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2011-2012 Graduate Calendar Program Changes
Description of Change                                                                Major      Minor
1. Editorial Revisions of About the Program

2. Editorial Revisions of Program Requirements

3. Add Management Accounting and revise appearance of Concentration (listed
   in alphabetical order)

4.   Add Variations
5.   Add MGMT 5100 Managing People and Organizations
6.   Add MKTG 5200 Marketing Strategy
7.   Add STGY 5900 Corporate and Business Strategy
8. Add Management Accounting Concentration
9. Add change of course title MGMT 5114
10. Add MGMT 5210 Fundamentals of Leading and Managing Organizational
    Change

1. Editorial Revision of About the Program

Old Version

About the Program

The Sprott MBA is a professional degree designed for those who would like to develop their expertise and
improve their management knowledge and skills. The Sprott MBA is market driven and currently focuses in
the areas of finance, change management, international business, international development and technology.

The MBA can be completed on a full time or part time basis. The part time stream is limited to those with 2
years of professional experience. The fulltime stream requires completion of a mandatory internship for those
without two years of professional experience.

The Sprott MBA is unique as every instructor has previous significant management or consulting experience
outside the university. The courses and course pedagogy are highly applied, using case studies of actual
corporations and industries. While working within small teams, the emphasis is on the diagnosis of problems,
identification of strategic options and solutions.

New Version

About the Program

The Sprott MBA is a professional degree designed for those who would like to develop their expertise and
improve their management knowledge and skills. The Sprott MBA is market driven and currently focuses in
the areas of financial management, international business, international development management,
management accounting, management and change, and technology management. The MBA program
consists of a set of compulsory core courses, a concentration and a set of elective courses.

The MBA can be completed on a full time or part time basis, depending on the concentration selected. The
part time stream is limited to those with 2 years or more of professional experience. The fulltime stream
requires completion of a mandatory internship for those with less than two years of professional experience.

Every instructor in the Sprott MBA has previous significant management or consulting experience outside the
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university. The courses and course pedagogy are highly applied, using case studies of actual corporations
and industries. While working within small teams, the emphasis is on the diagnosis of problems, identification
of strategic options and solutions.

Rationale

Editorial changes are required to give a clear and concise overall picture of the MBA program.


2. Editorial Revisions of Program Requirements

Program Requirements

    •   The full-time stream is designed to be completed in four terms (including the internship).
    •   The part-time stream is open to applicants with two years minimum of professional experience and is
        designed to be completed in three years of part-time study.
    •   Attendance and completion of Boot Camp in the fall term of admission is a mandatory M.B.A. degree
        requirement for students without two years of professional work experience. Professional work
        experience must be verified by the School. Students that do not complete the Boot Camp in the fall of
        their admission will be removed from the program. Details are available at sprott.carleton.ca/mba
    •   With the permission of the M.B.A. Program Director, students must also complete all of the courses
        required for at least one of the concentrations listed below. The remaining credits may be selected
        from any of the concentration courses listed below.
    •   All students must successfully complete the 4.25 credits (17 quarter-courses) of compulsory courses,
        and at least one program concentration.
    •   Students with less than two (2) years of professional employment experience must successfully
        complete BUSI 5999 [1.0] Internship in order to graduate. Details and requirements for the internship
        are available from the School. Students in the part-time stream are exempt from taking BUSI 5999
        [1.0] Internship.
    •   Once the compulsory 4.25 credits are completed, students may then choose one of the program
        options listed below.
    •   Note: students in the International Development Management Concentration can take only that one
        concentration with courses prescribed in that concentration and electives chosen from the IDMG
        courses listed for that concentration. Courses unique to that concentration that are cross-listed to
        other units are not open to students in other MBA concentrations.

New Version

Program Requirements

    •   The full-time stream is designed to be completed in four terms (including the internship).
    •   The part-time stream is open only to applicants with a minimum of two years of professional
        experience and is designed to be completed in three years of part-time study.
    •   Further details on program timing are provided in the General Regulations section of the Graduate
        Calendar, under Time Limits for Program Completion, Section 13.2.
    •   Attendance and completion of Orientation Week at the beginning of the fall term of admission is a
        mandatory M.B.A. degree requirement for students without two years of professional work
        experience. Professional work experience must be verified by the School. Students that do not
        complete the Orientation Week in the fall of their admission will face sanctions. Further details are
        available at sprott.carleton.ca/mba
    •   Courses are (.25) quarter credit (6 weeks) or (.5) half credit, (12 weeks).
    •   All students must successfully complete 4.25 credits of compulsory core courses, 2.25 credits from
        one program concentration and 1.0 credit of elective courses.
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      •     Before students take concentration courses, they must have successfully completed the relevant core
            courses.
      •     The remaining elective credits may be selected from any of the other concentration courses listed
            below (see below for certain exceptions).

Students with less than two (2) years of professional employment experience must successfully complete
BUSI 5999 [1.0 credit] Internship in order to graduate. Details and requirements for the internship are
available from the School.
Rationale

Editorial Changes are required to give clear and concise information on program requirements. Clarification
needed to address inconsistencies in program requirements.


3. Add Management Accounting and revise appearance of Concentration (listed in alphabetical order)

Old Version

N/A

New Version

Concentrations in the MBA Program

Financial Management
International Business
International Development Management
Management Accounting (constitutes partial completion of the requirements for the Certified Management
Accounting (CMA) designation, by agreement with the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario)
Management and Change
Technology Management

Note: The availability of a concentration in a given year is contingent on enrolment.

Rationale

Add Management Accounting and revise appearance of concentrations by putting them in alphabetical order.
Concentrations should be listed alphabetically to maintain continuity throughout Calendar.

4. Add Variations

      Old version

      N/A

New Version

M.B.A. Program Structure and Variations

1. MBA with one concentration (8.5 credits for full-time stream, 7.5 credits for part-time stream)

      •     4.25 compulsory core credits
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    •   2.25 credits in the chosen concentration
    •   1.0 credit of elective courses from one or more of the other concentrations
    •   1.0 credit in BUSI 5999 Internship. Students with less than two (2) years of professional employment
        experience must successfully complete the Internship in order to graduate. Details and requirements
        for the internship are available from the School. Students in the part-time stream are exempt from
        taking BUSI 5999 Internship.

    1.1 Variations

            i.        Concentration in Management Accounting (7.5 credits)

                  This is available in the part-time stream only.

            ii.       International Development Management (8.5) credits for full-time stream, 7.5 credits for part-
                  time stream)

                  •   Core courses ITIS 5403, TOMS 5303 and TOMS 5304 (see below) must be taken by IDM
                      students in place of ITIS 5401, TOMS 5301 and TOMS 5302.
                  •   2.25 credits of concentration courses consisting of 1.5 credits of IDMG courses offered by the
                      Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), School of Public Policy &
                      Administration (SPPA) and 0.75 credits in the Sprott School of Business as specified below.
                  •   1.0 credit of elective courses selected from a list of specific IDMG courses.
                  •   1.0 credit in BUSI 5999 Internship for students having less than two (2) years of professional
                      employment experience.
                  •   IDMG students may not take electives in other concentration courses.
                  •   IDMG courses are not open to students in other concentrations.

    2. M.B.A. with one concentration plus a minor concentration (8.5 credits for full-time stream, 7.5 credits
       for part-time stream)

        •         4.25 compulsory core credits
        •         2.25 credits in a chosen concentration
        •         1.0 credit in a second, minor concentration with the exception of the International Development
                  Management Concentration. See the lists under Minor Concentration in the next section for
                  specific course requirements.
        •         1.0 credit in BUSI 5999 Internship for students having less than two (2) years of professional
                  employment experience.

    3. M.B.A. with two concentrations (9.75 credits for full-time stream, 8.75 credits for part-time stream, see
       Note below)

    •   4.25 compulsory core credits
    •   2.25 credits in each of two concentrations with the exception of the International Development
        Management Concentration.
    •   1.0 credit in BUSI 5999 Internship for students having less than two (2) years of professional
        employment experience.
    •   Note: the two concentrations option above includes an additional 1.25 credits (5 quarter-courses) to
        fulfil degree requirements.

Rationale

To clarify and provide information on concentration variation in a clear and concise manner.
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5. Add MGMT 5100 Managing People and Organizations

Old Version
None

New Version
MGMT 5100 Managing People and Organizations (.5 credit)]

Rationale
The essential rationale for the change is that two 6-week modules are being combined into a single 12-
week course in order to enhance pedagogical continuity and increase flexibility with respect to the timing
and weighting of the evaluative tools (i.e., assignments).

Implementation Plan
The merging of the two quarter-credit courses MGMT 5101 Managing People & MGMT 5102 Managing
Organizations (.25 credit each)) into the single half-credit course MGMT 5100 Managing People and
Organizations (.5 credit) cannot be immediately accompanied by the deletion of the quarter-credit
courses. When the half-credit course becomes operational, some students may have taken the first of the
merged quarter-credit courses but not the second, a situation that is most likely to arise in the part-time
cohort of the MBA program. It is also possible that some students may need to take the first of the
quarter-credit courses after having completed the second, though this is likely to be an infrequent
occurrence. In either case, it is not fair or reasonable to require the students to take the merged course
and repeat material that they have already taken and been examined on.

Our proposed solution involves keeping the constituent quarter-credit courses on the books until no such
cases remain. This could take up to three years, which is the length of the part-time MBA program.
Instructors teaching the merged courses will be asked to maintain the sequencing of the original material,
and to structure deliverables and end of course examinations in such a way that students can complete
either half as necessary. We will then give affected students permission to register in the quarter-credit
course(s) that they need.


6. Add MKTG 5200 Marketing Strategy
Old Version
None

New Version
MKTG 5200 Marketing Strategy (.5 credit)

Rationale
The essential rationale for the change is that two 6-week modules are being combined into a single 12-
week course in order to enhance pedagogical continuity and increase flexibility with respect to the timing
and weighting of the evaluative tools (i.e., assignments). A new calendar description is needed for this
course to capture the content of the two modules it is replacing.

Implementation Plan
The merging of the two quarter-credit courses MKTG 5201 Marketing Strategy Formulation and MKTG
5202 Marketing Strategy Implementation (.25 credit each) into the single half-credit course MKTG
5200 Marketing Strategy (.5 credit) cannot be immediately accompanied by the deletion of the quarter-
credit courses. When the half-credit course becomes operational, some students may have taken the first
of the merged quarter-credit courses but not the second, a situation that is most likely to arise in the part-
time cohort of the MBA program. It is also possible that some students may need to take the first of the
quarter-credit courses after having completed the second, though this is likely to be an infrequent
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occurrence. In either case, it is not fair or reasonable to require the students to take the merged course
and repeat material that they have already taken and been examined on.

Our proposed solution involves keeping the constituent quarter-credit courses on the books until no such
cases remain. This could take up to three years, which is the length of the part-time MBA program.
Instructors teaching the merged courses will be asked to maintain the sequencing of the original material,
and to structure deliverables and end of course examinations in such a way that students can complete
either half as necessary. We will then give affected students permission to register in the quarter-credit
course(s) that they need.


7. Add STGY 5900 Corporate and Business Strategy

Old Version
N/A

New Version
STGY 5900 Corporate and Business Strategy (.5 credit)

Rationale
The essential rationale for the change is that two 6-week modules are being combined into a single 12-
week course in order to enhance pedagogical continuity and increase flexibility with respect to the timing
and weighting of the evaluative tools (i.e., assignments).

Implementation Plan
The merging of the two quarter-credit courses STGY 5901 Corporate and Business Strategy and
STGY 5902 Strategic Management Capstone Project (.25 credit each) into the single half-credit
course STGY 5900 Corporate and Business Strategy (.5 credit) cannot be immediately
accompanied by the deletion of the quarter-credit courses. When the half-credit course becomes
operational, some students may have taken the first of the merged quarter-credit courses but not the
second, a situation that is most likely to arise in the part-time cohort of the MBA program. It is also
possible that some students may need to take the first of the quarter-credit courses after having
completed the second, though this is likely to be an infrequent occurrence. In either case, it is not fair or
reasonable to require the students to take the merged course and repeat material that they have already
taken and been examined on.

Our proposed solution involves keeping the constituent quarter-credit courses on the books until no such
cases remain. This could take up to three years, which is the length of the part-time MBA program.
Instructors teaching the merged courses will be asked to maintain the sequencing of the original material,
and to structure deliverables and end of course examinations in such a way that students can complete
either half as necessary. We will then give affected students permission to register in the quarter-credit
course(s) that they need.


8. Add Management Accounting Concentration
   Old Version
   N/A

New Version
Concentration in Management Accounting – All MBA courses are .25 credit unless otherwise
noted.
ACCT 5020 Intermediate Financial Accounting (.5 credit)
ACCT 5021 Advanced Finanical Accounting (.5 credit)
ACCT 5022 Intermediate Management Accounting (.5 credit)
ACCT 5023 Advanced Management Accounting (.5 credit)
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ACCT 5014 Financial Corporate Governance and Accountability

Rationale
In 2006, the Parliament of Canada passed the Accountability Act, which included inter alia, a requirement
that the approximately 5,000 financial officers in the Government of Canada must possess a recognized
accounting designation within a period of time designated by regulation.

The CMA developed a “Executive CMA” designation to meet the demand form mature mid career
applicants. In 2009, the CMA approached the Sprott School, due to long standing relationships with some
of our accounting professors, to partner with them. Specifically, they offered to accredit our MBA core
courses and if we were willing to create specialized accounting courses at the upper level, would allow
our MBA-CMA concentration graduates to by-pass all CMA courses and go straight to the CMA capstone
final exam for certification as accountants.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for it would allow those students that selected our MBA CMA
concentration to acquire both an MBA and have achieved 98% of the requirements for a CMA
designation.

CMA Canada has only undertaken this arrangement with one other university in Canada – the University
of Waterloo in southern Ontario.



9. Change title and course description

Old Version
MGMT 5114 Cross-Cultural Management and Diversity

New Version
MGMT 5114 Managing Diversity

Rationale
The current course tries to combine two different topics which are largely unrelated. Courses on
managing diversity and cross-cultural management share some interest in the concept of culture but
focus on different aspects of culture and different implications. A course on managing diversity focuses
on the broad implications of differences in the context of groups. Cultural differences are one important
source of diversity but there are numerous other group differences which are relevant to the Canadian
workplace such as gender, disability, sexual orientation and age. A course on cross-cultural
management focuses on the influence of culture on workplace behaviour and practices. In addition to
focusing on different topics, the two courses draw on completely different literatures. The research on
diversity focuses on issues such as the impact of heterogeneity, the development of faultlines, and
relational demography. The literature on cross-cultural management focuses on issues such as the
values underpinning different cultures, differences in norms regarding workplace behaviour and expatriate
adjustment processes. Given the divergence between the two sets of topics and literatures, it is very
difficult to meld the two topics into a single coherent course.

The value of offering a course on “Managing Diversity” is apparent from the increasing heterogeneity of
the Canadian workforce. The challenges associated with working across generational, gender, ethnic,
and religious divides – to mention just a few – are substantial. Managers who do not understand the
implications of group differences in the workplace will find themselves, at best, ineffective and, at worst, in
violation of human rights legislation. Instead, managers need to understand the implications of diversity
and the practices that help organizations accommodate and benefit from diversity.

10. Add MGMT 5210 Fundamentals of Leading and Managing Organizational Change
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Old Version
None

New Version
MGMT 5210 Fundamentals of Leading and Managing Organizational Change (.5 credit)

Rationale
The essential rationale for the change is that two 6-week modules are being combined into a single 12-
week course in order to enhance pedagogical continuity and increase flexibility with respect to the timing
and weighting of the evaluative tools (i.e., assignments).

Implementation Plan
The merging of the two quarter-credit courses MGMT 5121 Fundamentals of Organizational Change
Concentration Integration and MGMT 5122 Leading and Managing Organizational Change
Concentration Integration (.25 credit each) into the single half-credit course MGMT 5210
Fundamentals of Leading and Managing Organizational Change (.5 credit) cannot be immediately
accompanied by the deletion of the quarter-credit courses. When the half-credit course becomes
operational, some students may have taken the first of the merged quarter-credit courses but not the
second, a situation that is most likely to arise in the part-time cohort of the MBA program. It is also
possible that some students may need to take the first of the quarter-credit courses after having
completed the second, though this is likely to be an infrequent occurrence. In either case, it is not fair or
reasonable to require the students to take the merged course and repeat material that they have already
taken and been examined on.

Our proposed solution involves keeping the constituent quarter-credit courses on the books until no such
cases remain. This could take up to three years, which is the length of the part-time MBA program.
Instructors teaching the merged courses will be asked to maintain the sequencing of the original material,
and to structure deliverables and end of course examinations in such a way that students can complete
either half as necessary. We will then give affected students permission to register in the quarter-credit
course(s) that they need.

				
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