Program Requirements

The MMGT program comprises ten courses, to be completed online and in a pre-determined sequence. Courses are normally completed two at a time in the order outlined below, though there may be an option for an alternate course load depending on the individual case.

All students begin their program study in the Fall (September) term, and courses are taught only in the fall and winter semesters; each semester runs for 14 weeks.

All students are also required to participate in a series of orientation workshops in August before beginning their first study period.

Required Courses

MGMT 6001 Organizational Effectiveness and Strategic Thinking explores the nature of the organization and how organizational development, its environments, and its culture blend to impact overall effectiveness and efficiency. Students learn how analyzing organizational capabilities, identifying resource gaps, and assessing relevant challenges and opportunities will lay the foundation for a more strategic approach to action planning in organizations, which can ensure organizational growth, survival, and competitiveness.

MGMT 6002 Sustainability Management introduces the foundational concepts of sustainability management through a combination of both theory and case-based approach learning. Topics include understanding the economic, environment and social pillars of sustainability, the business case for sustainability, corporate social responsibility, sustainability management tools and effective implementation of sustainability management within organizations.

MGMT 6003 Acquiring Talent and Managing People introduces students to the evolution of the human resource function within today’s organizations and aims to help students recognize the link between human resource theory and practice. Students examine the changing roles and responsibilities of human resource managers as well as functions such as staffing, training and development, employee relations, and performance management. Emphasis is on the identification of strategic human resource issues that impact the competitive advantage and organizational sustainability, and on understanding, analyzing and applying key human resource concepts in a variety of organizational contexts.

MGMT 6004 Financial Decision Making is the examination of the tools managers require to interpret and critique financial information for use in making decisions related to organizational operations. Students will learn key concepts such as preparing and interpreting financial statements, working capital management, costing, budgeting, capital budgeting, and cash flow management.

MGMT 6005 Marketing Management introduces students to the fundamental principles of marketing strategy and tactics with a focus on the development, execution and control of marketing programs in different organizational environments. Major topics include market analysis, buyer behaviour, segmentation, targeting, positioning, product development, pricing, distribution, and marketing communication. The importance of maintaining a market focus and creating value is emphasized throughout and students have the opportunity to explore all topics in a context relevant to their personal and professional pursuits.

MGMT 6006 Managing Information and Knowledge aims to help students develop an understanding of the role of information systems and knowledge management within organizations. The course focuses on the fundamental idea that information is an asset that provides value to managers. Emphasis is on the role of information systems and technology in providing efficiency in organizations by enabling the acquisition, analysis and effective use of information that can be converted into knowledge to support managerial decision making.

MGMT 6007 Managing Organizational Processes reviews and explores the fundamental concepts, techniques, tools, and issues in decision making in operations management. The course focuses on the management process and systems that create goods and services in organizations, including the design, plan, control, and improvement of processes that transform the organization’s inputs into its final products. Students examine how to identify appropriate methods and use the data produced for decision making.

MGMT 6008 Managing Innovation in Organizations explores how organizations foster a culture that supports the methodical coordination of knowledge and human resources to develop and launch new product ideas, the improvement of service offerings, and the modifications of business processes. While it is accepted that managing innovation is crucial to building a successful organization, it remains a daunting managerial task. This course emphasizes this importance, and examines the critical role that managers at all levels must play to recognize, create, measure, and leverage innovation in organizations of many types and sizes.

MGMT 6009 Management Leadership aims to provide a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills as it examines various leadership models, theories and perspectives. Students consider leadership styles and the distinction between management and leadership, and evaluate the resources and skills required to develop as competent managers and leaders. The roles of communication, ethical and professional conduct, and managing teams are also explored as they relate to decision making and management leadership in today’s workspaces.

MGMT 6010 Strategy Execution and Change Management builds on the topics that students have explored in all of the preceding courses required for the degree. In this capstone course, emphasis is placed on the notion that strategic management involves more than just the development of a strategy. Students learn about the implementation phase of strategic management with particular focus on developing a solid action plan and ensuring that the resulting change is accepted and embraced within the organization. (prerequisite MGMT 6008, co-requisite MGMT 6009)