For students with two-year diplomas in business

Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration

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The Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration program is located in Don and Marion McDougall Hall.

The Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration program is available to students who have a two-year diploma from Holland College (or a similar college) in Retail Management, Business, or Accounting.  They must satisfy general UPEI and School of Business entrance requirements. Applicants must demonstrate a minimum average of 70% in their college program.

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  • A business degree can lead to a career in almost any industry with a wide range of job opportunities and career paths open to graduates.
The Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration program is located in Don and Marion McDougall Hall.

REQUIRED COURSES:

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s FIRST year at UPEI:

  • Business 141 - Marketing
  • Business 171 - Organizational Behaviour
  • Business 241 - Management Information Systems
  • Business 288 - Research and Evidence-Based Management
  • Economics 101 - Introductory Microeconomics
  • Economics 102 - Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Math 111- Finite Mathematics
  • UPEI 101 - Writing Studies (see note 3)
  • Accounting 101 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (except students whose college diploma was in Accounting; see note 1)

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s SECOND year at UPEI:

  • Business 212 - Business Presentations and Communications
  • Business 231 - Corporate Finance
  • Business 251 - Introduction to Management Science
  • Business 272 - Human Resource Management 
  • Business 301 - Business Law – Part I
  • Business 343 - Integrated Cases in Marketing 
  • English 381 - Professional Writing
  • Accounting 221 - Managerial Accounting

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s THIRD year at UPEI:

  • Business 333 - Integrated Cases in Corporate Finance OR Business 334 (formerly 421) - Personal Finance
  • Business 351 - Operations Management
  • Business 371 - Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
  • Business 391 - Strategic Management
  • Business 485 - Developing Management Skills
  • Business 495 - Business Research I

ELECTIVE COURSES:

For students whose college diploma was in Accounting:

In addition to the 22 required courses, students must take 8 elective courses. At least three electives must be business courses, and at least four electives must be non-business courses. The other elective (“a free elective”) may be either a business or a non-business course.

For students whose college diploma was in Business or Retail Management:

In addition to the 23 required courses, students must take 7 elective courses. At least two electives must be business courses, and at least four electives must be non-business courses. The other elective (“a free elective”) may be either a business or a non-business course.

Students must obtain at least 60% in at least 14 of the 18 required business courses in order to qualify for the degree of Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration.

NOTES:
1. Students in the Retail or Business Program will also be required to take Accounting 101 if they have not completed the equivalent at Holland College or an equivalent community college program.
2. Students in this program are eligible for the Business Co‐op option.
3. The completion of UPEI 101 is a required course for the Accelerated BBA, but the course also meets the general UPEI requirement of taking UPEI 101, 102 or 103.

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  • A business degree can lead to a career in almost any industry with a wide range of job opportunities and career paths open to graduates.
The Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration program is located in Don and Marion McDougall Hall.
  • Juergen Krause, Dean, Associate Professor
  • Tim Carroll, Associate Professor
  • Andrew Carrothers, Assistant Professor
  • Mike Cassidy, Assistant Professor
  • Reuben Domike, Associate Professor
  • Gary Evans, Associate Professor
  • Debbie Good, Assistant Professor
  • Susan Graham, Assistant Professor
  • Blake Jelley, Associate Professor
  • Melissa James, Assistant Professor
  • Amy MacFarlane, Assistant Professor
  • Tarek Mady, Assistant Professor
  • Tina Saksida, Assistant Professor
  • Don Wagner, Associate Professor
Overview

The Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration program is available to students who have a two-year diploma from Holland College (or a similar college) in Retail Management, Business, or Accounting.  They must satisfy general UPEI and School of Business entrance requirements. Applicants must demonstrate a minimum average of 70% in their college program.

Course Structure

REQUIRED COURSES:

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s FIRST year at UPEI:

  • Business 141 - Marketing
  • Business 171 - Organizational Behaviour
  • Business 241 - Management Information Systems
  • Business 288 - Research and Evidence-Based Management
  • Economics 101 - Introductory Microeconomics
  • Economics 102 - Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Math 111- Finite Mathematics
  • UPEI 101 - Writing Studies (see note 3)
  • Accounting 101 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (except students whose college diploma was in Accounting; see note 1)

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s SECOND year at UPEI:

  • Business 212 - Business Presentations and Communications
  • Business 231 - Corporate Finance
  • Business 251 - Introduction to Management Science
  • Business 272 - Human Resource Management 
  • Business 301 - Business Law – Part I
  • Business 343 - Integrated Cases in Marketing 
  • English 381 - Professional Writing
  • Accounting 221 - Managerial Accounting

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s THIRD year at UPEI:

  • Business 333 - Integrated Cases in Corporate Finance OR Business 334 (formerly 421) - Personal Finance
  • Business 351 - Operations Management
  • Business 371 - Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
  • Business 391 - Strategic Management
  • Business 485 - Developing Management Skills
  • Business 495 - Business Research I

ELECTIVE COURSES:

For students whose college diploma was in Accounting:

In addition to the 22 required courses, students must take 8 elective courses. At least three electives must be business courses, and at least four electives must be non-business courses. The other elective (“a free elective”) may be either a business or a non-business course.

For students whose college diploma was in Business or Retail Management:

In addition to the 23 required courses, students must take 7 elective courses. At least two electives must be business courses, and at least four electives must be non-business courses. The other elective (“a free elective”) may be either a business or a non-business course.

Students must obtain at least 60% in at least 14 of the 18 required business courses in order to qualify for the degree of Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration.

NOTES:
1. Students in the Retail or Business Program will also be required to take Accounting 101 if they have not completed the equivalent at Holland College or an equivalent community college program.
2. Students in this program are eligible for the Business Co‐op option.
3. The completion of UPEI 101 is a required course for the Accelerated BBA, but the course also meets the general UPEI requirement of taking UPEI 101, 102 or 103.

Faculty
  • Juergen Krause, Dean, Associate Professor
  • Tim Carroll, Associate Professor
  • Andrew Carrothers, Assistant Professor
  • Mike Cassidy, Assistant Professor
  • Reuben Domike, Associate Professor
  • Gary Evans, Associate Professor
  • Debbie Good, Assistant Professor
  • Susan Graham, Assistant Professor
  • Blake Jelley, Associate Professor
  • Melissa James, Assistant Professor
  • Amy MacFarlane, Assistant Professor
  • Tarek Mady, Assistant Professor
  • Tina Saksida, Assistant Professor
  • Don Wagner, Associate Professor

Overview

The Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration program is available to students who have a two-year diploma from Holland College (or a similar college) in Retail Management, Business, or Accounting.  They must satisfy general UPEI and School of Business entrance requirements. Applicants must demonstrate a minimum average of 70% in their college program.

Course Structure

REQUIRED COURSES:

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s FIRST year at UPEI:

  • Business 141 - Marketing
  • Business 171 - Organizational Behaviour
  • Business 241 - Management Information Systems
  • Business 288 - Research and Evidence-Based Management
  • Economics 101 - Introductory Microeconomics
  • Economics 102 - Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Math 111- Finite Mathematics
  • UPEI 101 - Writing Studies (see note 3)
  • Accounting 101 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (except students whose college diploma was in Accounting; see note 1)

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s SECOND year at UPEI:

  • Business 212 - Business Presentations and Communications
  • Business 231 - Corporate Finance
  • Business 251 - Introduction to Management Science
  • Business 272 - Human Resource Management 
  • Business 301 - Business Law – Part I
  • Business 343 - Integrated Cases in Marketing 
  • English 381 - Professional Writing
  • Accounting 221 - Managerial Accounting

Required courses recommended to be taken in a student’s THIRD year at UPEI:

  • Business 333 - Integrated Cases in Corporate Finance OR Business 334 (formerly 421) - Personal Finance
  • Business 351 - Operations Management
  • Business 371 - Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
  • Business 391 - Strategic Management
  • Business 485 - Developing Management Skills
  • Business 495 - Business Research I

ELECTIVE COURSES:

For students whose college diploma was in Accounting:

In addition to the 22 required courses, students must take 8 elective courses. At least three electives must be business courses, and at least four electives must be non-business courses. The other elective (“a free elective”) may be either a business or a non-business course.

For students whose college diploma was in Business or Retail Management:

In addition to the 23 required courses, students must take 7 elective courses. At least two electives must be business courses, and at least four electives must be non-business courses. The other elective (“a free elective”) may be either a business or a non-business course.

Students must obtain at least 60% in at least 14 of the 18 required business courses in order to qualify for the degree of Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration.

NOTES:
1. Students in the Retail or Business Program will also be required to take Accounting 101 if they have not completed the equivalent at Holland College or an equivalent community college program.
2. Students in this program are eligible for the Business Co‐op option.
3. The completion of UPEI 101 is a required course for the Accelerated BBA, but the course also meets the general UPEI requirement of taking UPEI 101, 102 or 103.

Faculty

  • Juergen Krause, Dean, Associate Professor
  • Tim Carroll, Associate Professor
  • Andrew Carrothers, Assistant Professor
  • Mike Cassidy, Assistant Professor
  • Reuben Domike, Associate Professor
  • Gary Evans, Associate Professor
  • Debbie Good, Assistant Professor
  • Susan Graham, Assistant Professor
  • Blake Jelley, Associate Professor
  • Melissa James, Assistant Professor
  • Amy MacFarlane, Assistant Professor
  • Tarek Mady, Assistant Professor
  • Tina Saksida, Assistant Professor
  • Don Wagner, Associate Professor
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Course Level: 
100 Level
Courses: 

BUS 101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
An introduction to the functional areas of business. Topics to be covered include business organizations, marketing, finance, accounting, production, and personnel. Much emphasis will be placed on the development of both written and oral communication skills in a business context. Case studies will be used to reinforce theoretical concepts discussed.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion (a passing grade) of the English Academic Program (EAP) for those students enrolled in the EAP program.
Three hours a week.

BUS 171 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 
This course introduces students to the theory of organizational behaviour (the study of people at work in organizations). It examines the behaviours of individuals working alone or in teams, and how organizational characteristics, management practices and other factors influence this behaviour, and ultimately organizational effectiveness.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion (a passing grade) of the English Academic Program (EAP) for those students enrolled in the EAP Program.
Three hours a week

Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

BUS 211 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
This course focuses on developing students' writing and presentation skills in a business environment.  Students will learn techniques to help them communicate with professionalism, clarity and persuasiveness in a variety of business contexts.
PREREQUISITES:  English 101 or Global Issues 151, and must be registered in Business with a 2nd year standing.

BUS 241 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
This course provides an introduction and understanding of the value and uses of information systems for business operation and management decision-making. It concentrates on providing an understanding of the tools and basic terminology needed to understand information systems and their role in the business environment. Topics include information systems concepts, a review of information technology concepts, the fundamentals of e-business, planning and development of information systems, and the management of these systems.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 101

BUS 251 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 
This course is designed to provide business students with an introductory survey of the many business applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of location and dispersion, basic probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling methods and sampling distributions, sample size, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
PREREQUISITE: Business 101 and Math 111-112, or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week. 
NOTE: This is a required course for Business students and credit for Mathematics 221, Education 481, Psychology 271, 278 or 279, Sociology 331 and Sociology 332 will not be allowed.

BUS 252 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT I
This course introduces students to the basics of management science/quantitative management as a tool in decision-making. Students are introduced to model construction, modelling techniques, demand forecasting, cost-volume-profit analysis and optimization, and models of inventory management. Application software will be used throughout the course to create quantitative solutions to problems encountered by managers in the practice of management.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 251 or permission of the instructor 
Three hours a week

BUS 265 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
This course provides an overview of the life cycle of an entrepreneurial and small business firm. Students gain a broad understanding of the field of entrepreneurship and its role in society. It introduces students to practical aspects of small business through theory and actual business practice. It will look at the issues involved in the evolution and operation of the small business firm. Topics will include the nature and concepts of entrepreneurship, the traits of entrepreneurs, the process in small and larger firms, starting a new firm, purchasing or franchising, personnel, marketing, financing, and so on. Students will be thinking and acting in a creative manner, be exposed to local business people, assess potential to be entrepreneurs, and develop attitudes and skills for any organization. Students will research business opportunities, work with entrepreneurs, do a simulation, complete a report, and do presentations. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 101 or special permission

BUS 275 INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY
This course is an overview of the biotechnology and life sciences industry, including discovery and development, regulatory and marketing requirements, management, intellectual property requirements, types and sources of innovation, and key issues in technology strategy. No advanced scientific knowledge is presumed or required; a scientific "primer" provides deeper understanding of some of the reading materials and discussions. The class consists of lectures, discussion, and examination of several current topics in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industry. 
PREREQUISITE: 2nd-year standing as a Business, Science student or permission of the Dean

BUS 285 SPECIAL TOPICS 
This is an introductory course in Business Administration on various topics for students who are interested in pursuing a Business degree. Lectures, readings and/or research will be undertaken in a variety of specialized areas. Topics will be approved by the faculty of the School of Business Administration.

BUS 287 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 
This course examines the basic issues involved in the internationalization of business, which includes the impact of international focus on business and how firms establish and conduct transactions with organizations from other countries. More specifically, the course examines the basic models of involvement in international business and the conditions appropriate for each. Class sessions will combine seminars and case discussions requiring active participation by all students. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 101 
Three hours a week.

BUS 293 CO-OP I
This course is available only to co-op students and is an integration of classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences. It is the introductory course in the co-operative education option and provides experiences of integrating theory and practice. It is normally taken during the first work term placement. Included, for example, are management skills training journal entries and practicum experience. This will be graded on a pass/fail basis. 
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into the co-op program. 
Semester hours of credit: 3

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

BUS 301 BUSINESS LAW - Part I 
This course offers students a basic introduction to the legal system and, in particular, the areas of tort, property, and contract law. A major portion of the course is devoted to the study of the legal implications of contractual issues in business endeavours. Legal cases are used, when applicable, to illustrate principles of law.
PREREQUISITE: Third year Business or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 302 BUSINESS LAW - Part II 
This course expands on the basic concepts introduced in Business 301 and discusses some areas of law, not previously covered, which impact on business. The course work includes some written assignments regarding legal problems as well as a midterm and final exam. 
PREREQUISITE: Third year Business or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 331 CORPORATE FINANCE 
Finance is concerned with the planning for, acquisition, and utilization of funds. The major topics discussed in this course include financial planning and forecasting, financial markets, sources of corporate financing, cost of capital, taxation issues, capital budgeting, and working capital management. This is a survey course with the objective of providing a broad overview of the various topics versus comprehensive coverage. 
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202, acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 341 MARKETING 
This course presents the basic concepts of marketing. It introduces the marketing function, marketing systems and the marketing concept and then focuses on the development of marketing strategies -- target markets, marketing mix -- in a decision-making context.
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week

BUS 351 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT II
An analysis of the nature and problems of production and operations management. Emphasis is given to a number of topics including quality management and SPC, product and service design, processes and technology, capacity and facilities, supply chain management, scheduling and distribution, and sales and operations planning.  The intent is to take a broad view of the subject material as opposed to developing significant in-depth expertise in one or more areas.
PREREQUISITE: Business 252 and acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 365 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
This course will cover a range of topics to address various aspects of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and how to identify and analyze compelling opportunities. The first part of the course will consider innovation strategy and management, including culture, motivation and commercialization. The course will be an active learning experience that helps to map what it takes to grow a business to its full potential. Topics will include assessing opportunities; managing different forms of start-ups; evaluating founding team expertise; considering resource needs; venture financing; marketing and strategic considerations. The course will include a combination of seminars, cases, speakers, and hands-on project work. 
PREREQUISITES: Business 101, 171, 265, Accounting 201 or in Phase II of the business programs.

BUS 366 ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE 
This course explores the dynamic challenges faced by entrepreneurial firms in securing financial backing to support start-up, development, and growth. The course is organized around the evolution of entrepreneurial companies emphasizing the dynamic nature of the issues confronting these firms. The financial factors that affect entrepreneurial firms at various stages through to the exit decision are considered. Specific topics include the viability of proposed start-up ventures, the potential sources of financing for entrepreneurial firms, financial distress, and the harvesting decision. The key decisions of firms at various phases of their life cycle are examined. A mix of interactive lectures and case discussions is used. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week

BUS 371 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURES 
This course is a study of the nature and background of entrepreneurship and the process involved from idea to opportunity to new business venture. Students are expected to study the environment in which entrepreneurship flourishes from both the perspective of the entrepreneur and of the economic system. The generation of ideas and opportunities is discussed, as well as the subsequent transformation of an opportunity into a formal business plan. The course concludes with an examination of the process of implementation of the business plan and the management of the new business which results. Extensive case analysis is required. 
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202, Business 331 and 341 
Three hours a week.

BUS 372 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 
A study of the relationship between the labour force and management in the modern organization. Particular attention is given to the nature and role of trade unionism and collective bargaining. A basic objective of the course is to explore the conditions for effective industrial relations in the process of management. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 171 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 373 TOURISM MANAGEMENT 
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the management of the world's largest industry - tourism. The course examines key elements of the industry including its scope, the role of transportation, accommodations and attractions, culture and other travel motivators, tourism research and marketing, and the development and distribution of tourism products. The course assesses Prince Edward Island's experience with tourism and its impact on the local economy. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 341 recommended or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 385 SPECIAL TOPICS 
An intermediate course in Business Administration on a variety of topics for students who have qualified for advanced Business Administration study. Lectures, readings and/or research will be undertaken in a variety of specialized areas. Topics will be approved by the faculty of the School of Business Administration.

BUS 391 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 
This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the concepts of strategic thinking, analysis, and planning. It integrates the functional and process areas studied in the degree program and utilizes cases to give students experience in crafting business strategy. It is a degree requirement.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331, 341, and 351 
Three hours a week.

BUS 393 CO-OP II 
This course continues to focus on the value of work and learn for business students in the co-op/internship stream. The course is a more integrated blend of classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences. This builds on Co-op 1 with more progressive experiences of integrating theory and practice. This will be based on pass/fail grading.
PREREQUISITE: Business 293 - Co-op I
Semester hours of credit: 3

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

BUS 415 INTEGRATED CASES IN CORPORATE FINANCE 
This course shows how basic finance concepts are applied and integrated with other business functions in contemporary business situations. The main focus of the course is the application of financial concepts to realistic business situations through the use of business cases. The principal areas covered will be financial analysis, financial forecasting, working capital management, cost of capital, and capital budgeting. The course considers the relationships between these topics and the other business functions. There is extensive use of case method teaching and students are expected to develop the written and oral communication skills necessary for problem solving in finance. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331
Three hours a week.

BUS 416 INTEGRATED CASES IN MARKETING 
This course shows how basic marketing concepts are applied and integrated with other business functions in contemporary business situations. The main focus of the course is on marketing management - planning, executing, and controlling marketing programs. Other topics include international marketing, marketing research, and the social responsibility of marketing managers. The course considers the relationships between these topics and the other business functions. There is extensive use of case method teaching and students are expected to develop the written and oral communication skills necessary for problem solving in marketing. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 and 341 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week

BUS 421 PERSONAL FINANCE 
This course provides students with theoretical and practical information regarding personal financial planning including budgeting, personal taxation principles, the use and cost of credit, the importance of saving, investment strategies, retirement planning, estate planning, real estate and mortgages, and the use of property and life insurance. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 432 APPLIED INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 
This course examines the various investment assets available to the individual, with a focus on the practical aspects of investing, and also considers important theoretical concepts necessary for a full appreciation of investment management. Major topics include the financial markets, financial intermediaries, types of investments, the purpose of a stock exchange, and market theories. Students undertake a fundamental analysis of a public company's common shares and present an investment recommendation. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 441 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 
Human Resource Management (HRM) has become a strategic function for both private and public organizations. This course provides an introduction to the conceptual and practical aspects of HRM. It focuses on the personnel processes involved in the procurement, development and maintenance of human resources, such as staffing, training and compensation. The course also includes a critical examination of current personnel issues and trends. 
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance to 3rd year Business. Preference given to senior students 
Three hours a week

BUS 442 NETWORKING, KNOWLEDGE, AND DIGITAL AGE 
This course explores a number of issues raised by our shifting cultural and technological landscape. Topics include analysis of new modes of communication, distribution, and control which give rise to changed perspectives in business and society. 
PREREQUISITE: 3rd year Business and Business 241
Three hours a week

BUS 461 COMMUNICATIONS 
The study of basic behavioral concepts associated with the communication process. Each section of the course is designed to help students acquire a sensitivity to the communication process, their own and others. Students are expected to acquire an awareness of techniques of effective communication through readings, cases and simulation. 
PREREQUISITE: 3rd year Business, Business 171 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 465 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. The course emphasizes the design, scheduling, budgeting, and management of projects from a variety of fields.
PREREQUISITE: Business 252 and admission to Third year Business.
Three semester hours.

BUS 468 ENTREPRENEURSHIP: CREATING BUSINESS OWNERSHIP FOR YOU
This course will offer individuals who are interested in self-employment as a career option the chance to develop business ideas to be ready to take to market. Students will assess their own career position in self employment. Hands on learning, researching the market, assessing opportunities, developing a business plan for a new venture or part of the succession process of a business. Students will identify their industry of choice, determine their suitability and prepare an execution plan to enter business solely on their own or through the School’s "adopt a son/daughter" program for business succession plans. This course will have limited numbers, focussing on those persons with the passion, enthusiasm, and desire to realize their dream of business ownership. 
PREREQUISITES: Business 101, 171, 265, 365 or 371, Accounting 201, 202, or permission of the instructor.

BUS 471 ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE 
This course considers the design, structure and administrative practices in organizations, and how the interactions of these variables relate to organizational performance. It covers such topics as bureaucracy, goal-setting, decision-making, control, and management of change. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 171 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

BUS 475 E-COMMERCE 
This course surveys a variety of e-business models through the use of case studies. Students are introduced to strategic, legal, and technology issues that businesses face when changing business processes in an electronic commerce environment. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 415 or 421 and 416 or 481, or permission of the instructor 
Three hours a week

BUS 476 INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT 
This course examines the complex challenges that culture poses in international business. Topics include cultural influences on conducting business, values and communications, managing multicultural teams, international negotiations, and conflict resolution. The course aims to develop intercultural management education for working globally.
PREREQUISITES: Business 287, admission to 3rd year Business or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

BUS 477 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING 
This course addresses global issues that confront today's international marketer and presents concepts relevant to all international marketers. The focus is to develop a managerial understanding of international marketing and the competitiveness of Canadian and Island businesses in the global market. It provides a view of world markets, their respective consumers and environments, and the marketing management required to meet the demands of dynamic international settings. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 416 or 481 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 479 SELECTED TOPICS IN MARKETING 
This course deals with selected topics in marketing such as advertising, sales management, retailing, business marketing, tourism, and contemporary marketing issues. The course includes a range of active learning approaches, such as case discussions, computer simulations, and projects.
PREREQUISITE: Business 341 
Three hours a week.

BUS 481 INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
This course examines how consumer decision-making processes form the basis for promotions. In this context, the course deals with principles for developing advertising campaigns, trade and consumer promotion techiques, and methods for relating optimal advertising and a consistent message across all audiences while maximizing budgets.
PREREQUISITE: Business 341 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

BUS 482 SPECIAL TOPICS 
An advanced course in Business Administration on a variety of topics for students who have qualified for advanced Business Administration study. Readings and/or research will be undertaken in a variety of specialized areas. Topics will be approved by the faculty of the School of Business Administration.

BUS 484 DIRECTED STUDIES

BUS 485 DEVELOPING MANAGEMENT SKILLS 
In this course, learners are provided with tools and exercises that are used to develop self-awareness, creativity, conflict resolution, and empowerment skills. Learners begin a process of self-assessment which can continue to serve their development as managers after the course is completed. 
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance to third year, or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 486 CURRENT ISSUES IN BUSINESS 
This course offers students a program of study on a number of topics judged by faculty to be current, and likely to have a long-term impact on business management. Such topics may include, but are not limited to, changing employment structures, information technology uses in business, re-engineering, evolving regulatory environments, comparative business environments, and sustainable development.
PREREQUISITE: Business 171, 351, 415 or 421, 416 or 481
Three hours a week.

BUS 488 MANAGEMENT IN PERSPECTIVE 
This course examines the emergence and evolution of professional management and management education. The main focus is on the era of the modern corporation starting in the nineteenth century. The course is also concerned with the changing economic, social and political conditions which contributed to the development of management as a profession. Class sessions follow a seminar format and students are required to complete an independent research paper. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 171, 351, 415, 416 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 489 INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY & FINANCE
This course examines issues important to international business management. Some of the key topics include international trade, foreign investment, foreign exchange markets and international strategy. The course includes seminars and case studies, and requires active participation by all students.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331, 341, 351 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 493 CO-OP III 
The course advances the learning from prior courses in the co-operative business education stream. It will focus on the work and learn pattern in prior Co-op/work term courses. This will be based on a pass/fail grading.
PREREQUISITE: Business 393 
Semester hours of credit: 3

BUS 495 BUSINESS RESEARCH I 
This required course examines the general methodology of conducting business research. The student will use the principles acquired in class to prepare and present a substantial paper on a research topic chosen in consultation with a faculty supervisor. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 and 341 or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 496 BUSINESS RESEARCH II 
This course allows students to pursue a research project in further depth. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 495 and permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

Calendar Courses

BUS 101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
An introduction to the functional areas of business. Topics to be covered include business organizations, marketing, finance, accounting, production, and personnel. Much emphasis will be placed on the development of both written and oral communication skills in a business context. Case studies will be used to reinforce theoretical concepts discussed.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion (a passing grade) of the English Academic Program (EAP) for those students enrolled in the EAP program.
Three hours a week.

BUS 171 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 
This course introduces students to the theory of organizational behaviour (the study of people at work in organizations). It examines the behaviours of individuals working alone or in teams, and how organizational characteristics, management practices and other factors influence this behaviour, and ultimately organizational effectiveness.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion (a passing grade) of the English Academic Program (EAP) for those students enrolled in the EAP Program.
Three hours a week

BUS 211 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
This course focuses on developing students' writing and presentation skills in a business environment.  Students will learn techniques to help them communicate with professionalism, clarity and persuasiveness in a variety of business contexts.
PREREQUISITES:  English 101 or Global Issues 151, and must be registered in Business with a 2nd year standing.

BUS 241 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
This course provides an introduction and understanding of the value and uses of information systems for business operation and management decision-making. It concentrates on providing an understanding of the tools and basic terminology needed to understand information systems and their role in the business environment. Topics include information systems concepts, a review of information technology concepts, the fundamentals of e-business, planning and development of information systems, and the management of these systems.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 101

BUS 251 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 
This course is designed to provide business students with an introductory survey of the many business applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of location and dispersion, basic probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling methods and sampling distributions, sample size, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
PREREQUISITE: Business 101 and Math 111-112, or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week. 
NOTE: This is a required course for Business students and credit for Mathematics 221, Education 481, Psychology 271, 278 or 279, Sociology 331 and Sociology 332 will not be allowed.

BUS 252 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT I
This course introduces students to the basics of management science/quantitative management as a tool in decision-making. Students are introduced to model construction, modelling techniques, demand forecasting, cost-volume-profit analysis and optimization, and models of inventory management. Application software will be used throughout the course to create quantitative solutions to problems encountered by managers in the practice of management.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 251 or permission of the instructor 
Three hours a week

BUS 265 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
This course provides an overview of the life cycle of an entrepreneurial and small business firm. Students gain a broad understanding of the field of entrepreneurship and its role in society. It introduces students to practical aspects of small business through theory and actual business practice. It will look at the issues involved in the evolution and operation of the small business firm. Topics will include the nature and concepts of entrepreneurship, the traits of entrepreneurs, the process in small and larger firms, starting a new firm, purchasing or franchising, personnel, marketing, financing, and so on. Students will be thinking and acting in a creative manner, be exposed to local business people, assess potential to be entrepreneurs, and develop attitudes and skills for any organization. Students will research business opportunities, work with entrepreneurs, do a simulation, complete a report, and do presentations. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 101 or special permission

BUS 275 INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY
This course is an overview of the biotechnology and life sciences industry, including discovery and development, regulatory and marketing requirements, management, intellectual property requirements, types and sources of innovation, and key issues in technology strategy. No advanced scientific knowledge is presumed or required; a scientific "primer" provides deeper understanding of some of the reading materials and discussions. The class consists of lectures, discussion, and examination of several current topics in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industry. 
PREREQUISITE: 2nd-year standing as a Business, Science student or permission of the Dean

BUS 285 SPECIAL TOPICS 
This is an introductory course in Business Administration on various topics for students who are interested in pursuing a Business degree. Lectures, readings and/or research will be undertaken in a variety of specialized areas. Topics will be approved by the faculty of the School of Business Administration.

BUS 287 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 
This course examines the basic issues involved in the internationalization of business, which includes the impact of international focus on business and how firms establish and conduct transactions with organizations from other countries. More specifically, the course examines the basic models of involvement in international business and the conditions appropriate for each. Class sessions will combine seminars and case discussions requiring active participation by all students. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 101 
Three hours a week.

BUS 293 CO-OP I
This course is available only to co-op students and is an integration of classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences. It is the introductory course in the co-operative education option and provides experiences of integrating theory and practice. It is normally taken during the first work term placement. Included, for example, are management skills training journal entries and practicum experience. This will be graded on a pass/fail basis. 
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into the co-op program. 
Semester hours of credit: 3

BUS 301 BUSINESS LAW - Part I 
This course offers students a basic introduction to the legal system and, in particular, the areas of tort, property, and contract law. A major portion of the course is devoted to the study of the legal implications of contractual issues in business endeavours. Legal cases are used, when applicable, to illustrate principles of law.
PREREQUISITE: Third year Business or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 302 BUSINESS LAW - Part II 
This course expands on the basic concepts introduced in Business 301 and discusses some areas of law, not previously covered, which impact on business. The course work includes some written assignments regarding legal problems as well as a midterm and final exam. 
PREREQUISITE: Third year Business or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 331 CORPORATE FINANCE 
Finance is concerned with the planning for, acquisition, and utilization of funds. The major topics discussed in this course include financial planning and forecasting, financial markets, sources of corporate financing, cost of capital, taxation issues, capital budgeting, and working capital management. This is a survey course with the objective of providing a broad overview of the various topics versus comprehensive coverage. 
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202, acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 341 MARKETING 
This course presents the basic concepts of marketing. It introduces the marketing function, marketing systems and the marketing concept and then focuses on the development of marketing strategies -- target markets, marketing mix -- in a decision-making context.
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week

BUS 351 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT II
An analysis of the nature and problems of production and operations management. Emphasis is given to a number of topics including quality management and SPC, product and service design, processes and technology, capacity and facilities, supply chain management, scheduling and distribution, and sales and operations planning.  The intent is to take a broad view of the subject material as opposed to developing significant in-depth expertise in one or more areas.
PREREQUISITE: Business 252 and acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 365 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
This course will cover a range of topics to address various aspects of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and how to identify and analyze compelling opportunities. The first part of the course will consider innovation strategy and management, including culture, motivation and commercialization. The course will be an active learning experience that helps to map what it takes to grow a business to its full potential. Topics will include assessing opportunities; managing different forms of start-ups; evaluating founding team expertise; considering resource needs; venture financing; marketing and strategic considerations. The course will include a combination of seminars, cases, speakers, and hands-on project work. 
PREREQUISITES: Business 101, 171, 265, Accounting 201 or in Phase II of the business programs.

BUS 366 ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE 
This course explores the dynamic challenges faced by entrepreneurial firms in securing financial backing to support start-up, development, and growth. The course is organized around the evolution of entrepreneurial companies emphasizing the dynamic nature of the issues confronting these firms. The financial factors that affect entrepreneurial firms at various stages through to the exit decision are considered. Specific topics include the viability of proposed start-up ventures, the potential sources of financing for entrepreneurial firms, financial distress, and the harvesting decision. The key decisions of firms at various phases of their life cycle are examined. A mix of interactive lectures and case discussions is used. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week

BUS 371 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURES 
This course is a study of the nature and background of entrepreneurship and the process involved from idea to opportunity to new business venture. Students are expected to study the environment in which entrepreneurship flourishes from both the perspective of the entrepreneur and of the economic system. The generation of ideas and opportunities is discussed, as well as the subsequent transformation of an opportunity into a formal business plan. The course concludes with an examination of the process of implementation of the business plan and the management of the new business which results. Extensive case analysis is required. 
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202, Business 331 and 341 
Three hours a week.

BUS 372 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 
A study of the relationship between the labour force and management in the modern organization. Particular attention is given to the nature and role of trade unionism and collective bargaining. A basic objective of the course is to explore the conditions for effective industrial relations in the process of management. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 171 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 373 TOURISM MANAGEMENT 
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the management of the world's largest industry - tourism. The course examines key elements of the industry including its scope, the role of transportation, accommodations and attractions, culture and other travel motivators, tourism research and marketing, and the development and distribution of tourism products. The course assesses Prince Edward Island's experience with tourism and its impact on the local economy. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 341 recommended or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 385 SPECIAL TOPICS 
An intermediate course in Business Administration on a variety of topics for students who have qualified for advanced Business Administration study. Lectures, readings and/or research will be undertaken in a variety of specialized areas. Topics will be approved by the faculty of the School of Business Administration.

BUS 391 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 
This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the concepts of strategic thinking, analysis, and planning. It integrates the functional and process areas studied in the degree program and utilizes cases to give students experience in crafting business strategy. It is a degree requirement.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331, 341, and 351 
Three hours a week.

BUS 393 CO-OP II 
This course continues to focus on the value of work and learn for business students in the co-op/internship stream. The course is a more integrated blend of classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences. This builds on Co-op 1 with more progressive experiences of integrating theory and practice. This will be based on pass/fail grading.
PREREQUISITE: Business 293 - Co-op I
Semester hours of credit: 3

BUS 415 INTEGRATED CASES IN CORPORATE FINANCE 
This course shows how basic finance concepts are applied and integrated with other business functions in contemporary business situations. The main focus of the course is the application of financial concepts to realistic business situations through the use of business cases. The principal areas covered will be financial analysis, financial forecasting, working capital management, cost of capital, and capital budgeting. The course considers the relationships between these topics and the other business functions. There is extensive use of case method teaching and students are expected to develop the written and oral communication skills necessary for problem solving in finance. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331
Three hours a week.

BUS 416 INTEGRATED CASES IN MARKETING 
This course shows how basic marketing concepts are applied and integrated with other business functions in contemporary business situations. The main focus of the course is on marketing management - planning, executing, and controlling marketing programs. Other topics include international marketing, marketing research, and the social responsibility of marketing managers. The course considers the relationships between these topics and the other business functions. There is extensive use of case method teaching and students are expected to develop the written and oral communication skills necessary for problem solving in marketing. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 and 341 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week

BUS 421 PERSONAL FINANCE 
This course provides students with theoretical and practical information regarding personal financial planning including budgeting, personal taxation principles, the use and cost of credit, the importance of saving, investment strategies, retirement planning, estate planning, real estate and mortgages, and the use of property and life insurance. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 432 APPLIED INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 
This course examines the various investment assets available to the individual, with a focus on the practical aspects of investing, and also considers important theoretical concepts necessary for a full appreciation of investment management. Major topics include the financial markets, financial intermediaries, types of investments, the purpose of a stock exchange, and market theories. Students undertake a fundamental analysis of a public company's common shares and present an investment recommendation. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 441 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 
Human Resource Management (HRM) has become a strategic function for both private and public organizations. This course provides an introduction to the conceptual and practical aspects of HRM. It focuses on the personnel processes involved in the procurement, development and maintenance of human resources, such as staffing, training and compensation. The course also includes a critical examination of current personnel issues and trends. 
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance to 3rd year Business. Preference given to senior students 
Three hours a week

BUS 442 NETWORKING, KNOWLEDGE, AND DIGITAL AGE 
This course explores a number of issues raised by our shifting cultural and technological landscape. Topics include analysis of new modes of communication, distribution, and control which give rise to changed perspectives in business and society. 
PREREQUISITE: 3rd year Business and Business 241
Three hours a week

BUS 461 COMMUNICATIONS 
The study of basic behavioral concepts associated with the communication process. Each section of the course is designed to help students acquire a sensitivity to the communication process, their own and others. Students are expected to acquire an awareness of techniques of effective communication through readings, cases and simulation. 
PREREQUISITE: 3rd year Business, Business 171 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 465 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. The course emphasizes the design, scheduling, budgeting, and management of projects from a variety of fields.
PREREQUISITE: Business 252 and admission to Third year Business.
Three semester hours.

BUS 468 ENTREPRENEURSHIP: CREATING BUSINESS OWNERSHIP FOR YOU
This course will offer individuals who are interested in self-employment as a career option the chance to develop business ideas to be ready to take to market. Students will assess their own career position in self employment. Hands on learning, researching the market, assessing opportunities, developing a business plan for a new venture or part of the succession process of a business. Students will identify their industry of choice, determine their suitability and prepare an execution plan to enter business solely on their own or through the School’s "adopt a son/daughter" program for business succession plans. This course will have limited numbers, focussing on those persons with the passion, enthusiasm, and desire to realize their dream of business ownership. 
PREREQUISITES: Business 101, 171, 265, 365 or 371, Accounting 201, 202, or permission of the instructor.

BUS 471 ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE 
This course considers the design, structure and administrative practices in organizations, and how the interactions of these variables relate to organizational performance. It covers such topics as bureaucracy, goal-setting, decision-making, control, and management of change. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 171 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

BUS 475 E-COMMERCE 
This course surveys a variety of e-business models through the use of case studies. Students are introduced to strategic, legal, and technology issues that businesses face when changing business processes in an electronic commerce environment. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 415 or 421 and 416 or 481, or permission of the instructor 
Three hours a week

BUS 476 INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT 
This course examines the complex challenges that culture poses in international business. Topics include cultural influences on conducting business, values and communications, managing multicultural teams, international negotiations, and conflict resolution. The course aims to develop intercultural management education for working globally.
PREREQUISITES: Business 287, admission to 3rd year Business or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

BUS 477 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING 
This course addresses global issues that confront today's international marketer and presents concepts relevant to all international marketers. The focus is to develop a managerial understanding of international marketing and the competitiveness of Canadian and Island businesses in the global market. It provides a view of world markets, their respective consumers and environments, and the marketing management required to meet the demands of dynamic international settings. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 416 or 481 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 479 SELECTED TOPICS IN MARKETING 
This course deals with selected topics in marketing such as advertising, sales management, retailing, business marketing, tourism, and contemporary marketing issues. The course includes a range of active learning approaches, such as case discussions, computer simulations, and projects.
PREREQUISITE: Business 341 
Three hours a week.

BUS 481 INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
This course examines how consumer decision-making processes form the basis for promotions. In this context, the course deals with principles for developing advertising campaigns, trade and consumer promotion techiques, and methods for relating optimal advertising and a consistent message across all audiences while maximizing budgets.
PREREQUISITE: Business 341 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

BUS 482 SPECIAL TOPICS 
An advanced course in Business Administration on a variety of topics for students who have qualified for advanced Business Administration study. Readings and/or research will be undertaken in a variety of specialized areas. Topics will be approved by the faculty of the School of Business Administration.

BUS 484 DIRECTED STUDIES

BUS 485 DEVELOPING MANAGEMENT SKILLS 
In this course, learners are provided with tools and exercises that are used to develop self-awareness, creativity, conflict resolution, and empowerment skills. Learners begin a process of self-assessment which can continue to serve their development as managers after the course is completed. 
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance to third year, or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 486 CURRENT ISSUES IN BUSINESS 
This course offers students a program of study on a number of topics judged by faculty to be current, and likely to have a long-term impact on business management. Such topics may include, but are not limited to, changing employment structures, information technology uses in business, re-engineering, evolving regulatory environments, comparative business environments, and sustainable development.
PREREQUISITE: Business 171, 351, 415 or 421, 416 or 481
Three hours a week.

BUS 488 MANAGEMENT IN PERSPECTIVE 
This course examines the emergence and evolution of professional management and management education. The main focus is on the era of the modern corporation starting in the nineteenth century. The course is also concerned with the changing economic, social and political conditions which contributed to the development of management as a profession. Class sessions follow a seminar format and students are required to complete an independent research paper. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 171, 351, 415, 416 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 489 INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY & FINANCE
This course examines issues important to international business management. Some of the key topics include international trade, foreign investment, foreign exchange markets and international strategy. The course includes seminars and case studies, and requires active participation by all students.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331, 341, 351 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 493 CO-OP III 
The course advances the learning from prior courses in the co-operative business education stream. It will focus on the work and learn pattern in prior Co-op/work term courses. This will be based on a pass/fail grading.
PREREQUISITE: Business 393 
Semester hours of credit: 3

BUS 495 BUSINESS RESEARCH I 
This required course examines the general methodology of conducting business research. The student will use the principles acquired in class to prepare and present a substantial paper on a research topic chosen in consultation with a faculty supervisor. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 and 341 or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 496 BUSINESS RESEARCH II 
This course allows students to pursue a research project in further depth. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 495 and permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

Calendar Courses

100 Level

BUS 101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
An introduction to the functional areas of business. Topics to be covered include business organizations, marketing, finance, accounting, production, and personnel. Much emphasis will be placed on the development of both written and oral communication skills in a business context. Case studies will be used to reinforce theoretical concepts discussed.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion (a passing grade) of the English Academic Program (EAP) for those students enrolled in the EAP program.
Three hours a week.

BUS 171 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 
This course introduces students to the theory of organizational behaviour (the study of people at work in organizations). It examines the behaviours of individuals working alone or in teams, and how organizational characteristics, management practices and other factors influence this behaviour, and ultimately organizational effectiveness.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion (a passing grade) of the English Academic Program (EAP) for those students enrolled in the EAP Program.
Three hours a week

200 Level

BUS 211 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
This course focuses on developing students' writing and presentation skills in a business environment.  Students will learn techniques to help them communicate with professionalism, clarity and persuasiveness in a variety of business contexts.
PREREQUISITES:  English 101 or Global Issues 151, and must be registered in Business with a 2nd year standing.

BUS 241 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
This course provides an introduction and understanding of the value and uses of information systems for business operation and management decision-making. It concentrates on providing an understanding of the tools and basic terminology needed to understand information systems and their role in the business environment. Topics include information systems concepts, a review of information technology concepts, the fundamentals of e-business, planning and development of information systems, and the management of these systems.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 101

BUS 251 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 
This course is designed to provide business students with an introductory survey of the many business applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of location and dispersion, basic probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling methods and sampling distributions, sample size, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
PREREQUISITE: Business 101 and Math 111-112, or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week. 
NOTE: This is a required course for Business students and credit for Mathematics 221, Education 481, Psychology 271, 278 or 279, Sociology 331 and Sociology 332 will not be allowed.

BUS 252 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT I
This course introduces students to the basics of management science/quantitative management as a tool in decision-making. Students are introduced to model construction, modelling techniques, demand forecasting, cost-volume-profit analysis and optimization, and models of inventory management. Application software will be used throughout the course to create quantitative solutions to problems encountered by managers in the practice of management.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 251 or permission of the instructor 
Three hours a week

BUS 265 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
This course provides an overview of the life cycle of an entrepreneurial and small business firm. Students gain a broad understanding of the field of entrepreneurship and its role in society. It introduces students to practical aspects of small business through theory and actual business practice. It will look at the issues involved in the evolution and operation of the small business firm. Topics will include the nature and concepts of entrepreneurship, the traits of entrepreneurs, the process in small and larger firms, starting a new firm, purchasing or franchising, personnel, marketing, financing, and so on. Students will be thinking and acting in a creative manner, be exposed to local business people, assess potential to be entrepreneurs, and develop attitudes and skills for any organization. Students will research business opportunities, work with entrepreneurs, do a simulation, complete a report, and do presentations. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 101 or special permission

BUS 275 INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY
This course is an overview of the biotechnology and life sciences industry, including discovery and development, regulatory and marketing requirements, management, intellectual property requirements, types and sources of innovation, and key issues in technology strategy. No advanced scientific knowledge is presumed or required; a scientific "primer" provides deeper understanding of some of the reading materials and discussions. The class consists of lectures, discussion, and examination of several current topics in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industry. 
PREREQUISITE: 2nd-year standing as a Business, Science student or permission of the Dean

BUS 285 SPECIAL TOPICS 
This is an introductory course in Business Administration on various topics for students who are interested in pursuing a Business degree. Lectures, readings and/or research will be undertaken in a variety of specialized areas. Topics will be approved by the faculty of the School of Business Administration.

BUS 287 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 
This course examines the basic issues involved in the internationalization of business, which includes the impact of international focus on business and how firms establish and conduct transactions with organizations from other countries. More specifically, the course examines the basic models of involvement in international business and the conditions appropriate for each. Class sessions will combine seminars and case discussions requiring active participation by all students. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 101 
Three hours a week.

BUS 293 CO-OP I
This course is available only to co-op students and is an integration of classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences. It is the introductory course in the co-operative education option and provides experiences of integrating theory and practice. It is normally taken during the first work term placement. Included, for example, are management skills training journal entries and practicum experience. This will be graded on a pass/fail basis. 
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into the co-op program. 
Semester hours of credit: 3

300 Level

BUS 301 BUSINESS LAW - Part I 
This course offers students a basic introduction to the legal system and, in particular, the areas of tort, property, and contract law. A major portion of the course is devoted to the study of the legal implications of contractual issues in business endeavours. Legal cases are used, when applicable, to illustrate principles of law.
PREREQUISITE: Third year Business or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 302 BUSINESS LAW - Part II 
This course expands on the basic concepts introduced in Business 301 and discusses some areas of law, not previously covered, which impact on business. The course work includes some written assignments regarding legal problems as well as a midterm and final exam. 
PREREQUISITE: Third year Business or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 331 CORPORATE FINANCE 
Finance is concerned with the planning for, acquisition, and utilization of funds. The major topics discussed in this course include financial planning and forecasting, financial markets, sources of corporate financing, cost of capital, taxation issues, capital budgeting, and working capital management. This is a survey course with the objective of providing a broad overview of the various topics versus comprehensive coverage. 
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202, acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 341 MARKETING 
This course presents the basic concepts of marketing. It introduces the marketing function, marketing systems and the marketing concept and then focuses on the development of marketing strategies -- target markets, marketing mix -- in a decision-making context.
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week

BUS 351 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT II
An analysis of the nature and problems of production and operations management. Emphasis is given to a number of topics including quality management and SPC, product and service design, processes and technology, capacity and facilities, supply chain management, scheduling and distribution, and sales and operations planning.  The intent is to take a broad view of the subject material as opposed to developing significant in-depth expertise in one or more areas.
PREREQUISITE: Business 252 and acceptance into third year Business, or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 365 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
This course will cover a range of topics to address various aspects of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and how to identify and analyze compelling opportunities. The first part of the course will consider innovation strategy and management, including culture, motivation and commercialization. The course will be an active learning experience that helps to map what it takes to grow a business to its full potential. Topics will include assessing opportunities; managing different forms of start-ups; evaluating founding team expertise; considering resource needs; venture financing; marketing and strategic considerations. The course will include a combination of seminars, cases, speakers, and hands-on project work. 
PREREQUISITES: Business 101, 171, 265, Accounting 201 or in Phase II of the business programs.

BUS 366 ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE 
This course explores the dynamic challenges faced by entrepreneurial firms in securing financial backing to support start-up, development, and growth. The course is organized around the evolution of entrepreneurial companies emphasizing the dynamic nature of the issues confronting these firms. The financial factors that affect entrepreneurial firms at various stages through to the exit decision are considered. Specific topics include the viability of proposed start-up ventures, the potential sources of financing for entrepreneurial firms, financial distress, and the harvesting decision. The key decisions of firms at various phases of their life cycle are examined. A mix of interactive lectures and case discussions is used. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week

BUS 371 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURES 
This course is a study of the nature and background of entrepreneurship and the process involved from idea to opportunity to new business venture. Students are expected to study the environment in which entrepreneurship flourishes from both the perspective of the entrepreneur and of the economic system. The generation of ideas and opportunities is discussed, as well as the subsequent transformation of an opportunity into a formal business plan. The course concludes with an examination of the process of implementation of the business plan and the management of the new business which results. Extensive case analysis is required. 
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 202, Business 331 and 341 
Three hours a week.

BUS 372 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 
A study of the relationship between the labour force and management in the modern organization. Particular attention is given to the nature and role of trade unionism and collective bargaining. A basic objective of the course is to explore the conditions for effective industrial relations in the process of management. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 171 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 373 TOURISM MANAGEMENT 
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the management of the world's largest industry - tourism. The course examines key elements of the industry including its scope, the role of transportation, accommodations and attractions, culture and other travel motivators, tourism research and marketing, and the development and distribution of tourism products. The course assesses Prince Edward Island's experience with tourism and its impact on the local economy. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 341 recommended or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 385 SPECIAL TOPICS 
An intermediate course in Business Administration on a variety of topics for students who have qualified for advanced Business Administration study. Lectures, readings and/or research will be undertaken in a variety of specialized areas. Topics will be approved by the faculty of the School of Business Administration.

BUS 391 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 
This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the concepts of strategic thinking, analysis, and planning. It integrates the functional and process areas studied in the degree program and utilizes cases to give students experience in crafting business strategy. It is a degree requirement.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331, 341, and 351 
Three hours a week.

BUS 393 CO-OP II 
This course continues to focus on the value of work and learn for business students in the co-op/internship stream. The course is a more integrated blend of classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences. This builds on Co-op 1 with more progressive experiences of integrating theory and practice. This will be based on pass/fail grading.
PREREQUISITE: Business 293 - Co-op I
Semester hours of credit: 3

400 Level

BUS 415 INTEGRATED CASES IN CORPORATE FINANCE 
This course shows how basic finance concepts are applied and integrated with other business functions in contemporary business situations. The main focus of the course is the application of financial concepts to realistic business situations through the use of business cases. The principal areas covered will be financial analysis, financial forecasting, working capital management, cost of capital, and capital budgeting. The course considers the relationships between these topics and the other business functions. There is extensive use of case method teaching and students are expected to develop the written and oral communication skills necessary for problem solving in finance. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331
Three hours a week.

BUS 416 INTEGRATED CASES IN MARKETING 
This course shows how basic marketing concepts are applied and integrated with other business functions in contemporary business situations. The main focus of the course is on marketing management - planning, executing, and controlling marketing programs. Other topics include international marketing, marketing research, and the social responsibility of marketing managers. The course considers the relationships between these topics and the other business functions. There is extensive use of case method teaching and students are expected to develop the written and oral communication skills necessary for problem solving in marketing. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 and 341 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week

BUS 421 PERSONAL FINANCE 
This course provides students with theoretical and practical information regarding personal financial planning including budgeting, personal taxation principles, the use and cost of credit, the importance of saving, investment strategies, retirement planning, estate planning, real estate and mortgages, and the use of property and life insurance. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 432 APPLIED INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 
This course examines the various investment assets available to the individual, with a focus on the practical aspects of investing, and also considers important theoretical concepts necessary for a full appreciation of investment management. Major topics include the financial markets, financial intermediaries, types of investments, the purpose of a stock exchange, and market theories. Students undertake a fundamental analysis of a public company's common shares and present an investment recommendation. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 441 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 
Human Resource Management (HRM) has become a strategic function for both private and public organizations. This course provides an introduction to the conceptual and practical aspects of HRM. It focuses on the personnel processes involved in the procurement, development and maintenance of human resources, such as staffing, training and compensation. The course also includes a critical examination of current personnel issues and trends. 
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance to 3rd year Business. Preference given to senior students 
Three hours a week

BUS 442 NETWORKING, KNOWLEDGE, AND DIGITAL AGE 
This course explores a number of issues raised by our shifting cultural and technological landscape. Topics include analysis of new modes of communication, distribution, and control which give rise to changed perspectives in business and society. 
PREREQUISITE: 3rd year Business and Business 241
Three hours a week

BUS 461 COMMUNICATIONS 
The study of basic behavioral concepts associated with the communication process. Each section of the course is designed to help students acquire a sensitivity to the communication process, their own and others. Students are expected to acquire an awareness of techniques of effective communication through readings, cases and simulation. 
PREREQUISITE: 3rd year Business, Business 171 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 465 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. The course emphasizes the design, scheduling, budgeting, and management of projects from a variety of fields.
PREREQUISITE: Business 252 and admission to Third year Business.
Three semester hours.

BUS 468 ENTREPRENEURSHIP: CREATING BUSINESS OWNERSHIP FOR YOU
This course will offer individuals who are interested in self-employment as a career option the chance to develop business ideas to be ready to take to market. Students will assess their own career position in self employment. Hands on learning, researching the market, assessing opportunities, developing a business plan for a new venture or part of the succession process of a business. Students will identify their industry of choice, determine their suitability and prepare an execution plan to enter business solely on their own or through the School’s "adopt a son/daughter" program for business succession plans. This course will have limited numbers, focussing on those persons with the passion, enthusiasm, and desire to realize their dream of business ownership. 
PREREQUISITES: Business 101, 171, 265, 365 or 371, Accounting 201, 202, or permission of the instructor.

BUS 471 ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE 
This course considers the design, structure and administrative practices in organizations, and how the interactions of these variables relate to organizational performance. It covers such topics as bureaucracy, goal-setting, decision-making, control, and management of change. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 171 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

BUS 475 E-COMMERCE 
This course surveys a variety of e-business models through the use of case studies. Students are introduced to strategic, legal, and technology issues that businesses face when changing business processes in an electronic commerce environment. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 415 or 421 and 416 or 481, or permission of the instructor 
Three hours a week

BUS 476 INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT 
This course examines the complex challenges that culture poses in international business. Topics include cultural influences on conducting business, values and communications, managing multicultural teams, international negotiations, and conflict resolution. The course aims to develop intercultural management education for working globally.
PREREQUISITES: Business 287, admission to 3rd year Business or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

BUS 477 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING 
This course addresses global issues that confront today's international marketer and presents concepts relevant to all international marketers. The focus is to develop a managerial understanding of international marketing and the competitiveness of Canadian and Island businesses in the global market. It provides a view of world markets, their respective consumers and environments, and the marketing management required to meet the demands of dynamic international settings. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 416 or 481 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 479 SELECTED TOPICS IN MARKETING 
This course deals with selected topics in marketing such as advertising, sales management, retailing, business marketing, tourism, and contemporary marketing issues. The course includes a range of active learning approaches, such as case discussions, computer simulations, and projects.
PREREQUISITE: Business 341 
Three hours a week.

BUS 481 INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
This course examines how consumer decision-making processes form the basis for promotions. In this context, the course deals with principles for developing advertising campaigns, trade and consumer promotion techiques, and methods for relating optimal advertising and a consistent message across all audiences while maximizing budgets.
PREREQUISITE: Business 341 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

BUS 482 SPECIAL TOPICS 
An advanced course in Business Administration on a variety of topics for students who have qualified for advanced Business Administration study. Readings and/or research will be undertaken in a variety of specialized areas. Topics will be approved by the faculty of the School of Business Administration.

BUS 484 DIRECTED STUDIES

BUS 485 DEVELOPING MANAGEMENT SKILLS 
In this course, learners are provided with tools and exercises that are used to develop self-awareness, creativity, conflict resolution, and empowerment skills. Learners begin a process of self-assessment which can continue to serve their development as managers after the course is completed. 
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance to third year, or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 486 CURRENT ISSUES IN BUSINESS 
This course offers students a program of study on a number of topics judged by faculty to be current, and likely to have a long-term impact on business management. Such topics may include, but are not limited to, changing employment structures, information technology uses in business, re-engineering, evolving regulatory environments, comparative business environments, and sustainable development.
PREREQUISITE: Business 171, 351, 415 or 421, 416 or 481
Three hours a week.

BUS 488 MANAGEMENT IN PERSPECTIVE 
This course examines the emergence and evolution of professional management and management education. The main focus is on the era of the modern corporation starting in the nineteenth century. The course is also concerned with the changing economic, social and political conditions which contributed to the development of management as a profession. Class sessions follow a seminar format and students are required to complete an independent research paper. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 171, 351, 415, 416 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 489 INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY & FINANCE
This course examines issues important to international business management. Some of the key topics include international trade, foreign investment, foreign exchange markets and international strategy. The course includes seminars and case studies, and requires active participation by all students.
PREREQUISITE: Business 331, 341, 351 or permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

BUS 493 CO-OP III 
The course advances the learning from prior courses in the co-operative business education stream. It will focus on the work and learn pattern in prior Co-op/work term courses. This will be based on a pass/fail grading.
PREREQUISITE: Business 393 
Semester hours of credit: 3

BUS 495 BUSINESS RESEARCH I 
This required course examines the general methodology of conducting business research. The student will use the principles acquired in class to prepare and present a substantial paper on a research topic chosen in consultation with a faculty supervisor. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 331 and 341 or permission of the instructor.
Three hours a week.

BUS 496 BUSINESS RESEARCH II 
This course allows students to pursue a research project in further depth. 
PREREQUISITE: Business 495 and permission of the instructor. 
Three hours a week.

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The courses for the Accelerated Bachelor of Business Adminstration are listed on the Bachelor of Business Administration program page.

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