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Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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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-1001Accounting
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The first half of this course in accounting covers double-entry bookkeeping procedures, period-end adjustments, and preparation of financial statements pertaining to sole proprietorships.  The second half of the course covers cost accounting concepts, including identification and behaviour of costs, financial statements of a manufacturer, cost-volume-profit analysis, job-order costing, and financial statement analysis.

COMM-1144Business English
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You will learn techniques to speak and write effectively for business in the current Canadian environment. You will learn interpersonal techniques such as active listening, providing feedback, and the proper use of voicemail. You will develop your written communication skills by learning how to compose and format letters, memos, informal reports and email. You will apply your communication skills to planning, developing, and presenting short business presentations.  

COMM-1162Communicating for Results
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This course is designed to prepare students with the skills needed for their academic program. Students will learn how to write in a Canadian academic setting, increase self-awareness to maximize learning, understand how to work with integrity, and read and research critically. Students will have opportunities to apply these strategies and reflect on their progress as learners.

COMM-1173Communication StrategiesRPL
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

COMM-1207Business Report Writing
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In this course, students will learn the foundations of business writing with a focus on internal business communication using contract proposals, business plans, recommendations and executive summaries written within a Canadian context for a global marketplace. Students will then learn how to summarize information using the principles of academic integrity. This highly interactive course will encourage students to practice and participate, focusing on how to give and receive constructive feedback. The skills that students will learn in this course will be used in other courses and will prepare students to produce professional business documents. 

COMM-2172Communication for the WorkplaceRPL
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This course reinforces the communication strategies practiced in COMM-1173 to provide students with the communication skills needed to apply for, stay in, and progress in the world of work. Students will further develop their interpersonal skills and digital fluency by seeking college, industry and community supports. Additionally, they will apply speaking, writing, and collaboration strategies to getting the job, adjusting to the job, and developing long-term career goals. Communication for the Workplace is a creative and active learning opportunity to set students apart in today’s competitive job market.

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COMM-2174Communication for Business
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Do you trust your own judgement? Can you make decisions confidently, give feedback constructively, and handle disagreements professionally? Your ability to successfully work in the business sector requires strong communicative competence.

In this Communication for Business course, the student will continue to develop their communicative competence by collaborating with their peers to manage and present information in oral and written form, demonstrate active listening, and practice negotiation/persuasion strategies in a business context (marketing, sales, and customer service).

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COMM-3175Communication for Global MGMT and Leadership
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Welcome to Communication for Global MGMT and Leadership. Human skills such as intercultural competence, collaboration, and negotiation are essential for working in any business environment. In this course, students will continue to practice advanced communication skills expected in today’s leadership and management positions in a variety of business settings (public/private, domestic/international). This course will give the business professional practical communication skills and strategies for administrative, accounting, leadership and management roles in the global business environment.

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ECON-1003Economic Geography
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This course examines the impact of geography and the environment shaping human economic activities – at a global, regional, and local level. Economic activity will be placed within the human response to their environment and the geography of their world.

FNCE-3000International 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 building a basic understanding of accounting and finance fundamentals, such as financial statement creation and analysis, financial ratios, risk, leverage, capital budgeting, short and long-term financing, taxation and working capital management. The second part of the course will look at these fundamental concepts from an international perspective including, but not limited to, various international monetary bodies, the multinational corporation, financial considerations in conducting international business and banking, central banks and their impact on interest rates and currency fluctuation.

ILAW-3000International Law
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The purpose of this course is to introduce the international business student to a broad range of issues, concepts, and key organizations in international law.  This course will examine the different world legal systems with particular focus on the common law.  After developing a fundamental understanding of key legal concepts the course will examine international trade law and the resolution of international commercial disputes. 

INTL-1384International Political Economy
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Business gurus, scholars and political leaders increasingly attribute economic success to changes in a global business environment. It is hard to gain a competitive advantage in international trade without exposure to the study of international political economy.

This course is designed to achieve three main objectives:
• To familiarize the student with the basic concepts and theories associated with International Political Economy (IPE);
• To explore issues associated with practical applications of international political economy and
• To analyze the impact of IPE issues on a contemporary, global business organization

INTL-3003International Logistics
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This course examines the process of moving the product/service from the design stage to the customer's doorstep. Topics include documentation, regulatory compliance, transportation, and other logistics issues.

MATH-1079Critical Thinking for Results
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Being able to think critically and to solve problems with creativity and resourcefulness are two key skills that employers want you to have. This course will give you exposure to some proven problem- solving techniques, along with opportunities to practice thinking critically and solving problems. You will work individually and in groups to explore real-world issues; you will report to the instructor and to your classmates on your findings in both written and oral formats. 

MGMT-2000Introduction to International Business
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This course is an introduction to the economic, political, and cultural factors that influence the international marketplace. The course focuses on the application of international business theory as it relates to current trends and practices in international business.

MGMT-3010Strategy in International Business
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The course examines the role of strategy in business with an emphasis on the management of international companies. Through seminars and case studies, students will review the best practices of international strategic management and apply them to the contemporary business environment.

MRKT-1015International Marketing
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This course is designed to expose the students to the field of marketing and its applications to markets outside of Canada. Students will be familiarized with the institutions and mechanisms of marketing outside Canada and the role of geography, culture, customs and infrastructure of the major countries on the international scene.

MRKT-1383International Sales & Negotiations
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This course takes a detailed look at the personal sales function as it applies to international business. Topics include tools to build relationships, sales techniques, sales presentations,  the management of the sales process, trade shows and international negotiations.

MRKT-3013International Marketing Management
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This course applies the process of marketing management to the marketing of products/services within the global marketplace by emphasizing specific topics of significance to international marketing.

PROJ-2001Work Experience
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The student will complete a minimum six-week work experience, either paid or unpaid. While the college will help students find work placements, it is each student’s responsibility to find a position. The college approved placement must be related to the specialty courses of the program. Students will prepare an assignment related to the placement, and final evaluation will be assessed by the work placement supervisor and the college. 

PROJ-2003Industry Project A
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Students will learn to identify and validate an international (preferably) business opportunity. Students will be shown a pathway to execute on the idea opportunity in the modern economy using lean start-up methodologies.

The project involves preparation of a feasibility study to introduce, via import or export, a product or service to a foreign market.

PROJ-3001Industry Project B
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Students working in groups are expected to display their knowledge by completing a comprehensive business plan for a profit seeking company.  This course requires students to integrate and apply what they have learned in other courses in the International Business program.

Each group will deliver a written business plan that includes both primary and secondary research, and analysis and findings pertinent to their business and industry. The business plan will also be presented to a panel jury.


SEMR-1039How to Learn Online
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This course will help you develop an understanding of what online learning is about and what skills are necessary to be a successful student.

You will learn some of the differences between an online and a traditional course and what it takes to succeed. You will discover:

  • What your time management type is and how to make use of your skills
  • How to schedule your time and use critical thinking
  • How to solve some of the technical problems you might encounter
  • The differences between reading a book and reading online

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