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

Offered by: Management     Degree: Master of Business Admin

Program Requirements

**This program is currently not offered.**

The McGill MBA Japan program of the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University is the leading MBA program in Japan, and one of the leading weekend programs in Asia. Designed for working people with several years of experience, the McGill MBA Japan program allows you to complete a Master of Business Administration program on weekends, without leaving employment.

Based on McGill’s world-leading Integrative MBA Curriculum, the MBA Japan program allows you to complete a full MBA by studying two weekends per month in as little as 20 months. Taught by world-leading professors from McGill’s home campus, the MBA Japan attracts highly qualified students from Japan and around the globe.

The Global Strategy and Leadership Concentration prepares students for the challenges posed by a globalizing marketplace. The approach is cross-disciplinary and includes courses in strategy, organizational behaviour, and international business. Students will consider questions such as: What issues will the leaders of tomorrow face and how can they best tackle them? How to take a firm international? How to manage a multi-cultural workforce? How to launch a new venture? How to promote sustainable development? Students will develop skills valued by employers in consulting, business development, project management, and related fields.

Required Core 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 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2019

    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 2018, Summer 2019

    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 2018, Summer 2019

    Instructors: Benjamin Croitoru, Liette Lapointe, Suzanne Gagnon, Nathalie Marie Duchesnay, Animesh Animesh (Fall) Liette Lapointe, Chantal Westgate, 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 2018, Summer 2019, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Mehmet Gumus, Sujata Madan, Liette Lapointe, Demetrios Vakratsas, Thomas Dotzel (Fall) Matthieu Bouvard, Liette Lapointe, Ashesh Mukherjee, Saibal Ray (Summer) Mehmet Gumus, Sujata Madan, Genevieve Bassellier, 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Corey Phelps, Francesca Carrieri, Demetrios Vakratsas, Steve Maguire, Robert Mackalski (Fall) Corey Phelps, Nicholas Matziorinis, George Dracopoulos (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 2019, Summer 2019

    Instructors: Alfred M Jaeger, Lisa Cohen (Winter) Benjamin Croitoru, Robert Mackalski, Alfred M Jaeger, Lisa Cohen (Summer)

Required Concentration Courses (6 credits)

Students choosing the Global Strategy and Leadership concentration must complete these required courses:

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • 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 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Gangfeng Zhang (Fall) Nathalie-Michele Sylvain (Winter)

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

9 credits selected from the following courses toward the concentration:

  • 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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 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 2018

    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 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2019

    Instructors: Karl James Moore, Elliot Lifson (Fall) Corey Phelps (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • 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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 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 2019

    Instructors: Jan J Jorgensen, Marc Ghobriel (Winter)

  • 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 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • 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 2019

    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 2018, Winter 2019

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

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Nicholas Matziorinis (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 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2019

    Instructors: Jay Hewlin, Pablo Restrepo Saénz (Fall) Lisa Cohen (Winter) Pablo Restrepo Saénz (Summer)

    • **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: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Nancy J Adler (Fall) Nancy J Adler (Winter)

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

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Desautels Faculty of Management—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 22, 2018) (disclaimer)