Advance your business research career.
The Master of Science in Management (MScM) is a thesis-based graduate program designed for students wishing to pursue a research or academic career in business. Work with leading thinkers and applied researchers to learn about the complex problems facing modern organizations. You will develop your program of study and thesis research working with a faculty supervisor from AACSB-accredited Ted Rogers School of Management, Canada’s preeminent entrepreneurially-focused business school. Students gain qualitative and quantitative research skills across several management disciplines.
Work with a faculty supervisor in one of Ted Rogers School of Management’s diverse academic areas of specialization. Upon completion of the program, many graduates choose to pursue a doctorate degree or a research career in business.
For information on how to apply, see Admissions.
Pearlyn Ng is a recent graduate of the MScM program, specializing in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management. She completed her BSc in Psychology at the University of Toronto in 2016. Before starting her Masters at the Ted Rogers School of Management, she worked as a Research and Knowledge Lead at the Canadian Mental Health Association. Her research broadly focuses upon leadership. One line of her research looks at follower reactions to self-serving leaders. Another line of her research focuses on gender bias and women leaders. She started her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Waterloo in the Fall of 2022.
Omar Fares is a Master of Science in Management graduate specializing in Retail Management with key research focusing on digital innovations, customer-technology interactions, and consumers' perceptions of digital innovations in the banking sector. Omar is an experienced sales and marketing professional with over 7 years of experience in the retail and banking sector. Omar’s background combines a mix of expertise in quantitative/qualitative consumer behaviour research and industry experience in sales, market research and planning, corporate strategizing, and leadership & training.
Megan Herrewynen is a recent graduate of the MScM program and is an incoming student in the PhD in Management program. She completed her MScM in the HR Management & Organizational Behaviour department. Her Master's thesis explored vicarious guilt that employees experience in response to an organizational transgression. Megan's thesis has been nominated for the Best Thesis Award and she will be presenting a paper based on her thesis at the Academy of Management in Seattle, the largest international conference for management scholars. Megan is also a recipient of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Her research interests include behavioural ethics, emotions, and justice in the workplace.
Dr. Laplume’s research interests span the fields of Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. He has published studies in leading journals including Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Human Relations, Research Policy, R&D Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Research, and many others. He adopts a critical realist perspective toward research and uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods in his work.
Before starting his academic career, he was an information technology and management consultant for several Canadian organizations and corporations. He also brings startup experience, as founder and employee, both to the classroom and to the research process. Most of his work lies at the intersections of incumbent strategies and new entrant entrepreneurship—he examines how entrepreneurs overcome barriers and how incumbents respond to new entrants.
After completing his PhD at the Asper School of Business, he went to work for Michigan Tech, helping to build up the entrepreneurial ecosystem there, and holding a research chair. He joined Ted Rogers in 2018, and now leads the Master of Science in Management and PhD in Management programs as Graduate Program Director. He currently teaches SM8103: Applied Research Methods I.