Sporting Goods Business Curriculum

Accepting Applications for September 2019

Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 03, 2019
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
SG
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Tuition is unavailable at this time

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

MATH 112
Units/ Hours: 45

College Math Foundations is designed to provide students with the essential numeric skills required for success in their program of study. Applications to various industries such as Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary and Sporting Goods Business will be covered. The course begins with a review of arithmetic essentials, then progresses to a study of selected business situations involving mathematics.

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.

MKTG 13
Units/ Hours: 45

The study of the structure, trends, and complexities of the sporting goods industry as provided through a series of guest speakers, class discussions, written reflections and verbal presentations. Students will have the opportunity to meet with Sporting Goods Business Alumni & program supporters who will share information about their roles & responsibilities in the industry. Knowledge is gained regarding the structure, challenges and opportunities facing the manufacturing, distribution, and retailing sectors. An awareness of the emerging trends and future direction of the sporting goods industry will be discussed. This course is an opportunity for the Sporting Goods Business student to witness the scope and variety of career opportunities.

COMP 578
Units/ Hours: 45

Restricted to Business students.

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.

ORGB 24
Units/ Hours: 45

Semester 2

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 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.

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 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.

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.

MKTG 30
Units/ Hours: 45

The first half of this course will build on the principles & techniques of marketing theory that students developed in MKTG14 Introduction to Marketing and apply them to the specifics of the sporting goods business industry in Canada. Students will spend the second half of the course focusing on sports sponsorship through well-defined, industry proven protocol and strategies. Students will use these principles and develop a grassroots marketing plan, then create a plan to attract sponsors where both entities can simultaneously provide and receive benefit.

Pre-Requisites

Semester 3

APST 136
Units/ Hours: 45

The Applied Project is a capstone element of the Sporting Goods Business program where students work on current, real-life projects for a community sponsor. The sponsor is one who provides the real-world setting which will form the basis of the project. Under the guidance of the sponsor and a faculty mentor, students will practice skills in the areas of research, analytical problem-solving, organization, communications, event management and presentations as well as best practices in the business environment. Students may be asked to work individually or in a team setting and these projects will give students relevant professional experience.

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.

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.

MKTG 33
Units/ Hours: 60

The Sportswear Merchandising course is designed to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the sportswear (softgoods) and footwear markets and the significant role that is played by these categories in the sporting goods business industry. Fashion principles and terminology is provided and students will develop an understanding of the process by which sportswear & footwear lines are designed, developed, merchandised and manufactured. Topics will also include, materials, merchandising, catalogues, team wear, corporate wear, licensing, decoration options, point of purchase materials & the environment. Current events and trends are an important element of this course, and student assignments will be used as a vehicle to relate classroom theory to the always evolving sportswear environment.

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 1 of:

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.

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.

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).

MKTG 107
Units/ Hours: 45

The ability to develop creative ideas and present them appropriately to managers and clients is vital to a successful career in business. In this course, students will develop creative thinking techniques for use in problem solving and improve their presentation skills as individuals and as members of a creative team. Students will learn to recognize a number of different types of presentations and to develop the skills to prepare and deliver them with excellence.

Semester 4

APST 137
Units/ Hours: 45

The Applied Project is a capstone element of the Sporting Goods Business program where students work on current, real-life projects for a community sponsor. The sponsor is one who provides the real-world setting which will form the basis of the project. Under the guidance of the sponsor and a faculty mentor, students will practice skills in the areas of research, analytical problem-solving, organization, communications, event management and presentations as well as best practices in the business environment. Students may be asked to work individually or in a team setting and these projects will give students relevant professional experience.

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.

MKTG 24
Units/ Hours: 60

The Sports Equipment Product Knowledge course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding of the footwear & sports equipment markets and the significant role that is played by these categories in the sporting goods business industry. This course will also provide the students with a solid foundation regarding the steps and processes involved with creating, designing and building sports equipment & footwear effectively and efficiently. Students will have the opportunity to learn about creating, building, planning and executing of an in-store product knowledge seminar through an educational, informative, detailed, creative and interactive presentation. Current events and trends are an important element of this course, and student assignments will be used as a vehicle to relate classroom theory to the always evolving sportswear environment.

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:

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
BUSN 123
Units/ Hours: 45

Students will be introduced to event management and learn the fundamental concepts required to successfully execute an event. Event planning from inception to completion with an overview of various event types will be emphasized.

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.

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.