Course Descriptions BUSI 5000   Introduction to Personal and Professional Effectiveness (PPE)
CREDIT HOURS: 0
This course aims to develop key skills and knowledge students need to succeed in the MBA program and future careers. Business skills such as presentation and public speaking, interviewing, networking, critical thinking, conflict management and etiquette will be enhanced through workshops and interaction with employer partners and alumni. A general understanding of business functions, work processes and managerial decision-making will be acquired through case studies and a business simulation. As well, students will receive an orientation to the Faculty of Management, information resources and managing with integrity.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Discussion

RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to Corporate Residency only

BUSI 5003   Personal & Professional Effectiveness I
CREDIT HOURS: 0
The Personal and Professional Effectiveness (PPE) curriculum was developed using input from our Employer Partners and Advisory Council and is honed through continuous feedback from these stakeholders. This ensures that our students have the relevant, practical leadership skills and behaviours they need to be effective in the workplace. Anchored by the core pillars of self-management, engagement, complexity and innovation, the curriculum provides you with the opportunity to explore and develop skills and behaviours related to responsible leadership and career management. Beginning with Orientation, the PPE curriculum spans the 22 months of the Corporate Residency MBA program. The format of the PPE curriculum is innovative, applied and experiential.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Discussion
  • Experiential Learning

FORMAT COMMENTS: Students are required to register in this course in both the fall and winter semesters, receiving a grade of IP in the fall and a final grade in the winter term
PREREQUISITES: BUSI 5000.03
RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to Corporate Residency only

BUSI 5004   Personal & Professional Effectiveness II
CREDIT HOURS: 0
In the second year of the program, Personal and Professional Development continues to support the development and refinement of skills and competencies needed for successful careers with leading organizations. At this stage, MBA candidates will build on the experience gained in their Corporate Residency to refine their strengths. Special attention will be given to establishing effective feedback systems and mechanisms to identify and address professional and personal learning needs related to career goals. Action learning sets will continue to be a key element of this process.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Discussion
  • Experiential Learning

FORMAT COMMENTS: Students are required to register in this course in both the fall and winter semesters, receiving a grade of IP in the fall and a final grade in the winter term
PREREQUISITES: BUSI 7000.03
RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to Corporate Residency only

BUSI 5100   Organizational Designs for Governance and Public Management
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course examines the organizational designs of government for the purposes of governance and public management. It encompasses the basic constitutional and political designs of government; the structures and principles governing the relationship between the partisan-political and non-partisan public-service institutions of government; the organization and roles of the central executive and corporate policy and management agencies; the organization of portfolios, departments and agencies for the management of policy and operational functions; and, the structures and processes of accountability for governance and public management. The course is focused on the Canadian system of government but addresses basic questions of organizational theory and design in a comparative context.
CROSS-LISTING: PUAD 5100.03

BUSI 5103   Business Accounting
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course introduces fundamental accounting principles and practices used to measure financial results of an organization. A portion of the course examines the challenges of financial reporting to stakeholders. The course also explores the use of accounting information for managerial decision making.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Discussion
  • Other (explain in comments)

FORMAT COMMENTS: For MBA(FS/L) - Blended/online (14-17 weeks), in classroom portion 3.5 days

BUSI 5120   Introduction to Public Policy
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course provides a general introduction to the field of policy management, for graduate and honours undergraduate students. Using British ‘best practice’ ideas of professional policy making and Canadian statements of generic policy competencies, it seeks to improve the policy capacity of participants. It does this first by increasing their knowledge of public policy structures, processes, and outputs, and secondly, by giving them knowledge that they can use in policy advocacy both inside and outside government. The first section of the course examines policy definitions and professional policy making approaches in the 21st century. The second section considers the role of the state in the 21st century, and the policy competencies that analysts must have if that role is to be carried out effectively. Section three explores vertical, horizontal and external policy relationships, both as determinants of policy and as practical matters of management. Section four explores, and helps participants to gain proficiency in, the most recent processes of strategic policy design and implementation. This blend of theory and practice will increase the policy knowledge of all participants, and equip those who are in professional programs, including the various public services, to contribute more effectively in policy processes in the future.
EXCLUSIONS: PUAD 5120.03

BUSI 5201   Financial Management
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Financial Management provides a comprehensive framework for analyzing and understanding the financial issues faced by finance professionals in the corporate, financial and capital markets sectors. The course emphasizes a blend between the theoretical and the practical and provides students with a basis for integrating financial concepts in other disciplines as well as advanced finance related courses. The tools and techniques of finance are introduced along with the theory, but always with the end goal of implementation in the corporate, small business, institutional, or investment settings.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Discussion

PREREQUISITES: BUSI 5103.03, BUSI 5503.03, and BUSI 5703.03
RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to Corporate Residency only

BUSI 5305   Managing People
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course offers an exploration of the theory and practice involved in working with people in organizations, from both formal and informal leadership perspectives. The emphasis is on understanding individual (micro) and organizational (macro) factors and the processes through which they influence behaviour, with a view to improving managerial effectiveness. Students have the opportunity to develop and apply this understanding through experiential exercises, case studies and assignments situated in real organizations.
FORMAT: Online Delivery

BUSI 5401   Marketing Management
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Marketing is the business function responsible for understanding the needs of consumers, suppliers and retailers and for creating value for these and other stakeholder groups. As such, it is more than a department within a firm - it is a function that must be undertaken on a company-wide basis. Marketing drives choices about what markets to serve and which needs to satisfy, about what partnerships and relationships to pursue, about product and service design, about prices that can be levied, and about the channels that can best be used for distribution and communication.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Discussion


BUSI 5503   Quantitative Decision Making
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This is an introductory course in quantitative methods with emphasis on business applications. Throughout this course an emphasis is placed on helping the student to recognize situations and areas in business in which quantitative analysis might be useful.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Discussion
  • Other (explain in comments)

FORMAT COMMENTS: For MBA(FS/L) only - Distance/online (14-17 weeks), in classroom portion 3.5 days

BUSI 5511   Management Information Systems
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is meant to provide the student with a basic knowledge of information systems and their role in business organizations. Fundamental to this basic knowledge is an understanding of the variety of information systems in business. An understanding of the use of computers in current and future information systems is stressed.
FORMAT: Other (explain in comments)
FORMAT COMMENTS: For MBA(FS/L) only - Distance/online (14-17 weeks), in classroom portion 3.5 days

BUSI 5512   Leveraging Technology
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is meant to provide the student with a basic knowledge of information systems and their role in business organizations. Fundamental to this basic knowledge is an understanding of the variety of information systems in business. An understanding of the use of computers in current and future information systems is stressed.
FORMAT COMMENTS: May be offered On-line or in classroom.
RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to Corporate Residency only

BUSI 5551   Operations Management
CREDIT HOURS: 3
All managers should be familiar with the key concepts and techniques required to manage the production function of an organization regardless of their specialist functional interests. This is especially true for those who aspire to reach senior general management positions. The purpose of this course is to provide an introductory overview of production/operations management for such individuals, covering the key concepts and the latest developments in the field.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Discussion

RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to Corporate Residency only

BUSI 5703   Business Economics
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Domestic and international markets, governments policy and central bank decisions present opportunities, challenges and threats to the operating and competitive decisions of business owners, managers and investors. This course provides a framework for the economic analysis of these issues.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Discussion
  • Other (explain in comments)

FORMAT COMMENTS: For MBA(FS/L) only - Distance/online (14-17 weeks), in classroom portion 4.5 days

BUSI 5801   International Business
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course provides a survey treatment of international businesses that will benefit all MBA students and build a foundation for those proposing future study in this area. For students not going on in the field, it provides the tools needed to manage the interdependence between domestic and international markets.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Discussion
  • Other (explain in comments)

FORMAT COMMENTS: For MBA(FS/L) only - Distance/online (14-17 weeks), in classroom portion 3.5 days

BUSI 5902   Starting Lean
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course provides real world, hands-on learning on what it's like to actually start a scalable company or enterprise. This course is not about how to write a business plan. It's not an exercise on how smart you are in a classroom, or how well you use the research library to size markets. And the end result is not a PowerPoint slide deck for a VC presentation.This is a practical course - essentially a lab, not a theory or 'book' course. You will be getting your hands dirty talking to customers, partners, and competitors, as you encounter the chaos and uncertainty of how a startup actually works. You'll work in teams learning how to turn a great idea into a great company. You'll learn how to use a business model to brainstorm each part of a company and customer development to get out of the classroom to see whether anyone other than you would want/use your product. Each day will be a new adventure outside the classroom as you test each part of your business model, then share you hard earned knowledge with the rest of the class.
EXCLUSIONS: MGMT 3902.03

BUSI 6000   Strategy and Competitiveness
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is about the general manager's task of managing strategy in all types of organizations. The course develops concepts, frameworks, techniques, and skills that are foundational to the development and execution of strategies that are competitively sound, organizationally doable, and effective in guiding organizational decisions and actions.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Discussion

FORMAT COMMENTS: Lecture/seminar/discussion
PREREQUISITES: BUSI 7000.03
RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to Corporate Residency only

BUSI 6002   New Venture Creation
CREDIT HOURS: 3
New Venture Creation is about entrepreneurship: the process of creating new businesses. It employs cases, experiential exercises, and a major project to expose students to the issues, problems, and challenges of creating viable new businesses. The project provides students with the opportunity, within the framework of a formal course, to explore and develop business ideas they have been considering or wish to investigate. The final output of the project is a feasibility study, business plan, and financing proposal for a new venture.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

CROSS-LISTING: ECMM 6024.03

BUSI 6005   Strategy Implementation
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is about the general manager’s task of managing strategy in all types of organizations. The course develops concepts, frameworks, techniques, and skills that are foundational to the development and execution of strategies that are competitively sound, organizationally doable, and effective in guiding organizational decisions and actions.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Discussion

PREREQUISITES: BUSI 6000.03
RESTRICTIONS: Program: Juris Doctor & M Busi Admin , Master of Business Admin Level: Graduate

BUSI 6006   Managing the Family Enterprise
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Managing the Family Enterprise is about the special problems and issues that confront family businesses. It explores the family system, the business system, and their interactions - functional and dysfunctional.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

EXCLUSIONS: COMM 3308.03, MGMT 3308.03