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Business (BUSI) Courses

BUSI 5106 [0.25 credit]
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.

BUSI 5108 [0.25 credit]
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.

BUSI 5801 [0.25 credit]
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.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 5904.

BUSI 5802 [0.25 credit]
Business Ethics

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.

BUSI 5803 [0.25 credit]
Managerial Economics

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.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 5604.

BUSI 5900 [0.5 credit]
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.
Prerequisite(s): admission to the program prior to the fall term of 2008 and permission of the M.B.A. Program Director. Completion of an undergraduate business course may be required.

BUSI 5905 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics

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.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the School.

BUSI 5906 [0.25 credit]
Special Topics

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.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

BUSI 5907 [0.5 credit]
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.
Prerequisite(s): admission to the program prior to the fall term of 2008 and permission of the M.B.A. Program Director.

BUSI 5908 [1.0 credit]
M.B.A. Research Project

Prerequisite(s): admission to the program prior to the fall term of 2008 and permission of the M.B.A. Program Director.

BUSI 5909 [1.5 credit]
M.B.A. Thesis Research

Prerequisite(s): BUSI 5907 and admission to the program prior to the fall term of 2008 and permission of the M.B.A. Program Director.

BUSI 5998 [0.0 credit]
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.

BUSI 5999 [1.0 credit]
Internship

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.
Prerequisite(s): successful completion of two academic terms; subject to approval by the MBA Office.
Minimum 480 hours.

BUSI 6000 [0.5 credit]
Seminar in Accounting I

Foundations in accounting theory and research methods in financial accounting, management accounting, taxation and assurance.

BUSI 6001 [0.5 credit]
Seminar in Accounting II

Research methods, theory and practice in reporting, performance measurement, control, risk management and governance.

BUSI 6009 [0.5 credit]
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.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

BUSI 6100 [0.5 credit]
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.

BUSI 6101 [0.5 credit]
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.

BUSI 6103 [0.5 credit]
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.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 6803 (no longer offered).

BUSI 6104 [0.5 credit]
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.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 6704 (no longer offered).

BUSI 6105 [0.5 credit]
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.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 6802 (no longer offered).

BUSI 6109 [0.5 credit]
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.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

BUSI 6200 [0.5 credit]
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.

BUSI 6201 [0.5 credit]
Seminar in Marketing II: Consumer Behaviour

Consumer decision making theory and practice including information processing, behavioural decision theory and consumer culture theory perspectives.

BUSI 6209 [0.5 credit]
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.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

BUSI 6300 [0.5 credit]
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.

BUSI 6301 [0.5 credit]
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.

BUSI 6303 [0.5 credit]
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.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 6703.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

BUSI 6304 [0.5 credit]
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.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 6801 (no longer offered).

BUSI 6306 [0.5 credit]
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.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 6906 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 6303 or permission of the School.

BUSI 6309 [0.5 credit]
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.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

BUSI 6400 [0.5 credit]
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.

BUSI 6401 [0.5 credit]
Seminar in Information Systems II: Current Trends

Theory and practice in current information systems research.

BUSI 6409 [0.5 credit]
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.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

BUSI 6500 [0.5 credit]
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.
Prerequisite(s): graduate-level finance courses or permission of the School.

BUSI 6501 [0.5 credit]
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.
Prerequisite(s): graduate-level finance courses or permission of the School.

BUSI 6509 [0.5 credit]
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.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

BUSI 6600 [0.5 credit]
Entrepreneurship

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.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 6806 (no longer offered).

BUSI 6700 [0.5 credit]
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.
Precludes additional credit for BUSI 6804 (no longer offered).

BUSI 6705 [0.5 credit]
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.

BUSI 6709 [0.5 credit]
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.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

BUSI 6900 [0.5 credit]
Directed Readings

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.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

BUSI 6901 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics

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.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

BUSI 6902 [0.5 credit]
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.

BUSI 6903 [0.5 credit]
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.
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 6902.

BUSI 6904 [0.5 credit]
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.
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 6902.

BUSI 6905 [0.5 credit]
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.

BUSI 6907 [0.5 credit]
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.

BUSI 6908 [0.0 credit]
Ph.D. Comprehensives

Preparation for comprehensive examinations.

BUSI 6909 [5.0 credits]
Ph.D. Thesis


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