Toronto MBA with CMA Option course descriptions

Part-time Weekend Program Format

 

Spring, Fall, Winter, Spring (Terms 1, 2, 3, 4)

Course Number Course Title Integrated Core Course Descriptions
BU601 Strategic Management An examination of the key processes involved in managing the total enterprise from the point of view of the general manager. These include strategy formulation, implementation and change. The course seeks both to integrate material from other more specialized required courses and to familiarize students with the basic concepts, theories, tools and methods in the field of strategic management.
BU602 Marketing An overview of marketing management with an emphasis on understanding and applying theories and concepts in marketing. An analytical foundation for creating, communicating and implementing integrated marketing plans is developed and reinforced through application. The course also introduces the unique contexts of marketing and illustrates the need to integrate marketing with the other functional areas of business.
BU603 Financial Management An introduction to the fundamentals of corporate finance, including securities valuation and interest rates, risk and return trade-off involved in corporate investments decisions, capital budgeting and sources of long-term financing, capital structure decisions and how they affect corporate value, dividend policy and corporate restructuring, and sources of short-term financing and working capital management.
BU604 Organizational Behaviour An introduction to the human side of managing organizations in today’s environment, including links between the organization’s strategy, its human resources, the internal systems and processes, and the outcomes achieved. Creating, managing and responding to change is a major focus.
BU605 Operations Management An overview of important concepts and methods used in managing business operations. Topics include: product and process design, facility location and layout, capacity planning, quality assurance, materials management and scheduling. Essential ideas and techniques from probability, statistics, management science and information systems are also covered.
BU606 Economics An introduction to the principles of resource allocation, and to the tools necessary to look at the economy as part of the environment in which business decisions are made. Topics include an examination of micro and macro policies, including the impact of taxation, monetary policy, regulation, interest rates and exchange values on business in general as well as on the individual firm.
BU607 Accounting An introduction to the fundamental accounting skills required by managers, including the analysis of financial statements, the use of accounting information in both short-run and long-run decisions, and an understanding of the impact of management control systems on the organization.
BU609 Business Analytics The course introduces systematic approaches to management decision making under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Applications of all approaches to functional areas of business will be considered through the use of case studies and computer software.

 

Fall (Term 5)

Course Number Course Title Course Description of Required Courses
BU617 Financial Accounting I This course focusses on the concepts, methods and uses of financial information. It includes an in-depth examination of the accounting theory that is the basis of current accounting practice and how it can be applied to emerging issues; the application of the procedures and practices under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); and the examination of how financial accounting serves the needs of external decision-makers: investors, creditors, and other interested individuals and groups including the public at large.
Prerequisites: BU607
Exclusions: BU697m
BU651 The Canadian Legal Environment for Managers To provide a better understanding of the legal environment in which one must function as a manager, areas of discussion include a review of the Canadian legal system; the role of the courts and administrative tribunals; the civil and criminal responsibility of the corporation; the legal positions of directors, officers and shareholders, and their rights and obligations under the law; and laws dealing with product liability and competition offences.
Prerequisites: BU601, BU602, BU603, BU604, BU605, BU606, BU607, BU609

 

Winter (Term 6)

Course Number Course Title Course Description of Required Courses
BU627 Financial Accounting II This course provides a detailed study of accounting principles, practices and concepts with an emphasis on their application for liabilities and equity accounts. It builds on Financial Accounting I, including an emphasis on Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and how financial accounting serves the needs of external decision-makers.
Prerequisites: BU617
Exclusions: BU697n
BU697u Intermediate Management Accounting

 

Spring (Term 7)

Course Number Course Title Course Description of Required Courses
BU647 Managerial Tax Planning This course familiarizes students with relevant tax rules, and how they are applied in day-to-day decisions faced by general managers and decision makers.
Prerequisites: BU607
Exclusions: BU697I
BU667 Accounting Theory & Advanced Financial Reporting This section studies advanced accounting topics including mergers and acquisitions, accounting for foreign currencies and accounting for government and not for profit entities. It also reviews accounting theory literature with particular emphasis upon contemporary issues.
Prerequisites: BU617, BU627
Exclusions: BU697p

 

Fall (Term 8)

Course Number Course Title Course Description of Required Courses
BU600 Managing the Organizational Life Cycle This course covers current and emerging issues in the field of organizational growth, maturity, decline and renewal. The course is designed for students enrolled in the final year in the MBA with CMA option program. It draws upon material covered in previous courses such that managerial and market issues faced by financial and strategic professionals will be considered.
Prerequisites: Taken concurrently with BU687- Advanced Management Accounting
Exclusions: BU691N
BU687 Advanced Management Accounting This course covers advanced, current and emerging topics in the field of management accounting. The course is designed for students enrolled in the final year of the MBA with CMA option program. It draws upon the previous foundation courses taken within the program.
Prerequisites: BU617, BU627 and registration in the final year of the MBA with CMA option program
Exclusions: BU697j

 

Winter (Term 9)

Course Number Course Title Course Description of Required Courses
BU610* Applied Business Research This course is designed to expose students to advanced management topics and issues in an integrated manner, and is team taught. A field study portion challenges students to develop their research and implementation skills through an applied business research project, and a not-for-profit organization practicum component. The project reports are submitted and presented to a panel of faculty.
Prerequisites: BU601, BU602, BU603, BU604, BU605, BU606, BU607, BU609
Exclusions: BU608
BU697v Advanced Topics in Management Accounting & Control

Note: Preparation for CMA-Canada Board Report, preparation for CMA-Canada Case Exam, and Not-for-Profit Practicum takes places in this term.

 

Spring (Term 10)

Course Number Course Title Course Description of Required Courses
BU610* Applied Business Research This course is designed to expose students to advanced management topics and issues in an integrated manner, and is team taught. A field study portion challenges students to develop their research and implementation skills through an applied business research project, and a not-for-profit organization practicum component. The project reports are submitted and presented to a panel of faculty.
Prerequisites: BU601, BU602, BU603, BU604, BU605, BU606, BU607, BU609
Exclusions: BU608
BU637 Financial Information Systems This course explores the role of the management accountant in the design, implementation and use of contemporary financial information systems. Particular attention is paid to the use of accounting systems to support strategic objectives.
Prerequisites: Registration in the final year of the MBA with CMA option program
Exclusions: BU697Q

Note: Preparation for CMA-Canada Board Report, Preparation for CMA-Canada Case Exam, and Not-for-Profit Practicum takes place in this term.