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Program Description

Expand your business knowledge and learn skills necessary for competent decision making in today's rapidly changing business environment. Successful students will gain an understanding of essential business concepts including: problem solving methods, financial processes, business planning, and legal and ethical issues in business.


Program Requirements

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
  Expected Availability
  Credits Fall Winter Summer
Principles of Accounting 1ACCT-1100 3 Yes Yes
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.
Business LawLAWS-3041 3 Yes Yes
This course is an introduction to Canadian Business Law with an emphasis on the law in Ontario and its practical application in business and accounting environments. A mobile computing course (laptop) integrates technology; the students will utilize electronic resources and acquire the ability to identify and respond appropriately to relevant legal situations. Course content includes the constitution and court system, torts, professional liability, contracts, property, security interests and business formations.
Principles of Marketing 1MKTG-1012 3 Yes Yes
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.
Business MathMATH-1052 3 Yes Yes
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.
Organizational BehaviourMGMT-3041 3 Yes Yes
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.
Financial Management ApplicationsFINA-1031 3 Yes Yes
The purpose of this course is to give students an opportunity to understand and use the financial statements and reports of incorporated small businesses, namely the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows. Students are also introduced to Pro Forma Statements, Cash Budgets and ways to develop these tools. Students will perform ratio and trend analysis, prepare projections and improve their skills in the management of small business financial affairs.
Excel for Business AdvCOMP-3077 3 Yes Yes
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 2016 for MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) expert level Excel certification. MOS testing is available at certified testing centers across Canada.
Small Business OwnershipBUSI-1070 3 Yes Yes
In BUSI 1070, the major project consists of constructing a business plan for a new enterprise. The student is expected to understand and apply the concepts learned from previous courses. The project requires the student to integrate core topics such as small business finance, marketing and operations. Additional course material explores alternatives to starting a business such as buying an existing business or franchise and/or taking over the family business.
Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 6 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply business concepts to solve common business problems and situations.
  2. Create and explain financial processes and data.
  3. Recognize common legal and ethical issues facing today’s businesses.
  4. Evaluate the challenges and risks associated with small business management.
  5. Create a business plan.
  6. Identify and apply customer service strategies.
  7. Compare a number of techniques necessary to enhance communications in organizations.
  8. Describe the implications of the global market on business.
  9. Describe the effect of personality profiles and behaviour in organizations.
  10. Discuss the basic elements of the marketing planning process and examine the information required to make effective marketing decisions.
  11. Identify the effect and role of information technology on today’s businesses.
  12. Describe the issues that one may face in a diverse team.

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