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Collaborative Master of Business Administration
 

Courses

BUSI-1000 Introduction to Business and Organizational Administration: (3.0 credit hours) This course introduces various aspects of business and organizational operations and structure.  The course covers areas such as business and organizational classifications, financial requirements, basic concepts and techniques, practices and responsibilities.

BUSI-1750 Business Co-op Term 1: (0 credit hours) This cooperative work placement gives students the opportunity for supervised work experience in one of a variety of workplaces, from not-for-profits to small businesses to corporations to government.  This gives students the opportunity to apply academic knowledge to real workplace settings. Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration, Cooperative.

BUSI-2000 Introductory Financial Accounting: (3.0 credit hours) Examination of accounting postulates underlying the preparation and presentation of financial statements. Prerequisite: BUSI-1000.

BUSI-2010 Introductory Managerial Accounting: (3.0 credit hours) Role of accounting in creation and application of business information used by decision-makers in the management of enterprise and organizations. Prerequisite: BUSI-2000. Corequisite: ECON-1000 or 1010.

BUSI/PSYC-2020 Organizational Behaviour: (3.0 credit hours) Examination of the impact of human behaviour on the formal and informal organization. Topics include leadership, work groups, organizational conflict, and communications. Prerequisite: BUSI-1000 or PSYC -1020 or permission of instructor.

BUSI-2030 Management and Organizational Theory: (3.0 credit hours) Examination of the underlying principles concerning the formation of organizations and their internal management. Emphasis will be on the study and analysis of various theoretical approaches to organizational theory and management.

BUSI/POLS-2040 Business and Labour Law: (3.0 credit hours) This course introduces the legal environment under which Canadian businesses and organizations operate. As a background the Canadian constitution, courts and legislative system will be discussed. The second part discusses the legal aspects of the most common forms of businesses and organizations in Canada: sole proprietorships, partnerships, cooperatives and corporations. Further discussion will include tort and contract law and labour law in Canada. Prerequisites: BUSI-1000 or IDS-1110 or POLS-1000 or 1010.

BUSI-2050 Fundamentals of Marketing: (3.0 credit hours) Analysis of marketing problems, emphasizing various alternatives available for achieving economic efficiency in the distribution process; public policy with respect to marketing.  Prerequisite: BUSI-1000 or COMM-1000.

BUSI/COMM-2080 Business and Organizational Communications: (3.0 credit hours) This course will cover oral and written communications used in business and organizational settings. Topics covered include methods of logic, organization, analysis, presentation and mechanics of written and oral communication. The course is designed to improve students’ writing and public speaking skills. Prerequisites: BUSI-1000 or IDS-1110 or COMM-1000.

BUSI-2750 Business Co-op Term 2: (0 credit hours) This cooperative work placement gives students the opportunity for supervised work experience in one of a variety of workplaces, from not-for-profits to small businesses to corporations to government.  This gives students the opportunity to apply academic knowledge to real workplace settings. Prerequisite: BUSI-1750.

BUSI/PSYC-3000 Organizational Leadership:  (3.0 credit hours) Examination of the theory and practice of leadership and decision-making in organizations. Topics include trait, behavioural and situational models of organizational leadership, leadership as power and influence, and processes involved in the decision making of individuals and groups, large and small, formal and informal. Attention will also be given to development of skills in leadership. Prerequisite: 30 credit hours of university-level courses.

BUSI-3010 Intermediate Accounting-Assets: (3.0 credit hours) This course concentrates on policies and practice related to the measurement and recording of an organization’s assets and the asset side of an organization’s balance sheet. Prerequisite: BUSI-2000.

BUSI-3010 Intermediate Accounting-Assets: (3.0 credit hours) This course concentrates on policies and practice related to the measurement and recording of an organization’s assets and the asset side of an organization’s balance sheet. Prerequisite: BUSI-2000.

BUSI-3020 Intermediate Accounting-Liabilities & Equities: (3.0 credit hours) This course concentrates on policies and practice related to the measurement and recording of an shareholder or organization's equity, liabilities and the equity side of an organization's balance sheet. Prerequisite: BUSI-2000.

BUSI/MATH-3040 Quantitative Methods in Business and Organizational Administration: (3.0 credit hours) This course covers multiple regression analysis, forecasting, time series and linear programming as they are applied to organizational decision making. The course also discusses the application of these topics to management science techniques and models. Prerequisite: MATH-1000.

BUSI/COMP-3050 Management Information Systems: (3.0 credit hours) This course focuses on managing information as a valuable business and organizational resource. It examines the role and applications of information technology in managing operations as well as the effects of information technology on organizational structure and workers. Prerequisite:  MATH-1000.

BUSI-3060 Operations Management: (3.0 credit hours) The decision-making role of the operations manager in transforming inputs into desired outputs is the primary focus of this course. The major activities of designing, scheduling, operating, and controlling the production system will be examined. Prerequisite: BUSI-2000.

BUSI-3070 Taxation: (3.0 credit hours) This course deals with the applications of federal and provincial income tax regulations and their impact on corporations, businesses, and individuals. Problems, issues, and planning associated with the Income Tax Act are examined. The computation of taxable income and taxes payable by individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts are also studied. Prerequisite: BUSI-2010.

BUSI-3080 Intermediate Managerial Accounting: (3.0 credit hours) This case-based course concentrates on organizational planning, financial control, and cost specifications needed to determine income and cost requirements for policy and non-routine decision-making. Prerequisite: MATH-1000 & BUSI-2010 or equivalent.

BUSI-3100 Financial Management: (3.0 credit hours) The course focuses on the role of the financial manager of a business or an organization.  Topics to be covered include financial analysis and forecasting, and the management of cash, accounts receivable, inventories and liabilities needed to manage the organization’s operations.  Prerequisites: BUSI-2000 and MATH-1000. Co-requisite: BUSI-2010.

BUSI-3200 Human Resource Management: (3.0 credit hours) A practical study into how organizational leadership, structure and behaviour influences how organizations obtain, maintain and retain human resources that are essential to achieve their objectives.  Prerequisite: BUSI/PSYC-2020 or permission of the instructor.

BUSI-3300 Not-for-Profit Management: (3.0 credit hours) This course explores the unique challenges inherent in managing not-for-profit organizations.  Topics will include mission, governance, marketing, volunteerism, fundraising, stakeholder services, impact of technology and the internationalization issues faced by not-for-profit organizations.  Prerequisites: BUSI/PSYC-2020 or BUSI-2030 and BUSI-1000 or IDS-1110.

BUSI-3400 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management: (3.0 credit hours) This course considers the nature of entrepreneurship and the distinctive challenges of starting and managing a small business. Topics to be considered include financial planning, marketing, operations, management, and human resources.  Prerequisites: BUSI-1000 and BUSI-2050.

BUSI-3500 International Business: (3.0 credit hours) This course examines how global economic, political and cultural factors affect the strategies of companies involved in international business and trade. Topics include: globalization and international business strategy, free trade and regional economic integration, currencies and foreign exchange rates, exporting and foreign direct investment, international management and organizational structure, political and cultural differences in national markets. Prerequisites: Completion of 60 credit hours of university-level studies.

BUSI-3750 Business Co-op Term 3: (0 credit hours) This cooperative work placement gives students the opportunity for supervised work experience in one of a variety of workplaces, from not-for-profits to small businesses to corporations to government. This gives students the opportunity to apply academic knowledge to real workplace settings. Prerequisite: BUSI-2750.

BUSI-3760 Business Co-op Term 4: (0 credit hours) This cooperative work placement gives students the opportunity for supervised work experience in one of a variety of workplaces, from not-for-profits to small businesses to corporations to government.  This gives students the opportunity to apply academic knowledge to real workplace settings. Prerequisite: BUSI-3750.

BUSI-4000 Christianity and the Marketplace: (3.0 credit hours) Christian businesspeople often face challenges in harmonizing their faith commitments and business practices.  This course brings together theology, ethics and law to study Christian decision-making in a business environment.  Through case studies of common business dilemmas students will begin to develop the wisdom to address these dilemmas in ways that account for both faith and business considerations. Prerequisites: BUSI/POLS-2040, PHIL-2070 and at least one of the following: BTS-2230, BTS-2250, BTS-2750, BTS-2800, BTS-3110, BTS-3240, BTS-3270 or BTS-3450.

BUSI-4001 Thesis in Business and Organizational Administration: (6.0 credit hours) This course is restricted to students completing the Bachelor of Arts, four-year major. For information on eligibility, due dates, procedures, and requirements, students should request a document from the Registrar’s Office. Approval of the application will be contingent on the availability of faculty members to serve as thesis advisor and second reader.

BUSI-4010 Strategic Management: (3.0 credit hours) This case-based course takes the perspective of the general manager with responsibility for the overall organization, rather than that of a functional specialist. Topics include the nature of strategy and its function for an organization; the characteristics of effective strategy; and how strategy forms and evolves in relation to an organization's environment, competition, capabilities and the values and ambitions of its leadership. Prerequisites: BUSI-2000, BUSI/PSYC-2020, BUSI-2030 and BUSI-2050.

BUSI-4020 Business and Organizational Policy: (3.0 credit hours) This course synthesizes the principles of management with emphasis on the formation of decisions and policies. Its purpose is to enable the student to draw on analytical tools and information to understand comprehensive business problems.  Prerequisites: 9 credit hours of business courses at the 3000 level or higher, including BUSI-4010.

BUSI/IDS-4030 International Microfinance: (3.0 credit hours) This course investigates the emerging field of microfinance – the provision of small loans and financial services to the poor – and its impact on addressing poverty in developing countries. Students will develop an understanding of a range of topics in the field, including the role of credit in microenterprises, lending models, sustainability and best practice for microfinance institutions (MFIs), microsavings and insurance programs, cultural and social factors. The course offers a unique mix of theory and practice as students will have the opportunity to work on projects relating to current issues with microfinance programs in various regions of the world. Prerequisite: BUSI-1000 or IDS-2110 and 60 credit hours of university-level studies, or permission of the instructor.

BUSI/IDS-4040 Economic Development and Microfinance Study Tour: (3 credit hours) This study tour offers experience-based learning opportunities for students to see first-hand how international development impacts individuals and communities in underdeveloped regions around the world.  The trip is offered in conjunction with BUSI/IDS-4030 International Microfinance and focuses on aspects of economic development and microfinance – the provision of small loans and financial services to the poor.  Activities include: visiting partner organizations and NGOs in various countries, meeting microenterprise loan recipients and observing their group meetings, interacting with local community and church leaders to learn about the cultural and social context in each country. Prerequisite: BUSI/IDS-4030 International Microfinance, or permission of the instructor.

BUSI/POLS-4050 Business in the European Union: (3.0 credit hours) This course explores the business and political environment in Europe and the impact of European integration in a regional and global context. Topics include: history and development of the EU, political institutions, economic integration and the single European market, monetary union and the Euro currency, trade and foreign policy, Canada-EU relations, political and cultural contexts in Europe, enlargement and expansion to Eastern Europe. Prerequisite: BUSI-3500 International Business or 60 credit hours of university-level studies.

BUSI/POLS-4060 Business in Europe Study Tour: (3.0 credit hours) This travel study offers experience-based learning opportunities for students to see first-hand how economic and political forces of integration and change are influencing businesses, communities and citizens across Europe. Activities include: visits to the EU Council, Commission and Parliament in Brussels; briefings at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt; visits to global financial institutions in London, UK; meetings with Canada-EU diplomatic and trade officials; visits to various businesses, manufacturing plants, churches and community development projects in Central and Eastern Europe. Tentative dates: late April to mid-May. Prerequisite: BUSI/POLS-4050 Business in the European Union, or permission of the instructor.

BUSI-4070 Advanced Financial Accounting: (3.0 credit hours) This course familiarizes students with current advanced accounting concepts and theories. The major focus will be the fundamentals and advanced topics related to corporate consolidations. In addition the course examines the complex accounting and upcoming issues involved in both foreign subsidiaries and foreign currency translation. Prerequisites: BUSI-3010 and BUSI-3020.

BUSI-4080 Advanced Managerial Accounting: (3.0 credit hours) Students learn to perform analyses to support managerial decisions, to design and implement effective management control systems, and to develop an awareness of the moral responsibilities of management accountants. Topics include management accounting and management decisions; relevant information and complications in short-run decisions; capital budgeting; contemporary approaches to product costing; activity-based management; agency theory; responsibility accounting and transfer pricing; and ethical considerations. Prerequisite: BUSI-3080.

BUSI-4090 Audit and Control: (3.0 credit hours) This course familiarizes students with basic concepts and theories, the auditor decision making process, the legal environment of auditing in Canada, the nature and sources of audit evidence and the internal control process. Prerequisites: BUSI-3010 & BUSI-3020.

BUSI-4750 Business Co-op Term 5: (0 credit hours) This cooperative work placement gives students the opportunity for supervised work experience in one of a variety of workplaces, from not-for-profits to small businesses to corporations to government. This gives students the opportunity to apply academic knowledge to real workplace settings. Prerequisite: BUSI-3760.

BUSI-4760 Business Co-op Term 6: (0 credit hours) This cooperative work placement gives students the opportunity for supervised work experience in one of a variety of workplaces, from not-for-profits to small businesses to corporations to government. This gives students the opportunity to apply academic knowledge to real workplace settings. Prerequisite: BUSI-4750.

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