GDBA 501 - Accounting
This course provides an introduction to basic accounting principles that are essential to the preparation of financial reports, with an emphasis on the relationship between accounting information and production decisions. It examines the relationship between costs, production and profit, as well as the practical benefits of standard costs for planning and control purposes. The role of accounting information in various manufacturing decisions is also emphasized.
GDBA 502 - Statistics
This course focuses on the applications of probability and statistics in business. Topics include descriptive measures, random variables and probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression and correlation analysis, time series analysis and forecasting techniques. Applications of these techniques in various business functions, such as marketing, finance, and operations management, are taught by solving practical problems and cases. Computer applications are also demonstrated using a statistical computer package.
GDBA 503 - Organizational Behaviour
This course focuses on using social and behavioural principles to understand and manage individual and group behaviour in organizations. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying and diagnosing the causes and consequences of effective and ineffective behaviours.
GDBA 504 - Marketing
This course focuses the basic principles of marketing and the process of developing a marketing strategy. It also examines the factors and interrelationships affecting the overall marketing plan. Readings and case studies are used to teach students how to apply these concepts in a variety of business settings.
GDBA 505 - Finance
This course provides students with a basic understanding of the fundamentals of finance, as they apply to financial management and investment analysis. Focusing on the objective of firm value maximization, students learn to describe and value risky financial securities and long-term capital projects. Students will also learn to analyze a firm’s financing decisions and its ability to pay dividends.
GDBA 506 - Operations Management
This course focuses on the quantitative and qualitative techniques used in business to optimize the use of scarce resources. It examines planning, management and control of labour, machinery, material, capital, information and time in the manufacturing and service sectors. Interactions with other functional areas, such as information systems, marketing, accounting, and finance, are illustrated through case studies. Recent developments in the field are introduced within the context of manufacturing and service strategies.
GDBA 507 - Managerial Economics
This course covers basic microeconomic concepts: supply and demand, production and cost, and market structures. The focus of the course is on using these concepts to improve managerial decision making.
GDBA 508 - Business Ethics (pre-requisites GDBA 501, 503, 504, 505)
This course provides students with the opportunity to explore the value and relevance of ethical theory as it relates to business. Using case studies, students learn to see both sides when it comes to the ethical implications of business decisions.
GDBA 595A – Corporate Governance
Corporate governance has become an important issue for business managers in view of the recent history of corporate scandals. The course examines appropriate behaviour of managing corporations and is concerned with the roles and responsibilities of corporate boards.
GDBA 595B - Business Law
This course covers the major issues related to legal activities applied to business. Laws governing contracts, incorporation, liabilities of directors and officers, as well as the newly developing field of intellectual property are discussed. Actual court cases are brought into class and used as examples of the legal activity.
GDBA 595C - Human Resource Management
Human Resources Management refers to the management of people within the internal environment of organizations. It comprises the activities, policies, and practices involved in planning, obtaining, developing, utilizing, evaluating, maintaining, and retaining the appropriate number and skill mix of employees to accomplish the organization’s objectives. The goal of HRM is to maximize employees’ contributions in order to achieve optimal productivity and effectiveness, while simultaneously attaining individual objectives, and societal objectives.
GDBA 595D – Entrepreneurship
The objective of this course is to introduce graduate students to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and venture creation. You can expect, in this course, to concurrently evaluate data and/or decisions in several areas of entrepreneurship and venture creation and to apply sound, relevant theoretical concepts to the problems and issues that develop. Topics to be covered include: The entrepreneurial process, the entrepreneur, the venture creation process, , the business plan, venture financing, innovation and technology entrepreneur, successful entrepreneurs, small business management, managing growth, franchising, going international, corporate entrepreneurship, the transition to professional management, management of family firms.
GDBA 595K – Financial Analysis and Strategy for Business
The course aims to introduce students to the importance of financial analysis and strategy for business. Profit, cash-flow, and solvency are key financial parameters that contribute to the success or failure of firms of all sizes, and ultimately determine the value of the firm and investors returns. This course will focus on the analysis of financial statements by examining the internal and external financial and economic environment, in addition an introduction to working capital management, and the overall financial strategy of businesses that pertain to formulating effective financial decision-making. The course gives an overview of the key tools in financial analysis such as financial ratio analysis, cash-flow management, working capital that includes inventory control, and accounts receivable management. Cases of companies would be used to establish the practical concepts and examples