Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Management (Non-Thesis): Global Strategy and Leadership (57 credits)

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Offered by: Management     Degree: Master of Business Admin

Program Requirements

Drawing on a variety of cross-disciplinary courses—including strategy, organizational behaviour, entrepreneurship, and international business—this concentration provides students with an integrated perspective on leading and shaping strategy to address today’s global business issues. Students develop the skills valued by employers in consulting, strategic planning, business development, project management, and related fields. Among the issues covered are how to take a firm international; how to lead and manage talent; how to manage a multicultural workforce; how to launch a new venture; how to negotiate effectively; and how to promote sustainable development.

Required Courses (21 credits)

All M.B.A. students must complete the following core courses:

  • 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) Animesh Animesh, 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, Animesh Animesh (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)

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

3 credits selected from the following:

  • MGPO 630 Managing Strategy and Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Policy : Activities from company start-ups and turnarounds to implementing mergers and acquisitions. Examination of how strategic change works in practice and how the strategic transitions faced by organizations of all types can be addressed.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jan J Jorgensen, Marc Ghobriel (Winter)

  • MGPO 683 International Business Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Policy : Development and application of conceptual approaches to general management policy and strategy formulation in multinational enterprises. Alternative forms of international business involvement (licenses, contractual arrangements, turnkey projects, joint ventures, full direct investment); formulation and implementation of international, multinational and transnational competitive strategies; technology transfer; ownership strategy; international collaborative arrangements. A combination of conceptual readings and applied case analyses.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Nicholas Matziorinis (Fall) Christian Keen Henon (Winter)

3 credits selected from the following:

  • ORGB 680 Talent Management in a Global World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Effectively managing talent in the context of increasing globalization.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Melissa Sonberg (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken BUSA 690 when topic was "Global Talent Management", "Talent Management", or “Managing Talent in a Global World”.

  • ORGB 685 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Cross-cultural awareness and communication skills necessary to manage in multicultural organizations. The focus of the course is on the relationship between cultural values and communication styles as they affect inter-and-intra cultural communication of managers, personnel and clients of multinational and multicultural corporations and organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Suzanne Gagnon (Winter)

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

  • BUSA 614 Governance of Corporation: Contemporary Issues (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Business Admin : Contemporary issues of governance of corporations from both management and law perspectives. The role of managers, investors and other stakeholders as well as the law and markets in governance of firm behaviour are explored.

    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: MBA Core [MGCR 629; MGCR 650; MGCR 651; MGCR 652; MGCR 653]; Law year I & II

    • Note: This course has 39 contact hours; is required for students in the joint Law-MBA degree programs; and is open to other students in the regular Law and MBA programs who have performed well academically and obtained permission to enroll from the instructors.

  • BUSA 640 Launching New Ventures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Business Admin : Application of the knowledge acquired in graduate business education to the launching of a new product or service through venture capital funding.

    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.

  • BUSA 660 CEO Insights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Business Admin : Interaction with CEOs of global MNEs, SMEs and family businesses. We hear the narrative of the CEO's life and times and then, using academic literature as a base, discuss issues faced by CEOs.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Karl James Moore (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BUSA 692 (when topic was CEO Insights)

  • BUSA 690 Advanced Topics in Management 1 (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, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Elliot Lifson (Fall) Brian Rubineau, Alexander Kalil (Winter) Desmond Tsang (Summer)

  • INDR 633 Creating Wealth and Prosperity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : The objective of the course is to show the similarities and differences between the ways governments can create prosperity, and the ways companies can create wealth. The first part of the course covers topics in economic policy (what makes some countries, regions prosper and others fall behind), the second part covers financial, managerial and strategic topics companies face (what makes their market value increase and what makes this value diminish).

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Reuven Brenner (Winter)

  • MGPO 615 Consulting for Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Policy : Consultation in the area of assisting firms to introduce strategic change including approaches that are used to assess, understand and advise firms whose status quo is no longer considered satisfactory.

    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: M.B.A. One.

  • MGPO 630 Managing Strategy and Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Policy : Activities from company start-ups and turnarounds to implementing mergers and acquisitions. Examination of how strategic change works in practice and how the strategic transitions faced by organizations of all types can be addressed.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jan J Jorgensen, Marc Ghobriel (Winter)

  • MGPO 637 Cases in Competitive Strategy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Policy : The course applies the techniques for analyzing industries to a number of industries (electronics, photocopy, bicycles, chain saws, securities, fibre optics) through the use of specific company cases. The objective is to develop skills and techniques in a competitive environment and define competitive strategies through practical application.

    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.

  • MGPO 638 Managing Organizational Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Policy : The course examines how organization politics impacts on the individual and how the individual can impact on the political system. We draw on some of the classic works on power, politics, decision making, and bureaucracy. We then apply the concepts derived from the theory to explicit organizational situations, to develop practical frameworks that will help and benefit the student.

    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.

  • MGPO 640 Strategies for Sustainable Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course aims to produce new knowledge about the multidimensional nature of sustainable development; develop skills required to formulate and implement policies that integrate economic progress with quality of life and the preservation of the biosphere.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Dror Etzion (Fall) Dror Etzion (Winter)

  • MGPO 645 Strategy in Context (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Policy : Exploring how different environments enable some competitive modes and maneuvers while constraining others. Students will learn to analyze industry structure and competitive dynamics and how they evolve; the strategic positioning of firms; how opportunities get constructed and how firm capabilities get linked to them; how competitive advantage is developed and sustained. Theories and frameworks will be introduced but also critiqued in light of empirical evidence and practitioner experience.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Elliot Lifson (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BUSA 690 (when topic was Strategy in Context)

  • MGPO 651 Strategic Management: Developing Countries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Policy : The course examines strategic management challenges in developing countries using lectures and discussion of readings and cases. Topics include economic policy management (national development strategies, structural adjustment, privatization), economic cost/benefit analysis, technology choice and transfer, negotiations between multinational firms and host governments, and strategic management for public enterprise, family-owned firms, economic groups, and developmental organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Paola Perez-Aleman (Fall) Paola Perez-Aleman (Summer)

  • MGPO 669 Managing Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Policy : M.B.A.s need to understand international competitive issues, such as: forces for industry globalization, a firm's international expansion process, and international competitive strategies. Many types of firms will be analyzed, from small U.S. and Canadian firms beginning to explore internationally to large multinationals that are managing investments around the world.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Elena Obukhova (Winter)

  • MGPO 683 International Business Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Policy : Development and application of conceptual approaches to general management policy and strategy formulation in multinational enterprises. Alternative forms of international business involvement (licenses, contractual arrangements, turnkey projects, joint ventures, full direct investment); formulation and implementation of international, multinational and transnational competitive strategies; technology transfer; ownership strategy; international collaborative arrangements. A combination of conceptual readings and applied case analyses.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Nicholas Matziorinis (Fall) Christian Keen Henon (Winter)

  • ORGB 633 Managerial Negotiations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Negotiating is a critical managerial skill. The purpose of this course is to allow students to learn to be more effective negotiators. The class environment used to accomplish this goal includes many exercises, personality inventories, and cases. The focus of the course will be on the processes of bargaining and the emphasis is "hands on" learning, although theories of negotiation and research examining negotiation will also be covered. Each student will have a great deal of control over how much he or she will develop into a better negotiator as a result of participating in this course.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jean-Nicolas Reyt (Fall) Jay Hewlin (Winter)

    • **Although this course follows a Tuesday/Thursday lecture pattern, there will be one class held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

  • ORGB 640 The Art of Leadership (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Influence of personality, situational and cultural factors on strategic decision making. The role of power and political behaviour in organizational life. Topics include: managerial style, superior-subordinate relationships, organizational stress, entrepreneurial behaviour patterns, power and politics in decision making.

    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 680 Talent Management in a Global World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Effectively managing talent in the context of increasing globalization.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Melissa Sonberg (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken BUSA 690 when topic was "Global Talent Management", "Talent Management", or “Managing Talent in a Global World”.

  • ORGB 685 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Cross-cultural awareness and communication skills necessary to manage in multicultural organizations. The focus of the course is on the relationship between cultural values and communication styles as they affect inter-and-intra cultural communication of managers, personnel and clients of multinational and multicultural corporations and organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Suzanne Gagnon (Winter)

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)

  • 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.

  • MRKT 652 Competitive Marketing Strategy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Marketing : Analyzing marketing actions from a competitive perspective and designing marketing strategies following a customer-centric philosophy. It combines case study methodology with competitive simulations to deliver a high-impact experience that demonstrate the results of marketing actions in different competitive scenarios.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Louis Gialloreto (Winter)

15 credits chosen from 500-level courses and higher offered by the Faculty.

6 credits from the following:*

* Note: Students electing to participate in an International Exchange are exempt from BUSA 650 and BUSA 651. Instead, 6 additional credits of complementary courses, at the 500 level or higher, are required to complete the 57-credit requirement.

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