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  • Objectives
    You will gain an understanding of the theory and skills needed for the practical applications of modern management techniques used in a variety of settings - business, industry, government and institutional; large or small enterprises; corporate or entrepreneurial situations. Instruction stresses communications, written and oral, operations management, policy making, international studies, human resources, business law, accounting, marketing, business mathematics, entrepreneurship, supervision and organizational behaviour.
  • Practical experience
    Students in the Management program gain exposure to real life working environments by means of a number of innovative structured activities. These may include: real life research assignments, guest speakers, consulting projects, mentoring projects, and plant tours.
  • Academic Title
    Business Administration - Management Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Course description
    Level One
    ACCT1030     Introductory Financial Accounting I

    Description: This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system. Equivalent Course: OLRN1320 Financial Accounting 1 (Internet)
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMM1500     Introduction to Professional Writing and Presentation Skills
    Description: Introducing the communication skills necessary for success, this course analyzes cases that reflect real life situations. Students will attain the skills in problem solving and decision making required in professional communications. Emphasis will be placed on producing effective letters and memoranda. The course also helps students develop presentation skills.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMP1056     Business Computing Applications I

    Description: Introducing word processing and spreadsheet applications on a microcomputer, this course will teach: entering text, developing solutions to business problems, describing the processing cycle of a computer and how data is stored, the function and type of storage used in computers, input and output operations and the impact of computers on society.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1010     Business Mathematics I
    Description: The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional models. The course stresses business application using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII 'Plus' calculator is required for the course.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MKT1040     Introductory Marketing I
    Description: This introductory course covers the broad concepts of marketing and its place in Canadian business. Students will examine industrial and consumer behaviour, the various environmental forces on marketing and the subject of market segmentation. They will also be introduced to target markets, product life cycles and product positioning.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    OPER1160     Introduction to Operations Management

    Description: Operations management in an organization is more than simply scheduling parts through a production line. Learning how the concepts in this discipline relate to a variety of diverse organizations, this course teaches the tools and tasks of Operations Management from the perspectives of manufacturing and service industries.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Two
    COMM1140     Interpersonal Communications Skills

    Description: This course will help students develop skills needed to interrelate with others in a variety of workplace situations and social settings. With the assistance of self-assessment and feedback instruments, students will be able to build on individual strengths and overcome weakness in their ability to communicate effectively one-on-one and in group settings. Although the course will incorporate relevant communication theories, the focus will be on developing the ability to present oneself effectively in the majority of managerial roles (e.g. managing conflict, instructing, seminar leader, counselor, team member). The course will also focus on managing ones image to maximize career potential.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMM1490     Professional Report Writing and Presentation Skills

    Description: This level two course is designed to enable students to reinforce and enhance the skills acquired in Introduction to Professional Writing and Presentation Skills by applying them to longer, more advanced projects. It also helps students to develop skills in research, informal and formal report writing, and professional oral presentation.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMM1500

    COMP1003     Business Computing Applications II
    Description: Recommended: Students should have some background in Accounting prior to taking this course. Introducing intermediate level features of Microsoft Excel, this course emphasizes specific requirements of electronic spreadsheets from an accounting point of view.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMP1056

    ECON1020     Microeconomics
    Description: This course is a study of how people in society deal with the problem of scarcity. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary microeconomic issues facing Canadian society. Economic models are utilized to analyze decisions made by individual economic units in an economy, such as households, firms, the interaction of these units under varying market structures, and the impact of various government policies. Topics of study include: principles of economics, supply and demand theory, consumer theory, production and cost theory, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market structures. Course Equivalent: OLRN1650 Introductions to Microeconomics (Internet).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1020     Business Mathematics II
    Description: This course provides the student a mathematical basis for financial decisions. Topics range from simple interest to sinking funds and Canadian mortgages and refinancing of loans. A Texas Instrument BAII 'Plus' financial calculator is required.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1010

    MKT1050     Introductory Marketing II
    Description: Continuing the introduction to marketing this course covers the subjects of product selection, pricing strategies, wholesale and retail distribution methods. This course also covers advertising, the various types of advertising and common promotion strategies.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MKT1040

    Level Three
    ACCT2460     Applied Managerial Accounting

    Description: An introductory course in Managerial Accounting for non-accounting students, this course provides the student with an understanding of the types of costs used by managers in the planning and budgeting processes. Concepts are applied in several computer lab assignments using a computerized spreadsheet.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030

    BUS1020     Organizational Behaviour

    Description: Studying people and organizations, this course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams. Using actual examples, this course examines how behavioural factors affect organizational effectiveness. Note: This course is an approved HRPAO credit. Equivalent: Introduction to Business Management & Organizational Behaviour. OLRN1470 (Internet).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    BUS2010     Business Law
    Description: Introducing the legal system which governs personal and commercial relationships in Canada, this course provides knowledge of the basic legal concepts in order to gain insight into judicial reasoning. Areas covered range from contract law to real property and protection of creativity. Equivalent Course: OLRN1440 Business Law 1 (Internet)
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    ECON1030     Macroeconomics
    Description: This course is a study of the Canadian economy as a whole. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary macroeconomic issues facing Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing economic models and aggregate economic indicators such as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, and the impact of domestic and international influences and of government fiscal and monetary policies. Equivalent: OLRN1600 Introduction to Macroeconomics (Internet).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    LIBS1010     Critical Thinking Skills
    Description: This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to make decisions based on carefully focused and deliberately determined ways of thinking. The course will take a balanced approach to learning critical thinking skills and will include theory, analysis and experiential applications.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MGMT2060     Project Management

    Description: Providing an overview of the structure, functions and operations of projects, this course introduces the particular discipline imposed by project management practices. More specifically, students may be on a project team or leading a team as the project manager. A significant amount of time will be spent in the lab using Microsoft Project 2003.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Four
    BUS3020     International Business

    Description: Globalization is one of the key issues facing businesses. This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of why all countries and companies have a vested interest in ensuring they are ready and able to understand and manage global, cultural, and transnational issues. Managers must be able to ensure that their organizations are able to compete in an increasingly complex global arena. Areas of study include international trade agreements, trade organizations, and their impacts on countries, environment and culture.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMP2040     Database Management Information Systems

    Description: Introduction to Business Management Information Systems.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    FIN2020     Finance I
    Description: This is an introductory course in managerial finance. Its purpose is to introduce the student to the theory and principles of managerial finance.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030 or ACCT8170

    HRM2040     Human Resources Management
    Description: The primary focus of this introductory course is to offer the student an overview of the Human Resource (HR) Management function and each of its disciplines. The course emphasis is on the application of the skills and techniques commonly used today by HR professionals in each discipline area, and on understanding how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives. Pertinent legislation is studied in detail. A section of the course is devoted to developing effective job search skills and to presenting oneself effectively in interviews.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH2250     Statistics
    Description: This is an introductory course in Business Statistics. The course covers simple
    descriptive statistics, probability and the binomial and normal probability
    distributions, statistical inference, introduction to sampling distributions,
    simple regression and correlation analysis.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1010

    OPER2180     Operations Management I
    Description: An advanced course in production studies builds on topics discussed in Introduction to Operations, with emphasis on production, inventory management, engineering, work environment and an in-depth research analysis and presentation of a report on an actual industrial organization.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OPER1160

    Level Five
    CDEV3010     Career Development

    Description: Emphasizing the knowledge required to identify appropriate employment and to participate in the job search process, this course helps prepare a personal portfolio to highlight a student's skills and accomplishments. In addition, a portion of the course focuses on career development plans. Students will practice skills essential for job search success.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HRM2030     Canadian Labour Relations

    Description: This overview course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the development of labour unions in Canada, and the practical skills needed to manage effectively in unionized workplaces. Historical, political and legal issues affecting the industrial relations environment will be reviewed in detail. Through primary research, the student will have an opportunity to discuss organized labour from the viewpoints of both labour and management. Through simulations and experiential exercises, students will develop practical skills in collective agreement negotiation, contract administration and preparation for arbitration. Students will also have an opportunity to explore contemporary issues facing unions and to identify future trends which will impact on the industrial relations climate.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: BUS2010

    MGMT2040     Public and Third Sector Management
    Description: This course offers the student an overview of the unique missions, management perspectives, issues, challenges and employment opportunities in the Public and Third Sector. (Institutions and Non Profits). These organizations pose special management challenges as they seek to provide mandated and volunteer services to the public and community stakeholders while meeting stringent public accountability, transparency, equity and fairness requirements. The attempts to ?re-invent? government and to apply business models are examined in light of ever changing fiscal, legal, and political realities. Trends such as amalgamation, private-public partnerships, (P-3s), contracting out, downloading and privatization are explored along with pertinent legislation. Governance models for boards, guidelines for executive directors, program development, delivery and evaluation, are examined along with best practices and strategies for improving Public and Third Sector management.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MGMT3030     Strategic Business Planning
    Description: Focusing on applying management concepts, this course teaches all phases of the strategic process. Both external and internal contextual issues are discussed providing a wide range of techniques. Using computer simulation and in-class exercises, students appreciate the trade-offs managers face. Using the simulation, students will make decisions and propose corrective actions.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: FIN2020

    MGMT3040     Small Business Management

    Description: Small business plays a very important role within today’s Canadian economy. Coursework, discussions, primary and secondary research, report writing and case analysis will allow the students to examine issues from this unique perspective including: the role of small business in Canada, entrepreneurial and managerial characteristics, buying a business, franchising, tax management, financing startups and ongoing enterprises, bankruptcy, managing a family business, and handling growth.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MKT2080     Sales
    Description: This course deals with the buying/selling of a product, service or idea. Management students will compare personal, retail, and industrial selling and develop selling skills based on practical techniques and scenarios. Other topics include international selling, sales management and ethical behaviour.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MKT1040

    Level Six
    BUS3010     Financial Services and Personal Finance

    Description: This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the concept of money, financial markets and the importance of financial intermediaries in the Canadian economy. Students will also investigate savings, investment, tax and risk management vehicles (such as mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, stocks, bonds, insurances) to assist them in planning for their financial future.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    BUS3050     Applied Ethics
    Description: Business ethics will allow the student to grapple with some of the important ethical issues facing business leaders today; issues which typically arise in the area of human rights, health and safety, employment practices, advertising, and activities which affect the environment, to name only a few. Students will be introduced to the concepts that are relevant for resolving ethical problems and given an opportunity to develop the necessary reasoning and analytical skills for doing so.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HRM1010     Supervisory Practices

    Description: Preparing students to take up supervisory positions in a variety of work place settings, this course emphasizes the unique challenges facing the supervisor as the first level of management in most organizations. Case studies, projects and in-class exercises will be used in this course.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: BUS1020

    MGMT3050     Entrepreneurship
    Description: In this project-based course, student teams will research and develop the major elements of a comprehensive small business plan. Students will apply concepts taught throughout Small Business Management I and prior business courses to develop strategies for all of the functional areas of a small business. Guest speakers from industry are used to provide students with the ?real-world? perspective on the issues. The elements developed include crafting a business profile that is built on achieving a sustainable competitive advantage, identifying target markets, competition and external forces, forecasting sales and expenses for multi-year statements and determining financing requirements, plus, preparing marketing and operational plans. In addition, the students practice teamwork skills through meeting, facilitation, communication, and feedback exercises.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MGMT3040

    OPER2190     Operations Management II
    Description: An advanced course in production studies builds on topics discussed in Advanced Operations Management I, with emphasis placed on transportation and logistic management, the concepts of quality, Kaizan and ISO. The course will utilize case studies, research articles, lectures, film analysis, application of statistical techniques, major classroom seminars, plus an in-depth research analysis and presentation of a report on an actual industrial organization.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OPER2180

          Electives: Program Option

    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 45 Hours

    Elective Courses:
    MKT2060     Advertising

    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MKT1050

    OPER2200     Purchasing
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OPER1160 or OPER2030

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