Management Control Course outline

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Fall 2014
RSM422H1F
Management Control [26L]
This course considers the processes and systems, many accounting-based, by which key managers allegedly ensure that resources are acquired and used effectively and efficiently in the accomplishment of an organization’s goals.

Prerequisite: RSM322H1
 SEE COURSE INFORMATION, INCLUDING SUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS, ON BLACKBOARD

Class time/location
Section L0101
Tuesday, 12 noon-2pm
Classroom WO 30
Section L0201
Thursday, 12 noon-2pm
Classroom WO 25
Instructor:
E. Zuliani, Room 504 Rotman Management Centre
J. Amernic, Room 500
Rotman Management Centre
Phone:
(416)-946-7529
(416)-978-3796
Email: ezuliani@rotman.utoronto.ca amernic@rotman.utoronto.ca
Course website: portal.utoronto.ca portal.utoronto.ca

Class number
Section L0101
Section L0201

1
September 9
September 11
2
September 16
September 18
3
September 23
September 25
4
September 30
October 2
5
October 7
October 9
6
October 14
October 16
7
October 21
October 23
8
October 28
October 30
9
November 4
November 6
10
November 11
November 13
11
November 25*
November 20
12
December 2*
November 27
* NOTE: Tuesday November 18 ], 2014 is a November Break ; no classes.

COURSE OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS:

Was the tragedy at Lac Mégantic in the summer of 2013 due in part to deficiencies in the organizational and management control systems in place at Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway and its related companies? Were there, in part, systemic reasons at BP (British Petroleum) and other companies for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico? For the 2011 TEPCO-Fukushima nuclear crisis? Why did financial giant UBS adopt a radically new compensation model in late 2008? Did it work? How can RIM’s (now known as BlackBerry) problems and potential opportunities be understood? How did the RCMP go from being a Balanced Scorecard poster child to requiring its honour restored in

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