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Business Administration
Many of the seats in these courses are normally reserved for students in a business administration program. Other students may take these courses if they meet the prerequisites and there is space.
Explanation of transferability symbols:
CA — Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C.
CCUI — Canadian Credit Union Institute
CGA — Certified General Accountants Association of B.C.
CMA — Society of Management Accountants of B.C.
ICB — Institute of Canadian Bankers
MUN — Municipal Administrators’ Education Council
PMAC — Purchasing Management Association of Canada
WWU — Western Washington University
Students should obtain detailed information about the conditions under which courses are transferable to other institutions. Because receiving institutions determine transferability, the information provided in this section regarding transferable courses is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the B.C. Transfer Guide (www.bctransferguide.ca) or contact the receiving institution for details about transferability.
Note: Most of the courses listed below are transferable to the OU Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS).


English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

BUS 1003 credits
Introduction to Business
Prerequisite(s): None
This course introduces students to basic business concepts and processes, and to the major issues involved in the management and administration of organizations. Topics covered include the Canadian business system, the Canadian economy, and the business functions of production, management, finance, and human resource management. The course is designed for students with minimal experience in basic business terminology and practices. It is highly recommended that students take this course in the first semester of study.
Students with BUS 102 cannot take BUS 100 or BUS 202 for further credit.

BUS 1203 credits
Essentials of Marketing
Pre- or corequisite(s): BUS 100 or AGRI 242A (Students in programs other than Business may seek a prerequisite waiver from the department)
An introductory survey course which examines the marketing environment and the fundamental principles underlying the selling of consumer and industrial goods and services. The course also examines market research, product planning, selection of trade channels and merchandising, advertising, pricing, promotion, and selling techniques. Case studies are used extensively to emphasize fundamental principles.

BUS 1433 credits
Accounting I
Prerequisite(s): C+ or better in Principles of Math 11; Math 12 recommended
Corequisite(s): BUS 100 recommended
This course will emphasize the practical application of accounting and will include the following topics: nature and purpose of accounting; balance sheet; income statement, changes in equity statement, accounting cycle, internal control; specialized journals; accounting for cash, receivables, inventories, and payroll liabilities; and accounting principles and concepts. The course may use a computerized accounting package.

BUS 1443 credits
Accounting II
Prerequisite(s): BUS 143; C+ or better in Principles of Math 12 provincially examined; or MATH 110 (C+ or better); BUS 162 recommended
This course is a continuation of Bus143. Topics include capital assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnerships, corporations, organization and shareholders equity, earnings per share, dividends, retained earnings, bonds and long-term notes payable, investments (including cost and equity method of accounting), international accounting, statement of cash flows, and interpretations of financial statements. The course may include the use of a computerized accounting package.

BUS 1453 credits
Accelerated Financial Accounting
Prerequisite(s): C+ or better in Principles of Math 12 provincially examined; or MATH 110 (C+ or better); BUS 162 recommended.
Corequisite(s): BUS 100 recommended
Topics include the nature and purpose of accounting, balance sheet, income statement, changes in equity statement, accounting cycle, internal control; specialized journals; accounting for cash, receivables, inventories, capital assets; the partnership entity; the corporate entity; short and long-term liabilities; bonds and long-term notes payable, investments and international accounting; statement of cash flows, and financial analysis.

BUS 1603 credits
Computerized Business Applications
Prerequisite(s): Familiarity with Windows is essential for success in this course. Students should consult the CIS web page at www.ufv.ca/cis/ for details. CIS 100 with a grade of C or better is recommended
Designed for students with a basic foundation in the use of microcomputer software applications. Students will accelerate directly into the use and integration of some of the more advanced features of applications such as word processing, electronic worksheets, database management, and visual and graphic software as well as electronic mail and the internet. Emphasis is on using computers to analyze and solve problems in a business environment.
Note: Credit cannot be obtained for both BUS 160 and CIS 110.

BUS 1623 credits
Mathematical Methods For Business
Prerequisite(s): C+ or better (67%) in Principles of Math 12 (provincially examined); or MATH 110 (C+ or better); (see program entrance requirements)
This course covers the mathematics of finance, a pre-calculus review of functions and graphs and an introduction to linear programming. Mathematical applications to retail operations, simple and compound interest, discounts, annuities, financial papers and depreciation methods are covered. Emphasis is on applications to financial management with the use of relevant computer software.

BUS 2013 credits
Human Resource Management
Prerequisite(s): BUS 203
This course involves the study of recruitment, selection and placement; job descriptions and job evaluation; compensation and appraisal plans, employment benefit programs, and training and educational programs.

BUS 2023 credits
Contemporary Management
Prerequisite(s): Students with minimal business experience are strongly encouraged to take BUS 100 (Introduction to Business) prior to taking BUS 202
This course involves detailed study of the functions of management, including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Topics covered include the context of management, the planning process, decision-making, organizational structure, leadership, motivation, and the control process. Applications and problem solving in the real-life business context will be emphasized. This course is designed for working managers and for students who want exposure to management skills and practices. Business diploma students intending to take the Human Resources and Organization Studies (HROS) concentration in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program should consider taking BUS 202 as an elective in the diploma program. Students with BUS 102 cannot take BUS 100 or BUS 202 for further credit.

BUS 2033 credits
Organizational Behaviour
Prerequisite(s): BUS 100 or BUS 102 (CIS and Crim program students may obtain Business department permission for prerequisite exemption)
This course consists of a general overview of the behaviour of individuals and groups, especially as this behaviour relates to formal organizations. It is designed to familiarize students with basic theories and concepts from the social sciences. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of structured learning experiences where these theories can be studied and the concepts applied.

BUS 2063 credits
Business Policy
Prerequisite(s): (BUS 100 or 102), BUS 120, (BUS 144 or 145), (BUS 160 or CIS 110)
Pre- or corequisite(s): BUS 201, BUS 247
An examination of how management set objectives of a business organization and the importance of planning and control to achieve these objectives. It includes an examination of long- and short-range goals and objectives, policy formation, rules and procedures, and decision-making using business simulation.

BUS 2213 credits
Professional Selling
Pre- or corequisite(s): BUS 100 recommended
An introduction to professional selling. Emphasis is placed on practical problems of locating and qualifying prospects, use of the depth approach, and improving sale preparation and organization.

BUS 2223 credits
Sales Management
Pre- or corequisite(s): BUS 100 recommended
General principles of sales management. Emphasis is placed on human resources, and on selection, assimilation, training and supervision. An examination of sales research, planning, organization and analysis constitutes the core of the course. The course ends with a discussion of sales management ethics.

BUS 2233 credits
Advertising
Prerequisite(s): BUS 120 or BUS 121/122
This course covers several advertising-related topics including philosophy and purpose, organization, relationship to other business divisions, planning, management, the creative process, research, media, copy, layout, art, strategies and campaigns, production and communications, controls, and evaluation of results.

BUS 2243 credits
Retail Management
Prerequisite(s): BUS 120 or 121/122
A study of retail management principles applicable to both large and small scale operations. Areas dealt with normally include the consumer, market segmentation, location, store design, space utilization, organization structure, personnel management, merchandise presentation and display, personal selling, customer services, and expense control and merchandising.

BUS 2273 credits
New Business Development
Prerequisite(s): BUS 120, (BUS 160 or CIS 110), BUS 144 or 145), BUS 162, (BUS 100 or BUS 102) CMNS 125 and 250
A comprehensive course in how to establish a small business. Topics include buying a business, franchises, starting your own business, sources of financing, forms of business, determining location, and the management strategies of marketing, fiancé, production, inventory control and human resources. This course concludes with the development of a business plan.

BUS 2453 credits
Personal Wealth Creation
Prerequisite(s): 15 university level credits
This course is intended for non-business students who are interested in learning how to apply personal financial planning knowledge into personal wealth creation. The course aims at providing students with a hands-on overview and
understanding on personal financial planning concepts and process. With a practical approach, students will be benefited by applying the financial planning knowledge into their stages of life.

BUS 2473 credits
Management Accounting
Prerequisite(s): BUS 144 or 145 with C+ or better, and (BUS 160 or CIS 110); C+ or better in Math 12 or Applications of Mathematics 12, or MATH 109 with B or better; BUS 162 recommended
An introduction to management accounting. Topics include cost/volume/profit relationships and analysis; job order and process costing; spoilage & waste; budgeting and responsibility accounting; flexible budgets; standard costs; materials, labour, overhead; cost behaviour; relevant costing and capital budgeting; direct and absorption costing.

BUS 2613 credits
Business Law
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into Business Administration program
Beginning with an overview of the sources of law and court procedures, this course explores torts and focuses on contract law. The material covered provides a sound definition of contract law as well as examining specific contractual arrangements, including securities, real estate transactions and general business transaction. Students will also be exposed to laws relating to business organizations, such as partnerships and corporations.

BUS 3014 credits
Economic and Business Statistics
Prerequisite(s): ECON 100, ECON 101 and MATH 106, acceptance to BBA degree
Corequisite(s): One of MATH 111 or 115 (may be taken as a prerequisite)
A practical second course in statistics, using statistical software packages, that applies statistical principles to problems in economics and business.
The course includes an overview of sampling techniques to aid market research, an introduction to multiple regression and time series analysis with an emphasis on forecasting, decision theory and the construction of price indices. All students are expected to complete a project applying at least one of the course techniques to a real data set.

BUS 3043 credits
Organization Theory and Application
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree; BUS 203; BUS 100 or BUS 102 recommended
This course consists of a survey of organizations and their environments, strategies, structures, systems, change and redesign from a mostly contingency perspective. Topics also include organization-level phenomena such as power, politics, decision making, culture, technology and information processing. Through cases, readings, and life experiences, students will be given the opportunity to apply these concepts, and evaluate their use in interpreting and managing organizational problems and situations.

BUS 3053 credits
Industrial Relations
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or BBA Aviation degree; BUS 201
This course is an introduction to labour relations and a basis for more specialized study. The course presents a critical analysis of labour-management relations in the workplace, its institutional and legal framework, and the organization and objectives of unions and management. The course should interest trade unionists and managers wanting to develop analytical skills relevant to and necessary for a career in labour relations, and those wanting to better understand and participate in the labour relations of their own workplace.

BUS 3073 credits
Selected Topics in Organizational Behaviour
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree and BUS 203
The specific emphasis in this course may vary depending on the special interests of faculty. Normally, the course will consist of an in-depth review of specific organizational theories and problems.

BUS 3083 credits
Selected Topics in Applied Organization Theory
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree and BUS 304
This course provides an in-depth examination of selected organization theory topics such as (but not restricted to) organizational learning, re-engineering, cultural change, institutional theory, bureaucracy, power, and enacted reality. Using course concepts, activities within and between contemporary organizations can be interpreted and form the basis of managerial analysis and action recommendations.

BUS 3093 credits
Selected Topics in Human Resources Management
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and BUS 201
Pre- or corequisite(s): BUS 304
The specific emphasis in this course will vary depending on the interests of the faculty and the contemporary issues in human resource management. Some of the human resource topics, each of which would form the basis for a special topics course, are: selection and recruitment, human resources planning, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, and training and development. The course will be presented through readings exercises, role plays, and case studies.

BUS 3143 credits
Recruitment and Selection
Prerequisite(s): BUS 201 and BUS 304
This course is an intensive examination of the human resource management functions of recruitment and selection. The course material covers topics such as the laws that govern recruitment and selection, the construction of an accurate job description, the process of identifying and attracting qualified candidates, and developing reliable and valid techniques for screening and selection. Students will also be introduced to theoretical perspectives on these topics and to some of the contemporary research addressing these topics.

BUS 3203 credits
Business Research Methods
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree
Pre- or corequisite(s): BUS 301
This course examines different research methodologies and their applicability to various business research problems. Emphasis is placed upon survey research. Students will be expected to complete a major research project, which includes research design, questionnaire construction, data collection, data analysis and report writing. Computer software will be used for statistical analysis.

BUS 3213 credits
Business-to-Business Marketing
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree, BUS 320
This course will expose students to managerial problems and challenges faced by organizations that are in the business of marketing industrial products, services, and commodities to other businesses. The specific focus will be on the nature of the firms' offerings and the specialized channels of distribution.

BUS 3233 credits
Promotion Management
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree, BUS 320
The emphasis of this course is on the planning, designing, organizing and managing of the promotional mix. The focus will be on key elements such as advertising, sales promotions, public relations, and media channels.

BUS 3273 credits
Consumer Behaviour
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree
Corequisite(s): BUS 320 (may be taken as a prerequisite)
The purpose of the course is to study the process of consumer choice, its determinants, and its implications for marketing strategy. The study of consumer behaviour is interdisciplinary; that is, it is based on concepts and theories about people that have been developed by researchers in such diverse disciplines as psychology, sociology, social psychology, cultural anthropology, and economics. Given this fact, the course will focus on how firms can use their knowledge of consumer behaviour to segment markets, design marketing communications, and measure marketing performance.

BUS 3383 credits
Accounting Information Systems
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or Accounting certificate, BUS 144 or 145, and BUS 160 or CIS 110 or equivalent.
The emphasis of this course is the controllership and public practice role of accountants. It will include a comprehensive computerized accounting simulation that will involve the design of the accounting system, designing reports to monitor short-term liquidity and capital projects, entry of data to test the system, and reporting financial analysis of the results to management. The completed project will be exported to CaseWare where a year-end file will be prepared.

BUS 3393 credits
Introductory Financial Statement Analysis
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into a university degree program or 60 university level credits
This course will focus on helping students to analyze real company financial statement information and will explain the relationships between the income statement, balance sheet, and cash-flow statement. This will be an introductory guide to understanding the language of financial statements and provide reference for students to utilize the appropriate methods for analyzing, interpreting, and understanding financial data. That data will then be used to take full advantage of opportunities while understanding some of the risks and limitations of financial data.

BUS 3433 credits
Intermediate Accounting I
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or Accounting certificate program; C+ or better in Principles of Math 12 provincially examined; or MATH 110 (C+ or better); BUS 144 or 145 with C+ or better
Corequisite(s): BUS 160 or CIS 110
This course, together with BUS 344, further develops the concepts, practices, and techniques, presented in BUS 143/144. Topics include theoretical foundations of accounting, measurement and reporting of financial information, cash, receivables, inventories, operational assets, intangible assets, investments -- temporary and long-term, revenue recognition, financial reporting, and changing prices.

BUS 3443 credits
Intermediate Accounting II
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or Accounting certificate program; BUS 343 or equivalent with instructor's permission
This course represents a continuation of the financial accounting subject matter presented in Business 343. Topics include liabilities, retained earnings, shareholders equity, earnings per share, accounting for taxes, pensions, leases, changes in financial position, financial statement analysis, and disclosure requirements.

BUS 3453 credits
Income Tax I
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or Accounting certificate program; BUS 144 or 145, or equivalent with instructor's permission
This course provides an introduction to the Canadian system of income taxation of individuals and corporations. Specific study concentrates on the Income Tax Act and includes such topics as employment income, income from business, income from property, income for tax purposes, eligible deductions, capital cost allowances, capital gains, taxable income and taxes payable.

BUS 3463 credits
Income Tax II
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or Accounting certificate program; BUS 345
This course provides a continuation of BUS 345. Specific study concentrates on the Income Tax Act and how it applies to corporations, trusts and other entities. The discussion will be supplemented with the use of income tax software.

BUS 3473 credits
Auditing Principles
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or Accounting certificate program; BUS 344
This course is an introduction to the principles of auditing. Topics include: the nature and purpose of the audit function, an overview of the auditing profession, audit methodology, planning, and standards (including audit objectives, types of evidence and documentation, materiality and risk, internal controls and audit sampling and testing); audit reports, and coverage of current auditing controversies.

BUS 3483 credits
Management Accounting II
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or Accounting certificate program; BUS 247 and MATH 106, or equivalent, with instructor's permission, C+ or better in Principles of Math 12 provincially examined, or MATH 110 (C+ or better)
This course covers cost behaviour, relevance and the decision process, pricing decision, management control systems, cost allocation, profit planning in uncertainty and the use of decision models, specifically inventory models, product mix using linear programming, models in capital budgeting, cost behaviour analysis/regression analysis, and variance analysis mix and yield.

BUS 3493 credits
Financial Management I
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or BBA Aviation or Accounting certificate program; C+ or better in Principles of Math 12 (provincially examined) or MATH 110 (C+ or better); BUS 144 or 145 with C+ or better; BUS 247; BUS 162 recommend.
The course will explore the principles of successful corporate financial management, and will therefore target various aspects of managing an organization financially. As a result, the focus of the course is theory and application of that theory to three key areas of financial management: capital budgeting; optimal debt levels; and financial management of day to day activities

BUS 3503 credits
Operations Management
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or BBA Aviation or CIS degree program, MATH 106, and one of (MATH 111 or 115), or instructor's permission. Aviation students without MATH 111, 115 will require tutorial instruction in calculus
A survey of the production function in business with emphasis on inventory management, project management, and quality control. Particular emphasis will be placed on how managers can use computers in manufacturing operations to help them in decision making. Field trips may be required.

BUS 3603 credits
International Air Transportation
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to the Bachelor of Business Administration (Aviation) degree or BBA degree, or instructor's permission
An overview of the development of international air transportation systems and the contexts within which they operate. The course will examine key national and international regulatory and industry bodies, reasons for their development, current roles, and emerging air transportation trends. In addition to regulatory issues, students will be introduced to the major political, social, cultural, economic, and technological forces affecting international air transportation.

BUS 3703 credits
Managerial Control
Prerequisite(s): BUS 201 or BUS 203
Pre- or corequisite(s): BUS 201 or BUS 203
This course is a study of the non profit/public sector with specific attention to the measures that act as substitutes for profit as indicators of achievement. Topics include: control functions, key indicators, outcome measures, costing, budgeting, best practices, accountability, service, strategic planning, managerial behaviour and reporting and evaluating.

BUS 3903 credits
Special Topics
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into a Business Administration program; other prerequisites dependent on topic
This course investigates a special topic related to the management of businesses or other organizations. Normally this will consist of an in-depth consideration of an issue or problem faced by a specific type of organization or by organizations in general. This course will be offered only when funding is available and student interest is evident.

BUS 4003 credits
Business and Society
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or BBA Aviation degree
This course examines the moral and ethical issues facing contemporary business. Perspectives on ethics and justice are explored and used to assess moral and ethical obligations of stakeholders such as employees, the public, government, owners, and managers, in a wide range of situations faced by organizations. Such situations may include, among others, corporate social responsibility, employee and shareholder rights, environmental obligations, and fair business practices.

BUS 4033 credits
Strategic Management
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into fourth year of BBA degree or BBA Aviation degree
This course focuses on strategy formulation and strategic planning using an integrative approach which covers the major functional areas of management. Implementation issues will be discussed. This course should only be taken in the final semester of the degree program.

BUS 4043 credits
Management Science
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or Bachelor of Business Administration Aviation and BUS 301
This course covers the application of basic mathematical and statistical techniques to aid managerial decision making, to help solve a wide variety of problems from a broad range of areas in the business environment. This is a practical course, and extensive use of spreadsheets will be made.

BUS 4063 credits
Compensation & Benefits
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree or BBA Aviation degree; BUS 201 and BUS 304
The purpose of this course is to a) develop an understanding of the complex role that reward and compensation systems play in organizational success and b) develop the ability to actually design a compensation system that will promote
organizational success.

BUS 4073 credits
Gender and Diversity Issues
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree
Pre- or corequisite(s): BUS 304
This course examines the ways in which gender, personal characteristics, and organizational structure interact in determining individuals' experiences in organizations. Among the topics discussed will be how and why individual experiences differ, how different individuals behave in managerial positions, differences in labour market experiences, and the effects of organizational and societal socialization.
Note: Credit will not be given to students who previously completed BUS 307A.

BUS 4083 credits
Teamwork in Organizations
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration, BUS 203
Pre- or corequisite(s): BUS 304
The ability to work effectively in groups is an important skill in the modern organization. This course will introduce students to theoretical concepts in group development and performance, and also explore practical applications of teamwork in existing organizations in the class itself. Credit will not be given to students who previously completed BUS 307B.

BUS 4103 credits
Government and Enterprise
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree
This course will emphasize the nature of government-enterprise interaction in Canada and North America with special attention paid to competition policy, public regulation, public enterprise, and international trade agreements. Both theoretical and practical applications of the following topics will be examined: industrial strategy, macro-economic planning, energy and natural resource policies.

BUS 4153 credits
Venture Initiation
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and BUS 227
An examination of the key factors affecting venture initiation including completion of a venture opportunity analysis, market research, approaches to and location of funding, tax planning, cash-flow projections, and the mechanics of startup.

BUS 4203 credits
International Business
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree, or BBA (Aviation) degree
This course begins the study of the international business environment with a survey of cultural, social, and economic factors influencing decision making. Major functions of international commerce are reviewed including export and import trade, investment transfers, international production and marketing operations and global monetary control systems. A major emphasis of this course will be how business may gain from Asian-Pacific trade in the 21st century.

BUS 4213 credits
International Marketing
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Business Administration degree program; BUS 320
This course examines the issues related to the marketing of products and services in the international context. Emphasis will be placed upon the development and implementation of policy, and strategy for a firm's resources to meet the international marketing objectives. The international marketing issues related to a country or a geographic location will also be examined.

BUS 4233 credits
Services Marketing
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree; BUS 320
This course is designed for those students who may be interested in service industries, and will address the distinct needs and problems of service organizations in the area of marketing. The theme of the course is that service organizations require a distinct approach to marketing strategy -- both in development and execution. Hence, the course will build and expand on theories and concepts from core marketing courses to make them specifically applicable in service industry settings.

BUS 4253 credits
Marketing Strategy
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree, BUS 320, BUS 323 or BUS 421
This is a capstone course in marketing that integrates all areas of marketing by strategically examining market analysis, products and service, promotion pricing, distribution, and governmental regulation of marketing processes.

BUS 4303 credits
Management of Innovation
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into fourth year of BBA degree or BBA (Aviation) degree
This course will explore the principles for the management of innovation across several industries. The focus will be on issues such as: leadership; strategy; resources; performance metrics measurement and incentive rewards; and how they are impacted by the organization’s structure and culture. This course should only be taken in the final two semesters of the business degree. 

BUS 4333 credits
Investments
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree, BUS 301 and BUS 349
This course is designed to develop the student's ability to value securities. Various methods of investment analysis will be studied. Stocks, bonds, and derivative products are used in a case setting to enable students to learn the appropriateness of using these tools and methods. All of these financial instruments are viewed from an individual, institutional, and portfolio perspective.

BUS 4343 credits
Risk Management and Financial Engineering
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and BUS 349
This course deals with ways in which the risks are quantified and managed in a portfolio that includes derivatives. Topics include a review of the Black-Scholes model of option pricing, and extending this theory to institutional hedging. Also examined is value at risk, credit risk, and empirical issues in risk management such as estimating volatilities and correlations.

BUS 4353 credits
International Finance
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and BUS 349
This course is a study of international financial markets and institutions, and introduces the student to the management of assets and liabilities in an international and multinational setting. Topics to be covered include: exchange rate determination, foreign exchange risk, interest rate swaps, international portfolio management, comparative markets, and country risks.

BUS 4393 credits
Advanced Financial Accounting
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree, or Accounting Certificate program, BUS 344
This course examines advanced financial accounting issues, including: long-term investments, business combinations and consolidations, intercorporate investments, foreign currency translation and transactions, and accounting for the not-for-profit sector.

BUS 4403 credits
Management Information Systems
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree, or CIS degree
The role of management information systems and its conceptual foundation in modern organizations; the technology of information systems; the system lifecycle of MIS, and the control and audit of an information system. Introduction to various types of MIS software with an emphasis on hands-on application.

BUS 4433 credits
Financial Accounting Theory
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into fourth year of Bachelor of Business Administration degree or
Accounting certificate program; BUS 344 and BUS 349
This course is an overview and discussion of theoretical and empirical research in various key financial accounting topics. We will visit many of the highly important research papers of the past thirty years in financial accounting, learn the insight and argument in modern financial accounting theories, and study their
application to capital markets and business enterprises.

BUS 4463 credits
Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
Prerequisite(s): 90 university level credits
This course will focus on helping students to interpret financial data for effective business analysis and decision making by analysts, investors, managers, and other stakeholders of a company. The course goes beyond just assessing the financial health and performance of a firm and introduces students to managing
growth, financing operations, and evaluating investment opportunities based on financial statement analysis.

BUS 4493 credits
Financial Management II
Prerequisite(s): BUS 349
This course looks at various models of asset pricing. These models are then used to price securities such as stocks, bonds, and options, and the empirical implications of these theories are examined. Other topics include capital budgeting under uncertainty, optimal capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and foreign exchange risk.

BUS 4503 credits
Probabilistic Models in Operations Analysis
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree, BUS 301
Corequisite(s): One of MATH 111 or 115
The objective of this course is to enable students to "think probabilistically" in solving business-related problems. The modelling and analysis of uncertain systems in operations management is emphasized. Markov processes, renewal theory, reliability theory, and queuing analysis are introduced. The applications include production and inventory control, machine maintenance, customer waiting line, and other problems in both manufacturing and service industries.

BUS 4513 credits
Computer Simulation Models in Business
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree, BUS 350, BUS 301
This course is designed to develop the student's ability to use the computer to simulate various production and operation systems in the real world. The topics include simulating empirical and theoretical probability distribution, selecting input probability distributions, verification and validation of simulation models, variance-reduction techniques, and statistical output analysis. Students are expected to develop computer simulation programs using PC or mainframe.

BUS 4523 credits
Computer Applications in Operations
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance in Bachelor of Business Administration degree, BUS 350
This course explains how computers are used in modern manufacturing and service organizations. Students will be introduced to the concept of CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing), and the automation of design and manufacturing (CAD, CAM), robotics and FMS, assembly line management, and computerized systems to develop planning and control strategies such as Materials Requirements Planning and Just-In-Time production.

BUS 4533 credits
Decision Theory in Business
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree, BUS 301, and one of MATH 111 or 115
The goal of this course is to understand, model, and improve business decision-making under uncertainty and complexity. Tools include expected utility theory, Bayesian principles, and multiple attribute analysis. Students will develop computerized decision-support systems for decision makers (managers).

BUS 4573 credits
Project Management
Prerequisite(s): MATH 106 or equivalent and 90 university level credits; BUS 404 recommended
This course deals with the calculation techniques required for time and cost estimation and scheduling when undertaking complex multitask projects. Managerial and implementation issues will also be covered.

BUS 4603 credits
Aviation Management
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to BBA (Aviation) degree or Bachelor of Business Administration degree, BUS 360 ECON 100, (BUS 100 or BUS 102)
An examination of current operational, management, and marketing issues faced by the airline industry. Topics will include issues related to Airline planning, forecasting, scheduling, fleet planning, and financing. The course will also examine the application of marketing concepts to the airline industry focusing on product planning, pricing, distribution and promotion.

BUS 4923 credits
Directed Studies
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to Bachelor of Business Administration degree
Independent reading and research on topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor, and approved by the program head. See program chair for details.

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