This course emphasizes the writing of effective business communications, including letters, memoranda, email, and short reports. Other tasks include applying proofreading and editing skills. These skills will prepare the student for the work environment, which requires practical business writing to be clear, correct, and concise. Students are introduced to the research process and develop critical thinking skills. Textbook Required.
Software required: MS Word (current version), MS PowerPoint (current version), Access to Internet, Access to D2L
Students are introduced to Business Facilitation and Communication, within the context of the role of the Business Analyst. Students learn about communication and the critical role it plays in achieving successful business analysis outcomes. They explore principles, techniques, and tools they can use to facilitate stakeholders to exchange ideas, solve problems, prioritize issues, reach agreement, make decisions, and resolve conflict when it arises. Students learn principles and techniques to successfully delivering oral presentations and negotiate agreements with stakeholders. This course leverages experiential learning as students participate in numerous presentation and facilitation events. This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work. Prerequisite: Business Analysis Introduction. Textbook Required.
Ninety percent of all jobs in Canada are created by small and medium businesses and many of these businesses are in the skilled trades. An ever-growing demand for skilled trades results in great market opportunities for tradespersons. One of the important skills' gaps identified amongst tradespersons is the lack of business acumen and entrepreneurial skills. Business Planning for Tradespersons focuses on the tradesperson as an entrepreneur, guiding students through the steps of researching and developing a business plan at a level that is ready to implement. With the help of case studies, online collaborative tools, and design thinking methodology, students examine the steps and methods for developing a complete business plan, including marketing, operational and financial components in addition to evaluating the viability of business ideas. This course has mandatory group work. Textbook Required.
Effective and practical writing skills are important for successful communication in business. Students develop practical writing skills using basic word processing technology. They learn how to compose business correspondence including emails, memoranda, letters, and reports, with a focus on routine and persuasive messages. A review of basic grammar is also included.This course has mandatory chats. Textbook required. Software Required: PowerPoint.
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
NOTE: This course has mandatory chats. No textbook required.
Provides an overview of important communication concepts and skills required in business. Topics covered include: writing clear reports and documentation, making effective presentations, and fostering interpersonal skills. This course has mandatory chats. Prerequisite: In order to be successful in this course, it is recommended that students have a good grasp on the English language. Textbook Required.
Software Required: Word 2000 or higher. The ability to record and post an video message is a small activity requirement. Students will also be required to view and respond to a posted video message.
Students are introduced to fundamental best practices and tools for presenting data analysis using visuals, tables, info graphs, and reports. They will assess verbal and visual presentation approaches, as well as ethical leadership presence techniques to better communicate with business stakeholders to make informed decisions. Students will also recommend how to best communicate with these business decision-makers using data visualization tools, such as Tableau, and storytelling so decision-makers will better trust the data. Software required: Tableau Public (free download) - https://public.tableau.com/en-us/s/download Spreadsheet - Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Google Sheets has an export to Excel feature. • Google Sheets (free) - https://www.google.ca/sheets/aboutMicrosoft • Excel (not free) - https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/store/b/excel-2016 Textbook required.