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Business Administration - Courses

Business Administration Courses

BU1013 Introduction to Business

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course provides an introduction to the field of business. Topics covered include the nature of business and the environment in which it occurs in a Canadian context. Attention is also given to the fields of management, marketing, accounting, and finance.

BU1023 Business Math

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is designed to equip students with a fundamental understanding of mathematics as it is applied to management, accounting, finance, and economics. Particular attention will be given to break-even analysis, depreciation, interest, annuities, and loan amortization.

BU1043 Business Communications

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course provides the business student with a foundation in key professional practices including business writing skills, public speaking and presentation skills, and behavioural expectations. Students work individually and in groups to achieve course outcomes.

BU1243 Business Statistics

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course introduces the student to statistics in business. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probabilities, normal distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

PREREQUISITE: BU1023

BU2001 Co-op Work Term I

CREDIT HOURS: 1

This is the first work term for credit toward the BBA Co-op option. Qualifying students complete a minimum 13-week employment term with an approved employer during which time they are expected to learn and develop marketable business skills.

PREREQUISITES: BU1013 and permission of the Director of BBA Co-operative Education.

BU2113 Introductory Accounting I

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores the accounting cycle and foundational concepts in financial accounting. Particular attention is given to principal balance sheet and income statement components (accounting for assets, liabilities, owner’s equity, revenues, and expenses).

PREREQUISITE: BU1013

BU2123 Introductory Accounting II

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is a continuation of BU2113. Topics covered include the cash flow statement, partnership accounting, corporate accounting, and related transactions.

PREREQUISITE: BU2113 or Permission of the Professor

BU2223 Business Ethics

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course provides an introduction to moral philosophy as pertaining to the field of business. Emphasis is placed upon the extent to which business objectives conflict with moral objectives. The question of whether a business can successfully operate from a Christian worldview is explored.

PREREQUISITE: BU1013

BU3001 Co-op Work Term II

CREDIT HOURS: 1

This is the second work term for credit toward the BBA Co-op option. Qualifying students complete a minimum 13-week employment term with an approved employer during which time they are expected to learn and develop marketable business skills.

PREREQUISITES: BU2003 and permission of the Director of BBA Co-operative Education

BU3113 Intermediate Accounting I

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores the balance sheet and alternative approaches to asset and liability valuation and disclosure in accordance with the requirements of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Handbook and International Financial Reporting Standards.

PREREQUISITE: BU2123

BU3123 Intermediate Accounting II

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is a continuation of BU3113. Topics covered include accounting for publicly traded enterprises, income taxes, and other advanced topics.

PREREQUISITE: BU3113

BU3213 Managerial Accounting I

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is designed to introduce the student to the main concepts and practices of accounting within the organization. Topics covered include traditional product costing, activity-based management, cost-volume-profit relationships, budgeting, and other forms of management control.

PREREQUISITE: BU2113

BU3223 Managerial Accounting II

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores more thoroughly the concepts from BU3213. Topics covered include pricing decisions, cost and inventory management, cost allocation, and the use of statistics in assisting management in the decision-making process.

PREREQUISITE: BU3213

BU3243 Introductory Econometrics

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This applied course is an introduction to the basic regression techniques used in economics. It will emphasize parameter estimation and hypothesis testing in economic applications. The objectives of the course are to explain the problems and issues associated with empirical measurement of economic relationships, and to assess the techniques by which those problems may be solved. This is an applied course that helps students to analyze data at a more sophisticated level, such as that which is present within academic journals.

CROSSLISTING: EC3243

PREREQUISITES: BU1243, EC1013, and EC1023, or Permission of the Professor

BU3313 Business Finance I

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is designed to introduce the student to decision-making techniques employed by financial executives. Topics covered include the time value of money and investment valuation.

PREREQUISITE: BU2123

BU3323 Business Finance II

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is a continuation of BU3313 and includes such topics as working capital management, investment environment, and risk management.

PREREQUISITE: BU3313

BU3413 Management Information Systems

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This is a preparatory course on the nature and use of computer-based information systems. Topics covered include system requirements for the provision of management information, decision support systems, and asset control procedures.

BU3513/3523 Directed Studies in Business Administration

CREDIT HOURS: 3

These courses are available for students when their interests and the professor’s expertise allow for a more in-depth tutorial approach. The student must be highly capable and must have completed upper level prerequisite courses in the area of the directed study.

PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Registrar

BU3603 Business Research Methods

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course introduces students to research design and a variety of methods for performing research in business. Particular attention is given to survey design, sampling, hypothesis testing, and quantitative techniques.

PREREQUISITE: BU1243

BU3623 Human Resource Management

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores the management of an organization’s most important asset: its people. With an emphasis upon current developments in the field, topics discussed include trends in human resource planning, recruitment and selection, compensation, and employee development.

PREREQUISITE: BU3713

BU3633 Industrial Relations

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course examines the complex relationships between organizational management and organized labour, i.e. unions. Current issues are explored, with an emphasis upon collective bargaining and negotiation.

PREREQUISITE: BU3623

BU3713 Principles of Management

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course examines the manager and the management process. With respect to the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, students will be encouraged to think critically about the problems managers face and conduct analyses toward the development of recommendations relevant to such problems.

PREREQUISITE: BU1013

BU3733 Organizational Behaviour

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course examines the theories that explain human behaviour in organizational settings, as well as the structures and processes of contemporary organizations. Topics covered include personality and perception, team and small group processes, and motivation and emotions.

PREREQUISITE: BU3713 (Students cannot receive credit for both BU3733 and PS3953.)

BU3753 Leadership

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores classic and contemporary issues in leadership theory and practice. Topics covered include leadership behaviours and substitutes, the role of the follower in the leadership process, and transformational leadership.

CROSSLISTING: ID3753

PREREQUISITE: BU3713

BU3763 Small Group Communication

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course provides an introduction to the principles of the small group process as it relates to decision making, problem solving, and negotiating.

CROSSLISTING: CO3423, ED3473

PREREQUISITES: BU1013, BU1043

BU3813 Marketing

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This is an introductory course to the field of marketing in which the concepts of marketing strategy and the marketing environment are examined. Topics covered include target market definition, the concept of the marketing mix, and the influence of supply and demand forces on consumption.

PREREQUISITE: BU1013

BU3823 International Marketing

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is designed to provide an introduction to marketing in the global business environment. Major topics include social, political, and cultural influences on the sale of products and services internationally, and the development of international market profiles.

PREREQUISITE: BU3813

BU3833 Public Relations

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores issues faced by organizations as they seek to communicate effectively with their publics (e.g. shareholders, employees, community groups, etc.). Emphasis is placed upon the development of communication plans and crisis communication management.

CROSSLISTING: CO3833

PREREQUISITE: BU3813

BU3863 Consumer Behaviour

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course examines how marketers identify and work with sources of influence (i.e. media) and how consumers make decisions in response to persuasion.

PREREQUISITE: BU3813

BU3913 Business Law

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This is an introductory course designed to examine laws governing the practice of business and the legislative framework in which trade occurs.

PREREQUISITES: BU1013 plus six additional credit hours in Business Administration

BU3923 Entrepreneurship

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course involves working through the process of starting up a new business with a specific concentration upon business plan preparation. The concept of entrepreneurship is considered, and the pros and cons of business ownership are examined. PREREQUISITES: BU2113, BU3713, BU3813

BU4001 Co-op Work Term III

CREDIT HOURS: 1

This is the third and final work term for credit toward the BBA Co-op option. Qualifying students complete a minimum 13-week employment term with an approved employer during which time they are expected to learn and develop marketable business skills. PREREQUISITES: BU3003 and permission of the Director of BBA Co-operative Education

BU4053 Christianity and Business

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores the relationship between Christianity and Business and seeks to answer important questions that confront the business practitioner. Can a person achieve success in business and still be true to his or her faith? Are Christianity and Business mutually exclusive? What is God’s perspective on business? Is there such a thing as “Christian Business”? Can the Bible be used as a guide for business practice? Can God be glorified in business? Readings and discussions will include the Bible and secular and faith-based authors. Capitalism, profit, leadership, human resource management, etc. will be explored in light of Christianity.

PREREQUISITES: 36 credit hours in Business Administration plus RS1003, RS1033. Admission is limited to students in their final year of study in the BBA.

BU4113 Advanced Accounting I

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explores the more advanced topics of accounting and examines the alternatives discussed in the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Handbook, including the requirements of consolidations and accounting for non-profit organizations.

PREREQUISITE: BU3123

BU4123 Advanced Accounting II

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course examines in greater depth the concept of consolidations, including foreign transactions, and income tax allocations.

PREREQUISITE: BU4113

BU4433 Personal Taxation

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course introduces the principles of taxation, basic elements of tax law, and the reasoning behind the specific provisions of tax pol- icy in a Canadian context. By examining personal and business elements of taxation, students are encouraged to consider the effects upon investment and decision making.

PREREQUISITE: BU2123

BU4443 Corporate Taxation

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course builds on the principles introduced in BU4413 by examining corporate taxation in a Canadian context. In addition, tax planning is expanded to examine the interaction of the personal needs of shareholders and the corporate tax structure. Students are encouraged to consider the effects upon investment, financing, and decision-making.

PREREQUISITE: BU4433

BU4453 Accounting Theory

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course helps students develop an understanding of the economic impact of accounting choices from both theoretical and practical viewpoints. Beginning with an examination of the historical development of accounting thought, students are encouraged to develop an understanding of the limitations of the current accounting model through examination of various accounting elements and analysis of current accounting research.

COREQUISITE: BU3113

BU4463 Introduction to Audit

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This is a senior level course in accounting that introduces the role of auditing in society and the ethics and standards of professional conduct expected of auditors. Particular attention is given to key decisions made by auditors when examining and reporting on financial statements including the design of internal control systems, audit evidence, and audit techniques.

PREREQUISITE: BU3113

BU4493 Conflict Management

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course investigates the nature of conflict, why it happens, and how it can be managed. Drawing on interpersonal-small group theories and skills, the course seeks to understand various types of mediation strategies and approaches to crisis management.

CROSSLISTING: CO4493

PREREQUISITE: BU3713

BU4513/4523 Advanced Directed Studies in Business Administration

CREDIT HOURS: 3

These courses are available for students when their interests and the professor’s expertise allow for a more in-depth tutorial approach. The student must be highly capable and have completed upper level prerequisite courses in the area of the directed study.

PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Registrar

BU4533 Advanced Directed Studies in Accounting

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is available for students when their interests and the professor’s expertise allow for a more in-depth tutorial exploration of topics in Accounting. The student must be highly capable and have completed upper level prerequisite courses in Accounting.

PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Registrar

BU4534 Advanced Directed Studies in Management

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is available for students when their interests and the professor’s expertise allow for a more in-depth tutorial exploration of topics in Management. The student must be highly capable and have completed upper level prerequisite courses in Management.

PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Registrar

BU4535 Advanced Directed Studies in Marketing

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is available for students when their interests and the professor’s expertise allow for a more in-depth tutorial exploration of topics in Marketing. The student must be highly capable and have completed upper level prerequisite courses in Marketing.

PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Registrar

BU4536 Advanced Directed Studies in Economics and Finance

This course is available for students when their interests and the professor’s expertise allow for a more in-depth tutorial exploration of topics in Economics and Finance. The student must be highly capable and have completed upper level prerequisite courses in Economics and Finance.

PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Registrar

BU4633 Recruitment, Selection, and Training

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This is a senior level course in Human Resource Management that focuses on the theoretical and practical considerations involved in staffing an organization. Topics of study include labour supply/demand forecasting, job analysis, internal and external recruitment, selection strategies, and training and development for performance and retention.

PREREQUISITE: BU3623

BU4643 Compensation Management

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course examines the human resource implications of direct and indirect compensation. Students will explore the various means of employee remuneration and the ways in which compensation decisions are made, the balance between profitability and payroll, and the role of ethics and equity in the reward process.

PREREQUISITE: BU3623

BU4713 Strategic Management

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course represents a culmination of business study, in that it draws upon all business disciplines (management, accounting, marketing, finance, etc.) in an effort to identify, analyze, and make recommendations concerning actual business problems. Emphasis is placed upon the development of analytical skills in the application of contemporary models of strategic analysis to business case studies. Admission is limited to students in their final year of study in the BBA.

PREREQUISITES: BU3313, BU3713, BU3813

BU4723 Advanced Strategy

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course builds on concepts explored in BU4713 and is intended for students interested in developing a deeper understanding of evaluative frameworks that are key to corporate performance. The course has a particular focus on the case method of analysis.

PREREQUISITE: BU4713

BU4733 Organizational Theory

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course builds upon the foundation established in BU3733 with a particular focus on the issues faced by more complex forms of organization (teams, corporations, multinationals, etc.). Topics covered include team dynamics, organizational power and politics, conflict and negotiation, organizational structure and design, and corporate culture.

PREREQUISITE: BU3733

BU4743 Organizational Culture

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course studies organizational culture – the idea that collectives have their own unique cognitive, sociopolitical, and material culture. The historical development of organizational culture theory will be examined, in addition to contemporary perspectives. These perspectives will then be applied to seek to explain the impact of organizational culture as a determinant of structure, human resource practices, leadership, and decision-making processes.

PREREQUISITES: BU3713 plus three credit hours in Management, or Permission of the Professor

BU4773 Church Management

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course explore the fundamentals of church administration, working from an historical context to an examination of contemporary governance structures, with particular attention to advancing a biblical perspective of Christian management, mission, vision, goals and objectives, strategic planning, policy development, budgeting, structure, management of staff and volunteer resources, and the measurement of church effectiveness.

CROSSLISTING: ID4773

PREREQUISITES: Twelve credit hours in Business Administration, or 12 credit hours in Religious Studies, or Permission of the Professor.

BU4823 Export Marketing

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course examines the intricacies of marketing products and services outside of Canada and matches students with organizations outside of the university environment that are seeking to establish extra-domestic trade relationships for the first time. Students are required to plan and implement export strategies and more specifically prepare a market entry plan for their client organization that will then be used as the underpinning of a trade mission that will take place during the semester.

PREREQUISITES: BU3823 and Permission of the Professor

BU4833 Advertising and Promotion

CREDIT HOURS: 3

Advertising, promotions, and marketing communications are integral components of marketing. For marketing majors, understanding how companies can effectively communicate with customers and potential customers is the foundation needed to develop effective marketing programs. For those who are not marketing majors, not only will this knowledge provide a better understanding of those involved in marketing in their organizations, but it will also provide students with better information to function as a consumer.

PREREQUISITE: BU3813

BU4853 Internship in Business Administration

CREDIT HOURS: 3

This course is designed for students in the final year of their BBA to give practical experience in the application of Business knowledge gained in the program. The course requires a full day of work per week (or the equivalent) for the entire semester in an approved placement. Field Supervisors, in conjunction with the professor of record, will assist students in assessing their own strengths and identifying areas for future professional growth.

PREREQUISITES: Admission to the course is contingent on the availability of placements and the permission of the Professor.

BU4996 Thesis

CREDIT HOURS: 6

Certain exceptional students, upon request prior to the completion of their third year, may be granted permission to write a thesis as an element of their Honours Degree requirements.

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