Course Descriptions MGMT 1000   Managing Organizational Issues I
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is specially designed for Bachelor of Applied Computer Science students in the Dal-UCL pathway program to introduce them to the complex social, economic, ecological, political and technological forces shaping 21st century leadership in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

MGMT 1001   Managing Organizational Issues II
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is specially designed for Bachelor of Applied Computer Science students in the Dal-UCL pathway program to introduce them to the complex social, economic, ecological, political and technological forces shaping 21st century leadership in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
EXCLUSIONS: ASSC 1100.03, SCIE 1100.03

MGMT 1101   Introductory Accounting I (Financial)
CREDIT HOURS: 3
An introduction to the principles and practices used by accountants in processing and communicating data, both within and outside the organization. Emphasis is on financial accounting and reporting used in the measurement and reporting of an organization's operating, financing and investing activities to external users. Students will develop an understanding of basic financial accounting methodologies, and develop the analytical and procedural skills related thereto; as well as understand the information content of conventional financial statements, and the inherent limitations of accounting data. The organizational context includes business and not-for-profit settings. The coverage included an examination of the accounting process, basic issues in financial reporting, and the financial statement disclosure requirements.
NOTES: Students who have completed MGMT 2101.03 or COMM 1101.03 (COMM 2101.03) cannot also receive credit for MGMT 1101.03
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Tutorial

FORMAT COMMENTS: Lectures are interactive with the expectation that students are ready to participate in class both on an individual basis as well as within a group context. Class attendance is mandatory as many deliverables are announced and prepared during class time. Tutorials are offered but are optional.
CROSS-LISTING: COMM 1101.03

MGMT 1102   Introductory Accounting II
CREDIT HOURS: 3
An introduction to the use of accounting information by managers, within the organization. This course examines how accounting can provide information to assist management in their planning, decision-making and performance evaluation. Both qualitative and quantitative information supports this decision-making. Emphasis is on management accounting and analysis, with the following objectives: To develop an understanding of the kinds of accounting information managers need; To examine managerial accounting methodologies and develop the analytical and procedural skills related thereto; To prepare accounting reports which are useful for management planning, control and decision making; To develop an awareness of the limitations of managerial accounting information.
NOTES: Students who have completed MGMT 2102.03 or COMM 1102.03 (COMM 2102.03) cannot also receive credit for MGMT 1102.03.
FORMAT COMMENTS: Lecture 3 hours. Weekly tutorials are offered but optional. Written and computer-based assignments.
LECTURE HOURS PER WEEK: 3
PREREQUISITES: MGMT 1101.03
CROSS-LISTING: COMM 1102.03
EXCLUSIONS: MGMT 2102.03

MGMT 1301   Interdisciplinary Management I
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The Bachelor of Management program is intended to be an interdisciplinary program with participation from the four schools (Rowe School of Business, the School of Resources and Environmental Studies, the School of Public Administration and the School of Information Management). This course will introduce students to the basic definition of management and how people and process vary across the disciplines. Students will explore basic management issues of planning, organizing, leading and controlling within a variety of venues including for-profit, not-for-profit, and public sectors. The class introduces students to management issues with an emphasis on creativity, leadership and innovation.
FORMAT: Lecture
LECTURE HOURS PER WEEK: 3

MGMT 1302   Interdisciplinary Management II
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The Bachelor of Management program is intended to be an interdisciplinary program with participation from the four schools (Rowe School of Business, the School of Resources and Environmental Studies, the School of Public Administration and the School of Information Management). This course will build on the students understanding of the basic definition of management and how people and process vary across the disciplines. Students will apply critical thinking to basic management issues of planning, organizing, leading and controlling within a variety of sectors including both for-profit, not-for-profit, and public. The class explores current management issues with an emphasis on creativity, leadership and innovation.
FORMAT: Lecture
LECTURE HOURS PER WEEK: 3
PREREQUISITES: MGMT 1301.03

MGMT 1501   Statistics for Managers
CREDIT HOURS: 3
An introduction to the principles and applications of statistics relevant to managers, with emphasis on making inferences based on observed data. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability, random variables, estimation, hypothesis testing and statistical software.
NOTES: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Management must register for this course.
FORMAT: Lecture
EXCLUSIONS: MATH 1060.03, STAT 1060.03, ECON 2260.03, ENGM 2032.03 NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for MGMT 1501.03 after already receiving credit for STAT 2060.03

MGMT 1601   Electronic Information Management
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course will teach students how to use computer applications to record and process data to create and communicate information and knowledge. It will show students the importance of business applications in the management environment. Students will master the word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software in an integrated office suite. They will also learn to design and create web pages with html. It is strongly recommended that students complete this course in their first year of study.
NOTES: ASSC 1000 or CSCI 1200 will not be counted in the Bachelor of Management program.
EXCLUSIONS: ASSC 1000.03, CSCI 1200.03

MGMT 2200   Fundamentals of the Legal Environment of Management
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course provides an introduction to the legal setting of management in Canada. It examines the structure of the legal system and the machinery of justice. It considers the nature and application of various areas of law that are particularly relevant to management in the early 21st century, including administrative law, the law of torts, the law of contracts, principles from equity, organizational structures, employment and labour relations, insurance, the various areas of property law, privacy and freedom of information, and environmental protection.
FORMAT: Online Delivery
PREREQUISITES: At least second year standing
EXCLUSIONS: COMM 2603.03, MGTA 2001.03

MGMT 2303   People, Work, and Organizations: Micro Organizational Behaviour
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Organizational behaviour and the study of work organizations and management draw on a number of disciplines within social sciences to help us to understand and make sense of individual behaviour and human action in groups and organizations. Through a combination of individual and group work and a blend of classroom based activities, this course will explore concepts and theories relating to micro aspects of organizational behaviour. Topics include: individual motivation, personality, perception, attitudes, cultural values, and ethics in organizations. Links will also be made to practice and processes in organizations (for example: rewards, stress appraisal, trust and organizational commitment).
PREREQUISITES: MGMT 1302.03
EXCLUSIONS: COMM 2303.03*Students who have taken COMM 2303.03 Introduction to Managing People are currently required to take MGMT 3309.03 (Management Skills Development) for full exclusion to MGMT 2303.03 and MGMT 2304.03.

MGMT 2304   People, Work and Organizations: Macro Aspects of Organizational Behaviour
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Mgmt 2304.03 builds on the concepts and principles identified in Mgmt 2303.03. This course takes a macro perspective that will consider the relationships between structural, cultural, social, economic and political factors and managing and organizing work. Topics include: organizational structure and processes; leadership, power and politics; organizational cultures, processes of organizational change, and legal and ethical issues and frameworks. To achieve a balance between theoretical and practical learning, the teaching methods will combine mini-lectures with in-class/on-line exercises, cases, presentations and group facilitated discussions.
PREREQUISITES: MGMT 2303.03
EXCLUSIONS: COMM 2303.03 Please note: where a student is transferring from Commerce to Management and has taken COMM 2303.03, they will need to take the complementary course MGMT 3309.03 (Management Skills Development) to receive full credit for MGMT 2303.03 and MGMT 2304.03

MGMT 2305   Ethics and Social Responsibility
CREDIT HOURS: 3
In Ethics and Social Responsibility we recognize we live in the Anthropocene, which is defined by climate change challenges. In this course we define and explore the social-ecological responsibilities of leaders working in different sector schemas. At one level, government legislation establishes society's minimum ethical standards for organization behaviour. Government impacts organizations through its practices, purchases, advocacy, expenditures, taxation, policy and regulatory actions. However, in the complexity of a rapidly changing world, the law may not sufficiently determine ethical and responsible conduct. The course's aim is to enable participants to develop framework that will help them think and act in an ethical responsive manner. The course uses two perspectives. First from an individual perspective--the virtual self, that has to decide how to conduct and navigate complex challenges, and decide what is "good" in their actions. Second, from a broader perspective, we explore questions about the role of organizations and government in our interconnected social-ecological system. The basis for all the perspectives is the belief that the foundation of responsible thinking and action is ethical behaviour. We will explore the critical elements that drive ethical leadership in today's organizations. We will also focus on how to enable value-based organizational culture, and equip you with a 21st-century ethical toolbox needed for moral visioning towards developing a shared desired futures. We will approach issues from a social-ecological systems thinking with the goal of enabling you to sense the need to integrate ethics, the rule of law, citizenship initiatives and sustainability into an organization's culture, strategy, and operations. In the end, you will learn that ethics asks us to pay attention to what is happening within ourselves and the world around us--to not ask, are we doing the right thing, but are we doing the good thing? The course will draw on emerging challenges reported in the media, current case study, the UN's SDG framework, and textbook readings.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab

PREREQUISITES: At least second year standing
EXCLUSIONS: COMM 2310.03; PHIL 2081.03

MGMT 2401   Introduction to Marketing
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The objective of this course is to familiarize you with marketing’s mode of inquiry—the way marketers look at the world. As a marketer you should be able to: 1) ask the right questions about markets; 2) organize data into relevant information; 3) discover market opportunities; 4) set goals; 5) create a marketing plan that includes clear target markets, as well as product, price, distribution and communication strategies; and 6) implement and control a marketing program. A mixture of instructional methods will be used, including lectures, video cases, assignments, and current topics discussions. You are expected to prepare for class each week by prior reading of the assigned materials. Active participation is expected throughout the course. Students will work in teams and will be preparing a marketing plan to introduce a new product to the Canadian market.
PREREQUISITES: MGMT 1302.03 and at least second-year standing
CROSS-LISTING: COMM 2401.03

MGMT 2402   Marketing Applications in the Not-for-Profit Sectors
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is intended to further the student’s understanding of the ways in which the discipline of marketing can be applied to a number of public policy, environmental, professional and non-profit management areas. It will integrate the basic theory and concepts covered in the introductory marketing course with the knowledge gained in the introductory courses in environmental and public policy management or in introductory courses in a number of professional fields. The course will maintain an overall managerial perspective in examining the ways in which various constituencies fulfill their strategic organizational objectives through the application of marketing practices. Topic areas examined will be: micro-marketing (firm perspective) vs. macro-marketing (societal perspective); non-profit, cause-related, “green” and social marketing; de-marketing (e.g. anti-smoking, etc.); the use of marketing communications in the electoral and public policy-making process; ethics in marketing; marketing and development. The course may also examine the application of the discipline of marketing to a number of professional fields, such as sports/recreation and health sciences. Learning activities might include: lectures, videos, seminars, internet exercises, examinations and field assignments.
PREREQUISITES: MGMT 2401.03

MGMT 2502   Predictive Analyitics
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is a continuation of MGMT 1501. It concerns mostly the relationship of two or more measurements, with an eye to making quantitative predictions in the context of a business or other organization. Topics covered in detail are analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression, logistic regression and time series.
PREREQUISITES: MGMT 1501.03
CROSS-LISTING: COMM 2502.03
EXCLUSIONS: MATH 2080.03, STAT 2080.03, ECON 2280.03

MGMT 2601   Knowledge Management
CREDIT HOURS: 3
In today’s economy cutting-edge organizations in every industry are harnessing the power of knowledge as a core asset of the organization and the key to a sustainable competitive advantage. The aim of this Knowledge Management (KM) course is to provide an introductory and integrated approach to the various topics, emerging issues and perspectives in KM and organizational learning. We will explore how all types of organizations can effectively understand, analyze, measure, and manage, knowledge as an asset, i.e., manage the organization’s intellectual assets and turn organizational wisdom into market value. Emphasis is placed on the development and application of both technical and people management skills within Knowledge Management environments.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: At least second-year standing

MGMT 2605   Working with Data
CREDIT HOURS: 3
People and organizations are grappling with increasing amounts of data. Modern employees and citizens are expected to collect, manage, evaluate, visualize, analyze, and apply data in a range of domains and challenges: in short, to be data literate. This course introduces this knowledge and skillset through lectures and hands-on labs. Students will learn to use a variety of tools to find, manage, assess, extract value from, and visualize raw data.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab

PREREQUISITES: MGMT 1302.03 and at least second-year standing

MGMT 2801   Government Structure
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course introduces students to the organizing principles and structures of governments in Canada, including federal, provincial, municipal and territorial governments. The course explores the role of the permanent public service and seeks to examine the relationship between the various public institutions in Canada, including the public service, political parties, advocacy groups, and the courts. For those interested in business this is an important course as it provides an understanding of the core structures business must understand when dealing with government. As citizens this course provides a framework for understanding your rights and responsibilities.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: MGMT 1302.03

MGMT 2803   Management in the Public Sector
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course provides an introduction to the principles and methods used in the management of financial, human, and information resources in public sector organizations, with an emphasis on leadership in the Canadian context. It is designed to meet the educational needs of undergraduate students who are interested in a career in public service, the arts, or non-profit organizations, and who wish an exposure to modern management practices in the public sector.
PREREQUISITES: MGMT 2801.03

MGMT 2805   Introduction to Indigenous Governance
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course focuses on the traditional political cultures of Indigenous peoples within Canada as well as the fundamental issues facing Indigenous communities. This introductory course will provide students with the necessary background and conceptual framework that will equip them with a better understanding of Indigenous Governance.
FORMAT: Online Delivery
PREREQUISITES: At least second-year standing