Have you finished building your Winter 2021 schedule?

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

For full details, visit Schulich Course Offerings.

Enrol now! Note that courses with low enrolment may be cancelled.

SOCM 6200 3.00 X: Leadership in Social Sector Management
Tuesdays, 7pm – 10pm EST  |  catalogue: E54Q01

Cure cancer, save the planet?  Or take off with donor funds and overpay charity executives? Perhaps you’re interested in serving on a nonprofit board someday, or maybe becoming a manager in the charitable sector – from the WE Charity scandal, to how social entrepreneurs are changing the world, SOCM 6200 (Leadership in Social Sector Management) explores the vital issues facing social purpose organizations. This broad survey course is provocative and issues-driven, exploring how charities are able to change the world – and what holds them back from being as effective as they could.  It will challenge your understanding of an extraordinarily large and impactful sector (2 million employees) that reaches into all areas of our society. Whether you’re an experienced social sector employee or volunteer, or just have a passing interest in how these organizations influence your life, this course looks at marketing, finance, entrepreneurialism, governance, strategy, and policy from a dynamic new angle.

FNSV 6775 3.00 R: International Credit- Markets and Metrics
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm EST | catalogue: A58C01

Did you know that 2020 will be a record year for debt market issuance? Are you interested in working in credit capital markets?  Do you want to learn about how companies, projects and governments raise capital through bonds, loans and other debt products?   Have you wondered how access to financing has changed due to covid-19 and how this might differ from other economic cycles? Taught by Christine Tekker and Andrew Lin, capital markets executives, FNSV6775 “International Credit- Markets and Metrics” is being offered in the winter 2021 term on-line on Tuesday evenings. The course will introduce students to  credit capital markets products such as investment grade and high yield bonds, corporate loans, leveraged finance, CLOs/CDOs and project finance.  An introduction to the structure, legal framework and risk/reward of these products will be covered through the “eyes” of the many stakeholders in credit markets, including banks, institutional investors, credit rating agencies, and regulators.

If you have considered a career in institutional investing, corporate banking, commercial banking, fixed income, risk management, corporate finance, or financial market/issuer research, this course is an essential part of your MBA. Register today if you want a spot in FNSV6775 (Winter 2021 TUESDAY evening) as decisions are being made to finalize course offerings for Winter 2021.

MKTG 6326 3.00 F: Retail Analytics
Mondays, 2:30pm – 5:30pm EST | catalogue: Z11F01

As Covid-19 has had a tremendous shock on some retail sectors and caused other sectors plus online to thrive, MKTG6326 (Retail Analytics) will focus on measuring these monumental shifts both in Canada and globally.  Analytics is the tool by which retailers determine how to adapt to the shifting consumer behaviour brought on and online retail and accelerated by Covid-19. Analytics is also a critical business tool as more and more data becomes available. This course focuses on both online and physical retail and shows students analytical methods as they are being used in the real world and relied on now more than ever. Through a combination of analytics, strategic methods, AI and guest speakers from the industry, MKTG 6326 will provide students a framework towards decision-making in consumer facing industries that has already begun to emerge. It will prepare students to successfully carry out future facing decisions through analytics, a key skill sought by employers. 

ENTR 6655 3.00 X: Social Entrepreneurship
Mondays, 7pm – 10pm EST | catalogue: H44F01

Have you ever dreamed of a career where ‘making money’ and ‘making the world a better place’ are combined? Then come explore the world of ‘social entrepreneurship’ where money and mission combine. We will not only learn the tools necessary to start-up and grow an organization that jointly pursues economic and social goals, but will also hear from (and work with) a number of Canada’s most famous social entrepreneurs. The course will be offered in the winter term, on Monday evenings.

ECON 6180 3.00 X: Money Credit and Macroeconomic Policy
Wednesdays, 7pm – 10pm EST | catalogue: C78P01

ECON 6180 provides an overview of the current state of macroeconomics with a special emphasis on the role of money, credit and macroeconomic policy in the time of the pandemic. Like the Great Recession earlier, Covid-19 compels economists to rethink important aspects of economic theory and policy priorities. What should be the role of central banking and monetary policy in the new context? How to manage the risks of unemployment? Inflation? How to keep the deficit and debt under control? What did the IMF chief mean when she said recently that the world is in a new Bretton Woods moment? What are the implications for business and how could this conversation inform business decisions moving forward?

Building on the foundations provided by ECON 5100, this course engages in the conversation using a hybrid design. It uses a seminar format and the flexibility of an independent study course to encourage students to engage with the material in a multitude of ways meaningful to them. There is no textbook and no final exam for this course. The core of the course material is covered by the instructor’s notes and a set of readings accessible online. Students are evaluated on the basis of their course contribution, a take-home midterm test and a research paper plus presentation on a topic selected from a list of topics provided or chosen by themselves subject to instructor’s approval. The research paper can be done as an individual or group assignment. Interactive class discussions on theory, policy and current events are choreographed/facilitated by the instructor and driven by student contributions.

ORGS 6500 3.00 F: Interpersonal Managerial Skills
Mondays, 11:30am – 2:30pm EST | catalogue: J76K01

Organizations and leaders are finding that the big changes in our business environment, the uncertainty and the management challenges that lay ahead require even more exceptional interpersonal skills. With the challenges of remote management, virtual work and rapid change in all aspects of leadership, skills like emotional management, conflict management, influence and coaching are becoming more important than ever. This course focusses on experience, application and reflection in order to develop the crucial interpersonal skills for leadership and management. It also uses an adult education model with cool things like choose you own due dates, one on one time with the instructor to guide assignments, and experiential learning designed for the virtual classroom. Bonus: there is no final exam! 

MINE 6300 3.00 X: Social & Environmental Strategies in Mining
Tuesdays, 7pm – 10pm EST | catalogue: D88T01

Are you looking for a course that explores how sustainability is practical implementation? Do you want to build the skills to work across stakeholder groups and achieve mutual gains? Do you want to understand how worldviews and values shape our decisions?

Social and Environmental Strategies in Mining (MINE 6300) uses the mining industry as an example to explore sustainability, multi-stakeholder collaboration and values. This course will focus on the mining sector, but the core lessons are applicable to any sector. Sustainability in the mining sector is particularly relevant because of the scale of environmental and social impacts and the established practices to engage across stakeholder groups and manage those impacts.

In this course you will develop the skills to:

  • Analyze social and environmental impacts and the various strategies to manage them
  • Engage with a diverse set of stakeholders, with a focus on online engagement techniques
  • Understand your personal worldview and values
  • Apply and shape standards and policies related to sustainability
  • Communicate about sustainability with a broad set of stakeholders

The course will be delivered virtually. It includes facilitated and dynamic online sessions and presentations with representatives from companies, governments and mining impacted communities.

This course is delivered by Carolyn Burns. Carolyn is the Executive Director of the Devonshire Initiative and project Co-director at NetPositive. Her work focuses on facilitating cross-sector collaboration in the mining context to a improve development outcomes for impacted communities.

If you have questions about the course please reach out to Carolyn at cburns18@schulich.yorku.ca.