Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Business Administration – General Management Major

General Management major is designed to offer students flexibility in program design and transferability.

In addition to the 16 required core business courses, students may choose any 10 courses offered by the Bissett School of Business. These may include Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Social Innovation, Supply Chain Management and Aviation.

Students enrolled in the General Management major have the option to pursue a minor or to complete one of the six concentrations:    

The concentration in Financial Analysis is designed to provide graduates with a comprehensive grounding in analytical finance, through a combination of theory and application.  This concentration develops analytically oriented finance professionals who will apply their knowledge of financial theory, domestic and international markets, investments and advanced corporate finance, together with analytical tools such as advanced modeling and financial data management systems, to excel in the fast paced world of finance.

Students completing this concentration are well prepared to pursue a Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) designation upon graduation.

The concentration in Financial Analysis consists of 10 courses, six of which are required courses and four of which are chosen from a list of options.

Required six courses:
FNCE 3228 - Advanced Corporate Finance
FNCE 3302 - International Finance
FNCE 4407 - Investments and Portfolio Management
FNCE 4408 - Financial Risk Management
FNCE 4409 - Securities Analysis and Valuation
FNCE 5010 - Advanced Topics in Finance

Four of the following option courses:
ACCT 3220 - Financial Accounting Practices
ACCT 3221 - Intermediate Accounting I
ECON 3395 - Introduction to Applied Econometrics
FNCE 3304 - Business and Financial Modeling
FNCE 3399 or FNCE 4499 - Directed Readings*
MGMT 2263 - Business Statistics II
MKTG 3150 - The Science of Persuasion

* "No more than one Directed Readings course in a single discipline can be used for graduation purposes"
The concentration in Financial Services is designed to provide graduates with a thorough education in both the principles and practices of financial services, supplemented with a broad knowledge of the general principles of investment and the corporate finance function.  The concentration is preparing students to become financial services professionals who not only have an understanding of all financial functions and markets, but who are firmly oriented towards practical application, ready for a career in a variety of financial services roles.

Students completing this concentration are well prepared to write the examinations leading to the Certified Financial Planner ® (CFP) designation upon graduation.

The concentration in Financial Services consists of 10 courses, eight of which are required courses and two of which are chosen from a list of options.

Required eight courses:
FNCE 3201 - Retirement Planning
FNCE 3203 - Income Tax Planning
FNCE 3205 - Strategic Investment Planning
FNCE 3207 - Risk Management and Estate Planning
FNCE 3228 - Advanced Corporate Finance
FNCE 3302 - International Finance
FNCE 4407 - Investments and Portfolio Management
FNCE 5010 - Advanced Topics in Finance

Two of the following option courses:
FNCE 3304 - Business and Financial Modeling
FNCE 3399 or FNCE 4499 - Directed Readings*
FNCE 4408 - Financial Risk Management
FNCE 4409 - Securities Analysis and Valuation
MKTG 3150 - The Science of Persuasion

* "No more than one Directed Readings course in a single discipline can be used for graduation purposes"

The concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship consists of 10 courses, seven of which are required courses and three of which are chosen from a list of options.This concentration also includes a Co-operative Education option.

Required seven courses:
COMP 1207 - Intro to CIS for Business and Entrepreneurs
ENTR 3302 - Creativity for Entrepreneurial Practice
ENTR 3305 - Art of the Pitch
ENTR 3350 - Navigating and Spearheading Product Launch
ENTR 3360 - Enabling Technology for Innovators
ENTR 4420 - DNA of Buying, Selling and Business Development
ENTR 4343 - Growing the Enterprise

Two of the following option courses:

ENTR 3370 - Innovation, Society and Enterprise
ENTR 3730 - Special Topics
ENTR 4332 - Venture Launch
ENTR 4344 - Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
LSCM 3407- Business Negotiations/Project Management
SINV 3305 - Agents of Social Change
Any 3000-level MKTG course
Any 3000-level COMM course

Note: ENTR 2301 – Innovation and the Entrepreneurial Experience (BBA Core) is a prerequisite to ENTR 3350 – Navigating and Spearheading Product Launch.
International Business prepares students to operate and successfully complete in a global business environment. Students enrolled in the minor or the concentration will develop an in-depth knowledge of global trade, cross-cultural management, international supply chain management, international marketing, international finance, international trade management and foreign market entry strategies/needs. In addition to classroom instruction, students in this concentration may participate in international field schools and exchange opportunities facilitated by AIESEC and MRU’s International Education Office.

Students completing this concentration may use MRU courses toward a Certified International Trade Professional designation from the Forum for International Trade Training.

The concentration in International Business consists of 10 courses, seven of which are required courses and three of which are chosen from a list of options.

Required seven courses:
INBU 2201 - Cross Cultural Management
INBU 3302 - International Marketing
INBU 3304 - Global Supply Chain Management
INBU 3305 - International Market Entry Strategies
INBU 3307 - International Trade Law
INBU 3901 - Doing Business in Emerging Markets
INBU 4408 - International Trade Management

Three of the following option courses:
CNST 2233 - Canada in Comparative and International Perspective
FNCE 3302 - International Finance
LSCM 3407 - Business Negotiations/Project Management
INBU 2299 or INBU 3399 - Directed Readings*
INBU 3306 - International Trade Research
INBU 3730 - Special Topics in International Business
Any Language course (up to one language course)

* "No more than one Directed Readings course in a single discipline can be used for graduation purposes"

The concentration in Social Innovation consists of 10 courses, eight of which are required courses and two of which is chosen from a list of options.

Required eight courses:
SINV 2205 - Social Innovation through Historical Case Study
SINV 3203 - Facilitating Social Innovation
SINV 3303 - Storytelling & Systems
SINV 3305 - Agents of Social Change 
SINV 4401 - Civic Innovation
SINV 4402 - Human Centred Design for Social Impact
SINV 5405 - Social Innovation Strategy & Action
SINV 5010 - Social Enterprising

Two of the following option courses:
ENTR 3370 - Society, Innovation and Enterprise
INTS 3331 - International Community Development
MGMT 4403 - Environmental Management & Sustainable Development
MGMT 4407 - Governance and Ethical Issues in Organizations
PLSC 1101 - Introduction to Government & Politics
PLSC 1123 - Canadian Political Issues
PLSC 2298 - Politics and the Media
SINV 3730 - Special Topics in Social Innovation
SLWK 2221 - Community Development
Supply Chain Management links the major business functions in every for profit, nonprofit and government organization for the effective delivery of products and services. The minor and the concentration in SCM are both designed to educate students on trends in globalization, international trade and the growing need for businesses to develop more efficient and effective distribution processes. Curriculum explores topics that include production planning, logistics – global and local – management, purchasing, inventory management, enterprise resource planning and transportation.

Students completing this concentration may use MRU courses toward the Supply Chain Management Professional designation of the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada.

The concentration in Supply Chain Management consists of 10 courses.

Required 10 courses:
LSCM 2201 - Introduction to Logistics & Supply Chain Management
LSCM 2301 - Introduction to Physical Distribution
LSCM 3203 - Principles of Quality Management
LSCM 3303 - Fundamentals of Purchasing
LSCM 3305 - Physical Distribution & Logistics
LSCM 3402 - Inventory & Warehouse Management
LSCM 3407 - Business Negotiations/Project Management
LSCM 4409 - Supply Chain Decision Making
LSCM 4411 - Integrated Business Solutions
MGMT 4230 - Advanced Business Law