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.
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
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
Methods of Instruction
Lectures, seminars and/or case discussions.
Means of Assessment
|Test(s) and/or quizzes
|Written research report
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
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.
Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system.
A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.
For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.
If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.