Business

Full-Time

Course List

Term 1

MTH-1223: Business Mathematics I

This is a course in the mathematical concepts needed for success in the modern business world. We will study percentages, ratios and proportions, exponents; algebraic manipulation and solution of equations and equation systems; plotting, graphing and reading descriptive charts; deriving and presenting descriptive statistics.

COM-1013: Critical Thinking and Writing

In this writing course, students will respond to current issues and news articles via various styles of paragraphs and essays. Students will strive for clarity of message and diplomatic expression of opinion based on fact. Students will practice thinking critically and will organize and hone their writing to ensure clarity and correctness in their messages. Critical Thinking and Writing lays the foundation for a subsequent research- writing course.

BUS-1234: Computer Applications for Business

Strong computer skills are essential to finding employment in management and administration. This course provides students with resources and guidance to develop skills in Microsoft Office 2016 applications. While learning about Microsoft Office 2016 with a particular focus on word and document processing, presentation tools and extra time on spreadsheet management, students will also develop skills in time management, self-discipline, and attention to detail. Students will also have an opportunity to improve their ability to read and follow written instructions. Computer Applications for Business is a course delivered using both practical hands-on applications in the computer lab and comprises additional online skills assessment and training tools designed to provide flexibility in learning. This course prepares students for further opportunities to apply their spreadsheet skills and expand upon these skills as they continue in their areas of study.

MAN-1103: Human Resource Management

Effective Human Resources Management (HRM) is critical to the success of organizations today. This course will provide an overview of the key concepts of HR management and will include some history and theory of the HR function and important terminology. It will introduce students to the core competencies of effective HR practitioners and allow for self-assessment against these competencies. We will be discussing core HR practice areas such as Strategic Planning, HR Planning, HR Administration, Talent Management, Training Learning and Development, Performance Assessment, Total Rewards (including Compensation and Benefits) Employee and Labour Relations and Health and Safety in the workplace. In addition, the course looks at the legal environment for effective HR management, and the role of HRM in mergers and acquisitions and organizational change management.

MKT-1143: Marketing Fundamentals

This course introduces students to the foundations of successful marketing and prepares them for advanced marketing courses. The emphasis is on learning and applying marketing concepts in an ever-changing environment that is becoming more global in nature. Topics covered include the following: understanding the marketing environment, consumer and business behaviour, marketing intelligence, and the design and implementation of effective marketing strategies and marketing mix elements.

ACC-1004: Accounting Theory and Practice I

This course is an introduction to the theory of accounting and the standard methods of record-keeping. Accounting principles and concepts are emphasized in the preparation of financial statements for both service and merchandising companies. Topics include the accounting and control procedures over cash, receivables, inventory and payroll. This course is designed to provide accounting skills required in Business Administration and for those students who intend to proceed towards a professional accounting designation.

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ACC-1093: Accounting Concepts I

This course is an introduction to the theory of accounting and the standard methods of recordkeeping for non-accounting major students. Generally accepted accounting principles and concepts are emphasized in the preparation of financial statements.

Term 2

MTH-2223: Business Mathematics II

This course applies mathematical principles to problems of finance and probability. We will study simple and compound interest, annuities, bonds, project evaluation, laws of probability, and probability distributions.

COM-2013: Communications for Business

This course provides students with the skills required for professional, written, and oral communications essential to business success and subsequent courses. Students will develop database and internet research skills; prepare professional written business communication; and create, practice and deliver professional oral presentations. Students will research and document borrowed information in a business report and will demonstrate critical reading and thinking skills.

PHL-1253: Ethical Leadership and Critical Decision Making

This interdisciplinary course combines insights from the field of business with social psychology and applied ethics to challenge students with an introspective look at some of today's most important ethical dilemmas. Students in PHL-1253 learn that the ethical standards employed by businesses and corporations ultimately concern the quality of human behaviours in those organizations. Human behaviour evolves from many influences: our past relationships, the ways we think and feel, how we respond to pressures in various social contexts, and how we deliberate in our daily thoughts and actions. Each of these influences is intimately involved with the quality of our ethical decision making.

BUS-1103: Global Business Principles

This course introduces students to the study of business and builds a necessary foundation for subsequent courses in Business programs. Areas covered include the following: the free enterprise system, business environments, ownership, organizational culture and structure, and the functional areas of business including accounting, human resources, production, and marketing. The examination of core business functions within the context of global business, entrepreneurship, ethics, and social responsibility enables students to obtain a holistic view of the world of business. This, in turn, leads to an understanding of the critical success factors of a domestic or international business venture.

JSS-1001: Job Search and Success

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how to conduct a job search and how to succeed in the work place. This includes self-reflection, effectively designing a cover letter and resume, online job searches utilizing social media, behavioural based interviewing as well as marketing oneself effectively in a job interview. Job safety, successful work strategies and harassment and discrimination plan of action is also discussed.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

ACC-2004: Accounting Theory and Practice II

This course is a continuation of ACC-1004, and it introduces additional and more advanced concepts. Topics covered include accounting for property, plant and equipment and intangible assets as well as short and long-term liabilities and the different forms of equity. Students will also learn how to report and analyse cash flows and how to analyse financial statements. This course is designed to provide accounting skills required in Business Administration and for those students who intend to proceed towards a professional accounting designation.

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ACC-2104: Accounting Concepts II

This course builds on ACC-1093 by taking a closer look at specific balance sheet accounts. Topics include accounting for cash, receivables, long-lived assets, liabilities and equity. Cash Flow Statements are also introduced. The course is suitable for non-accounting major students.

Term 3

STA-1103: Business Statistics

This course provides an overview of the techniques of statistical inference. We will review descriptive statistics and probability distributions. Then we will study estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression. The focus of this course is on problem solving.

ECO-1123: Microeconomics

This course provides an understanding of how society chooses what goods and services to produce through an examination of the laws of supply and demand as well as how and for whom they are produced by examining the behaviour of firms, market structures and the distribution of income.

MKT-1103: Social Media Marketing

This course explores online marketing tools and tactics, such as social media, email, digital advertising and content marketing, that businesses can use to build a profitable relationship with their customers. Students engage in simulated social media, email and digital advertising campaigns to gain a better understanding of how to use these tools in their marketing efforts. Along with learning about digital and social media marketing, students learn general principles of marketing that are key for every business, regardless of industry or size: identifying who your customers are; understanding what needs they have that you are uniquely able to serve; creating a brand voice that speaks to them; identifying who your competitors are; deciding how to differentiate your offering from theirs; and creating a plan for engaging customers across social media and digital advertising platforms.

MAN-1163: Organizational Behaviour

This subject is an examination of the contemporary Canadian business environment including the organization, leadership and management decision process which influences the behaviour of individuals and groups. Increased global competition, technological change and the rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for improved and more effective leadership. This subject provides a better understanding of this process.

MKT-3213: Business Intelligence I

Business Intelligence I introduces students to the constantly expanding world of secondary data research. This is the first of two research courses designed to develop research techniques and skills that meet the needs of today's business. In Business Intelligence I, students develop their research technology skills by learning how to locate, evaluate, and qualify high-quality data. Students will develop skills to critically interpret and evaluate the data collected and suggest potential trends and implications. An important focus is of the course is learning to create appropriate tables and charts that aid in understanding the data. By tackling four business reports, students will learn to craft high-quality written reports with accurate references and citations. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to a wide variety of government and business information that will help them expand their knowledge of the dynamic business environment.

BUS OPT: Business Option - Select 1

Term 4

LAW-1003: Business Law

In this course, students are prepared for a business environment increasingly affected by laws. They learn how laws must be understood and applied by management in the conduct of business. They also learn how to analyze a business situation from a general legal perspective. Emphasis is placed on methods of dispute resolution, contracts, torts, employment law, methods of carrying on business, creditors' rights, sale of goods and marketing law.

ECO-1113: Macroeconomics

This course provides an understanding of the role of economics in business decision-making through the study of the methodology of economics, the components of the Canadian economy, cycles in the economy, macroeconomic goals, the measuring of economic performance, and government intervention in the economy as government attempts to manage the economy.

MAN-1033: Operations Management

This course introduces business students to operations and supply chain management. Foundational concepts and practical methods used in designing and in operations of manufacturing and service firms. Students explore strategic issues related to how firms compete as well as tactical and operational decision-making. Included in this is the exploration of operations and supply chain strategy, logistics, quality control, project management, process design, capacity planning inventory management, and aggregate planning.

MKT-3353: Integrated Marketing Communication

In today's marketing world, there are more advertising contact points and specialized media competing for consumer's attention than ever before. To effectively break through the clutter, companies need to use a well-coordinated approach to selecting different promotional methods to differentiate their communication and present a consistent message to target audiences. This course introduces students to the concept of integrated marketing communications (IMC); a strategic planning process that helps companies identify the most appropriate and effective methods for communicating and building relationships with consumers. Students will learn the essential components of an IMC plan, including how to integrate advertising, sales promotions, public relations, direct marketing and digital media to maximize the impact of communications. Students will utilize this knowledge to build their own comprehensive marketing communications plan for a selected product or service.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

GED-XXX3: General Education Electibe

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