What courses will you take in January 2016?

You may have decided on certain electives you want to take to satisfy a specialization … but there is an opportunity to take a breadth of electives in your degree to get a well-rounded approach to business management.

Consider these electives to complete your schedule!

FINE 6100 3.00: Financial Management

This course focuses on key issues in corporate financial management. It covers working capital management, capital budgeting, capital structure decisions, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, leasing and the impact of inflation on financial decisions. Extensive use may be made of case studies.

FINE 6200 3.00: Investments

This course surveys major investment problems and analyzes factors affecting the term structure and risk structure of yields on financial claims. The curriculum focuses on the development of principles of personal and institutional portfolio management, modern capital asset pricing theory, and valuation discussions on Canadian models for common stock prices. Emphasis is also placed on the efficiency of financial asset markets in adjusting to information entering the marketplace.

Course credit exclusion: FNEN 6210 3.00 (either FINE 6200 or FNEN 6210, but not both, may be taken for credit).

FINE 6400 3.00: International Financial Management

The most pervasive problems faced by international managers are those resulting from currency differences and currency risks. This course applies financial and economic theory to the international financing and investment decisions of corporations, financial institutions and individual investors. Reducing risk through the use of forward exchange markets and hedging will be studied, as well as various methods of moving liquid assets and their constraints.  An extension of the Capital Asset Pricing Model to an integrated world model is considered.

Note: The normal prerequisite for this course, FINE 6100 3.00 will be waived for Winter 2016 by Professor Ng (It is recommended that students take ECON 6510 3.00 before commencing this course).
FINE 6100 3.00 is recommended for IMBA students

FNSV 5500 1.50: Introduction to Financial Services Management

This course provides an overview of the global financial services industry with attention to the role of financial institutions in financial systems and the differences between different types of financial institutions. The course will introduce students to key issues facing financial institutions including the importance of public policy, institutional change, growth strategies, risk management and practical management issues.

FNSV 6700 3.00:  Management of Risk in Canadian Financial Institutions

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.

MGMT 6810 3.00: Creativity and Innovation: Techniques for a Rapidly Changing World

Creativity and innovation are essential leadership skills in the ever-changing environment. This applied-learning course arms MBA graduates with the right mix of creativity-enhancing tools and techniques to explore innovation in contemporary business contexts. These techniques include lenses of human understanding, creativity, visual thinking and holistic visioning. Bridging a necessary gap, the outcomes are applied to practical business issues.

MKTG 6100 3.00: Strategic Market Communications

This course offers a focused approach to the formulation and implementation of an integrated communications strategy to meet particular marketing objectives. Topics of interest include advertising, sales, promotion, public relations, and social media communications, and their integration both online and offline. The approach is cutting edge, multidisciplinary, integrative, practical and applied. Teaching approaches include case analysis, discussion, and guest participants.

 MKTG 6300 3.00: Service Marketing

This course examines the need for marketing in service industries, develops an understanding of the ways in which service marketing differs from product marketing, and improves students’ understanding of how service characteristics affect the marketing function. Students learn to develop and implement marketing plans for service organizations.

MKTG 6951 1.50: Strategic Marketing in Asia

This course provides an in-depth study of the strategic marketing issues in Asia, mostly focusing on the Greater China area, Japan and South Korea. It focuses on understanding how social, cultural, political and economic environments affect the formulation, execution and evaluation of marketing strategies in that region. Topics include collaborating with strategic marketing partners, marketing in regulated environments, market entry strategies, brand and image management, distribution partnership, and developing relationships with customers.

ORGS 6200 3.00: Managing Human Resources

Employees are the most complex and critical of the resources organizations use. This course examines the relationship between the overall management of the organization and human resources management (HRM), and the shared and complementary responsibilities of personnel specialists and other managers in effective HRM. Policies and practices affecting both HRM logistics (recruiting, selection, training) and motivation (performance appraisal, reward systems) are covered.

PROP 6580 3.00: Structuring Real Estate Transactions and Managing Project Delivery

The course addresses the transactional details of the development process from inception through to completion. The process is viewed from two perspectives: first is the legal framework and related contracts necessary to properly structure real estate transactions throughout the development process. Second is the delivery and project management process that commences with design, through construction documentation, awarding of contracts, on-site roles and responsibilities, and managing the construction, occupancy and warranty periods.

Prerequisites: PROP 6100 3.00 and PROP 6200 3.00, or permission of the instructor

PROP 6750 3.00: Financing Large Scale Infrastructure

Understanding the particular characteristics of project finance is fundamental to structuring all business models for the delivery of large-scale infrastructure that supports our cities. This course examines project viability and risk, ownership and contractual structures, funding sources and financial structuring. The course will be taught through a combination of lectures, guest speakers and interactive seminars focusing on case studies.

Prerequisites: PROP 6300 3.00 or permission of the instructor

PUBL 5500 3.00: Public Policy and Public Management

This course describes the public policy development process and the public sector management environment within which policy is implemented. In view of Canada’s highly decentralized federal system of government, particular attention is given to the theory and practice of intergovernmental relations. This course provides the framework within which public policy is assessed and evaluated.

SOCM 6400 3.00: Social Purpose Investing and Finance

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.

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