|BUSN 1010 - Introduction to Business. |
provides students with an overview of business in the Canadian environment, with a focus on the economic and business systems, as well as major social, technological, and global trends. The course introduces students to fundamental concepts related to many functional areas of business, such as human resource management, marketing, production, operations management, accounting, and financial management. Emphasis is placed on relating the course material to current events in the business world, as well as helping students acquire critical and analytical thinking skills.
|BUSN 1020 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship. |
is designed to give students a broad understanding of the field of entrepreneurship, the role that entrepreneurship plays in society, and the importance of small business in Canada. Topics will include the nature and theories of entrepreneurship, the characteristics and behaviours of entrepreneurs, and the entrepreneurial process in small and large firms. Students will get to think and act in a creative manner, engage with local entrepreneurs, and evaluate their own entrepreneurial skill set. Students will learn entrepreneurial, technical and communication skills that will be useful in any organizational setting.
|BUSN 2110 - Managerial Accounting. |
introduces students to the concepts of preparing and using financial data for managerial decision making. Topics include job costing, process costing, activity-based costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, and variance analysis.
- Prerequisite: BUSN 2100 or BUSI 1101
- Note: CR - BUSI 2101
|BUSN 2250 - Marketing II. |
introduces students to practical decision making based on the concepts, analyses, and activities that comprise marketing tactics: product management, pricing considerations, promotional strategies, channels of distribution, customer relationship marketing, implementation, evaluation, and control.
- Prerequisite: BUSN 2200 or BUSI 1210
- Note: CR - BUSI 2210, the former BUSI 1201, the former BUSI 2201
|BUSN 2500 - Personal Finance. |
introduces the essentials of individual financial management. Students will further develop an understanding and skills in areas such as basic personal income tax, financial security, saving and investing, the use of credit, insurance, investments, and borrowing.
- Prerequisite: 3 credit hours in MATH and completion of at least 30 credit hours
|BUSN 3010 - Organizational Theory. |
emphasizes the fundamental concepts of organizational theory: the nature of organizational structure and its determinants in a complex global economy, the boundaries and impacts of organizational environments, measures of organizational effectiveness, and the roles of organizational learning, culture, innovation, development and change in shaping today’s organizations. In addition to exploring the underlying theory of these organization-level phenomena, students will have an opportunity to critically apply course concepts to their own professional experiences.
- Prerequisite: BUSN 2300 or BUSI 3310 or the former BUSI 2301
- Note: CR - BUSI 5301
|BUSN 3030 - Canadian Business Law. |
introduces the student to the Canadian legal system and substantive areas of the law that are of particular relevance to the business setting. Topics include torts, negligence, contracts, legal structures for business formation, employment and property law. Emphasis will be placed on risk management. The course is taught through a variety of means used to improve the student’s critical thinking skills.
- Prerequisite: completion of at least 60 credit hours
- Note: CR - BUSI 4000
|BUSN 3240 - Understanding Consumer Behaviour. |
considers the impact of consumer behaviour and the consumer decision making process on corporate and marketing strategy. Students will examine the complexity of concepts that influence the purchase, consumption, and post-purchase behaviours of individuals including culture, reference groups, self-image, perception, personality and lifestyle.
- Prerequisite: BUSN 2250 or BUSI 2210 or the former BUSI 2201
- Note: CR - BUSI 3210
|BUSN 3410 - Operations Management. |
teaches fundamental concepts regarding the nature, design and management of the operations function of organizations. Focus will be on capacity planning, forecasting, quality management, inventory management, and material requirements planning.
- Prerequisite: STAT 2500
- Note: CR - BUSI 3401
|BUSN 3510 - Financial Management II. |
continues the concepts of financial management in Canadian capital markets. Focus will be on asset management, capital budgeting, valuation, dividend policy and extension of long-term financing options.
- Prerequisite: BUSN 3500 or BUSI 4500
- Note: CR - BUSI 5500
|BUSN 4040 - International Business Management. |
focuses on issues of globalization and the role of business in the global economy. Topics include the role of multinational corporations in economic development, market entry strategies for small- and medium-sized enterprises, the challenges of managing economic, cultural, and technological changes and differences, the role of international investment and FDI, as well as international business strategies required to compete in today’s highly interconnected world. Students will gain the skills to function within the international and global business context.
- Prerequisite: BUSN 1010 or BUSI 1000, ECON 2010 and ECON 2020
- Note: CR - BUSI 5302, the former BUSI 7302
|BUSN 4070 - Change Management and Implementation. |
examines the current thinking and research regarding the strategic management of change. Change in a variety of organization settings will be introduced and analyzed with respect to identifying barriers to change, using change agents, creating learning environments, implementing, and evaluating. The course will focus on the leadership, implementation and strategies for developing a culture for change.
- Prerequisite: BUSN 4010, or BUSI 4050 and BUSI 7000
|BUSN 4510 - Investments. |
is a study of capital markets and the financial services industry. Emphasis will be placed upon investment securities, risks, markets and mechanics, and portfolio management for personal and institutional investments.
- Prerequisite: BUSN 3500 or BUSI 4500
- Note: CR - BUSI 6510