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BUAD 111-3-3
Financial Accounting I

This course is an introduction to the system in which information is collected by the accounting process and presented by financial statements. Accounting cycle, statement preparation, special journals, internal control and the accounting for cash, inventory, payroll, merchandising and sales tax are examined. Basic financial reporting will be reviewed.

CPA (credit with BUAD 121), CIB, PMAC credit. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam. (3,0,0)

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 112-3-3
Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This course provides an introduction to entrepreneurship and an opportunity to determine if the entrepreneurship specialty is the right path for business and social leaders. Students will examine the elements of entrepreneurial thinking and methodologies used to determine when an idea may be an opportunity, acquire intrapreneurial know-how by offering viable solutions to challenges, and research and refine a business opportunity and pitch the idea. The goals should be to improve the economy, make money, create jobs, and positively influence environmental and social outcomes. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 111

Concurrent Registration: BUAD 195


BUAD 113-3-4
Canadian Business

This course provides an overview of Canadian business, industry and government and their interactions with local, national and international economies. Topics include resource allocation and the impact of current events upon public and private financial decisions.

CPA credit. (4,0,0)

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 115-3-3
Introduction to Tourism

This course provides students with an understanding of the complex nature of tourism including economic, environmental and social impacts. Topics include: components of the tourism industry; linkages between tourism and hospitality; the size, scope and infrastructure of the tourism industry; trends and issues in the industry; travel motivators; career opportunities and the role of management. This course is also being offered as TOUR 105. Students with credit for BUAD 206 or TOUR 105 may not take BUAD 115 for credit. (3,0,0)

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 116-3-3
Marketing

This course introduces students to the principles and practices of marketing and how they can be applied to organizations. Marketing processes are considered from consumer and business perspectives in a Canadian context. Topics include identifying needs, monitoring changes in the environment, managing products or services, distribution, promotion and pricing.

PMAC credit. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam. (3,0,0)

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 121-3-3
Financial Accounting II

This course is a continuation of BUAD 111. Topics include accounting for receivables, inventory, long-term assets and their amortization, bonds and other long-term liabilities, partnership equity, shareholders' equity and investment in corporate securities. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, ratio analysis of financial statements, and the preparation of the statement of cash flow will also be studied.

CPA (credit with BUAD 111), CIB, PMAC. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 111

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 123-3-3
Management Principles

A study of the universal functions of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. This course emphasizes strategic business planning and decision making; organizing resources and work scheduling; leading and motivating individuals and groups to achieve objectives; and controlling worker output and productivity so that goals are achieved effectively and efficiently.

PMAC credit. (3,0,0)

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 128-3-4
Computer Applications I

This course includes the use of computers in the business environment, including word processing, presentation graphics and spreadsheets. Computer concepts including hardware, software and data communications are covered at the intermediate level. Students will be expected to use their computer skills in other business courses.

CIB, PMAC credit. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam. (2,2,0)

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 176-3-3
Professional Sales

formerly BUAD 276

Students study the sales process as it applies to the successful selling of both goods and services to organizations. Students explore and practice each step in the sales process through hands-on, interactive activities. The focus of this course is on building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships established through trust and ethical decision making.
Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam. (3,0,0)

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 195-3-3
Financial Management

formerly BUAD 295

The fundamentals of financial management - using financial information to make sound business decisions. Topics include interpretation and analysis of financial statements, budgeting and cash flow forecasting, financial and operating leverage, and the management of cash, receivables and inventory.

CPA (credit with BUAD 296), PMAC. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 111

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 200-3-3
Digital Marketing

This course examines digital marketing in the 21st century, introducing the concepts, strategies and tactics utilized in today’s fast-paced, mobile and globally-connected markets. Learners explore various components of a digital marketing campaign and study how to design, implement, manage, and measure such components within an organization’s integrated marketing strategy. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 116 or TOUR 130

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 201-3-3
Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

This course focuses on interpersonal communication theory and skills required to interact effectively with others, plan and conduct interviews and meetings, develop relationships with diverse clients and colleagues, resolve conflict, manage and respond to anger, and negotiate effectively in the work environment. Students will learn to approach the client relationship and the resolution of conflicts cooperatively and collaboratively. (3,0,0)

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 208-3-4
Canadian Income Tax I

Formerly BUAD 280 This course is an introduction to Canadian income taxation. Topics include liability for tax, the calculation of Net Income for Tax Purposes for both individual and corporate taxpayers, and the calculation of taxes for individual taxpayers.
CPA (credit with BUAD 369).
Students with credit for BUAD 280 cannot take BUAD 208 for further credit. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 111

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 209-3-4
Business Law

formerly BUAD 119

An overview of the law as it relates to business, including an examination of the fundamentals of tort law, contract law and special types of contracts commonly encountered by small business. A basic understanding of the law of torts and contracts, will assist students to recognize and resolve simple legal problems of small businesses. CPA, PMAC credit. Students with credit for BUAD 119 cannot take BUAD 209 for further credit. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 123 and second-year standing or admission to any Post-Baccalaureate Diploma or admission to the Culinary Management Diploma.

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 210-3-3
Introduction to Marketing Research

This course introduces research theory and methodology as they relate to effective decision-making in business. Emphasis is on research design in exploratory and qualitative research. Topics include secondary research and primary and qualitative research concentrating on interviewing, focus groups and observational research. Students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for research proposal writing, research design and report presentation. Students with credit for BUAD 268 cannot take BUAD 210 for further credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 1161
1 minimum grade of 60 required

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 212-3-3
Idea Generation

Idea generation is a basic element of entrepreneurship. This course prepares students to use design thinking techniques and processes to analyze organizational circumstances and business opportunities. Students will explore how to use observational tools and other techniques for idea generation, how to refine these ideas and how to evaluate them. The goal is to identify business ideas that students are not only passionate about but also have real market application. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 112

BUAD 215-3-3
Restaurant Management

This course provides a broad understanding of management theory and practice in the restaurant industry. The course covers aspects of restaurant marketing, service delivery, menu design and engineering, site selection, and facility design. The course introduces students to the concepts and practices related to cost controls from purchasing to sales. This course is also offered as TOUR 215. Students with credit in TOUR 215, BUAD 207, BUAD 218, or HOSP 236 cannot take BUAD 215 for additional credit. (3,0,0)

Corequisites:

  • BUAD 111

BUAD 220-3-3
Hotel Management

Formerly HOSP 220 This course presents an overview of the operation and management of a hotel property. Topics include: travel patterns affecting the industry; types of lodgings; functions and practices of the key departments; and management issues specific to hotels including guest safety and security. Current trends in guest services and amenities are examined. The principles of front-desk management are covered including the reservations process, hotel revenue cycle, establishing room rates, preparation of the night audit and the use of technology in Property Management Systems. This course is also being offered as TOUR 220. Students with credit for HOSP 220 or TOUR 220 cannot take BUAD 220 for further credit. (3,0,0)


BUAD 222-3-3
Selected Topics: Advanced Accounting

This course will focus on specialized topics in accounting. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Second Year Standing and will be determined by the topic area

BUAD 223-3-3
Selected Topics: Financial Services

This course will focus on specialized topics in the financial services. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Second Year Standing and will be determined by the topic area.

BUAD 224-3-3
Selected Topics: Human Resources

This course will focus on specialized topics in human resources management. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Second Year Standing and will be determined by the topic area.

BUAD 225-3-3
Selected Topics: Management

This course will focus on specialized topics in management. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Second Year Standing and will be determined by the topic area.

BUAD 226-3-3
Selected Topics: Marketing

This course will focus on specialized topics in marketing. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Second Year Standing and will be determined by the topic area.

BUAD 227-3-3
Selected Topics: Tourism and Hospitality

This course will focus on specialized topics in hospitality and tourism management. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Second Year Standing and will be determined by the topic area.

BUAD 230-3-3
Wine and Culinary Tourism

This course provides learners with an understanding of wine and culinary tourism and its relationship to the tourism sector overall. Through experiential learning opportunities such as field trips, visits from local providers, and assignments linked to real situations, students engage with wine, food, and culture, both regionally and globally. Students gain awareness of how wine and culinary tourism impacts tourism destinations, from supply chain management to product development. This course is also offered as TOUR 230. Students with credit in TOUR 230 cannot take BUAD 230 for additional credit. (3,0,0)


BUAD 231-3-4
Project Management in an Information Technology Environment

This course is an introduction to project management in an information technology context. Theory and practice will be blended into a term project and managed through the use of project management software. (2,2,0)

Prerequisites:

  • admission to the Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technology or Computer Information Systems (diploma or degree) programs

BUAD 233-3-3
Financial Planning Fundamentals

This course introduces important fundamentals in the practice of financial planning. Topics include the applications of mathematics of finance in financial planning calculations, issues in contract and family law, and an analysis of government-sponsored benefit programs. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 251
  • MATH 114

BUAD 234-3-3
Retirement Income Planning

Learners examine the issues related to retirement planning. Topics include options in financing retirement; retirement needs analysis, products, issue and practices in the area of retirement. Professional and ethical responsibilities of financial planners are explored. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 251
  • MATH 114

BUAD 235-3-3
Insurance and Estate Planning

Learners examine the issues related to risk management and estate planning. Topics include risk management and insurance needs analysis, the steps in the risk management process, products, issues and practices in the areas of insurance. Components of estate planning include wills and probate, powers of attorney, testamentary and inter vivo trusts, and estate freezes. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 251
  • MATH 114

BUAD 236-3-4
Accounting Computer Applications

This course provides practical in-depth study, applying concepts to accounting software including sales, purchases, inventory, payroll, bank reconciliations, year-end file preparation and the use of tax software (2,2,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 111
  • BUAD 128

Corequisites:

  • BUAD 208

BUAD 246-3-3
Recruitment and Selection

formerly part of BUAD 271

This course provides an in-depth study of recruitment and selection. Topics include legislation, screening devices, assessment techniques, and interviewing. Students who have received credit for BUAD 271 can not take BUAD 246 for further credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 269

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 247-3-3
Training and Development

formerly part of BUAD 271

This course provides an in-depth study of training and development. Topics include legislation, needs analysis, program development, cost/benefit analysis, and principles of discipline and discharge.

Students who have received credit for BUAD 271 cannot take BUAD 247 for further credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 269

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 248-3-3
Occupational Health and Safety

This course provides an in-depth study of occupational health and safety. Topics include legislation, the WCB, safety disability management, the recognition, assessment and control of workplace hazards, accident investigations, safety training and managing occupational health and safety, and wellness programs. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 269

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 250-3-3
Canadian Securities

This Canadian Securities Institute course examines all aspects of business and the securities industry necessary to prepare students to write the Canadian Securities Licensing exam. Topics include: capital markets, financial statements, the Canadian economy, investment products, regulation, taxation issues, financial planning and portfolio management. Note: in addition to tuition fees, students are expected to pay an additional fee levied by the Canadian Securities Institute. This fee provides each student with one attempt at the Canadian Securities Licensing exam at any time up to one year after enrolment in BUAD 250. Please contact the Business department for more information. The institutional version of Canadian Securities is open to all students. (3,0,0)


BUAD 251-3-3
Personal Financial Planning

This course introduces the tools and strategies of personal financial planning. Topics include goal setting, savings, investments, insurance, taxation, budgeting and financing. (3,0,0)

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 262-3-3
Organizational Behaviour

formerly BUAD 162

This course examines management of human behaviour in organizations. Individual and interpersonal behaviour related to perception, learning, communication, motivation and job satisfaction are included. Leadership, ethics, the effective management of work groups, decision making, and the implementation of organizational development processes will be discussed.

Students with credit for BUAD 162 cannot take BUAD 262 for further credit. PMAC credit (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 123

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 263-3-4
Intermediate Accounting I

This course is a continuation of the study of financial accounting theory and practice. Topics include financial statement presentation, revenue and expense recognition, the treatment of current monetary assets and liabilities, inventory, capital assets and intangible assets. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles will be emphasized.

CPA credit. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 1211
1 minimum grade of 60 required

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 264-3-3
Management Accounting

This course refines and extends the range of financial models developed in BUAD 111 with changes from the past to the future. The budget replaces the balance sheet, performance and analysis replaces the income statement and the cash flow forecast replaces the cash flow statement. Costing methods, make-or-buy, pricing and capital investment decisions are studied. CPA, CIB, PMAC credit (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 111 and BUAD 128 and MATH 114 or BUAD 111 and admissions to any Business Administration Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Program, or BUAD 111, BUAD 128 and successful completion of the Accounting/Bookkeeping Certificate.

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 266-3-3
Advertising and Marketing Communications

Students examine the role of advertising design in integrated marketing communications. Advertising design is considered with respect to consumer behavior, media, advertisers and advertising professionals to develop a basic understanding of the applicability of advertising in planning and executing an integrated marketing communications plan. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 116

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 269-3-3
Human Resources Management

This survey course provides an overview of the Human Resources Management area. It examines the integrated strategic, operational and functional HR processes and practices in an organization. It focuses on effective employee deployment and development; defining and designing work, human resources planning, recruitment and selection; training and development; managing performance, rewarding and recognizing employees, creating a healthy and safe environment, management rights, employee rights and discipline, labour relations and collective bargaining. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 123

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 272-3-4
Business Simulation

In this course the student will experience the decisions and interactions a manager in a typical business would face. Through the use of computer simulation, the student will work with other students as a member of a business team. Each team will make the necessary decisions to enable their business to prosper under changing competitive situations.

Students with credit for HOSP 272 can not take BUAD 272 for further credit. (2,0,2)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 111
  • BUAD 116
  • BUAD 123
  • BUAD 128
  • BUAD 195

Corequisites:

  • BUAD 264

BUAD 273-3-4
Intermediate Accounting II

A continuation of BUAD 263, this course includes areas of concentration including liabilities, equities, pensions, leases and taxes, while emphasizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles used in recording and presenting financial statements.

CPA credit. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 263

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 278-3-3
Marketing Management

Through the use of practical cases this course aids the marketer and manager in establishing a rational process to approach marketing issues. Greater depth and relationship between the marketing areas of production, people, promotion and distribution and pricing are explored and developed into a complete marketing plan. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 1161
1 minimum grade of 60 required

BUAD 279-3-3
Industrial Relations

An examination of the nature of labour relations in Canada; its history, objectives and philosophy. The structure and functions of the Canadian labour movement are studied as well as legislation governing industrial relations in the private and public sectors are studied. Particular emphasis is placed on the collective bargaining process and negotiations and management roles in the administration of the collective agreement. Related issues covered in the course include third-party processes such as arbitration and mediation, grievance procedures, discipline, strikes and lockouts, picketing and union certification. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 123

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 283-3-3
Management Information Systems

This course is an introduction to computer systems and to the analysis, design and implementation of computer based management information. Specific technologies will be explored, including databases, decision support systems, networks, electronic commerce, and emerging technologies. Computer software will be used to illustrate MIS (Management Information Systems) concepts.

CPA credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 128 or admission to the Post-Baccalaureate in Marketing and Data Analytics Program.

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 289-3-3
Purchasing and Materials Management

An introduction to the development of basic purchasing skills for commercial, government, industrial and institutional organizations. Quality assurance, standardization, sources of supply, negotiation, pricing practices, make-or-buy decisions, surplus materials and inventory management will be covered. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 116

BUAD 293-3-3
Entrepreneurship

This course is an investigation into the role of the entrepreneur in business and economic development. The personality/character traits that are associated with the entrepreneurial spirit are examined. Students will identify business opportunities, develop a business plan for their own small business and pitch their venture idea to stakeholders who will evaluate its potential viability. Credit may be received by passing a challenge exam. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 116
  • BUAD 123
  • BUAD 128
  • BUAD 195

Corequisites:

  • BUAD 264

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 296-3-3
Long-term Capital Management

An introduction to the long-term treasury functions of business: namely, the raising of long-term capital and the evaluation of proposals for the investment of this capital. Topics include the time value of money; risk versus return; the cost of capital; capital budgeting; leasing versus purchasing; capital markets; financing with common stock, preferred stock, bonds, and retained earnings; convertible securities and warrants.

CPA (credit with BUAD 195), PMAC. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 114 or admission to the Business Administration Post Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Accounting.

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 297-3-3
Retailing

This course covers strategic retail management and orients students to the dynamic and competitive nature of the industry. Topics include current issues in retail, managing the retail operation, pricing, inventory management and control, store design and location. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 116

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 298-3-3
Small Business Management

This course introduces students to rational problem solving and decision making processes that will be applied to typical marketing, management and financial concerns that small business managers need to address. Other topics that will be explored include growing a business, franchising, family businesses, succession planning, and exit strategies (also offered by Distance Educaiton). (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 116
  • BUAD 123
  • BUAD 128
  • BUAD 195

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 299-3-3
Conventions Management

Formerly HOSP 250

This course focuses on the convention, meeting and trade show industry. Topics include the size and scope of the industry; industry trends; the characteristics of the corporate, association and other market segments; and preparation of a marketing plan. How to plan, organize, direct and control the key aspects of a successful convention will also be covered.

Students with credit for HOSP 251 will require permission of the department before taking this course. Students with credit for HOSP 250 cannot take BUAD 299 for further credit. (3,0,0)


BUAD 305-3-3
Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Business inputs are sourced from many, increasingly global, sources. Supply chain managers must not only optimize the decisions of their own firms, but also try to improve the interactions of the various levels in the supply chain. Fundamental concepts, strategies, and planning techniques for logistics and supply chain management will be reviewed. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 264
  • third-year standing

BUAD 306-3-3
Managing Professional Service Firms

This course explores the challenges of leading professional service firms by exploring the unique characteristics of professional service firms and their implications for strategy, leadership, management, governance and organization. The course will also introduce frameworks and methods for analyzing professional service firms as well as provide an overview of the skills required to succeed in such firms. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • third-year standing

Corequisites:

  • BUAD 340

BUAD 307-3-3
Managing for Innovation

Innovation is a basic element of business growth and success. Innovation, like many business functions, is a management process that requires specific tools, rules and discipline. It requires measurement and incentives to deliver sustained, high yields. Organizations can use innovation to redefine an industry by employing combinations of business model innovation and technology innovation. This course goes beyond ideas and inspiration to offer practical, tested advice on how to create value from the innovation investment on the level of day-to-day processes, as well as at the strategic level. Students with credit for BUAD 339 Topic: Managing for Innovation cannot take BUAD 307 for further credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • third-year standing

BUAD 308-3-3
Multicultural Management

In today's global environment, success or failure in business can depend on awareness of the cultural differences among people and countries. Consideration will be given to those issues and problems associated with management in different cultures and in particular to those issues that arise in international business. The course will examine the application of theory and research in multiculturalism including cross-cultural communication, culturally-biased assumptions, contrasting cultural values and culture shock. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 269
  • BUAD 272 or BUAD 293
  • third-year standing

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 309-3-3
Social Entrepreneurship

Organizations that focus their product or service on sustaining and developing their communities are increasing in number. These organizations can take the form of non-profits, co-operatives and social enterprise businesses. This course takes a very hands-on approach to understanding and learning about the challenges that these organizations face. Through a service learning approach, class seminars and guest speakers, students will explore topics such as challenges in the non-profit sector, volunteer management, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy, and ethics. Students will be required to complete an applied community (service learning) project as a major component of the course. S tudents with credit for BUAD 339 will require permission of the department before taking this course. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • third-year standing
  • 6 cr CMNS or ENGL or 3 of each

BUAD 315-3-3
Management Science

Management science is a discipline that aids decision-making by applying a scientific approach to managerial problems. This course discusses quantitative methods and their extensive applications in business. Topics include linear programming, project scheduling, waiting line models, inventory management, simulation, Markov process, decision analysis, and forecasting. Use of computer software is an integral part of this course. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • STAT 124 or STAT 121 or STAT 230
  • third-year standing or admission to the Post Baccalaureate in Marketing and Data Analytics Program

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 319-3-3
Introduction to Management Consulting

This course introduces basic consulting skills to students. Through a service learning approach, students work in small teams and apply their expertise to complete consulting projects. These assignments are sourced from organizations on a broad range of management topics, such as social media, product sourcing, service delivery, analysing revenue streams and operational efficiency. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Third year standing, enrollment in the Entrepreneurship specialty of the BBA.

BUAD 330-3-3
International Business

This course examines small business operation in an international context and includes cultural, economic, financial, legal and political environments. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 116
  • BUAD 123
  • BUAD 195
  • third-year standing

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 331-3-3
Project Management

This course is an introduction to project management. Theory and practice are blended into a term project which culminates in a project kick-off meeting. Project management software and templates will be used for the planning process. Topics include project management knowledge areas, process groups and industry best practices. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 128
  • third-year standing

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 332-3-3
Selected Topics: Tourism and Hospitality

This course will focus on specialized topics in hospitality and tourism management. With different topics this course may be taken more than once for credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • third-year standing
  • will be determined by the topic area

BUAD 333-3-3
Search Marketing

This course provides a framework for understanding the forces driving a competitive search marketing strategy. From this foundation, students will investigate current search marketing tools and techniques and learn how to use them to develop an effective on-line presence. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 128
  • BUAD 200
  • third-year standing

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 334-3-3
Events Planning

This course includes the creation of an event business plan for a client involving primary and secondary research. It requires students to work in teams and collaborate working with a real client. A situation analysis investigates consumer behaviour, targeting and positioning as related to the planning and operation of events. Further development of the event business plan requires examination and application of integrated marketing communications, sales, sponsorship, budgeting, risk management, staging, logistics and performance measures. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 272 or BUAD 293
  • BUAD 2001 or BUAD 2661
  • third-year standing
1 minimum grade of 60 required

BUAD 335-3-3
Electronic Commerce

This course focuses on the recent growth of buying and selling goods and services over the Internet. It will examine Internet technology relevant to areas of existing marketing knowledge. A framework of understanding internet marketing and associated business models, online marketing possibilities, and implementation issues are covered. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 200
  • BUAD 128
  • third-year standing

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 336-3-3
Services Design & Development

formerly BUAD 294 Students learn the design of an organizational service model using the gaps model of services design and apply it to a professional service organization. Students develop a new service concept using design thinking principles. The modelling explains those attributes that distinguish a service and how they work together. The students' application is made to a for profit or non-profit organization. Students with credit for BUAD 294 cannot take BUAD 336 for further credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 176
  • BUAD 2001 or BUAD 2101
  • third-year standing
1 minimum grade of 60 required

BUAD 338-3-3
Selected Topics: Marketing

This course will focus on specialized topics in marketing.

With different topics this course may be taken more than once for credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • third-year standing
  • will be determined by the topic area

BUAD 339-3-3
Selected Topics: Management

This course will focus on specialized topics in management.

With different topics this course may be taken more than once for credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • third-year standing
  • will be determined by the topic area

BUAD 340-3-3
Strategic Management I

This is the first of two courses in strategic management. It will draw upon critical thinking concepts and techniques to evaluate alternatives in a strategic management context. The case method will be used extensively. CPA (credit with BUAD 365). (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 116
  • BUAD 128
  • BUAD 195
  • BUAD 262
  • BUAD 264
  • third-year standing or admission to any Business Administration Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 341-3-3
Introduction to Non-Profit Management

This course introduces students to the areas of responsibility of managers of non-profit organizations, and provides a broad overview of the management challenges of the non-profit sector. Topics include scope and function of the non-profit sector, an overview of financial management, human resources management, strategic planning, and marketing functions within the non-profit sector. Specific issues are emphasized, including accountability, board selection, volunteer management, and fundraising. Students with credit for BUAD 339 Topic: Introduction to Non-Profit Management can not take this course for further credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • third-year standing in the BBA program

BUAD 343-3-3
Strategies for Personal Success

This course is an examination of a wide variety of strategies used by individuals who have achieved exceptional personal success in social, political or financial terms, and is aimed at articulating the students personal definition of success. (1.5,0,1.5)

Prerequisites:

  • third-year standing

BUAD 344-3-4
Marketing Analytics and Data Analysis

This course provides learners with experience in the design, collection, and analysis of primary research. There is an emphasis on interpreting on-line web analytics and metrics to evaluate marketing strategy. Learners will analyze web and social media analytics, extract information and derive meaningful insights. (2,2,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 210
  • STAT 121 or STAT 124 or STAT 230
  • TEST Technical Requirements

BUAD 345-3-3
Consumer Behaviour

This course examines how decisions are made in the marketplace by consumers. The study of consumer behaviour allows marketers to anticipate reactions to changes in the marketing mix and responses to new products. In addition, the course covers group influence, consumerism and branding. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 116
  • third-year standing

BUAD 346-3-3
Sustainable Management

Formerly BUAD 339 Learners explore sustainability theory and sustainable management practices for private-sector business. Environmental, social and economic concepts are integrated and applied across business disciplines. Sustainability models and evaluation frameworks are used to understand how sustainability can impact strategic thinking. , operational decision-making, and performance reporting. Student with credit for BUAD 339 Special Topics – Environmentally Sustainable Enterprise cannot take BUAD 346 for additional credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • third-year standing

BUAD 350-3-3
Capital Markets

This course provides the student with a contemporary view of capital markets. Students examine financial institutions and instruments. Among financial intermediaries, the key role of investment banking will be emphasized. Traditional instruments such as equity and debt securities, along with their derivatives and asset securitization will be discussed. Current events will also be discussed. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 296
  • third-year standing

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 351-3-3
Tourism Planning and Development

This course explores the theories of tourism planning and sustainable development. The roles and interrelationships between government, non-government organizations, and the sector are examined in the context of local, national and international policy and planning frameworks. Learners examine the ecological and environmental impacts of tourism, tourism master plans, and global forces influencing travel. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • TOUR 105 or BUAD 115 or BUAD 206 or BUAD 230

BUAD 352-3-4
Data Analytics in Accounting

Learners will apply data analytics to accounting and business environments, utilizing the IMPACT cycle to identify business questions, process data, communicate insights and track outcomes. Learners will simulate communication of insights to users employing data analysis and visualization tools. (2,2,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 273
  • BUAD 283
  • STAT 121 or STAT 124 or STAT 230

BUAD 353-3-3
Derivative Securities

This course discusses the valuation methods and hedging strategies of options, futures, swaps and other financial derivatives. It presents a balance of the institutional details, theoretical foundations, and practical applications. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 350
  • third-year standing

BUAD 354-3-3
Financial Modelling for Equity Analysis and Valuation

This hands-on course builds proficiency in analyzing and interpreting published financial statements, and building comprehensive financial models to facilitate investment decisions. Through modelling a number of case companies and interpreting the results, the course presents a balance of theoretical foundations and practical applications. (0,3,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 128
  • BUAD 195
  • BUAD 296

BUAD 356-3-3
Taxation and Investment Planning

Learners examine the financial planning process, income tax legislation and advanced areas related to the practice of financial planning. Various investment products are explored. Different forms of business structures, including trusts, are examined in relation to financial planning. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 251
  • MATH 114

Corequisites:

  • BUAD 208

BUAD 358-3-3
Global Trends in Tourism and Hospitality

This course explores current trends in the global tourism and hospitality sector with an emphasis on the challenges facing the sector and its responses. Case studies address current and relevant topics such as transportation, destination management, marketing, and distribution management. Current developments in social media, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability are analyzed with the tourism context. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 115 or TOUR 105 or BUAD 206

BUAD 359-3-3
Accounting - Contemporary Perspectives and Issues in Accounting

Students will gain a broader perspective on the role of accounting, beyond recording transactions. Students will examine who key users are, how standards have evolved in response to user needs, the critical role accounting information plays in the capital markets, and other current topics in accounting. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 363 or BUAD 364

BUAD 360-3-3
Canadian Financial Institutions

This course will examine the role of banks and credit unions, trust companies, insurance companies and stock markets (the four pillars of Canadian finance) in financing and supporting small business. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 116
  • BUAD 128
  • BUAD 195
  • BUAD 264
  • third-year standing

BUAD 361-3-3
Selected Topics: Finance

This course will focus on specialized topics in financial services.

With different topics this course may be taken more than once for credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • third-year standing
  • will be determined by the topic area

BUAD 363-3-3
Audit Planning

Learners study the principles of audit planning, and internal and external auditing. Learners use a working paper software program to plan a year-end audit engagement file. (Students with credit for BUAD 364 or BUAD 420 cannot take BUAD 363 for additional credit.) CPA (credit with BUAD 463). (3,0,0)

Corequisites:

  • BUAD 273

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 365-3-3
Cost Accounting

This course provides an in-depth analysis of management and cost accounting issues. Costing methods for manufacturing and service businesses are examined. Other topics include service department cost allocation, variance analysis and profitability analysis. CPA (credit with BUAD 466). Students with credit for BUAD 274 cannot take BUAD 365 for further credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 264
  • BUAD 121

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 367-3-3
Fraud Examination

This course will provide a basic understanding of occupational fraud and the methods of detection and prevention. Topics included in the course are asset misappropriation, bribery and corruption, and fraudulent financial statements. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 263

BUAD 368-3-3
Selected Topics: Advanced Accounting

This course will focus on specialized topics in advanced accounting.

With different topics this course may be taken more than once for credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • will be determined by the topic area

BUAD 369-3-4
Canadian Income Tax II

formerly BUAD 281

This course builds upon topics introduced in BUAD 208. It explores tax treatment of complex transactions with respect to various sources of taxable income, tax planning for small business, calculation of tax liability and integration of the tax system. Both corporate and personal taxes are examined. CPA (credit with BUAD 208).

Students with credit for BUAD 281 cannot take BUAD 369 for further credit. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 208

BUAD 370-3-3
Leadership

Learners will examine what leadership involves and its influence and relationship amount leaders and followers. Theories, approaches, and models of leadership will be explored to analyze effectiveness in managing diverse, changing, and global environments. Students will assess their own potential for leadership through in-depth examination of concepts such as personality styles, emotional intelligence, and values. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 262
  • third-year standing

BUAD 371-3-3
Organizations and Society

This course will examine the impact of organizational decisions on society. It will explore the models, frameworks and standards of business ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG). Students will engage in real-world case studies as part of this course. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Third year standing

BUAD 374-3-3
Employment Law

Utilizing case studies and interactive lectures, this course examines in-depth the common law and statutory rules that govern the employment relationship in non-unionized working environments in British Columiba. Areas of study include the legal components of employment, the rights and obiligations of employers and employees, and the modification of their relationship through the use of employment agreements. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 209
  • BUAD 269
  • third-year standing

BUAD 375-3-3
Strategic Human Resource Planning

formerly part of BUAD 270

This course focuses on the strategic nature of human resource planning. Topics include forecasting employee demand and supply; evaluating the need, design and applications of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS); identifying changes to human resources functions; planned and unplanned change; and change management and innovation.

Students who have credit for BUAD 270 can not take BUAD 375 for further credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 269
  • BUAD 340

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 376-3-3
Compensation and Benefits

This course provides an in-depth study of compensation and benefits. Legislation, union and non-union environments, direct and indirect compensation systems, and current topics are included. Students with credit for BUAD 245 cannot take BUAD 376 for additional credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 269 and third year standing.

BUAD 379-3-3
Selected Topics: Human Resources

This course will focus on specialized topics in human resources management.

With different topics this course may be taken more than once for credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • third-year standing
  • will be determined by the topic area

BUAD 382-3-3
Operations Management

Providing goods or services requires considerable management effort in selecting appropriate processes, determining inventory needs and procedures, sizing productive capacity, determining workforce levels, and assuring quality in the end product or service. This course investigates the decisions required by management and the quantitative and qualitative techniques applicable to the decision process. Emphasis is on forecasting, resource planning, lean systems, project management, process selection, layout, location, and planning.

Students with credit for BUAD 282 may not take BUAD 382 for additional credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 128
  • BUAD 264
  • MATH 114
  • STAT 121 or STAT 124

BUAD 390-3-3
Properties Management

This course examines the management and maintenance of hotel facilities and building services including managerial methods and systems in housekeeping and engineering departments, key building systems and environmental issues relating to the management of lodging facilities. It examines the challenges of balancing revenue issues with demands and constraints imposed by regulations and other health, safety and security. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 111
  • BUAD 116
  • BUAD 123
  • BUAD 195
  • third-year standing

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 401-3-3
International Trade Management

This course introduces students to the process of globalization and its implications for business firms and managers involved in international trade. It will analyze the factors involved in operating a business internationally, international competitiveness, international marketing, and international logistical issues. The attendant financial political, economic and operating risks will also be examined. Strategies that businesses can use to compete in such an environment will be developed. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 330

BUAD 410-3-3
Organization Change and Development

Organizational Development is an applied behavioural science dedicated to improving organizations and their human resources through planned change and renewal processes. It involves systematic, planned interventions using behavioural science knowledge to improve organizational health and effectiveness. In this course students learn organization change consultancy models, facilitate seminars and use advanced critical thinking and case analysis skills. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 262
  • BUAD 269
  • BUAD 340
  • fourth-year standing

BUAD 411-3-3
HR Metrics & Analytics

This course provides learners with an opportunity to apply a human capital approach to the development of human resources and workforce measures that are aligned with an organization’s strategy. Strategy maps are used to clarify how workforce success can be achieved via the development and measurement of strategically-aligned human recourses deliverables. Student with credit for BUAD 379 Selected Topics: HR Metrics cannot take BUAD 411 for additional credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 269
  • BUAD 340 and third year standing

BUAD 412-3-3
Strategic Performance Management

Students will gain experience in assessing performance from a multiple of perspectives. To begin, students will learn the "planning, doing and reviewing" components inherent in performance management processes. Further, they will gain experience with the integration of strategy execution and performance measurement. Students will engage in the delivery of meaningful performance feedback.

Students with credit for BUAD 379 Topic: Strategic Performance Management cannot take BUAD 412 for further credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 269
  • BUAD 340

BUAD 413-3-3
Finance for Entrepreneurship

Understanding the financial requirements for a new venture is critical to future success. In this course, students determine the amount of capital required, identify capital sources, construct financial management components and project management details for a(their) Business Plan. This course is for students in the Entrepreneurship Stream only and must be taken with the other semester 7 courses (BUAD 314, 414, 416 & 370). (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 112
  • BUAD 195

Concurrent Registration: BUAD 370, BUAD 414, BUAD 416, BUAD 417


BUAD 414-3-3
New Venture Creation

Creating a new venture is a goal of the Entrepreneurship BBA. This course reinforces the connection between the entrepreneur, their opportunity and the iterative process of venture development. The course also looks at how to manage stakeholders and the overall project. Students will research resource requirements, explore the competitive landscape, practice team development and investigate future strategies. This course is for students in the Entrepreneurship Stream only and must be taken with other semester 7 courses (BUAD 370, 413, 416 & 417). (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 336
  • BUAD 340
  • BUAD 415

Concurrent Registration: BUAD 370, BUAD 413, BUAD 416, BUAD 417


BUAD 415-3-3
New Product Development

This course explores the process of taking a product from the idea stage to the commercialization stage. Using a go/no go approach to decision-making, it examines the role of competitive intelligence, intellectual property, venture capital, prototyping, and technology transfer in the new product development process. During the course students will use case study analysis and computer simulations, and will develop a new product development strategy for an actual product. (2,1,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 340

BUAD 416-3-3
International Entrepreneurship

This course explores the many dimensions and challenges of international venture creation and growth. It provides a framework for understanding the entrepreneurial process in global contexts. This course is for students in the Entrepreneurship Stream only and must be taken with other semester 7 courses (BUAD 370, 413, 416 & 417). (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 370
  • BUAD 413
  • BUAD 414
  • BUAD 417

BUAD 417-3-3
Marketing for Entrepreneurs

This course will explore the marketing needs of an entrepreneur when starting a business and launching new products or services. This course builds on marketing theory and research methodology as they relate to effective decision-making for SMEs in the 21st century. Topics covered include buyer and seller behavior in the informal, sharing and online economies, customer value and relationship marketing, sustainability, culture and marketing ethics. This course is for students in the Entrepreneurship Stream only and must be taken with other semester 7 courses (BUAD 370, 413, 416 & 417). (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 212
  • BUAD 336
  • BUAD 415

Concurrent Registration: BUAD 370, BUAD 413, BUAD 414, BUAD 416


BUAD 425-3-3
Business and Canadian Government Policy

This course examines Canadian government institutions, structures and practices that impact business planning and operations. Industry associations are studied with a special focus on government agencies and programs that offer assistance and services to small and medium sized businesses. Decision-making models are introduced to understand government policy formation. Key federal, provincial and municipal legislation and policies are examined. Students with credit for BUAD 325 cannot take BUAD 425 for further credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 113
    or ECON 115 and ECON 125
  • third-year standing

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 430-3-3
Institutions of International Trade

This course examines foundation topics in international business law. It broadens student understanding of the divergent legal systems and legislative regimes that they will encounter in international business. It creates an understanding of how and why these divergent systems affect business risks, opportunities and profitability of international business. Students study effective international business strategies and the instruments used in international business transactions. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 209
  • BUAD 330

BUAD 432-3-3
Selected Topics: Tourism and Hospitality

Thsi course will focus on specialized topics in tourism and hospitality management. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Admission to a BBA program and fourth year standing or Admission to a Business Post-Baccalaureate Diploma. Additional prerequisites may be required based on topic

BUAD 433-3-3
Applied Search Marketing

Students apply professional search marketing techniques to the online presence of selected client organizations in order to improve the effectiveness of the clients’ marketing campaigns. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 333
  • BUAD 335
  • Students must also be admitted to a BBA program with fourth-year standing or Admission to a Business Post-Baccalaureate Diploma.

BUAD 438-3-3
Selected Topics: Marketing

This course will focus on specialized topics in marketing. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Admission to a BBA program and fourth year standing or Admission to a Business Post-Baccalaureate Diploma. Additional prerequisites may be required based on topic

BUAD 439-3-3
Selected Topics: Management

This course will focus on specialized topics in management. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Admission to a BBA program and fourth year standing or Admission to a Business Post-Baccalaureate Diploma. Additional prerequisites may be required based on topic

BUAD 449-3-3
Sustainable Tourism and Stewardship

Tourism and the environment are diverse, complex, and interrelated systems. This course examines stewardship and sustainability within an interdisciplinary context. Students examine the impacts of tourism and approaches applied to global issues, such as climate change and poverty reduction and the pressures tourism places on social and physical environments. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 351

BUAD 450-3-3
Investment Management

In this course students will gain the knowledge and skills required for success as an investment professional or an individual investor. Topics include investment and portfolio theory, techniques for security analysis (fundamental and technical), valuation and management of various investment products, international investing, and portfolio management and performance evaluation. Careers and ethics in investment management will be discussed. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 350
  • third-year standing

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 460-3-3
Investing in Financial Institutions

The focus of this course is investment analysis and valuation of financial institutions (FI’s) such as banks, insurance companies, and asset management firms, both domestic and international. The students gain key insights of FI’s strategic positioning, product mix and risk management practices. The students build and examine comprehensive quantitative models for financial analysis, forecasting and valuation of FI shares. In addition, the course reviews the evolution of the regulatory framework for FI’s in Canada and globally. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 350

BUAD 461-3-3
Applied Corporate Finance

This course uses the case method to build on concepts learned in earlier finance courses by applying those concepts to specific finance problems in a real business setting. Through discussion of key concepts such as cost of capital, capital budgeting, optimal capital structure, financing alternatives and business valuation, students learn the analytical techniques necessary to make rational financial decisions. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 354 or BUAD 361

Corequisites:

  • BUAD 340

BUAD 462-3-4
Advanced Financial Accounting

This is the final course in the financial accounting sequence. Topics such as financial reporting and standard setting, financial instruments, income tax allocation, business combinations and consolidations, foreign currency hedges and translation, and accounting for not-for-profit and government organizations. Students with credit for BUAD 362 cannot take BUAD 462 for additional credit. CPA credit. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 273

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 463-3-3
Internal Control & Auditing

Learners develop and evaluate an internal control system and learn how to conduct an audit. Learners apply audit techniques by completing an audit case scenario using a working paper software program. (Students with credit for BUAD 364 or BUAD 420 cannot take BUAD 463 for additional credit.) CPA (credit with BUAD 363). (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 273
  • BUAD 363

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 466-3-3
Advanced Managerial Accounting

This is the final course in the managerial accounting sequence. Topics include cost/volume/profit analysis, pricing theory, product costing, variance analysis, management control systems, capital budgeting, cost management, decentralization and transfer pricing, performance measures, ethical considerations, and decision making. Managerial accounting concepts for not-for-profit and government or public organizations are also included. Students with credit for BUAD 366 cannot take BUAD 466 for additional credit. CPA (credit with BUAD 365) (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 274 or BUAD 365

Also offered by Distance Education


BUAD 468-3-3
Selected Topics: Finance

Thsi course will focus on specialized topics in Financial Services. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Admission to a BBA program and fourth year standing or Admission to a Business Post-Baccalaureate Diploma. Additional prerequisites may be required based on topic

BUAD 469-3-3
Selected Topics: Advanced Accounting

This course will focuse on specialized topics in advanced accounting. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Admission to a BBA program and fourth year standing or Admission to a Business Post-Baccalaureate Diploma. Additional prerequisites may be required based on topic

BUAD 470-3-4
Customer Relationship Management

This course provides marketing students with the concepts and analytical tools needed to understand the emerging field of Customer Relationship Management. Students will focus on developing skills in data mining, quantitative analysis and research. Additional areas of focus include procuring new information for decision making, creating a database and accurately reporting findings. Course emphasis is on experiential learning. (2,2,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 268 or BUAD 210

Corequisites:

  • BUAD 336

BUAD 479-3-3
Selected Topics: Human Resources

This course will focus on specialized topics in human resources management. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Admission to a BBA program and fourth year standing or Admission to a Business Post-Baccalaureate Diploma. Additional prerequisites may be required based on topic

BUAD 480-3-3
Strategic Management II

This course fully explores strategic management processes and analytical techniques. Students will conduct strategic analysis of a variety of business case studies, from small and mid-sized firms to large corporations. Whereas the prerequisite to this course concentrated on strategy formulation, this course focuses on strategic planning, implementing strategy and strategic change. Students with credit for BUAD 380 cannot take BUAD 480 for further credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 3401
1 minimum grade of 60 required

BUAD 491-3-3
Business Research Methods

formerly part of BUAD 490

This course prepares students to work closely with businesses or organizations in an "entry-level" consulting capacity. Students will study research methodology and consulting practices used in the business community. Students will complete a project proposal, which meets the academic standards of the department and the requirements of the business client.

BUAD 491 is a capstone course in the BBA degree and is required for the BBA honours degree. This course is to be taken in the final year of the program. Students who have credit for BUAD 490 can not take BUAD 491 for further credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 315
  • completion of 90 credits towards the BBA degree
  • permission of the department

BUAD 492-3-3
Business Research Project

formerly part of BUAD 490

This course implements the research methodology and consulting practices learned in BUAD 491. Project work outlined in the research proposal (prepared in BUAD 491) provides the basis for the client's business proposal and the final project report. Student-led seminars provide opportunities for dealing collectively with project problems, and for presenting individual progress reports. A final project presentation involving students and invited business guests is required.

BUAD 492 is a capstone course in the BBA degree and is required for the BBA honours degree. This course is to be taken in the final year of the program. Students who have credit for BUAD 490 can not take BUAD 492 for further credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • BUAD 491

BUAD 498-3
Directed Studies in Business

This course is open to students in the BBA program and may consist of supervised reading, participation in a seminar, and one or more applied research projects.

This three-credit course may be taken over one or two semesters. A student may receive credit for this course twice with a different topic.

Prerequisites:

  • third-year standing
  • permission of the department chair
  • agreement of a Business faculty member to supervise the directed study


Sample Course Description - Credit Based

Sample Course Description - Hours Based

Not all centres offer all courses listed in the calendar and courses may vary each semester. Contact your local Okanagan College campus for up-to-date course offerings. 

Definitions for understanding course descriptions

Concurrent Registration: Compulsory registration for credit (audit registration is specifically precluded) in two or more courses at the same time even though one or more of the courses may have been previously successfully completed.

Corequisite: A course required to be taken at the same time as another course (audit registration is precluded) unless the course has been successfully completed before.

Prerequisite: A course that must be successfully completed before registration in a given course. Courses without a prerequisite statement indicate that no prerequisite is required for enrolment.

Second-year Standing: Second-year standing requires successful completion of a minimum of 24 credits at the 100 level or above.

Third-year Standing: Students will be granted third-year standing after completing 48 credits towards a diploma or degree program.

Fourth-year Standing: Students will be granted fourth-year standing after completing 78 credits towards a degree program.

Prerequisite Waiver: Students who wish to have the course prerequisite waived, as indicated in this calendar, must receive permission from the department offering the course. A prerequisite waiver form must be signed by the department and forwarded to the Registrar's Office.

Credit: A credit is an assigned unit of value granted for successful completion of a course, which are used for diploma, and degree graduation requirements and/or transfer credit to another institution.

Elective: A course freely chosen from a restricted list of all Okanagan College courses, which is used to fulfill credit requirements in addition to the courses specified in the program outline.

First-year Student (associate degree and diploma programs): A student who meets the admission requirements for a specific program; has applied and been formally admitted to that program; is registered in one or more courses which are identified as constituting the first-year requirements of that particular program; and has completed fewer than 80% of the credits or hours toward the first-year requirements of that program.

Second-year Student (associate degree and diploma programs): A student who meets the entrance requirements for a specific program; has applied and been formally admitted to that program; is registered in one or more of the courses which are identified as constituting the first-year or second-year requirements of that particular program; and has completed 80% or more of the credits or hours towards the first-year requirements of that program.

Full Course Load: For degree programs (years one to four), 15 credits per semester. For diploma and vocational programs, all courses listed in the program outline in this calendar on a semester basis.

Full-time Enrolment:

  • Associate of Arts or Associate of Science: nine credits 
  • Adult Academic and Career Preparation: three or more courses or 15 hours of instruction per week.
  • International Education: one ESL course
  • Business Administration diploma program: four or more courses
  • Business Administration certificate programs: four or more courses
  • Civil Engineering Technology: five or more courses
  • Computer Information Systems: four or more courses
  • Electronic Engineering Technology: five or more courses
  • Water Engineering Technology: five or more courses

This definition is for statistical and registration purposes only. Financial Aid recipients must comply with definitions required by Federal and Provincial guidelines.

Part-time Enrolment: Enrolment in any number of courses that is less than that indicated under the definition for Full-time Enrolment.

Registered Student: A registered student is one who has completed the admission and registration procedure and who has paid or made appropriate arrangements to pay the required fees.

Transfer Credit: Credit given by an institution for work successfully completed at a different institution.

University Transfer: Credit programs of study, generally arts and science courses, which are transferable toward degree programs at Okanagan College and other institutions.

Letter of Permission: A document issued by a dean which permits an Okanagan College student to take one or more courses at another institution to be used for credit toward an Okanagan College degree or diploma.

Transferability of Okanagan College courses: Students planning on transferring Okanagan College courses to another institution are encouraged to check the calendar of the institution to which they plan to transfer to determine the amount of transfer credit permitted in any chosen program.

Students should visit the online transfer guide at http://www.bctransferguide.ca/ for complete transfer information.

Sustainabilty and Courses at Okanagan College

Sustainability “incorporates economic and social change to protect the natural systems of the planet, so that current and future generations may maintain or improve their quality of life.”
                Sustainability definition, Okanagan College Strategic Plan 2010-2015
 
Sustainability-focused courses either concentrate on the concept of sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions, or examine an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens.
 
Sustainability-related courses incorporate sustainability as a distinct course component or module or concentrate on a single sustainability principle or issue.

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/08/2021