Business Fundamentals BUSN-119

Course Code BUSN-119
Course Name Business Fundamentals
Category Business
Description Introduction to Canadian and International Business will focus on a broad range of business concepts, practices and theories relevant to today's global business environment.

You will examine the interrelationship among functional areas of a business enterprise, specifically human resources, operations management, marketing and sales, and accounting and finance. You will also develop an understanding of how these functional areas of business are impacted as the economy, technology, global competition and consumer decision-making continue to evolve.

Included in the Introduction to Canadian and International Business course will be hands-on activities that will allow you to develop and enhance your ability to work effectively in a team, conduct research, analyze cases and deliver professional business presentations. These essential business skills will establish a foundation for future academic success, while preparing you for the professional demands of a career in business.

Specific teaching tools may include quizzes, group discussions, mini cases, mini presentations, research, reflection, tests, assignments, group projects and more.

Your training will give you the know-how to:

• Outline the components of an environmental scan and describe how political, economic (i.e. fiscal and monetary policies, population dynamics, emerging markets, economic cycles), socio-cultural, technological, and competitive factors create favourable opportunities for, or set constraints upon, a business enterprise;
• Describe the impact of environmental and ethical issues (i.e. public safety, disposal of waste, false advertising, bribery, confidentiality, corporate social responsibility, conflict of interest and corruption) upon an organization's operations and its stakeholders;
• Discuss the impact of major international trade agreements and organizations on international business opportunities (i.e. NAFTA, WTO, EU, ASEAN, COMESA and MERCOSOR);
• Discuss the impact of existing and emerging technologies on business opportunities (i.e. social media, ecommerce, wireless technologies);
• Discuss the major activities involved in the functional areas of an organization (i.e. human resources, marketing, accounting and/or finance, and operations and/or production);
• Discuss the considerations entrepreneurs make when starting a business as well as the importance of, and elements of, a business plan;
• Discuss risk management strategies (i.e. insurance, contingency plans, SWOT analysis);
• Recommend possible courses of action an organization might pursue based on the analysis of information gathered through research conducted using both LRC databases, business cases, and other qualified and/or approved sources of information;
• Identify sources of information gathered to give proper recognition to the works of others (i.e. avoiding plagiarism, applying APA formatting).
Notes This course is available in both in-class and distance learning formats.
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Contact E-mail ce@centennialcollege.ca
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Section Cost Semester Start Date End Date Meeting Times Campus
415 $500.67 Fall 2017 2017-09-12 2017-12-19
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Distance Online
801 $434.67 Fall 2017 2017-09-13 2017-12-13
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06:30 PM to 09:30 PM W
Progress Campus
411 $439.67 Fall 2017 2017-10-02 2018-03-30
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Distance Correspondence
425 $500.67 Winter 2018 2018-01-16 2018-04-24
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Distance Online
821 $434.67 Winter 2018 2018-01-17 2018-04-18
Times Days
06:30 PM to 09:30 PM W
Progress Campus
420 $500.67 Winter 2018 2018-02-01 2018-07-31
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Distance Online
435 $500.67 Summer 2018 2018-05-15 2018-08-21
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No times defined -
Distance Online
841 $434.67 Summer 2018 2018-05-16 2018-08-15
Times Days
06:30 PM to 09:30 PM W
Progress Campus
432 $439.67 Summer 2018 2018-06-01 2018-11-30
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Distance Correspondence
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