Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

This practical, interdisciplinary, career-oriented two-year diploma program prepares students for a variety of management positions. The Diploma in Business Management program provides students with a solid grounding in a variety of business subjects including Accounting, Marketing, Research Methods in Business, Management Principles, Organizational Behaviour, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Financial Management, Business Planning, Business Presentation Skills, Law and courses such as Economics, English, Communications, and Mathematics of Business.

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.

The Diploma in Business Management is designed so that students can choose to change their focus of studies within or after the first year and transfer into the Marketing Management program.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Co-operative Education option during their first term in the program.

CURRICULUM

To obtain a Diploma in Business Management, students will be required to attain 60 or 63 credits as described below:

Total Credits: 60 or 63

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 1115 Entrepreneurship
3

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

A practical course which introduces the relevant aspects of setting up a small business. These include basic accounting concepts, forms of legal ownership, basic market research, determination of marketing and personnel policies, budgeting, financing, purchasing, promotion, and pricing. Also explored are the personal characteristics of the successful entrepreneur.

Prerequisite(s): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.



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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): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.




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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 2115 Human Resources Management
3

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

A course in human and industrial relations with emphasis on the various processes and techniques of acquiring and maintaining an efficient workforce. It will examine the more technical aspects of personnel management, including legal issues, compensation, and employer/employee rights in sufficient depth to give a reasonable understanding of their purpose and nature. The course will be taught using a series of seminar type lectures, readings, case histories and guest lectures.

Prerequisite(s): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.




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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): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.



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BUSM 2450 Business Planning
3

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

A course which emphasizes the "how to" techniques in the development of business plans. In this course, students select an existing or potential business venture and conduct the research, planning and writing of a plan.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 30 credits including FMGT 1116 or 2293. BUSM 1100 with a minimum "C" grade. English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.




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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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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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MARK 2100 Marketing Research
3

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

This course examines contemporary research methods employed in business. Emphasis is placed on understanding the process of business research and how it relates to hypothesis development, problem investigation, and management questions. The major tools and techniques in primary and secondary research are examined with special emphasis on the Internet as an effective research tool.

Students will receive credit for only one of MARK 2100 and 2327.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of 'C' in STAT 1123, 1124, or 1181; English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.

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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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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 1116 Accounting for Managers
3

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

This course provides an overview of basic financial and management accounting principles and techniques, including the managerial use of financial statements and other financial information for decision-making purposes. Students will initially be introduced to the principles and techniques used in financial accounting. The second part of the course will explore common managerial accounting techniques such as budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, and decision-making.

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FMGT 2293 Financial Accounting Overview
3

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

This course provides an overview of financial accounting and the construction and interpretation of financial reports prepared for external users. Major consideration is given to accounting techniques for corporate financial statements. Emphasis is placed on accounting principles and policies and the underlying rationale for these principles.

Prerequisite(s): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.

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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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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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MATH 1119 Mathematics of Business Affairs
3

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

Basic mathematics of everyday business affairs including simple and compound interest, promissory notes, instalment buying, trade discounts, loans, mortgages, insurance, investments.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: MATH 1118 or 1119.

Prerequisite(s): Recent successful completion of BC Math 10 is strongly recommended. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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MATH 1171 Calculus I
3

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

This course deals primarily with differentiation. The major topics include limits (intuitive approach), development and definition of derivatives, differentiation techniques (algebraic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions), curve sketching, applications of derivatives (optimization, related rates, linear motion, differential approximations), antiderivatives, growth and decay.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: MATH 1153/1253, 1171, 1173, or 1174.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "A" grade in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12; permission of department based on the MDT process (MDT 95); or a minimum "B-" grade in MATH 1170; or a minimum "C+" grade in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12 and a minimum "C-" grade in Calculus 12. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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MATH 1174 Calculus I - Economic and Business Applications
3

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

This course deals primarily with differentiation. Topics include limits (intuitive approach); development and definition of derivatives; rules for differentiation (algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions); selected applications of derivatives (concentrating on business examples); introduction to antiderivatives.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: MATH 1153/1253, 1171, 1173, or 1174.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "B" grade in Precalculus 12; or permission of the department based on the MDT process (MDT 085); or a minimum "C" grade in MATH 1170; or a minimum "C+" grade in Precalculus 12 and a minimum "C-" grade in Calculus 12. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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Two of
business electives (6 credits) chosen from: Any BCAP course (except BCAP 0012 and BCAP 1112), any BUSM course (except BUSM 2300), any INTB course, any FMGT course, or any MARK course.
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Two of
general education electives (6 credits): A general education elective is defined to be any course in a subject area other than BCAP, BUSM, COOP, EXPE, FMGT, INTB, or MARK that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at UBC, SFU, UVic, or UNBC
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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.

One four month (minimum 420 hours) work term needs to be completed for a Co-op designated diploma. Employers provide Co-op instructors with job descriptions to be posted. Students submit their resumes via the Co-op instructors who will submit the package to the employer and arrange job interviews. Students are strongly encouraged to start building their professional network and be an active participant in self-marketing in order to source their Co-op work placement.

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 Business Management (Co-operative Education), students will be required to attain 69 credits as described below:

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 1115 Entrepreneurship
3

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

A practical course which introduces the relevant aspects of setting up a small business. These include basic accounting concepts, forms of legal ownership, basic market research, determination of marketing and personnel policies, budgeting, financing, purchasing, promotion, and pricing. Also explored are the personal characteristics of the successful entrepreneur.

Prerequisite(s): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.



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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): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.




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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 2115 Human Resources Management
3

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

A course in human and industrial relations with emphasis on the various processes and techniques of acquiring and maintaining an efficient workforce. It will examine the more technical aspects of personnel management, including legal issues, compensation, and employer/employee rights in sufficient depth to give a reasonable understanding of their purpose and nature. The course will be taught using a series of seminar type lectures, readings, case histories and guest lectures.

Prerequisite(s): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.




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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): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.



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BUSM 2450 Business Planning
3

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

A course which emphasizes the "how to" techniques in the development of business plans. In this course, students select an existing or potential business venture and conduct the research, planning and writing of a plan.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 30 credits including FMGT 1116 or 2293. BUSM 1100 with a minimum "C" grade. English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.




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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): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a minimum "C-" in a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.

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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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MARK 2100 Marketing Research
3

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

This course examines contemporary research methods employed in business. Emphasis is placed on understanding the process of business research and how it relates to hypothesis development, problem investigation, and management questions. The major tools and techniques in primary and secondary research are examined with special emphasis on the Internet as an effective research tool.

Students will receive credit for only one of MARK 2100 and 2327.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of 'C' in STAT 1123, 1124, or 1181; English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.

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1 formerly BUSM 2300/COOP 2300
 
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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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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 1116 Accounting for Managers
3

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

This course provides an overview of basic financial and management accounting principles and techniques, including the managerial use of financial statements and other financial information for decision-making purposes. Students will initially be introduced to the principles and techniques used in financial accounting. The second part of the course will explore common managerial accounting techniques such as budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, and decision-making.

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FMGT 2293 Financial Accounting Overview
3

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

This course provides an overview of financial accounting and the construction and interpretation of financial reports prepared for external users. Major consideration is given to accounting techniques for corporate financial statements. Emphasis is placed on accounting principles and policies and the underlying rationale for these principles.

Prerequisite(s): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.

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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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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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MATH 1119 Mathematics of Business Affairs
3

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

Basic mathematics of everyday business affairs including simple and compound interest, promissory notes, instalment buying, trade discounts, loans, mortgages, insurance, investments.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: MATH 1118 or 1119.

Prerequisite(s): Recent successful completion of BC Math 10 is strongly recommended. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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MATH 1171 Calculus I
3

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

This course deals primarily with differentiation. The major topics include limits (intuitive approach), development and definition of derivatives, differentiation techniques (algebraic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions), curve sketching, applications of derivatives (optimization, related rates, linear motion, differential approximations), antiderivatives, growth and decay.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: MATH 1153/1253, 1171, 1173, or 1174.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "A" grade in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12; permission of department based on the MDT process (MDT 95); or a minimum "B-" grade in MATH 1170; or a minimum "C+" grade in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12 and a minimum "C-" grade in Calculus 12. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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MATH 1174 Calculus I - Economic and Business Applications
3

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

This course deals primarily with differentiation. Topics include limits (intuitive approach); development and definition of derivatives; rules for differentiation (algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions); selected applications of derivatives (concentrating on business examples); introduction to antiderivatives.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: MATH 1153/1253, 1171, 1173, or 1174.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "B" grade in Precalculus 12; or permission of the department based on the MDT process (MDT 085); or a minimum "C" grade in MATH 1170; or a minimum "C+" grade in Precalculus 12 and a minimum "C-" grade in Calculus 12. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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Two of
business electives (6 credits) chosen from: Any BCAP course (except BCAP 0012 and BCAP 1112), any BUSM course (except BUSM 2300), any INTB course, any FMGT course, or any MARK course
 
Two of
general education electives (6 credits): A general education elective is defined to be any course in a subject area other than BCAP, BUSM, COOP, EXPE, FMGT, INTB, or MARK that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at UBC, SFU, UVic, or UNBC
 

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

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 and consult with the Department when planning their course schedule.