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

Thinking by Design I
Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
This course is the first of a pair of courses that aim to equip the graduate student with the necessary divergent and convergent thinking skills useful for the rigorous critique of research problems and the generation and extension of new ideas. Management 5120 begins with a review of reasoning. The course then explores why the world is not always as rational, normal and linear as we might hope such that the tools of traditional reasoning must often be augmented with other techniques. Chief among these techniques will be the exploration and 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

Thinking by Design II
Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
The second course begins with mapping mental states and processes to ensure that students share a common language as they get deeper into ‘thinking about thinking.’ The course then moves into Design Thinking to bring together divergent and convergent thinking through the Inspiration - Ideation - Implementation process. Initially developed for product design use, the course strives to demonstrate how this approach can yield payoffs that extend far beyond the marketplace to general research endeavours and broad social concerns.
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 and 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 and 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 and 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