilities to keep the organization viable.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Nason, Robert (Fall)

  • MGCR 638 Marketing Management (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : A comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of marketing. The primary focus is on understanding customers and creating value by offering solutions to their problems that can be branded, communicated and distributed using an omnichannel approach. Appreciate Marketing importance for business, and how to design winning marketing plans for organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Vakratsas, Demetrios (Fall)

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • MGCR 639 Managing Organizational Behaviour (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Social processes that affect human behaviour and decision-making, and tactics for building and managing an organization that help such processes work for you rather than against you. Advantage, and the link between organizational design and capabilities. Different organizational designs for optimizing different types of innovation, grapple with the coordination/motivation tradeoff, explore how organizations try to use culture to relax that tradeoff, distinguish between formal and informal structures and power, and tie these ideas together when designing and leading teams.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Ferguson, John-Paul (Fall)

  • MGCR 640 Accounting and Financial Reporting (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : The use of internally generated accounting information for decision making, planning and control purposes. The concepts and techniques involved in developing and interpreting accounting information that is relevant and useful for managers.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Levy, Philippe (Fall)

  • MGCR 642 Financial Reporting (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Managing financial resources, students will learn how discounting and capital budgeting techniques help managers decide which projects should receive funding. Also the limitations of Net Present Value analysis and ways to adjust decisions to accommodate these pitfalls. How to value these instruments and the important role they play in risk-taking.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Croitoru, Benjamin (Fall)

  • MGCR 660 International Study Trip (4.5 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 2022

    Instructors: Ferguson, John-Paul (Winter)

* Choose EITHER BUSA 650 or BUSA 651. Students who participate in an International Exchange
(12 credits of elective courses) are exempt from BUSA 650/BUSA 651; 6 additional credits of elective courses
are required to complete the 54-credit requirement.

Elective Courses (27 credits)

27 credits of courses are chosen from 600-level courses offered by the Faculty. Course choice must be approved by a program adviser in the Faculty.

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