Curriculum

Fall 2014

Leadership for the Technology-Driven Enterprise

This course teaches you how to develop critical management competencies at the individual, interpersonal, team and organizational levels. Focus is on effective organization, motivation and leadership.

Financial & Managerial Accounting

This course explores concepts and principles in financial accounting from the user perspective and how to use accounting information to make managerial decisions.

Innovation

This course examines successful product and process innovations in industry, technology portfolio management, and the effective organization and management of the technological change process in new ventures, multi-divisional and multinational enterprises.

Spring 2014

Economics

Students are introduced to basic concepts in microeconomics and explore the relevance of economic reasoning to managerial decision making. The importance of economic concepts, models and quantitative applications will be emphasized and applied to problems encountered by technology managers.

Project Management

This course demonstrates how complex projects can be managed to increase the probability of success. You’ll look at ways to manage the introduction of new products or services, information systems and other forms of business change.

Managing Yourself and Others

This is an intensive three-day experience where students discover what they would actually do when confronted with the reality of working in a complex and changing company with multiple interdependencies, financial and geographical constraints.

Summer 2014

Business Operations Design

Focusing on technology-based firms, students will explore the strategic role of operations and understand its impact on business performance. They will learn about using operations to create innovations and how to innovate to create new operational capabilities.

Design Thinking

Working in teams, students tackle “wicked problems” faced by client organizations, and use design thinking concepts to form a solution.

International Management

Technology firms are increasingly global in terms of their markets, production and research and development. Topics include cultural intelligence, comparative management and international business.

Fall 2014

Marketing

Marketing in high-tech environments strives to reduce uncertainty by understanding the needs of an organization’s customers in order to create, communicate, capture and sustain value for both parties. Students create the marketing section of a business plan.

Entrepreneurial Finance

This course gives students an understanding of how venture capital and private equity work, both from the perspective of an entrepreneur and an investor. Topics covered include business plans, opportunity assessments, valuations, and structuring. Students create the financial section of a business plan.

Ethics

Learn how to navigate the moral issues and debates raised by direct participants and stakeholders in the high-tech economy. Topics include character-building practices, moral stages in the high-tech career, corporate social responsibility and the role of reputational capital.

Spring 2015

Strategic Use of Information and Knowledge

This course will demonstrate how information can be used to support decision making, monitor operations and enable global communications. Topics include knowledge management and information technology to support a learning organization.

Strategy

This course explores the strategic management of organizations that depend on innovation and the commercialization of intangible assets. Students will learn tools and techniques for the development and implementation of strategy in science and technology based sectors.

Negotiation & Conflict Resolution

This course will help you learn how to become a better negotiator. Students will plan for various negotiation situations and improve their ability to negotiate through exercises.

Summer 2015

MBA Applied Project

In this project, students use all the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired during the program to tackle real business issues for client organizations. Working with a faculty supervisor, students analyze an actual challenge and develop optimal solutions.

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  • Part-time, evenings
  • 24 months
  • Downtown Vancouver
  • Cost: $33,500*
  • *Subject to senate approval.

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