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Courses - January 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Organizational Behaviour
BUS8020

Description:

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

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Business Research and Data Analysis
BUS8375

Description:

This course explores basic statistical and research methods and their application to data analysis. Students will develop skills in reading and understanding research literature, and will develop expertise in evaluating the validity and reliability of research data. Students will acquire hands-on experience by working in small teams on a research project: designing, collecting data, analyzing the data using Microsoft Excel and reporting their findings and conclusions.

  • 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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Human Resources Management
HRM8130

Description:

The primary focus in this introductory course is to offer the student an in depth view into the world of the Human Resource (HR) Management functions and each of its specialties. The course emphasis is on the skills and techniques utilized by HR professionals in each of their specialty areas, and how they are related to the organization’s overall strategy and objectives.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Computer Skills for Business
INFO8060

Description:

This course is based on end-user computer skills for global business managers. The course focuses on students achieving a recommended level of information and communication technologies (ICT) competence to enable effective employability. Students will learn to apply Word processing skills to create properly formatted documents including collaboration tools for working in a globally distributed team. Data analysis and reporting tools in Excel will be utilized to create executive summaries of data used to solve business problems. Students will learn to integrate information between software to create powerful presentations. Online communication tools such as email, shared calendars and social media will be explored.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Accounting and Financial Management
MGMT8500

Description:

This course is designed to provide business managers with knowledge of Financial and Managerial Accounting required to support decision making. This course introduces business managers to quantitative and qualitative techniques and to communication strategies that enable reporting findings in an engaging and professional manner. Additionally, they are introduced to the essential functions including cost behaviour, budgeting, the interpretation of financial information and the effective communication of operational and financial strategies.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Global Markets and Strategies
MKT8035

Description:

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to marketing concepts and terminology. It examines the importance of global marketing within organizations and society in general. Students will study the role of marketing at the local, national and international level, and the major components of the marketing mix for businesses and end consumers. They will learn how to address the basic needs of companies in planning, developing and managing products, distribution channels, promotion and pricing into the global market. Students will be expected to conduct marketing research considering cultural influences, government regulations, and international pressures.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Global Supply Chain Management
OPER8340

Description:

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the discipline of supply chain management (SCM), which enables firms to better coordinate inbound and outbound information and material flow. In addition, supply chain management impacts customer service activities relevant to logistics, operations and marketing processes. Topics include the relationship between profitability, supplier management, customer service, quality, and productivity; management of incoming supplies and services; managing service capacity and wait times; and finally discussions of internal and external customer service, one of the primary objectives of supply chain management. The course is designed to examine a firm as a complete business, considering the global environment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course Details

Global Trade Law
BUS8330

Description:

This course is an introduction to the basic legal principles of carrying on international business. You will examine the legal implications of international business activities; discuss the legal aspects of intellectual property, competition and antitrust laws, public trade law and legal issues related to E-commerce in international business.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Global Business Management Capstone
BUS8350

Description:

This capstone course requires the student to apply principles and knowledge obtained from preceding Global Business Management courses to prepare a global business plan for a local company. Students will work in teams and compete with other teams in the class. Each team will craft and present their plan based on the United Nations PRME Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ACCT8090 OR MGMT8500 AND HRM8130 OR HRM8131 AND MKT8035 OR MKT8036
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Career Management
CDEV8130

Description:

This course focuses on career management skills needed to navigate the evolving workplace. Students will evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations within their chosen careers and explore emerging trends in the workplace. Students will refine their networking strategies and create marketing documents to position them for success. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback, and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will explore communication strategies that support workplace success and advancement. By the end of this course, students will have created a personalized career management plan.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship
ENTR8000

Description:

This course focuses on strategies for fostering creativity and innovation, and processes for developing entrepreneurial ventures. The scope of the course encompasses new business formation and initiatives within established organizations. Case studies range from small enterprises to large firms. Student teams will apply their entrepreneurial abilities to work through a number of business development challenges.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Global Business Perspectives
MGMT8110

Description:

Students will consider organizations from a global perspective. The impact of being a global entity on individual behaviour, team processes, and organizational processes will be examined. Organizations require managers who understand the evolving nature of the work place, such as virtual teams and social networking replacing committee meetings, emotional intelligence in addition to job-fit, and the competitive opportunities considering cultural understanding. The role of the leader will be a recurring theme. The course will integrate case work and will require the students to integrate material and provide support for their decisions.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Project Management
MGMT8300

Description:

This course provides the practical knowledge to prepare for starting and completing a project successfully. It will cover the components and tasks related to complex projects that often involve multiple functional teams and departments. You will explore how the knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) are applied during each phase of a project's life cycle as well as the processes related to successful project management. An overview of status reporting and the use of MS Project will be covered. This knowledge will help establish priorities and effectively manage your projects. It will be of particular interest to those students who have a long-term goal of attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation certified by the Project Management Institute.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Sustainable Management
MGMT8420

Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to the historical timeline of the Sustainable Development. Students learn communication, analytical, and critical thinking skills required to utilize green and sustainability language, to be agents of change in not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, business entrepreneurs, industry, and government. Students analyze change management issues facing organizations transitioning to sustainable business practices. Students learn to communicate and advocate personal and corporate advantages of reducing one's ecological footprint in all sectors while also considering the protocols, financial implications, and international constraints or differences that could impact a corporate sustainability strategy.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Make effective, appropriate, and ethical decisions taking into consideration, corporate social responsibility and environmentally sustainable practices within the four fundamental areas of business (operations, marketing, human resources, and finance) in domestic and international settings aligning with government programs, policies, and agencies which facilitate international trade.
  2. Conduct business with diverse populations using culturally appropriate methods in compliance with relevant national and international law, practices, policies, and practices.
  3. Apply effective supply chain and project management practices to support all functions of a business considering domestic and international perspectives and customs.
  4. Employ entrepreneurial strategies in the development of new products, services and markets to maximize the effectiveness of international business initiatives.
  5. Analyze business situations, using critical and creative thinking, and evidence from research and data to support recommendations and decision making in domestic and international settings.
  6. Collaborate with others to analyze business problems, generate alternatives, develop recommendations, and create action plans and/or persuasive business reports in domestic and international contexts.
  7. Assess and use information technology to increase business efficiency and/or effectiveness.