Business Administration Curriculum

Accepting Applications for September 2018

See curriculum for: January 2019
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma ( 6 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
BAD
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,513.32 per semester*
International:
$8,161.39 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

COMM 201
Units/ Hours: 45

Communications I is an introductory course that provides a foundation in college-level communications by teaching students to read critically, write appropriately for a variety of audiences, conduct and cite research, and revise for clarity and correctness. In seminars and labs, students will engage in both independent and collaborative activities, including the development of a digital portfolio designed to help them become more effective communicators in academic and professional environments.

BUSN 188
Units/ Hours: 60

This course explores the nature of business and the skills required of a business professional in an academic and industry context. Through lectures, seminars, assignments and guest speakers, the course will prepare students for a career in the business world by developing their understanding of the major functional areas of business. There will also be a focus on a number of important business trends and topics including Globalization and Corporate & Social Responsibility. Learners will have the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills required for success in their academic and professional careers including effective time management, reading, study and presentation skills.

ACCT 72
Units/ Hours: 45

This purpose of this course is to introduce students to the preparation and use of accounting information. Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP) will be used to record and report the financial transactions and operating results of a business.

COMP 345
Units/ Hours: 45

Working in the Windows 7 environment, this computer course introduces the student to computer basics (computer terminology, e-mail, file management) and the application and use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software using Microsoft Office 2016. Through the extensive use of hands-on activities, students will gain sufficient knowledge and experience to make productive use of computers as a tool in the college and workplace environments.

MATH 11
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is a one semester study of the mathematics applicable to the business and financial community. Emphasis is placed on the significance of mathematics as a problem solving and decision making tool. It is designed to complement and reinforce learning within their program and enable students to acquire foundational skills required for competence in their field.

ORGB 13
Units/ Hours: 45

Teams are a critical component of our personal, educational, organizational and societal lives. Successful teams don't just happen. This course teaches the formula for team success. Students will use effective tools and strategies to help any team become high performing which will better prepare students to achieve successful team membership in voluntary, public or private organizations.

Semester 2

MGMT 159
Units/ Hours: 45

This course offers business students a basic understanding of how the activities of an organization are reflected in its financial statements. The student is then required to apply that basic understanding of concepts along with analytical techniques to reach financial decisions in an organization. Practical applications of financial concepts to the operation of an organization are emphasized. Topics covered include cash flows and the cash flow statement, working capital management, financial statement analysis, and the capital budgeting process. Project costing and evaluation and the concept of quality earnings will also be included in the topics covered.

Pre-Requisites
COMM 202
Units/ Hours: 45

Communications II, building on the foundation of Communications I, is a blended course that teaches students to write and communicate for a variety of professional situations. In seminars, labs and online modules, students will develop a professional portfolio that demonstrates their abilities to meet the challenges of a changing workplace.

Pre-Requisites
MGMT 7
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is designed to provide an overview of key human resources activities and the related legislation affecting today's workplaces. Topics of study include the strategic role of HRM, legal compliance and valuing diversity, designing and analyzing jobs, human resources planning, recruitment, selection, orientation and training, performance appraisal, compensation, employee benefits & services, labour relations, and occupational health & safety. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss legal compliance in the areas of human rights, pay/employment equity, employment standards, labour relations, and health & safety. Applied learning opportunities include case study analyses, identification of Human Rights Code violations in the recruitment process, completion of an environmental scan for the purpose of HR planning, development of a job description/specification, evaluation of employer branding techniques through a review of online job boards, critique of a performance appraisal scenario, web-based research pertaining to functional areas of HR, recommending best practices for employee onboarding and development of a wellness program proposal for an industry specific employer. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent. Prior to enrollment in this course, it is recommended that learners have attained the learning outcomes of Communications I (COMM201).

MKTG 14
Units/ Hours: 45

This is an introductory course in Marketing designed to provide an awareness and understanding of the role and function of marketing within an individual firm and throughout the total economy. The student is introduced to the principles and techniques of marketing and its various functional areas. The various marketing strategies utilized in product or service planning and development, pricing, distribution and promotion in response to the needs and wants identified in various markets are explored.

BUSN 18
Units/ Hours: 45

This course provides an introduction to the economic behaviour of consumers and firms in the marketplace. Microeconomics studies the way that individual markets work and how regulations and taxes affect trade, consumers, and producers.

BUSN 20
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the functions of business operations. Students develop an understanding of the important factors and some of the analytical tools that can be used to improve productivity and customer service. Emphasis is placed on the cost benefit relationship.

Semester 3

LAWS 4
Units/ Hours: 45

Business people and consumers in Ontario are affected by a broad spectrum of federal, provincial and municipal laws and a variety of court-created legal principles. This course serves as an introduction to business and consumer law.

BUSN 11
Units/ Hours: 45

This is a survey course in international business. It provides students with the understanding of the functions, responsibilities, advantages, problems, and operations of international corporations in a global marketplace.

ORGB 7
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is an introductory course to Management. The course will provide an overview of the functions and roles that managers perform; the current challenges that managers face, and the skills that are required to be a successful manager. Students will complete self assessments in order to become more aware of their managerial competencies. Through the use of facilitation, practical application, and case based problem solving, students will apply management theory to everyday management problems and challenges. This course is a blended learning course. Students will be expected to work independently utilizing the web to prepare for the face to face components of the course. This self-directed learning may include targeted readings, opinion polls, professional development assessments, problem solving situations and application of theory. On line and face-to-face learning is integrated in order to maximize the quality of the student's learning experience.

BUSN 13
Units/ Hours: 45

Macroeconomics is the study of the overall performance of the economy. Fluctuations in the level of national output, incomes, prices and employment are analyzed along with government policies to control these fluctuations.

Electives

Choose 2 of:

INTL 1
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is designed to expose students to the basic principles of importing goods and services into Canada. Since importing is a two-way process that involves an exporter in a foreign land, some basic exporting principles will also be covered.

BUSN 62
Units/ Hours: 45

The essential marketing ingredient that enables any business to remain profitable...CUSTOMER SERVICE. This management course enables the learner to develop and execute customer service strategies that will increase revenues and profits as well as lay the foundation for long term customer relationships. Specifics include understanding what customers and staff expect and how they will likely respond, how to hire and train service employees, leadership for service and methods for evaluating service strategies. Team focus and interaction is expected in this course and the learner will be required to work in teams.

MKTG 8
Units/ Hours: 45

This course demonstrates to students the vital role of sales in the business world. Without an effective sales effort, businesses perish. Similarly, without a well-planned, professional, and deliberate sales approach, graduates will not achieve appropriate employment situations. Students will examine their current level of self-presentation and work toward enhancing their image through practical, applied course work.

MGMT 15
Units/ Hours: 45

The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the broad and dynamic field of occupational health and safety and to develop an awareness of and appreciation for the value of these areas in terms of their contribution to effective cost control and improved productivity. The multiple dimensions of the technical, managerial, legislative, political, and personal aspects of safety are examined in detail. Occupational health cannot be separated from these issues because of the many overlapping requirements and because an employee's well-being must be the first consideration. Applied learning opportunities include applying Occupational Health and Safety legislation in various Industrial Establishments, completion of Ontario's Form 7 in response to a workplace accident, activities requiring students to recognize, assess and provide control recommendations of workplace hazards, developing strategies that focus on the psychological health of employees, review of workplace emergency planning procedures and an introduction to the content of WSIB's Workwell Audit. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent. Note: It is recommended that students have attained the learning outcomes of Communications I (COMM 201), Communications II (COMM 202) and Human Resources Administration (MGMT 7) before enrolling in this course.

MGMT 17
Units/ Hours: 45

Find and hire the best candidates for your organization. Gain the skills to handle all key aspects in the recruiting, interviewing, and selection process and their legalities, including initial applicant screening and reference checking. Key legislation pertaining to the staffing function, including employment equity concerns, will be studied in detail. Acquire hands-on abilities through analyzing case studies, developing recruitment campaigns for an actual job and participating in selection interview simulations. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent. Note: Communications II (COMM 202) and Human Resources Administration (MGMT 7) are recommended before taking this course.

Semester 4

MATH 46
Units/ Hours: 45

The understanding and application of basic statistical analysis to business related problems will be examined. The introduction of statistical measures, data collection and probability distributions will be brought together to perform statistical inference with confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and then simple linear regression. The calculation and interpretation of statistical measures will be learned within a format of class time practice, specific course assignments and use of the Excel computer spreadsheet.

Pre-Requisites
FLPL 136
Units/ Hours: 70

In order to graduate students must complete the prescribed placement component for their program. This course represents 70 hours towards the completion of the field placement component. Placement hours may involve a block of hours either during the semester or at the end of the semester. Or can be scheduled as weekly hours during the semester as timetable permits. To obtain the placement credit students must work in an environment that contributes to the application of their formal learning in a business or organizational environment.

COMP 103
Units/ Hours: 45

Through the use of business-related projects, this course builds on the common functions of file management, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and electronic presentations to enhance skills relevant to a business environment. The integration of these applications through sharing, embedding and linking data is a major component of this course.

ACCT 22
Units/ Hours: 45

This course explores the uses of accounting information for decision-making purposes. Students will begin with an understanding of fundamental cost concepts as they relate to a manufacturing environment, as well as an understanding of cost behaviour. They will then apply various techniques to analyze and interpret information as it relates to different decision situations faced by managers. Note: It is recommended that students have completed Math Fundamentals for Business Studies (MATH 11) and Introductory Accounting (ACCT72).

Pre-Requisites
Electives

Choose 2 of:

ORGB 8
Units/ Hours: 45

In today's constantly changing world, this course gives students the opportunity to ignite their creativity and innovation, learn creative problem solving methods, their problem solving styles, tools, and strategies. It helps you learn to be more flexible, adaptable, see things from different perspectives and be resourceful. The application of these and change management strategies will assist you to discover new opportunities to solve simple and complex problems in a variety of workplaces and life situations.

MKTG 17
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is designed to introduce the student to the marketing communications process and the role of the marketing communications mix as they apply to the marketing of goods and services.

MKTG 27
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is designed to give the student an overview of the Canadian retail industry as well as retail in general. Topics will include positioning strategy for the market place, fundamentals of management planning and the growing business of Franchising. Students will look at setting buying budgets, sourcing product, buying and merchandising, and other associated strategies.

INTL 10
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to witness and explore new corners of the globe through a lens of responsible adult learning. Students prepare for their journey by learning about the rigours of commercial travel, researching their destination and specific points of interest, and exploring relevant social justice issues. In addition, students will be directly exposed to the cultural, educational, environmental, economic, political, and social norms at play within the society or societies they visit. Faculty references may be requested.

Semester 5

COMM 6
Units/ Hours: 45

In this course, you will learn how to plan, organize, illustrate, edit, and present written and oral material in both an informational and analytical style to businesses, service and technological industries, and government agencies.

Pre-Requisites
ORGB 9
Units/ Hours: 45

Students will learn practical negotiation skills and process theories that can be successfully applied to life and workplace situations such as getting a job, getting a raise, buying and selling a car and resolving disputes.

BUSN 21
Units/ Hours: 45

Human resources specialists need a basic understanding of organization theory, both to assess the likely impact of human resources policies and practices, and to understand how the process of human resources management meshes with the broader management function. Organizational theory is concerned with understanding, explaining, and predicting how to best structure an organization to fulfill its goals. Since human resources considerations are an essential element of every structural decision, the subject involves an in-depth study of people from two perspectives: 'micro' - as individuals or small groups, and 'macro' - focusing on the whole organization or major units thereof. Topics of study include individual behaviour and motivation, applied motivation practices, perception and personalities, work attitudes and values, decision making, team processes, power and politics, conflict and negotiation, leadership, organizational change and development, organizational culture, and organizational structure and design. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent. Note: Prior to enrolment in this course, it is recommended that participants have attained the learning outcomes of Human Resources Administration (MGMT 7). It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with or following Communications - Report Writing (COMM 6).

Units/ Hours: 45

All graduates of diploma programs require general education credits. These courses allow you to explore issues of societal concern by looking at the history, theory and contemporary applications of those issues.

Your program has designated some required general education courses. In addition, you have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each semester.

Many of these courses and some other general education courses are also available through evening classes, by distance education, or on-line. See our Part-Time Studies Calendar for these opportunities.

You may already possess general education equivalencies from other colleges or universities. Please see the General Education Co-ordinators at the Peterborough and Lindsay locations for possible exemptions.

Electives

Choose 2 of:

INTL 1
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is designed to expose students to the basic principles of importing goods and services into Canada. Since importing is a two-way process that involves an exporter in a foreign land, some basic exporting principles will also be covered.

BUSN 27
Units/ Hours: 45

Set yourself apart from the crowd. This course builds on students' existing knowledge of job search techniques. It focuses on the preparation of a personal resume, cover letter and career portfolio relevant to their field of study. Emphasis will be placed on interview and presentation skills appropriate for the workplace. Participants will complete this course confident in their ability to match their skills to the demands of the workplace.

MKTG 5
Units/ Hours: 45

This course focuses on the significance of an analysis of the consumer in many dimensions and the marketing implications of those findings. Studying the sociology and psychology of the buying process will enable students to understand better their role as business leaders, whether working in large or independent organizations. The exchange of goods and services is the basis of our economy, and understanding the needs and wants of our customers helps us to be more effective in carrying out our tasks.

BUSN 61
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is designed to develop an understanding of planning the start-up of a business, its ongoing management and strategies for growth. Students learn about the legal forms of business ownership, the importance of financial analysis as a success indicator for the business and appropriate marketing tactics for promoting small business. The student will develop an actual business plan for their own business idea.

Semester 6

MGMT 66
Units/ Hours: 45

We live in the age of globalization. Due to many recent events, corporate business is under fire to manage their activities in a culturally sensitive and ethical manner. Moreover, many corporations are learning that it is good business to do good. In this case-based course we will examine various specific ethical dilemmas in the conduct of domestic and international business. We will discuss the structure of the corporation and the various contemporary ethical issues it presents. Finally we shall discuss the best practices of many leading companies to conduct their business in a socially responsible way.

MGMT 139
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will provide students with an overview of an Enterprise Resource Planning system using SAP software in a functionally operating, technology enabled data base. Lessons will emphasize exposing students to the entire enterprise including: sales, marketing, accounting, purchasing, operations and human resources. Participants will operate a virtual company while using the various SAP application modules.

FLPL 137
Units/ Hours: 70

In order to graduate students must complete the prescribed placement component for their program. This course represents 70 hours towards the completion of the field placement component. Placement hours may involve a block of hours either during the semester or at the end of the semester. Or can be scheduled as weekly hours during the semester as timetable permits. To obtain the placement credit students must work in an environment that contributes to the application of their formal learning in a business or organizational environment.

Electives

Choose 3 of:

ORGB 8
Units/ Hours: 45

In today's constantly changing world, this course gives students the opportunity to ignite their creativity and innovation, learn creative problem solving methods, their problem solving styles, tools, and strategies. It helps you learn to be more flexible, adaptable, see things from different perspectives and be resourceful. The application of these and change management strategies will assist you to discover new opportunities to solve simple and complex problems in a variety of workplaces and life situations.

MKTG 12
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will study the impact of Internet/Direct on Marketing. Starting from a general strategic framework, we will focus in on how a company's existing marketing mix will be changed or complemented through the use of interactive technology.

MKTG 17
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is designed to introduce the student to the marketing communications process and the role of the marketing communications mix as they apply to the marketing of goods and services.

MKTG 27
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is designed to give the student an overview of the Canadian retail industry as well as retail in general. Topics will include positioning strategy for the market place, fundamentals of management planning and the growing business of Franchising. Students will look at setting buying budgets, sourcing product, buying and merchandising, and other associated strategies.

MGMT 18
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is based on the premise that people are the most valuable resource of the organization. One of the mandates of the Human Resources Department is to develop and administer policies, practices and procedures that will provide for the effective training and development of employees to ensure that the organization achieves its goals and objectives and that employees fulfill their maximum career potential. This course will provide participants with skills in the areas of assessing staff training needs, designing and administering staff training and development programs, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of such programs. Students will develop and deliver a training program which applies the principles of The Instructional Systems Design Model of Training and Development. Note: This course has been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as a credit toward the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. To qualify to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, it is necessary to attain an overall average of 70 percent in the nine subject areas covered, with no grade of less than 65 percent. Note: Prior to enrolment in this course, it is recommended that participants have attained the learning outcomes of Human Resources Administration (MGMT 7) and Communications - Report Writing (COMM 6).

INTL 10
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to witness and explore new corners of the globe through a lens of responsible adult learning. Students prepare for their journey by learning about the rigours of commercial travel, researching their destination and specific points of interest, and exploring relevant social justice issues. In addition, students will be directly exposed to the cultural, educational, environmental, economic, political, and social norms at play within the society or societies they visit. Faculty references may be requested.