Business Administration

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Courses

Core Courses

Please Note: BUS 860 (Foundations of Business Finance) is replacing HRM 817 (Business Finance & Accounting)  as a core course. Students who already took HRM 817  do NOT need to take BUS 860.



BUS 825 Business Foundations (3 Units)

Study business in a Canadian context, including finance, personnel, marketing, operations and general management.

BUS 850 Business Communications (3 Units)

Gain the knowledge and skills associated with clearly receiving, transmitting and communicating information within the business environment.
Antirequisite: ACC 920 Effective Communication (3 Units)

BUS 860 Foundations of Business Finance - NEW! (3 Units)

Build a solid foundation for financial literacy by learning the critical concepts and applications in financial accounting, managerial accounting and managerial finance. Be effective when interpreting financial data to make business decisions.
Please note: If you have taken HRM 817, you do not need to take this course.
BUS 860 is replacing HRM 817 in the core courses.

HRM 821 Organizational Behaviour (3 Units)

Explore human behaviour through influences that affect productivity, efficiency and organizational effectiveness through group work and case material.

MKT 819 Introduction to Marketing (3 Units)

Learn basic marketing concepts, including product development, market segments, pricing strategies, brand equity, distribution channels and promotional activities.

Finance Electives

ACC 818 Economics (3 Units)

Understand economics, including the basic principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Some knowledge of graphs and equations is required.

ACC 855 Business Statistics (3 Units)

Understand statistical techniques commonly used in solving business problems and understanding market research.

ACC 933 Financial Management (3 Units)

Study asset and equity management with a focus on working capital levels, capital structure and distribution of profits.

Prerequisite: BUS 860 or HRM 817 or 3 years relevant work experience

BUS 490 Financial Modelling & Analysis (3 Units)

Use financial modelling to solve a variety of finance-related problems and support management decisions.

Prerequisite: Financial Management + Business Finance & Accounting

Human Resources Electives

HRM 901 is required for this concentration.

HRM 897 Recruitment & Selection (3 Units)

Explore recruitment, selection, job analysis, competency modelling, screening, interviewing and decision making.

HRM 898 Compensation (3 Units)

Understand the process, issues and techniques involved in developing and administering a compensation system.

HRM 899 Labour Relations (3 Units)

Study the relationship between employers and employees in Ontario, including collective bargaining and grievance resolution.

HRM 901 Human Resources Management (3 Units)

Using an experiential approach, this course reviews the fundamentals of human resources management.

HRM 902 Training & Development (3 Units)

Examine the function of training and development, including the psychology of learning, needs assessment, program design and evaluation, and group dynamics.

HRM 921 Occupational Health & Safety (3 Units)

Explore occupational health and safety. Technical, legislative, political and personnel issues are studied.

HRM 923 Human Resources Planning (3 Units)

Examine human resources planning theory, including job analysis, manpower planning and forecasting, management development, information systems and program implementation.

Management Electives

HRM 901 and BUS 852 are required for this concentration.

ACC 818 Economics (3 Units)

Understand economics, including the basic principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Some knowledge of graphs and equations is required.

ACC 855 Business Statistics (3 Units)

Understand statistical techniques commonly used in solving business problems and understanding market research.

ACC 932 Management Information Systems (3 Units)

Explore system analysis, design and implementation with reference to the relationship between system management and organizational development.

ACC 933 Financial Management (3 Units)

Study asset and equity management with a focus on working capital levels, capital structure and distribution of profits.

Prerequisite: BUS 860 or HRM 817 or 3 years relevant work experience

BUS 436 Business Law (3 Units)

Gain insight on legal topics that accountants and general business managers encounter to recognize where legal problems exist and what avenues are open to resolve them.

BUS 816 Operations Management Techniques (3 Units)

Study operations management, including forecasting, capacity planning, inventory control, project management, transportation cost analysis, equality control and problem-solving techniques.

BUS 847 Principles & Practices of Supervision (3 Units)

Understand behaviours that lead to effective supervision. Study the concept of Situational Leadership.

BUS 852 Business Strategy (3 Units)

Gain practical training in setting goals and objectives for organizations and in creating business strategies and plans.

Prerequisite: Business Foundations

HRM 901 Human Resources Management (3 Units)

Using an experiential approach, this course reviews the fundamentals of human resources management.

Marketing Electives

MKT 101 Marketing Plans & Implementation (3 Units)

Learn to create and communicate marketing plans, including marketing audits, market analysis, strategy, tactics and implementation tools.

MKT 102 Consumer Behaviour (3 Units)

Study why and how consumers make decisions, including consumer psychology and social responsibility.

MKT 103 Integrated Marketing Communication (3 Units)

Examine the strategy of communication and the effective use of advertising, sales promotion, personal selling, public relations, event marketing and media.

MKT 104 Market Research (3 Units)

In today’s marketing landscape, data can be difficult to collect and even misleading and confusing. Study marketing research techniques to help you collect and analyze data for effective marketing plans.

MKT 106 Branding & Image (3 Units)

Explore the foundation, application and management of a strong brand, including key principles and brand equity, characteristics of a strong brand, brand building and positioning, and the role of ethics in branding.

MKT 107 Business-to-Business Marketing (3 Units)

To be effective, marketing strategies need to take into account not only the customer, but also the customer’s customers. Learn the basic institutional details and principles of successful business-to-business marketing.

PUB 111 Building Social Media Relationships (3 Units)

Explore the theoretical aspects and practical applications of social media tools, including blogs, wikis and social media websites (i.e., Facebook and YouTube) to engage new audiences and build relationships.

PUB 113 Social Media Research & Techniques (3 Units)

Apply social media knowledge to public relations practice by conducting research, campaigns and engaging communities. Study current business cases to explore best practices.

Prerequisite: Building Social Media Relationships

Risk Management Electives

Courses should be taken in sequence starting with 713.

RSK 713 Risk Management Principles & Practices (3 Units)

Study the first two steps of the risk management decision making process: (1) identifying and analyzing the loss exposures, and (2) developing alternative techniques for treating each exposure. Learn to choose the best risk management alternative and select the most appropriate techniques for handling each exposure.

RSK 714 Risk Assessment & Treatment (3 Units)

Explore the selection, implementation and monitoring of risk control techniques that are essential in preventing or minimizing potential losses before they occur. Examine fault-free study, statistical analysis, contractual liability reviews and in-house safety programs. Study the two dimensions of loss, frequency and severity, with particular attention on losses to property, people, net income and liability.

RSK 715 Risk Financing (3 Units)

Examine the selection, implementation and monitoring of risk financing techniques, which are ways an organization can obtain funds to pay for any accidental losses that occur. Study the framework and criteria for risk financing techniques; financing property, net income, liability and personnel losses; accounting and some income tax aspects of accidental losses; implementing risk retention, including use of affiliated assurers; insurance pricing; selection of insurers and their representatives; and risk cost allocation.

In-person and online formats now share the same course number. Take care to choose your desired format when enrolling.

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