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Master of Science In Management Program

The Master of Science in Management (MScM) is a full-time 16 month thesis based master’s degree in management. Designed for students interested in a research or academic career in business, MScM equips individuals with qualitative and quantitative research skills across several disciplines in management. Gain new knowledge of the complex problems facing organizations in the modern world and become an expert in a research area by completing and defending a thesis.

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Research Areas of Specialization

Work with a faculty supervisor in one of the following research areas of specialization:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Global Management Studies
  • Health Services Management
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Law & Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate Management
  • Retail Management

For this program, researching and identifying potential faculty supervisors is part of the application process. Please take your time to review supervisors’ bios and their research areas of interest, prior to applying to the program. Applications that do not identify a potential supervisor will not be reviewed.

Research Institutes and Centres

Ryerson is home to a range of research centres and affiliated institutes that support faculty and students in addressing theoretically rigorous and practically relevant research. Graduate students of the Master in Science Management program may choose to collaborate with one of these centres during their studies.



The curriculum is comprised of three (3) core courses and four (4) electives. Upon completion of course work, students then move on to working on their Master’s Thesis.

3 Core courses

4 Elective courses

Core Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title
SM8000 Research Seminar
SM8103 Applied Research Methods I
SM8104 Applied Research Methods II

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title
SM8721 Service Innovation Management
SM8723 Advanced Data Analytics in Business
SM8219 Theories of Technology and Organizations
MG9102 Advanced Research Methods: Qualitative

Students may be eligible to take select electives from other graduate programs at TRSM. Please contact us to find out more information about elective courses.

Master’s Thesis

A student’s thesis embodies the results of their research program and exposes the work to scholarly criticism. It must represent a single body of work, with integrated material, and should not be solely a collection of published articles.

The master’s thesis requirements are met when:

  • A student has passed the oral examination
  • A student’s written work receives a passing grade
  • A student submits the final copy of the thesis to the program in accordance with YSGS guidelines

You are required to complete four Elective courses as part of your degree.

Foundation courses are designed to provide students without an educational background in business the opportunity to develop essential skills required for the core courses.

Applicants who do not have an undergraduate business degree or those who have not taken equivalent courses may be required to take  some or all of these five foundation courses. Applicants who are required to complete these courses will be notified at the time they receive their offer:

Course Code Course Title & Descriptions Credit

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.



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.



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.



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.


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.

Course Code
Directed Readings
SM8700 Directed Reading: Accounting
SM8701 Directed Reading: Bus Tech Mgmt
SM8702 Directed Reading: Econ & Mgmt Sci (Economics and Management Science)
SM8703 Directed Reading: Finance
SM8704 Directed Reading: Entrepreneurship & Strategy
SM8705 Directed Reading: Global Management Studies
SM8706 Directed Reading: Health Services
SM8708 Directed Reading: Hospitality and Tourism Management
SM8709 Directed Reading: HR Mgmt & Org Beh
SM8710 Directed Reading: Law Business
SM8711 Directed Reading: Marketing Management
SM8712 Directed Reading: Real Estate Management
SM8713 Directed Reading: Retail Management