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ODETTE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS


PROGRAMS
Business Administration (MBA)
Business Administration with Professional Accounting Specialization (MBA) (Fast-Track)
Business Administration (MBA) (For Managers and Professionals)
Business Administration/Bachelor of Laws (Integrated MBA/JD)
Master of Management (MOM)
Master of Engineering Management (This program is offered jointly between the Odette School of Business and the Faculty of Engineering)

MBA PROGRAM INFORMATION (MBA)

COURSES
ODETTE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Additional Information: Deans Honor Roll for Business Administration Graduate Students


Business Administration (MBA)

Program Curriculum Structure

Total courses: 17:

The Odette MBA is a 16-month program that is challenging, intensive and exciting.
This full-time program is divided into four semesters that combine core business fundamentals and theory with practical experience.

Degree Requirements
Admissions to the Odette MBA program are highly selective and seek students who can understand complex issues, manage multiple projects and communicate effectively. Applicants must have:
An undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 70% or above in their last two years.
A completed Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with an average score of 550 for accepted applicants.
Applicants must also upload one letter of reference, a resume, a letter of intent and will be subject to a qualifying personal interview.

All Fields

Fall
BUSI-8010 Leadership and Interpersonal Dynamics
BUSI-8020 Core Concepts of Accounting I
BUSI-8030 Introduction to Financial Management
BUSI-8050 Marketing Management
BUSI-8140 Digital Business Systems

Winter
BUSI-8100 Core Concepts of Accounting II
BUSI-8120 Financial Management.
BUSI-8130 Human Resources Management.
STEN-8900 Entrepreneurship: New Venture Formation and Management
STEN-8110 Project Management I

Summer
MGMT-8600 Business Ethics and Sustainability
MGMT-8460 Dynamics of Business Negotiations
STEN-8120 Project Management II
STEN-8980 Strategic Management
BUSI-8150 Business Analytics

Fall
One of the following:
Two 8000-level business courses
BUSI 8960 Major Paper
Two 8000 level business courses taken as part of the international exchange program

Master of Business Administration with Professional Accounting Specialization

The Fast Track MBA with Professional Accounting Specialization is specifically designed for students pursuing their CPA Designation who have met the requirements for entry into PEP/CPA Accredited Program.

Degree Requirements:

Total Courses: 11 (or 33 credit hours)

a) 7 Required Courses:
BUSI-8010. Interpersonal Dynamics
STEN-8980. Strategic Management
ACCT-8010. Advanced Topics in Financial ReportingACCT-8020. Advanced Topics in Management Accounting ACCT-8070. Integration and Team Building ACCT-8080. Integrative Case AnalysisBUSI-8673-01. Special Topics: Business Management

b) Plus 4 of 6 electives:ACCT-8030. Performance ManagementACCT-8040. Advanced Topics in FinanceACCT-8050. Advanced Audit and AssuranceACCT-8060. Advanced Topics in Taxation
BUSI-8610. Business Law
BUSI-8673-02. Special Topics: Business Management

Notes: 1)ACCT-8010 and ACCT-8020 are prerequisites for ACCT-8030, ACCT-8040, ACCT-8050, ACCT-8060 or BUSI-8610.
2) ACCT-8070 and ACCT-8080 are co-requisite courses that are restricted to MBA-PAS students who have completed ACCT-8010,ACCT-8020, BUSI-8010, STEN-8980, BUSI-8673-01,ACCT-8030,ACCT-8040,ACCT-8050,ACCT-8060 or BUSI-8610.

Graduation Requirement:
-Must have a cumulative average of 70%.
-Must not have more than one course under 70%
-Must obtain a minimum grade of 70% in ACCT-8070
-Must obtain a minimum grade of 70% in ACCT-8080

Business Administration (MBA) (For Managers and Professionals)

Program Curriculum Structure

Total Courses: 17:

Targeted at mid-career professionals, the MBA for Managers and Professionals (M&P) is optimized for students to maintain their current career while building the skills and knowledge necessary for leadership positions in the 21st century business environment.

Admission Requirements

Admissions to the Odette MBA program are highly selective and seek students who can understand complex issues, manage multiple projects and communicate effectively.
Applicants must have:
    - An undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 70% or above in their last two years.
    - A completed Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with an average score of 550 for accepted applicants.
    - Applicants must also upload one letter of reference, a resume, a letter of intent and will be subject to a qualifying personal interview.
    - Odette MBA for Managers and Professionals – Requires a minimum of 5 years professionals work experience.
    All Fields

    YEAR 1
    BUSI-8010. Leadership and Interpersonal Dynamics
    BUSI-8020. Core Concepts of Accounting I
    BUSI-8030. Introduction to Financial Management
    BUSI-8050. Marketing Management
    BUSI-8120. Financial Management II
    BUSI-8150. Business Analytics
    BUSI-8140. Digital Business Systems
    STEN-8900 Entrepreneurship: New Venture Formation and Management

    YEAR 2
    BUSI-8130. Human Resources Management
    MGMT-8460. Dynamics of Business Negotiations
    MGMT-8600. Business Ethics and Sustainability
    STEN-8990 Capstone Project (2 course equivalent)
    MKTG-8310 Consumer Behaviour
    STEN-8920-01 and BUSI-8673-01 (Option 1)
    STEN-8920-02 and BUSI-8673-02 (Option 2)
    STEN-8980. Strategic Management

    The MBA for Managers and Professionals offers specializations in two fields: Management, and Strategy/Entrepreneurship. Students who choose to obtain a specialization must complete the requirements as follows:

    For the Strategy/Entrepreneurship Field, students must complete:
    STEN-8900. Entrepreneurship: New Venture Formation and Management
    STEN-8980. Strategic Management
    STEN-8990. Capstone Project
    STEN-8920-01 and STEN-8920-02. Special Topics in Strategic Management

    For the Management Field, students must complete:
    BUSI-8010. Leadership and Interpersonal Dynamics
    BUSI-8130. Human Resource Management
    MGMT-8460. Dynamics of Business Negotiations
    MGMT-8600. Business Ethics and Sustainability
    BUSI-8673-01 and BUSI-8673-02. Special Topics in Business Management
      Integrated MBA/JD Program

      This special program provides students interested in a career combining management and legal skills with an opportunity to complete the M.B.A. and J.D. degrees in four years. The program is jointly administrated by representatives of the Odette School of Business, the Faculty of Law, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

      Admission Requirements
      The admission procedure for the integrated program consists of two stages. At the first stage, students applying to the program must meet the admission requirements of both the MBA. and JD programs. Therefore separate applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Graduate Studies for admission to the regular degree program in Law and the MBA. To facilitate academic and career planning, it is strongly suggested that these applications be made simultaneously. Students who are accepted to both the MBA and JD programs will be accepted to the integrated program, and will proceed to attend first year in either Faculty. Such students will be granted a deferred admission to the other Faculty in the program. This special deferred admission will be revoked if the applicant's performance in the first program fails to meet the first-year academic standards of the program. In such case the applicant may re-apply for regular admission to the second degree program. Applications will also be considered for entry to the program from candidates who are attending the first year of either the JD or MBA. programs. They must meet the admissions requirements and application deadline for the program for which they are seeking entry.

      For information on Application to the integrated MBA/JD visit the Faculty of Law at: http://www.uwindsor.ca/law/344/how-apply-mbajd.

      TERM PLANNING
      The MBA/JD. Program offers students the opportunity to experience two enriching education experiences, two degrees, in an accelerated, integrated manner.

      MBA/JD students can enter into the program in one of two ways:
      i) Defer law studies for one year, complete 18 course credits toward the MBA (with only the Major Paper (BUSI-8960), weighted at two course credits, remaining for completion) and then study Law in the regular manner for three years.
      ii) Complete Year 1 of law studies and take a one-year leave of absence from Law. Once at the Odette School of Business, complete 18 course credits toward the MBA (again, with only the Major Paper (BUSI-8960) remaining for completion) and then return to Law and study in the regular manner for the remaining two years.

      Option (i) is preferred because it allows the student to study with a cohort in both programs; however, students interested in the MBA who have completed only the first year of Law at the University of Windsor will have no problem completing the requirements in the two remaining years of study.

      The sequence of courses would be identical to those studied by all MBA students, with two exceptions (noted in italics). In Module 2 and extending into Module 3, MBA/JD students will be required to complete one extra credit, an independent study (Directed Study BUSI-8661), to bring their eventual total to 18 course credits. This independent study is a business course (Directed Study BUSI-8661), completed through Odette, and it should not be confused with the Supervised Research Option available through Law. With earning the 18 M.B.A. course credits, only the major paper (again, worth the equivalent of two courses) would remain to complete the program. The sequence is presented below:

      Please note that students will be registered in Module 4 for the Major Paper (BUSI-8960), which will receive 'IP' status at the end of the module.

      Module 1: Business Fundamentals
      BUSI-8010 Interpersonal Dynamics
      BUSI-8020 Core Concepts of Accounting I
      BUSI-8030 Introduction to Financial Management
      BUSI-8050 Marketing Management.
      BUSI-8110 Research Methodology

      Module 2: New Ventures
      BUSI-8100 Core Concepts of Accounting II
      BUSI-8120 Financial Management.
      BUSI-8130 Human Resources Management.
      STEN-8900 Entrepreneurship: New Venture Formation and Management
      + BUSI-8661 Directed Study (for MBA/JD students only)

      Module 3: Managing Growth
      BUSI-8040 Quantitative Techniques in Management
      MGMT-8600 Business Ethics and Sustainability
      MKTG-8310 Consumer Behaviour
      STEN-8110 Project Planning I

      Module 4: Managing in a Mature Market
      MGMT-8460 Dynamics of Business Negotiations
      STEN-8980 Strategic Management
      BUSI-8140 Management Information Systems.
      STEN-8120 Project Planning II
      + BUSI-8960 Major Paper (for MBA/JD students only)

      To complete the two degrees, as stated, students commence (or return to) law studies in September. They are registered in Law and finish the remaining two or three years of the program (whichever is applicable). During the final year of Law studies (likely in the winter semester), the students will also submit and present their major papers. Once completed, a grade is assigned for the Major Paper and the 20 course credits required for the MBA are fulfilled.

      The sequence conforms as closely as possible to the parameters that guided the old program sequence. In fact, the present model is actually simpler, without the multiple changes in program status that were required with the old two-year MBA.

      The registration of students is straightforward. While studying for the core 18 course credits of the M.B.A., all students are registered full-time in the MBA (from September until August). However, when they return to Law the following autumn, the students will revert to full-time Law. They will complete the Major Paper (BUSI-8960) under that status, using the MBA/JD program status in SIS. Once completed, the Major Paper (BUSI-8960) will have its “IP” status converted to the grade that was earned.

      Sample Progression through the JD Program
      (with MBA courses completed before LAW I or between Law I and II)*
        The following chart sets out a typical path through the MBA/JD. All program requirements in Law and the MBA must be met regardless of the entry point into the program.

        Fall Required Courses
        (# Credits)
        Winter Required Courses
        (# Credits)
        SummerComments
        Law IJD program as prescribedN/A
        Law IITorts and/or Civ Pro (4)
        Business Associations (4) + 6 other credits
        Total Credits: 14
        Torts and/or Civ Pro (4) + 11 other credits
        Total Credits: 15
        N/A13/29 and 18/32 rule applies
        Law IIIEvidence (4)
        Supervised Research(3)***
        Law courses (8)
        Total Credits: 15
        Judicial Review (4)**
        Law courses (10)
        Total Credits: 14

        MBA Major Paper (BUSI-8960) Defense
        N/A13/29 and 18/32 rule applies - 3 MBA Major Paper credits permissible by application

        *Law students must earn a minimum of 13 credits per term and 29 credits over the year and a maximum of 18 per term and 32 over the year. They must also meet Law’s other curricular requirements. To that end and to facilitate the writing of the MBA Major Paper (BUSI-8960), Law students may apply to allocate three credits to MBA Major Paper work and to count these credits towards the 13/29 minimum requirement in Law III. Students must ensure that they apply to the Academic Program Committee of the Faculty of Law via the Office of the Associate Dean at the beginning of their term to have their MBA Major Paper (BUSI-8960) work apply to their Law minimum credit requirement. Application deadlines are posted on the Faculty of Law’s website.

        The MBA Major Paper (BUSI-8960) for the purposes of the MBA/JD is to have a legal relevance, although the supervisor will be from Odette and a member of Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS). The reader may be from Law if he or she is a member of the FGS. Otherwise, Odette may consult with Law about the paper and/or include a representative as a third committee member.

        The MBA major paper will be approximately 50 pages in length, inclusive of bibliography and appendices (based on 250 words per page).

        ***Students may also register for a Law Supervised Research Paper to fulfill credits in Law II or III. The Supervised Research Paper may be adapted for use in the MBA Major Paper but not form a chapter of the Major Paper. Supervised Research papers worth three credits are approved by the Office of the Associate Dean, whereas papers worth four credits are approved by the Academic Program Committee. Supervised papers worth four credits generally require an empirical component. Students who intend to adapt the Supervised Research to their MBA Major Paper (BUSI-8960) (or visa versa) should discuss their proposal with supervisors in both programs.

        The MBA Major Paper (BUSI-8960) is to be defended during Law III year with timing determined by Odette in consultation with Law

        Total Law credits over 3 years: 34 + 26 + 26 = 86 [minimum required by Federation of Law Societies for Dual/Joint Program is 80, minimum for a regular JD student is 90]

        **These courses are highly recommended but not currently required. They may become required for all students graduating from Law in 2015 and beyond. Students intending to practice law are encouraged to take these courses to satisfy the competency requirements identified by the Federation of Law Societies. These courses may be taken in any term but the 13/29 rule must be met.

        The Master of Management is a program specifically designed for a cohort of international students. Students enrolled in the program may select a concentration from one of the four following fields: 1) Manufacturing; 2) Logistics and Supply Chain Management; 3) Human Resource Management; and 4) International Accounting and Finance. Please note that these concentrations are approved, but not necessarily offered.

        Master of Management (MOM)

        Admission Requirements

        Admission to the Master of Management program will be open to applicants who meet the following criteria:
        1) Bachelor-level degree in an acceptable discipline from an academic institution approved by the University of Windsor;
        2) The equivalent of a 70% average in undergraduate studies;
        3) Where appropriate a TOEFL score of at least 560 (or proof of equivalent English language proficiency, such as MELAB or CAEL tests);
        4) A successful interview with a representative from the Odette School of Business.

        Degree Requirements

        Total courses: 13

        As with the regular MBA program, all required courses are offered by the Odette School of Business Administration. In this program students will follow a prescribed sequence of courses in cohort fashion, with no electives. In addition, the academic program itself will be preceded by an intensive 8-week program of English language instruction and introductory courses to Canadian culture and business practices.

        Pre-program: Intensive ESL instruction and orientation to Canadian culture and business practices.

        All Fields
        BSMM-8110. Accounting concepts and techniques
        BSMM-8120. Finance in a global perspective
        BSMM-8130. Managing employees
        BSMM-8140. Marketing
        BSMM-8000-Business Communications, Parts 1 and 2 (delivered over two consecutive terms)
        BSMM-8310. International Business
        BSMM-8320. Quantitative Studies
        BSMM-8510. Business Strategy (capstone course)

        Manufacturing Field
        BSMM-8330. Introduction to Business Logistics Management
        BSMM-8340. Leadership and Organizational Change
        BSMM-8520. Marketing Strategy and Planning
        BSMM-8530. Manufacturing Strategy
        BSMM-8540. Manufacturing and Globalization (Stream capstone)

        Logistics and Supply Chain Management Field
        BSMM-8330. Introduction to Business Logistics Management
        BSMM-8350. Purchasing and Procurement
        BSMM-8550. Domestic Transportation and International Shipping
        BSMM-8560. Quantitative Analysis for Logistics and Supply Chain Management
        BSMM-8570. Supply Chain Management (Stream capstone)

        International Accounting and Finance Field
        BSMM-8360. International Financial Reporting
        BSMM-8370. International Financial Management
        BSMM-8610. Consolidated financial statements
        BSMM-8620. Accounting Systems Control and Auditing
        BSMM-8630. Corporate Governance (Stream capstone)

        Human Resources Management Field
        BSMM-8380. Human Resources Management
        BSMM-8340. Leadership and Organizational Change
        BSMM-8650. International Management
        BSMM-8660. Managing for High Performance
        BSMM-8670. Current HR Trends (Stream capstone)

        Business Data Analytics Field
        BSMM-8710 Introduction to Data Analytics
        BSMM-8720 Data Analytics and Project Management
        BSMM-8730 Data Acquisition and Management
        BSMM-8740 Data Analytic Methods and Algorithms
        BSMM-8750 Predictive Modeling and Decision-Making (Capstone)

        The fields will be included on the diploma parchment:
        Master of Management, International Accounting and Finance
        Master of Management, Logistic and Supply Chain Management
        Master of Management, Manufacturing Management
        Master of Management, Human Resources Management
        Master of Management, Business Data Analytics


        THE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE PROGRAM INFORMATION

        The purpose of the Master of Business Administration program is to provide broad graduate study in the general field of business administration. It provides students with three important components to prepare them for management positions; academic knowledge, job skills and work experience.
        Graduate students have the opportunity of expanding their accounting, administrative, finance, marketing, management science and strategy expertise. The program emphasizes knowledge that prepares students for careers in private industry and business, for the public service, and for doctoral studies.

        Admission Requirements
        1) Applicants who have secured satisfactory standing (at least a B- average) in their undergraduate work may be admitted. Major consideration is given to the performance during the last two years of the undergraduate program. Applicants without an undergraduate degree who possess at least ten years of significant and senior professional, managerial or entrepreneurial experience may be considered for admission to the MBA program. Possession of the minimum requirements for admission does not ensure acceptance.
        Students must write the GMAT before applying for admission to the Faculty. Applicants who hold an M.B.A or a Ph.D. from a foreign University (or equivalent degree) in any discipline may not be required to write the GMAT. (Details of the Test may be obtained from The Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540.) The order form for the Bulletin of Information for the GMAT is available in the Office of the Registrar and in the M.B.A office.
        2) Students in the candidate year who maintain a 70% average or better will qualify for the M.B.A. degree.

        Professional Accounting Designation
        Students who are interested in pursuing both a professional accounting designation (i.e. CPA) and a MBA degree are advised to complete their accounting prerequisite course requirements while being registered in the Bachelor of Commerce for University Graduates program or the Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting program. After successfully completing all the accounting prerequisite courses, students are encourage to apply for admission to the MBA-Professional Accounting Designation.

        DEANS HONOUR ROLL FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

        Students who have met the criteria for Dean’s Honour Roll in their Faculty will have a notation included on their transcript to this effect.
        1.Students must have been enroled in a graduate program within the Odette School of Business on a full-time basis during at least two of the three semesters during the academic year. (i.e., Summer/Fall, Summer/Winter, or Fall/Winter).
        2.Students will be ranked within each graduate program based on their annual average. The top 10% of students within each graduate program will be recognized as Dean’s Honour Roll students, with the caveat that they must also have a minimum annual GPA of 80%.