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Major Information Technology Management (72 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

This BCom.; Major Information Technology Management focuses on a blend of theoretical concepts, hands-on tools, and actual case studies to identify business problems and opportunities, analyze business processes, and develop and implement information systems to support them. The Program covers a variety of topics including strategic planning and investment in information technologies, analysis, design, and deployment of information systems, understanding the opportunities and challenges of web-based businesses, and managing resistance to IT-initiated changes in organization.

Required Courses (60 credits)

Management Core

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Zhang, Jingjing; Lee, Dongyoung (Fall) Roh, Yongoh (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Findlay, Sylvia Miriyam; Gordon, Sarah; Ody-Brasier, Amandine (Fall) Mackey, Jeraul; Dakhlallah, Diana; Galperin, Roman (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 233 Data Programming for Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to data programming for management students.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Mozahem, Najib; Havakhor, Taha (Fall) Mozahem, Najib (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U0 and U1 B.Com. students.

  • MGCR 250 Expressive Analysis for Management. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Focusing on skills with respect to analysis, writing and presentation in management.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Holmgren, Lindsay; Hards, Ashley; Farmer, Emily; Allaster, John (Fall) Holmgren, Lindsay (Winter)

    • Open to U0 and U1 B.Com. students. Not open to students who have taken BUSA 250.

  • MGCR 271 Business Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Statistical concepts and methodology, their application to managerial decision-making, real-life data, problem-solving and spreadsheet modeling. Topics include: descriptive statistics; normal distributions, sampling distributions and estimation, hypothesis testing for one and two populations, goodness of fit, analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Frieden, Gabriel; Glew, Rob (Fall) Farajollahzadeh, Setareh; Frieden, Gabriel; Glew, Rob (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MATH 122 and MATH 123 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students. Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 227D1/D2, ECON 257D1/D2, MATH 203 at McGill, MATH 204, MATH 324, PSYC 204; students with an exemption from High School or CEGEP for MATH 203 will NOT be exempt from MCGR 271.

    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Sidthidet, Taweewan (Fall)

  • MGCR 294 The Firm in the Macroeconomy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Topics and tools of macroeconomics such as national accounting, the IS-LM model, the drivers of output and business cycles, and the basics of monetary policy and inflation. Emphasis on financial markets, the role of expectations, and the reasons for possible deviations from full information market efficiency.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Abramson, David (Fall) Ghosh, Anisha; Augustin, Patrick (Winter)

  • MGCR 331 Information Technology Management (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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Tanguay, Sol; Goodman, Matthew (Fall) Tanguay, Sol (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: di Pietro, Vadim (Fall) De Motta, Adolfo; di Pietro, Vadim (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 352 Principles of Marketing (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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Etemad, Hamid; Aronovitch, Aviva; Cyrius, Fabienne; Blanchette, Simon (Fall) Doré, Bruce; Zhao, Clarice (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to U1, U2, U3 students.

  • MGCR 372 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Ding, Yichuan Daniel; Cohen, Maxime (Fall) Bai, Bing; Hariss, Rim; Glew, Rob (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Restrictions: Open to U1, U2, U3 students. Not open to students who have taken MGCR 472.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Melville, Donald; Zavosh, Ghahhar (Fall) Melville, Donald; Zavosh, Ghahhar (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Banerjee, Mitali; Zavosh, Ghahhar; Lyubman, Liliya (Fall) David, Robert James; An, Kwangjun; Moore, Karl (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

  • MGCR 460 Social Context of Business. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Examination of how business interacts with the larger society. Exploration of the development of modern capitalist society, and the dilemmas that organizations face in acting in a socially responsible manner. Examination of these issues with reference to sustainable development, business ethics, globalization and developing countries, and political activity.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Fangwa Nantcho, Anicet; Page, Gina; Horner, Hervé Robert (Fall) Holmgren, Lindsay (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to U2 and U3 students. Not open to students who have taken MGCR 360.

Major

  • INSY 331 Managing and Organizing Digital Technology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Tools and concepts necessary to manage information systems in an organization: hardware/software/telecom administration, knowledge discovery/management, web-technologies, and computer security. Focuses on both mechanical aspects of IT and conceptual understanding with regard to impact on business organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Tayyab, Syed Muhammad Usman (Fall)

  • INSY 333 Systems Analysis and Modeling (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : First two phases of the software development life cycle. Techniques used to conduct system requirement analysis, practical application of the analyst role in identifying operational problems, defining information system requirements, working with technical and non-technical staff, and making recommendations for system improvement.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Han, Kunsoo (Fall) Han, Kunsoo (Winter)

  • INSY 341 Developing Business Applications (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Fundamental programming techniques, concepts, and data structures. Discusses modularization and maintainability. Emphasis on facilitating communication and understanding between systems analysts and programmers to support decision-making.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Animesh, Animesh (Winter)

  • INSY 431 IT Implementation Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Exposure to a variety of real-life strategic and operational issues that arise when implementing IT. It may involve the selection process of an information technology, its introduction, implementation, management and/or improvement.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Lapointe, Liette (Winter)

  • INSY 437 Managing Data and Databases (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Management of organizational data, implementation of database management systems, and the roles and responsibilities of data management personnel. Explores different models of data representation with an emphasis on the relational model; simple and complex SQL queries.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Animesh, Animesh (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331

    • Management: students are encouraged to take this course as early as possible in their program.

  • INSY 450 Information Systems Project Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Practical principles of project management essential to successful IS development projects or other complex undertakings within an organization; includes methods for defining, planning, and scheduling activities and resources. Discusses managerial and behavioural issues.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Borwankar, Sameer (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331 or permission of Instructor and approval of the BCom Office

    • Restrictions: Restricted to U2 and U3 students.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

3-12 credits selected from:

  • INSY 339 Digital Consulting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Developing a digital technology consulting practice by exploring the right sequence of phases: entry and scoping of technology, contracting, diagnosis and data collection, managing resistance and feedback, effective technology implementation. Case studies on big data analytics, user experience and e-commerce.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Tanguay, Sol (Winter)

  • INSY 432 Digital Business Models (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Discusses the role of the information systems in enabling new digital business models within and across organizations. Focuses on platforms and models of the sharing economy in different industries as well as new forms of business activities enabled by technologies. Discusses economic, strategic and organizational issues of these models.

    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.

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331

    • Restricted to U2 and U3 students.

  • INSY 434 Topics in Information Systems 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Current topics in the area of information systems.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Khern-am-nuai, Warut (Fall)

  • INSY 440 E-Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Build the knowledge base and skills needed to face today's electronic business challenges, opportunities, and issues. Explore important concepts, models, tools and applications related to e-business.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Tanguay, Sol (Fall)

  • INSY 442 Data Analysis and Visualization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Overview of methods and tools for analyzing business data to improve business decision-making, focusing on data visualization using hands-on learning.

    Terms: Fall 2024

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

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 331 or permission of the instructor and approval of the BCom ProgramOffice.

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2 and U3 students.

  • INSY 444 Online Communities and Open Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : This course is intended to help students learn about and analyze the phenomena of online communities and open innovation. The potential of OI to revolutionize markets and businesses will be a core part of the course.

    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.

  • INSY 455 Technology and Innovation for Sustainability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : The role of information and other technologies in the size and nature of an organization’s environmental ‘footprint’. Achieving sustainability through strategic innovation, such as digitization, recycling, reuse of materials, sustainable design, LEED certifications, smart grids and energy metrics. Analyzing the environmental benefits and hidden costs of novel technologies.

    Terms: Winter 2025

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

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students.

0-9 credits selected from:

  • INSY 336 Data Handling and Coding for Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Preparation and analysis of data for business analytics. Topics include: data acquisition, data manipulation and computer programming for statistical analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Lee, Kyunghee (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331

    • Restrictions: Open to U2 and U3 students.

  • INSY 446 Data Mining for Business Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Practical methods and techniques for data mining and predictive analytics to solve business problems. Use of statistical tools for hands-on learning. Topics covered include supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and text mining.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Lee, Kyunghee (Fall)

  • INSY 448 Text and Social Media Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : The unlimited opportunities that exist today to leverage the power of user generated content analytics, focusing on questions ranging from strategic to operational matters pertaining to a firm’s social media initiatives, metrics to capture relevant outcomes, and predictive analysis to link social media chatter to business performance.

    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.

    • Prerequisite(s): MGCR 331, INSY 336 or permission of the instructor and approval of the BCom ProgramOffice.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to U2 and U3 students.

  • INSY 463 Deep Learning for Business Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Theory of Neural Networks and its applications for business analytics, including how to build and train Neural Networks to derive insights from unstructured text and image data in business contexts. Introduction to the ecosystem of software packages needed in Python, including: NumPy, Pandas, Sklearn. The theory and implementation of Neural Networks and Deep Learning. How to apply various deep learning models to real-world problems and demonstration of their power in the new data-abundant business world.

    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.

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