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.
Students are provided with tools, skills, an understanding of technology, business concepts and issues that surround the emergence of electronic business. Emphasis is on that part of the Internet known as the World Wide Web (WWW), where such tools as browsers are used. In addition to acquiring basic skills for navigating the Internet, students develop an understanding of the current practices and opportunities in electronic publishing, electronic shopping, electronic distribution and electronic collaboration. Students also explore several of the problems surrounding electronic business and commerce, such as security, authentication, privacy, encryption, safeguarding of intellectual property rights, acceptable use policies and legal liabilities.
Prerequisite: Business Computer Applications
No textbook required.
NOTE: This course has mandatory chats.
*NOTE: Students wanting to register for a General Education course as part of their full time certificate/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.
Project management practitioners need to understand the established industry norms, methods, and practices for managing all stages of the project life cycle and its related processes. Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of project management, such as project strategy, selection, scheduling, risk management, quality assurance, performance measurement, audit and closure. By participating in discussions, analyzing readings, and conducting preliminary research, students acquire a working understanding of project management knowledge and theory. NOTE: This course has mandatory chats and group work.
Knowledge of contemporary macroeconomic issues is essential to understanding the world we live in. Students investigate fundamental macroeconomics principles with an emphasis on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Through a combination of instruction and practical application, students examine unemployment, inflation and economic growth, as well as evaluate government use of fiscal and monetary policy in dealing with these key macroeconomic issues. In addition, Canada's international economic relationships are explored. Individual assignments and formal examinations are used to assess student knowledge of key objectives. This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work. Prerequisite: Microeconomics Textbook required.
Focus is placed on the development of modern management; organizational theory; the processes of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling; communications; behavioural strategies and techniques; ethical and social responsibilities in the practice of management; and an overview of human relations. This course has mandatory chats. Textbook Required.
NOTE: This course has mandatory chats. Textbook required.
Knowledge of contemporary microeconomics issues is essential to understanding the world we live in. Students examine fundamental microeconomic principles with an emphasis on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Students examine the role of prices and competitive markets in the allocation of resources, firm behaviour and market structures, as well as evaluate the effects of government intervention in the economic marketplace. This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work. Textbook required.
Students explore the role of the Business Analyst as they examine process mapping and the modeling of business process improvements. Taking a business process management perspective, students examine process analysis with techniques to map the current state, perform gap analysis, and define the future state with process improvement. Students also explore the use of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for process modelling and to elicit requirements for technology-enabled process improvements. Modeling activities are performed, including application of selected Six Sigma quality principles and techniques while drawing on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK). Students’ learning about process improvement is aided by various approaches including individual reading, classroom discussion, individual and group exercises and case studies. This course has mandatory chats. Prerequisite: Business Analysis Introduction. Textbook Required.
Organizations which are supportive of a positive ethical culture enjoy critical competitive advantages, such as a good reputation and the respect and support of their clients, employees and other stakeholders. This course is designed to assist employees in developing and understanding a framework with which to make ethical decisions. Cases will be drawn from real business situations. Research papers and case studies will be used to formulate the discussion topics. This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work. Textbook Required.
Software Required: Word 2000
Students gain an overview of the principles, ethics and practices of professional fundraising and a systemic examination of the critical thinking strategies and preparation that is required before an organization can engage in successful fundraising. Students examine the evolution of fundraising in North America, the role the voluntary sector plays in today's society and the changing nature of the position of a fundraising professional. Students also analyze the needs of an organization and apply fundraising approaches that best suit the organization's needs. This course has mandatory chats. No textbook required.
Emerging trends and current management issues, concepts, and practices pertaining to the field of occupational health and safety are examined. Students focus on several functional characteristics within organizations that pose unique challenges for the practitioner attempting to effectively manage resources, both material and human. This course has mandatory chats. No Textbook Required.
Students examine an industry-standard approach to Business Analysis engagements and requirements to create a milestone documentation for an end-to-end Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) project, including the mechanics of document completion and acquiring the soft skills and elicitation techniques required to work with project stakeholders. Students learn how to approach, plan, execute, and close a business analysis engagement. Topics include stakeholder analysis, requirements traceability, writing requirements, elicitation, verification, validation, approval, and change management. Students explore these topics through discussions and written assignments using a major case study that simulates a complete business analysis engagement. This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work. Prerequisites: Business Analysis Introduction and Project Management. Textbook Required.
Issues and processes involved in designing, planning and organizing special events are presented. Students examine the organization, advantages and disadvantages of special events as a fundraising technique including tasks and responsibilities, working with committees, creative development of event concepts, scheduling and budgeting and strategies for maximizing profits from the event. Corporate partnerships and grant seeking, and entrepreneurial and third-party fundraising activities are also examined. Students develop fundraising plans according to the needs and capabilities of the organization they represent, such as finances and human resources. Relationships with the corporate sector and the means to identify their interest in fundraising are explored. This course has mandatory chats. No Textbook Required.
In this course, students will develop leadership, management, and human resources skills to establish and maintain strategic alliances within an organization. Students will recognize the importance of ethics to conduct business at both national and international levels. Textbook required.
Elements of a successful fundraising campaign are examined. Students learn how to develop a compelling case for support, attract the best leadership potential, develop donor prospects and prepare a plan of action. Management and financial strategies to effectively control the fundraising process of campaigns are explored. Practical implementation of fundraising strategies required to manage information generated during a campaign, such as processing gifts and dealing with information flow and technology are addressed. This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work. No Textbook Required.