Global Metals and Minerals Management

  • Developed in cooperation with mining industry leaders, the vision of the Global Metals and Minerals Management specialization is to be the world’s best business program focused on developing responsible leaders for the global metals and minerals industry.

    Students gain an in-depth understanding of management complexities and strategic opportunities that leaders face in the Global Metals and Minerals 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.

  • Professor Richard Ross, Specialization Director
    Professor Richard Ross, Specialization Director

Specialization Details by Category

Study Options

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Courses

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Students must complete 13.50 credits of Required Courses total:

Required Courses:

  • METALS AND MINERALS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
  • STRATEGIES FOR WEALTH CREATION IN THE METALS & MINERALS INDUSTRY
  • FINANCING MINERAL DEVELOPMENT
  • STAKEHOLDER COLLABORATION FOR RESPONSIBLE MINERAL DEVELOPMENT & USE
  • ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN THE METALS AND MINERALS INDUSTRY

 

Additional Electives to Explore

In addition to the GMM courses, students are encouraged to expand their knowledge in specific subject areas such as strategy, management, finance and sustainability.

NOTE: These courses are suggested additions only and do not count toward the Global Metals and Minerals Management specialization.

Electives

  • APPLYING STRATEGY IN THE METALS & MINERALS INDUSTRY

Strategy and Management Electives

  • MANAGING CHANGE
  • MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
  • MANAGING STRATEGIC ALLIANCES AND JOINT VENTURES

Finance Electives

  • FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS
  • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Sustainability Electives

  • INTEGRATING SUSTAINABILITY ACROSS FUNCTIONS
  • ORCHESTRATING SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES
  • SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING & DISCLOSURE

 

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.

Concurrent Graduate Diploma in Metals and Minerals Management

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The Graduate Diploma in Global Metals and Minerals Management is earned concurrently with the Master of Business Administration.

Students must complete 16.50 credits total, consisting of the following:

  • The 5 courses (13.50 credits) currently required for the GMM specialization (found in the ‘Courses’ section above)

AND the following course:

 

AND one of the following:

  • Strategy Field Study (601)
  • 10-week Internship in the Metals & Minerals or Related Industry.
  • Upon approval, prior work experience and/or prior internships in the Metals & Minerals Industry may be considered as a substitute for the 10-week internship requirement.

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be taken concurrently with a Schulich MBA*
  • The diploma must be completed within one term of completing graduate program degree requirements

* Students must satisfy both Graduate Diploma and MBA requirements

Faculty

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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 metals and minerals 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 metals and minerals industry.

Career Opportunities

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  • The Global Metals and Minerals Management specialization prepares graduates for job opportunities in global mining companies as well as companies that provide services to the metals and minerals sector such as in consulting and financial services. Graduates pursue careers as senior managers in global metals and minerals companies; as professionals providing advice to the metals and minerals sector in consulting firms; and as analysts and bankers in the financial service sector, with a focus on the metals and minerals industry.

  • Elena Mayer (IMBA '15)

    “The most important opportunity the Schulich IMBA provided me came from its broad exposure to all industry aspects.”

    Elena Mayer (IMBA '15)Senior Manager, Client Relationships, Mining
    PricewaterhouseCoopers
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Student Clubs

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Schulich CIM

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.

Email: schulichcim@schulich.yorku.ca