Courses

image of a small group of students participating in a presentationThe GDM program offers two concentrations:

  1. Business management
  2. Public and Not-for-profit management

Program at a glance:

image showing the course requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Management

For both concentrations, six modules are required:

GS/DMGM 5010 1.5 Cr. Organizational Theory and Strategic Management

This course is designed to expose students to a macro-perspective on organizations and many facets of organizing and strategy that contribute to varied organizational performance.

Schedule Fall/Winter 2020–21

Fall: Mondays, 14 September–26 October; 3:00–6:00pm.

GS/DMGM 5020 1.5 Cr. Principles of Marketing Management

The course serves as an integral module of the Graduate Diploma in Management program and provides a condensed introduction into basic marketing functions within an organization. Prerequisites—None

Schedule Fall/Winter 2020–21

Fall: Mondays, 14 September–26 October; 6:00–9:00pm.

GS/DMGM 5030 1.5 Cr. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management

In this course, we review classic qualitative and quantitative models in manufacturing and service operations management.

Schedule Fall/Winter 2020–21

Fall: Thursdays, 10 September–22 October; 6:00–9:00pm.

GS/DMGM 5040 1.5 Cr. Financial and Management Accounting

Two distinct foundations of accounting exist, financial accounting and managerial accounting. Both have a unique purpose and perspective. Financial accounting serves to create organizational information that can be used to evaluate the financial performance of the organization namely by those external to the organization. Managerial accounting, as the name implies, is the creation of accounting information for internal managerial decision making. Managerial accounting borrows from managerial finance and provides managers with finance tools that assist in decision-making.

Schedule Fall/Winter 2020–21

Fall: Mondays, 2 November–7 December; 6:00–9:00pm.

GS/DMGM 5050 1.5 Cr. Management Information Systems

Overview of the main information systems used by organizations and how they can be managed.

Schedule Fall/Winter 2020-21

Winter: Mondays, 11 January–22 February; 3:00–6:00pm.

GS/DMGM 5060 1.5 Cr. Introduction to Financial Management

The course serves as an integral module of the Graduate Diploma in Management programme and provides a condensed introduction to basic financial management within an organization.

Schedule Fall/Winter 2020-21

Winter: Mondays, 11 January–22 February; 6:00–9:00pm.

Students pursuing the business concentration must take the following two courses:

GS/DMGM 5070 1.5 Cr. Organizational Behaviour

This course is designed to expose students to a micro-perspective on organizations and provide them with good understanding of factors influencing individual and group behaviour and performance in organizations.

Schedule Fall/Winter 2020–21

Winter: Thursdays, 14 January–25 February; 6:00–9:00pm.

GS/DMGM 5080 1.5 Cr. Law and Corporate Governance

This course explores the legal environment of corporate governance, including the duties and liabilities of directors and officers; audit committee requirements and financial reporting; compensation committee requirements and reporting; governance rules and guidelines; shareholder rights and remedies, as well as international issues.

Schedule Fall/Winter 2020–21

Fall: Mondays, 2 November–7 December; 3:00–6:00pm.

Students interested in the Public and Not-for-profit option must take the following two courses:

GS/DMGM 5110 1.5 Cr. Fundamentals of Public Sector Management

Designed to introduce students to fundamental principles of public sector management with a particular emphasis on the Canadian context.

Schedule Fall/Winter 2020–21

Winter: Wednesdays, 13 January–24 February; 6:00–9:00pm.

GS/DMGM 5120 1.5 Cr. Canadian Administrative Law and Public Sector Ethics

Designed to introduce students to fundamental principles of public law in Canada, including administrative law and court challenges to public policy and administration. Principles of public sector ethics and values, and how they impact individual careers and the reputation of public sector organizations are also analyzed.

Schedule Fall/Winter 2020–21

Fall: Wednesdays, 28 October–2 December; 6:00–9:00pm.

To complete the program, the following course should be taken after finishing the Core modules:

GS/DMGM 5090 3.0 Cr. Experiencing Management

This course represents the capstone course in the Graduate Diploma in Management program. Issues that affect the success of the entire organization are investigated through case exercises. Students will face complex business situations, draw upon their understanding of the functional areas of business and general management to identify and assess alternatives, and provide recommendations to management in a consultative capacity.

Schedule Fall/Winter 2020–21

Winter: Mondays and Thursdays, 1 March–8 April; 3:00–6:00pm.


Students who plan to transition to the Master of Science in Management Practice program after the completion of the GDM must take the following modules: GS/DMGM 5010, 5020, 5030, 5040,5050, and 5070 plus two modules of their choice.