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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-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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OAD-145 Electronic Spreadsheets

Online Lecture, 1.5 credits


Electronic Spreadsheets provides students with a working knowledge of spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Students learn how to design, create, modify, and present professional-looking spreadsheets for use in today's workplace. Mathematical problems are solved using formulas and built-in functions and students learn how to illustrate and present spreadsheet data in graphic form.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ABT 020 or OAD 020.
  • B- in ABT 101 or OAD 101.
  • B- in ABT-147 or OAD-147.
  • 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 Workplace Math 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10, Foundations of Math 10, or MAT-033; or Math assessment.

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OAD-146 Advanced Electronic Spreadsheets

Lecture Online, 1.5 credits


Advanced Electronic Spreadsheets is a continuation of OAD 145 and provides students with an advanced knowledge of spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Students learn how to use spreadsheets for advanced applications including working with tables, PivotTables and PivotCharts, multiple worksheets, advanced fuunctions, validation rules and macros.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ABT 020 or OAD 020.
  • B- in ABT 101 or OAD 101.
  • B- in ABT 145 or OAD 145.
  • 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 Workplace Math 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10, Foundations of Math 10, or MAT-033; or Math assessment.

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OAD-161 Accounting I

Online Lecture, 2 credits


Accounting I provides an introduction to manual accounting. Emphasis is placed on fundamental accounting principles and their application in day-to-day business situations. This course is based on a service business organized as a sole proprietorship.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ABT 020 or OAD 020.
  • B- in ABT 147 or OAD 147.
  • 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 Workplace Math 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10, Foundations of Math 10, or MAT-033; or Math assessment.

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OAD-162 Accounting II

Online Lecture, 3 credits


Accounting II is a continuation of Accounting I and is designed to provide additional knowledge in common accounting systems including sales, purchases, taxes, inventory, and payroll. The concepts are presented in the context of a merchandising business.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of ABT 020 or OAD 020.
  • B- in ABT 147 or OAD 147.
  • B- in ABT 161 or OAD 161.
  • 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 Workplace Math 10, Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10, Foundations of Math 10, or MAT-033; or Math assessment.

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OAD-200 Organizational Management

Online Lecture, 3 credits


This course is an introduction to organizational management. Topics covered include administrative office management, principles and functions of management, planning and decision making, organizational behaviour, and health and safety in the workplace.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Office Management Program.

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OAD-210 Written Business Communications and Presentations

Online Lecture, 3 credits


This online course is designed to introduce students to the theory and practical skills of writing effective and concise business letters, memoranda, and reports in today's workplace. Students also learn how to prepare and deliver a variety of creative and powerful presentations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Office Management Program

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OAD-220 Leadership & Supervision

Online Lecture; 3 credits


This course is designed to assist students to develop leadership and supervisory skills. Topics include the transition from employee to supervisor, supervisory competencies, managing and leading work teams, planning and leading meetings, leadership styles and skills, motivating employees, and leading change.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Office Management Program

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OAD-230 Human Resource Management

Online Lecture, 3 credits


This online course covers the role of supervisors and human resource managers in staffing, time management, and stress management. Students are introduced to human resource management and a variety of related topics: human rights legislation, equal employment opportunity, planning, recruitment, selection, training and performance appraisals. Students also learn how to improve time and stress management skills when working in business and personal situations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Office Management Program

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OAD-240 Interpersonal Relations

Online Lecture, 3 credits


This online course is designed to introduce students to the importance of interpersonal communication in managing working relationships. Basic concepts are introduced to enhance the understanding of becoming more effective communicators and leaders. Students also learn how to discover constructive solutions to differences of opinion and disputes with others.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Office Management Program

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OAD-250 Office Systems and Computer Essentials

Online Lecture, 3 credits


This online course is an introduction to Office Systems and Computer Essentials. Topics include designing office systems, using the Internet as a business tool, social and ethical issues involving computers, computer privacy and security, managing file storage and secondary storage, evaluating computer systems for your office, maintaining effective records management and effective reprographics service.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Office Management Program

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