Course Descriptions

Management, Faculty of Management

MGMT: Management

MGMT 100 (3) Introduction to Business
Introduction to the Faculty of Management and traditional areas of business including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, organizational behaviour, operations, business policy, information systems and entrepreneurship. Identifies the steps needed to build and manage successful local, national, and international competitive businesses and organizations. Introduces ethical and policy decisions faced by businesses, organizations and governments. Open to all students. [3-0-0]
MGMT 110 (3) Introduction to Management Thought and Social Responsibility
Introduces management thought in business and organizations. Utilizes critical thinking in socially and ethically responsible decisions at a corporate and personal level. Includes managing responsibly through people, mass production, ethical and socially-responsible practices. Covers start-ups, entrepreneurs, family business, non-profit/for-profit organizations and governments in global regions. Credit will be granted for only one of MGMT 110 or MGMT 200. Open to all students. [3-0-0]
Equivalency: MGMT 200.
MGMT 200 (3) Introduction to Management Thought and Social Responsibility
Introduces management thought in business and organizations. Utilizes critical thinking in socially and ethically responsible decisions at a corporate and personal level. Includes managing responsibly through people, mass production, ethical and socially-responsible practices. Covers start-ups, entrepreneurs, family business, non-profit/for-profit organizations and governments in global regions. Credit will be granted for only one of MGMT 200 or MGMT 110. Open to all students. [3-0-0]
Equivalency: MGMT 110.
MGMT 301 (3) Introduction to Financial Accounting
Construction and interpretation of financial statements. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the B.Mgt. program.
MGMT 302 (3) Introduction to Managerial Accounting
Major issues and methods of managerial accounting and how they are used by companies to enhance the quality of their management decisions. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the B.Mgt. program.
MGMT 310 (3) Introduction to Finance
Framework development for analyzing a firm's investment and financing decisions and a foundation in the basic concepts underlying modern corporate finance. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the B.Mgt. program.
MGMT 320 (3) Introduction to Marketing
Concepts, analyses, and activities that comprise marketing management; practice with assessing and solving marketing problems. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the B.Mgt. program.
MGMT 330 (3) Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
Theories and concepts. Research, analytic, and behavioural skills aimed at understanding and managing the behaviour of individuals and groups in organizations. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the B.Mgt. program.
MGMT 340 (3) Introduction to Management Communications
Opportunity for students to improve abilities to communicate effectively, regardless of the particular medium or situation. Enhances understanding of factors contributing to group effectiveness, and develops skills in working effectively as a member of a group or project team. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the B.Mgt. program.
MGMT 350 (3) Introduction to Information Technology Management
IT managerial issues and their impact on small and medium enterprises and their people. Credit will be granted for only one of MGMT 250 or MGMT 350. [3-1-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
Equivalency: MGMT 250.
MGMT 355 (3) Operations Management
Introduction to the strategic and tactical decisions of operations management as it applies to both service and manufacturing sectors. Topics include process and technology choice, process flow, layout of facilities, capacity and resource planning, inventory control, lean systems, quality management, and quality control. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the B.Mgt. program.
MGMT 360 (3) Business Conditions Analysis
Basic tools and concepts of macroeconomics; review of the "non-market" factors that influence the effective performance of organizations. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the B.Mgt. program.
MGMT 380 (3) Sustainability and Business
Sustainable development issues and current thinking regarding sustainability and its implications for businesses and their managers. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the B.Mgt. program.
MGMT 390 (3) Industry Analysis Project
Applications of management concepts to the study of the nature and dynamics of an industry active in the Okanagan or BC. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the B.Mgt. program.
MGMT 400 (6) Intermediate Financial Accounting
The environment of financial reporting, the standard-setting process, and the conceptual framework that underlies financial reporting in Canada. Technical accounting procedures for the main categories of assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, and expenses will be covered. Credit will be granted for only one of MGMT 400 and either MGMT 430 or MGMT 438.
Prerequisite: MGMT 301 and fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
Corequisite: All of MGMT 402, MGMT 403.
MGMT 401 (3) Intermediate Managerial Accounting
Implementation and evaluation of cost systems for management and decision making. Cost issues include: accumulating and analyzing costs using actual and standard approaches, overhead allocation, and cost estimation. Management topics include: pricing, production and investment decisions, revenue analysis, performance evaluation, management incentive systems, and strategy analysis. Credit will be granted for only one of MGMT 401 or MGMT 431. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: MGMT 302 and fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 402 (3) Introduction to Income Taxes in Canada
Introduction to the Income Tax Act (Canada). Focuses on fundamental tax principles as well as developing familiarity in using the Income Tax Act and other tax research tools. Topics include sources of income, computing income for tax purposes for individuals and corporations, tax planning opportunities, and other tax issues. Credit will be granted for only one of MGMT 402 or MGMT 432. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
Corequisite: All of MGMT 400, MGMT 403.
MGMT 403 (3) Auditing and Assurance Services
Focuses on the external auditor's provision of assurance services on financial information. Topics include: society's demand for various assurance services; the role, profession, ethics, independence, and liability of the assurance provider; assurance risk and strategy; assurance planning, operations, and reports; computerization and internal control; and emerging assurance services. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of MGMT 301, MGMT 302 and fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
Corequisite: MGMT 400.
MGMT 404 (3) Advanced Financial Accounting
Analyzes the concepts and practices underlying financial reporting in more complex areas such as business combinations, multinational operations, future income taxes, and not-for-profit organizations. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: MGMT 400 and Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission
MGMT 405 (3) Advanced Managerial Accounting
Examines the integrative and interdisciplinary role of managerial accounting and its contribution in the strategic management process, including analysis and managerial control. Focuses on cases that deal with management's need for information planning and decision making. Develops analytical, communication, and presentation skills using contemporary management issues. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: MGMT 401 and Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission
MGMT 410 (3) Leadership in Complex Environments
Examinations of theoretical and practical approaches to leadership and conflict resolution. Topics covered include distinguishing between authority and leadership, technical problems and adaptive challenges, power and progress, diagnostic frameworks for assessment and strategies, and tactics of intervention to mobilize progress. Also explored is the nature of conflict, its role in human social systems, and ways to address its negative impacts and harness its positive possibilities. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission .
MGMT 411 (3) Human Resources Management
Develops an understanding of the diverse areas in human resources management. Examines analysis, planning, staffing, performance evaluation, compensation, training and development, labor relations, employee safety, health, human resource management, and an understanding of cultural differences and its impact on the organization. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission .
MGMT 412 (3) Negotiations
Theory and processes of negotiation as it is practiced in a variety of settings. Develop skills experientially, understand useful analytical frameworks, and appreciate the role of emotion in a broad spectrum of negotiation situations. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission .
MGMT 419 (3/6) d Special Topics in Management
Explores the latest concepts and issues in management. Change management, history of management thought, cooperative strategy, management decision making, public sector management, and other related topics within the field of management. It is not intended for topics routinely covered in the curriculum.
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission .
MGMT 420 (3) Supply Chain Management
Provides a strategic, managerial, and cross-functional view of supply management. Understanding of the basic transaction of simple buying or selling; long-term strategic alliances between organizations as a critical part of a longer series of relationships, beginning at the origin of primary ideas or materials and ending with the satisfaction of the needs or wishes of the ultimate consumer. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 421 (3) Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Globalization
Business, strategic, economic, technological, political, and social issues pertaining to outsourcing, offshoring, and globalization. Stakeholder analysis, information technology, the benefits and downsides of outsourcing and/or offshoring, and the dynamics in both client and supply nations. Policy discussion may include the ramifications and policy alternatives for Canada and large to SMEs. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 422 (3) Project Management
Provides the knowledge and skills to successfully initiate, plan, manage, control, and report on projects. Conveys the importance of proper planning, documentation, scope and change control, and quality and risk management. Also covers the people skills required in the areas of team selection, structure, motivation, interviewing, presentation, conflict resolution, and leadership, all of which are critical factors in project management. [3-1-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 423 (3) E-Commerce
Overview of e-commerce from a managerial perspective, with emphasis on the three major driving forces behind e-commerce: technology change, business development, and social controversies. Concepts and frameworks for e-commerce with which to examine existing e-commerce models, new e-commerce opportunities, the prevalent enabling technology, strategic issues confronting new Internet ventures, privacy and intellectual property. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 424 (3) Enterprise Systems Management
Examines enterprise systems and its components including enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relations management (CRM), and supply chain management (SCM). Integration of enterprise-wide information systems and the managerial and technical issues in planning, designing, acquiring, implementing, and extending enterprise systems. Includes first-hand experience with a commercial ERP system software package. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 425 (3) Strategies in Entrepreneurial Technology
Examines strategic execution in entrepreneurial settings and startups, latest concepts and/or issues in entrepreneurial technology, entrepreneurial behaviours in larger organizations, new business models, technology-based businesses, IT Platforms and open services organizations that impact global entrepreneurial management and other related topics affecting strategic execution. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 429 (3/6) d Special Topics in Information Technology Management
Explores the latest concepts and/or issues in information technology management (ITM). Data warehousing, IS security, IT auditing and control, global ITM, and other related topics within the field of ITM. Not intended for topics routinely covered in the curriculum. Credit will be granted for only one of MGMT 429 or MGMT 329 when the subject matter is of the same nature.
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 435 (3) Risk Management
Introduction to the financial instruments, methods, and tools used in financial risk management. Methodology applies to both corporate and investment settings for managing exchange rate risk, interest rate risk, market risk, and credit risk. Focuses on three types of derivative securities: forwards and futures, options, and swaps. Understanding of the basic properties of these instruments, their hedging uses, and their valuation principles. Value-at-risk and options theory will also be covered. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 436 (3) Investments
Basic principles and tools of investment analysis. Understanding of the properties and uses of three broad types of financial securities: equity securities (common stock), fixed income securities (government and corporate bonds), and derivative securities (e.g., futures, options). The trading process, portfolio theory (risk-return and risk-arbitrage models), security analysis, and investment performance evaluation. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 437 (3) Intermediate Finance
Introduction to theories and methods of corporate finance policy used by senior managers and the board of directors to direct the financial operations and strategy of the firm. Policies examined include financial structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: MGMT 310 and third-year standing or above in B.Mgt. or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 438 (3) Capital Asset Budgeting
Building on introductory and intermediate finance concepts, the course develops a framework for investment decisions involved in securing long-term corporate assets. It focuses on case-based material including assessment of qualitative and quantitative decision making criteria, analysis and forecasting of financial statements and cash flows, cost of capital implications, and valuation and return considerations. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: MGMT 310 and Third-year standing or above in B.Mgt. or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 439 (3/6) d Special Topics in Finance
Latest concepts and/or issues in finance. Corporate bankruptcy, financial trading strategies, international banking, and other related topics within the field of finance. Not intended for topics routinely covered in the curriculum.
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 440 (3) Brands, Culture, and Marketing
Goes beyond traditional courses in brand management and marketing by asking questions about the intricate relationships between culture and the consumption of brands. Raises questions about how a culture can brand itself and promote itself through specific brands. Brand awareness, identity, image, personality, positioning, and equity. Strategies to build and sustain brand equity and the globalization of brands will be addressed. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 441 (3) Marketing Strategy
Integrative, dynamic view of marketing strategy at both the corporate and business unit level. Understanding, developing, and evaluating brand strategies over the life of a product market. Strategies for: pioneering brands, late entry, growth, mature and declining markets, and defensive marketing. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 442 (3) Consumer Behaviour
Consumer behaviour is at the heart of any successful business. A clear understanding of consumers is critical in managing the marketing function. Basic concepts and issues in consumer behaviour from a marketing manager's perspective. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 443 (3) New Product and Service Development
The development of new products and/or services is vital to an organization to maintain and expand their market share and/or position in today's global markets. Examines from a marketing perspective the process of designing, marketing, developing, and launching new products or services. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 444 (3) Market Research
Concepts and applications of market research with emphasis on basic methodologies. Introduces a variety of techniques and provides the basis of how research applies to strategy including marketing advertising, sales and product design, and development. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 449 (3/6) d Special Topics in Marketing
Latest concepts and/or issues in marketing. Marketing research, consumer behaviour, e-marketing, international marketing, sales management, and other related topics within the field of marketing. Not intended for topics routinely covered in the curriculum.
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 450 (3) Entrepreneurship and the Smaller Firm
Exposure to the issues and challenges associated with starting a new entrepreneurial business. Students gain an appreciation of the challenges associated with creating a new venture. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 460 (3) Management of Service Operations and Technology
Concepts, frameworks, principles and tools to effectively manage service operations. Service growth, both domestically and internationally. Cross-functional coordination in service delivery, customer satisfaction, and the role of information technology. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
Corequisite: MGMT 461.
MGMT 461 (3) Service Marketing and Customer Management
Distinctive approaches to planning and implementing a marketing strategy in service organizations. The relationship between the service provider and customer, the real-time process experience of services, customer relationship management, customer satisfaction, and service quality, design, and culture. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
Corequisite: MGMT 460.
MGMT 480 (3) Law and Business
Introduces managers of organizations and businesses to basic legal concepts that they can expect to encounter. Provides the background needed to identify legal issues and make informed decisions in instructing legal counsel and acting on legal advice. May cover product liability, tort, and intellectual property. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 481 (3) Strategy and Change Management
Investigates how strategy and change affects the organization and how the organization can be designed or realigned to realize its strategy more effectively. Alignment with organizational mission, how strategic decisions affect the organization structures, processes, culture, resources (both human and financial), and management styles, and how the organization can manage the change process. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 482 (3) International Business
Political, legal, technological, competitive, and cultural issues that shape organizations as they operate worldwide. Understanding of the application of management theory (trade theory, modes of entry, foreign direct investment, factor mobility theory) to the strategic management problems of doing business in the international arena. Cultural aspects of operating in an international environment. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 490 (3) Capstone Service Learning and Consulting
Culminating experience for a management education. Includes team-based work on a community service project, consulting project, or some other form of experiential or immersion-based learning effort. Explores connections among students' disciplines and between their educational experience and issues in the off-campus community. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 495 (3) Directed Studies in Management
Opportunity for supervised research in a clearly-defined area in the field of management. This research will lead to a major research paper. The topic will be agreed upon by the supervising faculty member, the student, and the dean. This course may not duplicate existing courses which are part of the regular curricular offering of the Faculty of Management. The course may be taken over one or two terms.
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the B.Mgt. program or Faculty of Management permission.
MGMT 534 (0.5-2) Regional Development and Globalization
Explore managing and leading businesses and organizations in globally connected regions. Examine historical and contemporary instances of socio-economic development, and consider future directions and possibilities. Study organizations, institutions, communities and public policy; introductory management topics. Pass/Fail.
MGMT 535 (1.5) Approaches to Learning and Research
Acquire skills to learn independently and collaboratively for continuous application in the M.M. program and life-long. Focus on navigating and sorting information, evaluating sources, and building knowledge. Explore methods for research that embody rigour, reason, and evidence, and that balance sense and sensibility. Pass/Fail.
MGMT 536 (1.5-9) Enterprise and Innovation
Explore enterprise commonalties and differences collaboratively, likewise regional, national, and global networking, and other forms of interaction. Deepen knowledge of, and apply, core management subjects such as accounting, finance, marketing, people management, information technology and strategy. Pass/Fail.
MGMT 537 (0.5-3) Leading and Citizenship
Study professional and citizenship obligations within and between organizations, institutions and communities - regionally, nationally, and globally. Reflect collaboratively and individually to challenge diverse orientations to the social responsibilities of organizations. Pass/Fail.
MGMT 538 (0.5-1.5) Communicating
Explore and implement various approaches to oral, written, and other forms of communication. Pass/Fail.
MGMT 539 (0.5-1.5) Ethics
Study methods of ethical analysis and apply them in analyzing and developing action plans that ensure ethical practice. Pass/Fail.
MGMT 540 (0.5-1.5) Systems
Explore impact and implications of systems on management issues and study the managing of systems for maximum effectiveness in regional contexts. Pass/Fail.
MGMT 541 (0.5-1.5) Practical Research Methods
Building on the foundations laid in Approaches to Learning and Research, develop skills in research with particular emphasis on the area of activity on which the participant wishes to focus. Pass/Fail
MGMT 542 (0.5-1.5) Career Development
Develop and curate a portfolio of work through the Master of Management program to support and develop future careers. Pass/Fail.
MGMT 543 (0.5-3) Managing Change
Consolidate and integrate material, concepts, and ideas studied in earlier courses. Focus on the importance of people when managing change, including their roles, adaptive capacity, and conflict management. Pass/Fail.
MGMT 544 (1.5-6) Applied Project
Apply what has been learned through the Master of Management program to provide thought leadership and innovative capacity to one or more organizations to help them make progress on an issue they face. Pass/Fail.
MGMT 545 (6) Directed Study
Elect to focus on a particular area of interest within the management field (technology, wine sector, healthcare etc.) or opt (with the agreement of another Faculty, e.g.: Engineering, Creative and Critical Studies etc.) to pursue deeper study in other disciplines. Pass/Fail.

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