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Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
We built our curriculum around solving real-world business problems using conceptual frameworks. You are encouraged to bring business challenges you’re facing into the discussion. You, your peers and your instructors can collaborate on solutions, learning from each other in the process.
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All students attend a 10-day orientation before starting classes. This “GDBA Boot Camp” prepares you to learn in an online, graduate-level business program. It ensures that everyone has the same foundational learning skills and program expectations. You’ll learn by doing, completing a series of activities that challenge you intellectually while developing your facility with online tools and methods. During the Boot Camp, you will also:
- Meet instructors and classmates
- Learn to use the online learning tools and access university resources
- Complete individual and team learning activities using the online Learning Management System
- Develop a personal study plan that aligns with your career goals and MBA aspirations
Foundations for Leadership
To level up your leadership skills, participate in a carefully curated set of required courses, designed to introduce you to leadership and teamwork fundamentals as well as the case analysis process.
Managing People and Organizations
Gain an understanding of how individuals and teams function effectively in work situations. Learn how organizational behaviour themes, such as emotions, motivation, and group dynamics, relate to functional issues such as job design, salary structures, and recruitment.
Financial Accounting/Managerial Accounting
Move beyond accounting fundamentals and processes. Learn to make business decisions in support of broader organizational objectives that are based on sound analysis of financial information.
Business Ethics (half course)
Professional decision-making involves moving from complexity and ambiguity to action. Build an integrated set of ethical and analytical reasoning tools for addressing the challenges that arise in real-world decisions.
Gain an introduction to the basic concepts in economics, and explore the relevance of economic reasoning to tactical and strategic managerial decision-making. Study the importance of economic concepts, economic models and quantitative applications, and understand how they apply to common problems managers encounter.
Managerial Finance (Prerequisite: Financial/Managerial Accounting)
Gain a practical understanding of managerial finance and the role of the financial manager. Learn to apply financial statement analysis, valuation techniques, capital budgeting, project analysis, and other financial tools. Explore a wide variety of subjects, including:
- Maximizing shareholder wealth
- Agency conflicts
- Ethical corporate behaviour
Explore the key concepts of probability and statistics that provide the basic tools to approach statistics critically. Focus on the use of quantitative or statistical techniques in managerial decision-making and learn to apply them in business settings.
Get an overview of the marketing process, including learning how to analyze data and make decisions on pricing, product design, promotion and distribution as part of developing a comprehensive marketing plan. The course concludes with a collaborative online marketing simulation.
MBA Transferable Credits
Want to work toward one of our three MBAs? These courses will help get you there. Even if you don’t choose to pursue an MBA, they’ll help you work toward the head seat at the boardroom table.
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Learn the technical and soft skills required to be an effective project manager and deliver strategic change to your organization. Qualify to write the Certified Associate in Project Management exam offered by PMI.
Information Technology Management
Learn to apply management information systems effectively, making the connection between IT and organizational performance, and adopting a broader perspective that includes IT managers, business and executive managers, senior bureaucrats, and top-level strategists.
Content for these courses change each semester.
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