My Program Plan

Wondering which courses you will need to take to earn your degree? By following a program plan, you can graduate as quickly as possible.

My First Year

General Education Courses: 7-8 courses required (only applicable to BBA, please see BHM section at bottom of page for BHM requirements)​

Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to help students develop university-level writing skills.  Students improve their critical reading, English grammar and oral presentation skills while learning strategies for researching, planning, drafting, composing, and editing university essays in the APA format.

A range of academic essays is explored, including Response Paper, Problem-Solution, Compare-Contrast, and Cause-Effect. Students also learn how to summarize and paraphrase texts effectively and without committing plagiarism.

Prerequisite: ENGL101

This course is designed to help students extend their critical thinking, analytical, and research skills, and apply them to academic writing. Students explore common types of research, annotations and two major assignments: an academic case study report and a research paper in the form of an argumentative essay based on extensive secondary research in their area of business interest written in APA 7th format. Students also share their findings with the class through oral presentations in teams and individually.

Prerequisite: ENGL101 (Co-Requisite)

In the increasingly global business economy, effective communication skills are one of the most important determinants of career success. This course introduces students to a wide range of concepts essential to communicating effectively in business settings. Coverage includes all the important written message formats, as well as oral communication (presentations), critical thinking, nonverbal communication, the use of new communications technologies, and successful job application and interview techniques.

Prerequisite: ENGL101 (Co-Requisite)

The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to business mathematics. These include a review on numbers (fraction, percent and decimals) and solving linear equations or proportions. Then it will be the basic statistics concepts, payroll, markup, markdown, and inventory control. Next, students will explore the finance- simple and compound interest, annuity, and amortization. The course will be completed by introducing the accounting and its applications – depreciation and financial statements. This course is to prepare the students for statistics, accounting, management science, and other business courses that require applications of business mathematics.

Prerequisite: BADM120

This course is to provide the elementary level of descriptive Statistics and a part of the intermediate level of inferential Statistics. These include a review of the numerical measure and graphical displays. Then it will be an introduction to probability, three discrete probability distributions (binomial, hypergeometric and Poisson distributions), and three continuous probability distributions (uniform, normal and exponential distributions). Next, students will learn inferential Statistics – sampling methods, confidence intervals, one- and two-sample testing hypotheses, analysis of variance, regression and time series.

This course will assist students in classifying and analyzing research and economic data and in testing assumptions about the underlying nature of the data provided before testing hypotheses.

Prerequisite: BADM221

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to applied modelling and business problems including linear and non-linear programming, goal programming, decision making under uncertainty, queuing models, inventory management, and time series analysis.

* All General Education and Business Core courses are common amongst the 7 concentrations. The only exception is the
Accounting concentration which requires one additional General Education course.

Prerequisite: ENGL101 (Co-Requisite)

The course provides an overview of the Canadian business environment, forms of organizations, the management function, and an introduction to the
functional areas of business management. The course includes insights into the key economic and business developments that shape the future. The
integration of business practices, incorporating technology in business, globalization and global management skills, sustainable business, changing
Canadian demographics, corporate ethical standards, managing multinational cultures in the workplace, virtual teams and corporations, nurturing
knowledge workers, and entrepreneurship.

Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to give students a strong foundation of basic computer skills through guided activities and will allow them to learn fundamental concepts and skills for applying Technology. The course will introduce students to basic knowledge of computer components including the internal hardware, operating system, and software applications.

Students will gain practice in using productivity applications including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Power Point and help them foster connection skills such as collaboration, problem solving and self-direction using multimedia, technology tools and resources. The course will also introduce students to various social, legal, and ethical implications and issues regarding the internet, information, and security.

Business Core Courses: 21 courses required

Lower Division Business Core Courses (All 10 courses listed below are required)

Prerequisite: ACCT211

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with both traditional and modern approaches to cost and managerial accounting concepts. Key topics include job-order costing; activity-based costing; cost-volume-profit analysis; master budgeting; flexible budgeting; variance analysis; inventory costing and relevant cost analysis.

Prerequisite: BADM120, ENGL101 (Co-Requisite)

An introduction to basic financial accounting for proprietorships in service and merchandising businesses; this includes the recording of financial transactions and preparation of basic financial statements. Accounting for assets is also discussed in detail.

Prerequisite: ENGL101 (Co-Requisite)

This course assumes a degree of computer literacy, accounting knowledge, and problem-solving ability. The course builds on these student strengths to develop a managerial appreciation for information systems and their uses in business and other organizations in the areas of financial control, marketing, production, hardware and software, visualization, and customer service. Service level agreements and integration challenges, information technology, asset management, information technology audit, and implications information, technology project risk management.

Prerequisite: BADM221 and ENGL101

This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the latest theories and practices of operations management employed by world class manufacturing organizations. Topics include total quality management, material requirements planning, just-in-time inventory and supply chain management, synchronous manufacturing, theory of constraints, work simplification, and operations research. Lean manufacturing concepts will be stressed.

Prerequisite: ENGL101 (Co-Requisite)

This is a survey course that introduces managers to the functions and practices of human resources management. These functions include human resources and succession planning, recruitment, selection, job design and analysis, training and development, compensation, health and safety, performance appraisal, collective bargaining, and union contract administration.

Prerequisite: ENGL101 (Co-Requisite)

This course is designed to provide a basic conceptual framework that enables students to understand the international environments and the various management issues of global businesses. At the end of this course, students should be able to learn key concepts, tools, and frameworks of international business management.

Prerequisite: ENGL101 (Co-Requisite)

This introductory marketing course covers the basic components of a marketing system including product, price, promotion and distribution decisions (place). Students are introduced to marketing strategy, the marketing environment, marketing research, consumer and business buying behaviour, segmentation, targeting and positioning, branding, new product development, pricing strategies, distribution channels and the concept of integrated marketing communications.

Prerequisite: BADM120 and ENGL101

This course provides an introduction to the principles of microeconomics in the context of what is happening in Canada and the world. The focus is on the market economy and its operation and on the appropriate role of government and the market in organizing economic activity. Such issues as market successes and market failures, income redistribution, environment, and health care are analyzed throughout the course.

Prerequisite: BADM120 and ENGL101

The main points included in macroeconomic theory include national income and fiscal policy; money; banking; monetary policy; inflation, unemployment, international economics and trade. This course focuses on the Canadian economy and the government and the Bank of Canada’s policies.

Prerequisite: ACCT201

This introductory course in Finance builds on the student’s accounting and economics knowledge and develops skills in financial analysis, financial forecasting, and financial management. It also provides knowledge of financial instruments like stocks, bonds, convertibles, and warrants as they are used in the financial markets of Canada.

Upper Division Business Core Courses (All 11 courses listed below are required)

Prerequisite: ENGL102

The course emphasizes the development and application of legal principles and concepts and their application to Canadian businesses. The general areas covered are the law of torts, contract law, forms of business, special contractual law (employment, labour, bailment, sale of goods, restrictive trade, and insurance), real property, and debtor-creditor relationships.

This course surveys the field of organizational behaviour and provides frameworks for analyzing people and their attitudes and behaviour in organizations. The course covers individual (e.g., motivation, decision making, values, attitudes), interpersonal, and group phenomena (e.g., leadership, norms, power and influence). These psychological constructs are related to such concerns as job design, reward systems, decision making, and productivity. This course is global in its content and orientation.