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Business 1011 Introduction to Management View Details
An introduction 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 Groups). 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, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and interactions with the environment.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 1012 Financial Accounting View Details
An introduction to the role of financial reporting that is used by entities to communicate accounting information to external users. Students will explore the purposes, objectives, concepts and processes of financial reporting. Emphasis is placed on the usefulness of financial reporting for the purposes of financial analysis and decision-making by the external users. Key topics include the accounting cycle, cash versus accrual accounting, asset and liability recognition and measurement, and revenue recognition.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 1013 Business Computing View Details
Designed to familiarize course participants with the use of computers in business. Course content will provide a broad introduction to productivity software, exploring various software applications and examining their implications for organizational success. The operating systems and the contexts within which such productivity software may be used are also introduced. Course participants will be expected to learn and demonstrate proficiency in the use of a number of representative applications deemed to be the current "industry standards" adopted by businesses.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Business 1031 Business Writing I View Details
The course emphasizes the development of writing skills for business students. Topics include grammar, usage, style, format, and documentation. The writing process is specifically focused on various types of business communication (e.g. memos, letters, requests for proposals, proposals, reports).
Credit Weight: 0.5
Notes: Open only to student enrolled in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Business 1036 Quantitative Foundations for Business View Details
Business students are introduced to fundamental quantitative concepts and applications related to Business decision-making. Subjects covered include: business topics related to the time-value of money, including compound interest, nominal and effective rates, annuities, and amorization of loans; quantitative aspects of marketing, including marginal and average cost and break-even analysis; and quantitative aspects of operations management such as inventory and queuing analysis. Case problems in areas such as accounting, finance, human resources management, information technology management, marketing and operations management are an integral part of the course.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Notes: Open only to Business students.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Business 1056 Business Quantitative Analysis I View Details
Provides students with an introduction to quantitative analysis, including descriptive data, numerical measures, continuous and discrete probability distributions, sampling and central limit theorem, estimation and confidence intervals, one-sample tests of hypothesis, an introduction to regression and correlation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Notes: May not be taken as Economics 2115. Students who have previous credit for Business 1066 cannot take Business 1056/1076 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 1076 Business Quantitative Analysis II View Details
Expanding upon the topics covered in Business 1056, introducing students to quantitative analysis, including hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression and correlation, nonparametric methods, statistical methods for quality control, and simple forecasting methods. The application of statistics to business is illustrated with lifelike problems throughout.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 1056

Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Notes: May not be taken as Economics 2117. Students who have previous credit for Business 1066 cannot take Business 1056/1076 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 1511 Basics of Management View Details
An introduction 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 Groups). 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; or 3-0

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Business 1512 Basics of Accounting View Details
An introduction to accounting for part-time students and those not majoring in business. Students are introduced to the purposes, objectives, concepts and processes of financial accounting.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 1513 Basics of Business Computing View Details
A broad introduction to productivity software, exploring various software applications, and examining their implications for a wide range of organizations. Operating systems and the contexts within which such productivity software may be used are also introduced. Intended primarily for non-business students, course participants will be expected to learn and demonstrate proficiency in the use of a number of representative applications deemed to be the current "standards" adopted by successful organizations.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 2012 Management Accounting View Details
An introduction to management accounting. Students will explore what information is needed within an organization; where to obtain this information; and how managers can use this information for management planning, control, and decision-making. Key topics include the changing role of management accounting, basic management accounting concepts; product costing, cost accumulation and allocation; costing systems; activity-based costing; cost behavior; cost-volume profit analysis; absorption and variable costing; relevant costing, standard costing and flexible budgeting.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business 1012 or Business 1512

Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 2014 Marketing Management I View Details
This course serves to introduce business students to the North American system by which products and services are matched with existing and evolving consumer needs. From a strategic planning perspective, the course focuses upon the major concepts and techniques necessary to identify and assess profitable business opportunities for large and small organizations. The case method of study is employed for the purpose of developing the student's analytical skills when dealing with change as it occurs in a marketing context.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1011, 1012, 1066

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Business 2016 Operations Management I View Details
Building on a foundation of basic decision-making techniques, this course will examine the problems and concepts prevalent in various kinds of organizations with respect to planning, scheduling, layout, work study methods, and inventory control. Where possible these problems will be examined using some of the more basic models from operations research such as economic lot-size model and PERT-CPM.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1013, 1066
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Business 2017 Managerial Economics View Details
Intermediate microeconomic theory with special emphasis on managerial applications. Topics include: demand theory and measurement, production and cost theory and measurement, market structure and pricing behaviour, pricing practices, regulation and antitrust law.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Economics 1100
Notes: May not be taken as Economics 2017.

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Business 2019 Finance I View Details
This course introduces the student to the field of corporate finance. The objectives of financial management, agency theory, the Canadian financial environment, financial mathematics, stock and bond valuation, the theory and practice of capital budgeting, and the marginal cost of capital will be explored through the use of problems and case analysis.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1012, 1013, 1066

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Business 2031 Business Writing 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. The course emphasizes an awareness of audience and purpose, and develops suitable skills and techniques in the processes of drafting, revising, editing, and documenting sources in a business context. The course will also require students to develop a working knowledge of relevant word processing applications.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1031
Notes: Open only to students enrolled in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Business 2033 Management Information Systems View Details
Students are provided with a broad introduction to the many elements that comprise an information system and briefly explores the underlying information technologies and their impact on business organizations. Emphasis is placed on managers' information needs, the various kinds of support necessary for decision-making, and the functional and strategic implications of information systems for organizations. Participants will be expected to demonstrate an awareness of current developments in management information systems and the ability to identify dominant issues and possible solutions arising from the adoption of new technologies.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1013 or Business 1513
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Business 3033 may not take Business 2033 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Business 2034 Marketing Management II View Details
Building upon the concepts and techniques introduced in Marketing I, this course introduces the major marketing policy decisions that influence the successful design and implementation of the organization's marketing strategy. Emphasizing a decision-making perspective, this case course requires students to consider formulation and management of the 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 2014

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Business 2038 Introduction to 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 1011
Offering: 0-0; 3-0

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Business 2039 Finance II View Details
This course extends the scope of study in the field of corporate finance to include financial planning and analysis, the acquisition of short-term, intermediate and long-term sources of financing, working capital management as well as the theory of corporate capital structure and dividend policy. Case analysis using microcomputer-based spreadsheets will be employed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2019

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Business 2051 Business Presentations View Details
Basic concepts of personal communication skills. Projects of interpersonal communication, small group communication, extemporaneous speaking, listening and analysis of communication arenas. Basic concepts and invention, preparation, organization, presentation, and criticism of messages for audiences. Workshops will emphasize effective presentations for the business community and students will be required to make use of accessible modern technological innovations. Projects emphasize audience analysis and attitude change.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2031
Notes: Open only to students enrolled in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Business 2052 Intermediate Financial Accounting I View Details
In conjunction with Business 3052, provides in-depth coverage of the traditional intermediate financial accounting topics as well as the recent developments in accounting recognition, measurement, and presentation practices. Key topics include revenue recognition, cash, receivables, inventories, tangible and intangible assets, financial instruments, and investments.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 1012 or Business 1512
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 2514 Basics of Marketing View Details
As part of the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies, this course introduces students to the nature and scope of marketing management with an emphasis on new venture marketing. The course will focus on concepts and techniques regarding market opportunity identification and the creation of viable marketing strategies, as the foundation for new venture planning. Course topics include; buyer behaviour, marketing research, market segmentation competitor analysis, marketing mix development, market and sales forecasting, and profitability analysis.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1011 or 1511, Business 1012 or 1512
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May not be taken for credit by Business students.

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Business 2538 Basics of Organizational Behaviour View Details
As part of the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies, this course introduces students to the nature and scope of the study of organizational behaviour and its application to human resources management in the context of entrepreneurial organization.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1011 or Business 1511
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May not be taken for credit by Business students.

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Business 2990 Work Term I View Details
The student will participate in the pre- and post-work term preparation sessions and activities as designated by the Faculty. Once placed, the student is responsible for meeting the academic requirements of the work term including, for example, but not necessarily limited to a job description, a training plan, a performance appraisal, and a work term report.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 3012 Advanced Financial Accounting View Details
Covers advanced issues in financial reporting related to long-term investments, joint ventures, goodwill, consolidations, foreign transactions and foreign investments. Revisits the objectives of financial reporting and the role of international accounting standards.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 3052
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 3013 Business Intelligence View Details
Provides an exploration of concepts, tools and techniques surrounding the use of data for supporting managerial decisions, and developing insight relevant to achieving the goals of an organization. Emphasis is placed on business intelligence implementation, data warehousing and performance management in a competitive environment. Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to identify opportunities for the application of business intelligence in various environments, apply tools in an effective manner, and interpret results in the context of organizational goals.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1066 and Business 2033
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 3014 Marketing Research View Details
An introduction to the techniques available to today's marketers. Emphasis will be placed on theory of marketing research fundamentals such as survey design as it applies to consumer behaviour, market segmentation and competitive analysis; conclusive and exploratory research, and basic analysis. Some attention will be given to the development of the framework for research projects.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

A mark of at least 60% in Business 2014 and 2034

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 3016 Operations Management II View Details
Emphasizes the management of manufacturing activities; the use of concepts and techniques to solve problems ranging from job design through to the planning and operations of production systems within the company organization.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2016, 2034
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Business 3017 The Canadian Business 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; or 3-0

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Business 3019 Corporate Finance View Details
This course will include study of the current literature in the field of corporate finance. Emphasis is on empirical findings and the application of theory to practice. The analysis of cases is a dominant feature of this course.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2039

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Business 3034 Analytical Techniques in Marketing View Details
This course exposes students to an array of techniques designed to facilitate decision-making in a marketing context. Sample topics include: sales forecasting, productivity analysis, new product development, database marketing and transaction pricing. A marketing simulation will be an integral component of this course.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2014, 2034
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 3038 Applied Organizational Behaviour View Details
This course has been designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of human behaviour under the constraints imposed by modern organizations. Based on an understanding of individual and interpersonal behaviour gained from prerequisite courses, course participants gain further insight into managerial behaviour in an organizational context. Particular emphasis is placed on the managerial perspective and the importance of understanding organizational behaviour in order to achieve organizational effectiveness.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2038

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Business 3051 Law View Details
A study of commercial law to assist the administrator in understanding the legal framework in which he/she must make his/her decisions.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1011

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Business 3052 Intermediate Financial Accounting II View Details
In conjunction with Business 2052, provides in-depth coverage of the traditional intermediate financial accounting topics as well as the recent developments in accounting recognition, measurement, and presentation practices. Topics include current and non-current liabilities, long-term liabilities, owners’ equity, complex financial instruments, earnings per share, accounting for corporate income taxes, pension plans, leases and accounting changes and error analysis.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2052
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 3054 Sales and Merchandising Management View Details
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the selling process and to provide them with the skills required to manage both an individual sales territory and a field salesforce. Students will be exposed to the latest trends in sales and merchandising such as: relationship marketing, direct marketing, the mobile office and a variety of other technological support systems. 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): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2014, 2034
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 3058 Human Resources Management View Details
This course has been designed to provide a comprehensive role of personnel management in the broad field of human resources management. The overall aim of the course is to familiarize course participants with the many functions of personnel management. Course content will stress the principles and techniques used in the attraction, retention and evaluation of employees.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2038

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Business 3059 Investment Management View Details
Techniques used in the pricing, selection and evaluation of fixed income, equity and derivative securities will be addressed in this course. Security price behaviour, stock-market indicator series, bond-duration, immunization and other portfolio management strategies will also be covered. Students will be encouraged to gain insight into the practical application of investment management theory through the use of experiential exercises.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2039

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Business 3071 Strategic Management I View Details
An interactive, analytical and conceptual examination of the organization within its environment, focusing on the role of the chief executive in establishing objectives and formulating and implementing corporate strategy. Students learn to develop a framework reconciling the organization's needs and capabilities with management's personal objectives and society's values in a changing environment. Key topics include: Governance structures (stakeholders' power & interest analysis and organizational power structure), formulation of mission, vision, values, and objectives, strategy formulation, environmental scanning, strategy evaluation, and interactive strategies.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Completion of Second Year of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program with an overall 70% average

Corequisite(s): Business 3016, 3017, 3058 and a half core course from selected major
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 3072 Management Accounting II View Details
A detailed examination of the role of the management accountant in planning and control and builds up on concepts learned in Business 2012. Students are also introduced to the integrative and interdisciplinary side of management accounting which extends beyond cost management. Topics include cost management, advance budgeting and variance analysis, revenue management, profitability management and organizational performance measurement.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2012
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 3073 Business Software Development View Details
Provides an overview for software development in a business environment. Students will gain experience with popular tools, technologies and techniques for the rapid development and testing of desktop applications and websites. Development of databases and data-driven applications is emphasized. Through experiencing the process of developing fully-functioning software applications, students will be prepared for making innovative and valuable contributions to software development projects.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2033
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Business 3076 Seminar in Operations Management View Details
A study of the production function emphasizing the application and interpretation of computer-assisted analysis as it applies to the various areas of a production system. Included are plant layout, production scheduling, line balancing, materials handling and quality control. The student will be expected to analyze specific problems and case studies using the computer as an aid.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 2nd year core or permission of the instructor
Special Topic: Yes

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Business 3213 Systems Analysis and Design View Details
A unifying framework for understanding the role and contributions of the systems analyst in the analysis and design of data flows, business processes, and interface technologies needed to support managerial decision-making. Emphasis is placed on the systems development life cycle (SDLC) and its implications for the orderly development of information technology solutions. In addition to learning to apply current methods and models to a wide variety of cases, course participants will be expected to demonstrate their proficiency in the use of popular tools for the diagramming, description and documentation of the final systems design.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2033
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Business 3215 Principles of Entrepreneurship View Details
An overview of the key elements in the entrepreneurial process is provided. Students will learn to think and act in a creative manner, obtain first-hand knowledge of local entrepreneurs, and develop attitudes and skills that will be useful in any organization. Each student will interview an owner-manager, 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):

Completion of Second Year of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program or Business 1511, 1512

Corequisite(s):

Business 2514

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 3218 Legal Aspects of Labour Management Relations View Details
This is an introductory course in labour relations. Its purpose is to provide students with a basic understanding of the participants in the collective bargaining process and the legal environment in which they operate. A variety of teaching techniques are used including: lectures, discussions, cases, movies, guest speakers and simulations. A considerable amount of participation is required by all students.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1011

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Business 3235 International Business View Details
Students are introduced to issues in International Business. The course will address the areas of: entering international markets, customs and conventions, opportunities and threats in the international environment, operational factors in entering international markets, financial considerations and human resource planning factors. There are significant opportunities in the global marketplace and this introductory course in International Business will be of particular value to students interested in decision making in the International Business environment. The course content will lay the foundations for the operation of any type of enterprise under the expanding globalization of the world economy.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 1011, 1012, 2034 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 3255 Entrepreneurial Venture Management View Details
Focuses on strategic issues important for managing innovative entrepreneurial ventures, including the attraction and management of financial, human, intellectual, and network resources. Through real world cases, students will learn how to increase the probability of venture success through securing critical resources, and how to create value by linking resource management practices to key strategic outcomes. The course supports a broad range of student career endeavors, including developing startups, innovating within established organizations, and managing venture capital.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Business Students: Successful completion of Year 2 of Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program.
Non-Business Students: Completion of Business 3215 with a minimum grade of 60%.

Offering: 0-0, 3-0

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Business 3273 Website Design and Administration View Details
The critical elements of design used to build effective business websites. Graphics, layout, navigation and content issues are all explored in detail. Broader issues related to the role of the website administrator and the server support necessary to author and publish web sites are also explored. Particular emphasis is placed on the most recent coding languages and techniques that make websites possible. Course participants will be expected to learn and demonstrate proficiency in the use of representative software applications for designing, authoring, publishing and administering websites.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2033
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Business 3274 Consumer Behaviour View Details
Probably the most important aid to the professional marketer is a good understanding of buyer behaviour. 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):

A mark of at least 60% in Business 2014 and 2034.

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 3413 Project Management View Details
Focuses on developing conceptual understanding and practical skills necessary for project managers to contribute value to an organization. Covers technical project management skills, including project quality, scope, time, cost, risk, procurement and integration management, and managerial concepts, including leadership, strategy, communication, and team and stakeholder management. Introduces the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and prepares students for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam.
Prerequisite(s): Business 2033
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 3431 Business Policy View Details
This course examines the strategic decision-making process in organizations. The development of management strategies and policies and the means required to effectively implement them are emphasized. Environmental factors, organizational capabilities, and social and personal values are analyzed in a variety of case studies of business firms and not-for-profit and public sector institutions, building on strategic management concepts and the knowledge acquired in the student's prior education and experience.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Second Year of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Notes: Open only to students in the Third Year of the Bachelor of Administration program. Students who have previous credit in Business 3461 may not take Business 3431 for credit.

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Business 3990 Work Term II View Details
For course description see Business 2990.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 4011 Independent Research View Details
Students wishing to pursue independent management or research studies within the community may undertake certain projects for academic credit. Proposals for such independent studies would be presented to a review panel of professors in the Faculty of Business Administration and if approved would be assigned to a particular professor or group of professors who will act in a supervisory capacity. Progress seminars of all participants would be required.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Dean
Special Topic: Yes

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Business 4018 Training and Development View Details
This course has been designed to orient the student to the role of training and development in the management of human resources. Further, it is intended to provide the student with a theoretical base for managing training in organizations. Finally, the course will expose students to training and development techniques currently being utilized in organizations.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2038

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Business 4032 Integrative Analysis of Accounting Issues View Details
An integrative, case-based, capstone for accounting majors. Students will analyze in an integrated and applied manner technical materials from previous courses related to financial and managerial accounting, assurance, taxation, and finance to provide practical recommendations. Emphasis is placed on various enabling competencies, such as teamwork, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, in order to prepare for entry into professional accounting education programs.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 3052
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 4034 Marketing Communications View Details
Management of advertising, sales promotion, personal selling, and publicity/public relations is considered in the context of developing an integrated marketing communications strategy for the firm and its products. Consumer behaviour and communication theories are examined as a basis for planning promotional campaigns. Promotional campaign management is examined in terms of target audience identification, creation of message and media strategies, promotional budget development and campaign evaluation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2014, 2034

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Business 4038 Organizational Structure and Design View Details
This course has been designed to provide a detailed look at organizational structure and functions. The overall aim of the course is to create a better understanding of the alternative ways in which organizations may be structured and the impact which various structures may have on effectiveness and efficiency. Emphasis is placed on the organization as a complex set of specialized subsystems operating in a dynamic environment and the attendant need for innovation and organizational planning.
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2038

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Business 4039 Financial Institutions Management View Details
This course is designed to improve the management skills of those who intend to pursue management careers in one of the several Canadian financial institutions. The course involves the study of the important types of financial institutions such as chartered banks, trust companies, sales and consumer finance companies, insurance companies, mutual funds, caisses populaires, credit unions, pension funds and investment dealers.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2039

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Business 4058 Current Issues in Human Resources Management View Details
This course has been designed to provide in-depth coverage of current issues in human resources management. The overall aim of the course is to expose course participants to recent developments in human resources management practices and techniques which are changing in response to new legislation and modern business practices.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 3058
Special Topic: Yes

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Business 4071 Strategic Management II View Details
Applies 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. Although this is a half-course equivalent, this course will be scheduled over both fall and winter terms. It is strongly recommended that students consult the instructor and begin planning their activities before the end of their third year. The work in this course will build on the topics in 3071 and will include a detailed strategy implementation plan for an organization.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Completion of Third Year of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program, including Business 3071, with an overall 70% average
Offering: 1.5-0; 1.5-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 4072 Advanced Corporate Taxation View Details
This course is designed to provide an overview of the Canadian system for taxing income earned by business corporations. The course builds on the topics covered in the introductory taxation course, with emphasis placed on corporate taxation, corporate reorganizations and tax planning rather than personal taxation. Tax planning for owners/managers of small business corporations and the restructuring of corporate holdings to take advantage of available tax saving opportunities will be discussed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 4272

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Business 4074 Marketing Channels View Details
Due to global expansion, technological advancements, and changes in consumer behaviour there has been a revolution in the manner with which products and services are delivered to consumers. Therefore, an expanded view of distribution channels is required, one which integrates the study of distribution, logistics, communication and retailing. This course adopts a balanced approach to the topic as both consumer and industrial channels are addressed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2014, 2034

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Business 4079 International Financial Management View Details
This course is designed to acquaint students with fundamental principles and issues in the field of international financial management. The topics covered in this course include foreign exchange markets, the operation of fixed and floating exchange rate systems, short and long-term investment and borrowing decisions, eurocurrency markets, foreign exchange risk management and capital budgeting for overseas investment.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2039

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Business 4094 Digital Marketing View Details
Explores the dynamism of the digital marketplace and how it complements traditional marketing concepts and strategies. Students examine and learn about current and emerging digital marketing platforms, such as social media and networks, to develop effective marketing plans.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

A mark of at least 60% in Business 2014 and 2034

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4098 Human Resource Planning View Details
Designed to provide comprehensive coverage of human resource planning, this course exposes participants to current developments in Human Resource Planning practices and techniques. The course focuses on the primary human resource requirements which support business plans and business strategy. Content includes discussion of organizational analysis and design, job analysis and design, manpower planning and forecasting, and inventory of competency and skills.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2038
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4099 Personal Financial Planning View Details
Personal Financial Planning will be of interest to those students who wish to pursue a career in the financial services industry. This course will also interest those who are currently employed in the financial services industry and who have a desire to strengthen their foundational knowledge. All elements of the personal financial planning cycle will be addressed, including: goal setting, measurement and control of personal wealth, income tax planning, risk management, insurance, credit and debt management, home buying and financing, retirement planning, estate planning and savings and investment. A software package in personal finance will be introduced and utilized throughout the course.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2039 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4114 Brand Management View Details
Focuses on the designing and development of marketing programs and activities to develop, create and manage strong brands. Foundational concepts of brand awareness, brand identity, brand equity and its measurement will be studied in the context of contemporary marketing practices such as communicating with brands on the Internet, building brand communities, fostering marketing relationships, creating emotional bonding with brands, and branding of services.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

A mark of at least 60% in Business 2014 and 2034

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4119 Derivative Securities View Details
This course addresses the theoretical and empirical issues with respect to the valuation and use of options and futures. The course will provide an introduction to both options and futures markets and proceeds with the development of pricing models for evaluating these securities. Derivative securities such as exchange-traded options, futures contracts, options on debt instruments, and stock index options will be introduced and strategies for using them for arbitrage, hedging and speculating will be discussed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2039
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4139 Risk Management and Insurance View Details
The concept of risk, methods of handling risk, the risk management process, and the use of derivatives in risk mitigation are topics addressed in the first part of this course. The second half of the course will focus on the structure and regulation of the insurance industry in Canada as well as common insurance products. Needs analysis, types of plans, taxation of plans and applications will be topics that are addressed with regard to life, disability, health and property and casualty insurance.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2039

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Business 4159 Topics in Finance View Details
A seminar course which allows Fourth Year Business Finance Majors the opportunity to explore current issues in finance through focused class discussion and through an independent research project. The final written report will be formally presented to the class and to the Faculty.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Notes: May only be taken by students registered in Fourth Year of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce, Business Finance Major.

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Business 4179 Portfolio Management View Details
Investment policy, portfolio theory, asset allocation, extending asset classes, management of equity and fixed-income portfolios and portfolio performance appraisal techniques are topics that will be addressed in this course. Practical application of portfolio management theory will be developed through the use of case analysis, internet-based electronic tools and the TD Investment Challenge.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3059
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Business 3079 may not take Business 4179 for credit.

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Business 4212 Accounting Theory View Details
An exploration of contemporary financial accounting issues through accounting theory and research. An integrative approach is utilized by relying upon areas such as managerial economics, information theory, and agency theory. The course is designed around the expectations of an active classroom environment and incorporates various presentations, self-directed research, and thought-experiments. Key topics vary yearly, based upon the changing nature of current issues, but tend to include: fair value versus historical cost measurements; asset and liability recognition and measurement; the role and impact of accounting information on capital markets; ethics and professional conduct in accounting; the theory of income and capital maintenance; the market for auditing services; accounting disclosures and managers' selection of accounting procedures; the structure of the accounting profession and standard setters; and accounting’s historical developments.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

60% in Business 3012

Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 4214 Topics in Marketing View Details
The content of this course will vary according to the interest and availability of Marketing faculty and the interests of students. Topics will be selected to complement other Marketing courses offered and explore current issues and trends in Marketing. A major paper on a topic related to students' interests may be included.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2014, 2034
Special Topic: Yes

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Business 4218 Managing Organizational Change View Details
This course has been designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the many problems organizations face in coping with a dynamic environment. The overall aim of the course is to develop in students an understanding of change processes and the behavioral implications these have for today's managers. Finally, the course is intended to familiarize students with various principles and techniques used by organizations for the purposes of adaptation, survival and growth.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2038

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Business 4232 Strategic Cost Management View Details
An examination of strategic cost management issues. Emphasis is placed on aligning cost functions with strategy. This course identifies, develops, and uses management accounting information for cost driver analysis, quality improvement, pricing issues, strategic positioning and performance management. Topics include process improvement, management accounting analysis, sources and drivers of revenue growth, management planning and control as it applied to non-profit organizations, quality management, and organization and individual performance measurement.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 3072
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 4234 Not-for-Profit Marketing View Details
Examines the marketing function in the context of non-profit organizations, as it is performed to enhance social goals. Specifically, the creation of marketing plans for governmental, health care, and religious institutions is studied. Case work and lecturing are the principal teaching methods used, supplemented by group work.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

A mark of at least 60% in Business 2014 and 2034

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4238 Research in Human Resources Management View Details
A seminar course focusing on intensive studies of selected topics in the practice of human resources management. The techniques and sources of materials for research in Human Resources Management will be included. All students will be required to prepare and present a major report on an assigned topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3038 and 3058
Corequisite(s): Business 3038 and 3058
Special Topic: Yes

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Business 4253 Information Technology Project View Details
Provides support for students while they develop an innovative technology that creates value by addressing a real-world problem. Students will work with host organizations to identify a problem, and to propose and develop a fully-functional technological solution. Adaptive software development methodologies will be covered and employed throughout the course. Deliverables include the developed system, training materials, support plans, and a presentation that showcases the work.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3213 or permission of the instructor and Program Chair

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Business 4258 Research in Labour Relations View Details
A seminar course focusing on intensive studies of selected topics in the practice of labour relations. The techniques and sources of materials for research in Labour Relations will be included. All students will be required to prepare and present a major research report on an assigned topic.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3218
Corequisite(s): Business 3218
Special Topic: Yes

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Business 4272 Taxation View Details
This course traces the development of taxation concepts in Canada, with an emphasis on recent changes in taxation legislation. An approach to business planning, within the Canadian tax structure, is the focal point of this course. The significant changes in taxation make this course very topical.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2052

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Business 4273 Electronic Business Strategy View Details
The purpose of the course is to provide students with a general overview of Internet-based technologies, and the usage of these technologies by organizations from a strategic perspective. Specifically, the course emphasizes the organizational fit between technologies and strategies, business models, current trends, legal aspects, and social issues. Students will also learn how to successfully launch and manage electronic business initiatives in both public and private organizations.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 2033

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Business 4278 Compensation Management View Details
This course has been designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to wage and salary administration. The overall aim of the course is to familiarize students with the many practices and techniques currently used to administer compensation. Particular emphasis is placed on internal equity, external competitiveness and legal compliance with current legislation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 2038

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Business 4298 Occupational Health and Safety View Details
See School of Nursing, Nursing Courses, Nursing 4272, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Nursing 4272

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Business 4412 Assurance I View Details
An examination of the fundamental concepts, theories and objectives of assurance, special attention is paid to the role of the public accountant and society's expectations of the auditor. Key topics focus around the auditor's decision making process in setting materiality, identifying risks of audit assertions, assessing internal controls, gathering and evaluating evidence, and reporting the results of the audit investigation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 3052
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 4414 Marketing Strategy View Details
Serves as an integrative marketing course. Provides marketing major students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of all the marketing areas within a strategy development framework. Demonstrates, through experiential learning, the interrelationships that exist between consumer behaviour, pricing, product offering, marketing communication, research, and channels, in a managerial context.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

A mark of at least 60% in Business 2014, 2034, and 3014

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Business 4432 Assurance II View Details
Relies upon cases, presentations, and experiential learning to explore various complex and judgmental issues in assurance. Key topics include audit quality, independence, risk and materiality judgments, audit evidence assessments, and the role of information systems in assurance engagements. Special attention is placed on advising on an entity’s assurance needs by exploring reporting options in the broad assurance setting (e.g., assurance related to financial statements, other assurance engagements, review engagements, other engagements and comprehensive audits).
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): A mark of at least 60% in Business 4412
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type B: Social Sciences

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Business 4518 Strategic Staffing Issues View Details
Designed to provide in-depth coverage of current issues and methodologies in recruiting and selecting employees for organizations. The overall aim of the course is to expose students to sound staffing practices that meet recent and evolving scientific, professional and legal standards. In particular, the course will stress the strategic role of staffing systems and introduce specific topics in staffing such as legal issues, job analysis and competency models, recruitment, screening, selection testing, decision making and evaluations of staffing practices.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Business 3058

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Business 4990 Work Term III View Details
For course description see Business 2990.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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Business 4992 Work Term IV View Details
For course description see Business 2990.
Credit Weight: 0.5

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