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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Introduction to Accounting
ACCT1025

Description:

This course introduces the non-accounting student to the subject of Accounting. It is designed to teach the student an essential life skill. The course focuses on the logic of accounting principles and relates it to the financial well being of the student. The student will learn a basic understanding of accounting that can be used in both their personal life and business career.This course introduces ASPE, IFRS, accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements and financial analysis and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system for both sole proprietorship and corporation forms of businesses.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Business Computing Applications I
COMP1056

Description:

During this course, the student will learn to effectively use Windows operating system, apply word processing techniques, create basic business presentations, and explore the power of spreadsheets . Students will also learn the skills necessary to operate effectively within the Conestoga College computing environment. An emphasis will be placed on the development of solutions to business problems using commonly available microcomputer tools.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Business Mathematics I
MATH1010

Description:

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional modules. The course stresses business applications using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII “Plus” calculator is required for the course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Marketing I
MKT1040

Description:

Marketing is about knowing the customers and the creative and strategic processes to meet their needs, wants and desires. This highly interactive course introduces you to the world of marketing from both a societal and organizational perspective. You will participate in a variety of hands-on practical activities and projects to immerse yourself in the fundamentals of marketing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management
OPER1160

Description:

A Supply Chain is a network of organizations that are involved in the different processes and activities that produce value in the form of products and services in the hands of the ultimate customer or consumer. Operations Management is one of the three major functions of a business, along with Marketing and Accounting / Finance, and focuses on designing, creating, and improving goods and services. Understanding key Supply Chain and Operations Management foundations is crucial to any company's success and profitability. This introductory course will expose students to topics related to how products and services are created and delivered to the customer.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Organizational Behaviour
BUS1021

Description:

This course is a study of workplace behaviour at the individual, team and organizational level. The course explores theories of motivation, perceptions, emotions, team effectiveness, decision making, leadership, power, culture, and change. The concepts and application explored will guide students in their application of best practices to strengthen organizations and their overall effectiveness as global citizens.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Professional Writing Skills for Business
COMM1380

Description:

In this second-level communications course, students learn the professional writing skills required for effective communication in business. Students apply their learning to business case studies to produce documents for various purposes and audiences using a range of current business formats. They will also learn to write proposals and reports using research and documentation skills to further prepare them for higher learning and career success.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMM1085
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Data Analysis and Advanced Functions
COMP1003

Description:

During this course the student will learn and apply more advanced features of spreadsheet applications in order to develop comprehensive solutions to business problems; and utilize advanced database functions and business intelligence tools of a spreadsheet to enable an executive to make comprehensive and informed decisions.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMP1056 OR COMP1923
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Microeconomics
ECON1020

Description:

This course will function as a study of how people in society deal with the problem of scarcity. It will introduce students to principles that are essential to understanding contemporary microeconomic issues facing Canadian society. Economic models will be utilized to analyze decisions made by individual economic units in an economy such as households and firms, the interaction of these units under varying market structures, and the impact of various government policies. Topics of study will include principles of economics, supply and demand theory, consumer theory, production and cost theory, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market structures.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Business Mathematics II
MATH1020

Description:

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions. Topics include: simple interest, simple discount, compound interest, annuities and their many applications including amortization, sinking funds, Canadian mortgages and refinancing of loans.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1010
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

Level 3

Course Details

Applied Managerial Accounting
ACCT2460

Description:

This is an introductory course in Managerial Accounting for non-accounting students. The course provides the student with an understanding of the types and behaviours of costs used by managers in the planning, decision-making and budgeting processes.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030
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Workplace Success Strategies
CDEV1510

Description:

Workplace Success Strategies develops essential employability skills that will help business students be successful at college and in the workplace, including effective teamwork, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and delivering effective presentations. Students are also taught strategies for workplace success, including interview skills and respectful communication across diverse cultures in the workplace.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Macroeconomics
ECON1030

Description:

This course is a study of the Canadian economy as a whole. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary macroeconomic issues facing Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing economic models and aggregate economic indicators such as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, balance of payments; and the impact of domestic and international influences and of government fiscal and monetary policies.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Project Management
MGMT2060

Description:

This course will explore the fundamentals of project management in order to provide the student with a solid foundation in this discipline. Through discussion and application of all aspects of project management knowledge areas, students will learn the tools and techniques used to successfully manage projects. This course meets the project management education requirements toward completion of the Project Management Institute’s PMP and CAPM designations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Sales
MKT2080

Description:

This course focuses on the buying/selling of a product, service or idea. Students will develop professional selling skills based on practical techniques and scenarios to implement Relationship Selling. The focus is on Business to Business (B2B) selling with the student acquiring the ability to utilize the structured selling process. This course is also designed to develop and refine the student's presentation and networking skills.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Sales Management Systems
MKT2380

Description:

This practical course teaches students how to use current sales technology and tools used by businesses to measure, build and maintain profitable relationships with customers.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

Level 4

Course Details

Business Law
BUS2010

Description:

Introducing the legal system which governs personal and commercial relationships in Canada, this course provides knowledge of the basic legal concepts in order to gain insight into judicial reasoning. Areas covered range from contract law to real property and protection of creativity.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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International Business
BUS3021

Description:

Globalization is one of the key issues facing businesses. This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of why all countries and companies have a vested interest in ensuring they are ready and able to understand and manage global, cultural, and transnational issues. Managers must be able to ensure that their organizations are able to compete in an increasingly complex global arena. Areas of study include international trade agreements, trade organizations, and their impacts on countries, environment and culture.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Career Success
CDEV1830

Description:

This course focuses on the skills needed to conduct a successful job search. Students will explore the labour market and identify trends that may impact their future careers. They will develop skills for an effective job search including networking, self-marketing documents and tools as well as interview skills. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will develop a personalized job search plan to support their future careers.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Financial Management
FIN2120

Description:

This is an introductory course in financial management. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the theory and principles of managerial finance. The course covers cash budgeting, pro-forma statements, leverage (breakeven), short and long term financing, financial statement analysis, management of working capital and lease vs. buy decision.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ACCT1025 OR ACCT1030
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Human Resources Management
HRM2040

Description:

The primary focus of this introductory course is to offer the student an overview of the Human Resource (HR) Management function and each of its disciplines. The course emphasis is on the application of the skills and techniques commonly used today by HR professionals in each discipline area, and on understanding how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives. Pertinent legislation is studied in detail. A section of the course is devoted to developing effective job search skills and to presenting oneself effectively in interviews.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

Level 5

Course Details

Financial Applications In Business
ACCT2190

Description:

Through the use of case studies and exercises, students become familiar with the practical aspects of the general accounting function in business. These applications, drawn from manual and computerized systems, include general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll administration and HST/GST. The Sage 50 software package is used to illustrate computerized accounting systems.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030 OR ACCT1060
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Decision Making
BUS2160

Description:

Managers need to make sound business decisions on a daily basis. This course is designed to give students an integrated skill set to accumulate, analyze, and then utilize information to make well informed and reasoned decisions. Tools and techniques studied will include statistics, research and decision making models using a critical thinking approach.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1010
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Financial Services and Personal Finance
BUS3010

Description:

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the concept of money, financial markets and the importance of financial intermediaries in the Canadian economy. Students will also investigate savings, credit, investments (including mortgages, mutual funds, pension plans, stocks, bonds), tax implications and risk management vehicles (such as insurances) to assist them in planning for their financial future

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Small Business Management
ENTR3025

Description:

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a very important role within today’s Canadian economy. This hands-on practical course provides the student with an opportunity to examine unique resources/organizations, topics, issues, opportunities and challenges facing SMEs as they establish and operate a business in Ontario today.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: COMP1003
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Canadian Labour Relations
HRM2030

Description:

This overview course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the development of labour unions in Canada, and the practical skills needed to manage effectively in unionized workplaces. Historical, political and legal issues affecting the industrial relations environment will be reviewed in detail. Through secondary research, the student will have an opportunity to discuss organized labour from the viewpoints of both labour and management. Through simulation and experiential exercises, students will develop practical skills in collective agreement negotiation, contract administration and preparation for arbitration. Students will also have an opportunity to explore contemporary issues facing unions and to identify future trends which will impact on the industrial relations climate.Note: This course is accredited by HRPA towards the CHRP designation. Course Outcomes have also been aligned with Ministry Guideline MCTU Code 70223.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: BUS2010 OR HRM1090 OR OLRN1440
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Operations Management
OPER3000

Description:

The student will apply several quantitative decision models and qualitative techniques for effective design, execution, management and improvement of operations in manufacturing and/or service organizations – (e.g. contracting, retailing, transportation, financial institutions, insurance, educations, healthcare etc.) They will learn strategic integration and implementation of the ten operations decisions by analyzing case studies and conducting field assessment of manufacturing and service.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1020 AND OPER1160 OR OPER1420
  • CoRequisites:

Level 6

Course Details

Applied Ethics
BUS3050

Description:

Applied Ethics will allow the student to grapple with some of the important ethical issues facing business leaders today; issues which typically arise in the areas of international operations, privacy, manufacturing, advertising and the financial sector, to name only a few. Students will be introduced to the concepts that are relevant for resolving ethical problems and given an opportunity to develop the necessary reasoning and analytical skills for doing so.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Business Analysis
COMP2170

Description:

The ability to understand, determine and apply metrics using computer generated data is essential to add value to an organization plus clarity towards growth and profitability. Students will use computer applications to perform different types of analysis. The focus is on creating, extracting, analyzing, and reporting of data from a variety of sources. A key theme is understanding what the data is saying and how to communicate this information to all stakeholders.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMP1003
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Entrepreneurship
ENTR3000

Description:

In this project-based course, teams of students will integrate prior and concurrent learning in areas of marketing, accounting, finance, operations, and human resource management to develop, write and present a comprehensive business plan. In addition, the students develop their teamwork skills through meeting, facilitation, communication, and feedback exercises.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ENTR3020 OR ENTR3025
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Supervisory and Leadership Practices
HRM1010

Description:

Preparing students to take up supervisory positions in a variety of work place settings, this course emphasizes the unique challenges facing the supervisor as the first level of management in most organizations. Case studies, projects and in-class exercises will be used in this course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: BUS1020 OR BUS1021 OR BUS1025
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Strategic Business Planning
MGMT3030

Description:

Focusing on applying management concepts, this course teaches all phases of the strategic process. Both external and internal contextual issues are discussed providing a wide range of techniques. Using computer simulation and in-class exercises, students appreciate the trade-offs managers face. Using the simulation, students will make decisions and propose corrective actions.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Sustainable Development for Managers
MGMT3130

Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to theories and practices involved in managing for triple bottom line productivity. Students learn the historical timeline of sustainable development, debate responsibility for key socio-environmental issues and evaluate methods for sustainable environmental economics. Through analysis of personal ecological footprints, students will be encouraged to define their own sustainable worldview and to identify how it relates to their management style. Case studies and simulations are used to develop students' practical skills, including developing and defending the business case for sustainability, conducting environmental audits and designing financially sound recommendations to improve operational efficiencies within an organization as related to key performance indicators. Students will apply and evaluate sustainable marketing strategies, methods for engagement and reporting. Upon course completion, students will be well positioned to lead change towards a more socially, environmentally and financially sustainable global business environment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Program outcomes

  1. Evaluate the impact of global issues on an organization's business opportunity by using an environmental scan.
  2. Apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization's business initiatives.
  3. Assess and use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organizations business initiatives.
  4. Conduct and present research to support business decision making.
  5. Plan, implement and evaluate projects by applying project management principles.
  6. Perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices.
  7. Apply human resource practices to support management objectives and the organization's goals.
  8. Use accounting and financial principles to support the management and operations of an organization.
  9. Assess marketing and sales concepts and strategies and apply them to the needs of an organization.
  10. Outline principles of supply chain management and operations management and assess their impact on the operations of an organization.
  11. Participate in the development of a business plan.
  12. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field.
  13. Outline strategies used to manage risks in an organization's business activities.