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Graduate Courses in the Faculty of Business Administration

Business 5492 Integrative Analysis and Professional Judgement in Accounting View Details
The purpose of this course is to help students develop the skill set and judgement required by professional accountants in identifying, prioritizing, and analyzing multiple issues and developing practical recommendations that require a holistic perspective of the entire organization and its stakeholders. Students will be required to display and utilize their enabling competencies while drawing upon their technical knowledge that spans across all competency areas. This course will make extensive use of comprehensive, integrative cases and will require students to prepare written reports and make formal presentations in both group and individual settings
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Business 5711 Management Research Project I View Details
Credit Weight: 0.5
Notes: May only be taken by students in the MSc Management program.

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Business 5055 Contemporary Issues in Organizations View Details
Explores contemporary issues facing managers through a stakeholder framework, emphasizing business' social and ethical responsibilities to both external and internal stakeholder groups. Covers issues related to ethical and social responsibility, leadership, stewardship, governance, organizational structure, and other factors influencing organizations and their role in society.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5034 Marketing Management View Details
Conveys the key concepts of marketing and how they fit into the larger context of management strategy and decisions. Both the practical "how" and the fundamental "why" of marketing activities are presented in the light of contributions from behavioural science, economics and statistics. The goal is to communicate concepts and develop thought processes that can provide the foundation for further course work and future experience in marketing and also to provide sufficient understanding for those who will only need interaction with the marketing function and its managers.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5071 Strategic Management View Details
The first part of the capstone strategy portion of the MBA program, Business 5071 addresses issues that affect the overall direction of the organizations and emphasizes the general manager's perspective in strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and evaluation and control of strategy. This multi-disciplinary course draws on concepts and frameworks developed in economics, finance, accounting, organizational behaviour and politics. By integrating these functional areas of the organization, students will hone their analytical and managerial skills necessary to prepare an organization for challenges posed by this century and beyond.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by students in the MBA program.

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Business 5095 Social Entrepreneurship View Details
Provides an overview of the theory and practice associated with applying entrepreneurship principles to starting and operating a social enterprise. Covers start-up; financing; growth; alliances and collaboration; and performance management of such enterprises. Highlights examples across varied contexts such as non-profit; for-profit; and government sectors. Students will learn a set of conceptual frameworks from cutting-edge social enterprise research from across the world illustrated through case studies in international settings.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 5035

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5014 Communication and Persuasion View Details
Develops communication skills and strategies including relationship marketing, reputation management, effective communication methods, interpersonal communication. Includes effectively providing feedback and negative information as well as managing communication in a crisis.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5017 Managerial Economics View Details
Designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of the economic environment in the success of modern organizations. The overall aim of the course is to familiarize the participants with applied economic principles including: demand and forecasting, theory of the firm, production and cost, competition, pricing strategies, marketing structures and the role of government in modern market economy.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5238 Seminar in Human Resources Management View Details
Focuses on the management aspect of human resources in order to create an environment that is conducive to maximum productivity. Participants will research and make presentations on effective strategies for attracting, retaining, training and motivating employees. Emphasis will be placed on integrating human resources theories, concepts and practices in all research and presentations.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 5096 Research Methods II View Details
Focuses on quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Applies parametric and non-parametric univariate and multivariate statistics, including data computations and power analysis. Also applies data reduction, coding, and thematic analysis in qualitative research.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 5056

Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 5053 Databases and Business Intelligence View Details
Provides an overview of databases and their role in the contemporary competitive environment. Covers concepts, tools, and techniques surrounding the use of data for supporting managerial decisions. Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to identify opportunities for the application of business intelligence, apply analytical tools in an effective manner, and interpret results in the context of organizational goals.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 5013

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5031 Business Law View Details
An overview of commercial law intended to assist business students and entrepreneurs to understand the legal framework in which businesses operate. Topics include negligence, property and the knowledge economy, business organizations including corporate law, and creditor/debtor relationships. Contract law will be emphasized, with principles illustrated through a study of employment contracts and domestic and international sale of goods transactions.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5318 Organizational Behaviour View Details
Designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of human behaviour under the constraints imposed by modern organizations. Students will be exposed to the human side of managing organization in today’s environment including links between the organization’s strategy, its human resources, the internal systems and processes.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5472 Advanced Concepts in Taxation View Details
The primary focus of this course are the advanced topics within the scope of Federal taxation as provided by the Canadian Income Tax Act. Reference will also be made to HST. The course will deal with the tax consequences of rollovers, corporate reorganizations, partnerships, trusts, succession plans, and scientific research and development expenditures. This course will make use of comprehensive case analysis, group discussions and research of court cases.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Business 5013 Management Information Systems View Details
Integrates management concepts and business technology issues. Explores how business technology may be implemented and managed to support tactical and strategic decision-making activities, collaboration, and knowledge work. Covers organizational systems, social media, software, databases, business analytics, telecommunications, information security, and emerging technologies as well as relevant concepts, theories, frameworks, and issues. Focuses on the intersection of business technology and other disciplines, including marketing, strategic management, computer science, knowledge management, organizational behavior, psychology, etc.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5059 International Financial Management View Details
Introduces students to fundamental principles and issues in the field of international financial management from the perspective of investors and multinational corporations. Topics include international monetary system, balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, management of foreign exchange risk, interest rate and currency swaps, and international equity markets.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 5039

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5078 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution View Details
Develops skills in dispute resolution through the examination and practice of techniques including negotiation and other conflict resolution strategies.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5801 (9801) Management Research Project II View Details
Credit Weight: 1.0
Notes: May only be taken by students in the MSc Management program.

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Business 5079 Seminar in Finance View Details
Selected topics in corporate finance, investment and derivative securities. Students will become familiar with empirical research methods and develop solid understanding of financial theories and practice.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 5412 Financial Statement Analysis & Security Valuation View Details
This course is intended to improve a student’s understanding of how business processes, accounting policies, and accounting estimates impact financial statements. Students will be encouraged to view a firm through its financial statements and to carry out the appropriate financial statement analysis to value the firm’s debt and equity instruments. Financial statement analysis will be conducted with consideration for the various users and stakeholders of the financial statements. The course focuses on equity valuation and discuss various asset and earnings based approaches.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Business 5036 Seminar in Operations and Supply Chain Management View Details
Provides students with the "state-of-the-art" knowledge of operations management concepts as well as the most widely used tools and methods to efficiently and effectively design and manage production and distribution. Special emphasis will be on supply chain management, which encompasses all of those activities associated with the movement and transformation of goods from the raw-materials stage through to the end user. The course will focus on how to develop an integrated infrastructure that coordinates and integrates all of the activities within and between organizations into a seamless process.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 5211 Current Issues in Management View Details
An exploration of the current issues in management that aims to consolidate the current level of knowledge of management. The content will link management theory with management practices through readings, case studies, dialectic inquiry, and discussion. The role and responsibility of the manager will be emphasized. The main issues covered include ethics, governance, management of change, leadership, and diversity. The course is designed to improve managerial thought and skills by using the assigned readings as a catalyst to draw on prior course work and/or work experiences in exploring current managerial issues.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 5731 Special Topics in Management View Details
An in-depth study of specific topics in management. Selection of topics may vary from year to year.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5432 Performance Measurement & Control View Details
Primarily a case based course, this course is designed to develop an understanding of performance and risk management issues. Student learn organisational expectations, successful strategy implementation, risk management and measurement, control and evaluation of individual/organisational performance. The course also highlights differences between control issues related to not-for –profit organisations. The cases used in the course integrate knowledge from business disciplines including Strategy, Operations, Finance, Taxation, Human Resource and Organisation Behaviour. Topics include corporate social responsibility, enterprise risk management, organisational and individual performance management and Planning for non-for-profit and government organisations.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Business 5054 Seminar in Marketing View Details
Introduces the students to recently developed methodologies and management science models for improving marketing-decision effectiveness. Model development and scientific process as applied in marketing decision-making is emphasized. After an introduction to the role of models in analyzing and solving marketing problems, the seminar covers the major scientific tools for structuring marketing problems in quantitative model form and the calibration of such models. Micromarketing decision models that incorporate the individual elements of the marketing mix are reviewed, including marketing planning models that are integrated for marketing-mix decisions, product line planning and market structure analysis. The concept and application of a marketing decision support system will be developed.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 5091 Capstone Project View Details
Students will apply the concepts, theories, and frameworks of strategic management that they learned throughout the MBA Program to real situations faced by private or public, non-profit organizations. Students are expected to prepare a detailed report of findings and analyses, with concrete and realistic recommendations for the future. The course will test students' ability to gather information, process and analyze information, and develop recommendations under tight time constraints.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 5071
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by students in the MBA program.

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Business 5212 Seminar in Accounting Issues View Details
Surveys some of the more significant and widely researched aspects of financial accounting and managerial accounting. Current research in areas such as market-based accounting research and managerial decision making will be examined. Students are exposed to various philosophical, methodological and statistical concepts and issues which are basic to reading and conducting accounting research. Emphasis will be placed on strengthening the student's ability to evaluate research in a critical and reflective way.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 5236 Supply Chain and Logistics Management View Details
Covers key activities related to the interrelation and dynamics of logistics and supply chain management areas, including transportation, warehousing, inventory management, and purchasing.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 5016

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5052 Financial Reporting and Analysis View Details
Provides a user perspective on the role of financial accounting and reporting in capturing and conveying economic information about an organization. Students are introduced to principles and concepts underlying accounting information and recording, compiling, summarizing, organizing and processing accounting information. Student will also become familiar with the format, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements for better decision-making and learn how to use the concepts and vocabulary of accounting to communicate business performance.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5011 Management Theory View Details
Provides an overview of management history and theory, schools of management thought, the functions and processes of management, and the environment within which the modern manager operates. To develop an understanding of how modern management theory evolved. The content is aimed to develop a critical understanding of the scholarly purposes of different theories, to help participants to apply these theories in formulating their own research, and to promote understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of management theory. The course will provide a historical background of the emergence of the field of management theory, and map the terrain of the theory along levels of analysis (like micro, macro and meso), along the lines of disciplinary backgrounds and influence of multiple disciplines such as sociology, psychology, economics, anthropology and art.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 5338 Organizational Design and Analysis View Details
Provides an overview of organizational design and theory in relation to various schools of management thought, as well as the functions and processes of organizational management including the analysis tools that leaders may employ to improve organizational efficiency and strategy implementation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5076 Quantitative Analysis in Management View Details
The use of quantitative techniques for management decision making with applications in business. The course is concerned with the theory and application of mathematical and statistical tools in the modeling and analysis of business problems. The content includes topics in decision analysis, mathematical programming, statistical forecasting models, statistical decision support modeling, and data analysis.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 5033 Project Management View Details
Provides students with the basic tools and techniques managing projects and the foundation of project management knowledge for managerial decision-making. Aligned with the Project Management Institute’s guidelines, the focus is on project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, legal issues, and procurement management. Develops the competencies and skills for planning and controlling projects and understanding interpersonal issues that drive successful project outcomes.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5110 International Business View Details
Provides students with a systematic understanding of the fundamental aspects of the global business environment that influence business decisions and behavior. Participants will understand the structural economic factors that determine locational advantages, the way government policies both promote and restrain the integration of national economies with the global economy, and the impact of volatility in the global macroeconomic environment on international business strategy. Case studies will be used to relate these concepts to actual business problems.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5039 Managerial Finance View Details
Focus is on the theory and practice of analyzing the major financial decisions made by management. Asset valuation, project evaluations criteria, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure and dividend policy will be explored through the use of case analysis. Merger and acquisition, corporate financing decisions and risk management with derivatives may also be discussed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5016 Operations Management View Details
Students are provided with the basic operations management concepts to better understand the problems faced by operations managers in both product - and service -oriented organizations. The design and operational management of production and distribution systems will be addressed and the basic tools and methods to effectively and efficiently design and manage these systems will be presented. Students are expected to gain a substantial experience with modeling operations management problems and solving them using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. In addition, students will be able to analyze and evaluate existing production and distribution systems and to propose ways to improve their performance as well as to design new ones.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5901 (9901) Master's Thesis View Details
Credit Weight: 2.0

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Business 5038 Managing Human Resources View Details
Designed to develop students' in-depth understandings of major issues in human resources management and how human resources can provide a sustainable competitive advantage. Topics, such as strategic human resources management, job analysis and competency modelling, recruitment and selection, performance management, compensation and rewards, and training and development, will be discussed.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 5056 Research Methods I View Details
Provides a basic understanding of the research process and knowledge of the methods that will be required in design and execution of scientific research projects to answer business problems. Some of the cornerstone topics of this course will be theory construction, measurement, reliability and validity, questionnaire and interview design. Various qualitative and quantitative research methods will also be addressed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Business 5032 Management Accounting Information and Decisions View Details
Focuses on the use of accounting information for decisions, including technical material related to financial accounting from a purely user perspective. Within management accounting, the course focuses on more analytical uses of financial and management accounting information as an outside analyst/consultant rather than procedural details that a professional management accountant needs. The objective of the course is to expose students to many exciting aspects of accounting, which enhance decision-making capabilities.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5035 Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship View Details
Provides an overview of the theory and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship, from the perspective of managers within organizations. Covers pertinent elements to starting a new venture, from idea generation to commercialization. Highlights the role of strategy in the management of uncertainty, and the role of innovation in periods of industry disruption. Students will learn a set of conceptual frameworks of entrepreneurship and innovation as tools vital to success within organizations.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5075 Financing the Entrepreneurial Venture View Details
Provides an overview of the theory and practice concerning financing of entrepreneurial ventures, from the viewpoints of entrepreneurs and providers of finance to such ventures. Covers a variety of financial sources such as funds from founder(s), family, and friends; grants; boot-strapping; lenders; professional investors (such as business angels and venture capitalists); and crowdfunding (such as reward-based, pre-selling, debt, and equity crowdfunding), and other sources. Highlights valuating the venture; choosing an appropriate funding source; determining financing terms; and raising the necessary funds. Students will learn a set of conceptual and/or practical frameworks associated with financing of entrepreneurial ventures.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 5035

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 5058 Leading People View Details
Provides a critical review of key concepts and theory of leadership in organizations. Illustrations and application of leadership, coaching, and mentorship will be embedded using self-assessment, experiential learning and skill development exercises.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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