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COMM 100 - Introduction to Canadian Business
This courses is an overview of the Canadian business environment, forms of organizations, the management function, and an introduction to the functional areas of business management. The course includes the challenges and opportunities facing small business.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video, World Wide Web

COMM 200 - Business Communication
This course provides basic skills in written and oral business communication. It assists students to transition from academic to business writing and to effectively organize and deliver written and orally presented business reports. Topics covered in this course include: recognizing and avoiding plagiarism; accessing and using research sources for business purposes; writing business correspondence including letters and emails; and working on collaborative writing projects. Students acquire skills in communicating within workplaces typified by diverse backgrounds and varying work roles. Students are introduced to the case study method and the writing and delivery of solutions for business cases.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

COMM 210 - Financial Accounting
Introduction to the construction and interpretation of financial reports prepared primarily for external use. Students need a basic understanding of a spreadsheet application.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 211 - Managerial Accounting
Introduction to the development and use of accounting information for managerial planning and control and the development of cost information for financial reports. Problems in managerial accounting using spreadsheet tools.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 220 - Financial Management I
Deals with functions of the financial manager within the corporate setting. Topics include the Canadian financial environment, forms of business organizations and taxation, financial forecasting and planning, financial statement analysis, time value of money, capital budgeting under certainty, working capital management and short, intermediate and long-term financing.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, World Wide Web

COMM 230 - Organizational Behaviour
This course provides an introduction to the study of people and groups in organizations. Topics include perceptions, personality, learning, work motivation, job attitudes, group dynamics and leadership.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 240 - Introduction to Marketing
This course is an introduction to the study of marketing in the context of social, consumer, and managerial processes. In this course, students study how marketing decisions concerning the choice of target markets, the development of products/services, price, promotion and distribution strategies influence the evolution of the exchange process and the satisfaction of buyer needs.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 251 - Introduction to Management Science
This course is a study of analytical approaches in management science that assist managerial decision-making under conditions of both certainty and uncertainty. Attention is given to the formulation of quantitative models from a variety of areas. Topics include linear programming, transportation/assignment problems, integer programming, multi-criteria decisions, dynamic programming, decision analysis, queueing theory, and simulation.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 300 - Introduction to Business Law
This course provides an introduction to the general principles of law relating to contract and tort. Special contracts include: agency, assignment, bailment, employment guarantee, insurance, negotiable instruments, sale of goods, and contracts creating a security interest in goods. Some aspects of the law relating to real property, partnership and corporations will be discussed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

Course Attributes:
COMM 300 Equivalent

COMM 302 - Entrepreneurship
This course focuses on the processes and techniques required to convert ideas, inventions and innovations into profitable business undertakings. Students have the opportunity to develop a new venture business plan.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

Course Attributes:
COMM 302 Equivalent

COMM 303 - Introduction to International Business
Introduces the student to the global setting in which international business decisions are made. Emphasis is placed on the factors which are relevant to decision-making in a wide range of international business functions (e.g. marketing, finance, human resource management) and international business forms (e.g. export-import, foreign manufacturing, joint ventures).
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

Course Attributes:
COMM 303 Equivalent

COMM 304 - Employment Law in Canada
The purpose of this course is to foster an understanding of the legal context of the relationship between employer and employee, and of the duties and responsibilities in that relationship. The laws surrounding human rights, employment standards, health and safety, grievance and arbitration, and dismissal are examined.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination

COMM 305 - Case Studies in Business
This course develops critical skills in the development and analysis of business cases. The course includes the development of new cases, practical methodology for analysis and presentation of case studies in all areas of business.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 310 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I
An examination of financial accounting theory from the viewpoint of procedures, principles and professional requirements related to the measurement, recording and reporting of assets and related income and expenses for use by third parties.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

Course Attributes:
COMM 310 Equivalent

COMM 311 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II
Continuation of COMM 310-3.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

COMM 312 - Intermediate Managerial Accounting
The provisions and analysis of cost accounting information that will assist management in making operating decisions and in evaluating operations and performance. The utilization of statistical analysis and linear models is included.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

COMM 313 - Personal Taxation
Interpretation problems associated with the Income Tax Act and the provisions of the Act concerned with the computation of taxable income and tax payable by an individual are examined.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 314 - Corporate Taxation
The provisions of the Income Tax Act relating to the taxes payable by various types of corporate entities and trusts are considered. Application of the Act to business situations is examined in detail.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

Course Attributes:
COMM 314 Equivalent

COMM 315 - International Accounting
Examines the underlying causes of international accounting problems in terms of both internal financial control and external financial reporting. Emphasis is placed on understanding the environmental, social, economic and legal influences which have affected accounting evolution in various countries.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 316 - Financial Statement Analysis
Users of financial statements must be able to interpret financial reports, construct measures of financial performance and analyse the reporting choices made by companies. Reading and interpreting financial statements is a skill that impacts almost any business decision. This course focuses on application of accounting knowledge and reading and interpreting financial statements.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 320 - Financial Management II
This course deals with analytical techniques and broad issues of financial management. Topics include capital budgeting and uncertainty, risk and return, the capital assets pricing model and market efficiency, determination of discount rates for capital projects including the weighted average cost of capital, leasing options and applications to corporate finance, capital structure and dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and reorganization.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 321 - Investments and Security Analysis
The principles and techniques of investing in securities are discussed. Material covered includes sources and analysis of investment information, evaluation of risks and returns associated with various financial instruments including futures and options. Security analysis including fundamental and technical analysis.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 322 - International Financial Management
An introduction to the various international financial markets and the problems, risks and opportunities involved in the financial management of multinational enterprises. Hedging of foreign exchange risk, international capital budgeting and import/export financing are among the topics covered.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

Course Attributes:
COMM 322 Equivalent

COMM 323 - Risk, Insurance and Financial Planning
Deals with the concepts of risk and business risk management, the various kinds of insurance including life, health and property and liability. Financial planning for the individual and employees including pension plans, taxation issues and real asset investment decisions including real estate.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 330 - Human Resource Management
The analysis, design, operation and management of HRM processes, their contribution to employee and organization effectiveness and the influence of organizational and external environment. The principal topics considered are HRM planning and its link to strategic planning, employment equity, staffing, training/development (including performance appraisal) and employee maintenance. The course views the management of human resources as the joint responsibility of line and HRM managers.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

Course Attributes:
COMM 330 Equivalent

COMM 331 - Organizational Theory
This course focuses on the structure of the organization, examining such determining factors as the organization's size, environment, technology and strategy. It also examines internal politics, conflict, decision-making, and culture from a macro perspective.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 332 - Business and Professional Ethics
This course focuses on ethical philosophies and their application to specific ethical issues of relevance to work organizations and to the demands of multiple stakeholders.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

COMM 334 - Strategic Human Resource Planning
This course examines the leadership role that a human resources professional plays in developing the organization's vision, goals, and strategies and the human resource initiatives that support these strategic directions. Students acquire capabilities in job analysis and human resources planning, which provides the informational foundation for all of human resources management.
Credits: 3.000

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 335 - Organizational Effectiveness
Students acquire the knowledge and skills to develop and implement programs for employee feedback and involvement to support organizational culture and goals.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 340 - Marketing Communication
A study of communication theory and its application to advertising and sales promotion decisions. An examination of the role of advertising in relation to the overall marketing strategy.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

Course Attributes:
COMM 340 Equivalent

COMM 341 - Sales Management
The study of management of the personal selling area, including an examination of the selling function, the sales manager, and sales management.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 342 - Services Marketing
Applies marketing management principles specifically to the service industries, including the financial services and tourism industries.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

COMM 343 - Behavioural Marketing
This course examines the psychological, social, and cultural factors that influence consumer cognition, feelings, attitudes and behaviour by introducing concepts, principles and theories drawn from marketing and related social science disciplines. Students learn from a managerial decision- making perspective and investigate the implications of consumer behaviour for all stages of the marketing process, including product development, marketing communications, and post-sales services.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 346 - Internet Marketing
This course provides insights into the converging logic of traditional marketing in the information age from managerial and consumers' perspectives. Students learn how to understand consumer internet behaviour, identify appropriate target segments, develop product opportunities, pricing structures, and distribution channels over the Internet, and execute marketing strategy in a computer-mediated environment.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 347 - Marketing Channels and Retail Management
This course provides insights into marketing distribution systems, retailing and wholesaling as well as relevant legislation. Further, this course emphasizes the structure of retailing in Canada, and the retail management of location, layout, inventory, personnel, sales, promotion, financial control and pricing procedures.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 350 - Production and Operations Management
An introduction to the production/operations function with emphasis on the use of both qualitative and quantitative analysis to assist decision-making. Topics include forecasting, product design, capacity planning, process selection, facility location and layout, aggregate planning, material requirement planning, JIT, scheduling, inventory, management, project planning, statistical quality control and total quality management.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

COMM 351 - Management Information Systems
This course emphasizes the strategic role of information systems in modern business. Topics include the technical foundations of information systems, the impact of information systems on business operations and decision-making, and the processes that are required for successful implementation of business information systems.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

Course Attributes:
COMM 351 Equivalent

COMM 352 - e-business
The course provides an introduction to electronic business concepts and e-business strategies. The students study various e-business modesl and applications, their benefits and risks, infrastructure needs, Business-to-Business and Business-to-Customer strategies, and legal and ethical issues. An introduction to business intelligence tools is also provided. Students work in teams to develop an internet business plan and implement a prototype with emphasis on form validation, security, electronic payment systems, and linkage with backend databases.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 353 - Business Data Communications and Networking
This course provides an understanding of basic data communications and networking concepts with emphasis on business computing. Topics covered include data transmission and encoding. Internet and Internet2, Network Layer model, network protocols, data privacy and security, and data communication hardware. Students learn about protocols and topologies of Local Area Networks (LANs), Wireless LANs, Wide Area Networks (WANs), Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), and Backbone Networks (BNs). Students also engage in researching emerging technologies and present a case-study.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 354 - Introduction to Business Intelligence
Business intelligence involves conversion of mass data into effectively communicated information through visual, interactive media that enables evidence-based strategic decision making. Course topics include: data extract-transform-load (ETL); data quality; master data management (MDM) ; data warehouse models; conformance; star/snowflake dimensional models; online transaction processing (OLTP) ; online analytical processing (OLAP) ; effective data visualization (lead/lag key performance indicators, scorecards, dashboards, reports) ; governance; success/failure factors; and emerging trends. The students apply the concepts in a term project using leading technologies and business intelligence tools.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 400 - Strategic Management
This integrative course focuses on the core concepts and analytical tools of strategic planning and implementation. The materials presented cover the changes in competitive markets and company strategies that are being driven by globalization and technological innovation. The course includes extensive use of case analysis and features a wide range of business types and sizes. Recommended: This course is open to Commerce students in their graduating year.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

COMM 410 - Accounting Theory
A critical examination of problem areas of current interest in financial accounting theory. Consideration of methods by which accounting theory is developed and examination of specific models including historical costs, resale price and price level adjustment models.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 411 - Advanced Management Accounting
Design of management planning and control systems. Development of depth of understanding in the quantitative techniques relevant to the managerial accountant. Consideration is given to cost analysis, transfer pricing and information for capital expenditure and inventory decisions.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

COMM 412 - Auditing
Principles of internal auditing, the nature of evidence, reporting requirements, standards in auditing. The philosophy of auditing, independence and ethics are also considered.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 414 - Advanced Financial Accounting
An examination of accounting problems encountered in such areas as complex business organizations, intercorporate investments, foreign operations and foreign currency transactions, and not-for-profit operations.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

COMM 420 - Advanced Financial Management
Intensive treatment is given to selected areas of finance, including elements of both theory and practice with an emphasis on the role of financial strategy in the overall corporate business policy. Emphasis is placed on financial policy and strategy issues through discussion, case analysis and presentation covering a variety of topics.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 421 - Portfolio Theory and Management
Fundamentals of multi-asset portfolio construction and management including fixed-income portfolio strategies. The uses of derivative securities in portfolio management. Issues involved in setting investment objectives and performance evaluation. International investment and diversification. Asset allocation and contempory issues.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 422 - Management of Financial Institutions
The financial management issues of financial institutions such as chartered banks, insurance companies, trust companies, mortgage and loan companies, pension funds and investment companies. The regulatory environment and the asset and liability management techniques employed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 423 - Financial Engineering
Study of futures, options, swaps and other complex derivative securities, application of option pricing theory to a broad range of corporate finance and investment decisions.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 429 - Finance: Advanced Topics
The examination and application of selected topics in finance. Topics depend upon instructor and student interest.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 431 - Industrial Relations
Industrial Relations. Canadian industrial and labour relations with emphasis on the labour-management relationship. Topics include the basic elements of an industrial relations system, the social economic, legal and political environment in which participants interact, and the process of collective bargaining.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 432 - Cross-cultural Workplace Practices
Examines cross-cultural differences in management practices, industrial relations systems and human resource practices, including those pertaining to First Nations. It also includes a discussion of the management of diversity within North American organizations.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 433 - Recruitment, Selection and Retention
This course develops the knowledge and skills to recruit and select employees who will contribute to the success of an organization. The concepts and techniques of recruitment, selection, orientation, and deployment are examined from legal, ethical, cultural, and strategic perspectives
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 434 - Compensation
Students acquire the knowledge and skills to design compensation systems and benefit plans that will enable employees to fulfill their potential and contribute to the goals of an organization. Specifically, students learn to design, implement, and evaluate compensation and benefit plans from legal, ethical, and strategic perspectives.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 435 - Organizational Learning, Development and Training
Students acquire the knowledge and skills to design training and development programs that will enable employees to fulfill their potential and contribute to the goals of an organization. Specifically, students learn to design, implement, and evaluate training and development programs from legal, ethical, cultural, and strategic perspectives.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 436 - Workplace Health and Safety
In this course students will learn how to design, implement and evaluate health and safety programs to ensure the protection and well-being of employees.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 437 - Values-based Leadership
This course provides an overview of the literature on leadership throughout history and reviews the main leadership theories developed in the 20th and 21st centuries, with a focus on what makes a good leader, both in the sense of administrative or managerial effectiveness as well as in a moral sense. Models of successful leadership in both the public and private sector are explored through case studies.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 439 - HRM: Selected Topics
The examination and application of selected, current and emerging topics in human resources management. Topics may vary from semester to semester, depending on student and instructor interest.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 440 - Internship

Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

COMM 441 - International Marketing
The problems and opportunities of marketing in foreign environments are examined. The course focuses on the cultural, economic and geographic problems encountered in managing the marketing function from a Canadian manager's perspective.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 442 - Marketing Strategy
Using a marketing simulation, this course is designed to assist students in acquiring skill and experience in strategic marketing decision-making. By understanding how changes in markets, industries, and organizational strengths/weaknesses create marketing opportunities and threats, students are exposed to the role of strategic marketing decision-maker. In that role, they will learn to develop and execute creative target market and positioning strategies in a competitive environment.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 443 - Marketing Research
Assists students in acquiring an understanding of basic marketing research concepts and practice that facilitates the systematic specification, collection, and analysis of information for marketing decision-making. The course is organized around an applied research project in which students will be responsible for conceiving, executing, analyzing and reporting the results of an original marketing research project for a business client.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 450 - Total Quality Management
This course examines the basic concepts and tools of total quality management, strategy quality planning, management of process (technology) quality, quality value and engineering, loss function and quality level, statistical quality control, quality and operation results, Taguchi methods, Just-In-Time, preventive maintenance, and other aspects of quality management.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 451 - Project Management
This course considers behavioral and structural aspects of projects, study of project life cycles, project planning, scheduling, budgeting, resource loading, resource leveling, resource planning, and cost estimation and crashing, project monitoring and controlling, project evaluation, auditing and termination. Project management software are the practical aspects of the course.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

COMM 452 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
This course introduces students to the application of logistics and supply chain management concepts. The course examines the nature and scope of supply chain, logistics framework, purchasing and procurement, processing, transportation, warehousing, and distribution logistics, role of information and simulation technology, reverse logistics and contemporary issues.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Laboratory

COMM 497 - Honours Thesis in Business Administration
Students pursue an independent research study under the supervision of a PhD-qualified faculty member in the School of Business. Students present the results of their thesis research to members of the School of Business and other interested members of the university community.
Credits: 3.000 OR 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Undergrad Thesis

COMM 498 - Special Topics in Business Administration

Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

COMM 499 - Independent Study

Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

COMM 603 - Business & Corporate Strategy
The goal of the first module of this course is to introduce students to the strategy formulation process and to the pursuit of competitive advantage in the single market or industry context. The second section of this course builds on the strategic planning concepts introduced in the Business Strategy module. At the corporate level, firms ranging from small to large in size operate in multiple markets and/or industries. The purpose of the module is to analyze how various corporate strategy approaches can create a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 610 - Accounting
Using financial information for decisions and control is an important skill for managers. This course explores selected topics within the realms of financial and management accounting using a combination of lectures and case studies. More specifically, the financial accounting segment focuses on the structure and interpretation of financial accounts prepared primarily for external users. Management accounting focuses on the internal users and includes such topics as budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, activity-based costing, planning and control, the balanced scorecard, relevant costs and variable costing versus full-absorption costing.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 616 - Accounting Research 1
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of accounting drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members in the accounting area on a revolving basis drawing on their active program accounting research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 617 - Accounting Research 2
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of accounting drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members in the accounting area on a revolving basis drawing on their active program of accounting research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 618 - Accounting Research 3
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of accounting drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members in the accounting area on a revolving basis drawing on their active program of accounting research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 620 - Corporate Finance
This course establishes the theory and practice foundations of financial management. The central concerns of the financial manager, namely capital budgeting, capital structure, working capital management and financial planning are studied extensively using quantitative and qualitative inquiry. These concerns of the financial manager are applicable not only to corporate settings but more broadly to not-for-profit and governmental organizations.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 626 - Finance Research 1
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of finance drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members in the finance area on a revolving basis drawing on their active program of finance research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 627 - Finance Research 2
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of finance drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members in the finance area on a revolving basis drawing on their active program of finance research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 628 - Finance Research 3
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of finance drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members in the finance area on a revolving basis drawing on their active program of finance research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 630 - Organizational Studies
An in-depth look at the interaction of individuals and groups in organizations including work motivations, employee attitudes and how change affects the worker.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

COMM 631 - Labour Management Relations
Canadian Industrial and labour relations with emphasis on the labour-management relationship. Topics include the basic elements of an industrial relations system, the social economic, legal and political environment in which participants interact, and the process of collective bargaining.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

COMM 632 - Organizational Behaviour
The ability to successfully manage people is a critical skill for managers who want to create and manage high high-performing organizations. This course focuses on helping students develop people management skills and the knowledge and skills needed to transform the organization. There is an emphasis on leadership as it relates to motivating people, building effective teams and interpersonal relations, managing change, creating learning organizations and developing the organization.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 637 - Research in Human Resources Management/Organization Behaviour 1
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of human resources management and organization behaviour drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members on a revolving basis, drawing on their active program of research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 638 - Research in Human Resources Management/Organization Behaviour 2
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and stategies within a specialized area of human resources management and organization behaviour drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members on a revolving basis, drawing on their active program of research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 639 - Research in Human Resources Management/Organization Behaviour 3
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of human resources management and organization behaviour drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members on a revolving basis, drawing on their active program of research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 640 - Marketing
This course focuses on developing and executing effective marketing strategies and plans. Students develop an understanding of major marketing concepts and their application. These include developing a customer-focus organization, identifying marketing opportunities, forecasting demand, product/service development, buyer behaviour, market segmentation, targeting, pricing, communication and distribution.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 646 - Marketing Research 1
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of marketing drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members in the marketing area on a revolving basis drawing on their active program of marketing research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 647 - Marketing Research 2
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of marketing drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members in the marketing area on a revolving basis drawing on their active program of marketing research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 648 - Marketing Research 3
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of marketing drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members in the marketing area on a revolving basis drawing on their active program of marketing research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 650 - Operations Management
This course helps students to understand the nature of problems and to find solutions in manufacturing and service-type operations conducted in profit- and non-profit-type organizations. It includes the application of quantitative tools and techniques of analysis for making managerial decisions about operations. It covers topics such as productivity and its measurement in organizations, operations strategy, decision making, forecasting, product and service design, design of operation systems, management of quality, production planning and control operations, project management, e-commerce, lean and just-in-time systems. The use of case studies, projects, and class presentations is emphasized to promote interaction among individuals and teams.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 651 - Quantitative Decision Analysis
There is a large variety of quantitative tools and techniques available in literature and the topcis such as applications of decision analysis models, forecasting models, linear programming models, network models, inventory, quality, scheduling, waiting lines and simulation related models are included in this course to enhance the decision analysis skills of students.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 656 - Research in Operations Management/International Business 1
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of operations management and international business drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members on a revolving basis, drawing on their active program of research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 657 - Research in Operations Management/International Business 2
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of operations management and international business drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members on a revolving basis, drawing on their active program of research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 658 - Research in Operations Management/International Business 3
This course reviews and critiques research methods, analysis, and strategies within a specialized area of operations management and international business drawing upon faculty expertise. The course is delivered by individual faculty members on a revolving basis, drawing on their active program of research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 662 - Research Methodology
This course emphasizes the development and implementation of the quantitative and qualitative research designs most frequently used in applied and field settings, including case studies, archival research, experimental and quasi- experimental designs, survey research, and observational research. The topic of research ethics is also covered in this course.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 690 - Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway
This intensive seminar course explores political, economic, and managerial issues that are particularly important in British Columbia as the business customer base shifts to Asia. Guest speakers, and individual and group research, compliments course readings and lecture content.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed

COMM 698 - Special Topics in Business Administration
This course seeks to embrace and broaden the analytical and research skills of students by providing curriculum in special areas of research in management (like behavioural research and analysis, mathematical finance, project management, quantitative methods in business) based on the research agenda of faculty and emerging areas of research.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 701 - Strategy Implementation
This course is designed to advance students' understanding of how to turn strategic thinking into decisions, actions and the attainment of strategic objectives. Strategic plans often fail to achieve their potential due to implementation problems. The goal of this course is to assist students to integrate learning and experience in order to avoid these pitfalls. This integrative course assumes a working familiarity with all major functional areas, as well as a foundation in strategic analysis and strategy formulation.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 703 - International Business
The goal of this course is to provide a framework for analyzing and managing key international business issues. Students gain an understanding of the role played by the international manager in balancing responsiveness to local conditions against the challenges of planning and integrating global operations.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 725 - Financial Management
Case analysis and class investigation of "live cases" are used to explore managerial issues in finance, including financial forecasting, management of working capital, business and share price valuation, capital structure and development of long-term finance. Depending on class interests, more specialized topics like dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, use of derivatives and financing high-technology ventures are covered.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 735 - Law, Governance and Ethics
Managers require fundamental understanding of the network of legal and ethical responsibilities that connect stakeholders with organizations. The philosophy and principles of law, corporate governance and ethics are discussed, with class investigation of case examples used to study selected topics within each field of study.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 736 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
This course has a dual emphasis on human resources management and industrial relations. In the area of human resources management, students learn how to develop human resource strategies, and how to manage compensation, performance evaluation and diversity. In the industrial relations area, students learn about the Canadian industrial relations system, the legal environment and collective bargaining with an emphasis on the negotiation process.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 751 - Project Management
The course content includes project life cycle, project planning, budgeting, resource loading, resource leveling and planning, cost estimation and crashing, It also includes project evaluation, auditing, communication, and termination; and includes the use of basic statistical tools and project management related software for project management related exercises and for practical case studies.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 755 - Management of Technology
This course helps to understand the nature of technology and innovations, effect of technology on business and business processes, development of new products and services for businesses by making use of innovations and technology. It includes topics such as; diffusion of products and process innovations in industry, business and technology, new product development and its introduction in the market, management of technological change process in organizations, management of research and development, technology forecasting, technology transfer, technology strategy and planning for growth and sustainable development. Case studies, seminars, class presentations are emphasized to promote interaction among participants.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

COMM 760 - Seminar in Business Administration
This course includes a basic introduction to scholarship in business and reviews the current state of theory, research, and practice across the range of topics in business administration. Faculty members within specialized areas of business administration (accounting, finance, human resources management/organizational behaviour, marketing, operations management/international business) present 2-3 week modules in their areas of specialization.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 762 - Independent Research in Business Administration
Working individually or in a small group, students conduct research under the supervision of a faculty member within a specialized area of business administration. Students normally complete six credit hours of this course.
Credits: 3.000 OR 6.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

COMM 763 - Master's Thesis
Designed and executed by the student, the MSc thesis involves an original empirical investigation in the chosen specialized area of business administration.
Credits: 12.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Masters Thesis

COMM 798 - Independent Study
Under special circumstances a program of independent study may be agreed to with a member of faculty. Note: This course may be repeated once for credit with the permission of the Program Chair.
Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed

COMM 799 - MBA Project
The capstone of the MBA program, the MBA project demonstrates the student's ability to undertake practical business research with limited guidance from a member of faculty. Students normally complete their research during the second year of the program.
Credits: 6.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Masters Project


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