MASTER OF SCIENCE (MANAGEMENT)

MASTER OF SCIENCE (MANAGEMENT)

Note: Management courses are offered by the Faculty of Management.

MANAGEMENT 5000
Orientation

Credit hours: 1.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-32

Introduction to Master of Science (Management) program philosophy, structure and participants. This four-day orientation is a comprehensive review of selected topics, including statistics, information systems, library facilities and resources, and career development; this module is designed to orient students and faculty into the program.

Prerequisite: Admission to the M.Sc. (Management) program.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

MANAGEMENT 5001
Research Methodology in Management

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A comprehensive introduction and application of research methods in the field of Management. Includes the philosophy of social sciences; research methods paradigms, an analysis of positivist and interpretive approaches to research; quantitative and qualitative methods; research designs (e.g., experimental, ex post facto); data gathering, analysis and interpretation; research and the issue of relevance, ethical issues in research. Students are expected to apply their learning to their potential research project, or a similar one, and produce a major report on methodological issues of their work.

Prerequisite: Management 5000.

MANAGEMENT 5002
Organization and Management Theory

Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Introduction and integration of the evolution and the development of theories and concepts, and their application in the field of Management. Students are expected to critically analyze the different perspectives within the field of Management. Development of management models (rational goal, internal process, human relations and open systems models); organizational effectiveness, environments, technology design and performance; images of organizations and implications for research and practice; organizational ecology; institutional theories; critical perspectives on organizations; organizational culture and climate; organizational learning; and globalization of organization theory. The intent is to build a theoretical foundation for the understanding of management issues, and guidance for research activities in the program.

Prerequisite: Management 5000.

Note: Management 5002 is a 6-week course.

MANAGEMENT 5003
Management Field Overviews

Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A comprehensive and rigorous cross-disciplinary analysis of fundamental management issues. Students are introduced to research programs in a variety of functional areas (e.g., organizational development, information systems, marketing, finance, accounting).

Prerequisite: Management 5000.

MANAGEMENT 5004
Research Issues and Integration (Series)

Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Application of learning from previous courses to problems of developing research projects in order to address the managerial issues within the area of a specific major. Development and presentation of research projects.

Prerequisite: Management 5000.

MANAGEMENT 5005
Research Workshops I

Credit hours: 1.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-32

One-day workshops held to introduce students to current management issues and to assist students with development of their own program of research for their Master's project (e.g., project management, stress and time management, ethics in research, writing and publishing in organizational sciences).

Prerequisite: Management 5000.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

MANAGEMENT 5006
Research Workshops II

Credit hours: 1.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-32

One-day workshops will be held during the Major Module to assist students in developing their Master's projects.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous M.Sc. (Management) Module.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

MANAGEMENT 5007
Data Management & Statistical Techniques

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

From a Social Scientist perspective, the following statistical topics are examined: data management, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, non-parametric statistics, univariate statistics (t-tests, ANOVA), correlation, multivariate statistics, factor analysis (reliability, validity), MANOVA, regression, path analysis, and structured equation modeling (partial least squares, Lisrel). The purpose is to give students the necessary, quantitative data analysis tools to conduct their Final Research Project.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous M.Sc. (Management) Module.

MANAGEMENT 5008
Lateral Thinking & Schematic Summation

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course aims to generate conceptual frameworks and perspectives useful for the extension, identification, and summation of research problems and the presentation of "new knowledge." Harnessing the insight and creativity embodied in the mind, it strives to develop thinking skills through the practice of Lateral Thinking.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous M.Sc. (Management) Module.

Note: Credit will not be given for Management 5008 if Management 5020 was taken prior to 2004/2005.

MANAGEMENT 5010
Major Seminar I (Series)

Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A selection from a list of topics will be offered in this seminar. The topics vary according to the major of the students.

Prerequisite: Management 5000.

Note: Management 5010 is a 6-week course.

MANAGEMENT 5020
Major Seminar II (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This seminar develops students' understanding by examining multiple perspectives in the specific area of the major.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous M.Sc. (Management) Module.

MANAGEMENT 5900
Master's Project Development

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-72

Team-Taught by instructors and with involvement from the research supervisors, this course is intended to provide a forum to apply the knowledge and perspective gained to the development of a proposal and defending it by the end of the Specialization Module.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous M.Sc. (Management) Module.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

MANAGEMENT 6001
Master's Project

Credit hours: 12.0

Addresses a significant management issue or problem. Provides hands-on experience in conducting research. The topic must address valid research questions related to real market, industry or organization issues in the area of specialization. The project should yield output, of publishable quality, that reflects a substantive contribution to knowledge.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous M.Sc. (Management) Module.

Grading: Pass/Fail.