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  • Objectives
    The Business - Purchasing program at Fanshawe College provides students with the foundation to have a successful career in the changing world of purchasing and supply chain management.
  • Practical experience
    In addition to developing strong computer, math and communication skills, our students will be exposed to practical skills and the chance to improve their analytical thinking through the case study approach.
  • Academic Title
    Business - Purchasing Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Level 1    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • BUSI-1005    Introduction to Business Processes     3.00
    • ACCT-1004    Principles of Accounting 1     4.00
    • WRIT-1032    Reason & Writing - Business 1     3.00
    • MKTG-1012    Principles of Marketing I     3.00
    • MATH-1052    Business Math     3.00
    • BUSI-1060    Strategies for Success     1.00

    Level 2    Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • PRCH-1007    Buying-Intro     3.00
    • ECON-1019    Contemporary Issues in Economics     3.00
    • ACCT-1015    Management Accounting     3.00
    • MGMT-3041    Organizational Behaviour     3.00
    • COMP-3077    Excel for Business-Adv     3.00

    Level 3    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • MGMT-3054    Retail Management     3.00
    • MGMT-3011    Project Management     3.00
    • MATH-1175    Financial Math     3.00
    • PRCH-3006    Transportation & Logistics     3.00
    • COMM-3020    Professional Communication     3.00
    • PRCH-3015    Operations Management     3.00

    Level 4    Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    • MGMT-3005    Strategic HR Management     3.00
    • PRCH-3017    Procurement Fundamentals 2     3.00
    • LAWS-3016    Purchasing Contract Law     3.00
    • PRCH-3007    Prin. of Inventory & Operations Control     3.00
    • PRCH-3014    Access for Operations     3.00
    • PRCH-1006    Supply Mgmt in Gov't & Non-Profit     3.00

    Gen Ed - Electives

    Take 3 General Education Credits -
    Normally taken in Level 2

    ACCT-1004 -  Principles of Accounting 1
    This course introduces the student to the subject of Accounting and is designed to teach the student an essential life skill. The course focuses on the concept of accounting and its connection to students’ financial well being. The student will learn a basic understanding of accounting and its importance to business success.

    ACCT-1015 -  Management Accounting

    This introductory course emphasizes management accounting topics such as financial statement analysis, budgets, nature of costs etc. This will allow the student to understand the role of accounting in business and how accounting data is used in the decision making process.

    BUSI-1005 -  Introduction to Business Processes
    The purpose of this course is to explore the various functional areas of business in Canada and to demonstrate the interrelationship among these areas. Students are introduced to many concepts, including major business trends, the role of government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, business ethics, social responsibility and community-related philanthropy.

    BUSI-1060 -  Strategies for Success
    This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve college and career success. Areas of focus include: goal-setting, time management, note-taking from texts and lectures, study skills, test preparation strategies, and managing college life.

    COMM-3020 -  Professional Communication
    This course develops students’ literacy and professional communication skills. Students focus on key issues and convey relevant meaning in oral and written formats. Main topics include writing in a variety of short report and other relevant business documents (like letters, memos, short reports); communicating in groups (including meetings); awareness of multicultural communication and diverse audiences; the job search (including résumés and cover letters); business rhetoric in speaking and writing; summarizing and evaluating current business-related readings; delivering oral presentations; researching and documenting research reports applying an acceptable documentation style to written material; and self-editing skills. Students use a computer lab for writing assignments throughout this course.

    COMP-3077 -  Excel for Business-Adv

    Modern spreadsheet programs perform far beyond simple number crunching. The functionality of Microsoft Excel continues to move the application into new venues such as visual interactive data presentations or sales proposals. Given the now commonplace nature of the program, it is crucial that all business minded professionals have a comprehensive knowledge of MS Excel. In this course, you will observe, practice, and apply MS Excel 2003 at the expert level. The textbook is approved courseware for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification program. Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students will be trained in MS Excel 2003 at the highest attainable MOS achievement level. MOS testing is available at certified testing centers across Canada.

    ECON-1019 -  Contemporary Issues in Economics

    This course introduces students to the structure and function of our economic system. The course will develop an understanding of the principles of both micro and macroeconomic activity through modeling and analysis. Students will examine the role that households (consumers), industry (producers) and governments play in a modern economic system and how the decisions by these different levels affect all of our lives. The course is structured to provide insight through lectures, discussions and current events.

    LAWS-3016 -  Purchasing Contract Law
    An examination of the principles of Canadian business law with a focus on commercial purchasing issues including contract, personal and commercial liability and fiduciary obligations.

    MATH-1052 -  Business Math
    This course provides a review of basic arithmetic and algebra as well as providing students with mathematical tools and concepts needed for other college courses and in future employment. This course is to prepare students for later courses in Marketing, Business, Financial Planning, Accounting, Purchasing and Insurance.

    MATH-1175 -  Financial Math
    This course explains the time value of moneycalculations used in Financial Math. It coverstopics such as simple interest, compound interest,annuities - simple and general, bonds and costbenefit analysis.

    MGMT-3005 -  Strategic HR Management

    This course will emphasize the importance of human resource management from a strategic perspective by providing students with an overview of the issues, functions and responsibilities of today's HR professional. Students will gain the ability to analyze and develop HR practices and policies that include planning, recruiting, selecting, training, motivating, rewarding, evaluating and providing feedback. Such activities enable today's HR professionals to create and maintain highly effective, efficient and empowered organizations.

    MGMT-3011 -  Project Management
    Project management is about meeting unique challenges. Project management involves understanding and managing the relationships between people and technology, and the scarce resources of time and money. This course will provide practical theories for the successful development, implementation and evaluation of projects to meet the strategic and operational goals/objectives of an organization. Students will be introduced to a variety of principles, practices, tools and resources they can use to manage both workplace and personal projects

    MGMT-3041 -  Organizational Behaviour

    Whether working in private/public sectors, profit or not-for-profit institutions, OB theories apply to everyone. This course investigates how individuals, groups and structure affect behaviour within organizations. Discussions include: history of OB, evolution of organizational structure, design and culture; work place productivity, employee skills and technology demands; conflict resolution; interpersonal skills; legislation as it relates to workplace discrimination and harassment; leadership; manage change and power/politics.

    MGMT-3054 -  Retail Management
    Canada ranks third in the world in consumer spending, making retail management critical in the Canadian economy. This course discusses the management principles, concepts and modern practices related to the field of retail management. Special emphasis is placed on the theoretical concepts and practical applications required to make managerial decisions in a retail environment. Everything from location analysis to operations and image will be examined.NOTE: Prior credit in MKTG-1013 would be beneficial for the successful completion of this course.

    MKTG-1012 -  Principles of Marketing I
    This course is designed to provide an overview of the decisions that face Marketers in today's fast-paced and competitive business environment. Students will learn that marketing is not only advertising but a broad set of activities designed to satisfy consumer needs and wants. Students begin by examining the information Marketers require for effective decision-makingin order to develop effective marketing strategies. Students will then study product planning, channel system management, integrated communications and pricing policies.

    PRCH-1006 -  Supply Mgmt in Gov't & Non-Profit
    This course will deal specifically with supply management issues faced by government and non-profit organizations including inventory management and purchasing differences for industrial applications.

    PRCH-1007 -  Buying-Intro
    This course introduces an overall view of the functions of the purchasing profession. The management and organization of the procurement cycle is the focus of this course. Topics will include the acquisition of materials and services, e-commerce, sourcing of suppliers, supplier selection, price determination, global supply management, public purchasing and investment recovery. The importance of the purchasing profession within various organizations will be emphasized.

    PRCH-3006 -  Transportation & Logistics

    Transportation represents the single largest logistics cost in many organizations, but logistics also involves several other important activities. Consequently, this course also includes topics such as Role of Logistics, Transportation Decisions, Customer Service, Warehousing, Inventory Management, Order Processing, Procurement, Materials Handling and Global Logistics.

    PRCH-3007 -  Prin. of Inventory & Operations Control
    This course is designed to provide an overview of inventory and operations decisions, concentrating on the inventory decisions that have a significant impact on purchasing. Students will use inventory and operations terminology, perform inventory calculations, and analyze inventory and operations issues using the case study format. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, operations and process management, capacity, aggregate planning and scheduling impacts, forecasting, inventory management, storage concepts and methodologies, inventories position and impact on supply chain management, lean systems and resource planning.

    PRCH-3014 -  Access for Operations
    A comprehensive presentation of Microsoft Access 2003 at the Expert level is undertaken in its relation to the field of purchasing. Access topics are all components of the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) certification program at the Core and Expert levels. The content of the course is based on the practice of purchasing in the real world. FanshaweOnline will be used for project submission and communication with the professor.

    PRCH-3015 -  Operations Management
    This course is an introduction to the field of operations management. The practical applications of operations in both manufacturing and service operations will be emphasized. Topics will include operational strategy and the impact on customer satisfaction.

    PRCH-3017 -  Procurement Fundamentals 2
    This course is an introduction to the field of operations management. The practical applications of operations in both manufacturing and service operations will be emphasized. Topics will include operational strategy and the impact on customer satisfaction.

    WRIT-1032 -  Reason & Writing - Business 1
    This course will introduce business students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. This course will also introduce students to selected business terms.

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