Master of Business Administration in Global Leadership

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The MBA in Global Leadership is an intensive and cohort-model MBA program that is delivered over 12 months. The curriculum and the offered courses are designed to develop students' skills to enable them to succeed in today's complex and dynamic international business environment. 

Program outcomes

The program is designed for individuals embarking on a career in international business. Our program prepares students for the challenges of entering new markets, working in other cultures, and navigating diverse business environments.

The UPEI MBA in Global Leadership program delivers on specific learning outcomes. Our graduates will:

  • exhibit an ability to take on leadership roles and responsibilities in today’s complex and dynamic business environment,
  • demonstrate a strategic and global mindset,
  • demonstrate a comprehensive level of knowledge of contemporary business theories,
  • demonstrate critical thinking and job-ready skills,
  • demonstrate ethical decision-making skills, and
  • exhibit effective communication skills in all aspects of business.

Graduates of our program become open-minded effective business leaders, able to identify, analyze, and propose feasible and innovative solutions to business problems across a wide range of functional areas in industries and governments in a global environment.

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A. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM

The MBA in Global Leadership program is designed for individuals who wish to complete their MBA degree in 12 months and who are willing and able to immerse themselves in an intensive full-time program.

The program begins with an orientation module (usually offered in late August). The remainder of the program is offered over the next three academic semesters (the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters  for students entering the program in August).

B. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Students enrolled in the MBA in Global Leadership must complete a total of 42 credit hours (14 courses). The components of the degree program include the MBA Skills Orientation Module (0 credit hours), eleven core courses (33 credit hours), and three elective courses (9 credit hours). Students are expected to complete the MBA program in 12 months, and they must complete all required courses within two years of being admitted to the program.

The required courses for the MBA in Global Leadership are as follows:

Business 6500 - MBA Skills Orientation Module
Business 6510 - Global Leadership and Ethics
Business 6520 - Negotiation within and across Cultures
Business 6530 - Financial and Managerial Accounting
Business 6540 - Financial Management
Business 6550 - Management and Organizational Behaviour
Business 6560 - International Marketing Management
Business 6570 - International Operations Management
Business 6580 - Statistics and Business Analytics
Business 6590 - Project Management
Business 6600 - Strategy for the Global Organization
Business 6610 - International Capstone Project

In addition to completing all the required courses, students must complete three of the following *elective courses.

Business 7510 - Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
Business 7520 - Disruptive Technologies and Creative Business Thinking
Business 7530 - Global Banking and Capital Markets
Business 7540 - Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management
Business 7550 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Business Environment
Business 7560 - International Trade and Finance
Business 7570 - Managing People and Teams in a Global Context
Business 7580 - The Future of Marketing
Business 7590 - The Impact of Climate Change on Business
Business 7950 - Special Topics in Business
Business 7960 - Directed Studies in International Business

*Not all elective courses will be offered each year. 

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Jurgen Krause, Dean; Professor
Tim Carroll, Associate Professor
Andrew Carrothers, Assistant Professor
Xiao Chen, Assistant Professor
Qian (Claire) Deng, Assistant Professor
Gary Evans, Associate Professor
Debra Good, Assistant Professor
Susan Graham, Assistant Professor
Melissa James, Assistant Professor
Blake Jelley, Professor
Amy MacFarlane, Assistant Professor
Tarek May, Associate Professor
Matthew Pauley, Assistant Professor
Tina Saksida, Assistant Professor
Don Wagner, Associate Professor
Bill Waterman, Assistant Professor
Hayden Woodley, Assistant Professor
Liufang (Sophia) Yao, Assistant Professor
Sue Foster, Executive-in-Residence

Program Design

The MBA in Global Leadership is an intensive and cohort-model MBA program that is delivered over 12 months. The curriculum and the offered courses are designed to develop students' skills to enable them to succeed in today's complex and dynamic international business environment. 

Program outcomes

The program is designed for individuals embarking on a career in international business. Our program prepares students for the challenges of entering new markets, working in other cultures, and navigating diverse business environments.

The UPEI MBA in Global Leadership program delivers on specific learning outcomes. Our graduates will:

  • exhibit an ability to take on leadership roles and responsibilities in today’s complex and dynamic business environment,
  • demonstrate a strategic and global mindset,
  • demonstrate a comprehensive level of knowledge of contemporary business theories,
  • demonstrate critical thinking and job-ready skills,
  • demonstrate ethical decision-making skills, and
  • exhibit effective communication skills in all aspects of business.

Graduates of our program become open-minded effective business leaders, able to identify, analyze, and propose feasible and innovative solutions to business problems across a wide range of functional areas in industries and governments in a global environment.

Structure and Requirements

A. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM

The MBA in Global Leadership program is designed for individuals who wish to complete their MBA degree in 12 months and who are willing and able to immerse themselves in an intensive full-time program.

The program begins with an orientation module (usually offered in late August). The remainder of the program is offered over the next three academic semesters (the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters  for students entering the program in August).

B. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Students enrolled in the MBA in Global Leadership must complete a total of 42 credit hours (14 courses). The components of the degree program include the MBA Skills Orientation Module (0 credit hours), eleven core courses (33 credit hours), and three elective courses (9 credit hours). Students are expected to complete the MBA program in 12 months, and they must complete all required courses within two years of being admitted to the program.

The required courses for the MBA in Global Leadership are as follows:

Business 6500 - MBA Skills Orientation Module
Business 6510 - Global Leadership and Ethics
Business 6520 - Negotiation within and across Cultures
Business 6530 - Financial and Managerial Accounting
Business 6540 - Financial Management
Business 6550 - Management and Organizational Behaviour
Business 6560 - International Marketing Management
Business 6570 - International Operations Management
Business 6580 - Statistics and Business Analytics
Business 6590 - Project Management
Business 6600 - Strategy for the Global Organization
Business 6610 - International Capstone Project

In addition to completing all the required courses, students must complete three of the following *elective courses.

Business 7510 - Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
Business 7520 - Disruptive Technologies and Creative Business Thinking
Business 7530 - Global Banking and Capital Markets
Business 7540 - Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management
Business 7550 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Business Environment
Business 7560 - International Trade and Finance
Business 7570 - Managing People and Teams in a Global Context
Business 7580 - The Future of Marketing
Business 7590 - The Impact of Climate Change on Business
Business 7950 - Special Topics in Business
Business 7960 - Directed Studies in International Business

*Not all elective courses will be offered each year. 

Faculty

Jurgen Krause, Dean; Professor
Tim Carroll, Associate Professor
Andrew Carrothers, Assistant Professor
Xiao Chen, Assistant Professor
Qian (Claire) Deng, Assistant Professor
Gary Evans, Associate Professor
Debra Good, Assistant Professor
Susan Graham, Assistant Professor
Melissa James, Assistant Professor
Blake Jelley, Professor
Amy MacFarlane, Assistant Professor
Tarek May, Associate Professor
Matthew Pauley, Assistant Professor
Tina Saksida, Assistant Professor
Don Wagner, Associate Professor
Bill Waterman, Assistant Professor
Hayden Woodley, Assistant Professor
Liufang (Sophia) Yao, Assistant Professor
Sue Foster, Executive-in-Residence

Program Design

The MBA in Global Leadership is an intensive and cohort-model MBA program that is delivered over 12 months. The curriculum and the offered courses are designed to develop students' skills to enable them to succeed in today's complex and dynamic international business environment. 

Program outcomes

The program is designed for individuals embarking on a career in international business. Our program prepares students for the challenges of entering new markets, working in other cultures, and navigating diverse business environments.

The UPEI MBA in Global Leadership program delivers on specific learning outcomes. Our graduates will:

  • exhibit an ability to take on leadership roles and responsibilities in today’s complex and dynamic business environment,
  • demonstrate a strategic and global mindset,
  • demonstrate a comprehensive level of knowledge of contemporary business theories,
  • demonstrate critical thinking and job-ready skills,
  • demonstrate ethical decision-making skills, and
  • exhibit effective communication skills in all aspects of business.

Graduates of our program become open-minded effective business leaders, able to identify, analyze, and propose feasible and innovative solutions to business problems across a wide range of functional areas in industries and governments in a global environment.

Structure and Requirements

A. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM

The MBA in Global Leadership program is designed for individuals who wish to complete their MBA degree in 12 months and who are willing and able to immerse themselves in an intensive full-time program.

The program begins with an orientation module (usually offered in late August). The remainder of the program is offered over the next three academic semesters (the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters  for students entering the program in August).

B. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Students enrolled in the MBA in Global Leadership must complete a total of 42 credit hours (14 courses). The components of the degree program include the MBA Skills Orientation Module (0 credit hours), eleven core courses (33 credit hours), and three elective courses (9 credit hours). Students are expected to complete the MBA program in 12 months, and they must complete all required courses within two years of being admitted to the program.

The required courses for the MBA in Global Leadership are as follows:

Business 6500 - MBA Skills Orientation Module
Business 6510 - Global Leadership and Ethics
Business 6520 - Negotiation within and across Cultures
Business 6530 - Financial and Managerial Accounting
Business 6540 - Financial Management
Business 6550 - Management and Organizational Behaviour
Business 6560 - International Marketing Management
Business 6570 - International Operations Management
Business 6580 - Statistics and Business Analytics
Business 6590 - Project Management
Business 6600 - Strategy for the Global Organization
Business 6610 - International Capstone Project

In addition to completing all the required courses, students must complete three of the following *elective courses.

Business 7510 - Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
Business 7520 - Disruptive Technologies and Creative Business Thinking
Business 7530 - Global Banking and Capital Markets
Business 7540 - Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management
Business 7550 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Business Environment
Business 7560 - International Trade and Finance
Business 7570 - Managing People and Teams in a Global Context
Business 7580 - The Future of Marketing
Business 7590 - The Impact of Climate Change on Business
Business 7950 - Special Topics in Business
Business 7960 - Directed Studies in International Business

*Not all elective courses will be offered each year. 

Faculty

Jurgen Krause, Dean; Professor
Tim Carroll, Associate Professor
Andrew Carrothers, Assistant Professor
Xiao Chen, Assistant Professor
Qian (Claire) Deng, Assistant Professor
Gary Evans, Associate Professor
Debra Good, Assistant Professor
Susan Graham, Assistant Professor
Melissa James, Assistant Professor
Blake Jelley, Professor
Amy MacFarlane, Assistant Professor
Tarek May, Associate Professor
Matthew Pauley, Assistant Professor
Tina Saksida, Assistant Professor
Don Wagner, Associate Professor
Bill Waterman, Assistant Professor
Hayden Woodley, Assistant Professor
Liufang (Sophia) Yao, Assistant Professor
Sue Foster, Executive-in-Residence

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Course Level: 
6000 Level
Courses: 
BUS-6500 MBA Skills Orientation Module
The orientation module is a set of skill-building workshops intended to promote presentation, intercultural communication, teamwork, and research skills. Students will also visit the UPEI Robertson Library and receive an introduction to academic literature searching, citation and referencing styles, and the principles of academic integrity. Additionally, students will receive information on UPEI's online learning platform (Moodle), campus life, and what to expect from their MBA studies. The course will be pass/fail basis.
BUS-6510 Global Leadership and Ethics
This intensive course provides students with an overview of leadership research and helps them develop skills required for leadership in today's complex and dynamic business environment. Key areas of skill development include critical thinking, self- awareness, creativity, and problem solving. This course is also intended to advance students' ability to engage in ethical reasoning and action planning.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6520 Negotiation Within and Across Cultures
This intensive course introduces students to the theory and practice of negotiation. Topics covered include negotiation strategy, collective bargaining, the psychology of persuasion, creative problem solving, and conflict management and resolution. Through lectures, group discussions, and role plays, students are expected to develop analytical, self-awareness, and interpersonal skills essential to successful negotiations anywhere in the world.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6510
3 hours credit
BUS-6530 Financial and Managerial Accounting
This course develops students' proficiency at understanding, interpreting, and using financial statements and other accounting information for the purposes of decision-making. The course employs international standards and addresses how accounting is used in decision-making in a global context.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6540 Financial Management
This course provides students with a broad overview of corporate finance and financial markets. The focus is on the conceptual and analytical techniques necessary for making financial decisions with particular emphasis on information collection, problem-solving, and decision-making skills inherent in the finance function. Key concepts include the relevance of financial markets to the firm, understanding the relationship between risk and return and its importance in all financial decisions, and learning how to value financial and real assets and the impact on a company.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6550 Management and Organizational Behaviour
This course examines the behaviour and management of individuals and groups in organizations. Organizational behaviour topics, including motivation, decision making, leadership, and work and organizational design, will be studied at different levels of analysis - individual, team, and organization. Students also learn about managing people in organizations, with a focus on the personnel processes involved in the recruitment, development, and retention of human resources in the global workplace.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6550
3 hours credit
BUS-6560 International Marketing Management
This course is a detailed examination and application of the marketing function in the era of globalization. Emphasis is given to local consumer behaviour and the cultural, competitive, economic, political, and regulatory environments prevailing within and across world, regional, and national markets. Students will focus on the strategic and operational aspects of marketing including assessment of country attractiveness, mode of entry strategies, multinational product development and management, pricing strategies, promotional campaigns, and marketing networks and channels.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6570 International Operations Management
This course focuses on the management of processes. Applicable processes span a wide range including: one-time or on-going, international manufacturing or service, and pro-actively or reactively controlled. Topics include mapping operational processes, coordinating a firm's supply and demand, managing inventory, and managing quality of production. Students are required to demonstrate competence through logical solving of relevant problems and cases in operations.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6580 Statistics & Business Analytics
This course teaches students how to effectively collect and use data to support decision-making in a business context. The course focuses on understanding and interpreting statistical data; understanding how data collection methodology affects the quality of statistical results; and assessing the reliability, usefulness and limits of statistical information for a particular business situation.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6590 Project Management
This course provides students with the tools and skills necessary to reduce project risk and increase their ability to complete projects on time and on budget. The course incorporates the latest research on project management methodologies, providing students the ability to evaluate each methodology on their merits and how they have been applied within different industries and situations. The course also examines the evolution of the project driven organizational structure and the impact project management has on the strategic planning within an (international) organization.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6600 Strategy for the Global Organization
This course focuses on strategic thinking, analysis, and management in a global business context. Topic include: industry analysis; competitive advantage; strategic change; global strategies; mergers, acquisitions and alliances; management of international portfolios; and intellectual property strategies.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6560
3 hours credit
BUS-6610 International Capstone Project
This course provides students with an opportunity to work on a live project for a local company seeking to enter new international markets or to establish new international operations. Working in teams, students will draw on skills, concepts, and knowledge acquired throughout the MBA program. Students will develop a business plan for entry into the chosen location. Students will also deliver a public presentation with recommendations for the particular company.
PREREQUISITE: Take Bus-6530 Bus-6540 Bus-6550 Bus-6560
3 hours credit
Course Level: 
7000 Level
Courses: 
BUS-7510 Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
This course looks at both the fiduciary and strategic role of the board and management in governance with a global and local perspective. The course reviews the importance of strong business ethics and the critical elements in developing a strong corporate culture. Within the course students explore many of the pressing and evolving challenges faced by corporations and executives.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7520 Disruptive Technologies and Creative Business
This course develops students' ability to think creatively, and to manage within an environment of disruptive technologies. The course examines the research on disruptive technologies to enrich students' understanding of the pace and direction of change and how it will influence companies as they adapt to the changing business world. The course also examines the research on creativity.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7530 Global Banking and Capital Markets
This course provides students with the conceptual foundation for sound financial decision-making regarding corporate finance, international finance, and banking. The course first examines currencies, with an in-depth analysis of exchange rates, international monetary systems, and contemporary currency regimes, with an emphasis on practical applications. The course then examines international capital markets, investment in foreign financial assets, and international corporate finance. Topics include managing exposure to various kinds of exchange rate risks, and the methods and financial instruments such as options and futures used to manage those risks.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6540
3 hours credit
BUS-7540 Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management
This course familiarizes students with key features of global supply chains and their importance to international business. Topics include: supplier selection, negotiation of contracts, international logistics and importing, transportation, inventory control and warehousing, managing distribution networks, and integration with the firm's other activities. Application and cases will be relevant to both manufacturing and service-based businesses.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6570
3 hours credit
BUS-7550 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Business Environment
This course focuses on the management of innovation and the pursuit of entrepreneurship in different regions of the world and in trans-national settings. The concepts covered are relevant to existing businesses aiming to structure their innovation portfolio and to new, aspiring businesses looking to create value from market opportunities. Topics include change management, technological innovation, entrepreneurship around the world, entrepreneurial marketing, entrepreneurial finance, and characteristics of entrepreneurs. Students are required to demonstrate competence through in-depth analysis of relevant cases related to these topics.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7560 International Trade & Finance
This course focuses on the global marketplace and explores implications of globalization for trade and finance. Students will develop a comprehension of international economic and financial issues so that they understand the drivers underlying international trade and foreign investment. The course also examines management issues related to currency exchange rates and government imposed trade restrictions.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6540
3 hours credit
BUS-7570 Managing People and Teams in a Global Context
This course will examine human resource management (HRM) in an international context. Students will examine core HRM functions, including staffing, training, motivating, and retaining human resources, with special emphasis on the opportunities and challenges brought on by increasing internationalization. Students are expected to acquire the knowledge, cross-cultural skills, and global mindset needed to effectively work with, manage, and lead others in the globalized workplace.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6520
3 hours credit
BUS-7580 The Future of Marketing
The course will examine current trends and innovations in marketing including shifting thought paradigms, global (cross- cultural) issues, customer relationship management, service marketing, sustainability and green marketing, and the role of social media. The course involves article discussions, in-class exercises, guest speakers, individual student reflections, case analyses, and a written research paper and presentation.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6560
3 hours credit
BUS-7590 The Impact of Climate Change on Business
This course provides the knowledge and skills for an informed understanding of climate change science, policy and business. Students will develop skills to critically evaluate scenarios for future climates, assess the effectiveness of different policy approaches, and determine suitable business responses to the climate change challenge. Assignments will focus on how climate change influences product quality and markets; and the important role of climate change in business risk assessment.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7950 Special Topics in Business
This course typically covers a specific topic in business and is intended to enhance and expand the selection of elective offerings from semester to semester.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7960 Directed Studies in International Business
In this course, students may pursue a specific topic or issue in international business through an independent research assignment, consulting project, or business plan for an entrepreneurial venture. Before approval is granted, each student must prepare a detailed outline of the topic to be studied and obtain the consent of a faculty member to supervise the work.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit

Calendar Courses

BUS-6500 MBA Skills Orientation Module
The orientation module is a set of skill-building workshops intended to promote presentation, intercultural communication, teamwork, and research skills. Students will also visit the UPEI Robertson Library and receive an introduction to academic literature searching, citation and referencing styles, and the principles of academic integrity. Additionally, students will receive information on UPEI's online learning platform (Moodle), campus life, and what to expect from their MBA studies. The course will be pass/fail basis.
BUS-6510 Global Leadership and Ethics
This intensive course provides students with an overview of leadership research and helps them develop skills required for leadership in today's complex and dynamic business environment. Key areas of skill development include critical thinking, self- awareness, creativity, and problem solving. This course is also intended to advance students' ability to engage in ethical reasoning and action planning.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6520 Negotiation Within and Across Cultures
This intensive course introduces students to the theory and practice of negotiation. Topics covered include negotiation strategy, collective bargaining, the psychology of persuasion, creative problem solving, and conflict management and resolution. Through lectures, group discussions, and role plays, students are expected to develop analytical, self-awareness, and interpersonal skills essential to successful negotiations anywhere in the world.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6510
3 hours credit
BUS-6530 Financial and Managerial Accounting
This course develops students' proficiency at understanding, interpreting, and using financial statements and other accounting information for the purposes of decision-making. The course employs international standards and addresses how accounting is used in decision-making in a global context.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6540 Financial Management
This course provides students with a broad overview of corporate finance and financial markets. The focus is on the conceptual and analytical techniques necessary for making financial decisions with particular emphasis on information collection, problem-solving, and decision-making skills inherent in the finance function. Key concepts include the relevance of financial markets to the firm, understanding the relationship between risk and return and its importance in all financial decisions, and learning how to value financial and real assets and the impact on a company.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6550 Management and Organizational Behaviour
This course examines the behaviour and management of individuals and groups in organizations. Organizational behaviour topics, including motivation, decision making, leadership, and work and organizational design, will be studied at different levels of analysis - individual, team, and organization. Students also learn about managing people in organizations, with a focus on the personnel processes involved in the recruitment, development, and retention of human resources in the global workplace.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6550
3 hours credit
BUS-6560 International Marketing Management
This course is a detailed examination and application of the marketing function in the era of globalization. Emphasis is given to local consumer behaviour and the cultural, competitive, economic, political, and regulatory environments prevailing within and across world, regional, and national markets. Students will focus on the strategic and operational aspects of marketing including assessment of country attractiveness, mode of entry strategies, multinational product development and management, pricing strategies, promotional campaigns, and marketing networks and channels.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6570 International Operations Management
This course focuses on the management of processes. Applicable processes span a wide range including: one-time or on-going, international manufacturing or service, and pro-actively or reactively controlled. Topics include mapping operational processes, coordinating a firm's supply and demand, managing inventory, and managing quality of production. Students are required to demonstrate competence through logical solving of relevant problems and cases in operations.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6580 Statistics & Business Analytics
This course teaches students how to effectively collect and use data to support decision-making in a business context. The course focuses on understanding and interpreting statistical data; understanding how data collection methodology affects the quality of statistical results; and assessing the reliability, usefulness and limits of statistical information for a particular business situation.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6590 Project Management
This course provides students with the tools and skills necessary to reduce project risk and increase their ability to complete projects on time and on budget. The course incorporates the latest research on project management methodologies, providing students the ability to evaluate each methodology on their merits and how they have been applied within different industries and situations. The course also examines the evolution of the project driven organizational structure and the impact project management has on the strategic planning within an (international) organization.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6600 Strategy for the Global Organization
This course focuses on strategic thinking, analysis, and management in a global business context. Topic include: industry analysis; competitive advantage; strategic change; global strategies; mergers, acquisitions and alliances; management of international portfolios; and intellectual property strategies.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6560
3 hours credit
BUS-6610 International Capstone Project
This course provides students with an opportunity to work on a live project for a local company seeking to enter new international markets or to establish new international operations. Working in teams, students will draw on skills, concepts, and knowledge acquired throughout the MBA program. Students will develop a business plan for entry into the chosen location. Students will also deliver a public presentation with recommendations for the particular company.
PREREQUISITE: Take Bus-6530 Bus-6540 Bus-6550 Bus-6560
3 hours credit
BUS-7510 Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
This course looks at both the fiduciary and strategic role of the board and management in governance with a global and local perspective. The course reviews the importance of strong business ethics and the critical elements in developing a strong corporate culture. Within the course students explore many of the pressing and evolving challenges faced by corporations and executives.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7520 Disruptive Technologies and Creative Business
This course develops students' ability to think creatively, and to manage within an environment of disruptive technologies. The course examines the research on disruptive technologies to enrich students' understanding of the pace and direction of change and how it will influence companies as they adapt to the changing business world. The course also examines the research on creativity.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7530 Global Banking and Capital Markets
This course provides students with the conceptual foundation for sound financial decision-making regarding corporate finance, international finance, and banking. The course first examines currencies, with an in-depth analysis of exchange rates, international monetary systems, and contemporary currency regimes, with an emphasis on practical applications. The course then examines international capital markets, investment in foreign financial assets, and international corporate finance. Topics include managing exposure to various kinds of exchange rate risks, and the methods and financial instruments such as options and futures used to manage those risks.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6540
3 hours credit
BUS-7540 Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management
This course familiarizes students with key features of global supply chains and their importance to international business. Topics include: supplier selection, negotiation of contracts, international logistics and importing, transportation, inventory control and warehousing, managing distribution networks, and integration with the firm's other activities. Application and cases will be relevant to both manufacturing and service-based businesses.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6570
3 hours credit
BUS-7550 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Business Environment
This course focuses on the management of innovation and the pursuit of entrepreneurship in different regions of the world and in trans-national settings. The concepts covered are relevant to existing businesses aiming to structure their innovation portfolio and to new, aspiring businesses looking to create value from market opportunities. Topics include change management, technological innovation, entrepreneurship around the world, entrepreneurial marketing, entrepreneurial finance, and characteristics of entrepreneurs. Students are required to demonstrate competence through in-depth analysis of relevant cases related to these topics.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7560 International Trade & Finance
This course focuses on the global marketplace and explores implications of globalization for trade and finance. Students will develop a comprehension of international economic and financial issues so that they understand the drivers underlying international trade and foreign investment. The course also examines management issues related to currency exchange rates and government imposed trade restrictions.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6540
3 hours credit
BUS-7570 Managing People and Teams in a Global Context
This course will examine human resource management (HRM) in an international context. Students will examine core HRM functions, including staffing, training, motivating, and retaining human resources, with special emphasis on the opportunities and challenges brought on by increasing internationalization. Students are expected to acquire the knowledge, cross-cultural skills, and global mindset needed to effectively work with, manage, and lead others in the globalized workplace.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6520
3 hours credit
BUS-7580 The Future of Marketing
The course will examine current trends and innovations in marketing including shifting thought paradigms, global (cross- cultural) issues, customer relationship management, service marketing, sustainability and green marketing, and the role of social media. The course involves article discussions, in-class exercises, guest speakers, individual student reflections, case analyses, and a written research paper and presentation.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6560
3 hours credit
BUS-7590 The Impact of Climate Change on Business
This course provides the knowledge and skills for an informed understanding of climate change science, policy and business. Students will develop skills to critically evaluate scenarios for future climates, assess the effectiveness of different policy approaches, and determine suitable business responses to the climate change challenge. Assignments will focus on how climate change influences product quality and markets; and the important role of climate change in business risk assessment.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7950 Special Topics in Business
This course typically covers a specific topic in business and is intended to enhance and expand the selection of elective offerings from semester to semester.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7960 Directed Studies in International Business
In this course, students may pursue a specific topic or issue in international business through an independent research assignment, consulting project, or business plan for an entrepreneurial venture. Before approval is granted, each student must prepare a detailed outline of the topic to be studied and obtain the consent of a faculty member to supervise the work.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit

Calendar Courses

6000 Level

BUS-6500 MBA Skills Orientation Module
The orientation module is a set of skill-building workshops intended to promote presentation, intercultural communication, teamwork, and research skills. Students will also visit the UPEI Robertson Library and receive an introduction to academic literature searching, citation and referencing styles, and the principles of academic integrity. Additionally, students will receive information on UPEI's online learning platform (Moodle), campus life, and what to expect from their MBA studies. The course will be pass/fail basis.
BUS-6510 Global Leadership and Ethics
This intensive course provides students with an overview of leadership research and helps them develop skills required for leadership in today's complex and dynamic business environment. Key areas of skill development include critical thinking, self- awareness, creativity, and problem solving. This course is also intended to advance students' ability to engage in ethical reasoning and action planning.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6520 Negotiation Within and Across Cultures
This intensive course introduces students to the theory and practice of negotiation. Topics covered include negotiation strategy, collective bargaining, the psychology of persuasion, creative problem solving, and conflict management and resolution. Through lectures, group discussions, and role plays, students are expected to develop analytical, self-awareness, and interpersonal skills essential to successful negotiations anywhere in the world.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6510
3 hours credit
BUS-6530 Financial and Managerial Accounting
This course develops students' proficiency at understanding, interpreting, and using financial statements and other accounting information for the purposes of decision-making. The course employs international standards and addresses how accounting is used in decision-making in a global context.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6540 Financial Management
This course provides students with a broad overview of corporate finance and financial markets. The focus is on the conceptual and analytical techniques necessary for making financial decisions with particular emphasis on information collection, problem-solving, and decision-making skills inherent in the finance function. Key concepts include the relevance of financial markets to the firm, understanding the relationship between risk and return and its importance in all financial decisions, and learning how to value financial and real assets and the impact on a company.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6550 Management and Organizational Behaviour
This course examines the behaviour and management of individuals and groups in organizations. Organizational behaviour topics, including motivation, decision making, leadership, and work and organizational design, will be studied at different levels of analysis - individual, team, and organization. Students also learn about managing people in organizations, with a focus on the personnel processes involved in the recruitment, development, and retention of human resources in the global workplace.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6550
3 hours credit
BUS-6560 International Marketing Management
This course is a detailed examination and application of the marketing function in the era of globalization. Emphasis is given to local consumer behaviour and the cultural, competitive, economic, political, and regulatory environments prevailing within and across world, regional, and national markets. Students will focus on the strategic and operational aspects of marketing including assessment of country attractiveness, mode of entry strategies, multinational product development and management, pricing strategies, promotional campaigns, and marketing networks and channels.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6570 International Operations Management
This course focuses on the management of processes. Applicable processes span a wide range including: one-time or on-going, international manufacturing or service, and pro-actively or reactively controlled. Topics include mapping operational processes, coordinating a firm's supply and demand, managing inventory, and managing quality of production. Students are required to demonstrate competence through logical solving of relevant problems and cases in operations.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6580 Statistics & Business Analytics
This course teaches students how to effectively collect and use data to support decision-making in a business context. The course focuses on understanding and interpreting statistical data; understanding how data collection methodology affects the quality of statistical results; and assessing the reliability, usefulness and limits of statistical information for a particular business situation.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6590 Project Management
This course provides students with the tools and skills necessary to reduce project risk and increase their ability to complete projects on time and on budget. The course incorporates the latest research on project management methodologies, providing students the ability to evaluate each methodology on their merits and how they have been applied within different industries and situations. The course also examines the evolution of the project driven organizational structure and the impact project management has on the strategic planning within an (international) organization.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-6600 Strategy for the Global Organization
This course focuses on strategic thinking, analysis, and management in a global business context. Topic include: industry analysis; competitive advantage; strategic change; global strategies; mergers, acquisitions and alliances; management of international portfolios; and intellectual property strategies.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6560
3 hours credit
BUS-6610 International Capstone Project
This course provides students with an opportunity to work on a live project for a local company seeking to enter new international markets or to establish new international operations. Working in teams, students will draw on skills, concepts, and knowledge acquired throughout the MBA program. Students will develop a business plan for entry into the chosen location. Students will also deliver a public presentation with recommendations for the particular company.
PREREQUISITE: Take Bus-6530 Bus-6540 Bus-6550 Bus-6560
3 hours credit

7000 Level

BUS-7510 Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
This course looks at both the fiduciary and strategic role of the board and management in governance with a global and local perspective. The course reviews the importance of strong business ethics and the critical elements in developing a strong corporate culture. Within the course students explore many of the pressing and evolving challenges faced by corporations and executives.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7520 Disruptive Technologies and Creative Business
This course develops students' ability to think creatively, and to manage within an environment of disruptive technologies. The course examines the research on disruptive technologies to enrich students' understanding of the pace and direction of change and how it will influence companies as they adapt to the changing business world. The course also examines the research on creativity.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7530 Global Banking and Capital Markets
This course provides students with the conceptual foundation for sound financial decision-making regarding corporate finance, international finance, and banking. The course first examines currencies, with an in-depth analysis of exchange rates, international monetary systems, and contemporary currency regimes, with an emphasis on practical applications. The course then examines international capital markets, investment in foreign financial assets, and international corporate finance. Topics include managing exposure to various kinds of exchange rate risks, and the methods and financial instruments such as options and futures used to manage those risks.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6540
3 hours credit
BUS-7540 Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management
This course familiarizes students with key features of global supply chains and their importance to international business. Topics include: supplier selection, negotiation of contracts, international logistics and importing, transportation, inventory control and warehousing, managing distribution networks, and integration with the firm's other activities. Application and cases will be relevant to both manufacturing and service-based businesses.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6570
3 hours credit
BUS-7550 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Business Environment
This course focuses on the management of innovation and the pursuit of entrepreneurship in different regions of the world and in trans-national settings. The concepts covered are relevant to existing businesses aiming to structure their innovation portfolio and to new, aspiring businesses looking to create value from market opportunities. Topics include change management, technological innovation, entrepreneurship around the world, entrepreneurial marketing, entrepreneurial finance, and characteristics of entrepreneurs. Students are required to demonstrate competence through in-depth analysis of relevant cases related to these topics.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7560 International Trade & Finance
This course focuses on the global marketplace and explores implications of globalization for trade and finance. Students will develop a comprehension of international economic and financial issues so that they understand the drivers underlying international trade and foreign investment. The course also examines management issues related to currency exchange rates and government imposed trade restrictions.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6540
3 hours credit
BUS-7570 Managing People and Teams in a Global Context
This course will examine human resource management (HRM) in an international context. Students will examine core HRM functions, including staffing, training, motivating, and retaining human resources, with special emphasis on the opportunities and challenges brought on by increasing internationalization. Students are expected to acquire the knowledge, cross-cultural skills, and global mindset needed to effectively work with, manage, and lead others in the globalized workplace.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6520
3 hours credit
BUS-7580 The Future of Marketing
The course will examine current trends and innovations in marketing including shifting thought paradigms, global (cross- cultural) issues, customer relationship management, service marketing, sustainability and green marketing, and the role of social media. The course involves article discussions, in-class exercises, guest speakers, individual student reflections, case analyses, and a written research paper and presentation.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6560
3 hours credit
BUS-7590 The Impact of Climate Change on Business
This course provides the knowledge and skills for an informed understanding of climate change science, policy and business. Students will develop skills to critically evaluate scenarios for future climates, assess the effectiveness of different policy approaches, and determine suitable business responses to the climate change challenge. Assignments will focus on how climate change influences product quality and markets; and the important role of climate change in business risk assessment.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7950 Special Topics in Business
This course typically covers a specific topic in business and is intended to enhance and expand the selection of elective offerings from semester to semester.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
BUS-7960 Directed Studies in International Business
In this course, students may pursue a specific topic or issue in international business through an independent research assignment, consulting project, or business plan for an entrepreneurial venture. Before approval is granted, each student must prepare a detailed outline of the topic to be studied and obtain the consent of a faculty member to supervise the work.
PREREQUISITE: Bus-6500
3 hours credit
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