Today's rapidly changing and competitive global environment demands executives to adapt quickly, perform within domestic and global teams, and bring a broad perspective to management issues relevant to sound global business decision-making processes.
Communicating with Data
This course will provide procedures for analyzing and presenting data, core statistical concepts such as central tendency measures, variability, relative standing measures. Data and their description: frequency tables, histograms. Summarizing data: measures of location and dispersion. Data visualization. Probability distributions (binomial, poison, and normal).
Financial Accounting Information and Decisions
This course focuses on the role of the accounting function external to the organization. It takes a broad view of financial accounting, encompassing a wide range of external financial and economic information, both national and international. The orientation of the course introduces what accounting can do for decision-makers and how accounting and ethical choices affect decisions. Financial statement ratios and other analytical tools are introduced and applied in real-world corporate analyses. Current issues in financial accounting and reporting are discussed.
A Contextual Overview
General Management: A Contextual Overview
The course explores general management and the process of strategy-making in three different settings. For start-ups and scale-ups, the course examines the entrepreneurial process from launch to exit. Strategic thinking for not-for-profits will also be discussed along with some of the management challenges faced by these organizations. For corporations, the course will examine the role of “general managers in the middle” and of executives. In addition, key macro trends such as digital transformation and corporate social responsibility that influence the role of the GM will be addressed. Finally, we will take a quick look at the future of work relative to these trends.
This course presents a business value perspective of IS, and introduces the audience to a broad range of relevant business models, strategy concepts, technical vocabulary, exemplar applications, and analysis frameworks. The objective of this course is to understand the dynamic effect of ICTs on organizational development, and to deliberate best practices for the strategic integration of technology in business operations. Towards this end, the course will utilize a combination of case analysis sessions and seminar style discussions to explore socio-technical critical success factors underlying effective IS strategy formulation and successful digital transformation initiatives.
The six business consulting projects are fundamental to the Telfer Executive MBA learning experience. The primary purpose fo this course is to help develop and build the knowledge and skills to achieve your learning and career goals in delivering meaningful and relevant work for your clients in each of your projects. The course takes a broad view of consulting, both internal and external to the organization, to solve management problems. The course focuses on the five basic phases of the consulting process as well as the tools and processes relevant to each phase of 1. entry and contracting; 2. discovery and dialogue; 3. Analysis and the decision to act; 4. Engagement and implementation and 5. extension, recycle and termination. The course also addresses topics essential to the consulting process in general, including ethics and professional conduct, project planning and management; consulting to various types and sizes of organizations; and working through resistance
Leadership and Management: Team Skills
This course will address leadership concepts particularly related to personal and interpersonal skills needed for working with and on high-performing teams. The course will provide a number of personal assessments, personal development exercises reading and team building exercises to enhance individual capabilities for working with and managing teams.
Managerial Accounting Information and Decisions
This course focuses on how managers use accounting information and the accounting system to assist them in strategic planning, organisational decision-making and management control. It is oriented towards training managers to utilise their internal accounting system, not towards training accountants to design and operate it. You will become familiar with management accounting information, including how this information supports strategic objectives. As well, the course will foster your understanding of how management accounting measures can both help and hinder the creation of organisational value. The emphasis is on the interpretive, analytic and judgement skills required to understand what management accounting means, and how it provides valuable information to managers
and Talent Management
Organization Design, Governance and Talent Management
This course will give you a greater understanding of how organizations work, and the interdependent nature and importance of internal governance, organization design and human resources strategy. The course materials will highlight the governance, design and human resources management issues that organizations across multiple industry sectors face, and how they need to be led and managed in the pursuit of high performance outcomes.
TThe course provides candidates with a framework with which to analyze corporate investment and financing decisions, and to understand how financial decisions affect firm value. Topics covered include time value of money, stock and bond valuation, project evaluation techniques, cost of capital, cash flow estimation, project risk analysis, real options, company valuation, dividend policy, and capital structure decisions.
in Silicon Valley
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Project in Silicon Valley
The first half of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship course builds knowledge and experience in innovation and entrepreneurship in preparation for the project to be conducted in the second half of the course. The first part of your course will explore different concepts related to innovation, review several innovation processes, and discuss models of entrepreneurship and the relationship between entrepreneurship and innovation. In the second half of the course, your team will work on a project that involves Silicon Valley start-ups or scale-ups. This course requires one week of travel in the month of May to Silicon Valley in California, where you will complete the final stages of your project while also being exposed to a series of expert presentations.
International Market Evaluation and Strategy
Explore the past, current, and future examples of challenges and opportunities in the global environment through the lenses of selected analytical frameworks. For example, we will investigate extensively a broad range of factors – economic, political, socio-cultural, environmental, legal, and technological – which support a robust evidence-based decision when a firm decides to undertake entry into an international market.
Technology has forced a change in the way marketers interact with their potential and current customers. Today, people consume digital content at a lightning pace through their phones, tablets, laptops, and other connected devices. As the world becomes even more “connected” through the internet, digital marketing has replaced the more traditional forms of marketing due to its lower cost and measurability. This course explores the strategic business opportunities of digital marketing as managers develop and deliver their business’ overall marketing strategy. Also, as managers, it is important to understand how to manage and provide resources to enable your team to succeed using digital marketing strategies. By the end of this course, you will have a general sense of the overall digital marketing landscape and some specific digital marketing strategies and tactics. You will also understand how to use data to inform and implement different digital marketing strategies ensure to meet your organization's goals.
Business Development Consulting Project
The Business Development Consulting Project (BDP) is an integral part of the curriculum of the Telfer Executive MBA. Often, this major independent consulting project that addresses a management issue on behalf of a client organization has proven to be the source of career leaps and thriving new businesses. A faculty supervisor is assigned to coach, mentor and assist the candidates in the engagement. The scope and nature of the consulting assignment is agreed upon with the client through a proposal process. The findings are delivered to the client in terms of a presentation and a formal report
Decision Making with Data: Inferential Analysis
Principles of making inferences from sample data. The capabilities as well as the limitations of these procedures and on the correct interpretation of statistical results. Point and Interval Estimation. Hypothesis Testing and Making Decisions. Chi-square tests on qualitative data: goodness-of-fit and test of independence. Correlation and regression analysis. Confidence intervals and tests in regression. Simple and Multiple Linear Regression
Corporate Governance and Ethics
This course provides an introduction to Corporate Governance, Accountability, and Ethics: Shareholder Interests – Accountability and Governance Alignment; Technology & Ethics – Security and Privacy in an Online World; Managing When Agendas Collide – Making Ethical Business Decisions; Governance & Growth – Balancing Uncertainty, Scrutiny & Transparency. Course delivery includes lectures, class discussion debate, case studies, group presentations, written assignments and presentations by distinguished guest speakers.
Prevention of Financial Misconduct
Forensic Accounting: Detection and Prevention of Financial Misconduct
The role of accounting as a prevention and detection tool. How to develop and use accounting information and concepts in the prevention and detection of financial misconduct including: misappropriation of funds; secret commissions (kickbacks) and corruption; conflict of interest; false invoices; forgery and falsification of documents; breach of contract and contract irregularities; regulatory compliance loopholes; fraudulent insurance claims or occupational injury claims; product substitution and liability; planned bankruptcy; collusion or unlawful competition, and proceeds of crime.
Supply Chain and Operations Management
Strategic issues and long-term planning in manufacturing and service operations. Concepts, problem solving and quantitative techniques commonly used in decision making and in monitoring production systems. Operational strategy, forecasting, aggregate planning, enterprise resource planning and material requirements planning, supply chain and inventory management, lean operations and quality management. Sustainability issues as they relate to operations management as well as the challenges associated with integrating new technologies.
Strategy Formulation and Implementation
This strategy course addresses how to assess the performance of a business, what determines performance, how to conduct a strategic audit and how to develop a specific course of action to deal with strategic issues. The opportunity to enhance value by aligning strategy and organizational infrastructure is analyzed. The ability to implement change to enhance competitiveness is examined. Candidates develop general management abilities by integrating prior knowledge and skills acquired in previous courses and ’pulling it all together’ in the process of strategy formulation and strategic choice. Corequisite: All 5000-level ADX courses
Sustainable Supply Chain Management
The purpose of this seminar is to begin to focus on the preparation process that will culminate with the International Consulting Project and Trip. The primary objective is to provide candidates with the tools, concepts and skills to help companies choose appropriate international markets and more specifically, to help candidates identify the most appropriate destination for the international trip. The course will also provide tools that will enable candidates to prepare background research and analysis and develop market studies for markets under review, as well as a heightened understanding of market development strategy.
This course is an application of all business fundamentals. Emphasis is placed on the development of a sound business plan and investor’s package. The importance of “going-to-market” strategy, building a “start-up” team and financing strategy will be strongly emphasized.
Economics for the Global Manager
The goal of this course is to provide candidates with an interpretation and understanding of a broad range of economic concepts such as the Market Model, elasticity and pricing decisions, market structures and optimal managerial decisions, strategy and tactics in Game Theory, role of intellectual capital and Modern Growth Theory, Theory of Outsourcing, Aggregate Demand and Supply Models, IS-LM-BP model, international regulations/ constraints as well as the theories of productivity.
This course is a launchpad course. As candidates move into the final semester of their Executive MBA, it is time to consolidate their learning and reflect on how, as a result of taking this program, they will lead personal, team and organizational change in new and creative ways.
Principles of Negotiations for the Global Manager
This course aims to develop the aptitudes, intuitions, and understandings of the strategies essential to successful negotiations, set in a cross-cultural context. A thorough analysis of the nature of negotiation, distributive and integrative bargaining, ethical issues, planning and preparation, intercultural differences, bargaining style and individual differences are considered. The role of power, strategy and tactics is considered, including communication, persuasion, conflict resolution and complex negotiation.
International Market Insight
This seminar-styled course integrates market insight/competitive intelligence and international business to help you learn how to make good international business decisions. The course builds on what you learned in ADX 6297 (International market evaluation and strategy) and ADX 5360 (Strategy) to prepare you to maximize the international trip (ADX 6490) opportunity. The focus for ADX 6267 is on the development of a proper collection plan for your client. ADX6490 will see you further refining the plan.
Leadership Lecture Series
This seminar is a series of lectures by eminent Canadians, from the public, private and civic/ not-for-profit sectors, who have had an opportunity to play a key role in the governance of Canadian organizations. Expert lecturers discuss their success, failures and leadership style in regard to the issue, all the while examining the organization’s interest and the interest of the Canadian public. Cumulatively, lectures provide a 360-degree perspective of a topical management issue.
International Business Consulting Project and Trip
The main emphasis in the course is the in-market validation component of the internationalization process. You will examine the challenges of management in the global economy by conducting a major consulting project for your client for the selected international destination. You will execute on the models you have learned the first part of the process in ADX6267 to help you make the most appropriate recommendation to your client. Candidates typically develop market entry strategies, channel development strategies or strategic alliances for the organizations they represent abroad. The project will require you to call upon previous courses and leverage your learnings on international strategy, organization, management, human resources, marketing and other such areas.