ODETTE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: COURSES
Business courses are restricted to Business students only, with the following exceptions:
- All students must have successfully completed 75-100 before being allowed to register in any 200-level (or above) Business course
s unless specifically stated otherwise in the course description or with the permission of the Odette School of Business.
- Business courses listed as part of the Business Minor are open to all students, as long as the student has completed the associated prerequisite courses.
- Specific Business courses required as part of a non-Business program are open only to students registered in that program unless approved by the Odette School of Business.
- Non-specific Business courses required or allowed as part of a non-Business program are open only to students registered in that program unless approved by the Odette School of Business.
- In addition to specific course prerequisites, non-Business students must be in semester 3 or above before taking any 200-level Business courses, and are eligible to take 300 or 400-level Business courses only if they are in semester 5 or above, or unless specific arrangements have been made between the student’s department and the Odette School of Business.
- Students registered in non-Business programs may have different course prerequisites or requirements as listed in the Business course descriptions. These students should consult with a Business School advisor before registering in Business courses.
Students registered in a four-year Business program must have successfully completed 04-71-100 and 04-75-100 before being allowed to register in any 200-level (or above) Business courses.
· Before being allowed to take any 300-level Business courses, students registered in a four-year Business program must be in semester 4 or above, and have successfully completed all first-year core courses (41-110, 41-111, 62-194, 70-151, 71-100, 73-100, 73-202, 74-131 and 75-100)
· Before being allowed to take any 400-level Business courses, students registered in a four-year Business program must be in semester 5 or above, and have successfully completed all first and second-year core courses (41-110,41-111, 62-194, 70-151, 70-255, 71-100, 71-240, 71-243, 72-270, 72-271, 73-100, 73-202, 73-213, 73-220 and 74-131 and 75-100) before being allowed to take any 400-level Business courses
· Students registered in other than four year Business programs may have different course prerequisites or requirements. These students should consult with a Business School advisor before registering in Business courses.
Pursuant to a grading policy set by the Odette School of Business: all first and second year Business courses will be graded to an average in the 60-70% range: all third year Business courses will be graded to an average of 65-75%; and, all fourth year Business courses will be graded to an average of 67-77%.
Courses below are listed according to the informal administrative units of the Faculty.
Not all courses listed will necessarily be offered in a particular term or year.
Special permission to enter courses without the stated prerequisites must be arranged with the Undergraduate Programs Office and the instructor involved.
Except as otherwise noted, there will be a minimum of thirty-six hours of class contact for all courses. All courses will be three hours a week unless otherwise indicated.
Under no circumstances will non-Business students be allowed to complete more than nine (9) Business courses.
The following course descriptions list only the most advanced prerequisites for that course. It is assumed that students have also successfully completed the requirements for these prerequisites. Courses considered to be equivalent to the listed prerequisites will satisfy the prerequisite requirements.
04-495 Research Based Independent Study
This course will cover methodology, application areas, and software training required to carry out independent research. Working one-on-one with an instructor in one of the current business disciplines of the Undergraduate Program e.g., accounting, management, labor studies, finance, management science, information systems, marketing, strategy, and entrepreneurship, the course will require a written critique of a research methodology from journal articles selected by the instructor; a written review of research methodology and a written literature review. (May be taken for credit twice before 04-499 and once after a successful completion of 04-499 with at least 85% grade if content is different.) (Pre-requisite: Semester 4 standing, and at least 75% cumulative average, 78% major average, and permission of the instructor and the Undergraduate Program Director.) (3.0 credit course)
04-499. Business Research Seminar and Thesis
In this cumulative 2‐term course, the students will work closely with an individual faculty supervisor and receive training in the methods and skills of research in one of accounting, management, labour studies, finance, management science, information systems, marketing, strategy, and entrepreneurship. In the first term of this course, the students will identify a research topic, perform a review of the relevant scholarly literature, develop a research plan, write a research proposal and make an oral presentation in an open research seminar. In the second term of this course, the students will implement the research plan, write the thesis and revise the thesis according to the comments of the instructor and a faculty reader assigned by the Undergraduate Program Director. The reader will attend seminars, give comments and suggestions, and give opinions on the final grade on seminars in the first term and read the first revision and the final version of the thesis, give comments and suggestions, and give opinions on the final grade on thesis in the second term. (Prerequisite: At least Semester 6 standing, 75% cumulative average, 78% major average, 85% average in 04-04-495 offered by the instructor, and permission of the instructor and the Undergraduate Program Director.)
70-151. Principles of Financial Accounting
An introduction to the theory and concepts of financial accounting including generally accepted accounting principles and issues as to classification, recognition, realization, measurement and reporting. The emphasis of the course is from the perspective of the user of accounting information, allowing the student to become familiar with the information available and its content value. (Prerequisites or corequisites: 41-110, 62-194 (or equivalent) and 75-100).
70-251. Intro to Financial Accounting Theory
This is the first of 3 courses of intermediate accounting that presents the current developments in the theory of generally accepted accounting principles and CICA (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants) standards are introduced. An in-depth, theoretical examination of the determination, measurement, classification and reporting of assets is presented. The conceptual framework of accounting is stressed.(Prerequisites: 70-151. Business students must also have completed 71-100).
70-252. Accounting Theory I
This is the second of three courses of intermediate accounting theory that provides an in-depth examination of the determination, measurement, classification and reporting of liabilities and owners’ equity. Emphasis is given to the accounting use of the actuarial techniques in the accounting for bonds, pensions, and leases. Where applicable, the interpretation of accounting theory and concepts is presented for transaction analysis, measurement, and classification. The conceptual framework of accounting is stressed. (Prerequisite: 70-251. This course was formerly numbered 70-351. Although this course can be taken to upgrade grades in 70-351, students cannot receive credit for both 70-252 and 70-351.
70-255. Principles of Managerial Accounting
An introduction into management’s use of internal accounting information for planning, managing, controlling and evaluation of business operations. Topics include cost concepts and costing techniques (including activity based costing), budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, standard costing, performance evaluation and product pricing. (Prerequisite 75-100, pre or co-requisite: 70-151). This course was formerly numbered 70-256. Although this course can be taken to upgrade grades in 70-256, students cannot receive credit for both 70-255 and 70-256.)
70-352. Accounting Theory II
This is the final course in the intermediate accounting theory sequence covering various special topics in financial accounting such as EPS, interperiod tax allocation, a rigorous study of accounting changes and error analysis and of the statement of cash flows, interim and segmented reporting. Financial statement analysis including business valuations will be covered, both from a quantitative and qualitative viewpoint and the concept and techniques of earnings management are also explored. Cases are used to integrate theory and practice. The conceptual framework of accounting is stressed (Prerequisite: 70-252 (formerly 70-351) or consent of the instructor.)
70-356. Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting and Analysis
This course is designed to focus on the role and use of accounting information in management decision making, and for formulating policy and strategy. The application of some of the advanced techniques for planning, controlling and performance evaluation will be discussed. Behavioural and ethical issues will be considered. (Prerequisite: 70-255 with a minimum grade of 65%.) This course was formerly numbered 70-456. Although this course can be taken to upgrade grades in 70-456, students cannot receive credit for both 70-356 and 70-456.
70-358. Accounting Information Systems
The design and operation of manual and computerised accounting systems. The study of control environment, management and control of transactions and accounts, such as, accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory. Emphasis will be given to the acquisition and input of information into accounting information systems; modes and methods of file structures and storage of accounting information; retrieval inquiry and report creation of information in files as well as financial statement preparation, analysis, and managerial decision making. Related issues such as audit trail, data retrieval, and data security will also be covered. (Prerequisite: 70-255 or 70-256 and 73-213.)
70-360. Auditing I
An introductory course designed to provide a broad foundation for all major aspects of auditing. This course focuses on objectives, concepts, standards, strategies, processes, and communications relating to external audits. Other services provided by public accountants and current developments affecting auditing and the auditing profession are considered. (Pre-requisite 70-251, Pre or co-requisite 70-358.)
70-361. Taxation I
This is the first of two courses designed to examine the Income Tax Act. This course focuses on the determination of residency and of income for tax purposes. Other tax related topics such as tax planning concepts, and concepts underlying the Act will be discussed. (Prerequisite: 70-251)
70-457. Advanced Accounting I
A study of concepts, standards and procedures underlying intercorporate investments including portfolio investments, investments involving significant influence, and investments involving control. The preparation of consolidated financial statements under a variety of circumstances is studied in detail. Other topical areas, such as foreign currency transactions and translation, governmental accounting and accounting for not-for-profit organisations will also be covered. (Prerequisite: 70-352.)
70-458. Advanced Accounting II
This course examines various theoretical perspectives in financial theory such as decision model approach, information economics, capital markets theory, agency theory, economic consequences, management incentives for financial reporting, earnings management, and accounting policy choice. Standard setting issues and other current and emerging issues in financial accounting theory and practice are discussed. Cases and readings are used to further integrate theory and practice and concepts from previous accounting courses. (Pre
requisite or co-requisite 70-352) (Open to Business students only.)
70-459. Advanced Topics in Managerial Accounting
An elective advanced topics course that explores the different types of organizational controls. It focuses on the key decisions that must be made in using controls, such as choices of performance measures, performance standards and targets, and performance-based incentives. Limitations of traditional financial performance measures are discussed (e.g., their tendency to make managers excessively short-term oriented) and recently developed approaches to deal with these shortcomings are analyzed (e.g., EVA, Balanced Scorecard). The course is designed to develop skills that are desirable in managers, management consultants, compensation consultants, financial specialists, or human resource specialists. The course is taught by the case method of instruction. The cases allow for the exploration of the management control issues in a broad range of settings such as start up firms, manufacturing firms, service organizations of different sizes. (Prerequisite: 4th year students only, or by permission of the instructor.)
70-460. Auditing II
This course is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the major aspects of auditing. It will examine topics such as audit sampling; public accountants' communications to users of accounting and non-accounting information; and emerging issues in auditing. (Prerequisites: 70-358 and 70-360.)
70-461. Taxation II
This course will focus on the computation of taxable income for individuals and corporations, and determination of tax. Tax planning techniques in business in a variety of situations will be discussed and other topics such as the Goods and Services Tax will also be considered. (Prerequisite: 70-361.)
70-462. EDP Auditing
This course is designed to focus on the integration of auditing concepts, standards and procedures in a computerized environment. It will examine EDP general and application controls, the similarities and differences between manual and EDP systems from the auditor's perspective, and will introduce computer-assisted audit techniques, and emerging technologies in EDP auditing. (Prerequisites: 70-358 and 70-360.)
70-491. Special Topics in Accounting
This is a seminar course covering major concepts or current problems or issues in the area of Accounting. The topic to be covered in a particular semester will vary and will be announced in the previous semester. Interested students should consult the Area Chair of Accounting. (May be taken for credit twice if content is different.) (Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.)
70-495. Independent Study in Accounting
This course must be taken under the direct supervision of an accounting faculty member. (May be taken for credit twice if content is different.) (Prerequisite: consent of the instructor and Area Chair.) This course was formerly numbered 70-452.
MANAGEMENT AND LABOUR STUDIES (71-)
71-100. Business Communications
Research has shown that effective communication skills are as necessary to career advancement as technical competence, work experience and academic qualifications. The importance of communication skills is not surprising when you consider that the average business manager spends 75-80% of the day communicating in one form or another. Thus, the focus of this course is to help you to sharpen your ability to communicate and manage conflict effectively - with individuals, within small groups, and with large audiences. This course stresses practical skill building for leaders. Time is spent on communication concepts and techniques, planning, organizing and making presentations, as well as the application of behavioural science theory to business communication and leadership. (Prerequisite or corequisite: 75-100) (Not open to non-Business students.)
71-240. Management and Organizational Life
This course provides an overview of the basics of management theory, coupled with a more applied view of how that theory may work in an organizational setting. It will build upon the understanding of strategic positioning and context provided by its new prerequisite Introduction to Business (75-100) where stakeholders, the environment, and business issues provide the background for understanding the challenges facing today’s manager. The course will provide some experiential opportunities to develop team and leadership skills, while looking at what affects the role of the individual and the group within the structure of the organization. An understanding of the influences upon and ways to motivate behaviour in organizations will be developed. (Prerequisite: 75-100. Business students must also have completed 71-100) This course was formerly numbered 71-340. Although this course can be taken to upgrade grades in 71-340, students cannot receive credit for both 71-240 and 71-340.
71-243. Human Resources Management
Human Resources Management (HRM) is concerned with the management of people at work - a key responsibility of people at work - a key responsibility of every manager within an organization. Topics include: integrating HRM decision making within a business strategy, recruiting and selecting qualified employees, developing and evaluating human resources and retaining and motivating employees through compensation systems, labour relations, and quality of work life initiatives. In recognition of the importance of the increasingly global context to Canadian organizations, the course incorporates a continuing international focus. (Prerequisite: 75-100. Business students must also have completed 71-100.)
71-300. Business Ethics in a Global Context
This required third year course examines ethical issues encountered in the management of business organizations operating domestically and globally. The course is designed to increase student awareness of the ethical dimension of business and to provide a decision making model for resolving ethical dilemmas encountered in business operations. The course begins with an examination of the basic philosophical perspectives on ethical behaviour and then focuses on issues such as discrimination and employee equity, environmental effects of business activities and advertising ethics. The overall goal of the course is to contribute to the development of the moral manager. (Prerequisites: 71-243.)
71-342. Compensation Management
This course is intended to give an understanding of the power of organizational rewards and managing this power for organizational effectiveness. This course entails an outline of the major concepts and principles of equitable reward design within organizations. Topics include the planning of salary and wages, pay equity, incentive pay, benefits, non-financial rewards, and the clarification of the linkages between rewards and desired behaviours. Special emphasis is given to reward system design and the evaluation of compensation program effectiveness. (Prerequisite: 71-243.)
71-344. Labour-Management Relations
A comprehensive introduction to the dynamic world of labour and management relations focusing on the unionized sector. The problems, issues, and challenges growing out of the labour-management relationship are examined against a broad background of information, including: the differences between union and non-union workplaces; the development and operation of labour unions; the impact of labour legislation; the negotiation and administration of collective agreements; and the resolution of industrial conflict. Given the size and importance of this unionized workforce in Canada, the knowledge and skills developed in this course have wide application. (Prerequisite: 71-243 or Semester 3 or above standing for students in the Labour Studies program.)
71-383. International Human Resources Management
The focus of this course is the management of people in the international context. Issues covered include culture, communication, and differences in the economic, social and legal environments as they affect people in organizations. Particular attention is paid to staffing, training, and compensating parent country nationals, host country nationals and third country nationals. (Prerequisites: 71-243)
71-441. Training and Development
This course has an experiential focus: student teams are responsible for developing and presenting their own training programs. The focus of this course is on the three major aspects of training and development efforts: (1) needs assessment, (2) program development, and (3) evaluation. Course topics include the design of training programs, adult learning models, development managerial skills, and the design of effective workshops. This course has an experiential focus; student teams are responsible for development and presenting their own training programs. (Prerequisite: 71-243.)
71-445. Organization Design
This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the importance of structure and processes in the analysis of modern complex organizations. It addresses how the internal structures should be changed, renewed, and adapted in view of external environmental threats and opportunities emanating from political, economic, social, legal, technological, and demographic changes. Topics include: organizational goals and effectiveness, structure and design, bureaucracy and life cycle, structural archetypes, information and
control, power and politics, intergroup relations and conflict, structure-strategy relations and organizational renewal. This course utilizes the case method and other applied problem-solving skills in analyzing and evaluating organizational structures and processes. (Prerequisite: 71-240.)
71-448. Labour Relations Law and Employment Legislation
Legislation, administrative agencies and courts play a significant role in shaping employer-employee relationships. this course aims to increase the knowledge and provide analytical skills to students who are interested in employment relationships in union and non-union workplaces. The course includes an analysis of labour relations law, employment standards law, the occupational health and safety law. Emphasis will be placed on Ontario laws. Lectures and case discussions will be used. (Prerequisite: 71-344.)
Various aspects of union-management negotiations in the private and public sector will be discussed. A key aspect of the course is a bargaining simulation played by students assuming the role of union and management negotiators. Grievance arbitration and other dispute settlement procedures will also be discussed. Students will learn negotiation and conflict resolution skills relating to the union-management relations. (Prerequisite: 71-243 or Semester 3 or above standing for students in the Labour Studies program.)
71-451. Organizational Staffing
At the heart of the organizational staffing process is the forming of matches between people and jobs that will result in an effective workforce for the organization. The course identifies the key influences upon, and components of staffing and overviews such support activities as job analysis, external and internal recruitment, selection and the assessment of staffing effectiveness. The course goes on to examine the deployment processes that represent the end pont of the person/job match. This match does may not be permanent, and so the course does go on to give consideration to equitable termination and outplacement practices which are required when people leave the organization. (Prerequisite: 71-243.)
71-452. The Management of Organization Health, Wellness and Safety
Health and safety plays a prominent role in the development of a strong organizational culture and a productive workforce. This course emphasizes the key goal of managers and HR professionals to create, develop and nurture a culture that is fully aware of the importance of safety and the advantages of a proactive employee wellness culture, and is willing to take the necessary steps to achieve it. Students will evaluate practices in the areas of health, safety, security and Workers' Compensation and the importance of due diligence and meeting safety legislation. An emphasis in the course is the adoption of proactive programs of employee wellness and assistance, careful medical and safety testing and the implementation of strategies to minimize compensation costs and maximize compliance with safety guidelines. (Prerequisite: 71-243.)
71-481. Diversity in the Workplace
This course will address the knowledge and skills managers must develop in meeting the opportunities and challenges created by the diversity in the labour force. It will draw on the literature from a number of disciplines in focussing on interpersonal relationships as managers interact with and work with persons who are different from themselves. The human rights legislation will provide the framework for discussions on managing and valuing diversity in terms of gender, age, race, religion, ability and other groups. The course will use lectures and case discussions on the role of union and management in implementing equity in the workplace. (Prerequisite: 71-243 or Semester 3 or above standing for students in the Labour Studies program.)
71-485. Human Resources Planning
This course is concerned with planning of the human resources needs of organizations, focusing, in particular, on the role of the Human Resources Management function in this task. The objective is to provide an understanding of how the essential elements of the human resources planning process, in both unionized and non-unionized organizations, can be designed to match the wider organizational context. Topics include the assessment of human resources strategy and the application of planning principles to the different activity areas of human resources management, such as staffing, development and the management of diversity. An ongoing theme is the evaluation of how strategic human resources management contributes to organizational effectiveness. (Prerequisite: 71-344.)
71-491. Special Topics in Management and Labour Studies
This is a seminar course covering major concepts or current problems or issues in the area of Management and Labour Studies. The topic to be covered in a particular semester will vary and will be announced in the previous semester. Interested students should consult the Area Chair of Management and Labour Studies. (Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.) This course was formerly numbered 71-446. (May be taken twice for credit if content is different.)
71-495. Independent Study in Management and Labour Studies
The student, with the agreement of the instructor, will select, research and report on a topic. (Prerequisite: consent of the instructor and Area Chair). This course was formerly numbered 71-492. (May be taken for credit twice if content is different.)
72-200. Personal Finance
This course provides an introduction to personal financial planning to non-Business students. Topics covered include: the planning process and goal setting, personal budgeting, spending and saving, assessing alternative sources of credit, debt management, basic tax planning, the fundamentals of investing, and financial planning information sources. The goals of the course are i) improving financial literacy and ii) empowering students to improve their personal financial security. (Pre-requisite: Grade 11 math or equivalent.) (May not be used for credit in any Business program.)
72-270. Business Finance I
This course serves as an introduction to the area of business finance. The primary objective is to understand the fundamental concepts and principles of financial management of the business enterprise. After an introduction to the goal financial management, the course will cover the valuation of financial and real investments, risk and return, financial analysis, planning and control, and working capital management. (Prerequisites: 70-151, 62-194 or equivalent,73-100 and 75-100. Business students must also have completed 71-100.)
72-271. Business Finance II
This course focuses on long-term corporate financial decisions. The goal is to develop an understanding of the concepts and principles of the management of capital assets and resources. Topics include capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, sources of long-term financing, and corporate risk management. International financial management will also be introduced. (Prerequisites: 73-202 (or equivalent) and 72-270.)
72-371. Intermediate Finance
This is a recommended course for students wishing to continue in finance and compulsory for those aiming for a finance concentration. The course covers key topics in capital markets and corporate finance that lay the foundation for material to be covered in advanced finance courses. Areas covered include: fixed income markets and interest rate determination; raising funds in equity markets; the cost of capital; derivatives markets and applications to business finance; and the market for corporate control. (Prerequisite: 72-271.)
Appraising bonds, preferred, and common stocks as vehicles for investment. The course also involves the study of alternative investments, the market setting, technical analysis, and securities legislation in Canada. (Prerequisite: 72-271.) This course was formerly numbered 72-471. Although this course can be taken to upgrade grades in 72-471, students cannot receive credit for both 71-372 and 71-471.
72-373. Working Capital Management
A seminar in working capital management using case studies. Emphasis is placed on domestic and international cash management, control of accounts receivable, principles of inventory management, short and intermediate term financing. (Prerequisite: 72-271.)
72-378. Financial Markets and Institutions
A central theme of this course is the management of Canadian financial institutions through the analysis of their assets and liabilities. This course examines different types of risk exposures faced by these institutions. With real-world examples, this course will also address the current institutional issues in the context of domestic and international financial markets. (Pre-requisite or co-requisite: 72-371.)
. This course was formerly numbered 72-475. Although this course can be taken to upgrade grades in 72-475, students cannot receive credit for both 72-378 and 72-475.
72-379. International Financial Management
A study of international corporate financial management, international banking, and financial markets. Emphasis is placed on foreign exchange and exposure management. The financial problems and risks faced by multinational corporations and banks are also discussed. (Co-requisite: 72-371.) This course was formerly numbered 72-476. Although this course can be taken to upgrade grades in 72-476, students cannot receive credit for both 72-379 and 72-476.
72-472. Portfolio Management
The shaping of portfolios to fulfill the needs of individuals and institutions including risk-return concepts, diversification, beta analysis, and market efficiency. (Prerequisite: 72-371.)
72-474. Corporate Financial Strategy
A seminar course in long-term financial management. Particular attention is directed toward long-term sources of funds, the firm's capital structure, and the cost of the various sources of long-term funds. Principles are illustrated by means of case studies. (Prerequisite: 72-371.) This course was formerly numbered 72-374. Although this course can be taken to upgrade grades in 72-374, students cannot receive credit for both 72-374 and 72-474.
72-477. Derivatives and Risk Management
An introduction to the use of options and futures with an emphasis on managing risk. Review of the markets and trading of equity and currency options; forwards and futures contracts; and options on futures. Principles of the valuation of options and futures. Application of hedging techniques under a variety of circumstances such as for personal investments, portfolio management, corporate risk management, foreign exchange risk management and agriculture. (Prerequisite: 72-371.)
72-478. Pension Finance and Management
The course provides an introduction to the principles of fiduciary management of pensions. Important concepts in pension finance such as asset liability management; tactical asset allocation; performance evaluation and risk management will be discussed. The course will also provide an overview of the management and regulatory framework of pensions in Ontario and Canada. (Prerequisite: 72-371.) This course was formerly numbered 72-375. Although this course can be taken to upgrade grades in 72-375, students cannot receive credit for both 72-375 and 72-478.
72-491. Special Topics in Finance
This is a seminar course covering major concepts or current problems or issues in the area of Finance. The topic to be covered in a particular semester will vary and will be announced in the previous semester. Interested students should consult the Area Chair of Finance. (May be taken for credit twice if content is different.) (Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.)
72-495. Independent Study in Finance
The student, with the agreement of the instructor, will select, research and report on a topic. (Prerequisite: consent of the instructor and Area Chair.) This course was formerly numbered 72-479. (May be taken twice for credit if content is different.)
MANAGEMENT SCIENCE (73-)
73-100. Introduction to Business Data Analysis
This course focuses on giving students the knowledge and skills to be used in a world in which spreadsheets are an integral part and which requires graduating business students to be proficient in its use. It also provides students with the knowledge and skills to be used in other courses in which spreadsheets’ powers can play an important role in analyzing data and presenting information in a professional manner. This knowledge and skills include: effectively entering data on spreadsheets so that they can be efficiently manipulated and converted into relevant information, both numerical and graphical; and, creating and interpreting this relevant information in a professional manner. To accomplish this, students will learn how to create professional looking graphs and charts and how to use and apply various Excel functions and capabilities including pivot tables, filtering, sorting, merging, lookup formulas, conditional formulas, relative and absolute formulas, range labelling, descriptive statistics functions, probability functions and financial functions. (Corequisites: 62-194)
73-202. Business Data Analysis
Statistical inference in a business environment. Topics include one population inferences, two population inferences, analysis of variance, Chi-Square tests, linear regression and correlation. (Prerequisites: 75-100,73-100 and 62-194 (or equivalent). This course was formerly numbered 73-102. Although this course can be taken to upgrade grades in 73-102, students cannot receive credit for both 73-202 and 73-102.)
73-213. Introduction to Management Information Systems
This course provides an overview of Management Information Systems (MIS). Topics include: various types of MIS such as Information Reporting Systems, Decision Support Systems, and Office Automation Systems; introduction to hardware and software technology; personal, functional and enterprise information systems; and the value added to an organization by MIS.(Prerequisite: 75-100. Business students must also have completed 71-100 and 73-100. Non-Business students must have completed 60-104 or 60-140 or its equivalent)
73-220. Quantitative Decision Models I
An introduction to the use of quantitative approaches to decision making. Topics include linear programming (model formulation and applications, computer solution, sensitivity analysis, and interpretation), transportation model, project management; PERT/CPM, inventory control. (Prerequisites: 73-202 (or equivalent), and 62-194 (or equivalent). Business students must also have completed 71-100.)
73-223. Introduction to Data Science for Business
This course provides an overview of the basic principles and approaches used to analyze and extract key insights from business data. All phases of the data science process will be examined in some depth including problem formulation, data acquisition, data modeling, model evaluation, and model deployment. Particular emphasis will be placed on expressing business problems in forms that can be addressed using data science tools and techniques. As an introduction to data science, this course focuses on providing a broad survey of the field as a foundation for more advanced level courses. (Prerequisite: 73-213)
73-305. Statistical Quality Design and Control
The course discusses some of the important statistical concepts and methods for quality design and improvement. Topics include: statistical process control, development and interpretation of different kinds of control charts for variable and attribute data, designs of experiment for product/process improvement. A software package may be required to simulate the operation of an actual process, and to illustrate the methodology. (Prerequisites: 73-202 (or equivalent))
73-311. Introduction to Data Base Management
A study of the planning and design of data base systems in a business organization. Topics include: data concepts and modelling, data base planning, data structure and storage techniques, and data base design. A micro-computer-based data base software package will be used for regular assignments and team projects. (Prerequisite: 73-213.)
73-312. Business Process and Data Analytics
This course integrates the macro (processes) and micro (data analysis) view of businesses. The first half of this course focuses on the concept and evolution of business process management (BPM) and its impact on organizations. Topics will include how organizations benefit from BPM to enhance its competitiveness, sustainability, innovation and growth; techniques and evolution of process mapping; workflow management; and enterprise applications. The second half of this course focuses on the data underlying business processes. Topics will include data visualization and predictive modeling techniques using state-of-the-art data analysis software. (Prerequisites: 73-213)
73-320. Quantitative Decision Models II
An introduction to the use of quantitative approaches to decision making under uncertainty. Topics include: inventory management under probabilistic demand, waiting line models or queues, computer simulation, decision analysis, multi-criteria decision making. (Prerequisite: 73-220.)
73-323. Data Science Tools and Methods
This course offers an in-depth exploration of key tools and techniques used to assemble, analyze, and evaluate large business datasets obtained from diverse sources. Techniques for communicating the results of this analysis and techniques for introducing analytical models into business processes will also be examined. Students will develop the practical skills needed to acquire, manage, and analyze business data using current methodologies and software applications. (Prerequisite: 73-223)
73-331. Operations Management I
An introduction to the problems and techniques encountered in the production of goods and services. Topics include: forecasting, capacity planning, facility location and layout, aggregate planning, inventories and materials requirement planning. (Prerequisite: 73-220, anti-requisite: 73-341.)
73‐341. Supply Chain Management I: Introduction and Fundamentals
This course introduces problems and techniques encountered in the management of supply chain. Topics include: supply chain performance, drivers, and metrics, design of distribution networks, uncertainties along the supply chain and demand forecasting, aggregate production planning, managing inventory under uncertainty, product availability and supply chain profitability. (Prerequisite: 73-331.)
73-420. IT in Project Management
This course focuses on introducing students to the organizational, managerial, and technical constructs associated with IT project and program management. The nine PMI (Project Management Institute) specified knowledge areas of project management are explored, while introducing students to a wide array of tools and techniques that seasoned project managers use. Students are introduced to popular IT tools such as the MS Project (how it can help the managers manage projects) and the SAP Project Systems module (how it is integrated with Sales and Distribution, Materials Management, Financial Accounting, Controlling, and Human Capital Management other functions in the organization). (Prerequisites: 73-213 and 73-220)
73-423. Business Analytics in Practice
In this course students will apply their business analytics knowledge and skills to the resolution of practical business problems in marketing, human resource management, supply chain management, accounting, finance, and other business related domains. Students will be challenged to analyze and understand business problems in these areas, formulate and evaluate data analytic models that can address these problems, acquire the data needed to support their models, and then refine and deploy these models within business settings. Emphasis will be placed on linking business analytic knowledge and skills to the problems encountered in specific business domains. (Prerequisites: 73-311, 73-312, and 73-323)
73-431. Operations Management II
The course explores other substantive and analytical issues in the planning and control of operations and supply chain management. Topics include: sales and operations scheduling
, ; and supply chain decisions. Team or individual presentations on selected topics may be required. (Prerequisite: 73-331.)
73-491. Special Topics in Management Science
(May be taken for credit twice if content is different.) (Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.) This course was formerly numbered 73-425.
73-495. Independent Study in Management Science
(Prerequisite: consent of the instructor and Area Chair.) This course was formerly numbered 73-429. (May be taken for credit twice if content is different.) The student, with the agreement of the instructor, will select, research and report on a topic.
73-498. Modeling and Analysis in Management Science and Systems
This course is concerned with modelling, analysis and presentation of results using tools and techniques developed in the areas operations management, operations research, statistics and information systems. Problems are selected from case studies, simulation and real-life projects. A major part of the evaluation is based on team and individual reports and presentations. (Prerequisite: 73-331)
74-131. Principles of Marketing
An introduction to the principles, concepts and techniques of marketing. A significant objective of the course is the development of a basic understanding of the marketing process and its role in the organization, in the economy, and in global markets. This course was formerly numbered 74-231. Although this course can be taken to upgrade grades in 74-231, students cannot receive credit for both 74-131 and 74-231.
74-232. Marketing Problems-Applications and Decisions
The application of concepts and techniques in marketing through the use of cases and simulation gaming. The course will apply the concepts learned in 74-131, Principles of Marketing, in a managerial, decision-making format. (Prerequisites: 71-100 and 74-131 Pre or corequisite: 72-270.)
74-332. Research Methods in Marketing
The use of analytical methods to improve the efficiency of the marketing operations of companies and other organizations with emphasis on the development of a broad understanding of the uses and methods of research as applied to marketing. (Prerequisite: 73-202 and 74-131.)
74-334. Consumer Behaviour
An analysis of consumer and buyer behaviour and their implications for marketing decisions. The course examines theories of, and research in, consumer behaviour through cases and group projects. (Prerequisite: 74-131.) This course was formerly numbered 74-234. Although this course can be taken to upgrade grades in 74-234, students cannot receive credit for both 74-234 and 74-334.
74-335. Marketing Channels
The subject of marketing channels deals with the flow of ownership of a product from manufacturer to final user. Major topics include principles of marketing channel design, the types and roles of wholesalers and retailers, the impact of the other elements of the marketing mix, and issues in marketing channel management, such as power, conflict and legal concerns. (Prerequisite: 74-232).
74-337. Quantitative Analysis for Marketing Decisions
The application of quantitative techniques to marketing problems and strategy. (Prerequisite: 73-102 and 74-131.)
74-338. Retail Marketing Management
An introduction to retailing concepts and the examination of various managerial issues related to retailing, including retail marketing strategy formulation, customer care and service, product assortments, retailer-supplier relations, pricing, inventory control, and location and layout decisions. (Prerequisite: 74-232.)
74-339. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
The planning, implementing and controlling of logistics activities associated with the flow of goods and related information, from the raw materials stage to the end user. This course discusses the fundamentals of business logistics and supply chain management, including transportation, order management, warehousing, reverse distribution, logistics information technology, and the impacts of product, price and promotion. (Prerequisite: 74-131 or permission of instructor.)
74-432. Product Planning for Marketing Management
An overall view of the product planning function (including the planning of services) in a company or institution, including the development and appraisal of product ideas, optimal organization of the planning process, product audits, financial and legal aspects of product planning, and intra-organizational factors. (Prerequisite: 74-232.)
74-433. Internet Marketing
This course explores the impact of the Internet on traditional marketing strategy and actions. Specific emphasis will be placed on customer segmentation/targeting, consumer behaviour and issues of on-line/off-line consistency. Students will be expected to develop an understanding of web site design and basic html coding. Classes consist of lectures, lab work, case analysis, and student discussions/presentations. The course requires both qualitative and quantitative treatment of issues. (Prerequisites: 73-213 and 74-232.)
74-435. International Marketing
This course is concerned with the problems and opportunities of marketing in foreign environments. It will focus on the cultural, economic, and geographical problems encountered in managing the marketing function from a Canadian manager's perspective. (Prerequisite: 74-232.)
74-436. Advertising Management
A study of how to approach the management of advertising in business enterprises. The focus will be on making advertising decisions (e.g., setting advertising objectives, creating advertising campaigns, developing media strategies, and measuring advertising results) in relation to the overall marketing strategy of the business or non-business enterprise. (Prerequisite: 74-232.)
74-437. Sales Management
The study of the personal selling area, including an examination of the role and responsibilities of the salesperson, the sales management, and sales management functions. (Prerequisite: 74-232.)
74-438. International Logistics
This is an applied course discussing the physical movement of products across international borders. The course examines the decisions that a logistics manager must make when shipping products internationally and the background knowledge that a logistics manager should possess to make these decisions. Topics include international ocean and international air transportation; customs duties; government influences on international logistics; international terms of carriage; and international cargo insurance and documentation. (Prerequisite: 74-131 or permission of the instructor.).
74-439. Marketing Strategy and Planning
An advanced course in the management of the marketing function. The course will include an appraisal of the key issues in the management of the marketing function with major emphasis on the development, formulation, implementation, and control of the firm's marketing plan. Emphasis will also be placed on current key issues in the marketing area and global marketing considerations. (Prerequisites: 74-232 and any 4 of 74-234, 74-332, 74-335, 74-337, 74-338, 74-339, 74-432, 74-433, 74-435, 74-436, 74-437, 74-491 and 74-495)
74-445, Services Marketing
This course will be of particular interest to students who wish to explore marketing and management issues related to service industries (such as travel, hospitality, financial, sports, and other service related businesses). The course recognizes that service organizations require a distinctive approach to marketing and operations strategy, both in their development and execution. This course explores ways that goods-producing and -selling firms might use and market “service” as a source of competitive advantage. Topics include the service dominant logic; the systems perspective; research; branding; e-service principles; overlap of marketing/operations/human resource systems in service organizations (i.e., internal marketing); service blueprinting; service recovery; and service customer relationship management (CRM). Throughout, heavy emphasis will be placed on understanding the service consumer experience. (Prerequisites: 74-232, 74-334/234)
74-491. Special Topics in Marketing
This course examines major concepts, industries, ideas, issues or current problems in Marketing. Topics, and the method of delivery, may vary from semester to semester. Please contact the instructor for further information. (May be taken for credit twice if content is different.) (Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.)
74-495. Independent Study in Marketing
This course is of varying content dealing with topical issues in marketing. The course might focus on a specific functional area or a particular environment for the application of marketing concepts. Administration of the course will vary as appropriate with its content and might involve a literary survey, research project, experiential exercise, or other format. (Prerequisites: 74-232 and consent of the instructor and Area Chair.) This course was formerly numbered 74-431.(May be taken for credit twice if content is different.)
BUSINESS STRATEGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (75-)
75-100. Introduction to Business
This course takes a holistic approach in helping students develop an understanding of their future places, as entry-level managers, in business and other forms of organizations. Functional business learning is undertaken using the lecture method. In parallel, the basic elements of strategic management are introduced in order to develop students’ strategic thinking capabilities. Project work focuses on adapting students’ career strategies to the employment environment, and on adapting companies’ strategies to their competitive environments. Finally, the case method is used to emphasize ethical self-management, group dynamics and organizational governance, and entrepreneurial processes involved in starting and managing a small business. The course demands that students: use their initiative; develop their analytical, decision-making and interpersonal management skills; and take responsibility for achieving success. (Credit cannot be obtained for both 75-100 and 71-140).
75-205. Co-op Work Term I
Supervised experience in an approved career-related setting with a focus on the application of theory and the development of transferable skills. The co-op work experience is designed to provide students with an enriched learning opportunity to integrate academic theory and concepts in an applied setting. (Prerequisite: Student must be enrolled in a co-operative education program. Offered on a Pass/non-Pass basis. Supervised practicum requires the successful completion of a minimum of 420 hours. Students who do not pass the course can not continue in the co-op program.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both 75-205 and 75-401). This course was formerly numbered 75-401.
75-290. Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
This is a survey course designed to introduce students from all faculties to entrepreneurship as a career option. The entrepreneurial process will be explored through a mix of lectures and case studies. Topics include the identification of profitable business ideas, assessment of business opportunities, entry strategies, marshalling resources, and the start-up process. (Prerequisite: 75-100. Business students must also have completed 71-100.)
75-305. Co-op Work Term II
Supervised experience in an approved career-related setting with a focus on the application of theory and the development of transferable skills. The co-op work experience is designed to provide students with an enriched learning opportunity to integrate academic theory and concepts in an applied setting. (Prerequisite: Student must be enrolled in a co-operative education program. Offered on a Pass/non-Pass basis. Supervised practicum requires the successful completion of a minimum of 420 hours. Students who do not pass the course can not continue in the co-op program.)(Credit cannot be obtained for both 75-305 and 75-402). This course was formerly numbered 75-402.
75-390. Entrepreneurial Resource Management
This course covers the strategic issues involved in attracting and managing resources - financial, human, and intellectual capital - in the entrepreneurial firm. The course is taught from two distinct perspectives-- from the point of the view of the resource provider (angel investor, venture capitalist, bank, corporation, talent) and from the point of view of the resource seeker (the entrepreneur). The course focuses on the strategic implications, rather than financial techniques, associated with both attracting resources and valuing new and growing ventures. The course is suitable for any student wishing to pursue an entrepreneurial career path, including a career in venture capital. Pre-requisites: 72-271 (Business Finance II) and 74-131 (Principles of Marketing).
75-391. New Venture Formation
Designed for students who choose entrepreneurship as a career option, this course is an in-depth study of the process of drawing the blueprints for a new enterprise including: developing business ideas, developing business concepts, conducting feasibility studies, choosing a legal form or business, writing business plans, identifying and approaching sources of money, raising funds, and putting together a package of resources to start an enterprise. (Prerequisites: 75-290.)
75-393. International Business
This course is designed to provide students with the tools to think globally and manage internationally. This survey course covers a wide range of topics including, the global trade and investment environment, the international firm's cultural, political, and competitive environment, and the management and operations of international firms. The focus throughout the course is on the changes that occur when a firm moves from a domestic focus to a global one. (Prerequisites: 72-271 and 74-131.)
75-397. The Law and Business Administration
A survey of the law pertaining to business administration. Topics include: the legal approach to business problems, contracts, sale of goods, bills of exchange, agency, bailment, real property, partnerships, corporations, and bankruptcy. (Prerequisite: 71-243.)
75-405. Co-op Work Term III
Supervised experience in an approved career-related setting with a focus on the application of theory and the development of transferable skills. The co-op work experience is designed to provide students with an enriched learning opportunity to integrate academic theory and concepts in an applied setting. (Prerequisite: Student must be enrolled in a co-operative education program. Offered on a Pass/non-Pass basis. Supervised practicum requires the successful completion of a minimum of 420 hours. Students who do not pass the course can not continue in the co-op program.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both 75-405 and 75-403). This course was formerly numbered 75-403.
75-490. Strategy in the Global Business Environment
This course builds on the basic knowledge provided in 75-393 to provide students with an in-depth appreciation of global management issues. The course focuses on developing and implementing global strategies. This includes a detailed analysis of the international environment and the forces that determine global effectiveness, as well as consideration of different forms of entry available to firms and the specific factors that must be addressed to implement global strategies successfully. (Prerequisite: 75-393.)
75-491. Special Topics in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
This is an advanced course designed to examine, in-depth, the strategic issues facing business decision makers. Coverage will vary to reflect the contemporary issues and concerns of today's executives. (May be taken for credit twice if content is different.) (Prerequisite: 75-391, fourth year standing or consent of the instructor.)
75-493. Field Study in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
In this course, teams of students study an actual firm focusing on identifying the strategic issues facing the firm, the needed strategic plans for addressing them, and the implementation of such plans. Students pursuing the entrepreneurial option can also take this course to finalize the prototype for the business they intend to start. (Prerequisite: 75-391, fourth year standing or consent of the intsructor.)
75-495. Independent Study in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Under faculty supervision, students undertake an individualized program of independent study to pursue, in great depth, a topic in strategic management or entrepreneurship where they can apply the knowledge gained in prior courses. (Prerequisite: consent of instructor and Area Chair.) (This course was formerly numbered 75-494.)(May be taken for credit twice if content is different.)
75-496. Enterprise Development Consulting
Students will perform business consulting and market research for local organizations, giving them opportunities to network while applying skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to real life business situations. Semester-long projects covering different business areas are performed in small supervised teams. Weekly class time is a round-table discussion format used for collaboration of ideas and strategy with the rest of the class. Students will be evaluated on participation along with formal reports and presentations regarding the projects. Highly motivated students from a variety of business-related disciplines will make-up the consulting team. (Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.) (Open to Semester 7 and above students only).
75-498. Strategic Management
Taught from the perspective of the CEO, this is the capstone course of the B.Comm. Program. It is designed to integrate the knowledge gained in all business courses and focus such knowledge on the central task of managing the firm in its entirety. (Prerequisites: All other required Business courses and Semester 7 or 8 standing for B. Comm. students, or Semester 5 or 6 standing for B. Comm. for University Graduates students.) (Not open to non-Business students.)
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