Learning Goals

Master of Management students will be effective leaders and citizens, equipped with the skills and aptitudes needed to adapt to the challenges and opportunities for the future growth of sustainable organizations, sectors, regions and societies.


Master of Management students can expect to develop knowledge and skills in:

  • Management concepts and approaches relevant to:
    i. The dynamics of globalization—economic, technological, social, and other forces;
    ii. The key actors, institutions and organizational types found in regional socio and economic settings;
  • Organizational stability and change under globalization; leading experiences in private, public-private, non-governmental organizations (NGO), and hybrid organizations with priority attention to small urban and non-metropolitan contexts and regions;
  • Intercultural understanding, values, teams, collaboration, negotiation, and co-construction;
  • Ethics, communication, leadership and entrepreneurial competencies—carrying change, catalyzing change, and contributing to choice of change in organizations from personal aptitudes;
  • Techniques of management and understanding modes of management: management techniques for 21st-century organizations participating in global markets; standards, cultures, reporting practices, and intangible assets:
    i. Managerial thinking through a combination of quantitative skills, qualitative reasoning, ethical reasoning and management techniques.

Outcomes: Where Our Graduates Can Go

The Master of Management (MM) program aims to prepare graduates to lead and manage organizations in small-urban and non-metropolitan contexts, and in organizations interacting with those contexts.

We look forward to our graduates leading organizational change, for example, in the transformation of regional commodity resource extraction as it adapts to global opportunities for exporting technologies, value-added products, and know-how.

We welcome a world in which our graduates adapt management knowledge and techniques from the Global North to support sustainable prosperity in the Global South.

Our graduates will be ready to pioneer new, collaborative business models in small urban and non-metropolitan regions, ready for scale-up and sharing with less nimble large urban centres.

And we are excited to see our graduates work together as a network of management innovators in regions around the world, using the power of distributed knowledge to find new ways for globally-distributed businesses to allow even small urban regions to be at the virtual centre of their own business world.

For Employers

This part-time, largely online-delivery program allows you to keep and work with a valuable employee, while supporting their professional growth.

Your employee’s participation in a program cohort composed of complementary fellow-learners provides your organization with access to fresh sources of insight into widely-shared management problems, brought home by your employee.

Our program’s capstone project encourages your employee to apply existing and new skills and aptitudes to a new problem in a new team. Upon return your employee will have a new view of possibilities for your organization—all at no risk to your organization as our program offers a fertile experimental environment to explore the future.

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