Business Administration - Accounting

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Course List

Term 1

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Term 2

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.

ACC-3403: Computerized Accounting Systems

This course utilizes the Sage 50 Accounting for Windows computer-based accounting software to illustrate the practical uses of computers in a financial accounting setting. Students create files, set up historical data, record entries in journals and ledgers and prepare reports. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to apply the practical and theoretical accounting concepts learned in previous and concurrent accounting courses to a computerized accounting system.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Academic Break

Academic Break

Term 3

ACC-3804: Intermediate Accounting I

This intermediate accounting course focuses on financial reporting and accounting concepts as well as the asset side of the balance sheet. Topics surveyed include the conceptual framework underlying financial reporting, reporting financial performance, reporting financial position and revenue recognition. Topics explored on assets includes cash and receivables, inventory, investments, intangible assets as well as property, plant and equipment. After completing this intermediate accounting course, students will be able to apply this knowledge to identify, measure and communicate financial information.

ACC-3204: Management Accounting I

This course provides a broad coverage of the basic manufacturing cost elements (materials, labour and overhead) and their relationship to job costing, activity-based costing, and cost-volume-profit analysis. Cost behaviour analysis, cost estimation techniques and budgeting are also covered.

FIN-1203: Financial Management I

This is an introductory course in managerial finance. Topics surveyed include the goals of financial management, financial statement analysis, the time value of money, and working capital management. This course also introduces financial planning and forecasting for business entities. The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to the theory and principles of managerial finance.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

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.

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.

Term 4

ACC-4804: Intermediate Accounting II

This intermediate accounting course is a continuation of ACC-3804, focusing on financial reporting and accounting concepts as well as the liability and equity side of the balance sheet. Topics surveyed include the accounting and reporting of complex financial instruments, income taxes, and the Statement of Cash Flows. Coverage of liabilities and equity includes pensions and leases. After completing this intermediate accounting course, students will be able to apply this knowledge to identify, measure and communicate financial information.

ACC-4204: Management Accounting II

This course builds on the fundamental concepts and applications of management accounting introduced in ACC-3204. Topics include budgeting for control and performance evaluation, process costing, pricing and reporting concepts, as well as variable and absorption inventory costing approaches. Use of relevant cost information for managerial decision-making is also covered.

FIN-2203: Financial Management II

This course builds upon the theories and principles of managerial finance learned in Financial Management I. It introduces the student to the theories and principles of long-term financing decisions and capital budgeting decisions. The purpose of this course is to complete the introduction to the theory and principles of managerial finance.

FIN-1114: Taxation I

This course introduces the student to the principles governing the Canadian income tax system as it relates to the individual taxpayer. Topics covered in this course include the following: : who is taxable, income and deductions from employment, business and property income, capital gains and losses, personal tax credits and the calculation of taxes payable. Use of software for tax return preparation is also covered for employees and self-employed individuals.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

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.

Term 5

CPL-1049: Co-op Work Term (optional)

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/co-op_and_career/

Term 6

BUS-5503: Entrepreneurship I

This course is designed to foster creativity, critical thinking, and utilize problem-solving skills as the first of two capstone courses for graduating Business Administration students. By using the entrepreneurial and project management processes, students are exposed to a variety of team-building, meeting and project-planning activities that improve leadership and communication skills. Students conduct a research analysis study and deliver a feasibility study based on a respective new venture or corporate project. Upon course completion, successful students will have developed a portfolio of work showcasing their business knowledge, skills and talents.

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.

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.

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.

FIN-2113: Taxation II

This course introduces the student to the principles governing the Canadian income tax system as it relates to the corporate taxpayer. Topics covered in this course include the following: calculation of net income, taxable income and taxes payable for corporations earning income from business, property and capital gains and losses. Issues relating to corporation-shareholder relationships, transactions, and basic tax planning is also covered. This course also includes the use of software for corporate tax return preparation.

Term 7

BUS-6503: Entrepreneurship II

This course has been designed to foster creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills as the second of two capstone courses for graduating Business Administration students. By using the entrepreneurial and project management processes, students are exposed to a variety of team-building, meeting and project-planning activities that improve their leadership and communication skills. Students complete an operations and human resources strategy as well as a final financial strategy with respect to developing a new venture OR complete a corporate project action and implementation plan. By the end of term, each student will have a portfolio of work showcasing their business knowledge, skills and talents.

ACC-3503: Management Information Systems

This course introduces the use of computer-based information systems in management and accounting. In addition, the course analyses and evaluates an organization's computer-based internal control system taking risk management into account. Topics surveyed include computer hardware and software, networks and telecommunications, the systems development process, system security and control and the management of information systems. After completing this course, students will be able to apply this knowledge to make informed decisions about the selection of, uses for, and risks of information technology.

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.

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.

Program Maps

Students are required to follow their prescribed program map and are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks for any reason.

Current Students

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Disclaimer

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