Course Description


Applied Accounting I

This course provides students with a basic introductory knowledge of how financial information is recorded, summarized, and reported in the world of business. Students will study each facet of the accounting cycle from the preparation of source documents to the presentation of financial statements.

 

College Communication I 

This first-level post-secondary course will help students in all programs develop their ability to communicate effectively. The course requires students to meet first-year benchmarks for generic skills in researching, organizing, reframing, analyzing, and presenting information.

 

Government Relations

It is important for every Canadian to have an understanding of how their government is structured and how it affects them. This course aims to develop an understanding of how you, as an individual member of society, relate to the various levels of government (Municipal, Provincial and Federal). You will also gain an understanding of different political parties and how their proposed policies affect you as a member of society.



Organizational Behavior

This course examines behavior in organizations. Organizations are essential to the way our community operates. Business organizations are, however, much more than a means for providing goods and services. They create the settings in which most of us spend our lives. In this respect, they have profound influence on our individual behaviors. We will develop techniques that can motivate individuals to work together and improve personal satisfaction, organizational performance, and be integrated with its community. While emphasis will focus on the practical problems encountered in management and supervisory roles, the course will, in addition, support the characteristics of a healthy sustainable community.

 

Business Mathematics

The student will develop the basic skills required to solve problems in business mathematics. Topics include simple and compound interest and annuities. There will be some applications of mathematics of finance, including mortgage amortization problems and investment decision applications.



Managerial Accounting 

Students will be introduced to the basic quantitative tools used by managers to plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate operations within a business environment.

 

Fundamentals of Financial Planning

Fundamentals of Financial Planning examines the financial planning process. From developing and implementing the financial plan, the risks and rewards associated with estate, retirement, and investment planning will be examined. The course will allow the student to obtain credit standing from the Financial Planners Standards Council. This course will also benefit the student who plans on taking further financial courses working towards Certified Financial Planner.



Human Resource Administration
 

The primary objective of this course is to make the student "literate" in the issues of human resources management. This literacy includes understanding the relationship between the human resources function and the rest of the organization. It also involves acquisition of the concepts and terminology, which provide the foundation for practice, and examination of the behavioral results of human resources decisions. Topics covered will include an introduction to employee hiring practices, opinion surveys, health and safety administration, job evaluation, planning, wage and salary administration, and labor relations.

 

Multiculturalism in Canada 

This course offers a nonjudgemental discussion of various cultures, their belief systems and life styles, and the impact this has on the helping relationship. Emphasis is placed on those cultures most common to Canada, and the course helps the student to compare his/her own experience to that of other cultures.

 

Marketing for Business

Students in Marketing for Business will examine the fundamentals of marketing and the role the marketing function plays in various business enterprises. Specific coverage includes the marketing concept, consumer motivation and behavior, marketing research, product planning and development, place and distribution selection, promotion and advertising, and the marketing mix.



Customer Service Management 

Implementing a customer service plan is a course that convinces the learner that many businesses and professions are developing a renewed emphasis on providing quality services and products to their customers. Globalization is stressing further the importance of improved customer service in order to remain competitive. In today’s business environment, providing a quality product or service is merely the entrance fee. Supporting the product or service with an exceptional customer service plan is what will enable Canadian organizations to succeed.

 

Business Process

In this course learners will develop business communication and documentation skills, apply critical thinking skills in order to analyze numeric and financial data, and examine a broad range of information technology systems and corporate best practices available in today’s business world.

 

Marketing II

Marketing II students study successful marketing activities and techniques in a broad range of businesses. Students evaluate the marketing strategy of a selected retail business or product based upon consideration of the many factors affecting marketing success.



Analysis & Innovation
 

Two of the most valuable skills in business are the ability to think critically and the capacity to generate creative solutions to problems. This course develops the student’s dual capacity to analyze concepts and assess the logic of arguments, as well as to overcome challenges through the power of focused imagination.

 

Business Law  

This course introduces the student to certain fundamental laws governing business relationships and transactions including the forms of business ownership (sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited partnerships, and incorporation), contract law, the sale of goods, agency law, tort law, credit, protecting intellectual property, insurance, employment, and negotiable instruments.

 

International Marketing

This course brings a managerial orientation to the challenge of global marketing. It puts into practice the principal tenet of the global marketer: to benefit from the similarities across diverse markets, but to heed the differences.

 

MicroEconomics

Microeconomics is an introductory course. Topics covered include supply-demand markets, and wage and hiring decisions in the input market. Specific applications will include marketing board behaviour and the incidence of taxes and subsidies.

 

Ethics and Social Responsibility

This course offers students social responsibility awareness and a practical framework to respond to growing stakeholder demands for financial, environmental and social performance. The course will use current events, case studies and discussion to equip students with the knowledge and skills to make solid decisions that will have a positive impact on their employer’s bottom line, societal needs and personal integrity.

 

Entrepreneurial Studies 

This course is designed to have students learn how to start up and run a small business and to explore self-employment opportunities related to their fields of interest.

 

Personal Effectiveness in Business 

The Personal Effectiveness in Business course is designed to teach students the essential skills for personal advancement in business organization. Students will practice effective speaking, examine the formation and maintenance of political alliances within organizations, study the role of dress in business success, learn to negotiate successfully, and develop skills in managing time and stress effectively.

 

Career Planning

Career planning is a practical course designed to assist students identify their skills and develop a marketing strategy for successful employment. The course concentrates on personal flexibility, adaptability, self-assessment, interviewing techniques, and customizing the résumé.

 

Strategic Planning

The student will examine strategy and policy tools for decision making and problem solving. Students will examine and study a variety of business cases to develop insights into the complex challenges faced in business. Student communication, both oral and written, as well as analytical skills, will be stressed in the course along with the ability to work effectively in small groups.

 

Operations Management 

This course is an overview of the management of the operations function in business, including both manufacturing and service operations. Topics covered include: operations in the context of the whole business environment; importance of operations on strategy formulation; forecasting using qualitative and quantitative methods; the relationship of product design to operations; the design of the physical process for producing goods and services, including process selection, service operations design, technology, process-flow analysis and facilities layout; and capacity planning decisions which deal with facilities locations and aggregate planning.

 

 



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