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Uncover new interests, and explore different corners of the corporate landscape with these exciting classes.

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BSUS 6400 3.00 F: Sustainability Accounting & Accountability (Tuesdays, 11:30am – 2:30pm)

This course situates corporate activity within the wider context of Sustainability. In particular, emphasis is placed upon the information that corporations produce in order to inform society about its social and environmental impacts, assessing whether such reporting is relevant and/or credible. The course also helps understand the interactions between stakeholders and the inherent issues related to their conflicting demands. Note: Open to MES students.

ECON 6180 3.00 X: Money, Credit and Macroeconomic Policy (Thursdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

This course examines the role of monetary institutions in national and global economies, and the impact of monetary policy on economic performance and overall business conditions. Topics discussed include: the determination of interest rates, inflation rates and exchange rates; financial innovation; the links between monetary policy and fiscal policy; global trends; and implications for business decision-making. Prerequisite: SB/ECON 5100 3.00.

ENTR 6400 3.00 F: Applied Entrepreneurship Field Study (specific meet dates to be scheduled)

Provides students with firsthand experience of the opportunities and challenges growing organizations face. Student groups are paired with an entrepreneurial firm to research an opportunity or project for the firm. Students’ firsthand experience will be supported by four scheduled classes emphasizing consulting, market research and presentation skills. Prerequisites: All 5000-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses. Those admitted must supply the instructor with a current résumé so that the instructor can effectively assign students to projects.

ENTR 6655 3.00 X: Social Entrepreneurship (Mondays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

This course is for students interested in the phenomenon of social entrepreneurship. Using a combination of assigned readings, videos, guest speakers, and extensive interaction with real-world social entrepreneurs, students will gain a broad understanding of business models within the field, as well as the challenges and decisions social entrepreneurs face during start-up and on an ongoing basis. Prerequisites: All 5000-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses. Course credit exclusion: SB/NMLP 6350 3.00 (either SB/NMLP 6350 3.00 or SB/ENTR 6655 3.00, but not both, maybe taken for credit).

FNSV 6700 3.00 F: Management of Risk in Financial Institutions (Mondays, 11:30am – 2:30pm)

Risk is the fundamental element that influences the behaviour of financial institutions. FNSV 6700 provides a comprehensive introduction to risk management. Presented within the framework of financial institutions, the course covers the design and operation of a risk-management system, modeling and the interplay between internal oversight and external regulation. The theory of risk management (market, credit and operational risk) comes alive through practical case evaluation and presentations from the senior executives in the risk management field. The course provides the essential analytical foundations of risk management in a way appropriate for those who do not have a mathematical background. Prerequisite: SB/FNSV 5500 1.50.

HIMP 6150 3.00 X: Economics of Healthcare (Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

This course examines the demand and utilization of health services; drivers of healthcare costs; measuring output in healthcare; tradeoffs between efficiency, operational effectiveness and equity; realignment of capacity; how healthcare reforms affects demand; utilization and the mix of providers in the healthcare industry. Prerequisites: All 5100-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses or permission of instructor.

HIMP 6180 3.00 X: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Healthcare (Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 10:00pm)

This course examines the entrepreneurial landscape in healthcare (e.g., long-term care and nursing homes), the role of disruptive technologies, innovation, new business models, leveraging public-private partnerships, understanding complex regulatory requirements, and the need for human capital. This course explores value creation through the art and science of business planning to drive investment, innovation and transformation in healthcare. Pre-requisites: All 5100-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses or permission of instructor.

MGMT 6700 3.00 F or X: Project Management
(Section F: Wednesdays 11:30am – 2:30pm; Section X: Mondays 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

This course covers the strategic, organizational and operational aspects of managing projects. Students learn to manage the technical, behavioural, political and cultural aspects of temporary groups performing unique tasks. Topics covered include: defining deliverables, formulating project strategy, effective group organization and management, dynamically allocating resources, managing without authority, and resolving conflict. Traditional cost and time management techniques are covered using contemporary software packages. Prerequisite: All 5100-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses.

MINE 5100 1.50 X: Introduction to the Global Mining Industry (Thursdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

Introduces the defining characteristics of the global mining industry. The links between these characteristics and various strategic, financial, corporate responsibility related and other organizational decisions are explored. Guest speakers share their knowledge and experience to provide students with a foundation on the industry’s technical basics. This course is recommended for students interested in the Global Mining Management specialization.

MINE 6300 3.00 X: Social and Environmental Strategies in Mining (Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

Provides an understanding of the social and environmental challenges and opportunities in the global mining industry. Students develop environmental and social strategies which ensure sustainable value creation based on international standards and industry practices found in the mining industry. Prerequisite: All 5000-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses.

MINE 6400 3.00 X: Managing People in Mining (Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

Provides an understanding of the organizational design, management systems and leadership practices mining companies use to manage people. Students develop organizational structures and management systems that facilitate a mining company’s ability to deliver on its strategy of creating value for all stakeholders. Prerequisite: All 5000-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses.

MKTG 6050 3.00 F: Marketing Research (Thursdays, 2:30pm – 5:30pm)

This course develops students’ understanding of basic and advanced market research methods. Students learn to evaluate completed research projects and conduct research studies, developing proficiency in defining research questions, developing research designs, selecting appropriate samples, conducting analysis and writing actionable management reports. Also examined are mobile research, brand maps, social media monitoring/metrics, Big Data, consumer surveillance and data privacy issues. Prerequisite: SB/MKTG 5200 3.00.

MKTG 6325 3.00 F: Marketing Retail Strategies (Wednesdays, 11:30am – 2:30pm)

Examines retail strategies on a number of fronts including: product selection, service quality, pricing, promotion, e-commerce and consumer loyalty. The course provides students with the knowledge required to assess and develop retail strategy within and beyond the Canadian context. Prerequisite: SB/MKTG 5200 3.00.

OMIS 6350 3.00 F or X: Advanced Spreadsheet Modelling & Programming for Business
(Section F: Tuesdays 8:30am –
11:30am; Section X: Wednesdays 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

This course enables the design, development, and implementation of integrated business analysis systems by combining the extended functionality of spreadsheets with the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. The course demonstrates the power of combining the advanced analysis and modelling techniques of spreadsheets and VBA through applications to several practical problems from disparate business functions. Prerequisites: SB/OMIS 5110 1.50 and SB/OMIS 5120 1.50 or permission of the Instructor.

OMIS 6500 3.00 P: Global Operations & Information Management (Specific scheduled meet dates; Sundays, 9:00am – 5:00pm)

Plant location, supplier selection and product and process development are no longer solely national issues. Hence, the first part of this course, we give an overview of global operations, including global supply chain management, network design for global operations and global entry strategies. This deals with how the use of information technology supports the management of global operations. Topics include value chain management, the concept of marketspace, business-to-business e-commerce, enterprise resource planning, and the effect of IT on R&D and collaboration, all in an international context. Prerequisites: SB/OMIS 5120 1.50 and SB/OMIS 5210 1.50, or permission of the Instructor.

OMIS 6710 3.00 X: Management Information Systems (Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

This course acquaints students with the management issues, concepts and terminology associated with information systems technology. With its focus on management issues, the course is of interest to students with either a technical or a non-technical background. Issues discussed include: telecommunications; networks; multimedia; data models and their relation to organization models; systems development processes; and systems theory. Students will learn to recognize the technical and organizational problems generated by introducing new technology and the long-term organizational implications of these decisions. Prerequisite: SB/OMIS 5110 1.50 (previously offered as SB/MGTS 5110 3.00).

SGMT 6720 3.00 3.00 R: Managing Globally – Past, Present and Future (Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm downtown)

Many of the challenges facing global companies today are not new and we can learn from the past to meet those challenges today and prepare for the future. This course explores the parallels between the issues multinationals face today and those they faced in the past. Based on historical and contemporary cases, you will get insights and practical tools to manage in the current global environment and develop the necessary skills to address future challenges.

SOCM 6200 3.00 X: Leadership in Social Sector Management (Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

This course discusses contemporary challenges facing leaders in the social sector in both Canadian and international contexts. The course is suitable for those who wish to develop leadership skills as either a senior manager or a board member. The course is team-taught, involves sectoral speakers and live cases, and offers flexibility in assignments.
Prerequisites: All 5100-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses.

SOCM 6400 3.00 X: Social Purpose Investing & Finance (Thursdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm)

Social impact investing, including microfinance, is an increasingly used tool within traditional finance, social enterprise, not-for-profit and international development spheres. This course takes an international and structural approach to considering the historical context of its origins, the operations of a microfinance institution, the investor’s due diligence and monitoring of an impact investment, and the field’s current issues and developments.
Prerequisites: All 5000-level core courses.

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