Academic Curriculum

Haskayne Daytime MBA

The Haskayne MBA program aims to transform Canada’s business landscape by enabling our students to make significant contributions as individuals, and as leaders.

The Haskayne MBA is designed to provide a broad-based business education in the core and significant choice in the specialization and electives.

The program is comprised of 20 courses in total, of which 14 are required for all students and 6 of which are electives (scheduling of courses to semesters is subject to change without notice).

Organizational Behaviour (block week format)
Survey course on managing the human side of business. Development of leadership and team skills.

Introductory Financial Accounting
The major decision-making areas confronting financial managers today. Provides a general understanding of financial markets and how they can be used for personal finance. Covers traditional subjects such as capital budgeting, net present value, risk / return, capital structure and pidend policy. Topical areas covered are IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and options. The course is integrated with current events from the financial world.

Global Environment of Business
Economics, political, social and legal factors affecting management decisions. Topics may include Canada in the world economy, business and government relations, business ethics and legal environment for business. Develops knowledge and ability to analyze and deal with complexities in the business environment.

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.

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 with statistics, decision trees, regression analysis, optimization and simulation.

Strategic Management 1
The role of the CEO and other senior executives in formulating and implementing corporate strategies, and provides an overview of key strategic issues and topics. Covers such areas as industry analysis, executive leadership, corporate strategy, corporate persification, strategic change, global strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic implications of new technologies.

Business Technology Management (block week format)
The fundamentals of how to use information technology (IT) innovatively to create competitive firms, to manage global interdependencies and to provide and support quality products and services efficiently and effectively.  Topics covered include trends in IT and how they may affects organizations, how organizations and the value chain can be re-designed using IT to encourage and facilitate better performance, how the Internet and electronic commerce impact organizations and markets, how IT-based platforms drive the network economy.

Management Accounting
Breakeven analysis, activity-based costing and management, budgeting, productivity measures, and other tools and techniques that are part of a planning and control system that will help a manager make better economic decisions.

Entrepreneurial Thinking
Leaders in today’s business environment are challenged to think entrepreneurially-to seek opportunities and find ways to turn opportunities into viable for-profit business ventures, social ventures or not-for-profit organizations.  They are challenged to do more than just business; giving back to society is expected.  The primary learning methodology is through a project in which the students identify an opportunity, research the opportunity, and write and present the results of their feasibility assessment.

Marketing Management
An introductory course on marketing management with an emphasis on the marketing concept as the focus of business strategy.  The decision variables as well as functional frameworks used by marketing managers are emphasized by concentrating on the relationship between business and consumers.

Managerial Finance
The major decision-making areas confronting modern financial managers today. Provides a general understanding of financial markets and how they can be used for personal finance. Covers traditional subjects such as capital budgeting, net present value, risk/return, capital structure and dividend policy. Topical areas covered are IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and options. The course is integrated with current events from the financial world.

Operations Management
Management of the production and / or service delivery system of the organization in concert with marketing, human resources, finance, and information systems. Management decision making on a continuum from day-to-day operating decisions such as quality control to long-term strategic decision such as capacity planning. Topics covered in the course may include operations strategy, project management and inventory and supply chain management.

Strategic Business Analysis
Introduction to strategic analysis. Integration of learning from various management disciplines through a "field experience" study of a business firm.

Advanced Leadership
Covers increasing self-awareness, self-understanding and presentation of self. The interpersonal skills necessary for group effectiveness, team management and performance leadership will be analyzed and developed through small group exercises.

Three elective courses

Three elective courses

Electives and Specialization

Specializations and a broad range of elective courses enable you to customize your degree to align to your personal and professional goals. Overall, you must take six electives throughout the program.

The following specializations are available for the MBA programs:

  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Global Energy Management and Sustainable Development
  • Management Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate Studies

For more information on specializations see Specialization Options.

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