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Business (BUSI) Courses Listing (Orillia Campus Only)

Business 1311 Introduction to Business View Details
This course has been designed to introduce Commerce students to the fundamental principles involved in the management of organizations. Specific emphasis is placed on the functions of management related to the planning, organizing, decision-making and controlling of organizational activities. The overall aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the dynamic relationships which exist between the many interacting components which comprise the whole organization (i.e., goals, structure, technology, human resources and the relevant external environment, including Indigenous peoples). Systems theory is used to develop a framework which can be used to illustrate these relationships. Course content covers the following general core areas: technology and organization, decision- making, management of human resources, and interactions with the environment.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Business 1312 Introduction to Financial Accounting View Details
Students are introduced to the purposes, objectives, concepts and processes of financial accounting. The course focus is on the preparation and reporting of economic information about the organization to external users. The uses and limitations of this information for external users are also considered.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 1313 Business Productivity Software View Details
Students will be introduced to business productivity software that is important in today’s business environment. Students will be expected to demonstrate their proficiency in the use of various programs throughout the duration of the course.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0 or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Business 1336 Quantitative Analysis I View Details
Techniques for the collection, analysis, and presentation of information are examined. Students will be introduced to measurement of the dispersion and central tendencies of data probability theory and hypothesis testing.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Business 1356 Quantitative Analysis II View Details
Builds upon the concepts in Business 1336. Topics include linear and nonlinear programs and regression analysis. Bivariate and multivariate relationships will be examined. The importance of choosing the appropriate analytical techniques is emphasized. Students will be expected to use various software programs to assist in producing quantitative analysis to support business decisions.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 1336

Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 2312 Managerial Accounting View Details
Emphasizes the need for managers to understand the major concepts of accounting for managerial decision-making in private and public sector organizations. The preparation and use of management accounting information for planning and control proposes is examined. Students consider the behavioural and ethical implications of decisions using case studies.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1312
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 2314 Marketing I View Details
An introduction to the nature and scope of marketing in North America and globally. The principles, concepts, and techniques of performing marketing opportunity analysis including an examination of buyer behaviour, market segmentation, demand analysis, competitor evaluations, legal and ethical considerations and environmental scanning are addressed. Learning through team projects, including case studies and presentations is a major requirement of this course.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1311, 1312, 1336
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 2316 Introduction to Operations Management View Details
Operations management concerns the creation of goods and services by an organization. Topics include product and service design, process selection, scheduling, plant layout, work study methods, inventory management. Project management techniques (P.E.R.T. and C.P.M.) and basic operations research models are applied in decision-making.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 1311, Business 1356

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 2318 Organizational Behaviour View Details
A comprehensive introduction to the study of human behaviour in organizational settings. The overall aim is to familiarize course participants with the many nuances of individual and interpersonal behaviour and the complex factors which influence these behaviours. Particular emphasis is placed on an individual perspective and the manner in which each individual relates to his/her environment. Indigenous worldviews and culture in the workplace are also included. The course provides an introduction to individual, group, and organization-level organizational behaviour.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1311
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Business 2319 Introduction to Finance View Details
Basic concepts in corporate finance are introduced. Tools and concepts for understanding problems facing financial managers will be examined. Topics include objectives of financial management, long-term and short-term financial planning, time value of money, valuation of bonds and stocks, and capital budgeting.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 1312 and Business 1356

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 2331 Business Communications I View Details
Students are exposed to the writing skills necessary to be successful business managers. Topics will include the writing of memos, letters and other forms of written communication.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Business 2334 Marketing II View Details
Building upon the concepts and techniques introduced in Marketing I, this course introduces students to major marketing policy decisions that influence the successful design and implementation of an organization’s marketing strategy. The course requires students to consider the formulation and management of a firm's product policies, pricing strategy, promotional programs, and distribution channels. In addition, students are introduced to selected topics of current interest to marketing managers.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 2314

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 2339 Intermediate Finance View Details
Building on the knowledge acquired in Business 2319, this course covers concepts of risk and return, cost of capital, theories of capital structure and dividend policy, options and other derivative securities, international finance, and mergers and divestitures.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 2319

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 2351 Business Communications II View Details
Building on the knowledge and skills acquired in Business Writing I, this course will require students to further develop their writing skills in specific contexts for specific audience needs, interests and abilities. The course emphasizes an awareness of audience, considering purpose, culture (including Indigenous culture) and abilities, and develops suitable skills and techniques in the processes of drafting, revising, editing, and documenting sources in a business context through memos, letters, email, and research reports. The course will also require students to develop a working knowledge of relevant word processing applications.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 2331

Offering: 3-0 or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Business 2352 Intermediate Accounting 1 View Details
Building on the concepts from introductory financial accounting, students will be exposed to the financial statement elements in greater depth. Emphasis will be placed on revenue recognition, current assets, long-term investments, capital assets and intangibles. Emerging and global accounting issues will also be covered.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1312
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Business 3311 Research Methods in Business View Details
Designed to provide business students with the necessary introductory research skills to enable them to be effective managers. Students will be introduced to various quantitative and qualitative research methods. Topics will include an introduction to questionnaire development, field studies, interviews and ethical implications and how research can be applied in a business setting. Students will have the opportunity to complete a research outline in an area of business that interests them.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1311 and 2356
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 3315 Foundations of Entrepreneurship View Details
An overview of the key elements in the entrepreneurial process is provided. Students will learn to manage creativity, obtain first-hand knowledge from local entrepreneurs, and develop attitudes and skills that will be useful in any organization. Each student will generate an idea for possible new venture and then determine whether or not it presents a valid business opportunity.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 2334, Business 2339

Corequisite(s): Businesss 3334
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 3317 Microeconomics View Details
An introduction to the application of economic theory and the tools of analysis of decision science to examine how a firm can make optimal managerial decisions in an uncertain and constrained environment. Topics include: demand analysis, production and cost analysis, market structure and pricing practices.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Notes: Restricted to students in the Bachelor of Administration College Transfer Programs at Orillia.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 3331 Managing in a Global Environment View Details
An examination of international business and trade concepts, and the cultural economic legal and political environments that impact international business. Forms of international agreements and organizational arrangements are addressed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1311 and 2356
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 3333 Introduction to Management Information Systems View Details
An overview of management information systems and their application to business decision-making. Emphasis is placed on understanding managers' information needs, information reporting systems, underlying technologies and the functional and strategic issues to be considered in the design of management information systems.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Business 3336 Supply Chain Management Models View Details
Designed to enable students to explore the issues of supply chain management and the management of the process and flow of materials and information that are required to be successful in business.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3316
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 3338 Labour Relations View Details
Students will be exposed to Canadian labour relations issues including such topics as collective agreements and labour/management issues. An emphasis will also be placed on similarities and differences between Canadian relations and other countries.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3358
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 3351 Business and Society View Details
The historical development of the Canadian and global economies, as well as their current and future performance are examined. The objectives, roles and relationships of key stakeholders, and their ability to influence business performance are considered. Topics include the social responsibility of business and the ethics of business managers.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 3352 Intermediate Accounting II View Details
Ideas discussed in previous accounting courses are integrated into specific topics such as pensions, leases and accounting for corporate income taxes.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2352
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 3354 Sales and Merchandising View Details
Students will be introduced to the selling process and the skills required to manage both an individual sales territory and a field sales force. The latest trends in sales and merchandising such as: relationship marketing, direct marketing, the mobile office and a variety of other technological support systems will be discussed. The applied focus of this course is enhanced through the use of role-playing and inter-active case assignments.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3334
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 3356 Canadian Business in the Global Environment View Details
The study and discussion of current literature and case studies with respect to selected social, political, legal and economic factors bearing upon management decisions. Emphasis is placed on developing the ability of students to deal with the complexities of the domestic and global business environment. Particular emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of how business can effectively engage with its nonmarket environment including government, the news media, non-governmental organizations and Indigenous peoples to take advantage of opportunities and to mitigate risk.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Completion of First Year of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program.

Offering: 3-0;0-0

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Business 3358 Introduction to Human Resources Management View Details
An introduction to human resources management in the context of organizational strategy. Major topics include employee recruitment and selection, training and development, and employee evaluation. Employee retention through compensation systems, labour relations and quality of work life initiatives are also considered. These issues are examined in the context of evolving workplace demands, labour supply considerations, and regulatory developments.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Business 3371 Strategic Management Theory View Details
An examination of corporate strategy theory and practice including internal and external environments with a view to establishing corporate objectives and formulating corporate strategy. Examines the interactions of environment systems with top management's personal goals and objectives. Focuses on implementation of corporate strategy within a framework of changing corporate values, resources, and accelerating change. Interactive analytical and conceptual.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3319 and 3334
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 3372 Cost Accounting Concepts View Details
Students will be expected to develop skills that allow them to use accounting data to make business decisions. Topics covered include joint costs, responsibility accounting, capital budgeting, activity based accounting and transfer pricing.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2312
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 3373 Website Design and Management View Details
Students will be exposed to the critical elements of design used to build effective business websites including areas such as graphics, layout, navigation and content issues. Broader issues such as the role of the website administrator and the server support necessary to author and publish websites are also explored. Particular emphasis is placed on the most recent coding languages and techniques that make websites possible.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3333
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 3374 Consumer Behaviour View Details
This course examines in detail the various models used for analyzing and predicting consumer behaviour as well as the existing body of knowledge that attempts to explain why consumers act the way they do.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3334
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 3378 Organization Theory View Details
An examination of the theoretical foundation and contemporary concepts in organizations. An introduction to the theories that underlie the key elements of the organization including the environment, strategy, structure, and design. In addition to business organizations, the course incorporates the application of the basic organization theories in public and nonprofit organizations. An exploration of the importance of organizational culture, systems and their relationship with core management functions such as leadership.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 2318

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 3391 Business Communications III View Details
Students are introduced to advanced communication skills required in a competitive work environment. Students will be taught to recognize and understand various emerging trends in the literature, focusing on culture, gender, race, ethnicity, citizenship, and age, that shape communication styles. The focus will be on presenting and expressing ideas within the framework developed in previous communication courses.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 2351

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4313 Public Sector Finance View Details
Designed to have students understand concepts and practices associated with the financial management of public sector organizations and governments. The course content will cover cash flows, budgeting, treasury and cash management, capital financing, pension management, purchasing, and risk management for health and other public sector organizations.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3339
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4331 Selected Topics in Management View Details
Designed to provide in-depth coverage of current issues in management. The overall aim of the course is to expose students to recent developments in management practices and techniques which are changing in response to new legislation and current business practices.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4332 Accounting Information Systems View Details
Designed for all business students pursuing careers in corporate, governmental or not-for-profit organizations. Students will learn how to communicate with accountants and will explore various commercial accounting systems. Topics will include the importance of accounting information systems within an organizations and how to manage them, new technology within the accounting field including XBRL, control issues, and cybercrime. Students will also be exposed to how technology is changing the manner in which accounting information is transmitted; specifically the use of investor relations websites and the management of these websites by public relations departments.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1312 and 3333
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4335 Corporate Entrepreneurship View Details
Examines strategic and organizational issues for existing firms in developing new technologies and new business areas, from the perspectives of both large corporations and emerging technology-based enterprises. Explores approaches to overcoming obstacles to entrepreneurial behavior in established organizations, fostering innovation and planning sound corporate business development. Studies linkages between internal and external sources of technology in major new business development.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 3315 and Business 3355

Offering: 0-0;3-0

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Business 4336 Managing Technology Innovation View Details
Provides an overview of the theory and practice of technological innovation. Deliberately combines strategic issues and organizational and managerial issues. Highlights the interfaces between specialized R&D and all other functions that allow organizations to continuously generate and commercialize innovations. Students will study the relationship between processes and structures for innovation in firms, the strategies for exploitation and the environment in which these must be designed, e.g., competition, rate of technological change, sources of innovation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 3315 and Business 3355

Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Business 4338 Training and Development in Organizations View Details
Students are introduced to the theory, scope, and practice of training and development in organizations. Participants will examine training and development as a strategic HR function deployed to improve individual, group and organizational performance. Students will be exposed to the main ideas and the extensive range of activities under the umbrella of training and development including needs analysis, program, design, delivery, training methods, evaluation, and costing of training programs.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3358
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4351 Business Law View Details
A study of the Canadian legal system to assist the administrator in understanding topics such as: commercial tansactions, civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, employment law, negligence, professional liability, consumer protection, competition law.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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Business 4354 International Marketing View Details
Students are provided with an overview of issues relating to marketing in a global environment. Topics will include the ethical and cultural issues in international marketing. The challenges and opportunities of global marketing will be explored.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3334
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4355 New Venture Project View Details
Applies the fundamental concepts provided in other foundational entrepreneurship courses in greater depth and presents additional entrepreneurial tools and techniques for specific corporation venture-development projects. Students in groups develop a detailed business plan for an innovation-driven new venture in a time-compressed but robust setting. The plan includes designing, developing, and testing the underlying product/service for the new venture.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 3315 and Business 3355

Offering: 3-0;0-0

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Business 4356 Foundation of Nonprofit Management View Details
Situates nonprofit organizations within the broader context of government, business and society. Examines the history and evolution of this important segment of society. Examines the ideological, political, economic and legal factors currently reshaping the role of the nonprofit sector and analyzes the impact of these changes on public policy. Provides students with critical insights into developments in this rapidly changing sector, allowing them to grasp the complexity and challenges facing nonprofit organizations.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 2318

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4358 Healthcare and Human Resources Management View Details
A central focus is on the role and integration of the human resources function into organizational mission and strategy in healthcare organizations.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3358
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4359 Investments View Details
Students will learn the techniques used in the pricing, selection and valuation of fixed income, equity and derivative securities in financial markets. Capital market theory, securities analysis, modern portfolio theories, portfolio management, and performance measurement will be covered in this course.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3339
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4375 International Entrepreneurship View Details
Covers topics describing how entrepreneurs can conduct business activities across national boundaries and succeed in tomorrow’s intensely competitive world. Students learn about the processes by which entrepreneurs identify opportunities and then manage these opportunities on a global basis. Also examines opportunities and problems for entrepreneurs outside Canada.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 3315 and Business 3355

Offering: 0-0;3-0

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Business 4378 Compensation and Rewards View Details
The course is designed to help students to understand compensation and rewards. Through participatory learning, students will learn key concepts, types and practice of compensation and rewards. There will be an emphasis on the importance of organizational environment on compensation and rewards.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3358
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4379 International Finance View Details
Fundamental principles and management in international finance are explained. Conventional aspects of corporate finance are explored from the perspective of a transnational firm. This course will cover financial management with multiple currencies in uncertain environments, with varying exchange rates, inflation rates, interest rates, taxation systems, exchange controls, and political risks.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3339
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4391 Strategic Management Project View Details
Provides the opportunity to apply the concepts of strategic management to real-life organizational situations. Students are required to analyze an existing organization and to submit a detailed report of their findings, analyses, and recommendations for the future.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0

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