Business Fundamentals Certificate - Distance

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  • Entry requirements
    This program is designed for students who want to develop skills and knowledge appropriate for an entry-level postion in business settings.
  • Academic title
    Business Fundamentals Certificate
  • Course description
    Introductory Accounting

    This is an introduction to accounting. Students will examine the topics of recording and summarizing transactions, preparing worksheets, preparing adjusting and closing entries, and preparing financial statements for service and merchandising concerns.

    Mathematics I

    This course reviews numerical and computational skills which are applied to business concepts and procedures in buying and selling, bank statements and reconciliations and simple interest.

    Communication Strategies

    Pre-requisite: basic keyboarding/Microsoft Word skills
    This course focuses on the development of fundamental writing skills. As well, it provides a review of grammar, punctuation and mechanics. Learners will demonstrate their competence in essay and summary writing, and text analysis. This course will help learners in all programs develop their ability to research effectively.

    Human Resources

    Organizations depend on the effective management of its human resources to achieve optimum results. In this course, you will learn how properly recruitment/ selection strategies and training and development methods maintain an organization’s competitive advantage. The integral role of job design and analysis in affecting compensation management and performance appraisal decisions will be examined. You will investigate a variety of employment, and health and safety laws as they relate to managing a diverse workforce. In addition, the fundamental principles of the union-management framework will be explored.

    Microcomputer I for Business

    This course introduces the student to the use of a microcomputer as a business tool. Specifically, the student uses basic feature of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint in a Windows XP environment to perform tasks commonly encountered in business.

    Marketing Essentials

    In this course, students focus on the issues that organizations must be aware of to survive. Using up-to-date Canadian material, the marketing mix, strategic planning and marketing research, students explore and analyze consumer behaviour. To reinforce their knowledge, students apply techniques and strategies learned to acase study.
    This course will introduce the student to the complex workings of the global economy and international business. It will familiarize the student with the setting within which trade takes place including trade regulations, international business agencies, money markets and international trade agreements. Students study Canada’s trade position, learn the basics of balance of payments, and develop an overview of new developments in the global economy. Student will develop an awareness of global current events and their impact on international business decision-making and practices.

    Business Communications

    Pre-requisite: CS117
    In this course, students will enhance their business writing skills to produce letters, memoranda, and informal reports. They will combine collaborative methods with advanced research, written and oral skills to produce and present a major formal report.
    Interpersonal Business Dynamics
    The demand for multi-skilled employees is increasing in today’s competitive job market. In this course, the student will develop interpersonal skills in order to be an effective, contributing member of an organization. The student will learn how to reconcile personal goals and expectations with the demands of the changing organization. Particular emphasis will be placed on the development of conflict resolution and negotiation skills while working within a team environment. While learning more about personal values and attitudes, the student will appreciate the importance of diverse opinions and cultural differences when making effective decisions. The successful organization requires employees who can self-motivate and self-monitor their behaviour. Accordingly, students will be challenged to confront the political nature of organizations and acquire both the knowledge and attitudes which will be instrumental in achieving personal success.

    International Business

    Microcomputer II for Business

    Pre-requisite: MC110
    This course expands the student’s knowledge of the use of personal productivity software and microcomputers in the business environment. The student gains intermediate level practical experience in the continued use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In addition, the student will be required to keyboard at a speed of 25 wpm with an accuracy rate of 85% upon completion of MC210.

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