MBA Program Implementation: Expression of Interest

Please submit your Expression of Interest by end of day October 4, 2019. 

Example Module Schedule. Note the courses grouped together within a module are possible combinations. Courses have to remain within a semester but the set of 3 courses within a module are flexible.

 New Matrix Year 1:

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

 

Course Number and Title

Credits

Course Number and Title

Credits

 

Credits

Module 1 – 3 weeks

Module 4 – 7 weeks

Module 6 – 7 weeks

MBAA 500: Foundations 1

1

MBAA 525: Finance 2 - Finance Theory and Application

2

MBAA 531: Research 3 – Data Analytics

3

MBAA 501: Foundations 2

2

MBAA 526: Accounting 2 – Context of Accounting

2

MBAA 532: Economics 3 - Global Context

2

Module 2 – 5 weeks

MBAA 527: Technology 1 - System Management

2

MBAA 533: Technology 2 –

Communication Tools

2

MBAA 511: Research 1 - Introduction

1.5

Module 5 – 7 weeks

Module 7 – 7 weeks

MBAA 512: Economics 1 - Introduction

 

1.5

MBAA 521: Research 2 - Research Design

 

2

MBAA 534: Management 3 - Strategic Global Talent Management

 

3

MBAA 513: Marketing 1 - Introduction

1.5

MBAA 522: Economics 2 –

Microeconomics

2

MBAA 536: Accounting 3 –

Financial Decision Making

2

Module 3 – 5 weeks

MBAA 523: Marketing 2 - Strategic Marketing

2

MBAA 537: Technology 3 - Digital Behaviour

2

MBAA 514: Management 1 – Strategic Management

1.5

Module 4&5 – 14 weeks

Module 6&7 – 14 weeks

MBAA 515: Finance 1 - Finance and Quantitative Analysis

1.5

MBAA 524: Management 2 - Leadership and Managerial Skills

3

MBAA 552: Work Integrated Learning Foundations

-

MBAA 516: Accounting 1– Basics of Accounting

1.5

MBAA 552: Work Integrated Learning Foundations

-

 

 

Semester Total

12

Semester Total

15

 

14

 

Year 1 Total

41

New Matrix Year 2:

Semester 4

Semester 5

Course Number and Title

Credit s

Course Number and Title

Credits

Module 8 – 14 weeks

Module 9 – 16 weeks

MBAA 542: Economics 4 - Advanced Topics in Economics

2

MBAA 550: Internship

6

MBAA 543: Marketing 3 - Global Marketing

3

MBAA 551: Research 4 – Applied Business Project

6

MBAA 544: Management 4 –

Operations Management

3

 

 

MBAA 545: Finance 3 - Investment Management and Markets

2

 

 

MBAA 547: Technology 4 – Emerging Business Technology

2

 

 

MBAA 552: Work Integrated Learning Foundations

3

 

 

Semester Total

15

Semester Total

12

Year 2 Total

27

* Breaks are scheduled between modules to allow time for students to process the content covered in each module before moving on to the next one.

Modules

Break*

Module 1

(3 weeks)

Module 2

(5 weeks)

1 week

Module 3 (5 weeks)

2 weeks

Module 4 (7 weeks)

1 week

Module 5 (7 weeks)

2 weeks

Module 6 (7 weeks)

1 week

Module 7 (7 weeks)

2 weeks

Module 8 (14 weeks)

2 weeks

Module 9 (16 weeks)

DONE!

Exact start and end dates for modules

and breaks will be provided prior to the start of the program.

Applicant
Courses
To choose multiple courses, click back in the course selection box and add an additional course.

MBAA 527: Technology 1 - System Management (2)

An examination of the ways in which organizations use information technology to manage data and processes to inform managerial decisions. Topics include management decision-making related to investment in information technology and the impact of digital network and communications technology on modern business activities and strategies. MBAA 527 was formerly called MBA 501; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 500 and MBAA 501.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding the role and function of networked business information systems
  • Evaluating decisions involved in the acquisition and development of networked business information systems
  • Analyzing how IT systems are connected to business objectives strategy
  • Appreciate the effective use of communications and information technology
  • Create appropriate rationale for the strategic use of networked business information systems

MBAA 547: Technology 4 - Emerging Business Technology (2)

An examination of the ways in which organizations evaluate, adopt, and use emerging technologies in order to identify the potential benefits of new technology and determine the feasibility of implementation. Topics include management decision-making related to trends in digital and technology, intelligence, surveillance, and investment in emerging technologies. (2:0:0 for 14 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 527, MBAA 533, and MBAA 537.

Course Learning Outcomes:

 Describe and the impact of implementation of new emerging technologies

  • Identify and analyze various factors that affect business strategy with emerging technologies
  • Understand the impact of emerging technologies in a global context
  • Understand the impact of emerging technologies on society as a whole
  • Understand the importance of adapting to technological change

MBAA 545: Finance 3 - Investment Management and Markets (2)

An examination of the financial markets for equity, debt, and derivative instruments; and their use by corporations in raising capital to finance operations and by institutions and individuals in the management of investment portfolios. Topics include the basics of capital budgeting, cash flow estimation and risk analysis, real options, corporate valuation and mergers and acquisitions. MBAA 545 was formerly called MBA 521; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:0 for 14 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 525.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • An understanding and application of capital asset pricing and other valuation models
  • An analysis of return estimation and risk analysis
  • An understanding of portfolio diversification to minimize risk
  • An overview of real options, mergers, acquisitions
  • The use of analytical software including Excel

MBAA 544: Management 4 - Operations Management (3)

A study of the core decision analysis concepts to develop analytical skills in solving operational issues and problems in the workplace. Topics include process analysis, operations strategy, linear programming models, production planning, forecasting, project management, multicriteria decision analysis, inventory control models, quality management, statistical process control, and supply chain management. MBAA 544 was formerly called MBA 505; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0 for 14 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 534.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand appropriate application of various Operations Management techniques
  • Choose appropriate quantitative techniques to solve operational problems
  • Critically evaluate Operations Management techniques models by conducting sensitivity and “what-if” analyses

Solve practical Operations Management techniques problems using a model that the student has constructed

MBAA 543: Marketing 4 - Global Marketing (3)

An analysis and application of international perspectives of the international marketing environment, marketing mix elements and strategies. The course focuses on culture and sub-cultures, entry strategies, market research, ethics, and organizational decisions involved in cross-border marketing. MBAA 543 was formerly called MBA 523; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0 for 14 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 523.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the broad difference between domestic and international marketing;
  • Be able to identify the strategy adaptations required to take a product in the domestic market to an international market;
  • Assess the alternatives for organizing for international marketing activities;
  • Be able to develop the required marketing strategies and plans to develop an international market for a product or service;
  • Understand analytical approaches to assessing international marketing strategy;
  • A knowledge of global market practices including ethics, standards, and consequences

MBAA 542: Economics 4 - Advanced Topics in Economics (2)

An introduction to basic notions in incentives and information economics. The course provides a broad coverage of the economic subfields that have emerged in the past decades. Students are introduced to advanced analytical methods while avoiding overly abstract presentation. Topics include game theory, adverse selection, moral hazard, and mechanism design. MBAA 542 was formerly called MBA 504; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:0 for 14 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 532.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Use game theory to internalize industry knowledge in the decisions of the firm
  • Determine what contractual clauses rational economic individuals are willing to sign and the type of transactions they are willing to undertake
  • Use non-standard economic model as a window to understand strategic behaviour
  • Select the ideal statistical model to derive meaning from business data

MBAA 537: Technology 3 - Digital Behaviour (2)

An exploration of the digital landscape as a cultural and social space. Students will learn to assess risk in a real-time environment, distinguish between private and public behaviour and the implications of this in a digital landscape, and build an understanding of the impact that the participatory media consumption has on individuals, societies, and industry. MBAA 537 was formerly called MBA 563; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 500 and MBAA 501.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • An overview of the digital landscape as a cultural and social space
  • An understanding of risk assessment in a world of real-time processing
  • An understanding of private versus public behaviour in digital space

The ability to evaluate the cultural and behavioural implications of participatory media consumption

MBAA 536: Accounting 3 - Financial Decision Making (2)

An analysis of internal management perspectives and decision-making in business organizations. This includes an examination of operational accounting issues and practices in the context of problem-solving and decision-making in organizations. Topics include understanding management decision and control methods, applying decision-making tools, and understanding budget management and control. MBAA 536 was formerly called MBA 503; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 526.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • An understanding of management decision making and control methods
  • Application of decision-making tools used for financial management
  • An understanding of budgeting and control

MBAA 534: Management 3 - Strategic Global Talent Management (3)

An analysis of strategic considerations required for the global management of people within the complex international environment including the complexity arising from consideration of global and local perspectives. Topics include managing global and local talent, subsidiary and expatriate roles, and applying HR functions for strategic alignment with the overall corporate strategy. MBAA 534 was formerly called MBA 540; credit will not be granted for both courses. (6:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 524.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the strategic nature of global talent management
  • Evaluate international and global contextual influences on staffing effectiveness
  • Appreciate the role of host country context on global talent management decisions
  • Diagnose industry and global factors that shape talent management decisions

MBAA 533: Technology 2 - Communication Tools (2)

An introduction to the use of information and communication technologies in order to create new opportunities such as higher productivity, innovation and increased business activity. Topics include management, communication and ethics; the use of social presence and infographics for effective communication; and derivation of value from large and varied information flows. MBAA 533 was formerly called MBA 501; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 500 and MBAA 501.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Use media and design strategies for effective communication
  • Information and communication technology stakeholder management
  • Identify the basics of communicating data meaningfully
  • Identify ethics & social implications of technology use

MBAA 532: Economics 3 - Global Context (2)

This course exposes students to theory, application and assessment of the global environment and the international forces that impact business. Topics include the implications and consequences for globalization from international trade policies, foreign direct investment, financing and currency markets, modes of entry, national competitiveness and global risks. MBAA 532 was formerly called MBA 522; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 522 and MBAA 524

SEMESTER 3, MODULE 6: MBAA 531: Research 3 – Data Analytics (3) + MBAA 532: Economics 3 - Global Context (2) + MBAA 533: Technology 2 – Communication Tools (2)

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge of factors and resulting trends in the global economy affecting the business environment
  • An interdisciplinary approach to analyzing current developments in the international economy and anticipate potential future consequences.
  • Evaluate and understand the relevance of the determinants of national competitiveness, globalization, the global political economy and risks.
  • Identify and analyze currency, economic, political, social and technological risks.

MBAA 531: Research 3 - Data Analytics (3)

An examination of various methods for getting, exploring, and modeling large data sets. The student will gain insight into the data science toolboxes and their application in finance, economics, marketing, human resources, management, sales and more. Topics include a wide range of statistical procedures and models prevalent in data science. MBAA 531 was formerly called MBA 531; credit will not be granted for both courses. (6:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 521.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Use problem solving and appropriate methods to understand raw data
  • Learn how to find, collect, and validate data
  • Organize, structure, and rearrange data for analysis
  • Identify relevant assumptions needed for statistical modeling
  • Determine the correct software and statistical tools and models for analysis
  • Summarize and present the results to explain the data

MBAA 526: Accounting 2 - Context of Accounting (2)

An examination of financial reporting issues and practices for organizational problem-solving and decision-making. Topics include an introduction to corporate governance and ethics, framework of accounting, external financial reporting and analyzing financial statements through ratio analysis. MBAA 526 was formerly called MBA 503; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 516.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • An understanding of Corporate Governance, ethics and the framework of accounting
  • An examination of the use of alternative acceptable accounting methods and the effects on financial statements and user decisions
  • A critical examination that entails identifying, interpreting and analyzing financial statement relationships

MBAA 500: Foundations 1 (1)

An introduction to the foundational concepts of the required literacies to be successful in the MBA program. Topics include intercultural learning, growth mindset, learning to learn, digital literacy and professional values. (7:0:0 for 2 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA Program.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain self-awareness to identify when behaviour is static
  • Develop persistence when challenged with setbacks
  • Understand your digital presence and how what you do in a digital space is tracked and recorded
  • Understand the foundations of Active Learning
  • Develop leadership and management skills rooted in responsible personal practice and ethical principles in a business setting

MBAA 525: Finance 2 - Finance Theory and Application (2)

An examination of the role that financial theories and practices play in the financing, internal control and enhancement of value within organizations from the perspective of non-financial managers. Topics include measuring economic value, understanding bond ratings and stock valuation and recommending appropriate capital structure for an organization. MBAA 525 was formerly called MBA 521; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 515.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • An analysis of financial performance evaluation
  • An understanding and examination of working capital management
  • An investigation of bonds, interest rates, bond rating, and stock valuation including risk and return
  • An application of cost of capital, EVA and capital structure of organizations
  • An application of computer-assisted analytical packages using Excel

MBAA 524: Management 2 - Leadership and Managerial Skills (3)

An applied development and practice of key managerial skills required to obtain effective performance at the individual, group, and organizational level. Topics include the dynamic role of leadership and managerial practice and skills achieved through leadership of the self and others enhanced by Indigenous perspectives. MBAA 524 was formerly called MBA 500; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0 for 14 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 514.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine personal values, interests, abilities, and skills related to managerial effectiveness through a variety of assessment methods
  • Understand the range of management attributes and skills required to be an effective manager in diverse organizational contexts
  • Examine and reflect on personal learning processes and personal development
  • Use and practice models and concepts that help understand and improve managerial processes

MBAA 523: Marketing 2 - Strategic Marketing (2)

An applied approach to learning strategic marketing management. Topics include a critical analysis of the marketing environment and examining the marketing decisions required to develop a strategic marketing plan for a product or service. Students will learn to make marketing decisions based on a comprehensive market situation analysis. MBAA 523 was formerly called MBA 566; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 513.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand different managerial models, concepts and practices as they relate to strategic marketing
  • Be able to apply market analyses frameworks, identify market segments, select targets, and shape the market offering across the marketing mix
  • Able to critically assess marketing-related challenges

MBAA 522: Economics 2 - Microeconomics (2)

An introduction to economic models to address issues around decision-making in business. The student will gain insight into the micro-economist toolboxes and their application in finance, economics, management, sales and more. Topics include pricing strategy, demand, production, cost, profit, and strategic interactions. MBAA 522 was formerly called MBA 504; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 512.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Use the basic economic tools used in managerial decision making
  • Identify how market structure affects firms and government decisions
  • Analyse the firm’s production and cost schedule
  • Plan the firm’s pricing strategy
  • Apply contract theory to organization, corporate finance, and industrial organization

MBAA 521: Research 2 - Research Design (2)

An advanced examination of business research to provide research and consulting skills. Topics include developing your ability to recognize the need for research, understanding where and how to gather data, and converting your data into reliable information for business decision-making with a focus on qualitative data. MBAA 521 was formerly called MBA 506; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 511.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Critically evaluate literature and develop a thorough literature review
  • Evaluate and apply consulting tools to various cases
  • Identify and articulate ethical issues within various scenarios
  • Analyze qualitative data analysis using current data analysis techniques and interpret and communicate findings
  • Apply the steps and tools involved in designing a research study to address a specific business problem or issue

MBAA 516: Accounting 1 - Basic Accounting (1.5)

This course exposes students to theory, application and assessment of the global environment and the international forces that impact business. Topics include the implications and consequences for globalization from international trade policies, foreign direct investment, financing and currency markets, modes of entry, national competitiveness and global risks. MBAA 532 was formerly called MBA 522; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 522 and MBAA 524

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • An understanding of the various forms of business organizations
  • Knowledge of the objectives and users of financial statements
  • An introduction and application of basic accounting principles
  • An understanding of the purpose and relationship of the four financial statements
  • An introduction to financial statement analysis

MBAA 515: Finance 1 - Finance and Quantitative Analysis (1.5)

An introduction and review of critical mathematical and statistical techniques used in financial decision-making. Topics include algebra, linear systems, time value of money, and simple calculus, plus the descriptive statistics, mean and standard deviation, and inferential statistics including regression analysis necessary to analyze and draw conclusions about business data. MBAA 515 was formerly called PMBA 504; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 5 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 500 and MBAA 501.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • An understanding of basic finance formulas to measure company performance
  • An understanding and application of Time Value of Money calculations
  • An exploration of Excel tools used for financial performance analysis
  • An exploration of resources to access financial data for performance analysis
  • An overview of financial performance measurement tools to analyze financial statements

MBAA 514: Management 1 - Strategic Management (1.5)

This course provides an examination of the nature of management and the context of businesses that influences the practice of management and strategic managerial decision making. Topics include environmental and industry factors, value chain, resource-based views of the firm, strategy typologies, organizational structure and decision-making. MBAA 514 was formerly called PMBA 502; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 5 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 500 and MBAA 501.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Successful students will have a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The nature and functions of management
  • The local and global context of strategic and managerial decision making and the constituent elements and factors in the external and internal environments of firms.
  • A variety of analytic approaches for assessing the implications of the general environment, industry forces and firm and competitor competencies
  • The variety of competitive and cooperative strategy options for firms and their consequences as responses to their environment and internal and competitor competencies
  • The strategy formulation process and structural options and implications of these choices

MBAA 513: Marketing 1 - Introduction (1.5)

An introduction to the basic theories and concepts of marketing. The course emphasizes the effective practice for building and maintaining successful customer relationships. Topics include buyer behaviour, ethical marketing, and strategies related to market segmentation, market targeting, brand positioning, product, pricing, distribution, and communication. MBAA 513 was formerly called PMBA 501; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 5 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 500 and MBAA 501.

Course Learning Outcomes: 

  • Understand basic concepts, theoretical frameworks and practical activities of marketing
  • Assess the needs of internal and external customers and suppliers
  • Understand the major strategies used in marketing
  • Evaluate the marketing issues affecting organizations when bringing a product or service to market

MBAA 512: Economics 1 - Introduction (1.5)

A broad theoretical introduction to economics and how decisions are made by economic agents. These agents include consumers, producers, managers, and all levels of governments. The course spans core concepts in both microeconomics and macroeconomics. MBAA 512 was formerly called PMBA 503; credit will not be granted for both courses. (4:0:0 for 5 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 500 and MBAA 501.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how economic agents make decisions and how those decisions influence the economy.
  • Describe how firms behave under different market structures
  • Assess statements made by government officials, CEO’s, Central Banks, and the media.
  • Analyse economic and business information
  • Use economic theory to analyse real world situations

MBAA 511: Research 1 - Introduction (1.5)

An introduction to research fundamental concepts, approaches, and methods. Topics include an overview of the research process and defining the business problem, elements of research design including research approaches and methods, secondary data and introduction to data analysis and basic statistical analysis. (4:0:0 for 5 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 500 and MBAA 501.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the nature of research and the research process
  • Generate and refine research ideas and problems
  • Examine various research methods and application
  • Understand types of secondary data, locating secondary data and assessing suitability of secondary data for different scenarios
  • Use and Apply basic data analysis

MBAA 501: Foundations 2 (2)

A continuation of the foundational literacies required to be successful in the MBA program. Topics include critical thinking, writing skills for graduate students, teams and group work, presentation and communication skills, and a continuation of intercultural learning. (14:0:0 for 2 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 500.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • The ability to gather and assess relevant information, interpret it effectively, evaluate alternatives, recognizing and assessing assumptions, implications, and consequences
  • Have a clear understanding of graduate level expectations for academic writing including a solid foundation of Academic Integrity
  • Develop interpersonal skills and effective cross-cultural communication in a group and team context
  • Develop a strategic approach to solving communication problems

MBAA 552: Work Integrated Learning Foundations (3)

This course is designed to provide MBA students with the skills and tools essential to succeed in an internship and plan their career. Topics include self-examination, transferability of skills, attitudes, competencies, networking and job search strategies, informational interviews, interview techniques and business etiquette. MBAA 552 was formerly called MBA 578; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:0:0 for 42 weeks)

Prerequisite: MBAA 500 and MBAA 501.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Map workplace motivators, interests, and values
  • Inventory skills and accomplishments from previous work, volunteer and education; expressing them in an effective written form
  • Develop a career plan, identifying an appropriate starting point in your field based on level of past experience
  • Find and evaluate job postings in the career target area at an appropriate level
Teams
Program Learning Outcomes

There are 5 core program learning outcomes: critical thinking, global community citizen, growth mindset, technical/digital literacy and professional values. These are the core expectations that all students in the MBA program will have competencies in by the end of the program.

Critical Thinking:
Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking skills by evaluating and synthesizing information across all functional areas of business in both local and global contexts through projects and case studies.

Global Community Citizen:
Demonstrate an ability to act as a global citizen through community engagement, incorporating financial, social, and environmental context in organizational and business decisions.

Growth Mindset:
Exhibit a growth mindset through resilience and adaptability when faced with complexity and challenges.

Professional Values:
Exhibit ethical, mature, and professional values in their behaviour in all decisions and contexts through peer- and self-assessments and observation.

Technical/Digital Literacy:
Integrate technical, digital, and media literacies through applications of current and emerging technologies.

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