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  • Objectives
    The Accounting and Management Technology program emphasizes studies in accounting, finance, management and computer applications. Upon the successful completion of the Accounting and Management Technology program, graduates will be able to: * use problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to select, analyze and interpret information * use computers and appropriate business software applications to respond to informational and analytical requirements process * analyze financial and managerial accounting information in a computerized setting * conduct financial analysis of investments and finance-related projects * contribute to business methods and management decision-making
  • Academic Title
    Accounting and Management Technology Diploma
  • Course description
    Term 1
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    201-914-DW    Business Mathematics    3 - 2 - 3    75

    Description:    This course provides the essential concepts of business calculations that are necessary for various other courses in both Business Administration programs. Students explore quadratic, logarithmic, linear and exponential functions as they relate to various business situations. In addition, students develop fundamental skills in the mathematics of finance required to solve financial calculations.
     
    410-104-DW    Business Communications    2 - 2 - 1    60
    Description:    The goal of this course is to develop the skills necessary for effective communication and interaction in a business context. It focuses on business writing and presentations. This course also provides students the opportunity to obtain an understanding of the various professions in business by exploring the different skills and behaviours required.
     
    410-113-DW    Introduction to Business    2 - 1 - 3    45
    Description:    Students are introduced to essential business concepts and related terminology in order to obtain a fundamental understanding of organizations and the environment in which they operate. A critical perspective of the principal theories, concepts and practices of business, and their relationship to the macro environment is also developed.
     
    420-941-DW    Introduction to Computers    1 - 2 - 3    45

    Description:    Students will learn the basics of Windows for microcomputers and how to use a word processor for the production of business documents. They will be taught to use electronic spreadsheet software for report construction, as well as a business problem-solving tool.
     
    General Education
    • 109-103-02    Health and Physical Education    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 345-103-04    Knowledge    3 - 1 - 3    60
    • 603-101-04    Introduction to College English    2 - 2 - 4    60
    Term 2
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    383-101-DW    Introduction to Economics    3 - 0 - 3    45

    Description:    This course is a pre-requisite to all other Economics courses. The course introduces students to economic systems, the great economic thinkers, the different schools of thought, and the basic concepts and theories of economics. Students will become familiar with introductory tools, methods, and models of economic analysis, as well as recognize their limitations. Applying different perspectives and relying on current and historical data, the course exposes students to Canada’s and Quebec’s major macroeconomic problems such as unemployment, recessions, inflation, and the public debt. Students will learn how governments can use fiscal, monetary, and trade policies to reduce domestic economic problems. The course prepares students to critically assess government economic policies and economic information in the news media.
     
    410-204-DW    Introduction to Marketing    2 - 2 - 2    60

    410-205-DW    Business Law    2 - 1 - 2    45

    Description:    This course focuses on the importance of understanding the legal environment in the context of business management. Students develop the ability to consider the legal implications of contracts, civil responsibility, property and bankruptcy.
     
    410-221-DW    Accounting 1    2 - 2 - 3    60
    Description:    This course introduces basic accounting terminology, principles and methods that enable students to apply key concepts. It is the goal of this course to develop fundamental analytical skills needed to read and interpret basic financial information. Focus is placed on transaction analysis, original, adjusting and closing entries, as well as ledger accounts and basic financial statement preparation.
     
    General Education

    • 109-104-02    Physical Activity    0 - 2 - 1    30
    • 345-102-03    World Views    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • 602-10_-03    French: Bloc A    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-102-04    Literary Genres    2 - 2 - 3    60
    Term 3
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    201-934-DW    Business Statistics    3 - 2 - 3    75

    Description:    This course addresses key aspects of statistics as they apply to business decisions. Students develop competence in calculating probabilities, estimating parameters, developing hypotheses and analyzing distributions, correlations and regression.
     
    410-306-DW    Business Analysis    2 - 1 - 3    45
    Prerequisite:    410-113-DW - Introduction to Business
    Description:    Prerequisite: 410-113-DW Introduction to Business In this course, students build critical business thinking skills by recognizing the importance of researching, analyzing and interpreting information available to an organization to ensure sustained competitiveness.
     
    410-322-DW    Accounting 2    2 - 2 - 3    60
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Giuseppina Salvaggio teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    410-221-DW - Accounting 1
    Description:    Prerequisite: 410-221-DW Accounting I This course is a continuation of the Accounting I course with an emphasis on the methods of measurement used in financial reporting. Students develop skills in accounting for capital assets, accounts receivables, current and long-term liabilities, and investments. Accounting for partnerships and corporations is also investigated.
     
    410-341-DW    Introduction to Finance    2 - 2 - 3    60
    Prerequisites:    201-914-DW - Business Mathematics
    410-221-DW - Accounting 1
    Description:    In this course, students develop knowledge and skills related to the essential functions of financial management. Analysis of financing decisions, evaluation of investment proposals, and methods of financial planning are explored.
     
    410-352-DW    Business Computer Applications    1 - 3 - 3    60

    Prerequisite:    420-941-DW - Introduction to Computers
    Description:    Prerequisite: 420-941-DW Introduction to Computers This course enables students to further develop their computer knowledge and skills by focusing on comprehensive applications of spreadsheets and database management as they relate to business situations. Basic concepts of web page design are also introduced.
     
    General Education
    • 603-103-04    Literary Themes    2 - 2 - 3    60
    • COMP 1    Complementary         

    Term 4
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    410-405-DW    Career Management    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Prerequisite:    410-104-DW - Business Communications
     
    410-407-DW    International Business    2 - 1 - 2    45
    Prerequisite:    410-113-DW - Introduction to Business
    Description:    Prerequisite: 410-113-DW Introduction to Business The course exposes students to the complexities of the international business environment (economic, legal, political, cultural and technological) and familiarizes them with the major players (multinational corporations, governments and international organizations). The objective of the course is for students to develop a global approach when making business decisions.
     
    410-408-DW    Operations and Inventory Management    2 - 2 - 2    60
    Prerequisite:    410-113-DW - Introduction to Business
    Description:    Prerequisite: 410-113-DW Introduction to Business This course introduces the fundamental concepts, methods and strategies related to production operations and supply management. Students consider challenges and opportunities inherent to these functions and develop competence in the use of different techniques and calculations.
     
    410-423-DW    Accounting 3    2 - 2 - 3    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Elaine Sonberg teaching section(s) 01 02
    Prerequisite:    410-322-DW - Accounting 2
    Description:    Prerequisite: 410-322-DW Accounting II Integrating the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous accounting courses, students’ competence in measuring, reporting, analyzing and interpreting financial information is further developed by emphasizing the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Aspects of internal controls are also explored.
     
    410-453-DW    e-Commerce    2 - 2 - 2    60
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Vincent Maggiore teaching section(s) 01 02
    Prerequisite:    420-941-DW - Introduction to Computers
    Description:    Prerequisite: 420-941-DW Introduction to Computers This course investigates the various fundamental aspects of electronic commerce as they relate to the possibilities, challenges and management of conducting transactions using electronic platforms. Students develop skills in applying the various tools and models used in an e-commerce environment.
     
    General Education

    • 109-105-02    Active Living    1 - 1 - 1    30
    •  602-B__-03    French: Bloc B    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-BXE-04    Applied Themes in English    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Term 5
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    410-509-DW    Entrepreneurship    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Prerequisite:    410-113-DW - Introduction to Business
    Description:    Prerequisite: 410-113-DW Introduction to Business The purpose of this course is to allow students to evaluate the opportunities and risks inherent in starting and operating a small business. Aspects of entrepreneurial initiative and management are integrated and analyzed through the development of a business plan.
     
    410-515-DW    Human Resource Management and Supervision    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Description:    The goal of this course is to develop and strengthen fundamental skills associated with responsibilities of supervision and human resource management. Focus on current practices, situations and problems encountered by practitioners assist students to develop their interpersonal, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
     
    410-517-DW    Management and Cost Accounting    2 - 2 - 3    60

    Prerequisite:    410-322-DW - Accounting 2
    Description:    Prerequisite: 410-322-DW Accounting II This course concentrates on the use of accounting information for managerial decision-making. Students develop skills in cost accounting methods and calculations as they are used for planning, controlling, and decision-making purposes.
     
    410-542-DW    Financial Planning    2 - 1 - 2    45

    Description:    The goal of this course is to develop the skills required to create optimal financial plans in order to maximize the individual’s financial situation. Various financial planning concepts, calculations and tools are examined.
     
    410-554-DW    Computerized Accounting    1 - 3 - 3    60
    Prerequisites:    410-322-DW - Accounting 2
    410-352-DW - Business Computer Applications
    Description:    Prerequisites: 410-322-DW Accounting 2 and 410-352-DW Business Computer Applications In this course, students apply their accounting knowledge and skills in a computerized setting. They develop the ability to use the structural components of a computerized accounting system in order to set up and operate various accounts and databases to be able to process accounting transactions and produce various supporting documents and reports.
     
    General Education
    • 345-BXH-03    Applied Themes in Humanities    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • COMP 2    Complementary         

    Term 6
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    410-609-DW    Negotiations    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Description:    This course addresses the processes of negotiation as it is practiced in a variety of settings. The course allows students the opportunity to develop skills experientially and to understand the negotiation in useful analytical frameworks. Emphasis is placed on simulations, role-playing, and cases.
     
    410-618-DW    Management    3 - 2 - 3    75
     
    410-624-DW    Taxation    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Julie Wong teaching section(s) 01
    Angelo Papadatos teaching section(s) 02
    Prerequisite:    410-322-DW - Accounting 2
    Description:    Prerequisite: 410-322-DW Accounting II The goal of this course is to acquaint students with current tax laws to be able to assess the implications of taxation. Tax principles are interpreted and applied with an emphasis on personal taxation. The advantages of tax planning are also explored.
     
    410-643-DW    Investments    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Giuseppina Salvaggio teaching section(s) 01
    F. Carson Rappell teaching section(s) 02
    Prerequisite:    410-341-DW - Introduction to Finance
    Description:    Prerequisite: 410-341-DW Introduction to Finance Students develop skills to apply investment principles and securities analysis to an investment portfolio. The role of financial markets and intermediaries is investigated with an emphasis on risk/return tradeoffs.
     
    410-657-DW    Computerized Project    0 - 4 - 2    60
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Vincent Maggiore teaching section(s) 01 02
    Prerequisite:    410-554-DW - Computerized Accounting
    Description:    Prerequisite: 410-554-DW Computerized Accounting Through comprehensive case studies and simulations, students integrate and synthesize their knowledge and skills as they relate to the four themes of the program: accounting, finance, management and computer applications. The purpose of this course is to enable students to analyze business problems considering multiple perspectives, to evaluate possible alternatives, and to develop an appropriate strategy with the use of computer applications.
     
    410-692-DW    Stage    0 - 9 - 2    135
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    F. Carson Rappell teaching section(s) 01
    Julie Wong teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisites:    410-306-DW - Business Analysis
    410-405-DW - Career Management
    Description:    Prerequisites: 410-306-DW Business Analysis and 410-405-DW Career Management. The goal of the stage (which includes the comprehensive assessment) is to enable students to integrate into the accounting and management technology fields by applying their accumulated business acumen in a work environment. Under the supervision of a stage coordinator, students must select to work in one or any combination of the four themes of the program: accounting, finance, management and computer applications. Industry supervisors evaluate students’ contribution to the organization. To fulfill the requirements of the stage, students submit a report that establishes links between their acquired knowledge, skills, and internship activities/observations.

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