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  • Objectives
    This program is intended for students who wish to develop a basic level of competence in Business. Students will study the principles of Business organization, accounting, marketing, operations management, and Business communications. Completion of the program will assist students to confirm their intentions and to define the Business discipline they wish to study should they choose to continue with one of Conestoga's Business or Business Administration programs.
  • Academic Title
    Business Foundations Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    BUS1010     Introduction to Business

    Description: This course will introduce students to the basics of Economics and Business both in Canada and internationally. Students will study various business structures as well as topics in economics, accounting, marketing, and operations management.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    CDEV1120     Career Options
    Description: In this course, the student will focus on career decision-making skills. Topics will include: assessing self-knowledge, researching the marketplace, upgrading skills, networking, job searching on the Internet, the Electronic Edge and Conestoga Programs.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMM1110     Language Fundamentals

    Description: In this course, the focus is on development and mastery of grammar, and structure required for clear writing. Rules of punctuation and their application in sentences and paragraphs will also be examined.
    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

    LIBS1540     Student Success for Higher Learning

    Description: This course enables students to develop skills that will enhance their success in college. Students will identify their unique learning styles and develop strategies for success in their academic and personal lives.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1820     Foundations of Business Math

    Description: This course will provide the student with learning tools that will help them to improve basic arithmetic skills and to develop reasoning and problem solving skills. It is designed for students to help them bridge any existing gap between their current preparation and college level math.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Two
    ACCT1170     Foundations of Accounting

    Description: This course builds basic skills in accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping and financial statements. Extensive hands on practice with the journals and ledgers making up a basic accounting system will be provided.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMM1800     Writing and Presentation Skills

    Description: This course is designed to introduce the communication skills necessary for academic and professional success. By analysing cases that reflect real life communication 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 to develop basic oral presentation skills.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMM1110 or COMM1190 or COMM1510 or COMM1590

    MATH1450     Mathematics for Business

    Description: This course will provide the student with a mathematical grounding for financial decisions from both a personal and business perspective. The course focuses on applications such as payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. An emphasis is placed on solving problems through the use of arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. A Texas Instrument BAII "Plus" calculator is required for the course.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1820

    MKT1110     Foundations of Marketing

    Description: This course introduces students to the basic concepts of Marketing including the nature of the marketplace, marketing strategies and consumer behavior.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    OPER1110     Foundations of Operations
    Description: Operations is one of the important functional parts of any organization. It is much more than scheduling parts through a production line as the concepts can be used in all sectors both production and service oriented ones including restaurants, hotels, health facilities, and various manufacturing and distribution examples. The focus will be on the basic concepts, tools and tasks for Operations from a manufacturing and service industry perspective.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

          Electives: General Education

    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours
          

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