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BUS-100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


This course presents a balanced and integrated introductory view of financial accounting. Students will be introduced to financial statement preparation procedures and techniques as well as to the fundamental analysis of financial statements for decision makers. The concepts and principles (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) that link preparation and use are given explicit attention. Credit will only be granted for either BUS 100 or BUS 112.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or assessment; or by admission to either the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma programs.

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BUS-132 Mathematics of Finance

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


This course will provide the student with the skills necessary to solve common, practical business problems that employ the mathematics of finance. Topics covered include linear applications for business, simple interest and discount, compound interest, amortization, general annuities, bonds, and capital decision models. Emphasis is on practical problem solving in business.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, MAT 053, Applications of Math 12; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or assessment.

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BUS-150 Principles of Management

3 credits


This course introduces students to the basic management functions of planning and decision-making, organizing resources, leading and motivating groups and individuals, and controlling worker output to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. Students learn about the importance of management to the success of all organizations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.

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BUS-162 Principles of Marketing

3 credits


This course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of marketing as it relates to the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Particular emphasis will be given to the topics of assessing dynamic marketing environments and developing a marketing strategy and marketing mix.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090 or equivalent; or assessment, or by admission to the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma Program.

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BUS-293 Business Simulation

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course will give students the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from several business disciplines to manage a company in an industry environment. Using an online business simulation, students will be part of management teams who make strategic business decisions in an effort to achieve a competitive advantage in their industry.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of the 1st year of the Business Administration Program

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BUS-360 Intercultural Dimensions of International Business

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to better understand the impact of culture in the workplace. They will learn how business communications are impacted by various cultural dimensions, laws and corporate structure. They will also learn about strategies to effectively manage business communications in intercultural settings, whether in Canada or other countries.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 30 credits of course work at the 100 level or higher, or acceptance to the PDD Program, or instructor permission.

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BUS-370 International Marketing

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces students to international marketing concepts. They will learn to assess the dynamic environment of international markets and identify opportunities in various international market segments, including those of emerging markets. They will also learn about international marketing strategies and ways to create a marketing mix that supports business strategy. Finally, they will learn about negotiation and management strategies in the international context.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 30 credits of course work at the 100 level or higher, or acceptance to the PDD Program, or instructor permission.

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BUS-375 International Financial Management Business

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course deals with international finance from a Canadian perspective. Students will learn about international financial markets and institutions as well as issues related to foreign exchange markets, exchange rate risk, and sovereign risk. They will also gain an understanding of different corporate governance practices in different parts of the world.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 30 credits of course work at the 100 level or higher, or acceptance to the PDD Program, or instructor permission.

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BUS-380 Globalization and International Business

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course begins by examining the environment in which international business operates, including the causes and consequences of globalization. It then looks at how international business is actually conducted, with emphasis on international marketing by small and medium sized Canadian businesses. Topics include finding and servicing prospects in other countries, international payment options, exchange rate risk, and intellectual property issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 30 credits of course work at the 100 level or higher, or instructor permission.

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BUS-430 Business-To-Business Marketing

3 hour lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces students to the unique nature of marketing management in the business-to-business environment. Students will learn how to apply strategic marketing concepts to this environment, with a specific focus on customer relationship and knowledge management.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 162 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-450 Project Management

3/wk lecture, 9hr/term, 3 credits


This course will prepare students to develop and manage project plans that will be delivered on time and within the specified budget. Students will learn to use various planning and budgeting tools as well as organizational mechanisms throughout the project life cycle that will contribute to the success of project management.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 30 credits of BBA program course work at the 100 level or higher.

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BUS-452 Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course aims to develop advanced problem solving skills that are required for the management of small and medium enterprises (SME's). A topical approach offers an analytical framework for the study of the entrepreneurial process, creativity and competitive strategy, troubleshooting, problem solving, and growth strategy. This course provides an opportunity to help students integrate their knowledge of disparate topics, to think strategically, and to act in a consultative capacity for a new and growing enterprise.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of Business Administration Certificate coursework and completion of 9 credits of Business Administration Diploma coursework

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BUS-492 Strategic Management

3 hour lecture, 3 credits


This capstone course provides students with the tools to analyze organizational operations and develop strategic plans to deal with various contingencies. Using comprehensive case studies, students will gain experience in strategic analysis and problem solving relating to strategy planning and implementation issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of the first two years of the BBA program

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BUS-500 Internship

3 credits


This course consists of one semester full or part-time, paid or unpaid employment in a position related to business studies. Students will have the opportunity to apply theories and methods learned in the classroom to the analysis of actual business problems encountered in the workplace. They will also learn new skills to enhance their future employment success and/or to prepare them for further academic study.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 24 Credits of any 2-year Post Degree Diploma in Business, minimum GPA 2.0; students must be register in any 2-year Post Degree Diploma in Business; C in ENG 160.

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DGL-221 Introduction to Social Media

3 credits


This introductory course will present current platforms, tools and technologies that are used in social media. It will look at communications models, strategies, monitoring, metrics and governance, and the social and cultural significance of social media. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to effectively explore the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of social media.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.

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EMP-010 Internship Workshop

15 hours online


This pre-placement online course prepares students for success in identifying, securing and keeping work that is related to their long-term career goals. This is a highly interactive seminar in which students will learn about the principles of transferring skills and knowledge from the academic environment to the practical work environment. Topics include: self-assessment of employability skills, interviews, work search techniques, goal setting, and workplace success skills. In addition to the online assignments and readings, students can meet individually on a regular basis with Co-operative Education faculty and staff to work towards their short and long term employment goals.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Must be enrolled in one of the following post degree diploma programs: Global Tourism and Hospitality Advanced Diploma Global Business Management Pre-Professional Accountant

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ENG-104 Foundations of Academic Writing

3 credits


This course prepares students for the writing, reading, studying, and research demands of post-secondary academic courses. The course will provide instruction in the following: academic language development; the writing of academic paragraphs and essays; how and why to avoid plagiarism; achieving clarity and coherence in writing; planning, researching, drafting, and revising written work; and documentation of research. Note that this course is designed for students who have met the English requirements for admission to their program but who require more experience in academic reading and writing before taking ENG 115, ENG 116, ENG 117 or ENG 160. Students who have completed ENG 115, ENG 116, ENG 117 or ENG 160 with a C+ or higher are not eligible to take ENG 104.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG-098, ENG-096, ESL-090; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

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ENG-115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysis

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


ENG 115 involves the study of university level critical analysis and the production of expository and persuasive writing appropriate to university level discourse across the curriculum. A variety of rhetorical models are studied and practiced. Emphasis is placed on research, documentation and the writing of a research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 115 if they have previously completed ENG 116 or ENG 117.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or ENG 160; or English assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-116 Essay Writing & Indigenous Perspectives

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


ENG 116 introduces university-level research and writing in the humanities and social sciences and/or natural sciences with a specific focus on contemporary Indigenous issues in Canada. Students will critically analyze and study the writing, oral and aural practices of Indigenous scholars and teachers in a variety of disciplines and settings. Emphasis is placed on respecting and interweaving non-Indigenous and Indigenous ways of knowing and research methodologies in writing a post-secondary research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 116 if they have previously completed ENG 115, ENG 117 or ENG 125.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ENG 160; or C+ in ESL-092 and ESL-095; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-117 Academic Writing

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


This course is an introduction to university-level research and writing in the humanities and social sciences and/or natural sciences. It is designed to help students acquire the research skills and understand the writing practices used by scholars in a variety of academic disciplines. As a way of focusing discussion, students will examine different disciplinary approaches to a single research topic. Note: Credit will only be granted for ENG 115 or ENG 117 or ENG 125.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 098, ENG 096, ENG 060 or ESL 090, or C or better in any University-transferable English course, or English assessment.

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ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


English 160 is an applied writing course that focuses on communication skills required in professional and business fields. Students will learn how to use language effectively, produce general correspondence, synthesize research for formal report and proposal writing, and design effective documents.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-260 Advanced Communications And Professional Writing

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


English 260 will give students the opportunity to study the theory and practice of professional writing. Combining readings from the field of professional writing with discipline-specific applications, the course will emphasize the analytical, persuasive, and research skills required to produce effective client-based longer documents, such as analytical reports, persuasive proposals, technical manuals, and case studies. Students will work individually and collaboratively, both in class and on assignments.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in any of one of the following: ENG 115, ENG 120, ENG 121, ENG 125, ENG 160 or permission of instructor

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PHI-260 Business Ethics

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An examination of ethical issues arising in the contemporary business context. A number of classical ethical theories are introduced and applied to a variety of concrete problems such as whistle-blowing, product safety, employee rights, discrimination, international business, the environment, and investing. Emphasis is on mastery of the key ethical concepts and their application to real-life situations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.

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POL-203 International Relations

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An introductory course designed to acquaint students with some of the fundamental concepts, theories, perspectives and debates in the International Relations field. Topics will include such issues as international security (war, peace, military force; international organizations, international law and human rights; North-South politics; global environment crises; and the growth of a global political economy. Although it is not a course in current affairs per se, integration of contemporary world events and issues will be used to enhance critical understanding.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.

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STA-115 Introduction to Statistics

3 credits


This course introduces the basic concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics. It is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of statistics, as well as an awareness of the practical applications of statistics in diverse fields such as the biological and social sciences and business. Topics include: descriptive statistics, bivariate analysis, data collection, probability, random variables, sampling distribution of a statistic, estimation of a parameter and tests of hypotheses for one population, estimation and tests of hypotheses for two or more populations. Students will use statistics software to perform basic statistical data analysis.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Precalculus 11, MAT 053, Applications of Math 12, Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055.

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