Master of Science in Management (MSc)
John Molson’s research-based Masters allow students to produce the kind of research that is becoming increasingly necessary in public and private organizations or that leads toward advanced graduate business studies. Experiential opportunities are also available to adequately prepare our Master’s candidates for the job market.
This Master of Science is a 45-credit applied research program consisting of both course work (seminars) and a thesis. Full-time students can complete the program in two years, while part-time students can complete it in three to four years. International students must pursue studies on a full-time basis. Most course work is completed in the first half of the program, while the thesis is completed in the second half.
Canadian citizens and Permanent residents who wish to study part-time should understand that:
- some classes may only be offered in the Fall or Winter terms. There are no courses offered during the summer. and;
- some classes may only be offered in the morning or afternoon. Students who wish to work while studying should reach an arrangement with their employer about the potential need for a flexible work schedule.
Four core courses (9 credits):
- MSCA 616: Research Methodology – Management (3 credits)
- MSCA 655: Professional Development (0 credit)
- MSCA 656: Individual and Group Behavior in Organizations (3 credits)
- MSCA 657: Organization and Strategy (3 credits)
One specialized seminar (3 credits) - see list below*
Two core courses (6 credits)
- MSCA 603: Applied Data Analysis (3 credits)
- MSCA 654: Consulting (3 credits)
Two specialized seminars (6 credits) – see list below*
Preliminary thesis work
*List of specialized seminars
- MSCA 641: Seminar in Staffing and Career Management
- MSCA 643: Seminar in Motivation, Evaluation and Rewards
- MSCA 646: Seminar in Leadership
- MSCA 648: Seminar in International Management
- MSCA 651: Seminar in Entrepreneurship across Contexts
- MSCA 652: Seminar in Special Topics in Management
- MSCA 653: Advanced Topics in Strategy
- MSCA 658: Advanced Topics in Organizational Behaviour
- MSCA 694 Thesis Proposal (3 credits)
- MSCA 695 Research Thesis (18 credits)
- MSCA 695 Research Thesis (continued)
Please note that a French translation of the curriculum is available upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent thesis topics
- The Role of Informal Social Interactions in Predicting Team Cohesion and Performance
- Does Industry Gender Composition Influence CEO Compensation?
- The Human Resources Certification and its Effect on Learning Motivation and Proactive Behaviors
- Favourable Narcissistic Traits in CEOs across Cultures
- What Makes a Good Coach? Examining the Antecedents of Autonomy-Supportive Behaviors
- CEO Entrepreneurial Characteristics and the Entrepreneurial Orientation of the Firm
- Ambidexterity in the Cellphone Industry: An Empirical Study of Asian Firms
- The Representation of Consultants as Experts in the Popular Press
- Remembrance of Things Past: How Employees Perceive Their Company’s History