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Areas of Focus

We offer second year students the opportunity to build a portfolio of electives that aligns with your technical areas of interest and strategic career development goals. You can adjust your choice of electives based on your corporate residency experience, by either concentrating your studies or taking a broad approach in the last two terms of your program.


  • Risk / Derivatives
  • Investment and Money Management
  • Global Markets & Institutions
  • Advanced Corp Finance

International Business

  • Strategic Management of International Business Operations
  • Global Marketing
  • Global Markets & Institutions
  • International / Intercultural Management


  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing Research
  • Global Marketing
  • Advanced Marketing Seminar

Business & Government

  • Managing Business–Government Relations
  • Public Policy*
  • Organizational Design*
  • Business & Government*

*Offered by the School of Public Administration.

Innovation & Technology

  • New Venture Creation
  • Innovation Management
  • Business Process Integration & ERP
  • Business Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Managing the Family Enterprise
  • Database Management Systems*

*Offered by the School of Information Management.


  • Organizational Design
  • Organizational Change
  • International/Intercultural Management

Enterprise Analytics

The Rowe School of Business offers hands-on classes in Enterprise Process Integration and Enterprise Analytics in our brand new Executive Analytics classroom. We have leveraged our partnerships with leading technology companies such as SAP, IBM, Teradata, ESRI and Microsoft to create a cutting-edge curriculum. Students focusing on Enterprise Analytics will have opportunities to learn how state-of-the-art technology is used to turn data into actionable insights using real-time business simulations, in-memory computing, corporate-grade self-serve analytics tools and access to big data sets. Students can qualify for the SAP University Alliances Student Recognition Award, which acknowledges those who have spent notable time using the SAP product suite during their degree studies. Corporate Residency MBA graduates focusing on Enterprise Analytics acquire job-ready skills that help launch exciting careers in retail, finance, startups or with consulting companies such as IBM and Deloitte.

In the second year of the Corporate Residency MBA program students can choose to focus their electives on Enterprise Analytics. The courses below provide an experiential approach to learning through cases, hands-on labs and group projects, simulations, industry events, major international industry competitions and conferences.

CRMBA Courses for the SAP Award

  • Leveraging Technology
  • Business Process Integration using Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • Business Analytics and Data Visualization

Additional Enterprise Analytics Electives

  • Data Management
  • Project Management
  • User Experience
  • Overview of Electronic Commerce
  • Databases, Data Warehouses and Data Mining for Electronic Commerce
  • Special Topics: Intro to Data Science

Business Process Integration using Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are composed of a unified database with shared analysis and reporting tools, allowing for real-time business intelligence across global operations. The approach in this class will include hands-on learning using SAP ERP, as well as ERPSim, a business simulation in which students learn to manage companies from end-to-end using the actual SAP ERP on HANA in a real-time competitive environment. This allows them to learn the processes, gain technical skills and playfully discover how enterprise systems facilitate business intelligence, which can be used to lead a company in a competitive environment.

Business Analytics and Data Visualization
This course covers the processes, methodologies and practices used to transform data into useful information to support business decision-making. The course will cover basic models for database management and data warehouses. Students will learn how to extract and manipulate data from these systems and will acquire basic knowledge of data mining techniques using hands-on examples working with different enterprise data sources. Students will build and use management dashboards by employing a variety of data design and visualization tools for both desktop and mobile devices. Technologies used in this course will include state-of-the-art PC and Cloud based tools for self-serve business analytics from leading software vendors.


Students can also customize an area of focus by selecting a combination of electives, including other graduate-level courses from the Faculty of Management and the broader Dalhousie community.

Not every elective course is offered every year. For students interested in demonstrating a focus in a specific area we recommend choosing three courses from the subject area.