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Graduate Studies Calendar 2022-2023 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions M Management Studies MGST
Management Studies MGST

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

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 modeling, 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 multifunctional 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 course 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 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 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 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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