You will need to complete four graduate-level courses, three required courses plus your choice of one course. The three required courses are:
ACCTG 501 - Introduction to Financial Reporting and Analysis (*3)
Accounting information's role in recording and reporting on economic and business events including the primary financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow. Concepts and purposes underlying financial reporting. Selection of accounting policies and their informational effects for external users. The course begins to develop students' abilities to evaluate and interpret financial information through basic financial analysis.
MARK 502 - Principles of Marketing Management (*3)
This course commences with an examination of core marketing concepts, including strategic marketing planning, segmentation and the marketing mix (product, price, place, and promotion) and the integration of these concepts into a marketing plan. Specific focus is then provided to developing pragmatic skills regarding marketing effectiveness.
SMO 500 - Managing People (*3)
Introduces students to organizational behaviour (OB) and human resource management (HRM), and how to generate energy and commitment in employees. Examines options relevant to staffing, performance management, reward systems, leadership, motivation, decision making, communication, labour relations, and current issues in the field of management.
You would also select one course from the three options listed below:
ACCTG 523 - Accounting Information and Internal Decision Making (*3)
Accounting concepts used by managers in planning and decision-making. The course introduces concepts of cost and profit behaviour, contribution margin, and activity-based costing, as well as relevant costs and revenues for production, marketing and capital budgeting decisions. The course also introduces students to the management planning and control system and its components - budgets, variance analysis, performance evaluation in centralized and decentralized organizations, and management compensation plans. The importance of designing a system to fit the organizations' strategy is emphasized.
FIN 501 – Managerial Finance (*3)
Fundamental concepts in asset valuation are discussed within the context of simple asset pricing models and efficient financial markets. This course introduces the valuation of financial assets such as bonds and stocks. Further topics include the issuing of financial securities, leverage, dividend policy, cash management, and derivative securities.
SMO 652 - Leadership Skills (*3)
The purpose of this course is to increase the student's understanding of leadership roles and skill in exercising those roles. These include team building, mentoring, managing conflict, delegating, managing participative decision making, creative problem solving, and time and stress management.