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MBA in Management of Technology & Innovation

Drive Innovation

Technology and innovation continue to transform the ways we live and work. In a rapidly changing world, employers need professionals who understand the pace of change and the impact of innovation in virtually all sectors.

This is not a strictly a technical program. MBA-MTI graduates gain the skills needed to manage within companies that are focused on tech and innovation. Many students with non-tech backgrounds join the MBA-MTI program as a means to pursue careers in project management, consulting, research and analysis.

You won't learn to code in this program, but you will learn how technology is changing organizations, why it's important, and how to communicate that to colleagues.

Curriculum

7 core courses + 3 elective courses + 1 integrative semester

To graduate, you must successfully* complete all of the required core courses, 3 elective courses and capstone project**

* Students must have at least a minimum passing grade of B- in each Graduate Studies course, and satisfactory progress in the major research paper or business plan.

** Part-time students’ current full-time employment meets the internship requirement.

The Ted Rogers MBA curriculum combines both a strong academic foundation with multiple experiential learning opportunities and develops hands-on management experience.

Course Code Course Name Credits
MT8106 Managing in a Diverse World
1
MT8108 Regulation Government and Social Responsibility Management
1
MT8109 Accounting and Finance for Today's Managers
1
MT8212 Innovation and Organization Theory
1
MT8213 Technology and Organization Strategy 1
MT0216 Global Markets and Tech Trends 1

MT8600

OR

MT8601

Research and Communication for Managers

OR

Research and Communication for Business Startups

1

MBA students are required to complete a total of 3 elective courses. Students have the option to specialize by completing 2 of the 3 elective courses, and their Capstone Project, in one subject area.

MBA-MTI specializations include:

Information Technology (IT) has become the main driver of change and innovation in the business world. For many organizations, IT often helps to create business strategy.

The Information Systems Management specialization will equip you to use IT to change the organization and to shape the strategy of the business. Graduates of this program will gain a unique combination of business skills and leading IT management capabilities. These powerful skills and capabilities will position you to lead significant strategic change within your organization.

You will learn how to effectively govern IT in the modern complex organization. You will explore how to manage IT on a global basis, through offshore outsourcing and shared services. Your studies will include technology integration, knowledge management, technology trend forecasting, advanced project management and risk management. Graduates of this program are equipped to lead significant IT organizations, or to manage and direct IT from a business perspective.

Sample Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits
MT8310 Special Topics Info Sys Mgmt
1
MT8311 Adv Tech Integ and Proc Design
1
MT8312 Collaboration and Decision Tech 1
MT8313 Data and Knowledge Management
1
MT8314 Human Factors in Tech Design
1
MT8315 Dir Readings Info Sys Mgmt I
1

The media industries are in an exciting period of transition to digital technologies, which create many challenges and opportunities for media firms. Globalization, audience fragmentation, new markets, new business models, new ways of interacting with customers, and new business processes are pervasive features of media industries today. The Ryerson MBA specialization in Media Management provides professionals with business or technology backgrounds with a thorough theoretical grounding and up-to-date skills in the management, innovation, and policy aspects of the media business.

The program is unique in Canada. It is led by faculty with a combination of senior corporate, government and consulting experience with excellent academic credentials and a passion for teaching. If your interest lies in the film, television, radio, print or new media sector, consider a Ryerson MBA with a Media Management specialization.

Sample Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits
MT8408 Adv Media, Communication Tech 1
MT8409 Lgl/Policy Issues in Media Ind 1
MT8411 Media, Consumers and Markets 1
MT8412 Core Issue: Media Management 1
MT8414 Dir Readings Media Mgmt I 1
MT8416 Special Topics Media Mgmt 1

Supply chain management focuses on the efficient and cost effective product flows for companies, in a variety of sectors. The industry requires people with bright and creative ideas that can improve the way a company manages its raw materials, manufactures a product or service, and delivers it to customers.

Effective management of supply chains requires a combination of both technology and organizational knowledge. Skills to manage information flows between organizations, as well as across marketing, sales, product design, finance and information technology functions are also necessary. In the Supply Chain Management specialization, you can focus on organizational change leadership using state-of-the-art enterprise systems, logistics management, and inventory management techniques. Ryerson's program is accredited by Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) towards CPP certification.

Sample Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits
MT8509 Special Topics Supp Chain Mgmt 1
MT8510 Adv Supply Chain Mgt Practices 1
MT8511 Op Mgmt, Process Improvement 1
MT8512 Logistics and Inventory Mgmt 1
MT8513 Intro Operations Research 1
MT8514 Dir Readings Supp Chn Mgmt I
1
MT8522 Public Sect Supply Chain Mgmt 1

MBA-MTI Ryerson is a global leader in supporting entrepreneurs through its incubators and zones. The specialization in entrepreneurship aims to educate MBA students in the knowledge and skills necessary to launch a startup, and to connect them with the resources to begin working on an actual startup during their Major Research Paper (MRP)

Sample Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits
MT8809 Venture Financing and Planning 1
MT8810 Prod Devel, Commercialization
1
MT8601 Research & Communication for Business Plans 1

Business analytics is a new emerging profession and academic discipline which focuses on the use of new computer capabilities for the analysis and visualization of data to enable evidence based business decision making in order to improve organizational competitiveness and productivity.  The business analytics movement has gained critical mass in response to the recognition that many of the social and economic consequences of business decision making during the last decades could have been avoided by better data analytics. Two commonly cited example of such failures: (a) the sub-prime crisis of the USA and its global contagion; and (b) the catastrophic collapse of the Icelandic and Irish economies. Some prominent academics have argued that better analytics could have averted these and other similar failures.

The Ted Rogers MBA Specialization in Business Analytics offers specialist and generalist skills in business analytics for the most lucrative job market segments. The goal of this specialization is to equip future managers with data analytic capabilities for tackling complex problems and improving evidence-based decision making.

Sample Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits
MT8312 Business Analytics for Managers 1
MT8313 Social Media Analytics 1
MT83XX Data Management and Visualization 1
MT83XX Supply Chain Analytics 1

As technology continues to advance and become further integrated into our personal and professional lives, enterprise information security, privacy and data protection have become a growing concern, and are central to many of the functions and processes associated with information technology. E-commerce, email, strategic infrastructure and our personal privacy and well-being are all affected by an increasing need for security, privacy, and protection.  The goal of the Specialization in Data Security is to educate MBA students in the knowledge and skills necessary to manage in this area. 

Sample Courses
Course Code Course Name Credits
MT8911 Technical Foundation for Managers - Security, Privacy, Operations and Controls 1
MT8913 Security and Privacy Management Fundamentals 1
MT8914 Advanced Topics – Law, Compliance, Audit & Certification, Computer Crime 1

Students may choose to do a specialization from the MBA Global program

During their final semester, all students focus on the application of theory into practice and conduct real-world analysis of a particular organizational issue, market, or management challenge by completing a final capstone project (major research paper or business plan).

Major Research Paper

All students must complete an individually written major research paper (MRP), under the supervision of a faculty advisor and a second reader (the MRP Supervisory Committee). This project serves to ensure all Ted Rogers MBA graduates are equipped with the critical analytical and writing skills required in the business world.

Business Plan

Business plans will be supervised by faculty with entrepreneurial and business plan expertise.  Students are expected to have an interest in starting a business.  

All students will be required to present their research in a poster presentation or oral defense.

In addition to a capstone project, full-time students must complete one of the three options outlined below. Part-time students’ current full-time employment meets the internship requirement; however, they may also complete one of the three options outlined below.

Option 1:

The internship experience enables students to demonstrate the practical and theoretical knowledge they have acquired in the MBA program and explore their own specialized interests.

Option 2:

Students complete two credit courses while studying abroad.  Students have studied in Copenhagen Denmark, Calcutta India, Linz Austria, China and Israel.

Option 3:

Language and cultural training gives students the opportunity to improve existing fluency or develop fluency in a second language. Students take a minimum of two credits and conduct research in the second language for their MRP or business plan.

Foundation courses are graduate-level courses that help prepare students with non-business degrees for success in the MBA program. These courses include: Accounting, Finance, Quantitative Methods for Business, Economics and Principles of Management.

Students without an undergraduate degree in business but who have completed equivalent courses to the foundation courses may be exempted on a case-by-case basis.

Students with four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) or equivalent, from a recognized academic institution are exempt from the MBA foundation courses.

Course Code Course Name Credits
MB8002 Quantitative Methods for Business 1
MB8004 Accounting
1
MB8005 Finance
1
MB8006 Economics
1
MB8007 Principles of Management
1

Applicants with degrees from outside of North America, and less than two years North American work experience will be required to complete up to three Canadian Business courses as part of their MBA program.

Course Code Course Name Credits
MT8921

Case Analysis and Presentation

This course will focus on how to effectively collaborate to design solutions to case problems, and to present them orally and in teams.  Students will gain expertise in accessing relevant materials about Canadian corporations through annual reports, Bloomberg terminals, and other publicly available materials, in order to reason effectively from a set of facts presented towards a solution to problems framed by the case. Presenting case results as part of a team using presentation technologies, such as slide decks to convey the situation and proposed solutions will also play a major role in the class, which will be focused on experiential learning.

1
MT8922

Effective Writing for Business Administration

This course builds on the Case Analysis course to provide a foundation in the types of analysis and written communication expected in the classroom and the workplace, bridging the gap between proficiency in English and effective written business communication. Students will learn how to structure arguments that will be advanced over the course of a paper. Written communication of cases will be covered, along with an introduction to simple models of rhetoric that will enable students to identify key claims needed to present effective solutions to problems and issues presented as part of case analysis and other types of writing. 

1
MT8923

Canadian Business History

This course is designed to acquaint students with the unique features of Canadian business as it developed over time, and to understand the relationship between Canada’s economy and key trading regions, including the United States, the Commonwealth, Europe and developing economies. The structure and role of government and politics, the relationships with indigenous peoples, and the differences between the regions of Canada will be covered. The relationship between political movements and businesses, along with a historical perspective on the development of key industries will be covered, including a focus on the extraction sectors, on the developments in capital markets, including the role of provincial legislation, and other important aspects of the Canadian business and economic environment since the colonial era. 

1
12 month full time program
24 month part time program
90% employed six months after graduation

"I was impressed not only with the classes and the ability to adapt the degree to industries, trends and functions I was most interested in, but also the support I received outside of the classroom, which allowed me to participate in a number of competitions and get more practical experience."

Kate French, MBA-MTI, 2014, Marketing Project Manager, Corus Entertainment