Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

In order to graduate students must:

  • Complete the required 42 credits listed below;
  • Achieve a minimum "C" grade in all courses; and
  • Have a minimum Program GPA of 2.33

Total Credits: 42

Courses Credits
All of
BUSM 4800 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 may receive credit for only one of BUSM 2200 or BUSM 4800. BUSM 2200 may not be used to satisfy the BUSM 4800 requirement.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post-Degree Diplomas in Business Administration and Marketing Management or the Post-Degree Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership.


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BUSM 4805 Professional Business Practice
3

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

This course is designed to provide fundamental skills necessary for success in the Canadian business environment. Successful students will develop the skills and competencies required to present themselves and their work in a professional manner according to business ethics and societal norms. The course will allow students to develop skills and strategies to manage office politics, social situations, and professional communication.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post-Degree Diplomas in Accounting, Business Administration, and Marketing Management.

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BUSM 4810 Operations Management
3

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

The course looks at the decisions firms need to make in order to run efficient, competitive, lean, and profitable operations. In general, this course presents the fundamental issues in operations and supply chain management. This course looks at a company's internal operations and processes. The main topics covered are: operations strategy, quality management, forecasting and demand planning, scheduling, and process design for manufacturing and services.

Students may receive credit for only one of BUSM 3200 and 4810. BUSM 3200 may not be used to satisfy the BUSM 4810 requirement.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to Post-Degree Diploma programs in Business Management and Marketing Management.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in BUSM 4805 and MARK 4800; and a minimum "C" grade in one of FMGT 4800 or FMGT 4816.

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BUSM 4820 Negotiation Skills
3

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

Negotiation Skills explores the core concepts and theories of the psychology of bargaining and negotiation, the dynamics of interpersonal and inter-group conflict, and its resolution in the context of competitive situations. This course introduces students to a variety of negotiation processes and techniques used to achieve multiple business objectives. Using simulations and role-plays, students will apply their negotiation skills to a variety of business circumstances. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to negotiate and appraise situations that call for bargaining; comprehend the process and the various bargaining techniques; assess alternatives; and formulate negotiation plans. Students will demonstrate their ability to use negotiation techniques by conducting a successful negotiation where agreement has been reached amongst multiple parties.

Students may receive credit for only one of BUSM 3220 and BUSM 4820. BUSM 3220 may not be used to satisfy the BUSM 4820 requirement.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post-Degree Diplomas in Business Administration and Marketing Management.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in BUSM 4800 and 4805.

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BUSM 4830 Project Management
3

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

This course introduces project management concepts, skills, and tools that allow managers to coordinate and lead projects towards successful completion. A variety of techniques are used to manage the budget, schedule, and quality of projects. This applied course also introduces software tools specifically designed for the task. Effective project management ensures that a project is completed on time, within budget, and with high quality.

Students may receive credit for only one of BUSM 4100 and 4830. BUSM 4100 may not be used to satisfy the BUSM 4830 requirement.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post-Degree Diploma in Business Management.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in BUSM 4805 and BUSM 4810.

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BUSM 4840 Organizations and Change
3

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

This course examines the underlying concepts, principles, and assumptions of organizational change. Macro factors such as organizational structure, corporate culture, politics and leadership, and their impact on effecting permanent change will be explored. Then a framework will be developed around understanding the change process, models for managing change, the development of specific skills to manage change, the human side of change, and the transition process.

Students may receive credit for only one of BUSM 4120 and 4840. BUSM 4120 may not be used to satisfy the BUSM 4840 requirement.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post-Degree Diploma in Business Management and the Post-Degree Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in BUSM 4805 and 4820; or a minimum "C" grade in NURS 5150.

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BUSM 4850 Business Strategy
3

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

This capstone course of the post-degree diplomas provides the opportunity for students to formulate a corporate business strategy, make decisions and interact as executive leaders running a company within a business simulation. The course integrates concepts, skills and techniques gained in previous course work into a strategic management framework. Students will learn to think, analyze, plan, and make decisions at a strategic level and then see the results of their decisions.

Students may receive credit for only one of BUSM 4200 and 4850. BUSM 4200 may not be used to satisfy the BUSM 4850 requirement.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post-Degree Diplomas in Business Management and Marketing Management.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in BUSM 4805, BUSM 4820, MARK 4810, and STAT 4800; and a minimum "C" grade in one of BUSM 4810 or MARK 4820.

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EXPE 4801 Career Goals, Resumes, and Cover Letters
1

Lecture Hours: 1.5 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly COOP 4801

This course is meant to focus and prepare students to effectively create targeted job applications to utilize when applying for career positions. In EXPE 4801 students will learn what employers look for when screening job applications, how to read and interpret job postings, and how to create relevant, job specific targeted resumes and cover letters that will impress employers and increase their odds of getting interviews. This course is the first in a series of three that is ultimately aimed at preparing students with job ready employability skills that they can utilize to advance their careers.

Students will receive credit for only one of COOP 4801 and EXPE 4801.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post-Degree Diplomas in Accounting, Applied Planning, Business Administration, Marketing Management, and Web and Mobile App Design and Development.

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EXPE 4802 Interviews and Your Professional Image
1

Lecture Hours: 1.5 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly COOP 4802

This course is the second in a series of three, and will continue where EXPE 4801 left off, by transitioning students from targeted job applications, to the next phase of the job application process. In this course students will learn of the significant impact that their professional image can have on attracting potential employers and on obtaining career employment. It will also train students how to effectively engage in interviews, and networking from a Canadian business context. This course will be very practical, and students will be able to apply the content and activities from classes directly to their personal job search; increasing their chances of gaining employment.

Students will receive credit for only one of COOP 4802 and EXPE 4802.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post-Degree Diplomas in Accounting, Applied Planning, Business Administration, Marketing Management, and Web and Mobile App Design and Development.

Prerequisite(s): EXPE 4801 with a minimum "C" grade.

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EXPE 4803 Employment Search Strategies
1

Lecture Hours: 1.5 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Formerly COOP 4803

This course is the third course in a series of three, and will transition students from searching for employment to successfully entering the workforce. Having covered targeted job applications in EXPE 4801, and interviewing and networking in EXPE 4802, this course will focus on job search strategies as well as workplace expectations and typical standards and policies of Canadian businesses. Additionally, this course will include workplace etiquette and behaviour, as well as managing and respecting cultural diversity. Lastly students will incorporate what they have learned from the first two courses and formulate an individual job search plan targeting specific employers or sectors.

Students will receive credit for only one of COOP 4803 and EXPE 4803.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post Degree Diplomas in Accounting, Applied Planning, Business Administration, Marketing Management, and Web and Mobile App Design and Development.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in EXPE 4801 and 4802.

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EXPE 4814 Work Experience Term - BUSM
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 23.0 | Lab: 0.0

During a term of full-time employment (minimum 300 hours over a 16 week term,) students will have the opportunity for practical application of theoretical knowledge gained in academic studies to enhance their skills and to provide professional and personal development. Evaluation will consist of employer feedback, workplace reflection and final work term report. Students are responsible for finding a suitable work experience with the assistance of the Langara Co-op and Career Development Centre.

College credit will be given for only one of BUSM 4804 and EXPE 4814.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post-Degree Diplomas in Business Administration and Marketing Management.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in EXPE 4801, 4802, and 4803 plus a minimum of 30 successfully completed credits.

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FMGT 4816 Accounting for Managers
3

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

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.

Students will receive credit for only one of FMGT 1116 and FMGT 4816. FMGT 1116 may not be used to satisfy the FMGT 4816 requirement.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post-Degree Diplomas in Marketing Management and Business Administration.

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INTB 4810 Management Issues in International Business
3

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

This course is an exploration of the issues facing international business managers. Being able to manage organizations in a cross-cultural global environment is required regardless of a company's size. Four major themes are covered in this course: the global manager's environment, the cultural context of global management, formulating and implementing strategy for international and global operations, and global human resources management.

Students may receive credit for only one of INTB 3100 and 4810. INTB 3100 may not be used to satisfy the INTB 4810 requirement.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post Degree Diploma in Business Administration Program.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in BUSM 4805, BUSM 4810, and BUSM 4820.

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MARK 4800 Introduction to Marketing
3

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

Marketing is an exciting and dynamic business discipline that offers excellent career prospects. This 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, but there is 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.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post Degree Diplomas in Business Administration and Marketing Management.

Students will receive credit for only one of MARK 1115 and 4800. MARK 1115 may not be used to satisfy the MARK 4800 requirement.

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MARK 4810 Social Media Strategy
3

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

To succeed in today's economy, organizations must incorporate social media into their marketing and business strategies. In this course, students examine the role of social media today and how to use it to meet organizational goals. Through a variety of methods and activities such as lectures, guest speakers, case studies, applied projects, industry certification (e.g. Hootsuite Academy certification) and simulations, students learn the fundamental principles and techniques for designing and developing effective social media goals, objectives, and strategies for all types of organizations.

Students will receive credit for only one of MARK 3150 and 4810. MARK 3150 may not be used to satisfy the MARK 4810 requirement.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in BUSM 4805 and MARK 4800.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post-Degree Diplomas in Business Administration and Marketing Management.

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STAT 4800 Business Statistics
3

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

This course includes the following: 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; and index numbers.

Students may receive credit for only one of STAT 1123 and 4800. STAT 1123 may not be used to satisfy the STAT 4800 requirement.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Post-Degree Diplomas in Accounting, Business Administration and Marketing Management.

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