Management Courses

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • John Molson School of Business students may not take this course for credit. Students entering the BComm or BAdmin program as of September 2013 may not take this course for credit

  • Students who have received credit for ADMI 201, ADMI 202, MANA 266, or COMM 210 may not take this course for credit.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • John Molson School of Business students may not take this course for credit. Students entering the BComm or BAdmin program as of September 2013 may not take this course for credit.

  • Students who have received credit for MANA 213 or COMM 222 may not take this course for credit.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • John Molson School of Business students may not take this course for credit.

  • Students who have received credit for MANA 211 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ADMI 201 or ADMI 202 or MANA 201 . Students must have completed 60 credits in a non-business program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Management is required.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: COMM 222 .

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: COMM 222 ; or MANA 201 and MANA 202 .

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: COMM 222 ; or MANA 201 and MANA 202 .

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: COMM 222 .

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: COMM 223 or COMM 224 or MARK 201.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

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

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: at least two 300-level MANA courses; COMM 315; MANA 341. The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: MANA 420. Enrolment in the BComm Honours in Management program is required.

Description: 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

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: COMM 222; COMM 215 .

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: MANA 362.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: MANA 362.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: MANA 362.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: MANA 362.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: COMM 222.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: COMM 320 or COMM 410.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: COMM 401.

Description: 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.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: MANA 341; MANA 362; two of MANA 443, MANA 444, MANA 446.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

(also listed as IBUS 466 )

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: COMM 222; IBUS 462 or MARK 462.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

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

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: COMM 315.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: COMM 315.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: COMM 315.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: COMM 320.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

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

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: COMM 401.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

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

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: COMM 320.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must have completed a total of 60 credits in a business program prior to enrolling, including the following course: MANA 390.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Seminar; Fieldwork; Reading

(also listed as IBUS 493)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: COMM 315; MANA 466 or IBUS 466.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

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

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: MANA 362; two of MANA 443, MANA 444, MANA 446.

Description: 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.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Specific topics for this course and prerequisites relevant in each case are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: 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. Specific topics for this course and prerequisites relevant in each case are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students repeating MANA 499 register for credits under MANA 498 .

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