Looking for those last electives for Winter term? Uncover new interests, and explore different corners of the corporate landscape with these exciting electives!

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Marketing Electives:

Ever popular, these electives will provide a fun and fast-paced introduction to branding, consumer relationships and strategic leadership in Marketing.

MKTG 6325 3.00 Retail Marketing Strategies

When: Mondays, 7pm-10pm
Section: X
Catalogue number: V29C1

This course 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. Pre-requisite: SB/MKTG 5200

This is course is taught by newcomer David Pullara, who brings 16 years of management experience across multiple industries, a decade of which has been spent working specifically with Fortune 500 companies including Starbucks, Coca-Cola and Google.

MKTG 6550 3.00: Brand Management

When: Saturdays, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Section: P
Catalogue Number: M23S01

In the complex contemporary world of marketing management, Brand Management must be both an art and a science. This course applies marketing strategy to the challenge of gaining sustainable competitive advantage in the global marketplace of brands. With a fundamental focus on building and maintaining strong brands with loyal consumer bases, a range of topics and teaching techniques are utilized. Prerequisite: MKTG 5200 3.0 Marketing Management

Mining Electives:

Explore the management complexities and strategic opportunities in the global mining industry.

MINE 5100 3.00: Introduction to the Global Mining Industry

When: Thursdays, 7pm-10pm
Section: X
Catalogue Number: S96A01

This course 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: Social and Environmental Strategies in Mining

When: Tuesdays, 7pm-10pm
Section: X
Catalogue Number: A46C01

This course 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.
Prerequisites: All 5100-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses.

MINE 6400 3.00: Managing People in Mining

When: Mondays, 7pm-10pm
Section: X

Catalogue Number: U34N01

This course 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.

“Big Picture” Electives:

SOCM 6200 3.00: Non-Profit Organizations and Their Environment

When: Tuesdays, 7pm-10pm
Section: X
Catalogue Number: K69Y01

The subject of this course is management of the nonprofit organization in the context of its political, social, economic, regulatory, policy, legal, cultural and historical environments. The features of the nonprofit organization and the nonprofit sector are examined in both a Canadian and comparative perspective. The course includes an examination of the relationship between the nonprofit sector and the public and business sectors.

SOCM 6400 3.00: Social Purpose Investing & Finance

When: Thursdays, 7pm-10pm
Section: X
Catalogue Number: E16U01

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. Pre-requisites: All 5000-level core courses

PUBL 6050 3.00: Managing for Public Purpose

When: Thursdays, 7pm-10pm
Section: X
Catalogue Number: F88P01

This course deepens the strategic understanding of the role of government for business in different contexts across the globe. It challenges students to take on the role of public managers who need to improve performance and service delivery, in collaboration with private and social sector partners.


Finance Electives:

FINE 6050 3.00: Personal Financial Management

When: Mondays, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Section: F
Catalogue Number: D67Z01

Students learn the concepts and techniques of personal financial management in a thorough and rigorous finance framework.  Topics include: goal setting, budgeting, financial intermediation, income tax, risk management, insurance, debt management, home valuation, investments, retirement planning, estate planning and strategic use of personal financial planning in financial institutions.

Prerequisite:  SB/FINE 5200

FINE 6400 3.00: International Financial Management

When: Wednesdays, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Section: F
Catalogue Number: D88C01

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. Reduction of risk through use of forward exchange markets and hedging will be examined. The various methods of moving liquid assets and their constraints will be considered. Capital budgeting decisions and issues regarding capital structure, where the assets and sources of financing are in different economies, are also studied. An extension of the Capital Asset Pricing Model to an integrated world model is considered. A term paper is usually required. Prerequisite for MBA students: SB/FINE 6100.030 (It is recommended that students take SB/ECON 6510.030 before commencing this course) Prerequisite for IMBA students: All 5100-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses (SB/FINE 6100.030 is recommend

FNSV 6990 1.50: Enterprise Risk Management and Strategy

When: Mondays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Section: X
Catalogue Number: J68D01

Strategy and risk management are two sides of value creation for companies. Strategic choice must identify how these choices affect a broad array of stakeholders. A firm must be organized to recognize, measure, monitor, and disclose risks if it is to implement its strategy. This course will focus upon the strategic importance of risk management rather than more technical aspects.

Prerequisites: all 5000-series Required Foundations of Management core courses.
Pre or Corequisite:  Strategic Management 6000 3.00

Downtown Electives:

IBUS 6410 3.00: International Business – Strategic Overview for Managers

When: Mondays, 3:00pm – 6:00pm (Nadal Campus)
Section: R
Catalogue Number: E83F01

This course examines issues and challenges that arise when business transactions and organizations transcend national boundaries and become international, regional or global. Entry strategies and adjustments to managerial functions are considered for multiple sectors/industries (e.g., manufacturing, services; autos, pharmaceuticals, advertising, hotels) and a variety of countries in the major regions of the world (Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa/Middle East). Prerequisites: All 5100-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses or permission of the instructor NOTE: Not open to IMBA students.

PROP 6580 3.00: Structuring Real Estate Transactions

When: Thursdays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (Nadal Campus)
Section: R
Catalogue Number: X83R01

This 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 for construction, on-site roles and responsibilities, and managing the construction, occupancy and the warranty period. Pre-requisites: PROP 6100 3.00 and PROP 6200 3.00, or permission of the instructor.

Additional Choices of Note:

Econ 6510 3.00: Applied International Economics

When: Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Section: X
Catalogue Number: N16W01

This course examines international economics from the viewpoint of the firm and the nation. International trade in goods and services, inward and outward foreign investment, trade barriers, the World Trade Organization, the foreign exchange market, the impact of exchange rate changes and the international monetary system including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are among the topics discussed. Prerequisite: ECON 5100 3.0 Note: Not open to IMBA students.

IBUS 6490 3.00: International Negotiations – Analysis, Strategy and Practice

When: Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Section: X
Catalogue Number: C58Q01

This course provides structured approaches to understanding, planning, and doing business negotiations in international contexts. Students apply their business knowledge in a series of interactive exercises and written assignments in order to develop analytic, strategic and practical negotiation skills. On two Saturdays, students conduct complex negotiation simulations (e.g., alliance formation, foreign market entry) and receive performance feedback from experienced negotiators. Prerequisites: All 5000-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses or permission of the instructor. Note: Not open to IMBA students.

ENTR 6625 3.00: Managing Venture Growth and Transition

When: Mondays, 2:30 – 5:30pm
Section: F
Catalogue Number: Y06Q01

The focus in this course is on firms that are seeking to manage growth and successfully navigate issues of transition. Examples of the concepts discussed in the course include: business life cycles; IPOs and harvesting options; valuation of firms with track records; and corporate governance, including issues related to family businesses.  The course will examine such growth options as partnering and internationalization, and will pay particular attention to challenges of financing growth and marketing for growth.  In this course, students will prepare a business plan for a venture that is in a transitional phase and that is seeking to grow.

Prerequisite:  all 5000-series Required Foundations of Management Core Courses.