New and Special Topic Courses

These courses are being offered but are not included in the regular course calendar yet.

 4ID3 -Addressing Social Problems Through Business, Engineering, and Social Sciences

A final-year course where students work in interdisciplinary teams on an experiential project that that incorporates business, engineering and social science elements. This course will promote interdisciplinary learning and problem solving on diverse aspects of sustainability. Direct ties to corporate social responsibility and the triple bottom line will be made. Additionally, leadership, communication, and teamwork will be highlighted.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV of a Commerce, Engineering & Society, or Social Sciences Program, or Level V of any Engineering and Management Program; and permission of the course instructor.

Please send an email to buscom@mcmaster.ca to be considered for this course.

DayThursday (Fall Term)
Time7 p.m.
LocationMDCL 1010
InstructorGirsh Zilberbrant

4QX3 – Quality Management

For both service and manufacturing, quality is extremely important to win the business. However, improving business performance requires a structured approach, disciplined thinking, and the engagement of everyone in the organization. These elements have been the foundation for many approaches to productivity and quality improvement over the years.

In this course, we are going to focus on business process improvement approaches that seek to find and eliminate causes of defects and errors, reduce cycle times and cost of operations, improve productivity, better meet customer expectations, and achieve higher asset utilization and returns on investments in manufacturing, and service processes. We will particularly focus on Sig Sigma that is based on a simple problem solving methodology – DMAIC, which stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control – that incorporates a wide variety of statistical and other types of process improvement tools. We will learn about lean operations and business process reengineering.

DayFriday (Winter Term)
Time2:30 p.m.
LocationDSB 505
InstructorFouzia Baki

4SX3 – White Collar Crime

The purpose of this course is to examine criminal offences committed by corporations and executives that are typically described as “white collar crime” and/or offences committed online typically described as “cyber crime”. The relevant portions of the Criminal Code and other statutes such as the Competition Act and Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation are discussed in light of selected cases and regulatory decisions.

DayTuesday (Fall Term)
Time7 p.m.
LocationKTH 109
InstructorTBA

4FX3 – Value Investing

Value investing, pioneered by Benjamin Graham and immortalized by Warren Buffet, involves buying securities that are underpriced – and selling those that are overpriced – with a great emphasis on the margin of safety. This course includes many practical and applied value investing concepts influencing the analysis and value of companies with a focus on those companies listed on major global exchanges. The format of the class is primarily case discussions and applied security analysis and enables students to develop a broad investing skill set and to study outstanding investors.

 

DayMonday (Fall Term)
Time2:30 p.m.
LocationMDCL 1009
InstructorTBA

 

 

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