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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Undergraduate Courses Business Courses (Orillia Campus Only)
Business Courses (Orillia Campus Only)
Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.
Business 1311      Introduction to Administrative Studies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Examines the performance of planning, organizing, leadership and control in the context of private and public sector organizations in Canada. The impacts of economic technological, social and political forces upon managers within the Canadian and global environments are considered. Topical coverage includes legal, ethical,and social responsibility issues.
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Business 1312      Introduction to Financial Accounting
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Students are introduced to the purposes, objectives, concepts and processes of financial accounting. The course focus is on the preparation and reporting of economic information about the organization to external users. The uses and limitations of this information for external users are also considered.
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Business 2317      Introduction to Business Environment
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to measurement of aggregate economic activity, national income accounting, money, banking, government monetary and fiscal policy, international trade, employment, inflation and interest rates.
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Business 2336      Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: This course focuses on techniques for the collection, analysis, and presentation of information. An introduction to measurement of the dispersion and central tendencies of data probability theory and hypothesis testing. Bivariate and multivariate relationships will be examined.
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Business 3312      Managerial Accounting
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description:

Emphasizes the need for managers to understand the major concepts of accounting for managerial decision-making in private and public sector organizations. The preparation and use of management accounting information for planning and control proposes is examined. Students consider the behavioural and ethical inplications of decisions using case studies.


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Business 3314      Marketing I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to the nature and scope of marketing in North America and globally. The principles, concepts, and techniques of performing marketing opportunity analysis including an examination of buyer behaviour, market segmentation, demand analysis, competitor evaluations, legal and ethical considerations and environmental scanning are addressed. Learning through team projects, including case studies and presentations is a major requirement of this course.
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Business 3316      Introduction to Operations Management
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Operations management concerns the creation of goods and services by an organization. Topics include product and service design, process selection, scheduling, plant layout, work study methods, inventory management. Project management techniques (P.E.R.T. and C.P.M.) and basic operations research models are applied in decision-making.
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Business 3317      Managerial Economics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to the application of economic theory and the tools of analysis of decision science to examine how a firm can make optimal managerial decisions in an uncertain and constrained environment. Topics include: demand analysis, production and cost analysis, market structure and pricing practices, risk analysis and capital budgeting.
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Business 3318      Introduction to Organization Behaviour
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A comprehensive introduction to the study of human behaviour in organizational settings. The course emphasizes the perspective of individuals within organizations. The roles of individuals within organizations and the complex factors affecting behaviour are considered in regards to motivation and communication.
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Business 3319      Financial Management I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to basic concepts in corporate finance. The course develops tools and concepts for understanding problems facing financial managers. Topics include objectives of financial management, long-term and short-term financial planning, time value of money, valuation of bonds and stocks, and capital budgeting.
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Business 3333      Introduction to Management Information Systems
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An overview of management information systems and their application to business decision-making. Emphasis is placed on understanding managers' information needs, information reporting systems, underlying technologies and the functional and strategic issues to be considered in the design of management information systems.
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Business 3334      Marketing II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The concepts and techniques of managerial marketing are examined in this overview of the design and implementation fo the firm's marketing strategy. The focus of the course is on decision-making necessary to build long term profitable marketing plans for product/service organizations. The case study approach is a major element of this course.
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Business 3339      Financial Management II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Building on the knowledge acquired in Business 3319, this course covers concepts of financial planning, working capital, theory of corporate capital and dividend policy, options. futures and swaps, pension plans, international finance, and mergers and acquisitions.
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Business 3358      Introduction to Human Resources Management
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to human resources management in the context of organizational strategy. Major topics include employee recruitment and selection, training and development, and employee evaluation. Employee retention through compensation systems, labour relations and quality of work life initiatives are also considered. These issues are examined in the context of evolving workplace demands, labour supply considerations, and regulatory developments.
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Business 4311      Managing in a Global Environment
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An examination of international business and trade concepts, and the cultural economic legal and political environments that impact international business. Forms of international agreements and organizational arrangements are addressed.
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Business 4315      Entrepreneurial Management
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description:

Addresses topics in entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. The processes of innovation and transformation of ideas into commercial opportunities are emphasized. Students are required to prepare a feasibility study and business plan.


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Business 4316      Advanced Operations Management
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description:

An exploration of analytical issues regarding various operations and manufacturing challenges. Topics include quality management and productivity, optimization techiques, developments in manufacturing technologies and control, and the performance of project management. The course will include cases from major manufacturing industries.


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Business 4317      Business and Society
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The historical development of the Canadian and global economies as well as their current and future performance are examined. The objectives, roles and relationships of key stakeholders and their ability to influence business performance are considered. Topics include social responsibility of business and the ethics of business managers.
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Business 4318      Advanced Organizational Behaviour
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description:

Development of a theoretical understanding of organizational behaviour, group dynamics and leadership as applied to the accomplishment of organization objectives. Topics also include organizational culture, negotiations, cross cultural behaviour power and politics within organizations.


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Business 4331      Selected Topics in Management
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Designed to provide in-depth coverage of current issues in management. The overall aim of the course is to expose students to recent developments in management practices and techniques which are changing in response to new legislation and current business practices.
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Business 4333      Electronic Business Strategies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The purpose of the course is to provide students with a general overview of Internet-based technologies, and the usage of these technologies by organizations, from a strategic perspective. Specifically, the course emphasizes the organizational fit between technologies and strategies, business models, current trends, legal aspects,and social issues. Students will also learn how to successfully launch and manage electronic business initiatives in both public and private organizations.
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Business 4351      Business Law
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A study of the Canadian legal system to assist the administrator in understanding topics such as: commercial tansactions, civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, employment law, negligence, professional liability, consumer protection, competition law.
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Business 4371      Strategic Management
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An examination of corporate strategy theory and practice including internal and external environments with a view to establishing corporate objectives and formulating corporate strategy. Examines the interactions of environment systems with top management's personal goals and objectives. Focuses on inplementation of corporate strategy within a framework of changing corporate values, resources, and accelerating change. Interactive analytical and conceptual.
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Business 4391      Strategic Management Project
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Provides the opportunity to apply the concepts of strategic management to real-life organizational situations. Students are required to analyze an existing organization and to submit a detailed report of their findings, analyses, and recommendations for the future.
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