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  • Objectives
    Designed to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge in the theory and practice of human resource management. Further expertise is developed through elective courses in specific specialty areas of human resource management and industrial relations. This program has been designed to provide students with the majority of the course work necessary to sit the required "knowledge exams" as specified by HRPAO to acquire the CHRP designation.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Business Administration - Human Resources Management Stream
  • Course description
    Term 1 -
    Sept-Dec
    Course Number     Course Name
    MBAB 5P01             Accounting for Decision-Making I
    MBAB 5P02             Quantitative Analysis
    MBAB 5P03             Economic Environment of Business
    MBAB 5P04             Organizational Behaviour and Design
    MBAB 5P08             Financial Management

    Term 2-
    Jan-Apr
    Course Number     Course Name
    MBAB 5P05             Marketing Management
    MBAB 5P06             Accounting for Decision-Making II
    MBAB 5P07             Operations Management
    MBAB 5P09             Management Information Systems
    MBAB 5P22             Global Business

    Term 3 -

    Sept-Dec
    Course Number     Course Name
    MBAB 5P20             Applied Business Research
    MBAB 5P25             Business Ethics
    MBAB 5P51*           Introduction to Industrial Relations
    MBAB 5P52*           Introduction to Human Resource Management
    MBAB 5P53*           Training and Development

    Term 4 -

    Jan-Apr    
    Course Number     Course Name
    MBAB 5P21             Business Strategy
    MBAB 5P__             Specified MBA Elective
    MBAB 5P54*           Compensation Management
    MBAB 5P55*           HR Planning and Strategy
    MBAB 5P56*           Recruitment and Selection

    CORE COURSES:


    MBAB 5P01 Accounting for Decision-Making I

    The functional basics of accounting for management and business decisions. Data collection, classification, processing and interpretation.

    MBAB 5P02 Quantitative Analysis

    Statistical and quantitative approaches to business decision making, analysis of business problems including descriptive statistics, regression and forecasting techniques, linear programming and decision tree analysis.

    MBAB 5P03 Economic Environment of Business

    Macro and micro economic concepts related to business decision making including sales taxes and subsidies, consumer and production theory and various market structures such as discriminating monopoly, oligopoly and dominant firms. The determinants of levels of national income, employment, interest rates, inflation and prices in the Canadian economy. Government monetary, fiscal and international economic policies.

    MBAB 5P04 Organizational Behaviour and Design

    Individual, group and organizational processes in organizations. Micro level topics include motivation, leadership, individual perception and attitudes, group dynamics and conflict management. Organization theory (macro) topics include organization design; environment, technology and structure, power and politics in organizations and organizational culture.

    MBAB 5P05 Marketing Management

    Demonstrating the role of marketing in the firm, exploring the relationship of marketing to other functions, and helping students to learn how to make marketing decisions in the context of general management.

    MBAB 5P06 Accounting for Decision-Making II

    An examination of financial reporting issues and managerial accounting techniques in the context of problem solving and decision making in business.

    MBAB 5P07 Operations Management

    Managerial issues relating to the operations function of organizations, concepts and techniques of operations-production management, product and service design, process selection, facility location and layout, quality management, planning, inventory and supply-chain management, project management and management of new technologies.

    MBAB 5P08 Financial Management

    Concepts, instruments and techniques used for financial decision making. Emphasis is on the maximization of shareholders' wealth and on the role of the financial manager in choosing the appropriate techniques for typical problem solving.

    MBAB 5P09 Management Information Systems

    Information systems and their application in business organizations. Key management issues with respect to the use of computer and information technology in modern business environments. The various tools of information systems and the interrelationships of computer systems and telecommunications as management challenges in the technology age.

    MBAB 5P20 Applied Business Research

    The basic tools of business research to gather, record, and analyze data for aid in making business decisions. Survey design, scales, multivariate analysis and non-parametric measures.

    MBAB 5P21 Business Strategy

    The development of plans and activities that integrate the various operating and support functions of an organization to effect strategies of competitive positioning. The tasks of governance and leadership related to the dynamic nature of corporate strategy. The accountability of the firm to internal and external stakeholders.

    MBAB 5P22 Global Business

    Exposes students to numerous challenges a firm faces as it attempts to internationalize its operations. At the end of the course the student is expected to have a better understanding of the micro factors which make management of international businesses distinct from domestic businesses. The topics to be covered include the international aspects of business functions, entry strategies, site selection, world trade developments and ethics in international business.

    MBAB 5P23 Entrepreneurship

    Theories of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, entrepreneurial attributes, new venture creation processes, web based business operations, and business plan preparation.

    MBAB 5P24 Business Law

    The legal environment of business and basic legal considerations for business organizations including forms of organization, liability of owners, shareholders, directors and managers.

    MBAB 5P25 Business Ethics

    Ethical theory and cases pertaining to business individuals, business organizations, and political-economic systems. Topics may include basic concepts of philosophical ethics; the rights and responsibilities of shareholders and other stakeholders; corporate governance; moral issues in international business; moral obligations to consumers; workplace issues; the natural environment; the relation of ethics and law; capitalism and its critics; future directions for the relationship of business to the rest of society.

    MBAB 5P91 Research Project II (0.5 credits)
    MBAB 5P92 Research Project III (0.5 credits)
    MBAB 5P93 Research Project IV (0.5 credits)
    MBAB 5F91 Research Project I (1.0 credits)

    An independent research project in the area of specialization supervised by a faculty member. Projects can be literature based, applied organization based or focussed on empirical data.

    HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT STREAM COURSES


    MBAB 5P51 Introduction to Industrial Relations

    This introductory course emphasizes the practical application of basic skills required to manage in workplaces which are either unionized or might become unionized. Lectures, readings, simulations, case analyses, and other assignments will acquaint students with the structure and functioning of the Canadian industrial relations system, basic employment law concepts, the union certification process, negotiation and administration of collective agreements, strikes and dispute resolution in an international context.

    MBAB 5P52 Introduction to Human Resource Management

    This course provides a basic overview of key aspects of managing Human Resources in domestic and global markets, emphasizing the link between HR policies, practices, organizational strategy and legislative requirements. Topics will include recruitment and selection, job analysis, training and development, performance management, benefits, health and safety, industrial relations and collective bargaining.

    MBAB 5P53 Training and Development

    A systematic examination of training and development in organizations. Topics include: training and development as a process and an investment; the organizational context of effective training and development; adult education theory; equity in training; and organizational learning. Primary emphasis will be placed on the theoretical and applied aspects of instructional systems design including: needs analysis, program design, development and implementation and program evaluation and follow-up.

    MBAB 5P54 Compensation Management

    This course deals with strategic compensation formulation and planning, as well as the management of the compensation system. Topics include: the process for developing compensation objectives, economic and behavioural theories of compensation, pay and benefits determination, job and market evaluation, skill or knowledge-based pay, and pay equity. The course explores the use of individual, group, and organizational incentives to support compensation objectives. The course also examines the process and procedures involved in implementing, managing, and evaluating the compensation system.

    MBAB 5P55 HR Planning and Strategy

    This course explores various aspects of the Human Resources Planning process at the micro and macro level and their relationship to organizational strategy. Topics will include forecasting human resource requirements, environmental scanning, examining supply and demand, and recommendations on how to deal with surpluses and shortages of staff.

    MBAB 5P56 Recruitment and Selection

    This course provides an in-depth review of current recruitment and selection practices in the Canadian environment, as well in global markets. Topics include job analysis, preparation and evaluation of job descriptions, human rights legislation, employment standards and pay equity considerations in addition to understanding the different interviewing methods available to managers.

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