Global Mining Management
Developed in cooperation with mining industry leaders, the vision of the Global Mining Management specialization is to be the world’s best business program focused on developing responsible leaders for the global mining industry.
Students gain an in-depth understanding of management complexities and strategic opportunities that leaders face in the Global Mining Industry. This is accomplished through extensive interactions with industry leaders, as well as through attendance at industry events and conferences, strategy field studies at mining companies and mine site visits.
The Global Mining Management specialization prepares graduates for job opportunities in global mining companies as well as companies that provide services to the mining sector such as in consulting and financial services. Graduates pursue careers as senior managers in global mining companies; as professionals providing advice to the mining sector in consulting firms; and as analysts and bankers in the financial service sector, with a focus on the mining industry.
“The most important opportunity the Schulich IMBA provided me came from its broad exposure to all industry aspects.”
The Schulich Career Development Centre
Your career is top priority at Schulich. To make career decisions that are right for you, the CDC will help you identify strengths, determine career objectives, develop career plans, hone skills for career management and put your professional development plan into action.
- Our highly experienced CDC Advisors bring a unique combination of first-hand knowledge, experience and diverse perspectives in a wide variety of businesses and industry sectors.
- Take advantage of a series of proven career-building modules, including up-to-date Job Search Techniques, Self-Assessment, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, and Interview Skills to help you stand out from the competition.
- Corporate Information Sessions offer you an opportunity to meet top level recruiters, alumni and executives.Visit the Career Development Centre
Specialization RequirementsView course details Hide course details
- Students enrolled in degree programs that require 12.00 credits to obtain a specialization must complete all four required courses.
- Students enrolled in degree programs that require 9.00 credits to obtain a specialization (such as IMBA) may choose any three of the four required courses.
- The list of Recommended Electives includes courses which may be of interest to students in addition to the required courses. These courses are suggested additions only and do not count towards the Global Mining Management specialization.
- MINE 5100 is open to first and second year MBA/IMBA students. Students do not have to be part (or planning on being part) of the Global Mining Management specialization to enroll.
- MINE 6100 3.00 STRATEGY AND VALUE CREATION IN MINING
- MINE 6200 3.00 FINANCIAL STRATEGIES IN MINING
- MINE 6300 3.00 SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGIES IN MINING
- MINE 6400 3.00 MANAGING PEOPLE IN MINING
- MINE 5100 1.50 INTRODUCTION TO THE GLOBAL MINING INDUSTRY
In addition to the GMM courses, we urge our students to expand their knowledge in specific subject areas such as strategy, management, finance and sustainability. Relevant courses for the mining industry include:
For students interested in strategy or management:
- ORGS 6350 3.00 MANAGING CHANGE
- SGMT 6050 3.00 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
- SGMT 6060 3.00 THE ART OF THE DEAL
- SGMT 6240 3.00 MANAGING STRATEGIC ALLIANCES AND JOINT VENTURES
- SGMT 6400 3.00 STRATEGIC THINKING AND ACTION IN TURBULENT ENVIRONMENTS
For students interested in finance:
- ACTG 6250 3.00 FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS
- FINE 6100 3.00 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
- PROP 6750 3.00 FINANCING LARGE SCALE INFRASTRUCTURE
For students interested in sustainability:
- BSUS 6300 3.00 MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
- BSUS 6400 3.00 SUSTAINABILITY ACCOUNTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
- BSUS 6500 3.00 BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY
NOTE: Not all courses required to fulfill a specialization are offered each term. Course offerings are based on factors such as student demand and instructor availability. The office of Student Services & International Relations is available to provide advising on course sequencing and the fulfillment of program and specialization requirements within a student’s period of study. For current course offerings and details, please view the Schulich Course Offerings Database.
The GMM specialization was developed and is directed by the Former Chairman and CEO of a major Canadian mining company with the support of Academic Faculty and Executives in Residence. In addition, the GMM specialization invites numerous industry experts from mining companies, consulting and engineering firms, non-profit organizations and financial services companies to share with students their experiences and knowledge of current and future trends in the mining industry.
Schulich CIM Student Chapter is an affiliation of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). This club focuses on the mining and petroleum industry from all business lenses including management, operations, finance, sustainability, production, and marketing.
The CIM Student Club organizes industry speakers, networking opportunities and site visits.Visit the Student Life page for more!