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Courses - September 2021

Level 1

Course Details

Introductory Financial Accounting I
ACCT1030

Description:

This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Organizational Behaviour
BUS1021

Description:

Studying people and organizations, this course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams. Using actual examples, this course examines how behavioural factors affect organizational effectiveness.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Integrated Language Skills for Business
COMM1285

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills required within the international business field. The course will introduce students to a series of real-world business tasks that will develop business language and intercultural communication skills. The course prepares students to communicate effectively for both personal and professional success.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • 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
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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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Level 2

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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College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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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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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
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Products and Services for a Global Market
MKT1540

Description:

In order to have long-term success in any international market you need to adapt and conform your products and services to the differences in regulatory, legal, cultural, and consumer/client requirements. In this course students will learn how these differences impact the cost, product design, packaging, labeling, product testing, and services delivery, and then develop strategies around these custom aspects.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MKT1040
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Level 3

Course Details

Feasibility of International Trade
BUS1055

Description:

This course examines the critical steps and decisions needed to determine the feasibility of international trade initiatives. Market research, cost- benefit analysis, and risk mitigation are all required in order to decide if international trade initiatives fit with a company’s strategic direction and improve the bottom line of an organization. Risk analysis then leads to the development of strategies to mitigate identified risks.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MKT1040
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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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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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International Market Entry Strategies
MKT2350

Description:

Market research is vital to ensure success of a new international venture. Students will learn how to assess international market entry options, prepare a business plan, and develop strategic partnerships through research, evaluation, negotiation, and continued communication. The chosen strategy must be successfully implemented and managed through intercultural competence, following an organizational code of ethics and complying with the applicable local and international laws. Implementation of the selected market entry strategy will require management of both direct and indirect exports. It may also require development and management of business arrangements such as foreign mergers or acquisitions, or foreign franchising or licensing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MKT1540
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Global Value Chain
OPER2000

Description:

This course examines aspects of the primary activities of Distribution and Inventory Management, and the supporting activities of Document Management and Procurement, which are integral to international trade logistics. Doing business in/with foreign markets requires consideration of different regulatory, financial, geographical, cultural, and consumer requirements. This course examines how organizations obtain resources and what they need to know to control and manage logistical systems within the global value chain in order to implement strategic business management decisions that minimize costs and risks, and maximize international business potential.

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

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

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
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Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
BUS2180

Description:

Modern corporations can no longer operate as autonomous, single-minded organizations. This course provides students with an introduction to the concepts of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in a business context. It examines issues in CSR, emphasizing accountability for, and reporting of, the social and environmental effects of an organization’s economic actions to stakeholders. Without exception, the external environments are complex, dynamic, and unpredictable. Companies today are caught in a crossfire of external (and sometimes internal) demands related to how they manage their responsibilities to a wide range of stakeholders, including employees, investors, suppliers, customers, communities, and national governments where they operate, particularly where long supply chains exist in developing nations. As a result of these conditions, corporations can be seen creating dialogue, relationships, and formal inter-organizational ties to a broad number of other parties and constituencies. In addition, those other parties and constituencies are exerting considerable influence on the formulation and execution of strategies. In large measure, the strategic management of these relationships is a keystone to business

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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International Trade Finance
FIN2170

Description:

In this course students will learn how to keep their business on a strong financial foundation by selecting the best options for negotiation terms and non-payment dispute resolution. Selecting appropriate transaction methods and tools for international trade can mitigate financial risk.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1020
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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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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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International Marketing and Sales
MKT2360

Description:

Market and sell your goods or services effectively anywhere in the world by developing a strong international brand and building deeper relationships with customers through an effective marketing plan. This course details the considerations an organization must make when promoting and selling products and/or services with an effective sales plan and increasing reach with an e-commerce operation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MKT2350
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program outcomes

  1. Conduct an environmental scan to outline and analyze the impact of world issues on an organization’s international business opportunities.
  2. Contribute to market research to support an organization’s international business decision-making.
  3. Prepare documentation and follow procedures to support the movement of products and services in the organization’s global supply chain.
  4. Identify statutory and regulatory compliance issues related to an organization’s integrative trade* initiatives.
  5. Select and contribute to the implementation of strategies to address the impact of cultural differences on an organization’s integrative trade initiatives.
  6. Contribute to the development of an international marketing plan to support an organization’s integrative trade* initiatives.
  7. Identify and interpret relevant international financial documents and identify financial strategies that support an organization’s integrative trade initiatives.
  8. Outline the components of an international business plan and assess how it impacts an organization’s priorities.
  9. Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of team projects using organizational skills.
  10. Apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to an organization’s integrative trade initiatives.
  11. Apply current technologies to support an organization’s integrative trade* initiatives.
  12. Develop and present a plan for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance within the international business field.