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MBA in Management of Technology & Innovation

Drive Innovation

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

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 technology related fields.

Learn about our new Sport Business specialization

Tapping into the vibrant energy, diversity and excellence of Toronto’s global sport marketplace, the Ted Rogers School of Management will be home to a new MBA Specialization in Sport Business, with a program that is focused on strategy, consulting and innovation.

Curriculum

Seven core courses plus three elective courses plus one integrative semester

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

The full MBA Global and MBA-MTI course list and course descriptions are available in our Graduate Studies page.

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 Term Offered
MT8106

Managing in a Diverse World

This course develops competencies in managing a global workforce. Specific topics include the behavioural impact of cultural differences, alternative approaches to organizational structure, cross cultural communication challenges, management of diverse groups, leadership and employee motivation techniques for global managers, conflict resolution across cultures, approaches to ethics and social responsibility in different cultures, global recruitment, selection and employee repatriation issues.

1 Credit

Fall 2018
MT8108

Regulation Government and Social Responsibility Management

This course focuses on corporate social responsibility and ethical management from a legal perspective. Students learn the importance of law as a facilitator in developing successful business strategies and explore the mutuality reinforcing relationship between law and corporate social responsibility in areas such as corporate governance, environmental protection, privacy, corruption, and free trade agreements. Through an examination of these themes, the course provides students with analytical tools for identifying ethical problems and a framework for managing ethical conduct in organizations.

1 Credit

Fall 2018

Spring-Summer 2019

MT8109

Financial Management


Building on the foundation in Accounting and Finance, this course further develops an understanding of the challenges for sound financial planning and management in a global environment. Students learn the risk return characteristics of various international financial markets and financial instruments. Topics include financial instrument valuation (stocks, bonds and derivative securities), going public decisions, initial and seasonal equity offerings, joint venture, venture capital firms and international entry decisions.

1 Credit

Fall 2018
MT8212

Innovation and Organization Theory

This course prepares students to manage in turbulent, high technology environments. Students are introduced to theories of innovation, and learn how various ways of organizing and managing people and work can foster or stifle innovation. Students will apply models of innovation and diffusion to analyze industry trends and identify and assess strategic options for individual firms operating in environments of rapid technological change.

1 Credit

Fall 2018
MT8213

Technology and Organization Strategy

This course examines how strategic leaders transform and position their organizations to exploit technological change for competitive advantage. It provides an understanding of the issues surrounding the formulation and implementation of technologybased strategies, and explores frameworks for managing in a technology-based economy.

1 Credit

Fall 2018
MT8216

Global Markets and Tech Trends

This course explores emerging issues (technologies, trends, geopolitical policies etc.) with an emphasis on their potential impact on global enterprise practices. The course also focuses on developing planning models to incorporate environmental scanning and technology forecasting as components of effective strategic planning models.

1 Credit

Winter 2019

MT8600

OR

MT8601

Research and Communication for Managers

This applied course introduces theories and skills of management research and communication. Key research topics include formulating questions, conducting industry analyses and critical literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative methods and report writing. The communication dimensions focus mostly on career-related skills such as writing resumes and cover letters, doing presentations and interviewing. 1 Credit

OR

Research and Communication for Business Startups

This applied course introduces theories and skills of management research and communication associated with developing plans for a startup business. It is intended to prepare MBA students to pursue a real startup idea for their captain project, the Major Research Paper Business Plan (MRP). Key topics include formulating the concepts behind their startup, conducting critical literature reviews, using quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods to conduct market research, and writing the proposal for investigating the feasibility of their startup idea for the MRP. Students will also master theories of competitive dynamics, building on their core course in strategic management, assessing the methods for identifying competitors and analyzing their methods of competition. The communications dimensions focus mostly on writing and presenting the results of original research on the startup idea. All students are expected to have already achieved the foundational knowledge of basic descriptive statistics, and be familiar with simple inferential statistics such as correlation and multiple regression. Students must begin the course with an idea for a startup.

1 Credit

Winter 2019

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:

A unique industry-facing MBA degree specialization designed to produce sport business leaders in the areas of strategy, analytics and innovation. TRSM’s advantage is location: Downtown Toronto, is internationally recognized as the hub of a great global sport business city and that gives our students access to industry leaders and opportunities. 

We built this program in collaboration with sport business employers to deliver the next generation of sport business leaders. Extensive consultation with the sport industry found that they want to hire more advanced students with greater strategic training and depth in consulting, business analytics, and technology and innovation.

TRSM’s program will give students greater insight into sport marketing, strategy, financial management and business analytics and better equip them with the skills most sought by industry, with the intent to work closely with Toronto’s leading commercial sport organizations and companies.

The Steering Committee for the program, who will help build the curriculum, is made up of a diverse group of sport executives from Canada and the United States.

Courses
Course Code Course Name Term Offered
MT8416

Special Topics In Sport Media & Marketing Management

This special topics course will examine a broad range of media and marketing management strategy through the lens of the dynamic sport and entertainment industry. Students will examine and discuss sport media and marketing topics such as the global sport media and marketing industry, new media and technologies, consumer behaviour and business development. The course will provide students with an advanced fundamental overview of the dynamic sport media and marketing industry. The final project of this course will involve presenting a conceptual sport media and marketing strategy.
1 Credit

Winter 2019
MT8426

Sport Media & Marketing Business Analytics

This special topics course will focus on data-driven decision-making and business analytics from a media and marketing perspective, through the lens of the dynamic sport and entertainment industry. Students will learn the role of business analytics as a means of developing successful media and marketing strategies and explore the relationship between business analytics and sport and entertainment in areas such as customer relationship management, fan engagement, social media and digital marketing, sport sponsorship, and talent assessment. Through these themes, the course will provide students with a framework of business analytic tools for managerial decision-making for the sport and entertainment industry. A final comprehensive capstone group project for this course will involve managing a business intelligence project for a sport and entertainment industry client.
1 Credit

Winter 2019

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.

Courses
Course Code Course Name Term Offered
MT8312

Business Analytics for Managers

This course provides an overview of the development and usage of decision support systems (DSS), data mining and collaboration technologies. Students will learn how database technologies support managerial decision making, and will understand the role of the data warehouse in supporting DSS and data mining applications.
Antirequisite MT8301.
1 Credit

Winter 2019
MT8313

Social Media Analytics

This course covers the basic principles and practices of knowledge management, the technology to support knowledge sharing and the issues in designing and implementing a value-based knowledge management system in an organization. Topics include: understanding today’s knowledge economy and knowledge workers; enabling knowledge creation; knowledge maintenance: accuracy, currency, accessibility; developing a knowledge management strategy; information policies, measuring value, change management and human factors in implementing a knowledge management system.
Antirequisites MT8302, MT8303.
1 Credit

Winter 2019
MT8315

Dir Readings Info Sys Mgmt I

The directed readings course is intended to permit the student to survey a coherent body of literature in an area of study related to Information Systems Management. Working with a faculty supervisor, the student will develop an initial bibliography to focus the study, and will complete a research paper on the selected topic of interest.
Antirequisites MT8901, MT8316.
1 Credit

Winter 2019

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 Ted Rogers 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 Ted Rogers MBA with a Media Management specialization.

Courses
Course Code Course Name Term Offered
MT8416

Special Topics Media Mgmt

Special topics courses in Media Management may be offered in response to students’ needs and interests. Topics may include international or intercultural media management, media industry analysis, new venture management in the media industry, and financing media ventures.
1  Credit

Winter 2019

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.

No courses available this semester.

MBA-MTI program 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)

Courses
Course Code Course Name Term Offered
MT8809

Venture Financing and Planning

This course is mainly a case study course and is designed for students who are interested in venture capital(VC) and private equity (PE) investments as well as for prospective entrepreneurs who have an interest in starting a new venture. This course explores the nature and mechanics venture capital and private equity and ways in which companies and prospective entrepreneurs can assess their options and develop business cases to attract needed financing.
1 Credit

Winter 2019
MT8810

Product Development and Commercialization

This module introduces students to entrepreneurial thinking, entrepreneurial processes and the steps in taking a great idea to market. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how entrepreneurs foster innovation within existing businesses and in developing successful new businesses. The principles of entrepreneurship will be outlined, and students will learn how to apply these principles to identify new opportunities, initiatives, and innovations and how to move these innovations to the market place.
1 Credit

Winter 2019
MT8601

Res and Comm for Bus Start-ups

This applied course introduces theories and skills of management research and communication associated with developing plans for a startup business. It is intended to prepare MBA students to pursue a real startup idea for their captain project, the Major Research Paper Business Plan (MRP). Key topics include formulating the concepts behind their startup, conducting critical literature reviews, using quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods to conduct market research, and writing the proposal for investigating the feasibility of their startup idea for the MRP. Students will also master theories of competitive dynamics, building on their core course in strategic management, assessing the methods for identifying competitors and analyzing their methods of competition. The communications dimensions focus mostly on writing and presenting the results of original research on the startup idea. All students are expected to have already achieved the foundational knowledge of basic descriptive statistics, and be familiar with simple inferential statistics such as correlation and multiple regression. Students must begin the course with an idea for a startup.
Antirequisite MB8600 and/or MT8600.
1 Credit

Winter 2019

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 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.

Courses
Course Code Course Name Term Offered
MT8312

Business Analytics for Managers

This course provides an overview of the development and usage of decision support systems (DSS), data mining and collaboration technologies. Students will learn how database technologies support managerial decision making, and will understand the role of the data warehouse in supporting DSS and data mining applications.
Antirequisite MT8301.
1 Credit

Winter 2019
MT8313

Social Media Analytics

This course covers the basic principles and practices of knowledge management, the technology to support knowledge sharing and the issues in designing and implementing a value-based knowledge management system in an organization. Topics include: understanding today’s knowledge economy and knowledge workers; enabling knowledge creation; knowledge maintenance: accuracy, currency, accessibility; developing a knowledge management strategy; information policies, measuring value, change management and human factors in implementing a knowledge management system.
Antirequisites MT8302, MT8303.
1 Credit

Winter 2019
MT8327

Data Management and Visualization

This course focuses on three areas data science relevant to business analytics: (1) data discovery; (2) data preparation; and (3) data visualization. The objective of the course is to help students develop competence in acquiring data from different sources, cleaning and preparing the data for analysis and developing visualizations of the results for managerial decision making. The course will be problem oriented following the outcomes based action learning approach in order to provide hands-on training in the use of common data management and business analytics applications and tools. Students will be expected to construct evidence based arguments from the results of their data analyses, develop and present business case reports in a manner appropriate for managerial decision making.
1 Credit

Fall 2018
MT8328

Supply Chain Analytics

This course emphasizes systemic modeling of management problems and application of well-established quantitative techniques for their solutions. The supply chain area is naturally abundant with problems of this kind, but the skills obtained in the course will be applicable in a variety of management contexts. Both optimization and satisficing approaches with deterministic as well as stochastic components are covered. The course equally emphasizes modeling as well as solutions; where for the latter MS Excel is the main platform with various add-ins such as the (premium) Solver, Lingo, Crystal Ball, and TreePlan. Students will be expected to construct evidence based arguments from the results of their data analyses, develop and present business case reports in a manner appropriate for managerial decision making.
1 Credit

Winter 2019

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. 

Courses
Course Code Course Name Term Offered
MT8911 Technical Foundation for Managers - Security, Privacy, Operations and Controls

Information security is a broadly encompassing field focused on the protection of data assets and intangible intectual property of all kinds. (Data) privacy relies on information security as a necessary, but not sufficient condition to ensure that the legal and moral rights of data owners are respected. Both security and privacy are enabled by IT operations and controls, which again are necessary, but not sufficient conditions to ensure that security and privacy "work".
1 Credit
Fall 2018 / Winter 2019
MT8913

Security and Privacy Management Fundamentals

Mgmt of highly technical areas, such as scientific research, engineering, information security and data privacy often presents difficult challenges well beyond the realm of mainstream financial or operational management. In part, this arises because management may be insufficiently versed in the underlying subject matter to make informed decisions.
1 Credit

Winter 2019

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 Term Offered
MB8002

Quantitative Methods for Business

This course equips students with basic analytical tools that support business decision making. Students learn the principles of statistics and other techniques and apply them to data analysis using computer-based tools. In addition, students develop a broader understanding of the information systems that supply these data, and how quantitative analyses support management and strategy in business organizations.

1 Credit

Winter 2019

Spring-Summer 2019

MB8004

Accounting

Topics include the role of GAAP, balance sheet, income statements and cash flow statements, the concepts of retained earnings, depreciation, receivables, inventory, amortization, deferred taxes and goodwill. It examines accounting models to improve managerial decision making including the Cost-Volume Profit model, Activity Based Costing, Economic Value Added, transfer pricing, overhead allocation and Balanced Scorecard. Strategic issues such as organizational learning, control systems and openbook management are examined with a global perspective.

1 Credit

Fall 2018

Spring-Summer 2019

MB8005

Finance

This course provides the necessary principles of finance for the manager of an enterprise in the global environment. This course examines from a global perspective, shareholder wealth maximization, the analysis and interpretation of financial statements, ratio analysis, the time value of money, discounted cash flow analysis, valuation of different financial assets, value of equity, interest rate analysis, the value of debt, and bond valuation.

1 Credit

Fall 2018

Spring-Summer 2019

MB8006

Economics

This course develops the fundamental tools of economic analysis that are essential for understanding global markets and making managerial decisions. The economic relationships between growth and inflation are examined as well as credit, interest rates, and government fiscal and monetary policy. International input and product markets, foreign direct investment, multinationals, mergers and acquisitions, as well as the market determination of exchange rates and interest rates are considered.

1 Credit

Winter 2019

Spring-Summer 2019

MB8007

Principles of Management

The course comprises a tour through the non-financial management functions. It begins with an outline of the history of management thought, an approach that frames the successive topics. It is followed by a unit on business law and corporate governance, which explains the roles and responsibilities of managers and executives. The organizational behaviour/human resource section highlights principles of social psychology as they relate to how people interact in organizations, and small groups. The section on operations and management information systems shows how organizations use technologies. The quality unit shows how it is fostered in manufacturing and services. The marketing module introduces the first principles of this function. There is also a lecture introducing the unique aspects of entrepreneurship and small business.

1 Credit

Winter 2019

Spring-Summer 2019

Applicants with degrees from outside of Canada, and less than two years North American work experience will be required to complete up to four Canadian Business courses as part of their MBA program. Applicants who require Canadian Business courses must apply for the Spring program start.

Course Code Course Name Term Offered
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 Credit

Spring-Summer 2019
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 Credit

Spring-Summer 2019
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 Credit

Spring-Summer 2019
MB8007

Principles of Management

This course comprises a tour through the non-financial management functions. It outlines the history of management thought followed by business law and corporate governance, which explain the roles and responsibilities of managers and executives. The course highlights principles of social psychology as they relate to how people interact in organizations and small groups and how organizations use technologies. The principles of marketing and the unique aspects of entrepreneurship and small business, as well as non-corporate management, are also covered in this course.

1 Credit

Winter 2019

Spring-Summer 2019

The full MBA Global and MBA-MTI course list and course descriptions are available in our Graduate Studies page.

"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