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NOTES: 

1. Students cannot repeat the 800/900 level courses and the same with the 900 level courses if it is cross listed.

2. With the exception of MGMT-898 and MGMT-999, all courses listed with an asterisk (*) are 3.0 credit units.  Courses with no asterisk are 1.5 credit units.

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MSc COURSES
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MGMT-800* Statistics I
Topics in this course may include, but are not limited to, univariate analysis, bivariate analysis, multiple linear regression, and analysis of variance. Fall. J. Webster.
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MGMT-801 Introduction to Research Methodology
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the context and traditions of knowledge generation in the social sciences in general, and academic business research in a business school context in particular. This course will encourage students to transcend the technical details of their respective research paradigms so as to position themselves as business school researchers capable of contributing meaningful knowledge to broader academic, business, and societal audiences. Guided by what it means to have a mindset of intellectual curiosity in the social sciences and business school context, this course will tackle questions such as, what it means to be driven by a scientific curiosity; how do we define or construct knowledge in academic business research and how does one's individual research contribute; what are the norms and traditions of being a valuable contributor of knowledge in academic business research? The goal of this course is to enable students to situate their current and forthcoming acquisition of in-depth skills in their research discipline into the mindset of researchers driven by intellectual curiosity seeking to contribute meaningful knowledge in the context and traditions of academic business research. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.(1.5 credit units). Fall.D. Thornton
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MGMT-802 Qualitative Research Method Design
This course will provide students with the foundations of qualitative research techniques. Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to, observational field research, narratives, case histories, interviewing, principles of action research and grounded theory. The equivalent of at least one session of the 6 will be dedicated to ethical considerations associated with the qualitative methods. (1.5 credit units). Winter. T. Thomas
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MGMT-803 Experimental Research Method Design
This course will teach the fundamentals of experimental design for the study of human behaviour including, but not limited to, experimental design considerations; assessment of reliability and validity; the equivalent of at least one session of the 6 will be dedicated to ethical considerations associated with experimental design. (1.5 credit units). Fall. J. Barling
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MGMT-804 Survey Research Method Design
This course will provide students with the foundations of survey (field) research method design. Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to, sample design, execution, and estimation; alternative sample designs and modes of data collection; the effect of question structure, wording, and context on respondent behaviour; the equivalent of at least one session of the 6 will be dedicated to ethical considerations associated with the survey method. (1.5 credit units). Winter. S. Staples
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MGMT-805* Foundations of Strategy and Organizations
This course provides a foundation in strategy and organizations by focusing on classic readings and approaches to the field of strategic management. The principal objective is to acquaint students with dominant ideas and a historical context for understanding the evolution of the field. The aim of the course will be to examine a number of perspectives, consider the strengths and weaknesses of each, and to look at the comparative ability of these models to explain a variety of organizational phenomena. Fall. S.Carson
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MGMT-806* Strategy Implementation
The objectives of this course include providing an understanding of the processes that impact the effective implementation. This course provides an overview of theory and research in strategy implementation. It includes developing an understanding of: structuring the organization, roles and responsibilities for strategic action, assessing and aligning control systems, as well as managing strategic change and renewal. Winter. J.-B. Litrico
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MGMT-810* Accounting I - Financial Accounting Research
Elaborating on the themes in Introduction to Accounting Research Markets this course will examine in detail cutting edge research in financial accounting. (Crossed with MGMT-910*) Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-811* Management Accounting Research
This seminar provides a broad overview of contemporary research in management accounting. Emphasis is placed on competing theories of the role of management accounting in organizations and society, as well as the issues and problems surrounding the implementation of management accounting techniques in practice. A background in traditional cost and management accounting techniques is assumed. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-813 Introduction to Accounting Research - Markets
This course will provide an intensive introduction to principal themes in capital markets research in accounting. (1.5 credit units). Crossed with MGMT-913). Fall. D. Thornton.
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MGMT-814 Introduction to Accounting Research – Experimental  
This course will provide an intensive introduction to principal themes in experimental behavioral research in accounting.(1.5 credit units).(Crossed with MGMT-914). Fall. S. Salterio
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MGMT-815 Introduction to Accounting Research – Field
This course will provide an intensive introduction to the principal themes in qualitative methodological research in accounting.(1.5 credit units)(Crossed with MGMT-915). Fall. B. Malsch
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MGMT-821* Capital Markets, Theory and Empirics
This course covers the theory and empirics related to capital markets research and the pricing of assets.  Possible topics include characteristics of financial asset returns, tests of market efficiency, asset pricing models, and market microstructure. (Crossed with MGMT-921*)Fall. L. Purda
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MGMT-822* Corporate Finance, Theory and Empirics
This course will develop an overall perspective of corporate financial decisions through an integrated coverage of the most important topics of corporate finance. Topics may include theory of the firm, capital structure, dividend policy, corporate governance, and corporate restructuring. (Cross with MGMT-922*) Winter. W. Wang
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MGMT-840* Marketing Strategy and Management I
The Marketing Strategy and Management I and II seminars survey theories and frameworks associated with practice of marketing as seen through the eyes of academic researchers. Course readings focus on topics related to marketing strategy and marketing management. Marketing strategy consists of the knowledge, concepts and processes that allow firms to evolve and survive in a competitive environment including, the analysis of markets, the allocation of resources for the creation of superior customer value and the creation of a competitive advantage. Marketing management consists of those decisions that translate strategic goals into market-based actions typically through implementing various elements of the marketing mix. In addition to the embodiment of a market/customer focus and the understanding and management of key relationships, the application of marketing strategy also ensures that an organization has the structure and processes that allow it to deliver superior benefits and respond in an appropriate and timely manner to change. (Crossed with MGMT-940*) Fall. P. Dacin
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MGMT-841* Marketing Strategy and Management II
The Marketing Strategy and Management I and II seminars survey theories and frameworks associated with practice of marketing as seen through the eyes of academic researchers. Course readings focus on topics related to marketing strategy and marketing management. Marketing strategy consists of the knowledge, concepts and processes that allow firms to evolve and survive in a competitive environment including, the analysis of markets, the allocation of resources for the creation of superior customer value and the creation of a competitive advantage. Marketing management consists of those decision that translate strategic goals into market-based actions typically through implementing various elements of the marketing mix. In addition to the embodiment of a market/customer focus and the understanding and management of key relationships, the application of marketing strategy also ensures that an organization has the structure and processes that allow it to deliver superior benefits and respond in an appropriate and timely manner to change. (Crossed with MGMT-941*) Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-842* Consumer Behaviour I
This course seeks to enhance students' appreciation of the interdisciplinary and varied methodological nature of the field by providing an overview of issues concerned with "consumption," in a broad sense, as well as individual level consumer behavior, information processing and consumer decision-making. Topics include sociological and cultural influences on consumers, influences on how consumers interpret and respond to marketing phenomena, and psychological and psycho-social influences on consumer choice and decision processes. (Crossed with MGMT-942*) Winter. M. LaBarge
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MGMT-843* Consumer Behaviour II                          
This course extends Consumer Behaviour I by expanding upon the key theoretical perspectives within the discipline of consumer behavior introduced in that course, as well as introducing additional areas of behavioural research not covered in CB I. In both seminars, the focus is on the applicability of behavioral theories and methodologies in the pursuit of a well-developed understanding of the consumption process.(Crossed with MGMT-943*) Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-844 Marketing Topics I – Marketing and Society
This course will expose students to social, economic, environmental, political, and legal issues relevant to the study of markets and marketing activities, with particular emphasis placed on issues at the intersection of marketing, policy, and societal welfare. Course readings are drawn from marketing and related fields on topics broadly labeled as having to do with marketing and society issues, including public policy and marketing, transformative consumer research, social marketing, macromarketing, and sustainable consumption. (Crossed with MGMT-944)(1.5 credit units). Winter. C. Kolsarici
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MGMT-850* Foundations of Research in Organizational Behaviour
The purpose of the course is to introduce you to the process of theory building in the field of organizational behaviour.  The course examines several prominent theories in the field and explores recent evidence that assesses central claims made by the theory.  The course also provides opportunities to develop skills in theory building. (Crossed with MGMT-950*). Fall. W. Cooper
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MGMT-851* Seminar in Micro-Organizational Behaviour
The aim of this course is to examine the individual in the organization.  Topics include work stress and workplace safety, organizational commitment, trust in management, organizational justice, aggression and violence in organizations, absenteeism, attendance and withdrawal from the organization, motivation, leadership, part-time employment, young workers, and job design.(Crossed with MGMT-951*). Fall. J.Barling
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MGMT-860* Deterministic Operations Research Models
This course reviews and extends deterministic operations research model formulation, solution, and applications. Topics may include linear, non-linear, and integer programming, dynamic programming, spreadsheet modelling, network and transportation models, and project management models. (Crossed with MGMT-960*). Fall. M. Thompson
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MGMT-861* Probabilistic Operations Research Models
This course reviews the formulation, solution, and application of a range of probabilistic modelling techniques. Topics may include inventory models, queueing, simulation, decision analysis, Markov models, forecasting, and stochastic dynamic programming. (Crossed with MGMT-961*). Winter. M. Nediak
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MGMT-870* Foundations of MIS I
This course begins to survey the major research areas in the field, including the design, implementation, use, and management of information systems within organizations. Its purpose is to expose students to the breadth of the field, by analyzing both the classic and current literature. For each area, we will examine the predominant theoretical perspectives, research methodologies, and analytical techniques.(Crossed with MGMT-970*). Fall. Y. Chan
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MGMT-871* Foundations of MIS II
This course continues with the survey of major research areas begun in MGMT-870. Again, for each area, we will examine the predominant theoretical perspectives, research methodologies, and analytical techniques. An emphasis will be placed on students developing their own research expertise and plans: students will learn how to design, conduct, evaluate, and present good research in the MIS area. (Crossed with MGMT-971*). Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-882* Economics of Organizations
This course discusses elements of the economics of organizational design and decision processes. Using concepts and techniques from applied microeconomics, it provides an analysis of organizational form, structure, and boundaries. Examples are drawn from the literature to illustrate the theoretical concepts and to demonstrate how they can be used to predict organizational performance and aid in changing organizations effectively. (Crossed with MGMT-982) Fall. J. de Bettignies
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MGMT-883* Survey of Economics of Technology
This course surveys the main issues in the Economics of Technology and presents some of the seminal papers in the area. A major goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the nature of the forces driving competitive interaction between technology-based firms. Topics covered include: diffusion of innovations, technology strategy, managing R&D, patents, licensing, and the financial evaluation of new technologies.
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MGMT-884* Economics of Technological Innovation
This course provides an understanding of the economics of technological change and thus the foundations for technology strategy. Throughout the course we study both theoretical models and empirical analysis that clarify the interactions between market forces, technological innovation and firm capabilities. Topics include diffusion of technologies and patent races, licensing technology and joint ventures, technology standards, small entrepreneurial firms and innovation, financing R&D and technology policy.
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MGMT-885* Managerial Economics and Policy Seminar
This is a seminar course in which recent publications and studies will be used to highlight various key issues in managerial economics and policy. The specific topics covered may vary from year to year but will be representative of the major areas in which economics informs managerial decision-making. (Crossed with MGMT-985*). Winter. V. Thiele
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MGMT-886* International Trade and Factor Flows
This course provides a graduate level introduction to international economics with an emphasis on tools useful to managers and policy makers.  Topics will be drawn from the theory of international trade, capital flows, foreign direct investment, migration, and technology flows. The course will cover both key theories in international economics and important empirical applications.
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MGMT-887* International Economic Policy and Global Management
This course examines the making of international economic policy from both normative and positive perspectives. Special attention will be given to the strategic implications of international borders for policy makers and managers. Topics include: optimal trade policy, political economy of protection, dispute resolution under NAFTA and the WTO, design of the international financial architecture, exchange rate regimes, skill-focused migration policy, and the international absorption and protection of technological knowledge.
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MGMT-890* Econometric Methods
This course covers selected topics in the empirical methods of cross-section and panel data analysis. Various econometric techniques are discussed in workshop format to help students interpret and critically evaluate empirical evidence. Emphasis is placed on practical aspects and application. (Crossed with MGMT-990*). Winter. O. Ivus
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NOTE:  Students cannot repeat the 800/900 level course if it is cross listed.
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MGMT-898 MSc Research Project
 
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PhD COURSES
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MGMT-900* Statistics II
This course will be a continuation of Statistics I. Topics in this course may include, but are not limited to, categorical data analysis, multivariate linear regression, discriminant analysis, canonical correlation, multivariate analysis of variance, principal component analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, logistic regression, etc. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-901* Ethics in Organization Life
Corporations are widely thought to have an economic obligation to enhance shareholder value and in doing so they have a wide range of legal obligations to stakeholders both within and outside of the organization. But are there moral obligations as well? If so, what are they and to who are they owed? This is a business ethics course taught from a philosophical perspective. No prior course work in ethics is presumed. It is intended for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students who want to deepen their knowledge of ethical issues in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. For students pursuing further theoretical or empirical work in the field the course provides a solid theoretical foundation. Ethical theories to be examined include Utilitarianism, Kantian Deontology, human rights and virtue ethics. Building on these frameworks, ethical issues will be explored in areas that can include privacy, discrimination and affirmative action, whistle-blowing, workplace health and safety, advertising, conflict of interest, executive compensation, bribery in international business, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance.
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MGMT-903* Foundations of Multivariate Statistics and the General Linear Model
This course is designed to provide a common foundation in statistics for doctoral students as a basis for more specialized statistical development. After reviewing some aspects of probability and the theory of statistical estimation, the general linear model is examined in detail. Some important extensions, and certain variants (e.g., discriminant and factor analysis) are also discussed. The emphasis is on the assumptions, limitations and power of the model(s) in the context of applied data analysis. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-904* Statistical Research Methodology
Students in this course will accumulate experience in data analysis and model building. Students will work with various data sets and gain insight into the use of the structural equation model with specific applications in regression, factor analysis, canonical correlation, discriminant analysis, simultaneous equation systems, analysis of covariance, and multivariate analysis of variance. Other multivariate procedures will be reviewed as time permits. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-907* Strategy Formulation
The objectives of this course include understanding theories and approaches to setting direction; assessing markets and rivalry. This course will develop students’ skills in analyzing the environment in which the firm competes, as well as the capabilities of the firm itself. Beyond analysis, this course will also help students understand how to design a strategy. Winter. G. Andrevski
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MGMT-908* Current Topics in Strategy and Organizations
This is a survey course on current topics at the intersection of strategy and organizations. The focus of the course is to survey current knowledge and review the mechanisms for generating and communicating this knowledge in the field of strategic management. Drawing on recent advances in the field of strategy this course focuses on a variety of topics including alliances and networks, industry evolution, and organizational identity, cognition, strategic renewal and change. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-909* Research Methods for Strategy
This course sequence is designed to ensure that students have the requisite knowledge and skill to conduct independent research. This includes a survey of research methods including Ethnographic Field Methods, Archival techniques, Econometrics, and Advanced Multivariate Analysis. Prior to enrolling in this course, students may be expected to demonstrate basic competency with commonly used statistical concepts and procedures such as probability theory, ANOVA, MANOVA, factor analysis, multiple regression, and similar procedures. Students should be able to describe when the use of such concepts and procedures are appropriate, cite the kinds of data/sampling requirements that must be met in their use, and interpret how results of such analyses can be used to answer a variety of research questions. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-910* Accounting I - Financial Accounting Research
Elaborating on the themes in Introduction to Accounting Research Markets this course will examine in detail cutting edge research in financial accounting. (crossed with MGMT-810*).Winter. M. Welker
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MGMT-911* Accounting II - Auditing Research
Elaborating on the themes in Introduction to Accounting Research Experimental and Introduction to Accounting Research Field this course will examine in detail cutting edge research in auditing. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-912* Accounting III - Management Accounting Research
Elaborating on the themes in the Introduction to Accounting Research Experimental and the Introduction to Accounting Research Field this course will examine in detail cutting edge research in management accounting. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-913 Introduction to Accounting Research - Markets
This course will provide an intensive introduction to principal themes in capital markets research in accounting. (1.5 credit units). (Crossed with MGMT-813). Fall. D. Thornton.
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MGMT-914 Introduction to Accounting Research – Experimental
This course will provide an intensive introduction to principal themes in experimental behavioral research in accounting.(1.5 credit units).(Crossed with MGMT-814). Fall. S. Salterio
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MGMT-915 Introduction to Accounting Research – Field 
This course will provide an intensive introduction to the principal themes in qualitative methodological research in accounting. (1.5 credit units). (Crossed with MGMT-815).Fall. B. Malsch
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MGMT-916* Special Topics in Accounting
Specialized topics in accounting research will be covered. The subject matter may vary from year to year depending on the interests of students and faculty. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-920* Finance Theory
This course studies the theoretical foundations of the financial problems faced by individuals and firms under conditions of uncertainty. Contemporary theory is examined as it relates to portfolio selection by individuals, equilibrium market values of capital assets, the behaviour of capital asset prices and yields over time. (Crossed with ECON-870*). Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-921* Capital Markets, Theory and Empirics
This course covers the theory and empirics related to capital markets research and the pricing of assets.  Possible topics include characteristics of financial asset returns, tests of market efficiency, asset pricing models, and market microstructure.(Crossed with MGMT-821*). Fall. L. Purda
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MGMT-922* Corporate Finance, Theory and Empirics
This course will develop an overall perspective of corporate financial decisions through an integrated coverage of the most important topics of corporate finance. Topics may include theory of the firm, capital structure, dividend policy, corporate governance, and corporate restructuring. (Cross with MGMT-822*). Winter.W. Wang
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MGMT-923* Advanced Asset Pricing
This course introduces the students to various topics on asset pricing in a continuous-time setting. The first part of the course covers contingent claim analysis and derivative pricing modeling, including their applications to other areas in finance. The second part of the course covers topics in optimal portfolio and consumption problems, equilibrium and intertemporal asset pricing models. Students should have had some previous exposure to microeconomics theory and some basic courses in financial derivatives. Strong backgrounds in calculus, linear algebra, and probability theory are recommended. Winter. W. Suo
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MGMT-924* Topics in Finance
This is a seminar course designed to expose students to aspects of finance not covered in detail in other courses in the program. Its aim is to integrate these topics into a broader understanding of the overall field of finance. Topics will vary from year to year depending on the interests and backgrounds of the students and the instructor(s); possible topics may include financial institutions, fixed income securities, corporate governance, and behavioural finance. Students are advised to contact the instructor each year for details of the course coverage. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-925* Empirical Studies
This course is intended to introduce students to a number of substantive and, in some cases, specialized topics in the broadly defined area of empirical research in finance. Topics may include characteristics of financial asset returns, tests of market efficiency and empirical tests of asset pricing models. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-926* Financial Systems: Theory and Applications
This course discusses the economic role of various types of financial intermediaries and financial markets. Topics include: the role of banks in facilitating financing flows between savers and borrowers; the role of payment systems, their problems and the evolution of electronic clearing systems; the evolution of the financial system and the changing role of institutions in accommodating new functions; financial regulation and deregulation. Examples will be drawn largely from Canada and the U.S.  (Crossed with ECON-871*). Winter. E. Neave
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MGMT-927* Directed Readings and Workshop
This course consists of two components, both of which are designed to introduce the student to the requirements of academic research in the field of finance. The first component, lasting the entire year, requires students to attend and actively participate in a seminar series with visiting speakers. Students will provide feedback and constructive criticism to the speaker on his or her work. The second component, to take place primarily in the winter semester, requires the student to work individually with a faculty member to produce a comprehensive review of the literature in their field of interest along with suggestions for future research opportunities. Topics are at the discretion of the faculty member.
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MGMT-939* Advanced Topics in Marketing
This seminar course exposes Ph.D. students in marketing to aspects of marketing not covered in detail in other courses in the program. This opportunity could be created by the presence of a visiting scholar or by the desire of current faculty to share the exploration of an emerging topic in marketing theory or practice. The aim of the course would be to integrate the topic into a broader understanding of the field of marketing. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-940* Marketing Strategy and Management I
The Marketing Strategy and Management I and II seminars survey theories and frameworks associated with practice of marketing as seen through the eyes of academic researchers. Course readings focus on topics related to marketing strategy and marketing management. Marketing strategy consists of the knowledge, concepts and processes that allow firms to evolve and survive in a competitive environment including, the analysis of markets, the allocation of resources for the creation of superior customer value and the creation of a competitive advantage. Marketing management consists of those decision that translate strategic goals into market-based actions typically through implementing various elements of the marketing mix. In addition to the embodiment of a market/customer focus and the understanding and management of key relationships, the application of marketing strategy also ensures that an organization has the structure and processes that allow it to deliver superior benefits and respond in an appropriate and timely manner to change.(Crossed with MGMT-840*). Fall. P. Dacin
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MGMT-941* Marketing Strategy and Management II
The Marketing Strategy and Management I and II seminars survey theories and frameworks associated with practice of marketing as seen through the eyes of academic researchers. Course readings focus on topics related to marketing strategy and marketing management. Marketing strategy consists of the knowledge, concepts and processes that allow firms to evolve and survive in a competitive environment including, the analysis of markets, the allocation of resources for the creation of superior customer value and the creation of a competitive advantage. Marketing management consists of those decision that translate strategic goals into market-based actions typically through implementing various elements of the marketing mix. In addition to the embodiment of a market/customer focus and the understanding and management of key relationships, the application of marketing strategy also ensures that an organization has the structure and processes that allow it to deliver superior benefits and respond in an appropriate and timely manner to change. (Crossed with MGMT-841*). Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-942* Consumer Behaviour I
This course seeks to enhance students' appreciation of the interdisciplinary and varied methodological nature of the field by providing an overview of issues concerned with "consumption," in a broad sense, as well as individual level consumer behavior, information processing and consumer decision-making. Topics include sociological and cultural influences on consumers, influences on how consumers interpret and respond to marketing phenomena, and psychological and psycho-social influences on consumer choice and decision processes. (Crossed with MGMT-842*). Winter. M. LaBarge
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MGMT-943* Consumer Behaviour II                            
This course extends Consumer Behaviour I by expanding upon the key theoretical perspectives within the discipline of consumer behavior introduced in that course, as well as introducing additional areas of behavioural research not covered in CB I. In both seminars, the focus is on the applicability of behavioral theories and methodologies in the pursuit of a well-developed understanding of the consumption process.(Crossed with MGMT-843*). Not offered 2013-14. 
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MGMT-944 Marketing Topics I – Marketing and Society
This course will expose students to social, economic, environmental, political, and legal issues relevant to the study of markets and marketing activities, with particular emphasis placed on issues at the intersection of marketing, policy, and societal welfare. Course readings are drawn from marketing and related fields on topics broadly labeled as having to do with marketing and society issues, including public policy and marketing, transformative consumer research, social marketing, macromarketing, and sustainable consumption. (Crossed with MGMT-844)(1.5 credit units). Winter. C. Kolsarici
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MGMT-945 Marketing Topics II: Quantitative Models for Marketing (QMM) I
The course is designed to serve as an introduction to quantitative models in marketing with strong emphasis on research that has implications for solving managerial problems. QMM-I investigates market performance of firms using aggregate-level models while QMM-II focuses on consumer -level analysis including choice models. The main objectives for QMM-I and QMM-II are 1) to familiarize students with fundamentals of aggregate and individual-level models in marketing, 2) to help them acquire modeling skills they can apply to their own research or use to appreciate the extant marketing science literature and 3) to encourage students to come up with research areas and ideas that they will be interested to work in. To facilitate students to get acquainted with many topics each session will concentrate on a major managerial problem such as resource allocation, advertising decisions, diffusion of innovations, pricing and promotion decisions. The class discussion will highlight both the managerial significance of various substantive areas and how different modeling techniques are employed to effectively address these problems. (1.5 credit units). Winter. L. Ashworth
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MGMT-946 Marketing Topics III - Consumer Culture Theory
Each year, a series of Marketing Topics courses will be offered that allow students to apply the foundational concepts they have learned in the Marketing Strategy and Consumer Behaviour courses to particular areas of specialization. This course will examine consumers and their consumption behaviours and practices as social and cultural phenomena as opposed to economic or psychological phenomena. By examining the relationship between consumers, the market place and cultural meaning, this course will cover the macro, interpretive, and cultural approaches found in Consumer Culture Theory research. (1.5 credit units). Not offered 2013-14. 
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MGMT-947 Marketing Topic IV-Advances in Marketing
Emerging topics in marketing research will be covered. The subject matter may vary from year to year depending on the interests of students and faculty. (1.5 credit units). Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-948 Marketing Topics II: Quantitative Models for Marketing (QMM) II 
The course is designed to serve as an introduction to quantitative models in marketing with strong emphasis on research that has implications for solving managerial problems. QMM-I investigates market performance of firms using aggregate-level models while QMM-II focuses on consumer -level analysis including choice models. The main objectives for QMM-I and QMM-II are 1) to familiarize students with fundamentals of aggregate and individual-level models in marketing, 2) to help them acquire modeling skills they can apply to their own research or use to appreciate the extant marketing science literature and 3) to encourage students to come up with research areas and ideas that they will be interested to work in. To facilitate students to get acquainted with many topics each session will concentrate on a major managerial problem such as resource allocation, advertising decisions, diffusion of innovations, pricing and promotion decisions. The class discussion will highlight both the managerial significance of various substantive areas and how different modeling techniques are employed to effectively address these problems. (1.5 credit units). Not offered 2013-14. 
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MGMT-949* Marketing Philosophy, Theory and History  
Since the formal inception of the discipline in the early 1900s, marketing has changed and evolved. A number of questions have marked this evolution: What is the nature and scope of marketing? Is marketing an art or a science? What criteria should be used to judge the contributions of marketing as a discipline? This course will provide an overview of challenges posed by these questions. It will also trace the growth of the discipline and its responses to changes in the business environment. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-950* Foundations of Research in Organizational Behaviour
The purpose of the course is to introduce you to the process of theory building in the field of organizational behaviour.  The course examines several prominent theories in the field and explores recent evidence that assesses central claims made by the theory.  The course also provides opportunities to develop skills in theory building. (Crossed with MGMT-850*). Fall. W. Cooper
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MGMT-951* Seminar in Micro-Organizational Behavior
The aim of this course is to examine the individual in the organization.  Topics include work stress and workplace safety, organizational commitment, trust in management, organizational justice, aggression and violence in organizations, absenteeism, attendance and withdrawal from the organization, motivation, leadership, part-time employment, young workers, and job design.(Cross with MGMT-851*). Fall. J. Barling
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MGMT-952* Advanced Topics in Organization Theory
This course analyses the development of, and contemporary directions in, the field of organization theory, with particular focus upon the relevance of organization theory to issues of economy and society. Drawing upon traditional and contemporary social theory as a backdrop, topics covered include scientific management, the human relations school, the Carnegie school, contingency analysis, labour process theory, resource dependence theory, the economic analysis of organizations, institutional theory, organizational demographics, and others. Winter. T. Dacin
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MGMT-953* Seminar in Meso-Organizational Behaviour
This course introduces students to meso-organizational behavior, which is concerned with the study of organizational phenomena that occur across more than one level of analysis (e.g., individual, group, organizational, national). Students will learn about multilevel theory and methodologies, with an emphasis on the emergence and functioning of collective constructs. The course will also provide coverage of numerous organizational behaviour topics that span levels, which may include person-environment fit, group and organizational climates, group diversity, group processes and performance, socially shared cognition, emotional contagion, and leaders' influence in social collectives. Winter. J. Raver
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MGMT-954* Advanced Topics in Organizational Behaviour I
course builds upon the material covered in foundational organizational behaviour Ph.D. courses, and provides students with an opportunity for in-depth coverage of selected advanced topics in organizational behaviour. The topics will vary yearly, but there will be an emphasis on the integration of research and theory, as well as enhancing students' research competencies throughout the course. Fall. S. Brodt
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MGMT-955* Special Topics in Management Science
Specialized topics in Management Science research will be covered.  The subject may vary from year to year depending on the interests of the students and faculty. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-956*  Advanced Topics in Organizational Behaviour II
This course provides students with a second opportunity for in-depth coverage of selected advanced topics in organizational behaviour. The topics will vary yearly, but there will be an emphasis on the integration of research and theory, as well as enhancing students' research competencies throughout the course. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-957* Special Topics Reading Course 
Specialized topics in organizational behaviour will be covered. The subject matter will vary from year to year depending on the interests of the faculty.
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MGMT-960* Deterministic Operations Research Models
This course reviews and extends deterministic operations research model formulation, solution, and applications. Topics may include linear, non-linear, and integer programming, dynamic programming, spreadsheet modelling, network and transportation models, and project management models. (Crossed with MGMT-860*). Fall. M. Thompson
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MGMT-961* Probabilistic Operations Research Models
This course reviews the formulation, solution, and application of a range of probabilistic modelling techniques. Topics may include inventory models, queueing, simulation, decision analysis, Markov models, forecasting, and stochastic dynamic programming. NOTE: Students cannot repeat the same 800/900 level course if it is cross listed. (Crossed with MGMT-861*). Winter. M. Nediak
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MGMT-962* Stochastic Processes and Applications
This course provides a review of probability models and introduction to applied stochastic processes that are important in business settings. Topics may include Poisson processes, Markov chains, birth and death processes, random walk problems, elementary renewal theory, general; Markov processes, Brownian motion, and queuing theory. STAT-855* may be substituted for this course. Fall. T. Levin
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MGMT-963* Advanced Topics in Optimization
This is a seminar designed to permit students to become familiar with the more advanced topics in mathematical programming. Topics covered will include: optimization theory, linear and non-linear programming, network theory, integer programming, and current research topics from the literature. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-964* Advanced Topics in Operations Research
This seminar will focus on topics of current interest in the field. Subjects may include combinatorial optimization methods, computational complexity, decision theory, operations management, revenue management, or others. The intention of the seminar is to bring students to the leading edge of research in the field, and extensive use of current journals will be made. Winter. J. McGill
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MGMT-965* Analysis of Supply Chains
In this course we will explore modern analytical approaches to optimization in production and supply chain systems.  Topics may include production and inventory control, process control, location analysis, and analysis of supply  chains, including game-theoretic approaches. Winter. C. Chen
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MGMT-970* Foundations of MIS I
This course begins to survey the major research areas in the field, including the design, implementation, use, and management of information systems within organizations. Its purpose is to expose students to the breadth of the field, by analyzing both the classic and current literature. For each area, we will examine the predominant theoretical perspectives, research methodologies, and analytical techniques.(Crossed with MGMT-870*). Fall. Y. Chan
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MGMT-971* Foundations of MIS II
This course continues with the survey of major research areas begun in MGMT-970. Again, for each area, we will examine the predominant theoretical perspectives, research methodologies, and analytical techniques. An emphasis will be placed on students developing their own research expertise and plans: students will learn how to design, conduct, evaluate, and present good research in the MIS area. (Crossed with MGMT-871*). Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-972* Advanced  Topics in the Design, Development and Implementation of Information Systems
This course examines the development of information systems from the organizational, team and individual perspectives. Proprietary, inter-organizational and open domains of the development of business applications and IT architecture are covered. Topics include IS development practices, IS project management, IS maintenance, and IS sourcing with a focus on how individual characteristics, team dynamics, and organizational factors influence information systems design, development and implementation. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-973* Advanced Topics in Management Support Systems
This course examines research on management support systems. Management support systems is a major stream in information systems research covering such topics as decision support systems, group support systems, recommender systems for management, systems to support virtual teams, and knowledge management systems. The course explores the nature, role, and impacts of these systems on individuals and groups in the organization. Research in this area is diverse, covering a variety of theoretical bases, research methods, and reference discipline perspectives.Winter. B. Gallupe
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MGMT-974* Advanced Topics in the Evaluation of Information Systems
This course examines current research on the impact of information technology on individual, group and organizational performance.  It focuses on developing an understanding of how information technology (IT) changes both the processes and outcomes of work within an organization.  At the individual level, topics include the impact of IT on employee work and productivity, the determinants of IT usage, and the influence of IT on decision-making.  At the group level, topics include the influence of IT on group communication, social processes, and productivity in face-to-face and distributed settings.  At the organizational level, topics involving the evaluation of IT investments and their impact on firm performance are examined.  A variety of research perspectives drawing on methods from psychology, organization theory, strategy, economics, sociology and other disciplines are examined. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-975* Special Topics in MIS
Specialized topics in MIS research will be covered. The subject matter may vary from year to year depending on the interests of students and faculty. Fall. Y. Chan
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MGMT-976* Emerging Topics in MIS
Emerging topics in MIS research will be covered. The subject matter may vary from year to year depending on the interests of students and faculty. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-980* Managerial Economics Theory and Research
This course will introduce students to the economic foundations of management.  It reviews modern microeconomic and macroeconomic theory as they relate to management theory and the firm.  The treatment will be essentially qualitative, although some statistics and mathematics will be required.  Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-981* Advanced Topics in Managerial Economics
This is a seminar course. The specific topics covered may vary from year to year but will be representative of the major areas in which economics informs managerial decision-making. Recent publications and research studies are used both to draw together the theoretical knowledge acquired in earlier courses and to focus the student's attention on the application of this knowledge to business situations. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT 982* Economics of Organizations
This course discusses elements of the economics of organizational design and decision processes. Using concepts and techniques from applied microeconomics, it provides an analysis of organizational form, structure, and boundaries. Examples are drawn from the literature to illustrate the theoretical concepts and to demonstrate how they can be used to predict organizational performance and aid in changing organizations effectively. (Crossed with MGMT-882*). Fall. J. de Bettignies
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MGMT-983* Survey of Economics of Technology
This course surveys the main issues in the Economics of Technology and presents some of the seminal papers in the area. A major goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the nature of the forces driving competitive interaction between technology-based firms. Topics covered include: diffusion of innovations, technology strategy, managing R&D, patents, licensing, and the financial evaluation of new technologies. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-984* Economics of Technological Innovation
This course provides an understanding of the economics of technological change and thus the foundations for technology strategy. Throughout the course we study both theoretical models and empirical analysis that clarify the interactions between market forces, technological innovation and firm capabilities. Topics include diffusion of technologies and patent races, licensing technology and joint ventures, technology standards, small entrepreneurial firms and innovation, financing R&D and technology policy. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-985* Managerial Economics and Policy Seminar 
This is a seminar course in which recent publications and studies will be used to highlight various key issues in managerial economics and policy. The specific topics covered may vary from year to year but will be representative of the major areas in which economics informs managerial decision-making. (Crossed with MGMT-885*). Winter. V. Thiele
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MGMT-986* International Trade and Factor Flows
This course provides a graduate level introduction to international economics with an emphasis on tools useful to managers and policy makers. Topics will be drawn from the theory of international trade, capital flows, foreign direct investment, migration, and technology flows. The course will cover both key theories in international economics and important empirical applications. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-987* International Economic Policy and Global Management
This course examines the making of international economic policy from both normative and positive perspectives. Special attention will be given to the strategic implications of international borders for policy makers and managers. Topics include: optimal trade policy, political economy of protection, dispute resolution under NAFTA and the WTO, design of the international financial architecture, exchange rate regimes, skill-focused migration policy, and the international absorption and protection of technological knowledge. Not offered 2013-14.
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MGMT-988* Applied Statistics and Econometrics
This course is an introduction to the statistical tools needed to test economic relationships. It is designed so that students can understand empirical research and execute independent research projects of their own. The course starts with a review of statistical inference; next it discusses the general linear regression model, and finishes with some advanced topics. Statistical software packages will be introduced and used throughout the course. Fall. P. Sephton
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MGMT-989* Research Project
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the conduct of research.  Immediately following MGMT-890/990, students complete a research proposal which is presented formally to faculty and graduate students.  Under the supervision of a faculty member, students then devote the Spring and Summer semesters of their first year of studies to carrying out the research outlined in the proposal.  Completion of the course requires a written research paper of publishable quality submitted by the end of the Summer Term, and an oral presentation to faculty and graduate students, early in the Fall of the second year of studies.
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MGMT-990* Econometrics Methods
This course covers selected topics in the empirical methods of cross-section and panel data analysis. Various econometric techniques are discussed in workshop format to help students interpret and critically evaluate empirical evidence. Emphasis is placed on practical aspects and application. (Crossed with MGMT-890*). Winter. O. Ivus
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MGMT-991* Research Design
This course provides an in-depth critical analysis of a number of important research approaches. The emphasis of the course is on the development and implementation of several research projects representing various research design and data collection considerations. The objective is to provide advanced doctoral students actual experience with design, implementation and analysis of data.
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MGMT-992* Management Research Topics
Specialized topics in management research will be covered. The subject matter will vary from year to year depending on the interests of the faculty.
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MGMT-993* Teaching and Learning in Management and Business
Introduce graduate students to effective teaching techniques. These include traditional classroom-based teaching, case methods, and research seminars. Effective job talks and career management issues will be covered. Classes require active participation by all students; in addition, opportunities to teach will be provided, followed by peer and professor feedback. This is a 3.0 credit unit course. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.
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MGMT-999 Ph.D. Thesis
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OTHER COURSES In addition to courses offered in the School of Business, graduate courses of related Programs within the University may be used to form or complement a student's individual program of study. By way of example, students electing a field in managerial economics will take some course work in the Department of Economics in preparation for their comprehensive field examination. Similar opportunities exist with respect to other fields of specialization.
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