Business (BUSI) Courses
Business Case Analysis and Presentations
Introduction to, and practical application of, the methods and tools of rigorous business case analysis and the design of strategic responses, including the preparation and delivery of presentations designed to convince decision makers of the validity of the analysis and strategic response.
Sustainable Business Development
An integration of sustainable business strategies examining corporate perspectives on environmental and social issues, and the implications on stakeholder management strategies. Students will apply concepts of sustainable business development in analyzing successful and flawed organizational strategies drawn from current business literature.
Statistics for Managers
Techniques for using data to make an informed use of statistics. Applications, interpretation and limitations of results. Sampling, descriptive statistics, probability concepts, estimation and testing of hypotheses and regression, using practical business situations.
Impact of corporate decisions on society. Models and standards of business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Methods of measuring and reporting. The rise of corporate power, stakeholder analysis, corporate governance, sustainability, national and international pressures on CSR.
The application of economic principles and methodologies to business decision problems. The logic and consequences of consumer and producer decision-making and the resultant market outcomes.
Tutorials/Directed Studies in Business
Tutorials or directed readings in selected areas of business, involving presentation of papers as the basis for discussion with the tutor.
At the discretion of the School, a course dealing with selected topics of interest to students in the MBA Program. Topics will vary from year to year, and will be announced in advance of the registration period.
At the discretion of the School, a course dealing with selected topics of interest to students in the MBA program. Topics will vary from year to year, and will be announced in advance of the registration period.
M.B.A. Thesis Tutorial
A seminar designed to help the student formulate and evaluate specific research topics. The successful submission of a thesis proposal is necessary for the completion of the course.
M.B.A. Research Project
M.B.A. Thesis Research
MBA Skills Workshop
Provides preparation for the MBA program, as well as professional and career development. The course is graded SAT/UNSAT based on attendance and engagement.
A degree requirement for students with less than two years of relevant experience within a professional environment. Focus on the application of MBA course knowledge and building management skills in a business environment.
Minimum 480 hours.
Seminar in Accounting I
Foundations in accounting theory and research methods in financial accounting, management accounting, taxation and assurance.
Seminar in Accounting II
Research methods, theory and practice in reporting, performance measurement, control, risk management and governance.
Special Topics in Accounting
Designed to expose students to new and emerging issues in selected areas of accounting research. The topics covered vary from year to year according to varied research expertise among the area faculty.
Seminar in Management I: Modern Organization Theory
The development of post-structuralist organization theory is examined. Theories of organizational culture and symbolism, political theories of organization, ethnomethodological, decision-based and population ecology approaches are investigated. The social, economic, and intellectual forces shaping organization theory provides a major focus.
Seminar in Management II: Current Topics in Organizational Behaviour
Current topics and debates in the research on organizational behaviour. Potential topics include motivation, learning, communication, decision-making, small group behaviour, leadership, careers, power and conflict.
Seminar in Strategic Management
Current topics and debates in the research on strategic management, sustainable business development and corporate governance. Foundational theories to be reviewed may include agency, institutional, network, resource-based view, resource dependence, stakeholder, stewardship and transaction cost economics theories.
Managing the Change Process
The process of organizational change and the external forces which drive such changes. Topics include both micro and macro theories of change and issues around change management such as leadership and resistance to change.
Women in Management
An exploration of the research and organizational challenges arising from changing gender roles. Topics include: the sex segregation of work, gender differences in management styles, work-family conflict, women's careers, managing sexual harassment, employment equity and pay equity.
Special Topics in Management
Designed to expose students to new and emerging issues in selected areas of management research. The topics covered vary from year to year according to varied research expertise among the area faculty.
Seminar in Marketing I: Management and Strategy
Marketing theory, history, and developments through the analysis, synthesis, and extension of theoretical and empirical papers on marketing management and strategy including all aspects of the marketing mix plus alliances, competitive advantage, global marketing strategies and segmenting, targeting and positioning.
Seminar in Marketing II: Consumer Behaviour
Consumer decision making theory and practice including information processing, behavioural decision theory and consumer culture theory perspectives.
Special Topics in Marketing
Designed to expose students to new and emerging issues in selected areas of marketing research. The topics covered vary from year to year according to varied research expertise among the area faculty.
Seminar in Management of Production/Operations I: Strategic Management of Production Systems
Developing a firm's strategies with respect to facilities, locations, technologies, vertical integration and sourcing arrangements. Recent developments in management policies and practices that enable production systems to excel and grow in the era of innovation-, cost-, time- and quality-based competition.
Seminar in Management of Production/Operations II: Production/Technology/Strategy Interface
The evolution and management of process innovation; management of productivity and sustainability using process technologies; integration of production strategy and technology; and supply chain interactions with development chain. Topics include process reengineering, quality function deployment, supply chain restructuring and the deployment of process innovations.
Systems Optimization: Methods and Models
Management science approaches in modeling systems for decision-making under certainty and uncertainty. Linear programming, network flows problems and applications, discrete optimization models, heuristics and metaheuristics, dynamic programming, nonlinear programming, simulation. Links between theory and application will be illustrated through case studies and applied modeling.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.
Management of Innovation and Technology
Introduction to issues in the management of technology. Topics include: technology strategy and policy, technology forecasting and planning, the process of technology innovation from concept to market, research and development management, technology adoption, diffusion and implementation, technology transfer, and technology and social issues.
Advanced Methods and Models of Management Science
Advanced study of decision-making under certainty and uncertainty. Preprocessing and reformulation methods, optimization theory for large scale problems; stochastic programming; metaheuristics; multicriteria analysis; simulation. Links between theory and application will be illustrated through case studies and applied modeling.
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 6303 or permission of the School.
Special Topics in Operations Management
Designed to expose students to new and emerging issues in selected areas of operations management research. The topics covered vary from year to year according to varied research expertise among the area faculty.
Seminar in Information Systems I: Research Issues
This seminar provides an advanced understanding of research themes, approaches, and methods prevalent in the Information Systems area. Students will engage in examining research issues in IS and perform critical analyses of the research methodologies used to investigate and report on them.
Seminar in Information Systems II: Current Trends
Theory and practice in current information systems research.
Special Topics in Information Systems
Designed to expose students to new and emerging issues in selected areas of information systems research. The topics covered vary from year to year according to varied research expertise among the area faculty.
Seminar in Finance I: Topical issues in Investments
Selected topics in financial theory. Topics are chosen according to new developments in theory and with the interests of the students in mind. These may include theory of derivatives, pricing theory, information asymmetries, agency theory, economic efficiency, and empirical methods.
Seminar in Finance II: Theories and Empirical Methods in Corporate Finance
Foundations for empirical research methodologies used in selected papers in finance; informational issues and their impact on capital market efficiency; economics of mergers and acquisitions, dividend and information; and emerging areas in finance such as market failures, corporate governance, financial crisis, and behavioural finance.
Special Topics in Finance
Designed to expose students to new and emerging issues in selected areas of finance research. The topics covered vary from year to year according to varied research expertise among the area faculty.
An examination of research in entrepreneurship focusing on theory building and empirical testing of factors that shapes the identification, evaluation and exploitation of opportunities and the creation of new organizations.
Seminar in International Business I: International Markets and Strategy
An advanced examination of contemporary theory on the international expansion of the firm: Globalization, trade and investment flows, trade blocs, and free trade zones; consumers and culture; key actors in global markets; sequential internationalization, expansion modes, and location theory; strategy by firm size.
Seminar in International Business II: Managing in a Global Environment
The role of culture, cognition, and behaviour as it relates to management theory and practices. Issues related to globalization, technology, and workplace diversity are explored through an investigation of cultural theories and their implications for cognition, behaviour, and management.
Special Topics in International Business
Designed to expose students to new and emerging issues in selected areas of international business research. The topics covered vary from year to year according to varied research expertise among the area faculty.
Directed readings in selected areas of business, involving presentation of papers as the basis for discussion. A part of the requirement for the course may be participation in an advanced course at the undergraduate/graduate level.
Designed to expose students to new and emerging issues in selected areas of business research. Integrative problems involving two or more areas of business research are also explored. The topics covered may vary from year to year.
Research Methodology in Business
The study of research techniques commonly used in research on business and management issues. The development of knowledge of these methodologies and their application, and their possible use in the thesis research of the student are the two main goals of this course.
Qualitative Research Design
The use of qualitative data in business research. Includes discussion of research design; data collection, analysis and interpretation techniques; overview of philosophy of science debates regarding epistemological and ontological stance; and practical, hands-on experience.
Quantitative Research Design
In-depth study of various theories and assumptions of quantitative research design methodologies in business and management research. Exploration of alternative research designs to select a particular strategy; critique of research from a variety of practice settings applying quantitative design methods; Design a research project.
Advanced Statistical Methods for Business Research
A practical introduction to advanced statistical methods used in business research, with particular focus on discrete categorical data. Topics include the analysis of two-way and three-way tables; loglinear modeling; logistic regression; generalized linear models. Students will analyze real data using appropriate software packages.
Ph.D. Thesis Tutorial
An intensive preparation for Ph.D. thesis research, under the direction of one or more members of the School. The successful submission of a thesis proposal is necessary for the completion of the course.
Preparation for comprehensive examinations.
Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca
Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca