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Master of Science In Management Program

The Master of Science in Management (MScM) is a full-time 16 month thesis based master’s degree in management. Designed for students interested in a research or academic career in business, MScM equips individuals with qualitative and quantitative research skills across several disciplines in management. Gain new knowledge of the complex problems facing organizations in the modern world and become an expert in a research area by completing and defending a thesis.

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Research Areas of Specialization

Work with a faculty supervisor in one of the following research areas of specialization:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship & Strategy
  • Finance
  • Global Management Studies
  • Health Services Management
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Human Resources Management 
  • Information Technology Management
  • Law & Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate Management
  • Retail Management

For this program, researching and identifying potential faculty supervisors is part of the application process. Please take your time to review supervisors’ bios and their research areas of interest, prior to applying to the program. Applications that do not identify a potential supervisor will not be reviewed.

Research Institutes and Centres

Toronto Metropolitan University is home to a range of research centres and affiliated institutes that support faculty and students in addressing theoretically rigorous and practically relevant research. Graduate students of the Master in Science Management program may choose to collaborate with one of these centres during their studies.



The curriculum is comprised of three (3) core courses and four (4) electives. Upon completion of course work, students then move on to working on their Master’s Thesis.

3 Core courses

4 Elective courses

Core Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title
SM8000 Research Seminar
SM8103 Applied Research Methods I
SM8104 Applied Research Methods II

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title
SM8721 Service Innovation Management
SM8722 Special Topics (4 options to choose from)
SM8723 Advanced Data Analytics in Business
SM8219 Theories of Technology and Organizations
MG9101 Management and Organization Theory
MG9102 Advanced Research Methods: Qualitative
MG9201 Digital Enterprise and Social Media

Elective offerings are subject to change annually. Students may be eligible to take select electives from other graduate programs at TRSM. Please contact us to find out more information about elective courses.

Master’s Thesis

A student’s thesis embodies the results of their research program and exposes the work to scholarly criticism. It must represent a single body of work, with integrated material, and should not be solely a collection of published articles.

The master’s thesis requirements are met when:

  • A student has passed the oral examination
  • A student’s written work receives a passing grade
  • A student submits the final copy of the thesis to the program in accordance with YSGPS guidelines

You are required to complete four Elective courses as part of your degree.

Course Code
Directed Readings
SM8700 Directed Reading: Accounting
SM8701 Directed Reading: Bus Tech Mgmt
SM8702 Directed Reading: Econ & Mgmt Sci (Economics and Management Science)
SM8703 Directed Reading: Finance
SM8704 Directed Reading: Entrepreneurship & Strategy
SM8705 Directed Reading: Global Management Studies
SM8706 Directed Reading: Health Services
SM8708 Directed Reading: Hospitality and Tourism Management
SM8709 Directed Reading: HR Mgmt & Org Beh
SM8710 Directed Reading: Law Business
SM8711 Directed Reading: Marketing Management
SM8712 Directed Reading: Real Estate Management
SM8713 Directed Reading: Retail Management
SM8901 Directed Readings