SPECIALIST PROGRAM IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION)

Academic Director: S. Ahmed Email: mgmtss@utsc.utoronto.ca

This Program has two streams:

The Management Strategy stream is designed to give students a broad exposure to all functional areas of Management, as well as a solid grounding in Strategic Management, while providing a variety of elective courses to appeal to students interested in any one of the three sectors. It covers the direction and coordination of private sector, public sector, or non-profit sector organizations.

The Entrepreneurship stream is designed to provide students with the tools to work in a variety of self-employment or entrepreneur career paths, which include working in family businesses, start-ups, or as consultants. The program will allow for significant training of entrepreneurial skills and non-entrepreneurial skills. Both streams have a non-co-op and a co-op component. Co-op students should see the section regarding work term requirements for specific details on courses required before each work term.

Enrolment Requirements
Enrolment in this Program is limited.

1. Students enrolling directly from high school are admitted on the basis of academic performance. They must have completed Grade 12 English and Grade 12 Calculus.

Course Guidelines for Students Admitted to B.B.A. Programs Directly from High School Students must complete the following courses in their first year of study: MGTA05H3, MGEA02H3, MGEA06H3, MATA32H3, MATA33H3, MGAB01H3, MGAB02H3, MGMA01H3 and MGTA35H3.

2. Students requesting admission after first year must request ONLY ONE Management Subject POSt on ACORN. Students may apply at the end of the Winter semester and/or at the end of the Summer semester. Application for admission will be considered only for the round during which the student has made the Subject POSt request.

The minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for Program admission is calculated for each application period, and is based on University of Toronto courses only. Decisions are made when all grades have been received.

Students must have completed the following courses (or their equivalent): MGTA01H3, MGTA02H3, MGEA02H3, MGEA06H3, MATA32H3, and MATA33H3. [ MATA32H3 and MATA33H3] are strongly recommended, however [ MATA29H3/​A30H3/A31H3 and MATA35H3/​A36H3/A37H3] may also be used to satisfy the calculus requirement. None of the courses listed above (or their equivalent) can be designated as CR/NCR. Of the total credits that students have completed when they apply, at least 4.0 credits just in University of Toronto courses that have been graded (i.e., not designated as CR/NCR). Students may apply until they have completed up to 10.0 credits. Students who have completed more than 10.0 credits will not be considered for admission to the Program.

In order to remain in the Program, students must maintain a CGPA of 2.0 or higher after having attempted at least 4.0 credits. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.0 will be removed from the Program. Students removed from the program for this reason may request re-instatement if they complete at least 2.0 credits (none of which can be designated as CR/NCR) in the following session and raise their CGPA to at least 2.0. This opportunity will be provided only once.

Program Requirements
To complete the program, a student must meet the course requirements described below. The program requirements comprise a core of 12.5 to 13.5 credits common to both streams, and additional requirements which depend on the stream for a total of 15.0 to 16.0 credits for the Management Strategy stream and 16.0 to 17.0 credits for the Entrepreneurship stream.

Note: A single course may only be used once to fulfill one of the following program requirements.

Core (12.5 to 13.5 credits):

1. (7.5 to 8.5 credits, depending on the combination of courses completed):
MGMA01H3 Principles of Marketing
MGTA05H3 Foundations of Business Management or [ MGTA01H3 and MGTA02H3]
[ MGTA35H3 Management Communications for non Co-op or MGTA36H3 Management Communications for Co-op]
MGAB01H3 Introductory Financial Accounting l
MGAB02H3 Introductory Financial Accounting ll
MGAB03H3 Introductory Management Accounting
MGFB10H3 Principles of Finance
MGHB02H3 Managing People and Groups in Organizations
MGHB12H3 Human Resource Management
MGMB01H3 Marketing Management
MGFC10H3 Intermediate Finance
MGHC02H3 Management Skills
MGOC10H3 Analysis for Decision Making
MGOC20H3 Operations Management: A Mathematical Approach
and
0.5 credit at the D-level in either Management or Economics for Management Studies courses

2. (1.0 credit):
[ MATA32H3 and MATA33H3] strongly recommended, or
[ MATA30H3/​A31H3 and MATA35H3/​A36H3/A37H3]

3. (4.0 credits):
MGEA02H3 Introduction to Microeconomics: A Mathematical Approach
MGEA06H3 Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach
MGEB02H3 Price Theory: A Mathematical Approach
MGEB06H3 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach
MGEB11H3 Quantitative Methods in Economics l
MGEB12H3 Quantitative Methods in Economics ll
and
1.0 credit at the C-level in Economics for Management Studies courses [excluding MGEC91H3, MGEC92H3, and MGEC93H3]

Management Strategy Stream (2.5 credits):

4. At least 0.5 credit of courses emphasizing strategic management, chosen from:
MGSB22H3 Entrepreneurship
MGSC12H3 Narrative and Management
MGSC14H3 Management Ethics
MGSC20H3 Consulting and Contracting: New Ways of Work
MGSC30H3 The Legal Environment of Business l
MGSD24H3 New Venture Creation and Planning

5. 1.0 credit from:
MGSC01H3 Corporate Strategy
[ MGSC03H3 Public Management or MGSC05H3 The Changing World of Business-Government Relations]

6. 0.5 credit from:
MGEB32H3 Economics Aspects of Public Policy
MGEC31H3 Economics of the Public Sector: Taxation
MGEC32H3 Economics of the Public Sector: Expenditures
MGED43H3 Organization Strategies
MGMC30H3 Event and Sponsorship Management
MGSB22H3 Entrepreneurship
MGSC01H3 Corporate Strategy
MGSC03H3 Public Management
MGSC05H3 The Changing World of Business-Government Relations
MGSC12H3 Narrative and Management
MGSC14H3 Management Ethics
MGSC20H3 Consulting and Contracting: New Ways of Work
MGSC30H3 The Legal Environment of Business l
MGSD32H3 The Legal Environment of Business ll
MGSD24H3 New Venture Creation and Planning
MGTC55H3 Planning & Budgeting for Public Institutions
MGTC56H3 Educational Finance & Economics
MGAD40H3 Management Control Systems
( MGSD10H3) Knowledge Management
MGSD15H3 Managing in the Information Economy
MGSD30H3 Intellectual Property Law
PPGC66H3 Public Policy Making

7. (0.5 credit):
MGSD01H3 Senior Seminar in Strategic Management

Entrepreneurship Stream (3.5 credits):

4. (3.5 credits):
MGFC20H3 Personal Financial Management
MGHC52H3 Business Negotiation
MGSB22H3 Entrepreneurship
MGSC20H3 Consulting and Contracting: New Ways of Work
MGSC30H3 The Legal Environment of Business l
MGSC35H3 Innovation
MGSD24H3 New Venture Creation and Planning

Note: In selecting options and electives, students should refer to the guidelines for program breadth and depth found in section 6A.2 (Degree Requirements) of this Calendar.