Master of Management
The Grenfell Campus
Master of Management (MMGT) program is the first and only program of its kind in Atlantic Canada, and one of only a few available in Canada.
This innovative, online, course-based program allows students to explore fundamental management topics as they relate to individuals, groups and organizations. Each cohort of students will complete the program in less than two and a half years.
The Grenfell MMGT is aimed at professionals with diverse backgrounds who are either currently employed as, or aspiring to become, managers in a broad range of organizations. Admission is limited and competitive, and is primarily intended for those who have not previously studied business or management in a post-secondary environment but who are working in or toward managerial positions and require the skillset that goes along with these. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree in business, commerce, management, or similar may also be considered for admission.
The MMGT program comprises ten courses, to be completed online in a pre-determined sequence. Courses will normally be completed two at at time in the order outlined below. In addition, students are required to participate in an orientation workshop in August before beginning the study period.
MGMT 6001 Organizational Effectiveness and Strategic Thinking explores the nature of the organization and how organizational development, its environments, and its culture blend to impact overall effectiveness and efficiency. Students learn how analyzing organizational capabilities, identifying resource gaps, and assessing relevant challenges and opportunities will lay the foundation for a more strategic approach to action planning in organizations, which can ensure organizational growth, survival, and competitiveness.
MGMT 6002 Sustainability Management introduces the foundational concepts of sustainability management through a combination of both theory and case-based approach learning. Topics include understanding the economic, environment and social pillars of sustainability, the business case for sustainability, corporate social responsibility, sustainability management tools and effective implementation of sustainability management within organizations.
MGMT 6003 Acquiring Talent and Managing People introduces students to the evolution of the human resource function within today's organizations and aims to help students recognize the link between human resource theory and practice. Students examine the changing roles and responsibilities of human resource managers as well as functions such as staffing, training and development, employee relations, and performance management. Emphasis is on the identification of strategic human resource issues that impact the competitive advantage and organizational sustainability, and on understanding, analyzing and applying key human resource concepts in a variety of organizational contexts.
MGMT 6004 Financial Decision Making is the examination of the tools managers require to interpret and critique financial information for use in making decisions related to organizational operations. Students will learn key concepts such as preparing and interpreting financial statements, working capital management, costing, budgeting, capital budgeting, and cash flow management.
MGMT 6005 Marketing Management introduces students to the fundamental principles of marketing strategy and tactics with a focus on the development, execution and control of marketing programs in different organizational environments. Major topics include market analysis, buyer behaviour, segmentation, targeting, positioning, product development, pricing, distribution, and marketing communication. The importance of maintaining a market focus and creating value is emphasized throughout and students have the opportunity to explore all topics in a context relevant to their personal and professional pursuits.
MGMT 6006 Managing Information and Knowledge aims to help students develop an understanding of the role of information systems and knowledge management within organizations. The course focuses on the fundamental idea that information is an asset that provides value to managers. Emphasis is on the role of information systems and technology in providing efficiency in organizations by enabling the acquisition, analysis and effective use of information that can be converted into knowledge to support managerial decision making.
MGMT 6007 Managing Organizational Processes reviews and explores the fundamental concepts, techniques, tools, and issues in decision making in operations management. The course focuses on the management process and systems that create goods and services in organizations, including the design, plan, control, and improvement of processes that transform the organization’s inputs into its final products. Students examine how to identify appropriate methods and use the data produced for decision making.
MGMT 6008 Managing Innovation in Organizations explores how organizations foster a culture that supports the methodical coordination of knowledge and human resources to develop and launch new product ideas, the improvement of service offerings, and the modifications of business processes. While it is accepted that managing innovation is crucial to building a successful organization, it remains a daunting managerial task. This course emphasizes this importance, and examines the critical role that managers at all levels must play to recognize, create, measure, and leverage innovation in organizations of many types and sizes.
MGMT 6009 Management Leadership aims to provide a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills as it examines various leadership models, theories and perspectives. Students consider leadership styles and the distinction between management and leadership, and evaluate the resources and skills required to develop as competent managers and leaders. The roles of communication, ethical and professional conduct, and managing teams are also explored as they relate to decision making and management leadership in today’s workspaces.
MGMT 6010 Strategy Execution and Change Management builds on the topics that students have explored in all of the preceding courses required for the degree. In this capstone course, emphasis is placed on the notion that strategic management involves more than just the development of a strategy. Students learn about the implementation phase of strategic management with particular focus on developing a solid action plan and ensuring that the resulting change is accepted and embraced within the organization. (prerequisite MGMT 6008, co-requisite MGMT 6009)
Qualifications for Admissions
Admission to the Master of Management is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission, an application shall:
hold a Bachelor's degree, with a GPA of at least 2.75, from an institution recognized by Senate; and
normally have at least two years of relevant full-time work experience, deemed acceptable by the selection committee.
In exceptional cases, an applicant who has not completed a Bachelor's degree, but who meets all other requirements, may be considered for admission. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate significant professional experience and who have completed some level of post-secondary studies from an institution recognized by Senate; professional credentials may also be taken into account. An applicant who does not meet normal admission requirements may be required to complete, with a high level of achievement, certain undergraduate courses before being considered for admission.
An applicant who did not complete a Bachelor's degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete a test of English language proficiency, as detailed in the University Calendar entry for this program.
For ten percent of seats per year, priority will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry who meet the minimum criteria for admission. Applicants wishing to be considered under this clause shall declare their Indigenous ancestry at the time of application.
Deadlines for Application
Applicants will be admitted to the program in the Fall (September) semester only. Applications and all supporting documents must normally be postmarked no later than February 15, 2023 for the inaugural Fall 2023 intake (this will normally be December 1 for the following September start). Applications received later than the deadline are not assured of consideration for admission to the program and applications will be processed only if time and resources permit.
How to Apply
The following documents must be submitted in support of the official application form:
- letters of appraisal from two referees, at least one of whom has had close professional contact with the applicant within the last two years, and at least one of whom is capable of appraising the applicant's academic potential as a graduate student;
- official transcripts from each university or other post-secondary institution previously attended (other than Memorial University), to be sent directly by its Registrar (or equivalent) to the School of Graduate Studies. If not recorded on the transcript, official evidence of completion of the undergraduate degree must also be submitted.
- a current curriculum vitae detailing professional experience; and
- a personal statement, of no more than 1,000 words, expressing why the applicant intends to pursue the MMGT qualification from Grenfell Campus and how the applicant is suitable for success in the program.
Important note: Memorial University will verify documents submitted in support of a graduate application, including reference letters, transcripts, and degree certificates. Submission of falsified documents is considered a serious academic offense.