Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

The objective of this two-year diploma program is to prepare for careers in Accounting. Many of the program courses are eligible for university-transfer credit or exemptions for the courses offered by the Certified General Accountants Association, the Certified Management Accountants Society or the Institute of Chartered Accountants. The curriculum includes a mix of business and academic courses that provide students with both the practical skills required in accounting and proficiency in business decision-making and analysis.

Graduates of this program who meet the minimum academic entrance requirements will be able to ladder into the third year of the Bachelor of Business Administration Program.

CURRICULUM

To obtain a Diploma in Accounting, students will be required to attain 60 credits.

Total Credits: 60

Courses Credits
All of
BCAP 1200 Business Computer Applications I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This is a comprehensive course that provides hands-on computer experience and exposes the student to applications and software packages commonly used in business. A theory-based overview of hardware, software, and computer fundamentals is included.

Students will receive credit for only one of CPSC 1000 and BCAP 1200.

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BUSM 1100 Introduction to Business in Canada
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to Canada's economy, different economic systems, business ethics and social responsibility, legal fundamentals and management. The course examines organizational and human resource management concepts and practices, marketing, accounting, finance, and operations management.

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BUSM 1285 Business Law
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces the basic legal principles of contracts, torts, agency, employment, negotiable instruments, debt collection, business ownership, and consumer protection in Canada. Actual case decisions are used to demonstrate and explain judicial reasoning.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.




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BUSM 1500 Business Presentation Skills
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course will develop the communication skills to prepare students to act effectively in a range of practical business situations. It will include skill development in managing meetings, public speaking and interpersonal communications in a business setting. Students will be required to develop presentations using PowerPoint.

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BUSM 2200 Organizational Behaviour
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students in this course examine how individual and group behaviour affects organizational goal attainment and success. Topics will include individual attributes such as attitude, personality and perception, and organizational culture and management skills such as leadership, empowerment, participation, communication, and motivation. There will be a strong international focus with an emphasis on diversity, managerial ethics, and development of Total Quality Management. Students will have practical and hands-on assignments for decision making, problem solving and case analysis to improve their analytical skills.

Students will receive credit for only one of BUSM 1321 and 2200.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.



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CMNS 1118 Written Communications
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Training in writing skills, with emphasis on business writing in a career context. Writing projects include: memos, letters, reports, resumes, and employment correspondence.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 3 (or LPI equivalent); a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; or a "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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FMGT 1115 Financial Accounting I
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is an examination of the basic techniques, principles and concepts involved in the construction and interpretation of financial reports prepared for external users. The introductory material is concluded in FMGT 1215. Together, FMGT 1115 and FMGT 1215 provide transfer credit to universities and professional accounting programs.

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FMGT 1215 Financial Accounting II
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course concludes the introduction to financial accounting which began in FMGT 1115. The course examines the right side of the accounting equation, liabilities, and shareholders equity, as well as introducing some other specific accounting issues. Topics include current liabilities, long-term liabilities, shareholders equity, investment, partnerships, statement of cash flows, and financial statement analysis. Together, FMGT 1115 and FMGT 1215 provide transfer credit to universities and professional accounting programs.

Prerequisite(s): FMGT 1115 or FMGT 2293.

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FMGT 1321 Intermediate Accounting I
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to the more complex issues of financial accounting. The course builds on the concepts introduced in FMGT 1115 and FMGT 1215 or FMGT 2293. Topics include the conceptual framework, financial statement presentation, revenue and expense recognition, current monetary balances, inventories, capital assets, and investments.

Prerequisite(s): FMGT 1215 or 2293. One of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum 'C-'; or 'C' in ENGL 1120;or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.





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FMGT 2308 Accounting Computer Applications
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 4.0

This hands-on computer course trains Accounting and Financial Management students to use computer applications commonly found in business. It is intended to give students a working knowledge of the account cycle using spreadsheet templates, off-the-shelf accounting packages, and an introduction to auditing software. Accounting modules include general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory.

Prerequisite(s): BCAP 1200; and either FMGT 2293 or FMGT 1115 and FMGT 1215; and one of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.




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FMGT 2294 Managerial Accounting Overview
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is an introduction to the basic principles and techniques of managerial accounting where the major intent is to provide information to internal decision-makers to maximize an organization's operating efficiency and profitability. The course includes an introduction to alternative costing and reporting systems for service and manufacturing organizations, budgeting, variance analyses, performance evaluation, total quality management, and transfer pricing, plus analytical techniques including cost-volume-profit analysis and relevant costing and benefits.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in one of FMGT 1115, 1116, 1215, or 2293; and one of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; or 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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FMGT 2325 Introductory Taxation
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

A course on Federal Income Tax with emphasis on individual taxpayers. The course will provide a practical guide for individuals to prepare their own income tax return. A computer software package will be briefly introduced.

Prerequisite(s): FMGT 1115 and FMGT 1215 OR FMGT 2293 with a 'C' or higher; and one of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.




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FMGT 2371 Financial Management I
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course develops learning streams relating to valuation and investment measurement techniques for corporate and individual investors; working capital management approaches for corporations; and long term planning and performance analysis of firms. This course lays the groundwork for mathematical and strategic analysis of investment decisions for the modern corporation and investor.

Prerequisite(s): One of FMGT 1116, 1215, or 2293 and one of MATH 1118, 1119, 1210, 1253, 1171 or 1174; and one of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.





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FMGT 2421 Intermediate Financial Accounting
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course provides a comprehensive study of more complex techniques, principles, and concepts involved in the construction and interpretation of financial reports prepared for external users. The course focuses on the liabilities and equity side of the balance sheet, and examines more sophisticated accounting topics such as corporate taxes, leases pensions, and earning per share.

Prerequisite(s): FMGT 1321 with a minimum "C" grade; and, one of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.





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FMGT 2474 Financial Management II
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course builds upon essential financial concepts introduced and developed in FMGT 2371. In this course, the focus lies with investment and rate of return analysis of major business investments, capital budgeting analysis, cost of capital, and capital structure. This course looks at more fundamental, longer-term decision-making and its relationship to capital markets. International business planning also receives consideration.

Prerequisite(s): FMGT 2371 and one of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.





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MARK 1115 Introduction to Marketing
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Marketing is an exciting and dynamic business discipline, which offers excellent career prospects. The course covers the roles and functions of marketing in the modern business enterprise with particular emphasis on the elements in marketing such as product planning and development, pricing, promotion and distribution. The course delivery is a series of lectures including a lot of interaction through discussion, teamwork, videos, practical exercises and case studies so you can relate the material discussed to real life business challenges.

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MATH 1118 Mathematics of Finance
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to the mathematics of finance and investment including simple interest and discount, compound interest, simple and general annuities, amortization and sinking funds, depreciation and valuation of investments. Computer applications.

Students will receive credit for only one of MATH 1118 or 1119.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in Precalculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 12; or an "S" grade in MATH 1101; or permission of the department based on the MDT process (MDT 060). Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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ECON 1220 Principles of Microeconomics
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Introductory concepts; the market system; price determination; demand and utility; competitive supply; cost analysis; market structures; equilibrium of the firm; pricing of factor inputs; land rents; wages; interest and capital.

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ECON 1221 Principles of Macroeconomics
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Introductory macroeconomic concepts; circular flow of income and product; national income; equilibrium level of domestic income; fiscal policy; money and banking; international trade; inflation and unemployment.

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ENGL 1127 Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course emphasizes the principles of composition through the study and writing of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. As a secondary aim, it encourages an appreciation of modern literature through a study of the short story.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1126, 1127, and 1128.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 4 (or LET 3 with strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121) or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; or a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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ENGL 1128 Short Prose Selections and Composition
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

ENGL 1128 introduces students to the principles of composition through the study of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. It also emphasizes an appreciation of modern prose writing through the study of both short stories and essays. Most writing assignments are related to the literature studied. Because this course is designed for students with superior writing skills, more intensive reading will be required.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1127 or 1128.

Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 5 (or LPI equivalent) or a minimum 85% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12.

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STAT 1123 Basic Probability and Statistics for Business
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Includes: collection, classification, analysis, and presentation of numerical data; measures of location and variability; probability; random samples and sampling distributions; estimation of parameters; testing hypotheses; regression; index numbers; time-series; decision theory. Intended primarily for students in two-year Langara Business Administration Programs.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: STAT 1123, 1124, or 1181.

Prerequisite(s): None, but a grade of "C" or higher in Principles of Mathematics 11 or Precalculus 11 (or equivalent) is strongly recommended. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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STAT 1124 Statistical Methods I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

An introductory course in statistics developed through the concept of randomness for students in social sciences, nursing, social work, physiotherapy, business, etc. Topics will include sampling, experimental design, levels of measurement, descriptive statistics, regression, sampling distributions, normal distribution and inferential procedures of estimation and hypothesis testing. This course may be followed by STAT 1224. College credit will not be granted for both STAT 1124 and PSYC 2321.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: STAT 1123, 1124, or 1181.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: STAT 1124 or PSYC 2321.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in one of: Foundations of Mathematics 11, Precalculus 11, Foundations of Mathematics 12, or Precalculus 12; or a minimum "C-" grade in MATH 1150; or MDT 053. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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STAT 1181 Descriptive and Elementary Inferential Statistics
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

A first course in probability and statistics including introduction to probability, descriptive statistics, regression, correlation, contingency tables, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing. This course may be followed by STAT 2225 or STAT 2281.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: STAT 1123, 1124, or 1181.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 1153, 1171, 1173 or 1174 with a "C-" grade or higher or equivalent (may be taken concurrently). Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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Students who wish to participate in this option must maintain above-average academic standing and demonstrate potential for success in their chosen professional field.

Usually, four-month (minimum of 420 hours) work terms are scheduled for the third and fifth terms of the program. Two work terms need to be completed for a Co-op designated diploma. Employers provide the Co-op instructors with job descriptions to be posted. Students submit their resumes via the Co-op instructor, who will submit the package to the employer and arrange job interviews. Students are also strongly encouraged to start building their professional network and be an active participant in self-marketing to source their co-op work placements.

Employers make the hiring decisions and establish the working conditions, salary and benefits. The Co-operative Education option has proven to be of great benefit to students. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge, to develop skills in a practical work setting, and to gain related experience before commencing their professional careers.

CURRICULUM

To obtain a Diploma in Accounting (Co-operative Education), students will be required to attain 69 credits.

Courses Credits
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BCAP 1200 Business Computer Applications I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This is a comprehensive course that provides hands-on computer experience and exposes the student to applications and software packages commonly used in business. A theory-based overview of hardware, software, and computer fundamentals is included.

Students will receive credit for only one of CPSC 1000 and BCAP 1200.

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BUSM 1100 Introduction to Business in Canada
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to Canada's economy, different economic systems, business ethics and social responsibility, legal fundamentals and management. The course examines organizational and human resource management concepts and practices, marketing, accounting, finance, and operations management.

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BUSM 1285 Business Law
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces the basic legal principles of contracts, torts, agency, employment, negotiable instruments, debt collection, business ownership, and consumer protection in Canada. Actual case decisions are used to demonstrate and explain judicial reasoning.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.




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BUSM 1500 Business Presentation Skills
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course will develop the communication skills to prepare students to act effectively in a range of practical business situations. It will include skill development in managing meetings, public speaking and interpersonal communications in a business setting. Students will be required to develop presentations using PowerPoint.

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BUSM 2200 Organizational Behaviour
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students in this course examine how individual and group behaviour affects organizational goal attainment and success. Topics will include individual attributes such as attitude, personality and perception, and organizational culture and management skills such as leadership, empowerment, participation, communication, and motivation. There will be a strong international focus with an emphasis on diversity, managerial ethics, and development of Total Quality Management. Students will have practical and hands-on assignments for decision making, problem solving and case analysis to improve their analytical skills.

Students will receive credit for only one of BUSM 1321 and 2200.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.



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CMNS 1118 Written Communications
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Training in writing skills, with emphasis on business writing in a career context. Writing projects include: memos, letters, reports, resumes, and employment correspondence.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 3 (or LPI equivalent); a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; or a "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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EXPE 2300 Employment Strategies for Current Labour Markets 1
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly COOP 2300

EXPE 2300 is a combined lecture/seminar course that will provide students with knowledge of what it takes to get a job in today's constantly changing workplace. This course will give students a chance to learn as well as practice each of the steps towards attaining a job, including self-assessment; resume and cover letter writing; networking and interviewing skills; as well as job search tactics. By completing this course, each student will have the resources to make a positive, lasting impression on prospective employers. This course complements other curriculum already offered in career programs with the Co-operative Education option and is designed to further develop specific competencies related to employment in the student's field of study. The final project is to produce a professional career portfolio.

Students will receive credit for only one of BUSM 2300, COOP 2300, and EXPE 2300.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET with a minimum level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay with one of the following: 5/10 or higher in sentence structure, 5/10 or higher in English usage, or 10/20 or higher in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12 with an "A"; a university-transferable English or Communications course with a minimum "C-", or "C" in ENGL 1120, or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108 or 1110.

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FMGT 1115 Financial Accounting I
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is an examination of the basic techniques, principles and concepts involved in the construction and interpretation of financial reports prepared for external users. The introductory material is concluded in FMGT 1215. Together, FMGT 1115 and FMGT 1215 provide transfer credit to universities and professional accounting programs.

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FMGT 1215 Financial Accounting II
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course concludes the introduction to financial accounting which began in FMGT 1115. The course examines the right side of the accounting equation, liabilities, and shareholders equity, as well as introducing some other specific accounting issues. Topics include current liabilities, long-term liabilities, shareholders equity, investment, partnerships, statement of cash flows, and financial statement analysis. Together, FMGT 1115 and FMGT 1215 provide transfer credit to universities and professional accounting programs.

Prerequisite(s): FMGT 1115 or FMGT 2293.

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FMGT 1321 Intermediate Accounting I
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to the more complex issues of financial accounting. The course builds on the concepts introduced in FMGT 1115 and FMGT 1215 or FMGT 2293. Topics include the conceptual framework, financial statement presentation, revenue and expense recognition, current monetary balances, inventories, capital assets, and investments.

Prerequisite(s): FMGT 1215 or 2293. One of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum 'C-'; or 'C' in ENGL 1120;or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.





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FMGT 2294 Managerial Accounting Overview
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is an introduction to the basic principles and techniques of managerial accounting where the major intent is to provide information to internal decision-makers to maximize an organization's operating efficiency and profitability. The course includes an introduction to alternative costing and reporting systems for service and manufacturing organizations, budgeting, variance analyses, performance evaluation, total quality management, and transfer pricing, plus analytical techniques including cost-volume-profit analysis and relevant costing and benefits.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in one of FMGT 1115, 1116, 1215, or 2293; and one of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; or 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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FMGT 2308 Accounting Computer Applications
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 4.0

This hands-on computer course trains Accounting and Financial Management students to use computer applications commonly found in business. It is intended to give students a working knowledge of the account cycle using spreadsheet templates, off-the-shelf accounting packages, and an introduction to auditing software. Accounting modules include general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory.

Prerequisite(s): BCAP 1200; and either FMGT 2293 or FMGT 1115 and FMGT 1215; and one of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.




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FMGT 2325 Introductory Taxation
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

A course on Federal Income Tax with emphasis on individual taxpayers. The course will provide a practical guide for individuals to prepare their own income tax return. A computer software package will be briefly introduced.

Prerequisite(s): FMGT 1115 and FMGT 1215 OR FMGT 2293 with a 'C' or higher; and one of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.




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FMGT 2371 Financial Management I
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course develops learning streams relating to valuation and investment measurement techniques for corporate and individual investors; working capital management approaches for corporations; and long term planning and performance analysis of firms. This course lays the groundwork for mathematical and strategic analysis of investment decisions for the modern corporation and investor.

Prerequisite(s): One of FMGT 1116, 1215, or 2293 and one of MATH 1118, 1119, 1210, 1253, 1171 or 1174; and one of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.





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FMGT 2421 Intermediate Financial Accounting
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course provides a comprehensive study of more complex techniques, principles, and concepts involved in the construction and interpretation of financial reports prepared for external users. The course focuses on the liabilities and equity side of the balance sheet, and examines more sophisticated accounting topics such as corporate taxes, leases pensions, and earning per share.

Prerequisite(s): FMGT 1321 with a minimum "C" grade; and, one of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.





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FMGT 2474 Financial Management II
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course builds upon essential financial concepts introduced and developed in FMGT 2371. In this course, the focus lies with investment and rate of return analysis of major business investments, capital budgeting analysis, cost of capital, and capital structure. This course looks at more fundamental, longer-term decision-making and its relationship to capital markets. International business planning also receives consideration.

Prerequisite(s): FMGT 2371 and one of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit with a minimum 'C-,' or a minimum 'C' in ENGL 1120; or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.





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MARK 1115 Introduction to Marketing
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Marketing is an exciting and dynamic business discipline, which offers excellent career prospects. The course covers the roles and functions of marketing in the modern business enterprise with particular emphasis on the elements in marketing such as product planning and development, pricing, promotion and distribution. The course delivery is a series of lectures including a lot of interaction through discussion, teamwork, videos, practical exercises and case studies so you can relate the material discussed to real life business challenges.

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MATH 1118 Mathematics of Finance
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to the mathematics of finance and investment including simple interest and discount, compound interest, simple and general annuities, amortization and sinking funds, depreciation and valuation of investments. Computer applications.

Students will receive credit for only one of MATH 1118 or 1119.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in Precalculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 12; or an "S" grade in MATH 1101; or permission of the department based on the MDT process (MDT 060). Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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1 formerly BUSM 2300/COOP 2300
 
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ECON 1220 Principles of Microeconomics
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Introductory concepts; the market system; price determination; demand and utility; competitive supply; cost analysis; market structures; equilibrium of the firm; pricing of factor inputs; land rents; wages; interest and capital.

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ECON 1221 Principles of Macroeconomics
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Introductory macroeconomic concepts; circular flow of income and product; national income; equilibrium level of domestic income; fiscal policy; money and banking; international trade; inflation and unemployment.

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ENGL 1127 Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course emphasizes the principles of composition through the study and writing of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. As a secondary aim, it encourages an appreciation of modern literature through a study of the short story.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1126, 1127, and 1128.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 4 (or LET 3 with strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121) or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; or a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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ENGL 1128 Short Prose Selections and Composition
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

ENGL 1128 introduces students to the principles of composition through the study of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. It also emphasizes an appreciation of modern prose writing through the study of both short stories and essays. Most writing assignments are related to the literature studied. Because this course is designed for students with superior writing skills, more intensive reading will be required.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1127 or 1128.

Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 5 (or LPI equivalent) or a minimum 85% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12.

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STAT 1123 Basic Probability and Statistics for Business
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Includes: collection, classification, analysis, and presentation of numerical data; measures of location and variability; probability; random samples and sampling distributions; estimation of parameters; testing hypotheses; regression; index numbers; time-series; decision theory. Intended primarily for students in two-year Langara Business Administration Programs.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: STAT 1123, 1124, or 1181.

Prerequisite(s): None, but a grade of "C" or higher in Principles of Mathematics 11 or Precalculus 11 (or equivalent) is strongly recommended. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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STAT 1124 Statistical Methods I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

An introductory course in statistics developed through the concept of randomness for students in social sciences, nursing, social work, physiotherapy, business, etc. Topics will include sampling, experimental design, levels of measurement, descriptive statistics, regression, sampling distributions, normal distribution and inferential procedures of estimation and hypothesis testing. This course may be followed by STAT 1224. College credit will not be granted for both STAT 1124 and PSYC 2321.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: STAT 1123, 1124, or 1181.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: STAT 1124 or PSYC 2321.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in one of: Foundations of Mathematics 11, Precalculus 11, Foundations of Mathematics 12, or Precalculus 12; or a minimum "C-" grade in MATH 1150; or MDT 053. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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STAT 1181 Descriptive and Elementary Inferential Statistics
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

A first course in probability and statistics including introduction to probability, descriptive statistics, regression, correlation, contingency tables, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing. This course may be followed by STAT 2225 or STAT 2281.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: STAT 1123, 1124, or 1181.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 1153, 1171, 1173 or 1174 with a "C-" grade or higher or equivalent (may be taken concurrently). Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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WORK TERM ONE

Courses Credits
COOP 2301 Co-operative Work Placement I
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 22.5

Work experience and report. Practical application of theoretical knowledge gained in academic studies to enhance skills and to provide professional and personal development. Co-op work placements consist of full time work in a student's area of study. Evaluation will consist of employer evaluation, work term report, and presentation.

Co-operative Education courses cannot be used to meet elective requirements.

Students will only receive credit for COOP 2301, or COOP 2302 and 2303.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum "C" grade in BUSM 2300, COOP 2300, or EXPE 2300; minimum 2.6 GPA; acceptance to the co-op option; and confirmed co-op work placement.

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3 Credits

WORK TERM TWO

Courses Credits
COOP 2501 Co-operative Work Placement II
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 22.5

Work experience and report. Practical application of theoretical knowledge gained in academic studies to enhance skills and to provide professional and personal development. Co-op work placements consist of full-time work in a student's area of study. Evaluation will consist of employer evaluation, work term report, and presentation.

Co-operative Education courses cannot be used to meet elective requirements.

Students will only receive credit for COOP 2501, or COOP 2502 and 2503.

Prerequisite(s): COOP 2301.

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3 Credits

Program Notes:

Students are advised to review individual course descriptions for prerequisites. Not all courses will be offered in every semester; students should take care when planning their course schedule.