Expand your business knowledge and prepare for positions of greater responsibility. Study specialized areas of business not previously encountered and learn skills necessary for competent decision making in today’s rapidly changing business environment.
Level 1 Group 1 Expected Availability Credits Fall Winter Summer Principles of Accounting 1ACCT-1100 3 Yes 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. Social Media & SocietySOSC-1013 3 No Yes Yes In a few short years, social media has profoundly changed the global communication landscape. With the advent of social media tools such Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Twitter, more and more people are connecting and collaborating online, and creating and distributing content in ways we have never seen before. This course will provide a summary of the major developments in social media and will examine how social media is changing media, business, government, the economy, development, and education in fundamental ways. Students will be introduced to a variety of social media environments and will gain hands-on experience with many of the leading social media applications. This course requires active participation of students and a willingness to immerse in social media practices. This course is offered through OntarioLearn by the host college, Durham college. Ethics & LawLAWS-3018 3 Yes Yes Yes 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. Principles of Marketing 1MKTG-1012 3 Yes 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 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. Strategic HR ManagementMGMT-3005 3 Yes Yes Yes This course will emphasize the importance of human resource management from a strategic perspective by providing students with an overview of the issues, functions and responsibilities of today's HR professional. Students will gain the ability to analyze and develop HR practices and policies that include planning, recruiting, selecting, training, motivating, rewarding, evaluating and providing feedback. Such activities enable today's HR professionals to create and maintain highly effective, efficient and empowered organizations. Small Business CreationBUSI-1121 3 Yes Yes No Students will gain the principal skills to successfully start and manage a small business. Students will also gain a basic understanding of the activities and demands associated with running a small business, such as market research, legal issues, managing risk, managing people, leadership, operations management and growing a small business. Students learn problem solving and decision-making skills related to a small business. The course culminates with the students creating and presenting their business plan. Group 2 Expected Availability Credits Fall Winter Summer Leadership in OrganizationsMGMT-3010 3 No No No Management is a dynamic discipline full of rewards and challenges. Students preparing for a management position need to understand the broad dimensions that such a position will encompass. This introductory course is intended to better prepare the business student for the significant changes that are taking place while managing an organization in the 21st Century. This course will focus on the basic four-function approach of being a manager also incorporating the various aspects of organization theory. Organizational BehaviourMGMT-3041 3 Yes 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. Group 3 Expected Availability Credits Fall Winter Summer Economics 1ECON-1002 3 Yes Yes Yes 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. Economics 2ECON-1005 3 Yes Yes Yes This is an introductory macroeconomics course. Students will study measures of macroeconomic activity, growth in the economy and the government's role in stabilizing the economy. Financial Management ApplicationsFINA-1031 3 Yes 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. Contemporary Issues in EconomicsECON-1019 3 Yes Yes No This is a survey course which introduces students to the structure and function of our economic system. The course will give students a basic understanding of the principles of both micro and macroeconomic activity through modeling and analysis. Students will examine the role that households (consumers), industry (producers) and governments play in a modern economic system and how the decisions by these different levels affect all of our lives. The course is structured to provide insight through lectures, discussions and current events. Group 4 Expected Availability Credits Fall Winter Summer Organizational Business CommunicationCOMM-6002 3 Yes Yes Yes This course provides an overview of important communication concepts and skills required in business. Topics covered include: writing clear reports and documentation, making effective presentations, and fostering interpersonal skills. Effective Meetings & PresentationsBUSI-1068 3 Yes Yes Yes This course covers the concepts, skills, and techniques for running effective business meetings and makingeffective presentations. Course material covered is applicable to all business sectors and audiences of all types and sizes. Emphasis is placed on learning appropriate strategies and multi-media techniques and applying them toindividual and group work assignments with business and non-business topics. Students learn to effectively incorporate computer applications like PowerPoint and digital media tools into business meetings and presentations. Students develop life-long strategies for dealing with presentation anxiety and stress. Group 5 Expected Availability Credits Fall Winter Summer Business Microcomputer ApplicationsCOMP-1090 3 Yes Yes Yes An introduction to the use of microcomputers in today's business environment, computer concepts will be covered, including hardware, data communications and software. Hands-on experience will be developed using the Windows operating system as well as the Microsoft Office Application Suite. Information ManagementCOMP-1332 3 Yes Yes No An introduction to computer applications is undertaken in its relation to general business practices. Topics include an overview of information technology using computers and printers, file management, and utilizing the Internet for research. Specific applications include Microsoft OneNote, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The contents of lessons and projects simulate situations encountered in general business processes. Excel for Business-AdvCOMP-3077 3 Yes 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.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Apply business concepts to solve common business problems and situations.
- Create and explain financial process and data.
- Recognize common legal and ethical issues facing today's businesses.
- Evaluate the challenges and risks associated with small business management.
- Create a business plan.
- Identify and apply customer service strategies.
- Compare a number of techniques necessary to enhance communications in organizations.
- Describe the implications of the global market on business.
- Describe the effect of personality profiles and behavior in organizations.
- Discuss the basic elements of the marketing planning process and examine the information required to make effective marketing decisions.
- Identify the effect and role of information technology on today's businesses.
- Describe the issues that one may face in a diverse team.
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