Laurier MBA Specialization Options

With Laurier’s MBA, you have the option to specialize your general MBA degree. A field of specialization consists of a minimum of four elective courses in that area. You can choose from one of the specializations listed below:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • International Business Management
  • Management in Golf and Resort Industry
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management

 

Courses by Field

ACCOUNTING:

*BU607         Accounting
BU617           Financial Accounting I
BU620           Management Controls
BU627           Financial Accounting II
BU637           Financial Information Systems
BU647           Managerial Tax Planning
BU657           Financial Statements
BU667           Accounting Theory & Advanced Financial Reporting
BU687     Advanced Management Accounting
BU697u       Intermediate Management Accounting

ENTREPRENEURSHIP:

BU611 Entrepreneurship
BU613 Entrepreneurial Finance
BU721 Managing the Family Enterprise

Plus one of
BU628 Leadership or
BU699 Design Thinking

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:

*BU603            Financial Management
BU613             Entrepreneurial Finance
BU623             Derivatives & Financial Risk Management
BU633             Management of Financial Institutions
BU643             International Financial Management
BU653             Short-term Financial Management
BU663             Advanced Corporate Finance
BU673             Investment Management
***BU683     Investment Ethics & Professional Standards (CFA)
***BU713     Fixed Income Analysis (CFA)
***BU723     Advanced Investment Management (CFA)
***BU733     Corporate Governance (CFA)

INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP:

BU611 – Entrepreneurship
BU613 – Entrepreneurial Finance
BU655 – Managing Innovation and Technology Transfer
BU699 – Design Thinking
BU628 – Leadership
BU711 – Creativity in Entrepreneurial & Intrapreneurial Environment

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT:

Either:
BU661 International Strategy or
BU669 International Business

Plus any 3 of:
BU612 International Marketing and Entrepreneurship
BU635 Global Operations and Logistics
BU643 International Financial Management
BU690B AISAM-Asian Intensive School for Advanced Management
BU690p ESSAM-European Summer School for Advanced Management

MANAGEMENT IN GOLF AND RESORT INDUSTRY:

BU620 Management Controls
BU622 Services Marketing Management
BU678 Human Resources Management
BU691v Contemporary Issues in Management
BU690 Topic Related to Management in the Golf & Resort Industry
(Click here for additional information about this exciting new specialization)

MARKETING:

*BU602           Marketing
BU612             International Marketing and Entrepreneurship
BU621             Managing Competitive Intelligence
BU 622           Services Marketing Management
BU632             Marketing & Technology
BU642             Marketing Strategy
BU652             Consumer Behaviour
BU662             Marketing Research
BU672             Integrated Marketing Communications
BU682             Business-to-Business Marketing
BU692e         Creativity and idea Generation in Marketing
BU692t           Sales Process & Management
BU732             Strategic Brand Management

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT:

*BU605       Operations Management
*BU609       Business Analytics
BU615         Environmental Management
BU625         MIS
BU635         Global Operations and Logistics
BU645         Supply Chain Management
BU655         Managing Innovation & Technical Change
BU665         Statistical Analysis
BU695u     Technology Audit and Technology Assessment
BU695v       Procurement & Supply Management
BU695w     Project Management

OB/HRM:

*BU604          Organizational Behaviour
BU628           Leadership
BU648           Communication in a Managerial Context
BU658           Organizational Dynamics and Change
BU668           Organization of Design & Structure
BU678           Human Resources Management
BU691t         Negotiation and Conflict Management
BU698e       Industrial Relations
BU698n       Not-for-Profit Management
BU698q       Organizational Consulting

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT:

*BU601         Strategic Management
BU611           Entrepreneurship
BU621           Managing Competitive Intelligence
BU641         Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy
BU650           Ethics and the Conduct of Business
BU651           The Canadian Legal Environment for Managers
BU661           International Strategy
BU669            International Business
BU670           Business Research Methodology
BU671           General Managers in Action
BU691v Contemporary Issues in Management
BU701           Competitive Strategy for a Sustainable World
BU711           Creativity in Entrepreneurial & Intrapreneurial Environments
BU721       Managing the Family Enterprise

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT:

BU635 Global Operations and Logistics
BU645 Supply Chain Management
BU682 Business-to-Business Marketing
BU695v Procurement & Supply Management

NO DESIGNATION:

BU600 Managing the Organizational Life Cycle (Gene Deszca)
BU610            Applied Business Research
BU640 Integrative Strategic Thinking and Action
BU680            Research Project
BU690            Directed Studies & require instructor’s approval
BU690p         ESSAM & International
BU699            Design Thinking

* Core courses can not be taken for a field declaration
*** CFA courses offered in Toronto

MANAGEMENT IN GOLF AND RESORT INDUSTRY SPECIALIZATION

Beginning in the Fall of 2014, interested MBA candidates enrolled in the Full-time, or Full-time with Co-op MBA, will have the option to complete the Management in Golf and Resort Industry specialization. Laurier MBA will be the first program to offer a specialization field linked to the Golf and Resort Industry in Canada, and one of the few offered in the world. This unique specialization consists of completing the following five required elective courses.

BU620 Management Controls
BU622 Services Marketing Management
BU678 Human Resources Management
BU691 Contemporary Issues in Management
BU690 Topic Related to Management in the Golf & Resort Industry

Additional information about the Management in Golf and Resort Industry specialization can be viewed below:

May 2013 official press release
March 2014 release including advisory board
The Golf Management Institute of Canada