Academic Calendar

MGMT – Business Management

MGMT 107
Business Computing
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

Students develop foundational computer skills in the areas of file management, word processing, spreadsheet analysis, presentation development, and emerging technologies in order to support subsequent courses in their university career and to prepare them for the business world. Students solve business problems through data analysis, financial forecasting, and the use of Internet communication tools.

MGMT 121
Principles of Management
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

Students examine the theories and practice of the role of a manager in a Canadian organizational setting and within the global business environment. Discussions and activities focus on the functions and roles of management as they relate to both the organization's specific resources and capabilities internally and forces and institutions outside the organization that potentially affect the organization's performance. Students also develop and utilize problem-solving and decision-making skills both individually and in small groups. Note: Credit can only be obtained in one of MGMT 121 or ORGA 201.

MGMT 122
Organizational Behaviour
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

Students examine the impact of individuals and groups on behaviour within organizations. Students work individually and in groups to explore introductory theories and practice of personality and perception, diversity, motivation, small group dynamics, communication, change and leadership within the organizational context. Note: Credit can only be obtained in one of MGMT 122 or ORGA 316.

MGMT 126
Introduction to Conflict Management
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of conflict management and alternative dispute resolution in organizational settings. Students integrate theoretical frameworks with conflict resolution practices in increasingly complex business related disputes through use of discussion, case analysis, and in class simulations. Emphasis is on the development of negotiation and mediation skills in dispute contexts.

Prerequisites: MGMT 122.

MGMT 131
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

Students examine basic decisions made by business in developing, distributing, promoting, and pricing of goods and services. Students learn to analyze buyer decision processes and to convert this information into reasonable marketing strategies. Through readings and projects, students acquire basic knowledge of the methods available for solving marketing problems.

MGMT 132
Retail Merchandising
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

Students receive an introduction to key principles and practices in operating a successful retail outlet. Emphasis is placed on the key managerial and policy issues involved in the design, implementation and assessment of the retail strategy. Students explore several areas relating to the institution of retailing and elements of the retail environment.

MGMT 211
Business Finance
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

All businesses are required to make long-term financial decisions. Managers must raise capital, through the use of debt or equity, and invest that capital in projects that will produce an acceptable return. Learners are introduced to the major tools in this area including financial statement analysis, bond and stock valuation, and capital budgeting techniques such as net present value, internal rate of return and payback.

Prerequisites: ACCT 111, MGTS 103 and FNCE 113.

MGMT 231
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

Students explore the philosophies and approaches to the personal selling process. The course emphasizes the benefits of developing a consultative approach to selling. Focusing on the customer and not on the transaction is the fundamental element in developing long-term business relationships, providing value and establishing differentiation in the marketplace.

MGMT 232
Marketing Management
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

Students develop their skills in making strategic marketing decisions from the perspective of a marketing manager. Qualitative and quantitative analysis are emphasized. The use of financial analysis to assess impacts of marketing decisions is a major focus of this course. Students use a case-based approach to develop understanding and skills in assessing marketing decisions in areas such as product, pricing, promotion, and distribution.

Prerequisites: ACCT 218 AND MGMT 131.

MGMT 240
Business Research and Report Writing
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

This course introduces students to key concepts and practices used in business research and report writing. Topics include qualitative and quantitative research methods, research ethics, APA reference formatting and research report writing in business. Students examine and evaluate business research that informs business practice in a variety of areas, including marketing, human resources, organizational behaviour, general management and other areas of interest. Students work in groups to undertake a major field research project and produce a written report for a client organization.

Prerequisites: MGMT 121 or ORGA 201.

MGMT 261
Integrated Management Practice
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

In this capstone course, students integrate learning from previous courses such as management, accounting, finance, marketing, business research and human resources management. Focusing on the strategic application of management theory from these areas, students demonstrate the ability to translate learning into effective management practice both individually and as part of a team. The core learning activity in this course is a business strategy simulation.

Prerequisites: HRMT 200 and (MGMT 211 and MGMT 240) or (ACCT 218 and MGMT 131 and PGMT 125).

MGMT 312
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

A practice-based course where students explore entrepreneurial thinking and acting in order to maneuver in entrepreneurial environments which are unpredictable, uncertain and ambiguous. Students will gain the mindset to work in such an environment in the capacity of employee, co-founder or founder of a business. Students learn through experimentation and creation of a lean business plan through application of sound business principles and current practices including lean start up and design thinking. This course requires active engagement - students learn through lecture, case studies, experimentation, video and guest speakers.

Prerequisites: FNCE 113 or MATH 112 or MATH 114 or MATH 120 and either: (ACCT 218, MGMT 121, MGMT 122, MGMT 131) or (ACCT 322, MARK 301 and ORGA 201).