Programs/MBA/Management and Change

Over the past decade, the corporate environment and nature of work itself have undergone monumental change. With escalating pressures on organizations to be innovative, efficient, and accountable, competencies in leadership and change management are increasingly in demand.

The Sprott MBA Management and Change concentration develops the theoretical and practical skill sets needed for success in this dynamic and complex environment.

This concentration is ideal for managers and professionals who are looking to improve their mastery of management skills or advance their career to senior managerial levels. Students will learn to think strategically and develop applied skills in management, leadership and change.

Graduates of the Sprott MBA Management and Change concentration will be equipped to

  • Work as a consultant in the areas of change management, strategic management and human resource management
  • Work in a management position in a company that is undertaking change
  • Work in a strategic position within human resources, training and development or organization development areas within the public, private or not-for-profit sectors


The courses in the Sprott MBA Management and Change concentration explore the different aspects of what today’s managers need to know to effectively lead and manage people, teams and change.

For course descriptions, please refer to Carleton’s Graduate Calendar

Note: The Web edition of the Carleton University Graduate Calendar is the University’s official statement. Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at

Compulsory core courses (4.25 credits)

View list of Sprott MBA core courses.

Concentration courses (2.25 credits)

Course Code Course Title Credit
MGMT 5111 Conflict and Negotiation 0.25
MGMT 5112 Power and Influence 0.25
MGMT 5113 Managing Teams 0.25
MGMT 5114 Managing Diversity 0.25
MGMT 5115 Leadership 0.25
MGMT 5116 Managing Performance 0.25
MGMT 5117 Knowledge Management 0.25
MGMT 5120 Fundamentals of Leading and Managing Organizational Change 0.50

Elective courses (1.0 credit)

Electives can be selected from:

  • courses in other concentrations or
  • from the following list of additional electives in the calendar:
Course Code  Course Title Credit
BUSI 5106 Business Case Analysis and Presentations 0.25
BUSI 5108 Sustainable Business Development 0.25
BUSI 5906 Special Topics – (see below) 0.25
FINA 5515 Micro Finance 0.50
ITIS 5403 ICT for Development 0.25
TOMS 5303 Managing Projects 0.25

Two new electives have been added this year that were previously offered as Special Topics courses:

BUSI 5106 [0.25 credit] Offered F1
Business Case Analysis and Presentations
Introduction to, and practical application of, the methods and tools of rigorous business case analysis and the design of strategic responses, including the preparation and delivery of presentations designed to convince decision makers of the validity of the analysis and strategic response.

Prerequisite(s): None

Please note that in addition to helping you succeed in the MBA program and your career, the Business Case Analysis course (BUSI 5106) will be required for any student wishing to participate in case competitions. Sprott MBA students compete annually in a variety of case competitions which are supported by a faculty-led program called Sprott Competes. Case competitions are often a program highlight for participating students so we would encourage you to consider getting involved.

BUSI 5108 [0.25 credit] Offered F1
Sustainable Business Development
An integration of sustainable business strategies examining corporate perspectives on environmental and social issues, and the implications on stakeholder management strategies. Students will apply concepts of sustainable business development in analyzing successful and flawed organizational strategies drawn from current business literature.

Prerequisite(s): None

In addition we will be offering one new Special Topics course this year:

BUSI 5906 A [0.25 credit] Offered F2
Special Topic: Innovating for the Green Economy

This course integrates innovation management principles for sustainable products, services and technology development. The focus is on design thinking principles for economic, social and environmental innovations. Students will apply concepts of sustainable business innovations to formulate and implement strategies for organizations in the green economy.

Prerequisite(s): None

MBA Internship (1.0 credit)

Students who have less than two years of professional management work experience must successfully complete the MBA Internship Program as a graduation requirement.

Course Code Course Title Credit
BUSI 5999 Internship 1.0