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MA in Media Production 

The curriculum is a flexible series of production and theory courses, delivered over three consecutive semesters and culminating in either a major professional project or a research paper which focuses on aspects of media production. 

Shared courses will provide students with access to peers, faculty and researchers in other related disciplines and participate in a broad range of media-based production and research projects.

Fall Term

MP8100 - Project/MRP Development 

MP8101 - Creative Research Methods

MP8102 - Aesthetic and Communication Theory 

One Elective*


Winter Term

MP8103 - Media Entrepreneurship and Leadership 

Two Electives*




Spring/Summer Term

One of the following options: 

Professional Project

Major Research Project 


*A total of 3 elective credits are required for graduation:

  • Two credits from the Media Production OR Communication and Design elective tables
  • One credit from the Interdisciplinary electives table 

Course Listings (MA)

Course Code Degree Requirements: Master of Arts Credits


Project/MRP Development



Creative Research Methods



Aesthetic and Communication Theory



Media Entrepreneurship and Leadership



Two Credits from Media Production OR Communication & Design Electives



One Credit from Interdisciplinary Electives



One of the following options:



Professional Project



Major Research Paper



Course code Course name Credits

Course code

Course title



Media Production






Advanced Media Management



Television Programming



Business of Producing I



Business of Producing II



Production Management



Social Justice Media



Media Entrepreneurship



Legal Issues in Media



Ethics in Media



Advanced Audio Theory



Business Case Studies in Comm



Canadian Television Studies



Business of Music I



Aboriginal Media Art



Dramatic Writing



Comedy Writing



Writing for Animation



Writ: Factual & Reality Prog.



Children’s Programming



Documentary Production



Media Production Lab I



Media Production Lab I I



2-D and Object Animation



Emerging Tech for Media Makers



Television Technical Producing



Aud Post-Prod and Sound Design



Sound Synthesis



Radio Production



Beyond the Radio Format



Video Compositing, Special Eff



Interactive Storytelling



Digital Media for Evolving Audiences



Factual and Entertain Features



Digital Project Lab



Physical Computing



Editing Specialty



Media Markets/Entrepreneurship



Directed Reading



Directed Study



Special Topics in Media Production



Beyond the Radio Format



Sound Media



Communication & Design



Exponential Potential



Topics in Cross-Cultural Comm



Media Lang: Forms and Apprches



Audiences and the Public



Media Writing: Critical & Narrative Forms



Socially Engaged Media



Documentary as Oppositional Practice



The History of News






Visual Culture



Reading Television



Current Issues: Telecommun



Digital and Interact Entertainment



Adv Topics in Documentary Media



Hist, Historiography: Vis Arts



Dig Med: Theoretical Framework



Dbs, Arcs, Virt Exprnce of Art



Studies in Culture, Perception



Journ Prac: Critical Approach



The History of News



Exponential Potential



Social Cult Impl of New Media



Race, Sexuality and Screens



Digital Stereoscopic 3D Cinema



Special Topics: Interdisciplinary


Professional Project, Major Research Paper
Students will engage in a series of production activities, most notably formatting and disseminating their work for audience consumption. Continuing their collaboration with a faculty supervisor, production teams, industry, and public partners, students apply advanced theoretical, aesthetic and practical production skills and/or applied research methods and methodologies. It is expected that students will develop the ability to successfully resolve complex theoretical and aesthetic challenges within a professional production environment and/or develop sophisticated reports, articulating and potentially disseminating the outcomes of their research. These are “Milestones.” Pass/Fail

MP8100 Project/MRP Development
In this course students begin preparation of a professional production or research project under the direction of faculty members. Students are encouraged to develop projects in coordination with academic researchers as well as industry partners. Building on knowledge gained in the media production courses, this major assignment challenges students to participate in independent, advanced-level applied and/or theoretical research that has potential application in the media industries or contributes to broader public media discourse. Pass/Fail. 1 Credit

MP8101 Creative Research Methods
This course will take a practical, creative and theoretical approach to research, examining knowledge as discursive (socially constructed) practice symbolizing both inclusion and exclusion. Students will acquire the range of skills required for research- creation from proposal-writing to dissemination, as well as a variety of qualitative research modes including creative visual research, archival research, and ethnography/autoethnography, applying them to students' thesis projects, to create practice and to media research in general. 1 Credit.

MP8102 Media Production I
This course will combine production and theory in order for students to learn how to create innovative, interdisciplinary, and informed media productions and analysis under the supervision of faculty, media experts and theorists. It will include modules in aesthetic history/design and communications theory, as well as lab sessions and workshops pertaining to a variety of audio, video, and new media platforms. 1 Credit.

MP8103 Media Production II
This advanced seminar will present case studies from expert media practitioners on a variety of topics including sound, images, new script forms, documentary production, dramatic and comedic shows, pitching production ideas, funding, managing broadcast networks, performing, marketing media products, human resources issues, developing research projects etc. In studio sessions, students will select from a series of hands-on seminars on a variety of pieces of media equipment and research “next generation” technological solutions important to the delivery of their professional project. 1 Credit

MP8110 Exponential Potential
This graduate research seminar focuses on examining unprecedented challenges and career opportunities in the historically transforming local-global media ecosystem, including media's role in kick-starting the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The course analyses exponentially accelerating disruptions in media technology, market dynamics, global competition, business models, firm capabilities, and their impact on Canada's content production sector and media policy framework. Readings are drawn from business disciplines, including case studies. Students complete a research paper on a selected topic. 1 Credit

MP8111 Social Cultural Implications of New Media
This course focuses on the changes brought about by changes in communication technology for individuals, groups and organizations, and the challenges and opportunities presented by them. Antirequisite: CC8963(CMCT 6504 3.0) 1 Credit

MP8112 Race, Sexuality and Screens
Since the birth of cinema, gender and race have functioned as both object of desire and figure of horror. As screens proliferate in the 21st century, we will interrogate theories of looking and the gaze while viewing work from various genres in film, TV, gaming and new media. We will utilize feminist/queer/race theory, cultural studies, and psychoanalytical approaches to analyze both media content and audiences. 1 Credit

MP8113 Digital Stereoscopic 3D Cinema
This course will provide a foundation in stereoscopic 3D cinema. A theoretical foundation in human stereopsis based on perceptual vision science and human factors will lead to the understanding and application of basic stereography. Students will be trained on a range of stereoscopic rigs, as well as the complete digital workflow during the creation of short S3D projects. 1 Credit

MP8120 Special Topics: Interdisciplinary
A seminar course for special interdisciplinary initiatives in the department. Topics will vary from year to year. 1 Credit

MP8901 Internship
Students undertake an Internship in the media industry. With their Internship students ideally should advance their career interests by developing personal contacts and a better understanding of the business and creative aspects of media. Entry into this course is by application and proposed Internships must be approved by the Director of the Masters of Media Production program and the student’s faculty Supervisor who oversees the Internship. 1 Credit

MP8904 Advanced Media Management
In this course, students will learn about organizational behavior in the media industry. Topics will include theories of employee motivation, individual behaviour, interpersonal and organizational communication, perception and personality in organizations, work attitudes and values, team dynamics and effectiveness, organizational power and politics, conflict and negotiation, leadership, and stress management. Antirequisites: BDC904, RTA904 1 Credit

MP8907 Television Programming
This course will examine the programming strategies of television networks, local stations, specialty and pay TV services and international cable and satellite channels. Students will learn how program scheduling, content acquisition and production decisions are affected by everything from market forces and budgets to interactive TV and new media and technologies. Students will also analyse the impact of U.S. signals, international syndication, co-production, advertising and barter. Antirequisite: BDC907, RTA907. 1 Credit

MP8908 Business of Producing I
From the vantage point of the independent producer, students study the business and legal aspects of independent productions. Students examine how producers work with broadcasters, content creators, internet channels, interactive and transmedia platforms, funding agencies and financiers. Students also explore the business aspects of pitching (selling), developing, financing, producing, post-production and commercial exploitation/distribution of creative media properties. Antirequisite: BDC908, RTA908. 1 Credit

MP8909 Business of Producing II
This course builds on executive producing skills developed in RTA908/MP8908. Students form teams to develop the creative, financing, production, and business materials necessary for a complete series proposal for an independent production. These proposals will be competitively pitched to a panel of broadcasters and producers. This course is hands-on with creative, budgetary and business workshops and is intended for those students interested in creating and executive producing television and related transmedia projects. Antirequisite: BDC909, RTA909. Prerequisite: MP8908. 1 Credit

MP8910 Production Management
This course focuses on the role of the production manager in film and television. Students will become acquainted with all aspects of a production: development; pre-production; production; post-production. Topics will include legal aspects, financing, insurance, script breakdown and scheduling, budgeting, accounting and cost reports, location management, talent and crew unions, contracts, reporting mechanisms and relevant forms and paperwork as well as a review of key production personnel job descriptions and tips on getting hired. Antirequisite: BDC910, RTA910. 1 Credit

MP8912 Social Justice Media
Most of us are online most of the time. How do marginalized communities fare in this virtual space…or on other platforms? This course will present an exciting roster of media artists/theorists from LGBT, feminist and racialized communities, who use research and art to forge alternate discourses and visual/virtual worlds. We will also engage with films and theory to do with social justice media and activism. Part lecture series and part seminar, this course will discuss how diversity and activism can work together to produce creative work that can speak out and create social change. 1 Credit

MP8913 Media Entrepreneurship
In an ever changing industry media graduates must look beyond salaried employment in the corporate or public sector. This course assists media students to develop entrepreneurial options for themselves in the media industry, focusing on growth-oriented business venturing. In the first half of the course, students are introduced to entrepreneurship and business venturing. In the second half of the course, each student develops a business plan for a media startup. Antirequisite: BDC913, RTA913, ENT500, ENT726. 1 Credit

MP8915 Legal Issues in Media
This course will provide students with a deeper understanding of the concepts and legal process inherent in the business of broadcasting and communications. Topics to be covered include copyright, contracts, clearance of program rights, legal issues relating to the internet and multimedia. Issues in entertainment and sports law will also be reviewed, as will government regulation of the broadcasting and multimedia industries. Antirequisite: BDC915, RTA915. 1 Credit

MP8918 Ethics in Media
This course explores ethical and legal case studies in a business context, analyzing problems that arise in typical broadcasting and new media environments. The student's responsibility to society and the ethical choices they will be required to make are compared to the legal framework (both regulatory and statutory) within which they will be working. Antirequisite: BDC918, RTA918. 1 Credit

MP8921 Advanced Audio Theory
This course is an exploration of Audio Theory for advanced applications. The course will cover modern audio practice as it applies to sound recording studios, live sound and sound reinforcement systems, acoustics and room and studio design, electronic and digital circuits and systems, computer applications in audio as well as Digital Signal Processing and compression systems and technology. Antirequisite: BDC921, RTA921. 1 Credit

MP8922 Business Case Studies in Communications
Students conduct case studies exploring particular aspects of the media industry. They focus on how components of the production industry and broadcasting system function. Areas of study will include government regulation, market fragmentation, corporate consolidation, new technologies, cultural sovereignty, and international media production and distribution. Students present their findings in class and lead discussion on their particular subject. They also explain what makes their individual research important in the broader context. Antirequisite: BDC922, RTA914. 1 Credit.

MP8924 Canadian Television Studies
This theory-based course comprises a broad-ranging and multi-genre look at Canadian media, with a particular focus on television content from the 1960's to the 21st century, including ways that audiences interact with national broadcasting. We will also examine digital technologies, global discourses of runaway production, and cross-border export/franchise, with a critical look at national myths and practices in the digital era. Antirequisite: BDC924, RTA940. 1 Credit

MP8927 Business of Music I
This course will explore the history of the music business, music industry organization and the roles of record companies, publishers, songwriters, unions and managers. Topics include A&R, marketing, promotion, sales, business affairs, finance and the use of music in film, TV and advertising. Antirequisite: BDC927, BDC905, RTA927, MP8905. 1 Credit.

MP8939 Aboriginal Media Art
This course explores Aboriginal media art in the context of the major political and social discourses currently informing contemporary First Nations art. Through screenings, readings and guest artists we will examine critically engaged community-based art practices in the context of Aboriginal aesthetics. Two-spirit, gender, class and race issues will be seen through the lens of Aboriginal artists. The course will compare the function of art from an Aboriginal worldview with that of a Western one. Antirequisite: RTA939. 1 Credit

MP8941 Dramatic Writing
This course demystifies the process of writing for the screen and encourages students to find their unique dramatic voice by writing an original script. Students analyze principles of dramatic storytelling and current dramas at the script level. Using story editing exercises, students learn how to structure a story, build dramatic tension and craft moving characters. By the end of the course, students develop an appreciation of the nature and purpose of drama. Antirequisite: BDC941, RTA941. 1 Credit

MP8943 Comedy Writing
This course covers the fundamentals of comedy writing with special focus on the techniques of writing comedy for television and the web with an emphasis on sketches and sitcoms. Students take part in story editing exercises, designed to simulate industry practices. This course's key goal is to develop students' creative and comic voice in their writing. Antirequisite: BDC943, RTA943. 1 Credit

MP8944 Writing for Animation
This course is designed to cover the fundamentals of writing for animated series designed for television and other platforms. Students will learn the language and process of writing for animation and consider the rich creative history of animation. Students will be required to create a fully realized animated script by the end of the semester. Antirequisite: BDC944, RTA944. 1 Credit

MP8945 Writing for Factual and Reality Programs
In this course students learn the story chasing/development, writing techniques and production practices related to lifestyle, current affairs, science, business, entertainment and 'reality' programming. Students learn how to shape their research, found material, interviews, narration, b-roll and stills into coherent and emotionally engaging stories while working within tight constraints of time, genre and format. Students also analyze the ethical dilemmas and social trends that fact-based and reality programming represent. Antirequisite: BDC945, RTA945. 1Credit

MP8956 Children’s Programming
Students examine children's developmental stages, interests and needs, and study contemporary children's television techniques and the influence media has on kids' lives. The course explores societal and regulatory forces that influence children's programming with guest speakers addressing current issues in the industry. Students conduct original research into media intended for children and adolescents and, with the instructor's permission, may produce a short creative work to demonstrate their research.
Antirequisite: BDC956. RTA956. 1 Credit

MP8957 Documentary Production
This course provides an opportunity for students to produce a documentary short subject, building on key theoretical concepts and storytelling skills developed in Introduction to Documentary. Students will work in teams to produce an original 20-minute documentary. Students will develop basic competencies in documentary pre-production, production and post-production practices and create a trans-media strategy to develop the documentary across other media platforms. Antirequisite: BDC957, RTA957. 1 Credit.

MP8958 Media Production Lab I
In this production lab course, students will select from a series of hands-on media production sessions on a variety of audio, video and new media equipment and complete finished media modules under the supervision of faculty, media experts and technical staff. Students will then begin advanced research on media products and tools that are important to the completion of their professional project. 1 Credit

MP8959 Media Production Lab II
In this production course, students will progress toward their major thesis projects through a series of hands-on workshops in ideation, writing, production and post-production, adapted to their needs and skill levels. As students practice and hone their authorial voices, tactics for establishing realistic production workflows and timelines are developed. Through peer and instructor feedback, students will deepen their understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing their projects. 1 Credit

MP8961 2-D and Object Animation
This course is an introduction to the world of 2-D animation and stop-frame object animation. It will include discussion of the history and aesthetic aspects of animation and also allow students to produce their own pieces. Equipment and software for simple animated projects will be introduced, and film, video, new media and interactive forms of delivery will be discussed. Antirequisite: BDC961, RTA961. 1 Credit

MP8964 Emerging Technology for Media Makers
This course covers developing practices, cultures and technologies at the intersection of digital and real-world production. Students will discuss and create within Virtual Worlds, Augmented Reality, virtual characters/sets and location-aware content, analyzing developing trends and creating innovative cross-media content. Antirequisite: BDC964, RTA964. 1 Credit

MP8972 Television Technical Producing
An advanced course in television technical producing, this course is a continuation of technical production knowledge obtained in previous “context” and craft courses in television (both multicamera and EFP). Students will explore large live-event coverage (sports, elections, music specials, awards shows), and tours will be arranged to technical production facilities in the Toronto area. The course culminates with a live teleproduction at the end of the semester. Antirequisite: BDC972, RTA969. 1 Credit

MP8974 Audio Post-Production and Sound Design
This course will introduce students to the creative and technical aspects of creating a soundtrack for the moving image. Through a combination of lecture, screenings, discussion, and practical workshop modes, students will learn about the audio post production process, including dialog recording and replacement (ADR), Foley and sound effects editing, music and score, and mixing techniques. Antirequisite: BDC974, RTA971. 1 Credit

MP8975 Sound Synthesis
This course will cover practices and principles of analog and digital sound synthesis and their historic origins; related audio equipment and applications; theories of sound samplers; algorithmic composition; synthesizers and sequencers; computer music; digital signal processing; computer synchronization; and MIDI applications in sound synthesis and recording production. Advanced sound synthesis techniques are studied and supplemented with sound synthesis studio laboratory work. Antirequisite: BDC975, RTA972. 1 Credit

MP8979 Radio Production
The course will explore commercial and public radio programming and production. Radio advertising and formats will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills in these areas by planning and producing content that reflects various formats and target demographics. Antirequisite: BDC979, RTA974. 1 Credit

MP8981 Beyond the Radio Format
In this course, students will learn about the role of public broadcasting in Canada and beyond, and produce public- style programming such as Current Affairs, Arts and Entertainment, Drama, etc. Additionally, students will study audio podcasting's asynchronous, subscription-based approach and produce their own pilot podcast. Antirequisite: RTA996. 1 Credit

MP8982 Video Compositing, Special Effects
A large number of images that appear on our TV screens are treated with special effects prior to completion. Students will work with a range of basic image treatment software and will acquire skills on more sophisticated systems both on and off campus. They will learn the why and when for such effects treatments as special effects decisions can involve ethical elements. Antirequisite: BDC982, RTA975. 1 Credit

MP8983 Interactive Storytelling
This studio course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and strategies for creating interactive and nonlinear narratives. Students learn classic theories of storytelling and editing, as the foundation to crafting compelling interactive narratives. Through a series of projects, students are introduced to different methodologies for creating interactive narrative experiences, including the creation of storyworlds and narrative maps, and the use of character, perspective and time to build choice and viewer agency into the narrative experience. Antirequisite: RTA320. 1 Credit

MP8984 Dig Media: Evolving Audiences
As social practice, technologies and media content change in the 21st century, our understanding of the types of stories we can tell and our relationship with an active, participatory audience has radically shifted. This course introduces students to the ideas of transmedia narratives and cross-media projects, discusses the properties of various content-platforms for interaction, and examines the dynamics of participatory audiences. Antirequisite: RTA317. 1 Credit

MP8985 Factual and Entertainment Features
There is a broad spectrum of stories on television and radio that are fact-based but also meant to be artistic and entertaining. This course allows students to focus on these features, learning to create unique personal stories by developing the characters in their stories through specific styles of writing and interviewing. Students will choose an entertainment/feature program and do an extensive deconstruction of it. Students will work in teams to produce a ten minute feature. Antirequisite:BDC985, RTA977. 1 Credit

MP8986 Digital Project Lab
This course offers a unique opportunity to build a digital project with a full interdisciplinary team. Students from multiple disciplines/programs form teams to develop functional digital prototypes. Projects will be cutting-edge Mixed Reality work including wearable technology, location- and context-aware computing, socially-connected apps, and novel interaction paradigms. Teams work closely with professors and mentors to learn new production-skills in digital creativity, collaborative work, programming, demo videos, documentation, and presentation skills.
Antirequisite: DG8306. 1 Credit

MP8987 Physical Computing
Using the human body and our senses (vision, acoustic, touch, taste, smell, proprioception – physical sense of self movement) as an organizing model, this course introduces students to Physical Computing practices. Students will learn about digital and analog sensor systems, be introduced to micro-controllers, computer sensor systems and ubiquitous computing. Antirequisite: DG8112. 1 Credit

MP8988 Editing Specialty
This is an in-depth course designed to provide a thorough understanding of video editing techniques and processes. Through exercises, the process is followed from the initial planning stages to the final edit session. Topics covered include aesthetics and emotion, the importance of audio in video productions, story structure and the editing of different genres. Students apply this knowledge to execute a series of projects in a professional editing environment. Antirequisite: BDC988, RTA978. 1 Credit

MP8989 Media Markets/Entrepreneurship
Availability of fast and ubiquitous communications networks and the advent of powerful mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablets and wearable technologies have created new opportunities for media economics and how media is curated and consumed. The next generation of media economics and the effect of crowd sourcing, collective intelligence and role of Data Science will be discussed. Students will be exposed to new business models and will learn the importance on product design, and digital media entrepreneurship, its requirements and best practices. Antirequisite: RTA989. 1 Credit

MP8990 Directed Readings
The directed reading course is intended to permit the student to survey a coherent body of literature in an area of study related to the student’s program objectives. 1 Credit

MP8991 Directed Study
The directed study course is designed for individual students with specialized interests that may not be satisfied through course offerings in a given year. The course will be under the supervision of an assigned faculty member with expertise in the chosen subject field. 1 Credit

MP8995 Special Topics in Media Production
Each semester will be devoted to special topics in response to the changing practices and needs of the department and students. This course is designed to provide opportunities for postdoctoral fellows, visiting lecturers and YSGS appointed faculty to teach specialty courses in the field of Media Production. 1 Credit

MP8996 Beyond the Radio Format
1 Credit Antirequisite RTA 996

MP8997 Sound Media
1 Credit Antirequisite RTA 907

Communication and Design Electives
see COMMUNICATION AND DESIGN SECTION in the full calendar.

The Creative School Graduate Electives

The Creative School offers graduate elective courses open to all students in the faculty. If you are interested in taking an elective outside of your program, please contact your program administrator for information on how to enroll and make sure the course can be used for credit in your program. Please note that spots for non-program students in graduate electives are limited. 

YSGS Graduate Calendar

Media Production MBA Pathway

The Media Production MBA Pathway upholds the existing curricular objectives of each degree. In their first year, students will complete Media Production courses paired with business-focused electives preparing them for direct entry into the MBA program. In their second year, MBA courses will allow students to meld media production with a solid business plan resulting in a major capstone project that allows them to maximize their creative and entrepreneurial talent. This final deliverable will be jointly supervised by The Creative School and the Ted Rogers School of Management faculty members and will be designed to meet the required program course work of both programs.

Fall Term

MP8100 - Project/MRP Development 

MP8101 - Creative Research Methods

MP8102 - Aesthetic and Communication Theory 

One Elective*


Winter Term

MB8013 Managing Responsibly

MB8014 Innovation and Technology Management

MB8015 Business Analytics for Managers

4 Half Credit Elective courses*

Spring/Summer Term

Up to 3 Foundation Courses may be required, including:

  • MB8004 - Accounting
  • MB8005 - Finance
  • MB8006 - Economics


*A total of 3 elective credits are required for graduation:

  • Two credits from the Media Production OR Communication and Design elective tables
  • One credit from the Interdisciplinary electives table 

Fall Term

MB8010 Strategy and Disruption in the Marketplace

MB8011 Leading for Performance and Wellbeing

MB8012 Managing Customer Value

MB8019 Financial Management

2 Half Credit Elective courses*

Winter Term

MB8013 Managing Responsibly

MB8014 Innovation and Technology Management

MB8015 Business Analytics for Managers

4 Half Credit Elective courses*

Spring/Summer Term

Concurrent MRP/Capstone (i.e. concurrent supervision by The Creative School and TRSM supervisors)




*A total of 6 Half Credit Elective courses are required during the second year: 

Course Listings (MBA)

Course Code Degree Requirements: Master of Business Administration Credits
  Foundation Courses*  


Quan Mthds for Bus












Principles of Management



* Students with an undergraduate degree in business may apply for advanced standing in the Foundation courses.



AND the requirements for the MBA as set out below



Core Program



Strategy in a Disruptive Marketplace



Leading for Performance and Wellbeing



Managing Customer Value



Managing Responsibly



Innovation and Technology Management



Business Analytics for Managers



Financial Management



Three credits total from the available Electives



AND one of the following options:



Capstone Project – Consulting Project



Capstone Project – Entrepreneurial Project



Capstone Project – International or Canadian Experience


Electives (note: all electives are 0.5 credit value)

Course code Course name Credits


Integrating AI: Business Process Management Perspective



Negotiation and Conflict



Predictive Analytics for MBAs



Dynamic Decision Making and Problem Solving



Organizational Decision Making



Fundamentals of Data Science for Management



Acquiring Consulting Skills & Processes



Project Management



Brand Management



Cases in Corporate Finance



Data Science for MBAs



Disruptive Digital Transformation



International Finance



Professional Sales



Social Media Analytics



Developing Your Startup



Talent Management



Investment and Portfolio Management



Starting Your Startup



Understanding Consultants & Consulting



Strategic HRM



Sourcing Digital Services



Causality and Causal Inference Methods



Personal Finance



Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace



Sport Business Strategy



Sport Business Marketing



Pop-up Topics in Management



Directed Reading


MB8002 Quan Mthds for Bus

This course equips students with basic analytical tools that support business decision making. Students learn the principles of statistics and other techniques and apply them to data analysis using computer- based tools. In addition, students develop a broader understanding of the information systems that supply these data, and how quantitative analyses support management and strategy in business organizations. 1 Credit.

MB8004 Accounting

Topics include the role of GAAP, balance sheet, income statements and cash flow statements, the concepts of retained earnings, depreciation, receivables, inventory, amortization, deferred taxes and goodwill. It examines accounting models to improve managerial decision making including the Cost-Volume Profit model, Activity Based Costing, Economic Value Added, transfer pricing, overhead allocation and Balanced Scorecard. Strategic issues such as organizational learning, control systems and open-book management are examined with a global perspective. 1 Credit

MB8005 Finance

This course provides the necessary principles of finance for the manager of an enterprise in the global environment. This course examines from a global perspective, shareholder wealth maximization, the analysis and interpretation of financial statements, ratio analysis, the time value of money, discounted cash flow analysis, valuation of different financial assets, value of equity, interest rate analysis, the value of debt, and bond valuation. 1 Credit

MB8006 Economics

This course develops the fundamental tools of economic analysis that are essential for understanding global markets and making managerial decisions. The economic relationships between growth and inflation are examined as well as credit, interest rates, and government fiscal and monetary policy. International input and product markets, foreign direct investment, multinationals, mergers and acquisitions, as well as the market determination of exchange rates and interest rates are considered. 1 Credit

MB8007  Principles of Management

The course comprises a tour through the non-financial management functions. It begins with an outline of the history of management thought, an approach that frames the successive topics. It is followed by a unit on business law and corporate governance, which explains the roles and responsibilities of managers and executives. The organizational behaviour/human resource section highlights principles of social psychology as they relate to how people interact in organizations, and small groups. The section on operations and management information systems shows how organizations use technologies. The quality unit shows how it is fostered in manufacturing and services. The marketing module introduces the first principles of this function. There is also a lecture introducing the unique aspects of entrepreneurship and small business. 1 Credit

MB8010  Strategy in a Disruptive Marketplace

This course provides students with the strategic foundation around which they can build their MBA journey. It is a dynamic course, requiring significant advance preparation, both individually and in groups, and extensive class interaction. Students will be exposed to both traditional approaches to strategy and the new dynamic world in which organizations must now compete. Students will address both multi-divisional corporate strategy issues as well as specific strategic choices for individual business units. 1 Credit. *Anti- requisite MB8103 or MT8213

MB8011  Leading for Performance and Wellbeing

This course will expose students to key theories of leadership, central debates about the obligations of leadership, the role of leaders in modern organizations, and the importance of self-awareness for effective leadership. The goal of this course is to encourage thinking critically about leadership as both a practice and a field of study. Through an examination of theoretical and popular conceptualizations of leadership, case analysis, applied readings, and self-reflection, the material is designed to develop abilities as a leader and a follower. 1 Credit.

MB8012  Managing Customer Value

This advanced marketing course examines the delivery of value from B2C and B2B perspectives. It focuses on how management of relationships and processes across the value chain contribute to the delivery of value to stakeholders, including shareholders, customers, and community members. The course provides insight into marketing strategies and actions that disrupt the marketplace, society, and sustainability. 1 Credit.

MB8013  Managing Responsibly

This course focuses on the relationship between law, ethics, and corporate social responsibility as they relate to management. Students learn the importance of law as a facilitator in developing successful business strategies and explore the mutuality reinforcing relationship between law and corporate social responsibility in areas such as corporate governance, environmental protection, privacy, corruption, and free trade agreements. Through an examination of these themes, the course provides students with analytical tools for identifying ethical problems and a framework for managing ethical conduct in organizations. 1 Credit. *Anti-requisite MB/MT8108

MB8014  Innovation and Technology Management

This course prepares students to manage in turbulent, high technology environments characterized by digital transformation of industries. Students will critically evaluate questions about innovation, such as: What is innovation? How does it unfold? How do organizational structures enable and constrain innovation? What would a manager need to know in order to effectively manage innovation? What types of competitive dynamics emerge in industries experiencing significant innovations? How do management fads affect innovation? How does the larger context of society affect innovation? Students will learn how ways of structuring and managing organizations can foster or stifle innovation. 1 Credit. *Anti-requisite MT8216 or MT8212

MB8015  Business Analytics for Managers

This course introduces basic data science techniques of Business Analytics in support of evidence-based management. The objective of the course is to help students develop competence for formulating and analyzing business problems, and interpreting the results of data analysis using various business analytics software tools. The course follows an outcomes based action learning approach that entails intensive hands-on problem solving with software tools [such as EXCEL Analytics Platform]. The primary focus is on developing competence for applying business analytics techniques for strategic decision making, and improving organizational performance and innovation capabilities. Effective communication is a significant dimension of business analytics work. Students will be expected to construct evidence based arguments for short business cases in order to present the analytics results in a manner appropriate for management consumption. 1 Credit. *Antirequisite MT8312

MB8016  Capstone Project – Consulting Project

Students, working in teams under the general guidance of a faculty member, will execute a consulting project for a real client. The project will address a significant problem faced by the client and will allow the students to interact with the client organization to investigate the problem and develop possible solutions. The student team will be responsible for all aspects of the client relationship, with a faculty member acting as adviser and observer. The aim is to challenge the students to disrupt the marketplace and provide the organization with actionable, innovative ideas. This capstone project offers students options to integrate knowledge gained from prior courses and experiential activities, based on their career interests

MB8017  Capstone Project – Entrepreneurial Project

Based on a selection process, students will have the opportunity to develop a plan to start up a business or further develop an existing start-up. Throughout the course, successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from the university's ecosystem, will be available to provide useful perspectives on their startup experiences. Students will have the opportunity to apply to Zones within the DMZ. Each zone has a distinct focus that provides opportunities to shape initiatives from the ground up and gain experience that prepares students for the real world. Pass/Fail

MB8018 Capstone Project – International or Canadian Experience

Students gain an understanding of a specific cultural, business, political, and economic environment impacting businesses. Students will meet with business executives and with community stakeholders. Under the guidance of a faculty member, students will work with a community group or business to transfer knowledge or solve a problem. Students will attend pre-travel training and bootcamp sessions prior to departing to select destinations. In the host countries/communities, students will gain first-hand experience and an understanding of a unique business culture directly from industry experts. Students will visit local companies and participate in cultural activities. Pass/Fail

MB8019 Financial Management

Building on the foundations in Accounting and Finance, this course further develops an understanding of the challenges for sound financial planning and management in a global environment. Students learn the risk return characteristics of various international financial markets and financial instruments. Topics include financial instrument valuation (stocks, bonds and derivative securities), going public decisions, initial and seasonal equity offerings, joint venture, venture capital firms and international entry decisions. Antirequisites: MB8109, MT8109 1 Credit

MB8110 Integrating AI: Business Process Management Perspective

Artificial intelligence (AI) is fast growing and has been increasingly applied to improve business process performance. This course aims to equip students with fundamental knowledge of AI and concepts and techniques in business process analysis and design through hands-on exercise and guest lectures who are AI practitioners. Students will learn commonly used notation Business process management notation (BPMN) to capture business processes and easy-to-use tools for diagramming and analyzing business processes. The course is practical in nature, so students shall be able to apply the course content to their work. Ultimately, students are expected to develop a deeper understanding of how AI could be applied to facilitate, not to replace, human beings for better process performance. 0.5 Credits.

MB8111 Negotiation and Conflict

The primary objective of this course is to help students develop the sophistication to analyze bargaining and conflict relationships and to learn (through class discussion, bargaining simulations and self- assessment) about their own individual bargaining style. The course explores the process of collective bargaining as it is currently practiced by organizations and their unions, as well as the major concepts and theories of the psychology of bargaining and negotiation that this process embraces. 0.5 Credits.

MB8112 Predictive Analytics for MBAs

This course introduces MBA students to the fundamentals of predictive analytics to leverage extensive proprietary data resources held by firms and businesses of all sizes. The past two decades have witnessed a massive growth in data sets. However, businesses lack the expertise needed to leverage their vast data resources. Thus, businesses are data-rich, but insights poor. This course equips the MBA students with the fundamentals of predictive analytics with time series and cross-section data. 0.5 Credits.

MB8113 Dynamic Decision Making and Problem Solving

Effective decision-makers are those who consistently identify and choose the best option among multiple alternatives. Their decisions are strategic, creative, reasoned, and defensible. This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals and principals of decision-making and integrative thinking in a dynamic and competitive business environment. It will expose students to theories of thinking, judgment and decision-making, creativity, learning from feedback, and causal reasoning. 0.5 Credits.

MB8114 Organizational Decision Making

Organizational decision-making involves vision, passion, the ability to make decisions under pressure and uncertainty, and the ability to motivate others toward one's vision. Dive into complex managerial issues with this course. Students will begin to gain insight into the perspective of a senior manager or leader and to understand the larger context of management. Through experiential exercises and detailed feedback from your peers and the professor, you’ll enhance your decision-making. Students will focus on developing managerial skills, including managing in a global context. 0.5 Credits.

MB8115 Fundamentals of Data Science for Management

This course introduces basic data science techniques for evidence-based management. The objective of the course is to help students develop competence for formulating and analyzing business problems, and interpreting the results of data analysis using various business analytics software tools. The course follows an outcomes based action learning approach that entails intensive hands-on problem solving with software tools. The primary focus is on developing competence for applying basic data science models for strategic decision making, and improving organizational performance and innovation capabilities. Effective communication is a significant dimension of business analytics work. Students will be expected to construct evidence based arguments for short business cases in order to present the analytics results in a manner appropriate for management consumption. 0.5 Credits.

MB8116 Acquiring Consulting Skills & Processes

This course will examine consulting process models and their application, and help students develop specific skills to assist in their consulting careers. Students will study real life consulting projects with practitioners in order to explore consulting skills, roles, skills and services. 0.5 Credits.

MB8117 Project Management

This course focuses on both the science of project management and the art of managing projects. While exploring common theoretical methods and reviewing the content of the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK), the major course objective is to provide a comprehensive, integrated understanding of the effective project management process with particular emphasis on its application to real-world business and technology projects. The course will cover project, program and portfolio management concepts enabling students to understand the role of sponsors, managers and experts in the project management process. Antirequisite: MT8220 0.5 Credits.

MB8118 Brand Management

This course examines product and service innovation in media industries and investigates trends in consumption of media products and services. It introduces students to ways of understanding consumer behaviour with respect to media products and services. The course examines methods and models that treat consumers as customers, users, and audience members. Antirequisite: MB8402 0.5 Credits.

MB8119 Cases in Corporate Finance

This course is designed to provide students with a real life, integrated, experience in Advance Corporate Finance topics such as corporate valuation and governance, M&A, and corporate restructuring. Real life cases are used, along with a variety of others in order to give students the chance to develop their skills with respect to real life cases. 0.5 Credits.

MB8120 Data Science for MBAs

This course introduces MBA students to the fundamentals of data science to leverage extensive proprietary data resources held by firms and businesses of all sizes. The past two decades have witnessed a massive growth in data sets. However, businesses lack the expertise needed to leverage their vast data resources. Thus, businesses are data-rich, but insights poor. This course equips the MBA students with the fundamental knowledge of data science needed to manage, manipulate, and organize datasets. 0.5 Credits.

MB8121 Disruptive Digital Transformation

This course provides a holistic business view of disruptive digital transformation, with the perspectives of strategy, technology, and transformative change for individuals, the organization and society. Disruptive strategies dominate the business landscape. Powered by digital technologies, new start-ups and established organizations are rapidly creating innovative business opportunities and are challenging traditional business models. Canadian businesses compete with each other locally but the true threat comes from competitors that create global impact using disruptive technologies. Uber threatens local taxi firms, Netflix challenges Canadian cable companies, and Canadian banks now see Apple as a non- traditional financial service rivals. Indeed, Facebook or Bitcoin may displace sovereign currencies. 0.5 Credits.

MB8122 International Finance

Financial theory will be applied to a variety of international finance issues including interest rates, exchange rates, corporate valuation, securities valuation, risk management, and foreign currency derivatives. Practical solutions to real world financial issues will be explored. Students will learn how to evaluate the financial position of a corporation or a trader through examination of portfolio composition, how to analyze financing and investment problems using discounted cash flow framework, how to evaluate the impact of different financing and investment decisions on the multinational corporations’ shareholders’ wealth, and how various interest rand foreign exchange rates are formed. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name and discuss the issues in international finance and will be able to demonstrate this knowledge by being able to evaluate possible outcomes for various courses of financing and trading actions. 0.5 Credits.

MB8123 Professional Sales

This course in professional selling focuses on the advanced study of the sales process including relationship and account management, negotiation, team selling, sales leadership, and sales technology. It will use active learning methods to gain professional sales experience through practice and applied learning. This will be accomplished through a combination of business case class discussion, sales training from experts in the field, and role-play opportunities. Professional selling is an essential component of the promotion or communication mix. You will gain practical influencing and professional selling skills that you can use in any field of business. 0.5 Credits.

MB8124 Social Media Analytics

This course will help students develop a deeper understanding of social media and big data analytics techniques and platforms. Specifically, students will learn how to derive actionable business intelligence from publicly available social media data sets; while following privacy and ethical frameworks of working with user-generated data. Student will also learn how to select the appropriate KPIs and measurement tools to support strategic decision making and improve organizational performance. The course will feature a number of hands-on, experiential learning exercises using commonly available business analytics software tools throughout the term. Antirequisite: MT8313 0.5 Credits.

MB8125 Developing Your Startup

This experientially based course will empower students to use 21st century entrepreneurship techniques to work on their own business idea. This course focuses on the practical aspects of the start-up and management of a new venture. Students will be exposed, through in-class exercises, to various modern tools used to build their new venture. Students will undertake a major field exercise with early adopters to investigate product fit and likely business models. The fieldwork is finalized in the classroom through facilitated peer discussion. 0.5 Credits.

MB8126 Talent Management

Companies often describe the people they employ as their most important asset. The best companies view talent as a competitive differentiator and a key area where the acquisition, engagement, development, and retention of talent is a strategic priority. Talent management involves individual and organizational development in response to a changing and complex operating environment. It is not just limited to attracting the best people from the industry but also a continuous process that involves sourcing, hiring, developing, retaining and promoting them while meeting the organization’s requirements simultaneously. 0.5 Credits.

MB8127 Investment and Portfolio Management

The objective of the course is to understand the fundamental theory and the characteristics of stock, bond and derivative securities. The course will also teach how to apply the knowledge of the securities in portfolio management. It will cover analysis of equity, fixed income, derivative and alternative investments. In the second half of the course, portfolio management will be covered. After completing the course, students will be able to answer investments, equity, fixed income, derivatives and portfolio management part questions of CFA first level questions successfully. 0.5 Credits.

MB8128 Starting Your Startup

This foundation module is designed to stimulate the student's interest in entrepreneurship. By means of case studies, articles, videos and presentations, students will begin by learning from prominent entrepreneurs who have demonstrated commitment, passion, risk-taking, strategic thinking and implementation, with the ability to develop core competencies as they create and grow their successful enterprises. Building on these case stories, students will gain a foundation of the theories behind successful entrepreneurship activities and begin an experiential journey into the early stages of starting a new venture and discover the issues and responsibilities facing a new business owner. Whether or not students actually start a business on their own, they will develop an appreciation for the challenges facing the entrepreneur. 0.5 Credits.

MB8129 Understanding Consultants & Consulting

Management consulting is a major service industry. This course will examine the nature of consulting work, firm structure and the services that are provided, as well as the ways in which consultants and clients work together successfully. Both the theory and the practice of consulting will be addressed. This course will be relevant to students who anticipate being external or internal consultants and includes elements of self- assessment and career planning. 0.5 Credits.

MB8130 Strategic HRM

This course develops competencies in managing a global workforce. Specific topics include the behavioural impact of cultural differences, alternative approaches to organizational structure, cross cultural communication challenges, management of diverse groups, leadership and employee motivation techniques for global managers, and conflict resolution across cultures. Students will assess their own managerial and leadership competencies and develop a personal plan for skill development. A key component of this course is the online Human Resources Management (HRM) simulation. The HRM simulation is an on-line competitive simulation where students take on the role of Human Resource Director for a growing organization. 0.5 Credits.

MB8131 Sourcing Digital Services

In 1990s and 2000s, industry coined the term IT Outsourcing, often with services delivered from offshore locations. With the advent of cloud services and related digital technologies, the global outsourcing market of $85 billion has evolved from outsourcing assets such as data centres, servers and software, to a model where organizations acquire digital services as needed. This program prepares students who will be buyers of these services. Often, the services are delivered by some of the largest organizations in the world, such as Amazon, Apple, IBM and Microsoft. A well-educated buyer can begin to understand and manage the sourcing process with the knowledge from this course. 0.5 Credits.

MB8132 Causality and Causal Inference Methods

Most business analytics (BA) courses focus on teaching analytical methods that identify correlations, classes, and associations among relevant variables, when the ultimate goal of BA is actually to identify cause-and-effect relationships, in order to design the appropriate policies, strategies and business plans. This course provides an introduction to the body of knowledge on causality and causal inference that has emerged during the last 3 to 4 decades. The course material builds up on the core BA course. It aims to provide students with: 1) an in-depth conceptual understanding of the challenges and issues around the identification of cause-and-effect relationships, as well as 2) the technical aspects, algorithms and tools to carry out causal analyses. 0.5 Credits.

MB8133 Personal Finance

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the subject of personal financial decision making. We will explore the role of the individual decision maker and the role of the financial advisor. Major areas covered by the course are budgeting, tax planning, financing, protecting your assets and income, investments, retirement, and estate planning. Students will learn how logic and emotions affect personal financial decisions. After taking this course, students will have learned the tools and activities that will help manage their own money, and manage money for other individuals and families. 0.5 Credits.

MB8134 Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

The focus of this (half credit) course is on how to flourish in the workplace. It is based on Positive Psychology, which is a field of study that encompasses six broad areas of research: positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, achievement, and vitality (PERMA-V). Resilience, as a foundation to flourishing, will be explored and resilience skills and strategies will be taught. 0.5 Credits.

MB8135 Sport Business Strategy

This special topics course will focus on fundamentals of both sport business-level and corporate-level strategy. The course is designed to introduce a wide variety of modern sport strategy frameworks and methodologies, including methods for assessing the strength of competition, for understanding relative bargaining power, for anticipating competitors’ actions, for analyzing cost and value structures and their relevance to competition, and for assessing potential changes in the scope of the firm. A sport business strategy consulting project will be the final capstone group project for this course. 0.5 Credits.

MB8136 Sport Business Marketing

This course is designed to discuss the fundamental management and marketing problems for the sport business industry. The main objective of this course is to a) develop an understanding of the tools and scope that are used to drive leading sport business marketing strategy and relationships within the broader sport marketing industry. In addition, this course will address the variety of contemporary problems and opportunities that confront sport business marketers. 0.5 Credits.

MB8137 Pop-up Topics in Management

This course provides students with the opportunity to pursue advanced studies on interdisciplinary issues and themes of emerging and current significance in Management. It allows students to access leading- edge research and to explore new and emerging theories and models of practice. The particular theme, topic, and structure of the course may vary in response to changes and trends in the field, availability of specialists, and student interest. 0.5 Credits.

MB8138 Directed Reading

This course gives students space to study literature that explores the full theoretical and contemporary scope of readings pertaining to a topic of interest. Under the guidance of the professor, the student will select a topic and investigate the area of specialization. The course will involve the exploration of the literature in a particular area guided by a member of the faculty with whom the student will meet regularly to discuss the readings. Students must seek out the approval of the MBA Program Director and faculty instructor prior to enrolling in this course. 0.5 Credits.

Course Listing (PMDip)

MT8212 Innovation and Org Theory

This course prepares students to manage in turbulent, high technology environments. Students are introduced to theories of innovation, and learn how various ways of organizing and managing people and work can foster or stifle innovation. Students will apply models of innovation and diffusion to analyze industry trends and identify and assess strategic options for individual firms operating in environments of rapid technological change. Antirequisite: MT8201 and MT8203. 1 Credit

MT8213 Technology and Org Strategy

This course examines how strategic leaders transform and position their organizations to exploit technological change for competitive advantage. It provides an understanding of the issues surrounding the formulation and implementation of technology-based strategies, and explores frameworks for managing in a technology-based economy. Antirequisite: MT8202. 1 Credit

MT8216 Global Markets and Tech Trends

This course explores emerging issues (technologies, trends, geopolitical policies etc.) with an emphasis on their potential impact on global enterprise practices. The course also focuses on developing planning models to incorporate environmental scanning and technology forecasting as components of effective strategic planning models. Antirequisite: MT8211. 1 Credit

MT8911 Technical Foundation for Mgrs.

Information security is a broadly encompassing field focused on the protection of data assets and intangible intectual property of all kinds. (Data) privacy relies on information security as a necessary, but not sufficient condition to ensure that the legal and moral rights of data owners are respected. Both security and privacy are enabled by IT operations and controls, which again are necessary, but not sufficient conditions to ensure that security and privacy "work". 1 Credit

MT8912 Mnging for Max Benefit and Effect

This course represents the capstone of the certificate program. While topics of special interest will be presented throughout the semester, the main thrust of the course will be completion of major term group projects intended to address specific issues/problems in security and privacy management identified at one of a number of “volunteer” companies or organizations agreeing to participate in this TMU initiative. 1 Credit

MT8913 Sec and Prvcy Mgmt Fundamentals

Mgmt of highly technical areas, such as scientific research, engineering, information security and data privacy often presents difficult challenges well beyond the realm of mainstream financial or operational management. In part, this arises because management may be insufficiently versed in the underlying subject matter to make informed decisions. 1 Credit

MT8914 Law, Cmplce, Aud and Cert, Comp Crime

This course provides students with broad exposure to topics which affect the management of corporate information security and privacy, but are not directly part of it. It also provides them with the ability to extrapolate requirements and risks, based on an understanding of the underlying legal, social and compliance drivers. 1 Credit

MT8916 Advanced Financial Accounting

This course will develop the student’s ability to integrate issues across different technical and Enabling competencies and develop a higher level of problem solving and decision making skills. Throughout the course, students will be expected to display the attitudes, behavior and ethics incorporated in the CPA mindset. The course is grounded in Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting processes and covers both routine and non- routine transactions and disclosures, at the highest level expected in the CPA competency map. Multi subject cases will be used to develop the students’ ability to integrate issues across functional areas including Assurance, Finance, and Performance Management and Tax. Emphasis must be on stakeholders’ need and their potentially conflicting interests. Issues in, public, private and not for profit enterprises in a multi GAAP framework will be covered. 1 Credit

MT8917 Management Accounting

This course will provide integration of key areas in Management Accounting into strategy, business operations and planning. The main delivery method is an immersive case based on a currently active business that has gone through phases of growth and acquisition since its founding in 2000. Students will be required to utilize their knowledge gained in their undergraduate courses and personal experiences. They will be expected to analyze the company at various phases in its growth and communicate key recommendations as to future courses of action through these phases. The immersive case will place the students in roles that are exactly matched to the positioning of a CPA in today’s professional environment. Two large corporation cases will also be utilized in a narrower context to ensure that the students are adequately exposed to a ‘big business’ setting, rather than the start-up company being explored in the immersive case. For a class by class description of the course and its mapping to the CPA competencies, please see the table presented on pages 5 through 8. 1 Credit

MT8918 Advanced Auditing an Assurance

This course builds on the knowledge of auditing obtained in earlier courses by focusing on application of professional judgment in audits for various types of businesses and industries, such as decisions related to independence, governance, materiality, fraud risk, control evaluation, complex estimates, uncertainties, and audit opinions. Other topics include: professional standards, assurance engagements related to financial information and other information such as GHG emissions, auditor roles in organizations and government such as internal, forensic and comprehensive auditing, and assurance related to securities regulations such as offering documents, forecasts and due diligence. A key aspect is analysis of practice- based external and internal auditing simulations that integrate assurance issues with accounting, management, taxation, and finance considerations. The course will equip the students with the competencies to perform audits from assessing the need for an engagement or project to developing and performing procedures. 1 Credit

MT8919 Financial Analysis Valuations

The value of any asset, real or financial, tangible or intangible is a critical input in many decisions in finance and accounting. This course builds on the skills acquired in foundational courses to explore the concept of fair value in a variety of contexts. The course begins with a review of financial statement analysis before exploring the major valuation methodologies in use today. Market based approaches, income based and adjusted net value will be covered. The course culminates with business valuations (M&A). The course uses extensive use of cases and public company financial statements to illustrate concepts discussed in class. The course continues the extensive use of spreadsheet tools to explore input sensitivities. A strong grounding in Excel is necessary in order to be successful in this course. 1 Credit

MT8920 Accounting Taxation Integration

The first part of the course will further develop the tax knowledge and identification of tax issue skills through the use of complex cases to simulate real world experience. Emphasis in the second part of the course will be on developing the skills to approach a multi subject case. Emphasis in the cases will be on identifying the stated and implied issues, analyzing each issue and making sound ethical recommendations, while considering the impacts on all stakeholders. The course content will take into account both the specific taxation competencies and the enabling competencies of ethical behaviour, decision-making, problem-solving, communication, and leadership required in the professional accounting field. Effective individual communication, both orally and in writing, will be essential to demonstrating mastery of the course objectives. This is a capstone course requiring preparation for each class so that each student is ready to contribute to the class discussion and case presentations. 1 Credit

MT8931 Corporate & Nonprofit Governance

This course provides a context for social enterprise within the Anglo--American sphere of capital markets--focused finance. It also provides a survey of non--profit governance mechanisms. This context is related to the development of new methods of financing social enterprise. Through the legal structures and actors that have brought market-- oriented logics into financing and assessing the performance of social enterprise. It will acquaint students with the impact of government policy and market structure on the role of the capital markets in supporting a wide range of enterprises. This material will provide perspective on the history of Canadian capital markets, their objectives, and the actors that affect them, such as pension funds, banks, exchanges, public policy makers, and corporations themselves, many of which may have an interest in financing social enterprise. Students will gain perspective on the institutions that govern capital markets within the developed countries that make up the Anglo American sphere of capital markets-- focused finance, as well as an international survey of the conventional capital markets and how their integration creates opportunities and challenges for financing social enterprise. It will acquaint students with the impact of government policy and market structure on the role of the capital markets in supporting a wide range of enterprises, those with social agendas. 1 Credit

MT8932 Alternative Perspectives on Finance

This course will provide context on approaches to finance from the behavioural finance perspective, as well an international survey of systems of finance outside the Anglo American sphere. Because social enterprise occurs in a variety of settings, with different systems of finance, perspectives on systems such as Islamic Finance, or State oriented finance, and the systems a variety of post-colonial, developing countries, where many social enterprises are situated. 1 Credit

MT8933 Investing for Impact

This course is an industry‐focused course on both impact investing in social enterprise as part of portfolio of investments, and on bottom of the pyramid finance such as micro--‐finance. Impact investing aims to create positive social and/or environmental impact, alongside financial returns. With the proliferation of new players, approaches, financial instruments and evaluation tools, the field of impact investing has significantly progressed in recent years to tackle an array of social issues. It will also cover instruments like Social Impact Bonds designed for specific projects and crowdfunding. The course is designed to be an introduction to impact investing: how the industry has emerged, why it is gaining prominence, and where it is going. It will explore its roots in micro--‐finance, its influence on business and philanthropy, as well as the opportunities and challenges ahead. 1 Credit

MT8934 Financing and Assessing Social Impact

This course is built assessments of social enterprise and returns on social investments. This piece will be most valuable for professionals working in social enterprise, but will also inform the investor on how these instruments work to produce desired outcomes. Impact Analysis includes a detailed measurement of social enterprise outcomes, and analyzing individual organizations will form a key deliverable for this course. There are also established metrics, such as the Progress out of Poverty Index, some of which have been developed from environmental impact metrics, and metrics for measuring corporate social responsibility, as well as an active scholarly literature on impact assessment. Students will gain a perspective on the history and best practice in social impact assessment, and how it is linked to financial instruments. 1 Credit

MT8935 Capstone Project in Finance for Social Innovation

A Capstone Project will be completed after coursework, and will be created as a course taught by a single instructor. The projects will use archival data, policy analysis and interviews with industry professionals.

The capstone project will consist of a paper completed using archival data or policy analysis on a topic related to financing social innovation. The workload will be the equivalent of a readings course. 1 Credit

MT8940 Fixed Income Securities MT8941 Advanced Portfolio Management

MT8942 Advanced Investment Management MT8943 Derivatives

MT8944 International Finance

MT8945 Executive Leadership for CIOS

This course provides advanced leadership skills for IT executives by pairing leadership theory with practical techniques and both individual and group-level interpersonal skills for leaders. Through an application of current leadership theory to practice, students will gain a better understanding of how leaders shape organizational experiences and outcomes, with a particular focus on the challenges faced by those in executive leadership roles. (1 credit)

MT8946 Capstone – MTI for CIOs

The Capstone Project will consist of a paper completed by each participant on a topic relevant to their workplace and aligned with the PM Diploma MTI. It will be graded on a Pass / Fail basis, and will build on topics discussed in the taught courses and will demonstrate written English proficiency. The Capstone Project will be completed after coursework and will be created as a course taught by a single instructor. Pass/Fail