Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Management (Non-Thesis): General Management (48 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Master of Business Admin

Program Requirements

The M.B.A.; Non-Thesis - General Management program focuses on hard and soft management disciplines and skills. There is maximum flexibility in the program based on input from Faculty areas. This streamlined 12-month program does not allow a student to do an internship.

Required Courses (21 credits)

  • BUSA 695 Real-Time Decisions (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Business Admin : An integrative perspective on the progressive stages of integrative understanding, from basic management skills looking inward to basic and specialized management skills looking both inward and outward. Emphasis on tools that focus on a holistic view of the organization, management of the enterprise from multiple perspectives and the resolution of conflicting viewpoints. Includes emphasis on sustainability, monetization strategy to enter the carbon offset market and a commercialization strategy for a biotech start-up with applications to the pharma industry.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Findlay, Sylvia Miriyam (Winter)

    • 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 (including ESG) and strategies. The use of economic analysis in strategy formulation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Open only to M.B.A. students.

  • MGCR 614 Management Statistics (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Use of up-to-date statistical analysis to extract information from a set of data, including 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 the limitations. The social aspects of statistical analysis, the ethical implications of data collection, privacy concerns, and the potential impact of statistical results on different societal groups.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to M.B.A. students.

  • MGCR 617 Operations Management (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to the fundamental decisions and trade-offs associated with the management of a firm's production and service activities. 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. Analyzing and optimizing production and service processes to minimize waste, reduce carbon emissions to achieve net-zero impact, and enhance resource efficiency. Exploring emerging trends and innovative approaches in sustainable operations, including the use of digital technologies, data analytics to ensure competitiveness while contributing to a more socially responsible business environment.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to M.B.A. students

  • 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 sustainable leadership, ethics and corporate governance, influencing others, critical thinking, professionalism, making effective presentations, and job search skills.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Ody-Brasier, Amandine (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Open only to M.B.A. students.

  • 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 with a special focus given to digital platforms. The impact of information technology on firm operations and the benefits as well as limitations of information technology, as it relates to the essential core knowledge needed for day-to-day managerial activity. Includes green IT as well as sustainability and IT.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to M.B.A. students.

  • MGCR 622 Organizational Strategy (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Analysis and improvement of the competitive position of organizations, including various tools for studying both the internal characteristics (e.g., resources, capabilities, and core competencies) and external environments (e.g., economic, sociocultural, political-legal, and sustainable-physical segments, and industry structure), “value” implications of different strategic initiatives (e.g., strategic positioning, diversification, mergers and acquisitions, and alliances). Disentanglement between the creation, addition, and appropriation of “value” and extension of the concept of “value” beyond merely “economic value” to also include social and environmental value, i.e., triple-bottom-line.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to M.B.A. students.

  • 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 the importance of marketing for business, marketing and ESG adoption and for designing winning marketing plans for organizations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • **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.

    • Restriction: Open only to M.B.A. students.

  • MGCR 639 Managing Organizational Behaviour (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Exploration of social processes that affect human behaviour and decision making, and tactics for building and managing organizations. Different organizational designs for optimizing different types of innovation. The intersection of organizational behaviour and sustainability, covering environmental but also social aspects of the latter. The ethics of management, including the governance of AI. The role of culture in organizations and the management of organizational culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to M.B.A. students.

  • 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 financial reporting including concepts and techniques in developing and interpreting accounting information. Identification of information that is relevant and useful for stakeholder decision making and analysis. Governance and ethical issues relating to the framework, accuracy and integrity of how this information is prepared and presented.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to M.B.A. students.

  • MGCR 642 Financial Reporting (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Basics of investments, including stocks, bonds and portfolio analysis, and the management of a company’s financial resources. How discounting and capital budgeting techniques help managers decide which projects should receive funding. The focus will be on Net Present Value analysis and its limitations. How financial indicators are not always sufficient and do not incorporate considerations such as sustainability and the need to act ethically.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to M.B.A. students.

  • 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 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction: Restricted to MBA students only

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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