Master of Science (Management) (MGT)

Master of Science (Management) (MGT)

Management 5100

Orientation
Credit hours: 0.0
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(s):
Admission to the M.Sc. (Management) program
OR
Admission to another graduate program at the University of Lethbridge
Grading: Pass/Fail
 

Management 5110

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(s):
Management 5100
OR
Admission to another graduate program at the University of Lethbridge
Note:
Management 5110 is a six-week course.

Management 5115

Research Workshops
Credit hours: 0.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-32
Workshops will be held to assist students in completing their degree requirements and in developing their thesis.
Prerequisite(s):
Management 5100
OR
Admission to another graduate program at the University of Lethbridge
Grading: Pass/Fail
 

Management 5120

Lateral Thinking
Credit hours: 1.5
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(s):
Successful completion of previous M.Sc. (Management) module
OR
Admission to another graduate program at the University of Lethbridge
Note:
Management 5120 is a six-week course.

Management 5125

Schematic Summation
Credit hours: 1.5
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. Communication to oneself and others of an expanded universe of knowledge obtained through information rearrangement and concept restructuring can be facilitated by acquisition of schematic representation skills.
Prerequisite(s):
Successful completion of previous M.Sc. (Management) module
OR
Admission to another graduate program at the University of Lethbridge
Note:
Management 5125 is a six-week course.

Management 5130

Ways of Knowing
Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
This course will examine the nature of scientific research. Students will gain an understanding of the philosophy behind the positivist approach to social science, as well as criticisms of the approach. The course will address induction, confirmation, the importance of falsification, the role of theory, paradigm assessment, paradigm shifts, conceptualization, and limitations of the scientific method.
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the M.Sc. (Management) program
OR
Admission to another graduate program at the University of Lethbridge
Note:
Management 5130 is a six-week course.

Management 5150

Research Methods in Management
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A comprehensive introduction to and application of research methods in the field of Management. Topics include, for example, research methods paradigms, research designs (e.g., experimental, ex post facto); data gathering, analysis, and interpretation; research and the issue of relevance, ethical issues in research.
Prerequisite(s):
Management 5100
OR
Admission to another graduate program at the University of Lethbridge

Management 5160

Qualitative Methods & Analysis
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A comprehensive introduction and application of qualitative research methods in the field of Management. Provides an in-depth analysis of the conceptual and practical issues to be considered when engaging in qualitative research. Topics include, for example, the general categories of ethnography, interviews, focus groups, documentary analysis, content analysis, and discourse analysis.
Prerequisite(s):
Successful completion of previous M.Sc. (Management) module
OR
Admission to another graduate program at the University of Lethbridge

Management 5170

Data Management & Statistical Techniques I
Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A comprehensive introduction and application of univariate and bivariate statistical techniques. From a Social Scientist perspective, the following statistical topics, for example, may be examined: data management, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, non-parametric statistics, univariate statistics (t-tests, ANOVA), and correlation.
Prerequisite(s):
Successful completion of previous M.Sc. (Management) module
OR
Admission to another graduate program at the University of Lethbridge
Note:
Management 5170 is a six-week course.

Management 5175

Data Management & Statistical Techniques II
Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A comprehensive introduction and application of measurement assessment and multivariate statistical techniques. From a Social Scientist perspective, the following statistical topics, for example, may be examined: factor analysis, reliability, validity, MANOVA, regression, path analysis, and structured equation modeling (partial least squares, Lisrel).
Prerequisite(s):
Successful completion of previous M.Sc. (Management) module
OR
Admission to another graduate program at the University of Lethbridge
Note:
Management 5175 is a six-week course.

Management 5200

Major Seminar I (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
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(s):
Management 5100

Management 5300

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(s):
Successful completion of previous M.Sc. (Management) module

Management 6100

Master’s Thesis
Credit hours: 15.0
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 thesis must yield output of publishable quality that reflects a substantive contribution to knowledge. Students will defend their research proposal early in the course and are required to successfully defend their proposal to continue with their thesis work.
Prerequisite(s):
Successful completion of previous M.Sc. (Management) module
Grading: Pass/Fail