ADM 4396 X: Cyber Security Management (Umar Ruhi)
In the digital era, not only are information and communication technologies (ICTs) inextricably linked with multiple aspects of our everyday lives, but their use also leads to a multitude of concerns surrounding computer, information, and physical security. Cyber security mechanisms and practices always influence and often predominate the design and implementation of many online technologies and also affect the feasibility of digital transformation initiatives. Ultimately, it remains a challenge to design a system that can efficiently balance risk with service. This course presents a foundation level view of the technical, managerial, and human behavioral factors that are important for the effective implementation and institutionalization of security technologies, mechanisms, standards and practices. The objective of this course is to build a broad understanding of technical, managerial, ethical, and legal issues related to the security of information systems. Toward this, th e course covers a variety of topics including user, data and network security principles, information security strategies, risk assessment frameworks, operations security, access control systems, encryption and public key infrastructures, international security measurement standards, and regulatory compliance.
ADM 3396 A, Entrepreneurship Foundry (Stephen Daze)
The Entrepreneurship Foundry is an innovative for-credit course that sees undergraduate participants apply for entry in order move their venture forward over 13 weeks. The Entrepreneurship Foundry Course focuses on students actually running their new ventures in a structured, for-credit lab-like learning environment. The course is open to all Faculties and students.
To be accepted into the Entrepreneurship Foundry Course, you must:
1. Submit a two page summary to Mr. Stephen Daze (
A) Cover page Indicating:
- Faculty of study
- Whether and which Entrepreneurship Courses or training you have taken previously
B) Background and Experience - focus on entrepreneurial activities that you have led or participated in, or related activities.
C) Explanation of where you are at with your current business (we are looking for you to be beyond just the idea stage.)
D) Summary of what you will bring to the course (ideas, skills, experiences etc.) that will be valuable to the team and course.
2. Attach your Resume.
ADM 4396 A: Capitalism, Social Justice, and Sustainability (Ana María Peredo)
A concept that has come to be central in addressing the most urgent questions facing societies today is the idea of ‘sustainability’. The word is used everywhere, from government policy through to commercial advertising, but it is used in a variety of ways and with diverse assumptions. The purpose of this course is to gain a clearer understanding of the various elements in sustainability – social, cultural and economic as well as environmental. An essential part of that understanding is grasping the way that the global political and economic environment of capitalism impinges on how we understand sustainability, but also what impacts capitalism has on sustainability, including crucial questions of justice. Attention is paid to alternatives to the status quo, including the growing importance of ecological economics, the degrowth movement, Buen Vivir and Indigenous enterprises.
ADM 4396 M, Personal Development and Leadership (Matt Archibald)
This facilitator-driven seminar introduces students to important aspects related to personal and leadership development and will broaden students’ awareness in topics related to career development, leadership skills, self and balance, and community involvement. Thinking about what goals to set, how to map out a career plan, what it will take to be a business leader in the future, and how does one find balance in one’s life while looking to achieve long-term success as a business leader are just some of the topics that will be explored in this highly engaging Seminar.
To be admitted into this course, please send your resume to Mr. Matthew Archibald (
Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2021.
ADM 4396 N, Global Marketing and Innovation Strategy: Learning about and from China (Amy Karam)
Exploring globalization while providing a structure by which to analyze global expansion endeavours in a methodical and iterative manner ensures business. Emerging markets will be discussed as new markets with different customer needs as well as being the source of a new genre of competition who do business using different success factors. The intricate dynamic of ensuring your marketing strategy takes into consideration emerging competition in the region is emphasized. We use the 5Ps of Global Marketing Strategy Framework TM, which adds the essential 5th P – politics – in creating a successful competitive global expansion strategy for the new global economy.
The students will create a global expansion strategy for a company. Ideally, they will have sourced a real life company that wants to expand or the professor will assign a company case study. The students will work in groups on the case study and final assignment.
Presentations will be given each day, sharing a section of their strategy to date. The observing class members will evaluate the strategy and will provide feedback. The course will include lectures, group discussions, guest speakers, practical applications, and case studies.
ADM 4396 Q, Advising Family Businesses (Peter Jaskiewicz)
In this MBA-BCOM cross-listed course, students will examine some of the most salient issues facing family businesses from the perspective of a professional advisor. Case studies and will be used to demonstrate how to address fundamental challenges facing family businesses (e.g. communication, governance and succession issues, family conflicts) with best practices. Moreover, guest speakers who are family business advisors or family business members will share their unique experiences relative to working with, or in, family businesses. The course will be highly interactive and student teams consisting of MBA and B.COM students will be encouraged to discuss how to best address the weaknesses of family firms while simultaneously building their strengths.