2014-2015 Graduate Calendar

Business Economics  
Master of Business Economics Acting Dean Ingrid Makus (until June 30, 2014) Faculty of Social Sciences Dean Donald A. Cyr Goodman School of Business Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies Ernest Biktimirov Goodman School of Business Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies Diane Dupont Faculty of Social Sciences Core Faculty Professors A. Tansu Barker (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Danny Cho (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Dirk De Clercq (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Sheng Deng (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Robert W. Dimand (Economics), Mohammed H. Dore (Economics), Diane P. Dupont (Economics), Fayez Elayan (Accounting), Hemantha Herath (Accounting), Eugene Kaciak (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Staci Kenno (Accounting), Ken Klassen (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Zisimos Koustas (Economics), Joseph Kushner (Economics), Martin I. Kusy (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Felice F. Martinello (Economics), Teresa Menzies (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Tomson Ogwang (Economics), Steven J. Renzetti (Economics), Raafat R. Roubi (Accounting), Trish Ruebottom (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Kojo Saffu (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Francis Sun (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), John Walker (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Robert Welch (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Peter Yannopoulos (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Lianxi Zhou (Marketing, International Business and Strategy) Associate Professors Ian Adamson (Accounting), Michael Armstrong (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Mohamed Ayadi (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Anteneh Ayanso (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Darlene Bay (Accounting), Walid Ben Omrane (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Ernest Biktimirov (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Dave Bouckenooghe (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Dipanjan Chatterjee (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Carman W. Cullen (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Louis Culumovic (Accounting), Donald Cyr (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Maureen Donnelly (Accounting), Paul Dunn (Accounting), Sandra M. Felton (Accounting), Zhongzhi He (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Shibing (Marshall) Jiang (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Mark Julien (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Lester Kwong (Economics), Jean-Francoiss Lamarche (Economics), Pascale Lapointe-Antunes (Accounting), Skander Lazrak (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Jingyu (Jennifer) Li (Accounting), Dominic Lim (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), David R.F. Love (Economics), Herbert MacKenzie (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Antonia Mantonakis (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), E. Sharon Mason (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Deborah M. McPhee (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), H. Brian Metcalfe (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Diane Miller (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Thomas M. Mulligan (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Alex Nikitkov (Accounting), Onem Ozocak (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Parunchana Parchan (Accounting), Unyong (Howard) Pyo (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Barbara Sainty (Accounting), Paul Scarbrough (Accounting), Anamitra Shome (Accounting), Tashfeen Sohail (Accounting), Linda Stellabower (Accounting), Narongsak Thongpapanl (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Samir Trabelsi (Accounting), Francine Vachon (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Maxim Voronov (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Kai-Yu Wang (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Anthony J. Ward (Economics), David Whitehead (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Barry Wright (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Reena Yoogalingam (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Allister Young (Accounting), Assistant Professors Lisa Barrow (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Kareen Brown (Accounting), Donald Brown (Accounting), Eric Dolansky (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Calvin Hayes (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Wesley Helms (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Tejaswini Herath (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Adam Kanar (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Sohyung Kim (Accounting), Katerina Koka (Economics), Zhefeng (Frank) Liu (Accounting), Ivan Medovikov (Economics), Usman Raja (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Tatyana Sokolyk (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Susan Sproule (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Ling Sun (Economics), Yan Wang (Finance, Operations and Information Systems) Lecturers M. Sharon Broderick (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Norman Chasse (Accounting), Michael Espinoza (Accounting), Jacqueline Glenney (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Sangeeta Hollo (Accounting), Geoff Hoover (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Andreas Marcel Oestreich (Economics), Michael Robertson (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Omar Roubi (Accounting), Glenn Skrubbeltrang (Accounting), Xia (Celine) Zhang (Accounting) Graduate Program Director Lester Kwong mbegpd@brocku.ca Director Co-op Programs Cindy Dunne Administrative Assistant Karen Phillips 905-688-5550 extension 4697 Plaza 427 http://www.brocku.ca/economics

 
Program Description Go to top of document
The Master of Business Economics is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Social Science in collaboration with the Goodman School of Business. The program combines academic learning with practical experience through two optional Co-op work terms. The academic course work covers a broad range of areas such as economic theory, econometrics and aspects of economics and business administration including international payments, industrial organization, finance, business strategy, marketing and human resource management. The MBE Co-op allows students to apply their knowledge to private and public business settings and to develop highly specialized professional skills. The work experience, along with valuable networking contacts, makes a difference to students when preparing to enter the competitive career market. Recent MBE students are pursuing careers with Hydro One, RBC Dexia, the Ministry of Transportation, Environment Canada, Suncor Energy, Ministry of Finance, Scotiabank, Statistics Canada, BlackBerry, and General Motors Limited.  
Admission Requirements Go to top of document
Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline,with a minimum average of B+. Applicants must have taken econometrics, mathematical economics, and advanced macroeconomics and microeconomics at the undergraduate honours level. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English and suitability for Co-op placement. The Graduate Admissions Committee will review all applications and recommend admission for a limited number of suitable candidates. Part-time study is not available.  
Degree Requirements (Non Co-op) Go to top of document
Students are required to complete ECON 5N11, 5P01, 5P02, 5P03, 5P04, one ECON half-credit elective, and three half-credit Business electives. For full-time students the program is normally a three term program. The normal pattern of completion is: August prior to Fall term: ECON 5N11 Fall term: ECON 5P01, 5P02, 5P03, one half-credit Business elective Winter term: ECON 5P04, half-credit ECON, two half-credit Business electives Spring term: ECON 5F00  
Degree Requirements (Co-op) Go to top of document
Admission to the co-op option on a competitive basis, and is subject to availability of co-op placements and successful completion of the co-op interview. The co-op option provides an excellent opportunity for the students to gain practical work experience, and takes two terms to complete. Students are required to complete ECON 5N11, 5N90, 5N01, 5N02, 5P01, 5P02, 5P03, 5P04, one ECON half-credit elective, and three half-credit Business electives. For full-time students the program is normally a five term term program (three academic and two work placement terms). The normal pattern of completion is: August prior to Fall term: ECON 5N11 Fall term: ECON 5N90, 5P01, 5P02, 5P03, one half-credit Business elective Winter term: ECON 5P04, half-credit ECON, two half-credit Business electives Spring term: Work Placement I Fall term: Work Placement II Winter term: ECON 5F00 Business Electives: To complete the three half-credit business electives, students will choose, with the approval from the MBE Graduate Program Director, from the Business Administration (MBA), Management (MSCM) and Accounting (MACC) courses offered by the Goodman School of Business. Note that space in these courses is extremely limited. Students are encouraged to seek approval as early as possible. Any student who has not previously completed an Accounting course (prior to commencing the MBE) should take MBAB 5P01 Accounting for Decision-Making I or MBAB 5P06 Accounting for Decision-Making II as one of the Business courses. Any student who has not previously completed a Finance course (prior to commencing the MBE) should take MBAB 5P08 Financial Management as one of the Business courses.  
Course Descriptions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. ECON 5F00 Major Research Paper Reading and research under the supervision of a faculty member from Economics or Business. A presentation of the research in progress will be scheduled by the Graduate Program Director in consultation with the Essay supervisor. ECON 5N01 Work Placement I Co-op work term (four months) with an approved employer providing a unique learning experience directly related to the student's chosen area of concentration. ECON 5N02 Work Placement II Co-op work term (four months) with an approved employer providing a unique learning experience directly related to the student's chosen area of concentration. ECON 5N03 Work Placement III Co-op work term (four months) with an approved employer providing a unique learning experience directly related to the student's chosen area of concentration. Note: approval of the Graduate Program Director is required. ECON 5N04 Work Placement IV Co-op work term (four months) with an approved employer providing a unique learning experience directly related to the student's chosen area of concentration. Note: approval of the Graduate Program Director is required. ECON 5N11 Mathematics and Statistics Review for Economists This course will review sets and functions, matrix algebra, constrained and unconstrained optimization, and probability theory. This is a non-credit course and is required for all students. ECON 5N90 Work Placement Training and Development An in-depth series of workshops and interactions to prepare learners for co-op work term and career development. Topics include resume writing, interview skills, diversity in the workplace, and the job posting process. ECON 5P01 Microeconomic Theory The economic theory of individual and business decision making with emphasis on market structure and business strategy. Topics include consumer theory, the theory of the firm, imperfect competition, game theory, as well as the economics of information and uncertainty. ECON 5P02 Macroeconomic Theory Modern macroeconomic analysis is used to study the determination of the level of economic activity and the factors contributing to long-term growth. Important social issues such as unemployment and inflation are examined in order to identify their causes, consequences, and possible cures. The instruments of government policy, fiscal and monetary, are analyzed in the same context. ECON 5P03 Econometrics Econometric theory and methods covering the basic linear and nonlinear regression models, dynamic models, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals with extensions to the case of instrumental variables, the generalized method of moments and the method of maximum likelihood. Cross-section and time-series examples. ECON 5P04 Topics in Applied Economics An examination of economic theories and empirical techniques to investigate applied problems relevant to the area of business economics. Topics include time-series and cross-section econometrics, with application to forecasting, financial, and marketing problems. Prerequisite(s): ECON 5P03 ECON 5P05 Cost-Benefit Analysis, Project Appraisal, and Decision Analysis A theoretical and empirical treatment of rational decision making, including cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, and their application to project evaluation. Prerequisite(s): ECON 5P01 ECON 5P06 Labour Economics Economics of the labour market, components of the demand and supply of labour to yield simple models of wage determination. The effects of compensating wage differentials, human capital accumulation and signaling, discrimination, incentive wages and labour unions. The causes of unemployment, search theory, implicit contract and efficiency wages. Public policy issues, minimum wages, mandatory retirement and immigration. Prerequisite(s): ECON 5P01 ECON 5P07 International Trade International trade theory and the political economy of trade policies. Topics include endogenous growth and trade, tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade, international economic integration, and factor mobility. Prerequisite(s): ECON 5P01 ECON 5P08 International Payments An advanced treatment of open-economy macroeconomic issues including international capital, goods, and services flows. Such flows complicate the conduct of national monetary and fiscal policies while, at the same time, providing opportunities for economic growth. Prerequisite(s): ECON 5P02 ECON 5P09 Industrial Organization Strategic analysis of conflict and cooperation with applications to market structure and the behaviour of firms. Topics may include price discrimination, advertising, oligopoly, product differentiation, and antitrust issues. Prerequisite(s): ECON 5P01 ECON 5P10 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics The economic analysis of natural resources such as oil, fisheries, forests, and water and environmental impact upon an economy. Emphasis is placed on the development of theoretical models for the efficient and sustainable use of resources and on the design of appropriate government policies in the event of market failure. The analysis is complemented by an examination of specific real-world cases and government policies. Prerequisite(s): ECON 5P01 ECON 5P13 Analysis of Time Series Econometric models and their application to modeling and prediction of time series data. Learning objectives will be both theoretical in terms of concepts studied in class as well as practical in terms of being able to apply concepts developed in class and employing them in different time series projects. Prerequisite(s): ECON 5P03  
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