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BUS-100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


This course presents a balanced and integrated introductory view of financial accounting. Students will be introduced to financial statement preparation procedures and techniques as well as to the fundamental analysis of financial statements for decision makers. The concepts and principles (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) that link preparation and use are given explicit attention.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or Math assessment; or by admission to either the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma programs.

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BUS-132 Mathematics of Finance

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


This course will provide the student with the skills necessary to solve common, practical business problems that employ the mathematics of finance. Topics covered include linear applications for business, simple interest and discount, compound interest, amortization, general annuities, bonds, and capital decision models. Emphasis is on practical problem solving in business.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, MAT 053, or Applications of Math 12; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or Math assessment.

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BUS-150 Principles of Management

3 credits


This course introduces students to the basic management functions of planning and decision-making, organizing resources, leading and motivating groups and individuals, and controlling worker output to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. Students learn about the importance of management to the success of all organizations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment;

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BUS-152 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

3 hours lecture, or Distance (D), 3 credits


This course provides students with a broad range of basic business skills. Topics include business plan development, legal issues of business start-up and management, financing, marketing, and basic record keeping for a small business venture.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.
  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, MAT 053, Applications of Math 12; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or Math assessment.

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BUS-162 Principles of Marketing

3 credits


This course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of marketing as it relates to the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Particular emphasis will be given to the topics of assessing dynamic marketing environments and developing a marketing strategy and marketing mix.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL092 and ESL 095; or English assessment; or by admission to the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma Program.

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BUS-170 Computer Applications for Business

3 hours lecture/lab, 3 credits


This course introduces students to computing concepts and skills using industry standard business application software in a hands-on Windows environment. Students will learn to use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications and be able to apply them to various organizational functions. This course provides a practical base for developing sound analytical computing skills necessary in today's business world.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or assessment; or by admission to either of the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma programs.

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BUS-197 Business Administration Co-operative Education Work Term 1

Full-time work term, 3 credits


This course consists of full-time paid employment in positions related to the student's program of study. Students learn to transfer their learning from the classroom and previous life/work experience to the Co-operative Education (Co-op) Work Term setting. They also learn new skills to enhance their future academic study and post-graduation employment success. Students set learning goals with their employers and then assess and report their progress through assignments, the onsite visit and the Work Term report. The course provides an opportunity for students to 'test-drive' their new skills, evaluate their employment goals and gain valuable employer contacts and references. Students must complete Co-Operative Education Pre-Employment-Seminar (EMP 100) in the Fall term as a prerequisite to this course in the spring.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Enrollment in EMP 100.

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BUS-200 Fin Accounting Fndmentls fr Accountants

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is intended for students who plan to pursue further accounting courses. It provides additional depth to the concepts introduced in BUS 100 with a focus on financial statement concepts, preparation and adjusting entries.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS-100

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BUS-211 Intermed Fin Accnting-Revenue & Assets

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course studies accounting from the viewpoint of the manager as a decision-maker. The emphasis is on analysis of accounting theory and the means available to the manager to use accounting information for planning and control of business activities. Asset accounts are explored in further detail and disclosure requirements are dealt with.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 200

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BUS-217 Management Accounting

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course studies the role of the management accountant, cost concepts and terminology, cost flows, cost allocation, job and process costing, service departments, budgeting, standard costs and variances, joint products, relevant costs and pricing.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 100

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BUS-221 Commercial Law

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces students to relevant legal issues in business environments. Course topics include an introduction to torts, contracts and appropriate legislation regarding specialized forms of contractual relationships.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060 ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.

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BUS-223 Taxation - Individual

3 hours lecture, 3 credits*


This course is the first course in a two-part series that provides an introduction to the Canadian Income Tax system. It will introduce the basic principles and practices of individual taxation. Topics include residency, employment, business and property income, capital gains and losses, calculation of personal taxes payable and administration of the tax system.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 100

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BUS-244 Finance

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course provides students with a general framework for financial decision-making. Topics include valuation, portfolio theory, the risk-return tradeoff, the firm's required rate of return, capital budgeting, capital structure, and working capital management.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 100, BUS 132 and STA 115 or MAT 115

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BUS-270 Software for Accounting Professionals

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is intended to introduce accounting students to bookkeeping, audit and taxation software. It is intended for diploma and degree students with advanced knowledge of accounting.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 100
  • Take BUS-200 as a Corequisite or previously.

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BUS-290 Business Information Systems

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course examines the use of information systems to solve business problems in today's organizations. We focus on the alignment of information systems to meet business goals and to support effective decision making at all levels of an organization.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 150 and BUS 170

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BUS-293 Business Simulation

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course will give students the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from several business disciplines to manage a company in an industry environment. Using an online business simulation, students will be part of management teams who make strategic business decisions in an effort to achieve a competitive advantage in their industry.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of the 1st year of the Business Administration Program

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BUS-297 Business Administration Co-operative Education Work Term 2

Full-time work term, 3 credits


This provides students with a second opportunity for full-time paid employment in positions related to the student's program of study. Students learn to transfer their learning from the classroom and previous life/work experience to the Co-operative Education (Co-op) Work Term setting. They also learn new skills to enhance their future academic study and post-graduation employment success. Students set learning goals with their employers and then assess and report their progress through assignments, the onsite visit and the Work Term report. The course provides an opportunity for students to 'test-drive' their new skills, evaluate their employment goals and gain valuable employer contacts and references.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 197 Minimum Grade P

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BUS-312 Int Fin Acct-Liblty Shrhld Equity

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is an extension of BUS 211 and examines the liability and capital aspects of accounting for businesses. Topics include stocks, bonds, retained earnings, dividends, future income taxes and pensions.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 211

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BUS-318 Advanced Cost Accounting

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is a continuation of BUS 217. It provides an advanced discussion of topics such as cost behaviour, relevance and the decision process, pricing decisions, management control systems, cost allocation including joint products/by-products, profit planning in uncertainty and the use of decision models, regression and variance analysis. This is a cost recovery course; special tuition fees apply.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 217 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-323 Taxation-Corp, Partnershps & Trusts

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is the second course in a two-part series that provides an introduction to the Canadian Income Tax system. It will introduce the basic principles and practices of corporate taxation. Additional topics include partnerships, trusts, international taxation and administration of the tax system.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 223

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BUS-335 Quantitative Decision Making

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This is a course in the application of selected mathematical decision-making techniques to business problem solving. Topics include simple and multiple regression, time series analysis, index numbers, Bayesian decision analysis, and an introduction to linear programming.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in STA 115 or MAT 115

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BUS-350 Organizational Behaviour

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course examines behavioural concepts and tools developed to aid the manager in understanding the behaviour in organizations and improving organizational effectiveness. Topics include individual motivation, perception and communication, management roles, decision-making, group dynamics and teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution, and organizational structure, process, and culture.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 150

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BUS-380 Globalization and International Business

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course begins by examining the environment in which international business operates, including the causes and consequences of globalization. It then looks at how international business is actually conducted, with emphasis on international marketing by small and medium sized Canadian businesses. Topics include finding and servicing prospects in other countries, international payment options, exchange rate risk, and intellectual property issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 30 credits of course work at the 100 level or higher, or instructor permission.

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BUS-397 Business Administration Co-operative Education Work Term 3

Full-time work term, 3 credits


This course provides students with a third opportunity for full-time paid employment in positions related to the student?s program of study and is required for the student to receive a Co-operative Education Designation on their Degree. Students learn to transfer their learning from the classroom and previous iife/work experience to the Co-operative Education (Co-op) Work Term setting. They also learn new skills to enhance their future academic study and post-graduation success. Students set learning goals with their employers and then assess and report their progress through assignments, the onsite visit, the Work Term report and Power Point Presentation. The course provides an opportunity for students to ?test-drive? their new skills, evaluate their employment goals and gain valuable employer contacts and references. Students may choose to have work terms with three different employers or environments, maximizing their experiences for future employment.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 197 BUS 297 Minimum Grade P

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BUS-418 Advanced Managerial Accounting

3 hrs lecture, 1 hr lab, 3 credits


This course is designed to help students understand the conceptual, ethical and analytical issues in management accounting. Students learn how to perform analysis to support managerial decisions, design and implement management control systems, and to develop an awareness of the moral responsibilities of management accountants.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 318 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-419 Advanced Financial Accounting

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course examines the accounting for long-term investments, business combinations, partnerships, not-for-profit organizations and foreign currency transactions and translations. Accounting methods will be analyzed using both Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 211 and BUS 312. BUS 312 may be taken as a corequisite.

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BUS-420 Introduction to Auditing

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course provides an introduction to the practice of auditing in a business environment. It will include coverage of the theory of auditing, transaction processing, internal controls, substantive procedures and audit reports.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 312 and BUS 318

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BUS-452 Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course aims to develop advanced problem solving skills that are required for the management of small and medium enterprises (SME's). A topical approach offers an analytical framework for the study of the entrepreneurial process, creativity and competitive strategy, troubleshooting, problem solving, and growth strategy. This course provides an opportunity to help students integrate their knowledge of disparate topics, to think strategically, and to act in a consultative capacity for a new and growing enterprise.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of Business Administration Certificate coursework and completion of 9 credits of Business Administration Diploma coursework

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BUS-492 Strategic Management

3 hour lecture, 3 credits


This capstone course provides students with the tools to analyze organizational operations and develop strategic plans to deal with various contingencies. Using comprehensive case studies, students will gain experience in strategic analysis and problem solving relating to strategy planning and implementation issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of the first two years of the BBA program

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ECO-110 Principles of Microeconomics

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


This course introduces the principles of microeconomics and demonstrates how these principles apply to current Canadian economic issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.
  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or Math assessment.

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ECO-111 Principles of Macroeconomics

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


This course introduces the principles of macroeconomics and demonstrates how these principles apply to current Canadian economic issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in ECO 110

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EMP-100 Co-Operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar

30 hours seminar/15 hours Directed Study; 3 credits


This pre-employment course prepares students for success in identifying, securing and keeping work that is related to their long-term career goals. This is a highly interactive seminar in which students will learn about the principles of transferring skills and knowledge from the academic environment to the practical work environment. Topics include: self-assessment of employability skills, values and attitudes, resume writing, interview practice, skill transfer theory, work search techniques, goal setting, and workplace success skills. In addition to the classroom component, students meet individually on a regular basis with Co-operative Education faculty and staff to work towards their short and long term employment goals. Students mustcomplete this course in the Fall term as a prerequisite to Co-operative Education Internship Work Term THM-197 or BUS 197 in the spring.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Acceptance into Co-operative Education Program

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ENG-115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysis

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


ENG 115 involves the study of university level critical analysis and the production of expository and persuasive writing appropriate to university level discourse across the curriculum. A variety of rhetorical models are studied and practiced. Emphasis is placed on research, documentation and the writing of a research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 115 if they have previously completed ENG 116 or ENG 117.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ENG 160; or C+ in ESL-092 and ESL-095; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-116 Essay Writing & Indigenous Perspectives

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


ENG 116 introduces university-level research and writing in the humanities and social sciences and/or natural sciences with a specific focus on contemporary Indigenous issues in Canada. Students will critically analyze and study the writing, oral and aural practices of Indigenous scholars and teachers in a variety of disciplines and settings. Emphasis is placed on respecting and interweaving non-Indigenous and Indigenous ways of knowing and research methodologies in writing a post-secondary research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 116 if they have previously completed ENG 115, ENG 117 or ENG 125.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 098, ENG 096, ESL 090 or ENG 160; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading (Effective for the 2018/19 academic year); or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-117 Academic Writing

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


This course is an introduction to university-level research and writing in the humanities and social sciences and/or natural sciences. It is designed to help students acquire the research skills and understand the writing practices used by scholars in a variety of academic disciplines. As a way of focusing discussion, students will examine different disciplinary approaches to a single research topic. Note: Credit will only be granted for ENG 115 or ENG 117 or ENG 125.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 098, ENG 096, ENG 060; or B in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or IELTS 6.5 with no band lower than 5.5 and writing band 6.5; or C or better in any University transferable English course; or English assessment.

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ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


English 160 is an applied writing course that focuses on communication skills required in professional and business fields. Students will learn how to use language effectively, produce general correspondence, synthesize research for formal report and proposal writing, and design effective documents.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-260 Advanced Communications And Professional Writing

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


English 260 will give students the opportunity to study the theory and practice of professional writing. Combining readings from the field of professional writing with discipline-specific applications, the course will emphasize the analytical, persuasive, and research skills required to produce effective client-based longer documents, such as analytical reports, persuasive proposals, technical manuals, and case studies. Students will work individually and collaboratively, both in class and on assignments.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in any of one of the following: ENG 115, ENG 120, ENG 121, ENG 125, ENG 160 or permission of instructor

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PHI-260 Business Ethics

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An examination of ethical issues arising in the contemporary business context. A number of classical ethical theories are introduced and applied to a variety of concrete problems such as whistle-blowing, product safety, employee rights, discrimination, international business, the environment, and investing. Emphasis is on mastery of the key ethical concepts and their application to real-life situations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.

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STA-115 Introduction to Statistics

3 credits


This course introduces the basic concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics. It is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of statistics, as well as an awareness of the practical applications of statistics in diverse fields such as the biological and social sciences and business. Topics include: descriptive statistics, bivariate analysis, data collection, probability, random variables, sampling distribution of a statistic, estimation of a parameter and tests of hypotheses for one population, estimation and tests of hypotheses for two or more populations. Students will use statistics software to perform basic statistical data analysis.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Precalculus 11, MAT 053, Applications of Math 12, Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055.

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