Management   (MGT)

Dhillon School of Business

Management 1000

Introduction to Management

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This introductory course explores the critical role managers play within all types of organizations (i.e. business, government, and not-for-profits). Structured around the four management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, students will be exposed to a broad range of topics such as organizational strategy; environments and cultures; decision-making, how functional areas are integrated in organizational structures; managing individuals; groups and teams; and managerial controls. A foundational course for management students, the material is useful to all students as they prepare for future workplace roles.

Mutually Exclusive:
Management 1500

Lib Ed Req:Social Science

Note:Students in Dhillon School of Business programs are unable to register in this course. Dhillon School of Business students should register in Management 1500.

Management 1500

Fundamentals of Business

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

In this course students will learn about the nature of businesses and how they are influenced by the political, social and economic environment. Forms of business ownership are discussed, as well as the different ways organizations are designed and structured to achieve their objectives. Key functional areas of business are introduced, including accounting and financial systems, human resources management, marketing, technology, operations and supply chain management. Students will also have their first exposure to experiential learning activities, where they will learn to think critically and solve business problems in an ethical and sustainable way.

Mutually Exclusive:
Management 1000

Equivalent:Management 1850 (Management Systems and Connections) (prior to 2018/2019);
Management 1850 (Fundamentals of Business) (prior to 2021/2022)

Management 2070/Economics 2070

Operations and Quantitative Management

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Management of production and service operations, including capacity planning, process and layout design, and TQM; applications of quantitative techniques like linear programming, forecasting, inventory models, waiting line models, CPM/PERT, simulations and decision theory are discussed within the operations environment.

Prerequisite(s):One of Statistics 1770 or [Health Sciences 3450/Psychology 3450 and admission to the B.HSc./B.Mgt. Combined Degrees program] AND
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)

Lib Ed Req:Science

Management 2081

Professional Communications Skills

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course is focused on developing skill in three important areas of communication in professional or business settings: written communication skills, presentation skills and interpersonal communications. Written communication skills include learning to write concisely for the intended audience, how to develop a position and use rationale/evidence to support that position. Presentation skills will help students become more confident in public speaking and using effective ways to present information and complex data/ideas. Interpersonal skills may include developing self awareness, listening skills, providing constructive feedback and how to manage difficult conversations. Since this course is intended to build skills in these areas, there is a strong emphasis on practice. To be successful, students will be required to participate fully in the skill-building exercises.

Equivalent:Management 3080 (prior to 2021/2022)

Management 2700

Business Research Methods

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An introduction to quantitative and qualitative designs in management research as well as frequently-used applied statistics. Special attention to ethical concerns in research, measurement issues such as reliability and validity, and the critical assessment of research tools such as questionnaires.

Corequisite(s):Human Resources and Labour Relations 2030

Management 3002

Co-op Work Experience I

Credit hours: 0.00

Co-operative Education program first work term requires the Co-op student to file a written report to be graded by an assigned faculty member.

Prerequisite(s):Successful application to the Co-operative Education program

Grading:Pass/Fail

Management 3003

Co-op Work Experience II

Credit hours: 0.00

Co-operative Education program second work term requires the Co-op student to file a written report to be graded by an assigned faculty member.

Prerequisite(s):Management 3002

Grading:Pass/Fail

Management 3004

Co-op Work Experience III

Credit hours: 0.00

Co-operative Education program third work term requires the Co-op student to file a written report to be graded by an assigned faculty member.

Prerequisite(s):Management 3003

Grading:Pass/Fail

Management 3005

Co-op Work Experience IV

Credit hours: 0.00

Co-operative Education program fourth work term requires the Co-op student to file a written report to be graded by an assigned faculty member.

Prerequisite(s):Management 3004

Grading:Pass/Fail

Management 3008

Co-op Work Experience V

Credit hours: 0.00

Co-operative Education program fifth work term requires the Co-op student to file a written report to be graded by an assigned faculty member.

Prerequisite(s):Management 3005

Grading:Pass/Fail

Management 3009

Co-op Work Experience VI

Credit hours: 0.00

Co-operative Education program sixth work term requires the Co-op student to file a written report to be graded by an assigned faculty member.

Prerequisite(s):Management 3008

Grading:Pass/Fail

Management 3010

Business Law

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Legal dimensions of business and administrative practice with special emphasis on the law of contracts.

Management 3031

Managing Responsibly in a Global Environment

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Examination of the forces shaping management decision-making in an organizational environment characterized by the process of globalization. The interaction of the political, legal, regulatory and social environments in which an organization operates will be assessed in relation to ethical decision-making, stakeholder management, sustainability and corporate citizenship.

Prerequisite(s):One of Writing 1000, English 1900, final grade of 80% or higher in AB high school English Language Arts 30-1, or successful completion of a writing challenge test (see information found at www.ulethbridge.ca/dhillon/advising-faqs)
OR
admission to the Bachelor of Management as a Second-Degree program

Recommended Background:
One of Economics 1010 or Economics 1012

Lib Ed Req:Social Science

Management 3062

Information Systems and Data Analytics

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A clear understanding of, and breadth of knowledge regarding, both the theoretical principles and concepts of Information Systems (IS), and the ability to apply these concepts and frameworks to today's managerial challenges. An understanding of the role of IS in managing organizations, and in helping organizations achieve greater effectiveness. Examination and application of data analytics and visualization in regard to customer, operations, and people analytics. Conceptual models and practical applications of IS in organizations are featured. An introduction to business processes and how Information Technology (IT) enables businesses to function more effectively.

Mutually Exclusive:
Accounting 3171

Equivalent:Management 3061 (prior to 2021/2022)

Management 3070

Supply Chain Management and Sustainability

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Explores the design and management of supply chains to ensure the right materials arrive at the right place at the right time at minimal cost and in the right quantity and quality. Concepts such as network planning; risk pooling; supply contracts; distribution, procurement and outsourcing strategies; integration and coordination; and information technology in business processes. Special focus on purchasing including sourcing, RFP process and supplier selection. Software packages will be used to illustrate many of the concepts. The sustainability of supply chain networks, in terms of environmental, risk, and waste costs, is also discussed.

Prerequisite(s):Management 2070/Economics 2070

Lib Ed Req:Social Science

Management 3075

Operations Modelling with Spreadsheets

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Problem analysis and solution using MS Excel is an essential skill in modern business. This course covers the analysis and solving business problems in accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, and operations by introducing how to use five tools of problem modeling, decision analysis, linear programming, simulation, and waiting lines in MS Excel.

Prerequisite(s):Management 2070/Economics 2070

Management 3093

Integrated Management Experience

Credit hours: 0.00

Other hours per term: 33-15-0

Critical business issues are solved through the application of management knowledge. Key ideas from the areas of marketing, project management, organizational theory, and legal/social issues are integrated with an applied, real-time project for a local not-for-profit organization. Students develop an integrative approach to management and the ability to communicate, utilize creative skills and adopt behavioural flexibility.

Prerequisite(s):Successful application to the Integrated Management Experience (IME) course AND
completion of 15 courses (45 credit hours)

Corequisite(s):One of Writing 1000, English 1900, final grade of 80% or higher in AB high school English Language Arts 30-1, or successful completion of a writing challenge test (see information found at www.ulethbridge.ca/dhillon/advising-faqs) AND
Management 3920

Recommended Background:
Management 1000 or Management 1500 AND
Marketing 2020

Substantially Similar:
Management 3091 (prior to 2021/2022)

Note:Integrated Management Experience (IME) is a two-part course (MGT 3093 and MGT 3094) that must be taken in sequence, in consecutive fall to spring terms, in order to receive full credit. In the fall term, students will be registered in MGT 3093, with 0.0 credit hours and 1.5 billing hours, and will be given an 'X' grade at the end of that term. In the following spring term, students will be registered in MGT 3094, with 3.0 credit hours and 1.5 billing hours. At the end of the second term, students will be given a final letter grade for MGT 3094. Students must apply for approval to be registered in MGT 3093. Acceptance is based on academic background and grades. Students who are accepted into MGT 3093 in the fall term and will also be automatically registered in MGT 3920 in the same term (cannot have completed MGT 3920 in a term before or after registration in MGT 3093). Apply online at www.ulethbridge.ca/dhillon/student-experience/integrated-management-experience. Students will automatically be registered in MGT 3094 in the spring term immediately after their successful completion of MGT 3093.

Management 3094

Integrated Management Experience

Credit hours: 3.00

Other hours per term: 33-15-0

Critical business issues are solved through the application of management knowledge. Key ideas from the areas of marketing, project management, organizational theory, and legal/social issues are integrated with an applied, real-time project for a local not-for-profit organization. Students develop an integrative approach to management and the ability to communicate, utilize creative skills and adopt behavioural flexibility.

Prerequisite(s):Management 3093

Recommended Background:
Management 1000 or Management 1500 AND
Marketing 2020

Substantially Similar:
Management 3092 (prior to 2021/2022)

Note:Integrated Management Experience (IME) is a two-part course (MGT 3093 and MGT 3094) that must be taken in sequence, in consecutive fall to spring terms, in order to receive full credit. In the fall term, students will be registered in MGT 3093, with 0.0 credit hours and 1.5 billing hours, and will be given an 'X' grade at the end of that term. In the following spring term, students will be registered in MGT 3094, with 3.0 credit hours and 1.5 billing hours. At the end of the second term, students will be given a final letter grade for MGT 3094. Students must apply for approval to be registered in MGT 3093. Acceptance is based on academic background and grades. Students who are accepted into MGT 3093 in the fall term and will also be automatically registered in MGT 3920 in the same term (cannot have completed MGT 3920 in a term before or after registration in MGT 3093). Apply online at www.ulethbridge.ca/dhillon/student-experience/integrated-management-experience. Students will automatically be registered in MGT 3094 in the spring term immediately after their successful completion of MGT 3093.

Management 3360

Organization Theory

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An integral part of effective management involves understanding and critically examining the goals, strategies, structure, technology and external environment of organizations. In addition, a manager also needs to be cognizant of the various processes that occur within organizations, such as conflict, politics, change, information-flow and control, and organizational culture. Such an understanding of the structural design and functioning of organizations is essential to improving and maintaining them. This course provides this understanding by introducing current theories as well as alternative perspectives and approaches to the management and design of organizations, and assessing their relevance and usefulness.

Prerequisite(s):One of Human Resources and Labour Relations 2030 or admission to the Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management program

Management 3612

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course explores the historical and economic roles of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Canadian economy. Included in this exploration will be the important role that innovation and entrepreneurship in agricultural enterprise management play in the growth and prosperity of the prairie economy. Students will be exposed to theory and practice in the context of both independent and corporate entities. The theoretical foundations of both innovation and of entrepreneurship are investigated through discussions of classic and contemporary literature. Application and current practice will be explored through case studies, interviews and class visits from local entrepreneurs in the retail and services sectors, and producers, distributors, and consumers in the agribusiness sector.

Management 3622

Visual Analytics

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course provides students, regardless of their technical background, with an introduction to the analysis and visualization of data to enhance data-informed decision making in management. The intent is to increase understanding of visualization best practices, explore and analyze data, create effective and compelling interactive dashboards, and tell persuasive stories using data visualizations.

Prerequisite(s):Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Equivalent:Management 3850 (Visual Analytics) (prior to 2018/2019)

Management 3710

Managing Not-for-Profit Organizations

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Other hours per term: 0-0-9

A focus on the major management issues that not-for-profit organizations confront in their pursuit to be effective and caring organizations. Topics include, but are not limited to, the recruitment and management of volunteers, the role of boards in the governance of not-for-profit organizations, and the methods employed to raise funds to sustain and grow these organizations.

Prerequisite(s):Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Lib Ed Req:Fine Arts and Humanities

Management 3775

Quality Management

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Management of operational activities and functions involved in the determination of quality policy and its implementation through means such as quality planning, control, and quality assurance. The use of several techniques and quality management tools will be described. Predicting the errors in the measuring process, distinguishing their nature and the root causes, justifying whether or not a measuring process fulfils the established quality requirements, understanding and calculating the correction and uncertainty parameters as a result of an instrument calibration, as well as introducing the regulation and the phases of a quality system certification process will be part of this course.

Prerequisite(s):Management 2070/Economics 2070

Management 3780/Economics 3780

Principles of Industrial Organization

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The development of economic principles applied to the behaviour of individual firms and the collection of firms at the industry level. Topics include measures of market power, cost concepts and output decisions, various types of price discrimination and their effects on firm profits and consumer welfare, pricing strategies, providing product optimal varieties and quality, product bundling and tie-in sales. An introduction to game theory, and strategic pricing and output behaviour.

Prerequisite(s):Economics 1010

Equivalent:Management 3780/Economics 3080 (prior to 2021/2022)

Lib Ed Req:Social Science

Management 3801

New Venture Start-Ups

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

With a dynamically changing environment filled with uncertainty, opportunity exists to design or re-design small businesses. This course examines innovative models of value creation for students who are planning to be entrepreneurs or professional advisors to the small-business sector. Students will learn the theoretical concepts and application of start-ups, as well as how to manage and reduce the uncertainties that can impact a start-up. Entrepreneurs and recent research in this field of study will help students understand the opportunity in the 21st century for social entrepreneurship, social networking, business creation, and new theories in entrepreneurship.

Recommended Background:
15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)

Equivalent:Management 2850 (New Venture Start Ups) (prior to 2018/2019);
Management 2800 (prior to 2020/2021)

Management 3816

Venture Growth

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Growing a business is a dynamic process as leadership learns how to navigate the ebbs and flows of growth. This course examines the increasing complexity of growing a small business. Through case studies, interactive dialogue, and professional advisors, students will examine current issues and trending approaches to mastering personnel development, increasing IT and organizational structures to handle communication and decision complexities that come with growth in small business, as well as building an effective marketing function separate from traditional sales.

Recommended Background:
15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)

Management 3825/Health Sciences 3825

Information in Health Care

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An introduction to how information is created, utilized and disseminated within the health care realm. Content areas include information systems theory, examination of existing health systems, and the Lethbridge and Canadian Health care context.

Prerequisite(s):Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)

Equivalent:Management 3825/Health Sciences 3500 (prior to 2021/2022)

Management 3826

Building Sustainable Family Enterprises

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Family businesses play a key role in the Canadian landscape, with a significant percentage being family firms. Familybusinesses have unique opportunities and challenges that include: managing conflict, succession planning, family power, intergenerational dynamics, and strategic long-term planning. This course will look at family enterprise systems, governance, behavioural/psychological characteristics, theoretical approaches, and analytical models. Case studies, group work, community family-business leaders and professionals will provide learning scenarios and theoretical frameworks as preparation for students who plan to provide professional services or become family-business leaders in the future.

Recommended Background:
15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)

Management 3901

Professional Consulting

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Students will gain an understanding of the field of management consulting through an examination of the management consulting process, issue and problem diagnosis, management consulting approaches and styles, client-consultant relationships, management of change and professional codes of conduct and ethics.

Prerequisite(s):Human Resources and Labour Relations 2030 AND
Human Resources and Labour Relations 3050

Management 3920

Project Management

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Covers the entire project lifecycle from the conceptualization to termination phases with an emphasis on the project planning and controlling functions. Various topics such as international project management, TQM and ethical issues are also covered.

Prerequisite(s):15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)

Management 3980

Applied Studies/Field Experience I

Credit hours: 3.00

An opportunity to earn credit for an employment or volunteer experience with a significant learning component. Completion of a written report is required, which includes consultation of relevant literature and relation of theoretical precepts to practical experience.

Prerequisite(s):Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours) AND
Admission to the Dhillon School of Business AND
Permission of the Applied Studies Field Coordinator AND
Approval of the Dhillon School of Business

Management 3981

Applied Studies/Field Experience II

Credit hours: 3.00

An opportunity to earn credit for an employment or volunteer experience with a significant learning component. Completion of a written report is required, which includes consultation of relevant literature and relation of theoretical precepts to practical experience.

Prerequisite(s):Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours) AND
Admission to the Dhillon School of Business AND
Permission of the Applied Studies Field Coordinator AND
Approval of the Dhillon School of Business

Management 4074

Supply Chain Technology and Blockchain

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course expands on understanding essential concepts of supply chain technology and how it can solve business problems. Students will learn the basics of developing technological applications throughout the supply chain while learning about how they can be used to improve operational efficiency. Students will get a detailed picture of the components and structures of technological networks within a supply chain framework. Several emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) is acknowledged. Case studies will be used to illustrate many of the concepts.

Prerequisite(s):Management 3070 AND
Management 3075

Equivalent:Management 4075 (prior to 2021/2022)

Management 4090

Management Policy and Strategy

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Integrative requirements and consequences of policy and strategy alternatives. Simulated management decision-making through case studies in both the private and public sector.

Prerequisite(s):Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours) AND
Management 3031
OR
Admission to the Post-Bachelor Certificate in Advanced Accounting
OR
Admission to the Combined Post- Bachelor Certificates in Accounting

Recommended Background:
One of Marketing 2020 or Marketing 3250 AND
Human Resources and Labour Relations 2030 AND
Management 3031 AND
Finance 3040 AND
Human Resources and Labour Relations 3050 AND
One of Management 3062 or Management 3622 or Accounting 3171

Management 4580

Environmental Management

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course constitutes an in-depth exploration of domestic and international topics in environmental management, including public participation and human rights issues, and the role of aboriginal/indigenous peoples.

Prerequisite(s):One of Indigenous Governance and Business Management 3280/Indigenous Studies 3280 or Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Management 4775

Seminars on Supply Chain and Operations Management Issues (Series)

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

From time to time advanced seminars courses may be offered to take advantage of the industrial or research experience of faculty members or visiting instructors, where a similar course is not available on this topic area elsewhere at the University. Topics will be announced for the session they are offered. Topics of seminars may include applications of Supply Chain and Operations Management in Agricultural Operations, Data Analytics, Energy Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Forestry Management, Healthcare Operations Management, Logistics Management, Procurement Management, Service Operations, Sustainability Development, Transportation Management, etc.

Prerequisite(s):Management 3070 AND
Management 3075

Management 4806

Venture Diagnostics

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Small-business owners bring a unique set of talents to their businesses, but may not have the necessary framework or skills for identifying growth opportunities, buying or investing in other ventures, setting up a new venture, or attracting outside investors.This course applies management theories and practical diagnostic tools to case studies, and in discussions and seminars with professional advisors.

Prerequisite(s):Finance 3406

Management 4895

Honours Component I

Credit hours: 0.00

The first honours component for the Management Undergraduate Thesis option is a non-credit course attached to an honours-approved Dhillon School of Business course at the 3000 or 4000 level, where the student will be given additional academic/research work, to be graded by an assigned faculty member.

Prerequisite(s):Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours) AND
Approval of the Dhillon School of Business

Grading:Pass/Fail

Note:Contact hours vary; students should be aware that this course involves regular contact with a faculty supervisor. Students who fail to complete Honours Component I may not register for a second time in the course.

Management 4896

Honours Component II

Credit hours: 0.00

The second honours component for the Management Undergraduate Thesis option is a non-credit course attached to an honours-approved Dhillon School of Business course at the 3000 or 4000 level in the student's major, where the student will be given additional academic/research work, to be graded by an assigned faculty member.

Prerequisite(s):Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours) AND
Approval of the Dhillon School of Business

Grading:Pass/Fail

Note:Contact hours vary; students should be aware that this course involves regular contact with a faculty supervisor. Students who fail to complete Honours Component II may not register for a second time in the course.

Management 4901

Applied Consulting

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 0-0-1

Other hours per term: 0-0-117

Client-student interaction will focus on specific and actual consulting process assignments with external clients.

Prerequisite(s):Management 3901 AND
One of Management 2700 or Marketing 3220 AND
Successful application to the Applied Consulting course

Note:For more information visit www.ulethbridge.ca/dhillon/applied-consulting

Management 4980

Applied Studies/Field Experience I

Credit hours: 3.00

An opportunity to earn credit for an employment or volunteer experience with a significant learning component. Completion of a written report is required, which includes consultation of relevant literature and relation of theoretical precepts to practical experience.

Prerequisite(s):Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours) AND
Admission to the Dhillon School of Business AND
Permission of the Applied Studies Field Coordinator and approval of the Dhillon School of Business

Management 4981

Applied Studies/Field Experience II

Credit hours: 3.00

An opportunity to earn credit for an employment or volunteer experience with a significant learning component. Completion of a written report is required, which includes consultation of relevant literature and relation of theoretical precepts to practical experience.

Prerequisite(s):Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours) AND
Admission to the Dhillon School of Business AND
Permission of the Applied Studies Field Coordinator and approval of the Dhillon School of Business

Management 4995

Undergraduate Thesis

Credit hours: 6.00

Contact hours per week: Variable

This is a research-oriented course in which students will conduct empirical research in their major area after consultation with their Thesis Supervisor, submit a publically available report in the form of an Undergraduate Thesis and report orally on the work. The research methods of the Thesis must conform to the norms of social science.

Prerequisite(s):Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours) AND
A GPA of 3.30 or higher on the last 10 University of Lethbridge courses (30.0 credit hours) AND
Two honours-approved Dhillon School of Business courses at the 3000 or 4000 level AND
Approval of the Dhillon School of Business AND
Management 4895 AND
Management 4896 AND
One of Management 3002, Management 3093 and Management 3094, a full-term international exchange, or [any two of the following: Management 3980, Management 3990, Management 4640, Management 4980, or Management 4990]

Note:Students would benefit from taking a research methods course, for example, Economics 3950 or Management 2700. Contact hours vary but students should be aware that this course involves regular contact with the Thesis Supervisor as well as considerable independent work. Students interested in a full-term international exchange should see the International Programs website (www.ulethbridge.ca/international/go-exchange).