Course Descriptions MGMT 4001   Strategy Formulation
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This is a capstone course which draws upon all previous courses in the Bachelor of Management Program. The course introduces students to different theoretical frameworks for the analysis and development of strategy. Moving through an analysis of the external and competitive environment of the organization and its resources and capabilities, students' progress to the formulation phase of strategy-making through lectures, case studies, and experiential exercises. Strategy is examined in the context of the four thematic areas of study and professional practice upon which the Faculty of Management has been formed. In addition to other requirements, student knowledge is consolidated through the preparation of a major individual project on a real organization.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: All required first, second, and third year core courses for the Bachelor of Management program.
EXCLUSIONS: COMM 4351.03

MGMT 4002   Strategy Implementation
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course is the second capstone course in the Bachelor of Management Program and is a continuation of MGMT 4001.03. The course is about strategy implementation. Through the course, students learn to discern and manage four important variables on the way to effectively implementing a chosen strategy: organizational structure, control systems, people management systems, and organizational culture. In addition, students learn about leadership and management in the context of creating organizational change. The course entails lecture case discussions, individual assignments, and a major team project on strategy implementation within an existing organization. Finally, the course draws on, and applies to, the four thematic areas of study and professional practice upon which the Faculty of Management was formed: the private sector, the environment, the public sector and information technology.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: MGMT 4001.03
EXCLUSIONS: COMM 4352.03

MGMT 4003   Strategic Management
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This is a “capstone” style course that attempts to utilize all business disciplines (management, marketing, finance, accounting, etc.) to identify, diagnose, and recommend appropriate action for real managerial problems. It is hoped that through this course, students will gain a better understanding of the complexity and interrelationship of modern managerial decision-making. It is also hoped that this exposure will facilitate the students’ ability to analyze complex problem situations.
PREREQUISITES: All required first, second and third year core classes for the Bachelor of Management
EXCLUSIONS: MGMT 4001 and MGMT 4002; COMM 4351 and COMM 4352

MGMT 4004   Interdisciplinary Management Capstone
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 capstone course will integrate management theory and learning from the 4 disciplines (Business, Information Management, Public Sector Management & Environmental Management). Students will draw on their broadened awareness of interdisciplinary management to solve complex organizational problems.
PREREQUISITES: MGMT 4003

MGMT 4031   Ecological Economics
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Ecological economics is an emergent, transdisciplinary field of inquiry whose primary concern is to advance the body of theory and tools to understand and manage the environmental dimensions of economic activity. It is an explicitly normative field oriented towards environmental sustainability in economic organization. Ecological economics recognizes three conditions necessary to environmental sustainability: appropriate scale (relative to biocapacity), efficient allocation, and just distribution. Given the breadth of material encompassed within the scope of ecological economics, this class will explore a subset of possible topics including the basic principles and theory of scale, efficiency, and distributive justice. In addition, the class will look at how these apply to managing real world issues in environmental management and explore the tools used by ecological economists to quantify and interpret scale, efficiency, and distributive justice. This course is designed as a one-term introduction to ecological economics for graduate students in environmental studies and related programs with little or no prior exposure to economics.
NOTES: MGMT classes cross-listed with ENVI graduate classes require approval from the School for Resource and Environmental Studies
EXCLUSIONS: ENVI 5031.03

MGMT 4041   Environmental Education
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Environmental education for all ages is a critical step in fostering sustainable behaviours and achieving higher level environmental goals. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying environmental education, examining the cognitive and social science underpinnings of behaviour change. Through course readings and experiential "hands-on" learning opportunities, students are invited to critically evaluate how environmental educators create effective and authentically engaging programs. This course provides an overview of program evaluation techniques as well as environmental education in formal school settings, wilderness education, urban environmental education, how policy and mass media influence environmental behaviour.
NOTES: MGMT classes cross-listed with ENVI graduate classes require approval from the School for Resource and Environmental Studies
CROSS-LISTING: ENVI 5041

MGMT 4047   Biodiversity Conservation System Design
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Biodiversity conservation systems are increasingly necessary as human activities dominate the landscape, seascape and freshwater ecosystmes. Precise prescriptions for conservation design are evolving. The theory and practice of conservation system design are explored through lectures, student presentations, discussions and exercises, as an active learning module involving the students, the instructor and the broader community. Topics include representation of ecological systems, focal species, population viability, habitat suitability, landscape ecology, connectivity, road ecology and planning for species shifts in response to climate change.
NOTES: MGMT classes cross-listed with ENVI graduate classes require approval from the School for Resource and Environmental Studies
CROSS-LISTING: ENVI 5047.03

MGMT 4050   Directed Reading and Research
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course offers the student the opportunity to explore in greater detail a particular area of interest. The content of the course is negotiated with the individual instructor involved. The student and instructor must develop a proposal, and submit it to the Program Committee for approval. Guidelines are available from the Bachelor of Management Program Administrator.

MGMT 4125   Conflict Negotiation & Sustainability
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course looks at local and global conflicts driven by: climate, politics, resource extraction, land use, and development. The class offers preparatory lectures followed by team-based simulated negotiations. Students learn techniques related to de-escalation, negotiation and debate tactics, through assuming and advocating various stakeholders' perspectives.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion

RESTRICTIONS: Must be third year status or above
EXCLUSIONS: PLAN 6125.03 SUST 4125.03, PLAN 4125.03

MGMT 4205   Law and Policy for Resource and Environmental Management
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course provides students with an overview of substantive and procedural aspects of Canadian law and policy related to natural resources and the environment. The course will involve lectures, guest speakers, seminar discussions and class participation. Strong emphasis is placed on the Canadian legislative and regulatory framework and the unique character of the regulated subject areas such as toxic substances, air and water quality, fisheries, forests, agriculture, minerals, parks and biodiversity. The role of the common law in preventing or redressing environmental degradation will also be addressed.
NOTES: MGMT classes cross-listed with ENVI graduate classes require approval from Environmental Studies.
CROSS-LISTING: ENVI 5205.03

MGMT 4300   Government Info Resources
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Examines the structures of governments and the ways in which they produce information for their own use and for the general public. Emphasis is placed on the nature and scope of Canadian, American, and British government information as well as information of intergovernmental agencies such as that of the United Nations. Acquisition, organization, access, use and evaluation of government information are considered.
NOTES: NOTE: MGMT classes cross listed with INFO graduate classes are restricted and require approval from the School of Information Management.
PREREQUISITES: INFO 5530.03 (recommended)
CROSS-LISTING: INFO 6300.03
RESTRICTIONS: MLIS, MLIS/JD, MLIS/MPA, MLIS/MREM

MGMT 4333   Project Management
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Many organizations in the private sector and the public sector are now using projects as tools to implement and achieve strategic goals, to innovate and to respond to customers changing needs. This course will introduce students to the management of project portfolio, the project management methodology, the cross-cultural leadership skills, the concepts, the tools and techniques required to successfully manage a project. In this course, a practical and hands-on approach is used and involves several experiential exercises enabling the students to build an expertise in the process of managing projects.
PREREQUISITES: MGMT 3501.03 or COMM 3501.03
CROSS-LISTING: COMM 4523.03

MGMT 4340   Corporate Governance
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The central focus of corporate governance is the relationship between the top management team (TMT), the board of directors (BoD), and other stakeholders, especially stockholders. The collapse of once successful, large corporations across the globe illustrates the prankishness of their board members and the degree of their lack of concern for stockholders' interests. The reputation of audit and consulting companies associated with these ill-fated corporations suffered a great setback, leaving stakeholders wondering whom to trust to safeguard their interests.Students will take an in-depth look at the corporate governance triad, as indicated above, that controls the modern corporation. Accordingly, this course will deal with the control, composition, functions, roles, and structure of boards; board responsibility and accountability, CEO tenure and compensation, shareholder and other stakeholder representation; corporate board’s vis-à-vis social responsibility and ethics; and comparative corporate governance across North America, Europe, and selected Asian countries.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: MGMT 4001.03 or MGMT 4003.03
CROSS-LISTING: COMM 4340.03
EXCLUSIONS: BUSI 6315.03

MGMT 4370   Records Management
CREDIT HOURS: 3
A comprehensive introduction to the field of records and information management. Topics covered include: records creation, evaluation, maintenance and control; issues relating to the maintenance, storage and disposition of records; and electronic records management.
NOTES: MGMT classes cross-listed with INFO graduate classes require approval from the School of Information Management
CROSS-LISTING: MGMT 5012, INFO 6370

MGMT 4500   Socio-political Dimensions of Resource and Environmental Management
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the social, cultural, and political dimensions regarding resource and environmental management. Key objectives are to introduce, analyze, and utilize a range of frameworks for understanding the human dynamics of resource and environmental management decision-making. Because this course is integrated with ENVI5205 (biophysical dimensions of resource and environmental management) and ENVI5505 (law/policy dimensions of resource and environmental management) in the same term as required for the MREM program, there is a focus on common case studies to demonstrate the interconnectedness of these dimensions. Student groups in this course undertake in-depth investigation of the socio-political elements of resource and environmental management cases in Atlantic Canada.
NOTES: MGMT classes cross-listed with ENVI graduate classes require approval from the School for Resource and Environmental Studies.
CROSS-LISTING: ENVI 5500.03

MGMT 4504   Management of Resources and the Environment
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Students explore key management concepts applied in managing natural resources and the environment. Topics include management paradigms, systems, principles, approaches, tools and institutions associated with a wide range of sectors such as fisheries, forests, agriculture, the coastal zone, oceans, parks and protected areas, energy, waste, water, and others. Case studies complement lectures, seminars and field trips.
NOTES: MGMT classes cross-listed with ENVI graduate classes require approval from Environmental Studies.
EXCLUSIONS: ENVI 5504.03

MGMT 4505   Biophysical Dimensions of Resource and Environmental Management
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course will introduce students to techniques and tools employed in natural resource and environmental management programs and projects and engage students in case-based problem solving learning intended to understand how biophysical information is utilized in assessing resource and environmental issues and contributing to effective decision-making. Some of the tools that will be reviewed are environmental impact assessment, environmental site assessment, life cycle analysis, environmental monitoring and adaptive environmental assessment and management.
NOTES: MGMT classes cross-listed with ENVI graduate classes require approval from Environmental Studies.
CROSS-LISTING: ENVI 5505.03

MGMT 4507   Environmental Informatics
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course introduces students to geospatial information management, including the nature of geospatial data; access, representation, and communication of data and information; and relevant tools and materials such as census data, spreadsheets, and geographic information systems. Special topics may include privacy, health, citizen science, or the humanities.
NOTES: MGMT classes cross-listed with ENVI graduate classes require approval from Environmental Studies.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Discussion

EXCLUSIONS: ENVI 5507.03, INFO 6681.03

MGMT 4540   Database Management Systems
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Introduces the theory and practice of managing data, covering technology-driven solutions to the challenges of storing, curating, and retrieving unstructured, semi-structured, and structured data. Topics include: tabular data, assessing data management requirements, data models and schemas, relational database management systems, SQL, post-relational DBMSs, Big Data, and visualization.
NOTES: MGMT classes cross-listed with INFO graduate classes require approval from the School of Information Management
CROSS-LISTING: INFO 6540, BUSI 6516

MGMT 4611   Information Policy
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Explores, in a graduate seminar setting, a range of issues currently facing information professionals and the effect of these issues on policy development. Discusses the roles of all levels of government, the private and not-for-profit sectors, and key individuals in developing policies which affect information creation, control, access, and use. Focuses on Canadian issues, and includes international affairs as appropriate to the information society.
EXCLUSIONS: INFO 6610.03