Business (BUS)

BUS-1124  Service-Based Small Business Management  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the organization and operation of a small business. Focus is on development of a local business plan which includes feasibility, marketing, finance, and operations components. Students will be guided through lectures, video cases, and presentations from local business leaders. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to BUS-124.

BUS-1166  Business Law  (3 Credits)  

Extensive coverage of how law governs and facilitates business enterprise. Provides an overview of key areas fundamental to business operation, including contracts, torts, bailment, insurance, agency, employment, land transfers, tenancy, mortgage, partnership and corporate law.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to BUS-166.

BUS-1170  Introduction to Management  (3 Credits)  

The exploration of the four basic components of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Includes theoretical background as well as practical application through case study analysis.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to BUS-170.

BUS-1177  Entrepreneurship  (3 Credits)  

An interactive exploration of the concept of entrepreneurship and assessing one's suitability and capacity for it. Involves learning to differentiate between mere ideas and true entrepreneurial opportunities. Includes assessing the implementation of entrepreneurial endeavor and an exploration of the issues relating to new business start-up. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to BUS-177.

BUS-1185  Business Computer Applications  (1.5 Credits)  

A skills based approach to attain and ensure a minimum level of understanding and competence working with common business orientated software packages in a windows environment. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to BUS-185.

BUS-2268  Organizational Behavior  (3 Credits)  

A comprehensive analysis of human behaviour in organizations. Topics include motivation and individual behaviour; stress and its management; perception and personality; and emotions and values. Includes communication; leadership; power; decision-making; inter- and intra-group dynamics; conflict; and change. In addition to theoretical coverage, students will have opportunities to develop analytical and decision-making skills through case study analysis, simulation exercises, and research projects.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to BUS-268.

Requisite courses: Take BUS-1170 (Required, Previous).

BUS-2275  International Business  (3 Credits)  

An intensive orientation to international business and economic and financial tools, enabling students to analyze and understand international business events. Includes opportunities to apply analytical tools in cases and projects. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to BUS-275.

Requisite courses: Take ECN-1180 (Required, Previous). Take BUS-1170; (Required, Previous).

BUS-2276  Financial Planning  (3 Credits)  

A focused opportunity to critically analyze one's personal financial position, gather knowledge for competent decision-making regarding the accumulation and growth of personal wealth, and increase awareness relating to the optimum distribution of financial resources. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to BUS-1176, BUS-176.

Requisite courses: Take BUS-1185 (Required, Previous).

BUS-2277  Retailing Strategies  (3 Credits)  

An analysis of the Canadian retail market. Students are prompted to develop a strategic retail plan including decisions regarding retail location, store space layout and design, merchandise presentation, inventory management, pricing, staffing, and customer service. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to MKT-2277, MKT-277.

Requisite courses: Take MKT-1188 (Required, Previous).

BUS-2278  Industrial and Labour Relations  (3 Credits)  

A skills-based approach to managing unionized workplaces and those faced with certification applications. Includes the structure and functioning of the Canadian industrial relations system, basic employment law concepts, the union certification process, negotiation and administration of collective agreements, and resolution of strikes and disputes. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to BUS-278.

Requisite courses: Take BUS-1166 (Required, Previous).

BUS-2281  Logistics  (3 Credits)  

Covers essential aspects of supply chain management, including inventory, warehousing, transportation, purchasing, packaging, and materials handling, with a focus on enhancing efficiency and customer service. Field studies provide opportunity to examine real-world companies and situations. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to MKT-2281, MKT-281.

Requisite courses: Take MKT-1188 (Required, Previous).

BUS-2283  Integrated Marketing Communication  (3 Credits)  

Covers advertising as an integral element of the marketing mix. Topics include various media, their advantages and limitations, problems of originating and placing advertising, budgeting and control of advertising expense, and implications of the social responsibility of advertisers. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Work Integrated Learning (1.0)

Equivalent to MKT-2283, MKT-283, BUS-283.

Requisite courses: Take MKT-1188 (Required, Previous). Take BUS-2283W (Required, Concurrent).

BUS-2285  Advanced Small Business Management  (3 Credits)  

Exploration of the tools of a small business manager including evaluation and organization of business expansion by buying an existing business or franchising. Covers decision-making re finances, marketing, taxes, operations, human resources, growth, and business transfer.

Instruction (3.0), Work Integrated Learning (1.0)

Equivalent to BUS-285.

Requisite courses: Take BUS-1177 (Required, Previous). Take MKT-1188 (Required, Previous). Take ACC-1170 (Required, Previous). Take BUS-2285W (Required, Concurrent).

BUS-2286  Introduction to Supply Chain Management  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the key components that comprise Supply Chain Management, including supply management, operations, logistics, and integration. Focus will be on purchasing, distribution, business operations of forecasting and inventory responsiveness, critical information systems methods, and utilizing key performance indicators for feasibility and decision-making.

Instruction (3)

Requisite courses: Take BUS-1170 (Required, Previous). Take CPU-1165 (Required, Previous).

BUS-2287  Business Analytics and Decision Making  (3 Credits)  

The exploration of the way in which organizations use data to make evidence-based decisions. The focus will be on reporting, visualization, and prediction techniques used to make sound business decisions. Topics also include block chain and big data.

Instruction (3)

Requisite courses: Take BUS-1170 (Required, Previous).

BUS-2288  Project Management  (3 Credits)  

A skills-based overview of project management. Integrates knowledge areas of scope, schedule, cost, resource, communications, quality, risk and procurement into management process groups of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Work Integrated Learning (1.0)

Equivalent to BUS-1180, BUS-180.

Requisite courses: Take BUS-1170 ENG-1150 or ENG-1159 (Required, Previous). Take BUS-2288W (Required, Concurrent).

BUS-2290  Business Research Methods  (3 Credits)  

A hands-on approach to research concepts and phases. Students conduct research studies for a variety of projects, gaining practical experience in research ethics, survey design, focus group facilitation, as well as research using observation, interviews, and more formal strategies. Research projects vary from term to term. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to MKT-2290, MKT-290.

Requisite courses: Take MKT-1188 (Required, Previous).

BUS-2292  Business Finance  (3 Credits)  

Exposure to essential business finance topics including time value of money; bond and dividend valuation; and analysis of cash flows influencing capital budgeting and leasing decisions. Topics are examined with regard to risk and include an international perspective.

Instruction (4)

Equivalent to BUS-292.

Requisite courses: Take ACC-1175 (Required, Previous).

BUS-2293  Advanced Marketing Strategies  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of the inter-relationship between strategy, tactics and other aspects of planning, organizing and controlling for marketing and management. A theoretical approach is used to supplement application of marketing management to case studies and decision-making activities. Integration of marketing elements in the analysis and creation of marketing strategies. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3.0), Work Integrated Learning (1.0)

Equivalent to MKT-2288, MKT-288.

Requisite courses: Take MKT-1188 (Required, Previous). Take BUS-2293W (Required, Concurrent).

BUS-2298  Human Resource Management  (3 Credits)  

A comprehensive study of techniques and activities utilized in acquiring, developing and maintaining a highly effective workforce. Topics include designing and analyzing jobs; human resource planning; recruitment and selection; orientation and training; career development; performance appraisal; financial compensation; employee benefits and services; and occupational health and safety. Topics are discussed in light of various environmental challenges such as government policies, demographic trends, and organizational trends. Includes theoretical and applied exposure.

Instruction (3.0), Work Integrated Learning (1.0)

Equivalent to BUS-298.

Requisite courses: Take BUS-1170 (Required, Previous). Take BUS-2298W (Required, Concurrent).