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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.

Curriculum

7 core courses + 3 elective courses + 1 intergrative course

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 external,here.

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

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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MT8600

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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
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MT8522 Public Sect Supply Chain Mgmt 1

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)

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 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

The full MBA Global and MBA-MTI course list and course descriptions are available external,here.

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.

The full MBA Global and MBA-MTI course list and course descriptions are available external,here.

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

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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 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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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"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