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Nov 18—22, 2019
5 days
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
CAD 3495 ≈USD 2662
CAD 699 per day
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5 days
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
CAD 3495 ≈USD 2662
CAD 699 per day


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Foundations for Advanced Managerial Decision Making

This fast-paced five-day course provides an integrated understanding of business: financial management, operations, performance management, marketing and strategy. The objective is to give you a holistic view of decision making in business and an advanced perspective on managing increasingly complex organizations.

You will learn from award-winning faculty from the UBC Sauder School of Business, who will challenge you to stretch beyond your current horizons. You will also expand your capabilities in a variety of business functions by engaging in applied, skill-building exercises.


  • Appreciate the interrelationships between multiple functional areas
  • Acquire new insights and perspectives, for a more sophisticated view of business complexities
  • Deepen your understanding of analytical processes
  • Improve the quality of your business decisions
  • Evaluate business challenges and opportunities
  • Cultivate a high-level strategic approach to business management
  • Increase your skill set in a variety of areas
  • Deliver value to your organization on many levels
  • Learn from award-winning UBC Sauder School of Business MBA faculty

Course Content

  • Integrating your perspective on business
  • Financial accounting: overview of balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements
  • Operations: overview of operations management, managing business process flows and supply chains, increasing efficiency and lowering costs, resource management
  • Performance management: best practices, connecting performance goals to competitive strategy, measuring performance, managing performance problems, the influence of compensation on performance
  • Marketing: analyzing external and internal environments, segmenting customers, building value propositions and centering your market position, using the marketing mix
  • Strategy: analyzing external forces that shape the marketplace, identifying your organization's true competitive advantage, aligning functional disciplines with corporate strategy
  • Integration: putting it all together through action-learning exercises

Who should attend

Directors, General Managers and senior organizational leaders who want to increase their knowledge in order to critically analyze business opportunities and challenges.

Trust the experts

Scott Sinclair

Scott is a lecturer at the Sauder School of Business. He has been actively involved in professional accounting education for more than 30 years. He was the principal author for the CA School of Business in Western Canada between 2000 and 2010, and has won multiple awards for teaching excellence. ...


Mahesh Nagarajan

Research Interests Supply Chain Management Applied Game theory Inventory Management Selected Recent Publications "Stable Supplier Coalitions in Assembly Systems with Commodity Components". Co-authors: G. Sosic and C. Tong. Forthcoming in Operations Research. "Patient Prioritization in Eme...


Perry Atwal

Perry is a lecturer in Strategy and Organizational Behaviour at the Sauder School of Business. He teaches courses on service management, employment relationships, organizational behaviour, strategy and marketing. He has led successful projects involving extremely diverse participants, and has for...


Joey Hoegg

BA, BEd (UBC), PhD (Florida) Associate Professor and Chair, Marketing and Behavioural Science Division Alumni Professorship in Marketing Selected publications Henkel, Alex P., Johannes Boegershausen, JoAndrea Hoegg, Karl Aquino, and Jos Lemmink (2018). Discounting Humanity: When Consumers are P...


Danielle van Jaarsveld

Danielle van Jaarsveld is an associate professor in the Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Division of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. She received her AB from Princeton University and a MS and PhD from the School of Industrial Relations, Cornell Univ...


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