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The Faculty of Engineering, in collaboration with the Telfer School of Management, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), the Faculty of Law, and the Faculty of Arts offers two interdisciplinary master’s programs in Electronic Business Technologies. One is a course-based program leading to the Master of Electronic Business Technologies (MEBT), the other includes a thesis and leads to the Master of Science (MSc) in Electronic Business Technologies.

Electronic Business Technologies focuses on the integration of information technologies with business processes and strategies within a dynamic legal and business environment. At the base of Electronic Business Technologies is the fact that the application of Internet and information technology to business processes leads to remarkable new ways of conceiving and organizing businesses. This in turn leads to a myriad of innovative modes of management, new organisational structures and information architectures as well as new laws and legal and corporate strategies. Each master's program (MEBT and MSc) offers two major areas of specialization or streams: Electronic Business and Electronic Technologies.

Electronic Business focuses on organizational transformations based on information technologies. Research includes the identification of best practices and trends, the comparative analysis of new business models, the evaluation of performance based on the introduction of new technologies, the efficacy of the new services and methods in attracting and satisfying customers, and the simulation of integrated supply chains.

Electronic Technologies focuses on information technologies and system architectures, which are used to create and manage on-line commercial transactions. Research includes work on electronic commerce technologies and protocols (in particular wireless and multi-media), the analysis and development of algorithms and theories (in particular security, data mining, web data warehouses, and distributed applications), the definition of standards, architectures and software engineering methodologies for developing electronic commerce systems, the experimental development of innovative applications (virtual environments, e-learning, personalization, electronic negotiations, business reporting, legislative compliance, and health care).

The programs are offered mainly in English. They can be taken part-time or full-time. The Master in Electronic Business Technologies can be completed in 12 months of full-time study, and the Master of Science in Electronic Business Technologies in 16 months of full-time study. The programs are governed by the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS).

The programs, which are only offered on a full-time basis, also offer a coop option.

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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. A complete list of the faculty and staff members associated with the program can be found at http://www.eecs.uottawa.ca/




ADJAOUD, Fodil, Full Professor
Accounting and finance

AHMED, Sadrudin, Emeritus Professor
Marketing; international marketing; services marketing

ALBERTS, Inge, Assistant Professor
Faceted classification ; Recordkeeping practices ; Information compliance ; Information architecture

AMYOT, Daniel, Full Professor
Software and requirements engineering; Modeling with goals and scenario; Aspects, Business Process Management, Medical Informatics

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 AMOR, Sarah, Assistant Professor

BENYOUCEF, Morad, Associate Professor
Software engineering; Internet technologies; E-Business; E-Commerce; Web services; Workflow management

BOCHMANN, Gregor, Full Professor
Communication protocols; software engineering; formal specifications; verification and validation; distributed applications and systems management; multimedia; high-speed networks; real-time systems

BOUKERCHE, Azzedine, Full Professor
Large scale distributed interactive simulation systems; Mobile computing and networking

BOWKER, Lynne, Associate Professor
Machine (-assisted) translation; corpus linguistics; terminology; translation pedagogy; organization of information

CALOF, Jonathan, Associate Professor
International competitive intelligence; application of knowledge for innovation

CAVANAGH, Mary, Assistant Professor
Institutionality of the public library; practice-based organizing and managing; integrated information management and evaluation

DODONOVA, Anna, Associate Professor
Behavioral finance; asset pricing; and the applications of behavioral economics to auction theory

DORMANN, Claire, Assistant Professor
Serious games (videogames, game-based learning, urban and mobile games); technology-enhanced learning, affective learning; affective and social computing, affective design; human-computer interaction

EID, Mahmoud, Associate Professor
International; transnational; intercultural; and political communication; theories of communication; quantitative and qualitative research methods (media effects, audience research, social development, and public opinion), conflict resolution; crisis management; and terrorism control; international relations; political decision-making; and game theory; Middle East politicsl; Arabic media; and Islamic culture; media ethics and social responsibility

EL SADDIK, Abdulmotaleb, Full Professor
Web engineering; multimedia communications; tele-collaborative environments; internationalization

FELTY, Amy, Full Professor
Theorem proving; automated deduction; formal methods in software engineering; computational logic

GEIST, Michael, Associate Professor
Internet law issues; e-commerce policy; technology law issues

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

GUEAIEB, Wail, Full Professor
Mechatronics & Machine Intelligence; Robotics & Control Systems; Computational Intelligence: Theory & Applications

HAMZAOUI, Leila, Associate Professor
Consumer Behaviour; Brand Management; International Marketing

INKPEN, Diana, Full Professor
Natural language understanding, natural language generation, lexical semantics, information extraction, speech technology, intelligent agents for the semantic web

KERR, Ian, Full Professor
Moral philosophy and applied ethics; internet and ecommerce law; contract law and legal theory

KINDRA, Gurprit, Full Professor
Marketing; marketing strategies for the public sector; marketing-technology interface; e-commerce

KIRINGA, Iluju, Associate Professor
Databases, peer databases, active databases, transaction models, knowledge representation, business intelligence

KUZIEMSKY, Craig, Associate Professor
Health management, information and communication technologies (ICTs) for collaborative healthcare delivery

LABASSE, Bertrand, Associate Professor
Diffusion textuelle des connaissances complexes; médiatisation, communication et réception des oeuvres; épistémologie et psycholinguistique de l'écrit; théories de l'adéquation sociocognitive

LAM, Natalie, Adjunct Professor
Organizational behaviour; human resource management; cross-cultural management; women in management; productivity and alternatives to retirement

LECK, Joanne, Full Professor
Workplace violence; employment equity; mentoring; managing diversity

LEE, Wonsook, Associate Professor
Computer graphics, human design and animation, medical applications

LUPPICINI, Rocci, Assistant Professor
Distance education and virtual communities; technoethics; science and technology studies (sts); instructional design and organizational training, qualitative and mixed methods research

MATWIN, Stanislaw, Full Professor
Artificial intelligence; knowledge-based systems; machine learning; software reuse

MICHALOWSKI, Wojtek, Full Professor
Clinical decision support, ontological modeling, data mining for clinical applications, operations research

MIGNERAT, Muriel, Assistant Professor
Information systems (IS) phenomena; IS project management practices and their evolution; IS consulting and psychological contracts; IT productivity paradox in health, IT productivity paradox in health

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

MORRISON, Heather, Assistant Professor
The “open” movements – open access, open government, open knowledge; Scholarly communication; Information policy; Political economics of information; Copyright and licensing; Media democracy, Collaboration; Research methodology

MOUFTAH, Hussein, Distinguished University Professor
Computer networks, optical networking, wireless ad hoc and embedded sensor networks, routing algorithms and protocols, simulation, performance evaluation

MULVEY, Michael, Assistant Professor
Advertising comprehension; interpretation and testing; brand image and positioning strategy; perceived value and product choice; consumer behaviour; qualitative research methodology, marketing of financial services; consumer saving and spending

PERSAUD, Ajax, Associate Professor
New product management; technology and innovation; Research and development management

PEYTON, Liam
E-commerce; business process automation; compliance with privacy policies that integrates metrics; knowledge management; data mining and mobile computing support

RAAHEMI, Bijan, Associate Professor
Information systems; data mining and knowledge discovery; data communications networks and services; systems modeling; simulation; and performance analysis

RICHARDS, Gregory, Adjunct Professor
Performance management practices and outcomes in public and private sector organizations

RUHI, Umar, Assistant Professor
Research interests lie at the intersection of Information Systems and Knowledge Management; Empirical research projects are predicated upon an interdisciplinary perspective grounded within the milieu of social informatics.

SAMAAN, Nancy, Assistant Professor
Wireless communication and mobile networking; QoS in wired and wireless networks; network management; autonomic networks; mapping network-related business level objectives; policy-based management; networking solutions to e-business applications

SCHILLO, Sandra, Assistant Professor
Improved methodologies relating to measurement of innovation, entrepreneurship and their impact

SHIRMOHAMMADI, Shervin
Multimedia communications; telecollaborations; Web based multimedia tools; virtual environments

SOME, Stéphane
A distributed object oriented environment programming methodology

SPENCE, Martine, Full Professor
International/small high growth and traditional firms; global firms and sustainable entrepreneurship

TRAN, Thomas
Artificial intelligence; electronic commerce; multi-agent systems; autonomous agents; reinforcement learning; trust and reputation modelling; recommender systems

VIKTOR, Herna, Associate Professor
Data Mining; data warehousing; data and information quality

WRIGHT, David, Full Professor
Sustainability; Environmental Entrepreneurship; Business case for solar power; Energy Efficiency of Information Technology

YEAP, Tet, Associate Professor
Wireless communication; application specific VLSI architectures; high capacity wireline and wireless access; neural networks; communication systems

ZEGHAL, Daniel, Full Professor
Business risk-management; business control systems; corporate governance; management control in public organizations, Information disclosure in financial statements and annual reports; corporate social performance; international financial information; environmental information communication and accountability, Intangibles; knowledge and intellectual assets

The basic requirement is an honours bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the stream chosen, either e-business or e-technologies. A minimum average of B+ (75%), calculated in accordance with FGPS guidelines, is required. Candidates whose average falls between 70 and 74% may also be considered for initial admission to one of the graduate diplomas, with the possibility of transferring to the master’s provided they have completed the 12 compulsory credits of the diploma with no grade below B+ (75%).

For the e-business stream, disciplines such as business administration, economics, computer science, electrical engineering, and business information are particularly relevant. For the e-technologies stream, disciplines such as computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, electrical engineering, and business information are particularly relevant and, for this stream, the degree program must have included courses in data structures, file management, operating systems, database management systems, and systems programming.

Candidates who have already completed a graduate diploma in e-business or e-commerce with an average of at least B+ (75%) may be admitted into the e-business stream or the e-technologies stream of either one of the two Electronic Business Technologies master’s programs. They will receive credit towards the master’s for courses common to the diploma and the master's provided the courses have been completed within the preceding seven years.

Articulation between Diplomas and Master’s Students have the option of registering either in one of the graduate diplomas or in one of the master’s programs. If they choose to register in the diploma, they will be allowed to transfer to the master’s provided they have completed the 12 compulsory diploma credits, with no grade below B+ (75%) in any course. Students initially registered in the Master in Electronic Business Technologies will be allowed to transfer to the MSc under the same conditions (12 compulsory credits, with no grade below B+ (75%) in any course). In addition, to transfer either from one of the diplomas or from the Master in Electronic Business Technologies (MEBT) to the MSc, students must have identified a professor who has agreed to supervise their thesis.

Students initially registered in the master’s who do not wish to complete the program are eligible to receive one of the two diplomas as long as they have successfully met all the requirements.

To be admitted into the co-op option, students must commence the MEBT program in the fall session and be registered full time. Applications for the co-op option must be received by the end of the first month of the student's registration in the MEBT program. Acceptance into the co-op option is offered on a competitive basis and is managed by the Co-op Office. Enquiries should be directed to that office.

Language Proficiency

The programs are offered mainly in English. Candidates whose mother tongue is neither English nor French must submit evidence of proficiency in English by providing any of the documents in the following list (test scores cannot be more than two years old as of September 1 of the year of potential entry into the program):

  • A score of at least 250 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). The TOEFL is administered by Educational Testing Service, Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 08540; see also www.web1.toefl.org.
  • 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. The IELTS is administered by the British Council: www.ielts.org.
  • A score of at least 14 on the CANTEST, administered by the University of Ottawa, 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 language university.
  • Proof of recent prolonged residence and exercise of a profession in an English speaking country (normally at least four years over the last six years).

In accordance with the regulations of the University of Ottawa, examinations, assignments, and the thesis may be written in the official language of the student’s choice (either English or French).

Qualifying Courses Requirement

The qualifying courses requirement for the master’s (MEBT and MSc) programs in Electronic Business Technologies, E-Business stream, is based on the following rules:

  • The qualifying courses (9 credits) are as follows: EBC5101 Fundamentals of Management for E-Business (3cr.); EBC5102 Fundamentals of Information Technologies for E-Business (3cr.); EBC5103 Fundamentals of Statistics for E-Business (3cr.);
  • Prior to registering, foreign students whose native language is not English must demonstrate command of the English language with a minimum TOEFL score of 600/100, or the equivalent on a comparable test;
  • The courses must be taken in a single session;
  • Students taking qualifying courses can register only in the three courses indicated above;
  • The average for the set of qualifying courses is at least B+, with no grade lower than B;
  • Students taking qualifying courses are not authorized to retake any qualifying course;
  • Satisfactory performance in the qualifying courses is necessary for admission to one of the master’s programs in Electronic Business Technologies, Electronic Business stream.

Master of Science in Electronic Business Technologies (MSc)

The Master of Science in Electronic Business Technologies requires 21 course credits and a thesis. The program comprises 2 streams: e-business and e-technologies. The choice of courses depends on which stream has been chosen.

Course requirements (21 credits):

1. Electronic Business Stream

  • Compulsory courses (18 credits)
  • ADM6274 ELECTRONIC BUSINESS STRATEGIES (1.5cr.)
    ADM6275 BUSINESS PROCESS TRANSFORMATION (1.5cr.)
    DCL7301 REGULATION OF INTERNET COMMERCE (3cr.)
    EBC6170 INTERNET SECURITY (1.5cr.)
    EBC6210 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE ARCHITECTURE (1.5cr.)
    EBC6220 DATA MINING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (1.5cr.)
    EBC6230 ELECTRONIC SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS (1.5cr.)
    EBC6240 MOBILE COMMERCE (1.5cr.)
    EBC6250 DOCUMENT ENGINEERING FOR E-BUSINESS (1.5cr.)
    EBC7100 RESEARCH METHODS IN ELECTRONIC BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES (3cr.)

  • Optional courses (3 credits)
  • Three credits selected from the following:
    ADM6276 ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (1.5cr.)
    ADM6279 SOCIO-TECHNICAL CHANGE (1.5cr.)
    ADM6420 ELECTRONIC MARKETING (1.5cr.)
    CMN5110 SOCIAL HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (3cr.)
    CMN5115 COMMUNICATION ETHICS (3cr.)
    CMN5140 COMMUNICATION, GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE (3cr.)
    CMN5150 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (3cr.)
    DCL7302 REGULATION OF INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS (3cr.)
    DCL7303 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE PRACTICE WORKSHOP (3cr.)
    EBC6130 WEB SERVICES (1.5cr.)
    EBC6180 ELECTRONIC HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (1.5cr.)
    EBC6260 INTEGRATED NETWORKS FOR THE ENTERPRISE (1.5cr.)
    ISI6310 ETHICS, VALUES AND INFORMATION DILEMMAS (3cr.)
    ISI6351 SOCIAL MEDIA (3cr.)
    MBA6220 MANAGING CUSTOMER RELATIONS (1.5cr.)
    MHA6370 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS (3cr.)
    MHA6271 APPLICATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH CARE (1.5cr.)
    MHS6380 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, MODELING, AND DECISION SUPPORT IN HEALTH (3cr.)

  • Thesis Proposal
  • EBC7990 PROPOSITION DE THÈSE / THESIS PROPOSAL

  • Thesis
  • EBC7999 THÈSE DE MAÎTRISE / MASTER'S THESIS (12cr.)

2. Electronic Technologies Stream

  • Compulsory courses (18 credits)
  • ADM6274 ELECTRONIC BUSINESS STRATEGIES (1.5cr.)
    ADM6420 ELECTRONIC MARKETING (1.5cr.)
    DCL7301 REGULATION OF INTERNET COMMERCE (3cr.)
    EBC5175 MOBILE COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES (3cr.)
    EBC5380 SYSTEMS AND ARCHITECTURES FOR ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
    EBC5389 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES
    EBC7100 RESEARCH METHODS IN ELECTRONIC BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES (3cr.)

  • Optional courses (3 credits)
  • Three credits selected from the following:
    ADM6275 BUSINESS PROCESS TRANSFORMATION (1.5cr.)
    ADM6276 ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (1.5cr.)
    ADM6279 SOCIO-TECHNICAL CHANGE (1.5cr.)
    CMN5115 COMMUNICATION ETHICS (3cr.)
    CMN5150 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (3cr.)
    CSI5105 (COMP 5406) NETWORK SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY (3cr.)
    CSI5115 (COMP 5503) DATABASE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (3cr.)
    CSI5387 (COMP 5706) DATA MINING AND CONCEPT LEARNING (3cr.)
    DCL7302 REGULATION OF INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS (3cr.)
    DCL7303 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE PRACTICE WORKSHOP (3cr.)
    EBC6180 ELECTRONIC HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (1.5cr.)
    EBC6230 ELECTRONIC SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS (1.5cr.)
    ELG5121 (EACJ 5201) MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS (3cr.)
    ELG5373 (EACJ 5105) DATA ENCRYPTION (3cr.)
    ISI6310 ETHICS, VALUES AND INFORMATION DILEMMAS (3cr.)
    MBA6220 MANAGING CUSTOMER RELATIONS (1.5cr.)

  • Thesis Proposal
  • EBC7990 PROPOSITION DE THÈSE / THESIS PROPOSAL

  • Thesis
  • EBC7999 THÈSE DE MAÎTRISE / MASTER'S THESIS (12cr.)

Master of Electronic Business Technologies (MEBT)

The Master of Electronic Business Technologies requires 27 course credits and a research project. The program comprises 2 streams: e-business and e-technologies. The choice of courses depends on which stream has been chosen.

Course requirements (27 credits):

1. Electronic Business Stream

  • Compulsory courses (24 credits)
  • ADM6274 ELECTRONIC BUSINESS STRATEGIES (1.5cr.)
    ADM6275 BUSINESS PROCESS TRANSFORMATION (1.5cr.)
    ADM6276 ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (1.5cr.)
    ADM6279 SOCIO-TECHNICAL CHANGE (1.5cr.)
    ADM6420 ELECTRONIC MARKETING (1.5cr.)
    DCL7301 REGULATION OF INTERNET COMMERCE (3cr.)
    EBC6130 WEB SERVICES (1.5cr.)
    EBC6170 INTERNET SECURITY (1.5cr.)
    EBC6180 ELECTRONIC HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (1.5cr.)
    EBC6210 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE ARCHITECTURE (1.5cr.)
    EBC6220 DATA MINING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (1.5cr.)
    EBC6230 ELECTRONIC SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS (1.5cr.)
    EBC6240 MOBILE COMMERCE (1.5cr.)
    EBC6250 DOCUMENT ENGINEERING FOR E-BUSINESS (1.5cr.)
    EBC6260 INTEGRATED NETWORKS FOR THE ENTERPRISE (1.5cr.)

  • Optional courses (3 credits)
  • Three credits selected from the following:
    ADM6260 PROJECT MANAGEMENT I (1.5cr.)
    ADM6261 PROJECT MANAGEMENT II (1.5cr.)
    CMN5110 SOCIAL HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (3cr.)
    CMN5115 COMMUNICATION ETHICS (3cr.)
    CMN5140 COMMUNICATION, GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE (3cr.)
    CMN5150 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (3cr.)
    DCL7302 REGULATION OF INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS (3cr.)
    DCL7303 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE PRACTICE WORKSHOP (3cr.)
    ISI6310 ETHICS, VALUES AND INFORMATION DILEMMAS (3cr.)
    ISI6351 SOCIAL MEDIA (3cr.)
    MBA6220 MANAGING CUSTOMER RELATIONS (1.5cr.)
    MHA6370 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS (3cr.)
    MHA6271 APPLICATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH CARE (1.5cr.)
    MHS6380 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, MODELING, AND DECISION SUPPORT IN HEALTH (3cr.)
    CSI5903 STAGE EN COMMERCE ÉLECTRONIQUE/ ELECTRONIC COMMERCE WORK TERM (3cr.)
    EBC6900 STAGE INTERNATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL WORK TERM (3cr.)

  • Research Project
  • EBC6997 PROJET DE RECHERCHE / RESEARCH PROJECT (6cr.)

2. Electronic Technologies Stream

  • Compulsory courses (24 credits)
  • ADM6274 ELECTRONIC BUSINESS STRATEGIES (1.5cr.)
    ADM6275 BUSINESS PROCESS TRANSFORMATION (1.5cr.)
    ADM6420 ELECTRONIC MARKETING (1.5cr.)
    DCL7301 REGULATION OF INTERNET COMMERCE (3cr.)
    EBC5175 MOBILE COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES (3cr.)
    EBC5380 SYSTEMS AND ARCHITECTURES FOR ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
    EBC5389 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES
    EBC6170 INTERNET SECURITY (1.5cr.)
    EBC6220 DATA MINING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (1.5cr.)
    EBC6230 ELECTRONIC SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS (1.5cr.)
    EBC6250 DOCUMENT ENGINEERING FOR E-BUSINESS (1.5cr.)
    EBC6260 INTEGRATED NETWORKS FOR THE ENTERPRISE (1.5cr.)

  • Optional courses (3 credits)
  • Three credits selected from the following:
    ADM6276 ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (1.5cr.)
    ADM6279 SOCIO-TECHNICAL CHANGE (1.5cr.)
    CSI5105 (COMP 5406) NETWORK SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY (3cr.)
    CSI5115 (COMP 5503) DATABASE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (3cr.)
    CSI5387 (COMP 5706) DATA MINING AND CONCEPT LEARNING (3cr.)
    CMN5115 COMMUNICATION ETHICS (3cr.)
    CMN5150 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (3cr.)
    DCL7302 REGULATION OF INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS (3cr.)
    DCL7303 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE PRACTICE WORKSHOP (3cr.)
    EBC6180 ELECTRONIC HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (1.5cr.)
    ELG5121 (EACJ 5201) MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS (3cr.)
    ELG5373 (EACJ 5105) DATA ENCRYPTION (3cr.)
    ISI6310 ETHICS, VALUES AND INFORMATION DILEMMAS (3cr.)
    CSI5787 (COMP 5706) FOUILLE DES DONNÉES ET APPRENTISSAGE DES CONCEPTS (3cr.)
    MBA6220 MANAGING CUSTOMER RELATIONS (1.5cr.)
    CSI5903 STAGE EN COMMERCE ÉLECTRONIQUE/ ELECTRONIC COMMERCE WORK TERM (3cr.)
    EBC6900 STAGE INTERNATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL WORK TERM (3cr.)

  • Research Project
  • EBC6997 PROJET DE RECHERCHE / RESEARCH PROJECT (6cr.)

Co-op option

Co-op students must register full-time and complete two work terms: EBC6001 Co-op Work Term I and EBC6002 Co-op work term II. Each work term is graded P/F (pass/fail), based on the employer’s report and on the written report completed by the student (the student report should be 30 pages long, including annexes). The report is evaluated by the professor in charge of the graduate co-op option in Electronic Business Technologies. The credits awarded for co-op terms may not be used to obtain equivalences for other courses. In other words, the co-op credits are additional to the minimum requirements of the degree.

To remain enrolled in the co-op option, students must:
• Maintain full-time status.
• Maintain a 7.0 grade point average.
• Obtain a satisfactory grade (P) for each co-op work term.

Duration of the Program

Students are expected to complete all requirements within two years. The thesis must be submitted within four years of the date of initial registration in the program.

Residence

All full-time students must complete a minimum of three sessions of full-time registration. In the case of transfer to the PhD, the residency period for the PhD is nine full-time sessions from the initial registration in the program.

Minimum Standards

The passing grade in all courses is C+. Students who fail 4.5 credits, or the same course twice, must withdraw from the program.

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.

ADM6274 ELECTRONIC BUSINESS STRATEGIES (1.5cr.)
The New Techno-Enterprise. E-Business value. Internet-native business models. E-Business platforms and applications. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as e-Business backbone. Aligning the e-Business design with application integration. Selling chain management. E-Supply chain. E-Procurement. Developing the e-Business Design. Virtual enterprise. Electronic markets. Prerequisite: MBA 5270 (for EMP, MBA and MHA students).

ADM6275 BUSINESS PROCESS TRANSFORMATION (1.5cr.)
Organizational transformation through Business Process Change. Process Architecture and Organizational Alignment. Modeling and measuring Business Processes. The Unified Modeling Language (UML). The Business Process Redesign Methodology. Process improvement with Six Sigma. IT integration for e-Business Processes. Web-enabled Business Processes. Managing Business Processes. Business Process Management Suites (BPMS). Prerequisite: MBA5270 (for EMP, MBA and MHA students).

ADM6276 ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (1.5cr.)
Planning, process development and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Enterprise modeling. Workflow process management. ERP industry and trends. Selection of ERP systems. System Implementation issues. Change management issues. Inter-organizational information systems. Past-implementation issues. Emerging trends and management issues. Cases in the public and private sector.

ADM6279 SOCIO-TECHNICAL CHANGE (1.5cr.)
This course explores the structural-, cultural- and process-based organizational change management challenges facing business strategists during new technology implementation initiatives. Toward this, the course draws upon management frameworks, support tools and best practices for the joint optimization of technology and social subsystems within organizations. Adopting a complex adaptive system viewpoint of the organization, the course will highlight issues of technological and social embeddedness, and illustrate the use of configuration modeling and analysis tools for enterprise engineering and strategy models to facilitate change sustainability and continuity.

ADM6420 ELECTRONIC MARKETING (1.5cr.)
Fundamentals of using the Internet for marketing tasks. Strategic implications of the Internet for Marketing. Marketing models for Electronic Commerce. Customer retention, customization, value-based pricing, branding, advertising in the context of Electronic Commerce. WWW and the pricing, promotion and distribution of goods.

CMN5110 SOCIAL HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (3cr.)
Exploration of the social, political, economic, cultural and ethical ramifications of communication technologies as they have evolved over time. Relationship between innovation in new communication technologies and social and cultural change.

CMN5115 COMMUNICATION ETHICS (3cr.)
Emphasis on the significance of ethical principles and responsibilities of public communicators, as well as sanctions faced when communicators fail to uphold these principles. Critique of self-regulation of the media. Analysis of argumentation. Study of legal precedents with respect to defamation.

CMN5140 COMMUNICATION, GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE (3cr.)
Impact of information and communication technologies and political, cultural, and global dynamics on organizations. Theoretical and critical reflections on the strategic management of change in organizations, the transformation of organizational cultures, and intervention practices. Case studies of hybrid cultures.

CMN5150 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (3cr.)
Research directions in organizational learning, collective intelligence and information architecture, situated in the technical context of the general digitization of communication and the socio-cultural context of knowledge societies and human development policies. Interdisciplinary perspectives. Case studies from the work place, education, health, and cultural industries.

CMN5510 HISTOIRE SOCIALE DES TECHNOLOGIES DE COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
Exploration de l’évolution historique des ramifications sociales, politiques, économiques, culturelles et éthiques du développement des technologies de communication. Étude des liens entre les innovations en matière de technologie de communication et les changements sociaux et culturels.

CMN5515 ÉTHIQUE DE LA COMMUNICATION (3cr.)
L’accent sera mis sur la signification des principes éthiques et de la responsabilité des communicateurs publiques ainsi que sur les sanctions auxquelles s’exposent les communicateurs qui ne respectent pas ces principes. Critique de l’autorégulation des médias. Analyse de l’argumentation. Étude de la jurisprudence en matière de diffamation.

CMN5540 COMMUNICATION, MONDIALISATION ET CHANGEMENT (3cr.)
Influence des technologies d’information et de communication, de la dynamique politique, culturelle et globale sur les organisations. Réflexions théoriques et critiques portant sur les stratégies de gestion du changement dans les organisations, sur la transformation des cultures organisationnelles et les interventions pratiques. Études de cas de cultures hybrides.

CMN5550 GESTION DES CONNAISSANCES (3cr.)
Principales orientations de la recherche sur l’apprentissage organisationnel, l’intelligence collective et l’architecture de l’information, situées à la fois dans le contexte technique de la numérisation généralisée de la communication et dans le contexte socioculturel de la société de la connaissance et des politiques de développement humain. Une perspective interdisciplinaire sera privilégiée. Des études de cas en milieu de travail, en éducation, en santé et dans les industries culturelles.

CSI5105 (COMP 5406) NETWORK SECURITY AND CRYPTOGRAPHY (3cr.)
Advanced methodologies selected from symmetric and public key cryptography, network security protocols and infrastructure, identification, secret-sharing, anonymity, intrusion detection, firewalls, defending network attacks and performance in communication networks. Prerequisites: familiarity with basic concepts in networks, network security, and applied cryptography. For example, relevant background courses may include the following (or equivalents): CEG 4185 or COMP 3203 and/or CSI 4138 or CEG 4394 or COMP 4108, and/or CSI 4108 or ELG 5373 or COMP 4109.

CSI5115 (COMP 5503) DATABASE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (3cr.)
The dimensional and multidimensional data models for data warehousing. Data dependencies and decompostition. Structure and use of data definition and manipulation languages. Database economics, engineering, deployment and evolution. Issues in integrity, security, the Internet and distributed databases. Relationships to decision support systems.

CSI5389 (COMP 5401) ELECTRONIC COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES (3cr.)
Introduction to business models and technologies. Search engines. Cryptography. Web services and agents. Secure electronic transactions. Value added e-commerce technologies. Advanced research questions.

CSI5780 (COMP 5405) SYSTÈMES ET ARCHITECTURES DES LOGICIELS POUR LE COMMERCE ÉLECTRONIQUE (3cr.)
Contenu et transactions dans les systèmes de commerce électronique. Architecture de système. Une attention particulière sera portée aux logiciels intégrés, aux outils et au processus de développement. Cadres d’applications. Gestion de l’information. Sécurité, normes et conformité aux réglementations. Problèmes de recherche actuels. Expérience pratique intégrée des outils modernes du commerce électronique. Projet de développement en commerce électronique. Préalables: CSI 4528 et CSI 3540, ou l’équivalent, ou acceptation dans l’un des programmes de maîtrise en technologies des affaires électroniques ou dans le diplôme d’études supérieures en commerce électronique.

CSI5787 (COMP 5706) FOUILLE DES DONNÉES ET APPRENTISSAGE DES CONCEPTS (3cr.)
Fouille de données comme acquisition d'associations, groupement, et apprentissage des concepts. Questions de base des associations et les représentations choisies des concepts. Introduction aux entrepôts des données. Apprentissage des concepts comme une recherche d'espace des concepts. Les algorithmes typiques d'induction. Les réseaux des neurones comme représentation et mécanisme d'apprentissage des concepts. Apprentissage des concepts en présence des connaissances. Introduction à la théorie d'apprentissage. Apprentissage fondé sur les cas. Applications choisies de fouille de données et d'apprentissage des concepts. Préalable: CSI 4106 ou permission du responsable de programme.

CSI5789 (COMP 5401) TECHNOLOGIES DU COMMERCE ÉLECTRONIQUE (3cr.)
Introduction aux modèles et technologies d’entreprise. Moteurs de recherche. Cryptographie. Services Web et agents. Transactions électroniques sécurisées. Technologies du commerce électronique à valeur ajoutée. Questions de recherche avancées. Préalables: CSI 4528 et CSI 3540, ou l’équivalent, ou acceptation dans l’un des programmes de maîtrise en technologies des affaires électroniques ou dans le diplôme d’études supérieures en commerce électronique.

CSI5903 STAGE EN COMMERCE ÉLECTRONIQUE/ ELECTRONIC COMMERCE WORK TERM (3cr.)
Expérience en milieu de travail. Noté: S (satisfaisant)/ NS (non satisfaisant) selon les résultats du rapport écrit et l'évaluation de l'employeur. Préalables : recevoir la permission du Comité du programme. / Practical experience. S (satisfactory) / NS (not satisfactory) grade, to be based on the grades obtained for the written report as well as on the evaluations of the employer. Prerequisites: permission of the Program Committee.

CSI5904 PROJET DE RECHERCHE AVANCÉ EN COMMERCE ÉLECTRONIQUE / GRADUATE PROJECT IN ELECTRONIC COMMERCE (3cr.)
Projet sur un sujet précis en commerce électronique mené sous la direction d'un professeur. Ne peut être combiné pour crédits avec CSI 5903. / Project on a specific topic in electronic commerce under the supervision of a professor. Exclusion: CSI 5903.

CMN5110 SOCIAL HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (3cr.)
Exploration of the social, political, economic, cultural and ethical ramifications of communication technologies as they have evolved over time. Relationship between innovation in new communication technologies and social and cultural change.

DCL7301 REGULATION OF INTERNET COMMERCE (3cr.)
Seminar analyzing the legal challenges posed by the Internet to the traditional commercial law framework. Topics include intellectual property issues, on-line contracts, digital signatures, taxation, securities regulation, and the provision of online legal services.

DCL7302 REGULATION OF INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS (3cr.)
Seminar analyzing the legal challenges posed by the Internet to the rights of free speech and privacy. Topics include online obscenity, hate speech, defamation, as well as national and international approaches to data privacy protection.

DCL7303 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE PRACTICE WORKSHOP (3cr.)
Practice-oriented seminar analyzing the legal issues and implications of electronic commerce. Topics include licensing, privacy and acceptable use policies, Web development agreements, and regulatory issues.

DCL7501 RÉGLEMENTATION DU CYBERCOMMERCE (3cr.)
Séminaire consacré à l’étude des défis juridiques que pose l’Internet en matière du droit commercial traditionnel. Les sujets à l’étude sont la propriété intellectuelle, les contrats en ligne, les signatures numériques, les impôts, la règlementation des valeurs mobilières et la prestation de services juridiques en ligne.

DCL7502 RÉGLEMENTATION DES CYBERCOMMUNICATIONS (3cr.)
Séminaire consacré à l’étude des défis juridiques que pose l’Internet en matière de liberté d’expression et du droit à la vie privée. Certains sujets à l’étude sont l’obscénité, le discours haineux, la diffamation, les mécanismes pour la protection des renseignements personnels, à l’échelle nationale et à l’échelle internationale.

DCL7503 PRATIQUE DU COMMERCE ÉLECTRONIQUE (3cr.)
Séminaire pratique pour l’approfondissement de diverses questions et implications juridiques du commerce électronique. Certains sujets à l’étude sont l’attribution de licences, les politiques relatives à la protection des renseignements personnels et à la nétiquette, les ententes pour le développement du Web et les questions de réglementation.

EBC5101 Fundamentals of Management for E-Business (3cr.)
Basic Business Models Theory. Business Analysis Frameworks. Competitive Advantage Frameworks. Basic Marketing Models. Value Chain Processes. Process Management. Supply Chain Management. Quality Management. Human Resources Management.

EBC5102 Fundamentals of Information Technologies for E-Business (3cr.)
Internet Technologies. Web Application Development. Fundamentals of Networks. Data Management and Problem Solving. Database Management and Data Warehousing. Software Tools.

EBC5103 Fundamentals of Statistics for E-Business (3cr.)
Basic Probability Theory. Descriptive Statistics. Correlations. Frequency Tables. Crosstabulations. Statistical Tests. Multivariate Analysis.

EBC5175 MOBILE COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES (3cr.)
Wireless and mobile electronic commerce architecture and applications. Electronic banking, digital cash. Wireless exchanges, business models. Fixed and mobile wireless networks. Routing techniques. Content presentation. Security issues and solutions. Satellite networks for electronic commerce. Overview of relevant standards, protocols and technologies. Case studies. Exclusion: CSI5175

EBC5380 SYSTEMS AND ARCHITECTURES FOR ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
Content and transactions in e-commerce systems. System architecture with a focus on frameworks, tools and development process. Application frameworks. Information management. Security, standards, and regulatory compliance. Current research issues. Hands-on experience with an integrated set of current e-commerce tools. E-commerce development project. Exclusion: CSI5380

EBC5389 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIES
Introduction to business models and technologies. Search engines. Cryptography. Web services and agents. Secure electronic transactions. Value added e-commerce technologies. Advanced research questions. Exclusion: CSI5389

EBC5501 Fondements de gestion pour les affaires électroniques (3cr.)
Théorie des organisations et modèles d’affaires. Cadres d’analyse de gestion. Modèles de l’avantage compétitif. Introduction aux modèles de marketing. Chaînes de valeur. La gestion par les processus. Gestion de la chaîne d’approvisionnement. Gestion de la qualité. Gestion des ressources humaines.

EBC5502 Fondements des technologies de l’information pour les affaires électroniques (3cr.)
Technologies d’Internet. Développement d’applications Web. Fondements des réseaux. Gestion des données et résolution de problèmes. Gestion de bases de données et d’entrepôts de données. Outils logiciels.

EBC5503 Fondements des statistiques pour les affaires électroniques (3cr.)
Théorie élémentaire des probabilités. Statistiques descriptives. Corrélations. Tables de fréquences. Tableaux croisés. Tests statistiques. Analyse multivariée.

EBC5990 ÉTUDE DIRIGÉE / DIRECTED READING (1.5cr.)
Étude indépendante, sous la direction d’un professeur membre du programme. Le sujet et les exigences doivent être approuvés par le comité du programme. Préalable : MPC d’au moins 7 et permission du comité du programme. / Independent study under the supervision of a faculty member in the program. The topic and requirements must be approved by the program committee. Prerequisite: CGPA of at least 7 and permission of the program committee.

EBC5991 ÉTUDE DIRIGÉE / DIRECTED READING (1.5cr.)
Étude indépendante, sous la direction d’un professeur membre du programme. Le sujet et les exigences doivent être approuvés par le comité du programme. Préalable : MPC d’au moins 7 et permission du comité du programme. / Independent study under the supervision of a faculty member in the program. The topic and requirements must be approved by the program committee. Prerequisite: CGPA of at least 7 and permission of the program committee.

EBC6001 STAGE COOP I / CO-OP WORK TERM I (6cr.)
Expérience en milieu de travail. Noté P (réussite) / F (échec) par un professeur du programme selon les résultats du rapport écrit et l’évaluation du superviseur de stage. Préalable : être accepté dans l’option coop. / Experience in a workplace setting. Graded P (pass) / F (fail) by a professor in the program based on the written report and the evaluation of the internship supervisor. Prerequisite: acceptance into the co-op option.

EBC6002 STAGE COOP II / CO-OP WORK TERM II (6cr.)
Expérience en milieu de travail. Noté P (réussite) / F (échec) par un professeur du programme selon les résultats du rapport écrit et l’évaluation du superviseur de stage. Préalable : être accepté dans l’option coop. / Experience in a workplace setting. Graded P (pass) / F (fail) by a professor in the program based on the written report and the evaluation of the internship supervisor. Prerequisite: acceptance into the co-op option.

EBC6130 WEB SERVICES (1.5cr.)
Web services business models and strategies. Enterprise Application Integration and Service Oriented Architectures. Web services technology standards. Consumer and enterprise adoption of web service technologies and platforms such as Mashups and Cloud Computing.

EBC6170 INTERNET SECURITY (1.5cr.)
User, data and network security principles. Information systems security standards. Security risk analysis frameworks. Fundamentals of Internet security mechanisms including authentication, access control, data encryption and integrity, and Public Key Infrastructure. Internet security including security in the wireless environment. Payment card industry security standards and compliance.

EBC6180 ELECTRONIC HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (1.5cr.)
The human resource functions needed for technology. Recruitment and selection via the internet. Internet and intranet applications for training personnel and enabling self-management. Measurement and management of employee performance using web-based applications. Using the web to maximize knowledge acquisition and sharing among employees. Knowing when and when not to use technology to effectively manage human resources.

EBC6210 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE ARCHITECTURE (1.5cr.)
Three-tier Architecture. Building an e-Commerce Site. Client and Server side Scripting. Interactivity. E-Commerce Data bases. E-CRM. Wireless Internet and m-Business. Intermediaries and Software Agents. XML applications.

EBC6220 DATA MINING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (1.5cr.)
Introduction to business data collection, data pre-processing, data warehouses, data marts, and online analytical processing. Data mining tasks including classification, clustering and association rules. Data mining model building, tools and techniques including decision trees, neural networks, and regression analysis. Application of these techniques in business including CRM, target marketing, credit scoring, churn, survival analysis, and fraud detection.

EBC6230 ELECTRONIC SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS (1.5cr.)
Introduction to Supply Chain Management & the e-Supply Chain phenomenon. Review of the latest concepts for using technology to improve e-Supply Chain performance. Analysis of advances in internet enabled B2B and B2C business models with emphasis on e-collaboration, e-procurement, e-negotiations, e-marketplaces and trading exchanges. Study of e-Supply Chain Technology Architectures supporting the integration of Supply Chain Models. Review of specific problems related to information exchange in Supply Chains including issues pertaining to visibility, compliance, channel conflicts, partner trust.

EBC6240 MOBILE COMMERCE (1.5cr.)
M-Commerce business models and strategies, Wireless technology standards and evolution. Industry analysis and value creation frameworks. Diffusion and adoption of M-Commerce technologies. Demand-side and supply-side enterprise applications of M-Commerce.

EBC6250 DOCUMENT ENGINEERING FOR E-BUSINESS (1.5cr.)
E-business from a Document Engineering Perspective. E-documents as the basis for e-business relationships. Modelling e-business documents and Processes. XML as a vehicle to defining a formal structural and semantic definition for electronic documents. XML syntax, styles and transformations, Document Type Definitions, and schema languages. XML Vocabularies for E-business. XML standards, specifications, and software architectures for e-business. E-documents within the enterprise. E-document exchanges for multi-company business activities.

EBC6260 INTEGRATED NETWORKS FOR THE ENTERPRISE (1.5cr.)
OSI reference model. LAN characteristics. Interconnecting LAN. Interconnecting with TCP/IP. Routing protocols. IPv6. WAN options. Security protocols. VPN. Enterprise-Wide Solutions.

EBC6900 STAGE INTERNATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL WORK TERM (3cr.)
Expérience pratique dans un milieu de travail international. Noté S (satisfaisant) / NS (non satisfaisant) selon les résultats de rapport écrit et l'évaluation de l'employeur. Préalables : être accepté au programme de diplôme et recevoir la permission du comité du programme. Exclusions : CSI 5903, CSI 5904. / Practical international experience. Grades S (satisfactory) / NS (not satisfactory), based on the written report as well as on the evaluations of the employer. Prerequisites: Acceptance in the Graduate Diploma and permission of the Program Committee. Exclusions: CSI 5903, CSI 5904.

EBC6997 PROJET DE RECHERCHE / RESEARCH PROJECT (6cr.)
Le sujet de recherche, ainsi que le professeur qui va le diriger, doivent être approuvés par la direction du programme avant l’inscription à la troisième session. Le sujet peut être de nature théorique (par exemple, une évaluation de la documentation ou une étude de la littérature scientifique) ou appliquée (par exemple, des études de cas). Un mémoire, d’une cinquantaine de pages, doit être rédigée et approuvée par le professeur qui le dirige ainsi qu’un autre professeur. / The research topic and the professor who will direct it must be approved by the program director prior to registration in the third session. The topic can be theoretical (for instance, based on a documentation assessment or a review of the scientific literature) or applied (based on case studies). A research paper, about 50 pages long, must be written and approved by the project director and another professor.

EBC7100 RESEARCH METHODS IN ELECTRONIC BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES (3cr.)
Philosophy of Science. Research problem definition. Research Designs. Experimental Research. Modeling principles: analytical modeling and simulation. Measurement and scaling. Sampling. Hypotheses testing and statistical significance. Multivariate Analysis. Mathematical properties of computational problems: decidability and computability. Qualitative methods. Writing a Research Manuscript. Presentation of research results.

EBC7990 PROPOSITION DE THÈSE / THESIS PROPOSAL
Les étudiants du programme de M.Sc. doivent, avant la fin de leur deuxième session d’inscription à temps plein, soumettre à leur directeur de thèse/comité du programme une proposition de recherche qui définit la question à traiter, en la plaçant dans le contexte de la littérature savante et en indiquant les hypothèses, les objectifs, la méthodologie, les résultats préliminaires et l’approche choisie. Une fois la proposition approuvée, les étudiants s’inscrivent à la cote de thèse (EBC 7999). Si la proposition n’est pas approuvée la première fois, on pourra permettre à l’étudiant de la soumettre et de la présenter une deuxième fois à la session suivante. Si la proposition n’est pas approuvée lors de la deuxième soumission, l’étudiant recevra une note de NS pour la proposition et devra se retirer du programme de M.Sc. Noté S/NS. / Students in the MSc program must submit to their thesis supervisor/program committee, by the end of the second session of full-time registration, a research proposal that defines the problem to be addressed, relating it to the scholarly literature, and outlining the hypotheses, goals, research methodology, initial results and validation approach. Upon successfully defending their proposal, students register in the master’s thesis (EBC 7999). A student whose proposal is not approved on the first attempt may be permitted to submit and present it a second time in the following session. Failure to obtain approval on the second attempt leads to a grade of NS for the proposal and withdrawal from the MSc program. Graded S/NS.

EBC7999 THÈSE DE MAÎTRISE / MASTER'S THESIS (12cr.)

ELG5121 (EACJ 5201) MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS (3cr.)
Introduction, applications, standards. Networking technologies. Image, video and audio compression. Quality of Service and resource management. Scheduling issues for real-time MM transport. Multimedia synchronization. Multimedia and the Internet. Multimedia conferencing. Multimedia to the home. Satellites and multimedia. Multimedia applications.

ELG5373 (EACJ 5105) DATA ENCRYPTION (3cr.)
Secure communications: encryption and decryption. Entropy, equivocation and unicity distance. Cryptanalysis and computational complexity. Substitution, transposition and product ciphers. Data Encryption Standard (DES): block and stream cipher modes. Modular arithmetics. Public key cryptosystems: RSA, knapsack. Factorization methods. Elliptic curve cryptography. Authentication methods and cryptographic protocols.

ISI6310 ETHICS, VALUES AND INFORMATION DILEMMAS (3cr.)
Exploration of major ethical concerns currently confronting our information society. The course examines the moral and ethical values involved in information and technology-related situations faced by today’s information professionals and agencies, and provides an opportunity to apply ethical theories to situations involving issues such as freedom of expression, censorship, intellectual property rights, equitable access, and privacy. ( Prerequisites: 12 credits among compulsory core courses or permission of the School of Information Studies) (Formerly: ISI5160)

ISI6710 ÉTHIQUE, VALEURS ET DILEMMES RELATIFS À L'INFORMATION (3cr.)
Exploration des principales questions d’éthique qui se posent à notre société de l’information. Le cours examine les valeurs morales et éthiques qui entrent en jeu pour les professionnels de l’information et les agences d’information lorsqu’ils font face à certaines situations ayant trait à la technologie et au domaine de l’information. Il offre la possibilité d’appliquer les théories de l’éthique à des contextes touchant divers enjeux, comme la liberté d’expression, la censure, les droits de propriété intellectuelle, l’accès équitable à l’information et la vie privée. ( Préalables : 12 crédits parmi les cours du tronc commun ou permission de l’École des sciences de l’information.) (Anciennement : ISI5560)

ISI6351 SOCIAL MEDIA (3cr.)
Exploration of social media technologies and how they are changing the way we learn, communicate, interact, and share information. The course assesses the implications of social media for individuals, organizations, social networks, and communities, and examines how social media can be used to develop innovative information services and applications. ( Prerequisites: 12 credits among compulsory core courses or permission of the School of Information Studies) (Formerly: ISI6129)

ISI6751 MÉDIAS SOCIAUX (3cr.)
Exploration des technologies de médias sociaux et de l’influence qu’elles exercent sur nos manières d’apprendre, de communiquer, d'interagir et de partager de l’information. Le cours évalue les effets des médias sociaux sur les individus, les organisations, les réseaux sociaux et les communautés, et examine comment ils peuvent être utilisés pour développer des services d'information et des applications innovatrices. ( Préalables : 12 crédits parmi les cours du tronc commun ou permission de l’École des sciences de l’information.) (Anciennement : ISI6529)

MBA6220 MANAGING CUSTOMER RELATIONS (1.5cr.)
Introduction to management of customer relations, special issues in a technology-driven global context. Building long-term relationships from pre-sales to repeat business. Gathering and analyzing information about the customer. Converting information to value-added product and service. Measuring the effect on corporate sales and profits. Demonstration and workshop with a software decision support tool.

MBA6620 GESTION DE LA RELATION CLIENT (1.5cr.)
Introduction à la gestion de la relation client : les enjeux spéciaux d'une économie mondiale axée sur la technologie. Création et développement des relations à long-terme avec les clients. Obtention et analyse d'information relative au client. Amélioration de l'analyse des besoins : fournir davantage de valeur ajoutée au travers de produits ou services améliorés et maximiser les effets positifs de la gestion de la relation client sur les ventes et les profits de l'entreprise. Démonstration d'au moins un logiciel d'aide à la décision.

MHA6271 APPLICATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH CARE (1.5cr.)
Discusses contemporary health information technologies (IT) and their role in improving, transforming, and supporting the delivery of health services and the overall process of care: computer-based patient records, computerized order entry and results reporting, clinical services applications (lab, pharmacy, radiology-PACS), clinical decision support systems, nursing information systems, telemedicine and telehealth applications, e-health applications, IT/IS project development and management (including end-users involvement, implementation aspects, alignment with work practices), risks in IT projects, information security and privacy, IT impacts and challenges, issues related to IT assessment and evaluation in health care. Prerequisite: MHA 6370

MHA6370 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS (3cr.)
Overview of current developments, issues and challenges in the emerging field of health informatics. Historical development as well as basic foundations of health informatics including theoretical, methodological and ethical/legal underpinnings will be studied. Critical examination of information management principles and methods in Canadian health care organizations both public and private. Emerging applications in health informatics as well as approaches to understanding and evaluating these applications. Identification of the issues that CIO’s face in their attempts to provide the right information to the right people, at the right time.

MHS6380 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, MODELING, AND DECISION SUPPORT IN HEALTH (3cr.)
Review of Checkland’s soft-systems modeling methodology and of other systems approaches. Study of systems analysis in the broader context of modeling complex systems and of techniques for providing decisional support at macro and micro levels, including support of clinical decisions. Oral and written reports required.

MHS6780 ANALYSE DE SYSTÈMES, MODÉLISATION ET SOUTIEN DÉCISIONNEL EN SANTÉ (3cr.)
Ce cours traitera de la méthodologie de modélisation des systèmes souples de Checkland et d’autres approches systémiques. Il portera notamment sur l’analyse des systèmes dans le contexte élargi de la modélisation de systèmes complexes et sur le soutien décisionnel aux niveaux local et global, appliqué notamment aux décisions cliniques. Pour chacun des grands thèmes du cours (approche systémique, systèmes complexes et soutien décisionnel), les étudiants devront mener des recherches, rédiger des rapports et présenter leurs résultats en classe.

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