2014-2015 Graduate Calendar

Management  
Master of Science in Management Go to top of document
Fields of Specialization Accounting Finance Operation and Information Systems Management Marketing Organization Studies Dean Donald Cyr Goodman School of Business Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs Ernest Biktimirov Goodman School of Business Core Faculty Professors 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), Kenneth Klassen (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), Lianxi Zhou (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Peter Yannopoulos (Marketing, International Business and Strategy) Associate Professors 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), Gail Lynn Cook (Accounting), Maureen Donnelly (Accounting), Paul Dunn (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), 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), Antonia Mantonakis (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), , Deborah McPhee (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Diane Miller (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Onem Ozocak (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Unyong (Howard) Pyo (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Usman Raja (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Barbara Sainty (Accounting), Narongsak Thongpapanl (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Samir Trabelsi (Accounting), Maxim Voronov (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Kai-Yu Wang (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Reena Yoogalingam (Finance, Operations and Information Systems) Assistant Professors Wesley Helms (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Tejaswini Herath (Finance, Operations and Information Systems) Participating Faculty Professors Emeriti 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), Carol Sales (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics) Professors A. Tansu Barker (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Donald Cyr (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Martin I. Kusy (Finance, Operations and Information Systems) Associate Professors Ian Adamson (Accounting), Michael Armstrong (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), Carman W. Cullen (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), Louis Culumovic (Accounting), Sandra M. Felton (Accounting), Dominic Lim (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Herbert MacKenzie (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), Thomas M. Mulligan (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Alex Nikitkov (Accounting), Parunchana Pacharn (Accounting), Paul Scarbrough (Accounting), Anamitra Shome (Accounting), Tashfeen Sohail (Accounting), Linda Stillabower (Accounting), Francine Vachon (Finance, Operations and Information Systems), J. David Whitehead (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Barry Wright (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Allister Young (Accounting) Assistant Professors Lisa Barrow (Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics), Donald Brown (Accounting), Kareen Brown (Accounting), Eric Dolansky (Marketing, International Business and Strategy), 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) Director of Graduate Programs Shari Sekel 905-688-5550, extension 3916 Taro 461A http://www.bus.brocku.ca/msc 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 International Recruitment/Admissions Officer, Graduate Programs Jason Barfoot 905-688-5550, extension 5936 Taro 433 Recruitment/Admissions Officer, Graduate Programs Laurie Redford 905-688-5550, extension 5362 Taro 468 Administrative Assistant, Graduate Programs Elena Genkin 905-688-5550, extension 4156 Taro 461  
Program Description Go to top of document
The Master of Science in Management (MSc) program allows students with relevant undergraduate degrees to further focus their studies in a particular functional area of business. Research-oriented programs, such as the MSc, respond to an increasing demand on the part of industry and government for researchers and consultants in the various disciplines of business. In addition, they prepare students for graduate studies in business at the doctoral level. The MSc in Management will provide for an advanced-level conceptual foundation in a student's chosen field, and allow for the pursuit of highly focused research through a master's level thesis. Specifically, the MSc in Management will promote the acquisition of advanced knowledge in an area of specialization and the development of advanced theoretical or practical research skills. The program gives explicit attention to the role of the specialization areas in managerial and organizational contexts. The thesis requirement in the program requires that students demonstrate personal integration of, and original intellectual contribution to, a field of knowledge. The specialized streams offered in the MSc program are Accounting, Finance, Operations and Information Systems Management, Marketing and Organization Studies depending on student demand. Please be aware that, although we will endeavour to offer the specialty streams in the MSc each year, 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 four year Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in a business discipline, closely related to the student's MSc field of interest, with an average of not less than B+ (78). A minimum score of 550 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is required. Where applicants have a primary language other than English or who have a degree from a university where the primary language of instruction was not English, a minimum TOEFL IBT score of 100 or equivalent. Although a minimum score of 550 on the GMAT exam is preferred for entry into the program, candidates who have attained a minimum of the 70th percentile on the GRE general exam component will also be considered. In exceptional cases, graduates of other disciplines may be considered for admission to the program. The other discipline must be closely related to the student's field of interest in the MSc program. In these cases, the students may be required to complete additional business courses at the undergraduate level. While each of these general criteria is important, an 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 Admissions Committee will review all applications and recommend admission for a limited number of suitable candidates. Admission is subject to availability of core faculty supervision in the requested area of specialization. Students interested in part-time study should consult the Graduate Program Director.  
Degree Requirements Go to top of document
Students must complete a total of 4.5 credits which includes required courses, field of specialization courses (outlined below), and an elective course. The required courses include: MSCM 5P90 and 5F90 as well as the non-credit Research Seminars MSCM 5N01, 5N02, 5N03 and 5N04. As part of their program, each student must complete, and defend at a public oral examination, a thesis (MSCM 5F90) that demonstrates a capacity for independent work and original research and thought. The thesis topic shall be chosen in consultation with the student's thesis Supervisor and other members of the student's Supervisory Committee. A formal thesis proposal must be approved by the Committee. Students normally complete the MSc over five terms or twenty months.  
Fields of Specialization and Elective Courses Go to top of document
Students must select one of the following fields of specialization and take at least five courses as outlined below. In all streams except Organization Studies, students will also be required to take one elective course selected in consultation with and approved by their thesis supervisor and the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. This course will be selected from the general graduate course offerings at Brock University (including the MBA and MAcc course offerings) as well as selected fourth year undergraduate courses (in exceptional circumstances only). Accounting MSCM 5P01 Research Methodology I MSCM 5P02 Research Methodology II MSCM 5P31 Current Issues in Accounting Research I MSCM 5P32 Current Issues in Accounting Research II MSCM 5P33 Advanced Special Topics in Accounting Finance ECON 5N11 Mathematics and Statistics Review for Economists MSCM 5P03 Empirical Finance I MSCM 5P04 Empirical Finance II

MSCM 5P41 Theory of Capital Markets

Students will also take two of the following: MSCM 5P42 Risk Management

MSCM 5P43 Options and Futures

MSCM 5P44 Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Models

MSCM 5P45 Advanced Corporate Finance

MSCM 5P46 International Finance

MSCM 5P47 Numerical Methods

Operations and Information Systems Management MSCM 5P01 Research Methodology I MSCM 5P02 Research Methodology II

MSCM 5P71 Operations Research Modeling

MSCM 5P72 Seminar in Operations and Information Systems Management

Students will also take two of the following:

MSCM 5P73 Logistics and Supply Chain Management

MSCM 5P74 Data Mining Techniques and Applications

MSCM 5P75 Advanced Information Systems Modeling

MSCM 5P76 Mathematical Programming

MSCM 5P77 Simulation of Business Systems

MSCM 5P78 Forecasting Systems for Management

Marketing

MSCM 5P01 Research Methodology I MSCM 5P02 Research Methodology II

MSCM 5P61 Current Issues in Marketing Theory

MSCM 5P62 Consumer Behaviour and Behavioural Decision Theory

Students will also take one of the following: MSCM 5P63 Advances in New Product Development MSCM 5P64 Selected Readings in Consumer Behaviour

MSCM 5P65 Advances in Strategic Market Management

MSCM 5P66 Advances in Business-to-Business Marketing

MSCM 5P67 Advances in International Marketing

MSCM 5P68 Advances in Services Marketing

Organization Studies

MSCM 5P01 Research Methodology I MSCM 5P02 Research Methodology II

MSCM 5P81 Micro-Foundations in Organization Studies

MSCM 5P82 Macro-Foundations in Organization Studies

Students will also take two of the following: MSCM 5P83 Advances in Entrepreneurship Research

MSCM 5P84 Advances in Human Resources Theory and Practice

MSCM 5P85 Theoretical and Methodological Issues in International Management

 
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.  
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