2019-20 Course Descriptions & Outlines

 

FALL TERM

FIN 7000 (Formerly FIN 7120) Managerial Economics (1.5)
Instructor: David Stangeland

Supply, demand, elasticity, perfect competition, monopoly, revenue and cost functions, and determinants of competitive advantage are considered in this course. Economic profit, accounting profit and value creation are compared so they are used properly in the context of optimal business strategy.
Prerequisites: MSCI 5100 Math for Management and MIS 5110 IT Seminar. Not to be held with IDM 7720 nor FIN 7120.
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FIN 7020 (Formerly FIN 6072) Corporate Finance (3)
Instructor: David Stangeland
The financial management of businesses including agency problems, valuation, capital budgeting, risk/return relationships, the term structure of interest rates, market efficiency, long-term financing, capital structure, and the use of options and futures for risk management. Not to be held with either of FIN 6070 or FIN 6072.
Prerequisites: MIS 5110, FIN 7000 and MIS 5120 (or former MIS 5110)
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FIN 7180 Behavioural Finance (3)
Instructor: Chi Liao
This course will explore how human biases impact the financial decisions of market participants and their practical implications. Topics will include prospect theory, heuristics, market anomalies, and behavioural corporate finance.
Prerequisite: FIN 7020 (or FIN 6070 or FIN 6072). May not be held with FIN 4250 (cross listed undergrad course).
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FIN 7232 Financial Intermediaries and Capital Markets (3)
Instructor: John McCallum

Topics include: the major participants in the capital markets and their functions, the demand and supply of money and the structure of interest rates, non-money financial instruments, recent developments and international factors in the capital markets and capital market risk issues. This course cannot be held with FIN 7230.
Prerequisite or co-requisite requirement: FIN 7020 (C+) (or FIN 6070 or FIN 6072).
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FIN 7240 Readings in Accounting & Finance (3)
Instructor: Howard Harmatz

(Formerly 009.724) This course focuses on the role of ethics in the world of finance. The core of the course will be a detailed examination of ethics and standards of practice at the core of the CFA. The extension of this core systems of value into practice governed by the legal frameworks prevailing in Canada and the United States completes this coursed finance.
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GMGT 7200 Critical and Creative Thinking (1.5)
Instructor: Howard Harmatz

This course introduces students to different ways of thinking about cognitive dimensions of organizational leadership. Approaches include the creative (divergent perspective), the critical (convergent perspective) and the holistic (systems-perspective) with special emphasis on understanding the nature and appropriateness of different forms of cognition in organizational leadership.
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GMGT 7220 Managing People in Organizations (3)
Instructor: Lukas Neville
This course examines strategies and methods for the management of people in organizations, their implications for organizational effectiveness, and both the challenges and opportunities they present to managers within the Canadian context and beyond. 
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GMGT 7350 Business Venture Analysis (3)
Instructor: Zhenyu Wu

Topics in one of the areas of business administration including human resource management, industrial relations, organizational theory and behaviour, and business policy and strategic management.
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GMGT 7350 Managing for Sustainable Development (3)
Instructor: Jijun Gao
Topics in one of the areas of business administration including human resource management, industrial relations, organizational theory and behaviour, and business policy and strategic management.
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IDM 7120 Executive Leadership and Responsibilities - Part 1 (3)
Instructor: Jamie Hall

This course explores the nature of the challenges inherent in senior leadership. After contemplating the generic challenge of responsible executive leadership, students engage in extended dialogues with several executives concerning their experience in leading organizations with special attention to selected program themes. Not to be held with IDM 7060.
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IDM 7130 Contemporary Themes in Business (1.5)
Instructor: S. Sivaramakrishnan, B. Dyck, M. Bhabha

This course exposes students to salient themes found in the modern business environment. Students will develop a broad appreciation for the challenges and opportunities presented by these contemporary themes (e.g. International and Emerging Markets: Sustainability: Entrepreneurship and Innovation).
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MIS 5120 Spreadsheet Skills for Management (1)
Instructor:  Eric Ticzon
This course will provide students with spreadsheet skills for use in the studies and practice of management. Students can be exempt by demonstrating proficiency, evaluated through a computer based test recommended by the faculty. Course graded Pass/Fail. Cannot be held with MIS 5110.
Course Outline not provided for this course.

MKT 7010 Marketing Management (3)
Instructor: Malcolm Smith
(Formerly MKT 6080) Discussion of the marketing function and its importance to the organization. The course will focus on strategic and tactical issues related to market segmentation, positioning, targeting, product management, pricing, promotion, and distribution, both from a for-profit and not-for-profit perspective.
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MKT 7080 Sustainability Marketing (3)
Instructor: Rajesh Manchanda
A study of selected areas of recent development in the field of marketing. Topics may include the marketing of services, market research, business to business marketing, marketing channel systems, personal selling or sales management, and physical distribution. Note - this section of MKT 7080 can be taken concurrently with MKT 7010.
Prerequisite: MKT 7010 (or former MKT 6080)
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MSCI 5110 (Formerly FIN 5100) Basic Quantitative Analysis for Management
Instructor:
Vladimir Nosov
This is a remedial master's level math class that review algebra, calculus, descriptive statistics, simple regression line analysis, and other mathematical techniques that are considered prerequisite to the MBA program. It emphasizes the mathematics required in general business processes. This course is graded as a Pass/Fail course. Not to be held with MSCI 5010 or MSCI 5100.
Course Outline not provided for this course

OPM 7300 – Business Processes Management (3)
Instructor: Allan Amundsen
(Formerly 164.730) A study of recent developments in production systems and management. Topics include systems design, plant location and layout, inventory systems planning and control.
Prerequisite: OPM 7120 (or 164.609 or 027.609 or OPM 6090). 
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WINTER TERM

ACC 7010 Accounting Fundamentals (3)
Instructor:
This course studies the principles underlying accounting, with an emphasis on the interpretation of accounting information and its usefulness to stakeholders.
Prerequisite: MSCI 5100 Math for Management 1 AX (auxiliary) credit hours. Not to be held with ACC 6050.
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FIN 7000 (Formerly FIN 7120) Managerial Economics (1.5)
Instructor:

Supply, demand, elasticity, perfect competition, monopoly, revenue and cost functions, and determinants of competitive advantage are considered in this course. Economic profit, accounting profit and value creation are compared so they are used properly in the context of optimal business strategy.
Prerequisites: MSCI 5100 Math for Management and MIS 5110 IT Seminar. Not to be held with IDM 7720 nor FIN 7120.
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FIN 7080 International Finance (3)
Instructor:

The theory and practice of financial management in an international context. Includes foreign currency markets, exchange rates, measurement and management of foreign currency risk, international financing, and foreign direct investment.
Prerequisite: FIN 7020 (or FIN 6070 or FIN 6072).
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FIN 7130 - Alternative Markets and Instruments (1.5)
Instructor:

This course will provide an overview of alternative investments pricing and roles in portfolio construction. Topics will include real estate, private equity, commodities, managed futures, hedge funds, and distresses debt.
Prerequisite: FIN 7020 (or former FIN 6072)
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FIN 7140 Financial Modeling (3)
Instructor:
This course will cover spreadsheet implementation of practitioner-oriented financial models.
Prerequisite: FIN 7020 (or FIN 6070 or FIN 6072). May not be held with FIN 4240 (cross listed undergrad course).
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FIN 7152 Investment Policy (3)
Instructor:
The theory and practice of investment management. Topics include: portfolio theory and management, market efficiency, options and futures. This course cannot be held with FIN 7150.
Prerequisite: FIN 7020 (C+) (or FIN 6070 or FIN 6072).
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GMGT 7100 Interpersonal Processes (3)
Instructor:

An examination of theories of interpersonal behaviour and processes as they apply to managerial situations. Emphasis upon individual behaviour and change, group dynamics, leadership behaviour, and communications.
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GMGT 7200 Critical and Creative Thinking (1.5)
Instructor:

This course introduces students to different ways of thinking about cognitive dimensions of organizational leadership. Approaches include the creative (divergent perspective), the critical (convergent perspective) and the holistic (systems-perspective) with special emphasis on understanding the nature and appropriateness of different forms of cognition in organizational leadership.
Click here for current Course Outline

GMGT 7210 Strategy (3)
Instructor:

Students will integrate and apply concepts from various functional areas in analyzing organizational resources and capabilities, and environmental opportunities and threats. Students will study evolving strategic management problems and practices, and examine issues of formulation and implementation.
Prerequisites: ACC 7010 (or ACC 6050), FIN 7020 (or FIN 6072), GMGT 7200, GMGT 7220 (or one of HRIR 7450 and GMGT 6030), MKT 7010 (or MKT 6080), and OPM 7120 (or OPM 6090).
Pre- or Corequisites: FIN 7000 (or FIN 7120 or IDM 7720), ACC 7020 (or ACC 6060), MIS 7120 (or MIS 6150), IDM 7120 (or IDM 7060), IDM 7130, and IDM 7510
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GMGT 7350 Negotiations (3)
Instructor:

Topics in one of the areas of business administration including human resource management, industrial relations, organizational theory and behaviour, and business policy and strategic management.
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IDM 5120 Career Development Seminar - Part 1 (1)
Instructor:

The Career Development Seminar is designed to assist students in developing personal career planning and management skills. Fundamentals of career success are covered including career assessment, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, business etiquette and professional networking. This course is graded as Pass/Fail.
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IDM 7050 International Study Trip (3)
Instructor:
A supervised international experience to examine the relationship between corporations, senior managers, and social institutions in selected countries. Examination of the interplay between culture, economic development, management systems and strategies in other countries. Emphasis upon establishment of business networks on an international basis. Priority will be given to students completing the concentration in International and Emerging Markets.
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IDM 7090 Sustainability Economics (3)
Instructor:
This is a graduate-level MBA course on a very specialized topic and is offered on an infrequent basis. Course content will be an examination of specialized topics or issues which may cross-pollinate with other business related areas. The overall aim of the course is to provide solid practical knowledge about a developing subject, to understand both implications and potential applications for organizations and their leadership today and in the future. Some topics could, for example, include Global Social Enterprise, Global Sales Distribution, Channel Management, Big Data and the Corporation, Infrastructure and Real Estate, and Coaching International Teams.
Students may not hold credit for IDM 709 and IDM 7092 with the same topic title
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IDM 7120 Executive Leadership and Responsibilities - Part 2 (3)
Instructor:
This course explores the nature of the challenges inherent in senior leadership. After contemplating the generic challenge of responsible executive leadership, students engage in extended dialogues with several executives concerning their experience in leading organizations with special attention to selected program themes. Not to be held with IDM 7060.
Click here for current Course Outline

IDM 7130 Contemporary Themes in Business (1.5)
Instructor:

This course exposes students to salient themes found in the modern business environment. Students will develop a broad appreciation for the challenges and opportunities presented by these contemporary themes (e.g. International and Emerging Markets: Sustainability: Entrepreneurship and Innovation).
Click here for current Course Outline

IDM 7510 Strategic Leadership and Managing Change (1.5)
Instructor:

An examination of the role of the manager as a change agent and processes associated with strategic vision and change. Analysis of factors affecting strategic decisions and how organizations adapt to their environment. Emphasis is upon the role of leaders: transformational leadership, charisma, organizational design and managing organizational culture change.
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MIS 5120 Spreadsheet Skills for Management (1)
Instructor:
This course will provide students with spreadsheet skills for use in the studies and practice of management. Students can be exempt by demonstrating proficiency, evaluated through a computer based test recommended by the faculty. Course graded Pass/Fail. Cannot be held with MIS 5110.
Course Outline not provided for this course.

MKT 7010 Marketing Management (3)
Instructor:

(Formerly MKT 6080) Discussion of the marketing function and its importance to the organization. The course will focus on strategic and tactical issues related to market segmentation, positioning, targeting, product management, pricing, promotion, and distribution, both from a for-profit and not-for-profit perspective.
Click here for current Course Outline

MKT 7080 Marketing Innovation (3)
Instructor:

A study of selected areas of recent development in the field of marketing. Topics may include the marketing of services, market research, business to business marketing, marketing channel systems, personal selling or sales management, and physical distribution.
Prerequisite: MKT 7010 (or MKT 6080).
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MKT 7080 Cultural Brand Management (3)
Instructor:

A study of selected areas of recent development in the field of marketing. Topics may include the marketing of services, market research, business to business marketing, marketing channel systems, personal selling or sales management, and physical distribution.
Prerequisite: MKT 7010 (or MKT 6080).
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MSCI 5110 (Formerly FIN 5100) Basic Quantitative Analysis for Management
Instructor:

This is a remedial master's level math class that review algebra, calculus, descriptive statistics, simple regression line analysis, and other mathematical techniques that are considered prerequisite to the MBA program. It emphasizes the mathematics required in general business processes. This course is graded as a Pass/Fail course. Not to be held with MSCI 5010 or MSCI 5100.
Course Outline not provided for this course

MSCI 7140 (Formerly FIN 6070) Quantitative Analysis for Management (3)
Instructor:

(Formerly 164.607) Introduction to the use of quantitative techniques, and computers to solve management problems. Mathematical optimization models, network analysis, probability models and some multi criteria decision making models.
Prerequisite: MSCI 5100 (or 164.501). Not to be held with 027.607, 164.607, MSCI 6070.
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OPM 7120 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
Instructor:

Operations and Supply Chain Management focuses on the management of processes that transform inputs into valuable outputs within supply chains. This case method course will allow students to learn systematic ways of seeing, thinking, and managing key related processes.
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OPM 7120 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
Instructor:

Operations and Supply Chain Management focuses on the management of processes that transform inputs into valuable outputs within supply chains. This case method course will allow students to learn systematic ways of seeing, thinking, and managing key related processes.
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SUMMER TERM

ACC 7020 Managerial Accounting (1.5)
Instructor:

Provide the information required within an organization to effectively plan and control business results and make sound decisions. Involves the generation, communication, interpretation and sharing of information to facilitate decision-making across functions.
Prerequisite: ACC 7010 Accounting Fundamentals. Not to be held with ACC 6060.
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FIN 7020 (Formerly FIN 6072) Corporate Finance (3)
Instructor:
The financial management of businesses including agency problems, valuation, capital budgeting, risk/return relationships, the term structure of interest rates, market efficiency, long-term financing, capital structure, and the use of options and futures for risk management. Not to be held with either of FIN 6070 or FIN 6072.
Prerequisites: MIS 5110, FIN 7000 and MIS 5120 (or the former MIS 5110).
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FIN 7140 Financial Modeling (3)
Instructor:

This course will cover spreadsheet implementation of practitioner-oriented financial models.
Prerequisite: FIN 7020 (or FIN 6070 or FIN 6072). May not be held with FIN 4240 (cross listed undergrad course).
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FIN 7180 Behavioural Finance (3)
Instructor:

This course will explore how human biases impact the financial decisions of market participants and their practical implications. Topics will include prospect theory, heuristics, market anomalies, and behavioural corporate finance.
Prerequisite: FIN 7020 (or FIN 6070 or FIN 6072). May not be held with FIN 4250 (cross listed undergrad course).
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FIN 7260 Portfolio Management (3)
Instructor:

A study of selected topics in finance relating to advanced issues in theory or practice. Topics considered will depend on the interests and needs of the participants.
Prerequisite: FIN 7020 (or FIN 6070 or FIN 6072) plus others if specified by the professor.
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FIN 7260 Fixed Income Securities (3)
Instructor:
A study of selected topics in finance relating to advanced issues in theory or practice. Topics considered will depend on the interests and needs of the participants.
Prerequisite: FIN 7020 (or FIN 6070 or FIN 6072) plus others if specified by the professor.
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GMGT 7210 Strategy (3)
Instructor:

Students will integrate and apply concepts from various functional areas in analyzing organizational resources and capabilities, and environmental opportunities and threats. Students will study evolving strategic management problems and practices, and examine issues of formulation and implementation.
Prerequisites: ACC 7010 ( or ACC 6050), FIN 7020 (or FIN 6072), GMGT 7200, GMGT 7220 (or one of HRIR 7450 and GMGT 6030), MKT 7010 (or MKT 6080), and OPM 7120 (or OPM 6090).
Pre- or Corequisites: FIN 7000 (or FIN 7120 or IDM 7720), ACC 7020 (or ACC 6060) , MIS 7120 (or MIS 6150), IDM 7120 (or IDM 7060), IDM 7130, and IDM 7510
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GMGT 7350 Business Case Analysis (3)
Instructor:
Topics in one of the areas of business administration including human resource management, industrial relations, organizational theory and behaviour, and business policy and strategic management.
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GMGT 7350 Leadership for a Global Environment (3)
Instructor:

Topics in one of the areas of business administration including human resource management, industrial relations, organizational theory and behaviour, and business policy and strategic management.
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GMGT 7370 Managing Innovation (3)
Instructor:

An examination of organizational design characteristics in the context of a competitive international perspective. Emphasis is on organizational and technological innovation to facilitate the development of new products or processes or to implement change in existing products or processes. Topics covered include Canadian experience and policy, facilitators and inhibitors in the creative process, diffusion of innovations, and the aims of the patent process.
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IDM 5120 Career Development Seminar - Part 2 (1) & Part 3 (1)
Instructor:

The Career Development Seminar is designed to assist students in developing personal career planning and management skills. Fundamentals of career success are covered including career assessment, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, business etiquette and professional networking. Graded Pass/Fail.
Click here for current Course Outline

IDM 7090 Sustainability Experiential (3)
Instructor:

This is a graduate-level MBA course on a very specialized topic and is offered on an infrequent basis. Course content will be an examination of specialized topics or issues which may cross-pollinate with other business related areas. The overall aim of the course is to provide solid practical knowledge about a developing subject, to understand both implications and potential applications for organizations and their leadership today and in the future. Some topics could, for example, include Global Social Enterprise, Global Sales Distribution, Channel Management, Big Data and the Corporation, Infrastructure and Real Estate, and Coaching International Teams.
Students may not hold credit for IDM 709 and IDM 7092 with the same topic title
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IDM 7510 Strategic Leadership and Managing Change (1.5)
Instructor:
An examination of the role of the manager as a change agent and processes associated with strategic vision and change. Analysis of factors affecting strategic decisions and how organizations adapt to their environment. Emphasis is upon the role of leaders: transformational leadership, charisma, organizational design and managing organizational culture change.
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MIS 7120 Management Information Systems
Instructor:
Helps students to develop an understanding of information systems and technology (IST) management as a critical element of organizational competitiveness. The course covers information systems strategy, IST security, sourcing, project management and governance. Not to be held with MIS 6150 .
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MKT 7080 Digital Marketing (3)
Instructor:

A study of selected areas of recent development in the field of marketing. Topics may include the marketing of services, market research, business to business marketing, marketing channel systems, personal selling or sales management, and physical distribution.
Prerequisite: MKT 7010 (or MKT 6080).
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OPM 7170 (Formerly OPM 7300) Project Management (3)
Instructor:

A study of recent developments in production systems and management. Topics include systems design, plant location and layout, inventory systems planning and control.
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OPM 7180 (Formerly OPM 7300) Sustainable LEAN Management (3)
Instructor:
A study of recent developments in production systems and management. Topics include systems design, plant location and layout, inventory systems planning and control.
Prerequisite: OPM 7120 (or OPM 6090).
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IDM 7090 Entrepreneurship & Innovation Experiential (3)
Instructor:
This is a graduate-level MBA course on a very specialized topic and is offered on an infrequent basis. Course content will be an examination of specialized topics or issues which may cross-pollinate with other business related areas. The overall aim of the course is to provide solid practical knowledge about a developing subject, to understand both implications and potential applications for organizations and their leadership today and in the future. Some topics could, for example, include Global Social Enterprise, Global Sales Distribution, Channel Management, Big Data and the Corporation, Infrastructure and Real Estate, and Coaching International Teams.
Students may not hold credit for IDM 709 and IDM 7092 with the same topic title
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