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The primary goal of the MSc is to teach you how to research and what to research.

Career and PhD Placements

Our success has been measured by the 75% of our graduates that choose to pursue PhD’s after their Goodman MSc.

A few examples of where our graduates have gone:

  • HEC Montreal (Accounting)
  • University of Houston (Marketing)
  • University of Buffalo (Finance)
  • Concordia University (Accounting)
  • University of Central Florida (Accounting)
  • University of Alberta (Organization Studies)
  • Michigan State University (Marketing)
  • McMaster University (Operations and Information Systems Management)

The MSc also prepares students for highly specialized industry positions.

You can find our graduates working as:

  • Marketing Analyst
  • Associate-Capital Markets Risk Management
  • Manager- Market Risk Management Operations
  • Information Technology Consultant

MSc grads also experience research success during and after the program.

Successful papers and projects include:

  • Boichuk, Jeffrey (BBA ’08, MSc ’10). “Learned Helplessness among Newly Hired Salespeople and the Influence of Leadership”.Journal of Marketing (A Financial Times top-listed journal)
  • Xu, Yuanbin (BBA ’09, MSc ’12) and Professor Ernest Biktimirov. “Market reactions and changes in the Nasdaq 100 index.” Outstanding Investments Paper award at 2013 Eastern Finance Association.
  • Wang, Chunrong (MAcc ’09, MSc ’11) and Prof. Ernest Biktimirov. “Model-based versus model-free implied volatility: Evidence from U.S., European, and Asian index option markets.” Honourable mention award in Finance Divison at the ASAC 2013 Conference.
  • Zafar, Asma (MSc’ 13), Prof. Dave Bouckenooghe and Prof. Usman Raja. “How Ethical Leadership Shapes Employees’ Job Performance: The Mediating Roles of Goal Congruence, and Psychological Capital.” Paper accepted in 2014 for publication in the Journal of Business Ethics.

Hear from Jeff Boichuk (MSc '10) about his experience in the MSc program and where it has lead him.

MSc Curriculum


Your coursework is carefully designed in consultation with your thesis supervisor to include specialized MSc courses in relevant subject areas. The coursework provides you with a strong foundation for your future thesis and gives you exposure to different aspects of your discipline.

Research Seminars

We believe strongly that you should be an expert in your own field and also be familiar with other core areas of management. Weekly research seminars focus on the presentation of academic research by yourself and your classmates, Goodman faculty members and visiting scholars.

Research Methodology

Our research methodology courses provide you with a comprehensive overview of the methods commonly used in management research. You’ll gain knowledge of statistical techniques, survey research and experimental research design.

Typical Program Plan

Your MSc curriculum is designed in careful consultation with your thesis supervisor. These sample program plans provide with examples of a possible program plan based on specialization.

Operations & Information Systems Management
Organization Studies

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As the final component of your MSc in Management degree, the thesis demonstrates your ability for independent and original research. The thesis component is the focus of your second year of study and includes the preparation of your thesis proposal, the writing and research of your thesis and your thesis defense. You will work closely with your thesis supervisor and the members of your supervisory committee during this time.

Sample thesis topics

  • Management of Online Stock Keeping Units and Its Impact on E-Retailer Performance
  • Moderating role of supervisory behaviours and employee customer orientation
  • Reaction of the U.S. Treasury Market to the Auctions of Economic Derivatives
  • Search Engine Marketing Strategies and Key Performance Metrics in Web Retailing: A Data-Driven Modelling and Analysis
  • Environmental Disclosures: Firm characteristics and Market Response

Core Faculty/Supervisors

The following Faculty are available to act as research supervisors in the MSc in Management. This list is available for your reference. Please note that individual faculty members do not answer questions about application eligibility and application process. Please continue to contact the Graduate Programs Office with your questions. Emails sent to Faculty will be forwarded to our office.

  • Darlene Bay
  • Kareen Brown
  • Maureen Donnelly
  • Fayez Elayan
  • Hemantha Herath
  • Yun Ke
  • Pascale Lapointe-Antunes
  • Jingyu (Jennifer) Li
  • Parunchana Pacharn
  • Raafat Roubi
  • Barbara Sainty
  • Tashfeen Sohail
  • Tanya Tang
  • Samir Trabelsi
  • Mohamed Ayadi
  • Walid Ben Omrane
  • Ernest Biktimirov
  • Zhongzhi (Lawrence) He
  • Skander Lazrak
  • Onem Ozocak
  • Unyong Pyo
  • Tatyana Sokolyk
  • Yan Wang
  • Robert Welch
  • Michael J. Armstrong
  • Anteneh Ayanso
  • Dipanjan Chatterjee
  • Danny Cho
  • Eugene Kaciak
  • Kenneth Klassen
  • Teju Herath
  • Reena Yoogalingam
  • Abdul Ashraf
  • Sheng Deng
  • Todd Green
  • Antonia Mantonakis
  • Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapanl
  • Kai-Yu Wang
  • Peter Yannopoulos
  • Lianxi Zhou
  • Dave Bouckenooge
  • Shawna Chen
  • Dirk De Clercq
  • Paul Dunn
  • Wesley Helms
  • Marshall Jiang
  • Mark Julien
  • Deborah McPhee
  • Teresa Menzies
  • Diane Miller
  • Usman Raja
  • Trish Ruebottom
  • Kojo Saffu
  • Robert Steinbauer
  • Francis Sun
  • Narongsak Thongpapanl
  • Maxim Voronov
  • Lianxi Zhou