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MBA Course List


MBA 701 - Foundations of Organizational Behaviour
This course examines the individual and group behaviour and their impact on organizational effectiveness and organizations in general. Relevant concepts from the behavioural sciences include personality, motivation, attitudes, group processes, power and leadership. Students will develop a basic understanding of antecedents and consequences of individual and group action.

MBA 702 - Foundations of Accounting
This course is designed to facilitate the understanding of accounting information with an emphasis on making decisions. Students will be provided an opportunity to enhance their communication and decision making skills.

MBA 703 - Financial Statement Analysis
This course introduces students to the analysis, interpretation and evaluation of an organization's financial statements and related information. It also covers the recognition and measurement of accounting events and the preparation of financial statements.

MBA 704 - Foundations of Marketing
This course will assist the students in developing foundational knowledge of marketing concepts and theory. Tactical applications of the marketing mix are also addressed – product, price, place and promotion. Ethical and legal issues are also discussed.

MBA 705 - Foundations of Entrepreneurship
This course explores the foundations of entrepreneurship including entrepreneurial motivations, start-up process, idea generation, venture capital, gender considerations, and various forms of entrepreneurship, such as accelerators, corporate venturing and social enterprise. The course also explores entrepreneurs’ alignment with other disciplines, including agile testing, lean analysis and business modeling.

MBA 706 - Foundations of Indigenous Business
This course covers theories, motivations, forms and objectives of Indigenous venturing and its role in the decolonization process. It will help students identify and understand the various and complex aspects of Indigenous business that are relevant to both Indigenous and non-indigenous organizations.

MBA 710 - Foundations of Strategic Marketing
The course objective is to assist the student in developing skills in the creative and systematic use of marketing concepts and strategies in the design and evaluation of strategic plans at all levels of the organization. The strategic role of marketing within an organization and its integration with other functional units will be studied. Students are expected to develop a working knowledge of a family of strategic marketing planning processes, concepts, methods, and strategies.

MBA 750 - Foundations of Strategic HR Management
This course examines human resource functions in public and private organizations from a strategic, institutional and trans-national perspective. The topics include human resource planning, recruitment and selection, performance measurement and assessment, training and development and the design of reward systems.

MBA 760 - Foundations of Global Organizational Behavior
This course examines the individual's interaction within work groups and an organization. Relevant concepts from the behavioral sciences include intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, and organizational processes.

MBA 780 - Foundations of Accounting for Managers
This course is designed to facilitate the understanding of accounting information with an emphasis on making decisions. Students will be provided an opportunity to enhance their communication and decision making skills.

MBA 790 - Foundations of Financial Management
This course provides a comprehensive study of the financial decisions in today's business enterprises. Major emphasis is placed on the dividend, investment and financial structure policies of a firm. Justification and use of present value, internal rate of return and selection criteria for projects.

MBA 801 - Grad Work Term l
This first work placement is for students who wish to gain work experience in business or management in Canada. Students wil be exposed to the skills used by managers at senior levels in business and management and will perform a variety of tasks.

MBA 802 - Grad Work Term ll
This second work placement is for students who wish to gain work experience in business or management in Canada. Students wil be exposed to the skills used by managers at senior levels in business and management and will perform a variety of tasks.

MBA 803 - Grad Work Term lll
This third work placement is for students who wish to gain work experience in business or management in Canada. Students wil be exposed to the skills used by managers at senior levels in business and management and will perform a variety of tasks.

MBA 805 - MBA Research Practicum
A study and research entailing the practical application of knowledge and skills accumulated through the MBA with Specializations/Concentrations Program. The practicum involves careful definition of a problem facing a specific organization and presentation of a report with a view to recommending a feasible solution. The project will be supervised by a faculty member of the MBA Program with Specializations/Concentrations.

MBA 810 - Statistics & Quantitative Methods for Business
An examination of statistical and quantitative techniques useful for managerial decision-making. Topics include multivariate regression analysis, forecasting, and models of qualitative choice. Applications will focus both on evaluating existing research, and on conducting original research.

MBA 815 - Strategic Management
The course focuses on the identification, evaluation and formulation of organizational strategy in an international context. Special emphasis is placed on inherent tensions faced by global organizations in developing and implementing strategy, such as the effects of cultural, economic and political differences on standardization versus adaptation and the identification of global niches, through the use of lectures, discussion, student analysis, and case studies of various kinds of organizations. ***Prerequisite: Must complete any two courses from the Levene MBA with specializations program***

MBA 816 - Production and Operations Management
This course provides an introduction to the concepts, processes and problems associated with the production and operations management (POM) function which is primarily concerned with productivity and techniques for solving business problems. Particular emphasis will be placed on value stream analysis and its implications for international supply chain management.

MBA 817 - Managing People in Organizations
This course is designed to develop students’ management skills through an exploration of the theory and practice involved in managing people. The emphasis is on understanding individual, team, and organizational factors and the processes through which they influence behaviour and performance, with a view to improving managerial effectiveness.

MBA 830 - Business, Government and Society
This course examines ethical and social issues relevant to business management. It includes a multidisciplinary application of knowledge and concepts to contemporary issues challenging business executives, and the role of consultation with local communities and governments, sustainable business practices and evolving global standards of corporate social responsibility and ethics.

MBA 832 - Accounting for Managers
The course is designed to facilitate the understanding of accounting information with an emphasis on making decisions. The course introduces the recognition and measurement of accounting events, the preparation and analysis of financial statements, and the use of Canadian and international financial statements and standards. Students will be provided an opportunity to enhance their communication, teamwork and decision making skills.

MBA 834 - Corporate Finance
This course provides a comprehensive study of financial decisions in today's business enterprises. Major emphasis is placed on investment, asset valuation and financial structure policies of a firm. Topics include discounted cash flow, capital budgeting, risk-return trade-off, capital structure and major financial instruments.

MBA 835 - International Business
This course focuses upon opportunities and problems that arise when business operations cross national boundaries. The international business environment is examined, and the tasks of management are integrated into this multinational framework. Students will gain familiarity with global economics, various international institutions and practices that impact upon business firms, and students will learn and apply specific models and techniques to aid decision-making in a multinational context.

MBA 836 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The course explores the concept and practice of entrepreneurship and its relationship to progress, with a focus on creating and growing global ventures. It analyses the determinants of innovation and develops the skills change managers need to analyze opportunities and stimulate more entrepreneurship, innovation, enterprise, and initiative from their employees. It also helps students to understand concepts of going to market and competitive sustainability.

MBA 838 - Research Methods in Management
This course is designed to assist the student in conducting research projects in the areas of marketing and management. It introduces the student to a variety of research designs, including survey and experimental designs, and qualitative methods. The latter part of the course is concerned with data analysis and interpretation. Several multivariate techniques commonly used in management will be covered.

MBA 841 - International Marketing
The course will introduce the student to environmental factors affecting international marketing and the similarities and differences versus domestic marketing; the knowledge and skills in administering the international marketing function; ethics and cross-cultural nuances in marketing to developed and developing economies; and evaluation of recent environmental changes on international marketing.

MBA 845AA - Leadership and Ethics
Introduction to elements of leadership, ethical decision making and social responsibility which are critical influences for organizational success. The course is designed to encourage the investigation of leadership assumptions, behaviors, and goals and to begin planning to improve leadership effectiveness.

MBA 845AE - Directed Readings in Change Management
This directed readings course will examine change management. The course will entail a comprehensive reading list and analysis of existing literature on change management including topics such as change models, resistance to change, and change management strategies. It will also entail an emphasis on becoming a reflective practitioner requiring the student to think critically about the links between research and practice and their own leadership practice as a change agent.

MBA 845AF - Advanced Operations Management
An advanced course that covers the management of operations in organizations. Topics will include: supply chain management, inventory management, aggregate planning, material requirement planning and scheduling. Problems of production of goods and services will be considered. The course will also include an introduction to the use of quantitative techniques such as simulation and waiting line models as an aid to organizational decision making.

MBA 845AG - Entrepreneurs & Development
The course explores the potential and constraints of the contribution of entrepreneurship to the development of an emerging economy and develop a questionnaire for a field study on this topic. Also it beforehand identifies the determinants of entrepreneurship and the description of the economic situation of a chosen emerging economy.

MBA 848AA - Study Tour - Mexico
The course includes a study tour of Mexico. This is an international business course that examines the concepts and current practice related to doing business in Mexico. The course will develop an understanding of the people, culture and history of Mexico, Mexican business, finance, politics, NAFTA and Mexican business culture.

MBA 848AC - International Study Trip - Finland and Estonia
This course examines concepts and current practice related to doing business in an international environment. Emphasis is placed on the business, political, and cultural aspects of Finland and Estonia as they relate to Canadian organizations. The course includes a field trip to Finland and Estonia for which additional costs apply.

MBA 848AD - International Study Trip Europe
This course examines concepts and current practice related to doing business in an international environment. Emphasis is placed on the business, political, and cultural aspects of Europe as they relate to Canadian organizations. The course includes a field trip to Europe for which additional costs apply.

MBA 860 - Managing Change
This course provides students with an awareness and understanding of how organizations assess situations and plan, implement, communicate and maintain change. The course also provides an understanding of how cultural differences, including attitudes toward employee empowerment and employee-initiated change, affect the development and implementation of change processes. The objective of the course is to develop change-agent skills in the management ranks.

MBA 865 - Project Management
This course will introduce students to the many phases of a project's life cycle and how to address them through knowledge and understanding of Project Management principles and how to manage them effectively using Project Management techniques by monitoring and maintaining control of scope, time, and costs within a project.

MBA 866 - Managing Information Systems
This course provides an in-depth examination of management and organizational issues surrounding the IS/IT function in organizations. Topics include the evolution of the IS/IT functions, acquiring and managing IS/IT resources, strategy, current trends, and ethical issues surrounding IS/IT.

MBA 880 - Business Analytics
This is an introductory course to business analytics. Students will learn to identify tools, understand valid and reliable ways to collect, analyze and visualize data. Students will also learn to identify patterns in data to inform decision making. The course is designed for students without a background in operations management.

MBA 891 - International Financial Management
This course provides the student with an understanding of the special issues and problems involved in international financial management. Topics include the international monetary system, balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, international parity conditions, management of exchange rate risk, sourcing funds, capital budgeting, working capital management, trade financing, international banking, and portfolio diversification.

MBA 899 - Integrative Practicum
The practicum requires students to integrate the knowledge and skills developed across the MBA program. In their practicum, students will analyse an organization and its environment, evaluate the organization’s activities in light of its strategy, and develop recommendations and an implementation plan that contributes to the organization’s future success.

MBA 900 - Research Project in Business Administration
Under the guidance of a supervisory committee, a student analyzes a significant organizational problem with a view to recommending a feasible solution. Problems may be either specific or general, requiring either a particular disciplinary background or a multidisciplinary approach. Students are required to register in a minimum of 3 credit hours of project research. The course will be graded on a credit/no credit (C/N) basis.