FULL-TIME | INTERLAKE CAMPUS BUSSF-CT Business and Administrative Studies

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
3
Electives
4
4
ADMN-3001Business Law
4
COMP-1182Access 2010
3
COMP-1183Excel 2010
3
COMP-1184Word 2010
3
4
4
MATH-1020Statistics
4
MRKT-1061Marketing 1
4
MRKT-2068Marketing 2
4
PSYC-1002Psychology
3
SOSC-3001Psychology
4
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1031Cost Accounting
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This course will introduce cost terms and concepts and show their impact on profitability and decision-making. Topics covered include job-order costing, process costing - both weighted average and FIFO (first-in, first-out), and activity based costing. The budget process, its implementation, and the usefulness of standard costing and variance analysis will be discussed. Also reviewed are common performance measures, cost-volume-profit analysis, and the concept of relevancy in making common decisions.

ACCT-1088Simply Accounting (PC)
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By using Sage 50 software, you will develop an understanding on how to enter business transactions into the general ledger, prepare and adjust entries, and print out financial statements. Sage 50 is used for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory.

Prerequisites:
ACCT-1971Financial Accounting 1RPL
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This first course in accounting covers the double-entry bookkeeping procedures, adjustments, and production of financial statements pertaining to sole proprietorships. Coverage is also given to special journals, subsidiary ledgers, and control accounts. This results in a complete presentation of the accounting cycle for a service or merchandise business. Later in the course more in depth study of inventory costing methods, control procedures for cash including petty cash, and bank reconciliations is presented.

ACCT-2043Financial Accounting 2
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This second course in accounting starts with accounts receivable, short-term notes receivable, and payroll. This is followed by the cost, depreciation, and disposal of capital assets. Then the accounting for partnerships involving income distribution, admission or withdrawal of a partner, and liquidations is covered. An introduction to corporation accounting covering the issue of shares, cash, and share dividends is presented next. Later topics presented are the accounting for bonds, emphasizing the effective interest method for amortizing discounts and premiums, and the cash flow statement. During the course, students will also receive an introduction to Sage 50 software.

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ACCT-3000Intermediate Accounting 1
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In this course, students will move beyond the fundamental accounting processes of their introductory courses and learn about measurement, valuation and presentation of all the balance sheet elements. The importance of user objectives in financial reporting and a professional’s responsibility to society are discussed. Students will begin their studies by learning how to develop comprehensive financial statements for public companies as well as a broad discussion on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE). The remainder of the course will cover the variety of accounting policy choices that are available to measure and value assets and the criteria used to make those choices. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to properly measure and value balance sheet elements using appropriate standards, recognize situations where choices between accounting policies exist, evaluate the choices and prepare recommendations.

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ACCT-3001Accounting Software
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This course highlights two popular accounting software programs, Sage 300 (formerly Accpac) and Sage 50. Sage 300 is an application designed for use by a medium to large sized company. Sage 50 is an application designed for use by a small to medium sized company. This course familiarizes students with processing common business transactions in each of the programs. The material is presented using practice companies that emphasize major features of the software programs presented.

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ACCT-3003Intermediate Accounting 2
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In this course, students will move beyond the fundamental accounting processes of their introductory courses and learn about measurement, valuation and presentation of all the balance sheet elements. The importance of user objectives in financial reporting and a professional’s responsibility to society are discussed. Students will begin their studies by learning how to develop comprehensive financial statements for public companies as well as a broad discussion on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE). The remainder of the course will cover the variety of accounting policy choices that are available to measure and value assets and the criteria used to make those choices. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to properly measure and value balance sheet elements using appropriate standards, recognize situations where choices between accounting policies exist, evaluate the choices and prepare recommendations.

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ACCT-3004Cost Accounting
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This course will introduce the student to cost terms and concepts. Job-order and process costing (weighted average method) will be covered. Cost-Volume-Profit analysis and breakeven calculations will be performed as well as a comparison between variable costing and absorption costing methods. Activity-based costing and budgeting will be discussed. Other topics to be covered include standard costs, flexible budgets and analysis, decentralization and other relevant costs for managerial decision-making will be explored.

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ADMN-3001Business Law
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Develop an understanding and appreciation of the legal rights and responsibilities attached to a wide range of activities necessary to conduct business and commerce. The goal is to familiarize students with many of the legal aspects and consequences relating to these endeavours. Also, to develop in the student the ability to analyze short legal case studies.

BUSA-1010Business Fundamentals
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Receive an introduction to Canadian business and cover current business procedures, contributions, and issues. Study the changes that occur in today’s business world and learn to understand the private enterprise system in global economy.  Develop an appreciation for the environment for business, the social and ethical responsibilities of businesses, and the economic forces that affect them. After completion of the course, you should be able to develop a business plan that includes elements of quality, customer satisfaction, principles of management, financial planning, marketing strategies, and human resources.

BUSA-1018Transportation Systems (Distribution 1)
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Transportation Systems provides the learner with comprehensive knowledge of the background and current technical information for all the modes of transportation as well as intermodalism.  Students will be able to compare the five modes of transportation and identify their strengths and weaknesses.  In addition to the transportation modes, students will also gain a foundational understanding of the elements within the distribution chain, specifically warehousing, materials handling, and unitization devices.  In addition, the course will introduce the learner to the intermediate agencies (including freight forwarding and transportation brokers) as they relate to the field of transportation.

BUSA-1061Effective Speaking
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Enhance your proficiency in oral communication through information, tools, examples, and practice using individual and group presentations. Increase your skills in impromptu speaking; assessment, evaluation and meeting planning.

BUSA-1166Small Business Plans
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A practical opportunity for you to realistically develop a detailed program or plan for a small business of your own. Increase your understanding of what it takes to succeed in an entrepreneurial career and create a comprehensive business plan for your new venture concept. The venture can be a completely new business idea, the development of a franchise, the purchase of an existing business, the succession of a family business or expansion of an existing business. The final business plan is developed, designed, written and printed entirely by the participant.

COMM-1000Business Communication 1RPL
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This course will guide students through the techniques and processes involved in writing, speaking, and listening effectively for business. Students will be taught skills for networking, meetings, and working in teams. Students will apply a direct approach to create professional emails and letters. Students will learn strategies for competent information report writing. Students will be taught how to create and deliver a memorable oral presentation. The proper use of business writing rules, grammar, and etiquette will be emphasized throughout the course.

COMM-1016Report Writing
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In this course, you will focus on writing clear and effective business communication. Using a variety of report formats, you will learn the basic steps of report writing, including planning your approach, organizing information, writing the first draft, revising for clarity, and documenting sources. You also learn how to use supplementary visual aids to enhance your written report.

COMM-1021Proposal Writing
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Understand the proposal writing process. Discover the requirements for responding to a formal request for proposal. Explore the different types of proposals that organizations submit to obtain business or funding. Understand the value of persuasive writing, audience analysis and documentation standards.

COMM-1023Basic Business CommunicationsRPL
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Develop the basic principles of business writing and discuss topics such as: standard business formats, the ability to write clear, readable letters and memos.  It also reviews correct grammar and usage and how to improve effectiveness as a speaker.

COMM-1086Public Relations 1
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An overview of contemporary public relations, its history and current practices; the common job roles, functions and activities associated with PR; as well as the dynamics of public opinion and its relevance. You will learn how to develop several communication tools fundamental to public relations: news releases, pitch letters and fact sheets.

COMM-1138Manual Writing and Design
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Create and design a manual with an emphasis on readability, accessibility and usability. Learn the importance of writing user manuals and discover how a well-written manual can be an asset to companies and to consumers.

COMM-2000Business Communication 2
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Strengthening the skills acquired in Term 1, students will further develop their written communication skills by applying the indirect pattern in negative and persuasive situations. You will build up your job search skills by learning the strategies and nuances of the job interview. Presentation skills will be polished as you design and deliver a formal presentation. You will continue to develop report writing skills by planning, organizing, and writing an analytical report. Finally, you will learn how businesses use social media and the web to communicate with its audiences. Both individual and group work will be emphasized throughout the course.

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COMP-1081Computers - IntroRPL
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Increase your knowledge of computer fundamentals using a current Windows operating system. Content includes an introduction to the Internet and common Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software and Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10.

COMP-1182Access 2010RPL
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Become familiar with Access design objects; create tables; gain knowledge of field types; become familiar with formatting table fields and objects in forms and reports; create various select queries, sometimes using summary calculations, sometimes using AND and OR conditions; create and use parameter queries, create forms and reports based on tables and queries; enter and change data directly in tables, or through forms; show information through forms and reports; work with calculated fields in queries, and calculated controls in forms and reports; and know how to design an Access database structure with related tables.
If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.

* This class is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take  Computers - Intro (Comp-1081).

COMP-1183Excel 2010RPL
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Become familiar with spreadsheet concepts, use basic features, obtain skills for further training, and be able to use Excel 2010 in the workplace environment.  Topics covered include using worksheets to make decisions, planning, building, testing and documenting worksheets, formatting and printing, functions, formulas and absolute references, charts and graphing, and solving complex problems. 

* This class is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take  Computers - Intro (Comp-1081).
If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.

COMP-1184Word 2010RPL
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Learn the basics of word processing along with some advanced Word 2010 features.  Skill areas covered will include: basic word processing, formatting and editing; inserting and customizing pictures and graphics; formatting for multiple page documents; utilizing wizards and templates; adding charts, tables, columns, and mail merging for letters, envelopes and labels.            

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software
* This class is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take  Computers - Intro (Comp-1081).

COMP-1975Business ComputingRPL
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Business Computing is a hands-on course in which students develop skills in the use of current Microsoft productivity software. Topics include introductory and intermediate skills in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as the integration of these applications.

EBUS-1311Introduction to E-Business
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Introduction to E-Business introduces students to the key business and technology elements underlying electronic business. It explores the technologies and business processes that underpin on-line business activities and how to employ them most efficiently.

ECON-1022MicroeconomicsRPL
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The discipline of economics looks at how society produces and distributes goods and services to the marketplace. In Microeconomics, students explore the factors that influence buyers and sellers and learn how markets coordinate the decisions of individual buyers and sellers to determine market price. The concept of elasticity is used to determine how strongly people respond to changes in price or income. Finally, different market structures are identified, and production decisions are examined within a cost/revenue framework. Together with Macroeconomics, this course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts and tools of economics.

ECON-2000Macroeconomics
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The course is a study of macroeconomic principles vital to understanding how countries manage their economies. The course covers topics such as measuring economic performance and sources of economic growth. It studies the determinants of aggregate demand and supply and how changes impact on inflation and economic growth. Problems of economic instability and methods used in stabilizing the economy through government fiscal and monetary policies are presented. The course also examines international trade, the international balance of payments and exchange rates.

FNCE-3002Business Finance
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This course is designed to expose students to the basic concepts underlying the financial manager's approach to decision-making. The course focuses on understanding finance fundamentals, such as risk, leverage, capital budgeting, short and long-term financing, taxation, working capital management and financial statement analysis. In addition, a review of accounting is included with emphasis on the structure of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flow. This course provides an introduction to the operations and provisions of services by financial institutions.

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HUMR-1007Payroll and Taxable Benefits
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Acquire knowledge of payrolls, earnings and deductions, methods of payment, employment standards and termination of employees. Learn about government remittances, allowances, taxable benefits, employer levies and government reporting.

HUMR-1019Human Behaviour in OrganizationsRPL
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Address psychological principles and sociological concepts of human behaviour in formal and informal organized groups. Learn the main aspects of individual and group behaviour in purposeful group settings. Explore topics including group relationships, types of groups, task orientation, group structure, communication, leadership, group performance, psychological climate, human needs in organizations, status, and social roles.

HUMR-1063Training and Development
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This course is designed to develop your ability to design and implement a training program. You will examine adult learning theories and instructional design models. As you develop your training plan, you will integrate training methods and instructional strategies for optimizing learning.The Distance offer for Training and Development is offered through LEARN.

HUMR-1839Ethical Issues in HRM
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Human resource professionals are often called upon to initiate investigations on issues relating to business ethics within a complex business and social environment. We are asked to recommend action about what is right, and what is legal and moral. Through examining contemporary issues in HRM through a rigorous critical framework, we can prepare ourselves to answer the ‘big questions’ and enhance our role as value added strategic partners in business.

MATH-1000Financial Mathematics
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Apply mathematics to practical business problems dealing with compound interest, installment payments, annuities, sinking funds, present values and evaluation of bonds.

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MATH-1020Statistics
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This course is an introduction to economic and business statistics. Topics include charts and graphs, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, probability rules, probability and sampling distributions, and estimation.

MATH-1039Basic Business MathematicsRPL
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Develop the mathematical skills necessary to handle basic quantitative material found in other courses. Review basic arithmetic and algebraic operations. Study the application ratio, proportion, and percent to business problems, such as commissions and fees, taxes, and income statement analysis. Become familiar with handling financial mathematics topics like simple interest and discount, bank discounts, equivalent payment and negotiable instruments. Emphasis will be on main concepts rather than arithmetic.

MATH-1051Business and Financial MathematicsRPL
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This course introduces the key mathematics of business and finance. Business topics include payroll, taxes, indexes, currency exchange, and merchandising. Finance topics include simple and compound interest with business applications.

MATH-3001Statistical AnalysisRPL
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This course builds on Business Statistics and provides an examination of various quantitative tools used in decision-making. Topics include analysis of variance, hypothesis testing for nominal data, simple and multiple regression, time-series analysis, Bayesian analysis, decision making under certainty and uncertainty, statistical process control, and linear programming. 

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MGMT-1003Assertiveness Training
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Learn the value of assertiveness as a direct, honest and concise method of communication. Employers, managers, supervisors, employees, co-workers and the self-employed can benefit from using assertiveness to promote the protection of personal rights. Identify, discuss and practice methods of expressing your point of view while listening effectively. Discover your ability to assert yourself in difficult daily encounters.

MGMT-1034Introduction to Total Quality Management
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Management using the Total Quality approach and its underlining principles is covered.  Quality as a competitive driver with its positive impact upon the customer, the parent organization and the employees is explained.  Its interfaces with ISO9000, Six Sigma and the seven primary management tools are also presented. Leadership, strategic planning, organizational culture, human resources, and business execution are included.

MGMT-1043Management Information Systems
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Study the concepts involved in managing information systems departments and functions.  Develop a detailed plan for implementing technology within an organization. Examine the role of information systems in business, information technology, computer hardware, software, telecommunications and networks, IT infrastructures, the Internet and more.  Build your knowledge and skills in this field through a research project and report.

MGMT-1080Human Resource Management (40 hrs)RPL
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Discover the importance of Human Resources Management (HRM) to individuals, organizations, and society. Learn more about this integrated, goal orientated set of management functions, which are carried out in the context of multiple environments (competitive, social, legal and organizational).

Students who complete HUMR-1015 in lieu of MGMT-1080 will need to submit a Transfer of Credit Request Form to be eligible for graduation from the Human Resource Management Certificate Program.

MGMT-1161Management Principles 1RPL
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Acquire the knowledge necessary to identify management functions and set out major principles, problems and objectives. Know the meaning of decision-making and learn how to stress the use of creative thinking in management. Discuss the fundamentals of organization and departmentalization, and learn the value of motivating people in management positions through communications, leadership and supervision. Study the methods used to control budgets, costs, quality, production and sales.

MGMT-1167Principles of Supervision & Leadership 1
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Study the field of supervision and foremanship in organizations and the methods of dividing activities into departments and relationships within them. Examine the use of committees and terms such as authority, responsibility, accountability and delegation. Terms and case studies will be discussed through group discussions.

MGMT-1189Strategic Management
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An introduction to the strategic management process focusing on the identification and implementation of competitive strategies. How to conduct a strategic analysis and planning session, identifiying internal and external competencies, opportunities, threats and weaknesses is included. Life Cycle models and analysis are presented along with discussions of national and global environments and their effects. Balancing the needs of the customer, marketing, finance, services, industry, suppliers and good corporate governance are built in.

MGMT-1251Supervisory Skills for Women
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This course will help you develop leadership skills that will serve you in the workplace and at home. You will learn skills for effective team work, building confidence, dealing with conflict, handling confrontational staff/clients, conducting effective employee appraisals, managing performance and disciplining staff. The course will also include workshops on effective listening and speaking, how to think positively, and how to overcome barriers to growth. You will develop skills in critical thinking and planning, motivating others and dealing with stress. You will learn how to increase your chances of promotion and make your current position more productive.

MGMT-2162Management Principles 2
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Undertake a comprehensive study of major management functions. Evaluate various management tools including econometrics, simulation and research affecting the decision making process. Investigate management control and evaluation techniques. Review the correlation between time and management functions.

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MGMT-3008Sales Management
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This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of sales management and the current trends, tools, and techniques that productive sales managers need in today's competitive environment.

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MGMT-3164Management Principles 3
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Study management theory and practice and examine the role of manager, using extensive readings in management. Analyze the functions of innovation and representation and their effect on corporate behavior. As well, inspect various management styles and the contributions they make to organizational operation.

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MRKT-1007Marketing Management
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Develop and practice marketing skills within a wide variety of business situations and environments, both domestic and international. Prepare to discuss weekly cases in this senior level case course in marketing. Group preparation of cases for class discussion will be permitted and encouraged, but is not mandatory.

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MRKT-1061Marketing 1
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This course is designed to introduce students to basic marketing concepts and to encourage an analytical study of the marketing strategy process. This study will be supported by an exposure to target markets and marketing mix elements.

MRKT-1110Services Marketing
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Bring customer/client satisfaction and service quality to the forefront as central concepts vital to any organization's success. Examine how the marketing of services differs from that of products. Learn to identify client/customer groups, behaviours and needs, how to manage the service encounter and develop customer satisfaction/loyalty. Study different service delivery strategies and their implementation. Using a strong managerial and strategic focus, apply the concepts and theories presented in a "hands-on" occupation related project.

MRKT-2068Marketing 2
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Marketing 2 builds on the concepts developed in Marketing 1. The learner undertakes a more in-depth analysis of the marketing mix and applies concepts to develop integrated marketing strategies.

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MRKT-3010Consumer Behaviour
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This course will build upon the foundation established in the introductory marketing course. The course will analyze consumer segmentation dimensions and will explain in a comprehensive manner why consumers act and behave as they do.

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MRKT-3012Personal Selling
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This is a practical course designed for students who have an interest in a career in sales or related disciplines in the marketing field. Basic theories are discussed and employed. Emphasis is on development of specific sales preparations and presentation skills. Field research, prospect planning, videos, and role-plays will be included.

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MRKT-3015Integrated Marketing Communications
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A concentrated course to learn the fundamentals of creating, implementing, and evaluating an integrated marketing communications plan within the marketing arena. You will learn the skills required in planning and executing advertising and promotion programs requiring research, creativity and timing.

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MRKT-3017Retail Management
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This course surveys the entire field of retailing from a managerial perspective. The emphasis is on decision making, customer analysis, site selection, store layout, and design and strategic planning.

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OFCM-3001Office Administration
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Office Administration includes many skills that will allow students to function effectively in a professional office environment. Office communications and ethics will be explored, with an emphasis being placed on developing and following strategies and procedures. Records and information management will be covered, including using and developing systems for each stage of the record life cycle. Controlling office costs in the areas of equipment, supplies, and travel will also be addressed.

PROJ-1030Project Management FundamentalsRPL
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Study the fundamental aspects and principles of project management including life cycle, integration, planning, organization and communication. Learn about work breakdown structures, diagramming, cost management and resource allocation. Examine today’s issues affecting project management including risk management, quality, conflict, and team building.

PSYC-1002Psychology
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This course explores the major areas of modern psychology. Key topics include sensation, cognition, learning, motivation, emotional behaviour, stress, methods of coping/adapting, brain structure and function and psychopathology. Fundamental principles of the scientific method and research design are emphasized. Students are expected to gain insight into the roots of human behaviour from both a biological and psychological perspective.

SAFE-1000Occupational Safety and Health
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Explore a basic introduction into the field of Occupational Safety & Health. The responsibilities of employers, employees and government in regards to occupational health and safety are addressed. Topics include job safety analysis, effective safety equipment and practices, occupational health and hygiene, safety programs, and safety instruction. Discover how to apply these standards in the work environment.

SOSC-3001Psychology
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This is an introductory course designed to apply to the career and personal aspirations of young adults. The focus of the course is on human personal growth, change and adjustment, and creativity. Emphasis is placed on growth psychology approach to human personality and on the motivating factors affecting people's lives.

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