BUSSP-CT Business and Administrative Studies

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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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.

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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-3002Management Information Systems
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This course provides an introduction to the role of information systems in business, information technology, computer hardware, software, managing data resources, telecommunications and networks, the Internet and the new information technology infrastructure, systems development, systems security and control and higher-level information systems.

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-1056Harassment and Bullying
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Learn what harassment and bullying looks like. Discover what legislation says about harassment and bullying and what responsibilities people, such as employees and management, have with respect to dealing with harassment and bullying. Understand how to create a respectful environment that is free from harassment and bullying. You will learn how to respond to harassment and bullying complaints should they arise.

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-1066Introduction to Workplace Harassment
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In this course, learn about definitions of harassment and bullying and frequency of harassment and bullying. We will also use a tool to determine if harassment has occurred, and explore examples of what is not usually considered harassment.

BUSA-1067Managing Workplace Harassment
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In this course, learn about harassment policies, roles and responsibilities, harassment investigations, and creating a respectful workplace.

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-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-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-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.

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-1015Human Resource Management
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This is a course covering the major responsibilities of a modern Human Resource Manager. The emphasis is on activities such as recruitment, appraisal, legal compliance, training, orientation, compensation and job analysis.

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.

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.

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-1068Frontline Supervision and Leadership
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Develop superior supervision and leadership strategies and enhance front line productivity in the workplace. Front-line leadership skills are essential for organizational success, as they help drive a team’s focus, motivation and efficiency. This course provides front line managers and supervisors, as well as, non-supervisory leaders with both the technical and interpersonal skills needed to enhance productivity and deal with people issues.

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-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-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-1002Marketing
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The course is designed to provide students with a current and relevant strategic approach to the principles of marketing. Terms such as target markets, marketing mixes, and strategic planning will be uncovered through lectures, activities, cases, and assignments with a student-centered approach focusing on how to connect with the customer in today's digital and global world.

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-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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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.

SEMR-9003Managing Young Workers
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Learn as managers and supervisors the facts about the new generations of workers. Explore innovative techniques to ensure effective skills transfer and how to maintain a productive workplace.

SEMR-9096Conflict Resolution
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We can expect to face conflict situations whenever we spend time with others; conflict gets resolved whether the situation is to our liking or not. This conflict resolution workshop addresses the interpersonal scope for such activity so that you can resolve your conflicts with others in a stable and safe environment, while still maintaining your own dignity. Topics include: safety procedures, how to maintain control of a situation, defusing techniques, how to listen and ask questions, mediation, and how to come to an eventual agreement.

SEMR-9106Negotiating Skills
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Explore the principles and practice of skilled negotiations. Learn to assess various negotiation situations and apply principles to arrive at an acceptable solution. Note: you will learn through a combination of lectures, discussion and group exercises.

SEMR-9115Managing Change
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Begin to understand the change management process, how to assess an organization’s readiness to implement change, and build the commitment to change. In this workshop, work through strategies to “make change stick”, cover create and implement change strategies, and learn to assess and evaluate the success of change strategies through lessons from the field.

SEMR-9130Indigenous Staffing Strategies
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This is a one day interactive workshop designed for all levels of management and staff interested in learning about and developing Indigenous Employment Strategies.  Throughout the day you will discuss building a business case for Indigenous employment strategies while learning from the experience of others.  Discover the tips, resources and tools available which will help you to develop your Indigenous workforce as well as best practice models you may wish to utilize in your own workplace.

SEMR-9152Effective Listening Techniques
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Learn techniques for better listening and note-taking. Learn how to ignore distractions, summarize what a speaker has said, and control your emotions. Know when to ask questions or comment.

SEMR-9158Building Workplace Loyalty
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Pressure is being placed on managers to build progressive working environments that encourage and support employee growth and job satisfaction. Participants will be introduced to a simple tool to assess their ability to foster a working environment that ensures high levels of employee engagement. We will also discuss practical techniques to identify and nurture employee ability and to build higher levels of employee commitment and contribution.

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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