Year Course ID Course
2020-2021 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.
2020-2021 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.
2020-2021 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
2020-2021 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)
2020-2021 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)
2020-2021 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)
2020-2021 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)
2020-2021 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
2020-2021 BUSI 334

Sales Management

This course looks at case studies, textual material relating to various aspects of sales management - such as marketing strategy, planning the sales function, and controlling of the sales effort - sales analysis, and evaluation management of the sales force and personal selling.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 231.
2020-2021 BUSI 335

Consumer Behaviour

This course explores the ways human beings think about buying the products and services they need, want, or desire in order to help the producers of products and services better design and deliver them. This understanding of what we term "consumer behavior"ť is a fundamental key to all marketing decisions and programs as we seek to explore the psychology of the entire buying process from awareness of need to post-purchase evaluation. Students are exposed to numerous theories from psychology, sociology, economics, education, and marketing to explain why and how consumers buy the products and services they do.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 280: ECON 201
2020-2021 BUSI 342

Management Finance

This course will explore the principles of successful financial management and will target various aspects of managing an organization financially. The focus of the course is on theory and application of that theory to four key areas of financial management: capital budgeting; optimal debt levels; financial management of day -to-day activities; and, various ways to assess and identify risk. The course will be taught from a Christian worldview and will emphasize the importance of man's responsibility/ stewardship of what she/he is responsible for, and to whom she/he is ultimately accountable.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 176, 222. (3-0; 3-0)
2020-2021 BUSI 346

Law for the Business Manager

This course follows up on BUSI 245 and provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage a number of business areas that have potential legal risk including sale of goods, agency, bailment, insurance and guarantees, negotiable instruments, employment and human rights, intellectual property, real property, mortgages, partnerships, the nature and operations of corporations, credit transactions, and government regulation of business.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 245. (3-0; 3-0)
2020-2021 BUSI 352

Managing the Human Resource

A practical study on how organizations obtain, maintain, and retain their human resources that enable them to achieve their objectives. Topics include: human resource planning, recruitment, selection, performance management and training and development.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 280; third year standing. (3-0; 3-0)
2020-2021 BUSI 363

Organizational Design & Development

This course focuses on how to design and maintain organizational effectiveness through developing appropriate levels of control and coordination. This course introduces and critically examines the current theories and approaches to the management and structural design of organizations, and assesses their relevance and usefulness to organizations wanting to remain competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 280; third year standing. (3-0; 3-0)
2020-2021 BUSI 370

Business Information Systems

A study of the impact of information technology and the ways in which organizations can achieve competitive advantage and support of key business functions through the strategic design, deployment, and use of information technology. The course teaches students the utilization of spreadsheet, database management, and project management software to manage the design, deployment, and use of information technology within an organizational setting.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing.
2020-2021 BUSI 435

Marketing Management

This course covers the concepts and problems associated with the management of the marketing function. The development of problem-solving, teamwork, and effective communication skills are undertaken in the course primarily through the use of the case study method.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 231; third year business standing.
2020-2021 BUSI 437

Advertising & Promotional Strategy

A study of advertising and promotional strategy Promotional planning, the various media, the mechanics of advertising, ethics and advertising's role in modern society.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 231; third year business standing.
2020-2021 BUSI 453

Managing and Developing the Human Resource

This course teaches conceptual and pragmatic skills for the management and development of the human resource within organizations. Topics include: Understanding the role of the internal consultant, identifying, developing, implementing employee development programs; creating effective performance management systems; and creating empowering work environments.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): BUSI 352.
2020-2021 BUSI 484

Strategic Management

A capstone, integrative course that focuses on how firms formulate, implement, and evaluate strategies. Strategic management concepts and techniques, and comprehensive strategic analyses of organizations are considered.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Fourth year business standing; and BUSI 301, 342, 363, and 377. (3-0; 3-0)
2020-2021 BUSI 486

Small Business and Entrepreneurship I

A capstone, integrative course focused on key concepts of entrepreneurship. Topics include the nature and role of the entrepreneur; creating and organizing new ventures; the tools and techniques needed to facilitate and plan a new enterprise; and the insight and judgment skills required in dealing with new venture management. Students also engage in preparation and presentation of a comprehensive business plan.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Fourth year business standing; and BUSI 301, 342, 363, and 377. (3-0; 3-0)