Core courses comprise the basic structure for the fundamental development of your MBA program of study. Successful completion of all core courses is a requirement for your MBA. *Courses are subject to change
Term 1: September - December
MBA 803.3 Business and Society - 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. Organization of creating an effective financial reporting strategy will also be examined.
MBA 813.3 Strategic Human Resources Management - Discuss the linkage between organizational strategy and human resources to achieve fit between the two. You will study fundamental concepts, with best practices to current management situations.
MBA 829.3 Financial Statement Analysis - Analyze, interpret and evaluate an entity's financial statements and related information. The entities subject to analysis will be from a number of different industries which will enable a variety of accounting and financial issues to be explored.
MBA 819.3 Marketing for Organizational Decision Making - Focus on the role that marketing plays within an organization and how it integrates into organizational decision making. You will learn the innovative and imitative processes used to create a superior value-creating firm and the management and strategic processes whereby products and services are developed, priced, promoted and distributed.
MBA 889 Integrative Modules - This is a three credit unit class that is scheduled for two weeks in December and one week at the very end of your program. This course provides students with an opportunity to integrate the knowledge gained in the individual functional areas. This will be a case based approach including case instruction, discussion, analysis, presentation and writing. MBA 889 is meant to be taken in your final year of the MBA program. You must attend both of these offerings in order to complete the class and receive a final grade.
Term 2: January - April
MBA 825.3 Financial Management - Examine the role of finance in business decision-making. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge of theories, concepts, and analytical techniques used in business finance. You will begin to view finance as an integral part of business and learn that all business decisions involve some form of financial analysis.
MBA 846.3 Entrepreneurship and Business Planning - Assess business plans from the viewpoint of entrepreneurial proponents as well as venture capital investors. You will be taught the concepts and tools needed to successfully develop and manage all components of a strategic business plan.
MBA 865.3 Accounting for Planning & Decision Making - Understand the vital role that management accounting information plays in today's economy. You will create a foundation for understanding the operations of both service and manufacturing organizations, including the activities related to the production of goods and services as well as the improvement of key business processes.
MBA 870.3 Corporate Finance - Master the skills and knowledge of finance and be able to make sound economic investment decisions, finance projects with confidence, and manage a firm's assets and liabilities more effectively. In this course, emphasis will be placed on measuring cash flows, valuing assets and investments, measuring risk and required returns, financing and structuring deals, and managing operational assets.
MBA 877.3 Leadership & Organizational Dynamics - Focus on the social forces within organizations and examine how they affect office politics, power in organizations, organizational culture and organizational change. You will study articles, cases, novels, illustrations, and utilize discussion to appreciate the totality of leadership in order to develop and hone your personal leadership philosophies.
Term 3: May - June
MBA 878.3 International Business and & Global Marketing - Examine the broad dynamics of the international environmental factors that would potentially influence business activities of the firm. Content includes demographic trends, economic development, natural and resource concerns, political landscape, and cultural diversity.
MBA 883 International Study Tour - Designed to enhance the classroom curriculum by providing first-hand exposure to the business culture of a chosen country, the International Study Tour includes company visits, discussions with Canadian trade officials, and cultural awareness activities. Students learn how a global economy functions and how executives build stronger companies through engaging in the global marketplace.
MBA 830.3 Operations Management - Explore activities related to the production of goods and delivery of services, as well as the improvement of key business processes. This course will examine the tools, principles and analytical techniques that managers and business analysts use to investigate key issues within the operations function.
Term 4: July - August
MBA 828.3 Tactical Strategy - Strategic management is the set of decisions and actions which leads to the development of an effective strategy to help achieve corporate goals and objectives. Learn how strategy helps to achieve corporate goals and objectives. Serving as the capstone course of the Edwards MBA, this class will use performance measurement and risk management tools to maximize the benefit of the organization's strategic choices, integrating concepts learned in the program.
MBA 992.3 Management Consulting Project - Partnering with industry, this project will lead students through the management consulting process by developing the consulting proposal, carrying out the work plan, analyzing the results, drawing conclusions, formulating recommendations, drafting the final consulting report, and liaising with the business client throughout each stage. These steps ensure students gain experience in project management and developing and cultivating business relationships.