2014-2015 Graduate Calendar

Business Administration  
Master of Business Administration Fields of Specialization Accounting Business Analytics Finance Human Resource Management Marketing Operations Management Dean Donald A. Cyr Goodman School of Business Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs Ernest Biktimirov Goodman School of Business Core Faculty Professors Emeriti Barbara J. Austin (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Thomas H. Barnes (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), J. Robert Hanrahan (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), William W. Liddell (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Kenneth E. Loucks (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), A. William Richardson (Accounting), Carol Sales (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics) 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), Fayez Elayan (Accounting), Hemantha Herath (Accounting), Eugene Kaciak (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Ken Klassen (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Martin I. Kusy (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Teresa V. Menzies (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Raafat R. Roubi (Accounting), Kojo Saffu (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), 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), 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), 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), H. Brian W. 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), Usman Raja (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Barbara Sainty (Accounting), Paul Scarbrough (Accounting), Anamitra Shome (Accounting), Tashfeen Sohail (Accounting), Linda Stillabower (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), J. 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), Deborah M. McPhee (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics) Assistant Professors Lisa Barrow (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Kareen 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), Staci Kenno (Accounting), Sohyung Kim (Accounting), Zhefeng (Frank) Liu (Accounting), Trish Ruebottom (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Tatyana Sokolyk (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Susan Sproule (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Francis Sun (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Yan Wang (Finance, Operations and Information Systems) Participating Faculty Assistant Professors Donald Brown (Accounting) 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), Michael Robertson (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Omar Roubi (Accounting), Glenn Skrubbeltrang (Accounting), Xia (Celine) Zhang (Accounting) Director of Graduate Programs Shari Sekel 905-688-5550, extension 3916 Taro 461A http://www.bus.brocku.ca/mba http://www.bus.brocku.ca/imba Graduate Academic Co-ordinator Bryan Butryn 905-688-5550, extension 3461 Taro 456 International Co-ordinator, Graduate Programs Jingtao (Teresa) Feng 905-688-5550, extension 4157 Taro 458 Student Communication Skills Co-ordinator Victoria Steele 905-688-5550, extension 5727 Taro 468 Graduate Recruitment Officer Laurie Redford 905-688-5550, extension 5362 Taro 468 International Recruitment/Admissions Officer Jason Barfoot 905-688-5550, extension 5936 Taro 433 Administrative Assistant, Graduate Programs Elena Genkin 905-688-5550, extension 4156 Taro 461 Director, Co-op Programs Cindy Dunne  
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Go to top of document
Program Description Go to top of document
The Goodman School of Business offers two programs leading to the Master of Business Administration degree. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is normally a four term or two-year program for full-time students. A part-time option is also available. See below for further details. The Master of Business Administration (International Student Program) (MBA (ISP)) is designed to meet the specific needs of international students who speak English as a second or subsequent language. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to provide individuals the opportunity to obtain an advanced professional business education that will enable them to realize their full potential and career goals. The program provides students with advanced management education, including advanced knowledge relating to professional business designations. This objective is carried out in the program by emphasizing the development and integration of the broad-based, functional business knowledge needed to advance an individual's management career. At the same time, students are allowed the opportunity to develop in-depth specialized knowledge in a selected field. The specialized streams of the MBA program may include Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Operations Management depending on demand. These specialized streams are designed to incorporate the knowledge base related to professional designation programs such as: Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA), Certified General Accountant (CGA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP). Students may also pursue an approved multi-disciplinary program drawn from the specialized courses offered in the program after consultation with, and approval of, the Associate Dean. The possibility exists that a stream may not be offered if there is insufficient student interest.  
Admission Requirements Go to top of document
Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in any discipline with an average of not less than B. Although not necessary, professional work experience is a valuable asset. Some introductory knowledge of statistics and economics is recommended, but not required. A minimum score of 550 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is required. A minimum TOEFL iBT score of 105 (or equivalent) is required for all applicants whose first language is not English. The Graduate Admissions Committee will review all applications and recommend admission for a limited number of suitable candidates. Part-time study is available. Students who have completed courses equivalent to those in the first year of the MBA as part of an undergraduate degree may be granted advanced standing, up to a maximum of 10 half-credit courses (5 credits), subject to performance. Advanced standing will be automatically assessed during the application review process. While each of these general criteria is important, and applicant's entire profile of academic and professional achievement will be evaluated. Strengths in one or more areas may compensate for weakness in another. Each year a limited number of applicants with extensive managerial work experience (a minimum of ten to fifteen years at mid-management or higher level) and a GMAT score of at least 600 who do not hold an undergraduate degree may be admitted to the program.  
Degree Requirements Go to top of document
Candidates for the Master of Business Administration degree shall follow a program of study that must be approved by the Associate Dean, in consultation with the MBA Committee. The program consists of a series of courses required for all students. In addition to the required courses, students select from a General Program, the Accounting Stream, the Business Analytics Stream, the Finance Stream, the Human Resource Management Stream, the Marketing Stream or the Operations Management Stream. These streams are outlined below. At least five of the relevant courses must be completed in order to satisfy stream requirements. All students must also complete required non-credit courses in business skills during the program. Students lacking requisite computer skills will also be required to complete non-credit computerized instruction modules. A total of twenty half-credit courses is required to complete degree requirements Full time students normally complete the MBA over four terms or two academic years. Part-time students normally complete the program within six years from the date of their first registration and are advised to complete two courses per term.  
Required Courses Go to top of document
MBAB 5P01 Accounting for Decision-Making I MBAB 5P02 Quantitative Analysis MBAB 5P03 Economic Environment of Business MBAB 5P04 Organizational Behaviour and Design MBAB 5P05 Marketing Management MBAB 5P06 Accounting for Decision-Making II MBAB 5P07 Operations Management MBAB 5P08 Financial Management MBAB 5P09 Management Information Systems MBAB 5P20 Applied Business Research MBAB 5P21 Business Strategy MBAB 5P22 Global Business MBAB 5P25 Business Ethics MBAB 5P23 Entrepreneurship or MBAB 5P24 Business Law  
Specialty Streams and Elective Courses Go to top of document
General Program Students not selecting one of the specialty streams described below will be permitted to design a program which suits their needs and draws upon the specialized courses offered by the Goodman School of Business and, in some cases, other departments or faculties. Specialty Streams Students with an undergraduate degree in business who wish to continue a previous specialization will develop a program plan in consultation with the Associate Dean. A research project normally covering one half credit may be expanded to three half credits in place of course work where the course work would substantially duplicate material in the student's undergraduate program. Students must complete at least five elective courses in an approved stream to be eligible for graduation from a specialty.  
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The accounting stream is designed for students seeking an integrated managerial accounting focus. This program provides some of the required university course prerequisites for the CPA designation and advanced standing in the Certified General Accountant (CGA) programs. In addition to the required courses, accounting stream students will take: MBAB 5P31 Managerial Accounting I MBAB 5P32 Financial Accounting I MBAB 5P33 Taxation for Business Decisions MBAB 5P34 Managerial Accounting II MBAB 5P35 Financial Accounting II MBAB 5P36 Financial Accounting III  
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The business analytics stream is designed to provide students with logical, analytical, and critical thinking and prepare them for analysis and decision-making positions in a variety of industries and fast-growing professions. MBAB 5P11 Introduction to Business Analytics MBAB 5P12 Advanced Business Analytics MBAB 5P13 Database Management Systems MBAB 5P14 Systems Analysis and Design MBAB 5P15 Introduction to Information Assurance MBAB 5P16 Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture MBAB 5P17 E-business Applications MBAB 5P18 Supply Chain Management and Enterprise-wide Systems  
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The finance stream is designed for students seeking a focus mainly on investment management. This program is largely focused on the body of knowledge required for the CFA program. Students are encouraged to enroll concurrently in the CFA Level I exam. MBAB 5P41 Financial Statement Analysis MBAB 5P42 Equity Investments, Markets and Instruments MBAB 5P43 Debt Investments MBAB 5P44 Derivative Instruments MBAB 5P45 International Finance MBAB 5P46 Portfolio Management and Alternative Investments  
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The human resource management stream is designed to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge in the theory and practice of human resource management. Further expertise is developed through courses in specific specialty areas of human resource management and industrial relations. This program is designed to provide students with the majority of the course work necessary to sit the required National Knowledge Exam (NKE) as specified by Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) to acquire the CHRP designation. Six of the following courses will be offered on a rotating basis. MBAB 5P51 Introduction to Industrial Relations MBAB 5P52 Introduction to Human Resource Management MBAB 5P53 Training and Development MBAB 5P54 Compensation Management MBAB 5P55 HR Planning and Strategy MBAB 5P56 Recruitment and Selection MBAB 5P57 Managing Health and Safety MBAB 5P58 Negotiating in Organizations  
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The marketing stream is designed to provide an integrated theoretical and managerial perspective on the discipline of marketing with particular emphasis on issues pertaining to marketing in a global marketplace. Six of the following courses will be offered on a rotating basis. Students must take MBAB 5P61, MBAB 5P62 and one of MBAB 5P65 or MBAB 5P64 as part of their five marketing electives in order to obtain the marketing specialty. MBAB 5P60 Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations MBAB 5P61 Marketing Strategy MBAB 5P62 Marketing Research MBAB 5P63 International Marketing MBAB 5P64 Consumer Behaviour MBAB 5P65 Business-to-Business Marketing MBAB 5P66 Services Marketing MBAB 5P67 Sales Marketing MBAB 5P68 New Product Development MBAB 5P69 Integrated Marketing Communications  
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The Operations Management stream is designed for students who are interested in the operational side of business; that is, the part of the organization that creates value for the customer. This includes the manufacture of goods and the provision of services. MBAB 5P71 Project Management MBAB 5P72 Quality Management MBAB 5P73 Logistics and Supply Chain Management MBAB 5P74 Simulation of Business Systems MBAB 5P75 Advanced Business Modeling with Spreadsheets MBAB 5P76 Advanced Operations Management: Special Topics  
Research Courses Go to top of document
Students may choose to replace up to three of the specialty courses with MBAB 5P91 Research Project II, MBAB 5P92 Research Project III, MBAB 5P93 Research Project IV and/or MBAB 5F91 Research Project I.  
Master of Business Administration (International Student Program) Go to top of document
Program Description Go to top of document
Students who do not meet the English language requirements of the regular MBA program described above may apply to the Master of Business Administration (International Student Program) (MBA (ISP)) which offers several distinct advantages to these students. In particular, MBA (ISP) students will participate in both intensive and on-going business communications non-credit seminars and North American business acclimatization activities. In addition, non-credit seminars focusing on North American business fundamentals and practices are a component of the MBA (ISP) and this material is integrated into the various MBA (ISP) course offerings. The MBA (ISP) is a lock-step program delivered over a 16-month period, consisting of four academic terms. Students must also attend an intensive four-week English study program prior to beginning formal graduate study that includes classes in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the context of the North American business environment. This program provides students with the communication skills necessary to attempt graduate-level courses. The MBA (ISP) provides international students with a broad integrated background in all aspects of management and functional areas of business in terms one and two. During the third and fourth terms, students may choose to acquire a more in-depth knowledge in the area of accounting, business analytics, finance, marketing or operations management. The content and program objectives are substantially the same as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program described above with minor modifications that focus on the needs of international students. Graduates of the MBA (ISP) will receive a degree stating "Master of Business Administration".  
Admission Requirements Go to top of document
Successful completion of four year Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in any discipline with an average of not less than B. Although not necessary, professional work experience is a valuable asset. Some introductory knowledge of statistics and economics is recommended, but not required. Advanced standing is not available in the MBA (ISP) program. Proof of English language proficiency is required from all applicants. A minimum TOEFL score (or equivalent) of 550 is required. While each of these general criteria is important, and applicant's entire profile of academic and professional achievement will be evaluated. Strengths in one or more areas may compensate for weakness in another. The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not a requirement for entry into the MBA (ISP) program. The achievement of a high GMAT, however, will reflect positively on an applicant's case.  
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All students entering the MBA (ISP) must complete a non-credit Business English program with satisfactory standing in all courses. Students who do not achieve satisfactory standing may be withdrawn from the MBA (ISP) by the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research in consultation with the MBA Committee. The Business English program takes place for four weeks in August of each year. The objective of this program is to enable development in the four key language skill areas, reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a business context, prior to proceeding to the transition term and graduate courses. The program concentrates on real world examples from the North American business environment. Business English courses are offered in co-operation with Brock's ESL Services and include: MBAB 5N81 Business Writing MBAB 5N82 Business Reading MBAB 5N83 Business Listening MBAB 5N84 Business Speaking MBAB 5N85 Strategies for Success  
Degree Requirements Go to top of document
The program consists of a series of courses required for all students. In addition to the required courses, students select one of a general program, the accounting stream, the business analytics stream, the finance stream, the marketing stream, the operations management stream or the human resource management stream. All of these streams include the courses outlined in the MBA Specialty Streams outlined above. All students must also complete required non-credit courses in business skills during the program. Students lacking requisite computer skills will also be required to complete non-credit computerized instruction modules. The MBA (ISP) is available on a full-time basis only. Required Courses MBAB 5P01 Accounting for Decision-Making I MBAB 5P02 Quantitative Analysis MBAB 5P03 Economic Environment of Business MBAB 5P04 Organizational Behaviour and Design MBAB 5P05 Marketing Management MBAB 5P06 Accounting for Decision-Making II MBAB 5P07 Operations Management MBAB 5P08 Financial Management MBAB 5P09 Management Information Systems MBAB 5P20 Applied Business Research MBAB 5P21 Business Strategy MBAB 5P22 Global Business MBAB 5P25 Business Ethics MBAB 5P23 Entrepreneurship or MBAB 5P24 Business Law  
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A paid co-op option is available to those full-time MBA and MBA (ISP) MBA students will complete year one of the program prior to the co-op term. MBA (ISP) students will complete all of their academic terms prior to the co-op term. Admission to the co-op program is decided on a competitive basis. The exposure to courses in the core areas of business provides the necessary academic background for the co-op experience. Students may be admitted to the co-op option at the time of admission or following the first term of MBA or MBA (ISP) courses. Co-op students will be required to maintain a 75% overall average and achieve appropriate English language proficiency. Admission to the co-op option is on the basis of marks, a review of a personal resumé and employer availability. An interview may be required. In addition to the current tuition fees, co-op students are assessed an co-op administrative fee.  
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.

MASTER OF BUSINESS COURSES

MBAB 5F91 Research Project I A comprehensive research project chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser. Individuals must show a capacity for independent study and develop substantive knowledge in an advanced area of business. Projects are normally structured to include the following minimum requirements: the identification of a substantive research question, the development of a thorough literature review and hypothesis, and the proposal of potential solutions. MBAB 5P01 Accounting for Decision-Making I The functional basics of accounting for management and business decisions. Data collection, classification, processing and interpretation. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P02 Quantitative Analysis Statistical and quantitative approaches to business decision making, analysis of business problems including descriptive statistics, regression and forecasting techniques, linear programming and decision tree analysis. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P03 Economic Environment of Business Macro and micro economic concepts related to business decision making including sales taxes and subsidies, consumer and production theory and various market structures such as discriminating monopoly, oligopoly and dominant firms. The determinants of levels of national income, employment, interest rates, inflation and prices in the Canadian economy. Government monetary, fiscal and international economic policies. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P04 Organizational Behaviour and Design Individual, group and organizational processes in organizations. Micro level topics include motivation, leadership, individual perception and attitudes, group dynamics and conflict management. Organization theory (macro) topics include organization design, environment, technology and structure, power and politics in organizations and organizational culture. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P05 Marketing Management Demonstrating the role of marketing in the firm, exploring the relationship of marketing to other functions, and helping students to learn how to make marketing decisions in the context of general management. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P06 Accounting for Decision-Making II An examination of financial reporting issues and managerial accounting techniques in the context of problem solving and decision making in business. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P07 Operations Management Managerial issues relating to the operations function of organizations, concepts and techniques of operations-production management, product and service design, process selection, facility location and layout, quality management, planning, inventory and supply-chain management, project management and management of new technologies. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P08 Financial Management Concepts, instruments and techniques used for financial decision making. Emphasis is on the maximization of shareholders' wealth and on the role of the financial manager in choosing the appropriate techniques for financial problem solving. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P09 Management Information Systems Information systems and their application in business organizations. Key management issues with respect to the use of computer and information technology in modern business environments. The various tools of information systems and the interrelationships of computer systems and telecommunications as management challenges in the technology age. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P11 Introduction to Business Analytics Foundations, Functionalities, and Applications of Business Intelligence/Business Analytics; Business Intelligence Architecture and Components; Multi-Dimensional Analysis (OLAP), Data Pre-Processing and Visualization Techniques; Basic Data Mining Technologies and Business Applications; Introduction to Techniques for Data Clustering, and Classification. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MSc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P09, or permission of the Graduate Programs Office and/or instructor. MBAB 5P12 Advanced Business Analytics Advanced Business Analytics and Enterprise Reporting; Advanced Clustering and Classification Techniques; Predictive Modeling; Association Rule Mining; Text Mining and Web Analytics; Visual Analytics. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MSc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB5P11 and MBAB5P13 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office and/or instructor. MBAB 5P13 Database Management Systems Fundamental concepts of file systems and database systems; data models; the relational database model; conceptual database design and the ER model; normalization; Physical database design, Introduction to SQL. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MSc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P09, or permission of the Graduate Programs Office and/or instructor. MBAB 5P14 Systems Analysis and Design System development life cycle; data flow in the business processes through use cases; gathering functional and non-functional business requirements; documentation of process models through data flow diagrams; and documentation of data models through entity-relationship diagrams. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MSc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P13 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office and/or instructor. MBAB 5P15 Introduction to Information Assurance Topics include domains of: Information security risk assessment and management; incident management, business continuity and disaster recovery planning; legal regulations affecting security (Financial BASIL, SOX, IFRS, PIPEDA, etc.), Compliance; operations security ; physical (environmental) security; security architecture and design; forensic investigation , security governance – strategic alignment of security function, information security program development and management. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MSc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P09, or permission of the Graduate Programs Office and/or instructor. MBAB 5P16 Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture Review of networking concepts; computer network management and performance evaluation; review of enterprise architectures frameworks; Application architecture; Technology architecture; server environments- client server, P2P, thin/thick client etc. and operating systems; network configurations: hardware, platforms, and hosting; virtualization; cloud computing; grid computing. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MSc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P09, or permission of the Graduate Programs Office and/or instructor. MBAB 5P17 E-business Applications E-Business models and strategies; e-business applications in supply chain management, e-procurement, and CRM, performance metrics, e-business architecture, and security issues and challenges in conducting e-business, privacy and legal issues Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MSc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P09 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office and/or instructor. MBAB 5P18 Supply Chain Management and Enterprise-wide Systems Fundamental concepts, framework, and information technology context of enterprise-wide systems; importance of integrated information systems in an organization; technological infrastructure, and integration of enterprise-wide applications; material flows across supply chains Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MSc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P09, or permission of the Graduate Programs Office and/or instructor. MBAB 5P20 Applied Business Research The basic tools of business research to gather, record, and analyze data for aid in making business decisions. Survey design, scales, multivariate analysis and non-parametric measures. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P02 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P21 Business Strategy The development of plans and activities that integrate the various operating and support functions of an organization to effect strategies of competitive positioning. The tasks of governance and leadership related to the dynamic nature of corporate strategy. The accountability of the firm to internal and external stakeholders. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P22 Global Business Exposes students to numerous challenges a firm faces as it attempts to internationalize its operations. At the end of the course, the student is expected to have a better understanding of the micro factors which make management of international businesses distinct from domestic businesses. The topics to be covered include the international aspects of business functions, entry strategies, site selection, world trade developments and ethics in international business. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P23 Entrepreneurship Theories of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, entrepreneurial attributes, new venture creation processes, web based business operations, and business plan preparation. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P24 Business Law The legal environment of business and basic legal considerations for business organizations including forms of organization, liability of owners, shareholders, directors and managers. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P25 Business Ethics Ethical theory and cases pertaining to business individuals, business organizations, and political-economic systems. Topics may include basic concepts of philosophical ethics; the rights and responsibilities of shareholders and other stakeholders; corporate governance; moral issues in international business; moral obligations to consumers; workplace issues; the natural environment; the relation of ethics and law; capitalism and its critics; future directions for the relationship of business to the rest of society. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P31 Managerial Accounting I Internal recording systems devised to implement and guide management planning and control with particular emphasis on cost finding, product costing, cost behaviour and cost allocations as well as analysis and communication of relevant information to users in a professional manner. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P06 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P32 Financial Accounting I The theory and practice of financial statement preparation including the measurement, reporting, and disclosure of assets, liabilities, equity, revenue and expenses with specific reference to generally accepted accounting principles and interpretation of related reports. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P31 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. Note: MBAB 5P32 may be taken concurrently with MBAB 5P35. MBAB 5P33 Taxation for Business Decisions The principles of individual and corporate taxation emphasizing the effects of federal and sub-federal income taxes on decision making in business. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. MBAB 5P34 Managerial Accounting II Performance evaluation, divisional performance measurement, transfer pricing, behavioural implications of accounting information and current issues as well as analysis and communication of relevant information to users in a professional manner. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P31 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P35 Financial Accounting II The theory and practice of financial statement preparation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Complex issues including accounting for leases, pensions, future income taxes, inter corporate investments and cash flow reporting. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P01 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P36 Financial Accounting III The theory and practice of financial statement preparation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles with emphasis on accounting for complex business organizations and not-for-profit organizations. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P01 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P41 Financial Statement Analysis Analysis of financial accounting procedures and the rules that govern disclosure. Emphasis is on basic financial statements and how alternative accounting methods affect those statements and the analysis of financial statement relationships. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P08 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P42 Equity Investments, Markets, and Instruments Selecting an investment in a global market and the organization, structures, and functioning of securities markets. Discussion of the security market indicator series and the efficient capital markets. An introduction to security valuation, stock market analysis, industry analysis, company analysis, stock selection and technical analysis, with discounted cash flow implications. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P08 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P43 Debt Investments Features and valuation of fixed income securities. Analysis of bond markets concentrating on fixed income and fixed income derivatives markets. Risks and returns associated with investments in the markets, and how these investments can be optimally allocated to yield successful portfolio performance. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P08 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P44 Derivative Instruments Introduction to options, futures and swap markets. Pricing principles and theory of these derivative securities as they apply to various trading and hedging strategies. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P08 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P45 International Finance Overview of the international financial environment, the theoretical and practical aspects of the various international financial markets, and the impact of the international environment on the financial decision making of the individual and the firm. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P08 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P46 Portfolio Management and Alternative Investments Portfolio management policies for individual and institutional investors, asset allocation, general portfolio construction and revision, equity and fixed-income portfolio management strategies, real estate portfolio management, and hedging strategies. Performance measurement, performance attribution analysis, and AIMR performance presentation standards are presented. Analysis of real estate and currency or foreign exchange investments and investment companies. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P42 or permission of the instructor. MBAB 5P51 Introduction to Industrial Relations An introductory course which emphasizes the practical application of basic skills required to manage in workplaces which are either unionized or might become unionized. Lectures, readings, simulations, case analyses, and other assignments will acquaint students with the structure and functioning of the Canadian industrial relations system, basic employment law concepts, the union certification process, negotiation and administration of collective agreements, strikes and dispute resolution in an international context. Restriction: open to MBA, MBA ISP and MAcc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P04 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P52 Introduction to Human Resource Management A basic overview of key aspects of managing Human Resources in domestic and global markets, emphasizing the link between HR policies, practices, organizational strategy and legislative requirements. Topics will include recruitment and selection, job analysis, training and development, performance management, benefits, health and safety, industrial relations and collective bargaining. Restriction: open to MBA, MBA ISP and MAcc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P04 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. Note: offered online. MBAB 5P53 Training and Development A systematic examination of training and development in organizations. Topics include training and development as a process and an investment, the organizational context of effective training and development, adult education theory, equity in training, and organizational learning. Primary emphasis will be placed on the theoretical and applied aspects of instructional systems design including: needs analysis, program design, development and implementation and program evaluation and follow-up. Restriction: open to MBA, MBA ISP and MAcc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P04 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P54 Compensation Management Strategic compensation formulation and planning, as well as the management of the compensation system. Topics include the process for developing compensation objectives, economic and behavioural theories of compensation, pay and benefits determination, job and market evaluation, skill or knowledge-based pay, and pay equity. An exploration of the use of individual, group, and organizational incentives to support compensation objectives. It also examines the process and procedures involved in implementing, managing, and evaluating the compensation system. Restriction: open to MBA, MBA ISP and MAcc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P04 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P55 HR Planning and Strategy Explores various aspects of the Human Resources Planning process at the micro and macro level and their relationship to organizational strategy. Topics include forecasting human resource requirements, environmental scanning, examining supply and demand, and recommendations on how to deal with surpluses and shortages of staff. Restriction: open to MBA, MBA ISP and MAcc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P04 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P56 Recruitment and Selection Provides an in-depth review of current recruitment and selection practices in the Canadian environment, as well in global markets. Topics include job analysis, preparation and evaluation of job descriptions, human rights legislation, employment standards and pay equity considerations in addition to understanding the different interviewing methods available to managers. Restriction: open to MBA, MBA ISP and MAcc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P04 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P57 Managing Health and Safety Provides a basic knowledge of health and safety. Topics include legislation, psychosocial hazards, hazard recognition and assessment, hazard control, accident investigation, and other topics of interest. Restriction: open to MBA, MBA ISP and MAcc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P04 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P58 Negotiating in Organizations Understanding, analyzing, and using the key processes and sub-processes of negotiating in a broad range of business situations to optimize participants' negotiating effectiveness. Restriction: open to MBA, MBA ISP and MAcc students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P04 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P60 Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations Marketing of high-technology products and innovations in turbulent environments, rapid decision making with incomplete information. This course will explore concepts and practices related to marketing in this unique, fast-paced environment. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P05 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P61 Marketing Strategy The development and the execution of marketing strategies. Topics include market orientation, customer retention strategies, industry, customer and competitive analysis, sources of competitive advantage and advanced marketing mix strategies. Computer simulation. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P05 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P62 Marketing Research The role of marketing research as a marketing decision making tool. Topics include questionnaire design, experimentation, sampling, data collection and analysis and statistical methods for marketing research. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P20 and MBAB 5P05 or permission of the instructor. MBAB 5P63 International Marketing Globalization is now a top priority for large and small companies, and marketing is the key function allowing firms to expand worldwide. This course uses a practical, managerial approach to explore global decisions. Topics covered include market selection and entry, alliances, competitive analysis, global consumers and brands, cross-cultural management, global communications and organization. Extensive class discussions and oral presentations by students cover cases and articles on international markets. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P05 and MBAB 5P22 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P64 Consumer Behaviour The application of behavioural science concepts to marketing; the interactions of consumers, sellers, public policy makers and researchers. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P05 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P65 Business-to-Business Marketing Develops the managerial skills and insights required to apply marketing principles to effectively and efficiently market business products and services to other companies, government bodies and institutions. The course will examine the unique aspects of business-to-business marketing such as shifting channel power relationships, the nature of e-commerce, organizational buying behaviour. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P05 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P66 Services Marketing Students taking this course will become more aware of the nature and characteristics of services, more knowledgeable about the ways services need to be marketed due to their intangible core, and more knowledgeable about service quality and the foundation of services marketing. The course will emphasize success factors in services marketing. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P05 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P67 Sales Management This course covers the inter-related sales force management processes of developing and implementing the company's strategic sales program, and reviewing and evaluating sales performance. Specific topics include planning and organizing the selling function; estimating market potential and forecasting sales; account management strategies and managing customer interactions; recruiting, selecting, training, compensating, and motivating salespeople; and evaluating the sales force and individual salespeople. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P05 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P68 New Product Development Major issues, problems, and challenges faced by new product development managers and their teams. Topics include: (1) the key stages of product development: opportunity identification, idea generation; product design; product testing; launch issues; and life-cycle management; (2) new analytical methods to reduce risk and improve innovativeness at both new product team-level and firm-level, and (3) a variety of new product development strategies (i.e., incremental versus radical innovativeness; technological discontinuities and dominant designs; new product diffusion and adoption; and exploration versus exploitation) from the perspective of large companies and start-ups. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P05 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P69 Integrated Marketing Communications Current topics in marketing communications. Topics include: (1) coordinating and synchronizing the various promotional mix elements to develop effective communications programs; (2) examining the roles of advertising, sales promotion, direct marketing, and the use of social media within communications programs; and, (3) managerial decision-making in marketing communications from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P05 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P71 Project Management Concepts and techniques for managing projects. Role of the project manager, strategic issues, resource allocation, conflict management, risk management, planning, budgeting, scheduling and controlling projects. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P02 & MBAB 5P07, or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P72 Quality Management Management, control, and improvement of quality. Statistical tools and the business context. Quality management systems, such as ISO 9000. Quality control tools, such as control charts. Quality improvement methods, such as lean and six sigma. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P02 & MBAB 5P07, or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P73 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Supply chain modeling and performance. Strategic, planning and operational issues central to the management of supply chains. Design and coordination of supply chain networks, inventory management and planning, sourcing, procurement, transportation, and strategic partnerships. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P02 & MBAB 5P07, or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P74 Simulation of Business Systems Fundamental concepts and methods for simulation modeling and analysis. Discrete-event simulation models. Topics include design of experiments, input and output analysis, and model validation. Applications include inventory systems, waiting line systems, scheduling, and process improvement. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P02 & MBAB 5P07, or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P75 Advanced Business Modeling with Spreadsheets Methods for building spreadsheet models for business problems. Practical application of OR tools and techniques. Topics include linear programming, goal programming, integer programming, transportation and network models. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P02 & MBAB 5P07, or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P76 Advanced Operations Management: Special Topics Various topics will be studied. May include: forecasting, revenue management, service operations, and/or healthcare operations. Restriction: open to MBA and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P02 & MBAB 5P07, or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P81 Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Creating and maintaining entrepreneurship in midsized and large organizations. Leadership and management issues in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology. Challenges and opportunities for successful corporate entrepreneurship. Restriction: Open to MBA, MBA ISP and MAcc students. MBAB 5P82 Leadership and Change Theoretical, research and practical aspects of leadership and change designed to develop individual capacity to lead and to enact organizational change. Restriction: open to MBA, MAcc and MBA ISP students. Prerequisite(s): MBAB 5P04 or permission of the Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5P83 Managing and Mentoring the Growing Venture Opportunities and challenges for managing growing ventures; application and adaptation of management techniques at different company growth stages; mentoring roles of external stakeholders along the venture life cycle. Restriction: Open to MBA, MBA ISP and MAcc students MBAB 5P91 Research Project II An independent research project in an area of specialization supervised by a faculty member. Projects can be literature based, applied organization based and/or focused on empirical data. Restriction: open to MBA students. MBAB 5P92 Research Project III An independent research project in the area of specialization supervised by a faculty member. Projects can be literature based, applied organization based and/or focused on empirical data. Restriction: open to MBA students. MBAB 5P93 Research Project IV An independent research project in the area of specialization supervised by a faculty member. Projects can be literature based, applied organization based and/or focused on empirical data. Restriction: open to MBA students.

CO-OP COURSES

MBAB 5N11 Co-op 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. Restriction: Open to graduate business co-op students with permission of the Goodman School of Business Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5N12 Co-op 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. Restriction: Open to graduate business co-op students with permission of the Goodman School of Business Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5N13 Co-op 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. Restriction: Open to graduate business co-op students with permission of the Goodman School of Business Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 5N14 Co-op 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. Restriction: Open to graduate business co-op students with permission of the Goodman School of Business Graduate Programs Office. MBAB 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. Restriction: open to graduate business co-op students with permission of the Goodman School of Business Graduate Programs Office.

NON-CREDIT COURSES

MBAB 5N81 Business Writing (also offered as MACC 5N81) Emphasis on written business communication memos, letters, e-mails, reports, proposals. Restriction: open to MBA ISP students. MBAB 5N82 Business Reading (also offered as MACC 5N82) Vocabulary and conventions of North American business. Restriction: open to MBA ISP students. MBAB 5N83 Business Listening (also offered as MACC 5N83) Practice with business related audio/video materials. Academic note-taking skills. Restriction: open to MBA ISP students. MBAB 5N84 Business Speaking (also offered as MACC 5N84) Developing oral communication skills for business meetings and presentations. Recognizing cultural differences in business practices. Restriction: open to MBA ISP students. MBAB 5N85 Strategies for Success (also offered as MACC 5N85) Workshops, seminars and presentations to assist in providing international students with a smooth transition to graduate studies in business. Restriction: Open to MBA ISP students.
 
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