MBA Curriculum

Goodman School of Business

MBA Curriculum

Goodman’s MBA curriculum is designed to combine the strength of a comprehensive core curriculum with the ability to specialize in key functional areas of business. You will develop practical strategies to help you become a dynamic leader with knowledge and expertise to succeed in your career.

The general stream provides you with a flexible program plan and the ability to take a variety of elective courses in different fields. The general stream is ideal if you have a wide range of interests, or are planning on working in general management and want to gain a competitive edge.
We also offer six specializations*:
Accounting/ CPA Accredited Pathway: The CPA/MBA program offers a CPA-Accredited stream that provides graduates with advanced standing in the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) to the end of Core 2. The new accredited stream allows non-accounting university graduates to pursue an MBA and an accounting designation at the same time. Goodman is currently the only business school in Ontario to offer a combined MBA and CPA program.  
Business Analytics: The Business Analytics stream is designed to provide students with the logical, analytical, and critical thinking skills needed to prepare them for analysis and decision-making positions in a variety of industries and fast-growing professions.This field has increased in popularity in recent years due to the increase in data available to organizations from customer loyalty programs, e-commerce transactions, and even sensory data from machines.  

Operations Management: The operations management specialization includes a focus on project management, quality management, logistics and supply chain management. Courses will cover many of the topics required for the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) professional designations from APICS -The Association for Operations Management (formerly the American Production and Inventory Control Society). 

Finance: This specialization is ideal for those seeking a focus mainly on investments and portfolio management. This program has a high degree of correlation with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

Human Resource Management:
Designed to provide you with a strong foundation in the theory and practice of HR. This specialization provides you with the majority of the course work necessary for the CHRP designation.
Marketing: Provides you with an integrated managerial approach to marketing that helps you apply the theoretical principles of marketing to practical, real world problems.Emphasis is placed on issues that relate to marketing in the global business world.
The Goodman MBA program consists of 20 courses, of which 14 courses are required and 6 courses are elective.
*Please note that the the CPA MBA pathway requires completion of 24 courses.
The core courses are:
Term 1 (Fall)
MBAB 5P01: Accounting for Decision Making I
MBAB 5P02: Quantitative Analysis
MBAB 5P03: Economic Environment of Business
MBAB 5P04: Organizational Behaviour
MBAB 5P08: Financial Management

Term 2 (Winter)
MBAB 5P05: Marketing Management
MBAB 5P06: Accounting for Decision Making II
MBAB 5P07: Operations Management
MBAB 5P09: Management Information Systems
MBAB 5P22: Global Business

Term 3 (Fall)
MBAB 5P20: Applied Business Research
MBAB 5P25: Business Ethics

Term 4 (Winter)
MBAB 5P21: Business Strategy
MBAB 2P23: Entrepreneurship OR MBAB 5P24: Business Law

*Please be aware that although we endeavour to offer the specialty streams in terms three and four of the MBA each year, the possibility exists that a stream may not be offered.


Typical Program Plan
Your program plan is custom designed for your needs and interests. Modification will be made if you have advanced standing, are completing an exchange program or are completing your program on a part-time basis.  
Applicants who are eligible for advanced standing can be exempted from many of the core courses. Contact the Graduate Programs Office for an individual assessment.
For detailed MBA program plans click on your MBA specialization of interest: