Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2019/2020)
10.2 Core and Elective Course Descriptions

Enrolment in Business courses is limited and first priority will be given to students registered in the Faculty of Business Administration programs and to Business Minor students who have obtained the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration or delegate.


Introduction to Business in Society

(formerly BUSI 2001) introduces the basics of business and business corporations in society, in a real-world relevant manner. Particular attention is given to societal stakeholders and to corporations' internal business processes and management functions. Major emphases include corporate social responsibilities and management ethics, and these are recurring themes in other topics such as technology, globalization and people in organizations. The course is a combination of textbook theory and guided learning activities and assignments based on finding and integrating real-world information.

CR: the former BUSI 2001, Business 1010

UL: may be used in place of Business 1010 in programs offered in Business Administration at the Grenfell Campus


Principles of Accounting

emphasize the concepts and issues of introductory financial accounting as they relate to the Canadian conceptual framework, and will also address the strengths and weaknesses of financial reporting at an introductory level. The student will be introduced to the accounting process and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement, and the statement of cash flows.

CR: BUSI 2102, the former BUSI 3100, Business 2100

PR: Mathematics 1090 or 109B or a combination of placement test and high school Mathematics scores acceptable to the Faculty


Introduction to Marketing Strategy

introduces students to the concepts, analyses, and activities that comprise marketing strategy, and provides practice in assessing and solving strategic problems in marketing. The course is also a foundation for BUSI 2210 Introduction to Marketing Tactics, and for advanced electives in marketing. Topics include: marketing strategy, environmental analysis, competitive analysis, customer behaviour, marketing research, segmentation, targeting, and positioning.

CR: the former BUSI 1201; Business 2200

PR: English 1110 or 1021, BUSI 1000


Introduction to Entrepreneurship

provides students with a basic understanding of entrepreneurship and its vital role in innovation and economic development. The course will explore and critique the entrepreneurship phenomenon while fostering the development of an entrepreneurial mindset and the skills and knowledge necessary for participating in the entrepreneurial process. The course will examine opportunity identification and evaluation, creative problem solving, the ability to recognize entrepreneurial potential, risk-taking, exercising initiative and personal responsibility to achieve goals, the process of launching new ventures, local and international entrepreneurial ventures, and various paths to firm ownership. The course approaches entrepreneurship as a way of thinking and acting that can be useful in any organizational setting.


Business Research and Writing

develops research, writing, and oral communication skills In an interactive environment that encourages practice and participation. Through ongoing evaluation, students learn the fundamentals of business research using secondary sources. A key focus Is the writing process, Including grammar, punctuation, structure, flow, and style. Students develop oral presentation skills through in-class presentations. Students must demonstrate mastery of the material by successfully completing each of the written communication, grammar, and oral communication course components.

CR: BUSI 2000, Business 2020

PR: BUSI 1000, and English 1110 or 1021


Managerial Accounting

provides an overview of the use of financial data for managerial decision making. The student will be introduced to basic budgeting and analysis techniques for both service-oriented and manufacturing businesses.

CR: BUSI 2102, Business 2110, the former BUSI 4100

PR: BUSI 1101


Introduction to Marketing Tactics

introduces students to the concepts, analyses, and activities that comprise marketing tactics, and provides practice in making decisions about tactical problems in marketing. The course is also a foundation for advanced electives in marketing. Topics include: product management, pricing, marketing communications, channels of distribution, implementation, and budgeting.

CR: the former BUSI 2201, Business 2250

PR: BUSI 1210 or the former BUSI 1201


Personal and Business Branding with Social Media

develops students’ ability to design and refine on-line personal brands and display brands through social media channels.

CR: the former BUSI 6004, the former BUSI 6042, and the former BUSI 6240; Business 3230


Decision Modeling

provides an introduction to: spreadsheet modeling; linear optimization and the related topics of integer, assignment, and transportation models; and decision analysis including payoff matrices, decision trees, and Bayesian revision. All topics will be taught within the context of business applications.

CO: Statistics 2500

CR: the former BUSI 4401

PR: Mathematics 1000


Modeling and Implementing Business Processes

introduces techniques for understanding and modelling business processes and implementing them in modern enterprise systems. Course work will be project-based; students will create small-scale business applications, including web-based applications, using current design and development methodologies and tools.

PR: BUSI 1000, and English 1110 or 1021


Business Professional Development Seminars

expose students to both theoretical and practical aspects of co-operative education in general and the work term in specific prior to the first work term. The seminars will utilize a combination of lectures, workshops, guest speakers, panel discussions, and practical exercises to prepare students for their work terms. This course will be evaluated as PAS or FAL based on attendance, participation, and assignments.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 0

LC: as scheduled

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Program


Consumer Behaviour

(formerly BUSI 5200) deals with concepts related to factors which influence the purchase and consumption behaviour of individuals including culture, social class, reference groups, perception, learning, motivation, personality and lifestyle. The unique aspects of groups and organizational buyers will also be examined.

CR: the former BUSI 5200, Business 3240

PR: BUSI 2010, and BUSI 2210 or the former BUSI 2201


Organizational Behaviour

(formerly BUSI 2301 and 4300) focuses on the study of individual and group processes in formal organizations. The student is introduced to the nature of work, the systematic approach to the study of behaviour, organizational roles and socialization, motivation, leadership, communication, and group dynamics.

CR: the former BUSI 2301 and the former BUSI 4300; Business 2300

PR: English 1110 or 1021


Operations Management

teaches fundamental concepts, methods, tools, and techniques to understand, analyze, and effectively manage as well as improve operations in business organizations. The course covers operations competitiveness and strategy, productivity, forecasting, capacity planning, material requirements planning, waiting lines analysis, project management, inventory management, quality control and its improvement, and supply chain management.

CR: the former BUSI 5400, Business 3410

PR: Statistics 2500, and BUSI 2400 or the former BUSI 2401


Regulatory and Taxation Issues for Small Business

(same as the former BUSI 7610) is designed to provide students with a general knowledge base of the various tax and other regulatory issues that should be considered in starting a business. The role that tax plays in decision making will be examined as well as the types of corporate funding to establish a new business through government grants, conventional loans and tax credits as provided under the Income Tax Act. Alternative corporate structures will be examined as well as aspects of employee compensation and business valuations. Practical aspects of starting your own business, such as registration requirements, will also be examined. This course is designed for non-accounting students.

CR: the former BUSI 7610

PR: BUSI 1101


Venture Creation

(same as the former BUSI 5600) covers the business creation process from the idea conception stage to the launch stage. Students learn how to search for, screen and evaluate opportunities, and to plan and assemble the required resources, including the preparation of an actual business plan. Alternatives to new venture creation, such as purchasing an existing business and purchasing a franchise, are also explored. Extensive group work is required.

CR: the former BUSI 5030, the former BUSI 5600, the former BUSI 7030

PR: completion of at least 45 credit hours


Information Systems

examines the operational and strategic importance of information systems in organizations. Topics include: types of systems; business requirements and information systems planning; approaches to acquiring information systems; managing information systems resources; and ethics, security and privacy issues in information management.

CR: the former BUSI 3701

PR: BUSI 1000, and English 1110 or English 1021


Business Law I

(formerly BUSI 3000) is a course dealing with the law relating to certain aspects of business activity; includes introductory material on the nature of law and legal processes, together with a detailed study of certain aspects of the law of contract, examination of the general principles of the law of agency as they affect business operations; introduction to selected topics in company and partnership law.

CR: the former BUSI 3000, Business 3030


Strategic Management 1

introduces students to the strategic management approach. The course builds upon the knowledge and concepts developed in Business 1000 and prepares students for later business courses in their programs, especially Business 7000. Through experience and analysis in and of real or reality-based situations and issues, students will develop critical and integrative thinking and information literacy. Activity and action components of the strategic management process are the basis for student learning. The purpose of this course is to recognize the importance of situational analysis and strategy in the management process, including business functional and organizational integrative thinking, and decision-making regarding courses of action, resource allocation, and leadership.

CO: BUSI 4000 and 4330

CR: Business 4010

PR: BUSI 1600, BUSI 2010, BUSI 2101, BUSI 2210, BUSI 2400, BUSI 3310, BUSI 3401, BUSI 3700


Human Resource Management

introduces the student to the design, operation and management of HRM processes, their evaluation, and their contribution to employee and organization effectiveness. The principal processes considered are staffing, development, employment relations, and compensation. Consideration of the influence of relevant organizational and external conditions on HRM is included. The course views the management of human resources as the joint responsibility of line and HRM managers.

CR: Business 3300

PR: BUSI 3310 or the former BUSI 2301


Introduction to Labour Relations

(formerly BUSI 3320) provides an introduction to the field of industrial and labour relations in Canada, with primary emphasis on the labour-management relationship. Students will be introduced to the basic elements of an industrial relations system, including the participants, their roles and relationships, the social, economic, legal and political environment in which the participants interact, and the process and outcomes of collective bargaining. Students may be exposed to various role playing exercises that are applicable to industrial and labour relations.

CR: Business 3320

PR: English 1110 or English 1021


Financial Management I

is designed to introduce the student to the role of financial management in business, financial analysis techniques, working capital management, and long-term and short-term financing.

CR: Economics 3160, the former BUSI 4110, Business 3500

PR: BUSI 1101, Statistics 2500, and Economics 1010 (or the former 2010)


Business Law II

is designed to show the student how principles of Law are applied to four areas of Business. The areas dealt with in this course are accounting/finance, marketing, personnel and production.

CR: Business 4030

PR: BUSI 4000


Topics In Resource-Based-Industries Management

enables students to engage with resource-based industry companies and agencies through an Integrated working knowledge of the sector and its operations. Topics include: an overview of the oil and mining industries, regulation, social license concerns, human resources issues, procurement, and contracting. The course provides opportunities for student Involvement with Industry leaders and events through the use of guest speakers.

PR: BUSI 4050


Cost Accounting

(formerly BUSI 7100) deals with the use of accounting data for decision making. Topics covered include: cost estimation, pricing, joint costs, advanced variance analysis, total quality management, just-in-time, decentralization, transfer pricing, performance evaluations, activity based accounting, and backflush costing.

CR: the former BUSI 7100

PR: BUSI 2101 with a grade of at least 60%


Marketing Communications

(formerly BUSI 6210) provides a theoretical background on the nature, role and principles of marketing communications; and develops analytical and decision-making skills in planning, executing, evaluating and controlling marketing communications campaigns.

CR: the former BUSI 6210

PR: BUSI 2010, and BUSI 2210 or the former BUSI 2201


Professional Selling

provides a detailed introduction to and application of the principles of personal selling. The course introduces the basic concepts of professional selling, including customer analysis, communication skills, effective openings and closings, and customer relations. Selling skills and concepts are developed through the extensive use of sales exercises, role-plays and presentations.

CR: the former BUSI 6220

PR: BUSI 2010, and BUSI 2210 or the former BUSI 2201


Marketing Research

(formerly BUSI 6200) is designed to acquaint the student with the use of marketing research as an aid to management. This is a comprehensive survey of the scope and methods of marketing research.

CR: the former BUSI 6200, Business 4210

PR: Statistics 2500, BUSI 2010, and BUSI 2210 or the former BUSI 2201


Business and Industrial Marketing

(formerly BUSI 7250) presents a comprehensive view of business markets, including industrial, institutional, and government markets. There is a balanced focus on strategy development and implementation. Particular attention is given to organizational buying behaviour, relationship management, global competitiveness, and the marketing of new high technology products and services.

CR: the former BUSI 7250

PR: BUSI 2010, and BUSI 2210 or the former BUSI 2201


Organizational Theory

(formerly BUSI 5300) focuses on the organization, its environment, and its subsystems. From providing a basic appreciation of the role and practice of research in organizations, study extends to measures of organizational effectiveness, determinants of structure and design, power and politics, intergroup conflicts and conflict resolution, and organizational development and change.

CR: the former BUSI 5300, Business 3010

PR: BUSI 3310 or the former BUSI 2301


International Business

(formerly BUSI 7302) is designed to introduce students to the issues of international business: these are the processes of cultural confrontation and compromise; the problems of competitive sovereignty involving multinational corporations and the governments of host societies; the organization, structure, operation and control of diverse international businesses; and, finally, the role of multinational enterprise as a catalyst in economic development and resource employment, in particular, the North-South context. The relevance of international business as an area of study to the Canadian economy is discussed. The course is both conceptual and empirical in content.

CR: the former BUSI 7302, Business 4040

PR: BUSI 1000, Economics 1010 (or the former 2010) and Economics 1020 (or the former 2020)


Linear Optimization and Extensions I: Applications

is more complex linear optimization models. Emphasis will be on formulation and computer-based sensitivity analysis, applications to other fields of business, cases in linear optimization and related fields.

PR: BUSI 2400 or the former BUSI 4401, and Statistics 2500


Linear Optimization and Extensions II: Algorithms

include the simplex and revised simplex algorithms, sensitivity analysis and duality, goal optimization, advanced formulation of 0/1 models, branch and bound algorithm, network models: assignment, transportation, transshipment, shortest path, critical path, minimal spanning tree, and maximal flow.

PR: BUSI 2400 or the former BUSI 4401, and Statistics 2500


Financial Management II

(formerly BUSI 7140) is an extension of BUSI 4500. Capital investment decision-making using discounted cash flow methodology; investments under certainty; financial structure and leverage; analysis of money and capital markets; further examination of long-term external financing.

CR: the former BUSI 5140, the former BUSI 7140, Business 3510

PR: BUSI 4500 or the former BUSI 4110


Public Finance

- inactive course.


Information Systems Analysis and Design

provides students with the skills to identify business problems which may be solved using information technology, determine requirements for information systems (IS) solutions, and develop detailed designs which form the basis for implementing systems. Topics may include: role of the user in systems development, systems development life cycle, requirements analysis and conceptual modelling, structured analysis and design, and trends in systems development methodologies. The importance of CASE tools in modern systems development will be emphasized through hands-on exercises.

PR: BUSI 3700


Information Systems Development

- inactive course.


Business Models and Strategy of Electronic Commerce

(formerly BUSI 6027) examines business concepts, social issues, and technology issues related to e-commerce, as well as providing an introduction to current practices, opportunities and challenges in implementing e-commerce solutions. Topics include: business models associated with web-based commerce; security, privacy, and intellectual property issues; payment and distribution systems; internet marketing; and strategic and planning issues.

CR: the former BUSI 6027

PR: BUSI 3700


Information Security, Privacy, and Ethics

- inactive course.

6000-6029 (Excluding 6001, 6004, 6008, 6009, 6010, 6012, 6021, 6022, 6024 and 6027)

Special Topics

will have the topics to be studied announced by the Faculty.


Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

is designed to explore the strategic management of technology and Innovation for improving competitiveness and for business development. This will include market-strategy technology connections, and technical innovation/new product development processes. Technology and technical innovation are viewed as fundamental to strategic competitiveness and business development as important elements of the management of strategic change in the business firm. In approaching technical innovation as strategic implementation, business environmental, organizational capability, human resources and management factors will be discussed.

PR: BUSI 3700, BUSI 4000, BUSI 4050, BUSI 4320, BUSI 4330, BUSI 4500, and BUSI 5301


International Business Law

develops the skills a business student must have in understanding the laws and regulations that exist and relate to international business decision making. The course will equip students with a knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations that currently prevail in international business operations.

PR: BUSI 4000


Special Topics Courses

will have the topics to be studied announced by the Faculty.


Intermediate Accounting I

continues the study of financial accounting by focussing on specific topics such as current assets, long-term investments, capital assets, intangibles, current liabilities, and long-term liabilities. Emerging issues in accounting will also be covered.

CR: Business 3100

PR: BUSI 1101 with a grade of at least 60%


Intermediate Accounting II

is designed to integrate the principles, concepts and skills acquired in previous accounting courses and to enhance the student's analytical and decision-making capabilities. The course will focus on specific topics related to deferred taxes, employee future benefits, shareholders' equity, and financial statement presentation. The skills acquired in earlier courses will be integrated for purposes of interpreting and analysing financial information.

CR: Business 3110

PR: BUSI 1101 with a grade of at least 60%


Taxation I

is a determination of the federal and provincial income tax liability of individuals including succession and estate planning for individuals, and legal form and structures under the Income Tax Act.

CR: Business 3120

PR: BUSI 1101 or the former BUSI 3100, and BUSI 4000



introduces the student to the practice of auditing and to stress the auditor's decision-making process when determining the nature and amount of evidence the auditor should accumulate. Specific topics to be covered include the auditor's legal liability, materiality, internal control, transaction cycles, and audit of information processed through electronic data processing systems.

CR: Business 4130

PR: either BUSI 6100 with a grade of at least 60% or BUSI 6110 with a grade of at least 60%


Salesforce Management

examines the elements of an effective salesforce as a key component of the organization’s total marketing effort. The course will apply theory relating to salesforce management from a manager’s point of view. Topics include the sales process, the relationship between sales and marketing salesforce structure, territory design, use of technology to improve salesforce effectiveness, and issues in recruiting, selecting, training, motivating, compensating and retaining salespeople.

CR: the former BUSI 6220

PR: BUSI 2010, and BUSI 2210 or the former BUSI 2201


Services Marketing

is intended to examine the marketing of services and the role of services in supporting the marketing of tangible products. The distinction between the marketing of tangibles and intangibles will be stressed. The course will identify and examine the distinct issues which are encountered in the marketing of services and will explore appropriate strategies for implementing services marketing programs, primarily in services organizations, including health care, transportation, telecommunications, education, etc. Specifically, the course will examine in detail the role of people in delivering services, the importance of service quality as a strategic differentiating tool, and the importance of collaboration between marketing and human resources management in the delivery of services.

CR: Business 3220

PR: BUSI 2010, and BUSI 2210 or the former BUSI 2201


Digital Marketing

is designed to acquaint students with Internet and other electronic based marketing efforts. It addresses the use of the Internet as a digital channel and communications medium.

CR: the former BUSI 6004 and the former BUSI 6240

PR: BUSI 2010, and BUSI 2210 or the former BUSI 2201


Retailing Management

(formerly BUSI 7210) provides an integrative examination of the activities involved in marketing goods and services directly to the ultimate consumer. Specifically, the following areas will be examined within a managerial framework: the evolution of retailing; retailing within the marketing channel; market analysis and planning; shopping behaviour; image and retail advertising; trading area and site analysis; store layout; shelf space utilization; merchandising; and the future prospects for retailing.

CR: the former BUSI 7210

PR: BUSI 2010, and BUSI 2210 or the former BUSI 2201


New Directions in Organizational Behaviour

provides an opportunity for students to explore and to develop their interests in topics in a dynamic field. Topics will be selected according to current emphases in the organizational behaviour literature.

PR: BUSI 3310 or the former BUSI 2301, and BUSI 5301


Advanced Human Resource Management

reinforces the applied aspects of theory covered in BUSI 4320 by examining approaches to (a) the avoidance of lawsuits, arbitration and performance-related problems which could result from the lack of both due process and effective policies and procedures, and (b) processes for the management of contemporary issues in Human Resource Management. Topics include problem solving in the areas of promotion policy, performance appraisal, test validation, training and development, compensation, job evaluation and pay equity, wrongful dismissal, occupational health and safety, absenteeism, substance abuse and AIDS. Students will examine cases and other material involving worker-management conflict in the above areas and seek to relate these to the legal, ethical and behavioural foundations of Human Resource Management in both unionized and non-unionized settings.

PR: BUSI 4320


International Human Resources Management

develops the skills a business student must have in understanding the processes and practices of international human resource management (IHRM) for a successful managerial career. The course will equip students with a solid knowledge and understanding of human resource functions and practices that currently prevail in global/international business operations.

PR: BUSI 4320


Employee Recruitment and Selection

(formerly BUSI 6022) is a critical factor in creating high performance work systems. This course examines the role of selection in HRM, legal issues, measurement, selection criteria, job competencies, testing, and interviewing, and making the employment decision.

CR: the former BUSI 6022, Business 4310

PR: BUSI 4320


Advanced Labour Relations

provides advanced level treatment of the field of industrial and labour relations in Canada, with primary emphasis on the labour-management relationship. Emphasis is placed on understanding recent problems/issues in industrial and labour relations and the range of options available for resolving these same problems. Topics examined may include: industrial relations theory; labour law reform; union growth and structure; management strategy; the role of third parties; workplace innovations; alternative dispute resolution mechanisms; union impact; public sector labour relations; comparative industrial relations; etc. Students may be exposed to various role playing exercises that are applicable to industrial and labour relations.

PR: BUSI 4330 or the former BUSI 3320


International Labour Relations

(same as the former BUSI 6024) aims to place Canadian industrial relations in an international context by studying industrial relations in a number of different countries, bearing in mind the challenges faced by practitioners and policy makers arising from globalization and the information age. The review includes a selection of long established industrialized countries as well as later industrializing countries.

CR: the former BUSI 6024

PR: BUSI 4330


Advanced Management Science

provides advanced level treatment of special topic(s) in Management Science, such as, waiting lines, stochastic dominance, stochastic dynamic programming, etc. The topic(s) to be covered in any particular year will be chosen by the Instructor and may vary from year to year.

PR: BUSI 5401 or BUSI 5402


Logistics Management

will focus on transportation, location, procurement and distribution aspects of logistics management, within local and global settings. A number of classical and latest models related to the focus areas would be introduced, and some real-life case examples discussed. The focus is on modes of transportation, transportation management, facility location, procurement and supplier selection, distribution strategies, and global logistics.

PR: BUSI 2400, 3401, Statistics 2500


Supply Chain Management

is about the management of the processes, assets, and flows of material and information required to satisfy customers’ demands. In this course, a few important supply chain drivers will be identified and investigated in details such as inventory, information and pricing. Those drivers determine the performance of a supply chain. The understanding of these key drivers and their inter-relationships with strategy and other functions of the company are really crucial in the management of any supply chain.

CO: BUSI 3401, 3700

PR: BUSI 2400, 3401, 3700, Statistics 2500



(formerly BUSI 6140) is a study of investment securities, risks, markets and mechanics; an appraisal of the economy, the industry and the firm; and portfolio management for personal and institutional investments.

CR: the former BUSI 6140, Business 4510

PR: BUSI 4500 or the former BUSI 4110


International Finance

examines the additional risks and profitable opportunities that arise for the firm when it extends its operations into international markets. Specific topics will include the determination of exchange rates, the international monetary system, balance of payments, the foreign exchange market, international money and capital markets, the parity conditions, accounting exposure, economic exposure, transactions exposure, political risk, and global financing. Knowledge of these topic areas will give further understanding with respect to operating within the constraints of the international marketplace.

CR: the former BUSI 6008

PR: BUSI 4500 or the former BUSI 4110


Small Business Consulting

introduces students to the nature of business consulting and the challenges associated with growth in small firms. The course draws upon knowledge from various functional areas and emphasizes complex and interdisciplinary applications of this knowledge in a real-world environment. Topics include models of the consulting process, problem diagnosis, managing the client relationship, research design, document preparation and ethics in consulting. Working in teams students will undertake a problem-solving project for a local organization. Students will not be permitted to register for the course after the first day of classes.

AR: attendance is required

PR: BUSI 4000, BUSI 4050, BUSI 4330, BUSI 5301


Small Enterprise and Regional Development

(formerly BUSI 7031) explores the potential and constraints on efforts to foster small enterprise formation and expansion as a means to promote regional economic development. It critically examines government initiatives to promote small business as the panacea for depressed regional economies, and reviews changes in the global economy and the organization of production which may enhance small business competitiveness. Both Canadian and international cases are studied, with theoretical and empirical findings related to the Newfoundland context.

CR: the former BUSI 6009, the former BUSI 7031


Data Management

is based on the premise that data is a valuable resource which needs to be managed effectively to provide accurate, complete, timely, relevant, and accessible information to support decision making. Topics may include: enterprise data modelling, logical database design, database management systems, query languages, transaction management and concurrent access, and security.

PR: BUSI 3700 or the former BUSI 6300


Information Technology Management

- inactive course.


Strategic Management 2

emphasizes concepts of strategic management and strategy in various contexts and situations covering corporations and businesses, and other institutions or organizations and their purposeful activities. Through in-depth analysis of reality-based situations and strategic issues, students will develop their contextual and situational orientation, and further develop their applied, investigative critical thinking and information search skills. Further, students will be expected to develop an applied ability in the contextual and situational analysis of corporations/businesses and institutions/purposeful activities, and in corresponding strategy formulation and planning for strategy implementation. Student learning activities may be based on published business cases, decision-making and group dynamics exercises, business simulation exercises, and information search projects. Learning outcomes also may include research and information search methodologies and information literacy, and good writing.

CO: BUSI 5301

CR: Business 4010

PR: BUSI 4000, BUSI 4050, BUSI 4320, BUSI 4330, and BUSI 4500


Strategic Management in the Music Industry

develops a comprehensive approach for understanding the important, organization-wide issues involved in strategy making in the music industry. Using experiential learning activities, the course focuses on key trends in the music sector and considers the strategic actions needed to achieve successful positioning in the industry. Strategy implementation is also covered. Students will examine how organizational culture, structure, and control systems can be key instruments for realization of business and corporate strategies, leading to business sustainability.

CO: BUSI 5301, Music 4800

PR: BUSI 4000, BUSI 4050, BUSI 4320, BUSI 4330, BUSI 4500, and admission to the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Music program


International Strategic Management

(same as the former BUSI 6012) examines corporate strategy and strategic management in enterprises whose interests extend across national boundaries. International business managers and consultants must be able to formulate business strategy in environments that are affected by different politics, cultures, laws, economics, among other factors. The adept international business strategist will have a competitive edge if able to be at home in looking at international issues through a multidisciplinary prism. This course strives to help students to develop such an edge by providing an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and make strategic decisions in the international business environment.

CR: the former BUSI 6012

PR: BUSI 5302


Business and Society

examines the inter-relationships among business, government, society and the environment. Topics include: the social-economic business system, business ideologies, social responsibilities of business, business ethics, stakehold and issues management, and selected current issues in business.

CR: Business 4020

PR: BUSI 5301


Accounting Theory

- inactive course.


Advanced Financial Accounting

covers specific topics such as long-term investments, consolidated financial statements, joint ventures, segmented financial information, and fund accounting.

PR: BUSI 6100 with a grade of at least 60% and BUSI 6110 with a grade of at least 60%


Accounting Capstone

is a capstone course designed to prepare students to pursue a Canadian professional accounting designation. Students will be introduced to foreign currency transactions and translation, corporate income tax issues, and integrated case analysis and will further develop financial reporting, income tax, and auditing competencies.

CO: BUSI 7120

PR: BUSI 6100 with a grade of at least 60%, BUSI 6110 with a grade of at least 60%, BUSI 6120 with a grade of at least 60%, BUSI 6130 with a grade of at least 60%


Taxation II

- inactive course.


Advanced Topics in Managerial Accounting

introduces the student to an in-depth study of advanced qualitative and quantitative methodology available to the managerial accountant. The application of mathematical models and behavioural theories to realistic challenges faced by various fiscal entities will be stressed. Class instruction will include the use of cases and rely heavily on a multidisciplinary approach towards solving the unstructured problem.

PR: BUSI 5160 with a grade of at least 60%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

(formerly BUSI 6218) is the evolution and integration of marketing ideas, data, technology, and organizational factors. Relying on the integration of people, processes, and marketing capabilities and facilitated by information technology, effective CRM optimizes the identification, acquisition, growth, and retention of desired customers. The history of CRM and the benefits and challenges of its implementation in business and consumer markets are addressed. The course culminates in the student's creation of a CRM strategic plan.

CR: the former BUSI 6218

PR: BUSI 2010, BUSI 5220, and BUSI 2210, or the former BUSI 2201


Marketing Management

is designed to integrate the principles, concepts and skills acquired in previous marketing courses and to enhance the student's analytical and decision-making capabilities with regard to developing marketing strategies. The course will focus on: market analysis, marketing planning, the strategic decisions to be made within the framework of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and distribution); and the control systems related to the marketing program. The use of market research and knowledge from other functional areas of the organization (accounting, finance, economics, etc.) will be considered throughout the course.

PR: BUSI 2010, BUSI 3210 or the former BUSI 5200, BUSI 4500, and BUSI 5220


International Marketing

provides an understanding of the effects that the international dimension has upon the strategies and management of the marketing efforts of the firm. In particular, the student is introduced to the analysis techniques of the various environments that constitute a country analysis. Entry strategies are discussed with an emphasis upon the export process. Finally, the standardization/adaptation question is discussed in the context of each element of the marketing mix.

CR: Business 4230

PR: BUSI 2010, and BUSI 2210 or the former BUSI 2201


Seminar in Human Resource Management

seeks to integrate policies, procedures and methods covered in BUSI 6310 with other functional areas which impact upon the management of Human Resource Systems. Stakeholder assumptions about: work-force characteristics; management philosophy; business strategy; labour markets; laws and society; task technology and unions will be examined via a combination of cases, readings, research, peer discussion and dialogue with guest speakers.

PR: BUSI 4320


Human Resource Management Training

exposes students, through a variety of methods including lecture, discussion, case analysis, research, and the development of a detailed training program, to many topics in the area of human resource management training; including: needs analysis, training design, on and off-the-job training methods, technology and training, training implementation and delivery, transfer of training, and training evaluation.

CR: the former BUSI 6021

PR: BUSI 4320


Collective Agreement Administration and Arbitration

provides advanced coverage of the substantive and procedural rights of employers, unions and employees under collective agreements, and the means by which disputes over these rights are resolved through the grievance arbitration process. Topics examined include: the legal framework and place of grievance arbitration in the industrial relations system; the nature and scope of the arbitrator's role; preparation for and conduct of arbitration hearings; arbitral jurisprudence; alternative dispute resolution processes; and the development of a sound labour relations climate. Students will undertake extensive reviews of labour arbitration cases and will examine the impact of jurisprudence on the philosophy and practice of management in the private and public sectors. Students may be exposed to various role playing exercises that are applicable to industrial and labour relations.

PR: BUSI 4000 and BUSI 4330


Dispute Settlement in Labour Relations

- inactive course.


Labour Law

provides an overview of laws regulating the employment relationship in Canada, including the common law, general employment and collective bargaining laws, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Emphasis is placed on the law of collective bargaining in the private sector, including the acquisition and termination of bargaining rights, unfair labour practices, the duty to bargain, industrial conflict and the administration of the collective agreement.

PR: BUSI 4000 and BUSI 4330


Organizational Development

- inactive course.


Simulation in Management

emphasizes the use of simulation modeling technique to study and analyze management systems. Generally, simulation is considered as an experimental technique and is used in problem situations whose complexity precludes the use of analytical problem solving techniques. Topics to be covered include: simulation methodology, model building, developing and building simulation models, simulation languages, generation of random numbers, and simulating a business system. Computers and case studies will be used to study various applications of simulation in Business.

PR: : BUSI 5401 or BUSI 5402


Project Management

introduces appropriate methodology and theory for selecting, planning and managing projects. This includes the project portfolio selection, the initial creation of a plan in terms of the breakdown of the tasks, construction of the relationships and dependencies inherent in any plan, and controlling the execution of the activities according to the plan as the project proceeds. Emphasis will be placed on resource allocation, leveling and management, critical path analysis, risk analysis, accounting for uncertainties and time-cost trade offs. The role of the project manager and project team as well as issues related to multi-project management will also be addressed.

PR: BUSI 2400, 3401, Statistics 2500


Managing Business Process Flows

employs a logical, rigorous approach to studying the fundamentals of business processes. This approach is based on modeling business process and its flows, studying causal relationships between the business process and its performance, and formulation implications for managerial action by determining business process drivers and their impact on process management and performance. The focus is on business process flow, capability, productivity, variability, control, improvement, risk sharing and management, coordination and integration.

PR: BUSI 2400, 3401, 3700, Statistics 2500


Advanced Finance

(formerly BUSI 7130) examines advanced developments in finance. Several topics will be selected, researched and discussed. These topics shall vary as financial practices change.

CO: BUSI 6510

CR: the former BUSI 7130

PR: BUSI 5500


Options and Futures

(formerly BUSI 7170) is an extension of BUSI 6510 Investments which will introduce the student to the workings of the options and futures markets. Specific topics will include the institutional structure of the markets, option pricing, strategies such as straddles and spreads, hedging, spot/forward/futures markets, speculation, risk transference and market efficiency considerations.

CR: the former BUSI 7170

PR: BUSI 6510 or the former BUSI 6140


Current Topics in Entrepreneurship

(formerly BUSI 7032) endeavours to address recent research findings in various aspects of entrepreneurship. Students will have the opportunity to pursue issues in entrepreneurship development covering a wide range of topics using publications, journals and conference proceedings.

CR: the former BUSI 7032

PR: the former BUSI 5600


Strategic Information Systems

- inactive course.


Current Topics in Information Systems

- inactive course.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).