Fundamentals of Business

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Business
Course Code
BUSN 1200
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course provides a broad overview of the Canadian business system -- how it functions, and how it relates to specific areas such as marketing, production and finance. The course provides a specific insight into actual business operations and some of the major areas of concern regarding the role of business in society.
Course Content

INTRODUCING THE CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS WORLD

  • The Canadian Business System
  • The Environment of Business
  • Entrepreneurship, Small Business, and Business Ownership
  • Business Conduct including Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • International Business

UNDERSTANDING THE BUSINESS OF MANAGING

  • The Role of Managers
  • Managing Human Resources and Labour Relations
  • Motivating and Leading Employees
  • Producing Goods and Services
  • Marketing Processes and Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Mix: Product, Price, Place, and Promotion

MANAGING FINANCIAL ISSUES

  • Accounting and Information Systems
  • Money, Banking, and Securities Markets
  • Financial Management
Methods Of Instruction

Lectures, seminars and/or case discussions.

Means of Assessment

Assessment will be in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.

Written assignments 5-15%
Test(s) and/or quizzes 30-45%
Written research report 10-20%
Participation 0-10%
Final examination 30%
  100 %

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student will be able to:

1. Define and describe the Canadian business system, and its environment, including forms of business ownership and existing and emerging societal issues
 2. Recognize and explain the role of managers in the four functional areas of business: production, marketing, finance and personnel.
 3. Use an enhanced vocabulary of business
 4. Effectively produce written and oral business communications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Textbook Materials

 

Griffin, Ricky W; Ebert, Ronald J; and Starke, Frederick A. Business, Latest Canadian Edition, Toronto Pearson Education Canada.

 

Griffin, Ricky W; Ebert, Ronald J; and Starke, Frederick A. Business Essentials, Latest Canadian Edition, Toronto Pearson Education Canada.

 

Nickels, W.G., J.M. James, S.M. McHugh , P.D. Berman and Rita Cossa. Understanding Canadian Business, Latest Ed. McGraw Hill.

 

Latest Edition of the Survival Guide for Business or other appropriate Learning Guide.

 

OR

 

Other textbook(s) as approved by the department.

 

 

 

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Acsenda School of Management (ASM) ASM BADM 101 (3) 2010/09/01 to 2021/04/30
Acsenda School of Management (ASM) ASM BADM 1XX (3) 2021/05/01 to -
Acsenda School of Management (ASM) ASM IB 1100 (3) 2006/01/01 to 2010/08/31
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO BUS 110 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BADM 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN MGMT 100 (3) 1995/09/01 to 2010/12/31
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU BUSI 100 (3) 2015/09/01 to -
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU BUS 1000 (3) 2007/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU BUSI 1110 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG BUSM 1100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) OC BUAD 123 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BUS 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ADMN 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU BUEC 2XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to 2014/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MNGT 1711 (3) 2015/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU BBUS 1XXX (3) 2011/01/01 to 2015/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU BUEC 2XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MNGT 1710 (3) 2014/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU BUSI 111 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2021/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU BUSI 1XX (3) 2021/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO MGMT 1st (3) 2006/09/01 to 2019/04/30
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ARTS 1st (3) 2005/05/01 to 2006/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO MGMT 100 (3) 2019/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV COMM 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC COMM 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV BUS 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC COM 1XX (1.5) 2004/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.