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BUSI 1112
Introduction to Business Administration
0.5 unit
An overview of the fundamental activities performed in businesses in the Canadian environment. Methodology includes lectures, class discussions, written assignments, tests and a term paper. (Also listed under Canadian Studies)

BUSI 1188
Co-op Term I
1.0 unit
Prerequisite: admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration Co-operative Education program. Completion of professional development program delivered by the Co-op Office. Completion of courses prescribed by the Department of Business Administration course sequence
A 13-18 week term of full-time paid career related experience in an organizational setting: corporate, non-profit or government. Students will work with industry professionals who provide feedback to the university on the student’s performance and development. The student will be required to set learning objectives, submit a work term report and participate in a return-to-campus/debriefing session. Evaluation for the successful completion of the co-op term is based on learning objectives, a work site visit, an employer evaluation and a satisfactory work term report.  Note: This course may only be counted for credit toward the 23.0 unit Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op degree.

BUSI 2011
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
0.5 unit
An examination of multi-disciplinary entrepreneurship geared to business, social and innovative venture creation. Students will explore the relevance of entrepreneurship to business and non-business ventures. Topics will include creativity, idea generation, social entrepreneurs, and basic business planning culminating in the creation of a venture.

BUSI 2012
Work and Career in the Modern Global Environment
0.5 unit
An examination of the theories and practices associated with work and career in the current globalized business world. Topics may include: the history and philosophy of work, working in a globalized world, the new business job market, work and well-being, work-life balance, choosing work, managing one’s career, and working internationally.

BUSI 2060
Personal Finance
0.5 unit
An examination of strategies relating to managing and maximizing personal finances. Topics include consumer credit alternatives, financial instruments and institutions, family budgeting, pension strategies and strategic use of investment options, and traditional versus e-banking and e-investing.

BUSI 2202/THMT 2202
Communication & Self-Management Skills
0.5 unit

A study of communications functions in organizations, including effective use of written, oral and electronic communications, and the principles of self-management: self-awareness, emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence, time and stress management, personal effectiveness, and resilience. Skills will be developed through individual and group in-class activities and online assignments.

BUSI 2214
Organizational Behaviour: Individuals in Organizations
0.5 unit
A study of individual-level principles of organizational behaviour. Topics such as organizational effectiveness, management theory, personality, perception, values, attitudes, and decision making will be examined to help individuals understand themselves and improve their effectiveness in modern organizations. Note: Students who have received credit for BUSI 2212 may not take this course for credit.

BUSI 2215
Organizational Behaviour: Groups, structure and culture
0.5 unit
A study of group-level and system-level principles of organizational behaviour. Topics such as teams, power, leadership and organizational structure and culture will be examined to help individuals improve their effectiveness in modern organizations. Note: Students who have received credit for BUSI 2213 may not take this course for credit.

BUSI 2221
Introductory Accounting I
0.5 unit
A study of the accounting cycle including recording transactions, adjusting and closing accounts, preparation of financial statements and accounting for service and merchandising activities. Other topics include accounting systems and concepts, accounting for cash, accounts and notes receivable, inventories and capital assets.

BUSI 2222
Introductory Accounting II
0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2221
A study of accounting for partnerships, corporations, unusual equity transactions, current and long term liabilities, and investments. Additional topics include the cash flow statement and analysis and interpretation of financial statements.

BUSI 2225/THMT 2225
Design Management in Business and Tourism
0.5 unit
Prerequisites: THMT 1101 and BUSI 1112 or permission of the instructor
An examination of the role design can play as a key component of management strategy in business enterprises generally and the eight sectors of the tourism industry. Students will apply the design process and have opportunities to develop creative problem solving skills through projects in communications, the built environment, and the design of products and services.

BUSI 2230
Principles of Marketing
0.5 unit
An introductory course in marketing which uses lectures, discussions, and/or cases, and projects. Key topics include market segmentation, marketing mix, consumer behavior, marketing research, an introduction to marketing math, and forces impacting marketing planning in the modern world.

BUSI 2231
Applied Marketing
0.5 unit
Prerequisites: 5.0 units of university credit, including BUSI 2230
A continuation of case studies, lecture, discussion, and/or projects, are used to increase the student’s knowledge of marketing strategy, marketing planning, marketing math, and special topics in marketing.

BUSI 2250
Business Ethics
0.5 unit
A course in applied ethics that explores the bearing of ethical theory on business-related issues, including advertising, consumer rights, managerial structures, discrimination in the workplace, and corporate responsibility. Casework helps the student to develop skills in decision-making.

BUSI 2255
Introduction to Information Systems in Organizations
0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 1112
A survey of the major resources, concepts and practices behind the development, management and evaluation of computer-based information systems in modern organizations.

BUSI 2259
Legal Aspects of Business
0.5 unit
A survey of the effect of law on commercial and industrial activities. Topics include: contracts, including sale, insurance, bailment, agency and employment; negotiable instruments, real property; forms of business organization; and credit transactions. (Also listed under Canadian Studies)

BUSI 2263
Canadian Securities Course
0.5 unit
An examination of various investment products, fundamental analysis, the financial services industry, portfolio management, financial planning and taxation issues. This course follows the Canadian Securities course content and uses the Canadian Securities textbook and materials. Note: Students who have received credit for BUSI 4462 may not take this course for credit.

Note: All students who register in this course must pay an additional fee for registration in the Special Institutional Version (SIV) of the Canadian Securities course. On completion of this course, students will be eligible to write the Canadian Securities course exam.

BUSI 2288
Co-op Term II
1.0 unit
Prerequisite: completion of BUSI 1188 and courses prescribed by the Department of Business Administration course sequence. Completion of return-to-campus session delivered by the Co-op Office.
A 13-18 week term of full-time paid career related experience in an organizational setting: corporate, non-profit or government. Students will work with industry professionals who provide feedback to the university on the student’s performance and development. The student will be required to set learning objectives, submit a work term report and participate in a return-to-campus/debriefing session. Evaluation for the successful completion of the co-op term is based on learning objectives, a work site visit, an employer evaluation and a satisfactory work term report. Note: This course may only be counted for credit toward the 23.0 unit Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op degree.

BUSI 3306/POLS 3306

Government Administration and Accountability0.5 unit
Prerequisite: 0.5 unit of POLS or BUSI, or permission of the instructor
An examination of the place of public bureaucracy in government and modern society. Topics may include: the nature of bureaucracy, the governing principles of the Canadian public service, human resource management, the mechanism of accountability, and challenges of budgetary control. (Also listed under Canadian Studies and Public Policy Studies)

BUSI 3308

Operations Management0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 2214, 2215 and MATH 2208, 2209 or permission of the instructor
Operations management as an integral part of many functional areas of business. Topics include productivity improvement, forecasting, designing goods and services, allocating resources, project management, inventory management, quality assurance and capacity planning and where applicable, mathematical methods for evaluating alternatives.

BUSI 3311/THMT 3311

Small Business Management 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 2221 and 2222
An introduction to the start-up and management of small and medium business. Topics include planning, organizational structure, accessing capital, managing growth, building management teams, succession planning, bankruptcy and family business.

BUSI 3312

International Business Management0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 2214, 2215 and ECON 1102
An introduction to the problems of management which are unique to the international firm with particular emphasis on the multinational corporation. Lectures, discussions, and case method will be employed.

BUSI 3313

Human Resource Management 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2215
An examination of the growing importance of the human resource function in the modern organization with a focus on the key functions including recruitment, selection, training and development, performance management, compensation, occupational health and safety and new and emerging workplace issues.

BUSI 3314

Labour Relations0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2215
A study of the employment relationship in the unionized workplace with a focus on unions and their role in modern organizations. Topics include: the new workplace and changing work patterns, union membership, structure and history, the future of unions, collective bargaining, the grievance procedure and strikes. Students normally will participate in a mock collective bargaining exercise aimed at developing negotiation skills. (Also listed under Canadian Studies)

BUSI 3316

Organizational Topics 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2215
An examination of various structural and human elements of organizations. Major topics will include personal skills development (e.g. self-awareness, stress management) and interpersonal skills development (e.g. communication, power and influence, motivation and conflict management). Lectures, cases, exercises, group discussions and films will be used to highlight management skills and help course participants to develop and practice these skills.

BUSI 3320

Managerial Accounting 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 2222
An application of the techniques learned in BUSI 2221 and 2222 with special emphasis on the preparation of reports which provide information for decision-making by management. Different costing systems are examined. Planning and control of business operations through an analysis of cost behaviour and budgeting procedures are also examined. Note: Students who have received credit for THMT 3221 may not take this course for credit.

BUSI 3324

Taxation0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2222 or permission of the instructor
A study of the Canadian tax environment with special emphasis on personal and corporate income tax, enabling students to recognize tax implications of business decisions they will face daily in their future careers and situations where external advice from specialists is needed. (Also listed under Canadian Studies)

BUSI 3325

Intermediate Accounting: Assets 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2222
An examination of the accounting framework and review of the accounting process and basic financial statements. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Entities (ASPE) will be applied to accounting for the asset section of the Balance Sheet.

BUSI 3326

Intermediate Accounting: Equities and Special Topics0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 3325
An examination of accounting/reporting of liabilities, contingent losses, bonds, equity transactions, earnings per share, future income taxes, pensions, leases, changes in accounting methods, errors and the cash flow statement in accordance with IFRS and ASPE requirements.

BUSI 3331

Consumer Behaviour0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2230
Consumer decision models will be used to explain the processes involved in consumer behaviour. The consumer will be studied from the perspectives of sociology, psychology and economics. Case studies and/or projects will be used to analyse practical implications of consumer behaviour.

BUSI 3332

Retailing Management 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2230
Fundamental principles and policy considerations for the successful management of modern-day retailing organizations. Emphasis is placed on aspects of retailing geography, merchandising and pricing. Lectures and case studies.

BUSI 3333

Advertising: Theory and Practice 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2230
The role of advertising in the marketing process is examined for ways in which it can be profitably employed. Topics include: advertising in the market mix, consumer demand, layout and design, media and advertising management. Lectures and case studies.

BUSI 3334

Personal Selling and Sales Management 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 2230
An examination of the process involved in personal selling, personal selling techniques and sales management with analysis of the importance of this area to the overall success of a business organization. Lectures, role-playing, case studies and/or a major project.

BUSI 3336

Direct Marketing 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2230
An examination, through case and lecture, of the functions and activities involved in the direct marketing of products and services to final users. The course examines the operating philosophy of direct marketing, promotion strategy, database marketing and direct distribution channels in use by producers, wholesalers and retailers.

BUSI 3337

Services Marketing 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2230
An introduction to issues and problems facing marketers in the service sector. The focus will be on developing overall marketing strategies for service organizations. Case studies and project work may be required

BUSI 3338

Not-for-Profit Marketing0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2230
An introduction to the issues and problems facing marketers in the not-for-profit and public sectors. The focus will be on understanding and appreciating the special problems facing firms in these sectors and on learning to adapt fundamental marketing principles to suit the special needs of these organizations. Case studies and project work may be required.

BUSI 3343

Auditing0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 3320
An introduction to the basic concepts and theory of auditing, the accounting profession, professional ethics, internal control, audit evidence, and the auditor’s report.

BUSI 3360

Finance I 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2222
An introduction to the fundamentals of business finance. Topics include an introduction to finance, and financial markets, measuring corporate performance, time value of money, bond and stick valuation, capital budgeting techniques, financial planning and management of working capital as well as other appropriate topics.

BUSI 3361

Finance II 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 2222 and MATH 2209 (MATH 2209 may be taken concurrently)
Fundamentals of business finance. Topics include risk and return, cost of capital, corporate financing, financial leverage and capital structures, dividend policy, leasing, mergers and acquisitions and the basics of financial risk management as well as other appropriate topics.

BUSI 3388

Co-op Term III 1.0 unit
Prerequisite: completion of BUSI 2288 and courses prescribed by the Department of Business Administration course sequence. Completion of return-to-campus session delivered by the Co-op Office.
A 13-18 week term of full-time paid career related experience in an organizational setting: corporate, non-profit or government. Students will work with industry professionals who provide feedback to the university on the student’s performance and development. The student will be required to set learning objectives, submit a work term report and participate in a return-to-campus/debriefing session. Evaluation for the successful completion of the co-op term is based on learning objectives, a work site visit, an employer evaluation and a satisfactory work term report. Note: This course may only be counted for credit toward the 23.0 unit Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op degree.

BUSI 4400

Business Policy 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: restricted to senior Bachelor of Business Administration students who have completed BUSI 2231, 2259, 3308, 3320, 3360, 3361 or permission of the instructor or restricted to senior Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management students who have completed 15.0 units in the Tourism and Hospitality Management program including BUSI 2231, BUSI 2259, BUSI 3320 or THMT 3221 and BUSI 3361 or THMT 3362
Case studies designed to reinforce knowledge of the management process and the development of business policies through the study and resolution of actual management situations.

BUSI 4406/WOMS 4406

Managing Diversity: Gender and Other Issues0.5 unit
Prerequisite: at least 10.0 units of university-level courses
A seminar course that examines issues faced by women and minority groups in the work place. Topics include discrimination based on gender and other factors, a comparison of men and women in organizations, legal implications of discrimination and managing diversity. Note: Students who have received credit for BUSI 4407 may not take this course for credit.

BUSI 4408
Directed Study or Research

0.5 unit

BUSI 4409

Directed Study or Research

0.5 unit
Prerequisite: open to seniors in the Bachelor of Business Administration program who have obtained the approval of the department
An alternative to traditional coursework in which students plan their own syllabus, in consultation with the supervising professor. Students should choose their topic and apply for departmental permission before the semester in which they want to take this course.

BUSI 4410/THMT 4410

Small Business Consultancy0.5 unit
Prerequisites: 10.0 units of BUSI or THMT
An introduction to small business consulting through research, projects and presentations.

BUSI 4412

Values in a Business Society: Issues and Analysis 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: restricted to students who have completed at least 10.0 units of study (BUSI 2250 recommended)
An investigation of the role of business in society. Various contemporary problems will be discussed in light of the concept of social responsibility and the response of the business sector to that responsibility.

BUSI 4413

Strategic Compensation  0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 3313
An examination of strategic compensation systems. Key topics such as strategic objectives of compensation, “best fit” versus “best practice”, internal pay structures, job evaluation, and methods of compensation will be considered in order to help managers develop compensation strategies that fit with and promote the organization’s broader goals and strategies.

BUSI 4414
Leadership Theory and Practice in Organizations

0.5 unit
Prerequisites: 10.0 units or permission of the instructor
A course on the theories and practices of leadership in organizations with an emphasis on understanding personal leadership capabilities. Topics may include: history and philosophy of leadership, theories of leadership, leadership competencies, leading change, transformational and charismatic leadership, leadership training, and developing a personal leadership style.

BUSI 4415

Management Information Systems 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: restricted to students who have completed at least 10.0 units of the Business Administration program or the Tourism and Hospitality program, including BUSI 2222 or permission of the instructor
The computer applications which comprise the accounting function are examined and a number of related topics, including control concepts, application development and EDP auditing are discussed. Overall emphasis is on the management and use of IS resources and on the effects of computer-based information systems on the planning and control functions of management.

BUSI 4416

Management Topics 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 2214, 2215, and 3316
A combined lecture-seminar course which explores concepts in management. Topics may include: organizational conflict, change and development; organizational creativity and innovation; authority, power and politics; career patterns and advancement, and other related topics of interest to students and faculty.

BUSI 4417

Recruitment and Selection 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 3313
A detailed study of the recruitment and selection of personnel. The course covers such issues as job analysis, performance measurements, attracting the right people, and various selection processes including testing and interviewing in order to best match people with jobs.

BUSI 4418

Strategic Human Resource Development0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 3313
An examination of strategic human resource development. Topics such as performance management, instructional systems design, methods of developing people, methods of evaluation of developmental activities and management development will be considered in order to help managers develop compensation strategies that fit with and promote the organization’s broader goals and strategies.

BUSI 4419

International Human Resource Management 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 3313 and BUSI 3314
A study of the challenges that human resource managers will face in the twenty-first century’s increasing internationalization. The course will also examine the necessity for human resource managers to develop new mental models in order to function successfully in this international environment.

BUSI 4423

Advanced Financial Accounting I 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 3325 and 3326
Advanced theory and problems in financial accounting. Topics include investments, business combinations, consolidations, and joint ventures.

BUSI 4424

Advanced Accounting II0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 3325 and 3326
Advanced theory and problems in accounting. Topics include interim reporting, accounting for foreign currency transactions and hedging, translation of financial statements of foreign operations, accounting for partnerships, corporate liquidations, estates and trusts, government and not-for-profit organizations, accounting for inflation, environmental accounting issues and accounting for financial instruments.

BUSI 4425
Cost Accounting
0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 3320
A further study of cost concepts introduced in BUSI 3320, examining the cost accountant’s role on the management team and the use of cost information in planning and controlling of the organization. Topics include process costing, standards, budgeting, inventory management, differential costs and costing and pricing of products.

BUSI 4426
Advanced Cost Accounting and Internal Control
0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 4425
A further study of managerial and cost accounting. This course develops an understanding of the interactions between planning and control systems and their relationship with the three basic themes of management accounting. Topics include internal control, management control systems, performance management, the balanced scorecard, and ethics/operations management and management accounting.

BUSI 4427
Advanced Taxation 
0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 3324
A further study of Canadian taxation with an emphasis on corporate taxation, the effect of taxation on business decisions and tax planning. Topics include the calculation of income tax payable for corporations, tax implications of corporate reorganizations and distributions, partnerships, trusts and estates, and death, and Goods and Services Tax (GST/HST).

BUSI 4428
Accounting Theory
0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 3325 and 3326 or permission of the instructor
This course includes an in-depth study of the development of accounting thought, practice and policy. Topics covered include standard setting, the conceptual framework, the historical cost model and alternative models and other related topics.

BUSI 4430
Marketing Research
0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 2231 or permission of the instructor and MATH 2209
An introduction to the basic principles of the marketing research process with emphasis on methods used to gather, analyse and evaluate data for the purpose of lessening the risk involved in marketing-management decision-making. Note: Students who have received credit for THMT 3312 or PBRL 3016 may not take this course for credit.

BUSI 4432
International Marketing
0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2231 or permission of the instructor
An examination of the marketing problems associated with overseas trading, an appraisal of some psychological constraints to successful international marketing, and a discussion of the economic and financial incentives and constraints to international trading.

BUSI 4433
Marketing Issues Seminar
0.5 unit
Prerequisite: BUSI 2231 or permission of the instructor. Normally restricted to Bachelor of Business Administration students taking a marketing concentration who have completed at least 10.0 units of study, subject to enrollment.
An advanced seminar in marketing issues, theory and research methods, designed for senior students taking a marketing concentration in the Bachelor of Business Administration program.

BUSI 4434
Marketing Strategy and Management
0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 2231, BUSI 3331 and at least 0.5 unit of marketing electives at the 3000 level, or permission of the instructor
An advanced seminar based on simulations and case analyses that focuses on building the skills required for developing and executing marketing strategies in real-world situations. The course will build upon the tools and concepts learned in earlier marketing courses.

BUSI 4446/THMT 4446
New Venture Creation for Business and Tourism
0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 1112 or THMT 1101 and BUSI/THMT 3311 or permission of the instructor
A focus on the practical application of a business plan. Students will write a condensed business plan in the first two weeks of class then spend the remainder of the term operating the business.

BUSI 4461
Real Estate Investment
0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 3360 and 3361
An examination of investment in real estate as a business decision. Capital budgeting techniques are used to value commercial, multiple family and single family dwellings. Tax, law, funding, and structure of real estate markets will be covered briefly. Real estate appraisal and professional property management are covered. A research project will be required.

BUSI 4464
International Finance
0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 3360 and 3361
This course takes a global perspective of the finance function: the reasons and effects of exchange rate fluctuation with possible defensive and offensive postures, the international investment decision, risk management, international banking and import/export financing, international working capital management, international tax planning. Computer simulation and cases will be used.

BUSI 4465
Financial Statement Analysis
0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 3360 and 3361
This course looks at the demand and supply forces underlying the provision of financial statement data, the properties of numbers derived from financial statements, the key aspects of decisions that use financial statement information, and the features of the environment in which these decisions are made.

BUSI 4466
Financial Markets Investments
0.5 unit
Prerequisites: BUSI 3360 and 3361 or permission of the instructor
An examination of investment in financial instruments. Bonds, stocks, currencies, mutual funds, options and futures will be covered. Both fundamental analysis and modern portfolio theory will be presented. Some aspects of international financial markets will be discussed. Case work will be required. Note: Students who have received credit for BUSI 4462 may not take this course for credit.

BUSI 4499
Honours Thesis
1.0 unit
Prerequisite: open to students who have completed 15.0 units of the business administration degree program and who have been accepted in the honours degree program.
Honours students in business administration are required, in their final year, to undertake a research project in consultation with the department and to present a research paper at the conclusion of this project.


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