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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions M Management Studies MGST
Management Studies MGST

For more information about the Faculty offering these courses, see the Haskayne School of Business: haskayne.ucalgary.ca.

Junior Course
Management Studies 217       Introduction to Business Analytics
Introduction to data representation and analysis. Students will think critically about business problems, gather, evaluate, analyze and synthesize relevant data, and create insightful models to improve the quality of decisions. Communicating and presenting quantitative analysis to lead managerial decision making will be emphasized while continuing to advance both individual and group leadership skills.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business.
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Senior Courses
Management Studies 301       Research Methodologies
Introduction to how research is being done in the field of business, through critical exploration of research language, ethics and approaches. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches presented by faculty researchers. Students experiment with various research methods, identify problems, develop hypotheses and research questions, specify variables and choose from various research design tools such as experiments, survey, content analysis, focus groups and in-depth interviews.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program.
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Management Studies 359       Selected Topics in Management
Examination of selected topics in management.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units. For certain topics consent of the Haskayne School of Business and/or admission to the Haskayne School of Business will also be required.
Notes:
For more information on topics and prerequisite requirements, see Class Notes in the Course Search.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Management Studies 391       Business Analytics
Business Analytics uses data, information technology, statistical analysis, and quantitative methods to build models that help managers gain improved insight about their business processes and make better, fact-based decisions. Analysis of complex business problems and application of higher-level modelling techniques including optimization, simulation, decision analysis, queuing theory and forecasting.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3T) or (3-1.5T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business, Mathematics 249 or 265, Management Studies 217, Strategy and Global Management 217, and either a) Statistics 217 or b) Mathematics 211 and one of Digital Engineering 319, Electrical Engineering 419 or Engineering 319.       
Notes:
The use of Mathematics 211 and one of Digital Engineering 319, Electrical Engineering 419 or Engineering 319, in lieu of Statistics 217, is restricted to students admitted to the combined BSc (Engineering)/BComm program only.
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Management Studies 451       Corporate Governance and Ethical Decision-Making
Develop an increased awareness of the importance of corporate governance systems and strong financial decision making systems in developing effective business enterprises. Specific emphasis on the resolution of agency problems, the role of the board of directors, compensation systems and financial modelling.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 54 units including Finance 317.
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Management Studies 453       Ethical Leadership
Apply a variety of different leadership frameworks to problems and develop an understanding of when various frameworks are most applicable. Critical thinking skills will be honed using film, short cases, readings, class discussions, and written opinion. Identify components of leadership behaviours and explore the complex interaction between leaders and members in the context of different ethical quandaries. Witness, experience, and "consume" leadership as it progresses from individual to team to organizational to community levels.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 84 units, including Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 317.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Management Studies 453 and Leadership Studies 401 will not be allowed.
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Management Studies 501       Capstone Applied Research Project I
Preparation for conducting an applied research project. Focus is on practical research issues such as choosing appropriate applied research topics, designing a research question, and applying the appropriate research methods. Development of the applied research project through identification of a potential client or organization and a field expert to work with.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program and Management Studies 301.
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Management Studies 503       Capstone Applied Research Project II
Continuation of work on the applied research project. Knowledge production and dissemination of insights from research. Analysis of data and communication of results to business and university stakeholders. Preliminary development of insights using collected data, critical evaluation of the project limitations and contribution, and delivery of results in an Honours undergraduate thesis.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program, Management Studies 301 and 501.
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Management Studies 559       Selected Topics in Management
Examination of selected topics in management.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 60 units. For certain topics, consent of the Haskayne School of Business will also be required.
Notes:
For more information on topics and prerequisite requirements, see Class Notes in the Course Search.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Management Studies 571       Management of International Trade
Concepts and skills required to conduct international transactions in goods and services, including contracts, transportation, financing, insurance, customs clearance, compliance with import/export regulations and dispute resolution.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and 60 units.
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Management Studies 597       Directed Study in Management Studies
In-depth study in one of the functional areas of business.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to and consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
Notes:
May be repeated once for credit.
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Graduate Courses
Management Studies 611       Managerial Economics
Introduction to economic models for business decision making. Models from microeconomics are applied to provide insight in understanding costs, pricing, industry structure, and competitive interaction. Information economics is used to illustrate principal-agent problems that commonly arise in a business context. Macroeconomic models of supply and demand are applied to illustrate how government policy affects inflation and exchange rates.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Management Studies 613       Managerial Decision Modelling
The transformation of raw data into useful information for decision-making. Quantitative models are implemented with spreadsheets to develop skills in generating managerial insight from data and in dealing with uncertainty. Topics covered include basic probability and statistics, decision trees, regression analysis, optimization, and simulation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Management Studies 615       Strategic Business Analysis
Introduction to strategic analysis. Integration of learning from various management disciplines through a "field experience" study of a business firm.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Strategy and Global Management 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Studies 715)
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Management Studies 623       Corporate Governance
Building on established theory, this course will use lectures, cases, and real world examples to identify how corporate governance systems have evolved to help mitigate agency issues within an organization.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Management Studies 631       Prescriptive Analytics in Business
Advanced quantitative decision-making and problem-solving skills in business environments with data and fact-based analysis. Techniques such as data-driven optimization, deterministic and probabilistic modelling, and simulation are covered through case studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Studies 613.  
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Management Studies 631 and Operations Management 715 will not be allowed.
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Management Studies 641       Business Process Improvement and Creative Problem Solving
Business process improvement and creative problem solving as critical components of competitiveness. The adjective "business" is used to indicate that the course emphasizes improvements in non-manufacturing processes (of relevance to all organizations) in such areas as development, distribution, financial accounting/planning, order entry, personnel, and purchasing. Topics covered include the relationship to Total Quality Management and Time-Based Competition, incremental versus radical improvement, selection of key processes for study (including bench-marking and the role of capacity constraints), process flow diagramming, Pareto analysis, cause-and-effect analysis, statistical control charts, affinity diagrams, and steps in creative problem solving.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Operations Management 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Studies 741)
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Management Studies 643       Study Tour
Examines effects of globalization on International and Canadian business. Normally encompasses visits to two international destinations. The class participates in the selection of destinations and researches relevant industries.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Operations Management 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Studies 743)
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Management Studies 651       Global Energy Finance and Accounting
Problems related to evaluating and financing energy enterprises. Financial and accounting principles applied to valuing and financing energy projects. Financial reporting, managerial control systems, theory of financing, valuation, and deal structuring. Focus on private sector energy enterprises.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Accounting 603 and Finance 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Studies 751)
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Management Studies 667       Directed Masters Study in Management Studies
Coverage of various topics on the basis of student and faculty interest.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Management Studies 668       Seminar in Management Studies
Intensive study and discussion of current literature and research with respect to selected topics in Management Studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Studies 789)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Management Studies 672       Introduction to Business
Introduces the functional areas of business and their integration for the effective and efficient operation of organizations. Provides the foundation for the discipline based courses.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Management program.
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Management Studies 674       Integrated Decision Making
Integrative capstone course that challenges students to effectively respond to multi-functional problems.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Management program.
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Management Studies 676       Business Analytics
Analytical tools and techniques for managerial decision, and their application to decision scenarios that parallel common business decisions.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Management program.
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Management Studies 677       Master of Management Graduate Internship
Students registered in this program will undertake a full-time internship.
Course Hours:
3 units; (420 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Master of Management Program.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Management Studies 678       Storytelling with Data
Examines how data visualizations are critical for understanding the messages the data is trying to communicate and ensuring the right visuals are crafted to deliver insights to stakeholders.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Management program.
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Management Studies 679       Topics in Management Studies
Coverage of various topics in management studies.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Management Program
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Management Studies 703       Philosophy of Science for Business Administration
Examines processes of development and discussion of theories, with a focus on business management research. Exploration of three main questions: (i) what is the role of theory in science; (ii) what makes good management theories; and (iii) how can theories in management or related disciplines be developed and tested. Classical philosophy of science, management research papers focused on scientific theory and explanation, and prescriptive studies with strategies or methods for theory development in management and related disciplines, are reviewed.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Management Studies 705       Introduction to Research
Provides critical insights into the research process through the development of skills associated with the evaluation and use of extant research. Emphasis is on critical reading of introductions, theoretical arguments, methods and results sections of experimental and non-experimental research papers. The focus is on relating the methodology and findings to the theoretical and conceptual arguments presented. Discussions regarding the validity and appropriateness of the methodologies utilized are used to facilitate an understanding of research contributions.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Management Studies 707       Research Development and Design
Advanced study of research methodologies. Students will actively take a research project from its beginnings to completion. Emphasis will be placed on research design, ethical considerations, ruling out conflicting theories, and situating within the engaged scholarship space. Students will be required to write a scholarly paper and to present their results to a panel of students and faculty.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Management Studies 709       Qualitative Research Methods
Development of skills to conduct qualitative research in the context of business. Focus on research design and the processes of collecting and analyzing qualitative data as well as drawing conclusions and reporting research findings. Specific emphasis is given to case study research, ethnographic, and focus group research. Grounded theory, action research, narrative, and discursive research is also introduced.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Management Studies 711       Quantitative Design and Analysis
Development of skills associated with the design and implementation of experimental and non-experimental research. Focus is on building capacity to conduct quantitative research.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.      
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Management Studies 714       Engaged Scholarship and the Use of Evidence
Sets out a clear framework and guidelines for carrying out soundly based and useful research. Establishes strong links between research and practice and develops understanding of the nature of evidence.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Management Studies 746       Topics in Business Management
Covers various topics such as business economics, international business or risk management. Focuses on understanding academic research on the course topics and the implications of such research to management practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Management Studies 748       Topics in Advanced Business Management
Covers selected topics with a more in-depth critical examination of the academic research. Discusses the implications of such critical examination for management practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Management Studies 771       Occupational Health Psychology
Occupational health psychology (OHP) focuses on applying psychology to improving quality of work life and enhancing the health, safety, and well-being of employees, their families, and their communities. This course provides exposure to seminal readings and current and emerging issues in OHP. The primary research literature is critically examined, focusing on appropriateness of design, analysis, interpretation, contribution and future research directions, as well as practical implications of this work.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Studies 799.14 Occupational Health Psychology)
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Management Studies 773       Multivariate Analysis in Management
The study of association among sets of measurements. Introduces a variety of multivariate statistical techniques and methods to effectively carry out an empirical research study in management including the business, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Topics include: introduction to research design and multivariate methods, linear regression, logistic regression, analysis of variance and covariance, multivariate analysis of variance, discriminant analysis, principal components analysis, common factor analysis, and additional multivariate topics if time permits.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
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Management Studies 781       Philosophy of Science in Management Studies
Historical and critical perspectives of classical issues in philosophy of science, nature of scientific explanation, confirmation of scientific theories, theories of truth, distinctions between science and non-science.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
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Management Studies 782       Systematic Review and Meta Analysis
Covers the practical fundamentals of systematic review and meta-analysis, such as for a masters or PhD theses, from conception to write-up. Individuals should leave with a conference level review.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Studies 787.01 Systematic Review and Meta Analysis)
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Management Studies 783       Advanced Research Methodology and Methods
Research methodology relevant to examination and testing of theoretical and applied issues in management. The development and testing of research concepts; research operations, designs and analysis.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
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Management Studies 784       Statistical Mediation Analysis
Quantification and testing of hypotheses about the mechanisms underlying causal effects from a linear modeling perspective. Direct, indirect, and total effects, inference, model specification and interpretation, implementation with computer software.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 615 or Sociology 611 or 3 units at the 600 level or above in regression analysis/linear models and consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Studies 799.17 Statistical Mediation Analysis)
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Management Studies 785       Statistical Moderation Analysis
Quantification and testing of hypotheses about the contingencies of effects from a linear modeling perspective. Unconditional and conditional effects, moderation/interaction, visualizing and probing models, multiple moderators, use of computer software.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 615 or Sociology 611 or 3 units at the 600 level or above in regression analysis/linear models and consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Studies 799.18 Statistical Moderation Analysis)
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Management Studies 791       Management Education Seminar
Curricular and course design, instructional techniques, instructional tools, teaching styles, career planning and professional ethics. Nature, role and function of universities, and business schools, business school relations.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Management Studies 793       Conceptual Frameworks of the Enterprise
Advanced, comparative institutional analysis to explain the choice of the firm's boundaries, the governance mechanisms to manage the interface with the external environment and the internal organizational design, so as to reduce transaction costs and facilitate value creation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
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Management Studies 794       Theory Development
Processes of building, testing, and disseminating business management theories. Focus on the elements that constitute a theory, requirements for theory validation, and the role of theory in business management research. Analysis of mainstream theories in business management research. Readings include philosophy of science and management research materials on theory development and dissemination.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
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Management Studies 795             Research Development
Development of research skills through participation in a well-defined project under the direct supervision of an experienced researcher.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Studies 781 or 783.  
Also known as:
(formerly Management Studies 792)
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Management Studies 797       Directed Doctoral Study in Management
Coverage of various topics on the basis of student and faculty interest.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Management Studies 799       Topics in Management Studies
Coverage of various topics on the basis of student and faculty interests.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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