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Graduate Studies Calendar 2018-2019 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions M Management Studies MGST
Management Studies MGST

Instruction offered by members of the Haskayne School of Business.

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; H(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; H(3-0)
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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 scienti?c theory and explanation, and prescriptive studies with strategies or methods for theory development in management and related disciplines, are reviewed.
Course Hours:
3 units; H (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
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Management Studies 705       Critical Research Assessment
Development of skills associated with the evaluation and use of extant research. Emphasis is on the critical reading of methods and results sections of experimental and non-experimental research papers. Discussions regarding the appropriateness and limitations of the methodologies utilized, and statistical treatment of the data, will facilitate an understanding of research contributions. Studies using experimental and non-experimental design are included.
Course Hours:
3 units; H (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
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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; H (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
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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. Specific emphasis on questionnaire design and psychometric properties, multiple regression, logistic regression, discriminant function analysis, factor analysis and structural equation modelling. Focus is on building capacity to conduct quantitative research.
Course Hours:
3 units; H (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
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Management Studies 713       Seminars in Advanced Business Management
Introduces to advanced topics in business management research. Consisting of a series of 3-hour lectures on different topics, given by different senior faculty members, students will gain insights into the broad perspectives of issues being studied. Course material will be based on the instructors' selection of top research in the fields of human resources, organizational dynamics, global strategy, international business, entrepreneurship, operations management, marketing, finance and governance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
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Management Studies 715       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; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Strategy and Global Management 601.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Management Studies 715 and 615 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Studies 615)
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Management Studies 741       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. Team exercises and projects make up a substantial portion of the course.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Operations Management 601.
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Management Studies 743       International Logistics
The management functions of physical distribution, procurement and production are examined in a global context. International purchasing and logistics activities, global sourcing and production, and supply chain management to provide excellent, cost-effective service on a world-wide basis. Both theoretical and practical approaches are applied.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Operations Management 601.
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Management Studies 745       Knowledge Dissemination to Enhance Managerial Practice
Focuses on how to properly place and convey knowledge through appropriate outlets so that it is utilized and valued by the management community. Results in the dissemination of one or two research papers (qualitative or quantitative) through different media.
Course Hours:
3 units; H (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
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Management Studies 747       Business Economics in the Global Context
Examines long-term economic trends; trends that are guided by considerations such as the changing demographics of developing countries, rising nationalism, religion-based conflicts, climate change, and growing tensions between old and aspiring superpowers; and the implications of these trends for the world economy and the multi-national enterprises that operate in it.
Course Hours:
3 units; H (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Doctor of Business Administration program.
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Management Studies 751       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; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Accounting 603 and Finance 601.
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Management Studies 770              Topics in Leadership
Students near graduation must prepare for the transition from individual contributor to team and organization leader. This course is a comprehensive assessment of leadership from the dimensions of creating a leadership mindset and managing relationships (subordinates, peers, superiors and stakeholders). The topics may be addressed through theory development, simulation, case and experiential methods to provide to a full awareness and appreciation of the corporate responsibility, ethical dilemmas, and societal impacts of decision-making within business, not-for-profit, and institutional leadership environments.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; Q(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Studies 601.    
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Management Studies 770 and 790.02 will not be allowed.    
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Management Studies 773       Multivariate Analysis in Management
Multivariate Analysis in Management is concerned with the study of association among sets of measurements. This multivariate statistics course is intended primarily for PhD students in Management although MBA (Thesis) students pursuing an empirical-based thesis can also benefit. The objective of this course is to introduce graduate students to a variety of multivariate statistical techniques and methods to enable them 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. The technical level of treatment would require basic understanding of matrix and linear algebra and at least one first level course in statistics. Such preliminary technical understanding will be helpful to appreciate the theory and intuition behind the multivariate techniques. A good blend of technical, conceptual, and practical aspects (using SPSS software) of the course will be maintained.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(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; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
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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; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
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Management Studies 789       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; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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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; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
Notes:
Doctoral students whose supervisors are members of the Haskayne School of Business are required to register in this seminar in the second year of doctoral studies.
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; H(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; H(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; H(1-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Studies 781 or 783.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Studies 792)
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Management Studies 797       Directed Graduate Study in Management
Coverage of various topics on the basis of student and faculty interest.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(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; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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