Academic Curriculum

Haskayne Master of Management

The Haskayne Master of Management program aims to prepare recent non-business graduates with the business knowledge and skills needed to successfully begin their careers.

The Master of Management academic curriculum is tailored to recent graduates of non-business fields who wish to develop an interdisciplinary skillset.

The program is comprised of a week-long introductory business course and 18 six-week courses over 10 months, which students will move through as a cohort.

 

Financial Accounting Concepts

Introduction to accounting for business organizations emphasizing the preparation and use of financial statements for decision-making purposes.

 

Managerial Accounting Concepts

Introduction to the use of accounting within an organizational context. Emphasis is placed on the development and dissemination of accounting information necessary for effective management.

 

Business Communications

Understanding of clear and concise written and verbal communications, development and presentation of a business case, and managing stakeholder expectations through digital and face-to-face techniques.

 

Business Law

Principal substantive subjects include: the administrative and regulatory process, business contracts, employment and labour, business organizations and negligence.

 

IT Management

Builds a basic understanding of IT infrastructure and how infrastructure influences business processes. The managerial issues associated with IT implementation will be discussed.

 

IT for Value Innovation

Examines organizational IT strategy and business opportunities created by rapidly evolving information technologies.

 

Thinking like an Entrepreneur

Focuses on identifying and successfully exploiting opportunities by applying research and analytical tools. Some of the topics covered include design thinking and business modelling.

 

Innovation in Organizations

Focuses on innovation in different organizational contexts (e.g., established and start-up organizations, public and privately owned, or government and not-for-profit).

 

Introduction to Finance

Covers the basic analytical tools and theoretical foundations for financial decisions. Topics include financial markets and instruments, time value of money, valuation of assets and projects under certainty and uncertainty, corporate financing policy, and financial risk management.

 

Special Topics in Finance

Introduction to modern financial tools including: entrepreneurial finance, investment management, financial institutions, mergers & acquisitions, capital raising and investment banking. Some of the sub-topics will include: blockchain and bitcoin, equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, robo-advisors, big data in finance and early-stage financing.

 

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.

 

Integrated Decision Making

Integrative capstone course that challenges students to effectively respond to multifunctional problems.

 

Managerial Decision Analytics

Analytical tools and techniques for managerial decision, and their application to decision scenarios that parallel common business decisions.

 

Strategic Marketing

Introduction to traditional marketing concepts such as segmentation, positioning, product development, and pricing. It will combine this with concepts such as omnichannel marketing, permission and inbound marketing, personalization and customer relationship management, and content marketing.

 

Consumer Insights

Provides practical insights into all aspects of the marketing mix. Emphasizes measurement, testing, and interpretation of consumer responses in area such as perception, motivation, decision making, and consumer culture.

 

Working with People

Focuses on employment in different organizational contexts (e.g., established and start-up organizations, public and privately owned, or government and not-for-profit).

 

Navigating the Organization

Development of negotiation, power and influence, politics, and conflict resolution skills leading to increased effectiveness with internal and external stakeholders.

 

Operations and Supply Chain Integration

Technology infrastructure, collaborations in business-to-business relationships, and customization in business to client relationships.

 

Strategic Analysis

Introduction to the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis.

 

International Business

Strategic challenges of managing and operating within an international business environment. Features of the international environment and their potential implications at a firm level, strategies for firms competing in international markets, and operational tactics employed in functional areas.


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