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Courses - May 2023

Level 1

Course details

Organizational Effectiveness
BUS8560

Description:

Organizational effectiveness examines the behaviour of individuals and teams and spans topics including the design of management systems and structures to enable business strategy through the development of key performance indicators, targets and benchmarks. Theories relating to conflict and motivation in the workplace will guide students in their identification and application of models that address issues and challenges relating to both. In addition, students will address organizational culture, productivity, employee engagement and leadership in the context of the human resources function. Students will explore the dynamics of the relationship between organizational and change management strategies. Students will describe the role the HR professional plays in the planning and managing of organizational change to ensure organizational effectiveness.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Business Communications for the New World of Work
COMM8055

Description:

This course teaches you the fundamentals of writing effective business documents for internal and external audiences, including emails, proposals, business plans, business cases, reports, slide decks and content for the web. You will have opportunities to polish your presentation skills, build your confidence to participate productively in meetings, network with internal and external stakeholders in virtual and hybrid environment.

  • 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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Organizational Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
MGMT8005

Description:

Today's leaders must understand and manage Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) to attract and retain talent to meet the organization's strategic objectives. You will learn the foundational concepts of DEIB, including intercultural competencies development within the organization structure, non-bias recruitment and selection, healthy boundaries in the workplace and how to manage DEIB while building diverse teams in remote, virtual and hybrid settings.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Leadership Models and Applications for the Emerging Workforce
MGMT8015

Description:

Strong leadership is essential for the success of any local or global organization. You will build competencies to evaluate theories and applications of leadership and how leaders influence organizational systems and structures in a diverse and adaptive workforce. Although traditional leadership models will be examined briefly, the emphasis will be on contemporary models, focusing on personal leadership, communication, and understanding of interpersonal and organizational dynamics. You will develop your critical thinking and leadership skills and competencies through self-assessments, case studies, presentations, and experiential discussion.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Creative, Critical, Design and Systems Thinking
MGMT8025

Description:

The role of leaders and managers requires a variety of thinking skills to manage organizational complexities and diverse workforce needs. You will learn to assess complex issues and strategize proactive solutions using case studies to develop creative, critical, design, and systems thinking skills for professional and personal development.

  • 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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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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Level 2

Course details

Business Analytics and Information Systems
INFO8180

Description:

Businesses rely on data. It connects all departments from employees to customers, and it drives decisions. This course gives students a practical, software driven approach to business analytics. Using analysis tools like MS-Excel with other data visualization and mining tools, students will learn the landscape of data: the information systems where it is created, how data are verified, governed, analyzed, and made actionable.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Organizational Strategy & Innovation
MGMT8035

Description:

You will build awareness and understanding of strategic thinking and strategic leadership and their contribution to sustainable organizational performance by reviewing relevant theories, models, and concepts. You will learn how to develop a critical appreciation of the complexity of relationships and tensions associated with developing and implementing strategy in an agile economy.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Performance and Talent Management
MGMT8045

Description:

(Virual, hybrid and remote, diverse teams) Competency and performance improvement remain urgent goals of most organizations. In this course, students will learn systematic approaches to improving individual performance in ways that help achieve change. The course will cover successful and unsuccessful methodologies to performance appraisal and management. The student will learn through role-play and case study, the most effective and personally comfortable process to conduct performance evaluations. Several examples of actual performance appraisals are made available in this hands-on course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Management and Leadership Development Capstone
MGMT8055

Description:

This capstone course will teach you how to apply the leadership and management principles and knowledge to a specific business situation whether domestic or international.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
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Leading for Success
MGMT8065

Description:

Leaders and managers must equip themselves with a variety of leadership tools to foster success in a workforce that focuses less on hierarchical structures and more on equality. Leaders must understand that all their employees have just as much inherent value as they do. Authentic leadership, collaboration, integration, and crucial conversations are key competencies to successfully lead hybrid, virtual and remote and evolving teams. A component of this course will include reflective leadership on one’s own experience and the experience of others to foster continuous personal development.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Leading and Coaching a Flexible Workforce
MGMT8075

Description:

Effective coaching is a key competency leaders and managers must hone to manage talent in today’s flexible and remote workforce. You will learn to acquire, practice, and critically evaluate the skills, processes and techniques behind coaching and mentoring to foster performance, belonging and team building. You will critically reflect on the ethical, practical challenges and benefits of employing either coaching or mentoring approaches in the workplace.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Promote workplace diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging using current industry best practices to increase employee satisfaction in the workplace
  2. Reflect on the use of a business communication methodology and/or strategy to convey messages across all levels of organizational structures in a variety of situations
  3. Analyze current management methodologies and techniques in a variety of working environments, including remote, hybrid, and global to maximize employee productivity, retention, and satisfaction
  4. Use of change management models, frameworks, ands strategies to implement organizational changes to enhance positive team dynamics and organizational culture
  5. Apply a continuous improvement lens to a variety of business functions such as financial/fiscal management, data analysis, risk mitigation, and project management to increase organizational effectiveness and profitability
  6. Create plans to enhance a company or organization's commitment and action towards sustainable business practices using the United Nation's PRME initiative and sustainable development goals
  7. Establish leadership goals, constraints, deliverables, performance criteria, control needs and resource requirements in consultation with stakeholders to optimize business operations