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

Day Tuesday (Fall Term)
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location CNH 102
Instructor TBA


Special Topic Courses

4BX3 – Leadership and Career Opportunities (Special Topics in Human Resources & Management)

Successful leadership in ever higher management positions provides a trajectory for career success and the opportunity to have a positive effect on the lives of increasing numbers of people. This course introduces the changing skills necessary to transition up the levels of leadership through awareness of the organizational landscape, awareness of one’s own strengths and weaknesses, the ethical navigation of power and politics, how to prepare for the next level of leadership, and the pitfalls to avoid in career development. These leadership progression topics are covered using a number of pedagogical approaches. Students learn about the basic skills of leadership and how they vary with management level, beginning with first level management and up through middle and executive levels. No one achieves executive levels without the requisite leadership skills. In teams, students interview practicing managers to elicit their insights on leadership progression and present their findings to the class. In teams students read and review a practitioner targeted book and present their review to the class. Material is presented through text readings, lectures and guest lectures. Students participate in self-diagnostic exercises to explore their leadership potential and strengths. There are two tests held during class periods and no final exam

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.

Day Tuesday (Fall Term)
Time 8:30 a.m.
Location KTH B101
Instructor John Medcof

4FX3 – Value Investing

Value investing, pioneered by Benjamin Graham and immortalized by Warren Buffet, involves buying securities that are under-priced – 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.

Day Thursday (Winter Term)
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location MDCL 1010
Instructor Adeel 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.

Day Monday  (Winter Term)
Time 8:30 a.m.
Location BSB  B154
Instructor Joseph 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 re-engineering.

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.

Day Wednesday  (Winter Term)
Time 11:30 a.m.
Location IWC 223
Instructor TBA

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.

Day Wednesday (Fall Term)
Time 7 p.m.
Location T13 107
Instructor Domenico 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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