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Scientific Management and Leadership (Graduate Diploma)

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The Graduate Diploma in Scientific Management and Leadership is offered by the Telfer School of Management in conjunction with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The Graduate Diploma is open to students already enrolled in any of the MSc or PhD programs in the Faculty of Science. To receive the diploma, the requirements of both the primary program and of the diploma must be met. Both credentials are awarded simultaneously. The compulsory diploma courses are offered in English and in French. The optional courses are available in sufficient number in both languages to allow a student to complete all the diploma requirements in either English or French.

In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, students have a right to produce their assignments, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English.

Students who have completed the graduate diploma as well as their MSc or PhD are eligible to apply to another program offered by the Telfer School Management. The Admissions Committee of that program will determine whether some or all of the credits successfully completed for the diploma can be transferred.

Participating Programs

  • Biology (MSc/PhD)
  • Chemistry (MSc/PhD)
  • Earth Sciences (MSc/PhD)
  • Mathematics (MSc/PhD)
  • Physics (MSc/PhD)

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The professors included in the list below are members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. This means that they are authorized to supervise or co-supervise theses.




ADJAOUD, Fodil, Full Professor
Accounting and finance

ANGUS, Douglas, Full Professor
Health economics and policy; strategic management; health care management

BARRETTE, Jacques, Full Professor
HRM practice and organization performance; work adaptation and performance; management strategies; organizational learning; organizational involvement, human resources management; performance management; integration into the workplace of people with communication disorders

BEN AMAR, Walid, Assistant Professor
Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate governance

BONACCIO, Silvia, Assistant Professor
Decision making; individual differences

GOH, Swee, Emeritus Professor
Organizational learning and the measurement of the construct, building evaluative inquiry capacity in organizations; knowledge management and knowledge transfer and the management of change

JAANA, Mirou, Assistant Professor
Health services research and IT in healthcare

LAPIERRE, Laurent, Cross-appointment
Occupational stress; work-life balance; leader-follower work relationships

MILES, Michael, Assistant Professor
Managing organizational behaviour and human resources; management skills (basic and advanced levels); models of public and social governance; organization design; managing change

Applicants at the master’s level must apply for admission to the diploma at the same time as for the MSc program or, at the latest, towards the end of their first session of registration in the master’s. Applicants at the doctoral level must apply no later than the beginning of the second year of registration in their PhD program. All applicants must provide the following:

  • A letter outlining their career plans and the relevance of the Diploma to those plans.
  • A plan of study, indicating the proposed schedule for completion of the requirements of both the diploma and their primary program.
  • A letter of support signed by their thesis supervisor and co-signed by the student’s primary program director.

Language requirement

Applicants whose first language is other than English and who intend to take the diploma courses in English must provide one of the following:

  • A score of at least 250 (100 Internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a score of at least 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE) and a score of at least 50 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE).
  • A score of at least 7 in at least three of the four International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests (Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking) and at least 6 in the fourth.
  • A score of at least 14 on the CANTEST, with no individual test score below 4.0, along with a score of 4.5 on the oral component of the test.
  • Proof of completion within the last five years, of a previous degree program in an English or French language university.
  • Proof of recent prolonged residence and exercise of a profession in an English or French speaking country (normally at least four years over the last six years).

In addition to the requirements of their primary program of study, students must successfully complete 9 credits of coursework as follows:

  • Compulsory courses (6cr.):
  • MBA5235 MANAGEMENT SKILLS 1 (1.5cr.)
    MBA5236 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (1.5cr.)
    ADM6260 PROJECT MANAGEMENT I (1.5cr.)
    ADM6261 PROJECT MANAGEMENT II (1.5cr.)

  • Optional Courses (3cr.)
  • At least one of:

    MBA5241 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION AND DECISIONS (1.5cr.)
    MBA5250 INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE FINANCE (1.5cr.)

    At most one of:

    MBA5237 CHANGE MANAGEMENT (1.5cr.)
    MBA5238 MANAGEMENT SKILLS 2 (1.5cr.)
    MBA6262 HIGH-TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP (1.5cr.)
    MHA6203 PROGRAM EVALUATION FOR HEALTH CARE MANAGERS (1.5cr.)
    MHA6212 GOVERNANCE AND ETHICAL MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (1.5cr.)
    MHA6215 MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION OF QUALITY OF PATIENT CARE (1.5cr.)
    MHA6230 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE (1.5cr.)

    Duration of the program

    The requirements of the diploma are normally completed within one year.

    Minimum standards

    The passing grade in all diploma courses is C+. Students who fail 4.5 credits must withdraw from the diploma program. Students required to withdraw from their primary program are automatically withdrawn from the diploma.

    ADM6260 PROJECT MANAGEMENT I (1.5cr.)
    Project management methods based on standards, including the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) of the Project Management Institute (PMI); project success and stakeholders; project charter and project plan; managing a project throughout its life cycle (identification, design, planning, realization and close-out). Students will have hands-on experience using MS Project.

    ADM6261 PROJECT MANAGEMENT II (1.5cr.)
    Focus on projects that have incomplete and/or unstable requirements such as IT projects or software development projects. Topics covered include: portfolio management; risk management; determining requirements and solutions; quality management; communication management; design methods (Quality Function deployment, Value Analysis); iterative and adaptive project management; fast tracking and concurrent methods of project management.

    ADM6660 GESTION DE PROJET I (1.5cr.)
    Méthodes de gestion de projet basées sur les standards, y inclut le référentiel de connaissances en gestion de projet du Project Management Institute (PMI). Succès d’un projet et parties prenantes. Charte de projet et plan de projet. Gestion d’un projet à travers son cycle de vie : identification, conception, planification, réalisation et terminaison. Un apprentissage pratique sera assuré par l’utilisation du logiciel MS Project.

    ADM6661 GESTION DE PROJET II (1.5cr.)
    Concentration sur des projets ayant des besoins incomplets et/ou instables, tels des projets en TI ou des projets en développement de logiciel. Sujets touchés incluent : Gestion d’un portefeuille de projets ; Gestion du risque; Détermination des besoins et des solutions ; Gestion de la qualité ; Gestion de la communication ; Méthodes de conception (déploiement des fonctions qualité, analyse de la valeur) ; Gestion de projet itérative et adaptative ; Gestion de projet en mode accélérée et méthode concourante de gestion de projet.

    MBA5235 MANAGEMENT SKILLS 1 (1.5cr.)
    Development of increased skills and understanding of participant preferences for the management of interpersonal and team-based issues and processes in a work environment. Special focus on diversity and ethics in a team environment. Effective business communications, including skills for delivery of high quality business presentations; exposure to common business software for inclusion in the student's professional toolbox.

    MBA5236 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (1.5cr.)
    Leadership versus management; participatory leadership; transactional leadership; transformational leadership; reciprocity and mutual influence between leaders and followers; leading up (followership); situational determinants of effective leadership; cross-cultural leadership; virtual leadership. Course delivery involves class discussions, experiential exercises, guest speakers and case studies. Prerequisite: MBA 5330 or permission of the MBA program director.

    MBA5238 MANAGEMENT SKILLS 2 (1.5cr.)
    Understanding and development of the management skills required to manage people and processes in an organizational setting. Conflict resolution, negotiation, problem-solving, team development and applied emotional intelligence. Prerequisite: MBA 5235 or permission of the MBA program director.

    MBA5241 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION AND DECISIONS (1.5cr.)
    This course focuses on the role of the accounting function internal to the organization. It takes a broad view of managerial accounting, introducing students to various costing systems, cost behaviour patterns and cost structures. It demonstrates the use of accounting for the evaluation of product, managerial and divisional performance thus helping students to understand what accounting can do for decision makers and how accounting choices affect decisions. Emphasis the strategic importance of aligning accounting systems with firm technologies and goals. Current issues in management accounting and internal reporting are discussed.

    MBA5250 INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE FINANCE (1.5cr.)
    Financial Management and the financial environment. Risk and rates of return. Discounted cash flow analysis. Bond valuation, preferred share, common share and corporate valuation models.

    MBA5635 HABILETÉS DE GESTION 1 (1.5cr.)
    Développer une connaissance de soi ainsi que les habiletés interpersonnelles nécessaires à la gestion des relations interpersonnelles et au sein d'équipes en milieu de travail. Accent porté sur la diversité et l'éthique dans le travail d'équipe. Formation en communication et présentations efficaces dans les affaires. Aperçu de logiciels informatiques pour professionnels en milieu d'affaires.

    MBA5636 LEADERSHIP ET GESTION (1.5cr.)
    Le leadership versus la gestion; leadership participatif; leadership transactionnel; leadership transformationnel; réciprocité et influence mutuelle entre leader et suiveur; influence vers le haut (suivance); circonstances influençant l’efficacité du leadership; différences culturelles et leadership ; leadership virtuel. Cours comportant des discussions de groupe, des exercices, des conférenciers invités et des études de cas. Préalable : MBA 5730 ou permission du directeur du programme de MBA.

    MBA5638 HABILETÉS DE GESTIONS 2 (1.5cr.)
    Compréhension et développement des habiletés nécessaires à la gestion des individus et des processus en contexte organisationnel. Résolution des conflits et des problèmes, négociation, développement des équipes, et application de l’intelligence émotionnelle. Préalable : MBA 5635 ou permission du directeur du programme de MBA.

    MBA5641 COMPTABILITÉ ET STRATÉGIE (1.5cr.)
    Le cours permet aux étudiants de comprendre l’utilité de l’information comptable dans la prise de décision des utilisateurs internes. Il aborde le rôle de la comptabilité dans l’évaluation, le contrôle et la prise de décision des gestionnaires de l’entreprise.

    MBA5650 INTRODUCTION À LA GESTION FINANCIÈRE (1.5cr.)
    Rôle des marchés financiers. La notion de rendement-risque. Calcul actuariel. Modèles d'évaluation des actions ordinaires et privilégiées, des obligations. Sources de financement des entreprises.

    MBA6262 HIGH-TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP (1.5cr.)
    Creating, growing, and sustaining or exiting a new firm in a technology-intensive industry. Issues important to the technology (the scope and nature of technological knowledge and intellectual property protection), financing (seed capital, venture capital, and initial public offerings), and inter-firm relationships (spin-offs, alliances and equity alliances, and acquisitions). The course is practically oriented and will draw upon local expertise to enhance its pertinence and appeal.

    MBA6662 ENTREPRENEURSHIP ET HAUTE TECHNOLOGIE (1.5cr.)
    Création, croissance, maintien et sortie d'une nouvelle entreprise dans un secteur industriel intensivement technologique. Questions importantes en matière de technologie (la portée et la nature des connaissances technologiques et de la protection de la propriété intellectuelle), de financement (capitaux d'amorçage, capital de risque et placement initial de titres) et de relations interentreprises (entreprises dérivées, alliances et alliances avec participation en capitaux et acquisitions). Le cours est axé sur la pratique et mise sur l'expertise locale pour accroître sa pertinence et son attrait.

    MHA6203 PROGRAM EVALUATION FOR HEALTH CARE MANAGERS (1.5cr.)
    This course is intended for future health care managers who will contract out or procure program evaluations within their organizations. It covers the development of evaluation questions and standards of effectiveness, program evaluation designs, sampling, collecting information (primary and secondary), evaluation measures, managing evaluation data, analyzing evaluation data, evaluation reports, and development of “Requests for Proposals (RFPs)” that form the basis for these evaluations. Students prepare an evaluation proposal similar to the kind of proposal that is submitted by consulting firms and/or academic groups in response to RFPs from health care managers. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to develop RFPs and to adequately assess evaluation proposals, i.e., be able ask to right questions, and to know which disciplines should be represented on the proposal review team.

    MHA6212 GOVERNANCE AND ETHICAL MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (1.5cr.)
    Governance models for health care organizations. Definition, resolution and handling of ethical problems of administrators, professionals and researchers in health organizations. Reconciliation of conflicting interests of the stakeholders according to ethical principles.

    MHA6215 MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION OF QUALITY OF PATIENT CARE (1.5cr.)
    This course will apply concepts from the literature to analyze and understand quality management and patient safety issues, and discuss these concepts in relation to accountability. It will prepare students for the health care workplace by exposing them to practices and aspects related to patient safety and quality in health care, and by identifying contemporary approaches to address them. Various models and approaches for assessing and improving quality will be discussed, including evidence-based medicine and management, systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines, and quality improvement approaches. Various quality initiatives and quality improvement tools will be discussed and evaluated.

    MHA6230 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE (1.5cr.)
    Focus on the major issues unique to effective health human resources management. Topics covered include measuring needs and planning for the current and future supply of human resources. Recruitment, retention and development strategies to meet changing workforce conditions. Understanding the unique regulatory environments where many professions are regulated by provincial laws and professional colleges while others are not. Labor relation issues and approaches in this highly unionized environment. Funding, team work and inter-professional practice, scope of practice issues and organizational design. Interactions of organizational and professional accreditation mechanisms (such as professional colleges and associations, and accreditation bodies). Prerequisite: MBA 5330 or permission of the MBA program director.

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