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Section 61.90

Please note that the current version of the Undergraduate Calendar is up to date as of February 2021.


Associate Professor and Chair of the Department
JISUN YU, PhD University of Minnesota

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
GARY JOHNS, PhD Wayne State University

STEVEN H. APPELBAUM, PhD University of Ottawa; Provost’s Distinction
KAMAL ARGHEYD, DBA Harvard University
KATHLEEN BOIES, PhD University of Western Ontario
STÉPHANE BRUTUS, PhD Bowling Green State University
MICHAEL CARNEY, PhD University of Bradford
LINDA DYER, PhD Carnegie Mellon University
MEHDI FARASHAHI, PhD Concordia University
RONALD FERGUSON, PhD University of Michigan
MUHAMMAD JAMAL, PhD University of British Columbia
RICK MOLZ, PhD University of Massachusetts

Associate Professors
ALEX BITEKTINE, PhD McGill University
INGRID CHADWICK, PhD Queen’s University
YU-PING CHEN, PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
ALEXANDRA DAWSON, PhD Bocconi University
TRACY HECHT, PhD University of Western Ontario
YOUNG-CHUL JEONG, PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ALEX LEFTER, PhD University of Minnesota
RAYMOND PAQUIN, DBA Boston University School of Management
RAJSHREE PRAKASH, PhD University of Alberta
SETH SPAIN, PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professors
LUC FOLEU, DBA Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
YASAMAN GORJI, PhD Concordia University
STEVEN LIANG, PhD Concordia University
SHANNON LLOYD, PhD Carnegie Mellon University
ALEXANDER YURIEV, PhD Université Laval

Senior Lecturers
RONALD J. ABRAIRA, MBA Concordia University
FRANK CROOKS, LLB LLL University of Ottawa, MA Concordia University
TIM FIELD, MBA Concordia University

RAGHID AL HAJJ, MBA Lebanese American University
BENITO ALOE, LLM Université de Montréal
NORA BARONIAN, MBA Concordia University
BRINDA BISSOONAUTH, MSc Concordia University
MAYA SHARMA, MSc Concordia University

For the complete list of faculty members, please consult the Department website.


Sir George Williams Campus
MB Building, Room: 013-115
514-848-2424, ext. 2924

Department Objectives

The 21st century requires citizens and organizational leaders who can motivate and work with people, manage the complexities of organizations and their environments, and create wealth in a socially and ecologically sustainable manner. To prepare students for the challenges set by these diverse forces, the Management Department provides a curriculum that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of management and the interdependence among people, organizations, and society. Specific areas of study include organizational behaviour, business strategy, human resource management, entrepreneurship, and business law. The Department employs an applied pedagogy, focusing on experiential learning, case analysis, and oral and written reflections.

   30      Honours in Management
   18      MANA 341, 343, 362, 390, 420, 490
     6      Credits chosen from MANA 369, 451, 478, 481
     6      Additional 300- or 400-level credits offered by the Department
Students are eligible for admission to the honours program if they have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30. Enrolment in this program is limited. The selection process may include recommendations from faculty members as well as interviews of applicants to this program. The deadline for applications is May 1 for admission to the following fall term.
Students must maintain minimum cumulative and assessment GPAs of 3.30 to remain in the honours program in accordance with the Faculty regulations. The minimum acceptable grade in any course is normally “C.” Students who are withdrawn from the honours program may proceed in the Major in Management.
   24      Major in Management
     6      MANA 341, 420
   18      Additional 300- or 400-level credits offered by the Department; IBUS 492

   12      Minor in Management
    6      MANA 341, 420
      6      Additional 300- or 400-level credits offered by the Department

   30      Major in Human Resource Management
   30      MANA 341, 362, 366, 420, 443, 444, 445, 446, 463, 479

   12      Minor in Human Resource Management
     3      MANA 362
     9      Credits chosen from MANA 443, 444, 446, 463, 498

   12      Minor in Entrepreneurship
   12      Credits chosen from MANA 447, 451, 478, 480, 481, 482

Management Co-operative Program

BARBARA SHAPIRO, Senior Lecturer
514-848-2424, ext. 2780

The Management co-operative program is offered to students who are enrolled in the BComm program and are majoring in Human Resource Management.
The academic content of the co-op program is identical to that of the regular program, but three work terms are interspersed with six study terms.
Students are supervised individually and must meet the requirements specified by both the John Molson School of Business and the Institute for Co-operative Education in order to continue their studies in the co-op format.
Liaison between the student, the employers, and the Institute for Co-operative Education is provided by the Management co-op academic director and the co-op committee.
Please refer to §24 of this Calendar for a full description of the co-operative format of the program.


MANA 201     Introduction to Business and Management (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the basic principles of management within a contemporary business context. The managerial process is explored in relation to issues such as organizational structure and innovation in large and small organizations, strategy formulation and planning, operations and marketing management. Students are exposed to in-depth industry and market analysis methods and do research pertaining to their chosen industry. The course includes basic readings in management and contemporary text from business publications. Particular focus is placed on entrepreneurship and its impact and value on economic and social systems.
NOTE: JMSB students may not take this course for credit.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for ADMI 201, ADMI 202, MANA 266, or COMM 210 may not take this course for credit.
NOTE: Students entering the BComm or BAdmin program as of September 2013 may not take this course for credit.

MANA 202     Human Behaviour in Organizations (3 credits)
This course seeks to give students an understanding of behaviour in the workplace, the factors that influence behaviour, and the relationships among these factors. Conceptual frameworks, case discussions, and self­-assessment tools complement the course material. Topics include personality and learning, motivation, group dynamics, teamwork and diversity, influence and leadership, and stress management.
NOTE: JMSB students may not take this course for credit.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for MANA 213 or COMM 222 may not take this course for credit.
NOTE: Students entering the BComm or BAdmin program as of September 2013 may not take this course for credit.
MANA 298     Business Law (3 credits)
This course allows students to develop a degree of familiarity with the legal environment in which business organizations operate. Students are introduced to the topics of employment law, the Quebec Charter of Human Rights, representation and power of attorney, corporate law, contract law, civil liability and product safety, as well as other important legal aspects of business.
NOTE: JMSB students may not take this course for credit.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for MANA 211 may not take this course for credit.
MANA 300     Entrepreneurship: Launching Your Business (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ADMI 201 or ADMI 202 or MANA 201 or permission of the Department; completion of 60 credits in a non-business program. This final-year course offers students the opportunity to learn how to capitalize on their domain-specific knowledge and recognize opportunities for self-employment or new venture creation. The course presumes that students have already developed an interest in entrepreneurial careers within their respective fields of study. The first phase of the course reviews fundamental concepts and issues in entrepreneurship and related business fields. The second phase introduces students to the elements of business planning in the context of entrepreneurial projects, followed by the third phase where students formulate their own business plans.
NOTE: JMSB students may not take this course for credit.
NOTE: This course does not count toward the requirements of the Minor in Business Studies.

MANA 341     Organization Theory and Design (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 222. This course provides the student with a basis for understanding and critically examining complex organizations in contemporary society. Interrelationships among the social, cultural, and formal properties of organizations are examined and linked to contextual forces in the external environment. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of organizational systems for the purpose of improving integration, adaptation, survival, and effectiveness of organizations.

MANA 343     Communication and Negotiation (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 222 previously or concurrently; or MANA 201 and 202. This course focuses on the communication skills that lead to successful interaction with others in business settings. Topics include designing and delivering effective written and oral messages, communicating with internal and external stakeholders, negotiating, and resolving conflict. Pedagogical methods include in-class exercises, case studies, presentations, and report writing.

MANA 362     Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 222; or MANA 201 and 202. 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.

MANA 366       Industrial Relations and Collective Bargaining (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 222. 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.

MANA 369     Business and Sustainability (3 credits)
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.

MANA 374     Sustainable Management (3 credits)
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.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this course under a MANA 299 or COMM 299 number may not take this course for credit.

MANA 390     Honours Seminar in Management I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Enrolment in the Honours in Management program; completion of at least two 300-level MANA courses; COMM 315; MANA 341 and MANA 420 previously or concurrently. This course provides students with an opportunity to carry out an in-depth investigation of a selected business problem in small business management, communication within and beyond the workplace, or related fields. In this applied learning experience, students select a topic related to their area of interest, design and complete an individual research project in collaboration with faculty supervisors, or managers in for-profit and/or non-profit organizations. Students give a poster presentation at the end of the term.

MANA 420     Management Research for Decision Making (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 222, 215. This course explains the relevance of management research for business and administrative decision making. Topics include conducting employee surveys, observational and interview methods, program evaluation, data analysis and interpretation, and the ethics of gathering information from human participants. Students evaluate the validity of reports of management research, learn to exercise caution in accepting research conclusions, and get hands-on experience with basic research techniques.

MANA 443     Compensation and Benefits Management (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MANA 362. 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.

MANA 444     Training and Development (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MANA 362. 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.

MANA 445     Health and Safety Management (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MANA 362. 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.

MANA 446     Workplace Planning and Staffing (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MANA 362. 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.

MANA 447       Leadership and Motivation (3 credits)
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 are addressed. Class activities include student presentations, small group discussions, exercises, cases, and simulations.

MANA 451     Managing a Small Business (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 320 or 410. This course emphasizes the operational aspects of management that are uniquely important to a small enterprise. It provides opportunity to practise operational decision-making under conditions characteristic for small- and medium-sized firms. Themes include strategy and planning, human resource management, marketing, operations and technology, managing the small family business, legal issues and international activities.

MANA 461     Implementing Competitive Strategies (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 401. 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 formulation of how the business unit intends to compete in its given business sector. The course examines how functional strategies can be key instruments for the realization of business and corporate strategies.

MANA 463     Strategic Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MANA 341, 362, and any two of the following: MANA 443, 444, 446. 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.

MANA 466     (also listed as IBUS 466)
                      Management of Multinational Corporations
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 222; IBUS 462 or MARK 462. This course introduces the challenges of managing sustainable multinational operations. It addresses themes of globalization and issues in managing global competition and local responsiveness in multiple institutional and cultural environments. The course gives students an appreciation of international competitive and collaborative strategies and the corresponding coordination and control mechanism of multinational corporations. It also highlights the issues of global governance and social responsibility as well as the differences and similarities of management techniques across national borders. Finally, the course examines the future of multinational corporations in the context of global financial, social, and environmental crises.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for IBUS 466 may not take this course for credit.

MANA 477     Real Estate Law (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 315. This course introduces students to the basics of Canada’s legal system as it pertains to the real estate industry. It covers major areas of real estate law including real property rights, property ownership, real estate transactions, contracts, leases, mortgages and the regulation of real estate brokerage. This course may include topics such as land zoning, urban planning, environmental issues, and other issues associated with real estate development and management.

MANA 478     Entrepreneurial Company Law (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 315. Since many business enterprises are operated as corporations, it is important to familiarize students with the legal aspects involved in creating and managing a corporation. This course is aimed at both students who wish to set up new business enterprises and at those who wish to manage existing businesses effectively. Students study the legal process through which a corporation is set up, and examine strategically important issues relating to the control and voting of shares, unanimous shareholders’ agreements, the duties and liabilities of shareholders, directors, and officers, the sale of shares and the protections provided by law to minority shareholders. The Canada Business Corporations Act (C.B.C.A.) along with other related laws, actual court cases and sample legal documents are studied.

MANA 479     Employment Law (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 315. 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.

MANA 480     Entrepreneurial Family Business (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 320. 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 prepares 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.

MANA 481     Management Consulting (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 401 previously or concurrently. 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.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for this topic under a MANA 499 number may not take this course for credit.

MANA 482     Financing of Entrepreneurial Ventures (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 320. The course objectives are to understand the nature of the financing problem at various stages of business growth; to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of different sources of funding, including internal sources, informal sources, commercial banks, government, business angels, venture capital, and going public; and to appreciate the key elements that go into the structuring of the deal between entrepreneurs and finance providers.

MANA 490     Honours Seminar in Management II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credits in a business program including MANA 390. This course provides students with an opportunity to carry out an in-depth investigation of a selected business problem in small business management, sustainability, family business or related fields. Emphasis is placed on the relevance of current management research findings to managers or employees in business organizations, institutions or industries. Students select a topic related to their area of interest and carry out a research project in collaboration with faculty supervisors. Data collected from various sources including, but not limited to, interview, survey or archival sources are used to heighten the relevance of the findings to a target audience. Students write a practitioner-style article, and give an oral presentation at the end of the term. The course allows students to provide a useful service to practitioners, while deepening their understanding of key areas in management, and building a career-enhancing professional network.

MANA 493     (also listed as IBUS 493)
                      International Business Law
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: COMM 315; MANA 466 or IBUS 466. This course familiarizes business students with the principles of international private and public law that they may encounter in today’s fast-paced world of multinational corporations and global business transactions. Topics include international trade organizations and treaties; principles relating to international sales contract performance and dispute resolution alternatives; international payment using bills of exchange and letters of credit; labour in a global economy including child labour and human trafficking issues; international environmental law, waste disposal and pollution issues; as well as the protection of intellectual property rights.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for IBUS 493 may not take this course for credit.

MANA 498     Special Topics in Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MANA 362, and any two of the following: MANA 443, 444, 446.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.
NOTE: Specific topics for this course and prerequisites relevant in each case are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

MANA 499     Special Topics in Management (3 credits)
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.
NOTE: Specific topics for this course and prerequisites relevant in each case are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

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