New and Special Topic Courses

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

New Courses

3KE3 – Management of Enterprise Data Analytics

Data analytics allow organizations to build competitive strategies around data-driven insights and derive value from data. This course provides students with an overview of enterprise data analytics and an introduction to the concepts which underlie its effective deployment and management. The course addresses some of the basic procedures and controls of Big Data which provide management with a basis for deriving maximum value from analytics projects. This course incorporates a variety of teaching and learning methods including lectures, assignments, case studies, group work, presentations, and readings. The course encompasses managerial, technical and statistical perspectives, showing how each area is dependent on the other to make enterprise analytics work.

Course information TBA

4SM3 – Sports Management

This course emphasizes management principles as they relate to the business of sports. Students are introduced to the following sports management issues: marketing and advertising of sports events and brands, understanding of legal and ethical issues in sport, media and promotion, sponsorship and event management, sports equipment and product management, recreational sports management and other related areas. There is an emphasis on developing and improving communication skills as much of the course content will be case-based. An overview is provided with regard to career opportunities in the sports management field.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV or above

DayTuesday (Fall Term)
Time7:00 p.m.
LocationCNH 102
InstructorTBA

 

Special Topic Courses

4BX3 – Leadership in Organizations

The essentials of leadership are reviewed drawing on the advice of leaders (written and in-class presentations), empirical research and leadership theories.  Students explore their own leadership potential through diagnostic exercises, contemplation and discussion. The need to adapt the leadership approach to changing circumstances is a recurring theme

Prerequisite(s): COMMERCE 1BA3 (or 2BA3); and registration in level III or above in any Honours Commerce, Engineering and Management program or Business Informatics program, or Level IV of the Commerce program.

DayTuesday (Fall Term)
Time8:30 a.m.
LocationKTH B101
InstructorJohn Medcof

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.

DayThursday (Winter Term)
Time7:00 p.m.
LocationMDCL 1010
InstructorAdeel Mahmood

4KX3 – eHealth Information Systems

This course rationalizes key and emerging topics in eHealth IS via an integrated learn-by-participation approach. Its primary aim is to achieve both a broad and in-depth understanding of relevant issues in ehealth IS/IT to healthcare systems in North America and beyond (Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle Eastern countries, and countries throughout the Sub-Sahara Region). Topics covered range from the evolution of clinical informatics v. information systems in healthcare; referenced disciplines of eHealth IS/IT, current thinking of adaptive eHealth IS/IT adoption, continuance use, assimilation and diffusion, past and contemporary ehealth IS/IT projects (as well as those in other developed/developing countries) and anticipated future eHealth IS/IT trends. Key areas include managing ehealth IS/IT projects, interface designs, implementation issues, governance, accountability, risk analysis and change management, ethical issues, legal, sociocultural and regulatory standards, and policies. 

Prerequisite(s): COMMERCE 2KA3 and registration in level III or above in any Honours Commerce or Engineering and Management program; or Level IV of the Commerce program. COMMERCE 4KX3 may be repeated, if on a different topic, to a total of six units.

DayMonday  (Winter Term)
Time8:30 a.m.
LocationBSB  B154
InstructorJoseph Tan

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.

Prerequisite(s): COMMERCE 2OC3 (or 3QC3) registration in any Honours Commerce Program or Level IV of the Commerce program or Commerce 4QA3 and registration in any Engineering & Management program.

DayWednesday  (Winter Term)
Time11:30 a.m.
LocationIWC 223
InstructorTBA

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.

DayWednesday (Fall Term)
Time7 p.m.
LocationT13 107
InstructorDomenico Sorbara

 

New: Certificate in Business Technology Management

Business Technology Management (BTM) is a professional discipline that equips graduates with the ability to lead and support the strategic use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the digital transformation of organizations. Its standards seek to ensure that professionals develop greater managerial ability, while continuing to develop technology awareness and skills. BTM certification sets the standard for professional excellence.

The Certificate in Business Technology Management provides a pathway for Honours Commerce students to become a Certified BTM Professional by completing certificate requirements through course electives. BTM certification is administered by BTM Forum, a national organization designed to support a unified Canadian BTM profession. Upon completion of the required BTM coursework, students must be assessed to receive a BTM designation through the BTM Forum.

 

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