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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 BUSI 110

Business in the Global Market

An introduction to global business practices. The course surveys governmental and corporate practices of major economic systems: Japan, Europe, Pacific Rim, Rhine countries, etc. Different cultural meanings of concepts such as globalization, world class, nimble organizations, empowerment, and teams are explored. The course provides students with experiential as well as classroom learning to provide a better grasp of the differences in cultures and the adaptation of business concepts.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Instructor's consent.
NB: Offered when available in summer, with overseas travel component. Open to Business and nonBusiness majors.
Cross-listed: ECON 110
2021-2022 BUSI 111

Introduction to Business and Management

In this course, modern business is studied in its various aspects: economic and social setting, business classifications and financial requirements, business structure and functional areas, basic concepts and techniques, practices and responsibilities, and career opportunities in business.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 BUSI 121

Financial Accounting

Accounting fundamentals, techniques, principles, and concepts. Other topics include the complete accounting cycle, including adjusting and closing entries, the preparation and interpretation of simple financial statements, inventory treatments, capital assets, and partnership accounting. Students are also required to complete a computer based accounting lab.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 BUSI 176

Introduction to Business Research & Decision Making

Business research allows managers to make effective decisions in today's organizations. This class will assist students in understanding the research questions to ask in business and will prepare them to analyze and present the data they gather. Students will gain extensive skills in the use of spreadsheets and in spreadsheet modeling - an indispensable tool in the business world.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
Cross-listed: ECON 176
2021-2022 BUSI 222

Financial and Managerial Accounting

The first half of the course focuses on financial accounting with topics such as shareholder equity, investments, the cash flow statement, the comprehensive income statement, and financial analysis. Students learn to analyze and extract key information from corporate financial statements. The second half of the course focuses on managerial accounting covering topics such as cost-volume-profit analysis and budgeting.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 121 (3-0; 3-0)
2021-2022 BUSI 231

Principles of Marketing

This course explores basic considerations affecting the domestic and international marketing of goods and services. Topics include: the nature of marketing activities and marketing institutions, the function and responsibility of an effective marketing system, as well as its role in the economy, the manner in which various forces influence the marketing process, and the analysis of marketing concepts, policies, and practices.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 111 and second year standing or instructor's consent. (3-0; 3-0)
2021-2022 BUSI 241

Personal Financial Planning

Personal financial planning is key to the successful accomplishment of one's life goals. Topics in this course include foundations in financial planning, asset management, debt management, insurance analysis, investment management, retirement planning, and estate planning.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
NB: Open to business and nonbusiness students.
2021-2022 BUSI 245

Foundations of Business Law in Canada

A general overview of business law with specific focus on the law of contracts. Attention is given to offer and acceptance, consideration, assignment, discharge, breach, and remedies available at law.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Second year standing. (3-0; 3-0)
2021-2022 BUSI 275

Business Statistics

This course considers statistical tools and knowledge necessary for success in business endeavours. Topics include: descriptive statistics, probability (with discrete and continuous distributions), hypothesis testing, regression, and ANOVA. Students learn theory behind the methods, and primarily use spreadsheets as tools for solving advanced problems.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 176 or instructor's consent. (3-0; 3-0)
Cross-listed: ECON 275
2021-2022 BUSI 280

Organizational Behaviour

This course focuses on the nature of individuals and behaviour in organizations. The emphasis of the course is on building a set of conceptual and pragmatic skills useful in understanding and managing interactions among individuals and groups within organizations. By providing a knowledgebase of organizational and managerial concepts, and by using cases, videos, exercises, and personal inventories, this course develops a student's analytical, diagnostic, and interpersonal skills.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 111 and second year standing. (3-0; 3-0)
2021-2022 BUSI 301

Managerial Economics

The study of the main principles and techniques of price theory and its practical applications. Major topics include: price, production, and distribution theories, the theory of the firm, risk and uncertainty, game theory, and transaction costs. New developments and/or approaches to microeconomic analysis.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ECON 102, 201. (3-0; 3-0)
Cross-listed: ECON 301
2021-2022 BUSI 302

Intermediate Macroeconomics for Managerial Decision-Making

This course looks at the main concepts and methods usually used by economists to explain macroeconomic variables. Topics include: inflation, unemployment, consumption, investment, foreign trade, monetary and fiscal policies, and economic growth. Classical and Keynesian macroeconomic models are studied and compared in terms of economic statics and dynamics.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ECON 102, 201.
NB: May not be offered every year.
Cross-listed: ECON 302
2021-2022 BUSI 304

Financial Markets and Institutions

The study of the role of money, monetary policy, and financial institutions in the Canadian and U.S. economies. Major topics include: interest rates, decision makers, financial asset prices, risk management, banking and financial institutions, and central banks and monetary policy.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 342.
Cross-listed: ECON 304
2021-2022 BUSI 311

Global Issues in Business

The focus of this course is on understanding the institutions (e.g. political, economic, and cultural) and the resources (e.g. natural, human, technology, and innovation) that are present within home and host countries that influence the decision making of business owners and managers as they consider going global with their product or service. Discussions centre around understanding culture, ethics, and global sustainability that relate to being a responsible and ethical global citizen.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ECON 102, 201. (3-0; 3-0)
NB: May not be offered every year.
Cross-listed: ECON 311
2021-2022 BUSI 317

Investment Theory

A study of financial markets and the various instruments traded on those markets, with consideration to how these instruments are priced. Other topics explored include: portfolio theory, market efficiency, equilibrium, asset analysis, asset allocation, and portfolio management.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 342.
Cross-listed: ECON 317
2021-2022 BUSI 318

Applied Investments

This course encompasses the Canadian Securities course (CSC) and will explore investment topics relevant to an investment advisor in the Canadian securities industry. Topics considered in this course include: capital markets and their regulation, investment products, portfolio management, and managed accounts. The student has opportunity to apply this knowledge through detailed analysis of a specific investment product.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 342.
NB: Please note that there is an additional, external fee of approximately $1,000 payable to the Canadian Securities Institute for students enrolling in this course.
2021-2022 BUSI 321

Intermediate Accounting I

This course explores the role and objectives of financial reporting, the challenges facing standard setting, and a review of the accounting process. Other topics include income measurement and issues related to economic resources such as cash, receivables, inventories, and operational assets.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 121, 222 with at least a 2.5 GPA. )
2021-2022 BUSI 322

Intermediate Accounting II

Accounting principles related to capital assets and amortization. Topics include: investments, contingent liabilities and disclosure, bonds and long term liabilities, capital and operating leases, income tax liabilities, pension and benefits liabilities, shareholder's equity, and earnings per share calculations.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 321.
2021-2022 BUSI 323

Management Accounting I

Accounting concepts used by management to plan and control their operations. Topics include: analysis of accounting information for use in decision-making, cost-volume-profit relationships, the techniques for costing a firm's products and services, the managerial uses of these costs, and the development of budgets.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 222. )
2021-2022 BUSI 324

Management Accounting II

A study of the design, preparation, and use of flexible budgets and variances, the cost information required for pricing and product evaluation, management control systems and performance measures, and how to assist in the strategic planning of the firm.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 323.