Course Curriculum

Order of delivery may vary slightly. Courses marked TBD can vary from year to year, and are announced at term start. Each summer during the break, students have opportunities to complete practical project work with industry clients. After first year, this opportunity is optional; after completion of second year onwards, it is a mandatory graduation requirement.

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Why should I complete a four-year degree?


Year One

Fall Semester (September–December)

BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 credits
BUS 160 Computerized Business Applications 3 credits
CMNS 125 Intro to Workplace Communications 3 credits
ENGL 105 Reading & Writing of Prose  3 credits
ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits

Winter Semester (January–April)

BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing 3 credits
BUS 143 Accounting I 3 credits
BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour 3 credits
CMNS 251 Professional Report Writing 3 credits
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits

Summer practical project work for businesses or Math 140 for those who require upgrading

Year Two 

Fall semester (September–December)

BUS 144  Accounting II  3 credits
BUS 162 Mathematical Methods for Business 3 credits
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3 credits
BUS 221 Professional Selling 3 credits
BUS 224 Retail Management* 4 credits



Winter semester (January–April)

BUS 227 New Business Development 3 credits
BUS 247 Management Accounting 3 credits
MATH 106 Statistics I 3 credits
MATH 141 Calculus for Business 4 credits
CMNS 180 Intro to Intercultural Communications* 3 credits


Summer practical project work for businesses. 

Year Three 

Fall Semester (September–December)

BUS 261 Business Law 3 credits
BUS 301 Economics and Business Statistics 4 credits
BUS 339 Financial Statement Analysis* 3 credits
ENGL 108 Introduction to Literature* 3 credits
UL BUS ELEC Upper Level Business Elective* 3 credits


Winter semester (January–April)

BUS 320 Business Research Methods 3 credits
BUS 327 Consumer Behaviour* 3 credits
BUS 349 Financial Management I 3 credits
ECON 307 Managerial Economics 4 credits
MACS 230  Cultural Industries* 3 credits


Summer practical project work for businesses.

Year Four 

Fall semester (September–December)

BUS 400 Business and Society* 3 credits
BUS 404 Management Science 3 credits
BUS 420 International Business* 3 credits
BUS 423 Services Marketing* 3 credits
GEOG 101 Weather and Climate* 4 credits

Winter semester (January–April)

BUS 403  Strategic Management 3 credits
BUS 405 Strategic Management Simulation 3 credits
BUS 430 Management of Innovation* 3 credits
BUS 457  Project Management*  3 credits
UL BUS ELEC  Upper Level Business Elective* 3 credits

*Order of delivery and course offerings may vary slightly. Elective courses marked with a * are selected to match and maximize the expertise of faculty, and are announced at term start. Typical electives can include classes such as Retail Management, Intercultural Communications, Consumer Behaviour, International Business, and many other exciting offerings that ensure you have the best possible foundation in all areas of business. Your degree also includes general courses that develop skills in critical thinking.

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