MBA5100 FOUNDATIONS IN STATISTICS: DESCRIBE AND CONVINCE (1.5 units)
Data analysis as used to support performance based decision-making and in dealing with change. Understanding of how to analyse data and the limitations of said analysis. Introduction to the role of data analysis in doing business, including the summary and presentation of data. Use of statistical and probability tools for business and the treatment of data as well as the mastery of widely available statistical software. Interpretation of concepts and basic techniques in data analysis. MBA5100 and MBA5101, together, are equivalent to MBA5300.
MBA5120 STRATEGIC MARKETING MANAGEMENT I (1.5 units)
Issues in marketing management. Differences between product and service types. Pricing policy. Distribution and logistics. Electronic marketing and communication. Understanding of key strategic marketing concepts, including tools and procedures, analysis of market opportunities, and establishing performance objectives. MBA5120 and MBA5125, together, are equivalent to MBA5320.
MBA5125 STRATEGIC MARKETING MANAGEMENT II (1.5 units)
Practical applications, using case studies, of key concepts in strategic marketing management. Development of a marketing plan, including its implementation using a simulation in order to satisfy targets in an ethical manner. Prerequisite MBA5120. MBA5120 and MBA5125, together, are equivalent to MBA5320.
MBA5140 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION AND DECISIONS I (1.5 units)
Use of accounting information in decision-making by internal users. The role of accounting in the evaluation, control, and decision-making of business managers. Using ratio analysis, perform a business diagnostic in terms of management, profit, liquidity and solvency. The relationship between cost structures and profit (profit threshold, cost-volume-benefit analysis). Use of appropriate costs in making performance-driven decisions. Understanding budgets for planning purposes. Differentiate different types of budget. Gap analysis in budgetary control. MBA5141 and MBA5142, together, are equivalent to MBA5340.
MBA5141 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION AND DECISIONS II (1.5 units)
Activities accounting. Treatment of indirect costs in costing (products and services). Activity and process management. Use of cost inducers in cost management strategy. Evaluating performance. Accounting issues related to sustainable development. Prerequisite: MBA5140. MBA5140 and MBA5141, together, are equivalent to MBA5340.
MBA5241 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION AND DECISIONS (1.5 units)
This course focuses on the role of the accounting function internal to the organization. It takes a broad view of managerial accounting, introducing students to various costing systems, cost behaviour patterns and cost structures. It demonstrates the use of accounting for the evaluation of product, managerial and divisional performance thus helping students to understand what accounting can do for decision makers and how accounting choices affect decisions. Emphasis the strategic importance of aligning accounting systems with firm technologies and goals. Current issues in management accounting and internal reporting are discussed.
MBA5260 THE WORLD OF THE GENERAL MANAGER AND OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (1.5 units)
Understanding the role of the general manager in setting direction, creating competitive advantage, allocating resources, integrating operations and projects, framing the organizational infrastructure and context and managing change. Introduction to the concept of strategy and alternative models of strategic making.
MBA5265 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (1.5 units)
The focus will be on learning about business intelligence and performance management approaches at operational levels in the organization. Frameworks such as the Balanced Score Card and Quality Management will be covered, as well as the use of business intelligence to explore performance problems.
MBA5266 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: BUSINESS PROCESS MODELLING (1.5 units)
This course will build on the functional knowledge students have gained in the program thus far to explore the use of business intelligence at strategic levels in the organization. Core concepts will include strategy mapping, business modelling, firm-level analytics and decision models as well as the contribution of key business processes to organizational performance across a variety of different industries. Prerequisite: MBA 5265
MBA5280 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (1.5 units)
Strategic issues and long-term planning in manufacturing and service operations. Concepts, problem solving and quantitative techniques commonly used in decision making and in monitoring production systems. Operational strategy, forecasting, aggregate planning, enterprise resource planning and material requirements planning, supply chain and inventory management, lean operations and quality management. Sustainability issues as they relate to operations management as well as the challenges associated with intergrating new technologies. Prerequisite: MBA5300. Exclusion: MBA5380/ADX5380.
MBA5350 CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3 units)
Financial Management & the Financial Environment. Risk & rates of return. Discounted cash flow analysis. Bond valuation, preferred share, common share and corporate valuation models. Cost of Capital, capital budgeting basics. Cash flow analysis, capital budgeting. Capital structure decisions. Issuing common shares and long-term debt. Financial planning and control. Short-term financing and working capital management. Treasury management. Options and other derivatives. Hybrid financing. Prerequisite: MBA 5340.
MBA6120 MARKETING IN THE 21ST CENTURY (1.5 units)
Marketing’s place in society and in business. Overview of the marketing function: creating value for consumers, the organization and society, all within the global economic context, centered on technology and sustainable development. Measurement and performance factors in marketing. Types of competition in the marketplace and their impact on the organization’s marketing strategy. Consumer and corporate buying behavior, Market analysis and demand. Market segmentation and positioning. Relationship between marketing management and organizational strategy.
MBA6142 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING II (1.5 units)
This course allows students to discover specific topics in managerial accounting. It focuses on the management of activities and processes, evaluation and performance and accounting issues related to sustainable development. Prerequisite : MBA5241.
MBA6396 INTEGRATIVE CASES AND TEAM MANAGEMENT (3 units)
In a team-taught , multi-disciplinary setting, the course integrates management concepts, principles and tools seen in program courses to date. Using the case study approach as well as team presentations, students understand the multifunctional links required to arrive at a sound managerial decision. The inherent characteristics of effective teams and the creative power of high performance teams are integrated via constructive feedback, conflict resolution and the team’s self-assessment. Prerequisite: MBA5235.