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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. Credit will only be granted for either BUS 100 or BUS 112.


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 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, Applications of Math 12; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or 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 Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or 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 Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or 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 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, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090 or equivalent; or 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-217 Management Accounting

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


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


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 100 or BUS 113

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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 Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.

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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 financial markets, valuation, portfolio theory, the risk-return tradeoff, the firm's required rate of return, capital budgeting, capital structure, and working capital management. Note: The ability to work with spreadsheets is an advantage, but is not required.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 113 or BUS 100; and BUS 132 and STA 115 or MAT 115.

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BUS-255 Human Resources Management

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course provides an introduction to the functions of Human Resource Management and takes the perspective that Human Resource Management plays an important role in the ability of organizations to achieve productivity and effectiveness while attaining individual and societal objectives. Topics include planning, recruitment and selection, job analysis and job evaluation, compensation management, performance appraisals, motivation, and employee/employer relationships.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 150 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-260 Consumer Behaviour

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces students to the study of concepts that contribute to an understanding of, and the ability to predict, consumer behaviour. Students will consider both from a theoretical and practical point of view, the influence of social, cultural, and psychological factors on the consumer decision-making process. Other topics will include market segmentation and consumer research.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 162 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-265 Retail Management

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This topic is approached from a strategic perspective and examines several types of retail institutions and strategy options. Other topics include trading area analysis and management functions related to human resources, operations management, merchandising, retail image, and financial and pricing management.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 162 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-290 Management Information Systems

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course examines the use of information and the role of information technology within organizations. Topics include: evaluation of organizations and the use of information technology; computer communications and basic conversational capacity with computer systems; designing information systems; problem analysis; office and professional work system administration; ethical and organizational issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 150 & BUS 170 Minimum Grade C

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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-310 Recruitment and Selection

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course is a study of the recruitment, selection, and placement of talented employees in organizations, many of which operate in a competitive environment. A strategic perspective is employed in the analysis of each stage of the staffing process from the development and execution of Human Resource plans to an audit of the process.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 255 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-320 Compensation and Benefits

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course will provide knowledge about the art and science of compensation management in a competitive environment. Through the use of a project, students will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills of compensation plan development.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 255 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-335 Quantitative Methods

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This is a course in the application of selected statistical techniques to business problem solving. Topics include simple and multiple regression, time series analysis, index numbers, Baysian decision analysis, and an introduction to linear programming. Credit will only be granted for either BUS 232 or BUS 335.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in STA 115 or MAT 115

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BUS-340 Leadership

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


This course will consider the importance of high quality leadership and review evolving theory, practice and skill development in connection with this important topic. Topics will include leadership traits, behaviours and the situational aspects of leadership as well as self-leadership, team leadership, transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, crisis leadership, inter-cultural leadership, servant and authentic leadership and leadership abuse and ethics, among others. Students will be provided opportunities to reflect on their leadership philosophy and plans and related skill development in areas such as communication and emotional intelligence, as well as the opportunity to explore leadership from an experiential perspective.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of 30 academic credits

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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):

  • BUS 150 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-355 Managing Public Sector Organizations

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course provides administrative skills required for effective management of public sector,government sponsored, and not-for-profit agencies. Topics include discussion of public policy, public services, organizational theory and the machinery of government. Students will gain skills in strategic planning and implementation within the organizational and communicative contexts prevalent in current legislative and government structures in B.C.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of 30 credits of University Transfer or Business courses, including 3 credits of 1st year English.

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BUS-362 Market Research

3 hour lecture, 1 hour lab, 3 credits


This course is about providing quality information upon which managers can act. Market research is the set of tools that have been developed to allow managers to collect and analyze information, primarily information about customers. This course is designed for people who will be using rather than for those who will be specializing in market research. However, for someone to be an intelligent user of market research, he or she needs a solid general understanding of market research techniques.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 162 and STA 115 or MAT 115.

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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-410 Labour Relations

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course serves as an introduction to the field of labour relations in both the private and public sectors. Aspects of the union-management relationship such as the establishment of union bargaining rights, the negotiation process, and the administration of a collective agreement will be examined.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 255 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-450 Project Management

3/wk lecture, 9hr/term, 3 credits


This course will prepare students to develop and manage project plans that will be delivered on time and within the specified budget. Students will learn to use various planning and budgeting tools as well as organizational mechanisms throughout the project life cycle that will contribute to the success of project management.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 30 credits of BBA program course work at the 100 level or higher.

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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 Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.
  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, Applications of Math 12 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundation of Math 11 or MAT 055; or 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):

  • ECO 110 Minimum Grade C

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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 Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, 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; 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 Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 098, ENG 096, ENG 060 or ESL 090, 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 Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; 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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IMG-220 Introduction to Social Media


This introductory course will present current platforms, tools and technologies that are used in social media. It will look at communications models, strategies, monitoring, metrics and governance, and the social and cultural significance of social media. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to effectively explore the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of social media.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090 or English assessment.

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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 Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.

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POL-203 International Relations

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An introductory course designed to acquaint students with some of the fundamental concepts, theories, perspectives and debates in the International Relations field. Topics will include such issues as international security (war, peace, military force; international organizations, international law and human rights; North-South politics; global environment crises; and the growth of a global political economy. Although it is not a course in current affairs per se, integration of contemporary world events and issues will be used to enhance critical understanding.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.

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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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