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Major in Management

The major in Management requires the completion of 24 credits (8 courses). These include two required courses (6 credits) and 18 additional 300- or 400-level elective credits offered by the Department.

Flowchart of the MANA major courses

 

Required courses
Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 222. The function, structure, and processes of organizations provide the focus for study. Interrelationships among the psychosocial, technological, and formal properties of organizations are examined. Emphasis is placed on the diagnosis, analysis of organizational problems, and optimal-design alternatives for improving organizational performance and effectiveness are explored. The objective is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the nature of contemporary complex organizations.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 222, 215. This seminar focuses on the means by which social and organizational data can be gathered, analysed, and interpreted. Needs of the firm for efficient, timely, and unobtrusive research are given special attention. Topic coverage includes applications of the scientific method, research design, field research techniques, data analysis, research utilization, and use of existing information sources. Student projects parallel the classroom activities by designing and conducting business research studies of limited scale.


+ 18 additional 300 or 400-level MANA credits chosen from the following
Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 222. This course examines the causes and consequences of disputes and provides alternative strategies for negotiating and resolving conflicts. It utilizes lectures, videos, cases, interactive exercises, empirical research and videotaping to convey concepts and enhance one's ability to effectively negotiate and resolve disputes.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course provides a background in the theory and practice of human resource management. It covers the core areas of human resource management, mainly human resource planning, recruitment, staffing, performance appraisal, career planning, labour relations, compensation, and international human resource management.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: COMM 222; or MANA 201 and 202.

See §200.2 : http://www.concordia.ca/academics/undergraduate/calendar/current/sec200/200-2.html

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course provides a broad overview of the employee-employer relationship. It describes the interplay between the various actors of industrial relations: unions, employees, employers, government, and legislators. The course focuses on major labour-management issues and the day-to-day problems of negotiating and administering collective agreements.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: COMM 222

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 223 or 224 or MARK 201. This course explores the role of business in developing a sustainable global society. Students explore current environmental and societal concerns and the role of business in influencing them. Students learn how the relationships between business and various stakeholders, including communities, governments, and the natural environment, can create opportunities for generating economic, environmental, and social value.

Prerequisites & notes

NOTE A/See §200.2

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the emerging business environment, and how organizations implement ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable management. Sustainable strategies are explored within the context of global economic development, to develop organizational vision, products and processes for achieving long-term sustainable prosperity.

Prerequisites & notes

Students who have received credit for this course under MANA 299 or a COMM 299 number may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course provides a general knowledge of the concepts, design, methodology, management and administration of compensation and benefit programs within organizations. Major topics include job evaluation, knowledge-based pay, pay for performance, alternative reward systems, government and employer-provided benefit programs. The primary emphasis is on the design of appropriate policies and programs and how these can help support organizational objectives and strategies.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: MANA 362.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Topics covered in this course include how training needs are assessed, how effective training programs are designed, how to ensure that learning achieved in training is transferred to the work, and how training programs are evaluated. Emerging issues such as career management and mentoring programs are discussed.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: MANA 362.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course examines the critical aspects of health and safety admin­istration within organizations. It provides a brief overview of the relevant legislation and focuses upon prevention, causes, detection, intervention, reintegration, epidemiological and clinical inves­tigation, and health development. Physical and psychological aspects of health and safety are examined.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: MANA 362.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course is designed to introduce the conceptual and analytical tools needed to staff organizations effectively with qualified employees. Topics include planning, job analysis, legal issues, recruitment, selection methods, and techniques for developing valid and reliable selection procedures. Both the strategic needs of the organization and the legal environment of contemporary organizations in Quebec and Canada are addressed.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: MANA 362.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 222. This course is designed to familiarize students with current research and theory on motivation and leadership, and their synergy and application in a work context. Implications for the design of reward systems and leader development will be addressed. Class activities will include student presentations, small group discussions, exercises, cases, and simulations.

Prerequisites & notes

NOTE: Students who have received credit for MANA 442 may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 320 or 410. This introductory course emphasizes the operational aspects of management that are uniquely important to a small enterprise. It provides opportunity to practice operational decision-making under conditions characteristic for small firms.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 401 or 310. Bridging the gap between the classroom and the practical day-to-day running of a contemporary business enterprise, this course explores the process by which strategy is linked to managerial action. Corporate strategy states the general direction that the organization will follow. Functional strategy is a formualtion of how the business unit intends to compete in its given business sector. We examine how functional strategies can be key instruments for the realization of business and corporate strategies.

Prerequisites & notes

NOTE A/See §200.2

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course is a final-year integrative seminar for Human Resource Management Majors. It focuses on the philosophies underlying current human resource management principles and policies and the processes of their implementation. The course utilizes cases to integrate human resource management areas such as recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and benefits administration.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: MANA 341, 362, and any two of the following: MANA 443, 444, 446.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: IBUS 462 or MARK 462; COMM 222. This is a course that demonstrates the analytical tools of operations and organization theory applicable within a multinational company. The course is designed to give students a grasp of the problems of strategy formulation and organization, and inculcates a general knowledge of the major parameters in which an international manager operates. Focus is on the Canadian as well as other international companies based in U.S.A., Europe, Japan, etc.

Prerequisites & notes

NOTE: Students who have received credit for IBUS 466 may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 315. The examination of important legal issues relating to the business corporation, including an analysis of their legal nature and structure, and the powers, rights, and obligations of directors, officers, and shareholders, including analysis of the legal implications, insider trading, company re-organization, mergers, joint ventures, and takeovers. These matters are studied through the Federal, Québec, and Ontario Companies' Acts and relevant court cases.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course familiarizes students with important legal issues associated with labour management through the study of the laws and relevant court cases dealing with the rights and obligations of employers and employees, labour standards, certification of unions, strikes, lock-outs, grievances, and arbitration. This course focuses primarily on the labour laws of Quebec, while examining Canadian labour issues.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: COMM 315.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Family businesses are the predominant form of business in the world. Almost 80 per cent of new ventures are born as family firms and over 65 per cent of all Canadian firms are family firms. In these firms, family members significantly influence the business including its creation, continuity, mode and extent of growth, and exit. This course aims to prepare students to work effectively and professionally in and with family firms, to launch and create cross - generational wealth in family firms. NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under a MANA 499 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisites & notes

Students who have received credit for this topic under a MANA 499 number may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the management consulting profession and process. It offers an examination of the different phases of the consulting process and a reflection on the role of internal consultants and the choice of management consulting as a career. It focuses on the understanding and development of core consulting skills which are essential for any type of consulting engagement, whether one works as an external or internal consultant, and whether the client is a large, medium, or entrepreneurial company, public or non-profit sector organization. A major component of the course is a real-world consulting project that students conduct with a client firm.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: COMM 401.

Students who have received credit for this topic under a MANA 499 number may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course focuses on understanding the nature of the financing challenge for start-ups and small/medium sized businesses that are growing or aspire to grow. The class is taught from the entrepreneur's perspective, but it also provides an understanding of how investors think, analyze, and decide. This course has the following objectives: to address how entrepreneurs' financing decisions are influenced by personal preferences; to help you understand the types of financing available; to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each type of funding; and to appreciate the key elements that go into the structuring of the deal between entrepreneurs and finance providers. Prerequisite: COMM 320

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: COMM 315; MANA 466 or IBUS 466. This course is an introduction to international business law. The focus is Canadian but comparative material is included and problems relating to other legal systems are examined. Topics to be covered include private loans applicable to international business transactions, international sales, federal regulations, export controls and anti-dumping, export insurances, and bilateral trade agreements.

Prerequisites & notes

NOTE: Students who have received credit for IBUS 493 may not take this course for credit.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

This course is intended to complement and supplement human resource management (HRM) courses taken previously or concurrently. It offers flexibility in content that enables an emphasis on contemporary HRM literature and issues.

Prerequisites & notes

Prerequisite: MANA 362, and any two of the following: MANA 443, 444, 446.

Specific topics for this course and prerequisites relevant in each case will be stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Offered by: Management
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: Written permission of the Department. Intended to complement and supplement business courses taken previously or concurrently, this course emphasizes business literature and modern thought. Students are encouraged to work independently on research topics of interest to them. Students repeating MANA 499 register for credits under MANA 498.

Prerequisites & notes

NOTE A/See §200.2

NOTE: Specific topics for this course and prerequisites relevant in each case will be stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Offered by: Marketing
Program: Undergraduate

Prerequisite: MARK 462 or IBUS 462. This course deals with the multicultural dimensions of international business operations. The objective is to develop Canadian managerial skills for effective performance in an international setting. Topics to be covered include international negotiations, management of multicultural personnel, crosscultural consumer behaviour profile, cross-cultural communication, and other cultural aspects of marketing strategy.

Prerequisites & notes

NOTE: Students who have received credit for MARK 492 may not take this course for credit.


Possible management streams include:

  • Entrepreneurship:
    MANA 343, 369, 447, 451,478, 481, 482

  • Sustainable Organizations:
    MANA 369, 374, 461, 466, 493, 499

Notes:

  • All Business courses are 3 credits in length.
  • All BComm students are required to declare a Major.
  • Students can declare a business double major in the BComm program, replacing any previously declared business minor. The John Molson School of Business may impose quotas on some majors.
  • The information above is strictly for the 90-credit program.
  • To review the course requirements for your year of entry in the program please refer to the course calendar or degree worksheet for that year.

 

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