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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
CreditsFall Winter Summer
Principles of Accounting 1ACCT-11003YesYes
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-30413YesYes
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-10123YesYes
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.
Sales, Marketing & Digital ChannelsMKTG-50093NoYes
This course develops the students' understanding of the intersection between sales and marketing in both the brick-and-mortar and digital worlds. Exposure to online marketing tactics and mobile communications will increase student's digital literacy. Students will learn to identify their clients'/customers' needs, speak to those needs, and select solutions that add the most value to their clients/customers, irrespective of the channel in which they operate. At the end of the course students will be able to seamlessly integrate tactics across channels, operating in the omni-channel universe.
Organizational BehaviourMGMT-30413YesYes
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-10313YesNo
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-30773YesYes
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.
Introduction to Business ProcessesBUSI-10053YesYes
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.

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. Identify and discuss the impact of global issues on an organization’s business opportunities by using an environmental scan.

  2. Apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization’s business initiatives.

  3. Use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business initiatives.

  4. Apply basic research skills to support business decision making.

  5. Support the planning, implementation and monitoring projects.

  6. Perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices.

  7. Explain the role of the human resource function and its impact on an organization.

  8. Use accounting and financial principles to support the operations of an organization.

  9. Describe and apply marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization.

  10. Outline principles of supply chain management and operations management.

  11. Outline and assess the components of a business plan.

  12. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field.


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