|BUSI 1000 - Introduction to Business in Society. |
introduces the basics of business and business corporations in society, in a real-wordl relevant manner. Particular attention is given to societal stakeholders and to corporations' internal business processes and management functions. Major emphases include corporate social responsibilities and management ethics, and these are recurring themes in other topics such as technology, globalization and people in organizations. The course is a combination of textbook theory and guided learning activities and assignments based on finding and integrating real-world information.
|BUSI 1101 - Principles of Accounting (QRA). |
emphasizes the concepts and issues of introductory financial accounting as they relate to the Canadian conceptual framework, and will also address the strengths and weaknesses of financial reporting at an introductory level. The student will be introduced to the accounting process and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement, and the statement of changes in financial position.
|BUSI 1210 - Introduction to Marketing Strategy (W). |
introduces students to the concepts, analyses, and activities that comprise marketing strategy, and provides practice in assessing and solving strategic problems in marketing. The course is also a foundation for BUSI 2210 Introduction to Marketing Tactics, and for advanced electives in marketing. Topics include: marketing strategy, environmental analysis, competitive analysis, customer behaviour, marketing research, segmentation, targeting, and positioning.
- Prerequisite: Business 1000, Economics 2010, Economics 2020, English 1110 or 1021
- Note: Credit Restriction: Tourism Studies 2201
Note: With Business 2210, can be used in lieu of the combination of Business 1201/2201.
|BUSI 2010 - Business Research and Writing (W). |
introduces students to research, writing, and reporting processes in business. Through ongoing, multi-stage evaluation, students learn the fundamentals of business research, including analytical thinking and proposal writing involving research using secondary sources. A key focus is the writing process, including grammar, punctuation, structure, flow, and format in common business communications media. Students also develop their oral presentation competence by presenting the results of their research. A highly interactive design encourages student practice and participation.
- Prerequisite: Business 1000, and English 1110 or 1021
- Note: Credit Restriction: Business 2000
|BUSI 2400 - Decision Modeling (QRA). |
provides an introduction to: spreadsheet modeling; linear optimization and the related topics of integer, assignment, and transportation models; and decision analysis including payoff matrices, decision trees, and Bayesian revision. All topics will be taught within the context of business applications.
- Prerequisite: Mathematics 1000
- Corequisite: Statistics 2500
|BUSI 3350 - Principles of Leadership. |
will build on the concepts introduced in Organizational Behaviour, providing students the opportunity to explore various theories of leadership and styles, and to evaluate their own personal leadership profiles. Students will examine motivation and coaching, strategic leadership and change management, among other topics.
- Prerequisite: Business 3310 or the former Business 2301
|BUSI 4000 - Business Law I. |
is a course dealing with the law relating to certain aspects of business activity; includes introductory material on the nature of law and legal processes, together with a detailed study of certain aspects of the law of contract, examination of the general principles of the law of agency as they affect business operations; introduction to selected topics in company and partnership law.
|BUSI 4050 - Strategic Management I. |
introduces students to the strategic management approach. The course builds upon the knowledge and concepts developed in Business 1000 and prepares students for later business courses in their programs, especially Business 7000. Through experience and analysis in and of real or reality-based situations and issues, students will develop critical and integrative thinking and information literacy. Activity and action components of the strategic management process are the basis for student learning. The purpose of this course is to recognize the importance of situational analysis and strategy in the management process, including business functional and organizational integrative thinking, and decision-making regarding courses of action, resource allocation, and leadership.
- Prerequisite: Business 1600, 2010, 2101, 2210, 2400, 3310, and 3401
- Corequisite: Business 4000 and 4330
|BUSI 4320 - Human Resource Management. |
introduces the student to the design, operation and management of HRM processes, their evaluation, and their contribution to employee and organization effectiveness. The principal processes considered are staffing, development, employment relations, and compensation. Consideration of the influence of relevant organizational and external conditions on HRM is included. The course views the management of human resources as the joint responsibility of line and HRM managers.
- Prerequisite: Business 3310 or the former Business 2301
|BUSI 5220 - Marketing Research (W) (formerly Business 6200). |
is designed to acquaint the student with the use of marketing research as an aid to management. This is a comprehensive survey of the scope and methods of marketing research.
- Prerequisite: Statistics 2500, Business 2010, and Business 2210 or the former 2201
- Note: Credit Restriction: the former Business 6200
|BUSI 5301 - Organizational Theory. |
Focuses on the organization, its environment, and its subsystems. From providing a basic appreciation of the role and practice of research in organizations, study extends to measures of organizational effectiveness, determinants of structure and design, power and politics, intergroup conflicts and conflict resolution, and organizational development and change.
- Prerequisite: Business 310 or the former Business 2301
|BUSI 5302 - International Business (formerly BUSI 7302). |
is designed to introduce students to the issues of international business: these are the processes of cultural confrontation and compromise; the problems of competitive sovereignty involving multinational corporations and the governments of host societies; the organization, structure, operation and control of diverse international businesses; and, finally, the role of multinational enterprise as a catalyst in economic development and resource employment, in particular, the North-South context. The relevance of international business as an area of study to the Canadian economy is discussed. The course is both conceptual and empirical in content.
- Prerequisite: Business 1000 and Economics 2010 and 2020
- Note: Credit Restriction: the former Business 7301
|BUSI 5600 - New Venture Creation. |
covers the business creation process from the idea conception stage to the launch stage. Students learn how to search for, screen and evaluate opportunities, and to plan and assemble the required resources, including the preparation of an actual business plan. Alternatives to new venture creation, such as purchasing an existing business and purchasing a franchise, are also explored. Extensive group work is required.
- Prerequisite: Business 1101, 1600, and 2210