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MBA

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Build a Comprehensive Perspective

You need a comprehensive perspective to lead in today’s increasingly interconnected business world. Keep up with emerging trends and evolving marketplace demands with the Ted Rogers MBA. This collaborative program provides a holistic business management education that blends academic theory with innovative experiential learning and leadership opportunities. Smaller class sizes lead to meaningful collaboration with your peers, faculty and business experts. Gain the skills required to meet the unique needs of industries focused on disrupting traditional ways of business.

12 month
accelerated full-time program

24 month
part-time program

40% average
salary increase

90% employed
six months after graduation

Learn about our new Sport Business Focus 

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 focus 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, three electives and fulfill the integrative semester requirements.

MBA students are required to complete all of the seven core courses outlined below:

Course Code Course Name Term Offered
MB8103

Strategy in International Business Environment

This course develops pragmatic and dynamic perspectives on functional level, business level, and corporate strategies through the analysis of the internal and external environment. Strategic analytical theories and processes are examined using current business cases in a range of industries. The focus is on creating competitive advantages through strategic control and governance, diversification, effective foreign market entry, creating a learning organization, and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, all while responding ethically.

1 Credit

Fall 2019
MB8106

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. Antirequisite: MT8214.

1 Credit

Fall 2019
MB8107

Advanced International Marketing

This course examines the processes used by marketers to produce, communicate and deliver value to customers, shareholders and society. It focuses on the management of relationships across the spectrum of marketing interactions that benefit the organization, its stakeholders and the community in which it operates. The course provides insight into marketing actions and their impact on customers, markets, firm value and community development including socioeconomic well being and sustainability. 

1 Credit

Fall 2019
MB8108

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. Antirequisites: MB8101, MB8102 and MT8108

1 Credit

Fall 2019

Spring/Summer 2020

MB8109

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. Equivalent to MT8109 

1 Credit

Fall 2019
MB8600

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. Antirequisite MT8600.

1 Credit

Winter 2020

MB8602

Investments, Portfolio Analysis

This course covers analyses of equity, fixed income, derivative and alternative investments. The second half of the course focuses on portfolio management. This course is appropriate for students who want to write the CFA exam. Prerequisite: MB8104, MT8215, MB8109 or MT8109. 

1 Credit

Winter 2020

MBA students are required to complete a total of three elective courses.  

Elective courses include:

Course Code Course Name Term Offered
MT8220 Advanced Project Management

This course focuses on both the science of project management and the art of managing projects. While exploring common theoretical methods and reviewing the content of the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK), the major course objective is to provide a comprehensive, integrated understanding of the effective project management process with particular emphasis on its application to real-world business and technology projects.The course will cover project, program and portfolio management concepts enabling students to understand the role of sponsors, managers and experts in the project management process. Note:this course assumes a basic understanding of the traditional (PMI prescribed) project management methodology and is not introductory.If you do not have that, please see the library reserve material and/or speak with your professor ahead of time. Antirequisite: MT8205, MT8206.  1 Credit
Winter 2020
MB8711 Negotiation and Conflict
The primary objective of this course is to help students develop the sophistication to analyze bargaining and conflict relationships and to learn (through class discussion, bargaining simulations and self-assessment) about their own individual bargaining style. The course explores the process of collective bargaining as it is currently practiced by organizations and their unions, as well as the major concepts and theories of the psychology of bargaining and negotiation that this process embraces.Antirequisite:MHR721.  1 Credit
Fall 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. Antirequisite:MT8302, MT8303.  1 Credit
Winter 2020
MB8502 Retail and Commercial Development
This course examines retail and commercial development from the perspective of both North American and international markets. Topics include understanding the retail/commercial structure; the dynamics of retail developments; the future role of downtowns, the challenges of the shopping centre format, the emergence of big/power centre development and mixed use of developments and emerging, high growth economies (e.g. Eastern Europe, China, India, the Middle East and South America).   1 Credit
Winter 2020
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 understandthe role of the data warehouse in supporting DSS and data mining applications. Antirequisite: MT8301.  1 Credit
Winter 2020
Spring/Summer 2020 
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 courseexplores the nature and mechanics venture capital and private equity and ways inwhich companies and prospective entrepreneurs can assess their options and develop business cases to attract needed financing.  1 Credit
Winter 2020
MT8810 Product Development, 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 2020
MT8416 Sport Media & Marketing Management
This 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 andmarketing 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 2020
MT8808 Consulting Skills
This course examines consulting industry, consulting firms and consulting process models as they apply to various types of ITconsulting engagements, as well as the distinctions between IT consulting practice and general management consulting. Students will study real life consulting projects with practitioners in order to explore consulting skills, roles, skills and services and how they apply to IT projects. This course will be relevant to students who anticipate being external or internal consultants.Antirequisite:ITM724.  1 Credit
Winter 2020
MB8402 Brand Management
A brand name, and its associated brand equity, is one of the most valuable assets of any firm. The course is designed to increase student understanding of the important issues in planning, implementing and evaluating brand strategies; to provide relevant theories, models and tools for the making of brand decisions, and to enable students to apply these principles to real life cases.  1 Credit
Winter 2020
Spring/Summer 2020

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: Internship

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: International Student Exchange

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

Option 3: Language Training

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

Quantitive 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 2020

Spring/Summer 2020

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 2019

Spring-Summer 2020

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 2019

Spring/Summer 2020

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 2020

Spring/Summer 2020

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 2020

Spring/Summer 2020

Starting the Application Process

  • Completion of a four-year Bachelor degree
  • Complete your Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
  • Prepare your supporting documents. Review what you will need to submit.

Admission Criteria

All applications for graduate programs at Ryerson University are done online through the Yeates Graduate Studies page. Please note:

  • It will take approx. 1 hour to complete the online application
  • Save your application regularly to avoid losing your work

Please have the following items prepared:

  1. Four-year bachelor's degree from a recognized institution.*
  2. Business bachelor's degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) or equivalent business degree exempts you from foundation courses.
  3. Other bachelor's Degrees: Foundation courses will be required; exemptions are
    based on courses taken during an undergraduate degree.
  4. GPA requirement: Overall average of 3.0/4.33 (B) or higher in the final two years of university study, including post-graduate university programs. For information about calculating your GPA visit the Yeates School of Graduate Studies
  5. English Proficiency Score: Required from all applicants who have degrees from institutions in which English is not the language of instruction or examination.
  6. GMAT score: A minimum score of 550, the average GMAT score from recent cohorts is 628. Highest valid GMAT score will be used for consideration. GMAT code: 3QP-56-33
  7. Work Experience: A comprehensive resume outlining a minimum of two years full-time professional work experience. On average, applicants have five years of work experience.
  8. References: Contact information for two references must be provided, one reference should be from a former instructor at the post-secondary level, and the other from a current or recent employer.
  9. Statement of Interest: Approximately 500 words outlining your reasons for graduate study, your career objectives, the research interest(s) you may wish to pursue in the MBA or MBA in Management of Technology & Innovation, how your previous studies and experience have prepared you for the program.
  10. Interview: After the submission of your application, you will be contacted to complete an online video interview.

* Copies of transcripts must be provided with your online application. Upon receiving an offer of admission, applicants must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.

For information on transcripts visit the Yeates School of Graduate Studies.

At Ryerson, all graduate applications are submitted online through the Yeates School of Graduate Studies. Submitting a complete application package is a two-part process. You can read details about the process on our Graduate Studies site and learn how to:

  1. Submit your application through OUAC and

  2. Upload your documents. (Please include all post-secondary transcripts with your application.)

The system is easy-to-use and saves you time. The online system is mandatory; paper applications mailed to the Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Office will not be accepted.

Monitor the status of your application and document submissions on the Applicant Upload portal.

Once an admission decision has been reached, you will be notified by email.

International Students

Please visit International Student Support for important information including study permits and living in Toronto.

Student Profile

Hilary Green, MBA, 2013

“I spent almost a decade in a very rewarding and focused career track,” she says. “The Ted Rogers MBA helped me understand how I could apply my work experience to other fields. It opened up opportunities that I never thought were possible.”

Read Hilary's story

Ryerson attracted like-minded students from a wide variety of cultural, educational and industry backgrounds who collaborated inside the classroom and developed friendships outside the classroom

Farzeen Saleh, MBA ‘11, Senior Manager, Product Development at President's Choice Financial