Fundamentals of Business

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Business
Course Code
BUSN 1200
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

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

At the end of the course, the successful student through the use of the "Means of Assessment" as identified in Section Q will demonstrate:

1. a basic understanding of the Canadian business system, and its environment, including forms of business ownership and existing and emerging societal issues

2. an understanding of the role of managers in the four functional areas of business: production, marketing, finance and personnel

3. an enhanced knowledge of the vocabulary of business

4. the ability to produce written and oral business communications

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and materials to be purchased by students to be chosen by instructor from:

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

or

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

or

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.

 

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

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 -
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), OL 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), OL 2015/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU BBUS 1XXX (3), OL 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 -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO MGMT 1st (3) 2006/09/01 to 2019/04/30
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO MGMT 100 (3) 2019/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ARTS 1st (3) 2005/05/01 to 2006/08/31
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

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
12005
Tue
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Phillips
Lisa
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
8:30 - 11:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
12006
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Stroppa
George
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
12561
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Stroppa
George
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
12781
Tue
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Faundo
Aurora
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
18:30 - 21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
14624
Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Faundo
Aurora
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
15:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15592
Fri
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Phillips
Lisa
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15900
Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Daddey
Florence
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
15:30 - 18:20