Courses by field
ADM6274 INTERNATIONAL E-BUSINESS STRATEGIES (1.5 units)
International trends in the global economy together with assessment of risks, and associated international e-business opportunities. Strategies for translating international opportunities into e-businesses, including localizing international web-based content, developing international supply networks, international crowdsourcing, international payments and international collaboration. How to address local laws on privacy, intellectual property and business contracts. Prerequisite: MBA 5270 (for EMP, MBA and MHA students).
ADM6275 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGIES AND BIG DATA ANALYTICS (1.5 units)
Business Intelligence (BI) as a concept; review of major BI tools and methods; identification of the right types of BI for different types of decision making environments; Introduction to Big Data; Business applications of Big Data; review of the supporting technologies such as data bases and data warehouses and Big Data Platforms for integrating structured and unstructured data including Hadoop, sandbox analytics; Streaming Analytics, and advances in data warehousing appliances that accelerate analytics. Prerequisite: MBA5270 (for EMP, MBA and MHA students).
ADM6279 SOCIO-TECHNICAL CHANGE (1.5 units)
This course explores the structural-, cultural- and process-based organizational change management challenges facing business strategists during new technology implementation initiatives. Toward this, the course draws upon management frameworks, support tools and best practices for the joint optimization of technology and social subsystems within organizations. Adopting a complex adaptive system viewpoint of the organization, the course will highlight issues of technological and social embeddedness, and illustrate the use of configuration modeling and analysis tools for enterprise engineering and strategy models to facilitate change sustainability and continuity.
ADM6420 ELECTRONIC MARKETING (1.5 units)
Fundamentals of using the Internet for marketing tasks. Strategic implications of the Internet for Marketing. Marketing models for Electronic Commerce. Customer retention, customization, value-based pricing, branding, advertising in the context of Electronic Commerce. WWW and the pricing, promotion and distribution of goods.
CMN5150 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (3 units)
Research directions in organizational learning, collective intelligence and information architecture, situated in the technical context of the general digitization of communication and the socio-cultural context of knowledge societies and human development policies. Interdisciplinary perspectives. Case studies from the work place, education, health, and cultural industries.
EBC6180 ELECTRONIC HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (1.5 units)
The human resource functions needed for technology. Recruitment and selection via the internet. Internet and intranet applications for training personnel and enabling self-management. Measurement and management of employee performance using web-based applications. Using the web to maximize knowledge acquisition and sharing among employees. Knowing when and when not to use technology to effectively manage human resources.
EBC6210 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE ARCHITECTURE (1.5 units)
Three-tier Architecture. Building an e-Commerce Site. Client and Server side Scripting. Interactivity. E-Commerce Data bases. E-CRM. Wireless Internet and m-Business. Intermediaries and Software Agents. XML applications.
EBC6230 BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS (1.5 units)
Introduction to Business Process Management Technologies. Review of the latest concepts for using technology to improve performance of business processes. Analysis of advances in Internet-enabled B2B and enterprise business models with emphasis on service-oriented and event-driven architecture. Example applications from supply chain management, order processing, and health care process management will be studied.
EBC6240 MOBILE COMMERCE (1.5 units)
M-Commerce business models and strategies, Wireless technology standards and evolution. Industry analysis and value creation frameworks. Diffusion and adoption of M-Commerce technologies. Demand-side and supply-side enterprise applications of M-Commerce.
EBC7100 RESEARCH METHODS IN ELECTRONIC BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES (3 units)
Philosophy of Science. Research problem definition. Research Designs. Experimental Research. Modeling principles: analytical modeling and simulation. Measurement and scaling. Sampling. Hypotheses testing and statistical significance. Multivariate Analysis. Mathematical properties of computational problems: decidability and computability. Qualitative methods. Writing a Research Manuscript. Presentation of research results.
ISI6342 WEB ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGIES (3 units)
Design and management of websites information architecture as it pertains to website design and the web environment. The course examines methodologies applied in information organization, website design, and evaluation of the user experience, as well as state of the art software tools supporting website design and management. (Prerequisites: 12 credits among compulsory core courses or permission of the School of Information Studies) (Formerly: ISI6127)
MGT5101 MULTIVARIATE RESEARCH METHODS (3 units)
Analysis of the basic multivariate techniques that are often used in the social and life sciences in order to enable students to apply the correct technique to any given set of data, properly interpret the output of statistical computer packages, and understand and critique scientific papers that use these techniques. Topics will include principal components analysis, factor analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, multiple and logistic regression, log-linear analysis, and introduction to structural equation modeling.
MGT5102 QUALITATIVE RESERACH METHODS (3 units)
Designing qualitative studies, collecting and analyzing qualitative data, attaining research credibility, and writing a qualitative research report. Topics will include the case study, ethnography, phenomenology and grounded theory. Introduction to the use of qualitative data analysis software (such as N-Vivo). Critical evaluation of qualitative studies. Exclusion: MGT7302
MHA6370 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS (3 units)
Overview of current developments, issues and challenges in the emerging field of health informatics. Historical development as well as basic foundations of health informatics including theoretical, methodological and ethical/legal underpinnings will be studied. Critical examination of information management principles and methods in Canadian health care organizations both public and private. Emerging applications in health informatics as well as approaches to understanding and evaluating these applications. Identification of the issues that CIO’s face in their attempts to provide the right information to the right people, at the right time.
MHA6271 TECHNOLOGY AS AN INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE IN HEALTH CARE (1.5 units)
Discusses research on the implementation of contemporary health information technologies (IT) and their role in improving, transforming and supporting the delivery of health services: computer-based patient records, computerized order entry and results reporting, clinical services applications (lab, pharmacy, radiology- PACS), clinical decision support systems, nursing information systems, telemedicine and telehealth applications, e-health applications, (including end-users involvement, implementation aspects, alignment with work practices), inherent risks associated with application of IT in healthcare, information security and privacy, IT impacts and challenges, issues related to IT assessment and evaluation in healthcare. Technology as an enabler of change supporting process standardization using Business Process Orchestration Technologies to create a foundation for optimization and active process management. Prerequisite: MHA 6370
MHS6380 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, MODELING, AND DECISION SUPPORT IN HEALTH (3 units)
Review of Checkland’s soft-systems modeling methodology and of other systems approaches. Study of systems analysis in the broader context of modeling complex systems and of techniques for providing decisional support at macro and micro levels, including support of clinical decisions. Oral and written reports required.
SYS5110 FOUNDATIONS OF MODELLING AND SIMULATION (3 units)
Fundamental aspects of systems modelling and the simulation process. Elements of continuous system simulation. Issues relating to the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. Elements of discrete event simulation Generation of random numbers and variates. Simulation validation and quality assurance. Introduction to simulation languages. Prerequisites: CSI1100 and MAT2341 and (MAT2324 or MAT 2331) and MAT2371 and MAT2375.
CSI5105 (COMP 5406) NETWORK SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY (3 units)
Advanced methodologies selected from symmetric and public key cryptography, network security protocols and infrastructure, identification, secret-sharing, anonymity, intrusion detection, firewalls, defending network attacks and performance in communication networks. Prerequisites: familiarity with basic concepts in networks, network security, and applied cryptography. For example, relevant background courses may include the following (or equivalents): CEG 4185 or COMP 3203 and/or CSI 4138 or CEG 4394 or COMP 4108, and/or CSI 4108 or ELG 5373 or COMP 4109.
CSI5175 MOBILE COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES (3 units)
Wireless networks support for m-commerce; m-commerce architectures and applications; mobile payment support systems; business models; mobile devices and their operating systems; mobile content presentation; security issues and solutions; relevant cross layer standards and protocols; case studies. Exclusion: EBC5175
CSI5380 (COMP 5405) SYSTEMS AND ARCHITECTURES FOR ELECTRONIC COMMERCE (3 units)
Content and transactions in e-commerce systems. System architecture with a focus on frameworks, tools and development process. Application frameworks. Information management. Security, standards, and regulatory compliance. Current research issues. Hands-on experience with an integrated set of current e-commerce tools. E-commerce development project. Prerequisite: CSI5389
CSI5387 (COMP 5706) DATA MINING AND CONCEPT LEARNING (3 units)
Data mining as finding associations, clustering, and concept learning. Basic issues of associations and selected concept representations. Introduction to data warehousing. Concept learning viewed as a search
problem. Standard concept induction algorithms. The use of neural networks for representing and learning concepts. Knowledge-intensive concept learning. Introduction to the formal theory of concept learnability. Instance-based learning. Selected applications of data mining and concept learning. Prerequisite: CSI 4106 or permission of the program director.
CSI5389 (COMP 5401) ELECTRONIC COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES (3 units)
Introduction to business models and technologies. Search engines. Cryptography. Web services and agents. Secure electronic transactions. Value added e-commerce technologies. Advanced research questions. Prerequisite: CSI4110 or equivalent.
CSI5115 (COMP 5503) DATABASE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (3 units)
The dimensional and multidimensional data models for data warehousing. Data dependencies and decompostition. Structure and use of data definition and manipulation languages. Database economics, engineering, deployment and evolution. Issues in integrity, security, the Internet and distributed databases. Relationships to decision support systems. Prerequisite: CSI3317 or equivalent
EBC6130 WEB SERVICES (1.5 units)
Web services business models and strategies. Enterprise Application Integration and Service Oriented Architectures. Web services technology standards. Consumer and enterprise adoption of web service technologies and platforms such as Mashups and Cloud Computing. Prerequisites: ADM6276, CSI5389
EBC6170 INTERNET SECURITY (1.5 units)
User, data and network security principles. Information systems security standards. Security risk analysis frameworks. Fundamentals of Internet security mechanisms including authentication, access control, data encryption and integrity, and Public Key Infrastructure. Internet security including security in the wireless environment. Payment card industry security standards and compliance.
EBC6220 DATA MINING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (1.5 units)
Introduction to business data collection, data pre-processing, data warehouses, data marts, and online analytical processing. Data mining tasks including classification, clustering and association rules. Data mining model building, tools and techniques including decision trees, neural networks, and regression analysis.
Application of these techniques in business including CRM, target marketing, credit scoring, churn, survival analysis, and fraud detection.
EBC6250 DOCUMENT ENGINEERING FOR E-BUSINESS (1.5 units)
E-business from a Document Engineering Perspective. E-documents as the basis for e-business relationships. Modelling e-business documents and Processes. XML as a vehicle to defining a formal structural and semantic definition for electronic documents. XML syntax, styles and transformations, Document Type Definitions, and schema languages. XML Vocabularies for E-business. XML standards, specifications, and software architectures for e-business. E-documents within the enterprise. E-document exchanges for multi-company business activities. Prerequisite: EBC6210 or equivalent.
ELG5121 (EACJ 5201) MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS (3 units)
Introduction, applications, standards. Networking technologies. Image, video and audio compression. Quality of Service and resource management. Scheduling issues for real-time MM transport. Multimedia synchronization. Multimedia and the Internet. Multimedia conferencing. Multimedia to the home. Satellites and multimedia. Multimedia applications.
ELG5373 (EACJ 5105) DATA ENCRYPTION (3 units)
Secure communications: encryption and decryption. Entropy, equivocation and unicity distance. Cryptanalysis and computational complexity. Substitution, transposition and product ciphers. Data Encryption Standard (DES): block and stream cipher modes. Modular arithmetics. Public key cryptosystems: RSA, knapsack. Factorization methods. Elliptic curve cryptography. Authentication methods and cryptographic protocols. Prerequisite: ELG5119 or SYSC5503 or the equivalent
GNG5121 PLANNING OF EXPERIMENTS IN ENGINEERING DESIGN (3 units)
Two-level statistical experimental methods as applied to engineering design; analysis of means, analysis of variance, contrasts, multifactorial analysis of variance, fractional factorial design, screening designs, product variation and an introduction to the Taguchi approach.
GNG5122 OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND LEAN SIX SIGMA (3 units)
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt tools and techniques, operational efficiency, waste and variability reduction, continuous improvement, the pursuit of perfection. DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve and control), process mapping, data collection and analysis, root cause problem solving, the cost of quality, mistake proofing, change management.
GNG5123 ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE (3 units)
Enterprise architecture as a rigorous planning methodology that harmonizes and integrates the needs of society, management, and engineering in both business and government. Based on an analysis of currently available frameworks and standards, the course will address the design of enterprise business architectures and the derivation of supporting information systems infrastructure.
CMN5105 CONTEMPORARY COMMUNICATION ISSUES (3 units)
State of the art of the discipline. Exploration of major domains of communication research, along with contemporary issues being addressed by scholars in these fields of specialization.
CMN5110 SOCIAL HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (3 units)
Exploration of the social, political,
economic, cultural and ethical ramifications of communication technologies as they have evolved over time. Relationship between innovation in new communication technologies and social and cultural change.
CMN5115 COMMUNICATION ETHICS (3 units)
Emphasis on the significance of ethical principles and responsibilities of public communicators, as well as sanctions faced when communicators fail to uphold these principles. Critique of self-regulation of the media. Analysis of argumentation. Study of legal precedents with respect to defamation.
CMN5130 DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE : COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES (3 units)
Theories and pragmatics of intercultural communication as applicable to various forms of communication (verbal and nonverbal ) between and among individuals of different ethnicities, races, cultures, age groups, sexual orientations, genders, classes, abilities, language, religion, and value orientations. Focused on workplace interactions.
CMN5131 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION THEORIES (3 units)
Different approaches (e.g., interactionnist, narrative, critical) to organizational communication research, with a focus on benchmark studies and key researchers. Role of theories in understanding communication challenges faced by contemporary organizations. Issues related to communication networks, organizational learning, management of diversity, computerization of organizations, and management of risks, among others.
CMN5133 HEALTH COMMUNICATION THEORIES (3 units)
Concepts, research, and theories regarding health communication issues at the micro level (e.g., interactions between patient and healthcare provider), mezzo level (e.g., role of information in healthcare organizations) and macro level (e.g., role of media in shaping public perceptions of health and illness). Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research, with a stress on interdisciplinary approaches to health communication and public health research.
CMN5136 VIRTUAL WORK TEAMS (3 units)
Theoretical and practical issues raised by the integration of mediated and distance communication into the work place, including those specific to the functioning of virtual teams (e.g., E-leadership, cohesion, communication, and trust).
CMN5140 COMMUNICATION, GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE (3 units)
Impact of information and communication technologies and political, cultural, and global dynamics on organizations. Theoretical and critical reflections on the strategic management of change in organizations, the transformation of organizational cultures, and intervention practices. Case studies of hybrid cultures.
DCL7301 REGULATION OF INTERNET COMMERCE (3 units)
Seminar analyzing the legal challenges posed by the Internet to the traditional commercial law framework. Topics include intellectual property issues, on-line contracts, digital signatures, taxation, securities regulation, and the provision of online legal services.
ISI5304 INFORMATION RESOURCE DISCOVERY (3 units)
Theories and models relating to information seeking and use within both individual and institutional contexts. The course addresses the identification and representation of information needs, search strategies and techniques, ethical issues, and evaluation methods all within a variety of user communities and technological settings. The course also examines the information mediation process and services that facilitate information access. (Formerly: ISI5104)
ISI5305 MANAGEMENT FOUNDATIONS FOR THE INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL (3 units)
Core management theories, principles, and methods used to effectively plan, deliver, and control the provision of information services. The course addresses strategic planning, project management, human and financial management, collaboration and team building, communications and marketing, and the evaluation of programs and services. (Formerly: ISI5103)
ISI6310 ETHICS, VALUES AND INFORMATION DILEMMAS (3 units)
Exploration of major ethical concerns currently confronting our information society. The course examines the moral and ethical values involved in information and technology-related situations faced by today’s information professionals and agencies, and provides an opportunity to apply ethical theories to situations involving issues such as freedom of expression, censorship, intellectual property rights, equitable access, and privacy. (Formerly: ISI5160) Prerequisites: 12 credits among compulsory core courses or permission of the School of Information Studies.
ISI6351 SOCIAL MEDIA (3 units)
Exploration of social media technologies and how they are changing the way we learn, communicate, interact, and share information. The course assesses the implications of social media for individuals, organizations, social networks, and communities, and examines how social media can be used to develop innovative information services and applications. (Formerly: ISI6129) Prerequisites: 12 credits among compulsory core courses or permission of the School of Information Studies.
EBC8101 INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN E-BUSINESS I (3 units)
Recent developments in e-Business applications and research. Critical analysis of theories, models, and methods. Critical synthesis of the field literature from different perspectives. Students will write a systematic survey paper of the literature relevant to their research in one of the three fields of the program. The paper must be in a different field from that selected for the paper in EBC8102. Course reserved for students in the EBC PhD program.
EBC8102 INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN E-BUSINESS II (3 units)
Recent developments in e-Business applications and research. Critical analysis of theories, models, and methods. Critical synthesis of the field literature from different perspectives. Students will write a systematic survey paper of the literature relevant to their research in one of the three fields of the program. The paper must be in a different field from that selected for the paper in EBC8101. Course reserved for students in the EBC PhD program.
EBC9997 PROJET DE THÈSE / THESIS PROPOSAL
Préalable / Prerequisite: EBC9998
EBC9998 EXAMEN GÉNÉRAL DE DOCTORAT / COMPREHENSIVE EXAM
EBC9999 THÈSE DE DOCTORAT / DOCTORAL THESIS
Préalables / Prerequisites : EBC9997 et EBC9998