This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2023 to April 2024.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2023-2024, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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MBA 803.3: Business and Society

Through examination and hands-on application of critical aspects in today's dynamic environment such as corporate governance, competitive contexts, innovation, business ethics and corporate social responsibility, students develop the skills needed to analyze, formulate and implement firm strategy. This course is fundamental to understanding how business works and is an introductory course for the Edwards MBA.


MBA 813.3: Strategic Human Resources Management

Management is most effective when human resource systems are internally consistent and aligned with organizational strategic objectives. Students learn fundamental concepts in managing people, with an emphasis on identifying the appropriate practices to apply to different organizational contexts and management situations.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3


MBA 819.3: Marketing for Organizational Decision Making

Marketing strategy is integral to organizational success by guiding the organization’s choice of target market(s), brand positioning, and tactics such as product development, pricing, and promotions. Students will learn fundamental concepts, tools, and frameworks for creating and implementing effective, customer/user-oriented marketing strategies and plans that can be applied to for-profit, nonprofit, and other organizational contexts.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3


MBA 825.3: Financial Management

Examines the role of finance in business decision-making. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge of theories, concepts, and analytical techniques used in business finance. Students will begin to view finance as an integral part of business and learn that all business decisions involve some form of financial analysis.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 885.3.
Note: Students with credit for MBA 862.4 cannot take this course for credit.


MBA 828.3: Tactical Strategy

This integrative course focuses on the functions and responsibilities of managers and senior management in relation to strategy. Students are provided the opportunity to develop skills required for formulating and implementing an organizational strategy. By teaching students how to examine organizations from multiple perspectives and employ a risk-based approach, this capstone course helps students develop skills and competencies directly applicable to decision making in their future careers.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3
Note: MBA 828 is to be taken in the final year of a student’s program.
Departmental permission is required for each registration.


MBA 829.3: Financial Statement Analysis

Designed to prepare future managers to effectively analyze, interpret and evaluate an entity's financial statements and related information. The entities subject to analysis will be both private and public and will be drawn from a wide variety of different industries.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 885.3
Note: Students with credit for MBA 859.4 cannot take this course for credit.


MBA 830.3: Operations Management

Explores activities related to the production of goods and delivery of services, as well as improvement of key business processes. Examines the tools, principles and analytical techniques that managers and business analysts use to investigate key issues within the operations function.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3
Note: Students with credit for MBA 881.3 will not receive credit for this course.


MBA 846.3: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Venture Development

This class provides students with the knowledge and evaluation skills needed to add value in the new venture sector of the economy. Students taking this course will study current concepts in entrepreneurship, primarily as it concerns the evaluation of entrepreneurs, their ventures, and the venturing environment.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3


MBA 859.4: Financial Reporting

This course will provide the student with an introduction, from a user perspective, to the principles and procedures of financial reporting. Topics include: the objectives and users of accounting information, the mechanics of accounting including the accounting equation, transactions, the accounting cycle, and the preparation of financial statements. The use and interpretation of accounting information for investment, lending and management decision-making will be emphasized.

Weekly hours: 1 Lecture hours and 4 Clinical Service hours
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3
Note: Students with credit for MBA 829.3 cannot take this course for credit.


MBA 862.4: Financial Management

This course examines finance in business decision making and shows that many decisions involve some form of financial analysis. Topics include financial math, the integration of finance and accounting, and financial analysis in Microsoft Excel. We will cover some advanced topics and current events.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3
Note: Students with credit for MBA 825.3 cannot take this course for credit.


MBA 863.2: International Business

The course is designed to provide perspective toward engaging in international business. The course will enable students to be attuned to how executives intending to have good impact in their firms pursue business opportunities globally, work with global partners, and be alert to ways to take advantage of the many resources available to Canadian enterprise in international business.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3
Note: Students with credit for MBA 878 cannot take this course for credit.


MBA 865.3: Accounting for Planning and Decision Making

Introduces students to the vital role that management accounting information plays in business, including concepts, definitions and calculations. We will integrate this knowledge into the decision making aspects of management control systems that assist managers in executing their business strategy.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3


MBA 866.2: Innovation Management

Students in this course will first understand the value of innovation (via research and experiences), then proceed to a learn-by-doing process to accelerate innovation ideas. This is a seven-step process, which include empathy, definition, ideation, business case development, prototype, test and implement. Participants will engage in the first 4 stages. Participants will engage in group processes and will use tools for brainstorming, prioritizing ideas, developing a business case and for pitching an innovation proposal.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3


MBA 870.3: Corporate Finance

Focuses on developing skills of the financial manager at an executive level through deeper understanding of finance concepts, theories and methodologies. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how to value investment opportunities, measure risk and return, negotiate and structure deals, raise capital in private and public markets and manage risk.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3


MBA 877.3: Leadership and Organizational Dynamics

The role of a manager requires organizing, controlling, planning and motivating others to perform the work of the organization. The course examines articles, cases, novels, illustrations, and discussion to appreciate the totality of leadership. Students develop and hone their personal leadership philosophies.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3


MBA 878.3: International Business and Global Marketing

Intended to provide an opportunity to understand the complexity of the global environment of business and make an attempt to systematically examine the broad dynamics of the international environmental factors that would potentially influence business activities of the firm. This would include marketing, demographic trends, economic development, natural and resource concerns, political landscape and cultural diversity.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 885.3
Note: Students with credit for MBA 863.2 cannot take this course for credit.


MBA 879.0: Edwards MBA Internship Program Part I

This course is a four-month work placement for Edwards MBA students admitted into the Edwards MBA Internship option. The focus of the internship will be for the student to gain relevant work experience. Evaluation will be based on the employer's internship evaluation and the student's performance on the internship report. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis

Prerequisite(s): Open only to current Edwards MBA students who have an approved work placement.


MBA 882.0: Edwards MBA Internship Program Part II

This course is a four-month work placement for Edwards MBA students in the Edwards Business MBA Internship option. The focus of the internship will be for the student to gain relevant work experience. Evaluation will be based on the employer's internship evaluation and the student's performance on the internship report. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 879.0


MBA 884.0: MBA Internship Program Part III

While on an extended work placement, students will continue to develop a broad range of skills, including leadership, problem solving, analysis, time management, project development, managing employee and client relationships, and written and oral communication skills. In the real work situation, students will continue to learn how to work effectively in a team setting and respond to real life business issues, problems and opportunities. This course will allow students to continue to develop in a relevant, full-time employment situation, thereby improving key business capabilities and improving their confidence as effective communicators.

Prerequisite(s): MBA 879 and MBA 882


MBA 885.3: Essential Management Skills

Students will enhance their self-understanding, improve their interpersonal effectiveness, and review best practices to successfully manage in complex environments. Personal management style will be explored, and students will improve their communication skills, gain valuable insights into how to manage difficult people, conduct interest-based negotiations, exercise team leadership, and learn how to manage change. The role of personal wellness as a critical aspect of management performance will also be explored. Students will engage in practical exercises and will come away with tools and techniques they can apply immediately to solve their day-to-day issues.


MBA 889.3: Innovation Management

Students in this course will first understand the value of innovation (via research and experiences), then proceed to an experiential process to develop a context to support a sustainable innovation framework in organizations. This is a multi-stage process that includes assessing innovation culture and aligning that culture to support strategic growth. Participants will engage in group processes and will use tools for brainstorming, prioritizing ideas, and developing a business case for advancing the innovation platform of the organization.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3
Note: MBA 889 is to be taken in the final year of a student’s program. Students with credit for MBA 866.2 cannot take this course for credit.
Departmental permission is required for each registration.


MBA 890.0: Leadership Seminar

This seminar is designed to provide an opportunity for Graduate Certificate in Leadership students to: (1) get to know one another; (2) address topics that are relevant to student success and professional development; and (3) provide students with an opportunity to reflect on leadership development over the course of the Certificate. It will also include elements of what it means to be a leader during uncertain times/crisis (e.g: pandemic) and in a work environment where diversity is increasing (cultural competency).

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Graduate Certificate in Leadership.


MBA 898.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.


MBA 899.6: Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.


MBA 992.3: Edwards MBA Capstone

The Edwards MBA capstone project allows individuals or a team of students to study a cross-disciplinary issue, problem, or opportunity of operational, organizational, or strategic significance. The students will apply and integrate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program to determine the best course of action for the organization and present their findings in a final report. Students can also participate in an entrepreneurial, team-based venture management project that takes them through the process of developing/refining an idea for a New Venture, researching, and analyzing that opportunity, writing a detailed and compelling Business Plan, and creating/presenting a “Business Plan Pitch” to an external review panel.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MBA 885.3
Note: MBA 992 is to be taken in the final year of a student’s program.
Departmental permission is required for each registration.