Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Management (Non-Thesis): Technology and Innovation Management (57 credits)

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Offered by: Management     Degree: Master of Business Admin

Program Requirements

As technology reshapes the globe and innovations transform markets and organizations, the 21st century manager will be deeply immersed in technology and innovation management. As information technology is now present in more products and processes, managers need to understand the processes surrounding its strategic use and development. As manufacturing and service operations now stretch the globe, issues of logistics and supply chain integration become more important. As innovative products increasingly create and transform markets, managers must master the technology development process. This concentration provides tools, frameworks, and integration of all aspects of organizational operations, supply chain, IT processes and innovation management. Students following this concentration will be uniquely qualified to take jobs in new product development, IT strategy, operations and supply chain management, and technology consulting. A unique aspect of the concentration is the capstone project course where students work on solving a real-life technology innovation problem.

Required Courses (27 credits)

  • INSY 606 Technology Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : Technological innovation, management of the R&D process, economic assessment and justification, and the state of the art in service, manufacturing, open source, and IT innovation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • MGCR 629 Global Leadership (1 credit)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the leadership challenges of the 21st century in a rapidly changing global environment at the intersection of business and society.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Saku Mantere (Fall) Saku Mantere (Summer)

  • MGCR 650 Business Tools (2 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the practical usage of standard business tools and frameworks.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Mehmet Gumus, Philippe Levy (Fall) Mehmet Gumus, Desmond Tsang (Summer)

    • Intensive course: 13 hours per week for 2 weeks, for a total of 26 contact hours.

  • MGCR 651 Managing Resources (4 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the challenges of acquiring and developing various resources in the firm, including financial capital, human talent, and information technology.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Benjamin Croitoru, Genevieve Bassellier, Brian Rubineau, Kunsoo Han, Matthieu Bouvard (Fall) Jui Ramaprasad, Benjamin Croitoru (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 650

    • Intensive course: 7.5 hours per week, over 7 weeks for a total of 52 contact hours

  • MGCR 652 Value Creation (4 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : Offers a comprehensive overview of the value creation process in business sectors by exploring the inter-relationships among the partners in the value chain.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Summer 2018, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Saibal Ray, Sujata Madan, Genevieve Bassellier, Louis Gialloreto, Mehmet Gumus, Thomas Dotzel (Fall) Matthieu Bouvard, Ashesh Mukherjee, Saibal Ray, Jui Ramaprasad (Summer) Genevieve Bassellier, Sujata Madan, Mehmet Gumus, Thomas Dotzel (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 650.

    • Intensive course: 7.5 hours per week, over 7 weeks for a total of 52 contact hours.

  • MGCR 653 Markets and Globalization (4 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : A review of macro-environment in which firms compete, and the linkages which exist between the domestic and global economies. Topics such as trade, fiscal and monetary policy, interest rates, exchange rates, and balance of payments will be covered.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Steve Maguire, Francesca Carrieri, Demetrios Vakratsas, Corey Phelps, Robert Mackalski (Fall) Corey Phelps, Nicholas Matziorinis, Robert Mackalski (Winter)

    • Intensive course: 13 hours per week over 4 weeks for a total of 52 contact hours.

  • MGCR 660 International Study Trip (6 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Core : This course aims to provide students a comprehensive understanding of the process of internationalization as well as managing an enterprise/organization in an international setting. Students will participate in an organized study trip outside of Canada, to a city with significant international business.

    Terms: Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Benjamin Croitoru, Robert Mackalski, Steve Fortin, Alfred M Jaeger (Winter) Benjamin Croitoru, Robert Mackalski, Steve Fortin, Alfred M Jaeger (Summer)

  • MGSC 616 Technology in Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : Strategic and operational issues that arise when managing technological innovation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction: To students in the Technology and Innovation Management Concentration

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

At least 6 credits selected from the following courses toward the concentration:

  • INSY 607 Technology Consulting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : Technology consultation management, focusing on analysis, presentation, leadership, team building, and cross-discipline work.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • INSY 608 Winning with IT (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : How information technology has impacted and changed work, processes, and markets. Successful technology deployment and strategies are identified and analyzed.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Alain Pinsonneault (Fall) Alain Pinsonneault (Winter)

  • INSY 609 Technology Project Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : Managing a technology consultation practice.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Andre Costin (Winter)

  • INSY 633 Knowledge Management and Technology for Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : Types of organizational knowledge and their value for organizations, analysing knowledge processes, and assessing tools and technologies for managing knowledge.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • INSY 645 Managing Electronic Commerce (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Information Systems : This course will provide students with an understanding of e-commerce. The most important concepts, models, tools and applications related to e-commerce will be studied. The primary objective of the course is to explore the knowledge and the skills that an IS professional should develop to face this new reality in business organizations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • MGSC 602 Strategic Management of Operations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : Tools, conceptual frameworks, and technological understanding necessary to manage operations in today's increasingly competitive marketplace.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Saibal Ray (Fall)

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

    • **Although this course follows a Friday/Saturday/Sunday class schedule pattern from June 2 until June 11, there will be a take home exam which will only take place on Saturday, July1, 2017.

  • MGSC 603 Logistics Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : The management of the logistics functions in a manufacturing firm. Internal logistics includes the design and operation of a production-distribution system, with emphasis on the management of supply chains in global manufacturing companies. External logistics includes an analysis of the prevailing sourcing strategies and alternative means of customer satisfaction. Important tools such as forecasting techniques and information technology are also covered.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MGSC 472

    • This course will be held on May 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10, and will have the final exam on June 21, 2015.

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the third lecture day.

  • MGSC 605 Total Quality Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : The topics include: Top Management Commitment, Leadership Style, Bench Marking, Employee involvement, Human Resource Utilization, Employee Motivation, Quality Function Deployment, Statistical Techniques for Quality Improvement including the seven tools of quality and statistical process control. New topics of ISO9000, Just-in-Time, "Kaizen" and Return-of Quality are also discussed. Students are encouraged to do industry projects on TQM.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • MGSC 615 Procurement and Distribution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : Key strategic, operational and technological issues associated with the role of procurement and distribution, including selection and management of suppliers, international sourcing, price determination, e-purchasing, and auctions. It will explore traditional as well as emerging business models and emphasize the use of operations-related technologies.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Shanling Li (Summer)

    • **This course will be held on May 25, 26, 27, June 1, 2, 3 and there will be a take-home exam due on June 18, 2018.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • MGSC 631 Analysis: Production Operations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : This course presents a framework for design and control of modern production and inventory systems, and bridges the gap between theory and practice of production and inventory management. The course develops analytical concepts in the area and highlights their applications in manufacturing industry. The course is divided into three segments. The first segment looks at the production planning process and discusses in detail the resource allocation issues. The second segment deals with analysis and operation of inventory systems. The third segment integrates production planning and inventory control and looks at various integrated models for determining replenishment quantities and production lots.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MGCR 472

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

    • **Although this course follows a Friday/Saturday/Sunday class schedule pattern from May 12 until May 21, the final exam will only take place on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

At most 3 credits selected from the following courses toward the concentration:

  • ACCT 618 Financial Reporting: Structure & Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Accounting : An in-depth analysis of corporate financial reporting principles and practices, with emphasis on developing the abilities of the student to discriminate between the form and substance of corporate financial reports. Analysis of all components of the financial statements with the effect of reference to alternative practices on financial reports.

    Terms: Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Steve Fortin (Winter) Steve Fortin (Summer)

  • BUSA 691 Advanced Topics in Management 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Business Admin : Current topics in management.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Michael M Avedesian (Fall) Donald Melville, Corey Phelps (Winter)

  • MGPO 650 Managing Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Policy : To survive competitively, many organizations need to develop new products successfully and consistently, yet established firms often face difficulties responding to new opportunities. This course examines the strategic, organizational, and interdepartmental aspects of the new product development process to understand why problems occur and what managers can do about them. Topic areas include (1) the creative synthesis of market possibilities with technological potential; (2) the collaborative coordination of diverse functions in the firm; and (3) the strategic connection between the project and the firm's strategy and structure.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ORGB 625 Managing Organizational Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Examine strategies of organizational development (OD) that enhance the organization's capacity to respond to change, maximize productivity and allow employees to experience dignity and meaning in their work. Explores the strategic, techno-structural, human process, and human resource management types of OD interventions. In addition, the course will provide opportunities for the practice of various OD skills (process consultation, feedback, observation) which enable managers to identify dysfunctional policies or behaviours. The fundamental theoretical framework of the course will draw upon developments in the behavioural and socio-technical systems approaches to organizational change.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Patricia Hewlin (Summer)

    • **This course will be held on June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, July 1 and there is a take-home paper due on July 8, 2018.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

15 credits of courses are chosen from 500- and 600-level courses offered by the Faculty.

6 credits from the following:*

* Note: Students electing to participate in an International Exchange (12 credits of complementary courses) are exempt from BUSA 650 and BUSA 651. Two additional electives are required to complete the 57-credit requirement.

Desautels Faculty of Management—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)