Courses

ITAI: Introduction to Academic Integrity

The Introduction to Academic Integrity course illustrates academic integrity and plagiarism in real-life scenarios. A clear sense of academic honesty and responsibility is fundamental to good scholarship, and the integrity of university academic work and the degrees conferred by the university is dependent upon the honesty and soundness of the teacher-student learning relationship and of the evaluation process. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism, and other academic offences. The Introduction to Academic Integrity course serves as a helpful, interactive companion to the academic integrity policy and procedures outlined in the Student Policies & Procedures, which contains the policies and procedures that guide academic life at Royal Roads and support our mission as a university.
Course Credits: 0.0

MGMT700: The Development of Management Theories and Practices

Examines the evolution of management thoughts and the major theoretical contributions to organization theory and behavior. It covers the Scientific Management School, Human Relations Approach, Contingency Theory, and System Theory. The course also examines the contemporary approaches to structuring and managing organizations: Culture Excellence Approach, Japanese Approach, and Organizational Learning. Critically reviews the key contributions of each of these thoughts on management practices. Critical perspectives on organization theory will also be examined including Postmodernism, Realism and Complexity Perspectives of organizations. The topics of power, politics and culture will be discussed in the context of this comprehensive review. *pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

MGMT705: The Development of Management Theories and Practices - Research Themes

Draws on topics from MGMT 700, discusses modern management challenges with special focus on managing modern enterprise in an ethical and socially responsible way; issues such as responsible management practices, responsible leadership, and sustainable management will be covered in this context. Examines the various forces acting on the modern business enterprise, with particular focus on those global forces that make up and shape the broader environment in which business enterprises function. *pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

MGMT710: Applied Research Design

Considers the overall design of applied research, including the choice of research paradigm, research strategy, research methodology and research methods and techniques. Examines the key ontological-epistemological assumptions and their applications in management research and organizational studies. Highlights the importance of making informed research choices to design applied practice-oriented research that generates actionable and relevant knowledge. Covers different research strategies including case study research and action research. Conveys the role of the interpretive approach to organizational analysis in developing practice-oriented research. *pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

MGMT711: Applied Management Research Design and Strategies: Qualitative Methods

Engages the student with a range of current qualitative data collection. Highlights the strengths, limitations and conditions of quality for specific data collection and analysis methods in the context of particular research methodologies. Includes an exploration of software innovations that support digital data storage, display and analyses. Examines the principles of ethical research practice. *pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

MGMT712: Applied Management Research Design and Strategies: Quantitative Methods

Engages the student with a range of current quantitative data collection, display and analytical methods. Covers survey research, including sampling, measurement, questionnaire construction, validity and reliability, data reduction and analysis. Includes discussions of fundamentals of statistical inference and concludes with a survey of multivariate methods for both categorical and continuous data. *pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

MGMT717: Self Directed Study

Co-designed by the student and the supervisor to advance the student’s knowledge of the themes, concepts, and methods relevant to the student’s dissertation topic. Involves concentrated readings in specialty area and includes a review of the relevant literature as well as a review of current practices relevant to the specific area of doctoral research. Emphasis will be placed on crossing disciplinary boundaries and applying concepts from both theory and management practice to support improved management decision making. This Directed Study course is graded as a pass/fail course. *pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

MGMT790: Dissertation

The dissertation is the culminating project of the doctoral program. Successful completion of the candidacy exams is required before work on the dissertation may begin. The results of the research must make a distinct contribution to applied scholarship in management and business areas. The dissertation should demonstrate a high degree of original work and understanding and knowledge of the topic area. Evidence of originality may be demonstrated by one of the following or a combination of the following: the development of a new critical analysis of a practical issue or challenge; the development of a new theory from practice; the novel application of existing theory to a practical challenge; or the discovery of a new professional approach to practice. Pre-requisites: MGMT 700, 705, 710, 711, 712, 717, 720, 725 and 799. *pending approval
Course Credits: 42.0