Business - Supply Chain and Operations-2024/2025
|Introduction to Business Processes
|This course explores the various functional areas of business in Canada and demonstrates the interrelationship among these areas. Students are introduced to many concepts, including major business trends, the role of government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, business ethics and social responsibility.
|Principles of Accounting 1
|This course introduces the student to the Principles of Accounting, and includes an exploration of the underlying concepts that guide the preparation of accounts for individuals and organizations. It is designed to teach the student, regardless of program destination, an essential life skill - an understanding of Net Worth, and its importance to business success and the financial well being of the individual.
|Reason & Writing Business 1
|This course will introduce business students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
|Principles of Marketing 1
|This course is designed to provide an overview of the decisions that face Marketers in today's fast-paced and competitive business environment. Students will learn that marketing is not only advertising but a broad set of activities designed to satisfy consumer needs and wants. Students examine the information Marketers require for effective decision-making and learn the basic elements of the marketing planning process.
|This course provides a review of basic arithmetic and algebra as well as providing students with mathematical tools and concepts needed for other college courses and in future employment. This course is to prepare students for later courses in Marketing, Business, Financial Planning, Accounting, Purchasing and Insurance.
|Strategies for Success
|This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, time management, academic integrity, emotional self-awareness and social skills development. Additionally, emphasis is placed on career readiness and preparation.
|Purchasing & SCM
|This course introduces students to the field of Supply Management. Emphasis will be placed on the impact that purchasing and supply chain management can have on the competitive success and profitability of organizations. This course will focus on identifying and applying specific tools and techniques that are often used in the procurement process. The following concepts and tools will be introduced: sourcing, supplier evaluation, ethics, lean supply (inventory) basics, cost management, government and retail buying, negotiation, contract law, quality needs, buying services, and performance evaluation.
|Economics I is an introductory microeconomics course which covers a broad curriculum of microeconomic principles. Students will study the foundations of economic choice, market pricing, consumer behaviour, business decision making, market structure and policy development in a small open economy like Canada.
|This introductory course emphasizes management accounting topics such as financial statement analysis, budgets, nature of costs etc. This will allow the student to understand the role of accounting in business and how accounting data is used in the decision making process.
|Excel for Business Adv
|Modern spreadsheet programs perform far beyond simple number crunching. The functionality of Microsoft Excel continues to move the application into new venues such as visual interactive data presentations or sales proposals. Given the now commonplace nature of the program, it is crucial that all business minded professionals have a comprehensive knowledge of MS Excel. Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students will be trained in MS Excel for MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) expert level Excel certification. MOS testing is available at certified testing centers across Canada.
|This course introduces students to the field of supply chain management (SCM), which spans the entire process from obtaining raw materials to their transformation into products and services, as well as delivery to customers. SCM impacts all areas and processes of the firm and its supply chain partners. This course will stress how you can improve the success and competitive advantage of organizations by employing various practices. The key aspects of procurement, operations and transportation will be emphasized, as well as how each of these functions interrelate and contribute to effective SCM. This course will introduce tactical concepts and applications of topics such as MRP, DRP, ERP, CRM, forecasting, inventory management, transportation, warehousing, and facility location.
|Retail Management & e-Commerce
|Almost 60% of the Canadian economy involves consumer spending. That makes retail management an integral part of the Canadian economy. This course focuses on decision making tools for developing retail strategy, planning merchandise, and building customer loyalty. With an ever increasing number of retailers devoting resources to attracting customers online we will spend time exploring e-commerce.
|This course explains the time value of money calculations used in Mathematics of Finance. It covers topics such as simple interest, compound interest, annuities-simple and general, bonds and cost-benefit analysis.
|Transportation in SCM
|This course introduces students to the field of Transportation. The critical role that transportation plays in helping companies improve their supply chain effectiveness will be examined. Transportation has been growing in importance and has become a critical link in the organizations supply chain and in our Canadian economy. This course will focus on matters of tactical significance such as comparing all methods of transportation, transportation regulation, risk management, preparation of export documentation, performing calculations relating to various transportation decisions, security issues and initiatives, and challenges that the transportation professional may deal with.
|This course develops students' literacy and professional communication skills. Students focus on current business issues and convey relevant meaning in oral and written format. The main themes of the course include writing reports and other relevant business documents (e.g. letters, short reports); communicating in groups and meetings; awareness of intercultural communication and diverse audiences; the job search (including resumes and cover letters); business; business rhetoric in speaking and writing; summarizing and evaluating current business-related readings; delivering presentations; researching and documenting reports using APA format; and self-editing skills.
|Operations Management is an integral component of the Supply Chain as it impacts customers, suppliers and the organization as a whole. This course deals with the requirements to provide the goods and services to our customers examining such areas as inventory, forecasting, capacity, strategies, facilities and planning as well as their impact on the health of our organization. This course provides tactical and strategic examination to provide students with an understanding of the essential aspects of this link in the supply chain.
|Project management is about meeting unique challenges. Project management involves understanding and managing the relationships between people and events, and the scarce resources of time and money. This course will provide practical theories for the successful development, implementation and evaluation of projects and events to meet the strategic and operational goals/objectives of a business. Students will be introduced to a variety of principles, practices, tools and resources to manage workplace projects personal projects and events.
|Organizations and individuals need to be innovative to succeed in the complex and rapidly-changing global marketplace. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of innovation and how innovation applies to your discipline or field.Using this foundational knowledge, you will apply the novel and adaptive thinking processes and tools presented in the course to complete an innovative learning project in collaboration with other students.The project will be based on a real-world scenario with a defined scope as chosen by your professor. The project may involve external live clients and a multi-disciplinary approach.Throughout the course, novel and adaptive thinking skills as well as collaboration skills will be evaluated through self assessment.This course is designed to give students in certificate and diploma programs a foundation in innovative thinking.
|This course is designed to introduce supply chain management students to the skills required in distributive and integrative negotiations. This course will involve critical thinking skills and will introduce concepts and practice, so that students can increase their confidence and ability through both study of negotiation theory and active engagement through participation in progressively challenging role-plays. Students will be able to recognize different conflict and negotiation situations, know how to plan, implement, and analyze their negotiations. Topics covered include strategies, cognitive biases, ethics, cultural differences, communication styles and third party options for disputes.
|Purchasing Contract Law
|An examination of the principles of Canadian business law with a focus on commercial purchasing issues including contract, personal and commercial liability and fiduciary obligations.
|Business & Resource Planning Systems
|In this course students will use the latest ERP software to examine how various business tasks or activities are managed, with particular attention paid to how these activities span across functional areas of the business. Students will develop an understanding of the many chains of interrelated events that must occur for any business to successfully serve its internal and external customers. Using an ERP system, students will execute tasks for a fictitious business, carrying out activities related to sales order processing, credit and receivable risk management, pricing, forecasting, procurement, material requirements planning and production planning. Upon completion of this course, students will have developed a high-level view of the chain of information "hand offs" that occur among and between functional areas of the business, and the use of an ERP system can contribute to organizational efficiency.
|Public Sector SCM
|This course is an introduction to the field of Public Supply Management, the art and science of ensuring that goods and services are created and delivered successfully to customers. This course will cover the basic and essential aspects of this field of study at the tactical level.
|Strategic Business Planning-SCM
|Supply Chain Management is a critical function to any organization, and every department has a critical role to play in delivering an organization's strategy. This course provides an overview of: understanding the supply chain; achieving strategic fit in a supply chain; identifying major drivers of supply chain performance; how to plan and coordinate demand, supplies, inventories and transportation in a supply chain; and how to manage sourcing decisions in a supply chain. Students will participate in a value chain simulation where they experience the power of true alignment and a well-articulated supply chain strategy, supported by tactical supply chain skills and knowledge.
|Organizational behaviour (OB) theories and concepts are applicable to various work settings-private, public, for-profit, and not-for-profit. This course investigates how individuals, groups, and structures influence and are, in turn, influenced by behaviours in organizations. Discussion will focus on topics that include: history of OB; evolution of organizational structure, design and culture; work place productivity, employee skills and technology demands; conflict resolution; interpersonal skills; legislation related to workplace discrimination and harassment; leadership; and management of change, power, and organizational politics.