The Master of Science (MSc) in Management is designed for students who wish to enhance their research expertise in the areas of human resources and strategic management. The curriculum focuses on developing knowledge about current management theories and skills in the tools and methods used to conduct advanced research in an organizational setting. The structure of the program allows candidates to produce the kind of research that is becoming increasingly necessary in contemporary organizations or lead toward advanced graduate studies.
The MSc in Management prepares students for various careers. For those who wish to pursue a career in business or other organizations, the program prepares graduates to assume staff or analyst positions in human resources, change management, and strategic planning, or to work as consultants. The program also serves as an excellent stepping stone for those wishing to pursue doctoral studies in management or industrial and organizational psychology.
The MSc program is a 45-credit program offered on a full-time or part-time basis.
Program structure: Year 1
Program structure: Year 2
This seminar is the first of three seminars that together provide an in depth understanding of the modern practice of personnel and human resource management. This seminar will provide the analytical and conceptual tools needed to effectively staff organizations with qualified employees. The main areas of coverage include: strategic human resource planning, task and job analysis, and the recruitment, selection and placement of qualified applicants. In addressing these topics, attention will focus on techniques for developing valid and reliable predictors of employee effectiveness which address both the strategic needs of the organization and the legal and employment equity requirements of contemporary Quebec and Canadian organizations.
Provides knowledge of human motivation and compensation systems as they affect organizational processes and behavior. Emphasis will be on major theories of human motivation and on the relation between motivational processes and personal and organizational outcomes. The effects of evaluation, compensation and reward systems on motivation will also be discussed.
This seminar will present a thorough and critical examination of the major theories and concepts in organizational behavior. Students will be introduced to empirical studies that model, operationalize and test key theories and concepts. The seminar will focus on organizational behavior topics at the individual and work group level of analysis. Major topic areas include perception, personality, attitudes, motivation, leadership, group dynamics and job design, and their impact on individual and organizational outcomes.
This course is a research-oriented seminar, in which we will explore a number of different theoretical perspectives on organizations and organizational environments. The primary aim of the seminar is to introduce students to an understanding of how organizational scholars have conceptualized and studied organizations as social systems and how these social systems interact with and are embedded in the context of an external environment. Particular attention is given to how organizations can be understood, both internally and in relation to the environment, as social structures composed of relationships, interdependencies, and social-cultural institutions. At the end of the seminar, students would have acquired a sophisticated understanding of the social and social cognitive context through which behaviour by people in organizations is both facilitated and constrained.
This seminar is about facilitating, implementing, and managing change in organizations. Student will acquire an understanding of change processes, considerable knowledge and some skills in organizational development (OD).
The course objectives are to provide students with an understanding of the field of strategic management and the strategic management research. To accomplish these goals, the course will cover the fundamental concepts of strategic management, and will examine relevant academic literature. Rather than utilizing traditional case studies, students will form groups and will develop their own strategic case study of an organization.
This seminar explores the interaction of globalization and the organization. It explores three levels of analysis: (1) the broad institutional environment, (2) the organization itself, and (3) human. The emphasis is on developing analytical assessments of drivers and outcomes of globalization. The course objective is to develop a critical appraisal of the causes and effects of globalization, recognizing the complex interaction between different levels of analysis. Develop skills in forming logical, clear and rigorous analysis and research that will further understanding of globalization.