This course introduces the student to how accounting information is used by, and meets the needs of both internal and external users through effective and efficient communication as well as what accounting information is required by a business concern to reflect clearly the operating results of the enterprise over its operating life. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to generally accepted accounting principles, the interpretation and preparation of financial statements and how this information is recorded in the various business records.Textbook Required.
Software Required: MS Word & MS Excel, Wiley PLUS is a required resource. A direct link to purchase will be available within the course learning platform once the course starts.
Students are prepared for a business environment increasingly affected by laws. They learn how laws must be understood and applied by management in the conduct of business. They also learn how to analyze a business situation from a general legal perspective. Emphasis is placed on methods of dispute resolution, contracts, torts, employment law, methods of carrying on business, creditors' rights, sale of goods and marketing law. This course has mandatory chats. Textbook required.
Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students develop stronger grammar and business writing skills to become effective business communicators. Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and independent learning, students practice writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments. No Textbook Required.
Software/Hardware Required: Word, PowerPoint, Microphone
This course will cover a wide variety of topics for those interested in starting, or seeking employment in, a small business. The course will capture the entrepreneurial spirit, and students will get first-hand exposure to the benefits and drawbacks of starting a new business and being your own boss. Issues pervasive in small businesses such as spotting trends or taking advantage of niche business opportunities will be discussed and factored into class exercises. Students will have the opportunity to practice start-up skills through feasibility analysis, the idea pitch, defining markets, targeting customers, operations, and deciding on which type of business to start. The ability to maintain and sustain operations of a small business will be experienced with particular attention to budgeting, forecasting, and cash management. In this course, students will have an authentic opportunity to test their entrepreneurial skills through a real business venture. Textbook required.
This course has mandatory group work.
NOTE: Students will be required to invest approximately $50 into a personal business venture which will be used to complete the course assessments. This money will be invested directly by the student and will not be collected by the instructor or educational institution.
NOTE: Students wanting to register for a General Education course as part of their certificate or diploma program should make sure to receive formal approval from their Program Coordinator. It should be noted that some general education courses are too close to the vocational specializations of specific programs and are therefore excluded as an option for students. It’s therefore important to receive formal approval before registration.
This course will cover the following topics: history of human resources management, economic and societal changes, job analysis and design, and human resource planning. As well, recruitment and selection, government and legal challenges, orientation and training, and financial incentives. Also, employee benefits and services, employee relations and practices, management development, career planning, work options, motivation, and performance appraisal and the Union-Management framework. NOTE: This course has mandatory group work. Textbook required.
An examination of the Canadian business environment and the management decision making process as an integral component of organizational behaviour. Prerequisite: Diploma/Degree or equivalent work experience. Introduction to Human Resource Management (or equivalent). Textbook required. NOTE: This course has mandatory group work.
NOTE: This course has mandatory chats. Textbook required.